How People View Democracy: Halting Progress in Korea and Taiwan

Issue Date January 2001
Volume 12
Issue 1
Page Numbers 122-136
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Judging from their citizens’ middling levels of support for and satisfaction with democracy, both Korea and Taiwan are still far from democratic consolidation. Click here for details on the authors’ in-depth study of recent public opinion survey data from Korea and Taiwan, Growth and Equivocation in Support for Democracy in Korea and Taiwan, published by the University of Strathclyde’s Centre for the Study of Public Policy.

About the Authors

Yun-han Chu

Yun-han Chu was an academician of Academia Sinica, where he was also Distinguished Research Fellow of the Institute of Political Science, and professor of political science at National Taiwan University.

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Larry Diamond

Larry Diamond is senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Mosbacher Senior Fellow in Global Democracy at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University. The January 2022 issue is his last after 32 years as coeditor of the Journal of Democracy.

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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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