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East Meets West: Human Rights and Democracy in East Asia

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Is liberal democracy a universal ideal? Proponents of Asian values argue that it is a distinctive product of the Western experience and that Western powers shouldn't try to push human rights and democracy onto Asian states. Liberal democrats in the West typically counter by questioning the motives of Asian critics, arguing that Asian leaders are merely trying to rationalize human-rights violations and authoritarian rule. In this book--written as a dialogue between an American democrat named Demo and three East Asian critics ...

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East Meets West: Human Rights and Democracy in East Asia
2000, Princeton University Press, Princeton

ISBN-13: 9780691005089

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East Meets West: Human Rights and Democracy in East Asia
2000, Princeton University Press, Princeton

ISBN-13: 9780691005072

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