Introduction: The Taiwan sunflower movement and the Hong Kong umbrella movement

Brian Christopher Jones

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This introduction presents an overview of key concepts discussed in the subsequent chapters of the book. The book explores the legal and political significance of vastly important movements. It provides a contextual juxtaposition of two jurisdictions pivotal to the peace and prosperity of the Asia Pacific region and beyond. The book focuses on the role dissent and civil disobedience play in democracies and non-democracies, and how governments can appropriately respond to such action; how social movements can impact politics, public policy, and the law; and how jurisdictions based around the principles of liberty, democracy, and the rule of law can ask difficult questions, in order to better govern themselves. It addresses the Taiwan Sunflower Movement, the Hong Kong Umbrella Movement, and comparative elements of the Sunflower and Umbrella movements. The book discusses the two movements from more comprehensive perspectives.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLaw and Politics of the Taiwan Sunflower and Hong Kong Umbrella Movements
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781317157151
ISBN (Print)9781472486141
Publication statusPublished - 22 Mar 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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