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Anatomy Of Dissent In Islamic Societies, Ahmed Souaiaia Dec 2013

Anatomy Of Dissent In Islamic Societies, Ahmed Souaiaia

Ahmed E SOUAIAIA

The 'Arab Spring' that began in 2011 has placed a spotlight on the transfer of political power in Islamic societies, reviving old questions about the place of political dissent and rebellion in Islamic civilization and raising new ones about the place of religion in modern Islamic societies.

In Anatomy of Dissent in Islamic Societies, Ahmed E. Souaiaia examines the complex historical evolution of Islamic civilization in an effort to trace the roots of the paradigms and principles of Islamic political and legal theories. This study is one of the first attempts at providing a fuller picture of the place of ...


Remarks By Winston Langley, Provost And Vice Chancellor For Academic Affairs At Umass Boston, Winston Langley Dec 2013

Remarks By Winston Langley, Provost And Vice Chancellor For Academic Affairs At Umass Boston, Winston Langley

Winston E. Langley

Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at UMass Boston, Winston Langley, discusses Rita Arditti, human rights, and the Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo.


Interview -- About The Third Plenum And China’S Efforts At Reform, Zheng Wang Nov 2013

Interview -- About The Third Plenum And China’S Efforts At Reform, Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang

No abstract provided.


Living Among Guatemalan Mayans Is Fascinating Experience, Irene Scharf Nov 2013

Living Among Guatemalan Mayans Is Fascinating Experience, Irene Scharf

Irene Scharf

I have just lived a dream. Five years ago I learned of a school where students of all ages could study Spanish intensively while living among the Guatemalan Mayans. Peace Accords had been signed in 1996, the government was encouraging tourism, and it was, finally, safe to visit.

Why a dream? Because, 25 years ago, when I traveled through Central and South America, I promised my family I would avoid Guatemala because of the perceived was dangers. During that trip, as I met my Europeans and other who had visited, remained safe, and found it a fascinating country, I vowed ...


The Narrative Mediterranean: Beyond France And The Maghreb, Claudia Esposito Oct 2013

The Narrative Mediterranean: Beyond France And The Maghreb, Claudia Esposito

Claudia Esposito

The Narrative Mediterranean: Beyond France and the Maghreb examines literary texts by writers from the Maghreb and positions them in direct relation to increasingly querulous debates on the shifting identity of the modern Mediterranean. This book argues that reading works by writers such as Albert Camus and Tahar Ben Jelloun alongside authors such as Fawzi Mellah and Mahi Binebine in a transnational rather than binary interpretive framework transcends a colonial and postcolonial bind in which France is the dominant point of reference. While focusing on works in French, this book also examines Maghrebi authors who write in Italian.

The texts ...


From Philosopher To Cultural Icon: Reflections On Hu Mei's "Confucius" (2010), Joseph Lee, Ronald Frank, Renqiu Yu, Bing Xu Oct 2013

From Philosopher To Cultural Icon: Reflections On Hu Mei's "Confucius" (2010), Joseph Lee, Ronald Frank, Renqiu Yu, Bing Xu

Joseph Tse-Hei Lee

No abstract provided.


China’S Foreign Policy Debates, Zheng Wang Oct 2013

China’S Foreign Policy Debates, Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang

No abstract provided.


薄案判決啟示錄先除後納弔詭, Zheng Wang Oct 2013

薄案判決啟示錄先除後納弔詭, Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang

No abstract provided.


Beware Of The Jihadist Component, Ahmed Samatar Sep 2013

Beware Of The Jihadist Component, Ahmed Samatar

Ahmed Samatar

No abstract provided.


汪錚與先除後納提法, Zheng Wang Sep 2013

汪錚與先除後納提法, Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang

No abstract provided.


The Chinese Dream From Mao To Xi, Zheng Wang Sep 2013

The Chinese Dream From Mao To Xi, Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang

No abstract provided.


How China’S Economic Rebalancing Is Like The Movie Speed, Zheng Wang Sep 2013

How China’S Economic Rebalancing Is Like The Movie Speed, Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang

No abstract provided.


China And Japan Really Don’T Like Each Other, Zheng Wang Aug 2013

China And Japan Really Don’T Like Each Other, Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang

No abstract provided.


It’S All About Mao, Zheng Wang Aug 2013

It’S All About Mao, Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang

No abstract provided.


The Paradox Of Victim-Centrism: Victim Participation At The Khmer Rouge Tribunal, Mahdev Mohan Jul 2013

The Paradox Of Victim-Centrism: Victim Participation At The Khmer Rouge Tribunal, Mahdev Mohan

Mahdev Mohan

It has been claimed - though not proved - that victims will be benefited by participation in international criminal tribunals. This article interrogates this claim in the context of victim participation at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), commonly referred to as the Khmer Rouge Tribunal. Based on interviews with Cambodian victims and Tribunal affiliates, it examines why and how the Tribunal permits victims to intervene as les parties civile, pulling together the normative and legal basis for this mode of victim participation. This article does not purport to generalize with confidence about Cambodian victims in general, let alone ...


