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Women in the Balkans/ Southeastern Europe

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Book Series: Suedosteuropa-Studien ISBN: 9783866886155 Year: Pages: 148 Language: German
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
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This book is a collection of contributions to a symposium which was organized by the Southeast Europe Association (Südosteuropa-Gesellschaft) on the topic "Women in the Balkans/Southeastern Europe" and held on 3rd and 4th November 2014 in Munich. It reflects on the present situation of women in the Balkans/Southeast Europe which has experienced fundamental changes since the end of the communist/socialist regime and the transition towards a market oriented economy as well as the wars in former Yugoslavia. These fundamental changes and war time experiences have not only implicated disorders in political and social status, but also a backlash in terms of return to patriarchal values as well as to traditional gender relations and hierarchies. A perception of gender roles following traditional patterns and a concept of femininity reducing women to their bodies, open sexism in media, the so called "sex industry" and "women markets" plus the ban of abortion, increased domestic violence and trafficking in women have been combined with neoliberal values, right ideology, neo-patriarchy and the ruling concept of masculinity. On the other hand, women have also used their chance to create their own business, not to forget female subcultures. Women`s participation in decision-making, especially in political parties, and their representation in the public scenery is an important indicator for the degree of their emancipation. Bringing together women engaged on women`s issues in different areas - from the academia, the Non-Governmental Organisations and civil society, and policy makers - is bound to result in a variety of perspectives and views.

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 DOI: 10.3726/978-3-0353-0688-0 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.

Enlarging the European Union

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Book Series: Schriften zur Wirtschaftstheorie und Wirtschaftspolitik ISBN: 9783631373293 Year: Pages: 210 Language: English
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Economics --- Political Science --- Sociology
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European politics has provided clear signals: the next round in the process of EU enlargement with the accession of the Central and Eastern European countries (CEEC) will come. Since expectations concerning the costs and benefits of integration are varied, it is our aim to contribute to this discussion by undertaking an empirical assessment of integration. Firstly the extent of potential free labour mobility between the CEEC and the EU is assessed using an econometric model. On that basis, different integration scenarios, i.e. trade liberalisation, capital transfers and labour migration are simulated using a computable general equilibrium model. Our results suggest that migration flows will be moderate and that integration is likely to cause positive welfare effects in the CEEC and negligible effects in the EU.

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Assessment --- Central --- Computable --- Different --- Eastern --- Enlarging --- Equilibrium --- Europe --- European --- General --- Hille --- Integration --- Scenarios --- Union

Long-Term Structural Changes in Transforming Central & Eastern Europe (The 1990s)

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Book Series: Suedosteuropa-Studien ISBN: 9783631743188 Year: Pages: 195 Language: German
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Die Südosteuropa-Studien werden von der in München ansässigen Südosteuropa-Gesellschaft, der wichtigsten Wissenschaftsorganisation der Südosteuropa-Forschung im deutschsprachigen Raum, herausgegeben. Sie dienen der vertieften und interdisziplinären wissenschaftlichen Darstellung wichtiger Themen aus der Südosteuropa-Forschung. Auch Fragen zur aktuellen politischen und sozio-ökonomischen Entwicklung in der Region Südosteuropa werden aufgegriffen. Herausgeber der Einzelbände sind renommierte Repräsentanten der deutschen und internationalen Südosteuropa-Forschung.

Redefining Southeastern Europe. Political Challenges and Economic Opportunities

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Book Series: Suedosteuropa-Studien ISBN: 9783631743133 Year: Pages: 283 Language: German
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Die Südosteuropa-Studien werden von der in München ansässigen Südosteuropa-Gesellschaft, der wichtigsten Wissenschaftsorganisation der Südosteuropa-Forschung im deutschsprachigen Raum, herausgegeben. Sie dienen der vertieften und interdisziplinären wissenschaftlichen Darstellung wichtiger Themen aus der Südosteuropa-Forschung. Auch Fragen zur aktuellen politischen und sozio-ökonomischen Entwicklung in der Region Südosteuropa werden aufgegriffen. Herausgeber der Einzelbände sind renommierte Repräsentanten der deutschen und internationalen Südosteuropa-Forschung.

