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China's Reunification And International Security In Northeast Asia: After Hong Kong What?, James T. H. Tang Mar 1998

China's Reunification And International Security In Northeast Asia: After Hong Kong What?, James T. H. Tang

Research Collection School of Social Sciences

This paper examines the implications of Hong Kong's reunification with China oncross-strait relationship between mainland China and Taiwan. It begins with adiscussion of the international security situation in the region and the increasingimportance of the People's Republic of China on regional security. The paper thenaddresses the political and economic consequences of the sovereignty change overHong Kong on regional security, identifying the added strength to China on the onehand, and the Special Administrative Region's moderating influences on the other.Finally, it evaluates possible changes of the Beijing government's Taiwan policy. Inconclusion, the paper argues that China's ...


The Last Refuge Hard And Soft Hansonism In Contemporary Australian Politics, Chandran Kukathas, William Maley Feb 1998

The Last Refuge Hard And Soft Hansonism In Contemporary Australian Politics, Chandran Kukathas, William Maley

Research Collection School of Social Sciences

The arrival of Pauline Hanson’s One Nation on the Australian political scene hasbeen the subject of much discussion, but there has been little analysis of what itspolicies really mean. Consideration of those policies, or ‘Hard Hansonism,’ inrelation to immigration reveals attitudes that are simplistic, populist, nostalgic anddeeply hostile to Australia’s liberal-democratic tradition.


Liberalism And Multiculturalism: The Politics Of Indifference, Chandran Kukathas Jan 1998

Liberalism And Multiculturalism: The Politics Of Indifference, Chandran Kukathas

Research Collection School of Social Sciences

In modern societies, particularly the societies of the liberal democratic West, cultural diversity poses a challenge not only to the makers of government policy, but also to the philosopher looking to understand how it might be possible-in principle-for people of different ways to live together. The challenge is posed because society's institutions have been challenged, as the members of different groups have demanded "recognition." They have demanded not simply recognition of their claims to a (just) share of the social pie but, more important, recognition of their distinct identities as members of particular cultural communities within society. The persistence ...


O Arquipélago Liberal: Contornos De Um Conceito De Liberalismo (In Portuguese), Chandran Kukathas, Ana Barradas Jan 1998

O Arquipélago Liberal: Contornos De Um Conceito De Liberalismo (In Portuguese), Chandran Kukathas, Ana Barradas

Research Collection School of Social Sciences

O objectivo desta comunicação consiste em delinear e defender um con- ceito de liberalismo. Na medida em que o liberalismo proporciona uma teoria sobre a natureza de uma sociedade livre, apresenta os contornos de uma teoria da liberdade particular. Mas a sua preocupação mais imediata é defen- der um modelo peculiar de sociedade livre. A natureza deste modelo talvez possa ser melhor entendida, pelo menos inicialmente, se considerarmos a teoria aqui apresentada como fazendo a defesa de um aspecto de determinada pergunta. Tal pergunta consiste em saber se o liberalismo identifica um conjunto de valores e padrões morais aos quais ...


The End Of Secrecy, Ann Florini Jan 1998

The End Of Secrecy, Ann Florini

Research Collection School of Social Sciences

Two standards of behavior are slugging it out around the world. Advocates of well-established norms such as corporate privacy and national sovereignty want to hide information from prying eyes, while promoters of transparency tout it as the solution to everything from international financial crises to arms races and street crime. Just what is transparency? Put simply, transparency is the opposite of secrecy. Secrecy means deliberately hiding your actions; transparency means deliberately revealing them. This element of volition makes the growing acceptance of transparency much more than a resigned surrender to the technologically facilitated intrusiveness of the Information Age. Transparency is ...