Citizens, Democracy, And Markets Around The Pacific Rim

Hardcover | November 2, 2006

EditorRussell J. DaltonbyDoh Chull Shin

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East Asia is one of the most dynamic areas of political change in the world today-what role do citizens play in these processes of change? Drawing upon a unique set of coordinated public opinion surveys conducted by the World Values Survey, this book provides a dramatically new image of thepolitical cultures of East Asia. Most East Asian citizens have strong democratic aspirations, even in still autocratic nations. Most East Asians support liberal market reforms, even in nations where state socialism has been dominant. The books findings thus provide a new perspective on the politicalvalues of Asian publics. We demonstrate that the dramatic socioeconomic changes of the past several decades have transformed public opinion, altering many of the social norms traditionally identified with Asian values, and creating public support for further political and economic modernization ofthe region. Political culture in East Asia is not an impediment to change, but creates the potential for even greater democratization and marketization. Comparative Politics is a series for students and teachers of political science that deals with contemporary government and politics. The General Editors are Max Kaase, Professor of Political Science, Vice President and Dean, School of Humanities and Social Science, International University Bremen,Germany; and Kenneth Newton, Professor of Comparative Politics, University of Southampton. The series is produced in association with the European Consortium for Political Research.

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East Asia is one of the most dynamic areas of political change in the world today-what role do citizens play in these processes of change? Drawing upon a unique set of coordinated public opinion surveys conducted by the World Values Survey, this book provides a dramatically new image of thepolitical cultures of East Asia. Most East Asi...

RUSSELL J. DALTON is Professor in the Center for the Study of Democracy at the University of California, Irvine. He has been a Fulbright Professor at the University of Mannheim, a German Marshall Research Fellow and a POSCO Fellow at the East/West Center. His scholarly interests include comparative political behavior, political partie...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.79 inPublished:November 2, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Russell Dalton and Doh Chull Shin: Citizens, Democracy and Markets2. Christian Welzel and Ronald Inglehart: The Human Development Model of Democracy: East Asia in Perspective3. Tan Ern-Ser and Zhengxu Wang: Economic Change and Value Shift in East Asia4. Russell J. Dalton and Doh Chull Shin: Democratic Aspirations and Social Modernization5. Russell J. Dalton and Nhu-Ngoc T. Ong: Authority Orientations and Democratic Attitudes in East Asia: A Test of the 'Asian Values' Hypothesis"6. Russell J. Dalton: Civil Society, Social Capital, and Democracy7. Zhengxu Wang, Russell J. Dalton, and Doh Chull Shin: Political Trust, Political Performance and Support for Democracy8. Doh Chull Shin and Russell J. Dalton: Exploring Weber's Theory of Capitalism in Confucian East Asia9. Chung-Si Ahn and Jiho Jang: Public Support for Market Reforms in Nine Asian Countries: Divergence of a Market-Based Economy10. Ken'ichi Ikeda and Tetsuro Kobayashi: Risk Avoidance and Economic Value Orientation: Functioning of Post-materialist values in the Pacific Rim Countries11. Pham Minh Hac and Pham Thanh Nghi: Attitudes toward the Market Economy in Vietnam12. Doh Chull Shin and Russell J. Dalton: The Intersection of Democracy and Markets13. Russell J. Dalton and Doh Chull Shin: Political Culture and Political Change