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Civil society and political change in Asia : expanding and contracting democratic space

Author: Muthiah Alagappa
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book is the first comprehensive, systematic investigation of the connection between civil society and political change in Asia - change toward open, participatory, and accountable politics. Its findings suggest that the link between a vibrant civil society and democracy is indeterminate: Certain types of civil society organizations support democracy, but others have the potential to undermine it."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Civil society and political change in Asia.
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2004
(OCoLC)645567355
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Muthiah Alagappa
ISBN: 0804750610 9780804750615 0804750971 9780804750974
OCLC Number: 55624615
Description: xxii, 528 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Civil society and political change : an analytical framework / Muthiah Alagappa --
Indonesia : transformation of civil society and democratic breakthrough / Edward Aspinall --
The Philippines : fractious civil society and competing visions of democracy / Jennifer C. Franco --
South Korea : confrontational legacy and democratic contributions / Sunhyuk Kim --
Taiwan : no civil society, no democracy / Yun Fan --
India : expanding and contracting democratic space / Amitabh Behar and Aseem Prakash --
Japan : social capital without advocacy / Robert Pekkanen --
Malaysia : construction of counterhegemonic narratives and agendas / Meredith L. Weiss --
Sri Lanka : ethnic domination, violence, and illiberal democracy / Neil Devotta --
Singapore : engagement and autonomy within the political status quo / Suzaina Kadir --
Pakistan : civil society in the service of an authoritarian state / Aqil Shah --
Burma : civil society skirting regime rules / Kyaw Yin Hlaing --
China : the limits of civil society in a late Leninist state / Mary E. Gallagher --
The nonstate public sphere in Asia : dynamic growth, institutionalization lag / Muthiah Alagappa --
Civil society and democratic change : indeterminate connection, transforming relations / Muthiah Alagappa.
Responsibility: edited by Muthiah Alagappa.
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