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Author Wang, Zhengxu, 1973-

Title Democratization in Confucian East Asia : citizen politics in China, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, and Vietnam / Zhengxu Wang.

Published Youngstown, N.Y. : Cambria Press, [2008]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  320.95 WANG    AVAILABLE
Physical description xvii, 254 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [231]-243) and index.
Contents Machine derived contents note: Table of Contents -- List of Tables -- List of Figures -- Acknowledgments -- Part I. Introduction -- 1. Democratization in Modernizing Societies -- Value and Democracy in East Asia -- Plan of the Book -- Comparative Data -- 2. Bringing People Back In A Conceptual Framework -- 3. Values and Civic Culture and Social Capital -- Support for Democracy -- The Rise of Self-Expression Values -- Self-Expression Values and Democratization in East Asia -- Part Ii. Rise Of Self-Expression Values -- 4. Value Changes in Modernizing East Asia: The Self-Expression Phenomenon -- Measuring Self-Expression Values in East Asia -- Self-Expression Values and Democracy -- 5. Education and Self-Expression Values: Socioeconomic and Psychological Paths -- Education in Modernization and Postmodernization -- Education as a Transforming Process -- Conclusion -- Part Iii. Self-Expression Values And Citizen Politics -- 6. Self-Expression Values and Protest Potential: Challenging Authoritarianism in East Asia -- Protests and Democratization in East Asia -- Values, Protest, and Politics -- Self-Expression Values and Protest Potential -- Conclusion -- Postscript: Protest in Early 21st-Century China -- 7. Self-Expression Values and the Infrastructure of Democracy -- Civil Society and Democracy -- Self-Expression Values and Civil Society -- Discussion and Conclusion -- 8. The Coming of Critical Citizens: Self-Expression Values and Political Trust in China -- Political Trust: Global Trends -- Political Trust in China: Defining the Question -- Testing the Before Critical Citizens Theory -- Empirical Findings -- Discussion and Conclusion -- Part Iv. Conclusion -- 9. Interpreting the Findings: When Will China Become Democratic? -- Predicting Democratization -- A Simpler but More Focused Prediction -- China at 2020: Democracy at Last? -- Growing Democrats in China -- 10. China: Democratization Under a One-Party Regime -- Peaceful and Disruptive Ways to Democracy -- Trends in Political Changes in China -- The Hybrid Regime as a Pathway to Democracy -- Conclusion.
Subject Democratization -- East Asia.
Social values -- East Asia.
East Asia -- Economic conditions.
Variant Title Democratization in Confucian East Asia.
Standard Number 2724663
ISBN 9781934043998 (hbk.)