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Europe - space for transcultural existence?

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ISBN: 9783863950620 Year: Pages: 291 Language: English
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: Social Sciences
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Europe - Space for Transcultural Existence? is the first volume of the new series, Studies in Euroculture, published by Göttingen University Press. The series derives its name from the Erasmus Mundus Master of Excellence Euroculture: Europe in the Wider World, a two year programme offered by a consortium of eight European universities in collaboration with four partner universities outside Europe. This master highlights regional, national and supranational dimensions of the European democratic development; mobility, migration and inter-, multi- and transculturality. The impact of culture is understood as an element of political and social development within Europe. The articles published here explore the field of Euroculture in its different elements: it includes topics such as cosmopolitanism, cultural memory and traumatic past(s), colonial heritage, democratization and Europeanization as well as the concept of (European) identity in various disciplinary contexts such as law and the social sciences. In which way have Europeanization and Globalization influenced life in Europe more specifically? To what extent have people in Europe turned ‘transcultural’? The ‘trans’ is understood as indicator of an overlapping mix of cultures that does not allow for the construction of sharp differentiations. It is explored in topics such as (im)migration and integration, as well as cultural products and lifestyle. The present economic crisis and debt crisis have led, as side-result, to a public attack on the open, cosmopolitan outlook of Europe. The values of the multicultural and civil society and the idea of a people’s Europe have become debatable. This volume offers food for thought and critical reflection.

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Europe --- Culture --- Europeanization

Imagining Europe: Memory, Visions, and Counter-Narratives

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ISBN: 9783863952327 Year: Language: English|German
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: Social Sciences
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In the course of the so-called ‘economic and financial crisis’ from 2008 onwards, there has been a fierce debate about the role and purpose of the European Union. It was led in politics and the media just as in academia. The economic usefulness of the Euro has been discussed, and the political implications of a fostered European unification. Most often, the state of Europeanization has been presented as being without alternatives: no Europe without Greece; no Euro without Greece; no way back to the nation state in its old form. As a result, the debate on Europe was largely narrowed down to the very questions of the immediate crisis, namely economics and fi nance. Only a few voices held that the crisis in fact was one of politics, not of economics. And only late did politicians mention again that Europe is more than the EU. Alternative views of Europe, however, were scarce and often presented full of consequences. It thus came without much surprise that the lacking imaginative power of politicians as well as intellectuals was criticized. The idea for this volume sprang from that situation. The editors invited scholars from various disciplines to present them with ways of imagining Europe that go beyond the rather limited view of EU institutions. How was, how is Europe imagined? Which memories are evoked, which visions explicated? Which counter-narratives to prominent discourses are there?

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Europe --- Europeanization --- crisis

Visions and Revisions of Europe

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ISBN: 9783863953829 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: Social Sciences
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Visions and Revisions of Europe offers a multidisciplinary debate on the various political, social, and cultural issues that are at the heart of contemporary European discourse, with a focus on the relations between the so-called “New” and “Old” Europe. A range of possible scenarios for the future of the EU, as well as a discussion of the factors affecting current crises are at the forefront of the debate, which lead the reader to reflect upon often overlooked aspects of European integration, such as Germany’s hegemonic role in the Union, or historical narratives and myths that need to be deconstructed and critically analysed. Contemporary populist movements also play a key role, as do the often difficult processes of migration and EU mobility, which reveal the tensions, fears, and lines of exclusion in contemporary European societies. Finally, the role of values – namely an adherence to human rights and responsibility over the global social order – which in the 1970s was a cornerstone of EU discursive action and identity building, serves as a lasting point of reflection on the uncertain future of the EU’s axio-normative direction(s).

Haftung für Gefahrguttransporte in Europa - Zur außervertraglichen Haftung für Gefahrguttransporte zu Lande, zu Wasser und mit Luftfahrzeugen

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ISBN: 9783941875586 Year: Pages: 345 Language: German
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: Law
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Die zunehmende Verwirklichung des europäischen Binnenmarktes führt zu einem konstanten Anstieg des grenzüberschreitenden Güterverkehrs, insbesondere auch der Gefahrguttransporte innerhalb der Europäischen Union. Mit den längeren grenzüberschreitenden Transportwegen steigt die Gefahr von Unfällen, welche bei Gefahrguttransporten aufgrund des erhöhten Gefahrenpotenzials in der Regel schwerwiegendere Folgen als bei gewöhnlichen Gütertransporten nach sich ziehen. Die daran anknüpfenden, praktisch wichtigen Haftungsfragen für entstandene Schäden Dritter, also der Personen, die nicht am Transportrechtsverhältnis zwischen Absender, Transporteur und Empfänger beteiligt sind, sind Gegenstand der vorliegenden Untersuchung. Behandelt werden alle fünf Verkehrszweige: Straßengüterverkehr, Schienengüterverkehr, Binnenschiffahrt, Seeschiffahrt sowie Luftfrachtverkehr. Dabei konzentriert sich die Darstellung auf bereits bestehende völkerrechtliche Übereinkommen (CRTD, HNS-Übereinkommen, CRDNI-Entwurf, Zweites Römer Haftungsabkommen, Ölhaftungs- und Fondsübereinkommen, Pariser und Wiener Übereinkommen), auch wenn diese größtenteils noch nicht in Kraft und daher in der Praxis nicht anwendbar sind. Die daraus resultierenden Haftungslücken müssen derzeit noch durch das vom nationalen Internationalen Privatrecht berufene nationale Recht geschlossen werden. Wie dies nach geltendem Recht geschieht und welche haftungsrechtlichen Unterschiede sich hierbei hinsichtlich der Haftung für Gefahrguttransporte ergeben, wird exemplarisch am Beispiel der deutschen, französischen und englischen Rechtsordnung dargestellt. Auf der Grundlage der Ergebnisse dieser eingehenden Analyse entwickelt die Verfasserin Vorschläge für die überfällige Rechtsvereinheitlichung auf europäischer Ebene.

