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    Beyond Liberal Democracy: Political Thinking for an East Asian Context.Daniel A. Bell - 2006 - Princeton University Press.
    Is liberal democracy appropriate for East Asia? In this provocative book, Daniel Bell argues for morally legitimate alternatives to Western-style liberal democracy in the region. Beyond Liberal Democracy, which continues the author's influential earlier work, is divided into three parts that correspond to the three main hallmarks of liberal democracy--human rights, democracy, and capitalism. These features have been modified substantially during their transmission to East Asian societies that have been shaped by nonliberal practices and values. Bell points to the dangers (...)
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  2. East Meets West: Human Rights and Democracy in East Asia.Daniel A. Bell - 2000 - Princeton University Press.
    Is liberal democracy a universal ideal? Proponents of "Asian values" argue that it is a distinctive product of the Western experience and that Western powers shouldn't try to push human rights and democracy onto Asian states. Liberal democrats in the West typically counter by questioning the motives of Asian critics, arguing that Asian leaders are merely trying to rationalize human-rights violations and authoritarian rule. In this book--written as a dialogue between an American democrat named Demo and three East Asian critics--Daniel (...)
     
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  3. Confucian Political Ethics.Daniel A. Bell (ed.) - 2007 - Princeton University Press.
    For much of the twentieth century, Confucianism was condemned by Westerners and East Asians alike as antithetical to modernity. Internationally renowned philosophers, historians, and social scientists argue otherwise in Confucian Political Ethics. They show how classical Confucian theory--with its emphasis on family ties, self-improvement, education, and the social good--is highly relevant to the most pressing dilemmas confronting us today. Drawing upon in-depth, cross-cultural dialogues, the contributors delve into the relationship of Confucian political ethics to contemporary social issues, exploring Confucian perspectives (...)
     
