Several contemporary Confucian philosophers have posited differing hybrid views fusing meritocracy to democracy. There is a good deal of interest in a meritocracy in contemporary Confucian thought, and such a view perhaps should receive more serious consideration in liberal democratic thought since it may make for a stronger form of government when appended to democracy. In this paper, four contemporary hybrid theorists who combine elements of a meritocracy with a democracy are critically analyzed concerning an ability for their views to be instantiated in liberal democracies for the legislative branch only. Finally, I provide a modified hybrid view for the legislature that I believe is the best fit for current liberal democracies.
PARK, John J.
"The Best Confucian Hybrid Meritocracy-Democracy for Liberal Democracies,"
Comparative Philosophy: Vol. 14:
1, Article 10.
Available at: https://scholarworks.sjsu.edu/comparativephilosophy/vol14/iss1/10
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