Summary Book Review Civil Society and the State in Democratic East Asia by David Chiavacci:
Download or read book Civil Society and the State in Democratic East Asia written by David Chiavacci and published by Amsterdam University Press. This book was released on 2020-05-15 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume focuses on the new and diversifying interactions between civil society and the state in contemporary East Asia by including cases of entanglement and contention in the three fully consolidated democracies in the area: Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. The book argues that all three countries have reached a new era of post high-growth and mature democracy, leading to new social anxieties and increasing normative diversity, which have direct repercussions on the relationship between the state and civil society. It introduces a comparative perspective in identifying and discussing similarities and differences in East Asia based on in-depth case studies in the fields of environmental issues, national identities as well as neoliberalism and social inclusion that go beyond the classic dichotomy of state vs "liberal" civil society.
Author :Jeffrey C. Alexander Publisher :Cambridge University Press Release Date :2019-02-21 ISBN 10 :9781108427838 Pages :320 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.2/5 (783 users download)
Summary Book Review The Civil Sphere in East Asia by Jeffrey C. Alexander:
Download or read book The Civil Sphere in East Asia written by Jeffrey C. Alexander and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2019-02-21 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Examines a range of contemporary social and cultural conflicts in East Asia and the echoes they have throughout the world.
Summary Book Review Globalization and Democratization in Asia by Kristina Jonsson:
Download or read book Globalization and Democratization in Asia written by Kristina Jonsson and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2003-09-02 with total page 289 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Globalization is a defining feature of our times, covering everything from economic and political issues to the spread of American culture. Its status is controversial, however with some viewing it as leading to greater development for all, while others see it as a threat to national cultures and democratic political life. This book shows how simplified such binary views are, and examines how various globalizing forces have affected Asian societies. It discusses the relationship between globalization, identity and democratic developments in Asia both theoretically and empirically, and aims to understand how economic, political and social forces interact and are mutually reinforced in Asian societies.
Summary Book Review The Politics of Affective Relations by Daniel A. Bell:
Download or read book The Politics of Affective Relations written by Daniel A. Bell and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2004-08-24 with total page 346 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In The Politics of Affective Relations, editors Daniel Bell and Hahm Chaihark refine our understanding of the East Asian conception of the self by examining how that conception was formulated, reproduced, and utilized throughout history. By bringing together a collection of articles authored by experts in a variety of academic disciplines, Bell and Hahm scrutinize how the East Asian emphasis on 'relationality' manifests itself in various real-life settings such as the family, the economy, politics, and the legal system. This volume will provide readers with a broader perspective on and a deeper appreciation for the pervasive nature of 'relationality' in East Asia.
Summary Book Review (Un)civil Society and Political Change in Indonesia by Verena Beittinger-Lee:
Download or read book (Un)civil Society and Political Change in Indonesia written by Verena Beittinger-Lee and published by . This book was released on 2009 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is a critical analysis of Indonesia's civil society and its impact on the country's democratization efforts that does not only take the classical, pro-democratic actors of civil society into account but also portrays uncivil groups and their growing influence on political processes. In the wake of democratic opening, not only pro-democratic civil society organizations have mushroomed in the country, but 'uncivil' society groups have come increasingly to the fore as well. On the non-state level, violence is executed by self-protection groups, militias, fundamentalist religious groups, terrorist groups, and many more.The book analyses the framework for the development of civil society in Indonesia: the past and present political system and its implications for (civil) society, the role religion (and in particular Islam)play in Indonesia, the state of democratic culture, ethnic and other identities and the advancement of human rights. It draws an overall picture of Indonesia's associational life and the dynamics between its actors after 1998 and introduces some actors of both 'civil' and 'uncivil' society while answering questions about the nature of interaction between civil society and state as well as within civil society. Finally the book illustrates that an opening up of the public sphere and the rise of civil society can have negative impacts on democratization processes as well.This book will be of interest to upper level undergraduates, postgraduates and academics in political science and Southeast Asian studies.
Summary Book Review Civil Society by Howard J. Wiarda:
Download or read book Civil Society written by Howard J. Wiarda and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2003-02-07 with total page 184 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Using case studies from sub-Saharan Africa, East Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East, and including such critical countries as South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia, Brazil, Mexico, and Egypt, Civil Society focuses on the processes and politics of dismantling "corporate" (state directed) economies and political systems in the Third World in order to move toward civil societies of free associability and democracy and the limits and pitfalls in this approach.
