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Suppressed democracy in China : theoretical rationalisation using a cosmopolitan methodology

By Jean-Paul Gagnon

Abstract

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)

Topics: 160600 POLITICAL SCIENCE, China, democracy, 2nd modernity, history of democracy, cosmopolitan theory, basic democracy
Publisher: Centre for Strategic Research and Analysis
Year: 2011
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.qut.edu.au:39882
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