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Title Southeast Asian responses to globalization : restructuring governance and deepening democracy / edited by Francis Loh Kok Wah and Joakim Öjendal
Published Copenhagen : NIAS Press, 2005


Description 1 online resource (xvi, 382 pages)
Series Democracy in Asia ; 10
Democracy in Asia ; no. 10.
Contents Globalization, development, and democratization in Southeast Asia / Francis Loh Kok Wah -- Liberalization without democratization : Singapore in the next decade / Chua Beng Huat -- Globalization, capital controls, and reformasi : crises and contestations over governance / Khoo Boo Teik -- Human rights in Malaysia : globalization, national governance, and local responses / Saliha Hassan and Carolina López -- Global civil society in one country? Class formation and business activism in the Philippines / Eva-Lotta E. Hedman -- Globalization, inequitable development, and disenfranchisement in Sarawak / Andrew Aeria -- The fall of Suharto : understanding the politics of the global / Dewi Fortuna Anwar -- Filling the democratic deficit : deliberative forums and political organizing in Indonesia / Hans Antlöv -- Democracy and mainstreaming of localism in Thailand / Michael Kelly Connors -- A new local state in Cambodia? Decentralization as a political commodity / Joakim Öjendal -- Democracy among the grassroots : local responses to democratic reforms in Vietnam / Bent Jørgensen -- Democratization amidst globalization in Southeast Asia : empirical findings and theoretical reflections / Joakim Öjendal
Summary It is now apparent, especially in the aftermath of the regional financial crisis of 1997, that globalization has been impacting upon the Southeast Asian economies and societies in new and harrowing ways, a theme of many recent studies. Inadvertently, these studies of globalization have also highlighted that the 1980s and 1990s debate on democratization in the region _ which focused on the emergence of the middle classes, the roles of new social movements, NGOs and the changing relations between state and civil society _ might have been overly one-dimensional. #xB;#xB;This volume revisits the theme of democratization via the lenses of globalization, understood economically, politically and culturally. Although globalization increasingly frames the processes of democracy and development, nonetheless, the governments and peoples of Southeast Asia have been able to determine the pace and character _ even the direction of these processes _ to a considerable extent. This collection#xB;#xB;of essays (by some distinguished senior scholars and other equally perceptive younger ones) focuses on this globalization_democratization#xB;#xB;nexus and shows, empirically and analytically, how governance is being#xB;#xB;restructured and democracy sometimes deepened in this new global era. A historical review introduces the volume while an analytical assessment#xB;#xB;of the ten case-studies concludes it.-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Democratization -- Southeast Asia
Democracy -- Southeast Asia
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Ideologies -- Democracy.
Politics and government
Southeast Asia -- Politics and government -- 1945-
Southeast Asia.
Genre/Form Aufsatzsammlung.
Form Electronic book
Author Loh, Francis Kok-Wah, 1951-
Öjendal, Joakim
ISBN 9788776945633