For Another Europe

A Class Analysis of European Economic Integration

Author: Guglielmo Carchedi

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781859846100

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 310

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Provides an introduction and critique of the European Union project, arguing that an analysis focusing on production and distribution of value as the basis of the economy can illuminate the contradictions of European economic integration.

Another Europe

Conceptions and Practices of Democracy in the European Social Forums

Author: Donatella Della Porta

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134025874

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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Given the recent focus on the challenges to representative democracy, and the search for new institutions and procedures that can help to channel increasing participation, this book offers empirical insights on alternative conceptions of democracy and the actors that promote them. With a focus on the conceptions and practices of democracy within contemporary social movements in Europe, this volume contributes to the debate on the different dimensions of democracy, especially in its participative and deliberative forms. On the basis of an in-depth analysis of European Social Forums, gathering thousands of social movement organizations and tens of thousands of activists from all Europe, the book explores the transnational dimension of democracy and addresses a relevant, and little analyzed aspect of Europeanization: the Europeanization of social movements. From a methodological point of view, the research innovates by covering a group of individuals traditionally neglected in previous studies: social movement activists. Qualitative and quantitative methods are employed to research individual motivations as well as environmental dynamics. The various chapters combine analysis of the individuals’ attitudes and behavior with that of the organizational characteristics, procedures and practices of democracy. Providing a cross-national comparison on the global justice movement, the theoretical challenges of the new wave of protest and offering rich empirical data on contemporary activism, this book will appeal to students and scholars of comparative politics, sociology, political sociology, social movement studies, as well as transnational relations.

Yet Another Europe after 1984

Rethinking Milan Kundera and the Idea of Central Europe

Author: N.A

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9401208174

Category: Philosophy

Page: 236

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Much of the debates in this book revolves around Milan Kundera and his 1984 essay “The Tragedy of Central Europe.” Kundera wrote his polemical text when the world was pregnant with imminent social and political change, yet that world was still far from realizing that we would enter the last decade of the twentieth century with the Soviet empire and its network of satellite states missing from the political map. Kundera was challenged by Joseph Brodsky and György Konrád for allegedly excluding Russia from the symbolic space of Europe, something the great author deeply believes he never did. To what extent was Kundera right in assuming that, if to exist means to be present in the eyes of those we love, then Central Europe does not exist anymore, just as Western Europe as we knew it has stopped existing? What were the mental, cultural, and intellectual realities that lay beneath or behind his beautiful and graceful metaphors? Are we justified in rehabilitating political optimism at the beginning of the twenty-first century? Are we able to reconcile the divided memories of Eastern or Central Europe and Western Europe regarding what happened to the world in 1968? And where is Central Europe now?

After the Third No

Another Europe?

Author: Gwyn Prins

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781843511502

Category: Political Science

Page: 170

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After the French and Dutch decisively rejected the Constitution at the polls in 2005, in 2008 an Irish electorate delivered a resounding 'Third No', triggering a political earthquake in the capitals of Europe. This book includes the thoughts and ideas of over seventy distinguished thinkers and practitioners across the European Union.

Just Another Major Crisis?

The United States and Europe since 2000

Author: Geir Lundestad

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191564362

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

View: 7497


In this book some of the world's leading academic experts on American-European relations provide the most up to date presentations of the topic available today. The Iraq War represented a most serious challenge to American-European relations. Some of the contributors argue that NATO, the key of the Atlantic relationship, has been harmed beyond repair. The Cold War is over; America has become more nationalist than it used to be; Europe has become more independent-minded vis-à-vis the United States. Others argue that the war was just another major crisis, like the many crises that had affected NATO even in its golden years during the Cold War. Recently the relationship has already improved a great deal; it is likely to improve even further.

Memory and Power in Post-War Europe

Studies in the Presence of the Past

Author: Jan-Werner Müller

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521000703

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 9573


This book is the first to examine the connection between memory and politics directly.

Europe's Space Programme

To Ariane and Beyond

Author: Brian Harvey

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781852337223

Category: Science

Page: 384

View: 5667


A first, comprehensive account of the development of Europe’s highly successful space programme.- Explains the politics, science and organisation of the European Space Programme and the many technological achievements of its satellites and rockets.- Highlights the major contributions of the European Space Agency’s scientific and applications programmes and puts them in a global perspective.- Focuses on Europe placing the various national programmes in a European context.

Translating Milan Kundera

Author: Michelle Woods

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1847695469

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

View: 363


Translating Milan Kundera uses new archival research to view the wider cultural scope of the translation issue involving the controversies surrounding Kundera’s translated novels. It focuses on the language of the novels, Kundera’s ‘lost’ works, writing as translation, interpretation, exile, censorship and the social responses to translated fiction in the Anglophone world.

Europe in Black and White

Immigration, Race and Identity in the "Old Continent"

Author: Manuela Ribeiro Sanches

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1841503576

Category: History

Page: 264

View: 9182


The essays in Europe in Black and White offer new critical perspectives on race, immigration, and identity on the Old Continent. In reconsidering the various forms of encounters with difference, such as multiculturalism and hybridity, the contributors address a number of issues, including geography, politics and linguistic practice. Featuring scholars from a wide variety of nationalities and disciplinary areas, this collection of essays will speak to an equally wide readership and provide an important counter-discourse to the images of migration and racism frequently portrayed in the media. --Book Jacket.

