Informal Politics in East Asia by Lowell DittmerInformal Politics in East Asia by Lowell Dittmer

Informal Politics in East Asia

EditorLowell Dittmer, Haruhiro Fukui, Peter N. S. Lee

Paperback | June 19, 2000

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The authors of Informal Politics in East Asia argue that political interaction within the informal dimension (behind-the-scenes politics) is at least as common and influential, though not always as transparent or coherent, as formal politics. This book is a pioneering effort to delineate the various forms of informal politics within different East Asian political cultures and to develop some common theoretical principles for understanding how they work. Featured here are contributions by political scientists specializing in the regions of China, Taiwan, Japan, the Korean peninsula, and Vietnam.
Title:Informal Politics in East AsiaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:316 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.71 inPublished:June 19, 2000Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521645387

ISBN - 13:9780521645386


Table of Contents

Introduction: on the significance of informal politics Haruhiro Fukui; Part I. Informal Politics under Dictatorship: 1. Informal politics among the CCP elite Lowell Dittmer; 2. North Korean informal politics Samuel S. Kim; 3. Informal politics of leadership succession in post-Mao China Peter N. S. Lee; 4 Clientage in the PRC's National Defense R&D Sector Benjamin Ostrov; 5. Formal structures, informal politics and political change in China Joseph Fewsmith; 6. Informal politics in Vietnam Douglas Pike; 7. Organizational involution and sociopolitical reform in China Xiaobo Lu and Lowell Dittmer; 8. Psychocultural foundations of informal groups Chung-fang Yang; Part II. Informal Politics under Democracy: 9. Informal politics of Japanese diet elections Haruhiro Fukui and Shigeko N. Fukai; 10. The election process and informal politics in South Korea xx Soohyon Chon; 11. Informal politics in Taiwan Tun-jen Cheng and Tein-cheng Chou; 12. Conclusion: East Asian informal politics in comparative perspective Lowell Dittmer.

Editorial Reviews

"This valuable contribution to comparative politics theory and East Asia regional studies belongs in all major university collections." Choice