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Liberalism, democracy, and development [electronic resource] / Sylvia Sum-yee Chan.

By: Chan, Sylvia.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002Description: 1 online resource (viii, 273 p.).ISBN: 9780521808835; 0521808839; 9780521004985 (pbk.); 0521004985 (pbk.); 0511042019 (electronic bk.); 9780511042010 (electronic bk.); 9780511491818 (electronic bk.); 0511491816 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Liberalism | Economic development | Electronic books | Lib�eralisme | D�eveloppement �economique | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Ideologies -- Conservatism & Liberalism | Liberalismo | Desarrollo econ�omico y social | Liberalisme | Economische ontwikkeling | DemocratieGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Liberalism, democracy, and development.DDC classification: 320.51 Other classification: 89.12 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction -- The question: is 'liberal democracy' good for economic development? -- pt. 1. The present context of democratisation and decomposing 'liberal democracy' : dcomposing 'liberal democracy' ; Democratisation: between the 'liberal' and the 'democratic' -- pt. 2. The democracy-development debate: old problem new thinking : Constructing an empirical explanation ; The democracy-development debate reconsidered ; Reconstructing an explanation of the Asian success ; Conclusion: moving beyond the question of 'liberal democracy."
Review: "Many commentators have assumed a close connection between liberal democracy and economic development. Sylvia Chan questions this assumption and suggests a new theoretical framework, in which liberal democracy is 'decomposed' into economic, civil, and political dimensions that can be combined in different ways, allowing for a range of 'institutional matrices'. She then shows, in a case study of Japan and the Asian newly industrialising countries, how these seemingly less democratic countries have enjoyed a unique mix of economic, civil and political liberties which have encouraged economic development without the need to share the institutional structures and cultural values of the West. Chan's model therefore provides a re-evaluation of the institutional capacities needed to sustain a competitive economy in a globalising world, and develops a more sophisticated understanding of the democracy-development connection."--Jacket.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction -- The question: is 'liberal democracy' good for economic development? -- pt. 1. The present context of democratisation and decomposing 'liberal democracy' : dcomposing 'liberal democracy' ; Democratisation: between the 'liberal' and the 'democratic' -- pt. 2. The democracy-development debate: old problem new thinking : Constructing an empirical explanation ; The democracy-development debate reconsidered ; Reconstructing an explanation of the Asian success ; Conclusion: moving beyond the question of 'liberal democracy."

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"Many commentators have assumed a close connection between liberal democracy and economic development. Sylvia Chan questions this assumption and suggests a new theoretical framework, in which liberal democracy is 'decomposed' into economic, civil, and political dimensions that can be combined in different ways, allowing for a range of 'institutional matrices'. She then shows, in a case study of Japan and the Asian newly industrialising countries, how these seemingly less democratic countries have enjoyed a unique mix of economic, civil and political liberties which have encouraged economic development without the need to share the institutional structures and cultural values of the West. Chan's model therefore provides a re-evaluation of the institutional capacities needed to sustain a competitive economy in a globalising world, and develops a more sophisticated understanding of the democracy-development connection."--Jacket.

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