Political Science Faculty Publications

Document Type

Article

Abstract

The claim that cultural factors such as "Asian Values" really do militate against democracy and human rights is evaluated. The Asian Values claims of the Singapore government--both in its first incarnation, as Confucian Ethics, and its current form, as Shared Values--have actually been advanced for political and ideological reasons and have very little to do with the traditional mores of the population.

Publisher's Statement

Copyright © <2000> The Johns Hopkins University Press. This article first appeared in Human Rights Quarterly, Volume 22, Issue 2, May, 2000, pages <548-568>

Publication Date

5-2000

Publication Title

Human Rights Quarterly

Volume

22

Issue

2

Start Page No.

548

End Page No.

568

Publisher

Johns Hopkins University Press

ISSN

0275-0392

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