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This article examines the republican view that ‘liberty as non-domination’may be a political ideal capable of transcending cultural boundaries. I refer to a version of classical republicanism, which has been developed by Quentin Skinner since the 1980s and later refined by Philip Pettit. The main argument to be developed is that the implications of ‘public shaming’ in the Northeast Asian cultures can harm the very nature of contestability that makes available to a broader population the opportunity to realize non-domination. As long as ‘reintegrative shaming’ is applied without considering cultural particularities in Northeast Asia, it is more likely to remain stigmatization than reintegration. File download


As rapid economic development brings increasing uncertainty in East Asia, interest in a new version of republicanism, called neo-Roman republicanism, is growing across the region. Conceptualized as liberty as non-domination, this new form of republicanism has inspired not only Western but also East Asian political theorists. However, neo-Roman republican ideas in Northeast Asian countries continue to face serious conceptual and political challenges, which scholarly literature on both republicanism and on East Asian politics has largely failed to confront. This book addresses these challenges by surveying the latest theoretical contributions to the studies of republicanism in Western countries and the latest interpretations of how republicanism, including both communitarian republicanism and neo-Roman republicanism, has been appropriated in countries in East Asia.



최근 감정이 정치철학에서 차지하는 비중이 커지고 있다. 일상에서 감정적 상처와 치유가 큰 관심을 불러일으키듯, 정치도 이성적 논리보다 감성적 호소에 더 능동적으로 반응하는 대중을 따라가기 바쁘다. 정치철학 분야도 마찬가지다. 몇 해 전만해도 합리적 토론과 민주적 의사결정의 상관관계가 주된 논의의 대상이었다. 그러나 지금은 감정이 개입된 판단과 한계를 초월한 열정으로 초점이 전환되었다. 이러한 추세를 좋아하든 싫어하든 감정과 정치는 매우 중요한 주제로 부각되었고, 옳든 그르든 감정을 배제하고 도덕과 제도를 논의할 수 없게 되었다. 이른바 ‘감정의 시대’가 온 것이다.

JUN-HYEOK KWAK is Professor of the Department of Philosophy(Zhuhai), Sun Yat-sen University. Before joining SYSU in 2016, he was Co-director of the Institute for Values and Ethics, Soongsil University. From 2007 to 2013, he was Associate Professor of Political Science at Korea University, where he taught political philosophy and contemporary political theory. He also taught political thought and political theory at Kyungpook National University from 2005 to 2007. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 2002. Currently, he is serving as the General Editor of the Routledge Series of Political Theories in East Asian Context. This series examines the essential theoretical and practical issues spanning around East Asia and provide them with cross-cultural frameworks which illuminate both the particularities of East Asia and the universality of humanity.

His research interests lie at the crossroads of political thought from Socrates to Machiavelli and contemporary sociopolitical theories. His research currently focuses on constructing reciprocal nondomination as a regulative principle that guides agonistic deliberation between peoples in conflict as well as cultures in tension, with special but not exclusive attention to classical republicans, such as Aristotle, Cicero, and Machiavelli. Chiefly, he inquires a way in which reciprocal nondomination can be applicable to various subjects, including patriotism without nationalism, deliberative democracy, and peaceful coexistence. He is now working on books entitled, Machiavelli in East Asian Context, Leo Strauss in East Asian Context, and Reciprocal Non-domination, and running projects “Patriotism” and “Democratic Leadership.”

“To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God” (Micah 6:8)