Democratic Transition in Asia: The Role of the International Community

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DIANE Publishing, 1994 - 36 ˹
 

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˹ 3 - What we may be witnessing is not just the end of the Cold War, or the passing of a particular period of postwar history, but the end of history as such: that is, the end point of mankind's ideological evolution and the universalization of Western liberal democracy as the final form of human government.
˹ 32 - Modern democratic theory refers collectively to these groups as civil society, meaning "the realm of organized social life that is voluntary, self-generating, (largely) self-supporting, autonomous from the state...
˹ 5 - In a new era of peril and opportunity, our overriding purpose must be to expand and strengthen the world's community of marketbased democracies. During the cold war we sought to contain a threat to the survival of free institutions. Now we seek to enlarge the circle of nations that live under those free institutions. For our dream is of a day when the opinions and energies of every person in the world will be given full expression, in a world...
˹ 15 - We urge the Chinese authorities to cease action against those who have done no more than claim their legitimate rights to democracy and liberty.
˹ 34 - Asia on the Ascent, Is Learning to Say No to 'Arrogant' West," Wall Street journal, April 13, 1994.
˹ 8 - ... submerge the country in the next century. Gayoom, who made an impassioned plea on this issue at the 1992 UN Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro, has since been pushing for the ratification of the various conventions governing this issue. Foreign Minister Fathuhulla Jameel, speaking at the world conference on human rights in Vienna in June 1993, made the point that in his country, human rights meant the right to live. "Our priorities may be different from others. But we...
˹ 7 - ... the establishment of the post of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.
˹ 6 - while the UN may identify common categories of rights, it may neither set specific international human rights standards nor impose sanctions
˹ 3 - [p]eople are coming to view constitutional democracy as the only legitimate form of government The United States should take the lead in promoting the trend toward democracy.
˹ 9 - Asia also includes brilliant charismatic leaders in places such as Malaysia and Singapore. Defenders of Asian Authoritarianism appeal to prejudices when they dismiss democracy, claiming it as...

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