Capability as a Yardstick for Flexicurity - Using the Senian Paradigm to Evaluate a European Policy Agenda

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ISBN: 9783863951634 Year: Pages: 296 Language: English
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: Sociology --- Social Sciences
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Flexicurity is a European policy agenda seeking to increase both flexibility and security in the labour-market. This book argues that it needs a revision: Although flexicurity is set out to change the way Europeans work and live, and even though it is being justified by workers’ needs, flexicurity lacks of a clear and democratically justified vision of society. Flexicurity is confronted here with Amartya Sen’s capability-approach, a paradigm of well-being evaluation. How is flexicurity related to a concept of employment as part of a way of life which people have reason to value? How capability-friendly are established flexicurity-indicators? It is thus shown how the capability-approach can be used in the field of labour-market and social policy.

Begegnung - Vermittlung - Innovation Band 1 - Annäherungen an Musik- und Kompositionspraktiken im Europa des 19. Jahrhunderts

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ISBN: 9783863952242 Year: Language: German
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: Music
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Durchbricht man das starre Denkmuster einer Trennung von Leben und Kunst, so rücken bisher versteckte Orte des Wissens in den Vordergrund. Auf der Suche nach diesen neuen Wissens-Orten, nach Mikrokosmen und deren Resonanzen in der Musikkultur im Europa des 19. Jahrhunderts soll dieser Band mit seinen verschiedenartigen Beiträgen ein stimmungsvolles und ebenso mosaikhaftes Bild wiedergeben, das uns auffordert, das Kulturleben dieser, aber auch anderer Epochen in seiner ganzen Vielfalt wahrzunehmen und zu begreifen. Die Texte des vorliegenden Bandes fassen einige der Freien Referate zusammen, die beim 15. Internationalen Kongress der Gesellschaft für Musikforschung „Music | Musics. Structures and Processes“ vom 5.–8. September 2012 in Göttingen gehalten worden sind. Mit Beiträgen von Merle Fahrholz, Axel Fischer und Matthias Kornemann, Melanie von Goldbeck, Christine Hoppe, Martin Knust und Ingela Tägil, Marie Winkelmüller und Christhard Zimpel.

Mittelalterliche Eliten und Kulturtransfer östlich der Elbe - interdisziplinäre Beiträge zu Archäologie und Geschichte im mittelalterlichen Ostmitteleuropa

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ISBN: 9783941875104 Year: Language: German
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: History
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The different written and archaeological sources give a very heterogeneous picture of the social and religious structures in Eastern Middle Europe. Recent developments in modern archaeological and historical research have shown new approaches to the analysis of elites. In every society there is a leading minority, who cumulates both wealth and prestige and is characterized by an elevated social rank, reputation and acceptance. An external marker of these elites is especially the superregional transfer of certain items, but also of the culturally encoded value systems. The present study asks whether this notion of cultural transfer, developed in the context of modern history, can be applied as well to the study of mutual influences between the elites of medieval Western and Eastern Middle Europe. It also raises the question if this terminology is equally useful for the analysis of written and material sources, and to what extent it might open a new perspective on the rich but as yet often unexplored history of the lands east of the Elbe river.

Beten, Impfen, Sammeln - Zur Viehseuchen- und Schädlingsbekämpfung in der Frühen Neuzeit Graduiertenkolleg Interdisziplinäre Umweltgeschichte

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ISBN: 9783938616956 Year: Language: German
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: Agriculture (General) --- Biology
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The collection covers the presentations held at the workshop on „Challenge: Securing Resources - Animal Diseases and Pest Control in the 18th and 19 Century“ held in Goettingen on 21 and 22 June 2006 by the graduate school „Interdisciplinary Environmental History, Natual Environment and Society in Central Europe“, which is funded by the German Research Foundation, and operative since July 1 2004 at the Georg-August University in Goettingen.

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