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Routledge Handbook of Democratization in East Asia

1st Edition

Edited by Tun-jen Cheng, Yun-han Chu


532 pages | 73 B/W Illus.

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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

Introduction An Overview of East Asian Democratization, Tun-jen Cheng and Yun-han Chu

Section1 Regional Trends and Country Stories

1. Democratization in East Asia in Comparative Perspective: Viewing through the eyes of the citizens, Yutzung Chang and Yun-han Chu

2. Japan, Mary Alice Haddad

3. South Korea, Jung Kim

4. Taiwan, Yun-han Chu and Yu-tzung Chang

5. Mongolia Damba Ganbat

6. Hong Kong Ngok Ma

7. China: Dynamics of Developmental Authoritarianism, Dali Yang

8. The Future of Post-Socialist Authoritarian Regimes: China, Vietnam and North Korea, Taehwan Kim and Chung-in Moon

Section 2 Institution, Election and Political Parties

9. Electoral System and Parameters of Partisan Competition, Jih-wen Lin

10. The Development of Party Systems, Olli Hellman

11. Politics of Polarization, Nae-Young Lee and Sung Min Han

12. Parliamentarianism and Semi-presidentialism in East Asia, Yu-shan Wu and Yu-chung Shen

13. Constitutionalism and Judicial Review in East Asia, Juin-rong Yeh

Section 3 Democratic Citizenship

14. Political Participation, Zheng-xu Wang and Leihua Ye

15. Class, Civil Society and Social Movement, Yoonkyung Lee

16. The Political Empowerment of the Female, Chang-lin Huang

17. Cognitive Involvement and Democratic Understanding Min-hua Huang

18. The Rise of New Media, Gary Rawnsley and Yiben Ma

19. The Asian Values Debate, Doh Chull Shin

Section 4 Democratic Governance

20. Quality of Democracy, Chong-min Park

21. Corruption and Institutional Trust, Eric Chang and Shih-hao Huang

22. Rule of Law, Tom Ginsburg

23. Human Rights, Sanae Fujita

24. Electoral Integrity, Pippa Norris

Section 5 Political Economy of Democratization

25. Business-Government Relation, Gregory Noble

26. Welfare State, Joseph Wong

27. Economic Development: Wither the Developmental State? Sung-Young Kim

28. The Impact of Globalization, Chin-en Wu

29. Economic Exclusion and Inequality, Inyoung Cho and Hyeok Yong Kwon

30. The International Factors: Transnational Actors, Regionalism and Strategic Competition of Great Powers, Wei Shan and Yong-nian Zheng.

About the Editors

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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Democracy
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General