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Explaining Financial Crises

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Book Series: Hohenheimer volkswirtschaftliche Schriften ISBN: 9783631543504 Year: Pages: 430 Language: English
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Economics
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This book develops a new theoretical approach to the explanation of systemic financial crises in industrial and emerging market countries. In contrast to standard models, the present cyclical approach is consistent with the following three stylized facts. Firstly, systemic financial crises are a recurrent phenomenon generally accompanied by excessive boom-bust cycles. Secondly, the frequency of financial crisis cycles is very irregular. Thirdly, most financial crisis cycles are initiated by positive shocks to profit expectations which induce an unsustainable build-up of financial fragility driven by irrational exuberance. The present approach is based on a sophisticated balancesheet structure with many assets, as well as on an expectation formation scheme which combines the rational expectations hypothesis with Keynes’ Beauty Contest Theory.

Linguistic Construction of Ethnic Borders

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ISBN: 9783653982558 9783653982565 9783631653777 Year: Pages: 261 Language: English
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Sociology --- Social Sciences --- Languages and Literatures --- Linguistics
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This volume focuses on the linguistic constructs involved in ethnic borders. Ethnic borders have proven themselves to be surprisingly long-lived: in nearly all European countries and beyond, border demarcation, exclusion of foreigners, and minority conflicts are some of the most persistent challenges for nations and societies. Which linguistic factors play a role in the formation of these borders, especially those drawn along ethnic lines? Which linguistic constructs contribute to the negotiation, establishment and maintenance of ethnic groups and identities? Under which conditions can processes of linguistic convergence, hybrids, or transcultural identities be observed?

The Governance of Educational Welfare Markets: A Comparative Analysis of the European Social Fund in Five Countries

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ISBN: 9783034318990 Year: Pages: 248 Language: English
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Political Science --- Education --- Social Sciences --- Languages and Literatures
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This book is a first exploratory inquiry into possible educational selectivity effects of the European Social Fund (ESF). It assesses the extent of the gap between the social policy objectives set through regulatory competences in multi-level governance and the structure of incentives it breeds in practice, with a broad range of implications for the capacity of the government to control for an equitable distribution of services at the community level. The chapters emphasize the educational selectivity involved in national policy decisions concerning ESF implementation in the five countries, the role of informal mechanisms in fine-tuning implementation, the negative effects of formalization and failures in accommodating the complexity of goals which characterizes the ESF, as well as the overall fairness of ESF implementation towards the most disadvantaged groups in society. The empirical analysis suggests that social-service delivery contracting as an instrument of governance is no longer regulating against risks for beneficiaries, but fuels increased social division in access to public services.

Commercialised History: Popular History Magazines in Europe

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ISBN: 9783631657799 Year: Pages: 378 Language: English
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Education --- History --- Information theory
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This volume of essays is the result of the EU project «EHISTO», which dealt with the mediation of history in popular history magazines and explored how history in the commercialised mass media can be used in history teaching in order to develop the media literacy and the transcultural competences of young people. The volume offers articles which for the first time address the phenomenon of popular history magazines in Europe and their mediating strategies in a foundational way. The articles are intended as introductory material for teachers and student teachers. The topic also offers an innovative approach in terms of making possible a European cross-country comparison, in which results based on qualitative and quantitative methods are presented, related to the content focus areas profiled in the national magazines.

Acoustics of the Vowel - Preliminaries

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ISBN: 9783034320313 Year: Pages: 296 Language: English
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group Grant: Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) - OAPEN-CH - 163510
Subject: Linguistics
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It seems as if the fundamentals of how we produce vowels and how they are acoustically represented have been clarified: we phonate and articulate. Using our vocal chords, we produce a vocal sound or noise which is then shaped into a specific vowel sound by the resonances of the pharyngeal, oral, and nasal cavities, that is, the vocal tract. Accordingly, the acoustic description of vowels relates to vowel-specific patterns of relative energy maxima in the sound spectra, known as patterns of formants. The intellectual and empirical reasoning presented in this treatise, however, gives rise to scepticism with respect to this understanding of the sound of the vowel. The reflections and materials presented provide reason to argue that, up to now, a comprehensible theory of the acoustics of the voice and of voiced speech sounds is lacking, and consequently, no satisfying understanding of vowels as an achievement and particular formal accomplishment of the voice exists. Thus, the question of the acoustics of the vowel—and with it the question of the acoustics of the voice itself—proves to be an unresolved fundamental problem.