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  4. Confucianism and Ubuntu: Reflections on a Dialogue Between Chinese and African Traditions.Daniel A. Bell & Thaddeus Metz - 2011 - Journal of Chinese Philosophy 38 (supp):78-95.
    In this article we focus on three key precepts shared by Confucianism and the African ethic of Ubuntu: the central value of community, the desirability of ethical partiality, and the idea that we tend to become morally better as we grow older. For each of these broad similarities, there are key differences underlying them, and we discuss those as well as speculate about the reasons for them. Our aim is not to take sides, but we do suggest ways that Ubuntu (...)
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    Democracy with Chinese Characteristics: A Political Proposal for the Post-Communist Era.Daniel A. Bell - 1999 - Philosophy East and West 49 (4):451-493.
    Interviews Professor Wang, a political philosopher at Beijing University about the political reforms in China. Explanation on a democratic political system with Chinese characteristics; Confucian tradition of respect for a ruling intellectual elite; Relevance of Confucian scholar Huang Zongxi's proposal for reform.
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    Index.Daniel A. Bell - 2006 - In Beyond Liberal Democracy: Political Thinking for an East Asian Context. Princeton University Press. pp. 369-379.
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    A Communitarian Critique of Liberalism.Daniel A. Bell - 2005 - Analyse & Kritik 27 (2):215-238.
    Communitarian thinkers have argued that liberalism devalues community in modern societies. This essay assesses the three main strands of the contemporary debate betweeen communitarianism and liberalism: the communitarian critique of the liberal universalism, the communitarian critique of liberal individualism, and the communitarian critique of liberal politics. In each case, it is argued that the debate has moved from fairly abstract philosophical controversies to more concrete engagement with political disputes in Western as well as East Asian societies.
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    Jiang Qing's Political Confucianism.Daniel A. Bell - 2011 - In Ruiping Fan (ed.), The Renaissance of Confucianism in Contemporary China. Springer. pp. 139--152.
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    Against Individualism: A Confucian Rethinking of the Foundations of Morality, Politics, Family, and Religion by Henry Rosemont Jr.Daniel A. Bell - 2017 - Philosophy East and West 67 (2):565-568.
    Against Individualism: A Confucian Rethinking of the Foundations of Morality, Politics, Family, and Religion by Henry Rosemont Jr. is an important challenge to the dominant individualistic ethos of our age. It is not merely a critique of the idea of the rights-claiming, free and autonomous individual: Rosemont also puts forward a strong defense of an alternative idea of the relational person as role-bearing, interrelated, and necessarily responsible to other persons. I am generally sympathetic to Rosemont's view, but I think he (...)
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    2. Just War and Confucianism: Implications for the Contemporary World.Daniel A. Bell - 2006 - In Beyond Liberal Democracy: Political Thinking for an East Asian Context. Princeton University Press. pp. 23-51.
  11. Democratic Deliberation: The Problem of Implementation.Daniel A. Bell - 1999 - In Stephen Macedo (ed.), Deliberative Politics: Essays on Democracy and Disagreement. Oxford University Press. pp. 70--87.
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    6. Taking Elitism Seriously: Democracy with Confucian Characteristics.Daniel A. Bell - 2006 - In Beyond Liberal Democracy: Political Thinking for an East Asian Context. Princeton University Press. pp. 152-179.
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    The Ethics of International Human Rights Non-Governmental Organizations.Daniel A. Bell - 2011 - In Thomas Cushman (ed.), Handbook of Human Rights. Routledge. pp. 444.
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    Toward Meritocratic Rule in China?: A Response to Professors Dallmayr, Li, and Tan.Daniel A. Bell - 2009 - Philosophy East and West 59 (4):554-560.
    Let me first thank the critics for their insightful contributions to the debate. I hesitate to call the three professors “critics” since the areas of agreement may outweigh the areas of disagreement. But I should focus on areas of disagreement to further the debate, and that’s what I’ll try to do here. I’ll begin with a few remarks about methodology, then attempt to clarify my own view regarding democracy with “Confucian characteristics,” and my response will conclude with some reflections on (...)
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    Beyond Liberal Democracy: A Debate on Democracy and Confucian Meritocracy.Fred Dallmayr, Chenyang Li, Sor-Hoon Tan & Daniel A. Bell - 2009 - Philosophy East and West 59 (4):523-523.
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    Review: Human Rights and Social Criticism in Contemporary Chinese Political Theory. [REVIEW]Daniel A. Bell - 2004 - Political Theory 32 (3):396 - 408.
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    A Comment on Confucian Role Ethics.Daniel A. Bell - 2012 - Frontiers of Philosophy in China 7 (4):604-609.
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    Li, Chenyang, The Confucian Philosophy of Harmony.Daniel A. Bell - 2015 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 14 (1):143-146.
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    Review: The Limits of Liberal Justice. [REVIEW]Daniel A. Bell - 1998 - Political Theory 26 (4):557 - 582.
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    3. Human Rights and “Values in Asia”: Reflections on East-West Dialogues.Daniel A. Bell - 2006 - In Beyond Liberal Democracy: Political Thinking for an East Asian Context. Princeton University Press. pp. 52-83.
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    What It Means to Be Disadvantaged and What Can Be Done About It.Daniel A. Bell - 2008 - Res Publica 14 (1):65-68.
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    Reconciling Confucianism and Nationalism.Daniel A. Bell - 2014 - Journal of Chinese Philosophy 41 (1-2):33-54.
    Confucianism has made a comeback in mainland China over the last two decades or so. Politically minded Confucian revivalists see Confucianism as the core of national identity that differs from “foreign” traditions such as liberalism and they argue for replacing Marxism with Confucianism as the core ideology of the one-party state. But is the ancient tradition of Confucianism compatible with the modern tradition of nationalism? And is it possible to defend a morally appealing form of “Confucian nationalism”? This essay argues (...)
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    Human Rights and Social Criticism in Contemporary Chinese Political Theory.Daniel A. Bell - 2004 - Political Theory 32 (3):396-408.
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    8. Democratic Education in a Multicultural Context: Lessons From Singapore.Daniel A. Bell - 2006 - In Beyond Liberal Democracy: Political Thinking for an East Asian Context. Princeton University Press. pp. 206-228.
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    11. Justice for Migrant Workers? The Case of Migrant Domestic Workers in East Asia.Daniel A. Bell - 2006 - In Beyond Liberal Democracy: Political Thinking for an East Asian Context. Princeton University Press. pp. 281-322.
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    4. The Ethical Challenges of International Human Rights NGOs: Reflections on Dialogues Between Practitioners and Theorists.Daniel A. Bell - 2006 - In Beyond Liberal Democracy: Political Thinking for an East Asian Context. Princeton University Press. pp. 84-118.
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    Acknowledgments.Daniel A. Bell - 2006 - In Beyond Liberal Democracy: Political Thinking for an East Asian Context. Princeton University Press.
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    9. Culture and Egalitarian Development: Confucian Constraints on Property Rights.Daniel A. Bell - 2006 - In Beyond Liberal Democracy: Political Thinking for an East Asian Context. Princeton University Press. pp. 231-254.
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    7. Is Democracy the “Least Bad” System for Minority Groups?Daniel A. Bell - 2006 - In Beyond Liberal Democracy: Political Thinking for an East Asian Context. Princeton University Press. pp. 180-205.
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    1. Introduction: One Size Doesn’T Fit All.Daniel A. Bell - 2006 - In Beyond Liberal Democracy: Political Thinking for an East Asian Context. Princeton University Press. pp. 1-20.
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    12. Responses to Critics: The Real and the Ideal.Daniel A. Bell - 2006 - In Beyond Liberal Democracy: Political Thinking for an East Asian Context. Princeton University Press. pp. 323-342.
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    Selected Bibliography.Daniel A. Bell - 2006 - In Beyond Liberal Democracy: Political Thinking for an East Asian Context. Princeton University Press. pp. 343-368.
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    5. What’s Wrong with Active Citizenship? A Comparison of Physical Education in Ancient Greece and Ancient China.Daniel A. Bell - 2006 - In Beyond Liberal Democracy: Political Thinking for an East Asian Context. Princeton University Press. pp. 121-151.
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  34. Confucianism for the Modern World.Daniel A. Bell & Hahm Chaibong (eds.) - 2003 - Cambridge University Press.
    While Confucian ideals continue to inspire thinkers and political actors, discussions of concrete Confucian practices and institutions appropriate for the modern era have been conspicuously absent from the literature thus far. This volume represents the most cutting edge effort to spell out in meticulous detail the relevance of Confucianism for the contemporary world. The contributors to this book - internationally renowned philosophers, lawyers, historians, and social scientists - argue for feasible and desirable Confucian policies and institutions as they attempt to (...)
     
