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Democratization and Electoral Reform in the Asia-Pacific Region: Is There an "Asian Model" of Democracy?

Reilly, Benjamin


During the past two decades, numerous Asia-Pacific states have made transitions to democracy founded on basic political liberties and freely contested elections. A little-noticed consequence of this process has been strikingly congruent reforms to key political institutions such as electoral systems, political parties, and parliaments. Across the region, these reforms have been motivated by common aims of promoting government stability, reducing political fragmentation, and limiting the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Electoral Systems
DOI: 10.1177/0010414006299097


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