Southeast Asian Responses to Globalization: Restructuring Governance and Deepening Democracy

Southeast Asian Responses to Globalization: Restructuring Governance and Deepening Democracy

Francis Loh Kok Wah

Format: Print Book

ISBN: 9789812303240

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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. 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 of essays (by some distinguished senior scholars and other equally perceptive younger ones) focuses on this globalization–democratization nexus and shows, empirically and analytically, how governance is being restructured and democracy sometimes deepened in this new global era. A historical review introduces the volume while an analytical assessment of the ten case-studies concludes it.

(Length x Height x Width) in mm :152 x 229
Weight in grams: 550
Author Biography:Francis Loh Kok Wah is Professor of Politcs at Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang.
Binding: Paperback
Keywords: Political Ideologies / Democracy
Page count: 382
Imprint: ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute
Publication Date: 20050525


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