Transcultural Approaches to the Concept of Imperial Rule in the Middle Ages

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ISBN: 9783631662199 9783631662199 9783653052329 9783631706244 Year: DOI: 10.3726/978-3-653-05232-9 Language: English
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103568
Subject: History
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During the Middle Ages, rulers from different regions aspired to an idea of imperial hegemony. On the other hand, there were rulers who deliberately refused to be «emperors», although their reign showed characteristics of imperial rule. The contributions in this volume ask for the reasons why some rulers such as Charlemagne strove for imperial titles, whereas others voluntarily shrank from them. They also look at the characteristics of and rituals connected to imperial rule as well as to the way Medieval empires saw themselves. Thus, the authors in this volume adopt a transcultural perspective, covering Western, Eastern, Northern and Southern Europe, Byzantium and the Middle East. Furthermore, they go beyond the borders of Christianity by including various caliphates and Islamic «hegemonic» rulers like Saladin.

Datenschutz in sozialen Netzwerken in Europa, Deutschland und Chile

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ISBN: 9783631725528 9783631725795 9783631725801 Year: DOI: 10.3726/b11293 Language: German
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103683
Subject: Law
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Der Autor untersucht, ob geltendes Recht in Europa, Deutschland und Chile personenbezogene Daten in sozialen Netzwerken hinreichend vor Missbrauch schützt. Hierbei widmet er sich vertieft dem Vergleich deutscher und europäischer Regelungen mit der Rechtslage in Chile, zwei sehr unterschiedlichen Rechtsordnungen und technologisch komplizierten Sachverhalten. Der Fokus des Buches liegt auf der Untersuchung des Datenschutzes speziell in sozialen Netzwerken und auf der Beleuchtung der internationalen Dimension dieses Phänomens. So leistet der Autor einen rechtswissenschaftlichen Beitrag mit grenzüberschreitendem Blickwinkel zu dem Thema Datenschutz.

Adult Education and Lifelong Learning in Europe and Beyond

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Book Series: Studien zur Paedagogik, Andragogik und Gerontagogik / Studies in Pedagogy, Andragogy, and Gerontagogy ISBN: 9783653951004 9783653951011 9783631666357 Year: Pages: 276 Language: English
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Political Science --- Education --- Sociology
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This volume presents comparisons of adult education and lifelong learning with a focus on educational policies, professionalization in adult education, participation in adult learning and education, quality in adult education, and educational guidance and counselling. The essays are based on comparisons discussed at the international Winter School «Comparative Studies in Adult and Lifelong Learning», held in Würzburg, Germany, February 2015. Sub-topics of lifelong learning were chosen for an in-depth comparison and analysis of the situation in various European countries and beyond.

Innovative Places in Europe

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Book Series: Hohenheimer volkswirtschaftliche Schriften ISBN: 9783631633038 Year: Pages: 433 Language: English
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Economics
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Regional disparities and spatial clustering are ubiquitous in today’s world. This study contributes with empirical findings on the distribution of European research and patenting activity since the 1980s at the regional level. Besides a general theoretical part, it offers a quantitative clustering analysis, which makes use of EPO patent applications and a harmonized regional and technological classification. Moreover, the pan-European study incorporates a structural analysis of inter-regional co-patenting networks at the regional and technological level that covers the 1990s and 2000s. Finally, European regional income and growth disparities are addressed by placing emphasis on the spatial distribution of research activity and the regional settlement structure.

Rewriting Academia

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ISBN: 9783653954425 9783653954432 9783631669853 Year: Pages: 442 Language: English
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Gender Studies --- History --- Languages and Literatures
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From a historical perspective, the full academic establishment of Women’s and Gender Studies is a radical and far-reaching innovation. Decisive impulses have come from the United States, the European unification and globalization. European Women’s and Gender Studies are therefore intimately linked to the English language and Anglophone cultures, as the near untranslatability of «gender» shows. In this volume 25 experts present surveys for their countries with a historical and European contextualization and offer fundamental insights not only for English Studies but also various other disciplines.

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