Unity In Diversity

Author: Christophe van der Beken
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 3643901720
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Unity In Diversity from the Author: Christophe van der Beken. This book argues that the development of federalism in Ethiopia fits in with a global trend towards increased attention to ethnic minority rights and to federalism as a mechanism for ethnic conflict prevention and management. The Ethiopian federation is designed as a framework within which the Ethiopian ethnic groups can protect their rights and within which they are stimulated to develop a cooperative relationship. To put it differently, the constitutional objective of the federal structure is the creation of 'unity in diversity.' The book evaluates the capacity of Ethiopian federalism to achieve this objective by investigating the relevant historical, political, and legal aspects. (Series: Recht und Politik in Afrika/Law and Politics in Africa - Vol. 10)

Unity And Diversity

Author: Tao Tao Liu
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
ISBN: 9622094023
Size: 45.23 MB
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Unity And Diversity from the Author: Tao Tao Liu. This book examines the evolution of the local identity in China from historical times to the present day. It traces the expression of local identity in religion and myth, in the construction of the provincial character, in the growth of cities, in literature, in economic development and in the expansion of the Chinese state. It argues that the growth of a local identity was part and parcel of the evolution of a national character. But, it notes also that the transforming of the local identity with the extension of the state has often come with a sense of nostalgia, a yearning for a world that has perhaps never been.

Unity In Diversity

Author: Andreas Yumarma
Publisher: Gregorian Biblical BookShop
ISBN: 9788876527265
Size: 41.51 MB
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Unity In Diversity from the Author: Andreas Yumarma. Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral--Gregorian University).

Unity In Diversity

Author: Interdisciplinary Research Seminar (Wilfrid Laurier University)
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
ISBN: 0889200572
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Unity In Diversity from the Author: Interdisciplinary Research Seminar (Wilfrid Laurier University).

Unity And Diversity Of Languages

Author: P. G. J. van Sterkenburg
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027232482
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Unity And Diversity Of Languages from the Author: P. G. J. van Sterkenburg. The Permanent International Committee of Linguists (Comité International Permanent des Linguistes, CIPL) has organized the 18th Congress of Linguists in Seoul (July 21-26, 2008), in close collaboration with the Linguistic Society of Korea. In this book one finds the invited talks which address hot topics in various subdisciplines presented by outstanding and internationally well known experts. In addition, the state-of-the-art papers provide an overview of the most important research areas of contemporary linguistics.

Unity And Diversity

Author: Joseph M. Collier
ISBN: 9780942738018
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Unity And Diversity from the Author: Joseph M. Collier.

Unity In Diversity

Author: Mohammed Abu-Nimer
Publisher: US Institute of Peace Press
ISBN: 9781601270139
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Unity In Diversity from the Author: Mohammed Abu-Nimer. Nowhere are the stakes of sectarian conflict as high as in the Middle East, and nowhere is the practice of interfaith dialogue (IFD) more fraught with difficulty. The questions, then, naturally arise: What sort of person tries something as audacious as interfaith dialogue in such a polarized climate? And what do they hope to gain? The answers to both questions are surprisingly diverse. The authors, after briefly introducing IFD s central concepts and terms, its various models, and the nature of IFD in a Middle Eastern context, go on to discuss the intricate relationships between interfaith activities and religious identity, nationalism, violence, and peacemaking in four very different settings: Israel/Palestine, Lebanon, Egypt, and Jordan. But they have gone beyond mere reportage and analysis, interviewing the whole cross-section of local IFD workers: not only clerics and dialoguing professionals, but also Palestinian housewives, Maronite civic leaders, Israeli schoolteachers, Coptic storekeepers laypersons who are often more eloquent than any scholar at expressing the realities, hopes, and frustrations of IFD within their home countries. Liberally quoting these frontline workers, the authors take on the perennial dilemma faced by IFD proponents: avoid politics and risk irrelevance, or take up the political questions and risk politicizing the dialogue, with all the disruptive effects this implies. Above all, this important book demonstrates the desire for interfaith dialogue in these polarized societies, and the extent to which, against strong odds, religious communities are connecting with each other."

Constructing Social Research

Author: Charles C. Ragin
Publisher: Pine Forge Press
ISBN: 1412960185
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Constructing Social Research from the Author: Charles C. Ragin. Constructing Social Research: The Unity and Diversity of Method, Second Edition is a concise, innovative text designed for Research Methods courses in the Social Sciences. The main goal of this Sociology for a New Century Series text is to show unity within the diversity of activities called social research. The first part of the book tackles questions like “What is social research?” “How does it differ from journalism, documentary film-making, or laboratory research in the natural sciences?” and “What is the researcher’s obligation to those he or she is studying?” The book also covers the how the various goals of social researchers shape the strategies they use and the representations of social life they construct. The latter part of the book is structured around the typical emphases of each tradition: qualitative research on commonalities, comparative research on diversity, and quantitative research on relationships among variables. These are not rigid divisions and research designs often blend aspects of each tradition in creative ways. Regardless of the approach, the process of representing social life through research involves a dialogue of ideas (“theory”) and evidence (“data”). The model of social research put forth by Ragin and Amoroso is not as restrictive as the scientific method and encompasses social research ranging from research examining the complexities of everyday life to research investigating the power of transnational processes.