Cultural Imperialism and the Decline of the Liberal Order. Russian and Western Soft Power in Eastern Europe



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Conversion of Ajarians to Orthodox Christianity: Different Narratives and Perceptions
Aydıngün, Ayşegül; Köksal, Pınar (Informa UK Limited, 2019-02-07)
Based on field research and interviews conducted in both Ajaria and Tbilisi, this article focuses on the different interpretations of the conversion of ethnically Georgian Muslim Ajarians to Orthodox Christianity. It is argued that Orthodox Christianity is an important aspect of self-identification and the national narrative of all Georgians. For many Muslim Ajarians, conversion appears to be a pragmatic act, with the ultimate goal of being recognised as 'fully Georgian' by both state and society.
Neo-Iranian Nationalism: Pre-Islamic Grandeur and Shi'i Eschatology in President Mahmud Ahmadinejad's Rhetoric
Fozi, Navid (The Middle East Journal, 2016-03-01)
In 2009, Iranian president Mahmud Ahmadinejad began to invoke nationalist sentiments by paying homage to Iran's pre-Islamic history; a significant shift from 30 years of disparaging this period. Tracing the religious and political genealogies of Ahmadinejad's discourse, this article analyzes the climate that rendered both the Islamic Republic's Shi'i-oriented nationalism and the secular alternative proposed by the Pahlavi dynasty politically inadequate. Such a climate provided conditions to amalgamate, albe...
Globalization, Governance, and the Emergence of Indigenous Autonomy Movements in Latin America: The Case of the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua
Baracco, Luciano (SAGE Publications, 2018-11-01)
A revisiting of Salvador Marti i Puig's approach to globalization and the turn toward governance in explaining the roots and impact of the political mobilization of Latin America's indigenous peoples since the 1990s recasts governance as a disciplinary regime that in the case of Nicaragua co-opted potentially radical oppositional movements into the neoliberal project that accompanied Latin America's democratic transition. The discussion takes as its empirical case the autonomy process on Nicaragua's Caribbe...
Financial Development of the Waqfs in Konya and the Agricultural Economy in the Central Anatolia (Late Sixteenth-Early Seventeenth Centuries)
Orbay, Kayhan (Brill, 2012-01-01)
This study examines the financial history of three waqfs (those of Mevlana Celaleddin-i Rumi, Sadreddin-i Konevi, and Selim II) in Konya through their account records covering the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. These waqfs (charitable foundations) had large agricultural holdings, and their financial developments consequently reflect the local agricultural conditions in central Anatolia. This analysis of the waqf account books deals with the short-term financial difficulties resulting from h...
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Z. Torun, “Cultural Imperialism and the Decline of the Liberal Order. Russian and Western Soft Power in Eastern Europe,” EUROPE-ASIA STUDIES, pp. 746–747, 2020, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: