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Title The civil sphere in East Asia / edited by Jeffrey Alexander, Agnes Ku, Sunwoong Park, David M. Palmer
Published Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2019
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Contents The civil sphere in the cultural and political transformations of modern East Asia / David A. Palmer and Jeffrey C. Alexander -- South Korea's presidential scandal and civil repair / Jongryul Choi -- System crisis and the civil sphere : media discourse on the crisis of education in South Korea / Sunwoong Park -- Boundary tension and reconstruction : credit information crises and the civil sphere in Korea / Hee-Jeong Lee -- Performing civil disobedience in Hong Kong / Agnes Shuk-mei Ku -- Fault line in the civil sphere : explaining new divisions in Hong Kong's Opposition Movement / Andrew Junker and Cheris Chan -- Three moral codes and micro-sivil spheres in China / David A. Palmer -- Attempting civil repair in China : SACOM's campaigns and the challenge to digital capitalism / Pun Ngai and Kenneth Tsz Fung Ng -- Fantasy is more believable : the shadow civil sphere in Chinese online fiction / Xiaoli Tian -- Institutions and civil instantiation : the case of modern Japanese police / Mayumi Shimizu -- What constitutes "autonomy" in the Japanese civil sphere? : the struggle over surrogacy / Yoshie Yanagihara -- Developing communicative institutions in local communities : the practice of participatory budgeting in Taiwan / Kuo-ming Lin -- Reconciliation through the transnational civil sphere? : historical dialogue and the Tri-National Joint History Project in East Asia / Horng-luen Wang -- Opening up civil sphere theory : from the United States through Latin America to East Asia / Carlo Tognato -- Theoretical issues in comparative perspective / Peter Kivisto and Giuseppe Sciortino
Summary "Civil Sphere Theory (CST) aims to describe and explain the moral codes and institutional foundations of democratic solidarity, as it manifests itself within a distinct social sphere. The civil sphere is a space, as much symbolic and aspirational as institutional and physical, within which people perform and enact democratic values, forming a community that includes and excludes on the basis of binary codes that define civil and anticivil motives, relations, and institutions, and that negotiates and pushes its boundaries in relation to other spheres such as the market, the state, professional domains, religion, and the family. Civil spheres and their boundaries are underpinned by ideals that are expressed and shaped through the media, and that are enforced or suppressed through legal and political institutions"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Civil society -- East Asia.
Democracy -- East Asia.
Political participation -- East Asia.
East Asia -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
Form Electronic book
Author Alexander, Jeffrey C., 1947- editor
ISBN 1108657176 (electronic bk.)
1108698360 (ebook)
9781108657174 (electronic bk.)
9781108698368 (ebook)