How People View Democracy

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No serious student of democracy can afford to be without this book. It offers an original and comprehensive view of what citizens around the world think as democracy's global "third wave" prepares to enter its fourth and perhaps most challenging decade.

The State of India's Democracy

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The essays in The State of India's Democracy focus on India's economy, society, and politics, providing illuminating insights into the past accomplishments—and continuing challenges—of Indian democracy.

Electoral Systems and Democracy

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This book compares the experiences of diverse countries, from Latin America to southern Africa, from Uruguay, Japan, and Taiwan to Israel, Afghanistan, and Iraq.

Emerging Market Democracies: East Asia and Latin America

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"Emerging Market Democracies provides useful insights into topics that connect market economies to various nations' politics, especially efforts at democratization, and compares and contrasts two important regions of the world in their quests for modernization."—John F. Copper, Asian Affairs

Consolidating Democracy in South Korea

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"Well worth reading.... A high-quality comparative political science analysis of democratic consolidation in South Korea."—Mette Skak, Political Studies

Democracy in East Asia

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"Asian and non-Asian authors debate the desirability of democracy in East Asia... The two editors... do an excellent job introducing the issues, ideas, and approaches of the fifteen authors."—Foreign Affairs

Southeast Asia: Voting Against Disorder

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April 2017

Rodrigo Duterte’s rise to the presidency of the Philippines reflects a broader trend in Southeast Asia of voters favoring politicians who elevate order above law. What does the history of “voting against disorder” in Indonesia and Thailand imply for the future of democracy in the Philippines?

Turkey: How the Coup Failed

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January 2017

When parts of the Turkish military attempted a coup in July 2016, the competitive authoritarian AKP regime was able to bring both its competitive and its authoritarian features to bear, stopping the coup and launching a crackdown.

The Rise of “Localism” in Hong Kong

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January 2017

The September 2016 Legislative Council election marked the rise of a new political force that emphasizes the specific interests and identity of Hong Kong. It has especially been championed by many of the young people who swelled 2014’s Umbrella Movement protests.

The Fading of the Anti-Coup Norm

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January 2017

Following the end of the Cold War, an international norm against coups began gaining strength, but it seems to have lost momentum in recent years. What has happened?

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