Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

International and Area Studies Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

17519 Full-Text Articles 11221 Authors 3121762 Downloads 237 Institutions

All Articles in International and Area Studies

Faceted Search

17519 full-text articles. Page 1 of 356.

From Revolution And Isolation To Cooperation: U.S.-Cuba Relations In The Context Of The 1996 Cuban Liberty And Democratic Solidarity Act, Ngozi C. Kamalu 6721367 2017 Fayetteville State University

From Revolution And Isolation To Cooperation: U.S.-Cuba Relations In The Context Of The 1996 Cuban Liberty And Democratic Solidarity Act, Ngozi C. Kamalu 6721367

Journal of Global Initiatives: Policy, Pedagogy, Perspective

Abstract

Since Cuba’s independence in 1902, its relationship with the United States has been unsteady primarily because of Cuba’s opposition to American hegemonic ambitions and designs, as exemplified by the 1934 Treaty of Relations and the 1902 Platt Amendment. The relations even worsened following Cuba’s revolution in 1959 which swept Fidel Castro to power and resulting in Cuba’s adoption of communist ideology and the nationalization of American owned businesses in 1961. In reaction to these hostile moves, the United States severed diplomatic relations with Cuba as well as imposed a trade embargo against it. These developments ...


The Sacred Forest And The Mythical Python: Ecology, Conservation, And Sustainability In Kom, Cameroon, C. 1700-2000, Walter Gam Nkwi Dr 2017 UNIVERSITY OF BUEA

The Sacred Forest And The Mythical Python: Ecology, Conservation, And Sustainability In Kom, Cameroon, C. 1700-2000, Walter Gam Nkwi Dr

Journal of Global Initiatives: Policy, Pedagogy, Perspective

Scholars have taken a keen interest in the social and cultural meanings of the African landscape in the reconstruction of the continent’s history (Giblin, 1992; Spear, 1997; Wagner, 1995). But how much did Africans know of their environmental past? This article explores the indigenous history of ecology, focusing on the medicinal forest (ak’u mii-fii) and the mythical python (iigw-im) and their link with livelihood and sustainability in Kom, Cameroon. The paper argues that the Kom people have always been conserving their forests since the pre-colonial era. During the colonial period and especially in the 1930s many hectares of ...


The Domestic Conditions And Influence Of U.S. Foreign Policy On Guatemalan Emigration., Monica Spohn 2017 Dominican University of California

The Domestic Conditions And Influence Of U.S. Foreign Policy On Guatemalan Emigration., Monica Spohn

Scholarly & Creative Works Conference 2017

Guatemalan emigration to the U.S. is largely motivated by domestic conditions including corruption, impunity, land rights, drug gangs and the 2008 economic recession. Guatemala’s living conditions and development trajectory interact with past and current American policy to the detriment of the population in poverty. Some Washington policies favor development in Guatemala (e.g., USAID funded projects) but others such as the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA), anti-drug, and immigration policies may unintentionally hinder development and encourage emigration. Scholars identify economics, ethnic inequality and weak government as motivating people to leave Guatemala, but it is unclear how Washington ...


An Evaluation Of The Relationships Between Collegiate Aviation Safety Management System Initiative,Self-Efficacy,Transformational Safety Leadership And Safety Behavior Mediated By Safety Motivation, Daniel Kwasi Adjekum 2017 University of North Dakota

An Evaluation Of The Relationships Between Collegiate Aviation Safety Management System Initiative,Self-Efficacy,Transformational Safety Leadership And Safety Behavior Mediated By Safety Motivation, Daniel Kwasi Adjekum

International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace

The study conceptualized Safety Management System (SMS) initiative, self-efficacy, and transformational safety leadership as constructs that relates to safety behavior (measured by safety compliance and safety participation) when mediated by safety motivation using a quantitative approach. Structural equation modeling techniques was used to derive a final measurement model that fit the empirical data and was used to test the study hypotheses. Utilizing a sample of 282 collegiate flight students and instructors from a large public university in the US, a 46-item survey was used to measure respondent’s perceptions on the study variables. The results indicate that perceptions of SMS ...


