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CIRS Annual Report 2014-2015 Center for International and Regional Studies]
السياسة الطائفية في منطقة الخليج Potter, Lawrence G.; Gengler, Justin J.; Haddad, Fanar; Louër, Laurence; Diwan, Kristin Smith; Valeri, Marc; Peterson, J.E.; Beck, Lois Certain streams of scholarship have suggested that conflicts around sectarian identity lie at the very crux of Middle Eastern politics. Sectarianism may be broadly defined as the process through which forms of ethnic and/or religious identity are politicized. While certain scholars over-emphasize the enduring ideological divides in the region and their continuing influence on socio-political instability, others downplay their significance entirely. There are those who argue that sectarian issues in the region are not the age-old dilemmas that they are often perceived as, but rather are a modern phenomenon, and that sectarian affiliation was not a particular marker of identification, nor a cause for open conflict a century ago.
Mutual Empowerment? - Examining the Power Relationship Between Overseas Filipino Workers and the Motherland
Mutual Empowerment? - Examining the Power Relationship Between Overseas Filipino Workers and the Motherland Wozniak, Audrey
Beijing’s Challenge to the Global Financial Architecture Wihtol, Robert
China’s Institution Building - Leading the Way to Asian Integration Wang, Zheng
Adhering, Distancing, or Waffling? - Understanding a New Dilemma in the U.S.-Japan Alliance Teraoka, Ayumi
Alignment Minus Alliance - India’s China Quandary on Alternative Institution Building Panda, Jagannath P.
Cybersecurity in Asia and the Role of U.S. Leadership Lewis, James; Crouch, Lara; Mark, Anastasia
Identifying Network Effects in the Adoption of Sanitary Latrines Mallah, Farah Household decisions are highly influenced by social interactions. In this paper I identify the effect of social interactions (networks) on the likelihood of a rural household in Vietnam installing a sanitary latrine between 2012 and 2013. I do so using the baseline and midterm surveys collected to evaluate the CHOBA intervention. 2,139 households were surveyed in the provinces of Hai Duong and Tien Giang. The survey was not specifically designed to capture network effects. Therefore, I use indirect measures based on the information provided and previous literature. The reference group in this paper is uniquely defined by proximity and economic stratum. Higher weighting is given to closer households to the household in question, or “near” neighbors, and only those within the same economic stratum are included. I capture network effects by examining the correlation between the prevalence of “near” households who adopted the sanitary latrine before the baseline and the likelihood of the household in question adopting the sanitary latrine after the baseline. I find that a higher prevalence of sanitary latrines among “near” neighbors has a positive and significant effect on the likelihood of installing the sanitary latrine in the second phase. This network effect is stronger among households with lower access to formal sources of information and among poor households. In addition, I look at the frequency of circulation of information through “word of mouth” and the influence of receiving the information on the benefits of sanitary latrines from family and/or acquaintance. Both of these network-effect measures come out to be insignificant among poor households. The results presented in this paper point to the necessity of controlling for network effects especially among households highly dependent on informal services. The results also encourage the use of public events to recognize households’ installations of the sanitary latrine.
Unconcious Communication in Shakespeare: "Et Tu, Brute?" Echoes "Eloi, Eloi Lama Sabachthani?" Waugaman, Richard M.
Unconcious Communication and Literature Waugaman, Richard M.
Shakespeare's Bible: A Personal Odyssey Waugaman, Richard M.
Sonnet 6 and the First Marked Passage in De Vere's Bible Waugaman, Richard M.
The Pseudonymous Author of Shakespeare's Works Waugaman, Richard M.
A New 1569 Poem by Arthur Golding,' Re-attributed to Edward de Vere (Shakespeare) Waugaman, Richard M.
Dating Macbeth: A 1603 Source for 'Equivocation' as an Alleged Gunpowder Plot Allusion in Macbeth Waugaman, Richard M.
A Source for 'Rememberance of Things Past' in Sonnet 30 Waugaman, Richard M.
New Discoveries about the Authorship of Shakespeare's Works Waugaman, Richard M.
A 1578 Poem about Edward de Vere [Shakespeare] Waugaman, Richard M.
Psalm Echoes in Shakespeare's "1 Henry VI," "Richard II," and "Edward III" Waugaman, Richard M. This note will supplement past work which documents that Sternhold and Hopkins’ Whole Book of Psalms (WBP) was a major literary source for Shakespeare’s plays, Sonnets, and The Rape of Lucrece. I will examine three history plays, two of which are of disputed authorship. Since frequent echoes of WBP have not yet been found in other early modern authors, their presence in a play supports Shakespeare’s authorship. In his history plays, allusions to the WBP serve to reinforce Shakespeare’s providential interpretation of English history. Historical events are subtly portrayed as fulfilling biblical models and precedents. Insofar as the embattled English are likened to the Israelites, this parallel claims divine favour for the English. For believers, the Psalms are often considered to be the most personal book of the Bible. Shakespeare’s echoes of them therefore carry special weight in disclosing ‘all the secrets’ of his characters’ hearts. Evidence that the WBP was a major literary source for Shakespeare is cumulative, building on past discoveries.