This thesis is aimed at explaining the relationship between Confucian values and democracy in Taiwan and Singapore. Some scholars generally assume that “Asian values” or Confucian ideology inhibit a country’s acceptance of liberal democratic values. There are some important findings in this study: Firstly, Confucian ideology still remain in Taiwanese and Singaporean minds today, especially both of them have high level of Confucian Social Values. And Singaporeans obtain higher Confucian Political Values, while Taiwanese have lower. Secondly, most of Confucian social ideology do not have negative impact to public attitudes toward civil society and democracy, even they enhances citizens’ participation a formal association and their social trust and tolerance. Lastly, Confucian political ideology may be not incompatible with public support for a democratic regime but it is not related to public attitudes toward to democracy. According to the findings of this study, Confucian ideology should not inhibit East Asian people acceptance of liberal democracy.
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