Confucianism and Democratization in East Asia

Confucianism and Democratization in East Asia

by Doh Chull Shin


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ISBN-13: 9781107017337
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 01/31/2012
Pages: 376
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Doh Chull Shin is Korea Foundation Chair Professor of the Department of Political Science at the University of Missouri. He is the founder of the Korea Democracy Barometer and a co-founder of the Asian Barometer. His recent books include The Quality of Life in Confucian Asia (2010), How East Asians View Democracy (2008), Citizens, Democracy, and Markets around the Pacific (2005) and Mass Politics and Culture in Democratizing Korea (Cambridge University Press, 2000).

Table of Contents

Part I. Confucianism and Confucian East Asia: 1. The evolution of Confucian East Asia and its cultural legacies; 2. The Confucian Asian values thesis; Part II. Upholding Confucian Values: 3. Confucianism as a hierarchical way of life; 4. Confucianism as a government of paternalistic meritocracy; Part III. Engaging in Civic Life: 5. Communitarianism and civic activism; 6. Familism and civic orientations; Part IV. Embracing Democracy: 7. Conceptions of democracy; 8. Support for democracy; Part V. Final Thoughts: 9. Reassessing the Confucian Asian values debate.

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