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Imagining Europe: Memory, Visions, and Counter-Narratives

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ISBN: 9783863952327 Year: DOI: 10.17875/gup2015-839 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

Videoestetiche dell'emergenza : L'immagine della crisi nella sperimentazione audiovisiva

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ISBN: 9788899559151 DOI: 10.4000/books.edizionikaplan.620 Language: Italian
Publisher: Edizioni Kaplan
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Crisi, emergenze, catastrofi. I fatti dell’11 settembre 2001 hanno inaugurato un millennio in cui sembrano intensificarsi guerre e conflitti, pandemie, emergenze ecologiche, e il nuovo disordine mondiale genera impoverimento e disuguaglianze, esaspera paure personali e collettive. Con un approccio interdisciplinare che non trascura cenni storici, antropologici e sociologici, il libro propone l’analisi di un ampio ventaglio di opere realizzate da artisti di vari paesi del mondo nell’ultimo quindicennio su emergenze e crisi planetarie. Una produzione “deterritorializzata”, in cui la pratica e l’etica del cinema del reale sono recuperate in modo innovativo, tra le estetiche incerte degli smartphone e l’eredità del cinema sperimentale e della videoarte in dialogo col digitale.

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cinema --- art --- aesthetics --- crisis

Rumba under Fire: The Arts of Survival from West Point to Delhi

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ISBN: 9780692655832 Year: Pages: 264 DOI: 10.21983/P3.0134.1.00 Language: English
Publisher: punctum books
Subject: Social Sciences
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A professor of poetry uses a deck of playing cards to measure the time until her lover returns from Afghanistan. Congolese soldiers find their loneliness reflected in the lyrics of rumba songs. Survivors of the siege of Sarajevo discuss which book they would have never burned for fuel. A Romanian political prisoner writes her memoir in her head, a book no one will ever read. These are the arts of survival in times of crisis. Rumba Under Fire proposes we think differently about what it means for the arts and liberal arts to be “in crisis.” In prose and poetry, the contributors to Rumba Under Fire explore what it means to do art in hard times. How do people teach, create, study, and rehearse in situations of political crisis? Can art and intellectual work really function as resistance to power? What relationship do scholars, journalists, or even memoirists have to the crises they describe and explain? How do works created in crisis, especially at the extremes of human endurance, fit into our theories of knowledge and creativity?

Art in the Anthropocene: Encounters Among Aesthetics, Politics, Environments and Epistemologies

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Book Series: Critical Climate Change ISBN: 9781785420054 9781785420177 Year: Pages: 416 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_560010 Language: English
Publisher: Open Humanities Press
Subject: Arts in general
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Taking as its premise that the proposed geologic epoch of the Anthropocene is necessarily an aesthetic event, this book explores the relationship between contemporary art and knowledge production in an era of ecological crisis, with contributions from artists, curators, theorists and activists. Contributors include Amy Balkin, Ursula Biemann, Amanda Boetzkes, Lindsay Bremner, Joshua Clover & Juliana Spahr, Heather Davis, Sara Dean, Elizabeth Ellsworth & Jamie Kruse (smudge studio), Irmgard Emmelhainz, Anselm Franke, Peter Galison, Fabien Giraud & Ida Soulard, Laurent Gutierrez & Valérie Portefaix (MAP Office), Terike Haapoja & Laura Gustafsson, Laura Hall, Ilana Halperin, Donna Haraway & Martha Kenney, Ho Tzu Nyen, Bruno Latour, Jeffrey Malecki, Mary Mattingly, Mixrice (Cho Jieun & Yang Chulmo), Natasha Myers, Jean-Luc Nancy & John Paul Ricco, Vincent Normand, Richard Pell & Emily Kutil, Tomás Saraceno, Sasha Engelmann & Bronislaw Szerszynski, Ada Smailbegovic, Karolina Sobecka, Zoe Todd, Richard Streitmatter-Tran & Vi Le, Anna-Sophie Springer, Sylvère Lotringer, Peter Sloterdijk, Etienne Turpin, Pinar Yoldas, and Una Chaudhuri, Fritz Ertl, Oliver Kellhammer & Marina Zurkow.

Future-Proofing the State

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ISBN: 9781925021516 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_496491 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Social Sciences
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This book focuses on the challenges facing governments and communities in preparing for and responding to major crises — especially the hard to predict yet unavoidable natural disasters ranging from earthquakes and tsunamis to floods and bushfires, as well as pandemics and global economic crises. Future-proofing the state and our societies involves decision-makers developing capacities to learn from recent ‘disaster’ experiences in order to be better placed to anticipate and prepare for foreseeable challenges. To undertake such futureproofing means taking long-term (and often recurring) problems seriously, managing risks appropriately, investing in preparedness, prevention and mitigation, reducing future vulnerability, building resilience in communities and institutions, and cultivating astute leadership. In the past we have often heard calls for ‘better future-proofing’ in the aftermath of disasters, but then neglected the imperatives of the message.&#xD;&#xD;Future-Proofing the State is organised around four key themes: how can we better predict and manage the future; how can we transform the short-term thinking shaped by our political cycles into more effective long-term planning; how can we build learning into our preparations for future policies and management; and how can we successfully build trust and community resilience to meet future challenges more adequately?

