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Public governance in Asia and the limits of electoral democracy

Author: Brian Bridges; Lok-sang Ho
Publisher: Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar, [2010] ©2010
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book documents the search for a workable model of democracy in Asia. It explores the various forms of Asian democracy practiced to date, and throws light on where these models may have failed and where they may have succeeded. The case studies developed provide valuable insights into governance and democracy in Asia (North-east, South-east and South) a region that remains fascinating and dynamic despite the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
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Public governance in Asia and the limits of electoral democracy.
Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar, ©2010
(DLC) 2009937776
(OCoLC)436265491
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Bridges; Lok-sang Ho
ISBN: 9781849806343 1849806349 1282908464 9781282908468
OCLC Number: 692157019
Description: 1 online resource (297 pages)
Contents: Introduction: Democracy and governance / Lok Sang Ho and Brian Bridges --
Public governance and the ideal of government for the people / Lok Sang Ho --
Beyond electoral democracy : promoting good governance in East Asia / Baohui Zhang --
Political reform and democratization in China under the leadership of Hu Jintao and Wen Jiabao / Yiu-chung Wong --
Japan : political longevity and troubled governance / Brian Bridges --
Governance in federal India : democracy and economic development / Eric M. Jepsen --
A short history of Taiwan's democracy movement / Byron S.J. Weng --
Democratization in Hong Kong / Joseph Y.S. Cheng --
Democracy and governance in Singapore : the sustainability of Singapore's political system / Lay Hwee Yeo --
A long and winding road : democratization in Korea / Brian Bridges --
Democracy, governance, and regime cycling in Thailand / William Case --
Challenging the transitologist approach : Myanmar's troubled democratization process / Paul Chi-yuen Chan and Simon Shen --
From Marcos to Arroyo--what went wrong for democracy in the Philippines? / James A. Rice --
Conclusions: Towards more effective and better governance / Brian Bridges and Lok Sang Ho.
Responsibility: edited by Brian Bridges, Lok Sang Ho.

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Documents the search for a workable model of democracy in Asia. This work explores the various forms of Asian democracy practiced, and focuses on where these models may have failed and where they may  Read more...

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