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Localism: From Street Protests to Council Chamber - Civic Passion

Real Hong Kong News

22nd August 2016

Localism: From Street Protests to Council Chamber (Series, Part 3 of 5)

Nicknamed as “Four Eyes” because of his rather thick spectacles, Alvin Cheng Kam-mun was first known at the Umbrella Revolution after he stormed to the “big stage” in the Admiralty occupy site calling for people to physically remove him because he wanted to broadcast a message: “chanting and singing won’t bring CY Leung down, and certainly not the CCP!”. 2,408 more words

Hong Kong

Swiss success: Small is beautiful

Published in The National Business Review (Auckland), 12 August 2016

If there is one country Prime Minister John Key seems to be as fond of as New Zealand, it is Switzerland. 956 more words

New Zealand

Let Us Now Praise the Carpenter

Let us now praise the carpenter, and the things that he made,
And the way that he lived by the tools of his trade.
I can still hear his hammer singing ten penny time,

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"The Problem of Democratic Prejudice," By Bruce Frohnen

For decades, now, professional students of politics have claimed that they are engaged in a science—the dispassionate, unbiased analysis of political behavior intended to test various theories about human conduct and provide the means by which we might predict it. 1,224 more words

Essays And Reviews

Place Attachment, Recreational Surfing, Taiwan

Hung, C H, and Lee, T H (2012) Impact of Place Attachment and Recreation Involvement on Satisfaction and Future Behaviour: Evidence from Taiwanese Recreational Surfers, South African Journal for Research in Sport, Physical Education and Recreation, 34(1). 152 more words

Localism: From Street Protests to Council Chamber

Real Hong Kong News

15th July, 2016

Localism: From Street Protests to Council Chamber (Series, Part 1 of 5)

Localism, a political ideology that has developed and flourished in Hong Kong over the matter of a few years, was originally labelled “fascist” and “xenophobic” sentiment toward “Mainland Chinese” with no weight nor influence. 1,319 more words

Hong Kong

Localism and Nicaragua

Usher, L. E. (2013). “We share out territory”: Re-defining surf localism and human territoriality on the Pacific Coast of Nicaragua. PhD Thesis. The Pennsylvania State University. 528 more words