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Evolving Chineseness, Ethnicity And Business: The Making Of Ethnic Chinese As A 'Market-Dominant Minority' In Indonesia, Chang Yau HOON 2014 Singapore Management University

Evolving Chineseness, Ethnicity And Business: The Making Of Ethnic Chinese As A 'Market-Dominant Minority' In Indonesia, Chang Yau Hoon

Chang Yau HOON

No abstract provided.


Introduction: Coping With Change - Understanding Ethnic Chinese Business Behavior, Chang Yau HOON 2014 Singapore Management University

Introduction: Coping With Change - Understanding Ethnic Chinese Business Behavior, Chang Yau Hoon

Chang Yau HOON

No abstract provided.


Human Trafficking In Latin America: Culture And Victimization, Heidi Theresia Ewing 2014 Northeastern University

Human Trafficking In Latin America: Culture And Victimization, Heidi Theresia Ewing

Criminal Justice Master's Theses

Human trafficking has recently garnered much publicity, often being considered the second or third most profitable black market trade after drugs and weapons. In this paper the role of Mexican and Brazilian cultures, primarily as they pertain to gender, race/ethnicity, and poverty, in Latin American trafficking victimization is examined. It determines that there is a great lack of research into Latin America, both in human trafficking and in anthropological studies, but suggests that there is a connection between how culture treats gender, race/ethnicity and poverty, the interplay of those factors, and the likelihood that a person will be ...


Toward A Civil Law In Cuba , Lecture By María Elena Cobas Cobiella, Cuban Research Institute, Florida International University 2014 Florida International University

Toward A Civil Law In Cuba , Lecture By María Elena Cobas Cobiella, Cuban Research Institute, Florida International University

Cuban Research Institute Events

The event promotes the event " Toward a Civil Law in Cuba : Lecture by María Elena Cobas Cobiella" cosponsored by the Cuban Research Institute and the FIU College of Law.


Report Of The International Day Of Peace 2013: The Visit To Kigali Health Institute - Khi, Jean-Bosco Habyarimana 2014 University of South Florida

Report Of The International Day Of Peace 2013: The Visit To Kigali Health Institute - Khi, Jean-Bosco Habyarimana

Peace and Conflict Management Review

No abstract provided.


Report Of The 5th International Conference On The Great Lakes Region (Icglr), Ernest Mutwarasibo Mr, Charles Rutikanga Mr. 2014 University of South Florida

Report Of The 5th International Conference On The Great Lakes Region (Icglr), Ernest Mutwarasibo Mr, Charles Rutikanga Mr.

Peace and Conflict Management Review

No abstract provided.


A Brave New World: Cbb Cape Town Students Find Inspiration In A Nation In Flux, Gerry Boyle 2014 Colby College

A Brave New World: Cbb Cape Town Students Find Inspiration In A Nation In Flux, Gerry Boyle

Colby Magazine

At the CBB Cape Town Center, students step into the new South Africa, a nation in flux, and return with new perspectives.


Policy And Institutional Constraints Affecting The Ability Of Academics Based In Ethiopia To Perform Research, Tesfaye Semela 2014 Western Michigan University

Policy And Institutional Constraints Affecting The Ability Of Academics Based In Ethiopia To Perform Research, Tesfaye Semela

International Conference on African Development

In over six decades of higher education history, Ethiopia has experienced unprecedented expansion in the past twenty years. This article explores the conditions of research and publication in the Ethiopian higher education system against the backdrop of unrelenting massification project. Drawing on sociological system perspective, this article closely examines the reciprocal interplay of micro, meso, and macro-level factors that shape research engagement among academic staff and institutional research capacity development. Further, based on data generated from primary sources and secondary analysis of quantitative data, the study argues that the meso and macro environments are inadequately prepared to deal with the ...


Governance And Private Investment In Sub-Saharan Africa, Idrissa Ouedraogo Pr, Pascal KOUAMAN, Idrissa Ouedraogo Pr 2014 Western Michigan University

Governance And Private Investment In Sub-Saharan Africa, Idrissa Ouedraogo Pr, Pascal Kouaman, Idrissa Ouedraogo Pr

International Conference on African Development

Africa is one of the world regions whose development potentials are particularly important. But despite this situation, Africa is one of the continents where poverty exists on a large scale. More than 44 % of the African population lives below the poverty line. Yet, various forms of development strategies have been designed and implemented in the African countries. In 1992, in its publication Governance and Development, the World Bank refers to the quality of government as the cause of the failure of several of these strategies. Attention is henceforth focused on how governments organize the management of state and govern economic ...


