Democratization in Confucian East Asia: Citizen Politics in China, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, and Vietnam

by Zhengxu Wang

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

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


Bibliography

Index


 

© Cambria Press, 2016. Innovative Publisher of Academic Research. /About Us/ Contact Us/ Privacy.