Enhancing Democratic Partnership in the Indo-Pacific Region
The East Asia Institute (President Yul Sohn) held the third online seminar [Democratic Cooperation] series, titled as “Enhancing Democratic Partnership in the Indo-Pacific Region”. During this seminar, together with thought leaders from six democracies, EAI discussed visions and challenges for democratic unity in the Indo-Pacific region, and shared workable ideas to promote democratic community in the region.
"Public Attitudes towards Democracy and Democratic Maturity in South Korea"
South Koreans’ attitudes toward democracy have changed over time. In this issue briefing, Prof. Woo Chang Kang examines the public’s changing attitudes towards democracy since the mid-2000s by analyzing the public support for democracy based on three aspects: democratic principles, performance and institutions. Based upon the survey data, Prof. Kang states that compared with the relatively
South Korean Party Politics - Polarizing Space with Little Space for Centrists
Since democratization, South Korean party politics has been featured by increasing party polarization and incomplete party sorting. In this issue briefing, Prof. Jung Kim examines several factors that have led to party polarization and incomplete party sorting in the country’s politics. Prof. Kim argues that under the two-and-a-half party system, political representation has been unequal, as it over-represents progressive and conservative voters while under-representing centrists, thereby increasing polarization between progressive and conservative parties. At the same time, Prof. Kim argues that the number of centrist voters who do not fall under the ideological distributions of the major parties remains significant, which indicates that party polarization has not been corresponding with party sorting, leaving centrist voters in drift.
Woo Chang Kang
Nam Kyu Ki
Jai Kwan Jung
The East Asia Institute (President Yul Sohn) held the third online seminar [Democratic Cooperation] series, titled as “Enhancing Democratic Partnership in the Indo-Pacific Region”. During this seminar, together with thought leaders from six democracies, EAI discussed visions and challenges for democratic unity in the Indo-Pacific region, and shared workable ideas to promote democratic community in the region. Date & Time: September 18, 2020 10:00-11:30 AM (KST) Panelists: Teresita Quintos Deles (Co-Founder and Chair, International Center for Innovation, Transformation and Excellence in Governance), Michael J. Green (Senior Vice President for Asia and Japan Chair, CSIS; Director of Asian Studies, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University), Dhruva Jaishankar (Director, U.S. Initiative, Observer Research Foundation), Marty Natalegawa (Former Foreign Minister of Indonesia), Yukio Takasu (Chairman of the Study Team on the Future of Democracy, Japan Center for International Exchange; Former Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations) Moderator: Sook Jong Lee (Professor, Sungkyunkwan University; Senior Fellow, East Asia Institute)
Friday 2020-09-18 ~ 2020-09-18
Friday 2020-08-28 ~ 2020-08-28
Wednesday 2020-08-19 ~ 2020-08-19
On August 13-14, 2018, on behalf of the Asia Democracy Research Network (ADRN), EAI and other ADRN members from South Asian countries participated in a sub-regional dialogue on India-China bilateral relations held by the Samriddhi Foundation in Kathmandu, Nepal. During the sessions on Monday, August 13, participants discussed emerging trends in India-China bilateral relations and considered the political and economic implications of the recent developments surrounding the South Asian region. Both opportunities and challenges posed by Chinese and Indian foreign policy approaches were explored. On Tuesday, August 14, a more practical discussion focusing on the role of civil society and independent research think tanks in bringing together diverse voices within the region ensued. The conversation focused particularly on the role of regional networks such as the ADRN in engaging with like-minded group of people across South Asia.
Monday 2018-08-13 ~ 2018-08-14
Friday 2018-06-29 ~ 2018-06-29
The Royal River Hotel, Thailand
Monday 2017-08-07 ~ 2017-08-08
The Westin Chosun Hotel
As part of the Asia Democracy Research Network (ADRN) project, the East Asia Institute (EAI) co-hosted sessions on "Asian Middle Powers and Democracy Promotion" and “Strategic Cooperation among Democracy Defenders” with the Forum 2000 during its participation in the 23rd Forum 2000 conference, which was held on October 13-15, 2019. The "Asian Middle Powers and Democracy Promotion" was an open panel discussion session. The panelists presented about 1) What challenges their government and nongovernmental actors are currently facing, 2) What efforts are being implemented to defend democratic values and practices at the national and regional levels, and 3) How Asian middle power countries can collaborate on addressing threats to democracy and reinforce and bolster shared values.In a closed roundtable discussion session on “Strategic Cooperation among Democracy Defenders” following the open panel discussion session, participants discussed about 1) How Europe and Asia can cooperate to sustain the liberal international order and stop the attacks and threats from authoritarian governments, and 2) What democracy defenders should be aware of in addressing new challenges that arise from technological and communication changes in people’s every day lives, and how we can cooperate to ensure these changes have a positive impact on democracy.Program:Open Panel DiscussionAsian Middle Powers and Democracy PromotionModerator: Ketty Chen (Taiwan Foundation for Democracy)Presenters:Maiko Ichihara (Hitotsubashi University/Japan Center for International Exchange, Japan)Ketut Putra Erawan (Institute for Peace and Democracy, Bali Democracy Forum, Indonesia)Sook Jong Lee (East Asia Institute/Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea)Niranjan Sahoo (Observer Research Foundation, India)Closed Roundtable DiscussionStrategic Cooperation among Democracy DefendersModerator: Sook Jong Lee (EAI/SKKU, South Korea)Participants:Thorsten Benner (Global Public Policy Institute, Germany)Ketty Chen (Taiwan Foundation for Democracy)Maiko Ichihara (Japan Center for International Exchange, Japan)Ketut Putra Erawan (Institute for Peace and Democracy, Indonesia)Lynn Lee (National Endowment for Democracy, US)Niranjan Sahoo (Observer Research Foundation, India)Robert Schwarz (Bertelsmann Stiftung, Germany)
Thursday 2019-10-13 ~ 2019-10-15
Goethe Institute, Prague
Friday 2019-09-20 ~ 2019-09-20
Law School, Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) Room 116
Tuesday 2018-11-23 ~ 2018-11-23
Westin Chosun Hotel, Seoul
The East Asia Institute (President Yul Sohn) invites you to the third online seminar of the [Democratic Cooperation] series, titled “Enhancing Democratic Partnership in the Indo-Pacific Region”. During this seminar, together with thought leaders from six democracies, EAI will discuss visions and challenges for democratic unity in the Indo-Pacific region, and share workable ideas to promote democratic community in the region.
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