9780765615091

Religious Organizations and Democratization: Case Studies from Contemporary Asia: Case Studies from Contemporary Asia

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  • ISBN13:

    9780765615091

  • ISBN10:

    0765615096

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2006-03-01
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Table of Contents

Preface ix
1 Introduction: The Roles of Religious Organizations in Asian Democratization
Tun-jen Cheng and Deborah A Brown
3(38)
2 The Falun Gong: Religious and Political Implications
Julia Ching
41(14)
3 "Buddhism for the Human Realm" and Taiwanese Democracy
André Laliberté
55(28)
4 New Karma: Buddhism and Democratization in Thailand
David Ambuel
83(26)
5 The Presbyterian Church in the Formation of Taiwan's Democratic Society, 1945-2004
Murray A Rubinstein
109(27)
6 Christian Churches and Democratization in South Korea
Hyug Baeg Im
136(21)
7 The Limits of Conservative Church Reformism in the Democratic Philippines
Coeli M. Barry
157(23)
8 Hong Kong's Catholic Church and the Challenge of Democratization in the Special Administrative Region
Deborah A. Brown
180(41)
9 Islam and Democratic Transition in Indonesia
Greg Barton
221(21)
10 Democracy, the "Islamic State," and Embedded Realities in Malaysia
Patricia Martinez
242(25)
11 The Soka Gakkai's Critical Role in the Rapidly Changing World of Postwar Japanese Politics
Daniel A. Metraux
267(20)
About the Editors and Contributors 287(6)
Index 293

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