9780415343015

Civil Life, Globalization and Political Change in Asia: Organizing between Family and State

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    9780415343015

  • ISBN10:

    0415343011

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2006-08-18
  • Publisher: RoutledgeCurzon
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Summary

Academics and policy makers have grown increasingly interested in the ways that non-governmental organizations (NGOs) may encourage better governance, democratic politics, and perhaps ultimately a global civil society. However, critics of these organizations have pointed out that NGOs tend to be undemocratic in their internal politics, they speak for groups of people to whom they are not accountable through elections or financial support and they often represent the interests of people in wealthy countries at the expense of truly indigenous people. The main questions revolve around whether, and how NGOs actually lead to democratization, and the ways in which NGOs relate to broader global forces. In Civil Society, Globalization and Political Change in Asia, Robert Weller has brought together an international group of experts on the subject whose chapters address these questions through a series of extensive case studies from east and southeast Asia including Japan, China, South Korea, Taiwan,Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia and Vietnam.

Table of Contents

List of tables ix
Notes on contributors xi
Acknowledgments xv
1 Introduction: civil institutions and the state
1(19)
ROBERT P. WELLER
2 The Development of NGOs under a post-totalitarian regime: the case of China
20(22)
KIN-MAN CHAN
3 NGOs, the state, and democracy under globalization: the case of Taiwan
42(16)
HSIN-HUANG MICHAEL HSIAO
4 Friends and critics of the state: the case of Hong Kong
58(18)
TAI-LOK LUI, HSIN-CHI KUALA, KIN-MAN CHAN, AND SUNNY CHEUK-WAH CHAN
5 Civil associations and autonomy under three regimes: the boundaries of state and society in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and China
76(19)
ROBERT P. WELLER
6 From state-centric to negotiated governance: NGOs as policy entrepreneurs in South Korea
95(15)
HYUK-RAE KIM AND DAVID K. McNEAL
7 The development of NGO activities in Japan: a new civil culture and institutionalization of civic action
110(13)
KOICHI HASEGAWA
8 The state, local associations, and alternate civilities in rural northern Vietnam
123(25)
HY V. LUONG
9 Nongovernmental organizations and democratic transition in Indonesia
148(23)
PHILIP ELDRIDGE
10 Constrained NGOs and Arrested Democratization in Singapore 171(19)
BENG HUAT CHUA
Index 190

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