The Network for Social Democracy in Asia- Academy of Progressive Politics (Socdem APP)
Asia’s huge democratic potential has largely been unrealized. Despite most Asian countries now moving towards the direction of electoral democracy, an entrenched social and political culture has marginalized the majority of the peoples in Asia from governance and the economy. Progressive movements, political parties and activists have made huge inroads for democratic reforms. The recent victory of the multi-racial democratic opposition in Malaysia has opened the democratic space in that country. Likewise, the election of a reformist president in South Korea has made peace in the peninsula a possibility. However, major challenges remain and new threats are on the horizon.