Considerations on Asian Values & Western Democracy. For a better Khmer Society - How to promote Democracy in the ASEAN Region. The Cambodian Example - Discourses on Political Reform and Democratization in East and Southeast Asia in the Light of New Processes of Regional Community-Building , 2001,7
Abstract (Summary)For ten years, since the end of the Cold War, a new situation is becoming more and more acute: the phenomenon of globalization and the strength of liberal capitalism based on material values to the detriment of human ones. The development of multiple poles in the framework of the international relationships could favor more solidarity and a tightening of the bonds between peoples, particularly those excluded from the dominant system. But it seems unstable as the holders of progress and economic power benefit more than ever from real efficient and harmful dominate strength that spreads all over the world. Confronted with such a perspective, humanity must be conscious of the need to change and to base this evolution on the inherent values in each society. Only this can provide an appropriate alternative to imperialist attempts and favor a spread of human values facilitating the fulfillment of fairer, more equal and more fraternal societies.
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:politik gerhard mercator universitaet
Date of Publication:07/12/2002