A global explosion of people power?

A global explosion of people power?

By David S. Meyer By the time you read this, massive street protests will have broken out somewhere that we didn’t expect. This year seems to be one of extraordinary mass political disruption everywhere. In 2019, national leaders have stepped down from power in...
What’s behind the chaos in Chile? 🔊

What’s behind the chaos in Chile? 🔊

The nation of Chile is “at war” – or so says the president Sebastián Piñera as a wave of protests has swept the South American country for the last week. Piñera has declared a state or emergency, calling in the military, and putting in place curfews, including the...
Q+A: What is going on in Hong Kong?

Q+A: What is going on in Hong Kong?

In February 2019, Hong Kong’s government announced a new extradition law that, for the first time, would allow for the extradition of accused criminals from Hong Kong to mainland China. This decision culminated in mass demonstrations across Hong Kong numbering in the...
Are identity politics emancipatory or regressive?

Are identity politics emancipatory or regressive?

By John Bowen & Will Kymlicka John Bowen and Will Kymlicka discuss whether identity politics are emancipatory or regressive. Identity politics are a pervasive feature of the modern world. From caste-based politics in India to the rise of xenophobic Christian...