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Komi Republic

American sociologist born in modern-day Komi (Finno-Ugric region of Russia). An academic and political activist in Russia, he emigrated from Russia to the United States in 1923. In 1930 at age 40, Sorokin was personally requested by the president of Harvard University to accept a position there. At Harvard, he founded the Department of Sociology. Jeffries, Vincent. "Sorokin,Pitirim," Encyclopedia of Social Theory. California: Sage Publications. He


Antakya

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Greater Los Angeles Area

in the decade of the 2000s. Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, which contain large swaths of desert, attracted most of the population increase between 2000 and 2006. Growth continues not only outside the existing urbanized (urbanization) area but also adjacent to existing development in the central areas.


Guatemala City

Economic Research Foundation , where he led the International Freedom Project from 1998 to 2003. Liggio is a distinguished senior scholar with the Institute for Humane Studies, where he served as director of Programs in History and Social Theory from 1974 to 1977, as executive vice-president from 1979 to 1980, then president from 1980 to 1989. Liggio served the Humane Studies Foundation as chairman from 1980 to 1994, then vice-chairman from 1994 to 1998. As early


Zimbabwe

;neo-colonial" settings such as continental Europe. His theory draws mainly on Johan Galtung's imperialism theory, Antonio Gramsci's social theory, and in particular on his notion of cultural hegemony. * Mozambique and Madagascar – often considered part of Southern Africa. Madagascar has close cultural ties to Southeast Asia and the islands of the Indian Ocean. * Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe – often included in Southern Africa, and formerly of the Central African Federation (Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland) * Comoros, Mauritius, and Seychelles – small island nations in the Indian Ocean Colonel '''Bob Denard''' (April 7, 1929 – October 13, 2007), born '''Gilbert Bourgeaud''', was a French (France) soldier and mercenary. He was known for having done various jobs in support of ''Françafrique'' (a term referring to France's sphere of influence in its former colonies (French Colonial Empire)) for Jacques Foccart, in charge of French president Charles de Gaulle's policy in Africa. Having fought in Algeria during the Algerian War, he then took part in the Katanga (State of Katanga) secession in the 1960s and fought in many African countries including Congo (Republic of the Congo (Léopoldville)), Angola, Rhodesia (today Zimbabwe) and Gabon. Between 1975 and 1995, he participated in four coups in the Comoro Islands. It is widely believed that his adventures had the implicit support of the French state, even after the 1981 election (French presidential election, 1981) of the French Socialist Party candidate, François Mitterrand, despite moderate changes in France's policy in Africa. He was the father of eight children and had been married seven times (polygamously (Polygamy)), after converting to Islam. Denard is known to have participated in conflicts in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), Yemen, Iran, Nigeria, Benin, Gabon, Angola, Zaire and the Comoros, the last-named nation having been subject to more than twenty ''coups d'état'' in the past decades. For most of his career Denard had the quiet backing of France and the French secret service which wished to maintain French influence over its ex-colonies. As the Soviet-bloc economies gradually entered into stagnation in the 1970s, Balkan continued growing apace. By the mid late 70s, it was carrying three million passengers a year: more than any Soviet-bloc airline other than some Directorates of Aeroflot. The fleet comprised aforementioned types plus An-12s for cargo (since late 1969) and Yak-40 regional jets for short-haul routes (since 1974). The comprehensive route system covered Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. With the delivery of more and more Tu-154s, Balkan opened longer-range routes, including ones to Zimbabwe, Angola and Nigeria in sub-Equatorial Africa, and to Sri Lanka and Vietnam in Southern Asia. Coups In 2004 an attempt to depose Obiang (2004 Equatorial Guinea coup d'état attempt) was thwarted. One of those allegedly involved was Mark Thatcher, son of the former UK Prime Minister. In 2008 American journalist Peter Maass called Obiang Africa's worst dictator, worse than Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe. WikiPedia:Zimbabwe Dmoz:Regional Africa Zimbabwe Commons:category:Zimbabwe


Cyprus

with First Class Honours. He gained a B.Litt. from Oxford University (University of Oxford) and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Melbourne University (University of Melbourne). In 1980, his first book "Australian Democracy in Crisis: a radical approach to Australian politics" was published by Oxford University Press. He became a Lecturer in Politics, Melbourne State College and later in Social Theory at Melbourne University. He also lectured at the University of Nevada, Reno University


