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Against political equality : the Confucian case, Tongdong Bai

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Against political equality : the Confucian case
Title
Against political equality
Title remainder
the Confucian case
Statement of responsibility
Tongdong Bai
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
What might a viable political alternative to liberal democracy look like? In Against Political Equality, Tongdong Bai offers a possibility inspired by Confucian ideas. Bai argues that domestic governance influenced by Confucianism can embrace the liberal aspects of democracy along with the democratic ideas of equal opportunities and governmental accountability to the people. But Confucianism would give more political decision-making power to those with the moral, practical, and intellectual capabilities of caring for the people. While most democratic thinkers still focus on strengthening equality to cure the ills of democracy, the proposed hybrid regime-made up of Confucian-inspired meritocratic characteristics combined with democratic elements and a quasi-liberal system of laws and rights-recognizes that egalitarian qualities sometimes conflict with good governance and the protection of liberties, and defends liberal aspects by restricting democratic ones. Bai applies his views to the international realm by supporting a hierarchical order based on how humane each state is toward its own and other peoples, and on the principle of international interventions whereby humane responsibilities override sovereignty. Exploring the deficiencies posed by many liberal democracies, Against Political Equality presents a novel Confucian-engendered alternative for solving today's political problems. --
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Bai, Tongdong
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
Series statement
The Princeton-China series
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  • Confucianism and state
  • Political science
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Against political equality : the Confucian case, Tongdong Bai
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-304) and index
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Contents
Why Confucianism? Which Confucianism? -- Confucianism on political legitimacy: for the people, of the people, but not by the people -- A Confucian hybrid regime as an answer to democratic problems -- The superiority of the Confucian hybrid regime defended -- Compassion as the new social glue in the society of strangers -- Conflict in the expansion of care: the private versus the public -- Tian Xia: a Confucian model of national identity and international relations -- Humane responsibility overrides sovereignty: a Confucian theory of just war -- A Confucian theory of rights -- Postscript
Control code
on1099692424
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 315 pages
Isbn
9780691195995
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1099692424
Label
Against political equality : the Confucian case, Tongdong Bai
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-304) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why Confucianism? Which Confucianism? -- Confucianism on political legitimacy: for the people, of the people, but not by the people -- A Confucian hybrid regime as an answer to democratic problems -- The superiority of the Confucian hybrid regime defended -- Compassion as the new social glue in the society of strangers -- Conflict in the expansion of care: the private versus the public -- Tian Xia: a Confucian model of national identity and international relations -- Humane responsibility overrides sovereignty: a Confucian theory of just war -- A Confucian theory of rights -- Postscript
Control code
on1099692424
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 315 pages
Isbn
9780691195995
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1099692424

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