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A DRIVER'S guide to European repositories by Kasja Weenink, Leo Waaijers, Karen van Godtsenhoven

By Kasja Weenink, Leo Waaijers, Karen van Godtsenhoven

The Driver's advisor is a realistic consultant for repository managers and associations who are looking to construct their very own repository. This identify comes in the OAPEN Library - http://www.oapen.org.

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The European Football Championship: Mega-Event and Vanity by Albrecht Sonntag, Alexandra Schwell, Basak Alpan

By Albrecht Sonntag, Alexandra Schwell, Basak Alpan

The UEFA eu soccer championship used to be the 1st eu mega-event to ensue in post-socialist Europe. Taking this as a departure aspect, this quantity specializes in soccer as a realm of making and negotiating identities utilizing wealthy ethnographic fieldwork and in-depth media research.

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European Higher Education at the Crossroads: Between the by Peter Scott (auth.), Adrian Curaj, Peter Scott, Lazăr

By Peter Scott (auth.), Adrian Curaj, Peter Scott, Lazăr Vlasceanu, Lesley Wilson (eds.)

Romania hosts the 2012 Bologna / eu better schooling zone Ministerial convention and the 3rd Bologna coverage discussion board. In education for those conferences, the administrative organization for greater schooling, examine, improvement and Innovation investment (UEFISCDI) organised the way forward for greater schooling - Bologna approach Researchers’ convention (FOHE-BPRC) in Bucharest on 17-19 October 2011, with the aid of the ecu collage organization (EUA) and the Romanian nationwide Committee for UNESCO. The convention introduced the voices of researchers into international-level coverage making in better schooling. the result of the convention are awarded during this ebook.

Until now, empirical facts aiding regulations and reforms in greater schooling has frequently been a question of neighborhood or neighborhood concentration. the advance of a pan-European technique in larger schooling coverage drives a necessity to discover wider learn subject matters on which to base guidelines. This e-book deals an unparalleled chance for greater schooling researchers to engage and give a contribution to the political technique shaping the eu larger schooling sector (EHEA), and to nationwide coverage agendas in additional than a hundred player international locations for the 2012 ministerial occasions.

The publication collects greater than 50 articles targeting very important matters in ecu larger schooling. those are prepared in sections addressing the eu better schooling quarter (EHEA) ideas; instructing and studying; caliber insurance; Mobility; greater schooling Governance within the EHEA; investment of upper schooling; Diversification of upper schooling Missions; greater schooling Futures and Foresight.

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The Dead Ladies Project: Exiles, Expats, and Ex-Countries by Jessa Crispin

By Jessa Crispin

When Jessa Crispin used to be thirty, she burned her settled Chicago existence to the floor and took off for Berlin with a couple of suitcases and no plan past leaving. part a decade later, she’s nonetheless at the highway, in seek no longer loads of a house as of knowing, a manner of being on the earth that calls for neither consistent fight nor whole surrender.
          
The lifeless women Project is an account of that journey—but it’s additionally a lot, even more. thinking about exile, Crispin travels an itinerary of key destinations in its literary map, of locations that experience drawn writers who had to cut loose from their origins and begin afresh. As she displays on William James suffering via melancholy in Berlin, Nora Barnacle dependant on and loyal for James Joyce in Trieste, Maud Gonne fomenting revolution and fostering fantasy in Dublin, or Igor Stravinsky beginning over from not anything in Switzerland, Crispin interweaves biography, incisive literary research, and private event right into a wealthy meditation at the advanced interactions of position, character, and society which can make get away and reinvention such an enticing, even intoxicating proposition.
         
own and profane, humorous and fervent, The useless girls venture ranges from the 19th century to the current, from historic figures to brand-new hangovers, in seek, eventually, of a solution to a bedrock query: How does anyone make a decision tips on how to dwell their life?

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Immersive Education: 4th European Summit, EiED 2014, Vienna, by Martin Ebner, Kai Erenli, Rainer Malaka, Johanna Pirker,

By Martin Ebner, Kai Erenli, Rainer Malaka, Johanna Pirker, Aaron E. Walsh

This e-book constitutes the refereed complaints of the 4th eu Immersive schooling Summit, EiED 2014, held in Vienna, Austria, in November 2014.

The eleven revised complete papers offered have been conscientiously reviewed and chosen from 30 submissions. The papers are geared up in topical sections on innovation and technological developments in e-learning; immersive and rising applied sciences for cultural and electronic heritage.

