Challenge and Change in East Asia: Is Democracy the Only Game in Town?

Issue Date April 2005
Volume 16
Issue 2
Page Numbers 88-101
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In three of the six democracies surveyed by the East Asia Barometer, a majority of respondents prefer democracy to its alternatives. In the other three, however, a lingering nostalgia for authoritarianism stands in the way of democratic consolidation.

About the Authors

Jason Wells

Jason Wells is a doctoral student in political science at the University of Missouri at Columbia. 

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Doh Chull Shin

Doh C. Shin is professor of political science at the University of Missouri and director of the Korean Democracy Barometer surveys.

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