The History and Power of Writing

Author: Henri-Jean Martin

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226508368

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 591

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Continuing on to the electronic revolution, Martin's account takes in the changes wrought on writing by computers and electronic systems of storage and communication, and offers surprising insights into the influence these new technologies have had on children born into the computer age. The power of writing to influence and dominate is, indeed, a central theme in this history, as Martin explores the processes by which the written word has gradually imposed its logic on society over four thousand years. The summation of decades of study by one of the world's great scholars on the subject, this fascinating account of writing explains much about the world we inhabit, where we uneasily confer, accept, and resist the power of the written word.

The linguistic integration of adult migrants: from one country to another, from one language to another

Author: N.A

Publisher: Council of Europe

ISBN: 928717962X

Category: Political Science

Page: 56

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The linguistic integration of migrants affects every aspect of settling in a new country (employment, health, etc.). The aim of this collection of texts is to propose a number of specific measures member states can take to help adult migrants become acquainted with the language of the host country. The main focus is on organising language courses that meet migrants’ real communication needs. It is not enough for authorities simply to consider the technical aspects of such courses, they should also design and conduct them in accordance with the fundamental values of the Council of Europe. A number of issues concerning the linguistic integration of adult migrants are presented here, beginning with the notion of linguistic integration itself. Family reunion, the nature of citizenship and the function of language tests, among others, are dealt with from the point of view of language and language use. Readers are invited to reflect on the type of language competences that need to be acquired as well as an appropriate use of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The collection also sets out approaches and instruments designed to assist in implementing effective policies.

Europe in the Sixteenth Century

Author: H.G. Koenigsberger,George L. Mosse,G.Q. Bowler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317875877

Category: History

Page: 560

View: 1378


This bestselling, seminal book - a general survey of Europe in the era of `Rennaisance and Reformation' - was originally published in Denys Hay's famous Series, `A General History of Europe'. It looks at sixteenth-century Europe as a complex but interconnected whole, rather than as a mosaic of separate states. The authors explore its different aspects through the various political structures of the age - empires, monarchies, city-republics - and how they functioned and related to one another. A strength of the book remains the space it devotes to the growing importance of town-life in the sixteenth century, and to the economic background of political change.

Struggling for a Social Europe

Neoliberal Globalization and the Birth of a European Social Movement

Author: Mr Andrew Mathers

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409490858

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Protests at summit meetings have inspired intense debate over the nature and significance of the 'anti-globalization' or 'anti-capitalist’ movement. However, the European dimension of this movement is still largely unknown. In this insightful book Andy Mathers addresses this deficit by focusing on events that have marked the birth of a European social movement. He relates the development of the movement to key matters such as economic, employment and welfare state restructuring along neoliberal lines. He also challenges ideas about the nature of contemporary collective action and the character of present day social movements. Mathers discusses the significance of the movement and its future development through a critical engagement with the work of major writers in European sociology and of academics influential in the wider global movement such as Pierre Bourdieu. A postscript brings readers fully up-to-date with developments in the type of 'social Europe' propagated by the institutions of the EU as well as in the maturation of a social movement to oppose it.

SETI: Another Signal In Sagittarius

Author: Ian Beardsley


ISBN: 1304666670

Category: Science

Page: 174

View: 6474


It is proposed that extraterrestrials left their thumbprint in our physics. A message is found embedded in our physics as well and it may indicate we are here for a reason. Where the message comes from is calculated and it turns out to be in the same region of space as the SETI Wow Signal.

The New European Left

A Socialism for the Twenty-First Century?

Author: K. Hudson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137265116

Category: Political Science

Page: 211

View: 2016


Hudson explores the development of communists and other left forces, charting their survival and renewal after 1989. She shows how an open and democratic form of socialism has emerged which embraces environmental, gender and anti-war politics.

The Chicago of Europe, and Other Tales of Foreign Travel

Author: Mark Twain,Peter Kaminsky

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402758690

Category: Travel

Page: 419

View: 9875


A volume of travel yarns by the beloved classic author is a 19th-century tour that imparts Twain's droll perspectives on such locations as Hawaii, Jerusalem and Berlin, in a collection of 68 stories that includes a number of previously unpublished pieces.

Civilization and Capitalism, 15th-18th Century, Vol. III

The Perspective of the World

Author: Fernand Braudel

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520081161

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 704

View: 5744


By examining in detail the material life of pre-industrial peoples around the world, Fernand Braudel significantly changed the way historians view their subject. Originally published in the early 1980s, Civilization traces the social and economic history of the world from the Middle Ages to the Industrial Revolution, although his primary focus is Europe. Braudel skims over politics, wars, etc., in favor of examining life at the grass roots: food, drink, clothing, housing, town markets, money, credit, technology, the growth of towns and cities, and more. Volume I describes food and drink, dress and housing, demography and family structure, energy and technology, money and credit, and the growth of towns.