What is Asian values thesis?

Asian values was a political ideology of the 1990s, which defined elements of society, culture and history common to the nations of Southeast and East Asia. It aimed to use commonalities – for example, the principle of collectivism – to unify people for their economic and social good and to create a pan-Asian identity.

Why do you think Asia region is essential to the world?

And Asia is now so important to the world economy that it must also play a larger role in global economic leadership. The region is home to over half the world’s population, produces three tenths of global output (in terms of purchasing power), and consistently records the world’s highest economic growth rates.

Why is Asia important?

Importance of Asia. Asia is the most important region of our world for achieving global well-being. One reason is simply the region we call Asia is where most of us live. In being so populous, Asia is also home to diverse societies, each with their own creativity and technological prowess.

What are ‘Asian values’ and Human Rights?

Human rights and ‘Asian values’ in their most fundamental sense are manifestations of the relationship of the individual with the State and the problem that lies at the heart of this debate is the effective implementation of universal human rights. The idea of ‘Asian values’ attempts to find legitimacy through the concept of ‘cultural relativism’.

Are Asian values less supportive of freedom than Western values?

I shall examine the thesis that Asian values are less supportive of freedom and more concerned with order and discipline than are Western values, and that the claims of human rights in the areas of political and civil liberties are, therefore, less relevant in Asia than in the West.

What are the quintessential values of Asia?

There arc no quintessential values that apply to this immensely large and heterogeneous population, that differentiate Asians as a group from people in the rest of the world. The temptation to see Asia as one unit reveals, in fact, a dis- tinctly Eurocentric perspective.

What is the ASEAN human rights declaration?

The Heads of State/Government of ASEAN member states adopted the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration on November 18, 2012 in Cambodia, through which they reaffirmed their commitment to the UDHR, the UN Charter and the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action.