Summary Book Review Towards Illiberal Democracy by D. Bell:
Download or read book Towards Illiberal Democracy written by D. Bell and published by Springer. This book was released on 1995-08-14 with total page 197 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book challenges the view that liberal democracy is the inevitable outcome of economic modernization. Focusing on the stable and prosperous societies of Pacific Asia, it argues that contemporary political arrangements are legitimised by the values of hierarchy, familism and harmony. An arrangement that clearly contrasts with a western understanding of political liberalism and the communicatory democracy it facilitates. Instead of political change resulting from a demand for autonomy by interest groups in civil society, the adoption of democratic practice in Asia ought to be viewed primarily as a state strategy to manage socio-economic change.
Summary Book Review Asian Democracy in World History by Alan T. Wood:
Download or read book Asian Democracy in World History written by Alan T. Wood and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-04-29 with total page 136 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Taking a comparative approach, Alan T. Wood traces the evolution of democracy from its origins in prehistoric times and describes democratic growth in thirteen Asian countries from Japan in East Asia to Pakistan in South Asia and examines key issues such as: * How does the democratic experience in Asia, in countries with unique and totalitarian political traditions, compare with democracies worldwide? * Is the aspiration to freedom universal or is it a product of western ideas and institutions?
Summary Book Review The Prospects for a Regional Human Rights Mechanism in East Asia (RLE Modern East and South East Asia) by Hidetoshi Hashimoto:
Download or read book The Prospects for a Regional Human Rights Mechanism in East Asia (RLE Modern East and South East Asia) written by Hidetoshi Hashimoto and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-05-15 with total page 252 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Regional inter-governmental human rights organizations have been in operation for sometime in Europe, the Americas and Africa. These regional human rights mechanisms have proven to be useful and effective in comparison to the global human rights mechanisms available at the United Nations. The purpose of this study, first published in 2004, is to investigate the possibility of establishing a regional inter-governmental human rights mechanism in East Asia, with a focus on the contributions of nongovernmental organizations' (NGOs) to such a development.
Summary Book Review Post-Politics and Civil Society in Asian Cities by Sonia Lam-Knott:
Download or read book Post-Politics and Civil Society in Asian Cities written by Sonia Lam-Knott and published by Politics in Asia. This book was released on 2019 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Bringing together an interdisciplinary group of scholars, Post-Politics and Civil Society in Asian Cities examines how the concept of 'post-politics' has manifested across a range of Asian cities, and the impact this has had on state-society relationships in processes of urban governance. This volume examines how the post-political framework--derived from the study of Western liberal democracies--applies to Asian cities. Appreciating that the region has undergone a distinctive trajectory of political development, and is currently governed under democratic or authoritarian regimes, the book articulates how post-political conditions have created obstacles or opportunities for civil society to assert its voice in urban governance. Chapters address the different ways in which Asian civil society groups strive to gain a stake in the development and management of cities, specifically by looking at their involvement in heritage and environmental governance, two inter-related components in discourses about establishing liveable cities for the future. By providing in-depth case studies examining the varying degrees to which post-political ideologies have been enacted in urban governance across Central, South, Southeast, and East Asia, this book offers a useful and timely resource for students and scholars interested in urban studies, political science, Asian studies, geography, and sociology.
Summary Book Review The Universal Periodic Review of Southeast Asia by James Gomez:
Download or read book The Universal Periodic Review of Southeast Asia written by James Gomez and published by Springer. This book was released on 2017-11-14 with total page 229 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The research presented in this book provides a stakeholder analysis of human rights protection at a time when the region appears to be regressing into an insidious and deep authoritarianism. As political space shrinks in Southeast Asia, the book provides an insight into how civil society engaged with the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the United Nations Human Rights Council during the first (2008-2011) and second (2012-2016) cycles. Through evidence-based research, the authors in this volume identify gaps in human rights reporting and advocacy during the UPR, notably on civil and political issues such as the right to life, freedom of expression, freedom of religion and belief, extrajudicial killings, arbitrary detention and claims for greater autonomy. In short, The Universal Periodic Review of Southeast Asia: Civil Society Perspectives, highlights the need for more engagement on civil and political issues during the third cycle of the UPR in 2017-2020. Failing this, the UPR process risks being reduced to a platform where civil society only engages on issues that States are willing to cooperate on. If this is the case, Southeast Asia's democratic transition will suffer a long term set back.
