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
     
 

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.  See more details below

Overview

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

Ch. 1Introduction1
Ch. 2Retrieving the concept of political culture19
Ch. 3Rights and the liberal concept of rights57
Ch. 4Individualism as cultural grounding101
Ch. 5Confucianism and the making of Chinese politico-cultural tradition139
Ch. 6In lieu of a conclusion : the language of rights and democratic change in China179

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