Crisi economica e comportamenti illegali

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Book Series: Benessere Tecnologia Società - Open access ISBN: 9788891766212 Year: Language: Italian
Publisher: FrancoAngeli
Subject: Anthropology --- Social Sciences
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"Economic and sociological research has long shown that the widespread presence of criminal organizations in the territory is a factor that contrasts economic and social development. This is just one aspect of the complex relationship that exists between local economic dynamics and the illegal behavior of social actors. The relationship between social norms and legal norms, the quality and quantity of social capital, the bonds of trust between the actors and the legitimization of the state, the local power systems, the certainty of the sanctions, are other aspects that certainly contribute to create the conditions that favor illegal responses to the crisis.&#xD;The book seeks to highlight how legality and illegality present facets and interdependencies that can't simply be traced back to the moral categories of good and evil, but need to be analyzed in a multifactorial perspective."

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economics --- sociology --- italy --- illegality --- crisis --- legality

Öl und Souveränität. Petroknowledge und Energiepolitik in den USA und Westeuropa in den 1970er Jahren

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Book Series: Quellen und Darstellungen zur Zeitgeschichte ISSN: 0481-3545 ISBN: 9783110348750 Year: Volume: 103 Pages: 454 DOI: 10.1515/9783110348750 Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: History
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The importance of oil for modern economic and political regimes increased during the economic boom of the post-war decades. Yet in 1973-1974, rising oil prices and reduced production raised the specter of an uncertain future. Rüdiger Graf examines the national and international strategies formulated to deal with this challenge to political sovereignty, exploring the first oil crisis in the context of the transformational processes of the 1970s.

La diversité culturelle dans l’industrie de la musique enregistrée en France (2003-2008)

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ISBN: 9782111399006 Language: French
Publisher: Département des études, de la prospective et des statistiques
Subject: Business and Management
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L’industrie musicale française est en crise depuis le milieu des années 2000. Les ventes ont chuté alors même que le processus de numérisation des contenus se développait. Comment apprécier l’incidence sur la diversité culturelle de la production et de la consommation d’une filière en crise ? Fondée sur l’approche d’Andrew Stirling, la mesure de la diversité culturelle est analysée selon trois dimensions : la variété produite et consommée, l’équilibre des ventes entre les différents titres et la disparité des albums et des artistes écoutés. L’analyse révèle la baisse du poids des majors au profit des petits et gros producteurs indépendants, elle apporte des éléments de réponse sur l’effet de levier des ventes en ligne (hypothèse de la longue traîne) et sur l’appréciation de la diversité dans la part des ventes réalisées en grandes surfaces spécialisées.

The law in the information and risk society

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ISBN: 9783863950125 Year: Pages: 181 DOI: 10.17875/gup2011-128 Language: English
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: Law --- Business and Management --- Economics --- Political Science
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The information and risk society poses a new challenge for the law in all its fragments. Modern media communication and technologies increase people’s prosperity while stating new risks with not uncommonly devastating crisis-potential: The banking crisis, the safety net for the euro zone and the nuclear incident in Fukushima are only the latest forms of those specific modern common dangers which the law is facing – in many cases due to it’s domestically limited validity - not or not sufficiently prepared. In order to promote the international dialog within the jurisprudence there was a conference in October 2010 held by the faculty of law of the Georg-August-Universität, supported by the chair of GAU, together with the faculty of Seoul National University School of Law discussing main issues of law in a modern information and risk society. With this volume the results of this convention shall be made accessible to everybody interested. Thereby it illustrates not only the variety of new issues and aspects, but also reveals that this can only be the beginning on the way to a deeper understanding of the complex correlations. Volume 10 in the series „Göttinger Juristische Schriften“ The series is published by the Faculty of Law of the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen und makes events at the faculty publicly available.

Taxation and the Financial Crisis

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ISBN: 9780199698165 Year: Pages: 321 DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698165.001.0001 Language: English
Publisher: Oxford University Press Grant: OAPEN-UK
Subject: Economics
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The financial crisis has opened up a global debate on the taxation of the financial sector. A number of international policy initiatives, most notably by the G20, have called for major changes in the tax treatment of financial institutions and transactions as well as individuals working in the financial sector. This book examines how tax policies contributed to the financial crisis and whether taxation can play a role in the reform efforts under way to establish a sounder and safer financial system. The book looks at the pros and cons of various tax initiatives, including limiting the tax advantages to debt financing, special taxes on the financial sector and financial transactions taxes.

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