Democracy in East Asia: A New Century

Democracy in East Asia: A New Century

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ISBN-13: 9781421409689
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 02/15/2013
Series: A Journal of Democracy Book
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Larry Diamond is senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University, where he directs the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law. Marc F. Plattner is vice president for research and studies at the National Endowment for Democracy. Plattner and Diamond are coeditors of the Journal of Democracy. Yun-han Chu is Distinguished Research Fellow at the Institute of Political Science at Academia Sinica in Taipei and professor of political science at National Taiwan University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction Larry Diamond ix

I Comparative and Institutional

1 The Patterns of History Francis Fukuyama 3

2 Parties, Electoral Systems, and Governance Benjamin Reilly 16

3 From Developmental States to Welfare States Joseph Wong 31

4 Regime Performance and Democratic Legitimacy Chong-Min Park Yu-tzung Chang 48

II Northeast Asia

5 Is CCP Rule Fragile or Resilient? Minxin Pei 75

6 China and the Taiwan Factor Yun-han Chu 90

7 The Two Turnovers in South Korea and Taiwan Yun-han Chu Hyug Baeg Im 105

III Southeast Asia

8 The Irony of Success in Indonesia Edward Aspinall 133

9 Reviving Reformism in the Philippines Mark R. Thompson 150

10 Thailand's Uneasy Passage Thitinan Pongsudhirak 168

11 Strong-State Democratization in Malaysia and Singapore Dan Slater 183

12 Elites vs. Reform in Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam Martin Gainsborough 198

13 Burma: The Democrats' Opportunity Min Zin Brian Joseph 211

14 Minding the Gap Between Democracy and Governance Donald K. Emmerson 227

15 The Shadow of China Benjamin Reilly 239

Index 249

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