Political parties, party systems, and democratization in East Asia [electronic resource] / edited by Liang Fook Lye, Wilhelm Hofmeister.

Singapore ; Hackensack, N.J. : World Scientific, c2011.
1 online resource (346 p.)
Democracy -- East Asia -- Case studies.
Political parties -- East Asia.
Democratization -- East Asia.
East Asia -- Politics and government.
Electronic books.
Some fledging democracies in the world have encountered setbacks due to political parties trying to grapple with the expectations of sophisticated electorates and introducing gradual political reforms over the years. This book describes how democracy is evolving in East Asia and how it assumes different forms in different countries, with political parties adapting and evolving alongside. It has a two-fold intent. First, it contends that the existing variety of party systems in East Asia will endure and may even flourish, rather than converge as liberal democracies. Second, it highlights the se
Contents; Contributors; Introduction / Liang Fook Lye and Wilhelm Hofmeister; Book Contribution; Chapter Outlines; Final Word; One-Party System
Chapter 1 Is Democratization Compatible with China's One-Party System? / Yongnian Zheng and Liang Fook Lye; Abstract; 1. Introduction; 2. CCP Demise or CCP Adaptation; 3. China's One-Party Political System; (i) CCP and Other Democratic Parties; (ii) CCP Becoming a "Catch-All" Party; 4. Key Areas of Democratization; (i) Intra-Party Democracy; (ii) Grassroots Democracy; (iii) Party-State and Civil Society; 5. Conclusion; References; Appendix A
Chapter 2 The Vietnamese Communist Party and Renovation (Doi Moi) in Vietnam Duong Luan Thuy Abstract; 1. The Vietnamese Communist Party Adjusting to the Times; 2. Doi Moi Launched by the VCP; 3. How the VCP Maintains its Role in Doi Moi; (i) Preserving "Political Stability"; (ii) Giving More Power to Other Political Institutions; (iii) Confronting Challenges; (iv) Applying Doi Moi to the Political System; (v) Improving the Legal System; (vi) Improving the Leadership and Rank and File; (vii) Upholding Socialist Orientation; (viii) Pursuing a Multi-Faceted Foreign Policy; References
One-Party Dominant System
Chapter 3 Cambodia: A Hegemonic Party System in the Making Sorpong Peou; Abstract; 1. Democratization: Transition & Consolidation; 2. The Decline of Multi-Party Politics in Cambodia; 3. The CPP as the Near-Hegemonic Party; 4. CPP Domination over State Institutions; 5. Conclusion; References
Chapter 4 The People's Action Party and Political Liberalization in Singapore / Kenneth Paul Tan; Abstract; 1. Introduction; 2. Political Competition, Elections, and the One-Party Dominant State; Electoral Resources; The Electoral System; Electoral Strategy
Performance of the Opposition Parties: The Relevance of Parliamentary Opposition; Culture, Ideology, and Fear; 3. Conclusion; References
Chapter 5 The End of One-Party Dominance and Japan's Emergence as a "Common Democracy" / Peng Er Lam; Abstract; 1. Introduction; 2. Japan's One-Party Dominant System: Concepts; 3. Phases of LDP's Dominance: Zeniths and Nadirs; 4. LDP's Dominance: Explanations; 5. Domestic and International Structural Changes; The End of the Cold War; Change: Japanese Electorate, Economy and Social Classes; 6. Weakening of Party and Supporter Organizations
7. DPJ: An Opposition Party Hungry for Power 8. A String of Poor LDP Prime Ministers after Koizumi; 9. Conclusion; References; Multi-Party System
Chapter 6 Thai Political Parties in the Age of the Great Divide / Pavin Chachavalpongpun; Abstract; 1. Introduction; 2. Characteristics of Thai Political Parties; 3. The Emergence of the Thai Rak Thai; 4. The Military Struck Back; 5. Towards a Two-Party State?; 6. Conclusion; References
Chapter 7 Last Chapter of an Uneasy Partnership: The Loss of Jusuf Kalla in the 2009 Presidential Election / Syamsul Hadi; Abstract; 1. Introduction
2. Kalla and the Golkar Party after the 2004 Elections
"The collection of papers in this volume arose from a joint conference held between the East Asian Institute of the National University of Singapore and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Foundation in Singapore in August 2009"--P. 14.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
National University of Singapore. East Asian Institute.
Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (Singapore)
Lye, Liang Fook.
Hofmeister, Wilhelm.
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