A deliberative approach to Northeast Asia's contested history

He, Baogang and Hundt, David 2012, A deliberative approach to Northeast Asia's contested history, Japanese journal of political science, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 37-58.

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Title A deliberative approach to Northeast Asia's contested history
Author(s) He, Baogang
Hundt, David
Journal name Japanese journal of political science
Volume number 13
Issue number 1
Start page 37
End page 58
Total pages 22
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Place of publication Cambridge, England
Publication date 2012-03
ISSN 1468-1099
1474-0060
Keyword(s) Deliberation
Democracy
Public Sphere
East Asia
Summary The failure to reconcile views of the past and to address historical injustice has damaged inter-state relations in Northeast Asia. Joint committees, dialogues and the participation of civil society have been used to address historical issues, but scholars in the disciplines of international relations and area studies have largely ignored these dialogues and deliberative forums. At the same time, there is an emergent theoretical literature on how deliberative democracy can address ethnic conflicts and historical injustice. There is a serious disconnect or distance between the theoretical literature on the resolution of conflicts via deliberation on the one hand, and empirical studies of deliberative approach in East Asia on the other. This article aims to address this shortcoming in the study of the politics of historical dispute in Northeast Asia by proposing a deliberative approach to history disputes and highlighting the achievements, limits and dynamics of deliberation. Through mapping and comparative testing, we confirm that deliberation offers some potential for a departure from nationalist mentalities and a shift towards a consciousness of regional history in Northeast Asia. Our empirical test of the utility of the deliberative approach suggests that a new model for addressing regional disputes may be emerging.
Notes Published online 27 January 2012
Language eng
Field of Research 160603 Comparative Government and Politics
160606 Government and Politics of Asia and the Pacific
160609 Political Theory and Political Philosophy
Socio Economic Objective 940106 Citizenship and National Identity
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
HERDC collection year 2011
Copyright notice ©2012, Cambridge University Press
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30041825

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