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Military Clergy in the Modern Armed Forces of the Russian Federation
The work studies recently announced policy of introducing military clergy into the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. I assess main documents related to this decision as well as historical and political aspects of this decision.
The Republican Idea in the History of the Czech Lands
<italic>The idea of a republican structured political order has been around for millennia. In human history, republics have existed in various forms and sizes with varying degrees of success. The examples from history are numerous: Plato's Republic, Venice, Genoa, and the Dutch Republic. In this monograph, however, I focus ...
Fine-tuning Engineered Gene Regulatory Networks Expressed in Escherichia coli using Hypervariable Simple Sequence Repeats
Synthetic biology aims to borrow from the vast diversity of living systems shaped by evolutionary processes to create synthetic biological systems with comparable functional complexity to natural systems that meet pressing needs in health, energy, and the environ- ment. Construction of these systems is both aided by the ...
Bringing the Leader Back In: the Gulf War and the Role of State Leaders in Alignment Decision-Making
This paper looks at the role of Jordan's King Hussein and Turkey's Turgut Ozal in the Gulf War to understand how the individual foreign policy decision maker plays the key role in shaping a state's alignment choices.
Ghanaian Voices: Examining the Causal Relationship between Entrepreneurship and Women's Empowerment in Ghana
Ghanaian Voices: Examining the Causal Relationship between Entrepreneurship and Women's Empowerment in Ghana Background: The field of Gender and Development (GAD) has been debating women's empowerment programs for several decades; specifically, are these programs effective, culturally appropriate, sustainable? Global Mamas ...
Complicating Youth in Contemporary Turkey: Cultural Activism and a New Muslim Youth Identity
The topic of youth and being young in modern Turkey are frequently expressed in narratives that are either fragmented or totalizing, and frequently reductionist. In a time of resurgent youth politics globally, and in the Middle East-North Africa region and Turkey especially, the ways youth and being young has been talked ...
Edwin Lord Weeks: An American Artist in North Africa and South Asia
Artist, adventurer, travel writer and cultural commentator Edwin Lord Weeks (1849-1903) was one of America's most celebrated expatriate artists. From the 1870s through the 1890s the Boston native and Paris resident traveled throughout Spain, Syria, Egypt, Morocco, Turkey, Persia and India, venturing well beyond "the Orient" ...
The Chapel of the Madonna della Strada: A Case Study of Post-Tridentine Painting in Rome
Pietro Edwards and the restoration of the public pictures of Venice, 1778-1819: necessity introduced these arts
Pietro Edwards (1744--1821) served as the Director of the Restoration of the Public Pictures of Venice and dedicated his life to the preservation of Venetian art. His visionary spirit and meticulous bureaucratic administration resulted in revolutionary developments in art conservation. The situation in Venice during these ...
Celebrity as Cultural Authority: Media, Representation and the Politics of Fame
Fame is a powerful source of cultural authority in early 21st-century media culture. Celebrities, and celebritizing discourses, are a staple of sanctioned knowledge and an important point of intervention in the study of representation and identity. This project asks how celebrity as a phenomenon frames social issues and how ...