The Washington Post Are ‘democracy’ and ‘human rights’ Western colonial exports? No. Here’s why. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2016/04/02/are-democracy-andhuman-rights-western-colonial-exports-no-heres-why/?wpmm=1&wpisrc=nl_cage
Political theorist Loubna El Amine of Georgetown University argues that aspirations for democratic politics from Hong Kong to the Middle East are a modern demand more than a borrowing from the "West."