Nonprofit and Civil Society Studies

East Asian Social Movements

Power, Protest, and Change in a Dynamic Region

Editors: Broadbent, Jeffrey, Brockman, Vicky (Eds.)

  • The first edited book examining social movements in East Asia
  • A direct contrast to books focused on Western social movements and the societies they're born from
  • International volume with contributors from throughout East Asia
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About this book

In the study of civil society and social movements,  most cases are based in Western Europe and North America.  These two areas of the world have similar histories and political ideals and structures in common which in turn, affect the structure of its civil society.  In studying civil society in Asia, a different understanding of history, politics, and society is needed.  The region’s long traditions of centralized, authoritarian states buttressed by Confucian and in some cases Communist ideologies may render this concept irrelevant.

The chapters in this international volume cover most of the areas and countries traditionally defined as belonging to East Asia: Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore and China.  The case studies included in this volume confront the utility of using the Western concept of civil society, represented in its most active form – social movements – to think about East Asia popular politics. Along with providing an array of important case studies of social movements in East Asia, the introduction, chapters and conclusion in the book take up three major theoretical questions:

  • the effect of the East Asian cultural, social and institutional context upon the mobilization, activities and outcomes of social movements in that region
  • the role of social movements in larger transformative processes 
  • utility of Western social movement concepts in explaining social movements in East Asia.

This book will be of interest to two major groups of readers, those who study East Asia and those who pursue social movements and civil society, as well as politics more generally.

While the study of social movements has emerged in recent years as one of the most vibrant interdisciplinary fields of study in the social sciences, its geographic coverage has been woefully skewed to western democracies.  For that reason alone this volume would be a welcome addition to the literature.  Add to that the consistently high quality of the chapters and movement scholars have all the more reason to add this first rate volume to their libraries.

Thanks again for persevering in this important project

Doug McAdams, Department of Sociology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA

Doug McAdams, Department of Sociology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA

Doug McAdams, Department of Sociology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA

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From the reviews:

“East Asian Social Movements is a very timely collection for scholars, researchers, and practitioners interested in, wrestling with, and working with the dynamic relationships between and among social movements, nonprofit and voluntary organizing, democratic processes, culture, and context. … The thought-provoking collection merits the attention of all studying and working in the international and interdisciplinary field of social movements and nonprofit and voluntary organizing.” (Yea-Wen Chen, Voluntas, Vol. 24, March, 2013)

Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • Introduction: East Asian Social Movements

    Broadbent, Jeffrey

    Pages 1-29

  • The Duality of Social Systems and the Environmental Movement in Japan

    Funabashi, Harutoshi

    Pages 37-61

  • A Comparative Study of Social Movements for a Post-nuclear Energy Era in Japan and the USA

    Hasegawa, Koichi

    Pages 63-79

  • Collective Recognition and Shared Identity: Factors Behind the Emergence and Mobilization Process in a Referendum Movement1

    Hirabayashi, Yuko

    Pages 81-97

  • The Long-Term Effects of Political Socialization During Late-1960s Student Protest

    Kurita, Nobuyoshi

    Pages 99-112

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
East Asian Social Movements
Book Subtitle
Power, Protest, and Change in a Dynamic Region
Editors
  • Jeffrey Broadbent
  • Vicky Brockman
Series Title
Nonprofit and Civil Society Studies
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-09626-1
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-09626-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-09625-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-2785-8
Series ISSN
1568-2579
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 516
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