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University of the World: A Case for a World University System
University of the World: A Case for a World University System

In this book, Dieter Lenzen analyzes the world's three major educational systems: the Continental-European, the Atlantic (Anglo-American) and the East Asian. Distancing himself from the current trend towards the economically driven Anglo-American system of education, the author proposes an alternative model, "a university of the...

German Political Thought and the Discourse of Platonism: Finding the Way Out of the Cave
German Political Thought and the Discourse of Platonism: Finding the Way Out of the Cave
Taking Plato’s allegory of the cave as its starting-point, this book demonstrates how later European thinkers can be read as a reaction and a response to key aspects of this allegory and its discourse of enchainment and liberation. Focusing on key thinkers in the tradition of European (and specifically German) political thought including...
Numerical Mathematics and Advanced Applications ENUMATH 2017 (Lecture Notes in Computational Science and Engineering, 126)
Numerical Mathematics and Advanced Applications ENUMATH 2017 (Lecture Notes in Computational Science and Engineering, 126)

This book collects many of the presented papers, as plenary presentations, mini-symposia invited presentations, or contributed talks, from the European Conference on Numerical Mathematics and Advanced Applications (ENUMATH) 2017. The conference was organized by the University of Bergen, Norway from September 25 to 29, 2017. Leading...

From Secret Ballot to Democracy Sausage: How Australia Got Compulsory Voting
From Secret Ballot to Democracy Sausage: How Australia Got Compulsory Voting
NOT MANY COUNTRIES compel their citizens to vote, but Australia is one. Voting is compulsory in nineteen of the world’s 166 electoral democracies and only nine strictly enforce it.

None of Europe’s most influential democracies has it, and none of the countries in the mainstream of Australia’s
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Economic Development and Financial Markets: Latest Research and Policy Insights from Central and Southeastern Europe (Contributions to Economics)
Economic Development and Financial Markets: Latest Research and Policy Insights from Central and Southeastern Europe (Contributions to Economics)
This book offers fresh insights into the economic development and financial markets of Southeastern and Central European countries. The first part analyses macroeconomic trends and monetary policy issues, while the second part explores the development of financial and insurance markets. With contributions covering topics such as regional and...
The EU’s Policy on the Integration of Migrants: A Case of Soft-Europeanization? (Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics)
The EU’s Policy on the Integration of Migrants: A Case of Soft-Europeanization? (Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics)
This book addresses a timely, yet largely overlooked, issue in political science: the integration of migrants in a multilevel polity. In a context characterised by the increasing salience of migration-related questions, and despite the gradual construction of a European Union immigration policy over the past two decades, no competence...
Digital Terrain Modelling: Development and Applications in a Policy Support Environment (Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography)
Digital Terrain Modelling: Development and Applications in a Policy Support Environment (Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography)

This publication is the first book on the development and application of digital terrain modelling for regional planning and policy support. It is a compilation of research results by international research groups at the European Commission's Joint Research Centre, providing scientific support to the development and implementation of EU...

Public Administration in Europe: The Contribution of EGPA (Governance and Public Management)
Public Administration in Europe: The Contribution of EGPA (Governance and Public Management)
This book considers the ways in which public administration (PA) has been studied in Europe over the last forty years, and examines in particular the contribution of EGPA, the European Group for Public Administration, both to the growth of a truly pan-European PA, and to the future of PA in Europe. The book provides a lively reflection on the...
The United States and Western Europe since 1945: From "Empire" by Invitation to Transatlantic Drift
The United States and Western Europe since 1945: From "Empire" by Invitation to Transatlantic Drift
`Offers a powerful argument, presents a sophisticated narrative, and is a magisterial, and, indeed, the best synthesis available of transatlantic relations since 1945 - a massive achievement.' Andreas W. Daum, Political Science Quarterly

Based on new and existing research by a world-class scholar, this is the first book in 20
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Refugee Protection and Civil Society in Europe
Refugee Protection and Civil Society in Europe

This volume analyses civil society as an important factor in the European refugee regime. Based on empirical research, the chapters explore different aspects, structures and forms of civil society engagement during and after 2015. Various institutional, collective and individual activities are...

Emerging Wireless Technologies and the Future Mobile Internet
Emerging Wireless Technologies and the Future Mobile Internet
The current Internet is an outgrowth of the ARPANET (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network) that was initiated four decades ago. The TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) designed by Vinton Cerf and Robert Kahn in 1973 did not anticipate, quite understandably, such extensive use of wireless channels and...
EU Funds in the New Member States: Party Politicization, Administrative Capacities, and Absorption Problems after Accession (Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics)
EU Funds in the New Member States: Party Politicization, Administrative Capacities, and Absorption Problems after Accession (Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics)
This book examines new member states’ problems with the absorption of EU funds. Since accession, many new member states from Central and Eastern Europe struggle to access their billions of development funds from Brussels. While existing research mostly emphasizes the role of states’ administrative capacities to account for absorption...
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