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Trafficking Of North Korean Refugees In China, Donna M. Hughes Dr. Nov 2005

Trafficking Of North Korean Refugees In China, Donna M. Hughes Dr.

Donna M. Hughes

No abstract provided.


2015 And The Rise Of China: Power Cycle Analysis And The Implications For Australia, Dylan Kissane Nov 2005

2015 And The Rise Of China: Power Cycle Analysis And The Implications For Australia, Dylan Kissane

Dylan Kissane

Research undertaken at the University of South Australia has produced a reformulated power cycle theory which balances both military and economic capabilities of actors, producing a graphical representation of the relative distribution of power. For the period between 2000 and 2030, this model suggests that China will continue to rise in power at the expense of the United States, achieving power parity in 2014 and overtaking the sole remaining superpower in 2015. This article introduces the power cycle method, extrapolates forecasts from collected sampling and suggests implications for Australia of an international environment where its principal ally is no longer ...


Europe: A Civilization On The Edge, Peter O'Brien Oct 2005

Europe: A Civilization On The Edge, Peter O'Brien

Political Science Faculty Research

Our European culture is one that has staked its all on the universal and the danger menacing it is that of perishing by the universal.
Jean Baudrillard1

Rémi Brague rejects common charges of Eurocentrisim leveled against Western civilization. He prefers to characterize the West as "eccentric," meaning off center. He equates Western civilization with Europe and understands it as that civilization which grew out of the western half of the Roman Empire and with time differentiated itself from Byzantine and Islamic civilizations (themselves successors to the Roman heritage). He labels Europe eccentric because it stands (physically and figuratively) on ...


The U.S.-Japanese Alliance Redefined: Implications For Security In The Taiwan Strait, Vincent Wei-Cheng Wang Oct 2005

The U.S.-Japanese Alliance Redefined: Implications For Security In The Taiwan Strait, Vincent Wei-Cheng Wang

Politics Faculty Publications and Presentations

The U.S-Japan alliance was the cornerstone for U.S. strategic posture in the Asia-Pacific and the regions peace and' security during the Cold War. However, success bred complacency, as alliance became adrift. The end of the Cold War, heightened bilateral trade frictions, and new security challenges, such as a rising China, a nuclear-armed North Korea, and terrorism necessitated a reevaluation of this important relationship. This article examines the redefined U.S-Japan alliance and especially the implications of the 1997 Revised Guidelines for the U.S-Japan Defense Cooperation and the 2005 "Two Plus Two" Talks for a military contingency in ...


Japan's Quandary Over East Asia Summit, Kori Urayama Aug 2005

Japan's Quandary Over East Asia Summit, Kori Urayama

Kori Urayama

No abstract provided.


Transitional Justice And Prospect Of Democratic Consolidation In Taiwan: Democracy And Justice In Newly Democratized Countries, Vincent Wei-Cheng Wang Jul 2005

Transitional Justice And Prospect Of Democratic Consolidation In Taiwan: Democracy And Justice In Newly Democratized Countries, Vincent Wei-Cheng Wang

Politics Faculty Publications and Presentations

The issue of justice figures prominently m various stages of democratization yet the topic is still understudied in the broad literature of democratization. The handling of transitional justice is crucial to the successful transition from authoritarian rule to democracy. However, the type of transition (e.g., transformation vs. replacement) also significantly shapes the approach toward transitional justice: forgive and forget vs. prosecute and punish. More importantly, enhancing social justice is essential to the prospect of the upgrading from electoral democracy to liberal democracy. As discussions on Third World democratization move from quantity (democratic enlargement) to quality (democratic consolidation), an examination ...


Rights Consciousness, Economic Interests, And The 2003 District-Level People’S Congress Elections In China: Middle Class Motivations And Democratic Implications, Xinsong Wang May 2005

Rights Consciousness, Economic Interests, And The 2003 District-Level People’S Congress Elections In China: Middle Class Motivations And Democratic Implications, Xinsong Wang

Political Science Theses

This thesis examines the motivations of the Chinese middle class members to run for District-level people’s congress (DPC) elections in Shenzhen and Beijing in 2003. It is interested in exploring why the middle class members wanted to run for the DPC positions that do not have real political power in China, and how their behavior can influence political change in China. By systematically analyzing the candidates’ campaign speeches and activities, this study reveals that the major motivating factors behind the middle class candidates’ decision to run for the elections were to protect their property interests and their increasing desire ...


Decent Democratic Centralism, Stephen C. Angle Dec 2004

Decent Democratic Centralism, Stephen C. Angle

Stephen C. Angle

Are there any coherent and defensible alternatives to liberal democracy? The author examines the possibility that a reformed democratic centralism-the principle around which China's cur- rent polity is officially organized-might be legitimate, according to both an inside and an out- side perspective. The inside perspective builds on contemporary Chinese political theory; the outside perspective critically deploys Rawls's notion ofa "decent society " as its standard. Along the way, the authorpays particular attention to the kinds and degree ofpluralism a decent society can countenance, and to the specific institutions in China that might enable the realization of a genuine and ...