Democracy and Pluralism in Muslim Eurasia

Author: Yaacov Ro'i
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135775753
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This book is devoted to the study and analysis of the prospects for democracy among the Muslim ethnicities of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), both those that have acquired full independence and those remaining within the Russian Federation. The nineteen Western academics and scholars from the Muslim countries and regions of the CIS who contribute to this volume view the establishment of democratic institutions in this region in the context of a wide and complex range of influences, above all the Russian/Soviet political legacy; native ethnic political culture and tradition; the Islamic faith; and the growing polarity between Western civilization and the Muslim world.

The Penguin Dictionary of Islam

Author: Azim Nanji
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141920866
Format: PDF
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Islam today is a truly global faith, yet it remains somewhat of an enigma to many of us. Each and every day our newspapers are saturated with references to Islam; Quran, Taliban, Hijab, Fatwa, Allah, Sunni, Jihad, Shia, the list goes on. But how much do we really understand? Are we, in fact, misunderstanding? The Penguin Dictionary of Islam provides complete, impartial answers. It includes extensive coverage of the historical formations of the worldwide Muslim community and highlights key modern Muslim figures and events. Understanding Islam is vital to understanding our world and this text is the definitive authority, designed for both general and academic readers.

Educational Reform in Post Soviet Russia

Author: Ben Eklof
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780714657059
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This volume consists of a collection of essays devoted to study of the most recent educational reform in Russia. In his first decree Boris Yeltsin proclaimed education a top priority of state policy. Yet the economic decline which accompanied the collapse of the Soviet Union dealt a crippling blow to reformist aspirations, and to the existing school system itself. The public lost faith in school reform and by the mid-1990s a reaction had set in. Nevertheless, large-scale changes have been effected in finance, structure, governance and curricula. At the same time, there has been a renewed and widespread appreciation for the positive aspects of the Soviet legacy in schooling. The essays presented here compare current educational reform to reforms of the past, analyze it in a broader cultural, political and social context, and study the shifts that have occurred at the different levels of schooling 'from political decision-making and changes in school administration to the rewriting textbooks and teachers' everyday problems. The authors are both Russian educators, who have played a leading role in implementation of the reform, and Western scholars, who have been studying it from its very early stages. Together, they formulate an intricate but cohesive picture, which is in keeping with the complex nature of the reform itself. Contributors: Kara Brown, (Indiana University) * Ben Eklof (Indiana University) * Isak D. Froumin, (World Bank, Moscow) * Larry E. Holmes (University of South Alabama) * Igor Ionov, (Russian History Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences) * Viacheslav Karpov & Elena Lisovskaya, (Western Michigan University) * Vera Kaplan, (Tel Aviv University) * Stephen T. Kerr, (University of Washington) * James Muckle, (University of Nottingham) * Nadya Peterson, (Hunter College) * Scott Seregny, (Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis) * Alexander Shevyrev, (Moscow State University) * Janet G. Vaillant, (Harvard University)

Cahiers du Monde russe vol 46 4 oct d c 2005

Author: Collectif
Publisher: Éditions de l'École des hautes études en sciences sociales
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Associer l'histoire des réfugiés russes à celle de l'institutionnalisation du champ humanitaire dans l'Europe de l'après-guerre se justifie à double titre. D'une part, l'apparition relativement brutale et massive de réfugiés dans les pays frontaliers de la Russie à la fin de la guerre civile a entraîné la première grande concertation des États européens en faveur de ces nouveaux exclus ; cette mobilisation s'est traduit par la création du Haut commissariat pour les réfugiés en 1921 au sein de la Société des Nations. D'autre part, l'émigration russe s'est distinguée par les différentes formes d'assistance humanitaire qu'elle a mis en oeuvre et sa participation à l'action internationale. Parmi les organisations d'entraide, le "Comité des Zemstvos et des villes russes de secours aux citoyens russes à l'étranger", plus communément appelé Zemgor, a occupé une place de premier plan qui reste cependant méconnue. Le rôle de cette organisation très spécifique, son implication et son engagement, tant dans la structuration des associations russes d'aide aux réfugiés que dans l'action avec les instances internationales d'assistance, ont fait l'objet de journées d'études dont sont publiées les principales contributions.

Asia Annual

Author: Mahavir Singh
Publisher:
ISBN: 9788175412309
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The Asia Annual Is The Crossdisciplinary Journal Of The Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute Of Asian Studies, Kolkata. ;;The Current Volume, The Fifth In Succession, Contains Twentyone Wellresearched Articles, Authored By Eminent Scholars From India