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Kathleen Brush

The world does not need to be complex and confusing. It can be made simpler so that the business, political, social, and economic implications of global news briefs beaming across televisions and electronic devices can be easily grasped. Key to this is knowing that a five-hundred-year competition for global supremacy between the Chinese, European, Islamic, and Russian empires only ended in 1945. When it did, the world had 57 independent nations. After all empires were dissolved in 1991, there were 193, and each nation carried histories of empires in the form of conquest, religions followed, languages practiced, diversified populations, repressive rule, and histories of discrimination. A Brief History of International Relations: The World Made Easy explores this history of global conflict to contextualize and simplify the often perplexing relations between nations and empires.

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«Das finde ich etwas (.) ja schon etwas sehr Spezielles, auch sehr persönlich.»

Narrative Intimität in öffentlicher Selbstthematisierung

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Marianne Bosshard

Intime Öffentlichkeiten prägen unseren Alltag. Sei es in sozialen Netzwerken, in Radio und Fernsehen oder in Buchform: Das zuweilen sehr persönliche Erzählen aus dem eigenen Leben ist populär. Doch wie kommt hierbei Intimität zustande? Exemplarisch an drei Erzählformaten aus dem Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen zeigt die Studie auf, wie und mit welchen Funktionen Intimität in der Interaktion kommunikativ angezeigt bzw. hergestellt wird. Der Fokus liegt dabei auf ihrer narrativen Durchformung, zu der ein Mix an Erzählmustern ebenso zählt wie ein grundsätzliches Spiel mit Sichtbarkeiten. Kulturwissenschaftlich eingebettet, leistet die vorliegende Positionierungsanalyse von Selbstthematisierungen in öffentlich-medialen Kontexten einen Beitrag zur Debatte um Privatheit und Öffentlichkeit und bietet mit einem narrativen Verständnis von Intimität eine Grundlage für deren Erforschung in weiteren Zusammenhängen.

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Edited by Daniel Delas, Khalid Zekri and Anne Begenat-Neuschäfer

Les littératures du Maghreb et d’Afrique subsaharienne constituent un espace symbolique où se déploie le processus d’hybridation et de traduction culturelle. Ce qui se constate dans ces littératures d’Afrique de langue française et portugaise, c’est un travail de disponibilité que l’écrivain opère à l’intérieur de son univers fictionnel en accueillant de nouvelles possibilités d’existence. En résultent d’intéressantes tensions narratives, variant d’un contexte l’autre, et qui sont analysées dans ce volume qui réunit les travaux présentés lors du colloque « Hybridations et tensions narratives au Maghreb et en Afrique subsaharienne » à Cerisy-la-Salle.

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Sylvie Turc-Zinopoulos

¿Quién se acuerda hoy en día de Julia Codorniu (1854-1906)? Este estudio pretende devolverle la visibilidad que tuvo a esta figura emblemática de las letras españolas en el último tercio del siglo XIX, por medio de investigaciones en los archivos de su divorcio y en los de la privación de su patria potestad, testimonios de los conflictos que la opusieron a su padre, a su marido y a sus hijos, hostiles a su carrera de escritora. Tales documentos permiten entender de primera mano cómo una mujer se hizo autora en un contexto familiar y cultural adverso.

Un corpus de sus obras reunidas bajo el título Dramas de familia completa los textos jurídicos. Las dos fuentes relacionadas incitan a reconsiderar la literatura edificante y proselitista, desestimada por los universitarios, como un medio de acceso a la esfera pública y a la notoriedad. Estratega hábil, Julia Codorniu consigue, a la vez, conformarse con el canónico "ángel del hogar" para liberarse mejor de ese molde, profesionalizando su pluma y emancipándose.

Finalmente se intenta mostrar cómo la violencia que se desencadena en los melodramas remite, en realidad, a las propias vivencias de Julia Codorniu, escritura de sí misma disfrazada, por indecible, de otra forma. Los ego-documentos, por una parte, ponen de relieve toda la riqueza de una obra que invita a superar el prejuicio que pesa sobre la literatura femenina moralizadora de la segunda parte del siglo XIX en España; y, por otra, en el contexto de la historia cultural, estos textos evidencian cómo es la propia figura de la mujer de letras la que se cuestiona en una época en la que Julia, como otras, lucha por el sueño de su vida: escribir.

