This study argues that well organized labor movements and increasing labor mobilization played a crucial role in the democratic transitions in Indonesia in 1998 and the Philippines in 1986. In contrast, the presence of less active and less organized labor unions in Malaysia, Myanmar, and Singapore appears to be an important reason for the durability of authoritarianism in those countries.
Organized Labor and Democratization in Southeast Asia
Michael Neureiter is a Ph.D. student in Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. His research interests include the politics of human rights, transnational movements, and the dynamics of democratization. Email: <MIN24@pitt.edu>.
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Michael Neureiter; Organized Labor and Democratization in Southeast Asia. Asian Survey 1 December 2013; 53 (6): 1063–1086. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2013.53.6.1063
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