Engaging Civil Society to Promote Democratic Local Governance: Emerging Trends and Policy Implications in Asia

In what way could local CSO:s act in the plausible democratic transformation of a number of Asian Countries? This paper examines in what way civil society affects the decentralization process in Indonesia, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, China, the Republic of Korea and the Philippines.

By doing so, this publication shed light on the role of CSO:s in democratic transformation and provides the reader with insights in modern policy making and policy implementation in Asia. It could therefore be used as guideline for supporting local development agents in Asia and is thus of excellent use for aid agencies and other external development actors alike.

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