Exploring Memory Impairment In A Rural Community In Tanzania: Trends And Reflections, Amanda Barry 2017 Ohio Wesleyan University

Exploring Memory Impairment In A Rural Community In Tanzania: Trends And Reflections, Amanda Barry

Student Symposium

The researchers traveled to Tanzania in January of 2017. For two weeks they traveled to various Masaai villages around the town of Arusha. Mini-mental status exams were administered to 46 individuals ranging in age from 40-101 years. For those participants whose scores reflected possible memory impairment, family members or close friends were then administered a semi-structured interview to develop a more comprehensive understanding of the individual's life and cognitive function. The data collection process was directly affected by cultural differences between the United States (where the materials were developed) and Tanzania (where the materials were applied). This effect, although ...


Increasing Global Context In Social Work Education: Role Of Internationally Experienced Faculty, Sarah Dababnah PhD, MPH, MSW, Sara Goodkind PhD, MSW, Caren J. Frost PhD, MPH, Jody K. Olsen PhD, MSW 2017 University of Maryland

Increasing Global Context In Social Work Education: Role Of Internationally Experienced Faculty, Sarah Dababnah Phd, Mph, Msw, Sara Goodkind Phd, Msw, Caren J. Frost Phd, Mph, Jody K. Olsen Phd, Msw

Interdisciplinary Journal of Best Practices in Global Development

The infusion of global social work concepts into social work curricula enhances the educational experience and understanding of practice, policy, and research for students at all levels. Having faculty members who participated in global work augments the presentation of these concepts in ways that connect to student learning. Yet, no known research has investigated the role of internationally experienced faculty in promoting a global perspective in social work education and practice. One mechanism for obtaining global experience is through service in the U.S. Peace Corps, an organization that has been available for U.S. citizens to serve their country ...


Mapping Community Space And Place In Mto Wa Mbu, Tanzania Through Surveys And Gis, Jessica Craigg 2017 Georgia College and State University

Mapping Community Space And Place In Mto Wa Mbu, Tanzania Through Surveys And Gis, Jessica Craigg

Georgia College Student Research Events

Cities throughout the African continent have been developing at an unprecedented pace, many of them due to the influence of the tourism industry. This is particularly true in Tanzania, a country famous for its national parks and their draw to tourists who help provide money for development. However, the only way to get the whole story on how to spend this money is through the experiences and needs of the people themselves. This study focuses on a small town in northeastern Tanzania, Mto wa Mbu, situated near Lake Manyara National Park, and its people’s perceptions of the park and ...


Exploring Perceptions Of Goodness Among The Malaysian And Chinese University Students: A Focus Group Study, Madiha Hashmi, Moniza Waheed, Ezhar Tamam, Steven E. Krauss Dr., Abdul Muati Ahmad 2017 Universiti Putra Malaysia

Exploring Perceptions Of Goodness Among The Malaysian And Chinese University Students: A Focus Group Study, Madiha Hashmi, Moniza Waheed, Ezhar Tamam, Steven E. Krauss Dr., Abdul Muati Ahmad

The Qualitative Report

The notion of goodness is implicitly central to the discourse relating to person perception. To date, no empirical research has focused solely upon understanding the notion of goodness and how it’s perceived and discerned in others. Utilizing focus group interviews, this paper explores how people perceive and interpret goodness in collectivist cultures of Malaysia and China. Findings revealed that Malaysian and Chinese participants had somewhat similar notions about goodness. “Concern for others’ welfare” was found to have the most resonance across the two nationalities as a key element in discerning goodness in others. Another category emerging from the findings ...


Return To Nursing: A Meta-Synthesis Of Academic Bridging Programs’ Effect On Internationally Educated Nurses, Edward V. Cruz, Rhea Faye Felicilda-Reynaldo, C. Patricia Mazzotta 2017 Centennial College of Applied Arts and Technology

Return To Nursing: A Meta-Synthesis Of Academic Bridging Programs’ Effect On Internationally Educated Nurses, Edward V. Cruz, Rhea Faye Felicilda-Reynaldo, C. Patricia Mazzotta

The Qualitative Report

This meta-synthesis explored the effect of bridging programs on internationally educated nurses (IENs). Eight papers that met the inclusion criteria were selected for this review. There were 437 participants from eight studies who come from different parts of the globe and who settled in either Australia, Canada, New Zealand, or the United Kingdom. Using a grounded theory approach for data analysis, four effects of bridging programs on IENs were identified. These are: (a) the concepts from the regulatory body, the client-centred care; (b) do something better for us, for our future; (c) we have to learn English; and, (d) faculty ...


