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When the People Speak: Deliberative Democracy and Public Consultation
When the People Speak: Deliberative Democracy and Public Consultation

All over the world, democratic reforms have brought power to the people, but under conditions where the people have little opportunity to think about the power that they exercise. In this book, James Fishkin combines a new theory of democracy with actual practice and shows how an idea that harks back to ancient Athens can be used to revive...

Digital Humanities and New Ways of Teaching (Digital Culture and Humanities (1))
Digital Humanities and New Ways of Teaching (Digital Culture and Humanities (1))

This volume includes a variety of first-hand case studies, critical analyses, action research and reflective practice in the digital humanities which ranges from digital literature, library science, online games, museum studies, information literacy to corpus linguistics in the 21st century. It informs readers of the latest...

European E-Democracy in Practice (Studies in Digital Politics and Governance)
European E-Democracy in Practice (Studies in Digital Politics and Governance)
This open access book explores how digital tools and social media technologies can contribute to better participation and involvement of EU citizens in European politics. By analyzing selected representative e-participation projects at the local, national and European governmental levels, it identifies the preconditions, best practices...
Democracy and Pluralism: The Political Thought of William E. Connolly (Routledge Innovations in Political Theory)
Democracy and Pluralism: The Political Thought of William E. Connolly (Routledge Innovations in Political Theory)

William E. Connolly’s political theory forms a distinct and influential contribution to contemporary debates about the nature and prospects of democratic life in the twenty-first century. His original conceptualisations of pluralism, naturalism, the politics of the body, religion, secularism and his daring incorporation of contemporary...

Internet Communications Using SIP: Delivering VoIP and Multimedia Services with Session Initiation Protocol
Internet Communications Using SIP: Delivering VoIP and Multimedia Services with Session Initiation Protocol
"This book is like a good tour guide.It doesn't just describe the major attractions; you share in the history, spirit, language, and culture of the place."
—Henning Schulzrinne, Professor, Columbia University

Since its birth in 1996, Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) has grown up. As a richer, much more robust...

Open-Source ESBs in Action
Open-Source ESBs in Action
Most modern business systems include independent applications that exchange information with each other-a technique usually called enterprise integration. An architectural approach called the Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) offers developers a way to handle the messages between those independent applications without creating a lot of custom code....
Illiberal Liberal States
Illiberal Liberal States

Understanding the dynamics of the illiberal practices of liberal states is increasingly important in Europe today. This book examines the changing relationship and interaction between immigration, citizenship and integration at the European and national arenas. It studies some of the main effects and open questions as regards the...

Visual Media Coding and Transmission
Visual Media Coding and Transmission

This book presents the state-of-the-art in visual media coding and transmission

Visual Media Coding and Transmission is an output of VISNET II NoE, which is an EC IST-FP6 collaborative research project by twelve esteemed institutions from across Europe in the fields of networked audiovisual systems and...

The Black Death (Great Historic Disasters)
The Black Death (Great Historic Disasters)
In 1346, Europe was hit by the worst natural disaster in its recorded history: the Black Death. Generally believed to be a combination of bubonic plague and two other plague strains, the Black Death ravaged the length and breadth of Europe from Sicily to Norway, from Ireland to Russia, for five terrible years. Scholars can...
Graphics Tablet Solutions
Graphics Tablet Solutions
Containing 320 pages of vivid, full-color examples, "Graphic Tablet Solutions" is the first book to address graphics tablets, bringing new freedom to its users through the book's simple format and comprehensive topics. This book teaches users to choose, install, customize and optimize the hardware for their design needs. It covers how to...
Autonomous Robotic Systems (Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences)
Autonomous Robotic Systems (Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences)
This book constitutes the presentations made at the Advanced Research Workshop on Autonomous Robotic Systems, which was held at the University of Coimbra, Portugal, June 1997. The aim of the meeting was to bring together leading researchers in the area of autonomous systems for mobility and manipulation, and the aim of this book is to share the...
Direct-Write Technologies for Rapid Prototyping Applications: Sensors, Electronics, and Integrated Power Sources
Direct-Write Technologies for Rapid Prototyping Applications: Sensors, Electronics, and Integrated Power Sources

Direct-Write Technologies covers applications, materials, and the techniques in using direct-write technologies. This book provides an overview of the different direct write techniques currently available, as well as a comparison between the strengths and special attributes for each of the techniques. The techniques described open the...

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