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Strategic Model of Economic Performance and Democratization in South Korea and Taiwan

Yap, Fiona


A debate, fanned by the experiences of South Korea and Taiwan, persists over how economic growth leads to democratization. This article provides a theoretical model showing that economic downturns lead to democratization and evaluates the conclusion systematically with data from South Korea and Taiwan. The model and results corroborate the hypothesis that economic downturns motivate government and non-government actors to pursue political reforms and democratization and highlight several...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: British Journal of Political Science
DOI: 10.1017/S0007123411000287


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