Dissident Democrats: The Challenge of Democratic Leadership in Asia by J. KaneDissident Democrats: The Challenge of Democratic Leadership in Asia by J. Kane

Dissident Democrats: The Challenge of Democratic Leadership in Asia

EditorJ. Kane, H. Patapan, B. Wong

Hardcover | July 1, 2008

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Dissident democratic leaders are exceptional individuals who risk much trying to advance the cause of democracy in authoritarian regimes. This unique and intriguing book employs fine-grained studies of ten dissident leaders in Asia to show their vital role in democratic transformations. The vivid and dramatic accounts of their political struggles reveal how particular institutional, cultural, religious and ethnic conditions affect individual leaders. They also display the powerful challenges, dangers and temptations that dissidents face. One of the most important themes of the book is the way dissident leaders must learn to manage and negotiate the ambiguities and tensions of democratic leadership itself.





John Kane is Professor in the Department of Politics and Public Policy, Griffith University and Deputy Director of the Griffith’s Research Centre for Governance and Public Policy. He works in the fields of political theory, political leadership, political history and public management. He has twice been visiting Professor to the Depar...
Title:Dissident Democrats: The Challenge of Democratic Leadership in AsiaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:324 pagesPublished:July 1, 2008Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan USLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230602665

ISBN - 13:9780230602663


Table of Contents

The Challenge of Democratic Leadership--John Kane and Haig Patapan * Lee Kuan Yew: Dissident Democrat or  Pragmatic Prince?-- Stephen McCarthy * Dissident Thaksin?--Thitinan Pongsudhirak * Anwar Ibrahim: Semi-dissident; Semi-democrat--Meredith Weiss * Sam Rainsy and the Sam Rainsy Party: Configuring Opposition Politics in Cambodia--Kheang Un * Koizumi Junichiro: The Iconoclast who Remade Japanese Politics--Peng Er Lam * Ninoy and Cory Aquino: Restoring Democracy to the Philippines--John Kane * Abdurrahman Wahid: the Maverick Dissident * Democrat--Benny Subianto * Lee Teng-hui and Taiwanese Democracy--Naiteh Wu * Kim Dae-Jung: Democratic Dissident and  Democratic Practitioner * Sung Chull Kim * Aung San Suu Kyi: Gandhian Dissident Democrat --Zaw Oo * Dissident Democrats: Themes and Lessons--John Kane, Haig Patapan, Ben Wong