Democracy in Asia: Building Sustainable Institutions and Practices in Turbulent Times

  • 07 Mar 2019
  • 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, 1 Devonshire Place

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This event is organized by The Centre for the Study of Global Japan.

This symposium brings together a distinguished group of scholars whose work either frames contemporary global assessments of the state of democracy around the world or focuses attention directly on the political struggle now underway between democracy and authoritarianism across the Asian region. Its purpose is to bring current comparative research on the evolution of democratic institutions and practices of government into dialogue with cutting-edge conceptual work on democracy and democratization. The participants together address the challenge of maintaining domestic and international stability when countries are facing competing political imperatives generated both by globalizing capitalism and by the contemporary diffusion of systemic power.

SYMPOSIUM PROGRAM
2:10-2:15PM Welcoming Remarks
RANDALL HANSEN
Interim Director, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy
Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto

2:15-4:00PM Panel I
LUCAN AHMAD WAY

Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto
Are we actually in the Midst of a Democratic Recession?

SEVA GUNITSKY
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto
Great Powers and the Future of Democracy

LYNETTE ONG
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science and Asian Institute, University of Toronto
Studying “China in the World” in 2019

PHILLIP LIPSCY
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Stanford University
Thomas Rohlen Center Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
Democracy, Financial Crises, and Economic Volatility

MAIKO ICHIHARA
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Law and the School of International and Public Policy, Hitotsubashi University, Japan
Understanding Japan’s International Democracy Assistance Policy

Chair:
LOUIS PAULY
Interim Director, Centre for the Study of Global Japan
J. Stefan Dupré Distinguished Professor of Political Economy, Department of Political Science

Discussant:
DAVID A. WELCH
University Research Chair and Professor of Political Science, University of Waterloo and Balsillie School of International Affairs

4:00-4:15PM Break

4:15-5:55PM Panel II

YUSUKE TAKAGI
Assistant Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Japan
Democracy in Asia: The Case of the Philippines

JOSEPH WONG
Professor, Department of Political Science
Ralph and Roz Halbert Professor of Innovation, Munk School
Associate Vice-President and Vice-Provost, International Student Experience, University of Toronto
Japan: Asia’s First Unlikely Democracy

DAN SLATER
Professor of Political Science
Ronald and Eileen Weiser Professor of Emerging Democracies
Director, Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies (WCED), University of Michigan
Indonesia: Asia’s Newest Unlikely Democracy

SANG-YOUNG RHYU
Professor, Political Economy, Graduate School of International Studies, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea
Upgrading Democracy in Korea: Resilient Consolidation and Complex Challenges

DIANA FU
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto
State Control in China under Xi Jinping

Chair:
LOUIS PAULY
Interim Director, Centre for the Study of Global Japan
J. Stefan Dupré Distinguished Professor of Political Economy, Department of Political Science

Discussant:
DAVID A. WELCH
University Research Chair and Professor of Political Science, University of Waterloo and Balsillie School of International Affairs

5:55-6:00PM Closing Remarks
TAKAKO ITO

Consul General of Japan in Toronto

6:00-7:00PM Reception

Register for this event from here: https://munkschool.utoronto.ca/csgj/event/27277/register

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