Tag: reform

A Democratic Deficit: Hong Kong’s Resurfacing Umbrella Movement

Hong Kong’s highly anticipated election on March 26 arises from a prolonged, uneasy discourse on the legitimacy and controversy surrounding the “one country, two systems” structure. Granted back to China in 1997, Hong Kong is able to exercise a level of autonomy…

Hostage to Theocracy

Zineb El Rhazoui is a Muslim Moroccan-born French journalist and sociologist of religion. As a columnist for Charlie Hebdo, she escaped death when she happened to be in Morocco during the attack in January of last year. El Rhazoui remains undeterred by…

The Fourth Democratic Debate: A Battle Over Gun Control, Health Care and Wall Street

The fourth democratic debate quickly became heated between candidates Hilary Clinton and Bernie Sanders as they threw accusations and competed to defend their stances on critical issues facing the American public, ranging from gun control and healthcare to Wall Street…

Quebec’s Bill 20: A Political and Medical Conflict

Health matters. Being healthy enhances life quality by enabling people the ability to do a variety of things in their lives. Whether one can enjoy these privileges largely depends on the government’s delivery of healthcare. In attempt to improve Quebec’s…

The Promised Universal Suffrage in Hong Kong?

  The residue of British colonial rule in Hong Kong remains since the transfer of sovereignty of Hong Kong to China in 1997. The governance between China and Hong Kong is one of the “One Country, Two Systems,” principle, which identifies Hong…

Vucic’s New Serbia

On March 16th, Parliamentary elections were held in Serbia to allocate the 250 seats of the National Assembly. For the first time since the 2000 elections (which immediately followed the overthrow of Slobodan Milosevic), the parliamentary election has produced an…

King Abdullah’s Reforms: Concession, Innovation, or Deception?

With an international push to “modernize”, and domestic pressure for more moderation, King Abdullah is expressing his new vision for Saudi Arabian women. In 2013, women will serve on Saudi Arabia’s majlis al-shura (the advisory branch of Saudi government); they…