Switzerland in Europe

Continuity and Change in the Swiss Political Economy

Author: Christine Trampusch,André Mach

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136815023

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 5623

The book provides the first systematic overview of Swiss political economy in comparative perspective. It provides an analysis of major socio-economic institutions, economic actors, economic and social policies, and political institutions and their recent changes.

Modes of Migration Regulation and Control in Europe

Author: Jeroen Doomernik,Michael Jandl

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9053566899

Category: Social Science

Page: 212

View: 844

In Europe, immigration is a politically potent issue—especially when it comes to the treatment of asylum seekers and illegal labor immigrants. This volume draws the reader into the complex and contradictory world of migration regulation and control, covering the wide range of different policy approaches that aim to control the entry and residence of non-EU citizens. Revealing the common framework, tendencies, and policy convergences brought about less by design than a common concern about migration’s impact on the future of the EU, Modes of Migration Regulation and Control in Europe questions the effectiveness of additional efforts in terms of their fiscal and societal costs. “This important book emphasizes that European countries individually and collectively are converging in their efforts to manage migration.”—Philip Martin, University of California, Davis

World War II in Europe

An Encyclopedia

Author: David T. Zabecki

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113581242X

Category: History

Page: 1550

View: 8965

First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Gleanings in Europe


Author: James Fenimore Cooper

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780873954228

Category: History

Page: 361

View: 6470

In the summer of 1828 James Fenimore Cooper, his wife, and their five children set out from Paris for Switzerland, and Cooper wrote that he experienced a “glorious anticipation,” for “a common-place converse with men was about to give place to a sublime communion with Nature.” Sketches of Switzerland, the book which describes this experience and which is republished here for the first time in the United States since its original issue in 1836, was the first of five European travel books written, Cooper said, “for my own Countrymen,” in which the American novelist gave “rapid sketches” of what he saw “with American eyes,” studiously avoiding the drab, factual accounts of ordinary tourists. His indispensable resources in the composition of Switzerland were his gifts of total recall and his skill in writing prose pictures in the style then known as “picturesque.” Seeking an immediacy analogous to that of the artist’s brush, Cooper captures various elements of “picturesque” style, especially the incongruity between the sublime, terrifying scenery and the more familiar sights and associations of domestic life. Even in the creation of verbal pictures, Cooper could not resist expressing his concerns with society and politics; and though his criticism seems harmless enough today—perhaps even salutary—it was disturbing to American readers less secure than Cooper in their confidence in their institutions and society. Partly, at least, for this reason, Cooper’s most successful nonfictional experiment in the “picturesque” mode has never been adequately appreciated.

Multilingual Encounters in Europe's Institutional Spaces

Author: Johann W. Unger,Michal Krzyzanowski,Ruth Wodak

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441144846

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

View: 8438

Multilingual encounters have been commonplace in many types of institutions, and have become an essential part of supranational institutions such as the EU since their inception. This volume explores and discusses different ways of researching the discursive dimension of these encounters, and critically examines their relevance to policy, politics and society as a whole. This includes institutions at the local, regional and supranational level. Multilingualism in institutions is currently often seen as an obstacle rather than an opportunity, at least with respect to European public and private spheres. The volume asks: - exactly how is multilingualism conceptualized and talked about in different institutions? - how do different institutions 'deal' with multilingualism, both internally and externally? - what are the policy making rules and challenges for the future for various institutions with respect to multilingualism?

Crime and Criminal Justice in Europe

Author: N.A

Publisher: Council of Europe

ISBN: 9789287143785

Category: Social Science

Page: 180

View: 1122

"Crime Policy in Europe" brings together fourteen policy specialists from across. It covers: existing and recent trends of crime; the importance of victim concerns; crime prevention and policing; the role of the prosecution and sentencing; different kinds of sanctions ranging from imprisonment to community service and other measures. The prosecution, imprisonment and rehabilitation of criminals has changed dramatically in Europe over the past ten years. New pressures are forcing many of its philosophies and procedures to be re-evaluated. This book explains why many of the new decisions being taken and options that are available to the courts.

