Civil Society And Activism In Europe

Author: William A. Maloney
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136996982
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Civil Society And Activism In Europe from the Author: William A. Maloney. This book examines the role of civil society organizations in several advanced European democracies: Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Specifically the book focuses on how voluntary organizations contribute to civic and democratic health and assesses the impact of different organizational types on social capital.

Studies In Europragmatics

Author: Joachim Grzega
Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz
ISBN: 9783447069168
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Studies In Europragmatics from the Author: Joachim Grzega. While European languages have been quite frequently studied with respect to cultural-historical, sociopolitical and word-form-oriented issues, the study by Joachim Grzega is the first monograph that deals intensively with the search for commonalities of European languages with respect to the use of word-forms, i.e. pragmalinguistic aspects. The book addresses basic general definitory questions (e.g. what is "European," what is "Eurolinguistic"?), it discusses and creates methodological approaches of qualitative and quantitative research, it compares working with naturally gathered (spoken and written) language data (e.g. Wikipedia, EU minutes, Facebook) and working with language data artificially elicited by questionnaires, and it makes suggestions on how the results of analyses on speech-acts, address terms, word-connotations and other communicative patterns could be interpreted. Grzega's volume includes numerous case studies related to synchronic, historical and applied europragmatics, transferring results into numerous figures (among them the map of the flight of the Europragmatic bumblebee, showing the distribution of 36 Europragmatic features).

Opposing Europe The Comparative Party Politics Of Euroscepticism

Author: Aleks Szczerbiak
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199258352
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Opposing Europe The Comparative Party Politics Of Euroscepticism from the Author: Aleks Szczerbiak. The project of European integration now spans Europe, but in becoming bigger and broader the European Union has brought on itself significant criticism. As the EU becomes deeper, wider, and more ambitious, so opposition and scepticism become more prominent for citizens and more problematic for elites. Concerns about a 'democratic deficit' and the distance between European elites and publics have come to be a common feature of European politics. As a consequence Euroscepticism has become a part of the terrain of conflict between political parties across Europe. Opposing Europe? provides the first comprehensive review of party-based Euroscepticism across the breadth of contemporary Europe and the first in-depth comparative academic study of Euroscepticism. This, the second of two volumes, is made up of comparative chapters which address different aspects of Euroscepticism. The volume looks across Europe and includes EU member states and candidate and non-member states in order to draw out comparative lessons that relate to the nature of political parties, party systems, and the domestic politics of European integration. Opposing Europe? is a groundbreaking, 'state of the art' book that provides a definitive review of a key issue in European politics. It is also one of the few attempts to integrate the fields of EU studies with both West European and East European studies in order to draw lessons about the way in which the EU interacts with domestic politics in both member and non-member states. Examining the way that parties position themselves and compete on the European issue provides powerful lessons for the trajectory of the European integration project more generally, and on the prospects for the emergence of a European political system and polity.

The Harvard Classics

Author: Charles William Eliot
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The Harvard Classics from the Author: Charles William Eliot.

Women Policy And Politics

Author: Carol Lee Bacchi
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761956754
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Women Policy And Politics from the Author: Carol Lee Bacchi. This book offers a powerful new approach to policy studies. Drawing on recent perspectives from social constructionism, discourse analysis, the sociology of social problems and feminism, Carol Bacchi develops a step-by-step analytical tool for deconstructing policy problems. Her `What's the Problem?' approach encourages students to reflect critically upon the ways in which policy problems get constructed within policy debates and policy proposals.

Understanding Euroscepticism

Author: CĂ©cile Leconte
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Size: 80.52 MB
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Understanding Euroscepticism from the Author: CĂ©cile Leconte. "This timely text provides a concise and readable assessment of the dynamics, character and consequences of opposition to European integration at all levels from elites and governments through parties and the media to voters and grass roots organizations"--Provided by publisher.

European Integration Theory

Author: Antje Wiener
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199226092
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European Integration Theory from the Author: Antje Wiener. Systematically revised and updated throughout, this ground-breaking text provides an overview of all the major approaches to European integration. Each author reflects on the development, achievements and problems of their approach, and discusses historical and current issues of European integration. The concluding chapter then comparatively assesses the strengths and weaknesses of each approach and looks at the emerging issues. New to this Edition: · Two new chapters on the political theory of European integration and critical theory · End-of-chapter questions

Discovering The Universe

Author: Neil F. Comins
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 142925520X
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Discovering The Universe from the Author: Neil F. Comins. Discovering the Universe is the bestselling brief text for descriptive one-term astronomy courses (especially those with no mathematics prerequisites). Carried along by the book's vibrant main theme, "the process of scientific discovery," the Ninth Edition furthers the book’s legacy for presenting concepts clearly and accurately while providing all the pedagogical tools to make the learning process memorable.

The Oxford Handbook Of Compounding

Author: Rochelle Lieber
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0199219877
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The Oxford Handbook Of Compounding from the Author: Rochelle Lieber. This book presents a comprehensive review of theoretical work on the linguistics and psycholinguistics of compound words and combines it with a series of surveys of compounding in a variety of languages from a wide range of language families.

Illiberal Politics In Neoliberal Times

Author: Mabel Berezin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521839130
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Illiberal Politics In Neoliberal Times from the Author: Mabel Berezin. and social security." --Book Jacket.