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Informal Politics in East Asia

Informal Politics in East Asia

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Haruhiro Fukui, Lowell Dittmer, Samuel S. Kim, Peter N. S. Lee, Benjamin Ostrov, Joseph Fewsmith, Douglas Pike, Xiaobo Lu, Chung-fang Yang, Shigeko N. Fukai, Soohyon Chon,Tun-jen Cheng, Tein-cheng Chou
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  • Date Published: August 2000
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521645386

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  • The authors of Informal Politics in East Asia, first published in 2000, 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, and that this understudied category of social interaction merits more serious and methodical attention from social scientists. 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. The authors apply to this dynamic region the classic core questions of politics: who gets what, when, how, and at whose expense?

    • Argues that political interaction within the informal dimension is at least as common and influential as formal politics
    • Is a pioneering effort to develop theoretical principles about the functions and roles of informal structures in East Asian political cultures
    • Contributions by political scientists specializing in the regions of China, Taiwan, Japan, the Korean peninsula, and Vietnam
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    '… a ground breaking volume which highlights a key issue in considering governance within East Asia.' NZJAS

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    • Date Published: August 2000
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521645386
    • length: 344 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.51kg
    • availability: Available
  • 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.

  • Editors

    Lowell Dittmer, University of California, Berkeley

    Haruhiro Fukui, University of California, Santa Barbara

    Peter N. S. Lee, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

    Contributors

    Haruhiro Fukui, Lowell Dittmer, Samuel S. Kim, Peter N. S. Lee, Benjamin Ostrov, Joseph Fewsmith, Douglas Pike, Xiaobo Lu, Chung-fang Yang, Shigeko N. Fukai, Soohyon Chon,Tun-jen Cheng, Tein-cheng Chou

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