In this Book

Democracy on Trial
buy this book Buy This Book in Print
summary
Democracy on Trial is an attempt to begin to negotiate the problem of writing about and understanding democracy and social movements in Taiwan, and what they can tell us about a place and country that for me is both home and the field, an object of study and yet also an area of hope and engagement. "Democracy on Trial is as impressive for its conceptual sophistication as it is for its ethnographic depth. Chuang’s personal experiences and engagement with the movements he describes and analyzes bring to life the wealth of documentary and ethnographic data. The study should be of interest not just to Taiwan scholars and readers, but also those interested in issues of democracy in China and East Asia, the politics of Taiwan-PRC relations, and social movement scholars and activists." -- Arif Dirlik, Author of Culture and History in Postrevolutionary China: The Perspective of Global Modernity

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. 1-6
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. List of Figures
  2. pp. ix-x
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Romanization
  2. pp. x-10
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xiii
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Reprint Permission
  2. pp. xiv-14
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Preface
  2. pp. xv-xx
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-22
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. I. State and Civil Society
  2. pp. 23-24
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 1. Democracy’s Dawn: “Quiet Revolution” in a National Crisis
  2. pp. 25-42
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 2. Democracy in Action: The Making of Social Movement Webs
  2. pp. 43-70
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 3. Talking Democracy: From Normalized Political Processes to Politicized Everyday Life
  2. pp. 71-88
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. II. Identity and Ethnicity
  2. pp. 89-90
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 4. Reflexive Democracy: Bentu and Its Discontent
  2. pp. 91-116
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 5. Democracy as Dream: Ethnicity and the Politics of Recognition
  2. pp. 117-140
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. III. Place and Politics
  2. pp. 141-142
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 6. (En)gendering Democracy: Shequ and Urban Neighborhood Organizing
  2. pp. 143-174
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 7. Walking Democracy: Street Life and Local Politics in a Taipei Neighborhood
  2. pp. 175-198
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Epilogue: Democracy Unbound
  2. pp. 199-208
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Endnotes
  2. pp. 209-238
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 239-258
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Index
  2. pp. 259-270
  3. restricted access Download |
Back To Top

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.