Religious Organizations and Democratic Consolidation: East Asian Exceptionalism

By Deborah A. Brown and Tun-jen Cheng.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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The essay presents a conceptual framework for the study of religious organizations' influence in the democratic consolidation of East Asia's newly democratized societies.

Keywords: Democracy, Democracy in Asia, Democracy in East Asia, Democratic Consolidation, Democratization, Democratization in Asia, Democratization in East Asia, East Asia, Religion, Religion in Asia, Religion in East Asia, Religion and Democracy, Religion and Politics, Religious Organizations, Religious Organizations and Democracy

The International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 3, Issue 11, pp.113-128. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.883MB).

Prof. Deborah A. Brown

Deborah A. Brown is Associate Professor in the Department of Asian Studies at Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey. She has authored, edited, and co-edited nine books on East Asian affairs and also contemporary religion, including Religious Organizations and Democracy in Contemporary Asia (M.E. Sharpe, 2006). Her research has centered on Hong Kong in transition, including shifts in church-state relations there, and on electoral and other elements of democratization in broader East Asia. Professor Brown has authored and co-authored over sixty articles—most on democratization in East Asia—in international media and scholarly journals. She is the managing editor of the Taiwan Journal of Democracy.

Prof. Tun-jen Cheng

Tun-jen Cheng is Class of 1935 Professor in the Department of Government at the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia. He previously taught at the University of California, San Diego, and was a visiting scholar at the University of Tsukuba, Japan, and an associate visiting professor at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His primary interests are in comparative political economy and East Asian development. He has published numerous journal articles and book chapters, co-authored Newly Industrializing East Asia in Transition, and co-edited Political Change in Taiwan, Inherited Rivalry, The Security Environment in the Asian-Pacific, and New Leadership, New Agenda. Professor Cheng is the director of the Pacific Asia Program and chair of the East Asian Studies Program at William and Mary, and editor-in-chief of the Taiwan Journal of Democracy.


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