Subject: Governance

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Negotiating Autonomy in Greater China: Hong Kong and its Sovereign Before and After 1997

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Ray Yep (ed) 2013 Local autonomy is a complex and often contentious issue in many countries, not least because the situation often involves a process of continuous (re)negotiation. Moreover, the actual power relationship is defined not only by legal permissibility but also by such other factors as varying political perceptions, economic interests and previous encounters […]

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On the Fringes of the Harmonious Society: Tibetans and Uyghurs in Socialist China

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Trine Brox & Ildikó Bellér-Hann (eds) 2014 Since 1949, Tibetans and Uyghurs generally have been perceived as the two most problematic members of the PRC’s great family of peoples and been the targets of ‘carrot and stick’ measures designed to facilitate their integration into the PRC. In recent years, a solution to the problem of […]

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Power and Dissent in Imperial japan: Three Forms of Political Engagement

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Hiromi Sasamoto-Collins 2013 This volume examines the careers and intellectual positions of three prominent Japanese “dissidents” in the later Imperial period – Minobe Tatsukichi, Sakai Toshihiko and Saitō Takao – as individual responses to the new forms of authority that appeared after the Meiji Restoration of 1868. The principles to which each adhered – the […]

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Governing Cambodia’s Forests: The International Politics of Policy Reform

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Andrew Cock 2016 The destruction of Cambodia’s forests gathered pace from the 1990s, receiving much international publicity at the time from environmental NGOs but far less scholarly treatment. That deficiency is now addressed by this detailed and sophisticated case study of the process by which aid donors and Cambodia’s elites worked to designate much of […]

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Governing Cambodia's Forests: The International Politics of Policy Reform

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Andrew Cock 2016 The destruction of Cambodia’s forests gathered pace from the 1990s, receiving much international publicity at the time from environmental NGOs but far less scholarly treatment. That deficiency is now addressed by this detailed and sophisticated case study of the process by which aid donors and Cambodia’s elites worked to designate much of […]

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Gendered Entanglements: Revisiting Gender in Rapidly Changing Asia

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Ragnhild Lund, Philippe Doneys & Bernadette P. Resurrección (eds) 2015 The overall objective of this volume is to revisit gender as a concept that can engage simultaneously with change and continuity in today’s Asia, but with greater intellectual reflexivity to examine multiple, intersecting, and complex dimensions of identity and difference, and formerly unacknowledged sources of […]

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Governing Civil Service Pay in China

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Alfred M. Wu 2014 As agents of the state, civil servants play a central role in public governance and socioeconomic development. In developing countries, an effective civil service pay system may provide strong incentives for better public service and rein in corruption, whereas poor remuneration can fuel corruption and discontent among civil servants. Grappling to […]

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China's Contested Internet

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Guobin Yang (ed) 2015 Is there a pre-Weibo and post-Weibo era in Chinese Internet history? Are hackerspaces in China the same as in the West? How can the censorship of an Internet novel end up “producing” it? How is Lu Xun’s passive and ignorant spectator turned into an activist on the Internet? What are the […]

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China’s Contested Internet

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Guobin Yang (ed) 2015 Is there a pre-Weibo and post-Weibo era in Chinese Internet history? Are hackerspaces in China the same as in the West? How can the censorship of an Internet novel end up “producing” it? How is Lu Xun’s passive and ignorant spectator turned into an activist on the Internet? What are the […]

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