Democracy

民主(希臘語:δημοκρατία,轉寫:dìmokratía)(又稱民主制、民主主義,舊譯為德謨克拉西、德先生),原意指人民的權力,是政體的一種形式,當中人民擁有平等參與公共政策的參與權。 --來自 維基百科


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2017/01/19 | Tan Zi Hao

Language Shaming in Malaysia

Slamming stuttering tongues is just another act in a long history of oppression, writes Tan Zi Hao.

2017/01/18 | Bruce Jacobs

BOOK REVIEW: 'Convergence or Conflict in the Taiwan Strait'

'Convergence or Conflict in the Taiwan Strait' is an informative and lively book on the issues facing Taiwan today, and provides a good understanding for leaders of both Taiwan and the world’s democratic nations, writes Prof. Bruce Jacobs.

2017/01/09 | Brian Hioe

ANALYSIS: Dissecting the Hong Kong-Taiwan Dialogue

New Bloom's Brian Hioe dissects an interesting dialogue with political activists and legislators from Taiwan and Hong Kong.

2017/01/04 | The Japan Times

Democracy Under Siege in 2017?

Democrats the world over must be alert to growing strains in their societies, and those of friends and allies. They must prepare to fight for tolerance, respect for the rule of law and the values that have defined the post-World War II world.

2016/12/28 | Edward White

Trump’s Unlikely Ally: The Chinese Dissident

A high-profile Chinese dissident sees U.S. President-elect Donald Trump as a potential game changer for human rights in China.

2016/12/22 | Kheang Un

Cambodia gets an Autocratic Upgrade in 2016

The domination of Cambodia's ruling party will continue to restrict political space even as the government faces pressure from the CNRP and Western governments.

2016/12/20 | Brian Hioe

No End in Sight for China's Political Purges in Hong Kong?

There is really no going back for Beijing now that it has decided to fundamentally overturn Hong Kong’s system of government.

2016/12/19 | Noahlyn Maranan

The Double-Edged Sword of Social Media in the Philippines

The rise of social media in the Philippines is providing people with new sites of contestation. This is both good and bad news for democracy, writes Noahlyn Maranan.

2016/12/18 | Wu Po-Yu

'Marginalized Heterosexual, White Cis-male' is Not Always an Oxymoron

If true equality is what we are searching for, we should not argue who had it worse but instead seek out a way to elevate everyone, argues Wu Po-Yu.

2016/12/09 | Nicholas Z. Scott

How China’s College Students Are Reacting to Trump

My students’ questions about the US election result range from the awestruck to the deeply concerned.

2016/11/30 | Suzanne Pepper

ANALYSIS: What One Year of Campaigning for Hong Kong Independence Achieved

'If self-determination is the same as independence, and Legislative Councilors are going to be punished for violating the terms of their oaths of allegiance to China because they are exploring the possibilities for self-determination, then the current oath-taking saga marks the beginning of the end of Hong Kong as we know it.'

2016/11/25 | Hew Wai Weng

Bersih 5 and the Increase of the Malay Discontents

The crowds at Bersih 5 may not have hit previous heights, but their greater ethnic diversity is a positive sign, Hew Wai Weng writes.

2016/11/19 | Kirsten Han

Singapore, Solidarity and the Need for Organising

All across the world democracy seems to be taking a hit. We need to push back and reclaim the space for civil society, for activism, and most importantly, for each other, writes Kirsten Han in Singapore.

2016/11/15 | Edward White

INTERVIEW: Taiwan's 'Digital' Minister, Audrey Tang (Part 3)

This is the third of a three-part interview with Taiwan’s ‘genius hacker.'

2016/11/15 | Suzanne Pepper

Beijing Strikes Back: The Risks of Hong Kong's 'Oathgate' Defined

A Hong Kong court has today disqualified the two lawmakers who used their oath-taking to criticize China. However, Beijing’s interpretation of oath-taking last week will have major implications that range far beyond the simple matter of swearing in, writes Suzanne Pepper.

2016/10/27 | Noahlyn Maranan

'Dutertard' and Online Politics in the Philippines

Are online spaces opening up politics in the Philippines? Noahlyn Maranan takes a look.