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‘Naoroji: Pioneer Of Indian Nationalism’ Review: Portrait Of An Independent Mind

by Tunku Varadarajanvia The Wall Street Journal
Friday, May 8, 2020
When the British government announced in 2014 that it would install a statue of Mohandas Gandhi in London’s Parliament Square, there were complaints in certain quarters that the wrong anticolonial Indian was being honored in the heart of an erstwhile empire. The statue, some said, should be not of the Mahatma—however great his status as tormentor-in-chief of the British Raj—but of Dadabhai Naoroji.

Dynamics of Democracy in Taiwan: The Ma Ying-jeou Years

via Lynne Rienner Publishers
Monday, April 27, 2020

During the Ma Ying-jeou presidency in Taiwan (2008–2016), confrontations over relations with mainland China stressed the country’s institutions, leading to a political crisis. Nevertheless, its democracy proved to be resilient. The authors of Dynamics of Democracy in Taiwan explore key aspects of the complicated Ma era, including party politics and elections, the sources of Ma's governance challenges, changing public opinion, protest movements, and shifts in the regional balance of power.

Taiwan's Democracy Challenged: The Chen Shui-bian Years

via Lynne Rienner Publishers
Wednesday, June 22, 2016

When Chen Shui-bian, Taiwan's first non-Kuomintang president, left office in 2008, his tenure was widely considered a disappointment. More recent events, however, suggest the need for a reassessment of this crucial period in Taiwan's political development. Taiwan's Democracy Challenged provides that assessment, considering key facets of both the progress toward and the obstacles to democratic consolidation during the Chen Shui-bian era.

Political Change in China: Comparisons with Taiwan

via Lynne Rienner Publishers
Sunday, June 1, 2008

How might China become a democracy? And what lessons, if any, might Taiwan's experience of democratization hold for China's future? The authors of this volume consider these questions, both through comparisons of Taiwan's historical experience with the current period of economic and social change in the PRC, and through more focused analysis of China's current, and possible future, politics.

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Strategies for Monetary Policy

via Hoover Institution Press
Thursday, April 23, 2020

Assesses possible practical ways in which we might refine our existing monetary policy framework to better achieve our dual-mandate goals of full employment and price stability on a sustained basis.

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New Issue Of Hoover Digest Online

via Hoover Digest
Tuesday, April 21, 2020

The spring issue of Hoover Digest is now available online. The journal focuses on topics both classical—the economy, personal freedom, the role of government—and timely, such as cybersecurity, terrorism, and geopolitical shifts. 

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On A Collision Course: The Dawn Of Japanese Migration In The Nineteenth Century

via Hoover Institution Press
Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Essays on Japanese migration to the United States from an international and historical perspective, considering impacts from social and political events on both sides of the Pacific

How to Educate an American: The Conservative Vision for Tomorrow's Schools

by Michael J. Petrilli, Chester E. Finn Jr.via Books by Hoover Fellows
Tuesday, April 14, 2020

In the years after A Nation at Risk, conservatives’ ideas to reform America’s lagging education system gained much traction. Key items like school choice and rigorous academic standards drew bipartisan support and were put into practice across the country.

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Three Tweets to Midnight: Effects of the Global Information Ecosystem on the Risk of Nuclear Conflict

via Hoover Institution Press
Sunday, March 15, 2020

A multifaceted examination of the role of the current global information ecosystem on decision making and crisis stability, particularly among nuclear states.

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From the Past to the Future: Ideas and Actions for a Free Society | The Mont Pelerin Society

via Books by Hoover Fellows
Friday, February 28, 2020

In this collection leading scholars and practitioners discuss ideas about freedom and how to take the ideas into action today. The discussions took place at a January 2020 meeting of the Mont Pelerin Society which was founded in 1947 for the “preservation and improvement of the free society.” Today, challenges to the free society are again mounting and threatening economic growth and rising prosperity. We hear calls for a return to socialism, for restrictions on trade, for regulations on firms and individuals that go well beyond cost-benefit calculations.

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