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Beyond liberal democracy : political thinking for an East Asian context, Daniel A. Bell

Beyond liberal democracy : political thinking for an East Asian context
Beyond liberal democracy
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political thinking for an East Asian context
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Daniel A. Bell
Is liberal democracy appropriate for East Asia? In this provocative book, Daniel Bell argues for morally legitimate alternatives to Western-style liberal democracy in the region. Beyond Liberal Democracy, which continues the author's influential earlier work, is divided into three parts that correspond to the three main hallmarks of liberal democracy--human rights, democracy, and capitalism. These features have been modified substantially during their transmission to East Asian societies that have been shaped by nonliberal practices and values. Bell points to the dangers of implementing Wester
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Beyond liberal democracy : political thinking for an East Asian context, Daniel A. Bell
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-367) and index
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One size doesn't fit all -- The uniquely parochial development of liberal democracy -- Human rights for an East Asian context -- Democracy for an East Asian context -- Capitalism for an East Asian context -- A note on the culturally sensitive approach to political theorizing -- Human rights for an East Asian context -- Just war and Confucianism : implications for the contemporary world -- The ideal world versus nonideal theory -- General Confucian principles of good government -- Mencius on just and unjust war -- Implications for contemporary societies -- Human rights and "values in Asia" : reflections on East-West dialogues -- Trade-offs and priorities -- Asian justifications for human rights -- Values in Asia versus Western liberalism : justifiable moral differences? -- Cross-cultural dialogues on human rights : what is the point? -- The ethical challenges of international human rights NGOs : reflections on dialogues between practitioners and theorists -- The challenge of cultural conflict -- The challenge of dealing with global poverty -- The challenge of dealing with states that restrict the activities of INGOs -- The challenge of fund-raising -- Implications for INGOs in East Asia -- Democracy for an East Asian context -- What's wrong with active citizenship? a comparison of physical education in ancient Greece and ancient China -- Two ancient civilizations -- Why compare state-sponsored physical education in the two ancient civilizations? -- Political competition and sports competition -- Commercial societies, leisure time, and the pursuit of physical excellence -- Implications for contemporary East Asian societies -- Taking elitism seriously : democracy with Confucian characteristics -- Political elitism and democracy : two important values -- Institutionalizing Confucian democracy -- Is democracy the "least bad" system for minority groups? -- Some definitions -- Democracy and nation building -- Implications for outside prodemocracy forces -- Democratic education in a multicultural context : lessons from Singapore -- Singapore's political history -- Racism in the classroom? -- Inclusive multiculturalism -- Beyond Singapore? -- Capitalism for an East Asian context -- Culture and egalitarian development : Confucian constraints on property rights -- On the selection of feasible and desirable Confucian values for modern societies -- The overriding value of material welfare -- The value of care for needy family members -- Exporting Confucianism? -- East Asian capitalism for an age of globalization -- East Asian capitalism and economic productivity -- East Asian capitalism and social welfare -- Implications for public policy -- Justice for migrant workers? the case of migrant domestic workers in East Asia -- The political concerns of foreign domestic workers in Hong Kong and Singapore -- Should foreign domestic workers be given equal rights? -- The role of culture -- Migrant domestic workers in mainland China -- Responses to critics : the real and the ideal
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Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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