The Routledge Handbook of Civil Society in Asia is an interdisciplinary resource, covering one of the most dynamically expanding sectors in contemporary Asia. Originally a product of Western thinking, civil society represents a particular set of relationships between the state and either society or the individual. Each culture, however, molds its own version of civil society, reflecting its most important values and traditions.
This handbook provides a comprehensive survey of the directions and nuances of civil society, featuring contributions by leading specialists on Asian society from the fields of political science, sociology, anthropology, and other disciplines. Comprising thirty-five essays on critical topics and issues, it is divided into two main sections:
Part I covers country specific reviews, including Japan, China, South Korea, India, and Singapore.
Part II offers a series of thematic chapters, such as democratization, social enterprise, civic activism, and the media.
As an analysis of Asian social, cultural, and political phenomena from the perspective of civil society in the post-World War IIera, this book will be useful to students and scholars of Asian Studies, Asian Politics, and Comparative Politics.
Table of Contents
Part I: Country Review 1. Japan, Simon Avenell 2. South Korea, Yooil Bae 3. China, Anthony J. Spires 4. Hong Kong, Alvin Y. So 5. Taiwan, Anru Lee 6. Mongolia, Bumochir Dulam. 7 The Philippines, Jorge V. Tigno 8. Vietnam, Jörg Wischermann and Dang Thi Viet Phuong 9. Malaysia, Gaik Cheng Khoo 10. Singapore, Gillian Koh and Debbie Soon 11. Indonesia, Vedi R. Hadiz 12. Cambodia, Astrid Norén-Nilsson 13. Laos, Gretchen Kunze 14. Thailand, Bencharat Sae Chua 15. Burma (Myanmar), Stephen McCarthy 16. India, Pradeep Taneja and Salim Kassim-Lakha 17. Pakistan, Nadeem Malik 18. Bangladesh, M. Anwar Hossen 19. Nepal, Mukta S. Tamang 20. Bhutan, Michiyo Kiwako Okuma Nyström 21. Sri Lanka, Udan Fernando Part II: Thematic Review 22. Democratization, Apichai W. Shipper 23. Authoritarian Rule, Jörg Wischermann 24. The Third Sector, Ruth Phillips 25. Social Enterprises, Rosario Laratta 26. Philanthropy, Masayuki Deguchi 27. Development, Chika Watanabe 28. Media, Claudia Astarita 29. Human Rights, Jennifer Chan 30. Family, Allison Alexy 31. Queer, Claire Maree 32. Youth Activism, Ian Rowen 33. Migration, Daniel Kremers and Stefan Rother 34. Base Protest, Yuko Kawato 35. Sustainability and Climate Governance, Janelle Knox-Hayes
Akihiro Ogawa is Professor of Japanese Studies at the Asia Institute of the University of Melbourne.