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Yasheng Huang recommends

The political economist shares further reading on the political systems of the future.

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    Democratize or Die

    Yasheng Huang
    Foreign Affairs, January/February 2013

    In this article, I write about the prospects for democracy in China.

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    The Key to Bringing Democracy to China

    Yasheng Huang
    Foreign Policy, November 19, 2012

    An earlier article I wrote, also on the prospects for democracy in China.

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    Sharing Prosperity and Power

    Bridget Kendall
    The Forum, August 12, 2013

    You can tune in to a BBC program called The Forum for a discussion on democracy amongst myself, Amartya Sen and Salwa Ismail.

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    Why Nations Fail

    Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson
    Crown Business, 2013

    For the best treatment of how an extractive economic model can produce growth for a period of time but eventually will collapse, read Why Nations Fail.

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    The Better Angels of Our Nature

    Steven Pinker
    Penguin Books, 2012

    I always enjoy reading Steven Pinker's books, but his most recent book, The Better Angels of Our Nature, has some startling statistics on the death tolls of totalitarian regimes vis-à-vis the death tolls of democratic regimes. One of the major theses of this book is that the rise of the rights revolution and democratic forms of government is one of the main causes behind the historic reduction of violence.