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Barrington Moore has been a very influential scholar with his encompassing analysis of specific countries like England. In his work Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy (1967) Moore studied how weakening social interests and political structures played a major role in making the new political order. Capitalist transformation in England caused change in class relations… » read more

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A New Era with Joe Biden

  The world watched the American presidential elections carefully. In the presidential elections, the turnout rate was quite high. The candidate of Democrats Joe Biden took the lead and became the forty-sixth president of the USA. Whether the Biden administration will be able to solve the problem of social polarization in America and revive the… » read more

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U.S. Elections 2020

  Will the United States of America be ruled by Republican politician Donald Trump or Democratic politician Joe Biden over the next four years? Three days have passed since the elections started on 3 November. Who will be the new president of the country is not clear yet. So far, both of the candidates have… » read more

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Today is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Under United Nations roof, International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is observed on October 17 each year since 1993. It promotes people’s awareness of the need to eradicate poverty worldwide, particularly in third world countries. Hereby, I want to share one of my articles… » read more

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This week, I had the opportunity to make a presentation about media actors in Indian context in an International e-Conference.   The Conference hosted different scholars from different countries. My presentation generally covered the online, print and visual media actors in India. In my presentation I tried to adress the main actors in Indian media… » read more

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This short blog piece is an attempt to summarize renowned sociologist Zygmunt Bauman’s approach to Holocaust in the light of his book entitled “Modernity and the Holocaust” The holocaust which is characterized by the brutally murder of millions of people is a black mark in history. Zygmunt Bauman has interpreted the Holocaust together with the… » read more

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Young Scholars Summit 2020

Nepal Institute for International Cooperation and Engagement has recently held a webinar with a total number of 275 scholars from 25 countries. Young Scholars Summit covers 30 sessions. For the programme, visit this link   I made a talk about “Syrian Refugees in Turkey” this afternoon.   For my presentation, you can visit my Academia… » read more

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    The concept of “Soft Power” refers to non-hard elements of power, such as culture and institutions, rather than the military power. The concept of “power” is generally defined in the context of Realist IR Theory, which sees the nation-state as the dominant actor and military power as the main tool in international relations.… » read more

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Riots of September 6-7, 1955

One of the critical events regarding the minority issue in the history of the Republic has been the September 6-7 events. This incident broke out during the Democratic Party period and it is seen as one of the events that prepared the basid for themilitary coup and made DP rule lose legitimacy.     Considering… » read more

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The multi-polar international system which emerged at the end of the World War II has been characterized by the balance of power system between the great powers. However it lasted not long because a bipolar structure prevailed with the Cold War era. In the post-World War II period, a process that can be described as… » read more

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