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  35. 10. East Asian Capitalism in an Age of Globalization.Daniel A. Bell - 2006 - In Beyond Liberal Democracy: Political Thinking for an East Asian Context. Princeton University Press. pp. 255-280.
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  36. Forms of Justice: Critical Perspectives on David Miller's Political Philosophy.Daniel A. Bell & Avner de-Shalit - 2005 - Philosophical Quarterly 55 (218):146-148.
     
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  37. National Citizenship and Migrant Workers in East Asia.Daniel A. Bell & Nicola Piper - 2005 - In Multiculturalism in Asia. Oxford University Press.
     
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  38. The East Asian Challenge for Democracy: Political Meritocracy in Comparative Perspective.Daniel A. Bell & Chenyang Li (eds.) - 2013 - Cambridge University Press.
    The rise of China, along with problems of governance in democratic countries, has reinvigorated the theory of political meritocracy. But what is the theory of political meritocracy and how can it set standards for evaluating political progress? To help answer these questions, this volume gathers a series of commissioned research papers from an interdisciplinary group of leading philosophers, historians and social scientists. The result is the first book in decades to examine the rise of political meritocracy and what it will (...)
     
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  39. Ancient Chinese Thought, Modern Chinese Power.Edmund Ryden, Daniel A. Bell & Sun Zhe (eds.) - 2011 - Princeton University Press.
    The rise of China could be the most important political development of the twenty-first century. What will China look like in the future? What should it look like? And what will China's rise mean for the rest of world? This book, written by China's most influential foreign policy thinker, sets out a vision for the coming decades from China's point of view. In the West, Yan Xuetong is often regarded as a hawkish policy advisor and enemy of liberal internationalists. But (...)
     
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