Download E-books Work Life 2000 Yearbook 1 1999: The first of a series of Yearbooks in the Work Life 2000 programme, preparing for the Work Life 2000 Conference in Malmö 22–25 January 2001, as part of the Swedish Presidency of the European Unions PDF

By Richard Ennals MA, PGCE (auth.), Richard Ennals MA, PGCE (eds.)

New applied sciences and the starting to be circulate of knowledge create new stipulations for many who use those applied sciences within the office. The lifestyles and alertness of contemporary IT platforms may end up in new types of paintings, projects that experience truly emerged because of sleek machine and different structures. this primary Work Life2000Yearbook includes the complaints of eu workshops, organised by means of the Swedish nationwide Institute for operating lifestyles. those workshops remove darkness from many various facets of operating lifestyles in lots of nations.

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Download E-books The Art of Lobbying the EU: More Machiavelli in Brussels, Revised Edition PDF

Recalling the paintings of Niccolò Machiavelli, best researcher Rinus van Schendelen distills the practices of winning lobbyists all the way down to 3 simple rules: ambition, research, and prudence. Paying shut awareness to the designated matters implicit in european lobbying, this e-book illuminates the perform, its possibilities and pitfalls, or even its contributions to democracy. This revised variation has been reinforced with numerous new situations, insights and tendencies, and takes into consideration the hot Treaty of Lisbon.

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Download E-books Wireless Sensor Networks: 5th European Conference, EWSN 2008, Bologna, Italy, January 30-February 1, 2008. Proceedings PDF

By Habib M. Ammari, Sajal K. Das (auth.), Roberto Verdone (eds.)

This booklet constitutes the refereed court cases of the fifth eu Workshop on instant Sensor Networks, EWSN 2008, held in Bologna, Italy, in January/February 2008.

The 23 revised complete papers awarded have been conscientiously reviewed and chosen from one hundred ten submissions. The papers are geared up in topical sections on localization, detection of space/time correlated occasions, community coding, ZigBee, topology, software program, in addition to deployment and alertness development.

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Download E-books Nationalism and War PDF

This interdisciplinary publication is the 1st systematic examine of the connection among nationalism and conflict and, as such, makes an unique contribution to theories of nationalism and kingdom formation. It bargains a dynamic and interactive framework wherein to appreciate the position of conflict in its altering manifestations within the upward thrust of geographical regions, the formation of nationwide groups, definitions of political rights and tasks, and the transformation from an international of empires to at least one of state states. Nationalism and struggle scrutinizes latest methods that view either international locations and nationalism as fresh items of martial state-building that started with the army revolutions in Europe, and argues that nationalism and nationwide groups emerged independently within the center a long time to form either war-making and state-building. This e-book additionally explores the relationship among warfare commemoration and the production of countries as sacralized groups that provide that means and objective to a global marked through unpredictable switch. It exhibits how nationalist army revolutions ended in the downfall of Empires in overall warfare and the mass creation of postcolonial kingdom states. yet difficulties of safeguard have additionally encouraged routine styles of re-imperialization. This e-book refutes claims that we're now in a world and post-national period the place annoying debts have changed the heroic narratives that after sustained geographical regions. eventually, it appraises techniques that declare there's an inherent connection among nationalism and collective violence, arguing such connections are mostly contingent.

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Download E-books European Large Lakes Ecosystem changes and their ecological and socioeconomic impacts PDF

By Marina Haldna, Anu Milius, Reet Laugaste, Külli Kangur (auth.), Tiina Nõges, Reiner Eckmann, Külli Kangur, Peeter Nõges, Anu Rei

Large lakes are very important due to their dimension and ecological specialty in addition to their monetary and cultural price. optimum administration of them calls for a formal realizing of anthropogenic affects either at the lake ecosystems as such and at the companies they supply for society. the categorical structural and practical houses of enormous lakes, e.g. morphology, hydrography, biogeochemical cycles and food-web constitution, are all without delay with regards to their dimension. even though huge lakes are one of the best-studied ecosystems on the planet, the applying to them of environmental laws reminiscent of the eu Water Framework Directive is a difficult activity and calls for that numerous usual and administration facets particular to those water our bodies are accurately thought of. those weak ecosystems usually be afflicted by speeded up eutrophication, over-fishing, poisonous infection and invasive species. huge lakes provide socio-economic advantages and will be utilized in many ways, and are usually components during which financial, cultural and political pursuits overlap. during this e-book the issues in regards to the current prestige of eu huge lakes and the instructions of swap are mentioned. Threats brought on by direct human impression and by means of weather swap, safeguard wishes and recovery measures are considered.

