Christopher Columbus’s Naming in the ’diarios’ of the Four by Evelina Guzauskyte

By Evelina Guzauskyte

During this attention-grabbing ebook, Evelina Gužauskytė makes use of the names Columbus gave to locations within the Caribbean Basin with the intention to research the complicated stumble upon among Europeans and the local inhabitants.

Gužauskytė demanding situations the typical proposal that Columbus’s acts of naming have been basically an imperial try to impose his will at the terrain. as an alternative, she argues that they have been the results of the collisions among a number of unique worlds, together with the true and legendary geography of the outdated global, Portuguese and Catalan naming traditions, and the data and mapping practices of the Taino population of the Caribbean. instead of reflecting the Spanish wish for an orderly empire, Columbus’s number of position names was once fractured and fragmented – the manufactured from the explorer’s dynamic courting with the population, nature, and geography of the Caribbean Basin.

To supplement Gužauskytė’s argument, the publication additionally positive factors the 1st accomplished record of the greater than 2 hundred Columbian position names which are documented in his diarios and different modern resources.

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Local Direct Democracy in Europe by Theo Schiller

By Theo Schiller

Glossy direct democracy has lately turn into a major section of political existence in lots of international locations. those advancements might be saw on the nationwide, neighborhood, and native point of political platforms. Participation and democracy in neighborhood political beliefs play an incredible function in stabilizing and constructing democratic structures. This quantity provides, for the 1st time, a vast foundation of knowledge at the wide selection of neighborhood associations and perform of democracy in 19 nations.

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The Impact of European Employment Strategy in Greece and by S. Zartaloudis

By S. Zartaloudis

Throughout the new use of recent empirical proof derived from analysing employment providers, gender equality rules and flexicurity in Greece and Portugal, this publication presents compelling new insights into how eu Employment procedure (EES) can impact the household employment coverage of eu Union member states.

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Proceedings of the Fourth European Conference on by Geraldine Fitzpatrick, William J. Tolone, Simon M. Kaplan

By Geraldine Fitzpatrick, William J. Tolone, Simon M. Kaplan (auth.), Hans Marmolin, Yngve Sundblad, Kjeld Schmidt (eds.)

Computer Supported Cooperative paintings (CSCW) is an interdisciplinary learn region dedicated to exploring the problems of designing computer-based structures that increase the skills to cooperate and combine actions in an effective and versatile demeanour for individuals in cooperative paintings occasions.
This quantity is a rigorous collection of papers that signify either sensible and theoretical techniques to CSCW from many best researchers within the box. As an interdisciplinary sector of study, CSCW brings jointly broadly disparate study traditions and views from desktop, human, organisational and layout sciences. The papers chosen mirror numerous ways and cultures within the box.
Audience: Of curiosity to a large viewers end result of the large functional influence of the problems and the interdisciplinary nature of the issues and options proposed. specifically: researchers and pros in computing, sociology, cognitive technological know-how, human elements, and process design.

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The Legitimacy of the European Union After Enlargement by Jacques Thomassen

By Jacques Thomassen

In 2004 the ecu Union was once enlarged with ten new member states, 8 of them formerly communist states in vital and jap Europe. This expansion was once with no precedent within the heritage of the Union and its predecessors. it really is nonetheless to be noticeable how good the associations in addition to the voters of the Union may be able to focus on the results of this operation. The authors of this quantity review the impression of that growth on its legitimacy. They accomplish that by way of assessing the results of growth at the functioning of the method of political illustration within the ecu Union and at the emotions of the ecu humans in the direction of the Union. This research is principally in response to information from the eu Election learn 2004. This research made it for the 1st time attainable to match the attitudes and behaviour of electorate within the growth nations, specifically in important and jap Europe, with their opposite numbers within the older member states. the various findings of this learn are counterintuitive. in lots of respects the results of enlargements are a lot smaller than frequently argued. The get together structures of the hot member states and the attitudes and behaviour of the electorate of person events are very suitable with their opposite numbers within the older member states, making extra ecu integration quite effortless. an identical might be acknowledged approximately participants of the eu Parliament. nonetheless the mutual belief of the folks within the older and new member states is intensely low and undermines the legitimacy of the enlarged Union.

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Bestimmungsfaktoren und Alternativen der Absatzwegewahl: Das by Bernd Geiseler

By Bernd Geiseler

Die Absatzwegewahl zählt als langfristige, strategische Entscheidung zu den wichtigsten Aufgaben der Unternehmensführung; sie bietet dem Hersteller verschiedene Möglichkeiten und Instrumente, das Verhalten der in den Absatzweg eingeschalteten Akteure zu beeinflussen.

Der über Jahrzehnte weitgehend unveränderte Automobilvertrieb innerhalb der Europäischen Union steht vor radikalen Veränderungen und Umbrüchen, da derzeit die Verlängerung der Gruppenfreistellung für Vertragshändlersysteme in der Automobilindustrie äußerst unwahrscheinlich ist. Vor diesem Hintergrund analysiert Bernd Geiseler Bestimmungsfaktoren und Alternativen der Absatzwegewahl in der Auto-mobil-industrie unter wettbewerbsrechtlichen und institutionenökono-mischen Gesichtspunkten. Auf dieser foundation leitet der Autor langfristige Handlungs-empfehlungen für die Gestaltung des zukünftigen Automobilvertriebs in der Europäischen Union ab.

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Reframing Dutch Culture (Progress in European Ethnology) by Herman Roodenburg, Peter Jan Margry

By Herman Roodenburg, Peter Jan Margry

In recent times, Dutch society has passed through radical changes, because of complicated political, social and ethnic advancements. This e-book presents an interdisciplinary research of those alterations at various degrees, additionally bearing on them to wider eu and worldwide transformation tactics. to start with, interpreting the formations of Dutch identification, it then discusses topical matters resembling Turkish immigrants, ethnic tensions, and the variations in faith, costume and nationwide culture. It additionally highlights the contribution of Dutch ethnology to the foreign debate. total, it presents a desirable and insightful view on smooth Dutch society.

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The European Productivity Agency and Transatlantic by Bent Boel

By Bent Boel

The eu productiveness enterprise (EPA) was once firstly designed as a method to "Americanize" Western Europe throughout the move of yank concepts, knowledge and concepts to the outdated Continent. It more and more grew to become a framework during which the member nations sought "European" options to their difficulties. This research of the EPA sheds new mild at the nature of eu cooperation and transatlantic kin within the Nineteen Fifties in addition to at the adjustments those kinfolk underwent in the course of the early postwar interval.

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