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Security, Development and Human Rights in East Asia

Democratic Governance in Northeast Asia: A Human-Centered Approach to Evaluating Democracy

Editors: Howe, Brendan (Ed.)

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Comprising case studies of Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan, this edited volume explores the key characteristics of democratic governance in Northeast Asia. Each democracy is assessed on the extent to which it enables the flourishing of social capital; prioritizes the interests of all as characterized by freedom from fear and want; and empowers all to participate in the democratic process and governance. With particular focus on the experience of minorities, this volume contends that the acid test of democratic governance is not how well the government represents the interests of the elites, or even the majority, but rather how it cares for the needs of vulnerable groups in society.

About the authors

Hannes B. Mosler, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany Hakjae Kim, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany Jennifer S. Oh, Ewha Womans University, South Korea Christian Schafferer, Overseas Chinese University, Taiwan

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Measuring the Quality of Democratic Governance

    Howe, Brendan

    Pages 1-24

  • The Deterioration of South Korean Democracy

    Mosler, Hannes B.

    Pages 25-50

  • Migrant Workers in South Korean Society

    Kim, Hakjae

    Pages 51-69

  • Japan: A Superficially Democratic State?

    Howe, Brendan (et al.)

    Pages 70-86

  • Non-regular Workers in Japan

    Oh, Jennifer S.

    Pages 87-104

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eBook $49.99
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Hardcover $67.50
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-55044-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $67.50
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-55816-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Democratic Governance in Northeast Asia: A Human-Centered Approach to Evaluating Democracy
Editors
  • Brendan Howe
Series Title
Security, Development and Human Rights in East Asia
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-55045-3
DOI
10.1057/9781137550453
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-55044-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-55816-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 156
Number of Illustrations and Tables
7 b/w illustrations
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