Aurel Croissant

Asia Policy Brief - The Struggle for Democracy in Asia – Regression, Resilience, Revival

  • 1. edition 2020, 15 pp (PDF)
  • Free of charge

Worldwide, democracy is under pressure. The slow but steady erosion of democracy in many places in the last decade seems to accelerate since the outbreak of the Corona pandemic. The Asia-Pacific region is not immune against the impositions of authoritarian populism and other illiberal threats to democracy. Yet, it provides both major examples of democratic regression and failure as well as inspiring stories of democratic resilience and revival, argues Aurel Croissant in our new Asia Policy Brief.