Confucianism and Democracy
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Do countries with different cultural traditions end up cultivating different understandings of democracy? This thesis explores how a Confucian ethos shapes the Chinese understanding of democracy. As the debate over the compatibility of liberal democracy with Confucian values unfolds, it rapidly becomes polarized. This project seeks an attempt to unpack the opposing monolithic arguments by examining the plurality of classical Confucian values and their implications for liberal democracy. My research also investigates the common grounds, as well as areas of mutual contribution between Confucianism and democracy.
Franklin and Marshall College Archives, Undergraduate Honors Thesis 2011
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