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acoustics --- phonetics --- phonology --- vowel --- language

Conversational Writing - A Multidimensional Study of Synchronous and Supersynchronous Computer-Mediated Communication

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Book Series: English Corpus Linguistics ISSN: 1610868X ISBN: 9783631671535 Year: Pages: 353 Language: English
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Information theory --- Linguistics
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The author analyses computer chat as a form of communication. While some forms of computer-mediated communication (CMC) deviate only marginally from traditional writing, computer chat is popularly considered to be written conversation and the most “oral” form of written CMC. This book systematically explores the varying degrees of conversationality (“orality”) in CMC, focusing in particular on a corpus of computer chat (synchronous and supersynchronous CMC) compiled by the author. The book employs Douglas Biber’s multidimensional methodology and situates the chats relative to a range of spoken and written genres on his dimensions of linguistic variation. The study fills a gap both in CMC linguistics as regards a systematic variationist approach to computer chat genres, and in variationist linguistics as regards a description of conversational writing.

Big Data in Organizations and the Role of Human Resource Management

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Book Series: Personalmanagement und Organisation ISSN: 1868940X ISBN: 9783631718902 Year: Pages: XVII pp., 237 pp. Language: English
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Sociology --- Business and Management --- Economics
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Big data are changing the way we work. This book conveys a theoretical understanding of big data and the related interactions on a socio-technological level as well as on the organizational level. Big data challenge the human resource department to take a new role. An organization’s new competitive advantage is its employees augmented by big data.

E-Political Socialization, the Press and Politics

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Book Series: Labour, Education & Society ISBN: 9783631628348 9783653019711 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100374
Subject: Political Science
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This book examines the state of print and electronic media in the United States of America, Europe, and China. The latest mass communication advances demonstrate that we live in an increasingly media-centric world. The chapters include theoretical and empirical studies that shed light on the meaning of this development. The trajectory of people’s move to electronic communication is a global phenomenon affecting their daily life. Does this trend aid or impede democracy? Is there an emerging digital divide contributing to an increasing gap between the rich and poor people and nations? The four parts of this book explore various aspects of political socialization and its relationship with different media, including print, broadcasting, and the Internet.

Muslima Theology

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ISBN: 9783631628997 9783653032383 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100371
Subject: Education
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This pioneering volume defines the contours of the emerging engagements of Muslim women scholars from around the world with the authoritative interpretive traditions of Islam, classical and contemporary. Muslima theology, encompassing a range of perspectives and arising from multiple social locations, now claims a place alongside womanist and mujerista readings that interrogate scripture and other forms of religious discourse to empower women of faith to speak for themselves in the interests of gender justice.

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theology

Plurilingualism and Multiliteracies

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Book Series: Kolloquium Fremdsprachenunterricht ISBN: 9783631629260 9783653032291 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100373
Subject: Linguistics
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LANGSCAPE is a plurilingual and multicultural international research network on language acquisition and language education. The current research focus is on Identity Construction in Language Education. This volume summarizes some research results of the last four years by presenting empirical research projects as well as theoretical concepts. The contributions all deal with topics linked to plurilingualism or to certain aspects of the concept of multiliteracies like globalization, language policy, multiculturalism, multimodal communication processes, intercultural learning etc. The authors conceptualize or analyse identity construction processes of learners and educators in different plurilingual and multicultural learning environments or media based settings.

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languages --- education

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