Political Science Faculty Publications
Rights and Culture in the Asian Values Argument: The Rise and Fall of Confucian Ethics in Singapore
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.
Copyright © <2000> The Johns Hopkins University Press. This article first appeared in Human Rights Quarterly, Volume 22, Issue 2, May, 2000, pages <548-568>
Englehart, Neil A., "Rights and Culture in the Asian Values Argument: The Rise and Fall of Confucian Ethics in Singapore" (2000). Political Science Faculty Publications. 41.
Human Rights Quarterly
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