Freedom and equality of faiths and Weltanschauungen can find their maximum development within the context of a legal order based on freedom of conscience and separation of state and church that presupposes mutual cooperation between governmental and religious institutions, especially in the area of welfare and social concerns. This overall framework has served Germany well, and with certain modifications to fit the Russian situation, it can serve Russia as well.
Powerful Relations – Kinship, Status & the State in Sung China (960–1279)
The study sought to investigate possible conflict in the relationship between Church and State in the administration of Catholic secondary schools in Zimbabwe. For the sample, twenty-four randomly selected catholic secondary schools countrywide were used. The total number of respondents was 214 out of 260. Questionnaires and structured interviews were used for data collection. The data were examined and analyzed using frequency tables. The major findings of the study established that conflict between Church and State in education has a long history and cuts across all cultures. The degree of conflict is not static but varies from one country to another and with time. In Zimbabwe, conflict was found to exist in areas of staffing, promotions, curriculum and decision making. The State has more power in all the areas of administration in secondary schools. Church and State are in partnership, though the terms are not written down. The Church wants a greater say in decision making. Awareness of the differences and scope of partnership between Church and State is important when evaluating claims that the Church builds and maintains schools and the State staffs, promotes and dictates po
This work examines U.S.-Vietnam security relations in the post-normalization period, from 1995 to 2008. It argues that the United States and Vietnam have basically overcome suspicions left by the Vietnam War and thus been able to pursue tentative but incrementally expanding security cooperation. This cooperation, seen by both parties as supplementary to economic and trade ties, has been intentionally kept on a slower track. U.S.-Vietnam security cooperation in the post-normalization era has been notable in both traditional and non-traditional security dimensions, ranging from ship port calls to collaborating in fighting epidemics. Meanwhile, the potential for further cooperation is great. Building up mutual trust and understanding would be necessary and desirable for two sides to exploit this potential and deepen their security cooperation in order to serve their own as well as regional peace and stability.
Blood diamonds, or “conflict diamonds,” have funded rebel movements and terrorist organizations worldwide. Bloodshed over these diamonds, the conflicts they prolonged, and the horrific human rights violations associated with the competition for this natural resource, resulted in an international effort to regulate rough diamonds, and has become an issue for states, institutions, NGOs, media, and the public. Forums were held in 2001, known as the Kimberley Process, to discuss the threat of blood diamonds. With the United Nations’ support, state and non-state actors devised the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme, a non-binding agreement to stop the import and export of conflict diamonds. This book examines the utility of four International Relations theories to help explain the existing cooperation of governments, industry, and civil society to address this problem.
In this book, we estimate the dynamic relationship between cooperation in R&D and economic growth. We will try to bring some theoretical literature on the relations of technological cooperation in to cooperation emergence as a new approach of economic coordination. Our empirical studies recently bases on various estimation methods developed within dynamic panel framework. We used Generalized Moment Method, causality tests and unit root applied to panel data. Results suggest a positive and significant relation between R&D cooperation and economic growth for all countries sample.
This work analyses the different levels at which China’s presence in Namibia affects Namibia’s domestic politics and foreign policy from a constructivist viewpoint. Constructivist theory is used to examine the different perceptions of the Chinese in Namibia and how these inform Namibian politics and Sino-Namibian relations. These perceptions are formed at different levels of society in formal and informal relations, state-to-state, state-to-business, business-to-business and individual-to-group relations. The way in which perceptions of Chinese involvement in Namibia at the grassroots level of society differ from those at the top increasingly has an effect on domestic Namibian politics and, as such, Sino-Namibian relations.