Slovakia

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Russian Empire

;Jeffries, Vincent. "Sorokin,Pitirim," Encyclopedia of Social Theory. California: Sage Publications. He was a vocal critic of his colleague Talcott Parsons. In "Fads and Foibles," Sorokin accuses Parsons of borrowing his work without acknowledgement. Sorokin was an ardent opponent of communism, which he regarded as a "pest of man." He is best known for his contributions to the social cycle theory. caption Ivan Vasilyevich


Germany

''(2003). ISBN 978-1-57273-460-9 The critical-theory philosophical frame traces its roots to the Frankfurt School of Critical Social Theory that attempted to amend Marxist theory (Marxism) for applicability in 20th-century Germany. Critical thinking within this philosophical frame was introduced by Jürgen Habermas in the 1970s. '''Krautrock''' is a generic name for the experimental music scenes that appeared in Germany in the late 1960s and gained popularity

is considered to be the beginning of what is now the European Union. The Union has many activities, the most important being a common single market, consisting of a customs union, a single currency (Euro), a Common Agricultural Policy and a Common Fisheries Policy. ('''more... (European Union)''') The '''Frankfurt School''' is a school of neo-Marxist social theory (Sociology), social research, and philosophy. The grouping emerged at the Institute

and Peter L. Berger. Influenced by Charles Sanders Peirce, Edmund Husserl and Alfred Schutz, his work has included research in the topics of milieu (natural environment) and life-world ("Lebenswelt") and contemporary social theory. He currently resides in Oerlinghausen, Germany. thumb Valentin Adamberger. (File:Valentin adamberger.jpg) '''Valentin Adamberger''', also known by his Italian (Italy) name '''Adamonti''', (22 February 1740 or 6 July 1743


Soviet Union

intentions to go abroad to study social theory in the November 1918 issue of ''Rodo Oyobi Sangyo''. He sailed out of Kobe harbor in July 7, 1919, and arrived in London on August 27. After his arrival, Nosaka studied political economy at London University. Like many British intellectuals at the time, Nosaka deepened his studies of Marxism, and became a confirmed communist at the university. While in London Nosaka became active in communist circles. He affiliated himself with notable trade union leaders active in London, and attended the September 8–13, 1919 Glasgow Trade Union Congress as a correspondent for ''Rodo Oyobi Sangyo''. Scalapino p. 5 Nosaka was a founding member of the British Communist Party in 1920, Pace and attended the Party's first session as a representative from London. Nosaka's activities within the Communist Party brought him to the attention of Scotland Yard, and Nosaka was deported from Britain in 1921. After he left Britain, Nosaka traveled through Europe to the newly formed Soviet Union. In Russia, with the help of friendly contacts in the communist hierarchy, Nosaka became influential within the Communist Party. Nosaka was suspected of being either a British or Japanese agent; but, because of his contacts among high-ranking Finnish and Russian leaders, Nosaka was never purged. In a similar way, Russia suffered during the Allied intervention in the Russian Civil War. The Soviet Union's centrally controlled economy (Planned economy) decided to invest a big part of its resources to enhance its industrial production and infrastructures to assure its survival, thus becoming a world superpower. Joseph Stalin and the industrialisation of the USSR Learning Curve website, The UK National Archives. Accessed April 2008 Their lyrics were at the beginning anti-capitalist (anti-capitalism) and anarchist. They didn't think the socialism of the Soviet Union was anywhere near real socialism, and had connections to the squatter scene (e.g. Rauch-Haus-Song) and the German Red Army Faction terrorists during the time before the latter turned to violent crime and murder. Later Ton Steine Scherben toned down on political issues and explored more personal themes like freedom, love, drugs, and sadness. They also contributed to two full-length concept album (concept albums) about homosexuality which were issued under the name ''Brühwarm'' (literally: boiling warm) in cooperation with a gay-revue group. thumb Jewish Autonomous Oblast (File:RussiaJewish2005.png) on the map of Russia Russian Jews were long considered a non-native Semitic ethnicity within a Slavic (Slavic peoples) Russia, and such categorization was solidified when ethnic minorities in the Soviet Union were categorized according to ethnicity ( Wikipedia:Post-Soviet states commons:Союз Советских Социалистических Республик


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