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From Development to Democracy: The Transformations of Modern Asia by [Dan Slater, Joseph Wong]

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“Brilliantly challenging the conventional wisdom, Dan Slater and Joseph Wong show that democratization and development need not go hand in hand. Dictators can promote economic growth―and then democratize on their own terms. A must-read for scholars of democratization, political parties, and the state.”―Anna Grzymała-Busse, Stanford University



“Why do dictators give up their authoritarian power? On this key question, Slater and Wong, two of the top scholars in comparative politics, offer a novel and convincing explanation, supported by thoroughly researched cases of democratization and authoritarian status quo in Asia. From Development to Democracy is both highly relevant to analyzing world events today and a new and lasting contribution to the understanding of democratization.”―Victor C. Shih, University of California, San Diego



“With analytical parsimony and sweeping empirical reach, Slater and Wong offer a new framework for understanding Asian trajectories of democratization. Conservative incumbent power can be a surprising source of democratization―an important lesson for scholars of comparative politics more generally.”―Daniel Ziblatt, author of Conservative Parties and the Birth of Democracy

--This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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Dan Slater is the Weiser Professor of Emerging Democracies in the Department of Political Science and director of the Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies at the University of Michigan. His books include Ordering Power: Contentious Politics and Authoritarian Leviathans in Southeast Asia. Joseph Wong is the Roz and Ralph Halbert Professor of Innovation at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy and professor of political science at the University of Toronto. His books include Healthy Democracies: Welfare Politics in Taiwan and South Korea. --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09VBF7GH6
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Princeton University Press (September 6, 2022)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ September 6, 2022
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 2371 KB
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  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 358 pages
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