Liberal Rights And Political Culture Envisioning Democracy In China / Edition 1

Liberal Rights And Political Culture Envisioning Democracy In China / Edition 1

by Zhenghuan Zhou
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415971845

ISBN-13: 9780415971843

Pub. Date: 01/27/2005

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This book argues that the liberal concept of rights presupposes and is grounded in an individualistic culture or shared way of relating, and that this particular shared way of relating emerged only in the wake of the Reformation in the modern West.

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This book argues that the liberal concept of rights presupposes and is grounded in an individualistic culture or shared way of relating, and that this particular shared way of relating emerged only in the wake of the Reformation in the modern West.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415971843
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/27/2005
Series:
East Asia: History, Politics, Sociology and Culture Series
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Abstract
1. Introduction
2. Retrieving the Concept of Political Culture
3. Rights and the Liberal Concept of Rights
4. Individualism as Cultural Grounding
5. Confucianism and the Making of Chinese Politico-Cultural Tradition
6. In Lieu of a Conclusion: The Language of Rights and Democratic Change
Appendix
Bibliography
Notes
Index

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