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Communitarian Politics in Asia : Politics in Asia Series - Beng-Huat Chua

Communitarian Politics in Asia

Politics in Asia Series

Hardcover Published: 10th May 2004
ISBN: 9780415334754
Number Of Pages: 191

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With the collapse of European socialism in the late 1980s, ascendancy of the liberal capitalist democracy and individual self-interest became prevalent in the West. In contrast, many polities in Asia, both by tradition and choice, have explicitly adopted communitarianism as a national ideology, for example Confucianism in Korea, Hong Kong and Japan, Islam in Malaysia and the Panca Sila in Indonesia. Here, communitarianism arguably informs public policies and political practices and the concept of the 'social' in terms of responsibilities and collective welfare is preserved.
Communitarian Politics in Asia examines instances in southeast and east Asian countries where communitarianism is both articulated as national ideology and embedded as the ethos of social life and assesses the relative merits of a set of practices in their respective local political context. The book not only augments existing international debate on liberalism and communitarianism but also provides empirical examples of communitarian political practices that will substantiate and/or refute conceptual points, such as redistributive justice and costs to individuals, in this ongoing debate.

List of Contributors
Communitarian Politics in Asia
Communitarian Philosophy and East Asian Politics
Predicament of Communality: Lessons from Japan
The Anti-Communitarian Family? Everyday Conditions of Authoritarian Politics in South Korea
Communitarianism Without Competitive Politics in Singapore
The Ethics of Care and Political Practices in Hong Kong
Shariah Formalism or Democratic Communitarianism? The Islamic Resurgence and Political Theory
The Failure of State Ideology in Indonesia: The Rise and Demise of Pancasila
'Community in the East' Towards a New Human Rights Paradigm
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ISBN: 9780415334754
ISBN-10: 0415334756
Series: Politics in Asia Series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 191
Published: 10th May 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.18 x 15.49  x 1.68
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1