Article/journal, Southeast Asia, Global governance, East Asia, Munk School

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

Democracy is not just Western; it is Eastern as well. 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?