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Vol. 33, 2018

Conflict Management in Kalimantan Barat and Papua: Equivocal Effects of Decentralisation
IntroductionIn the aftermath of the Asian crisis in late 90's president Suharto resigned and left both his office and the state in disarray - authorities and institutions lost a lot of their power, some parts of the country were claiming their rights...
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The Development Industry and Conceptualisations of Development Projects 1
IntroductionThe changes brought about by modernisation can be accessed from a variety of perspectives. From a technocratic perspective, these changes are assumed to be unilinear in nature and considered beneficial to the societies affected. Seen from...
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Strategic Identity: A Comparative Framework for Analysing Nuclear Policies
IntroductionComparative analysis of nuclear policies does not have long precedence, but as Sagan believes, "there is now a large literature on nuclear decision-making inside the states that have developed nuclear weapons and a smaller, but still significant,...
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An Introduction to Media Asabiyyah in Modern Islamic Civilisation
IntroductionThe main idea of this paper is based on several assumptions: We think of civilisation as the sum of the material and spiritual possessions of mankind, but sometimes it is ethnic and minor and sometimes macro and universal. Szakolczai states...
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Protestant Millennialism and Missions at the Turn of the 20th Century
IntroductionThe watchword "the evangelisation of the world in this generation" was coined by John Raleigh Mott (1865-1955), a Methodist layperson and a long-serving leader of the YMCA, and later on, the General Secretary of the World Council of Churches,...
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Effect of International Sanctions on Iran's Economy: A Role for the JCPOA
Iran's long-term economic perspectivesIran's economic policies since 1979 and its isolation from international economic relations have had a large negative impact on domestic economic development and Iranians' well-being. Iran's real gross domestic product...
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Conference Report: Iran-US Relations: Challenges and Perspectives
IntroductionA group of political experts and researchers from Poland as well as from abroad debated the Iranian-US relations in the context of the challenges they face and their future prospects. Among the invited speakers were: the President of the...
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Vol. 32, 2017

Aiming at Reconciliation. Political Leaders, Post-War Lieux De Mémoire, and the Memory Work (Travail De Mémoire) in the Context of the Alliance between Japan, the United States, and the Republic of Korea
IntroductionCelebrations of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II draw the attention of the international community towards East Asia. From the beginning of 2015, Japan was preparing celebrations of this anniversary. Japanese participation...
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Supernatural Motifs in Chronicled Descriptions of the Foundation of Early Arabic-Islamic Towns
IntroductionThe creation of a town is often connected with various kinds of supernatural events. The foundation of Rome brings to mind the story of the two brothers - Romulus and Remus, who survived thanks to the help of a she-wolf.1 One of Warsaw's...
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Peacebuilding and Security Sector Governance
Peacebuilding and Security Sector Governance, Yuji Uesugi (ed.), Münster: Lit Verlag, 2014, 200 pp.This book was published in 2014 as a part of the research conducted within the Hiroshima University Partnership Project for Peace Building and Capacity...
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The Roots of the Modern Japanese Educational System in the Meiji Period
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omited.)IntroductionDuring the Edo period (1600-1868) Japan limited its contacts with the Western world to the Dutch factory of Dejima, although the unofficial sources of information also existed.1 After the reopening...
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Gender-Based Violence in Northern Nigeria. the Context of Muslim and Christian Women's Rights
IntroductionThe main purpose of this study is to examine the reason for women's oppression in Northern Nigerian society in socio-cultural and religious contexts. Since the beginning of the Boko Haram attacks against individuals and institutions, the...
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Identity and Inventions of the Past in the City Space: The Case of Dubai
IntroductionThe concept of cultural identity is multi-layered and multi-faceted. Many Emiratis feel a strong bond with their emirate of origin, the Emirati nation and the United Arab Emirates as a state, the Gulf as a part of the Arab world and with...
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The Road to Freedom. Jewish Socialists in Shanghai
The beginning of the war. Escapes to LithuaniaThe outbreak of World War II, including the German and then the Soviet invasion of Poland, has led many people to decide to leave their places of residence. Numerous documents and memoirs describe whole groups...
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Good Governance and the Integrated Coastal Management of the Caspian Sea
IntroductionCoastal zones offer a variety of valuable habitats for numerous plants and animal species. Unfortunately, population growth as well as excessive exploitation of natural resources has created a spectrum of regional problems, mostly environmental...
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Democracy or Stability? Everlasting Dilemma of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
"Everyone needs to start thinking differently about the Middle East. The international community's old approach was to prioritize stability over democracy and pursue Israeli-Arab peace on a completely separate diplomatic track. This policy proved to...
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Drivers for the Growth of Salafism in Northern Nigeria: The Case of Boko Haram
IntroductionCelebrations Boko Haram,1 an organisation established about 2002 by a Muslim preacher Muhammad Yusuf (1970-2009), is believed to represent the fighting branch of Salafi Islam. In the beginning of its existence, it was a loosely bound group...
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Vol. 30, No. 4, 2015

Some Remarks on the Transport Services in Selected Cities in Nigeria and Benin
IntroductionIn terms of widely understood mobility concepts, which could be professional, class, communication and space; it is beyond doubt that mobility verifies social and economic development in contemporary Africa. New technologies in free markets2...
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