This talk will consider the question of democracy in China from historical, comparative, and international perspectives. The first concerns the role of democracy in the history of China's politics and political thought. The comparative aspect looks at democracy in China from the standpoint of comparative politics evidence such as development levels, social values, legitimacy, and regime institutionalization. Finally, the international dimension considers democracy in its contemporary global context, as a dominant norm institutionalized in the UN system and in the great powers, and how China's case relates to the international relations of democracy.
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Bruce Gilley, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Hatfield School of Government, Portland State University
- Thursday, 30 July 2009
- 12.15 p.m. - 1.30 p.m.
Seminar Room 3-5
Level 3, Manasseh Meyer
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
469C Bukit Timah Road