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By Terence Lee

Although social pursuits and media will help destabilize authoritarian governments, no longer all social protest is valuable or culminates within the toppling of dictatorships. often, the military’s reaction determines the result.

In Defect or Defend, Terence Lee makes use of 4 case reviews from Asia to supply perception into the military’s function through the transitional part of regime switch. Lee compares renowned uprisings within the Philippines and Indonesia—both of which effectively engaged army aid to deliver down authoritarian rule—with protest events in China and Burma that have been violently suppressed by means of army forces.

Lee’s concept of "high personalism" and power-sharing one of the defense force management offers a framework for realizing the serious transitory levels of democratization. He makes use of this idea to check and verify japanese Europe’s democratization occasions in 1989, the coloured Revolutions of the early 2000s, and the protests and revolutions unfolding within the center East. This publication will entice scholars and students of comparative politics, Asian reviews, safeguard stories, and diplomacy, in addition to safety policymakers.

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Even supposing social pursuits and media might help destabilize authoritarian governments, no longer all social protest is efficacious or culminates within the toppling of dictatorships. usually, the military’s reaction determines the end result. In illness or guard, Terence Lee makes use of 4 case stories from Asia to supply perception into the military’s function in the course of the transitional section of regime switch.

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