Call for Papers: “Institution-building in autocracies and the quality of democratic successor regimes in Asia”
Joint Conference of the International Political Science Association (IPSA) and the European Consortium of Political Research (ECPR), Sao Paulo, 16-19 February 2011
Deadline for paper proposals: Friday, 6 August 2010
Judged by the distribution of political regime types, Asia is the most heterogeneous region in the world. While a great number of regimes have remained authoritarian, the Third Wave of democracy spawned consolidated as well as unstable democracies.
The panel is devoted to testing the hypothesis that the seeds of democratic consolidation can be sown already during authoritarianism. In particular, it is centered on the question if the institutionalization and formalization of authoritarian politics has aided the consolidation of democracies such as Taiwan and South Korea, while its absence is the root of instability in regimes such as Thailand and the Philippines.
The panel is aimed at attracting both single case and comparative papers that strike a balance between empirical data (quantitative and qualitative) and relevant, critical and audacious general theoretical questions/debates. Fairness of geographical spread, gender and academic career level will be taken into consideration when selecting participants.
Chairs: Christian Göbel and Magnus Andersson, Lund University, Centre for East and South East Asian Studies
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