Buch

Political participation in Asia (2018)

defining & deploying political space

in: Routledge contemporary Asia series, Volume 62

Abstract

"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"--