In the previous chapter, we discussed political participation and political action as rational decisions of individual political actors — whether they are citizens, politicians, elites or civil groups — as a form of collective action by people with shared interests, shaped by the formal and informational institutional setting in which they find themselves. However, whether people take certain political action, in what forms, for what purposes, and ultimately what impact their political action can have on politics and society, are also influenced to a great extent by what ideas people have for these political actions, and how they justify what they do. Political ideas, values and identities therefore play an important role in the politics of Pacific Asian countries.
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