Reconstituting The “Un-Person”: The Khmer Krom And The Khmer Rouge Tribunal, Mahdev Mohan Jul 2013

Reconstituting The “Un-Person”: The Khmer Krom And The Khmer Rouge Tribunal, Mahdev Mohan

Mahdev Mohan

Despite the grand promise of victim participation at the ongoing trials of Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (“ECCC”), this article notes the plight of an undeserved ethnic community, the members of which have become forgotten victims of genocide. The Article argues that if the ECCC’s trials are to have any resonance for the Khmer Krom, its affiliates and victims’ lawyers should avoid “othering” Khmer Krom victims of genocide, and instead adopt ethnographic approaches to lawyering that seek to ascertain communal desires for vindication.


Critical Success Factors For E-Commerce In Developing Countries: Cultural And Infrastructural Influences, Kittipong Laosethakul, William Boulton Jul 2013

Critical Success Factors For E-Commerce In Developing Countries: Cultural And Infrastructural Influences, Kittipong Laosethakul, William Boulton

Kittipong Laosethakul

The main purposes of this paper are to identify critical success factors (CSFs) for electronic commerce (e-commerce) in Thailand and explain the major influences behind these factors. Detailed case studies of nine e-commerce companies from different industries in Thailand were conducted. Results showed that social behavior and national culture, more specifically issues pertaining to trust and shopping behavior, were the major influences for the success of e-commerce in Thailand. The phenomenon could be partly explained by Hofstede’s cultural dimensions. Thailand’s infrastructure also played an important role in the success of its e-commerce development. The findings provide a framework ...


A Challenge For Visual Journalism: Rendering The Labor Behind News Images Visible, Zeynep Gürsel Jun 2013

A Challenge For Visual Journalism: Rendering The Labor Behind News Images Visible, Zeynep Gürsel

Zeynep Devrim Gürsel

No abstract provided.


Covering Gezi: Reflecting On Photographing Daily Life During Extraordinary Events, Zeynep Gürsel Jun 2013

Covering Gezi: Reflecting On Photographing Daily Life During Extraordinary Events, Zeynep Gürsel

Zeynep Devrim Gürsel

No abstract provided.


“What Obama And Xi Should Talk About.”, Zheng Wang Jun 2013

“What Obama And Xi Should Talk About.”, Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang

No abstract provided.


Decentralization Is Dead, Long Live Decentralization! Capital City Reform And Political Rights In Kampala, Uganda, Christopher Gore Apr 2013

Decentralization Is Dead, Long Live Decentralization! Capital City Reform And Political Rights In Kampala, Uganda, Christopher Gore

Christopher D Gore

African cities are currently experiencing some of the highest population growth rates in the world. Accompanying this growth is constant and continuing pressure on national and local governments to develop political and institutional structures that respond to the multiple demands this demographic change provokes in relation to service delivery, economic development and social wellbeing. In response to these challenges, national governments are reviewing the political and administrative structures of their capital cities, sometimes recentralizing authority. This article examines the reforms to Kampala, capital city of Uganda. The article explains how the national government gradually created the legal conditions necessary to ...


The Memory Boom In Putumayo, Colombia, Winifred Tate Mar 2013

The Memory Boom In Putumayo, Colombia, Winifred Tate

Winifred L. Tate

No abstract provided.


Does China Have A Foreign Policy, Zheng Wang Mar 2013

Does China Have A Foreign Policy, Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang

No abstract provided.


Not Rising, But Rejuvenating: The “Chinese Dream”, Zheng Wang Feb 2013

Not Rising, But Rejuvenating: The “Chinese Dream”, Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang

No abstract provided.


Revolutions And Rebellions And Syria's Paths To War And Peace, Ahmed Souaiaia Jan 2013

Revolutions And Rebellions And Syria's Paths To War And Peace, Ahmed Souaiaia

Ahmed E SOUAIAIA

In less than a month, peaceful Tunisian and Egyptian protesters ousted two of the most authoritarian rulers of the Arab world. The human and economic costs: a total of about 1100 people dead (300 in Tunisia and 800 in Egypt) and some decline in economic growth. These were the dignity revolutions. In contrast, the Syrian peaceful uprising quickly turning into armed rebellion is now 22 months old with over 60,000 people (civilians, rebels, security and military officers, women and children) dead, more than 4,000,000 persons displaced from their homes, and destruction estimated at $70 billion. This is ...


旅美中日学者议钓岛:很难回到从前, 中评社, 1月29日, Zheng Wang Jan 2013

旅美中日学者议钓岛:很难回到从前, 中评社, 1月29日, Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang

No abstract provided.


China, Japan Scholars Seek Way Out In Islands Dispute, Afp, Jan. 29, 2013, Zheng Wang Jan 2013

China, Japan Scholars Seek Way Out In Islands Dispute, Afp, Jan. 29, 2013, Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang

No abstract provided.


How Volunteering In Development Became "Duchessed", Nichole Georgeou Jan 2013

How Volunteering In Development Became "Duchessed", Nichole Georgeou

Nichole Georgeou

Discussion of the ways in which development volunteering has been stripped of its political meaning and lost its social justice and political dimensions. While the language of 'participation', 'partnership' and 'empowerment' is retained, volunteering has become infused with national interest and economic agendas. It is not a process, however, that is unchallenged.


Scales Of Sovereignty, Zeynep Gürsel Dec 2012

Scales Of Sovereignty, Zeynep Gürsel

Zeynep Devrim Gürsel

No abstract provided.


Slovak Republic, Nadya Nedelsky Dec 2012

Slovak Republic, Nadya Nedelsky

Nadya Nedelsky

No abstract provided.