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Gender and Leadership in Education

by Kay Fuller & Judith Harford Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (December 29, 2015)

The under-representation of women in leadership positions in educational settings is a widely acknowledged, complex phenomenon that seems to persist, despite the fact that teaching as a profession is dominated...


Revealing Democracy

by Chantal Maillé, Greg M. Nielsen & Danièle Salée Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (April 01, 2014)

Anxieties over the Islamic face covering and over the proper management of otherness in liberal democracies seem to have reached a new peak with the introduction of legislation banning the burka in France and...


House of Lords Reform: A History

by Peter Raina Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (February 27, 2014)

One of the peculiarities of British history is the development of a constitution headed by the Crown and the two Houses of Parliament. This system emerged to become a balance of democracy, efficiency and moderation...


"Voelkisch" Writers and National Socialism

by Guy Tourlamain Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (August 18, 2014)

This book provides a view of literary life under the Nazis, highlighting the ambiguities, rivalries and conflicts that determined the cultural climate of that period and beyond. Focusing on a group of writers...


Interactivity 2

by Alec Charles Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (July 25, 2014)

Two years is a long time in the world of new media – a world of phubbing and selfies, of cyberbullying and neknomination, of bitcoins, Prism surveillance and Google Glass. Much has occurred since the first...


The Seventh Earl Beauchamp

by Peter Raina Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (June 03, 2016)

The 7th Earl Beauchamp was a prominent figure in English public life in the years 1900–30, but his career ended in scandal. He was barred from English soil, his reputation was destroyed and his papers were...


Exploring the Utopian Impulse

by Michael J. Griffin & Tom Moylan Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (February 16, 2015)

Exploring the Utopian Impulse presents a series of essays by an international and trans-disciplinary group of contributors that explores the nature and extent of the utopian impulse. Working across a range of...


Demand the Impossible

by Tom Moylan Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (June 05, 2014)

Although published in 1986, Demand the Impossible was written from inside the oppositional political culture of the 1970s. Reading works by Joanna Russ, Ursula K. Le Guin, Marge Piercy, and Samuel R. Delany...


Embracing Democracy

by Donald L. Wallace Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (September 10, 2014)

Hermann Broch wrote two of the most significant novels of German modernism, The Sleepwalkers and The Death of Virgil, which established his importance to German literature. His writings on democracy, mass delusion...


Isotopias

by Peter Tame Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (July 31, 2015)

This monograph is the first book to examine places and spaces in French war fiction of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. These places and spaces are presented as literary isotopias, or fictional «worlds»,...


«Desaparición»

by Gabriele Andreozzi Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (April 29, 2014)

The current situation in Argentina is unprecedented. In compliance with prescribed timings and procedures, the crimes committed by the state in recent history are being prosecuted and penalized. This book traces...


Cosmopolitan Modernity

by Anastasia Marinopoulou Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (July 24, 2015)

This book examines recent debates on the political dynamics of cosmopolitanism, particularly in its connection with European civil society and the public sphere. The aim of the volume is to trace to what extent...


Critique of Cosmopolitan Reason

by Rebecka Lettevall & Kristian Petrov Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (July 07, 2014)

Since the Enlightenment, the definition of terms such as humanity, citizenship and rights has fluctuated and these ideas continue to have relevance for contemporary discussions of globalization from a «cosmopolitan»...


Wonderlands

by Phillippa Bennett Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (July 24, 2015)

William Morris’s last romances are strikingly original stories written in his final years, but they remain relatively neglected in both Morris studies and nineteenth-century literary studies. This book provides...


House of Lords Reform: A History

by Peter Raina Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (March 12, 2014)

Volume 3 of Peter Raina’s magisterial history covers the 1960s and draws on newly released documents. In astonishing detail, it traces new plans drawn up during the Macmillan-Wilson era to reform the House...


The Global Currencies Conundrum

by John Ryan Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (October 27, 2014)

This book discusses the emergence of a multi-polar currency system. With the US Dollar’s hegemony as global reserve currency in question, it examines the role of the Federal Reserve in its decline, the emergence...


Paths to Transnational Solidarity

by Michael Whittall & Hermann Kotthoff Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (March 19, 2014)

With national industrial relations systems struggling to keep apace with the global and mobile nature of capital, the emergence of the European works council has caught the imagination of both practitioners...


A Daring Venture

by Peter Raina Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (March 12, 2014)

At the height of the Second World War, Hitler’s Deputy, Rudolf Hess, made a dramatic solo flight to the British Isles. His arrival there was sensational news – and it baffled everyone. Why had he come?

