Tag: political movements

11. Apr 2011

Thailand’s Political Conflict – A Jasmine Revolution? by Christian Stampe Jensen

InFocus

The revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt and the political unrest that it has sparked in neighbouring countries throughout the Middle East has raised the question how these events influence popular uprisings and struggles for democracy in other parts of the world. In Thailand, political unrest and conflict between ‘Red Shirts’ and ‘Yellow Shirts’ have been […]

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10. Mar 2011

The Fourteenth Dalai Lama’s Retirement from Politics

Buddhism, democracy, InFocus, Tibet

Today, the 10th
of March 2011, the Fourteenth Dalai Lama announced that he will transfer his
formal authority to the leader that the exile-Tibetans chose in the upcoming
elections for a Tibetan Prime Minister-in-Exile.

 

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2. Mar 2011

Are the “flower revolutions” in the Middle East and North Africa endangering stability in China? by Christian Göbel

China, democracy, InFocus

These are fascinating
times, as the uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East might well be the
beginning of a “Fourth Wave” of Democracy. The late political scientist Samuel
Huntington once likened clustered incidences of democratizations to “waves”. After
the apparent ebbing out of the “Third Wave”, which between 1974 and the early
1990s swept over Southern Europe, Latin America, Asia and Eastern Europe, the
time might have come for another democratic push. As a political scientist
studying stability and instability of authoritarian regimes, I am extremely

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13. Jul 2009

Some thoughts about the background to the recent events in Urumchi from a sociolinguist’s point of view

China, InFocus, minorities, poverty, terrorism, Xinjiang

Joakim Enwall
Associate Professor
Chinese Language and Culture
Department of Linguistics and Philology
Uppsala University

July 12, 2009

Introduction

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25. Jan 2009

China’s Charter 08 – a civic call worth noticing

China, InFocus

Cecilia Milwertz
Senior researcher
NIAS – Nordic Institute of Asian Studies

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16. Nov 2008

Surrendering to the Impatient?

China, InFocus, Tibet

Trine Brox

Ph.D. Candidate, Tibetology

Nordic Institute of Asian Studies

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