Language About Agroecological Practices: The Emergence Of A Linguistic Market In Post-Soviet Cuba, Lina Johnston 2014 Western University

Language About Agroecological Practices: The Emergence Of A Linguistic Market In Post-Soviet Cuba, Lina Johnston

Totem: The University of Western Ontario Journal of Anthropology

Following the collapse of socialist bloc in the late 1980s, Cuba’s agricultural paradigm underwent a dramatic transition from conventional to agroecological practices. In part, this transition relied on shifting the research focus of the Cuban government toward alternative and sustainable modes of agriculture, and placing greater emphasis on local farmer knowledge and participation. This paper proposes that the changing knowledge base that has accompanied Cuba’s agroecological paradigm has given rise to the emergence of markets of symbolic power (in the Bourdieu sense). In particular, a linguistic market that revolves around "spreading" the message and practice of agroecology, and ...


Parenting Behaviors, Adolescent Depressive Symptoms, And Problem Behavior: The Role Of Self-Esteem And School Adjustment Difficulties Among Chinese Adolescents, Cixin Wang, Yan Xia, Wenzhen Li, Stephan M. Wilson, Kevin Bush, Gary Peterson 2014 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Parenting Behaviors, Adolescent Depressive Symptoms, And Problem Behavior: The Role Of Self-Esteem And School Adjustment Difficulties Among Chinese Adolescents, Cixin Wang, Yan Xia, Wenzhen Li, Stephan M. Wilson, Kevin Bush, Gary Peterson

Faculty Publications, Department of Child, Youth, and Family Studies

Cross-sectional data from 589 Chinese adolescents were used to investigate whether parenting behaviors are directly or indirectly (through self-esteem and school adjustment difficulties) associated with adolescent depressive symptoms and problem behavior. Structural equation modeling results showed that school adjustment difficulties fully mediated the relations between two parenting behaviors (parental punitiveness and paternal monitoring) and adolescent problem behavior and partially mediated the relation between maternal monitoring and adolescent problem behavior. Adolescent self-esteem partially mediated the relations between maternal punitiveness and adolescent depressive symptoms and fully mediated the relations between parental support and adolescent depressive symptoms. Parental love withdrawal was not significantly ...


Global Economic Impacts Of Shoreline Degradation: A Socioeconomic Analysis, Alexa Brockamp 2014 University of Washington Tacoma

Global Economic Impacts Of Shoreline Degradation: A Socioeconomic Analysis, Alexa Brockamp

Global Honors Theses

Shoreline Degradation is an economically important issue, which damages coastal tourism economies, and causes shifts in flows of tourist capital. Shifts in flows of tourist capital have the potential to cause shifts in economic power relationships between nations. Governments and planning agencies should acknowledge the inherent dependence of coastal tourism economies on shoreline health and water quality, and conceptions framing the two issues as dichotomous are destructive – causing urban decisions to be made as if environmental and economic interests are mutually exclusive. It is important that such perceptions shift in order to maintain healthy coastal economies. Additionally, the socio- economic ...


Mandala And Charisma: The Federalist Potentials In Traditional Indonesian Political Culture, Yuhao Wen 2014 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Mandala And Charisma: The Federalist Potentials In Traditional Indonesian Political Culture, Yuhao Wen

Pursuit - The Journal of Undergraduate Research at the University of Tennessee

This research explores the federalist elements in the mandala (a graphic art pattern in Southeast Asia) and political charisma to discuss their constructive roles as traditional Indonesian political culture in federalizing Indonesia. Since August 17, 1945 when Sukarno declared the independence of the country in Jakarta, the newly–born Indonesia was also finalized as a centralized presidential republic. However, till today, societal diversities in Indonesian society are continuously increasing, the tendency of federalization, therefore, has never entirely faded away. Both the mandala and political charisma de facto have spontaneously generated their own initiatives for federalization since ancient times. Upon illustration ...


Governance And Economic Development, Daniel Teferra 2014 Western Michigan University

Governance And Economic Development, Daniel Teferra

International Conference on African Development

This study defines the concept of governance from the stand point of property relationship between state and people. This relationship is crucial in determining the nature of a state and its capacity to conduct the business of economic development. The Author will provide historical experiences of different countries to support the thesis.


