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Rural Poverty in Jordan

Assessment and Characterisation

Mohamed Tarawneh and Abdel Hakim Al Husban

Adopting a qualitative anthropological approach, this report discusses and critiques dominant theoretical currents in the study of poverty and presents a more qualitative analysis of the topic. Through an examination of rural Jordan, new sets of concepts and calculations on poverty - both qualitative and quantitative - have been forged. The research indicates that poverty, as an economic fact, can easily be manipulated and treated as a numerical game. As a social fact, poverty is seen in terms of complex coping strategies that are managed within a framework of social norms.

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Pierre Fresnault-Deruelle

-legged creature – it makes no difference. We are not so far removed from the zodiac, which could also have furnished a scorpion. Tintin, startled, turns to the astronomer, who, absorbed in his calculations, nonetheless comes up to the telescope. He is amazed: ‘By

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Looking for the Way Out

The Attribution of Treatment Responsibility among Greek and German Actors in the Eurozone Crisis Debate

Jochen Roose, Moritz Sommer, and Maria Kousis

.3 10.4 16.6 Other actors 2.7 1.5 2.4 Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 N (Sample: grc : 67%, ger : 100%, Reuters: 25%) 2,277 1,220 1,442 Source: Calculations based on ggcrisi project. The presence of the

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Germany and Russia Since Reunification

Continuity, Change, and the Role of Leaders

Randall Newnham

Setting His Dog on Angela Merkel,” The Telegraph , 2 January 2016. 55 Edmund Conway, “Reborn Russia Clears Soviet Debt,” The Telegraph , 22 August 2006. 56 Trade figures in this paragraph from and author’s calculations. 57 “Lovers

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Investing in Early Crisis Relief or Reelection?

Comparing German Party Responses to the Euro Crisis

Alexandra Hennessy

Peer Steinbrück, hinting at a landslide victory if Germany were to hold a popular election for chancellor. Strategic calculations vs. personality Alternative accounts might argue that Merkel’s slow crisis management is a function of her

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The Gods of the Hunt

Stereotypes, Risk and National Identity in a Spanish Enclave in North Africa

Brian Campbell

content’ of stereotypes (see Oakes and Reynolds 1997). Research also evaluates the extent to which emotions of fear, disgust or anger induced by stereotypes interfere with the calculation of risk (anything from deciding where to live, which job candidate

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German Debts

Entangled Histories of the Greek–German Relationship and Their Varied Effects

Klaus Neumann

, Greece’s calculations were a “cheap diversionary maneuver” and the Greeks needed reminding that “you don’t bite the hand that feeds you.” 30 Wolfgang Schäuble, Germany’s Finance Minister and the Tsipras government’s bête noire , delivered what the

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Eric Langenbacher

caucus together). According to the effective number of party calculation, 28 the parliament now has 4.64 effective parties based on seats (5.07 based on votes)—a figure not seen since the Weimar Republic. Even the first election of 1949, when a new party

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Imagined Germany and the Battle of Models in South Korea

Rival Narratives of Germany in South Korean Public Spheres, 1990–2015

Jin-Wook Shin and Boyeong Jeong

–2010,” Asian Perspective 38, no. 1 (2014): 61–88, . 20 For details of the proportional representation system in Korea, see National Election Commission, “Proportional Representation Member Calculation Method for the

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Road Works

Some Observations on Representing Roads

Peter Merriman

Roads may be represented in many different media and cultural forms, from planning documents and maps to postage stamps, children's books, and postcards. While there has been a tendency among some scholars to study representations for what they can tell us about the history of particular road schemes, this article argues that roads are constructed and consumed as much through paper plans, financial calculations, popular representations, and public imaginations as through concrete and steel on the ground. Representations of roads “matter,” and the article suggests that scholars should study the broad array of representations through which the meanings of roads are produced, circulated, and consumed.