Challenge and Change in East Asia: Facing the Perils of Presidentialism

Issue Date April 2005
Volume 16
Issue 2
Page Numbers 102-16
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Juan Linz’s 1990 critique of presidentialism in these pages was based largely on the Latin American experience. In the last few years, however, four new Asian democracies have encountered presidential crises. Does Linz’s work hold the secret to what has been ailing these regimes?

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Francis Fukuyama

Francis Fukuyama is Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at Stanford’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. 

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Björn Dressel

Björn Dressel is associate professor in the Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University.

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Boo-Seung Chang

Boo-Seung Chang is a doctoral student at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

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