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Jun 29, 2020Open    AccessArticle

Leadership and Federalization Debate in Nepal

Shandiya Chaulagain, Khimlal Devkota
Nepali politics and leadership were ruled by a centralized, unitary, monarchial and exclusionary Hindu Kingdom before 2006. As a result of a decade long “Peoples war” as well as Maoist movement, the country has declared as republican, federal, secular and inclusive. The root causes of the conflicts are class, caste, gender and regional disparities. The violent conflict was political and it was purely byproduct of discriminatory state structure. It was considered that federalization of the state ...
Open Access Library J. Vol.7, 2020
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1106368


Jun 28, 2020Open    AccessArticle

Wind Turbines: Why Some Families Living in Proximity to Wind Energy Facilities Contemplate Vacating Their Homes: An Overview of Findings

Carmen M. Krogh, Robert Y. McMurtry, W. Ben Johnson, Anne Dumbrille, Mariana Alves-Pereira, Jerry L. Punch, Debra Hughes, Linda Rogers, Robert W. Rand, Richard James, Stephen E. Ambrose, Lorrie Gillis
Background: Some families living near wind energy facilities report permanently vacating their homes while others contemplate doing so. While these events are reported on the Internet and social media, research is lacking. This study explored why some people living in proximity to wind turbines contemplate such housing decisions. Methods: This ethics-reviewed study used the Grounded Theory methodology and audio recorded interviews with those who had previously lived, or were currently living nea...
Open Access Library J. Vol.7, 2020
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1106443


Jun 18, 2020Open    AccessArticle

On the Awakening of Female Consciousness from the Opium War to the Great Revolution Period

Tingting Pan, Xiancheng He
In the long period of feudal society, women were always bound by various feudal ethics, “the three obediences and the four virtues”, “husband guides wife” required their words and actions. Under the feudal system, women not only did not have the right of education, but also did not have the right of freedom and equality, regarded as male subservience. After the outbreak of the Opium War, the idea of bourgeois democracy emerged in China. In order to find ways to save the country and its people, t...
Open Access Library J. Vol.7, 2020
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1106494


Jun 10, 2020Open    AccessArticle

Social Determinants and Health Literacy of the Elderly: Walk to Well-Being

Cristina Vaz de Almeida, Ana Veiga
Framework: Research on health determinants reports that health literacy has a significant impact on the quality of life and well-being of individuals (Kottke, Stiefel & Pronk, 2016) organizations (Brach et al., 2012) and communities (when societies go through adverse conditions, for example through an economic, financial crisis, or even the crisis “COVID-19” whose consequences are still to be determined in the effects on the quality of life of individuals. Health literacy is considered as one of...
Open Access Library J. Vol.7, 2020
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1106390


Jun 09, 2020Open    AccessArticle

COVID-19 Pandemic, Oil Price Slump and Food Crisis Nexus: An Application of ARDL Approach

Kabiru Saidu Musa, Rabiu Maijama’a, Nafisa Mohammed, Muktari Yakubu
The study investigates the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic on crude oil price and global food price index using an autoregressive distributed lag (ARDL) model and vector error correction (VECM) model covering the sample period of 20th January to 31st March 2020. The result from ARDL model indicates strong cointegration relationship among the variables and that crude oil price is negatively and significantly related to COVID-19 pandemic while food price index appeared to be positive and insignifican...
Open Access Library J. Vol.7, 2020
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1106403


Jun 04, 2020Open    AccessArticle

Urban Agriculture: Determinants and Its Implication on Poverty Reduction: A Case of Bishan Guracha Town, West Arsi Zone, Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia

Hadji Wabe Nure, Abdulkadir Hussein Gemada, Gamachu Gishe Badasa, Bezabih Wondimu, Burash Elemo Gaduda
The main intention of this study is to analyze the determinants of urban agriculture and its implication on poverty reduction. To this end, convergent parallel mixed design was utilized. All individuals working on the three urban agricultures were comprised of the study population. Specifically, 228 participates were participated on the research of which 118, 53 and 52 households were selected from fishery, milk and animal fattening micro and small enterprises respectively. Study participants we...
Open Access Library J. Vol.7, 2020
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1106306


Jun 04, 2020Open    AccessArticle

Assessing Religious Tourism Motivational Factors and Experiences of Visitors to Selected Religious Sites in Camarines Sur, Philippines

Nino R. Rebuya, Emy S. Lasarte, Mericia Mila A. Amador, Gina R. De la Roca
In recent years, pilgrimage is considered as one of the growing activities of people in the world. In the Philippines, the presence of numerous religious sites and activities makes it more significant in promoting pilgrimage or religious tourism most particularly in Bicol region where the home of Ina popularly known as Our Lady of Virgin Pe?afrancia is located. Along this, it is deemed important to further understand the intentions and behaviors of religious travelers. Hence, this paper assessed...
Open Access Library J. Vol.7, 2020
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1106404


May 27, 2020Open    AccessArticle

Humor Is Important in Healthcare Relationship? —The Perceptions of Doctors and Nurses

Cristina Vaz de Almeida, Cecília Nunes
It has been empirically demonstrated that humor can positively affect psychological and physical well-being, and that sense of humor is a major component of high-hope individuals . Sharing humor contributes to feelings of togetherness, closeness, and friendship and promotes positive communication in prevention, perception, and perspective of results. To assess the perception of health professionals about the use of communication competences, among which, the use of humor in the therapeutic relat...
Open Access Library J. Vol.7, 2020
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1106372


May 20, 2020Open    AccessArticle

Leadership Crisis: in Decision-Making Process with Reference to Declaration of Republic in Nepal: An Anthropological Perspective

Khimlal Devkota
The main purpose of this study is to examine the historical development of leadership and crisis in leadership in Nepal. The central research question is about leadership and its role in the decision-making process, that is, is a certain leadership really matching with the right time, right content and right decision? The method used for the study was a literature review through historical and archival content analysis in the process of review of literature. The declaration of Nepal as a republi...
Open Access Library J. Vol.7, 2020
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1106395


May 18, 2020Open    AccessArticle

Exploring the Academic Experience of College Student Survivors of Sexual Violence

Lorisa Lorenzo, Sharon K. Anderson
This article reports findings from an exploratory study of six undergraduate college students who described their academic experience after undergoing an incident of sexual violence while in college. Eight essential constituents comprise the academic experiences the six participants described: negative emotional and mental health consequences, shame and self-blame, isolation from classmates and professors, impaired ability to focus on academic tasks, losing motivation and questioning academic go...
Open Access Library J. Vol.7, 2020
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1106288


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