Political Party Systems and Democratic Development in East and Southeast Asia: Volume II : East Asia, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Political Party Systems and Democratic Development in East and Southeast Asia

Volume II : East Asia, 1st Edition

Edited by Wolfgang Sachsenröder, Ulrike E. Frings


224 pages

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First published in 1998, this is the second of two volumes which will be of great value to scholars and students of politics in East and Southeast Asia. A rich, readable reference tool, they offer extensive surveys of the history, structure, culture, legal context, and financing, as well as the progress, travails, and prospects, of political parties and electoral systems in 13 countries. The excellent introduction and the detailed country case studies demonstrate the wide range of political experiences in Asia. Rather than affirm the thesis of a common set of "Asian values" hostile to democracy, they show that in much of East and Southeast Asia, people want the political choice and accountability that come from free and fair electoral competition with open, effective political parties.

Table of Contents

1. China. Baogang He. 2. Japan. Tomohito Shinoda. 3. Korea. Yong-Ho Kim. 4. Taiwan. Jiann-Jong Guo, Shih-Hsin Huang and Min-Hsiu Chiang.

About the Editors

Associate fellow at Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore

Editor of www.partyforumsasia.org

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