Political culture in Southeast Asia

The myth or reality of authoritarianism?

Authored by: Bridget Welsh , Kai-Ping Huang

Routledge Handbook of Politics in Asia

Print publication date:  March  2018
Online publication date:  March  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138639041
eBook ISBN: 9781315627670
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315627670-15

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Abstract

“With few exceptions, democracy has not brought good government to new developing countries… What Asians value may not necessarily be what Americans or Europeans value. Westerners value the freedoms and liberties of the individual. As an Asian of Chinese cultural background, my values are for a government which is honest, effective and efficient.

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