Democratization in Confucian East Asia: Citizen Politics in China, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, and Vietnam
Worldwide newspaper headlines in recent years have covered political unrest in many East Asian nations. Citizens in these nations have become more vocal about their governments and the populace's role in those governments. Democracy is not the dominant form of government in many of these nations. However, as nations have evolved, social change and economic developments have brought increasingly pro-democratic forces to the forefront. Examining the forces of economic growth and social modernization and their impact on democratization provides the basis of this timely study. Using China, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, and Vietnam as case studies, this book delves into these nations' Confucian cultural heritage and how that heritage allows for careful comparison of variables which affect societal values. Will East Asian nations embrace democracy? Will the nations already democratic become stronger? This book offers insightful responses to these critical questions. Democratization in East Asia is an important addition for collections in political science and Asian studies.
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analysis argue Asian Asian Values attitudes authoritarian authoritarian regime behaviors Bensheng chapter China Chinese citizen politics civic culture civil society cohort college education concept Confucian consolidation correlation countries critical citizens demand for democracy democ Dependent Variable dimensions East Asia economic development economic growth effect elections expression values factor forms of protest Fourth Wave Freedom House rating high level human development human development theory hybrid regime important increase individual individual's industrialization Inglehart & Welzel Japan level of self-expression liberty aspiration measure ment Model nomic ordinal scale participation partly free Party people's Percentage of labor political changes political trust postindustrialization postmaterialism postmodernization predict prodemocratic protest potential public demand public support Qian Zhongshu quality of democracy R-Square rise of self-expression satisfaction scholars score Singapore social capital socioeconomic development socioeconomic modernization South Korea strength of self-expression support for democracy Table Taiwan tion tolerance trust in government value changes Vietnam