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Accidental ActivistsVictim Movements and Government Accountability in Japan and South Korea

Accidental Activists: Victim Movements and Government Accountability in Japan and South Korea

Celeste L. Arrington

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453762
eISBN:
9781501703379
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453762.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

Government wrongdoing or negligence harms people worldwide, but not all victims are equally effective at obtaining redress. This book examines the interactive dynamics of the politics of redress to ... More

Betting on BiotechInnovation and the Limits of Asia's Developmental State

Betting on Biotech: Innovation and the Limits of Asia's Developmental State

Joseph Wong

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450327
eISBN:
9780801463372
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450327.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

After World War II, several late-developing countries registered astonishingly high growth rates under strong state direction, making use of smart investment strategies, turnkey factories, and ... More

Brothers in ArmsChinese Aid to the Khmer Rouge, 1975-1979

Brothers in Arms: Chinese Aid to the Khmer Rouge, 1975-1979

Andrew Mertha

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452659
eISBN:
9780801470738
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452659.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

When the Khmer Rouge came to power in Cambodia in 1975, they inherited a war-ravaged and internationally isolated country. Pol Pot's government espoused the rhetoric of self-reliance, but Democratic ... More

Capital as Will and ImaginationSchumpeter's Guide to the Postwar Japanese Miracle

Capital as Will and Imagination: Schumpeter's Guide to the Postwar Japanese Miracle

Mark Metzler

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451799
eISBN:
9780801467912
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451799.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

Joseph Schumpeter's conceptions of entrepreneurship, innovation, and creative destruction have been hugely influential. He pioneered the study of economic development and of technological paradigm ... More

China's Regulatory StateA New Strategy for Globalization

China's Regulatory State: A New Strategy for Globalization

Roselyn Hsueh

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449956
eISBN:
9780801462856
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449956.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

Today's China is governed by a new economic model that marks a radical break from the Mao and Deng eras; it departs fundamentally from both the East Asian developmental state and its own Communist ... More

Chinese Economic StatecraftCommercial Actors, Grand Strategy, and State Control

Chinese Economic Statecraft: Commercial Actors, Grand Strategy, and State Control

William J. Norris

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801454493
eISBN:
9781501704031
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801454493.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This book introduces an innovative theory that pinpoints how states employ economic tools of national power to pursue their strategic objectives. The book shows what Chinese economic statecraft is, ... More

Corruption as a Last ResortAdapting to the Market in Central Asia

Corruption as a Last Resort: Adapting to the Market in Central Asia

Kelly M. McMann

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453274
eISBN:
9780801454912
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453274.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

Why do ordinary people engage in corruption? This book contends that bureaucrats, poverty, and culture do not force individuals in Central Asia to pay bribes, use connections, or sell political ... More

Developmental MindsetThe Revival of Financial Activism in South Korea

Developmental Mindset: The Revival of Financial Activism in South Korea

Elizabeth Thurbon

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501702525
eISBN:
9781501704178
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702525.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

The Asian financial crisis of 1997–1998 was supposed to be the death knell for the developmental state. The International Monetary Fund supplied emergency funds for shattered economies but demanded ... More

Double ParadoxRapid Growth and Rising Corruption in China

Double Paradox: Rapid Growth and Rising Corruption in China

Andrew Wedeman

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450464
eISBN:
9780801464270
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450464.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

According to conventional wisdom, rising corruption reduces economic growth. And yet, between 1978 and 2010, even as officials were looting state coffers, extorting bribes, raking in kickbacks, and ... More

From Iron Rice Bowl to InformalizationMarkets, Workers, and the State in a Changing China

From Iron Rice Bowl to Informalization: Markets, Workers, and the State in a Changing China

Sarosh Kuruvilla, Ching Kwan Lee, and Mary E. Gallagher (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450242
eISBN:
9780801462931
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450242.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

In the thirty years since the opening of China's economy, China's economic growth has been nothing short of phenomenal. At the same time, however, its employment relations system has undergone a ... More

The Government Next DoorNeighborhood Politics in Urban China

The Government Next Door: Neighborhood Politics in Urban China

Luigi Tomba

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452826
eISBN:
9780801455209
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452826.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

Chinese residential communities are places of intense governing and an arena of active political engagement between state and society. This book investigates how the goals of a government ... More

Hidden HungerGender and the Politics of Smarter Foods

Hidden Hunger: Gender and the Politics of Smarter Foods

Aya Hirata Kimura

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451645
eISBN:
9780801467691
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451645.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

For decades, nonprofit organizations (NGOs) targeting world hunger focused on ensuring that adequate quantities of food were being sent to those in need. In the 1990s, the international food policy ... More

Inequality in the WorkplaceLabor Market Reform in Japan and Korea

Inequality in the Workplace: Labor Market Reform in Japan and Korea

Jiyeoun Song

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452154
eISBN:
9780801471018
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452154.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

The past several decades have seen widespread reform of labor markets across advanced industrial countries, but most of the existing research on job security, wage bargaining, and social protection ... More

Insurgency TrapLabor Politics in Postsocialist China

Insurgency Trap: Labor Politics in Postsocialist China

Eli Friedman

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452697
eISBN:
9780801470516
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452697.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

During the first decade of the twenty-first century, worker resistance in China increased rapidly despite the fact that certain segments of the state began moving in a pro-labor direction. This book ... More

The Massacres at Mt. HallaSixty Years of Truth Seeking in South Korea

The Massacres at Mt. Halla: Sixty Years of Truth Seeking in South Korea

Hun Joon Kim

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452390
eISBN:
9780801470677
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452390.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This book presents a compelling story of state violence, human rights advocacy, and transitional justice in South Korea since 1947. The “Jeju 4.3 events” were a series of armed uprisings and ... More

New Policies for New ResidentsImmigrants, Advocacy, and Governance in Japan and Beyond

New Policies for New Residents: Immigrants, Advocacy, and Governance in Japan and Beyond

Deborah J. Milly

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452222
eISBN:
9780801470790
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452222.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

In recent decades, many countries have experienced both a rapid increase of in-migration of foreign nationals and a large-scale devolution of governance to the local level. The result has been new ... More

Popular Democracy in JapanHow Gender and Community Are Changing Modern Electoral Politics

Popular Democracy in Japan: How Gender and Community Are Changing Modern Electoral Politics

Sherry L. Martin

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449178
eISBN:
9780801460821
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449178.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This book examines a puzzle in Japanese politics: Why do Japanese women turn out to vote at rates higher than men? On the basis of in-depth fieldwork in various parts of the country, the book argues ... More

Prosper or PerishCredit and Fiscal Systems in Rural China

Prosper or Perish: Credit and Fiscal Systems in Rural China

Lynette H. Ong

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450624
eISBN:
9780801465956
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450624.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

The official banking institutions for rural China are rural credit cooperatives (RCCs). Although these co-ops are mandated to support agricultural development among farm households, since 1980 half ... More

Shaken AuthorityChina's Communist Party and the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake

Shaken Authority: China's Communist Party and the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake

Christian P. Sorace

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501707537
eISBN:
9781501708503
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707537.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This book examines the political mechanisms at work in the aftermath of the 2008 Sichuan earthquake and the broader ideological energies that drove them. The book takes Chinese Communist Party ideas ... More

State ErosionUnlootable Resources and Unruly Elites in Central Asia

State Erosion: Unlootable Resources and Unruly Elites in Central Asia

Lawrence P. Markowitz

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451874
eISBN:
9780801469466
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451874.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

State failure is a central challenge to international peace and security in the post-Cold War era. Yet theorizing on the causes of state failure remains surprisingly limited. This book draws on ... More

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