Rick Steves Switzerland

Author: Rick Steves

Publisher: Rick Steves

ISBN: 1641710462

Category: Travel

Page: 440

View: 6247

Cross the Alps in a cable car, cruise Lake Geneva, and visit a medieval château: with Rick Steves on your side, Switzerland can be yours! Inside Rick Steves Switzerland you'll find: Comprehensive coverage for spending a week or more exploring Switzerland Rick's strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites Top sights and hidden gems, from bustling Zürich to the cozy small-town atmosphere of Appenzell How to connect with culture: Chat with friendly Swiss locals at mountain retreats, swim in the alpine waters of the Aare River, and treat yourself to delicious cheese fondue Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insight The best places to eat, sleep, and relax over wine and Swiss chocolate Self-guided walking tours of lively neighborhoods and mountain towns Detailed maps for exploring on the go, including scenic railroad journeys such as the Golden Pass, Gotthard Panorama Express, Bernina Express, Glacier Express, and Chur Useful resources including a packing list, German, French, and Italian phrase guides, a historical overview, and recommended reading, as well as tips on visiting Switzerland in the winter Over 400 bible-thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you down Complete, up-to-date information on Zürich, Luzern, Central Switzerland, Bern, Murten, Avenches, Gimmelwald and the Berner Oberland, Zermatt and the Matterhorn, Appenzell, Lausanne, Château de Chillon, Montreux, Gruyères, Lugano, Pontresina, Samedan, St. Moritz, and more Make the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves Switzerland.

Research Methods in European Union Studies

Author: K. Lynggaard,I. Manners,K. Löfgren

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137316969

Category: Political Science

Page: 342

View: 2588

This collection sets a new agenda for conducting research on the EU and learns from past mistakes. In doing so it provides a state-of-the-art examination of social science research designs in EU studies while providing innovative guidelines for the advancement of more inclusive and empirically sensitive research designs in EU studies

Legal Aspects of Doing Business in Europe [2009] III

Author: Christian, Editor Campbell

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0557213355

Category: Business enterprises, Foreign

Page: 440

View: 7963

Vol III 2009: Monaco-United Kingdom. "Legal Aspects of Doing Business in Europe", a three-volume set with more than 1,400 pages, provides a survey of the requirements for doing business and investing in Europe. The reports are prepared by local business practitioners and offer practical insights into issues relating to selection of form for doing business, incentives, taxation, labor and employment, liabilities, and dispute resolution. Order volumes I and II to complete the set. The publication is replaced by an updated volume annually. Purchase includes 24/7 online access. A 10% discount applies to a subscription for next year's update. A 25% discount applies to a subscription for three years of updates. Discounts are applied after purchase by rebate from publisher.

Democratic Transformations in Europe

Challenges and opportunities

Author: Yvette Peters,Michaël Tatham

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317328663

Category: Political Science

Page: 362

View: 7657

Democracies evolve. Their evolution is not only key to their survival; it is also a reflection of the changing environment in which they operate. This book contributes to the analysis and understanding of how democratic states have transformed over time by examining a number of challenges and opportunities that they face. With a focus on ‘Europe 31’, understood as the EU28 plus Switzerland, Norway, and Iceland, the book brings together separate strands of literature which often remain disconnected in political science narratives. Looking at citizen–state relations, the restructuring of politics and institutions of the state, and developments which reach 'beyond and below' the state, it interrogates a variety of issues ranging from the decline of parties or the re-emergence of nationalism as a political force, to liberal challenges to social democracy, terrorist threats, and climate change. The book combines these different dimensions into a comprehensive overview of the state of contemporary democracy, its challenges and opportunities, and its dynamic capacity to adapt. In other words, it deals with the perpetual threats to and transformations of democracy, and the state’s ability to protect and strengthen its democratic attributes. This text will be of key interest to scholars of European Politics, Comparative Politics, and Democracy Studies.

Green Parties in Europe

Author: Emilie van Haute

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317124537

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

View: 5079

The emergence of green parties throughout Europe during the 1980s marked the arrival of a new form of political movement, challenging established models of party politics and putting new issues on the political agenda. Since their emergence, green parties in Europe have faced different destinies; in countries such as Germany, Belgium, Finland, France, and Italy, they have accumulated electoral successes, participated in governments, implemented policies and established themselves as part of the party system. In other countries, their political relevance remains very limited. After more than 30 years on the political scene, green parties have proven to be more than just a temporary phenomenon. They have lost their newness, faced success and failure, power and opposition, grassroots enthusiasm and internal conflicts. Green Parties in Europe includes individual case studies and a comparative perspective to bring together international specialists engaged in the study of green parties. It renews and expands our knowledge about the green party family in Europe.

American Firms in Europe

Strategy, Identity, Perception and Performance (1880-1980)

Author: Hubert Bonin,Ferry de Goey

Publisher: Librairie Droz

ISBN: 9782600012591

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 699

View: 1960

The processes of the Americanisation of Europe and the moves of American firms abroad have been already well studied. But the very expansion of American firms in Europe still lacked a comprehensive survey. This book gathered two dozens of academics on an actual European level, which paves the way to comparisons, synthetised by leading business historian M. Wilkins. The breakthroughs achieved here concern the topics of timetable and rhythms of American FDIs in Europe, the patterns followed in each country, along with the specificities of each industry or service sector, and the strategy adopted by big firms. Beyond the facts, the immaterial aspects of this business history are scrutinised, especially about the perception of American firms by Europeans: firms' corporate image and identity were at stake. The Europeanisation of American firms is a key issue, about industrial relations, management. commercial policies. brand image, connections and embeddedness. The positions of public authorities and of (industrialists and trade unions') lobbies in front of such an American offensive are also gauged. Graphs and tables of figures provide numerous data. And a few chapters are accompanied by an overview of ads published by American affiliates in newsmagazines. to fuel analysis of their perception by consumers.

