This article examines whether Confucian Asian values are incompatible with liberal democracy. Analyses of the East Asia Barometer Survey conducted in South Korea reveal that attachment to those values makes it more difficult to reject authoritarian rule than to embrace democracy. These findings suggest that Asian values detract from cultural democratization primarily by keeping the mass public oriented toward the virtues of authoritarian politics.
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Research Article| June 01 2006
Do Asian Values Deter Popular Support for Democracy in South Korea?
Asian Survey (2006) 46 (3): 341–361.
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Chong-Min Park, Doh Chull Shin; Do Asian Values Deter Popular Support for Democracy in South Korea?. Asian Survey 1 June 2006; 46 (3): 341–361. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2006.46.3.341
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