Clifton R. Emery

Clifton R. Emery

Dr Clifton R. Emery is an associate professor of social work and social administration at the University of Hong Kong. His research and practice embrace populations made vulnerable by domestic violence, child maltreatment, human trafficking, and refugee status. Recent research examines relationships between totalitarian-style control and violence. He also does some North Korean human rights work.

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Opinion | Protesters and police are descending into totalitarianism. Hong Kong needs an Athenian moment to save itself

To protect its freedoms, Hong Kong’s communities and institutions should put issues affecting them to a vote. The majority should not be held hostage by the wilful behaviour of the few.

19 Nov 2019 - 9:12AM

To protect its freedoms, Hong Kong’s communities and institutions should put issues affecting them to a vote. The majority should not be held hostage by the wilful behaviour of the few.

Protesters and police are descending into totalitarianism. Hong Kong needs an Athenian moment to save itself