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Selected publications



Introduction to Politics (Canadian edition)
(ed. with Robert Garner, Stephanie Lawson and David MacDonald)
Oxford: OUP, 2013


Governance in Pacific Asia
NY: Continuum, 2012

Introduction to Politics
(with Robert Garner and Stephanie Lawson)
Oxford: OUP 2009
 Intro to Politics book
Enterprise and Welfare Reform in Communist Asia 
(ed. with Martin Gainsborough)
London: Cass, 2003

Hong Kong in Transition: One Country, Two Systems
(ed. with Robert Ash, Brian Hook and Robin Porter)
London: RoutledgeCurzon, 2003

Hong Kong in Transition: The Handover Years
(ed. with Robert Ash, Brian Hook and Robin Porter)
Basingstoke: Macmillan, 2000

The Internet, Democracy and Democratization (ed)
London: Cass, 2000; also a special issue of Democratization

Take-off for Taiwan: A Profile of the 1980s and 1990s (ed)
London: Pinter for the RIIA, 1996

The New Central Asia and Its Neighbours (ed)
London: Pinter for the RIIA, 1994

Communist Systems in Comparative Perspective: the Evolution of the Soviet, Chinese and Yugoslav Regimes
Brighton: Wheatsheaf Books, 1991

Selected articles

‘Rising Powers at the UN: An Analysis of the Voting Behaviour of BRICS States in the General Assembly

(Third World Quarterly 35(3), 2014, pp.376-91)


‘Foreign Policy Convergence in Pacific Asia: The Evidence From Voting in the UN General Assembly’

(British Journal of Politics and International Relations 16(4), 2014, pp.662-79)


‘China at the IMF: from mimicry to international institutional pluralism’

(with Jue Wang, International Affairs 89(3), 2013, pp.893-910)


The Positions of Russia and China at the UN Security Council in the Light of Recent Crises (PDF Document)

(Briefing Paper for the Security and Defence Committee of the EU Parliament, May 2013)


'Sunset, sunrise: China and Russia construct a new relationship'

(International Affairs 83(5), September 2007, pp.841-67)

IA cover 

 'Russia and China: converging responses to globalization'

(International Affairs 83(4), July 2007, pp.655-80)
IA cover

'Ethnosymbolism: China and Taiwan'

in Athena Leoussi and Stephen Grosby (eds), Nationalism and Ethnosymbolism: History, Culture and Ethnicity in the Formation of Nations

(Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 2006, pp.233-47)

 Nationalism and Ethnosymbolism cover
‘South Korea’
in Peter Burnell, Lisa Rakner and Vicky Randall (eds), Politics in the Developing World (4th edition)
(Oxford University Press, 2014, pp.346-55)
‘Party Funding and Political Corruption in East Asia: the Cases of Japan, South Korea and Taiwan’
in Reginald Austin and Maja Tjernström (eds), Funding of Political Parties and Election Campaigns
(Stockholm, International IDEA Handbook, 2003, pp.55-69)
‘Hong Kong and the Currency Board System’
in Robert Ash, Peter Ferdinand, Brian Hook and Robin Porter (eds), Hong Kong in Transition: One Country, Two Systems
(RoutledgeCurzon, 2003, pp.49-62)
in Roland Axtmann (ed), Understanding Democratic Politics: Concepts, Institutions, Movements
(Sage, 2002, pp.207-16)
‘China and Central Asia’
in Kjeld Erik Brodsgaard and Bertel Heurlin (eds), China’s Place in Global Geopolitics
(RoutledgeCurzon, 2002, pp.130-45)


‘UK Policies towards China, Hong Kong and Taiwan’
in Miguel Santos Neves and Brian Bridges (eds), Europe, China and the Two SARs
(Basingstoke: Macmillan, 2000, pp.29-62)
‘Good Governance and Democratisation’
(European Institute for Asian Studies BP 99/05, Brussels, December 1999, pp.1-18).
'Nationalism, Community and Democratic Transition in Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia’
in David Potter et al (eds), Democratization
(Polity Press for the Open University, 1997, pp.466-89)

Selected Presentations


 'Asie: la Russia, la Chine et l'Organisation de Cooperation de Shanghai'

Presentation at the Journee d'Etudes of the French Fondation pour la Recherche Strategique devoted to 'La Russie: apres la guerre en Georgie', Paris, January 2009