1st Edition

Transnational Activism in Asia
Problems of Power and Democracy

ISBN 9780415543583
Published February 27, 2009 by Routledge
216 Pages

USD $52.95

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Book Description

This book provides new perspectives on transnational activism with a specific regional focus on Asia. By offering an innovative approach, its theoretical chapters and empirical case studies examine macro as well as micro aspects of power and how cross-border activities of civil society groups are related to problems of democracy.

Table of Contents

1. New Perspectives on Transnational Activism  2. State Power and Transnational Activism  3. Governance Regimes and the Politics of Discursive Representation  4. Transnational Activism, Institutions, and Global Democratization  5. World Citizenship and Transnational Activism  6. Transnational Activism and Electronic Communication: Cyber-Rainbow-Warriors in Action  7. Putting Transnational Activism in its Place: HIV/AIDS in the Indonesia-Malaysia-Singapore Growth Triangle and Beyond  8. Transnational Activism by Malaysians: Foci, Tradeoffs, and Implications  9. Transnational Activism and the Pursuit of Democratization in Indonesia: National, Regional and Global Networks  10. 'Democratization' in Taiwan and Its Discontents: Transnational Activism as a Critique

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Nicola Piper is Research Fellow at the Australian National University in Canberra. Anders Uhlin is Associate Professor of Political Science at University College, Stockholm.