Democracy and Diversity: Political Engineering in the Asia-Pacific

Benjamin Reilly

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This book shows how political reformers across the Asia-Pacific region have responded to the reality of their internal diversity by deliberate, innovative, and often highly ambitious forms of political engineering. Harking back to the success of the East Asian 'Tigers' and their unorthodox but successful interventions in the economic arena, many democratizing Northeast Asian, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Island states are now seeking to manage political change by far-reaching reforms to their electoral, parliamentary, and party systems. This book is part of the Oxford Studies in Democratization, a series for scholars and students of comparative politics and related disciplines. Volumes concentrate on the comparative study of the democratization process that accompanied the decline and termination of the cold war. The geographical focus of the series is primarily Latin America, the Caribbean, Southern and Eastern Europe, and relevant experiences in Africa and Asia.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationUSA
PublisherOxford University Press, USA
Number of pages256
ISBN (Electronic)9780191713156
ISBN (Print)0199286876, 9780199286874
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2007
Externally publishedYes


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