Chinese migr Intellectuals and Their Quest for Liberal Values in the Cold War 1949 1969Chinese migr Intellectuals and Their Quest for Liberal Values in the Cold War 1949 1969



In the mid-1960s, Yin Haiguang began to appreciate some Confucian values and to advocate the selective incorporation of Confucian values into the liberal-scientific foundation that he proposed for a modern China.

Author: Kenneth Kai-chung Yung

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004466043

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This book will inspire readers who are concerned about the prospects for democracy in contemporary China by painting a picture of the Chinese self-exiles’ experiences in the 1950s and 1960s.

Identity Islam and the Twilight of Liberal ValuesIdentity Islam and the Twilight of Liberal Values



Pluralist multiculturalism and identity politics have left a powerful legacy that has created a crisis of liberal values. Liberal values were well on their way out of fashion at the end of the last century. Few liberals give value to ...

Author: Terri Murray

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527520783

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Since its publication in 1992, an array of commentators have criticised Francis Fukuyama’s optimism in The End of History and the Last Man for supposing that liberal democracy is the one political model with sufficient moral and practical resilience to endure through the vicissitudes of future historical events. In hindsight, it seems Fukuyama underestimated liberal democracy’s ethno-religious rivals, and religious fundamentalism’s powerfully resistant bulwark against liberal democracy. This book offers a trenchant analysis of the post-millennial cultural shift away from the defining liberal social values of the post-war and post-colonial global revolutionary movements. It dissects the incoherent reasoning by which the liberal values of racial equality, tolerance, diversity, feminism, and gender have been evacuated of their past meanings and put into the service of a reactionary politics that uses superficially plausible bait to sell the same regressive ideology that religious social conservatives have been peddling for decades.

From Liberal Values to Democratic TransitionFrom Liberal Values to Democratic Transition



Nickel, James (1995) “The Value of Cultural Belonging,” Dialogue 33/4, pp. 635–42. Rawls, John (1993) Political Liberalism, New York: Columbia University Press. Raz, Joseph (1994) “Multiculturalism: A Liberal Perspective,” Dissent, ...

Author: Ronald Dworkin

Publisher: Central European University Press

ISBN: 9786155211119

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The book contains twelve essays by Stephen Holmes, Frances M. Kamm, Mária Ludassy, Steven Lukes, Gyorgy Markus, András Sajó, Gáspár Miklós Tamás, Andrew Arato, Timothy Garton Ash, Béla Greskovits, Will Kymlicka, and Aleksander Smolar. The studies explore a wide scope of subjects that belong to disciplines ranging from moral philosophy, through theory of human rights, democratic transition, constitutionalism, to political economy. The common denominator of the studies collected is their reference to the scholarly output of János Kis, in honor of his sixtieth birthday. János Kis is a distinguished political philosopher who, after many years spent as a dissident under the Communist regime, emerged as an important political figure in Hungary's transition to democracy. Currently he is University Professor of Philosophy at Central European University, Budapest.

Value Consensus and the Social Cohesion of Liberal DemocracyValue Consensus and the Social Cohesion of Liberal Democracy



Reformist Liberal and Laissez-Faire Liberal Values A. Welfare-State Strategies of Social Problem Amelioration - Welfare State Liberalism B. State-Regulation Stragegies of Social Problem Amelioration - Business Liberalism C.

Author: Michael D. Schulman

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ISBN: WISC:89090025677

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Liberalism in Modern TimesLiberalism in Modern Times



So why should I dare claim an ultimate validity for liberal values ? What answer is there to those who point out that liberalism absolutizes a relative position , that it is a philosophy of sour grapes of rootless men who have lost all ...

Author: José Guilherme Merquior

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ISBN: UOM:39015038023431

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The premature death in 1991 of the Brazilian essayist, thinker and diplomat Jose G. Merquior robbed the international intellectual community of a gifted 'friend of reason and a defender of liberty'. Several essays in this volume, directly or indirectly, broadly or personally, pay tribute to the life and work of this 'politically engaged intellectual'. Part I examines Merquiorian thought itself and - aptly enough - begins with Merquior's own incisive review of the rebirth of the liberal idea and recommitment to democracy itself. Part II ranges more widely: here, such distinguished contributors as John Hall, Ernest Gellner and Noberto Bobbio develop some of Merquior's favourite themes - liberalism as it relates to social cohesion, political stability, morality, republicanism and democracy, and the relativism and scepticism that characterize postmodern thinking. The book's application to two regions of the world is direct and obvious: to Merquior's own Latin America and to Central and Eastern Europe, where rapid political change and economic transition have brought debates on liberalism to the forefront. But in Merquior's thought there are also lessons for Western Europe and the United States, where the very familiarity of the liberal tradition can lead to a certain sterility of ideas. These various perspectives in liberal political thought are brilliantly drawn out by Ernest Gellner in the Preface - one of the last pieces he wrote before his death in November 1995.

