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Routledge Handbook of Civil Society in Asia

1st Edition

Edited by Akihiro Ogawa


552 pages | 4 B/W Illus.

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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

Foreword,Jeff Kingston

Introduction,Akihiro Ogawa

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

About the Editor

Akihiro Ogawa is Professor of Japanese Studies at the Asia Institute of the University of Melbourne.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Civics & Citizenship
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Political Advocacy
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General