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INSIGHT: ASEAN governance: Is there a future for civil society?

  • Rosalia Sciortino

Bangkok | Sat, November 19 2016 | 08:27 am

PREMIUM Pundits have been keen to predict that Southeast Asia will soon leave behind its authoritarian past and head toward a more democratic future. This optimism was boosted in 2010 by Myanmar’s decision to “transition” to democracy, allowing for elections and assigning a role to the opposition.

In spite of persistent doubts about the genuineness of these efforts, most would subscribe to t...

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