All Blog Posts Tagged 'democracy' (43)

Jiyoung Song on Asia and the West: "Whose Century?"

CREDIT: Amanda Ghanooni 

This interview provides additional thoughts from Global Ethics Fellow Jiyoung Song on the topic of the conference panel she participated in: …

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Added by Carnegie Council on November 10, 2015 at 6:06pm — 2 Comments

Back to the Drawing Board: What the Recent Peace Agreement Means for South Sudan

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir. CREDIT: Day Donaldson

Several days before South Sudan's president, Salva Kiir, signed a peace agreement with former-vice president Riek Machar on August 27,…

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Added by Carnegie Council on October 27, 2015 at 11:10am — 1 Comment

Presidential Election: Crying (Tears of Hope) for you, Argentina

[This article was first published in the World Section of the Huffington Post on 21 October 2015.]

By Jesica L. Santos*

22 October 2015

On 25 October, Argentinians will go the polls to elect their next democratic president who, for the first time since 2003, won't have "Kirchner" as a last name. But the choice Argentinians will really be making concerns not an individual but, rather, the type of country they want to recover.

The current populist government has…

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Added by Jesica L Santos on October 22, 2015 at 10:22am — 1 Comment

Democracy as Myth and Fact

Acropolis and the Greek Parliament CREDIT:GNTO / Yannis Skoulas (CC)

This piece was written for the International New York…

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Added by Carnegie Council on October 5, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

The Problems with Burma's Upcoming "Landmark" Elections

 

As November 8th approaches, news and commentary about the “landmark” Burmese general elections are picking up. As usual, I have my own thoughts about the growing buzz surrounding Election Day.

Let's start off with some quick background information. The upcoming November 8th election in Burma is widely considered to be one of the most important political events in the nation’s history. The authoritarian regime, still warring with several ethnic rebel…

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Added by Samantha Sherman on September 9, 2015 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Political Prisoner for a Day: Why Small-Scale Crackdowns Still Work

The past week has confirmed that despite the Burmese government's made-for-export show of reforms, there is still no such thing as political freedom in Burma. Yet, you probably haven't read anything about the nation's ongoing (but increasingly repressed) student protests in this week's headlines. That's largely because the regime has responded in such a way that is threatening enough to stifle dissent at home, but not violent enough to invoke international outrage. This is the "sweet spot"…

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Added by Samantha Sherman on March 15, 2015 at 1:12am — No Comments

Role of media in our society

The word ‘media’ is derived from the word medium, signifying mode or carrier. Media is intended to reach and address a large target group or audience. The word was first used in respect of books and newspapers i.e. print media and with the advent of technology, media now encompasses television, movies, radio and internet. In today’s world, media becomes as essential as our daily needs. Media of today is playing an outstanding role in creating and shaping of public opinion and strengthening…

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Added by JAYASREE ROY on February 13, 2015 at 11:37am — No Comments

Why I’m Following the Burmese Student Protests, and the US Government Should Be Too

Over the past few months, the world has largely overlooked a series of peaceful protests by Burmese students that began in November, coinciding with President Obama’s visit to the Southeast Asian nation. The students are protesting the country’s new National Education Law, which maintains close, centralized government control of the nation’s educational institutions and limit students’ freedom of association (read more…

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Added by Samantha Sherman on February 13, 2015 at 12:30am — 1 Comment

Burma and the Ethics of Engagement

A question I've been grappling with lately concerns engagement with foreign governments that systematically violate human rights. When foreign governments are behaving badly, should we engage with them and try to encourage reform, or sanction them and cut off ties? Is engagement the path to reform, or does it merely reward bad behavior? While this dilemma is central to many foreign affairs situations, this post will focus on…

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Added by Samantha Sherman on December 19, 2014 at 12:30am — 6 Comments

NEW BOOK: The Awakening of Muslim Democracy

We are pleased to announce that Global Ethics Fellow Jocelyne Cesari has a new book out from Cambridge University Press: The Awakening of Muslim Democracy: Religion,…

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Added by Carnegie Council on April 23, 2014 at 4:33pm — No Comments

Project Corruption and Trust in Brazil: a discussion on Ethics, Equality and Law through the "Mensalão" Case

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs

Ethics Fellows For The Future

 

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Added by Gabriel G. S. Lima de Almeida on November 20, 2013 at 11:40am — No Comments

Guinea: the end of the democratic transition?

With a two years delay, this Saturday more than five million Guineans were finally called to participate in a legislative election that officially certified the completion of the path to democracy –a process that begun in November 2010 with the first transparent and open presidential election in Guinea since its independence from France in 1958.

Yet, do these long overdue elections really mark the final of the transition?

 Technically, yes. Despite flaws –some voting stations…

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Added by Ana Polo Alonso on October 1, 2013 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

A Competição Nacional de Mediação do Poder Judiciário: um relato e as contradições de uma iniciativa

Há exatamente uma semana, no Tribunal de Justiça do Distrito Federal e Territórios, em Brasília, se encerrava a primeira Competição Nacional de Mediação de Conflitos do Poder Judiciário. Organizada pela Escola Nacional de Mediação e Conciliação e pelo Conselho Nacional de Justiça, a…

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Added by Gabriel G. S. Lima de Almeida on August 21, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Global Dialogues in Brazil - A starting debate on Ethics, Politics and Democracy

From right to left: Rafael Iorio, full professor of Law on Estácio de Sá University - Gabriel Almeida, Ethics Fellow for the Future and undergraduate Law studente on UFF - Devin Stewart, Senior Fellow from Carnegie Council - Fernanda Duarte,…

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Added by Gabriel G. S. Lima de Almeida on July 29, 2013 at 3:30pm — 8 Comments

Humanity's Four Challenges

By Grand Mufti Mustafa Ceric of Bosnia-Herzegovina

I believe there are four challenges for us that are over our heads. These challenges I would describe as four roads: from might to right, from slavery to freedom, from mythology to science, and from theory of state to democracy of state. Let me explain.

This civilization that we live in—you may call it Western…

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Added by Carnegie Council on July 23, 2013 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

The Ethics of Globalization and the Globalization of Ethics

Carnegie Council Centennial Chair Michael Ignatieff gave this public speech at Universidade Estácio, Rio de Janeiro,as part of the Council's first Global Ethical Dialogues.

It's a great pleasure to be here. I want to thank…

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Added by Carnegie Council on June 27, 2013 at 5:21pm — 1 Comment

Global Ethical Dialogues

This is the concept paper…

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Added by Carnegie Council on June 13, 2013 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Insights into Arab Youth Today

The latest from Rami G. Khouri—When I visited Cairo this week for the first time in nearly a year, the changed mood among young and old alike hit me in the face like the hot and dusty wind coming off the Egyptian desert. The desire to achieve the full gains of the revolution was still there, but so were concerns that new burdens and constraints were starting to…

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Added by Carnegie Council on June 11, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

The ethics impact on Sino-U.S. relation when Apple lost its value

Background

Traditional ethics theory of international relation concerned much more moral significance in acts of state and diplomatic policy, its core is the relationship between the moral and interest.  At present, the scope and impact of ethics in international affairs are constantly expanding. Specification of the values of human rights, democracy, humanitarian intervention, distributive justice is undergoing a significant evolution. If the…

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Added by Lu Wang on April 30, 2013 at 4:13pm — No Comments

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