ESID webinar: Clustering development and democratisation in Asia
|Starts:||15:00 12 Nov 2020|
|Ends:||16:00 12 Nov 2020|
|What is it:||Webinar|
|Organiser:||Faculty of Humanities|
|Who is it for:||University staff, External researchers, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public|
|Speaker:||Professor Dan Slater|
This keynote attempts a rethinking of Asian geography by making the case for “developmental Asia” as a region transcending the conventional divide between Northeast and Southeast Asia. Developmental Asia is defined by political economy, not just physical geography. It has four distinctive developmental clusters containing three cases each. The value of this clustered approach is established by showing how developmental cluster rather than overall levels of development is perfectly correlated with whether or not authoritarian regimes have made democratic concessions in times of considerable regime strength. It is not levels of modernization, but the type of institutional development attending economic development that best explains developmental Asia’s uneven record of democratization.
Professor Dan Slater
Role: Professor of Political Science
Organisation: University of Michigan
Biography: Ronald and Eileen Weiser Professor of Emerging Democracies and Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies Director; Professor of Political Science. Professor Slater specializes in the politics and history of enduring dictatorships and emerging democracies, with a regional focus on Southeast Asia.
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