Is Democracy the Least Bad Political System?
Professor Daniel A Bell
1:00-2:30pm, Wednesday 12 April, 2017
David Myers Building (DMB) West 112, La Trobe University
Drawing on this new book The China Model: Political Meritocracy and the Limits of Democracy (Princeton University Press, paperback 2016), in this seminar Professor Daniel Bell will set out his critique of electoral democracy and argue for the merits of political meritocracy.
Daniel A. Bell is Dean of the Faculty of Politics and Public Administration at Shandong University (Qingdao) and professor at Schwarzman College, Tsinghua University (Beijing). He is the author of The China Model: Political Meritocracy and the Limits of Democracy (paperback, 2016) and of four other books on East Asian politics and philosophy published by Princeton University Press. He is also the editor of the Princeton-China series. He publishes in leading media outlets in China and the West and his works have been translated in 23 languages.
Register before 11 April 2017: http://www.latrobe.edu.au/events/all/is-democracy-the-least-bad-political-system
This seminar is jointly hosted by the China Studies Research Centre and the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Legal Studies.