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Between State and Church

by Wojciech Kriegseisen, Bartosz Wójcik & Alex Shannon Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 11, 2015)

The different theoretical notions and practices of the relations between the state and religious communities in early modern Europe constitute one of the most interesting problems in historiography. Moving away...


Allies or Enemies

by Patrycia Jakobczyk-Adamczyk Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 31, 2015)

Spanish-British relations changed during the first three decades of the 19th century. Both states emerged victorious from the Napoleonic wars and were united by the alliance, but their respective strength was...


Chauvinism, Polish Style

by Grzegorz Krzywiec & Jaroslaw Garlinski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (January 22, 2016)

The book addresses the genesis of Polish integral nationalism and the role of Roman Dmowski as a co-founder of this phenomenon in the development of Polish political thought at the fin-de-siècle. Based on extensive...


E-Political Socialization, the Press and Politics

by Christ´l De Landtsheer, Russell Farnen & Daniel B. German Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 13, 2014)

This book examines the state of print and electronic media in the United States of America, Europe, and China. The latest mass communication advances demonstrate that we live in an increasingly media-centric...


Ethnic Minorities of Central and Eastern Europe in the Internet Space

by Hans-Georg Heinrich & Olga Alekseeva Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (February 11, 2014)

After the EU-accession of Eastern and Central European countries, the nations and ethnicities in this region face a re-definition of their cultural, social and political roles. Ethnic Minorities of Central and...


Totalitarian Speech

by Michal Glowinski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (July 28, 2014)

Totalitarian Speech brings together a range of texts on totalitarian manipulations of language. The author analyzes various phenomena, from the hateful rhetoric of Nazi Germany to the obfuscating newspeak of...


European Solidarity with Chile- 1970s – 1980s

by Kim Christiaens, Idesbald Goddeeris & Magaly Rodriguez Garcia Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (July 15, 2014)

The overthrow of the democratically elected government of Salvador Allende and the coming to power of a military regime led by Augusto Pinochet on 11 September 1973 drew worldwide attention towards Chile. The...


History of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth

by Urszula Augustyniak & Iwo Hryniewicz Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (September 30, 2015)

The book presents an outline of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth from the 16th to the 18th century and offers a view of the realities of political life, organization of the judiciary, the economy, coexistence...


Arrested Mourning

by Zofia Woycicka Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (January 10, 2014)

«Analyzing the earliest debates over the memory of Nazi camps, the author makes an important contribution to the study of their origin, reducing the existing asymmetry in our knowledge on the relevant phenomena...


Turns of Faith, Search for Meaning

by Alexander Agadjanian Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 30, 2014)

The book examines deep shifts in the religious life of Russia and the post-Soviet world as a whole. The author uses combined methods of history, sociology and anthropology to grasp transformations in various...


Memory as Burden and Liberation

by Anna Wolff-Poweska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 02, 2014)

This book examines both the obvious and less obvious ways in which Germans struggle with their Nazi past. It embraces only a small part of a complex problem, which is impossible for an individual author to grasp...


Innovations in Refugee Protection

by Luise Druke Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (February 02, 2015)

This compendium synthesizes innovations of the UN High Commissioners for Refugees (UNHCR) since 1951. The book bridges the gap between academic and field work and uses Joseph Nye’s concept of «soft power»...


Protection of Human Life in Its Early Stage

by Alexander Stepkowski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 12, 2014)

The book consists of thirteen studies examining different aspects of human life protection in the early stage of its development. The contributions are arranged in three parts. Part I focuses on theoretical...


Jazz in Poland

by Igor Pietraszewski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (January 30, 2014)

This book studies the different roles that jazz played in Poland in the course of the 20th century, from its implementation in the 1920s, through World War II to the Third Polish Republic. The author, sociologist...


The Rule of Law and the Challenges to Jurisprudence

by Péter Cserne, Miklos Könczöl & Marta Soniewicka Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 30, 2014)

Over the last two decades scholars and citizens in Central and Eastern Europe had more than enough opportunity to realise that neither democracy nor the rule of law can be taken for granted. Such a realisation...


Diffusion of Renewable Energy Technologies

by Christian Friebe Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (February 19, 2014)

By analysing the context of emerging and developing countries, the author explores the private sector perspective on renewable energy diffusion. The evaluation of two technology case studies, namely wind farms...


The Re-Institutionalization of Higher Education in the Western Balkans

by Jelena Brankovic, Maja Kovacevic, Martina Vukasovic & Peter Maassen et al. Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 14, 2014)

Higher education in the Western Balkans is currently undergoing substantial changes as a result of European reform ideas, new domestic policy initiatives as well as universities and colleges in the region trying...


