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East meets West : human rights and democracy in East Asia

Author: Daniel Bell
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Is liberal democracy a universal ideal? In this book - written as a dialogue between an American diplomat named Demo and three East Asian critics - Daniel Bell attempts to chart a middle ground  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Bell
ISBN: 0691005079 9780691005072 0691005087 9780691005089
OCLC Number: 42437160
Description: xii, 369 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The East Asian Challenge to Human Rights and Democracy. Reflections on East-West Dialogues --
Toward a Truly International Human Rights Regime --
Trade-offs --
Rights vs. Development: A Zero-Sum Game? --
The Need for Specificity --
An Asian Voice on Human Rights? --
Human Rights: A Western Invention? --
Increasing commitment to Human Rights in East Asia: Strategic Considerations --
On the Prospects of Exporting American Ideals to East Asia --
Appealing to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Asia --
Local justifications for Human Rights --
A Different Moral Standpoint? --
Cultural Respect vs. Liberal Neutrality --
Justifiable Constraints on Western-Style Rights --
New "Asian" Rights: Expanding the Set of Internationally Recognized Rights --
Democratic Rights: On the Importance of Local Knowledge --
Trade-off Issues --
On the Possibility of Decent Nondemocratic Regimes --
The Costs of Democratization --
Democratic Rights: Different justifications --
Limiting the Power of the State --
Democracy as a Means for Nation-Building --
Identifying the Agents of Democratization --
Nation-Building and Social Consensus in Confucian Democracies --
Democratic Rights: Different Constraints --
Democracy vs. Civil Rights --
Democracy vs. Social and Economic Rights --
Democracy vs. Future Generations --
The Pros and Cons of Democracy in Singapore: A Fictitious Dialogue with Lee Kuan Yew --
Is Liberal Democracy Suitable for Singapore? --
Democracy Defined as Free and Fair Competitive Elections --
Democracy justified (Only) by Its Consequences.
Responsibility: Daniel A. Bell.
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Bell has produced a tour de force of great depth ...[A] solid philosophical work, respectful but tough minded, that illuminates East Asian political perspectives and forces Americans to reexamine Read more...

 
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