Author: Jan Nederveen Pieterse, Jongtae Kim, W.W. Nauta.
Pieterse, Jan Nederveen and Kim, Jongtae and Nauta, W.W.. 27 July 2012. "Democratic Deepening in South Korea and South AFrica in an Age of Global Rebalacing: The Potential Role of Civil Society in the Era of Internet." 182-206. New York, NY: Routledge.
East Asia is widely regarded as the main "winner" in contemporary globalization, unscathed by the economic crisis of 2008, with its leading new industrializing nations and emerging economies. While 20th-century globalization was mainly led by the West, the 21st century is ushering in different dynamics. The re-emergence of Asia involves alternative visions of the world and different perspectives on globalization. This volume seeks to address these dimensions, turning to local reflexivities, notably in South Korea and China, to explore the key debates in sociology and political economy within East Asia rather than from an outside view.