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Negotiating The Right Of Return, Neophytos Loizides, Marcos Antoniades Sep 2009

Negotiating The Right Of Return, Neophytos Loizides, Marcos Antoniades

Neophytos Loizides

Negotiating the right of return is a central issue in post-conflict societies aiming to resolve tensions between human rights issues and security concerns. Peace proposals often fail to carefully balance these tensions or to identify incentives and linkages that enable refugee return. To address this gap, the article puts forward an alternative arrangement in negotiating refugee rights currently being considered in the bilateral negotiations in Cyprus. Previous peace plans for the reunification of the island emphasized security and stipulated a maximum number of Greek Cypriot refugees eligible to return under future Turkish Cypriot administration. The authors’ alternative suggests a minimum ...


Spirituality And Subjective Well-Being: Empirical Evidences For A New Domain In The Personal Well-Being Index, Eduardo Wills-Herrera Jan 2009

Spirituality And Subjective Well-Being: Empirical Evidences For A New Domain In The Personal Well-Being Index, Eduardo Wills-Herrera

Eduardo Wills-Herrera

Subjective well-being explores the evaluations, both positive and negative, of how people experience their lives. Research in the field inquires how people perceive their well-being in different settings, including different cultures, regions and cities. A large number of different measures have been designed to capture subjective well-being. One of the most used SWB measure is the Personal Well-being Index (PWI), an evaluation of life developed by Cummins et al [(2003). Social Indicators Research, 64, 159–190] which proposes that satisfaction with life consists of seven different life-domains. Theoretical considerations of the contribution of spirituality and religiosity to life satisfaction, from ...


Filling The Gap: Identifying Fraternity And Sorority Member Needs Through Assessment, Larry D. Long, Cara W. Luyster Jan 2009

Filling The Gap: Identifying Fraternity And Sorority Member Needs Through Assessment, Larry D. Long, Cara W. Luyster

Larry D. Long

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Elite Framing And Conflict Transformation In Turkey, Neophytos Loizides Jan 2009

Elite Framing And Conflict Transformation In Turkey, Neophytos Loizides

Neophytos Loizides

This article examines the effects of elite framing in conflict transformation. It utilizes debates from the Turkish Grand National Assembly (TBMM) as the main source of empirical evidence and demonstrates differences in the way Turkish parliamentarians framed national and foreign policy issues in the 1990s. For the most part, elite framing of Kurdish issues was predominantly monolithic and adversarial towards ‘ethnic others’ demonstrating few challenges to dominant nationalist narratives and discourses, while framing of Greek-Turkish disputes was diverse, with moderates cautiously challenging hardliners on the necessity of cooperating with Greece. The article unravels these elite framing strategies and illustrates how ...


The Spirit Of Capitalism, Precautionary Savings, And Consumption, Yulei Luo, William Smith, Heng-Fu Zou Jan 2009

The Spirit Of Capitalism, Precautionary Savings, And Consumption, Yulei Luo, William Smith, Heng-Fu Zou

Yulei Luo

Recent research has shown that the “spirit of capitalism”—a preference for wealth itself, in addition to consumption—has important implications for growth and asset pricing. This paper explores how the spirit of capitalism affects saving and consumption behavior. We demonstrate that the spirit of capitalism may reduce the importance of precautionary savings. It can also explain the excess sensitivity puzzle: the spirit of capitalism causes dramatic deviations from a random walk. It may also offer a partial explanation of the excess smoothness puzzle.


The Wealth Distribution And The Demand For Status, Yulei Luo, Eric R. Young Jan 2009

The Wealth Distribution And The Demand For Status, Yulei Luo, Eric R. Young

Yulei Luo

Standard economic theories of asset markets assume that assets are valued entirely for the consumption streams they can finance. This paper examines the introduction of the demand for status (as a function of wealth) into a model of uninsurable idiosyncratic risk—the “spirit of capitalism” (“soc”) assumption. We find that soc preferences lead to less inequality in wealth; placing wealth into the utility function leads to a shrinking wealth distribution. The drop in wealth concentration is smaller if the utility function implies status is a luxury good, but no parametrization leads to higher wealth Gini coefficients than the benchmark case ...


The Spirit Of Capitalism And Excess Smoothness, Yulei Luo, Williams Smith Jan 2009

The Spirit Of Capitalism And Excess Smoothness, Yulei Luo, Williams Smith

Yulei Luo

In a recent paper [Luo, Smith, and Zou (2009)] we showed that the spirit of capitalism could in theory resolve the two fundamental anomalies of modern consumption theory, excess sensitivity and excess smoothness. However, that basic model could not plausibly explain the empirical magnitude of excess smoothness. In this paper we develop two extensions of the model — one with transitory and permanent shocks to income, the other with a stochastic interest rate — that where the spirit of capitalism can explain excess smoothness.


Disparities In Level Of Amputation Among Minorities: Implications For Improved Preventative Care, Kristin M. Lefebvre, Stephen Metraux Jan 2009

Disparities In Level Of Amputation Among Minorities: Implications For Improved Preventative Care, Kristin M. Lefebvre, Stephen Metraux

Stephen Metraux

Objectives: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship between race and level of amputation and to discuss the implications if a disparity was found. Methods: From the 2003 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Nationwide Inpatient Sample, 80 845 (weighted) discharges with a diagnosis of vascular disease and black or white race were evaluated for a disparity in level of amputation. Level of amputation was categorized using International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification procedure codes into above-knee and below-knee amputation. SPSS 15.0 complex samples software (SPSS Inc, Chicago, Illinois) was used for univariate and multivariate statistical ...


The Prevalence Of Musculoskeletal Conditions Among The Adult U.S. Population: Considerations For Physical Therapists., Michael P. Johnson, Stephen Metraux Jan 2009

The Prevalence Of Musculoskeletal Conditions Among The Adult U.S. Population: Considerations For Physical Therapists., Michael P. Johnson, Stephen Metraux

Stephen Metraux

Study Design: Retrospective, Cross-sectional. Objectives: Identify the prevalence of musculoskeletal conditions (MSC) among the non-institutionalized U.S. population using an expanded set of ICD-9-CM codes that correspond to the range of conditions seen in Physical Therapist (PT) Practice. Examine prevalence rates among adults and older adults (65 years and older). Background: MSCs are the most common health problem in the U.S. and prevalence increases with age. Previous studies examining MSC prevalence were based on a limited set of conditions seen by physicians, therefore may not be representative of those who receive PT services. Disease prevalence is used to determine ...


Atlanta Emerging Librarians Encouraging Distance Education, Ashley Dupuy Jan 2009

Atlanta Emerging Librarians Encouraging Distance Education, Ashley Dupuy

Ashley Dupuy

Article describes the formation and goals of the Atlanta Emerging Librarians--a networking and professional development organization for library students, paraprofessionals and new librarians.