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Beyond Liberal Democracy: Political Thinking for an East Asian Context
Is liberal democracy appropriate for East Asia? In this provocative book, Daniel Bell argues for morally legitimate alternatives to Western-style liberal democracy in the region. Beyond Liberal Democracy, which continues the author's influential earlier work, is divided into three parts that correspond to the three main hallmarks of liberal democracy--human rights, democra ...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published August 13th 2006 by Princeton University Press
(first published 2006)
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I was expecting an alternative to democracy, yet that was presented only in a short chapter of this book. The rest seemed to be rather haphazardly cobbled together from previous experience already recounted in magazine articles and only slightly related Confucian commentary.
Daniel A. Bell is Chair Professor of the Schwarzman Scholar Program at Tsinghua University in Beijing and director of the Berggruen Institute of Philosophy and Culture. He was born in Montreal, educated at McGill and Oxford, has taught in Singapore and Hong Kong, and has held research fellowships at Princeton’s University Center for Human Values and Stanford’s Center for Advanced Study in the Beha ...more