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Ambition and Reality Austria's Foreign Policy Since 1945

Ambition and Reality: Austria's Foreign Policy Since 1945

1st Edition

Franz Cede, Christian Prosl
November 30, 2016

Ambition and Reality provides a succinct and compelling account of Austria's foreign policy interests and diplomatic practices from 1945 to today. It analyses the extent and influence of Austria's foreign policy practices, shedding light on an important piece of European history. Topics covered ...

Subnational Parliaments in the Eu Multi-Level Parliamentary System Taking Stock of the Post-Lisbon Era

Subnational Parliaments in the Eu Multi-Level Parliamentary System: Taking Stock of the Post-Lisbon Era

1st Edition

Gabriele Abels, Annegret Eppler
February 10, 2016

This is the first comprehensive analysis of the role of subnational parliaments in the EU policymaking system. The contributions analyze the dynamic resulting from the new provisions of the Lisbon Treaty, which was meant to strengthen the role of parliaments at all levels of the EU system and, ...

Museums, Migration and Cultural Diversity Swedish Museums in Tune with the Times?

Museums, Migration and Cultural Diversity: Swedish Museums in Tune with the Times?

1st Edition

Christina Johansson
September 01, 2015

Historically, an important role of museums has been to contribute to national homogenization. The book specifically engages with how the Swedish museum sector addresses new demands from a society that is profoundly characterized by migration and cultural diversity. Besides the museums' ...

The Life and Work of Gunther Anders Emigre, Iconoclast, Philosopher, Man of Letters

The Life and Work of Gunther Anders: Emigre, Iconoclast, Philosopher, Man of Letters

1st Edition

Gunter Bischof, Jason Dawsey, Bernhard Fetz
September 01, 2015

This volume recovers and reintroduces the work of Gunther Anders (1902-1992), "the most neglected German philosopher of the twentieth century," according to Jean-Pierre Dupuy. In his main philosophical work, Die Antiquiert-heit des Menschen (1956), Anders developed what he called a "philosophy of ...

Schwarze Milch Zuruckgehaltene Briefe Aus Den Todeslagern Transnistriens

Schwarze Milch: Zuruckgehaltene Briefe Aus Den Todeslagern Transnistriens

1st Edition

Benjamin Grilj
June 30, 2015

This book explores the Holocaust in Romania between 1941 and 1944, during which 410,000 mostly Jewish people were captured in camps and later killed. Before they died, many of them sent letters to friends and acquaintances asking for help. The letters were retained and never delivered. These ...

Relationships/Beziehungsgeschichten Austria and the United States in the Twentieth Century

Relationships/Beziehungsgeschichten: Austria and the United States in the Twentieth Century

1st Edition

Gunter Bischof
April 20, 2015

After the breakup of the Habsburg Monarchy, the Austrian-American relationship was one of a dwarf confronting a giant. America continued to offer a better life for many Austrian emigrants, while for America the small Austrian Republic was insignificant. However, there were times when Austria ...

Fiscal Federalism and Fiscal Decentralization in Europe

Fiscal Federalism and Fiscal Decentralization in Europe

1st Edition

Stefan August Lutgenau
February 10, 2014

Fiscal federalism and fiscal decentralization are the main pillars of federal and decentralized systems. Although there are comparable problems, competences and designs of these systems vary significantly. Furthermore, the systems are faced with pressure to justify and to reform due to the ...

Debating Migration Political Discourses on Labor Immigration in Historical Perspective

Debating Migration: Political Discourses on Labor Immigration in Historical Perspective

1st Edition

Stefanie Mayer, Mikael Spang
July 02, 2013

Stefanie Mayer and Mikael SpAng take a close look at debates regarding (labor) immigration in Austria and Sweden by comparing discussions during the 1960s and 1970s with contemporary political discourse. The editors combine their research on institutional developments with elements of critical ...

Challenges for Alpine Parties Strategies of Political Parties for Identity and Territory in the Alpine Regions

Challenges for Alpine Parties: Strategies of Political Parties for Identity and Territory in the Alpine Regions

1st Edition

Gunther Pallaver, Claudius Wagemann
February 28, 2013

Some political scientists argue that cleavages, especially the class cleavage, no longer represent a significant point of political conflict. This book takes issue with this claim, demonstrating that other cleavages structure party competition. This is nowhere more evident than in the European ...

New Orleans Creolization and All That Jazz

New Orleans: Creolization and All That Jazz

1st Edition

Berndt Ostendorf
February 28, 2013

Ralph Ellison once wrote that the rules of performance in American culture are jazz-shaped. This book explores the Afro-Creole core culture of New Orleans as the mainspring of this energizing music. Much of the cultural capital of the city is buried in a complex, tripartite racial history, which ...

Democratisation and de-Democratisation in Europe? Austria, Britain, Italy and the Czech Republic-A Comparison

Democratisation and de-Democratisation in Europe?: Austria, Britain, Italy and the Czech Republic-A Comparison

1st Edition

Thomas Froeschl, Ulrike Kozeluh, Christian Schaller
February 07, 2013

This anthology illustrates political changes as a result of neoliberal economic and social policies as well as their impact on democracy at the national and European level. Five central issues constitute the framework for a general analytic approach, a detailed description of the country reports ...

Narben/Scars An Art Project on Sexual Abuse

Narben/Scars: An Art Project on Sexual Abuse

1st Edition

Anita Moser, Franz Wassermann
February 07, 2013

NARBEN/SCARS, an art project on sexual abuse was initiated to fight the forbidden act of sexual-violence against children and teenagers. This two-language volume (English/German) puts together scientific essays by top experts as well as the documentation of an art project for the first time. The ...

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