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The psychology of regions

A Vygotskian perspective

Luk Van Langenhove

shared identity is the basis for nationalism and national identity ( Smith, 1986 ). Ethnic, national, or religious identities are based upon myths and worldviews that define who is a group member (often also including who are the group's enemies) and

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Creating borders in young minds

A case study of Indian and Pakistani school textbooks

Dhananjay Tripathi

). Subsequently, state-controlled school education was regarded as essential for promoting national identity ( Durrani, 2008 ). This was done through Ismalization of school education. Ironically, despite continuous attempts by subsequent Pakistani military and

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Women and development in Vietnam

Caught between social tradition and economic globalization

Khuat Thu Hong

that you and your institute conduct in relation to gender issues? My name is Khuat Thu Hong. I earned my BA in Psychology from Moscow State University in 1984 and got my PhD in Sociology from the National Academy of Social Sciences in Hanoi in 1997. I

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Conceptualizing sub-national regional cooperation

Coffee Cultural Landscape of Colombia case study

Diana Morales

development that the CCLC brings is the presence of the CCLC as a trademark in regional policies and local and national media. A regional identity around the CCLC territory and a stronger sense of belonging is starting to permeate its inhabitants’ discourses

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Barriers and borders

Human mobility and building inclusive societies

Anthony Turton

issues that arise when it flows across a man-made boundary such as a jurisdictional border. I also know quite a bit about national security as a former intelligence officer. I am therefore going to present a narrative that weaves together several strands

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Is there a link?

Japan’s internal cohesion and external conflict with neighbors

Robert W. Compton Jr.

), Japan accepted only 11 asylum seekers out of 5,000 applicants that year. Ironically from 1991 to 2000, Sadako Ogata, a Japanese national, led the UNHCR as High Commissioner. Rather than an anomaly, Japan’s patterns of foreign policy behavior results from

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Harlan Koff, Carmen Maganda, Philippe De Lombaerde, Edith Kauffer, and Julia Ros Cuellar

(often identity-based) spaces for policy making and for responding to the challenges of globalization. These responses can be either proactive and based on openness or rather defensive and based on the protection of regional autonomy. Sub-national

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Naila Maier-Knapp

common concern of economic growth and national resilience, ASEAN now has established regional structures which have been vital in enhancing development and dialogue on a broad range of issues across the Southeast Asian region. Over the years, the

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EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region

A new space for a study of novel forms of diplomacy

Zane Šime

that paradiplomacy gains prominence where national leadership fails to address certain community's aspirations, identity traits, or demands. On the contrary, German Länder mirror the overall observation of sub-national regions cherishing increasingly

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Eliana Elisabeth Diehl and Esther Jean Langdon

inequities and inequalities. Based on the concept of “differentiated attention” for its Indigenous Peoples, Brazil’s National Policy for Health Care of Indigenous Peoples guarantees universal access, respect and validation of traditional practices, and