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Informal Politics in East Asia - Lowell Dittmer

Informal Politics in East Asia

By: Lowell Dittmer (Editor), Haruhiro Fukui (Editor), Peter N. S. Lee (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 15th June 2012
ISBN: 9780521642323
Number Of Pages: 344

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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.

'... a ground breaking volume which highlights a key issue in considering governance within East Asia.' NZJAS

Introduction: on the significance of informal politics
Informal Politics under Dictatorship: 1. Informal politics among the CCP elite
North Korean informal politics
Informal politics of leadership succession in post-Mao China
Clientage in the PRC's National Defense R&D Sector
Formal structures, informal politics and political change in China
Informal politics in
Organizational involution and sociopolitical reform in China
Psychocultural foundations of informal groups Chung-fang Yang
Informal Politics under Democracy
Informal politics of Japanese diet elections
The election process and informal politics in South Korea xx
Informal politics in Taiwan
Conclusion: East Asian informal politics in comparative perspective
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ISBN: 9780521642323
ISBN-10: 0521642329
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 344
Published: 15th June 2012
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.39
Weight (kg): 0.68