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Politics and Slum Upgrading in Kenya

by George M. Kiyu Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 09, 2014)

Why was the slum upgrading project in Kibera, Kenya, facing resistance? This study uses both qualitative and quantitative methods in data collection to reveal that politics revolving around the interests of...


Culture(s) in International Relations

by Hanna Schreiber & Grazyna Michalowska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (August 10, 2017)

This book presents a critical reflection on how the presence of «culture» in theory and practice of international relations is reflected in International Relations as a research field. The authors analyze...


13 Acts of Academic Journalism and Historical Commentary on Human Rights

by Ben Dorfman Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (June 19, 2017)

Constituted of a range of essays, the present volume addresses a variety of contemporary and historical events from human rights perspectives. Taking on issues from the American presidential election to North...


Innovation, Complexity and Policy

by Matthias Weber Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (June 19, 2017)

This book brings together a set of contributions that show the breadth and depth of the scientific work of Josef Fröhlich and his influence on Austrian research, technology and innovation (RTI) policy. It is...


Capitalist Imperialism in Contemporary Theoretical Frameworks

by Filip Ilkowski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 04, 2017)

This book analyzes the controversy surrounding imperialism associated with capitalist development. The last dozen years passed under the shadow of two momentous events: the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan conducted...


Hannah Arendt and Friedrich Schiller on Kant’s Aesthetics

by Mihály Szilágyi-Gál Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 19, 2017)

This book analyzes how the public character of judgments of taste makes implicit statements in moral and political philosophy. The framework that relates aesthetic, moral, and political aspects into such a triadic...


Adult Learning and Education in International Contexts: Future Challenges for its Professionalization

by Regina Egetenmeyer, Sabine Schmidt-Lauff & Vanna Boffo Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 28, 2017)

This volume analyses adult education and lifelong learning as international phenomena, which have a strong influence on professionals working in this field. Based on the 2016 Würzburg Winter School, the book...


Education and Tolerance

by Lenka Drazanova Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (June 06, 2017)

This book examines to what extent the effect of education on political and social tolerance varies cross-nationally. It gives an inventory of micro- and macro- level factors moderating this effect. The empirical...


Reimagineering the Nation

by Aleksandra Ålund, Carl-Ulrik Schierup & Anders Neergaard Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (February 01, 2017)

This collection of essays offers a critical analysis of neoliberal transformation as it has unfolded in Sweden, long regarded as exemplary in terms of social welfare, equality and an inclusive multicultural...


Political Leadership in Morphogenetic Perspective

by Filip Pierzchalski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 24, 2017)

This book depicts a new research perspective of political leadership, in which the multi-level and dynamic leadership relation is explained as relations between the leader (human agency) and followers (sociological...


Leap into Modernity – Political Economy of Growth on the Periphery, 1943–1980

by Adam Leszczynski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 09, 2017)

This book describes struggles of different countries and their development after World War II. It presents a panorama of different ideologies of accelerated development, which dominated the world just before...


Accountability and democracy in Poland and Spain

by Anna Sroka Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (February 06, 2017)

This book is a response to the need for scientific research on one of the components of quality of democracy, id est accountability. The author analyses thoroughly in cross-section the accountability mechanisms...


Radicalism and Terrorism in the 21st Century

by Anna Sroka, Fanny Castro-Rial Garrone & Rubén Darío Torres Kumbrián Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 26, 2016)

This book addresses the issues of radicalism and terrorism, which are of exceptional importance and relevance in contemporary society. Each of the two phenomena are analyzed from a multidisciplinary perspective....


Nation-Building in the Shadow of the Bear: The Dialectics of National Identity and Foreign Policy in the Kyrgyz Republic 1991–2012

by Paul Christian Sander Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 14, 2016)

Since 1991, Kyrgyzstan’s leaders have pursued a post-Soviet national identity. Their concepts failed to consolidate the country’s multi-ethnic society, and continuously antagonize civic values and ethnic...


In the Shadow of the Iron Curtain

by Grzegorz Piotrowski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 01, 2017)

This book examines the alterglobalist activists in Poland, the Czech Republic, and Hungary. Based on lengthy ethnographic fieldwork and numerous in-depth interviews with key figures of the movement, it covers...


Poland’s New Ways of Public Diplomacy

by Beata Ociepka Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (June 28, 2017)

This book analyzes when and how Poland implemented public diplomacy. The author explains it as a form of external political communication of governments conducted in cooperation with non-state actors to position...


Tweets from the Campaign Trail

by Caja Thimm, Alex Frame, Arnaud Mercier & Gilles Brachotte Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 10, 2016)

Hailed by many as a game-changer in political communication, Twitter has made its way into election campaigns all around the world. The European Parliamentary elections, taking place simultaneously in 28 countries,...