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Taiwan, South Korea, and Singapore: Comparing theories of democratization

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  • Taiwan, South Korea, and Singapore: Comparing theories of democratization
  • Ringstad, Albin
  • Halmstad University


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Title Taiwan, South Korea, and Singapore: Comparing theories of democratization
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Ringstad, Albin

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[Halmstad, Sweden]:Halmstad University

Date 2013-06
Series Title; No International relations / 61-90
Pages 55
Subject Country Singapore(Asia and Pacific)
South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Taiwan(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
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Subject Economy < Economic Administration
Government and Law < Political Development
Holding Halmstad University

Abstract

Democratization is a phenomenon which we have seen in many parts of the world. This thesis investigates the democratic processes in Taiwan and South Korea and looks at the reasons why Singapore did not democratize. It does so by comparing four theories of democratization. The first theory is the Modernization theory, in which economic development cause democracy. The Second is the Transition theory, in which deliberate elite decisions matter. The third used theory is the Structural theory, in which class struggles are emphasized. The final theory is the International Factors, which basically is an approach that looks at what international factors can help account for the occurred development. The method used is the Structured, Focused Comparison. Further, it is also a literature study, where the material analyzed is material written by renowned scholars within the field of democratization. (The rest omitted)