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Comprising 60.3 percent of the world's 7.2 billion population, Asia is an enigma to many in the West. Hugely dynamic in its demographic, economic, technological and financial development, its changes are as rapid as they are diverse. The SAGE Handbook of Asian Foreign Policy provides the reader with a clear, balanced and comprehensive overview on Asia's foreign policy and accompanying theoretical trends. Placing the diverse and dynamic substance of Asia's international relations first, and bringing together an authoritative assembly of contributors from across the world, this is a reliable introduction to non-Western intellectual traditions in Asia. VOLUME 1: PART 1: Theories; PART 2: Themes; PART 3: Transnational Politics; PART 4: Domestic Politics; PART 5; Transnational Economics. VOLUME 2: PART 6: Foreign Policies of Asian States; Part 6a: East Asia; Part 6b: Southeast Asia; Part 6c: South & Central Asia; Part 7: Offshore Actors; Part 8: Bilateral Issues; Part 9: Comparison of Asian Sub-Regions.

Domestic and Foreign Policy Making in China
Domestic and foreign policy making in China
Kerry Brown

The fundamental characteristic of policy-making processes and patterns in the People's Republic of China (PRC) is the dynamic relationship between the Communist Party of China (CCP) and the government administration. As one of only five remaining states where a Communist party exercises a monopoly on power (Laos, North Korea, Vietnam and Cuba are the others as of 2016) the PRC continues to typify the idiosyncratic nature of policy making in Marxist–Leninist regimes, with the Party having a decisive but often hard to quantify or describe role over how policy is articulated, and then in what ...

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