Law and Politics of the Taiwan Sunflower and Hong Kong Umbrella Movements /
edited by Brian Christopher Jones.
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2017.
vi, 235 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
131557506X, 1472486145 (hardback), 9781315575063 (e-book), 9781472486141 (hardback)
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Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2017.
1472486145 (hardback)
9781315575063 (e-book)
9781472486141 (hardback)
contents note
Confrontational contestation and democratic compromise : the Sunflower Movement and its aftermath / Brian Christopher Jones and Yen-Tu Su -- The right to free assembly and the Sunflower Movement / Wen-Chen Chang -- Marching towards constitutionalism with Sunflowers / Jiunn-Rong Yeh -- The law and politics of constitutional reform and democratisation in Hong Kong / Albert H. Y. Chen -- Political protest in high-income societies : the case of the Occupy Central Movement in Hong Kong / Fu Hualing -- The nomos of Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement / Daniel Matthews -- Unpopular sovereignty : constitutional identity through the lens of the Sunflower and Umbrella Movements / Cheng-Yi Huang -- To punish or not to punish : the question of civil disobedience and the Umbrella Movement / Chih-Hsing Ho -- Dancing with the dragon : closer economic integration with China and deteriorating democracy and rule of law in Taiwan and Hong-Kong? / Chien-Huei Wu -- A divided society : Chinese public opinion on resistance movements, democracy, and rule of law / Han Zhu -- Democratic political obligation with Chinese characteristics : civic defiance in Taiwan and Hong Kong / Brad R. Roth -- Democracy and constitutionalism in China's shadow : Sunflowers in Taiwan and Umbrellas in Hong Kong / Jacques Delisle.
"Rarely do acts of civil disobedience come in such grand fashion as Taiwan’s Sunflower movement and Hong Kong’s Umbrella movement. The two protests came in regions and jurisdictions that many have underestimated as regards furthering notions of political speech, democratisation, and testing the limits of authority. This book breaks down these two movements and explores their complex legal and political significance. The collection...[addresses] the legal and political significance of both movements, including the complex questions they posed as regards democracy, rule of law, authority, and freedom of speech. Given that occupational type protests have become a prominent method for protesters to make their cases to both citizens and governments, exploring the legalities of these significant protests and establishing best practices will be important to future movements, wherever they may transpire. With this in mind, the book does not stop at implications for Taiwan and Hong Kong, but talks about its subject matter from a comparative, international perspective."--
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