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The Origins Of Saudi Arabia’S Nuclear Ambitions, Zachary Klein Jun 2019

The Origins Of Saudi Arabia’S Nuclear Ambitions, Zachary Klein

Inter-Text: An Undergraduate Journal for Social Sciences and Humanities

No abstract provided.


Is The East-West Political Bipolarity The Foundation Of The Ecumenical Movement? The Cold War As A Meta-Narrative Of The World Council Of Churches, Katharina Kunter Jun 2019

Is The East-West Political Bipolarity The Foundation Of The Ecumenical Movement? The Cold War As A Meta-Narrative Of The World Council Of Churches, Katharina Kunter

Occasional Papers on Religion in Eastern Europe

Excerpt: "...the following remarks provide an overview of the role of churches during the Cold War. Very often, the role of churches will be represented by developments and discussions within the WCC, which can be understood as a sort of role model, because it provided the "bell" for similar developments in the Western and Northern European countries. Three topics were prioritized. First was the dilemma of an ecumenism between the East and West in the early phase of the Cold War during the late 1940s and 1950s, which accompanied the founding of the World Council of Churches in 1948. Second ...


Forced Migration: A Syrian Exodus To Germany, Taylor Witt May 2019

Forced Migration: A Syrian Exodus To Germany, Taylor Witt

Journal of Undergraduate Research at Minnesota State University, Mankato

The Syrian Civil War has killed over 500,000 people and displaced over 12 million since it began in 2011. The conflict has resulted in forced migration on a massive scale. Syrian people have been displaced within Syria, to the surrounding Arab states and to Europe. This has led to an immigration crisis in some parts of the European Union. Germany has become a primary destination for these refugees, but nationalist, xenophobic forces have started pushing back against what is perceived to be an invasion of foreigners into their land and their borders. This project examines the sentiments of German ...


Analyzing The United States’ Limited Response To The Syrian Refugee Crisis, Carolina Romero May 2019

Analyzing The United States’ Limited Response To The Syrian Refugee Crisis, Carolina Romero

Political Analysis

The Syrian refugee crisis can be described as one of the biggest, if not largest, humanitarian crisis of the 21st century. The crisis is a result of an ongoing civil war between rebel groups and the government forces of the Assad regime. Since the beginning of the war in 2011, over 400,000 have been killed and a combined 11 million have been displaced either internally or externally from their homes (Human Rights Watch, World Report 2018). The United Nations and the international community have openly expressed discontent with the dealings of the Assad regime, and as a result, have ...


Regime Change, Deferred: Regarding United States’ Foreign Policy In Syria, Rosa Mazza–Hilway May 2019

Regime Change, Deferred: Regarding United States’ Foreign Policy In Syria, Rosa Mazza–Hilway

Political Analysis

In 2011, President Obama proclaimed, “the time has come for President Assad to step aside” (“President Obama”). The question then becomes: why has the United States failed to act upon this declaration and been unsuccessful in achieving regime change in Syria? While there is evidence to suggest regime change is the ultimate goal in Syria, there has been a lack of action taken to facilitate the deposition of Assad. In this paper, there will be an emphasis on the policies and rhetoric that indicate the desire to catalyze a shift in governmental power through the disposal of the Assad regime ...


Syrian Crisis Representation In The Media: The Cnn Effect, Framing, And Tone, Savannah S. Day May 2019

Syrian Crisis Representation In The Media: The Cnn Effect, Framing, And Tone, Savannah S. Day

The University of Mississippi Undergraduate Research Journal

Over the past seven years of the Syrian Civil War, Syrian refugees have been painted in a negative light by news media outlets around the world. History of media coverage regarding global humanitarian crises shows that with various tools and processes, media can shape public opinion and policy in whichever direction it desires, and oftentimes policymakers and the public are quick, as well as emotional, to react. In this paper, my objectives are to analyze specific examples of this CNN Effect phenomena within news coverage of the Syrian refugee crisis, as well as generally explain the negatively correlating relationship between ...


Watering The Desert: Azraq, Public Opinion, And Environmental Post-Materialism, Wesley A. Gerard May 2019

Watering The Desert: Azraq, Public Opinion, And Environmental Post-Materialism, Wesley A. Gerard

The University of Mississippi Undergraduate Research Journal

This article focuses on physical, socioeconomic, and political changes in the community of Azraq, Jordan. Azraq, a small town in northeastern Jordan, sits atop a large aquifer that has been heavily pumped by the government for several decades in response to an increasing nationwide demand for water. This has led to large-scale transformations in not only the physical landscape surrounding the aquifer, but also in the daily lives, economic statuses, and political opinions of the people living there. My research thus fits the case of Azraq into larger academic discourse on groundwater governance, resource access, and environmentalism. I use a ...


