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James Buchan, Capital of the mind: how Edinburgh changed the world

Bendixen, P.

Article | 2010 | International Journal of Cultural Policy16 ( 1 ) , pp.7 - 8

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Perceived sources and levels of stress, general self-efficacy and coping strategies in clinical dental students

Ersan, N. | Fişekçioğlu, E. | Dölekoğlu, S. | Oktay, İ. | İlgüy, D.

Article | 2017 | Psychology, Health and Medicine22 ( 10 ) , pp.1175 - 1185

The aims of this study were to identify sources of stress among clinical students and to evaluate the students’ perceived levels of stress, general self-efficacy and effective coping strategies in a private dental school environment. The study group consisted of 130 undergraduate clinical dental students in a Turkish private dental school, during the academic year 2014–2015. The students were surveyed using modified version of the dental environment stress (DES) survey, the perceived stress scale, the general self-efficacy scale (G-SES) and the brief coping scale. Age, sex, year of study, history of psychiatric treatment and factors . . . that affected the choice of dentistry were also recorded. Final year and female clinical dental students, who were found to be the most stressful students, had moderate to high perceived stress scores. Total and ‘Faculty and administration’ related DES scores increased with the year of study. Stressors related to ‘Workload’ and ‘Clinical training’ affected females more than males. G-SES scores were higher in male students and students, who had no history of psychiatric treatment. The most and the least common coping strategies were ‘Planning’ and ‘Substance abuse’, respectively. ‘Religion’ was found to be one of the main coping strategies. Stress factors affecting Turkish clinical dental students studying at private dental school differed from the previously reported stress factors affecting students studying at a governmental dental school. Advanced year and female students experienced more stress than the other students. © 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group Daha fazlası Daha az

Entrepreneurs’ transnational networks channelling exports: diasporas from Central & South America, Sub-Sahara Africa, Middle East & North Africa, Asia, and the European culture region

Liu, Y. | Namatovu, R. | Karadeniz, E.E. | Schøtt, T. | Minto-Coy, I.D.

Article | 2019 | Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies , pp.1175 - 1185

Entrepreneurs located in the diaspora, compared to entrepreneurs located domestically, are well-known to export much, especially through transnational networking. This understanding has a gap: How is embeddedness of diasporic entrepreneurs in their origins shaping their transnational networking and trade? Globally representative samples of diasporic and domestic entrepreneurs have been surveyed, enabling comparisons of diasporas originating from the world’s five regions: Central & South America, Sub-Sahara Africa, Middle East & North Africa, Asia, and the region of countries dominated by European culture. Entrepreneurs originating f . . .rom European culture countries have larger transnational networks and more exports than entrepreneurs originating from any other region, particularly Sub-Sahara Africa. But diasporans from the other regions, especially Sub-Sahara Africa, have much larger transnational networks than their domestic peers. Transnational networking benefits exporting, in every location and every origin. Indeed, diasporans export more than domestics, by a direct effect and by additional indirect effects mediated through transnational networks, that differ across diasporas. By pioneering global comparisons of the diasporas from around the world, the study contributes to theorising by accounting for networking and trade, demonstrating that additional effects of being diasporan upon exporting are channelled through transnational networking, but differently across the heterogeneous diasporas. © 2019, © 2019 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group Daha fazlası Daha az

An empirical analysis of the change in Turkish foreign policy under the AKP government

Aydın Çakır, A. | Arıkan Akdağ, G.

Article | 2017 | Turkish Studies18 ( 2 ) , pp.334 - 357

The existing literature on Turkish foreign policy (TFP) asserts that under the rule of the Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi (AKP), Turkey’s foreign policy shifted from caution and uni-dimensionality to relative activism and multi-dimensionality. This study aims to test these arguments through a systematic analysis of the international agreements ratified by the Turkish Parliament between 1984 and 2015. By looking at the number, content and signatory parties of these international agreements, it aims to empirically show the change in the activism, orientation and instruments of TFP. Using this original data set is not only used to trace th . . .e change under the AKP but also across all ruling governments that came to power between 1984 and 2015. © 2016 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group Daha fazlası Daha az


Erek, A.N. | Köksal, A.H.

