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Indonesia: State and Society in Transition

Indonesia: State and Society in Transition

Jemma Purdey, Antje Missbach, and Dave McRae

Indonesia remains a country in transition even now, some two decades after its extraordinary shift from authoritarianism to democracy and from economic crisis to a rapidly growing economy. What explains the trajectory of that shift? What challenges does this island nation of 270 million people—with the world's largest Muslim population—face now, as the quality of democratic life    More >

Taiwan: The Development of an Asian Tiger

Taiwan: The Development of an Asian Tiger

Hans Stockton and Yao-Yuan Yeh, eds.

How did Taiwan transform itself from a "least developed country" into an Asian Tiger? How did it become a successful, multiparty democracy after years of authoritarian rule? Why do its relations with China and the US remain critical? The authors address these questions as they assess Taiwan's trajectory since 1949 in the political, economic, and social spheres. They also consider    More >

From Party Politics to Militarism in Japan, 1924–1941

From Party Politics to Militarism in Japan, 1924–1941

Kitaoka Shinichi

The years in Japan between June 1924, when a coalition cabinet of three political parties was established, and December 1941, when the country declared war on the United States and Britain, was characterized first by nearly a decade of domestic and international cooperation—and then a period of oppressive militarism. Kitaoka Shinichi captures the essence of these years in Japan's    More >

Understanding Contemporary China, 5th edition

Understanding Contemporary China, 5th edition

Robert E. Gamer and Stanley W. Toops, editors

China today bears little resemblance to the country introduced in the first edition of Understanding Contemporary China, published nearly two decades ago. Even in just the past five years, dramatic changes have occurred under the leadership of President Xi Jinping. This new edition of the book reflects those changes, exploring the impact of new domestic policies; China's role as a behemoth    More >

Asia Pacific in World Politics, 2nd ed.

Asia Pacific in World Politics, 2nd ed.

Derek McDougall

Capturing the most recent currents in world affairs—without sacrificing historical context—the second edition of Asia Pacific in World Politics reflects more than a decade of new developments. The focus on the region's major state actors has now been broadened to include an entirely new chapter on India and greatly expanded treatment of both Russia and Australia. The role of    More >

China in Africa: In Zheng He’s Footsteps

China in Africa: In Zheng He’s Footsteps

Li Xinfeng, translated by Shelly Bryant

Some six centuries ago, the great Chinese explorer and diplomat Zheng He set sail to blaze a trail across the Indian Ocean to the east coast of Africa. In 2002, Li Xinfeng set out to find traces of Zheng's several journeys in Africa. The result is the compelling China in Africa: In Zheng He’s Footsteps. Beginning on Kenya's Pate Island, Li's comprehensive research led him to    More >

 

NEWS AND NOTES

Congratulations to Modupe Oshikoya, the 2019 winner of the APCG-Lynne Rienner Best Dissertation Award for her work titled Exploring the Impact of Insurgencies on Gender-Based Violence and the Nigerian Armed Forces: The Boko Haram Case. In praising Dr. Oshikoya's project, her mentor Professor Darren Kew commented, "Modupe’s research is not only path breaking in terms of its blending of hypermasculinity frameworks with organizational culture, it is courageous: Modupe met with local Nigerian communities within Boko Haram’s area of military operations and interviewed victims during the height of the insurgency." Dr. Oshikoya is now assistant professor of political science at Virginia Wesleyan University and says that she is "so happy and honored to have won this award."
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