Society and Culture

#249 Brazilian Ministry of Culture Public Policy Scholars 1999-2000

By Marina de Mello e Souza, Maria de Lourdes Parreiras Horta, and Ephim Shluger

 

From the Introduction

Secularism in the Muslim Diaspora (Summer 2009)

This publication is based upon presentations given at a conference on “Secularism in the Muslim Diaspora” in 2008 at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Four speakers discussed secularism among the Muslim diasporas in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, and the Netherlands and beyond. The questions they raised included: are secularism and its attendant ideas compatible with Islam? What are the problems of the Muslim diasporas assimilating into European societies? Should shar‘iah be incorporated into European legal systems?

Training a New Generation of Leaders (No. 3)

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The Crisis of Democratic Governance in the Andes (No. 2)

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Religion, Culture, and Society: The Case of Cuba (No. 9)

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Changes in Cuban Society since the Nineties (No. 15)

Wilson Center Reports on the Americas No. 15: Changes in Cuban Society since the Nineties

Cambios en la Sociedad Cubana desde los Noventa (No. 16)

Wilson Center Reports on the Americas No. 16: Cambios en la sociedad Cubana desde los noventa

Democracia y Ciudadanía (No. 17)

Wilson Center Reports on the Americas No. 17: Democracia y ciudadanía

This publication is the result of a meeting which took place in Mexico City in June 2004.  Participants from Mexico, Colombia, Spain, and the United States sought to understand the theoretical possibilities and the practical achievements of citizen participation and public deliberation in local governments in Mexico.

Democratic Deficits: Addressing Challenges to Sustainability and Consolidation Around the World (No. 21)

Wilson Center Reports on the Americas No. 21: Democratic Deficits:Addressing Challenges to Sustainability and Consolidation Around the World

This book comparatively explores the obstacles countries face in sustaining and consolidating democratic systems.  Topics include social services, poverty, and inequality, specific case studies, and how government policy and development practices improve the quality of life of citizens in democratic regimes.

Community Resilience: A Cross-Cultural Study

This report draws from the dialogue and seminar papers shared at a December 2008 meeting co-hosted by the Wilson Center and the Fetzer Institute to explore conditions that promote resilience and examine compelling examples of community resilience worldwide.

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