Murdoch University Research Repository

Welcome to the Murdoch University Research Repository

The Murdoch University Research Repository is an open access digital collection of research
created by Murdoch University staff, researchers and postgraduate students.

Learn more

Semi-Presidentialism and Democratic Development in East Asia

Reilly, B. (2011) Semi-Presidentialism and Democratic Development in East Asia. In: Elgie, Robert, Moestrup, Sophia and Wu, Yu-Shan, (eds.) Semi-Presidentialism and Democracy. Palgrave Macmillan, New York, pp. 117-133.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/9780230306424_7
*Subscription may be required

Abstract

East Asia contains three of the world’s youngest semi-presidential democracies: Mongolia, Taiwan, and East Timor. In addition to having a semipresidential constitutional structure, each of these countries also represents a relatively unusual case of democratization: Taiwan is one of East Asia’s famous “tiger” economies and the world’s only Sinitic democracy, but faces an ongoing crisis of nationhood; Mongolia is one of the few unambiguous examples of a successful transition to democracy and a market economy in the postcommunist world; while East Timor is both East Asia’s poorest nation and its newest democracy. As such, each represents an important test case for assessing the effect of semi-presidentialism upon democratic development.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Management and Governance
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright: The Author
Publisher's Website: http://www.palgrave.com/page/detail/semipresidenti...
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/27408
Item Control Page Item Control Page