Category: Europe

The Army of Gustavus Adolphus: Infantry by Richard Brzezinski, Richard Hook

By Richard Brzezinski, Richard Hook

The quick upward push to reputation of Gustavus Adolphus used to be certainly outstanding. For a time he had the prestige of figures like Alexander the good and Napoleon: males who've encouraged their armies to accomplish marvelous feats; males virtually worshipped of their personal lifetimes. the tale of this wonderful personality; the myths and legends which encompass him, and the enterprise, fingers, armour and uniforms of his military, are the following tested by way of Richard Brzezinski, in a quantity choked with accompanying illustrations, together with 8 complete web page color plates by way of Richard Hook and the writer himself.

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Heavily Modified Water Bodies: Synthesis of 34 Case Studies by Eleftheria Kampa, Wenke Hansen

By Eleftheria Kampa, Wenke Hansen

Disclaimer The paintings mentioned during this ebook was once performed ahead of the booklet of the ultimate advice record on seriously converted and synthetic Water our bodies of the Water Framework Directive universal Implementation approach. the ecu fee, the venture donors, the venture managers, the operating crew on seriously changed Water our bodies of the typical Implementation technique and the authors don't inevitably propose all techniques that have been taken within the case experiences which are mentioned. approximately Ecologic Ecologic, Institute for overseas and eu Environmental coverage, is a personal not-for-profit imagine tank for utilized environmental study, coverage research and c- sultancy with workplaces in Berlin and Brussels. An self sufficient, non-partisan physique, Ecologic is devoted to bringing clean rules to environmental rules and sustainable improvement. Ecologic’s paintings programme makes a speciality of acquiring useful effects. It c- ers the whole spectrum of environmental matters and comprises the combination of en- ronmental issues into different coverage fields. Ecologic is the German companion within the community of Institutes for ecu Envir- psychological coverage. based in 1995, Ecologic has a multi-disciplinary employees that comes with legal professionals, negotiators, social and ordinary scientists, economists, technologists, and pl- ners. With a spotlight on Europe and North the USA, Ecologic’s actions conceal a transforming into geographical zone and contain policy-makers, enterprise leaders, technical specialists and representatives of civil society businesses. Ecologic is formally known as being within the public curiosity. Donations to Ecologic are tax-deductible.

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Redefining Europe (At the Interface Probing the Boundaries by Joseph Drew

By Joseph Drew

On may perhaps 1, 2004, the ecu Union elevated dramatically. Ten new nations at the outer edge of the previous union have been absorbed, altering the ecu in lots of methods. How do we redefine Europe now? what's its that means? Is “Europe” only a theoretical inspiration or, worse but, basically a small nation-state? Or, to the contrary, is Europe re-emerging as a Western civilization of its personal, a North Atlantic associate? Many students think that federalism may still play the significant position as 25 member states search to cooperate absolutely whereas concurrently holding their sovereignty. This quantity, with new and thought-provoking contributions via major specialists, clarifies the problems and proposes ways that federalism can rescue and protect the hot Europe. Contents: Joseph DREW: advent: Redefining Europe Maiken UMBACH: Federalism in Europe: background and destiny innovations Isabel DAVID: From Dialectics to Political Theology: Rethinking Complexity in Federalism Xenophon CONTIADES: The Democratic precept as an Organisational foundation of the ecu Union Fausto CAPELLI: the eu Union’s Institutional approach because the foundation of a brand new kind of Democracy Mark GYANDOH: Incorporating the primary of Co-Equal Branches into the eu structure: classes to be discovered from the U.S. Joelle Anne SCHMITZ: Institutional Redress of the Democratic Deficit: Federalism in the Democracy-efficiency Continuum Zoran OKLOPÈIÆ: Constituent energy and Polity Legitimacy within the ecu Context: A Theoretical caricature David Adam LANDAU and Lisa VANHALA: Circumventing the kingdom? The calls for of Stateless international locations, nationwide Minorities, and the ecu structure Mirella EBERTS: The Catholic Church and Poland’s Accession to the ecu Union Julia M. WHITE: Inclusive schooling as a Human correct and the Slovakia’s Accession to the ecu Union Tom HUDGENS: the U.S. needs to Merge with the european Joseph DREW: end members

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The Archaeology of Violence: Interdisciplinary Approaches by Sarah Ralph

