Comparing Asian Politics: India, China, and Japan by Sue Ellen M. CharltonComparing Asian Politics: India, China, and Japan by Sue Ellen M. Charlton

Comparing Asian Politics: India, China, and Japan

bySue Ellen M. Charlton

Paperback | July 1, 2014

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Comparing Asian Politics presents an invaluable comparative examination of politics and government in three Asian nations: India, China, and Japan. The author elucidates the links between politics and each nation's distinctive cultural and historical contexts and demonstrates the intermingling and grafting of Asian traditions with the influence of Western values and institutions. National identity, political cohesion, and socioeconomic change emerge as central to how politics has developed in each nation-state. Also included are focus boxes on political and social issues in other important countries in Asia. The book provides insight into topics such as the significance of constitutions in the political process; the parliamentary system in Asia; the regionalization of politics and the importance of levels of government; the decay of one-party rule; the links between development and democratization; and the impact of globalization. This essential text not only illuminates the politics of India, China, and Japan in relation to one another, it also suggests to readers how their own experience of politics can be informed by understanding the politics and government of these three Asian nations. In this new edition, the author includes a discussion on the recent political changes in China and the election of Xi Jinping in early 2013, the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan in 2011, and the recent elections in India.
Sue Ellen M. Charlton is professor emerita of political science at Colorado State University where she teaches courses in comparative politics and international development. Her most recent book is Women Navigating Globalization: Feminist Approaches to Development, co-authored with Jana Everett.
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Title:Comparing Asian Politics: India, China, and JapanFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.8 inPublished:July 1, 2014Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0813348838

ISBN - 13:9780813348834

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: Themes in Asian Politics

Chapter 2 India: People and Politics

Chapter 3 Indian National Identity

Chapter 4 China: People and Politics

Chapter 5 Recreating the Chinese Nation-State

Chapter 6 Japan: People and Politics

Chapter 7 Japan: Tension in Tradition

Chapter 8 Constitutions

Chapter 9 The Parliamentary System in India and Japan

Chapter 10 China: The Party-State System

Chapter 11 Elusive Democracy: The Decay of One-Party Rule

Chapter 12 Levels of Government and Regionalism

Chapter 13 Development, Democratization, and Governance in Asia

Chapter 14 Asian Politics and Global Transformation

Editorial Reviews

Praise for the fourth edition:"All in all, this is a good textbook on Asian politics"—Timothy Lomperis, Saint Louis University"The organization and approach of the book are excellent and the book stands out for this reason."—Nicole Freiner, Bryant University"I don't know of another book that compares India, China, and Japan using a qualitative analytical frame and that takes up issues of socio-economic development."—Pamela Mason, John Carroll University"I believe it strikes an excellent balance of breadth, with cases from East and South Asia that vary both in terms of political regimes and economic development, and depth, covering both historical and contemporary issues in each case and drawing explicit comparisons between the cases."—Emily Beaulieu, University of Kentucky"I do not believe there is anything comparable on the market—it fills a valuable niche and I am very pleased that there will soon be an updated edition."—Jean Abshire, Indiana University SoutheastPraise for prior editions: