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dc.contributor.authorMcCarthy, Stephenen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T12:16:54Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T12:16:54Z
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.date.modified2007-07-31T23:26:52Z
dc.identifier.isbn0415701864en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/12691
dc.description.abstractThis book applies classical political theory to modern comparative political analysis in Southeast Asia to examine the role of rhetoric in maintaining or transforming a regime. Using Singapore and Burma as case studies, the book questions the basic assumptions of democratization theory, examines the political science of tyranny and explores the relationship between political culture and the role of rhetorical strategies aimed at securing political legitimacy. It shows how leaders in Singapore or Burma have either invented or manipulated traditional beliefs by their selective interpretation of Confucian or Buddhist traditions in their favor, and discusses the issue of imposing Western cultural bias in studying non-Western regimes by analyzing rhetorical traits that are universally regular in politics.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_US
dc.publisher.placeLondonen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofedition1sten_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode360102en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode360104en_US
dc.titleThe Political Theory of Tyranny in Singapore and Burma: Aristotle and the rhetoric of benevolent despotismen_US
dc.typeBooken_US
dc.type.descriptionA1 - Authored Research (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeA - Booksen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, Department of International Business and Asian Studiesen_US
gro.date.issued2006
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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