Transnational Activism in Asia
Problems of Power and Democracy
Edited by Nicola Piper, Anders Uhlin
Published February 27th 2009 by Routledge – 198 pages
This book provides new perspectives on transnational activism with a specific regional focus on Asia. By offering an innovative approach, its theoretical chapters and empirical case studies examine macro as well as micro aspects of power and how cross-border activities of civil society groups are related to problems of democracy.
1. New Perspectives on Transnational Activism2. State Power and Transnational Activism3. Governance Regimes and the Politics of Discursive Representation 4. Transnational Activism, Institutions, and Global Democratization 5. World Citizenship and Transnational Activism6. Transnational Activism and Electronic Communication: Cyber-Rainbow-Warriors in Action7. Putting Transnational Activism in its Place: HIV/AIDS in the Indonesia-Malaysia-Singapore Growth Triangle and Beyond 8. Transnational Activism by Malaysians: Foci, Tradeoffs, and Implications 9. Transnational Activism and the Pursuit of Democratization in Indonesia: National, Regional and Global Networks 10. 'Democratization' in Taiwan and Its Discontents: Transnational Activism as a Critique
Nicola Piper is Research Fellow at the Australian National University in Canberra. Anders Uhlin is Associate Professor of Political Science at University College, Stockholm.