Publication in Economics, Politics and Public Policy in East Asia and the Pacific

Asian Voices


The future of democracy and rise of authoritarianism in Asia

Authors: Don S Lee, Sungkyunkwan University and Fernando Casal Bértoa, University of Nottingham

History has shaped party politics and electoral instability in Asian democracies. History remains a critical factor in understanding how young Asian democracies can be strengthened and stabilised in the future.

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Taiwan’s global prominence grows in 2021

Author: Lev Nachman, Harvard University

Taiwan is living in an unprecedented time. At the end of 2020, it was still one of the few places in the world not ravaged by COVID-19. President Tsai Ing-wen’s government enjoyed broad support, but people were nervous about the transition of power in the United States from former US president Donald Trump to Joe Biden and how the transition could impact Taiwan. 

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