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La verdadera crisis.

La verdadera crisis. | Intercultural Effectiveness | Scoop.it

Via Alexandra Herazo Ferrer
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The following concepts have too many syllables, but they help explain a very common cause of intercultural tension:

 

Universalism vs Particularism (rules are universally applied to everyone equally vs rule application/enforcement depends on particular circumstances and the people involved)

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Cape Town’s new student admission policy sparks debate - University World News

Cape Town’s new student admission policy sparks debate - University World News | Intercultural Effectiveness | Scoop.it
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So, how to strike that elusive balance between equity for all, redressing major past disadvantages, developing the best professional workforce possible...

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The logic of Buddhist philosophy – Graham Priest – Aeon

The logic of Buddhist philosophy – Graham Priest – Aeon | Intercultural Effectiveness | Scoop.it
Buddhist philosophy is full of contradictions. Now modern logic is learning why that might be a good thing
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Progressing past dualisms is a milestone in intellectual (e.g. Perry) and intercultural (e.g. Bennett) development.

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Lack of Diversity Correlates with Religious Hostility

Lack of Diversity Correlates with Religious Hostility | Intercultural Effectiveness | Scoop.it
Quick! What is the most religiously diverse area of the world? Not the Middle East—it's primarily Muslim, and not Latin America—it's primarily Christian. It is, of course, the Asia Pacific region, ...
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Do They Owe Us A Living? 7 Reasons The Universal Basic Income Is Worth Fighting For

Do They Owe Us A Living? 7 Reasons The Universal Basic Income Is Worth Fighting For | Intercultural Effectiveness | Scoop.it

Interesting to try and apply this toThe Universal Basic Income (UBI) – sometimes called the Unconditional Basic Income, Citizens’ Income or Social Wage – has in recent times become a focus of economic discussion across the political...

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Can this argument be seen more clearly in lower power distance/more egalitarian cultures? Or more so in the hierarchical, less democratic ones whose leaders social contract involves looking after the masses?

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Ethnocentrism and Cultural Relativism

Ethnocentrism and Cultural Relativism | Intercultural Effectiveness | Scoop.it
This lesson will describe ethnocentrism, cultural relativism, and cultural universals. (How do we explain ethnocentrism and cultural relativism in student-friendly language? Here's a cool link to help.
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Facial emotional expressions are not universal

Facial emotional expressions are not universal | Intercultural Effectiveness | Scoop.it
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We're a weird mob of unfriendly racists: Monash University report

We're a weird mob of unfriendly racists: Monash University report | Intercultural Effectiveness | Scoop.it
Australians are seen as nothing like the caring, friendly and hospitable mob so often assumed, with an extensive new survey of recent migrants reporting high levels of ethnic or religious discrimination.
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Multicultural Experiences: Making the World Creative, Innovative...and Flat!

Multicultural Experiences: Making the World Creative, Innovative...and Flat! | Intercultural Effectiveness | Scoop.it
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Kenneth Rogoff urges caution in helping poor countries to develop. - Project Syndicate

Kenneth Rogoff urges caution in helping poor countries to develop. - Project Syndicate | Intercultural Effectiveness | Scoop.it
The huge gap between the world’s richest and poorest countries remains one of the great moral dilemmas for the West. It also poses one of the toughest questions for development economics: Do we really know how to help countries overcome poverty?
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Who trades how much with China?

Who trades how much with China? | Intercultural Effectiveness | Scoop.it

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Should we all be learning Chinese culture and/or languages?

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Visual Data — What the Pentagon bought in 2012. Article A...

Visual Data — What the Pentagon bought in 2012. Article A... | Intercultural Effectiveness | Scoop.it
What the Pentagon bought in 2012. Article
“ A closer look at the $361 billion handed to military contractors in 2012 reveals the enormous amount of stuff the modern military consumes. Some of the...
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Military contractor purchases

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Visual Data: Photo

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facebook connections, one sign of globalisation

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What Each Country Leads The World In

What Each Country Leads The World In | Intercultural Effectiveness | Scoop.it
Country Leads World In... Measure Source Afghanistan opium total http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opium#Illegal_production Albania
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These are (presumably) accurate figures, but are they useful in understanding the cultures involved? How do melanoma and deadly animals help understand oursleves, for example. The perils of even factual stereotypes...

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8 reasons CEOs make 300 times as much as their employees

8 reasons CEOs make 300 times as much as their employees | Intercultural Effectiveness | Scoop.it
Six Wal-Mart heirs alone are wealthier than 40 percent of Americans combined. The system is rigged in their favor
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And this is in one of the most 'egalitarian' nations...

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My Mother and Me

My Mother and Me | Intercultural Effectiveness | Scoop.it
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What about the widely held belief that intrinsic motivation is the stronger long term impulse? Relying on Mum for motivation and tolerating her demands may not sit that well with dominant Western assumptions about teaching children independence and self-reliance.

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42% Fail in Overseas Assignments

42% Fail in Overseas Assignments | Intercultural Effectiveness | Scoop.it
As many as two in five managers fail in their overseas assignments, according to a survey released by Right Management. A worldwide average of only 58% of international postings were judged to be s...
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Collaboration and cultural awareness essential in next generation of leaders

Collaboration and cultural awareness essential in next generation of leaders | Intercultural Effectiveness | Scoop.it
A new study has shown that Generation X value very different leadership qualities to their departing peers. How can organisations prepare and shift?
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6 Ways NOT To Shake Hands

This slide pack describes 6 ways of how not to shake hands.
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Looks like a very monocultural prescription 

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Past Blog: Facial Expressions not Universal? The study and its flaws…

There have been several recent news articles that suggest facial expressions of emotion are not universal. In a past blog, Dr. Matsumoto sites his retort
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Bill Gates on the Three Myths of Global Aid

Bill Gates on the Three Myths of Global Aid | Intercultural Effectiveness | Scoop.it
The philanthropist explains why a reduction in child mortality hasn't led to an increase in population growth
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Say what? 11 untranslatable words from other cultures [Infographic]

Say what? 11 untranslatable words from other cultures [Infographic] | Intercultural Effectiveness | Scoop.it
These are words for very specific emotions or things, and there is no match for them in other languages.
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The language-culture-climate dance in evidence

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Maps on the Web: Photo

Maps on the Web: Photo | Intercultural Effectiveness | Scoop.it
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power distance, in other words

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Maps on the Web: Photo

Maps on the Web: Photo | Intercultural Effectiveness | Scoop.it
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Much affect how cultures form and evolve

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Visual Data — How people in seven Mideastern countries answered...

Visual Data — How people in seven Mideastern countries answered... | Intercultural Effectiveness | Scoop.it
How people in seven Mideastern countries answered a question posed by a University of Michigan study: Which of these six styles of dress is most appropriate for women?
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'Richest 85 own as much as 3.5 billion poorest', Oxfam report says

'Richest 85 own as much as 3.5 billion poorest', Oxfam report says | Intercultural Effectiveness | Scoop.it
THE world's 85 richest individuals now own as much as the poorest half of the 7 billion global population, according to a report released by Oxfam.
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Possibly the clearest indicator of increasing global power distance

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