Freedom Undone: The Assault on Liberal Values and Institutions in Hong Kong (Paperback)

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Freedom Undone: The Assault on Liberal Values and Institutions in Hong Kong (Paperback)

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What happens when liberal constitutional institutions are undone? Can Freedom survive the loss of separation of powers with the associated legal and political accountability? The Chinese Communist Party has been at the forefront in its disdain for liberal institutions and promoting illiberal alternatives. This disdain placed Hong Kong people on the frontlines of the global struggle for freedom. Since its handover from Britain, Hong Kong has felt the brunt of China's illiberal agenda, recently with increased intensity since the crackdown in 2019 and Beijing's imposition of a National Security Law in 2020. Thousands have been jailed and a city famous for vigorous protests has been silenced. Professor Michael Davis, a close observer who taught human rights and development in the city for three decades, takes us on the constitutional journey of both the city's vigorous defense of freedom and its repressive undoing--a painful loss for Hong Kong and a lesson for the world.
Professor Michael C. Davis, long a professor at the University of Hong Kong, where he taught courses on human rights and constitutional development until the fall of 2020, is currently a Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, a Senior Research Scholar at the Weatherhead East Asia Institute at Columbia University, and a Professor of Law and International Affairs at O.P. Jindal Global University in India. He also enjoys research affiliations at New York University and the University of Notre Dame. He has held several distinguished visiting professorships, including the J. Landis Martin Visiting Professor of Human Rights Law at Northwestern University (2005-2006), the Robert and Marion Short Visiting Professor of Human Rights at the University of Notre Dame (2004-2005), and the Frederick K. Cox Visiting Professor of Law at Case Western University (2000). His scholarship engages a range of issues relating to human rights, the rule of law, and constitutionalism in emerging states, for which he has published several books and numerous articles in leading academic journals. He has also contributed essays and commentary to such widely read public affairs journals as Foreign Affairs and the Journal of Democracy, as well as such popular media as the Washington Post, the New York Times, Nikkei, Apple Daily, and the South China Morning Post, the latter for which he was awarded a Human Rights Press Award for commentary in 2015. He has appeared for interviews on crucial human rights topics in such broadcast media as CNN, the BBC, National Public Radio and NBC News. As a public intellectual, he was a founder of both the Article 23 Concern Group and the Article 45 Concern Group, which led massive protests for human rights in 2003 and 2004.
Product Details ISBN: 9781952636448
ISBN-10: 1952636442
Publisher: Association for Asian Studies
Publication Date: February 27th, 2024
Pages: 280
Language: English