This book studies ten dissident democratic leaders in Asia to show their vital role in democratic transformations. These explorations of their political struggles reveal the powerful challenges and dangers that dissidents face, especially in learning to manage and negotiate the ambiguities and tensions of democratic leadership itself.
JOHN KANE is Professor, Department of Politics and Public Policy, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia. HAIG PATAPAN is Associate Professor, Department of Politics and Public Policy, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia. BENJAMIN WONG is Assistant Professor, Policy and Leadership Studies Academic Group, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.