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A Fragile Nation

A Fragile Nation

The Indonesian Crisis

  • Author: Khoon Choy Lee
  • Publisher: World Scientific
  • ISBN: 9789810240035
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 436
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Since the fall of President Suharto in May 1998, Indonesia, the third largest country in Asia, has been facing a political, economic and social crisis. Racial and religious clashes, culminating in riots, burning and chaos, have become a daily event throughout the country. There are signs that this multi-racial, multi-religious and multi-cultural country may disintegrate just as Yugoslavia and the Soviet Union. There are two major reasons why Indonesia is facing the crisis. First, Suharto failed to keep the balance of power between the armed forces and Islam, just as Sukarno had failed in his interplay of strength between Communism and the armed forces. When the balance was tilted, chaos and disasters followed. The second reason is that the Indonesian people, at least a section of them, have lost the spirit of tolerance -- symbolised in the Indonesian state crest, Bhenneka Tunggal Ika ('Unity in Diversity') -- which is so vital in a multi-religious and plural society. The mass killing of thousands of ethnic Chinese on 13 May 1998; the appearance of mysterious 'ninja' murders, the burning of churches and mosques, and the religious clashes between Christians and Muslims in Ambon have all indicated that this spirit of tolerance which was once so strongly imbedded in the Indonesian culture is fast evaporating. There seems to be no more rule of law in the country. The cry for 'jihad' among the Muslims in Jakarta, to take revenge on the Christians in Ambon, is making the more moderate religious leaders panicky. There is a tendency among the Indonesians to take the law into their own hands. Some extreme Muslims even hope to establish an Islamic State of Indonesia. Economically, Indonesia'scommerce and industries have been ruined, with foreign investors shunning the country. Millions of people are dying everyday from hunger. The economic situation is deteriorating everyday. The author of this book is the for

Fragile Nation, Shattered Land

Fragile Nation, Shattered Land

The Modern History of Syria

  • Author: James A. Reilly
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1786734508
  • Category: History
  • Page: 312
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The Syrian state is less than 100 years old, born from the wreckage of World War I. Today it stands in ruins, shattered by brutal civil war. How did this happen? How did the lands that are today Syria survive incorporation with the Ottoman Empire in the sixteenth century and the trials and vicissitudes of the Sultan's rule for four centuries, only to collapse into civil war in recent years? Arguably it was the Ottoman period that laid the fragile foundations of a state that had to endure a turbulent twentieth century under French rule, tentative independence, a brutal and corrupt dictatorship and eventual disintegration in the twenty-first. Across a diverse cast of individuals, rich and poor, James Reilly explores these fractious and formative periods of Ottoman, Egyptian and French rule, and the ways that these contributed to the contradictions and failings of the rule of the Assad family; and to a civil war which produced the so-called Islamic State. In charting Syria's history over the last five centuries in their entirety for the first time, Reilly demonstrates the myriad historical, cultural, social, economic and political factors that bind Syrians together, as well as those that have torn them apart. Based on primary sources, recent historiography in English, French and Arabic and more than 30 years' experience living and working in the region, this is the essential book for understanding modern Syria and the Middle East.

Militant Women of a Fragile Nation

Militant Women of a Fragile Nation

  • Author: Malek Abisaab
  • Publisher: Syracuse University Press
  • ISBN: 0815650647
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 300
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In Militant Women of a Fragile Nation, Malek Abisaab takes a gendered approach to labor conflicts, anticolonial struggles, and citizenship in modern Lebanon. The author traces the conditions and experiences of women workers at the French Tobacco Monopoly.

Fragile Nation

Fragile Nation

Vulnerability, Resilience and Victimhood

  • Author: Tanveer Ahmed
  • Publisher: Connor Court Publishing Pty Limited
  • ISBN: 9781925501346
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 214
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A glimpse into the inner lives of psychiatrist Dr Ahmed's patients in the melting pot of outer Sydney. The stories vary from closet gay Muslims, to health food fundamentalists. It is an account of the modern condition viewed through the microcosm of the consulting room. Funny, insightful, heartbreaking and inspiring, this gripping book will entertain and challenge. ____________________________________ A terrific book here full of insight, information and highly interesting people...gives the book a warm and beating heart. This is a very important book...an insight into the fantastic variety of human responses to adversity. -- Gabrielle Lord, best-selling author Society is stretching the definition of mental health. As Tanveer notes, mental health has been equated with emotional distress. We are changing our view of trauma, seeking counsellors for all occasions. What's going on? Tanveer's case studies illuminate these trends. But readers will find them interesting for their own sake, stories of humanity. His book is nothing less than an account of how we live now: from Mujahideen to Mcmansions. -- Bob Carr, former NSW Premier Tanveer Ahmed's Fragile Nation comes as revelation to me. I have following his writing for many years and have always been impressed by his knowledge, valuable insights and willingness to express unpopular truths. But I was riveted by his stories of the people he cares for as a psychiatrist working in Western Sydney: angry white men, alienated youth seduced by Islam, damaged refugees, the children of tiger mothers. Amazing people revealed with sensitivity and candour, blessedly free of the ideological claptrap that often captures the saintly souls who work in the helping professions. Here's to Tanveer Ahmed - Australia's Theodore Dalrymple. -- Bettina Arndt, author and clinical psychologist. Dr Ahmed argues clearly and forcefully for a less mechanistic and bureaucratic psychiatry, which harms our culture and society as well as individuals. His book will be unwelcome in the very circles where it is most needed. --Theodore Dalrymple, UK Psychiatrist and Author This is a fantastic read. Fragile Nation offers a compelling account of the way that culture, morality and psychology intersect and influence individual behaviour in a transnational world. -- Frank Furedi, author and emeritus professor of sociology at the University of Kent, United Kingdom