Hess...


Contested Borders

by Ilir Kalemaj Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (November 03, 2014)

This book argues that power struggles between internal and diasporic elites play a central role in the development of political agendas that have the potential to shift national borders. The author uses Albania...


Robert Briscoe

by Kevin McCarthy Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (December 04, 2015)

This biography reveals the full significance of Robert Briscoe’s influence within the contentious political culture of the early Irish state, as well as reinforcing his importance to the global Zionist rescue...


House of Lords Reform: A History

by Peter Raina Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (April 13, 2015)

Peter Raina’s magnificent history of Lords reform has already brought into the public domain a mass of original documents and thrown light on the debates they fuelled. In Volume 4 he brings his study up to...


Transnational Revolutionaries

by David Doolin Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (December 18, 2015)

The organization of several thousand Irish American men into a military outfit, which then attempted to invade Canada from within the United States, is a significant historical event that remains largely unexplored...


Towards a Resilient Eurozone

by John Ryan Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (November 03, 2015)

This book examines the Eurozone crisis and the possibility of fiscal and political union in Europe, with contributions from some of the most respected experts on these topics. The book explains the complex,...


Among Russian Sects and Revolutionists

by Graham Camfield Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (July 31, 2015)

In his lifetime Prince Dmitrii Aleksandrovich Khilkov (1857–1914) became known in a number of seemingly contradictory roles and contexts: courageous officer, Tolstoyan, defender of the oppressed, leader of...


The Europeanization of Industrial Relations in the Service Sector

by Stefan Rüb, Hans-Wolfgang Platzer & Pete Burgess Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (July 31, 2015)

The service sector has not always received the attention it merits in industrial relations research when set against its enormous economic significance. One factor in this is certainly the highly diverse nature...


Polish Patriotism after 1989

by Dorota Szeligowska Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (March 04, 2016)

This book analyses the concept of patriotism and the contestation over its meaning in key public debates in Poland over the last twenty-five years. It focuses on the strategies used to define, re-shape and «bend»...


Basque Nationhood

by Ashild Kolas & Pedro Ibarra Güell Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (April 29, 2016)

Debates about Basque self-determination were curtailed for decades by political violence, involving both the actions of ETA (Euskadi Ta Askatasuna) and the counter-terrorism activities of Spain and France. In...


Nation, Memory and Great War Commemoration

by Shanti Sumartojo & Ben Wellings Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (April 28, 2014)

The Great War continues to play a prominent role in contemporary consciousness. With commemorative activities involving seventy-two countries, its centenary is a titanic undertaking: not only ‘the centenary...


The American President in Film and Television

by Gregory Frame Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (August 27, 2014)

Runner-up for the BAFTSS 2016 Best Book Award

Why are fictional US presidents everywhere on screen? How do these constructs relate to our understanding of the presidency as an institution and the United States...


House of Lords Reform: A History

by Peter Raina Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (April 11, 2013)

Peter Raina’s House of Lords Reform recounts the long struggle to bring an ancient institution up to date. The first volume ended in 1937, as crisis overwhelmed Europe. Reform issues were not forgotten, however....


Media and Cosmopolitanism

by Aybige Yilmaz, Ruxandra Trandafoiu & Aris Mousoutzanis Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (November 25, 2014)

This collection of essays examines the relationship between the media and cosmopolitanism in an increasingly fragmented and globalizing world. This relationship is presented from multiple perspectives and the...


Europe: Project and Process

by Susana del Río Villar Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (August 06, 2014)

With this book the author wants to convey the relevance of two vectors that are part of the European integration and the EU’s personality: the value to be both project and process. The key themes of the book...


Economic Crisis and New Nationalisms

by Antonio Varsori & Monica Poettinger Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (August 27, 2014)

As of a consequence of the ongoing economic crisis, in 2010 there was a marked deterioration in cross-border relations between Italy and Germany. In both countries the press published articles openly blaming...


Modelling Dual-Use Trade Control Systems

by Odette Jankowitsch-Prevor, Quentin Michel & Sylvain Paile Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (October 16, 2014)

The Chaudfontaine Group was established in 2010 as an annual two-day gathering of young Europeans with diverse academic backgrounds, including lawyers, economists and political scientists, from relevant national...