Summary Book Review Security Challenges and Military Politics in East Asia by Jongseok Woo:
Download or read book Security Challenges and Military Politics in East Asia written by Jongseok Woo and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2011-02-24 with total page 221 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: >
Summary Book Review Law, Capitalism and Power in Asia by Kanishka Jayasuriya:
Download or read book Law, Capitalism and Power in Asia written by Kanishka Jayasuriya and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2006-06-19 with total page 360 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A challenging and provocative book that contests the liberal assumption that the rule of law will go hand in hand with a transition to market-based economies and even democracy in East Asia. Using case studies from Hong Kong, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan, Japan and Vietnam, the authors argue that the rule of law is in fact more likely to provide political elites with the means closely to control civil society. It is essential, therefore, to locate conceptions of judicial independence and the rule of law more generally within the ideological vocabulary of the state.
Summary Book Review Contingent States by William A. Callahan:
Download or read book Contingent States written by William A. Callahan and published by U of Minnesota Press. This book was released on 2004 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the 1990s, Greater China became the subject of debate as the site of either the danger of the “China threat” or the promise of Confucian capitalism. William A. Callahan argues that Greater China presents challenges not only to economic and political order but also to international relations theory. In fact, Greater China, though absent from geopolitical maps and international law, is very much present in economic and cultural exchange and exemplifies the contingent state of international politics. Callahan deconstructs the mainstream geopolitical and political-economic understandings of Greater China, tracing its emergence through an ethnographic analysis of four political “problems” in East Asia: the South China Sea disputes, Sino-Korean relations, the return of Hong Kong, and cross-straits relations. Callahan shows how bureaucrats, outlaws, tycoons, academics, workers, politicians, and hooligans alike produce Greater China through networks of relations in local, national, regional, global, and transnational space. Finally, Contingent States reveals how each of the “problems” provoked theoretical innovations that depart from standard conceptions of sovereignty, democracy, and the nation-state.William A. Callahan is senior lecturer of international politics and deputy director of the Center for Contemporary Chinese Studies at the University of Durham, England, and the author of Imagining Democracy: Reading “The Events of May” in Thailand and Pollwatching, Elections, and Civil Society in Southeast Asia.
Summary Book Review Korean Society by Charles K. Armstrong:
Download or read book Korean Society written by Charles K. Armstrong and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2004-02-03 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The second half of the Twentieth Century has seen South Korea transformed from an impoverished, war-ravaged nation to one of the most successful economies in East Asia. This has been accompanied by a military authoritarian regime to a vibrant democracy. This title available in eBook format. Click here for more information.Visit our eBookstore at: www.ebookstore.tandf.co.uk.
Author :Erik Martinez Kuhonta Publisher :Contemporary Issues in Asia an Release Date :2008 ISBN 10 :STANFORD:36105210541673 Pages :482 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4./5 ( users download)
Summary Book Review Southeast Asia in Political Science by Erik Martinez Kuhonta:
Download or read book Southeast Asia in Political Science written by Erik Martinez Kuhonta and published by Contemporary Issues in Asia an. This book was released on 2008 with total page 482 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book provides a state-of-the-art review of Southeast Asian political studies through a dialogue involving theoretical analysis, area studies, and qualitative methodology.
Summary Book Review Civil Society, Religion and Global Governance by Helen James:
Download or read book Civil Society, Religion and Global Governance written by Helen James and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2007-04-11 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is one of the first books to explore the nexus between civil society, religion, and global governance, their impact on human security and well-being, and significance for current debates in international politics. The contributors examine salient aspects of the secular state whose monopoly on, and control of, institutional violence has reified its use of power to such an extent that the modernistic separation of church and state is being called into question, as institutional limits are sought to the abuse of that power. The volume is clearly divided into six key sections: human security and human rights the politics of civil religion the ethics of civil development civil society and global governance cross-cultural perspectives on institutional development for civil society international civil society. Within these sections the illuminating case studies span a wide geographical extent from Central and Eastern Europe to Egypt, to Latin America, Iran, Bangladesh, Australia, the Pacific and East and Southeast Asia. Civil Society, Religion and Global Governance will be of strong interest to students, policy makers and researchers in the fields of human rights, religion, political science and sociology.