Solidarity from Above: State Ideology, Religion, and the Absence of Social Movements in Contemporary Singapore

  • John ClammerEmail author
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More recently, the theoretical insights and methodological techniques of social movement studies, which have flourished in Europe and North America, have begun to spread to the "South." East Asia, an area which has grown to a position of economic and political dominance in the modern world system, has, as even a cursory examination suggests, a "density" of social movements quite comparable to those in Western or Eastern Europe: environmental, labor, ethnic, political, consumer, and religious examples abound. "People's movements," often related to basic issues of underdevelopment, exist in large numbers (Wignaraja 1993) and NGOs of many descriptions form an important part of the fabric of many South and East Asian societies.


Social Movement Liberation Theology East Asian Society Political Opportunity Structure Cultural Hegemony 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.United Nations UniversityTokyoJapan

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