Academic Bulletin 2020-2021 
    Jun 23, 2024  
Academic Bulletin 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

POLSC 336 - East Asian Democracy: Theory and Practice

Credits: 4
 An examination of the ways that Confucian and Buddhist thought can both challenge and contribute to forms of democratic practices and values. After a brief introduction to Western political theory’s major concepts such as human rights and the proper limits of government, justice and community, and multiculturalism, we then turn to look especially at Chinese political thought as a complement and alternative, briefly looking at ancient Confucianism and then turning to modern East Asian political thought. Finally, the course examines empirical studies of East Asian views of democracy as well as discussing recent political culture in Hong Kong.

Prerequisite: None.

Distribution Requirements: IP, SB.