Governance in Asia

Most Asian countries have experienced radical social transformation in the past decades. Some have undergone democratization, yet are still plagued by problems of political instability, official malfeasance, and weak administration. Others have embraced market liberalization, but are threatened by rampant rent seeking and business capture.


Without exception, they all face the challenge of effective governance. This new book series focused on Governance in Asia explores how Asian societies and markets are governed in the rapidly changing world.


The series will explore the problem of governance from an Asian perspective. It encourages studies sensitive to the autochthony and hybridity of Asian history and development, which locate the issue of governance within specific meanings of rule and order, structures of political authority, and mobilization of institutional resources distinctive to the Asian context.


The series aims to publish timely and well-researched books that will have the cumulative effect of developing theories of governance pertinent to Asian realities.


The series editor is Tak-Wing Ngo of Leiden University, The Netherlands.