Political Participation in Asia: Defining and Deploying Political Space

Author(s): Eva Hansson and Meredith L. Weiss

Date: Format: PDF Language: English ISBN/ASIN: 1138082295
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A combination of economic transformation, political transitions and changes in media have substantially, if incrementally, altered the terrain for political participation globally, particularly in Asia, home to several of the most dramatic such shifts over the past two decades.

This book explores political participation in Asia and how democracy and authoritarianism function under neoliberal economic relations. It examines changes that coincide seemingly perversely with a participation explosion: with mass street protests and occupations, energetic online contention, movements of students and workers, mobilization for and against democracy and more. Organized thematically in three parts political participation in a post-democratic context, changes in the scope and character of political space and the policing of that space this book analyzes economic, regime and media shifts and how they function in tandem and both within and across states.

Closely integrated, comparative and theoretically driven, this book will be of interest to scholars and practitioners in the fields of civil society, contentious politics or social movements, democratization, political economy/development, media and communications, political geography, sociology, comparative politics and Asian politics.

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