Liberal and Populist Democracy in South AfricaLiberal and Populist Democracy in South Africa



challenges, new threats to liberalism : presidential address : delivered in Johannesburg on 15 February 1996 Hermann ... The experience here is that while there is a formal observance of democratic rules, liberal values are constantly ...

Author: Hermann Giliomee

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105070818815

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States of Emergency in Liberal DemocraciesStates of Emergency in Liberal Democracies



the value of individual autonomy, it joins it. Nor is it a critique of liberal values to show, as Carl Schmitt and his contemporary followers hope to, that liberalism excludes decisiveness and order. Indeed, among those values external ...

Author: Nomi Claire Lazar

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139479585

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In an emergency, statesmen concentrate power and suspend citizens' rights. These emergency powers are ubiquitous in the crisis government of liberal democracies, but their nature and justification is poorly understood. Based on a pluralist conception of political ethics and political power, this book shows how we can avoid the dangers and confusions inherent in the norm/exception approach that dominates both historical and contemporary debate. The book shows how liberal values need never - indeed must never - be suspended, even in times of urgency. Only then can accountability remain a live possibility. But at the same time, emergency powers can sometimes be justified with reference to extra-liberal norms that also operate in times of normalcy. By emphasizing the continuity between times of normalcy and emergency, the book illuminates the norms of crisis government, broadening our understanding of liberal democratic government and of political ethics in the process.

Liberalism and Value PluralismLiberalism and Value Pluralism



This is the first book-length defence of liberalism on the basis of value pluralism, complementing and extending the work of Berlin and others.

Author: George Crowder

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441188076

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Value pluralism is the idea, associated with the late Isaiah Berlin, that fundamental human values are irreducibly plural and incommensurable. Ends like liberty, equality and community are intrinsic goods which can neither be ranked in an absolute hierarchy nor translated into units of a common denominator. If that is true, how can we choose among such values when they come into conflict in particular cases? In particular, what reason is there to justify the value ranking characteristic of liberal democracy, favouring personal autonomy and toleration? Recent commentators have seen value pluralism as undermining the traditional claims of liberalism to universal authority, rendering it at best no more than one political form among others with no greater claim to legitimacy. Against that view, George Crowder argues that a strong distinctive case for liberalism as a universal project is implied by value pluralism itself. Reflection on the elements of value pluralism yields a set of ethical principles, including respect for universal values, rejection of political utopianism, promotion of value diversity, accommodation of reasonable disagreement, and cultivation of civic virtues. Those principles are best satisfied by a liberal form of politics characterised by a strong commitment to personal autonomy, by policies of moderate redistribution and multiculturalism, and by constitutional restraints on democractic politics. This is the first book-length defence of liberalism on the basis of value pluralism, complementing and extending the work of Berlin and others.

From Liberal Values to Democratic TransitionFrom Liberal Values to Democratic Transition



The book contains twelve essays by Stephen Holmes, Frances M. Kamm, Maria Ludassy, Steven Lukes, Gyorgy Markus, Andras Sajo, Gaspar Miklos Tamas, Andrew Arato, Timothy Garton Ash, Bela Greskovits, Will Kymlicka, and Aleksander Smolar.

Author: J nos Kis

Publisher: Central European University Press

ISBN: 9789639241770

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Page: 293

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The book contains twelve essays by Stephen Holmes, Frances M. Kamm, Maria Ludassy, Steven Lukes, Gyorgy Markus, Andras Sajo, Gaspar Miklos Tamas, Andrew Arato, Timothy Garton Ash, Bela Greskovits, Will Kymlicka, and Aleksander Smolar. The studies explore a wide scope of subjects that belong to disciplines ranging from moral philosophy, through theory of human rights, democratic transition, constitutionalism, to political economy. The common denominator of the studies collected is their reference to the scholarly output of Janos Kis, in honor of his sixtieth birthday. Janos Kis is a distinguished political philosopher who, after many years spent as a dissident under the Communist regime, emerged as an important political figure in Hungary's transition to democracy. Currently he is University Professor of Philosophy at Central European University, Budapest."

Why Liberalism WorksWhy Liberalism Works



An insightful and passionately written book explaining why a return to Enlightenment ideals is good for the world The greatest challenges facing humankind, according to Deirdre McCloskey, are poverty and tyranny, both of which hold people ...

Author: Deirdre Nansen McCloskey

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300244816

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An insightful and passionately written book explaining why a return to Enlightenment ideals is good for the world The greatest challenges facing humankind, according to Deirdre McCloskey, are poverty and tyranny, both of which hold people back. Arguing for a return to true liberal values, this engaging and accessible book develops, defends, and demonstrates how embracing the ideas first espoused by eighteenth-century philosophers like Locke, Smith, Voltaire, and Wollstonecraft is good for everyone. With her trademark wit and deep understanding, McCloskey shows how the adoption of Enlightenment ideals of liberalism has propelled the freedom and prosperity that define the quality of a full life. In her view, liberalism leads to equality, but equality does not necessarily lead to liberalism. Liberalism is an optimistic philosophy that depends on the power of rhetoric rather than coercion, and on ethics, free speech, and facts in order to thrive.