Confucian Democracy in East Asia: Theory and Practice by Sungmoon Kim PDF

By Sungmoon Kim

ISBN-10: 1107049032

ISBN-13: 9781107049031

ISBN-10: 1107641217

ISBN-13: 9781107641211

This ebook explores a style of democracy that's culturally correct and socially doable within the modern pluralistic context of traditionally Confucian East Asian societies, via seriously enticing with the 2 such a lot dominant theories of Confucian democracy - Confucian communitarianism and meritocratic elitism. The e-book constructs a method of public cause (and reasoning) that's morally palatable to East Asians who're nonetheless saturated in Confucian customs by way of reappropriating Confucian familialism and utilizing this attitude to theorize on Confucian democratic welfarism and political meritocracy. It then applies the speculation of Confucian democracy to South Korea, arguably the main Confucianized society in East Asia, and examines the theory's practicality in Korea's more and more individualized, pluralized, and multicultural society through taking a look at situations of freedom of expression, freedom of organization, insult legislations, and immigration policy.

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