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Title Towards illiberal democracy in Pacific Asia / Daniel A. Bell ... [and others]
Published Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Macmillan Press ; New York : St. Martin's Press, 1995


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Description vii, 197 pages ; 25 cm
Series St. Antony's series.
Contents 1. Understanding Illiberal Democracy: A Framework / Daniel A. Bell and Kanishka Jayasuriya -- 2. Democracy in Confucian Societies: The Challenge of Justification / Daniel A. Bell -- 3. Democracy and Identity: The Paradoxical Character of Political Development / David Martin Jones -- 4. Democratization and the Myth of the Liberalizing Middle Classes / David Brown and David Martin Jones -- 5. The Political Economy of Democratization / Kanishka Jayasuriya -- 6. Democratization and the Regeneration of Ethnicity / David Brown -- 7. Towards a Model of Illiberal Democracy / David Martin Jones, Kanishka Jayasuriya, Daniel A. Bell and David Brown
Summary "This book challenges the view that liberal democracy is the inevitable outcome of economic modernization. Focusing on the high-performing Asian economies, it argues that contemporary political systems are legitimated by the values of hierarchy, familism and harmony, by contrast with the Western understanding of political liberalism and the communicatory democracy it facilitates. Instead of political change resulting from a demand for autonomy on the part of interest groups in civil society, the adoption of democratic practices ought to be viewed primarily as a state strategy to manage socio-economic change."--BOOK JACKET
Analysis Asia
Asia, East
Economic policy
Overseas item
Political change
Notes "In association with St. Antony's College, Oxford."
Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 175-188
Subject Democracy -- East Asia.
Far East -- Economic policy.
Far East -- Politics and government.
Author Bell, Daniel (Daniel A.)
LC no. 95004169
ISBN 0312126867