Africa and Europe

Africa and Europe

Co-operation in a Globalized World : Conference of Scribani-European Jesuit Network

  • Author: Johannes Müller,Michael Reder
  • Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
  • ISBN: 3825805182
  • Category: History
  • Page: 232
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In Europe, Africa is often called the forgotten continent. The collapse of states, violent conflicts and natural disasters shape the public perception of Africa in Europe, while the political perspectives tend to be grossly neglected. This book wants to challenge this image in the eyes of many people through a profound analysis of main aspects of African-European relations (e.g. economics, migration, HIV / AIDS). In particular, it will be discussed what can be done to improve the relations between both continents and to develop a constructive and genuine cooperation. The book is based on the presentations and discussions of a congress of the Jesuit Scribani Network.

Narratives of Nation Media, Memory and Representation in the Making of the New South Africa

Narratives of Nation Media, Memory and Representation in the Making of the New South Africa

  • Author: Charmaine McEachern
  • Publisher: Nova Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781590332337
  • Category: History
  • Page: 166
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Narratives of Nation Media, Memory & Representation in the Making of the New South Africa

Multiple Citizenship as a Challenge to European Nation-States

Multiple Citizenship as a Challenge to European Nation-States

  • Author: D. Kalekin-Fishman,P. Pitkanen
  • Publisher: Sense Publishers
  • ISBN: 9077874860
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 296
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Conventional thinking maintains that people can belong to only one society and can be loyal to only one nation-state. In a world with rising rates of trans-national migration, however, the possibility of participation, belonging, and loyalty to more than one state is ever more evident. This has led to a rethinking of the notion of nation-based citizenship and increased tolerance toward holding citizenship in more than one country. In practice, over half of the world's nation-states currently recognize some form of dual citizenship or dual nationality. This book focuses on clarifying and comparing how the rules of acquisition, maintenance, and revocation of dual citizenship have been modified and justified in eight states associated with the European Union: Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Portugal, and the United Kingdom. The main question is: How have the rules of attribution, loss and/or acquisition of dual citizenship been modified and justified in these eight states? Viewed in the context of international covenants, legislation regarding dual and multiple citizenship is analyzed in terms of how it is made tangible in juridical, social, cultural, and educational domains.

The American Political Nation, 1838-1893

The American Political Nation, 1838-1893

1838 - 1893

  • Author: Joel Silbey
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press
  • ISBN: 0804766665
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 360
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This is a detailed analysis and description of a unique era in American political history, one in which political parties were the dominant dynamic force at work structuring and directing the political world.

Three Brothers Plus One Book Iii

Three Brothers Plus One Book Iii

The President

  • Author: Alfred S. Hamby
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1465322981
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 344
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Retired colonel Alfred S. Habetrawongo, when he believed that the time was right, he had run for the political office of the president of the United States of America. The electoral college votes came into play and had made it almost impossible for him to run for office. He has also issued six (6) white papers as part of his campaign that came under a great deal of criticism. 1. Taxes 2. Education 3. Health care 4. Free trade in this hemisphere 5. Reorganization of the United Nations 6. Other miscellaneous and Current topics and political issues The above speeches were given sometimes to hostile audiences in which the colonel was shot by someone in the audience. He was also a very close friend of admiral of the North Atlantic Fleet who has dropped two (2) atomic bombs over Germany. In running for the presidency, he was again shot at while giving a speech at the Hollywood Bowl. With the help of his loyal team, he has campaigned until the current seated president started to issue negatives advisories against him and a final decision that his team made for him about his running for president.

Weak Links

Weak Links

Fragile States, Global Threats, and International Security

  • Author: Stewart Patrick
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199876959
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 352
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Conventional wisdom holds that weak and failing states are the source of the world's most pressing security threats. However, our assumptions are based on anecdotal arguments, not on a systematic analysis. Analyzing terrorism, transnational crime, WMDs, pandemic diseases, and energy insecurity, Stewart Patrick shows that while some global threats do emerge in failed states, most of their weaknesses create misery only for their own citizenry. Moreover, many threats originate farther up the chain, in wealthier and more stable countries like Russia and Venezuela. Weak Links will force policymakers to rethink what they assume about state failure and transnational insecurity.