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Democracy and Diversity: Political Engineering in the Asia-Pacific

Benjamin Reilly


This book shows how political reformers across the Asia-Pacific region have responded to the reality of their internal diversity by deliberate, innovative, and often highly ambitious forms of political engineering. Harking back to the success of the East Asian ‘Tigers’ and their unorthodox but successful interventions in the economic arena, many democratizing Northeast Asian, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Island states are now seeking to manage political change by far-reaching reforms to their electoral, parliamentary, and party systems. This book is part of the Oxford Studies in Democratizatio ... More

Keywords: political reform, political change, democratization, electoral system, parliamentary system, party system

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780199286874
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286874.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Benjamin Reilly, author
Director, Centre for Democratic Institutions, Australian National University
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