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Download E-books Voices From an Empire: A History of Afro-Portuguese Literature (Minnesota Monographs in the Humanities) PDF

By Russell G. Hamilton

Voices From an Empire used to be first released in 1975. Minnesota Archive variations makes use of electronic expertise to make long-unavailable books once more obtainable, and are released unaltered from the unique collage of Minnesota Press editions.

The literature of many of the areas of Lusophone Africa has got really little severe realization in comparison with that which has been involved in the paintings of writers within the English- and French- conversing nations of Africa. With the profound alterations that are happening within the social and political constructions of Lusophone Africa, there's specific want for the great examine Afro-Protuguese literature which this account provides.

Professor Hamilton strains the advance of this literature within the wide standpoint of it social, cultural, and aesthetic context. He discusses the entire of the Afro-Portuguese literary phenomenon, because it happens at the Cape Verde archipelago, in Guinea-Bissau, at the Guinea Gulf islands of Sao Tome and Principe, in Angola, and in Mozambique.

In an creation he discusses a few easy questions on Afro-Protuguese literature, between them, the problem of a definition of this physique of writing, the results of the idea that of negritude, the function of Portugal and Brazil in Afro-Portuguese literature, and the social and cultural value of the dominant literary subject matters present in a few of the areas of Lusophone Africa. simply because he sees the regionalist move in Angola because the most vital when it comes to a neo-African orientation, he starts off the e-book with an in depth examine of the literature of that kingdom. Many examples of afro-Portuguese poetry are given, either within the unique language and within the English translation. there's a bibliography, and a map exhibits the African areas of study.

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Download E-books [(China, the European Union and the Restructuring of Global Governance )] [Author: Jan Wouters] [Nov-2012] PDF

By Jan Wouters, Tanguy de Wilde, Pierre Defraigne, Jean-Christophe Defraigne, Jan Wouters, Tanguy de Wilde, Pierre Defraigne, Jean-

China, the eu Union and international Governance examines the major determinants of eu and chinese language techniques to the restructuring of worldwide governance structures.

Using a multidisciplinary procedure, this choice of chapters analyzes 4 distinctive fields which are key for either China and the european and within the improvement in their relatives and destiny cooperation: the worldwide buying and selling approach, the overseas financial procedure, weather and effort coverage and foreign safety. within the context of China's turning out to be function in international governance and of EU-China cooperation, those contributions emphasize ideas, clients and targets of either actors. They define attainable avenues for an stronger partnership in gentle of the altering international order, which means a rethinking of the prevailing multilateral constructions.

This interdisciplinary learn will attract researchers and students attracted to international governance, eu international coverage, chinese language international coverage, ecu China kinfolk, in addition to exchange, the overseas financial system and weather swap guidelines. Postgraduate scholars in diplomacy, overseas political financial system, eu experiences and chinese language reports, in addition to policymakers within the parts of exterior kinfolk and EU-China kinfolk, also will locate a lot to curiosity them during this booklet.

Contributors: M. Aglietta, E. Atanassova-Cornelis, D. Belis, Q. Bo, H. Bruyninckx, B. Buijs, M. Burnay, P.-f. Chang, J. Chen, R.N. Cooper, H. Cuyckens, J.-C. Defraigne, P. Defraigne, T. de Wilde d'Estmael, J.P. Panda, S. Plasschaert, S. Schunz, B. Snoy, L. van Geuns, X. Wang, Y. Wang, J. Wouters, C.-H. Wu

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Download E-books European Union Accession: The Challenges for Public Liability Management in Central Europe PDF

Because the ecu Union (EU) launches its universal foreign money (the Euro), principal ecu (CE) countries are seeking for most sensible practices in public legal responsibility administration to be able to delicate their integration into the european. This paintings addresses that predicament, analyzing borrowing regulations, establishment construction, portfolio optimization, and the results of the Euro and ecu accession for public debt management.

To aid the CE nations in achieving their pursuits, the realm financial institution and the ecu fee held a two-day seminar in Brussels in mid-December 1997. ecu Union Accession offers the papers brought at that seminar which used to be attended through all ten european applicant international locations: Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, the Slovak Republic, and Slovenia. The workshop pursued the next goals:

1. to enquire the consequences of the release of the Euro and of the european accession on economic prudence and at the borrowing techniques of CE nations;
2. to facilitate the dissemination of the simplest public liabilities administration concepts built around the world; and
three. to discover believable preparations to advertise prudent public liabilities administration in vital Europe via a neighborhood services community.

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