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Routledge Handbook of Democratization in East Asia

Edited by: Tun-jen Cheng , Yun-han Chu

Print publication date:  September  2017
Online publication date:  September  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138838741
eBook ISBN: 9781315733869
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315733869
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This handbook provides a comprehensive analysis of the dynamics and prospects of democratization in East Asia. A team of leading experts in the field offers discussion at both the country and regional level, including analysis of democratic attitudes and movements in China, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan. Evaluating all the key components of regime evolution, from citizen politics to democratic institutions, the sections covered include:

? Regional Trends and Country Overviews

? Institutions, Elections, and Political Parties

? Democratic Citizenship

? Democratic Governance

? The Political Economy of Democratization

Examining the challenges that East Asian emerging democracies still face today, as well as the prospects of the region's authoritarian regimes, the Routledge Handbook of Democratization in East Asia will be useful for students and scholars of East Asian Politics, Comparative Politics, and Asian Studies.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  East Asian democratization in comparative perspective Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Japanese democracy Download PDF
Chapter  3:  South Korean democratization Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Taiwan’s challenged democracy in the twenty-first century Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Democracy in Mongolia Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Protracted transition in a liberal autocracy Download PDF
Chapter  7:  China’s developmental authoritarianism Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Authoritarian post-communist transition and its future in China, Vietnam, and North Korea Download PDF
Chapter  9:  How electoral systems shape the life of a democracy Download PDF
Chapter  10:  The development of party systems Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Politics of party polarization in East Asia Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Constitutional divergence in East Asia Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Constitutionalism and judicial review in East Asia Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Political participation in East Asia Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Class, civil society, and social movements Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Women’s political empowerment Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Cognitive involvement and democratic understanding Download PDF
Chapter  18:  ‘New Media’ and democratisation in East Asia Download PDF
Chapter  19:  The Asian values debate Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Quality of democracy  Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Corruption and institutional trust in East Asian democracies Download PDF
Chapter  22:  The rule of law and democratic governance in Asia Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Human rights in East Asia Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Electoral integrity in East Asia Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Government-business relations in democratizing Asia Download PDF
Chapter  26:  East Asian democratization and the welfare state Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Wither developmentalism after democratisation? Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Globalization, growth models, and democracy in East Asia Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Economic inequality and social exclusion in Korea, Japan, and Taiwan Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Geopolitics and democratization in East Asia Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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