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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; ...

An Evidence-Based Typology of Asian Societies: What Do Asian Societies Look Like from the Bottom Up instead of Top Down?
An evidence-based typology of asian societies: what do asian societies look like from the bottom up instead of top down?
Takashi Inoguchi
Introduction

What is the dominant approach to the study of comparative Asian politics? Academics often employ historical–cultural factors in their analysis. Drawing on a combination of historical narratives and cultural threads which are broad enough to include political culture, this school of investigation focuses on culturally shaped societal norms, rules, and institutions as the key determinants in shaping power and politics. Western bias often influences the design and analysis of ...

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