The politics of democratization: generalizing East Asian experiences
Highlighting the centrality of political crafting and institution building, this timely collection explores democratic transitions in East Asia, arguing against the conventional wisdom that Western value systems and middle class economies are essential for democracy to succeed.
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PART ONE Theoretical Overview
PART TWO Japan
Japans Foreign Policy and Asian Democratization
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