Crossing Borders, Shifting Boundaries

National and Transnational Identities in Europe and Beyond

Author: Franz Höllinger,Markus Hadler

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593396122

Category: Political Science

Page: 355

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This book investigates the impact of social phenomena such as recently created nation states, emerging international confederations, cross-national migration, and contemporary global forces on ethnic and national identities in Europe and beyond. The articles in this volume are written by leading international scholars, based on a variety of theoretical and empirical approaches, and offer a multifaceted discussion of the challenging issue of collective identities.

Delegation and Accountability in Parliamentary Democracies

Author: Kaare Strøm,Wolfgang C. Müller,Torbjörn Bergman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199291601

Category: Political Science

Page: 764

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This is the most ambitious and comprehensive account of the institutions of democratic delegation in West European parliamentary democracies. An international team of contributors provides unprecedented cross-national investigations of West European political institutions from 1945 until the present day.

The Innovation Union in Europe

A Socio-Economic Perspective on EU Integration

Author: Elias G. Carayannis,George M. Korres

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 0857939912

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 1928


One of the most important economic events in recent decades has been the on-going process of European integration. This book provides a basic yet rigorous understanding of the current issues and problems of economic integration and innovation in Europe, and argues that national or regional economic development depends mainly on technical change, social and human capital, and knowledge creation and diffusion This is clearly evident in the role of the Quadruple Innovation Helix of government, university, industry and civil society. Uniquely, the book examines the many aspects and consequences of the integration process that are obscure or as yet under-researched. The authors explore a wide range of topics, methodologies and perspectives in order to provide a stimulating and wide-ranging analyses. The Innovation Union in Europe will be of interest to students, economic theorists, empirical and social scientists, policy makers, as well as the informed general reader.

Campaigning in Radical Right Heartland

The politicization of immigration and ethnic relations in Austrian general elections, 1971-2013

Author: Oliver Gruber

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3643905173

Category: Political Science

Page: 237

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Immigration and ethnic diversity are contentious political issues in contemporary Europe. Both increasingly structure the campaigning strategies of political parties. This book provides insights into the processes driving party politicization. It presents findings from the heartland of the radical right studying competition on migration and diversity in Austria since the 1970s. It reveals how parties adapt their electoral priorities to changes in the party system and the socio-structural conditions. The findings document the evolution of a new dimension of political competition and how niche parties can impact on mainstream party politicization in the electoral arena. Oliver Gruber is post-doctoral researcher and lecturer at the Department of Political Science at the Universities of Vienna and Innsbruck.

The Transformation of Governance in the European Union

Author: Rainer Eising,BEATE KOHLER-KOCH

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134608349

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

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The book presents a theoretically informed typology of modes of governance which is tested in a careful selection of comparative country and policy studies. At the core is the question whether the European Union is destined to a network type of governance and whether and how this type of governance will be translated into the member states. The individual chapters subject the governing patterns at European and national level to empirical scrutiny. Drawing on recent research findings in different issue areas - including monetary union, social affairs, environment, genetic engineering and market liberalisation in transport, banking, energy, professional services - the contributions highlight the impact of the European activities on policy-making process in the member states.


Reasons, Processes, and Results

Author: Gary A. Adams, PhD,Terry A. Beehr, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826197375

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

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This book reviews, summarizes, and integrates a diverse literature on the topic of retirement and provides a coherent view to better inform researchers and practitioners. Organized around three phases of the retirement process--pre-retirement, retirement decision-making, and post-retirement--the chapters examine economic, sociological, gerontological, and psychological theory and research. Topics discussed include: types of retirement, retirement planning and preparation, early retirement incentive programs, the economics of the retirement decision-making, and work after retirement, among others. Contributors include Jerome Kaplan, Kenneth Shultz, Harvey Sterns, and Linda Stroh.

Men and Masculinities Around the World

Transforming Men’s Practices

Author: E. Ruspini

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230338003

Category: Social Science

Page: 282

View: 5263


This collection, with contributions on seventeen countries from social scientists from Africa, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, and Europe, analyzes the characteristics and potential of diverse educational, political and related initiatives towards progressive changes in gender relations to show how men are reacting to contemporary social change