Political participation in Asia (2018)

defining & deploying political space

in: Routledge contemporary Asia series, Volume 62

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"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. Organised thematically in three parts--political participation in a "postdemocratic" context, changes in the scope and character of political space, and the policing of that space--this book analyses economic, regime and media shifts and how they function in tandem and across not just states, but sub-regions"--