The movements in Catalonia and Hong Kong: democracy advocacy or examples of global illiberalism?

Article by Juan Alberto Ruiz Casado. Abstract: The Catalan independence movement has a new reference: the revolutionary movement of Hong Kong. They paralyzed Barcelona Airport, imitating what Hong Kong activists had done just days before. An idealized vision of the Catalan pro-independence struggle reached the international arena, and a faction of the Hong Kong movement held […]

Asian Model of Democracy, Changing of Old Notions

Article by Hazem Almassry. Abstract: The Asian model of democracy presented special experiences that are at odds with the prevailing notions about democracy derived from Western experiences, like democracy brings prosperity and development, and democracy is not suitable for all societies, like Muslim societies… etc. In this study, we will learn about the reasons that […]