Michael Oakeshott’s Cold War Liberalism

  • Editors
  • Terry Nardin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Introduction: Michael Oakeshott’s Cold War Liberalism

  3. Oakeshott on Modern Politics: Conservative or Liberal?

  4. Oakeshott on Totalitarianism and Constitutional Democracy

  5. Oakeshott in the East Asian Context

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Zhang Rulun
      Pages 137-151
    3. Sungmoon Kim
      Pages 153-170
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 189-197

About this book


In this book, leading scholars from East Asia and beyond debate Michael Oakeshott's views on liberal democracy and totalitarianism and their implications for East Asia today. His ideas on rationality in politics, the nature of liberal democracy, and how democracy can defeat anti-liberal politics are explored in ten penetrating essays.


Michael Oakeshott liberalism conservatism Cold War constitutional democracy totalitarianism Confucian constitutionalism rule of law civil association pluralism rationalism liberalism of fear individualism constitution democracy law politics

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