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October 2013 Highlights
As the third year of the "Arab Spring" comes to a close, the future of democracy in the region remains uncertain. In "Tracking the 'Arab Spring,'" experts guide us through recent developments in Egypt, Syria, Yemen, and Libya, and tell us why only some of the Arab authoritarian rulers have been vulnerable to popular uprisings.
Also in this issue, Francis Fukuyama and Marc F. Plattner reflect on governance, democracy, and the state; Jørgen Møller and Svend-Erik Skaaning ask whether a reverse democratic wave is looming; and Pippa Norris shares an important new study assessing the quality of elections.
Will China Democratize?
Although China has achieved extraordinary economic success without the CCP regime loosening its authoritarian grip, can the country continue its growth without political reform?
Democracy in East Asia: A New Century
Democracy in East Asia offers a comprehensive treatment of the political landscape in both Northeast and Southeast Asia, including discussions of China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, and Burma (Myanmar).
Tracking the "Arab Spring": Egypt’s Failed Transition