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Governance in the Asia-Pacific (review)

Governance in the Asia-Pacific (review) Governance in the Asia-Pacific. Edited by richard maidment, david goldblatt, and jeremy mitchell. New York: Routledge, 1998. Pp. 320. $75 (cloth); $24.99 (paper). In the 1990s the Asia-Pacific region has attracted increasing scholarly attention, not the least being a series of books produced in association with the Open University in the United Kingdom. One of them is Governance in the Asia-Pacific, edited by Richard Maidment, David Goldblatt, and Jeremy Mitchell, which examines government policies and their impact. Although the book's focus is mainly on the Asian side of the Pacific basin, some consideration is given to the Anglo states of Australia and North America, with less attention to the Pacific islands and Latin America. The book is informative about a wide number of issues that include Book Reviews economic, social, and environmental policies, as well as political authoritarianism and democracy. It also deals with the historical background of the issues. The authors demonstrate a sophisticated awareness of the difference between the various nations with their very diverse cultures and historical backgrounds. This analysis is based on the wide range of scholarly expertise of the authors. Most of them are British or Australian, but some reside elsewhere in the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of World History University of Hawai'I Press

Governance in the Asia-Pacific (review)

Journal of World History , Volume 11 (1) – Mar 1, 2000

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Governance in the Asia-Pacific. Edited by richard maidment, david goldblatt, and jeremy mitchell. New York: Routledge, 1998. Pp. 320. $75 (cloth); $24.99 (paper). In the 1990s the Asia-Pacific region has attracted increasing scholarly attention, not the least being a series of books produced in association with the Open University in the United Kingdom. One of them is Governance in the Asia-Pacific, edited by Richard Maidment, David Goldblatt, and Jeremy Mitchell, which examines government policies and their impact. Although the book's focus is mainly on the Asian side of the Pacific basin, some consideration is given to the Anglo states of Australia and North America, with less attention to the Pacific islands and Latin America. The book is informative about a wide number of issues that include Book Reviews economic, social, and environmental policies, as well as political authoritarianism and democracy. It also deals with the historical background of the issues. The authors demonstrate a sophisticated awareness of the difference between the various nations with their very diverse cultures and historical backgrounds. This analysis is based on the wide range of scholarly expertise of the authors. Most of them are British or Australian, but some reside elsewhere in the

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Journal of World HistoryUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Mar 1, 2000

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