The Impact Of Agriculture On African Civilization In The 21st Century, Andrew S. Targowski 2014 Western Michigan University

The Impact Of Agriculture On African Civilization In The 21st Century, Andrew S. Targowski

International Conference on African Development

The purpose of this investigation is to define the impact of agriculture on African Civilization in the 21st century. The methodology is based on an interdisciplinary big-picture view of the African Civilizations developments and interdependency. Among the findings are: Sub-Saharan Africa’s only every second individual has an access to clean and enough water and electricity therefore agriculture is not productive and cannot reduce poverty and provide living sustainable environment. Practical implication: To develop agriculture as an economic engine for 65 plus nationally employed in this activity, first one must develop Integrated Infrastructure of Agriculture (IIA) at the level ...


Challenges And Opportunities Of Natural Resources Governanace In The Blue Nile Basin Region Of Ethiopia, Tesfaye Kassa 2014 Western Michigan University

Challenges And Opportunities Of Natural Resources Governanace In The Blue Nile Basin Region Of Ethiopia, Tesfaye Kassa

International Conference on African Development

The study has undertaken an assessment and gap analysis of the institutional arrangements for improved natural resources governance in the Blue Nile Basin of Ethiopia, most particularly the Tana and Beles sub basins. Attempts have been made to explore the mandates and design features of the major land and water related institutional arrangements and governance structures. Focus group discussions, key informant interviews and literature review have been used to gather pertinent data and information. Descriptive statistical methods and narrative techniques were used to analyze the data and information.

The results of the study revealed that some progress has been made ...


Governance Of Land And Natural Resource For Sustainable Development In Botswana: Possible Lessons For The Agricultural And Tourism Sectors, David Sebudubudu, Patricia Makepe, Keratilwe Bodilenyane, Kgomotso Montsi 2014 Western Michigan University

Governance Of Land And Natural Resource For Sustainable Development In Botswana: Possible Lessons For The Agricultural And Tourism Sectors, David Sebudubudu, Patricia Makepe, Keratilwe Bodilenyane, Kgomotso Montsi

International Conference on African Development

Realizing sustainable development is a major challenge for most African states. Economic development in most African countries is largely centered on the exploitation of natural resources, particularly minerals. Rather than facilitate development, the exploitation of natural resources in most countries, has been a source of adverse outcomes. That is, natural resources led to ‘the resource curse’, owing in part to bad leadership and governance. Through good leadership and governance, Botswana emerged differently. The country transformed itself to a middle income status through the prudent exploitation and management of mineral resources; making Botswana one of the few resource rich countries to ...


Challenges Facing Women In Us Higher Education: The Case Of Faculty Of Color, Fredah Mainah 2014 Western Michigan University

Challenges Facing Women In Us Higher Education: The Case Of Faculty Of Color, Fredah Mainah

International Conference on African Development

Despite a milliard of challenges such as the slow pace of rising to the top, and the low compositional diversity in most university leadership, women of color are increasingly becoming visible in top positions in higher education. This paper investigated the phenomena of increasing numbers of women in top positions with the aim of debunking the myth of invisibility of black women in leadership positions in higher education. The findings indicate that although women in the US earn the majority of post-secondary degrees, with 26.4% of college presidents being women (4.5% of them being women of color), they ...


The Role Of The World’S Top Successful Think-Tanks In The Transformation Of Societies: Drawing Lessons To Sub-Saharan African Think-Tanks, Deribe Aga 2014 Western Michigan University

The Role Of The World’S Top Successful Think-Tanks In The Transformation Of Societies: Drawing Lessons To Sub-Saharan African Think-Tanks, Deribe Aga

International Conference on African Development

Empirical studies in developed nations show that think tanks foster the transformation of societies through informed policy research and public outreach. The overall objectives of this study are to pinpoint the excellent characteristics of the world’s top successful think tanks in the transformation of societies and draw lessons for Sub-Saharan African (SSA) think-tanks. The study employs in-depth desk literature review and document reviews in order to conceptualize the excellence features of think-tanks and the role of think-tanks. Following that, structured questionnaire on the nature and role of think tanks was sent for the 100 top ranked think tanks through ...


Is Virtual Reality Changing The Nature Of War?, Robert J. Bunker 2014 Claremont Colleges

Is Virtual Reality Changing The Nature Of War?, Robert J. Bunker

CGU Faculty Publications and Research

In responding to the prompt “Does the rise of virtual reality change the nature of war?” the answer must be that it all depends on how you define the ‘nature of war’ and view the impact of ‘virtual reality.’


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