The uniqueness of this book lies in its treatment of 'civil society' as a process brought into being by the actions of specific individuals whose struggles and experiences can profitably be examined for understanding everyday politics.
The ethnographic studies lay bare how activists in the entire region continuously wrestle with the tensions between the tidy boxes of official classifications and the fuzzy categories of everyday life.
|The Biography of a Magar Communist||Anne de Sales|
|Creating 'Civilized' Communists: A quarter of a century of politicization in rural Nepal||Sara Shneiderman|
|Youth and Political Engagement in Sri Lanka||Siri Hettige|
|Can Women be Mobilized to Participate in Indian Local Politics?||Stefanie Strulik|
|Surveying Activists in Nepal||David N Gellner and Mrigendra Karki|
|Disciplined Activists, Unruly Brokers? Exploring the Boundaries between Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs), Donors, and the State in Bangladesh||David Lewis|
|Activists and Development in Nepal Celayne||Heaton Shrestha|
|From Big Game to Biodiversity: Middle-class Environmental Activists and Wildlife Conservation in Sri Lanka||Arjun Guneratne|
|Civil Society and its Fragments||William F Fisher|