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La défense du paradis fiscal suisse avant la Seconde Guerre mondiale

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ISBN: 9782889301126 Year: Pages: 544 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_624511 Language: French
Publisher: Editions Alphil Presses universitaires suisses Grant: Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) - OAPEN-CH - 170304
Subject: History
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This book examines how Swiss leaders reached a deal with international pressures that appeared after the First World War, preventing the placement of foreign capital flight in Switzerland. A result of research on unpublished sources, from both Swiss and European archives, this book renews aware-ness of the history of the Swiss financial center and international economic relations during the first half of the 20th century.

Les droits de l’enfant. Genèse, institutionnalisation et diffusion (1924-1989)

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ISBN: 9782889301119 Year: Pages: 424 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_624531 Language: French
Publisher: Editions Alphil Presses universitaires suisses Grant: Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) - OAPEN-CH - 170306
Subject: History
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On November 20, 1989, the United Nations General Assembly ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child. How is the evolution of the socio-legal status of the child that resulted in this Convention understood as well as the attitudes and strategies of stakeholders during the twentieth century? Through this book, Zoe Moody fills an important gap in the study of chil-dren's rights by analyzing for the first time the processes of genesis, institu-tionalization, and distribution of treaties on children's rights from a historical and transnational perspective.

Exposer pour exporter. Culture visuelle et expansion commerciale en Suisse (1908-1939)

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ISBN: 9782889300488 Year: Pages: 524 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_594271 Language: French
Publisher: Editions Alphil Presses universitaires suisses Grant: Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) - OAPEN-CH - 163645
Subject: History
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In the early 20th Century, exhibitions and international fairs were a favoured field for Swiss businesses that wished to conquer new territories in foreign markets. The way in which Switzerland was represented abroad challenged traditional regional construction by substituting more geometrical lines, thereby replacing the ‘chalet style’. The ‘genesis’ of the Swiss style of exhibition, between commercial expansion and modern architecture, is depicted here beyond that of a purely institutional history, providing a new viewpoint into its economic and artistic aspects. Particular atten-tion is given to the role of certain ‘intermediaries’ in the creation and diffusion of a visual culture to a commercial action.

Intimités amoureuses à l’ère du numérique. Le cas des relations nouées dans les mondes sociaux en ligne

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ISBN: 9782889300495 Year: Pages: 352 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_594259 Language: French
Publisher: Editions Alphil Presses universitaires suisses Grant: Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) - OAPEN-CH - 163640
Subject: Sociology
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The Internet and online social world have become the intermediaries of contemporary intimacy. Second Life offers exactly that, a ‘second life’, but in the virtual universe. This book delves into the use of this platform to understand the experiences of those who participate in a relationship there. How do communicational tools contribute to the organisation of intimate exchanges? What do these relationships reveal about the experiences of modern romantic liaisons? Drawing on the sociology of couples together with emotions and techniques, this research considers Second Life as both the developer and operator of contemporary intimacy. It addresses a subject at the centre of current affairs with an analysis of relational practises that remains little studied at present.

L’expérience de la différence religieuse dans l'Europe moderne (XVIe – XVIIIe siè-cles)

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ISBN: 9782940489091 Year: Pages: 412 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_594273 Language: French
Publisher: Editions Alphil Presses universitaires suisses Grant: Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) - OAPEN-CH - 163784
Subject: History
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This collective work explores the themes of religious coexistence and the broaching of religious frontiers in Europe during the 16th, 17th and 18th Centuries. It intends to open new areas for discussion on a European level through the bias of a dia-logue between researchers subscribing to highly different national traditions (France, Netherlands, Switzerland, and Germany). It acts through the contributions gathered here to analyse the possibilities and different methods of interfaith con-tact by using as a departure point the experience of religious differences: The ex-perience garnered by diverse social actors – ecclesiastical, magisterial, academics and nobility.

Un mouvement contre le jeu d’argent. D’un loisir controversé à un problème public (Vancouver 1994-2004)

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ISBN: 9782889301133 Year: Pages: 256 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_624510 Language: French
Publisher: Editions Alphil Presses universitaires suisses Grant: Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) - OAPEN-CH - 170343
Subject: History
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Gambling is now a legitimate sector of the entertainment industry. In the 1990s, opposition emerged in North America but failed to build a social movement on a large scale. This book specifically examines one of these coalitions in Vancouver, Cana-da. The local anti-gambling movement is analyzed as an expression of civic and political engagement. The study focuses specifically on the process of denouncing gambling practices and their conversion into a "public issue." The author analyzes a highly relevant current social debate.

Question jurassienne et idéologies langagières. Langue et construction identitaire dans les revendications autonomistes des minorités francophones (1959-1978)

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ISBN: 9782889300365 Year: Pages: 464 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_594270 Language: French
Publisher: Editions Alphil Presses universitaires suisses Grant: Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) - OAPEN-CH - 163642
Subject: Linguistics
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This sociolinguistic study analyses the discourse on the language of the Jura autonomist movement. It explores the hypothesis that the language ideologies present in this discourse have participated in the identity construction of the Jura separatists as a francophone linguistic minority endangered under the supervision of the German speaking Berne Canton majority.

S’adapter au changement climatique. Analyse critique des nouvelles politiques de gestion de l’environnement. Cas spécifiques de l’agriculture en Inde et du tourisme hivernal en Suisse

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ISBN: 9782889300617 Year: Pages: 392 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_594272 Language: French
Publisher: Editions Alphil Presses universitaires suisses Grant: Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) - OAPEN-CH - 163643
Subject: Environmental Sciences
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Climate change has become a real problem in our time. This book examines the issue of how public policies can adapt to climate change. The study of two very specific cases, situated at opposing points of the world – India and Switzerland – illustrate this question.

Tourisme, mobilités et développement régional dans les Alpes Suisses: mise en scène et valeur territoriale. Montreux, Finhaut et Zermatt du XIXe siècle à nos jours

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ISBN: 9782889301096 Year: Pages: 496 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_624530 Language: French
Publisher: Editions Alphil Presses universitaires suisses Grant: Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) - OAPEN-CH - 170313
Subject: History
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Through the paths of three resorts, this book examines how the areas af-fected by tourism and mobility change, and questions the notion of territorial value. The development of territories is understood through their mobility: the mobility not only of people but also of knowledge and information, as well as markets. Today, in a "hypermobile" world, places must be connect-ed. These networks lead to a standardization of territories. However, to at-tract tourists, media attention, and investors, territories must stand out! It is this process of staging and construction of value that this book presents.

La ville compacte remise en cause ? Formes urbaines et mobilités de loisirs

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ISBN: 9782889301140 Year: Pages: 440 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_624512 Language: French
Publisher: Editions Alphil Presses universitaires suisses Grant: Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) - OAPEN-CH - 170316
Subject: Geology --- Earth Sciences --- Political Science
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Finally the weekend! The time to escape the dense city to enjoy quieter en-vironments? While leisure occupies a central place in our lifestyles, what is the relationship between urban styles and mobility? Are the inhabitants of city centers more mobile, seeking a greener environment in which to spend their free time? This would be the "barbecue effect," which invites stopping advocating for density and upgrading to suburban styles. This book explores this controversy by examining the cases of Geneva and Zurich, to answer some questions: Does the barbecue effect really exist?

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