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Designing democratic institutions and the problem of evil: a liberal Chinese perspective

journal contribution
posted on 01.01.1995, 00:00 authored by Baogang HeBaogang He
Chinese liberals have been searching for a just society, one regulated by democratic institutions and rules—a society where the human potential for evil is properly controlled. It is in this context that Chinese liberal intellectuals such as Yan Jiaqi, Hu Ping, and Liao Xun, drawing on their respective experiences of the tragedies in China, have taken the idea that there is always a potential for evil in human nature as a starting-point for a just society and for designing democratic institutions.

History

Journal

Social philosophy and policy

Volume

12

Issue

2

Season

Summer

Pagination

292 - 321

Publisher

Cambridge University Press

Location

Cambridge, Eng.

ISSN

0265-0525

eISSN

1471-6437

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

1995, Social Philosophy and Policy Foundation