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Published: 05 July 2018

272 Pages


ISBN: 9780190671235

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Democracy after Virtue

Toward Pragmatic Confucian Democracy

Sungmoon Kim

Studies in Comparative Political Theory

  • Provides a new theory of Confucian democracy that understands democracy both as a political system and as a way of life
  • Articulates Confucian democratic principles of justice in criminal punishment, economic distribution, and international relations from a pragmatic standpoint
  • Identifies the social circumstances that require a democracy as a political system in a Confucian society