Confucianism and democracy: testing four analytical models in an empirical world

He, Baogang 2016, Confucianism and democracy: testing four analytical models in an empirical world, Taiwan journal of democracy, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 27-52.

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Title Confucianism and democracy: testing four analytical models in an empirical world
Author(s) He, BaogangORCID iD for He, Baogang
Journal name Taiwan journal of democracy
Volume number 12
Issue number 2
Start page 27
End page 52
Total pages 26
Publisher Taiwan Foundation for Democracy
Place of publication Taiwan
Publication date 2016-12
ISSN 1815-7238
Keyword(s) compatibility
Summary In the past, debates have focused on the question of whether Confucianism is in conflict or compatible with democracy. While these two models are partially accurate, they are increasingly becoming inadequate when dealing with new political and social forces and new sets of questions concerning the relationship between democracy and Confucianism. This essay deconstructs the conventional conceptualization of the relationship between Confucianism and democracy through a critical and empirical examination of four ideal-type models of that relationship. These models can be characterized as conflictive, compatible, hybrid, and critical. The essay examines the strengths and weaknesses of each model, and tests each through empirical engagement.
Language eng
Field of Research 160603 Comparative Government and Politics
160606 Government and Politics of Asia and The Pacific
1606 Political Science
Socio Economic Objective 940203 Political Systems
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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