Dan Slater, WCED director and professor of political science, wrote an article for East Asia Forum titled, "Asia no arc toward welathy democracy." In the piece, he looks across Asia to explain why wealthy democracies have not emerged in the region since the end of the Cold War. Read the full article here.

Dan Slater is director of the Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies and professor of political science at the University of Michigan. He specializes in the politics and history of enduring dictatorships and emerging democracies, with a regional focus on Southeast Asia. His research interests include comparative politics, international relations, world politics, and methodology.