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Democracy in East Asia A New Century

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ISBN-10: 1421409682

ISBN-13: 9781421409689

Edition: 2013

Authors: Larry Diamond, Marc F. Plattner, Yun-han Chu

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In their introduction to the 1998 edition of Democracy in East Asia, Larry Diamond and Marc F. Plattner predicted that East Asia, with its remarkable diversity of political regimes, economies, and religions, would likely be the most critical arena in the global struggle for democracy, a prediction that has proven prescient. Although the recent political upheavals in the Middle East have understandably grabbed the world’s attention, there is reason to doubt whether the overthrow of some authoritarian regimes there will lead to the establishment of stable democracies any time soon. On the other hand, East Asia, the world’s most populous and economically dynamic region, already boasts several…    
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 2/15/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.68" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Comparative and Institutional
The Patterns of History
Parties, Electoral Systems, and Governance
From Developmental States to Welfare States
Regime Performance and Democratic Legitimacy
Northeast Asia
Is CCP Rule Fragile or Resilient?
China and the Taiwan Factor
The Two Turnovers in South Korea and Taiwan
Southeast Asia
The Irony of Success in Indonesia
Reviving Reformism in the Philippines
Thailand's Uneasy Passage
Strong-State Democratization in Malaysia and Singapore
Elites vs. Reform in Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam
Burma: The Democrats' Opportunity
Minding the Gap Between Democracy and Governance
The Shadow of China