Political Legitimacy in Asia: New Leadership Challenges

Hardcover | October 15, 2011

EditorHui-Chieh Loy, Haig Patapan, John Kane

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Political Legitimacy in Asia is an edited collection that explores the theory and practice of political legitimacy in contemporary Asia. Bringing together internationally recognized scholars of comparative politics and political philosophy, the book marks a contemporary re-examination of legitimacy in the region. Expansive in scope, with a detailed and nuanced analysis of 11 countries, the book explores the realistically available options for modernizing Asian nations seeking to shore up their legitimacy as they become more deeply enmeshed in the international order.

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Political Legitimacy in Asia is an edited collection that explores the theory and practice of political legitimacy in contemporary Asia. Bringing together internationally recognized scholars of comparative politics and political philosophy, the book marks a contemporary re-examination of legitimacy in the region. Expansive in scope, wi...

John Kane is a Professor in the Department of Politics and Public Policy, Griffith University and has been three times visiting professor to Yale University. He researches in political theory, leadership and US foreign policy. He is author of The Politics of Moral Capital (2001) and Between Virtue and Power: The Persistent Moral Dilem...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:294 pages, 8.68 × 5.68 × 0.86 inPublished:October 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230337538

ISBN - 13:9780230337534

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Introduction--John Kane, Hui-Chieh Loy, and Haig Patapan * Reclaiming Legitimacy in Post-Revolutionary China: Bringing Ideology and Governance Back In--Heike Holbig* Political Legitimacy in Vietnam Under Challenge--Carlyle A. Thayer * The Struggle for Political Legitimacy in Thailand--Björn Dressel * Political Legitimacy in Indonesia: Islam, Democracy, and Good Governance * Legitimacy in Malaysia: Dilemmas and Deficits--William Case * The Political Legitimacy of the PAP Government in Singapore--Benjamin Wong and Xunming Huang * From Coup d’état to "Disciplined Democracy" in Burma: The Tatmadaw’s Claims to Legitimacy--Stephen McCarthy * Legitimacy Deficit in Japan: The Road to True Popular Sovereignty--Haruko Satoh * Political Legitimacy in an Unconsolidated Democratic Order: The Philippines--Noel Morada * Political Legitimacy in South Korea--Hun-Joon Kim * Democratization as a Legitimacy Formula: The KMT and Political Change in Taiwan--T. J. Chen and Nai-Teh Wu * Political Legitimacy Reconsidered--John Kane and Haig Patapan