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Major governments of Asia,

Author: George McTurnan Kahin; Harold C Hinton
Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y., Cornell University Press [1963]
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Kahin, George McTurnan.
Major governments of Asia.
Ithaca, N.Y., Cornell University Press [1963]
(OCoLC)651575742
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George McTurnan Kahin; Harold C Hinton
OCLC Number: 326028
Description: xiii, 719 pages maps (2 folded) diagrams 25 cm
Contents: Part one: China / Harold C. Hinton --
I: The historical background --
Ancient China --
Imperial China --
The western impact --
The revolutionary movement --
the Kuomintang in power (1928-1937) --
The Chinese communist movement (1921-1937) --
The war against Japan (1937-1945) --
Civil war (1945-1949) --
II: China since 1949 --
Historical summary --
The communist part of China --
Other public bodies --
Constitutional structure and development --
Governmental organization --
Political realities --
Economic and technological policy and problems --
Social and cultural policy and trends --
Military affairs --
Foreign policy and foreign relations --
Problems and prospects of communist China --
The republic of China since 1949 --
Suggested reading --
Part two: Japan / Nobutaka Ike --
III: The historical background --
Early history --
The Tokugawa heritage --
The Meiji regime (1867-1912) --
The Taisho era (1912-1926) --
The Showa era (from 1926) --
IV: The social and economic structure --
The individual and the group --
Social stratification --
The social basis of power V: Governmental organization: past and present --
The constitution --
The prewar constitution --
The postwar constitution --
The emperor --
The emperor as a symbol --
The political role of the emperor --
The diet --
The imperial diet --
National diet: organization --
The cabinet --
The prewar cabinet --
The postwar cabinet --
The civil service --
The prewar civil service --
The postwar civil service --
The judiciary --
The prewar judicial system --
The postwar judicial system --
Local government --
Prewar local government --
Postwar local government --
VI: Major political forces --
Interest groups --
Business organizations --
Labor organizations --
Farm organizations --
Women's organizations --
Student organizations --
pressure-group tactics --
Political parties --
Prewar parties --
Postwar parties --
Party organization --
The social basis of parties --
VII: The power structure --
Political power at the local level --
Political power at the national level --
Electoral behavior --
The determinants of voting --
The legislative process --
Bureaucratic behavior --
VIII: Problems of contemporary Japan --
Economic problems --
Defense problems --
Foreign relations --
Political problems --
Suggested reading --
Part three: India / Norman D. Palmer --
IX: The political heritage of modern India --
Patterns of government in Hindu India --
Mogul government and administration --
British rule to 1857 --
British rule after 1857 --
Toward self-government --
The transfer of power X: India since independence: the political record --
The cost of partition --
The integration of the states --
Constitution making --
The constitution system --
The constitution in operation --
XI: Political parties in India --
Attitudes toward political parties --
The Indian national congress --
The Swatantra party --
Communal parties --
Socialist parties --
The Communist party of India --
Other parties and groups --
XII: Political dynamics --
Elections and electoral procedures --
Public opinion --
Pressure groups, conventional and unconventional --
XIII: Economic development and foreign relations --
Economic development --
Foreign relations --
Underlying factors --
Foreign policy and of Indian national congress --
Nonalignment and panchsheel --
Relations with Pakistan --
Other aspects of foreign relations --
Suggested reading --
Part four: Pakistan / Keith Callard and Richard S. Wheeler --
XIV: Pakistan and its origin --
The mogul empire --
British rule --
Political awakening --
Political ideas --
The Pakistan movement --
The new state --
Mohammed Ali Jinnah --
The first year (1947-1948) --
1948-1951 --
1951-1954 --
1954-1958 --
1958-1962 --
XV: Economic and social structure --
The economy --
Religion --
The Islamic state --
The minorities XVI: The structure of government --
The central government --
The central legislature --
Emergency provisions --
The provinces and central-provincial relations --
Local government --
The public service --
The courts --
The armed forces --
XVII: The political process --
The decline and fall of the Muslim league --
The politics of east Pakistan --
The Awami league --
The Krishak Sramik party --
Non-Muslim parties --
The Republican party --
The national Awami party --
Religious parties --
Martial law --
Post-martial law political revival XVIII Pakistan and its problems --
National unity --
A free society --
Economic development --
Social policy --
Foreign policy --
Constitutional stability --
Suggested reading --
Part five: Indonesia / George McT. Kahin --
XIX: The precolonial and colonial background --
Precolonial history and government --
Netherlands control through indirect rule --
Emergence of a new Indonesian elite and the rise of nationalism --
XX: The revolution and the revolutionary government --
The Japanese occupation --
The revolutionary struggle --
Effect of the revolution on Indonesian government --
Government in Sumatra and in the Dutch-controlled areas --
XXI: Postrevolutionary Indonesia: the period of parliamentary democracy (1950-1957) --
Heightened expectations --
Economic conditions --
The bureaucracy --
The army --
The political elite --
Some traditional factors affecting decision making --
Formation of a federal government --
The Unitarian movement and creation of a unitary government --
Soekarno --
The presidency --
Hatta and the Vice-Presidency --
Cabinet and parliament --
Political parties --
Political developments (1950-1957) --
The failure of Indonesia's parliamentary democracy --
XXII: The introduction of guided democracy (1957-1962) --
Soekarno's views --
The army's views --
1957-1958: A period of crisis --
Power relationships (1958-1962) --
The Communist party's dilemma --
Rivalry between partners in power: Soekarno and the army --
The shaping of guided democracy (1958-1962) --
XXIII: Some major problems --
The army --
Regionalism and decentralization --
Economic problems --
Foreign relations.
Responsibility: by Harold C. Hinton [and others].

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