Opting for Partnership: Governance Innovations in Southeast Asia

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About the Publication

A new paradigm is emerging. We live in a rapidly changing, interconnected and unpredictable global society. Some communities are finding that by forming synergistic partnerships among both state and society players they can create stronger economies and offer their residents a higher quality of life. This book explores the dynamics and impacts of such new partnerships through six case studies in communities in Southeast Asia.


1. Introduction
2. The Baguio Regreening Movement and the Eco-Walk Project, Baguio, Philippines
3. Engaging Communities in Waste Management: A Holistic and Integrated Approach, Guimaras, Philippines
4. The Vietnam Business Council: Collaborative Policy-making and Information Sharing, Hanoi, Vietnam
5. Democratic Planning Using a Provincial Civic Assembly, Khon Kaen, Thailand
6. Grassroots Governance in Rural Thailand: Protecting Razor Clams in Tambol Bangchakreng, Bangchakreng, Thailand
7. The Sustainable Penang Initiative: Involving Citizens in the Development Planning Process, Penang, Malaysia
8. Conclusion

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