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Francis Fukuyama, Larry Diamond Write on “China and East Asian Democracy” in Latest Issue of Journal of Democracy

January 23, 2012

January issue also features articles on Turkey, Morocco, and Indonesia

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — In the new issue of the Journal of Democracy (JoD), Stanford political scientist and JoD coeditor Larry Diamond writes, “If there is going to be a big new lift to global democratic prospects in this decade, the region from which it will emanate is most likely to be East Asia.”

His article “The Coming Wave” is the first in a set of four exploring “China and East Asian Democracy.” Francis Fukuyama’s contribution, “The Patterns of History,” focuses on the nature of authoritarian government in East Asia, while Minxin Pei asks, “Is CCP Rule Fragile or Resilient?”

Finally, Yun-han Chu examines the nature of the relationship between Taiwan and China in “The Taiwan Factor.” According to Chu, “If [China] moves toward democracy, it is likely to be in no small part due to the influence of [Taiwan].”

The January issue also features a group of articles on “Turkey Under the AKP,” as well as “Morocco: Outfoxing the Opposition,” an essay by Moroccan journalist Ahmed Benchemsi analyzing how the monarchy dealt with that country’s 2011 upheavals. Joel Barkan shares details from a groundbreaking study on recipients’ views of democracy assistance, and Danielle N. Lussier and M. Steven Fish argue that robust civic engagement has been a crucial force in Indonesia’s democratization. To see the complete table of contents, please visit the JoD‘s website.

The Journal of Democracy is published quarterly in January, April, July, and October. To subscribe, go to www.press.jhu.edu/cgi-bin/order.cgi?oc_id=32. For more information, please visit us online at www.journalofdemocracy.org or send an e-mail to jod@ned.org.

SOURCE National Endowment for Democracy


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