Pela Paz! For Peace! Pour la Paix!

by Maria Manuela Tavares Ribeiro, Maria Fernanda Rollo & Isabel Maria Freitas Valente Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (January 19, 2015)

Peace is generally defined as a state of non-belligerency between states. This means that it is defined negatively as the absence of war. So is peace just a pause between two wars?

In French, the term is significant:...


The Arctic Contested

by Keith Battarbee & John Erik Fossum Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (October 14, 2014)

In recent decades, and in particular as a result of global climate change, the significance of the Arctic has radically shifted, from a remote periphery to a region of intensifying political and academic interest...


Personnes déplacées et guerre froide en Allemagne occupée

by Corine Defrance, Juliette Denis & Julia Maspero Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (March 31, 2015)

Au sortir de la Seconde Guerre mondiale, des millions d’étrangers se trouvent sur le sol allemand : anciens travailleurs forcés, rescapés des camps nazis ou déracinés aux profils multiples. La plupart...


Italian Yearbook of Human Rights 2014

by Marco Mascia Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (December 02, 2014)

The Italian Yearbook of Human Rights 2014, the fourth in the series, provides a dynamic and up-to-date overview of the measures Italy has taken to adapt its legislation and policies to international human rights...


«Die Welt war meine Gemeinde»- Willem A. Visser ’t Hooft

by Filippo Maria Giordano & Stefano Dell'Acqua Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (January 19, 2015)

Willem A. Visser ’t Hooft (1900–1985), Dutch pastor and theologian, was one of the most significant personalities in the Protestant Ecumenical movement. Deeply influenced by Karl Barth, and filled with a...


Public Enterprises Today: Missions, Performance and Governance – Les entreprises publiques aujourd’hui : missions, performance, gouvernance

by Ciriec & Luc Bernier Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (December 22, 2014)

Over thirty years, privatization of public enterprises was in the air. Before and during this period of neo-liberalism, and since the 2008 crisis, public enterprises were nonetheless created: they did what they...


Christian Democrat Internationalism

by Jean-Dominique Durand Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (January 19, 2015)

From September 2011 to December 2013 the Luigi Sturzo Institute in Rome along with the Centre of European Studies planned a series of international scientific meetings to study one highly important political...


Assessing Urban Governance

by Luisa Moretto Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (January 19, 2015)

When examining the relationship between urban governance and improved service provision in the Global South, there is frequently a gap between the rhetoric and the reality. Informal, practice-based local governance...


Interpreting Quebec’s Exile Within the Federation

by Guy Laforest Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (January 19, 2015)

This book combines the approaches of political theory and of intellectual history to provide a lucid account of Québec’s contemporary situation within the Canadian federation.

Guy Laforest considers that...


The External Relations of the European Union

by Andrea Benvenuti, Max Guderzo & Pascaline Winand Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (January 19, 2015)

The book analyses the attitudes of non-EU countries towards European integration in historical and contemporary perspectives. The authors study a range of actors in Europe and beyond to explain the impact of...


A Morbid Democracy

by Monica Simeoni Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (January 19, 2015)

The crisis of democracy in Europe and the inability of the political parties and élites to adequately meet the challenges of globalisation exposes the increasingly fragmented middle classes to the temptations...


Child and Nation

by Katharine Throssell Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (April 30, 2015)

Where do feelings of national belonging come from? Why is it that this belonging often seems both fundamental and banal, both intangible and omnipresent?

This book argues that the answers to these questions...


A New Right for Democracy and Development in Europe

by Giampiero Bordino Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (April 30, 2015)

This volume analyses the problems and instruments of European citizens’ political participation and focuses in particular on the «European Citizens’ Initiative» (ECI) right. Introduced by the Lisbon Treaty,...


The Convention on the Future of Europe

by Francesco Marchi Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (March 31, 2015)

The negotiation of new treaties, containing important institutional innovations and reforms, has been a constant challenge for the EU ever since the 1950s. When compared with the classic intergovernmental conferences,...


European Law and Cultural Policies / Droit européen et politiques culturelles

by Céline Romainville Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (April 30, 2015)

The present book intends to critically examine the paths taken by the EU for cultural questions and how it integrates it into the whole of its parts. This means describing, explaining and evaluating the objectives,...


Organizing after Crisis

by Laurent Taskin, Nathalie Schiffino, Céline Donis & Julien Raone Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (September 25, 2015)

How do actors organize after crisis? Do they «simply» return to normal? The post-crisis phase is anything but a linear process. Actors and their practices may be transformed by learning from crises and by...