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Routledge Studies on Civil Society in Asia


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Southeast Asia and the Civil Society Gaze: Scoping a Contested Concept in Cambodia and Vietnam

Southeast Asia and the Civil Society Gaze: Scoping a Contested Concept in Cambodia and Vietnam

1st Edition

Gabi Waibel, Judith Ehlert, Hart N. Feuer
October 12, 2017

As developing countries with recent histories of isolation and extreme poverty, followed by restoration and reform, both Cambodia and Vietnam have seen new opportunities and demands for non-state actors to engage in and manage the effects of rapid socio-economic transformation. This book examines...

Prospects for the Professions in China

Prospects for the Professions in China

1st Edition

William P Alford, William Kirby, Kenneth Winston
May 31, 2013

Professionals are a growing group in China and increasingly make their presence felt in governance and civil society. At the same time, however, professionals in the West are under increasing pressure from commercialism or scepticism about their ability to rise above self-interest.   This book...

(Un) Civil Society and Political Change in Indonesia: A Contested Arena

(Un) Civil Society and Political Change in Indonesia: A Contested Arena

1st Edition

Verena Beittinger-Lee
February 15, 2013

(Un) Civil Society and Political Change in Indonesia provides critical analysis of Indonesia’s civil society and its impact on the country’s democratization efforts that does not only take the classical, pro-democratic actors of civil society into account but also portrays uncivil groups and their...

Local Organizations and Urban Governance in East and Southeast Asia: Straddling state and society

Local Organizations and Urban Governance in East and Southeast Asia: Straddling state and society

1st Edition

Benjamin L. Read, Robert Pekkanen
December 30, 2011

This edited collection brings together enterprising pieces of new research on the many forms of organization in East and Southeast Asia that are sponsored or mandated by government, but engage widespread participation at the grassroots level. Straddling the state-society divide, these organizations...

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