The challenge of Confucian political meritocracy: A critical introduction

  title={The challenge of Confucian political meritocracy: A critical introduction},
  author={Sungmoon Kim},
  journal={Philosophy \& Social Criticism},
  pages={1005 - 1016}
  • Sungmoon Kim
  • Published 12 August 2020
  • Political Science
  • Philosophy & Social Criticism
This article aims to critically evaluate the recent proposals of Confucian political meritocracy by focusing on two sets of questions: the first set on the connection between traditional Confucianism and Confucian political meritocracy and the second set on the nature of Confucian political meritocracy (often presented in terms of ‘democratic meritocracy’) as an alternative version of democratic theory combining the instrumental conception of (minimal) democracy with Confucian perfectionism… 


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