Asian Democratization and Its Discontents: The Quest for Substantive Democracy
Wednesday, 27 November 2013
With an increasing proportion of Asia-Pacific nations embracing elections as an arbiter of political competition, and a mechanism for selection of political leaders, there is a palpable sense that the march towards democracy is very much alive and kicking.
In an era where China and India…
Electoral Contestation and Political Transformation: Prospects for Progressive Change in Asia
Sunday, 4 August 2013
The aftermath of the 2008 Great Recession, which brought many center-economies to the brink of another depression, witnessed an intense showdown between increasingly fragile elected-governments prioritizing the integrity of the financial system, on one hand, and scores of civic groups…