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?