From the Chinese Revolution of 1911 to the May 19 Movement of
1957, from the Xidan Democracy Wall of 1978 to the Democracy
Movement in 1989, Chinese people have never ceased in their
struggle for democracy. When the Tiananmen Massacre shocked
In recent years, the trafficking of women and children into the
sex sector has become the focus of a steady spate of media
coverage, the subject of abundant policy interventions, and the
target of local, national, and transnational activist...
Philosophers have always been interested in moral questions, but
social scientists have generally been more reluctant to discuss
morals and moralities. This is indeed a paradox since the
questioning of the moral dimension of human life and social...
The security of a nation and the safety of its
population versus the protection of constitutional liberties and
human rights is a quandary that arose in the aftermath of 9/11, but
it is not novel to the twenty-first century. Discrimination
How is a revolution born? What are the causes from which a revolution originates, the mechanisms whereby it is triggered? How does one move from claims and protests to revolution? The Tunisian revolution was unexpected. It surprised everybody, including the very actors involved in it and those who led it.
About a year ago the China News Agency announced that it would
unveil a national plan for implementing human rights in 2009.
Admitting that there had been mistakes in the past, and that China
still faced challenges to an adequate human rights...