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Philosophy and Politics - Critical Explorations
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Political Liberalism, Confucianism, and the Future of Democracy in East Asia

Authors: Li, Zhuoyao

  • First book to cover both political liberalism and Confucianism for the purpose of exploring more promising models of democracy in East Asia and beyond 
  • Brings together a diversity of contemporary political theories whose interactions spark something truly original 
  • Shows that perfectionist approaches to political Confucianism suffer from practical and theoretical difficulties 
  • Demonstrates that political liberalism offers the most promising vision for liberal democracy
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About this book

This book contributes to both the internal debate in liberalism and the application of political liberalism to the process of democratization in East Asia. Beyond John Rawls’ original intention to limit the scope of political liberalism to only existing and well-ordered liberal democracies, political liberalism has the potential to inspire and contribute to democratic establishment and maintenance in East Asia. Specifically, the book has two main objectives. First, it will demonstrate that political liberalism offers the most promising vision for liberal democracy, and it can be defended against contemporary perfectionist objections. Second, it will show that perfectionist approaches to political Confucianism suffer from practical and theoretical difficulties. Instead, an alternative model of democracy inspired by political liberalism will be explored in order to achieve a multivariate structure for citizens to come to terms with democracy in their own ways, to support a neutral state that ensures the establishment and stability of democracy, and to maintain an active public role for Confucianism to prevent it from being banished to the private sphere. This model represents a more promising future for democracy in East Asia.


About the authors

Zhuoyao Li is assistant professor of philosophy at St. John’s University. He received his Ph.D. in philosophy from Boston College, where he studied social and political philosophy, ethics, philosophy of law, and philosophy of economics. His main research interests are contemporary debates between political liberalism and liberal perfectionism, the implications of political liberalism in non-liberal societies, as well as comparative philosophy and political theory. His works on these topics have appeared in the Review of PoliticsPhilosophy East and West, Ethics & Global Politics, among other publications. He also serves as the managing editor of Philosophy & Social Criticism.

Buy this book

eBook 64,19 €
price for France (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • à paraître: 3 juin 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-43116-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover 79,11 €
price for France (gross)
  • à paraître: 3 juin 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-43115-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Political Liberalism, Confucianism, and the Future of Democracy in East Asia
Authors
Series Title
Philosophy and Politics - Critical Explorations
Series Volume
12
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-43116-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-43116-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-43115-0
Series ISSN
2352-8370
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 206
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