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Democracy after Virtue: Toward Pragmatic Confucian Democracy

Sungmoon Kim


In the past two decades contemporary Confucian political theory has been propelled by the dialectical conversation between Confucianism and democracy and, more recently, between Confucian democracy and Confucian meritocracy. However, the absence of a shared point of reference in developing Confucian democratic theory has made it extremely difficult to understand whether the disagreement between Confucian democrats and Confucian meritocrats is merely a political one or is also of philosophical significance. Democracy after Virtue explores a normative Confucian democratic theory that justifies d ... More

Keywords: Confucianism, democracy, distributive justice, humanitarian intervention, political participation, pragmatism, procedure, public equality, punishment

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190671235
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190671235.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sungmoon Kim, author
Professor of Political Theory, Department of Public Policy, City University of Hong Kong