The Early Reformation in Europe

Author: Andrew Pettegree

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521397681

Category: History

Page: 250

View: 7850

The Reformation was an international movement, but at the same time it achieved strikingly different levels of success in different parts of Europe. The Early Reformation in Europe explores these contrasts and comparisons through a series of specially commissioned essays by leading specialists in European history. These will serve both as a lucid and clearly written introduction to the Reformation in different parts of Europe, and as an introduction to recent debates on the success and failure of the movement as a whole.

Metamorphoses of Travel Writing

Across Theories, Genres, Centuries and Literary Traditions

Author: Grzegorz Moroz

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443820458

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 285

View: 7241

This book reflects, comments on and adds to a fast growing field of travel writing studies. The twenty-five papers in this volume rely on a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches and explore a diverse body of travel writing texts created over the last three hundred years in English, Polish, Hungarian and French. The book is divided into three parts. The first one includes papers which apply the findings of post-structuralism, generic and cultural criticism as well as narratology to explore theories, canons and genres in travel writing drawing material not only from non-fictional and fictional prose narratives but also from poetry and tragedy. The second and third parts contain papers on a wide selection of travel writing texts, both fictional and non-fictional, written in Anglophone, as well as other literary traditions. They are arranged chronologically: the second part is devoted to texts written in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, while the third part focuses on those written in the twentieth and twenty first centuries.

REGINE - Regularisations in Europe

Author: Martin Baldwin-Edwards,Albert Kraler

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9085550084

Category: Law

Page: 576

View: 6958

REGINE is a research project on regularisation practices in the European Union. The aim of the project is to provide a thorough mapping of practices relating to the regularisation of third country nationals illegally resident in EU Member States. Two additional non-EU countries - Switzerland and the US - will also be covered to gain insights in regularisation practices and the impact of regularisations elsewhere. In examining regularisation practices, the project also investigates the relationship of regularisation policies to the overall migration policy framework, including to protection issues and refugee policies. Moreover, the project examines the political position of different stakeholders towards regularisation policies on the national level. Finally, the project examines potential options for policies on regularisation on the European level, incorporating Member States as well as other stakeholders' views on possible instruments on the European level.

How Teachers in Europe Teach Religion

An International Empirical Study in 16 Countries

Author: Hans-Georg Ziebertz,Ulrich Riegel

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3643100434

Category: Education

Page: 405

View: 2309

In 2007, 3,500 teachers in sixteen European countries participated in a cross-cultural study "Teaching Religion in a multicultural Europe." The empirical survey researches existing teaching procedures in religion and theology. The book presents the results which are different approaches, strategies, and ways of thinking when it comes to teaching religion in a multicultural context.

The Practice of Soil Reinforcing in Europe

Proceedings of the Symposium ... Organised by the Tenax Group Under the Auspices of the International Geosynthetics Society, and Held at the Institution of Civil Engineers on 18 May 1995

Author: Terry S. Ingold

Publisher: Thomas Telford

ISBN: 9780727720832

Category: Geosynthetics

Page: 309

View: 3439

This book provides details of the materials, design considerations, applications and construction techniques currently employed in Europe. Topics covered include the development and use of polymetric reinforcement, basal reinforcement, the use of reinforced soil structures in landfill, and ballistic soil nailing.

Assisted Death in Europe and America

Four Regimes and Their Lessons

Author: Guenter Lewy

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199746419

Category: Medical

Page: 250

View: 3197

This book describes the way assisted death -- physician-assisted suicide and/or voluntary euthanasia - functions in the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland and the state of Oregon - and states the lessons that can be drawn from this experience.

Neither Here Nor There

Author: Bill Bryson

Publisher: Anchor Canada

ISBN: 0385674554

Category: Travel

Page: 304

View: 7852

Bryson brings his unique brand of humour to travel writing as he shoulders his backpack, keeps a tight hold on his wallet and heads for Europe. Travelling with Stephen Katz--also his wonderful sidekick in A Walk in the Woods--he wanders from Hammerfest in the far north, to Istanbul on the cusp of Asia. As he makes his way round this incredibly varied continent, he retraces his travels as a student twenty years before with caustic hilarity. From the Trade Paperback edition.