Common or Divided Security?

by Robin Allers, Carlo Masala & Rolf Tamnes Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (June 17, 2014)

Twenty-five years after the end of the Cold War, Euro-Atlantic security is under pressure. Faced with major geopolitical shifts, instability at its frontiers and financial crisis at home, the European nations...


Antisemitism in an Era of Transition

by François Guesnet & Gwen Jones Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 14, 2014)

The post-Communist transition in Eastern Central Europe has brought about democratic reform, liberalized economies and accession to the European Union, but also the emergence of political movements that revert...


Collected Essays on War, Holocaust and the Crisis of Communism

by Jan Tomasz Gross Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (June 11, 2014)

The author undertakes an intellectual journey into the hidden past of the Polish history after 1939. He deals with Holocaust, collaboration, totalitarian rule, crisis of communism in Eastern Europe as well as...


Eastern Europe: Continuity and Change (1987–1995)

by Irena Grudzinska-Gross & Andrzej W. Tymowski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 19, 2014)

The book consists of articles from East European Politics and Societies, a journal published in the United States that first appeared in 1987. This selection is composed of papers written by the journal’s...


Reconciliation in Bloodlands

by Jacek Kurczewski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (January 10, 2014)

Central-Eastern Europe, in the mid-20th century, was a scene of Holocaust, mass killings, war, deportations and forced resettlements under the competing totalitarian invasions and afterwards. It was also the...


Deliberation and Democracy: Innovative Processes and Institutions

by Anna Przybylska, Yves Sintomer & Stephen Coleman Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (February 05, 2016)

As our experience regarding the practice of deliberation grows, the position from which we evaluate it, and the criteria of this evaluation, change. This book presents a synthesis of recent research that has...


Found in Multiculturalism

by Izabela Handzlik & Lukasz Sorokowski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (August 20, 2014)

This book aims to assemble a variety of perspectives that have shaped the development of multicultural studies over the last years, and which today attempt at comprising the main contending lines of approach...


The Legacy of Polish Solidarity

by Andrzej Rychard & Gabriel Motzkin Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 09, 2014)

Polish Solidarity was a phenomenon combining a trade union, a social movement and general ideas of freedom and solidarity. Led by Lech Walesa it contributed greatly to the evolution of the old system and to...


Lost and Found in «Translation»

by Hannes B. Mosler & Eun-Jeung Lee Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (January 19, 2015)

This book analyzes policy translation and its ends, how the concept of translation explains the emergence and (ex-)changes of policy ideas in different places and/or across borders in general, as well as the...


Designing Democracy

by Kathleen Hooper Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 30, 2014)

How can firmly established democracies aid and support emerging democracies? Historically, where has this been done? This book looks at the American Information Centers and their involvement in democratic re-education...


Journalism in Change

by Gunnar Nygren & Boguslawa Dobek-Ostrowska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (July 24, 2015)

Media developments change journalism all over the world. But are the changes the same in different media systems? How is professionalization influenced by the constant growth of a network society and social...


Elites and Politics in Central and Eastern Europe (1848–1918)

by Judit Pál & Vlad Popovici Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 23, 2014)

The volume deals with the evolution and metamorphoses of the political elite in the Habsburg lands and the neighbouring countries during the long 19th century. It comprises fourteen studies, compiled by both...


Politics and Slum Upgrading in Kenya

by George M. Kiyu Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 09, 2014)

Why was the slum upgrading project in Kibera, Kenya, facing resistance? This study uses both qualitative and quantitative methods in data collection to reveal that politics revolving around the interests of...


George H.W. Bush

by Kjell Lejon Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 19, 2014)

This book is the first to explore the religious dimension of President George H. W. Bush. Also, the author re-conceptualizes the common use of civil religion in order to understand more fully the religious dimension...


Romanian Parliamentary Elections 1990–2012

by Cosmin Gabriel Marian Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (January 22, 2014)

This is a book about parliamentary elections in Romania in the two decades that followed the collapse of the one-party rule. It charts how the electoral rules developed, it looks at how people voted, and takes...


Socialist Countries Face the European Community

by Suvi Kansikas Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 01, 2014)

In the early 1970s, the Council for Mutual Economic Assistance (CMEA) began to revise its trade policy towards the outside world. It needed to counter the European Community’s bid to implement its Common Commercial...


The Swiss Model – The Power of Democracy

by Venelin Tsachevsky Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 05, 2014)

The book analyses the historical evolution and modern features of Switzerland’s political system and neutrality of state, termed by the author as the Swiss model. The model is based on the principles of democracy,...


