Middle Class, Civil Society and Democracy in Asia [electronic resource].Material type: Text Language of document:EnglishSeries: Publisher: Milton : Routledge, 2018Description: 1 online resource (223 p.).Content type: text | still image Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781351054249; 1351054244; 9781351054256; 1351054252; 9781351054232; 1351054236; 9781351054263; 1351054260.Subject(s): SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations | SOCIAL SCIENCE / Minority Studies | POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Democracy | POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / AsianDDC classification: 320.95 Online resources: Click here to view. | OCLC metadata license agreement
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Cover; Half title; Title page; Copyright page; Table of contents; List of illustrations; Notes on contributors; Acknowledgments; Part I: Overview; 1 Comparing the tripartite links of middle class, civil society and democratization in Asia: positive, dubious and negative; Part II: The positive links in Taiwan and South Korea; 2 The tripartite links of middle class, civil society and democracy in Taiwan: 1980-2016; 3 Democracy and institution building through civil societyactivism in Taiwan: the case of the Judicial Reform Foundation
4 The tripartite links of middle class, civil society and democratization in South KoreaPart III: The dubious links in the Philippines and Indonesia; 5 The middle-class-led Left movement in civil society's role in the Philippines' democratization process; 6 Coalition politics and the contested democracy in the Philippines; 7 Democratization and religious NGOs in Indonesia; Part IV: The negative links in Thailand; 8 Contingent authoritarians: why Thai civil society and the middle class oppose democracy
9 Thailand at the critical royal transition: the middle class,civil society and democratisation10 From paragons to opponents of democracy: middle class in civil society's role in Thailand's democratization; Index
This book offers a timely analysis of the tripartite links between the middle class, civil society and democratic experiences in Northeast and Southeast Asia. It aims to go beyond the two popular theoretical propositions in current democratic theory, which emphasise the bilateral connections between the middle class and democracy on one hand and civil society and democracy on the other. Instead, using national case studies, this volume attempts to provide a new comparative typological interpretation of the triple relationship in Taiwan, South Korea, the Philippines, Indonesia and Thailand. Presenting a careful analysis and delineation of historical democratic transformation over the past thirty years, three discernible typologies emerge. Namely, there are positive links in Taiwan and South Korea, dubious links in the Philippines and Indonesia, and negative links in Thailand.Middle Class, Civil Society and Democracy in Asia will be of interest to students and scholars of Asian politics and democracy.
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