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Political economy of democratisation in East Asia

Jayasuriya, K. (1994) Political economy of democratisation in East Asia. Asian Perspective, 18 (2). pp. 141-180.


Analysts adopting structural explanations tend to be historical and comparative oriented, whereas those working with strategic explanations tend to focus on short-term events. The structural explanation envisages democratic transition as the outcome of long-term forces that are in turn, shaped by specific economic and social structures. In contrast, the process- oriented viewpoint adopts an agent-centred orientation built around the role of strategic choices confronting governmental and oppositional leaders in the crafting of democracies. ...

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: Asia Research Centre
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers
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