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Edited by Vera Eccarius-Kelly and Michael M. Gunter

The main theme of this book is to evaluate U.S. foreign policy patterns towards Kurdish movements in Turkey and Syria and the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. In the first section of the collection, U.S. foreign policy approaches are examined by comparing multiple U.S. administrations and their responses to Kurdish demands for autonomy. While Kurds have been used to advance particular policy interests, several contributors also identify challenges to Kurdish independence movements linked to ideological divisions and patronage structures. However, Kurds could benefit from political changes even if U.S. policy preferences favor maintaining established borders.

In the second section, several contributors explore the Kurdistan Regional Government’s unfulfilled expectations and the fallout from the 2017 independence referendum. Consecutive U.S. administrations have been reluctant to destabilize the region, supported efforts by Turkey to co-opt the KRG, and impeded Kurdish movements in Syria and Turkey.

Finally, the third section analyzes the ways in which Kurdish movements have responded to long-standing patterns of U.S. foreign policy preferences. Here contributors examine Kurdish lobbying efforts in the U.S., discuss Kurdish para-diplomacy activities in a comparative context, and frame the YPG/J’s (People’s Protections Units/Women’s Protections Units) and PYD’s (Democratic Union Party) project in Syria. Broader power structures are critically examined by focusing on particular Kurdish movements and their responses to U.S. foreign policy initiatives.

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Nora Thies

Gegenstand des Bandes ist die Rechtsprechung der Kammern des Bundesverfassungsgerichts in Bezug auf die Menschenwürde (Art. 1 Abs. 1 GG) im Strafvollzug. Die Rechtsprechung der Kammern nimmt einen großen Anteil an der des Bundesverfassungsgerichts insgesamt ein. Vor diesem Hintergrund zeigt die Autorin, welche Inhalte sich der einschlägigen Kammerrechtsprechung entnehmen lassen und wie diese sich zur Rechtsprechung der Senate des Bundesverfassungsgerichts verhält.

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The Rise of Tech Giants

A Game Changer in Global Finance and Politics

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Edited by Nicola Bilotta and Simone Romano

Tech giants entering the banking and financial industry is not an issue of the future, it is already happening. This phenomenon has crucial implications that extend well beyond the banking system. There are questions like: Will tech giants be competitors of incumbents or will they rather partner up? How is the financial regulation going to handle this radical change, and will it succeed in creating a level playing field? What are the implications from a political and social point of view? Will tech giants acquire too much bargaining power in dealing with sovereign states, allowing them to shift political decisions and laws in their favour? This edited book provides a number of answers to these questions through a research effort on the economic and political implications of this technological revolution. While it is impossible to stop this revolution, it poses the challenge of steering towards a sustainable and inclusive improvement of our society and economy.

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Internal Migration

Challenges in Governance and Integration

Edited by Shane Joshua Barter and William Ascher

Internal Migration: Challenges in Governance and Integration focuses on the challenges associated with internal migration across the developing world. While international migration captures significant attention, less attention has been paid to those migrating within recognized national borders. The sources of internal migration are not fundamentally different from international migration, as migrants may be pushed by violence, disasters, state policies, or various opportunities. Although they do not cross international borders, they may still cross significant internal borders, with cultural differences and perceived state favoritism generating a potential for "sons of the soil" conflicts. As citizens, internal migrants are in theory to be provided legal protection by host states, however this is not always the case, and sometimes their own states represent the cause of their displacement. The chapters in this book explain how international organizations, host states, and host communities may navigate the many challenges associated with internal migration.

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Edited by Sylwester Gardocki, Rafał Ożarowski and Rafał Ulatowski

The aim of the book is to present the issues of central importance to the Islamic World. This diverse area faces a lot of difficulties and challenges regarding ethnic and religious conflicts as well as political and economic instability. The authors of the book address the topic from the perspectives of international security, foreign policy, economy, energy policy and regional studies and aim to depict the most suitable examples of crucial dilemmas of the Islamic World in the 21st century. The authors represent the variety of academic institutions and scientific disciplines including political science, international relations, economics and sociology. They apply a wide-selection of qualitative and quantitative methods to perform their research. As a result of this work, this book contributes to the research on the Middle East, South Asia and North Africa.

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Sprachliche Variation im Deutschen

Unterrichtsdidaktische, deskriptive und internationale Perspektiven

Edited by Elena Vasylchenko and Jutta Ransmayr