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Asian Survey (2022) 62 (1): 29–42.
Published: 09 February 2022
...Adam P. Liff For Japan in 2021, COVID-19-related disruption was again the dominant storyline. Its impact transcended societal consequences to affect Japan’s economy, politics, and foreign affairs. It frustrated Japan’s economic recovery and, for the second time in as many years, contributed...
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Asian Survey (2021) 61 (1): 49–64.
Published: 01 February 2021
...-amended, US-drafted 1947 constitution. By spring, however, it was clear that COVID-19 had other plans. Despite public health outcomes better than in any other G7 member, daily life was severely disrupted, and the domestic political and economic fallout for Japan was significant. By late summer...
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Asian Survey (2020) 60 (5): 882–904.
Published: 09 October 2020
... minimalist in nature. This new modesty is due to the necessity to win over other parties and voters, but it is also an attempt to cement rather than to change the LDP-made status quo. © 2020 by The Regents of the University of California 2020 Japan politics LDP constitutional amendment Abe...
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Asian Survey (2018) 58 (6): 1090–1110.
Published: 01 December 2018
... these “rules of the game.” This paper sets out a new understanding of the power relations that govern engagement in politics and the economy. © 2018 by The Regents of the University of California 2018 Afghanistan networks of access governance politics markets ASHLEY JACKSON AND GIULIA MINOIA...
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Asian Survey (2018) 58 (6): 973–994.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Nematullah Bizhan This article examines post-2001 state-building in Afghanistan. In so doing, it explores how interactions among aid, politics, and state capacity shaped the characteristics of the state by looking at the existing conditions, sources of state income, the development planning process...
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Asian Survey (2018) 58 (1): 174–180.
Published: 01 February 2018
...Anthony Milner The Najib government continued to consolidate its political hold on Malaysia in 2017. Various factors, including a moderately improved economic situation and a relatively generous 2018 budget, suggested that it had good prospects for winning the next election, to be held...
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Asian Survey (2016) 56 (1): 129–137.
Published: 01 February 2016
... interests as well as the economy and religious conflict continues to be a challenge. Overall, the new government ’ s contribution to democratic reforms has been modest thus far. © 2016 by The Regents of the University of California 2016 Indonesia politics patronage reforms economy civil rights...
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Asian Survey (2016) 56 (1): 148–154.
Published: 01 February 2016
...Samuel C. Y. Ku Laos’ economy declined slightly in 2015, but its political and economic integration with neighboring countries gradually deepened. While China continued to be a key actor in Vientiane’s foreign relations, Laos’ ties with neighboring Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, and even Japan...
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Asian Survey (2015) 55 (1): 174–183.
Published: 01 February 2015
...Kikue Hamayotsu In 2014, Indonesia inaugurated as president the former Governor of Jakarta, Joko Widodo, or “Jokowi,” raising public expectations for reform especially among people outside the powerful political and business elite circles. It is uncertain to what extent, and how, the new government...
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Asian Survey (2014) 54 (4): 674–699.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Satyajit Singh This paper examines decentralized reform initiatives in the Indian rural water sector from a policy perspective as well as from a political perspective focused on institutional design and implementation at the local level. It argues that normative economic prescriptions regarding...
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Asian Survey (2013) 53 (5): 979–1004.
Published: 01 October 2013
...Ying-Kit Chan This article, a preliminary observation of the kopitiam (coffee shop) in Singapore, argues that the informal and seemingly apolitical kopitiam has engendered a form of political resistance that we have often failed to see. Using a case study, the article examines how local practices...
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Asian Survey (2013) 53 (1): 117–125.
Published: 01 February 2013
... society. Email: < nag-gunn@net.nagasaki-u.ac.jp >. © 2013 by The Regents of the University of California 2013 Indonesia economy politics governance electoralism foreign relations GEOFFREY C. GUNN Indonesia in 2012 An Electoral Democracy in Full Spate ABSTRACT Two sides...
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Asian Survey (2012) 52 (1): 186–194.
Published: 01 February 2012
...Ehito Kimura Corruption and political infighting continued to dominate the headlines in Indonesia in 2011. While lawmakers and political parties continued to be deeply unpopular, new developments dragged President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's popularity down to all-time lows. Religious violence...
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Asian Survey (2012) 52 (1): 176–185.
Published: 01 February 2012
...Adam Fforde Tensions in the international arena are linked here to problems in contemporary Vietnam. Eroding domestic political authority is related to the lack of political reconstruction to suit a market economy and an increasingly open society. At the close of 2011, it appears...
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Asian Survey (2011) 51 (1): 186–195.
Published: 01 February 2011
... to be an endemic problem. The economy posted impressive gains, and Indonesia's reputation abroad appeared solid. © 2011 By the Regents of the University of California Indonesia politics corruption economy foreign policy Asian Survey, Vol. 51, Number 1, pp. 186 195. ISSN 0004-4687, electronic ISSN...
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Asian Survey (2010) 50 (6): 1107–1134.
Published: 01 November 2010
... insurgency and associated opportunistic violence fuelling the instability. © 2010 By the Regents of the University of California Southern Thailand insurgency politics market for violence Thai government policy MARC ASKEW Insurgency and the Market for Violence in Southern Thailand Neither War...
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Asian Survey (2009) 49 (1): 193–199.
Published: 01 February 2009
... (MILF). Meanwhile, the embattled Arroyo government worked to respond to a series of economic and natural disasters. © 2009 by The Regents of the University of California. 2009 Philippines politics MILF economy Arroyo THE PHILIPPINES IN 2008 Peace-building, War-fighting, and Crisis...
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Asian Survey (2009) 49 (1): 74–87.
Published: 01 February 2009
..., effectiveness. © 2009 by The Regents of the University of California. 2009 China 2008 Olympics earthquake politics CHINA IN 2008 Meeting Olympian Challenges Marc Blecher Abstract In 2008 China faced Olympian challenges, of which the Olympics was but one. Some were of its own making; others were...
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Asian Survey (2008) 48 (1): 97–106.
Published: 01 February 2008
.... 2008 Japan politics foreign policy economy JAPAN IN 2007 A Divided Government Kristi Govella and Steven Vogel Abstract The ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) suffered a stunning defeat in the July 2007 upper house elections, creating an unprecedented situation in which the LDP-led...
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Asian Survey (2007) 47 (2): 288–306.
Published: 01 April 2007
... Buddha” represents elements of both continuity and change and that the Left Front may find it hard to retain its disparate and evolving base in the future. © 2007 by The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved. 2007 Left Front West Bengal Bhattacharjee politics...