Towards Liberal Democracy in Pacific Asia

Towards Liberal Democracy in Pacific Asia - St Antony's Series

1995th edition

Hardback (14 Aug 1995) | English

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Synopsis

This book challenges the view that liberal democracy is the inevitable outcome of economic modernization. Focusing on the stable and prosperous societies of Pacific Asia, it argues that contemporary political arrangements are legitimised by the values of hierarchy, familism and harmony. An arrangement that clearly contrasts with a western understanding of political liberalism and the communicatory democracy it facilitates. Instead of political change resulting from a demand for autonomy by interest groups in civil society, the adoption of democratic practice in Asia ought to be viewed primarily as a state strategy to manage socio-economic change.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780333613993
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Pub date:
Edition: 1995th edition
Language: English
Number of pages: 197
Weight: 415g
Height: 223mm
Width: 141mm
Spine width: 20mm