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Confucianism and democratization in East Asia / Doh Chull Shin.

by Sin, To-chʻŏl.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012Description: x, 366 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781107017337 (hardback); 1107017335 (hardback); 9781107631786 (paperback); 1107631785 (paperback).Subject(s): Democratization -- East Asia | Democracy -- East Asia | Confucianism and state -- East Asia | POLITICAL SCIENCE / GeneralDDC classification: 320.95
Contents:
The evolution of Confucian East Asia and its cultural legacies -- The Confucian Asian values thesis: theoretical debate and empirical research -- Confucianism as a hierarchical way of life -- Confucianism as a government of paternalistic meritocracy -- Communitarianism and civic activism -- Familism and civic orientations -- Conceptions of democracy -- Support for democracy -- Reassessing the Confucian Asian values debate.
Summary: "This book examines how Confucianism affects the development of democratic citizenship in East Asia. To what extent do East Asians remain attached to the particular way of life and system of government that Confucius and Mencius advocated to bring about a community of grand harmony? How does such attachment to Confucian civic norms affect their engagement in civic affairs? How does attachment to Confucian paternalistic meritocracy affect their commitment to democracy? The book addresses these question in the context of public opinion surveys conducted in East Asia and other regions"--Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

The evolution of Confucian East Asia and its cultural legacies -- The Confucian Asian values thesis: theoretical debate and empirical research -- Confucianism as a hierarchical way of life -- Confucianism as a government of paternalistic meritocracy -- Communitarianism and civic activism -- Familism and civic orientations -- Conceptions of democracy -- Support for democracy -- Reassessing the Confucian Asian values debate.

"This book examines how Confucianism affects the development of democratic citizenship in East Asia. To what extent do East Asians remain attached to the particular way of life and system of government that Confucius and Mencius advocated to bring about a community of grand harmony? How does such attachment to Confucian civic norms affect their engagement in civic affairs? How does attachment to Confucian paternalistic meritocracy affect their commitment to democracy? The book addresses these question in the context of public opinion surveys conducted in East Asia and other regions"--Provided by publisher.

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