Review | 2014 | Visual Resources30 ( 4 ) , pp.277 - 281

This special issue of Visual Resources examines the ongoing debates about art and urban imaginary by connecting the city with its past and its present. Cities are constantly envisioned throughout history in diverse ways. In the global era, the reimagining of the city involves a process where art and the urban imaginary are recognized as far more mutually constitutive than ever. The globalizing cities necessitate the urban imaginary to restructure its transnational, historical, and cultural conditioning in terms of mapping the global hierarchy. Surely reimagining the city as a multilayered process is not simply a branding strategy. N . . .ot only are the cities structured in different forms of representation and imaginaries they are also themselves spaces of imagination and creativity. Hence urban imaginary and art are interwoven in countless ways in the city to reveal or conceal multiple stories. The five essays collected here propose new interpretations on the dynamic ways of producing urban representation interlaced with the contemporary art world, the urban visual culture, as well as its institutions, such as museums, biennials, exhibitions, and cultural events. © 2014 Taylor & Francis Daha fazlası Daha az

Emotional reactions to immigration and support for EU cooperation on immigration and terrorism

Erisen, C. | Vasilopoulou, S. | Kentmen-Cin, C.

Article | 2019 | Journal of European Public Policy , pp.277 - 281

What explains variation in European citizens’ support for common EU immigration and counter-terrorism policies? We advance extant literature that focuses on the utility versus identity debate by focusing on individuals’ emotional reactions. Drawing on theories of affect, we show that citizens’ emotions about immigration are integral to their preferences for EU cooperation on the dual questions of immigration and terrorism. We hypothesise that while anger about immigration is associated with opposition to cooperation on both policies, fear about immigration is associated with support for a common EU counter-terrorism strategy. Using . . .a large-N cross-sectional survey conducted in Germany and the Netherlands, our analyses confirm our hypotheses. Our findings have implications for the progress of European integration and the scope of public approval of EU common policies. © 2019, © 2019 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group Daha fazlası Daha az

The implementation of an intercultural competence syllabus to prepare study-abroad students for global communication

Kural, F. | Bayyurt, Y.

Article | 2016 | Educational Studies42 ( 4 ) , pp.378 - 393

This study presents the outcome of the implementation of a process-oriented model of an intercultural competence (IC) and English as a lingua franca (ELF)-awareness development syllabus to prepare government-sponsored Turkish international sojourners for global communication in English L1 countries. Based on social constructivist research methodology, both, qualitative and quantitative data were used in the study that came from three major sources. The qualitative data included field notes obtained from a class of 10 study-abroad English preparatory students and interviews conducted with the preparatory school administrators, and th . . .e quantitative data came from pre-tests and post-tests which demonstrated a considerable shift in the attitudes of the participants of the experimental group with a boost in their ELF awareness and intercultural sensitivity compared to their control group counterparts. The outcome of the study underlines the significance of IC and ELF awareness development during language preparatory programmes prior to sojourn. © 2016 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group Daha fazlası Daha az

Application of ?-Tocotrienol-Loaded Biocompatible Precirol in Attenuation of Doxorubicin Dose-Dependent Behavior in HUH-7 Hepatocarcinoma Cell Line

Tupal, A. | Sabzichi, M. | Bazzaz, R. | Fathi Maroufi, N. | Mohammadi, M. | Pirouzpanah, S.M. | Ramezani, F.

