Author: Clark
In: The International Journal of Children's Rights
Authors: Cal Clark and Janet Clark


This paper applies aggregate data analysis to explore the relationships among the economic development level, the status of women, and the quality of life in developing societies. In particular, it tests the hypothesis that the status of women is positively related to the quality of life even after the effects of economic growth and development are statistically controlled. Our analysis strongly confirms this hypothesis since the status of women in a society appears to rival the economic development level for explaining how good or ill is the quality of life enjoyed by its citizens. We undertook this study from the theoretical perspective that questions conceptualizing and measuring development simply in terms of the level and growth of GNP per capita. Rather, the social needs and quality of life in a society, the presumed consequences of development, are important as well.

In: Perspectives on Global Development and Technology
An Interdisciplinary Journal
Middle East Law and Governance (MELG) is a peer-reviewed venue for scholarly analysis on issues pertaining to governance and social, economic, and ideological transformation in the modern Middle East and North Africa region. We broadly conceive governance as the processes and decision-making leading to the creation, reinforcement or reproduction of social norms and/or institutions. Filling a gap in the academic literature, MELG tackles with breadth and depth compelling governance issues generally and comparatively. The journal addresses interested readers in both the academic and policy worlds. MELG brings a global commitment to path-breaking intersectional scholarship and draws on the expertise and leadership of editorial and advisory boards of respected faculty and scholars from around the world.
The journal welcomes research that explores the intersection of ideational, legal, societal, economic, and political themes broadly construed. MELG’s interdisciplinary approach is meant to attract scholars from a wide range of disciplines (anthropology, economics, gender studies, history, legal studies, political science, political theory, religious studies, urban studies and so on). We also welcome submissions that deploy conceptually and methodologically novel and alternative approaches. Though a journal with a regional focus, MELG discusses issues of critical importance to the modern Middle East and North Africa without presupposing conceptual, methodological, disciplinary, analytic or even geographic boundaries.
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The Integration of Ascetic Lineages into an Order
Author: Matthew Clark
This book provides an account of the organisation, practices and history of the Daśanāmī-Saṃnyāsīs, one of the largest sects of sādhu-s (‘holy men’) in South Asia. According to tradition, the sect was founded by the legendary south-Indian philosopher Śaṅkarācārya, whose floruit was most probably around 700CE.
While the first three chapters of this book examine the sect’s organisation and its various branches, the latter chapters explore its history. This is the first full-length study of the Daśanāmī-Saṃnyāsīs to be published since the 1970s, and will be particularly useful both for students of Hinduism and for readers with a particular interest in the religious history of mediaeval India.
Author: John Clark
This book contains foundational studies of various modernities in Japanese art published since 1986 by John Clark. His articles address modern Japanese print history, modern Japanese aesthetics, the history of Japanese ‘Western-style’ painting including the avant-garde, the relation of art and foreign aggression, and the post World War II development of critical art, as well as post-modernism. The basis for these essays is ongoing empirical research in Japanese sources over many visits to Japan since 1969, with at the same time a theoretical rigour derived from semiotics applied to traditional ‘Japanese-style’ painting and other subjects. Some of these essays which were previously published in French and Japanese appear here in English for the first time. Modernities of Japanese Art brings together in one concise volume a large body of art historical and critical work, not easily accessed otherwise.

This book forms a pair with the author’s Modernities of Chinese Art (Brill, 2010).
Author: Francis Clark
This book condenses and updates the author's two-volume work, The Pseudo-Gregorian Dialogues (Brill, 1987), surveying and clarifying the controversy which that work rekindled.
It presents the internal and external evidence showing cogently that the famous book which is the sole source of knowledge about the life of St. Benedict was not written by St. Gregory the Great as is traditionally supposed, but by a later counterfeiter.
It makes an essential contribution to the current reassessment of early Benedictine history. It also throws much new light on the life and times of St. Gregory, and confutes the age-old accusation that he was "the father of superstition" who by writing the Dialogues corrupted the faith and piety of medieval Christendom.
Editors: Clark and Lemco
A new phenomenon in the past several decades has been the steady growth of the role of the state in both political and economic life throughout the developing world. This is largely the result of political leaders becoming increasingly involved in economic affairs and thereby using the state apparatus as an instrument to achieve politically- defined, economic objectives. Stronge developmentalist states, hence, have come to be seen as playing a central role in promoting economic growth and socio-cultural change. This collection of essays, however, raises a series of caveats about the idea that strong states promote development by exploring several case studies, including Algeria, Malaysia, South Korea, Venezuela and Taiwan.
Author: Urszula Clark
Debates about the nature of literacy and literacy practices have been conducted extensively in the last fifteen years or so. The fact that both previous and current British governments have effectively suppressed any real debate makes the publication of this book both timely and important. Here, Urszula Clark stresses the underlying ideological character of such debates and shows that they have deep historical roots. She also makes the point that issues regarding the relationship between language and identity, especially national identity, become sharply focused at times of crisis in that identity. By undertaking a comparison with other major English-speaking countries, most notably Australia, New Zealand and the USA, Clark shows how these times of crisis reverberate around the globe.
Author: Francis Clark