1st Edition

Routledge Handbook of Democratization in East Asia

Edited By Tun-jen Cheng, Yun-han Chu Copyright 2018
    550 Pages
    by Routledge

    552 Pages 73 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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.

    Introduction: An overview of East Asian democratization, Tun-jen Cheng and Yun-han Chu

    Section 1 Regional trends and country stories 1. East Asian democratization in comparative perspective: Viewing through the eyes of the citizens, Yu-tzung Chang and Yun-han Chu 2. Japanese democracy, Mary Alice Haddad 3. South Korean democratization: A comparative empiracal appraisal, Jung Kim 4. Taiwan's challenged democracy in the twenty-first century, Yun-han Chu and Yu-tzung Chang 5. Democracy in Mongolia: Public perceptions of its development and future challenges Damba Ganbat 6. Protracted transition ina liberal autocracy: The case of Hong Kong Ma Ngok 7. China's developmental authoritarianism: Dyanamics and pitfalls, Dali L. Yang 8. Authoritarian post-communist transition and it's future in China, Vietnam, and North Korea, Taehwan Kim and Chung-in Moon

    Section 2 Institution, election and political parties 9. How electoral systems shape the life of a democracy: The East Asian model, Jih-wen Lin 10. The development of party systems, Olli Hellman 11. Politics of party polarization in East Asian: A comparison of South Korea, Taiwan, and Japan, Nae-Young Lee and Sung Min Han 12. Constitutional divergence in East Asia: Causes and consequences Yu-shan Wu and Yu-chung Shen 13. Constitutional and judicial review in East Asia, Juin-rong Yeh

    Section 3 Democratic Citizenship 14. Political Participation in East Asia, Zhengxu Wang and Leihua Ye 15. Class, civil society and social movements, Yoonkyung Lee 16. Women's political empowerment, Chang-lin Huang 17. Cognitive involvement and democratic understanding Min-hua Huang 18. 'New Media' and democratisation in East Asia, Gary  D. Rawnsley and Yiben Ma 19. The Asian values debate: A reassessment from the perspective of democratization, Doh Chull Shin

    Section 4 Democratic Governance 20. Quality of democracy: Public views, Chong-min Park 21. Corruption and institutional trust in East Asian democracies, Eric C. C. Chang and Shih-hao Huang 22. The rule of law and democratice governance in Asia, Tom Ginsburg 23. Human rights in East Asia, Sanae Fujita 24. Electoral Integrity in East Asia, Pippa Norris

    Section 5 Political Economy of Democratization 25. Government-business relations in democratizing Asia  Gregory W. Noble 26. East Asian democratization and the welfare state, Joseph Wong 27. Wither developmentalisam after democratisation? Sung-Young Kim 28. Globalization, growth models, and democracy in East Asia, Chin-en Wu 29. Economic inequality and social exclusion in Korea, Japan, and Taiwan  Inyoung Cho and Hyeok Yong Kwon 30. Geopolitics and democratization in East Asia, Wei Shan and Yong-nian Zheng.


    Tun-jen Cheng holds the Class of 1935 Chair Professorship in the Government Department at the College of William and Mary, USA.

    Yun-han Chu is Distinguished Research Fellow of the Institute of Political Science at Academia Sinica and Professor of Political Science at the National Taiwan University.