Issues / Democracy & Governance
For some Korean American activists, the Sewol ferry disaster is a reminder that South Korean capitalism is a product of the country's authoritarian past—a past in which the U.S. played no small part.
The South Korean government is now bearing the brunt of the public’s wrath over the Sewol ferry tragedy.
Uruguay's president has put the country on the map as one of the world’s most exciting experiments in creative, progressive governance.
Afghan justice is buried three sub-basements down.
Both Koreas have recognized at some deep level that the rules of the game are rigged in favor of the already powerful.
The Egyptian Minister of Religious Affairs claims that “the Muslim Brotherhood movement is a terrorist organization and was worse than Mubarak.”
Many families in Nigeria are already skeptical about women's education. The Nigerian government's failure to protect schoolgirls makes it worse.
Free trade agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership undermine democracy and sovereignty.
The late Romanian sociologist Nicolae Gheorghe hoped to see the Roma model a transnational society, broader and freer than nation-states.
Costa Rican lawyer Roberto Zamora sued his government for supporting the Bush administration's illegal war in Iraq—and won.