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Civil Society and the State in Democratic East Asia: Between Entanglement and Contention in Post High Growth

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Authors and Corporations: Chiavacci, David (Editor), Obinger, Julia (Editor), Grano, Simona (Editor)
Title: Civil Society and the State in Democratic East Asia: Between Entanglement and Contention in Post High Growth/ Julia Obinger, David Chiavacci, Simona Grano
Language: English
Amsterdam Amsterdam University Press [2020]
Series: Protest and Social Movements
Notes: In English
Item Description: 1 Online-Ressource (320 p)
Type of Resource: Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
ISBN: 9789048551613, 9048551617
DOI: 10.1515/9789048551613
Frontmatter -- Table of Contents -- List of Illustrations and Tables -- 1. A New Era of Civil Society and State in East Asian Democracies -- 2. Interactions between Environmental Civil Society and the State during the Ma Ying-jeou and Tsai Ing-wen Administrations in Taiwan -- 3. Working with and around Strong States. Environmental Networks in East Asia -- 4. The Campaign for Nuclear Power in Japan before and after 2011. Between State, Market and Civil Society -- 5. The ‘Pro-Establishment’ Radical Right. Japan’s Nativist Movement Reconsidered -- 6. The Religion-Based Conservative Countermovement in Taiwan. Origin, Tactics and Impacts -- 7. The Relationship between Mainstream and Movement Parties in Taiwan. Case Studies of the New Power Party (NPP) and the Green Party Taiwan-Social Democratic Party Alliance (GPT/SDP) -- 8. New Immigration, Civic Activism and Identity in Japan. Influencing the ‘Strong’ State -- 9. Japanese NPOs and the State Re-examined. Reflections Eighteen Years On -- 10. Changing Patterns of South Korean Social Movements, 1960s-2010s. Testimony, Firebombs, Lawsuit and Candlelight -- 11. Opening up the Welfare State to ‘Outsiders’. Pro-Homeless Activism and Neoliberal Backlashes in Japan -- 12. Legal Mobilization and the Transformation of State-Society Relations in South Korea in the Realm of Disability Policy -- Index
This volume focuses on the new and diversifying interactions between civil society and the state in contemporary East Asia by including cases of entanglement and contention in the three fully consolidated democracies in the area: Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. The book argues that all three countries have reached a new era of post high-growth and mature democracy, leading to new social anxieties and increasing normative diversity, which have direct repercussions on the relationship between the state and civil society. It introduces a comparative perspective in identifying and discussing similarities and differences in East Asia based on in-depth case studies in the fields of environmental issues, national identities as well as neoliberalism and social inclusion that go beyond the classic dichotomy of state vs "liberal" civil society