What Democracy Can Do for East Asia

Issue Date January 2002
Volume 13
Issue 1
Page Numbers 113-126
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The implicit social bargain that carried many East Asian countries through the Cold War has lost its currency. If the peoples of this region are to secure the blessings of peace, liberty, and prosperity in the century ahead, they will need to have a new and explicitly democratic bargain working for them.

About the Author

Hilton L. Root has been an advisor on East Asia to the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the U.S. Treasury Department. Formerly a professor at the University of Pennsylvania and Stanford University and a fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Milken Institute, he is the author of numerous articles and six books, including Small Countries, Big Lessons: Governance and the Rise of Asia (1996).

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