INTERNATIONAL COMPARATIVE STUDY ON GOVERNANCE AND CIVIL SOCIETY
This project was a sequel to JCIE’s pioneering study on the role of civil society in Japan, titled “Governance and Civil Society in Japan,” the findings of which were published in English and Japanese as Deciding the Public Good: Governance and Civil Society in Japan (JCIE, 1999).
An international team of researchers was assembled to compare the diverse dimensions of the intricate relationship between civil society and governance in eight countries around the world, with the goal of futher stimulating debate in Japan and in other countries on the changing role of civil society. Under the direction of Tadashi Yamamoto, authors from each country explored how civil society in their country responds to new challenges to governance, its comparative advantages and limitations, its interaction with sectors such as bureaucracy and the corporate community, and how various historical, cultural, geographical, or other national characteristics affect the actual and potential role played by civil society.
WANG YIZHOU, Deputy Director, Institute of World Economics and Politics (IWEP), Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS)
JEAN-MARIE GUÉHENNO, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, United Nations
GERHARD LEHMBRUCH, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, University of Konstanz
MARSCHALL MIKLÓS, Executive Director, Transparency International; Former Executive Director, CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation
KUTI ÉVA, Founding Member, Research Project on Hungarian Nonprofit Organizations; Lecturer, Budapest University of Economics
NIRAJA GOPAL JAYAL, Associate Professor, Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University
SHIMSHON ZELNIKER, Executive Director, The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute
REPUBLIC OF KOREA
JUNG KU-HYUN, Professor and Dean, Graduate School of Business Administration, Yonsei University
KIM INCHOON, Research Professor, Institute of East and West Studies, Yonsei University
SUCHIT BUNBONGKARN, Judge, Constitutional Court of Thailand; Former Chairman, Institute of Security and International Studies