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Erika Svedberg

-world produced lonely individuals, who were either passively exploited or simply motivated in life by ferocious egoism. In many instances, people in both ideological camps believed the image reproduction to be important and true descriptions of the Other-place on the opposite pole. Although a discussion of the

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Huang and Evert Van de Vliert

so in a sequential rather than simultaneous fash- ion. By conducting two subsequent analyses, first at the individual level and then at the country level, they demonstrated that the cross-national variations in a particular psychological relationship, the link between self-esteem and life

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Sapir Handelman and Frederic S. Pearson

can appear and develop around various issues and values encompassing almost any dimension of our social life. For example, intractable conflict could be a power struggle between super powers that wish to determine world order (e.g., the Cold War); it could be religious struggle between different

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Arvid Bell

the will to take a deliberate attitude toward the world and to lend it significance” (Weber 1949 : 81); and Ruggie stated that “constructivism is about human consciousness and its role in international life” (Ruggie 1998 : 856). According to constructivists, culture plays a significant role when it

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Leonard Suransky, Ulrich Mans and Gideon Shimshon

of games on specific learning outcomes, games will continue to be categorized as motivating and fun, but instructionally useless.” As a result, there is still little consensus on how to link specific learning objectives to the way simulation games are being designed. Given the complex character of most

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Kai Schaefer

(March & Olsen 1998 ; March & Olsen 2009 ). However, these logics motivating state behavior should not be regarded as a strict dichotomy or mutually exclusive, but instead more as a single continuum representing opposite ends or poles. Strategic calculations are affected by what is considered

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William Graziano and Lauri Jensen-Campbell

differ in their attitudes, beliefs, knowledge, and life experiences; 2) Such differences induce people to be egocentric, and often to have difficulty perceiving the perspec- tives of others; and 3) People are generally motivated to protect and promote their own self- interests. For this perspective

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Spector and Wolf

emphasizes that there can be no security unless all people are free from “worries about daily life.” The main components of the human dimension of security are the assur- ance of basic income, food, and health, a healthy physical environment, a personal feeling of safety, and the ability to live in a

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Guy Olivier Faure

extortion- ist, is mainly motivated by money. A bank robber who finds the police wait- ing for him at the entrance of the building and who takes hostages to negotiate safe conduct belongs to this category. In fact, most often the gangster neither wants to be caught nor face a murder charge. His margin for

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they spoke Russian and 76.6 percent Tatar. 10 This may be an important factor in understanding why Tatarstan was to adopt two official languages as a sovereign state – Tatar and Russian, while Estonia chose only Estonian. Russians living in Tatarstan appear to have closer relationships with non