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East Asian perspectives on political legitimacy : bridging the empirical-normative divide / edited by Joseph Chan (University of Hong Kong), Doh Chull Shin (University of California, Irvine), Melissa S. Williams (University of Toronto).

Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2016.
  • ©2016
Description:
xi, 267 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary note:
  • "What makes a government legitimate? Why do people voluntarily comply with laws, even when no one is watching? The idea of political legitimacy captures the fact that people obey when they think governments' actions accord with valid principles. For some, what matters most is the government's performance on security and the economy. For others, only a government that follows democratic principles can be legitimate. Political legitimacy is therefore a two-sided reality that scholars studying the acceptance of governments need to take into account. The diversity and backgrounds of East Asian nations provides a particular challenge when trying to determine the level of political legitimacy of individual governments. This book brings together both political philosophers and political scientists to examine the distinctive forms of political legitimacy that exist in contemporary East Asia. It is essential reading for all academic researchers of East Asian government, politics and comparative politics"-- Provided by publisher.
  • "East Asian Perspectives on Political Legitimacy What makes a government legitimate? Why do people voluntarily comply with laws, even when no one is watching? The idea of political legitimacy captures the fact that people obey when they think governments' actions accord with valid principles. For some, what matters most is the government's performance on security and the economy. For others, only a government that follows democratic principles can be legitimate. Political legitimacy is therefore a two-sided reality that scholars studying the acceptance of governments need to take into account"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
1. Political legitimacy in East Asia: bridging normative and empirical analysis / Melissa S. Williams, Joseph Chan and Doh Chull Shin -- 2. Reasons to obey: 'multiple modernities' and constructions of political legitimacy / Melissa S. Williams -- 3. Do East Asian states enjoy a legitimacy premium? / Bruce Gilley -- 4. Political legitimacy in China: a Confucian approach / Daniel A. Bell -- 5. Political legitimacy in Hong Kong: a hybrid notion / Wai-man Lam -- 6. The evolution of political legitimacy in Singapore: electoral institutions, governmental performance, moral authority, and meritocracy / Kenneth Paul Tan and Benjamin Wong -- 7. Polarized politics, government legitimacy, and democratic legitimacy in Taiwan / Min-Hua Huang -- 8. The legitimacy of democratic rule in Korea: from the perspective of the mass citizenry / Doh Chull Shin and Youngho Cho -- 9. Political legitimacy, satisfaction, and Japanese democracy / Benjamin Nyblade -- 10. Legitimacy as a hybrid phenomenon Leigh Jenco.
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ISBN:
  • 9781107134423 ((hardback))
  • 1107134420 ((hardback))
LCCN:
2016026901
OCLC:
952389215
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