Tag Archives: Democracy

Duterte’s Authoritarianism and Populism

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has created considerable controversy since he assumed his position after a stunning election victory in May 2016. From a murderous War on Drugs to threats to break the country’s alliance with the United States, Duterte’s actions … Continue reading

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Democracy, Inequality and Corruption

Eric Chang from the Department of Political Science at Michigan State University has reviewed Jong-Sung You’s new book from Cambridge University Press, Democracy, Inequality and Corruption: Korea, Taiwan and the Philippines Compared. In his review for the Journal of Contemporary … Continue reading

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Rural democracy and the failed 2014 elections in Thailand

Two new articles have just been published by JCA in the Military, Monarchy and Repression: Assessing Thailand’s Authoritarian Turn Special Issue. There remains an Introduction still to be published. The first article is by Prajak Kongkirati of Bangkok’s Thammasat University and … Continue reading

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Thailand’s 2014 coup and authoritarianism

A second paper from the forthcoming Special Issue, Military, Monarchy and Repression: Assessing Thailand’s Authoritarian Turn, has been published. “The 2014 Thai Coup and Some Roots of Authoritarianism” (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2016.1150500) is by well-known author on Thailand’s politics, economy and history, … Continue reading

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Freedom of Expression in South Korea

Highly-cited political scientist Stephan Haggard of the University of California at San Diego and Jong-Sung You, soon to join the Australian National University, have completed a Commentary for JCA that assesses the evidence that freedom of expression in South Korea … Continue reading

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