By Sarah Ralph

Interdisciplinary learn of the function of violence within the Mediterranean and Europe.
The Archaeology of Violence is an interdisciplinary attention of the function of violence in social-cultural and sociopolitical contexts. the quantity attracts at the paintings of archaeologists, anthropologists, classicists, and artwork historians, all of whom be interested in figuring out the function of violence of their respective professional fields within the Mediterranean and Europe. the point of interest is on 3 subject matters: contexts of violence, politics and identities of violence, and sanctified violence.
In distinction to many earlier reports of violence, frequently outlined through their topic specialism, or by means of a particular temporal or geographic concentration, this booklet attracts on a variety of either temporal and spatial examples and provides new views at the learn of violence and its function in social and political swap. instead of easily equating violence with conflict, as has been performed in lots of archaeological instances, the amount contends that the point of interest on war has been to the detriment of our realizing of alternative sorts of “non-warfare” violence and has the aptitude to impact the ways that violence is famous and mentioned through students, and finally has repercussions for figuring out its position in society.

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Medieval Soldier. 15th Century by Gary Embleton, Gerry Embleton, John Houe

By Gary Embleton, Gerry Embleton, John Houe

In a stunning sequence of a few 270 especially posed photos, the authors recreate the battling males of the excessive heart a while set of their fifteenth century surroundings. Noblemen and armoured knights, officials and halbardiers, artillery and handgunners, archers and crossbowmen, women and camp-followers are put in real looking outside settings and old interiors in Britain and continental Europe.

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The Foreign Office and Finland 1938-1940: Diplomatic by Craig Gerrard

By Craig Gerrard

The booklet appears on the ways that the Northern division of the overseas place of work approached concerns touching on Finland within the years 1938-1940, focusing on the actual problems with the proposed refortification of the ?land Islands, Finnish rearmament and reduction to Finland through the iciness battle with the Soviet Union. at first of this era, the Northern division officers aimed toward giving help to Finland whereas, even as, trying to create an atmosphere the place Finland and the Soviet Union might achieve contract, hence retaining Finland out of the German sphere of impact.

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Coping with Overloaded Criminal Justice Systems: The Rise of by Professor Dr. Jörg-Martin Jehle, Dr. Marianne Wade (auth.)

By Professor Dr. Jörg-Martin Jehle, Dr. Marianne Wade (auth.)

The comparative examine documented the following used to be supported by means of the Fritz-Thyssen starting place and the eu fee. It tested prosecution providers in several ecu international locations desiring to comprehend their nationwide position and serve as in the respective felony justice method and thereby to spotlight universal positive factors and critical variations among eu platforms. The prosecution provider is considered part of the felony justice procedure; a coherent procedure stressed to house excessive numbers of circumstances. inside the program the prosecution point is more and more turning into the decisive level lowering its workload by way of simplified tools and proceedings.

The study used to be performed by means of a community of specialists from England and Wales, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland and Sweden so that it will advance universal questions and knowledge assortment innovations and to collect the country-specific details required to permit comparability. The learn offers with a space during which little examine has been performed and that's more and more turning into the primary, decision-making point of evolving legal justice platforms, with far-reaching effects for society and the elemental rules of legal law.

This ebook contains:

  • A Comparative Part

  • Aim and strategy of the Study
  • Comparative info and Synthesis
  • Case Examples

  • Country Reports
  • Appendix with the Questionnaire

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Mergers in Higher Education: The Experience from Northern by Rómulo Pinheiro, Lars Geschwind, Timo Aarrevaara

By Rómulo Pinheiro, Lars Geschwind, Timo Aarrevaara

This booklet addresses the severe wisdom gaps of mergers concerning better schooling associations. it's in accordance with a comparative learn undertaking (spring 2013-spring 2015) investigating the phenomena of mergers regarding greater schooling associations around the Nordic international locations – Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark. The research concerned just about 30 students from the zone, and aimed toward laying off severe mild on, and delivering novel contributions round, the next key facets:

  • Conceptual and theoretical methods – strengths and barriers - in the direction of the research of the phenomena of mergers in better schooling;
  • Historical advancements, resulting in major structural alterations within the family greater schooling panorama, and, in flip, how mergers were used as a policy/institutional mechanism to foster model to a brand new exterior surroundings on the neighborhood, nationwide, local and foreign degrees;
  • The advanced dynamics inherent to merger approaches via project an in-depth research of a sequence of chosen case experiences, with a specific specialise in the “black-box” linked to the implementation technique;
  • The implications of the findings as regards destiny coverage and strategic endeavours, concept improvement and destiny examine time table.

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