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JANUARY 2014 HIGHLIGHTS
Despite the murky outcomes of the “color revolutions” and the “Arab Spring,” the concept of transitions to democracy still holds sway among scholars and policy makers. In “Reconsidering the ‘Transition Paradigm,’” Donald Horowitz, Francis Fukuyama, and Journal of Democracy coeditors Larry Diamond and Marc F. Plattner discuss the relevance of the transition paradigm in light of developments in the world today.
The January issue also features a set of essays on “The Legacies of 1989,” as well as articles on the implications of criminal violence for Mexico’s democracy, Afghanistan’s constitution, and the crisis in southern Europe.
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).
The Legacies of 1989: Bulgaria's Year of Civic Anger