Book Review: Space Policy In Developing Countries: The Search For Security And Development On The Final Frontier By Robert C. Harding, Kwame B. Antwi-Boasiako Apr 2019

Book Review: Space Policy In Developing Countries: The Search For Security And Development On The Final Frontier By Robert C. Harding, Kwame B. Antwi-Boasiako

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Pi Gamma Mu News: 2020 Pi Gamma Mu Triennial International Convention Apr 2019

Pi Gamma Mu News: 2020 Pi Gamma Mu Triennial International Convention

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Pi Gamma Mu News: 2018 Chapter Honor Rolls Apr 2019

Pi Gamma Mu News: 2018 Chapter Honor Rolls

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Policy Point-Counterpoint: The Good And The Bad Of The Social Media Revolution, J. Scott Lewis, Jesse Goranson, Lawrence Kastriba Apr 2019

Policy Point-Counterpoint: The Good And The Bad Of The Social Media Revolution, J. Scott Lewis, Jesse Goranson, Lawrence Kastriba

International Social Science Review

In this policy point-counterpoint, sociology students Jesse Goranson and Lawrence Kastriba discuss whether social media operates as a positive social force or as a negative one. Jesse Goranson argues that social media can act to promote democratization among otherwise disadvantaged groups. By connecting individuals from disadvantaged groups, the scalability of social media increases the social capital of the group members, thus giving the group a greater voice in society and allows them greater participation in the political process.


Book Review: A Fraught Embrace: The Romance & Reality Of Aids Altruism In Africa By Ann Swidler & Susan Cotts Watkins, Chase Barney Apr 2019

Book Review: A Fraught Embrace: The Romance & Reality Of Aids Altruism In Africa By Ann Swidler & Susan Cotts Watkins, Chase Barney

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Book Review: The Confidence Trap: A History Of Democracy In Crisis From World War I To The Present By David Runciman, Allison G.S. Knox Apr 2019

Book Review: The Confidence Trap: A History Of Democracy In Crisis From World War I To The Present By David Runciman, Allison G.S. Knox

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Equal Recognition: The Moral Foundations Of Minority Rights By Alan Patten, Okori Uneke Apr 2019

Book Review: Equal Recognition: The Moral Foundations Of Minority Rights By Alan Patten, Okori Uneke

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Rethinking Election Law: Unskewing The System By Steven Mulroy, Richard A. Almeida Apr 2019

Book Review: Rethinking Election Law: Unskewing The System By Steven Mulroy, Richard A. Almeida

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Indian Migration And Empire: A Colonial Genealogy Of The Modern State By Radhika Mongia, Kathleen M. Davis Apr 2019

Book Review: Indian Migration And Empire: A Colonial Genealogy Of The Modern State By Radhika Mongia, Kathleen M. Davis

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Our Compelling Interests: The Value Of Diversity For Democracy And A Prosperous Society By Earl Lewis & Nancy Cantor, Cindy L. Davis Apr 2019

Book Review: Our Compelling Interests: The Value Of Diversity For Democracy And A Prosperous Society By Earl Lewis & Nancy Cantor, Cindy L. Davis

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Time And Its Adversaries In The Seleucid Empire By Paul Kosmin, Joseph A.P. Wilson Apr 2019

Book Review: Time And Its Adversaries In The Seleucid Empire By Paul Kosmin, Joseph A.P. Wilson

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Disciplining The Empire: Politics, Governance, And The Rise Of The British Navy By Sarah Kinkel, Amanda Ford Apr 2019

Book Review: Disciplining The Empire: Politics, Governance, And The Rise Of The British Navy By Sarah Kinkel, Amanda Ford

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Book Review: A Specter Haunting Europe: The Myth Of Judeo-Bolshevism By Paul Hanebrink, David M. Carletta Apr 2019

Book Review: A Specter Haunting Europe: The Myth Of Judeo-Bolshevism By Paul Hanebrink, David M. Carletta

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Economic Statecraft: Human Rights, Sanctions, And Conditionality By Cécile Fabre, Linda Quest Apr 2019

Book Review: Economic Statecraft: Human Rights, Sanctions, And Conditionality By Cécile Fabre, Linda Quest

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Technicolored: Reflections On Race In The Time Of Tv By Ann Ducille, Patricia M. Muhammad Apr 2019

Book Review: Technicolored: Reflections On Race In The Time Of Tv By Ann Ducille, Patricia M. Muhammad