Bridges And Bandits On The Road To The New Jerusalem: A Study Of The Correlation Between Immigration And Terrorism, Amy C. Searl, Stanley G. Schwartz, Ethan Beck, Unix Diza, Jana M. Minich 2017 Cedarville University

Bridges And Bandits On The Road To The New Jerusalem: A Study Of The Correlation Between Immigration And Terrorism, Amy C. Searl, Stanley G. Schwartz, Ethan Beck, Unix Diza, Jana M. Minich

The Research and Scholarship Symposium

In late January of 2017, President Trump signed an executive order banning non-American citizens traveling into the United States from seven different countries. The title of the order was, “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States.” As implied, the stated purpose was to limit the number of immigrants in order to avoid future attacks. For the order to serve a purpose, immigration must play a role in terrorism. Thus, the essential point of disagreement is whether a connection exists between the influx of migrants—especially those from terror-prone nations—and the occurrence of terrorist activity in ...


Leadership Development Program, 2017 University of North Georgia

Leadership Development Program

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Invitation To Attend The 2017 Triennial International Convention In Kansas City, Mo, 2017 University of North Georgia

Invitation To Attend The 2017 Triennial International Convention In Kansas City, Mo

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Policy Point – Counterpoint: Is Democracy The Best Form Of Governance? Aristotelian Vs. Platonic Thought, Daniel Skidmore-Hess, Jasmine Ellison, Chase Sherrod 2017 University of North Georgia

Policy Point – Counterpoint: Is Democracy The Best Form Of Governance? Aristotelian Vs. Platonic Thought, Daniel Skidmore-Hess, Jasmine Ellison, Chase Sherrod

International Social Science Review

In this policy point – counterpoint piece, the merits of the Aristotelian and Platonic styles of governance are debated, with analysis extended to offer insight into the 2016 American election.


Book Review: Genetics, Crime And Justice By Debra Wilson, Midhat Farzeen 2017 Health Services Academy, Pakistan

Book Review: Genetics, Crime And Justice By Debra Wilson, Midhat Farzeen

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Velvet Revolutions: An Oral History Of Czech Society By Miroslav Vaněk & Pavel Mücke, Benjamin Sorensen 2017 Cape Fear Community College

Book Review: Velvet Revolutions: An Oral History Of Czech Society By Miroslav Vaněk & Pavel Mücke, Benjamin Sorensen

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Colonisation: A Comparative Study Of India And Korea By Vyjayanti Raghavan & R. Mahalakshmi, Jayanta Krishna Sarmah 2017 Gauhati University

Book Review: Colonisation: A Comparative Study Of India And Korea By Vyjayanti Raghavan & R. Mahalakshmi, Jayanta Krishna Sarmah

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Making Ubumwe: Power, State And Camps In Rwanda’S Unity-Building Project By Andrea Purdeková, Okori Uneke 2017 Winston-Salem State University

Book Review: Making Ubumwe: Power, State And Camps In Rwanda’S Unity-Building Project By Andrea Purdeková, Okori Uneke

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Why America Misunderstands The World: National Experience And The Roots Of Misperception By Paul R. Pillar, Misty Luminais 2017 Case Western Reserve University

Book Review: Why America Misunderstands The World: National Experience And The Roots Of Misperception By Paul R. Pillar, Misty Luminais

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Military Ethics: What Everyone Needs To Know By George Lucas, Christopher Booth 2017 United States Coast Guard

Book Review: Military Ethics: What Everyone Needs To Know By George Lucas, Christopher Booth

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Harmful And Undesirable: Book Censorship In Nazi Germany By Guenter Lewy, Stuart Bailey 2017 University of Arkansas

Book Review: Harmful And Undesirable: Book Censorship In Nazi Germany By Guenter Lewy, Stuart Bailey

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Digital Commons powered by bepress