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Chapter 10: Imagining a Cosmopolitized Europe. From the Study of the ‘New’ to the Discovery of the ‘Unexpected (Book chapter)

Book title: Imagining Europe: Memory, Visions, and Counter-Narratives

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ISBN: 9783863952327 9783863952327 Year: Pages: 14 Language: English
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen Grant: H2020 European Research Council - 323719
Subject: Social Sciences
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If we look at the contemporary academic discourse of political studies in gen- eral and the scholarship on international relations in particular, we notice that many analysts start on the basis that there is something ‘new’ about the world: that it is a “brave new world”1 we are living in, that we are facing ‘new’ challenges and problems and threats, and that ‘new’ solutions are needed. Starting on this premise, much of the scholarship in political studies and international relations is then about the study of this ‘new’ world and the search for ‘new’ solutions that could address and deal with the perceived ‘new’ challenges we are said to be facing

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European Union --- Society

Bibliotheken gestalten Zukunft - Kooperative Wege zur Digitalen Bibliothek ; Dr. Friedrich Geißelmann zum 65. Geburtstag

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ISBN: 9783940344434 Year: Language: German
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: Information theory --- Bibliography
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Libraries are not passive to the rapid and profound digital change. They have recognized and accepted the task and opportunity to actively participate in shaping a sustainable information infrastructure for a modern knowledge society. They use the opportunities of new information technologies to build digital libraries and to expand its service range by offering innovative services. Acknowledged experts from libraries and science in this book give an in-depth insight into current developments in this very important sector for libraries. The topics of the contributions in this volume range of approaches and strategies to improve the information structure of academic libraries on concrete examples of the establishment and development of digital libraries in practice to prospects for future development opportunities and areas of action.

Präventive Tendenzen in Staat und Gesellschaft zwischen Sicherheit und Freiheit - Ein deutsch-japanisches Symposium Ehrenpromotion von Keiichi Yamanaka

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Book Series: Göttinger Juristische Schriften ISBN: 9783863951689 Year: Pages: 292 Language: German
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: Law
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How can the tension between security and personal freedom be solved in the risk society of today? This publication discusses exemplary problems and develops solutions at the level of constitutional law, public international law, economic law, criminal law, and medical law.

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.

Youth at the crossroads - Discourses on socio-cultural change in post-war Northern Uganda

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Book Series: Göttingen Series in Social and Cultural Anthropology ISBN: 9783863951696 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: Sociology --- Social Sciences
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Based on eleven months of field work (2009-2011), this book analyzes the situation of youth in urban Gulu, Northern Uganda, in the aftermath of the war between the Lord’s Resistance Army and the Ugandan Government (1986-2006). Specifically, it focuses on the generation that was born and grew up during the 20-year war: How do members of this generation perceive and evaluate socio-cultural changes which occurred in Acholi society throughout the war years? How do they imagine their future society? And how do they react to the expectations directed at them by their elders? In order to answer these questions, the book draws on rich ethnographic material. It provides an in-depth analysis of how imaginations of the post-war society are contested and negotiated between different groups of social actors – youth and elders, men and women as well as local, national and international actors. While some try to re-establish former cultural practices and conventions and call for a ‘retraditionalization’ of Acholi society, others lobby for ‘modernization’ and attempt to establish ‘new’ social structures, values and norms which are strongly influenced by local understandings of ‘the Western culture’. The book presents numerous examples of the multiple and complex ways young people strategically position themselves in these debates and make use of the various discourses on culture, tradition and modernity in their negotiations of generational, gender, family, and peer-to-peer relations.

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