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Elites, Language, and the Politics of Identity: The by Gregg Bucken-Knapp

By Gregg Bucken-Knapp

Why and whilst do linguistic cleavages inside of a kingdom develop into politicized? utilizing Norway—where language has performed a very salient function within the nation’s history—as a case learn, Gregg Bucken-Knapp explores those questions and demanding situations the proposal that the politicization of language clash is a reaction to language difficulties. He indicates that political elites usually view language clash as a political chance, putting it at the coverage time table as a good mobilizing software to serve their very own nonlinguistic political ends. even though language-oriented curiosity teams might struggle to accomplish wanted language regulations, they're quite often unsuccessful whilst their personal tastes conflict with the wider targets of political elites. This publication makes a speciality of figuring out simply how language regulations emerge.

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The Future of NATO Expansion: Four Case Studies by Zoltan Barany

By Zoltan Barany

Bulgaria, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia have got in basic terms scant recognition in scholarly literature during the last decade. This ebook deals an in-depth research of the readiness of the 4 East eu states for club in NATO. Zoltan Barany examines their political, fiscal, and armed forces stipulations and concludes that they don't fulfill NATO's personal standards for club. He argues, that whereas NATO may still reiterate readiness to just accept certified applicants, it may no longer dilute its army services by way of admitting new contributors who might be shoppers of, instead of members to, defense.

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Evolutionary Computation in Combinatorial Optimization: 13th by Ahmed Kheiri, Ender Özcan (auth.), Martin Middendorf,

By Ahmed Kheiri, Ender Özcan (auth.), Martin Middendorf, Christian Blum (eds.)

This booklet constitutes the refereed complaints of the thirteenth ecu convention on Evolutionary Computation in Combinatorial Optimization, EvoCOP 2013, held in Vienna, Austria, in April 2013, colocated with the Evo* 2013 occasions EuroGP, EvoBIO, EvoMUSART, and EvoApplications. The 23 revised complete papers provided have been rigorously reviewed and chosen from 50 submissions. The papers current the newest learn and talk about present advancements and functions in metaheuristics - a paradigm to successfully remedy tricky combinatorial optimization difficulties showing in quite a few business, financial, and medical domain names. trendy examples of metaheuristics are ant colony optimization, evolutionary algorithms, grasping randomized adaptive seek approaches, iterated neighborhood seek, simulated annealing, tabu seek, and variable local seek. purposes comprise scheduling, timetabling, community layout, transportation and distribution, car routing, the vacationing salesman challenge, packing and slicing, satisfiability, and basic combined integer programming.

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Language, Hegemony and the European Union: Re-examining by Glyn Williams, Gruffudd Williams

By Glyn Williams, Gruffudd Williams

This ebook significantly examines the eu Union’s “Unity in variety” mantra in regards to language. It makes use of a theoretical framework in line with hegemony either as a approach and as a courting. working inside sociolinguistics, the booklet replaces the inspiration of ideology in poststructuralist inspiration with that of hegemony. The authors argue that forging harmony throughout language groups contradicts the tenets of classical liberal conception. international neo-liberalism impacts this orthodoxy, moving the parameters of strength and political regulate. Over 9 chapters, the authors disguise themes equivalent to globalization and social switch, justice, governance and schooling. The booklet may be of curiosity to sociolinguists, political scientists, sociologists, in addition to students of language and globalization and eu studies.

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Advances in Cross-National Comparison: A European Working by Jürgen H.P. Hoffmeyer-Zlotnik, Christof Wolf

By Jürgen H.P. Hoffmeyer-Zlotnik, Christof Wolf

The booklet contains 5 components and a concluding bankruptcy. half 1 covers basic difficulties and offers ideas for the harmonisation of information from assorted nationwide and/or cultural contexts. within the moment half EUROSTAT and ESOMAR current their confirmed normal tools. proven tools every one masking one variable (i.e. profession, schooling) are offered within the 3rd half. The fourth half back contains advised instruments for the harmonisation of unmarried variables for which standardised tools usually are not but on hand (i.e. age, faith, ethnicity, loved ones, relatives, income). The final half provides chosen empirical analyses demonstrating the use and fruitfulness of tools offered before.

This booklet is especially written for 2 teams. First, researchers and practitioners focused on comparative examine in Europe. moment, researchers operating with information of the statistical workplaces of ecu international locations and knowledge from associations of the ecu Union.

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