TOC: Pacific Affairs, Vol. 95, no. 3 (September 2022)

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We are pleased to announce the publication of the latest issue of Pacific Affairs (Volume 95, Number 3, September 2022):




“Introduction: Post-Democratizing Politics in Southeast and Northeast Asia”


By Ja Ian Chong (National University of Singapore) and Norma Osterberg-Kaufmann (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)


“Evolution of Our Times: Hong Kong and Taiwan’s Developing Democratic Identities”


By Ja Ian Chong (National University of Singapore) and Hsin-Hsin Pan (Soochow University)


“Democratic Breakdown through Lawfare by Constitutional Courts: The Case of Post-'Democratic Transition' Thailand”


By Eugénie Mérieau (National University of Singapore)


Uncoupling Conceptual Understandings and Political Preferences: A Study of Democratic Attitudes among Singapore’s Highly Educated Young


By Norma Osterberg-Kaufmann (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) and Kay Key Teo (National University of Singapore)


“Failed Autocratization. Malaysia under Najib Razak (2009-2018)”


By Andreas Ufen (German Institute for Global and Area Studies)




Mobilized and Polarized: Social Media and Disinformation Narratives in the 2022 Philippine Elections


By Aries A. Arugay (University of the Philippines Diliman) and Justin Keith A. Baquisal (University of the Philippines Diliman)


“Violence and Impunity: Democratic Backsliding in the Philippines and the 2022 Elections”


By Sol Iglesias (University of the Philippines Diliman)




Understanding Mistrust and Instability in East Asia” (a review essay of China and the World by David Shambaugh, Rethinking Sino-Japanese Alienation: History Problems and Historical Opportunities by Barry Buzan and Evelyn Goh, and The Geopsychology Theory of International Relations in the 21st Century: Escaping the Ignorance Trap  by B.M. Jain)


By Jahyun Chun (Yonsei University)




The issue also includes our generous amount of reviews of recent books and films on the Asia-Pacific region, all available full-text and free at our website above.