This is a remarkable new text on political life in Asia. It goes far beyond the standard variables that synoptic volumes on democratization normally cover, and opens a window onto actual public opinion about the quality of political life. Inoguchi and Carlson have assembled a team of prominent experts from around Asia to chart and explain what is happening and how people feel about it. This is a fresh and powerful perspective on politics in Asia.
Andrew MacIntyre, Director, Asia Pacific School of Economics and Government, The Australian National University