ASEAN LANGUAGE: MALAY IS STRONGEST CANDIDATE
Erle Frayne D. Argonza
Good day from Manila!
The matter of official language for the ASEAN is among the issues arising as the Southeast Asian confederation is tightening its reins towards a federation-type economic union by 2015.
The possibility of a political union will float to the surface once that economic union will be in place. Political integration will most…Continue
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Originally posted on Search for Common Ground's blog: http://thecommongroundblog.com/2011/06/28/divvying-up-1000-hills/
As an American, it is, honestly, difficult to imagine a country where there just isn’t enough land. In many ways, Manifest Destiny (that oh so flawed theory that Americans had the right to all the land coast to coast) is nonetheless subconsciously instilled in me. Some residue of the…Continue
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The Connecticut Center for Nonviolence is offering Kingian Nonviolence Conflict Reconciliation Training at Central Connecticut State University from July 11th- July 23, 2011.
This intensive training seminar is based on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s philosophy of nonviolence and
provides participants with an introduction to nonviolence conflict reconciliation. The seminar is ideal for teachers, students, counselors, social workers,…
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As a professional mediator and author of Elusive Peace: How Modern Diplomatic Strategies Could Better Resolve World Conflicts, I have come up with essential strategies for negotiating peace in Libya. While the US has committed to spending more than $100 million a month in Libya since February 2011 for a military presence, attempts towards peace negotiations are clearly ineffective and have failed.
Spending money as a philosophical humanitarian gesture falls far short…Continue
(Cross-posted from the TechChange blog)
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Thank you for your eloquent posting, Amanda, and I hope your research endeavors will be fruitful! As you alluded to, some researchers have found that the next step to claiming (political, conceptual and perceptual) impartiality in research is to actively aim to engender social change through research. If done well, 'action research' is also participatory - thereby empowering those who were traditionally the subjects of research to become the agents of (their own) social change. The Life and…Continue
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What do you think of when you hear “Arab world” or “Middle East and North Africa”? All too often, the first images that come to mind are “politicians gathering to talk about the economy, employment rates or education; or an analyst breaking down headline news stories,” writes Lulua Asaad in an article for the Common Ground News Service. But there are many other images and stories that are part of this…Continue
For the majority of people in the United States -- a majority does not vote, a majority believes the government is broken, a majority thinks our public policy is headed in the wrong direction -- the fact that we call this place a democracy is apparently outweighed by the fact that our national government almost never does what a majority of us want done. Some of the things we don't want done include the destruction of the planet's environment, the mass slaughter of war, the spreading of…Continue
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About a week and half ago, during one of my site visits in Berlin, a practitioner (with a B.A. in political science) said to me, “Your project sounds fascinating. What’s the hypothesis behind your work?”
I was taken off guard. Surprisingly, no one had asked me that question yet. I felt a little silly, coming from Georgetown and all, notebook in hand, doing site observations and suddenly thinking to myself, “I don’t know. Do I have a hypothesis?” I was whisked back to every science…Continue
The study of conflict resolution is prefaced on the notion that two parties in conflict desire a mutually acceptable resolution to their dispute, however intractable it…Continue
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Pakistan is facing an existential crisis which emanates from several internal and external factors. First, the external factors are considered. The Global War on Terror has taken its toll on Pakistan. The country has been shaken badly by it. Meanwhile, Pakistan is faced with a serious political economy crisis. Unmistakably, the Army and also the Gillani Government has been paralyzed by recent terrorist incidents. More importantly, the paralysis is because of incapacity and lack of vision.…Continue
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It's not about the "stuff"!
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I am constantly aware that my Grandchildren have "no " friends.
That is they live on a meandering country lane in a quiet farm town and yet they are not allowed out without a parent present! They learn to ride bicycles with arm pads knee pads and helmet safely in place and they are moving on to a "green " school with over a hundred acres cows and Llamas included.
Play dates are arranged and supervised and for a fixed amount of time on the weekend when time is precious…Continue
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