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Interplay between the Political Ideal and Reality

Joseph Chan

in Confucian Perfectionism: A Political Philosophy for Modern Times

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158617
eISBN:
9781400848690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158617.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This introductory chapter discusses how Confucian political philosophy can be modernized and enrich liberal democratic theories and political practices. It examines Confucian political thought from a ... More


Mixing Confucianism and Democracy

Joseph Chan

in Confucian Perfectionism: A Political Philosophy for Modern Times

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158617
eISBN:
9781400848690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158617.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter elaborates on the relationship between Confucian political perfectionism and democracy, suggesting that the two are complementary and can strengthen each other. Democracy promotes ... More


A Confucian Constitutional Order: How China's Ancient Past Can Shape Its Political Future

Jiang Qing

Daniel A. Bell and Ruiping Fan (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154602
eISBN:
9781400844845
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154602.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

As China continues to transform itself, many assume that the nation will eventually move beyond communism and adopt a Western-style democracy. But could China develop a unique form of government ... More


Problems of Consensus as a Political Ideal

Nicholas Rescher

in Pluralism: Against the Demand for Consensus

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198236016
eISBN:
9780191679162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198236016.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, General

This chapter discusses the limitations and problems of consensus as a political ideal. It explains that public consensus, agreement, and concurrence of thought are not a priority in politics. It ... More


The Later Novels of Victor Hugo: Variations on the Politics and Poetics of Transcendence

Kathryn M. Grossman

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199642953
eISBN:
9780191739231
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199642953.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This study places the last three novels of Victor Hugo’s maturity—Les Travailleurs de la mer (1866), L’Homme qui rit (1869), and Quatrevingt-Treize (1874)—within the context of his artistic ... More


Law as a Moral Idea

Nigel Simmonds

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199552191
eISBN:
9780191701597
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199552191.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This book argues that the institutions of law, and the structures of legal thought, are to be understood by reference to a moral ideal. The idea of law is an ideal of freedom, or independence from ... More


The Rediscovery of Wholeness

Paul U. Unschuld

in What Is Medicine?: Western and Eastern Approaches to Healing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257658
eISBN:
9780520944701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257658.003.0036
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

The intellectual elite in China entertained several separate traditions, not only of political philosophy but also of therapeutics. There was the medicine of systematic correspondences of all ... More


Freedom and Equality: From Iqbal's Philosophy to Sen'S Ethical Concerns

Ayesha Jalal

in Arguments for a Better World: Essays in Honor of Amartya Sen, Volume 2: Society, Institutions, and Development

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199239979
eISBN:
9780191716874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239979.003.0025
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

For a diehard secularist, Amartya Sen may not appear to have much in common with Muhammad Iqbal, the poet and philosopher of the East who took great pride in his Muslim identity. This chapter argues ... More


Caliphate Redefined: The Mystical Turn in Ottoman Political Thought

Hüseyin Yilmaz

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691197135
eISBN:
9781400888047
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691197135.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The medieval theory of the caliphate, epitomized by the Abbasids (750–1258), was the construct of jurists who conceived it as a contractual leadership of the Muslim community in succession to the ... More


Democracy Rampant

Anthony King

in The British Constitution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199576982
eISBN:
9780191702235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576982.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter describes democracy as a novel feature in Britain that grafted on to pre-existing constitutional structure. Democracy in Britain was in the form of universal suffrage that was accepted ... More


Central Europe: The History of An Idea

R. J. W. Evans

in Austria, Hungary, and the Habsburgs: Central Europe c.1683-1867

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199541621
eISBN:
9780191701252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541621.003.0016
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter presents an essay on the history of Central Europe. It suggests that full recognition of the need for a region called Central Europe coincided with the final exclusion of Austria from ... More


Inaugurating a “New Korea”: The March First Movement and the Korean Provisional Government

Richard S. Kim

in The Quest for Statehood: Korean Immigrant Nationalism and U.S. Sovereignty, 1905-1945

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195369991
eISBN:
9780199918263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369991.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Asian History

This chapter narrates the systematic efforts of nationalist leaders in the diaspora to establish a national Korean state in the aftermath of the large-scale 1919 March First uprising. Japan’s brutal ... More


Prefigurative Politics of the Umbrella Movement: An Ethnography of Its Promise and Predicament

Alex Yong Kang Chow

in Take Back Our Future: An Eventful Sociology of the Hong Kong Umbrella Movement

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501740916
eISBN:
9781501740930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501740916.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter discusses how the Umbrella Movement was an instance of prefigurative politics. Prefigurative politics refers to political actions or movements in which political ideals are ... More


Freedom of Contract and the New Right

P. S. Atiyah

in Essays on Contract

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198254447
eISBN:
9780191681493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198254447.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

Freedom of Contract began as an economic and political ideal. By the beginning of the nineteenth century, however, the law started to reflect the new ideology. First there was a strong movement to ... More


Past Sovereignty: Roman Freedom for Modern Revolutionaries

Joy Connolly

in Roman Error: Classical Reception and the Problem of Rome's Flaws

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198803034
eISBN:
9780191841774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803034.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

Ideas of self-sovereignty and self-sacrifice drew American and French revolutionaries to Roman virtuous exemplars—and into errors of reception, according to prominent contemporaries. Focusing on ... More


A Literary Mirror to Order the World: Part One

in Seeking Order in a Tumultuous Age: The Writings of Chong Tojon, a Korean Neo-Confucian

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780824859442
eISBN:
9780824872151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824859442.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter is a translation of the first half of one of Chŏng Tojŏn’s most influential works, A Literary Mirror to Order the World. In this section, Chŏng uses Chinese history and classical works, ... More


A Man for All Seasons: Lincoln in Spain

Carolyn P. Boyd

in The Global Lincoln

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195379112
eISBN:
9780190254643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195379112.003.0011
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the image and reputation of Abraham Lincoln in Spain. It explains that many Spaniards found inspiration in the life and career of Lincoln because they saw him as the embodiment ... More


A Literary Mirror to Order the World: Part Two

in Seeking Order in a Tumultuous Age: The Writings of Chong Tojon, a Korean Neo-Confucian

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780824859442
eISBN:
9780824872151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824859442.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter is a translation of the second half of one of Chŏng Tojŏn’s most influential works, A Literary Mirror to Order the World. In this section, Chŏng draws widely from Korean and more ... More


Gaza: A Perennial Arab Spring

Sam Cherribi

in Fridays of Rage: Al Jazeera, the Arab Spring, and Political Islam

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780199337385
eISBN:
9780190652098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199337385.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Sociology of Religion

This chapter deals with Al Jazeera’s long history of covering Gaza, Hamas, and the Palestinian question generally. Al Jazeera’s reporting on leaked Palestinian Authority documents diverted the ... More


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