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Journal of Asian Studies (2024) 83 (1): 5–18.
Published: 01 February 2024
... are increasing the “human flow” of migrants, especially into Asia's megacities. Climate change reacts with other trends: the increased inequalities willed by a generation of neoliberal policies, the authoritarian turn in politics, and the return of geopolitical tensions resulting from China's spectacular rise...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2015) 74 (4): 875–887.
Published: 01 November 2015
... in Asia rooted in the region's major religious traditions. These apparently contradictory discourses have been dialectically related in the post–Cold War era: authoritarian rulers reacted to universalist claims about democracy with assertions of cultural particularism which, in turn, triggered a reaction...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1964) 24 (1): 63–73.
Published: 01 November 1964
...Kwanha Yim Abstract The fall of Yüan Shih-k'ai in the summer of 1916 came as a result of an abortive attempt to set up a monarchy. This was one of the turning points in the Chinese revolution. The revolutionary tide which had been held back by his authoritarian rule was unleashed after its collapse...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2013) 72 (4): 873–892.
Published: 01 November 2013
... of the Park regime was being consolidated through fierce political struggle against oppositional visions of a nationalistic and democratic path to development (Chung 2004 ; Hong 2004 ). Park Chung Hee's turn to the authoritarian Yusin system in 1972 and the emergence of radical student and democracy...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2015) 74 (4): 1020–1022.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Matthew D. Johnson Media Commercialization and Authoritarian Rule in China . By Daniela Stockmann . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2013 . xxii, 334 pp. $104.99 (cloth, ISBN 9781107018440 ); $31.99 (paper, ISBN 9781107469624 ); $26.00 (e-book, ISBN 9781139603577...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2020) 79 (1): 222–228.
Published: 01 February 2020
... Conflict in Southeast Asia . By Garry Rodan . Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press , 2018 . xi, 281 pp. ISBN: 9781501720116 (paper). Copyright © The Association for Asian Studies, Inc. 2020 2020 Two books on enduring questions about democracy and authoritarianism offer insight into new...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2017) 76 (3): 769–771.
Published: 01 August 2017
... thinking was his neglect of liberty. The new generation of Nationalist leaders turned tutelage into an authoritarian program on the grounds that the Chinese people already had too much liberty and not enough cohesion. The party-state was created by Chiang Kai-shek, not Sun, but Chang argues that it did...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2021) 80 (1): 204–205.
Published: 01 February 2021
... commission, and the electoral system” (p. 10). It is well known that the authoritarian leadership of the early 1960s modernized, systemized, and consolidated political institutions for efficient and effective top-down governing, and that at the turn to formal democracy in 1987, constitutional reforms...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1994) 53 (3): 890–892.
Published: 01 August 1994
... strikes me as "East Asian Authoritarianism Lee Kuan Yew Thought." Singapore elder statesman Lee Kuan Yew has had great popularity with the Deng Xiaoping leadership in China as the sponsor of the view that democracy means chaos, whereas Singapore (Japan) style authoritarianism based on Confucian thought...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1996) 55 (2): 420–421.
Published: 01 May 1996
..., in turn, mediates the transformation of economic interests into political outcomes. The authors have separated democratic transition into three stages and organized their arguments accordingly. Part 1 of the book deals with authoritarian withdrawals. The authors argue that economic crisis makes...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1997) 56 (3): 853–854.
Published: 01 August 1997
... summarizes and evaluates the Asian values debate in the post-Cold War era with a focus on the "Singapore School." Chapter 3 looks at the political economy of 854 THE JOURNAL OF ASIAN STUDIES "authoritarian capitalism" in the region, while chapter 4 turns its attention to the political system in Singapore...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1999) 58 (3): 819–821.
Published: 01 August 1999
... activity," Roddy corrects the modernist tendency to see only crisis rather than creative response (p. 226). As he suggests, rather than turning to fiction in order to compensate for their diminished status, the three authors used fiction as a medium in which to explore and celebrate the new intellectual...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2014) 73 (4): 1059–1079.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Sarinda Singh Abstract Much productive scholarship across Asia has considered the links between religious resurgence and authoritarian governance. However, limitations persist in conceptualizations of state authority, which I examine in the literature on Southeast Asia. Noteworthy...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2016) 75 (1): 226–227.
Published: 01 February 2016
...Alexander F. Day Tax Reform in Rural China: Revenue, Resistance, and Authoritarian Rule . By Hiroki Takeuchi . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2014 . xix, 234 pp. ISBN 9781107056848 (cloth; also available as e-book). Copyright © The Association for Asian Studies, Inc. 2016...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1993) 52 (1): 130–131.
Published: 01 February 1993
... then turn to describing the sources of strength in the developmental state of the type emulated by so many countries of the region. After discussing these more general questions, the authors provide four chapters that cover specific examples. They take up the newly industrializing economies of South Korea...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1996) 55 (2): 418–420.
Published: 01 May 1996
... two decades has called into question many established theories. In light of the predominance of authoritarian rule during the 1960s and 1970s, scholars had doubted the viability of democracy in the Third World. The (re)emergence of democracy in Latin America, Asia, and Africa has challenged...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2009) 68 (2): 347–357.
Published: 01 May 2009
... myth: that authoritarianism delivers much more than democracy, particularly early on. This myth is reinforced by the memory of the impressive economic performances of other East Asian authoritarian regimes, such as South Korea and Taiwan prior to their democratic turns. The lingering hope of democrats...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2019) 78 (2): 435–437.
Published: 01 May 2019
... be “resilient” to survive. In the introduction, the editors challenge the recent institutional turn in comparative authoritarianism by arguing that studying institutions as “pillars of order in politics” (p. 8) exaggerates the stability and causality of institutions, and they instead advocate using...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2008) 67 (4): 1478–1480.
Published: 01 November 2008
... of moral privilege. It is perhaps the last part of her book that is most impressive, as it exhibits Lee's keen ability to argue both sides of the debate. True, the minjung movement from the 1970s and 1980s was “the driving force for the country's transition from an authoritarian regime to a parliamentary...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2009) 68 (4): 1250–1252.
Published: 01 November 2009
... is securely in place, and the system remains authoritarian. In his new book, Wealth into Power: The Communist Party's Embrace of China's Private Sector , Bruce J. Dickson proposes that China's skillful embrace of the private sector is largely responsible for both regime stability and the absence...