Asia's Unknown Uprisings, Volume 2: People Power in the by George Katsiaficas

By George Katsiaficas

Ten years within the making, this magisterial work—the moment of a two-volume study—provides a special viewpoint on uprisings in 9 Asian international locations some time past 5 many years. whereas the 2011 Arab Spring is widely known, the wave of uprisings that swept Asia within the Eighties stay infrequently obvious. via a critique of Samuel Huntington’s concept of a “Third Wave” of democratization, the writer relates Asian uprisings to predecessors in 1968 and exhibits their next impact on uprisings in japanese Europe on the finish of the Nineteen Eighties. through empirically reconstructing the categorical background of every Asian rebellion, major perception into significant constituencies of switch and the trajectories of those societies turns into visible.

This booklet offers distinct histories of uprisings in 9 places—the Philippines, Burma, Tibet, China, Taiwan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Thailand, and Indonesia—as good as introductory and concluding chapters that position them in a world context and learn them in mild of significant sociological theories. Profusely illustrated with pictures, tables, graphs, and charts, it's the definitive, and defining, paintings from the eminent participant-observer student of social hobbies.

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Wilkinson, Barry (1994) Labour and Industry in the Asia-Pacific: Lessons from the NewlyIndustrialized Countries, Berlin and New York: Walter de Gruyter. Wilson, D. (1962) Politics in Thailand, Ithaca: Cornell University Press. Winters, Jeffrey A. (1996) Power in Motion: Capital Mobility and the Indonesian State, Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press. , Jones, D, and Roos, D (1990) The Machine that Changed the World, New York: Rawson Associates. Berger and Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao (eds) In Search of an East Asian Development Model, New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction, pp.

AAFLI has been operating in Bangladesh since 1973, working with a number of trade union federations largely in the capacity of imparting skills relating to all aspects of running a trade union. In addition, AAFLI has provided assistance in the development of social projects such as health care and apprenticeship training and, when asked to do so, has helped in the formation of trade unions—for example, the Bangladesh Cha Sramik Union (National Union of Tea Workers) and the Bangladesh Railway Employees League.

Their increasing politicisation and capacity to resist is epitomised by a remark made by an official of a Bangladeshi NGO: ‘They are a determined and militant bunch of workers— they do not want sympathy or tears, just hard-fought efforts to improve their lot’ (interview with Akhter, 1994). Initially, the garment export workers were hesitant to articulate their grievances to management; consequently, ‘underground’ activities ensued whereby workers would meet out of working hours at parks and cinema halls to discuss the possibility of forming trade unions.

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