Democracy in East Asia: A New Century

Democracy in East Asia: A New Century

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Paperback, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013, ISBN13 9781421409689, ISBN10 1421409682
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DEMOCRACY IN EAST ASIA

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DEMOCRACY IN EAST ASIA

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 consolidated democracies and provides a fascinating laboratory for studies of both authoritarian resilience and the prospects for democratization. This updated volume, which features contributions by distinguished scholars in East Asian studies, will be welcomed by instructors and students in the field, particularly as U.S. foreign policy is in the process of undertaking a "pivot" toward Asia.

"Democracy in East Asia" offers a comprehensive treatment of the political landscape in both Northeast and Southeast Asia, including discussions of China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, and Burma (Myanmar).

Contributors: Larry Diamond, Marc F. Plattner, Francis Fukuyama, Minxin Pei, Yun-han Chu, Hyug Baeg Im, Thitinan Pongsudhirak, Dan Slater, Martin Gainsborough, Don Emmerson, Edward Aspinall, Mark Thompson, Benjamin Reilly, Joseph Wong, Chong-Min Park, Yu-tzung Chang

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Number of Pages: 257
Number in Series: 1
Original Languages: English
Author: Chu, Yun-Han ,  Diamond, Larry ,  Plattner, Marc F.
Series Title: A Journal of Democracy Book
Book Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Johns Hopkins Univ Pr
ISBN-13: 9781421409689
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 5.75 x 9.25 x 0.75 Inches
ISBN-10: 1421409682
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