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Secret Wars: Covert Conflict In International Politics By Austin Carson, José De Arimatéia Da Cruz Apr 2019

Book Review: Secret Wars: Covert Conflict In International Politics By Austin Carson, José De Arimatéia Da Cruz

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Book Review: The Baha’I Faith And African American History: Creating Racial And Religious Diversity By Loni Branson, Kofi Johnson Apr 2019

Book Review: The Baha’I Faith And African American History: Creating Racial And Religious Diversity By Loni Branson, Kofi Johnson

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


People Smuggling In Afghanistan And Niger: Iatrogenesis And Europe’S “Migration Crisis”, Sydney Chuen Apr 2019

People Smuggling In Afghanistan And Niger: Iatrogenesis And Europe’S “Migration Crisis”, Sydney Chuen

International Social Science Review

This paper highlights Nimruz, Afghanistan and Agadez, Niger, which are people smuggling hubs that have both been influenced by the annual influx of hundreds of thousands of migrants on their journeys to Europe. Their growing regional prominence alludes to smugglers’ innovative capacity in response to a corrosive neo-imperialist environment that is exacerbated by Europe’s recent protectionist immigration policies. Nimruz and Agadez are compared as starting points for parallel migratory flows to Europe. They are case studies in terms of the business of people smuggling including economic dependency and its exigencies, the constant prevalence of terrorism in both areas which ...


Vagrancy, Vice, And Victimhood: The Evolution Of Homeless Persecution, Anthony Hackett Apr 2019

Vagrancy, Vice, And Victimhood: The Evolution Of Homeless Persecution, Anthony Hackett

International Social Science Review

Through the examination of how urban space is constructed, one can see how the city testifies to the ways that history and memory come to shape human experience and the vocabularies with which it is understood and remembered. This paper will diverge from contemporary discussions of history and memory through an investigation of the roles of affect and social location have in shaping how the city is thought of and remembered differently. It will compare historical constructions of city folk in an attempt to understand the role of hegemonic social, economic, and political conditions in the construction of “history.” This ...


Deliberation For Development: Ghana’S First Deliberative Poll, Dennis Chirawurah, James Fishkin, Niagia Santuah, Alice Siu, Ayaga Bawah, Gordana Kranjac-Berisavljevic, Kathleen Giles Apr 2019

Deliberation For Development: Ghana’S First Deliberative Poll, Dennis Chirawurah, James Fishkin, Niagia Santuah, Alice Siu, Ayaga Bawah, Gordana Kranjac-Berisavljevic, Kathleen Giles

Journal of Public Deliberation

This article poses the problem of public consultation in developing countries and applies a solution in Ghana as a test case. It describes the theoretical rationale for deliberative consultation with random samples, describes specific criteria for success, and then assesses an application under the challenging conditions of a developing country. It builds on notions of “deliberative democracy,” and shows how they can be practically realized in an African context through “Deliberative Polling” (DP). The challenge is that the context is one of the poorest parts of one of the poorest countries in Africa. Rather than consulting just stakeholders, or self-selected ...


Three Coins In The Fountain: The Mueller Report And Russian Active Measures, Editor Apr 2019

Three Coins In The Fountain: The Mueller Report And Russian Active Measures, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article identifies non-political elements of Russian Federation political warfare as inferred from the Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election.


Wisdom (Hikmah) As Perceived By Iranian Muslim Scholars: Reflections On Ibn Sina, Ghazali, And Suhrawardi, Leyla H. Tajer, Amir H. Zekrgoo Apr 2019

Wisdom (Hikmah) As Perceived By Iranian Muslim Scholars: Reflections On Ibn Sina, Ghazali, And Suhrawardi, Leyla H. Tajer, Amir H. Zekrgoo

Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Multidisciplinary Studies

The evolution of the concept of spiritual/religious wisdom (ḥikamt) by the Iranian Muslim philosophers from the 10th to 12th century, may be studied under three main trends namely Mashā’i (Peripatetic), Kalām (theology), and Ishrāq (Illumination). Despite the correlation among these trends each of them grew independently. Among the three, the Hikmat-i Ishrāq (Illumination Wisdom) which is also known as Ḥikamt-i Dhawqi (Intuitive Wisdom) of Shahab al-Din Suhrawardi (1153-1191) found a special place as it tended to bring together the philosophical and theological aspects of wisdom. This survey would address the development of ikmat (wisdom) among ...


Jlag International Editorial Board 2019-2021 Apr 2019

Jlag International Editorial Board 2019-2021

Journal of Latin American Geography

No abstract provided.