Making democracy with autocrats: East Asia’s past, China’s future?

September 15, 2022
By Dan Slater & Joseph Wong

Democracy is not just Western, but is Eastern as well, says a new paper co-authored by Joseph Wong and Dan Slater.

In a time when democracies globally—including the United States—are endangered, three Asian democracies stand out for their quality and stability: Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan. How did this “Eastern democracy” come to be? And could China ever follow a similar path?