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International Conference: Civil Society versus the State? Emergent Trajectories of Civic Agency in East Asia in Comparative and Transnational Perspective
September 13, 2017-September 15, 2017
This conference aims to consolidate research on recent interactions and conflicts between states, who try to exert more influence across several fields (e.g. the environment, the labor market, freedom of expression, education) and newly emerging social movements as a counter-reaction to what is perceived by many as an “illiberal turn” on part of the authorities in several countries across East Asia (China, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea and the Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong).
By bringing together different theoretical positions from a variety of disciplines, the relationship between civic awareness and different forms of agency, including resistance against what is perceived as authoritarian decision-making, shall be re-examined.
Conference Dates: 13-15 September, 2017
Venue: University of Zürich