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Title: Strengthening constitutionalism in Asia
Authors: Davis, Michael C.
Keywords: liberal democracy
Asia’s democracies
Issue Date: Oct-2017
Publisher: Journal of Democracy
Citation: Davis, M. C. (2017). Strengthening constitutionalism in Asia . Journal of Democracy, 28(04), 147–161.
Abstract: Is liberal democracy in retreat? Around the world, scholars and advocates of democracy have been worrying that it is. Recently in these pages, Roberto Stefan Foa and Yascha Mounk lamented the loosening hold of liberal-democratic attitudes on citizens even in the West’s leading developed democracies, and warned about the dangers of democratic deconsolidation in those countries. The worry has been particularly acute in Asia, where the notion of illiberal democracy (often offered as part of the “Asian values” argument) has long been advanced as an alternative to the checks and balances of liberal constitutionalism. This version of democracy typically means fewer institutional constraints on populist or authoritarian-minded leaders, curtailed rights and liberties, and weaker public accountability and media oversight.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10739/3152
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