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HUMAN RIGHTS AT RISK: GLOBAL GOVERNANCE, AMERICAN POWER, AND THE FUTURE OF DIGNITY
Human Rights at Risk brings together social scientists, legal scholars, and humanities scholars to analyze the policy challenges of human rights protection in the twenty-first century.
The volume is organized based on three overarching themes that highlight the challenges and risks in international human rights: international institutions and global governance of human rights; thematic blind spots in human rights protection; and the human rights challenges of the United States as a global and domestic actor amidst the contemporary global shifts to authoritarianism and illiberal populism. institutions will find this multidisciplinary volume an invaluable guide to the state of global politics in the twenty-first century.
[Dinna Prapto Raharja, Ph.D as contributor.]
DEMOCRACY AND THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC: A REFLECTION FROM BALI CIVIL SOCIETY AND MEDIA FORUM 2020
When the Bali Civil Society and Media Forum (BCSMF) of 2020 was organized in October and December, there was a debate that some countries may have managed the pandemic better than others. The question was whether being a democracy improves the outcomes of the pandemic handling. Sadly, when the transcript of this book was finalized, the global aura on the pandemic has changed. There was a dangerous spike of cases again across the world. The surge of new variants of the virus hit many countries hard, including the so-called disciplined ones.
DEMOCRACY AND INCLUSIVITY: A REFLECTION FROM BALI CIVIL SOCIETY AND MEDIA FORUM 2019
Democracy is never isolated from the context where it grows. In last year’s BCSMF book (Wisnu, 2019), it was specifically mentioned about how it takes the world to nurture democracies. That is because democracy learns from one another, about the good and the bad. When leaders of more consolidated democracies are practicing exclusivity, by rejecting the recognition of rights for migrants and practicing disinformation, hate speech, and stereotypes, these become precedents that democracy may eventually prioritize its own narrow self-interest rather than advancing the universal values of democracy.
POPULISM, IDENTITY POLITICS AND THE EROSION OF DEMOCRACIES IN THE 21ST CENTURY: A REFLECTION FROM BALI CIVIL SOCIETY AND MEDIA FORUM 2018
Against the greater theme of “Democracy for Prosperity”, the BCSMF meeting of 2018 focused on the challenges to democracies that emanate from populism, the use and exploitation of identity politics, hoaxes, sensationalism and political bias. This topic emerged out of a greater concern that democracies around the globe are declining: democracies in established economies continue to resort to protectionism and extreme political parties, their people are becoming less tolerable to differences, resorting to sensationalism and hoaxes instead of public education about the truth, and also the disproportionate use and exploitation of identity politics that divide societies.