The United States as a Divided Nation

by Marcin Grabowski, Krystof Kozák & György Tóth Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 25, 2014)

Is the U.S. as a country still capable of finding common ground and effective policy responses in the 21st century, or are the dividing lines within U.S. society actually becoming too deep and too wide to bridge,...


Media and Education in the Digital Age

by Matteo Stocchetti Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (July 28, 2014)

This book is an invitation to informed and critical participation in the current debate on the role of digital technology in education and a comprehensive introduction to the most relevant issues in this debate....


Hopes and Anxieties in Europe

by Pawel B. Sztabinski, Franciszek Sztabinski & Henryk Domanski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 07, 2015)

The present collection of articles is based on data from the European Social Survey (ESS) and analyses the changes in European societies. The first part of the volume is devoted to relations between legitimization,...


Collective Intentionality, Norms and Institutions

by Guido Seddone Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (June 11, 2014)

Cooperation is the fundamental feature of intelligent beings. It makes them able to evolve complex social behaviors and to better resolve practical issues. Humans have evolved a very powerful form of cooperation,...


Harold Pinter on International Stages

by Tomaz Onic Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (October 16, 2014)

Harold Pinter is inarguably one of the most influential modern British dramatists. The horizon of his literary, cultural and political activity stretches far beyond the borders of his homeland, as well as beyond...


Too Small to Make an Impact?

by Marek Neuman Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 09, 2014)

Do small EU member states exert influence over the EU’s foreign policy-making process? Ten years after the Czech Republic joined the European Union, Marek Neuman attempts to answer this question by looking...


Hate Narratives

by Iwona Jakubowska-Branicka & Alex Shannon Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 24, 2016)

Hate Narratives examines the limits of free speech and focuses on the role of language in creating images of reality, and on language’s power to build social relationships based on hatred. The study provides...


Good Governance for Cultural Policy

by Wolfgang Schneider & Daniel Gad Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (August 20, 2014)

Culture is seen as a source for the development of society. Task of cultural policy is therefore to create and support structures that promote mobilization of creativity of the people and thus ensure welfare,...


Direct Democracy in the Baltic States

by Evren Somer Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (February 19, 2015)

Over the last decades, provisions for direct democracy have increasingly been added to new constitutions around the world, including in the Baltic States of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Using a comparative...


The Impact of Climate Change on Sub-Sahara Africa

by Chukwuemeka Christopher Opara & Bernard Palmer Kfuban Yerima Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (November 25, 2014)

While global warming and its consequences on humanity are being fiercely debated at the global scale, deliberate and pragmatic reflections on the subject in Sub-Sahara Africa remain muted, though this phenomenon...


Kulturen im Dialog III – Culture in Dialogo III – Cultures in Dialogue III

by Annemarie Profanter Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 20, 2014)

JungakademikerInnen unterschiedlicher Fachgebiete haben sich mit der Idee, den interdisziplinären sowie interkulturellen wissenschaftlichen Dialog zu fördern, ans Werk gemacht und setzen sich in ihren Beiträgen...


State as a Giant with Feet of Clay

by Jan Kysela Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 15, 2014)

Many contemporary states, even the European ones, resemble a giant with feet of clay. They tend to be greater in terms of the scope of governance, rather than in terms of their territory or population. Since...


Sartre

by Alfred Betschart, Marie Minot, Vincent von Wroblewsky & Manuela Hackel Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (September 23, 2014)

Die deutsche Sartre-Gesellschaft feierte 2013 ihr zwanzigjähriges Bestehen als ordentlich eingetragener, gemeinnützig anerkannter Verein und lud Sartre-Forscher und -Interessierte dazu ein, ihre aktuellen...


Israeliness in No Man’s Land

by Yarden Enav Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (July 08, 2014)

This book is the result of ethnographic research carried out in the Academic College of Judea & Samaria (ACJS), located in the West Bank of Israel/Palestine. The book deals with Israeli citizenship and identity,...


Democracy and Media in Central and Eastern Europe 25 Years On

by Boguslawa Dobek-Ostrowska & Michal Glowacki Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 18, 2015)

This book is a collective effort of scholars who elaborate on democracy, civil society and media-political relations in Central and Eastern Europe. The authors look at both theories and practices of media systems...


Challenges to Representative Democracy

by Robert Wiszniowski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 30, 2015)

Using different perspectives and various approaches, this collection of diagnostic texts aims at presenting all the possible faces of the contemporary Nation-State. Based on political science methodology, this...