Suppressed democracy in China : theoretical rationalisation using a cosmopolitan methodology

Gagnon, Jean-Paul (2011) Suppressed democracy in China : theoretical rationalisation using a cosmopolitan methodology. Political Reflection Magazine.

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The intention of this work is to explain theoretically that democracy logically exists in China, despite the statements to the contrary by China’s ruling party. We will have to look at several recent developments in social and political theory to fully understand my point. The first involves recent findings in the historical analysis of democracy from thinkers like Keane (2009), Isakhan and Stockwell (2011). The second deals with cosmopolitan theory and 2nd modernity, or from the works of David Held (2003), Ulrich Beck and Edgar Grande (2010) respectively. Finally, the third is a recent work of mine titled “Democratic Theory and Theoretical Physics” (2010).

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ID Code: 39882
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
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Keywords: China, democracy, 2nd modernity, history of democracy, cosmopolitan theory, basic democracy
ISSN: 2042-888X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLITICAL SCIENCE (160600)
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Centre for Strategic Research and Analysis
Deposited On: 03 Feb 2011 22:40
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2013 03:13

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