Southeast Asian Images: Towards Civil Society?

by Mulder, Niels

Southeast Asian Images: Towards Civil Society?

Price:  US$18.00   (SGD25.00*)
Format:  Paper Back, 253 pages
Published:  2003, Thailand, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9749575032
SB#:  035435 (106)

About This Book

This unusual study discloses the public discourse among educated, urban Southeast Asians in Thailand, Indonesia, and the Philippines, and considers how these people conceive of their society and its problems and process. It examines basic patterns of thought, the interpretation of observed behavior, the opinions of public intellectuals, and the diagnoses of novelists. Together these provide the basis for evaluation whether or not an activist civil society can develop. Because of the muddled situation prevailing in the countries under scrutiny, the emergence of a public committed to change seems to be a necessary condition for strengthening the society and civilizing the state.

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