Article | 2019 | Nutrition and Cancer , pp.378 - 393

Tumor-targeted nanoparticle delivery system has been known as a substitute and capable achievement in cancer treatment compared to conventional methods. In this study, we examined potential application of ?-tocotrienol-Precirol formulation to enhance efficiency of doxorubicin (DOX) in induction of apoptosis in HUH-7 hepatocarcinoma cells. ?-tocotrienol-loaded nanoparticles were characterized at the point of zeta potential, particle size, scanning electron microscope (SEM), and cell internalization. To evaluate antiproliferative effects of formulation, apoptosis, cell cycle procedure, flow cytometry, and MTT assays were employed. Opt . . .imum size of the ?-tocotrienol formulation revealed narrow size distribution with mean average of 78 ± 3 nm. IC50 values for ?-tocotrienol and ?-tocotrienol-nano structured lipid carriers after 24 h were 15 ± 0.6 and 10 ± 0.03 µM, respectively. After incubation of cells with ?-tocotrienol-loaded careers, the rate of cell proliferation decreased from 53 ± 6.1 to 34 ± 7.1% (P < 0.05). A significant improvement in the apoptosis percentage was revealed after treatment of the HUH-7 cell line with DOX and ?-tocotrienol careers (P < 0.05). Gene expression results demonstrated a marked decrease in survivin and increase in Bid and Bax levels. Our findings suggest that ?-tocotrienol-loaded nanoparticles elevate DOX efficacy in HUH-7 hepatocarcinoma cell. © 2019, © 2019 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC Daha fazlası Daha az

Relocating the arts in the new Istanbul: Urban imaginary as a contested zone

Erek, A.N. | Köksal, A.H.

Article | 2014 | Visual Resources30 ( 4 ) , pp.301 - 318

Turkish Daily Press Framing and Representation of Syrian Women Refugees and Gender-Based Problems: Implications for Social Integration

Narlı, N. | Özaşçılar, M. | Turkan Ipek, I.Z.

Article | 2020 | Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies18 ( 1 ) , pp.1 - 21

Based on a content analysis of 856 news items sampled from Turkish local and national dailies between January 2013 and December 2015, this study investigates the media coverage and framing of Syrian women refugees in Turkey. It identified13 categories of gender-based problems related to different forms of violence, sexual abuse, specifically cases of forced and early marriage as second wives, and forced prostitution, and reproductive health challenges, which were analyzed through the texture of 6 distinct frames, extracted from the news data by the use of frame analysis tools. Then the study develops hypotheses regarding the type of . . . media framing of Syrian refuge women in Turkey, their mental health and social integration into the host society. © 2019, © 2019 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC Daha fazlası Daha az

The impact of economic policy uncertainty on stock returns of Turkish tourism companies

E. Demir | O. Ersan

Letter | 2018 | Current Issues in Tourism21 ( 8 ) , pp.847 - 855

Economic policy uncertainty (EPU) has various implications for financial markets. This study examines the effects of EPU on stock prices of listed tourism companies in Turkey for the time period of 2002–2013. We show that EPU in Europe and Turkey has significant negative effects on tourism index returns. The finding reflects that stock returns of the Turkish tourism companies apparently depend on domestic and international economic uncertainty. Among the included macroeconomic variables, consumer confidence index is the only factor which has an impact on stock returns. © 2016 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.

Public confidence in the judiciary: the interaction between political awareness and level of democracy

Aydın Çakır, A. | Şekercioğlu, E.

Article | 2016 | Democratization23 ( 4 ) , pp.634 - 656

Apart from the studies that focus on public attitudes toward higher courts in advanced democracies, we know little about the factors that can explain public confidence in the judiciary in a comparative setting. In this regard, the goal of this study is to explain whether, and to what extent, the country's level of democracy moderates the impact of political awareness on public confidence in the judiciary. This study uses hierarchical linear models to analyse the interaction between individual and country level factors by using the World Values Survey (2005–2009) data for 49 countries and various other data sources. Our empirical res . . .ults show that in advanced democracies political awareness variables like education and political participation have a positive impact on public confidence in the judiciary, whereas in countries with weak levels of democracy higher political awareness leads to increased cynicism about the judiciary. These results suggest that a one-size-fits-all approach to explain confidence in the judiciary is not possible when we are dealing with a wide range of societies that vary in terms of many characteristics, both institutional and cultural. © 2015 Taylor & Francis Daha fazlası Daha az

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