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Confucianism, democratization, and human rights in Taiwan

Author: Joel S Fetzer; J Christopher Soper
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, ©2013.
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Evaluating the "Asian values" thesis in Taiwan, Confucianism, Democratization, and Human Rights in Taiwan, by Joel S. Fetzer and J. Christopher Soper, concludes that while Confucian values were used to bolster authoritarianism under martial law and played little role in democratization, they are now being reinterpreted in a pro-democratic direction. Based on elite interviews, survey research, and content analysis of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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(OCoLC)798615224
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joel S Fetzer; J Christopher Soper
ISBN: 9780739173015 0739173014
OCLC Number: 824521186
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 107 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Chapter 1. Confucianism and Democratization in East Asia Chapter 2. Confucian Values and Elite Support for Liberal Democracy in Taiwan Chapter 3. The Effect of Confucian Values on Public Support for Democratization and Human Rights in Taiwan Chapter 4. The Treatment of Confucianism in Taiwanese Textbooks Before and After Democratization Chapter 5. The Role of Confucianism in Taiwanese Legislative Debates over Democratization and Human Rights Chapter 6. Toward a Liberal-Democratic Confucianism: Evidence from Taiwan Glossary of Non-English Terms Statistical Appendix
Responsibility: Joel S. Fetzer and J. Christopher Soper.

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