Rising China and Asian Democratization: Socialization to Global Culture in the Political Transformations of Thailand, China, and Taiwan

Rising China and Asian Democratization: Socialization to Global Culture in the Political Transformations of Thailand, China, and Taiwan

by Daniel Lynch
     
 

ISBN-10: 0804761043

ISBN-13: 9780804761048

Pub. Date: 07/28/2008

Publisher: Stanford University Press

This book argues that democratization is inherently international: states democratize through a process of socialization to a liberal-rational global culture. This can clearly be seen in Taiwan and Thailand, where the elites and attentive public now accept democracy as universally valid. But in China, the ruling communist party resists democratization, in part

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This book argues that democratization is inherently international: states democratize through a process of socialization to a liberal-rational global culture. This can clearly be seen in Taiwan and Thailand, where the elites and attentive public now accept democracy as universally valid. But in China, the ruling communist party resists democratization, in part because its leaders believe it would lead to China's "permanent decentering" in world history. As China's power increases, the party could begin restructuring global culture by inspiring actors in other Asian countries to uphold or restore authoritarian rule.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804761048
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
07/28/2008
Series:
Contemporary Issues in Asia and Pacific Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.70(d)

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