Civil society and political change in Asia

Civil society and political change in Asia

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This book is the first comprehensive, systematic investigation of the connection between civil society and political change in Asiaa€”change toward open, participatory, and accountable politics. Its findings suggest that the link between a vibrant civil society and democracy is indeterminate: certain types of civil society organizations support democracy, but others have the potential to undermine it. Further, the study argues that while civil society is a key factor in political change, democratic transition and consolidation hinge on the development of effective political parties, legislatures, and state institutions. Rooted in a common definition of civil society, a strong analytical framework, and rich empirical material, the analyses and conclusions of the book will have a lasting impact on the understanding of civil society and its relation to democracy in Asia and around the world.See the interview reprinted in Straits Times, Sept. 25, 2002. 49. ... The SBA answers directly to MITA. ... One important aspect of the committeea#39;s work concerns the question of censorship pertaining to political matters such as campaigns and political videos. ... Feb. cms. php?story_id=2484.

Title:Civil society and political change in Asia
Author: Muthiah Alagappa
Publisher:Stanford Univ Pr - 2004

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