Trust in Troubled Times – Money, Banks & State– Society Relations in Republican Tianjin
An Investigation in the theological discourse from medieval period to this day has proven that separating the church and state in peoples’ way of life is not only separating the heart and soul, but also removing the tissue from the bone hence leads to a futile exercise. It’s in this sense that the church should not only be the light of the state during the darkness, but also eyes to the state during the blindness. In fact, the church cannot be separated from the politics because religion and politics interpenetrate each other in the issues of personal and social life. For according to Alan Geyer: “Isolating religion and politics from each other is to threaten both mental health and obstruct social justice; to fuse religion and politics indiscriminately is to threaten both integrity of faith and the freedom of politics.” The question is therefore how far can the church involve herself in politics and how far can she search for peace, justice and reconciliation? We should not forget a word of wisdom from one of the famous guitarist by the name Jimi Hendrix who drives the point home that “It’s only when the power of love will overcome the love of power that we will have peace.”
The book deals with the evolution of relations between India and the Russian Federation during the first decade after the disintegration of the Soviet Union in the context of the changed global configuration of powers in the post-Cold War era as well as of the reduced stature of Russia, A View into the Third Millennium India-Russian Strategic Cooperation, Partnership. Phases and Future of India-Russia Defense, Economic Relations, Trade Relations, Nuclear, Marine Science and Technology Cooperation. Russia and South Asia, Indian Economic Interests in Central Asia in Post-Soviet Era. The book also focuses on the Central Asian region that has become the new meeting ground of common interests of both India and Russia. A Tentative Assessment Russia’s Foreign Policy in the Post-Cold War Period Putin, Plutocracy and Foreign Policy Russian Foreign Policy A Wind of Change is Blowing: A Report on Russia Today Economic Transformation in Putin’s Russia. Book is useful to researchers, Academicians, Graduates, Post Graduates and Research Scholars of International Relations, have been designed to make learning much aware about the International relations and global problems of foreign relations.
A comprehensive overview of the study of church and state, the twenty-one essays included in this Handbook present a scholarly look at the intricacies and past and current debates that frame the American system of church and state, within five main areas: history, law, theology/philosophy, politics, and sociology. These essays provide factual accounts, but also examine issues, problems, debates, controversies, and, where appropriate, suggest resolutions. They also offer analysis of the range of interpretations of the relationship between church and state offered by various American scholars.
Intergovernmental relations (IGR) is commonly associated or even equated with federalism. Federalism is actually a system of intergovernmental relations. It deals with the anatomy of the governmental system while IGR take care of physiological aspect. There are many forces at work in the structuring of Public Administration in Nigeria. Perhaps the best way of understanding the contemporary Nigerian administrative state is to view it as a contest or tension between fragmentation and diversity on one hand and co-ordination and uniformity on the other. In this book, attempt is made to distinguish between intergovernmental relations and federalism. Effort is also made to trace the evolution of federalism and intergovernmental relations in Nigeria. The historical perspectives on federal-state relations is followed by objectives of intergovernmental relations, state creation and IGR and lastly the author gives an insightful assessment of Intergovernmental fiscal relations as well as its implications on Nigerian federalism.
The History and Ministry of the Anglican/ Episcopal Church in Egypt is influenced by the mission of the Church in the years from 1918 to 1925. The first Challenge was meeting other Christians and assisting them in their mission. The Episcopal Church started with the view to support the Coptic Orthodox Church (the mother church of Egypt). The failure of the early mission and the complication added by the British colonisation called for the establishment of a model Church truly Evangelical/catholic Church. The second challenge was the challenge of Islam. How the church witness to its neighbours? Dialogue, Literature, Drama and training courses were the main tools in conversing with the majority of population to extend the hand of friendship and love. The third challenge was urgent need for social, educational and medical support to the peoples of Egypt. The challenges offer a model for unity, witness, and service for the church in society. These are the same challenges that are facing the Church today. This dissertation will help those who seek a relevant church meeting the contemporary challenges of society.
This study reflects the past to present provision of educational and social services of the Blind children and adults in the Church education with the case in point of Mertulemariam Monastery Church in Enabssie Sarmider in Amhara Regional State. Its ultimate objective was to reveal out constructive educational delivery principles and practices manifested in early Church education program and present directions in which the good practices are to taken in to account as a framework in the present education system. To attain this objective, the writer attempts to investigate the significant developments in the Church education of the blind in the last Sixteen Hundred years.