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By Sungmoon Kim

Comparative political concept has grown right into a famous self-discipline in its personal correct within the final 20 years. but little has been performed to discover how political thought engages with the particular social, criminal, and political truth of a specific polity. East Asians are complexly conditioned by means of conventional Confucian norms and behavior, regardless of major social, fiscal, and political alterations of their modern lives. This quantity seeks to deal with this crucial factor through constructing a particularly Confucian political and criminal theory.

The quantity makes a speciality of South Korea, whose conventional society used to be and continues to be the main Confucianized between pre-modern East Asian nations. It bargains an enticing case for considering Confucian democracy and constitutionalism simply because its liberal-democratic associations have compatibility with and profoundly inspired through the Confucian habit of the heart. The e-book wrestles with the sensible which means of liberal rights below the Korean Confucian societal tradition and illuminates a fashion within which conventional Confucianism may be remodeled via criminal and political methods right into a new Confucianism proper to democratic practices in modern Korea.

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