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Christina Münder y Estellés

El estudio abre una nueva perspectiva en los estudios de intermedialidad explorando las relaciones entre la escritura y el arte dramático. Desde un enfoque comparatista ofrece una primera categorización de los distintos tipos actorales que encontramos en la narrativa española de los siglos XX y XXI.

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Konzerninsolvenz

Zuständigkeitskonzentration zur Bewältigung von Insolvenzen innerhalb einer Unternehmensgruppe

Felix Konold

Edited by Peter Gottwald

Geraten zu einer Unternehmensgruppe verbundene Rechtsträger in die Insolvenz, stellt dies nicht nur für die Beteiligten, sondern auch für das Insolvenzrecht eine große Herausforderung dar. Mit dem Ziel, insbesondere die speziell aus der Gruppenverbundenheit resultierenden Werte in und über die Insolvenz hinaus zu bewahren, stehen die auf die Einzelinsolvenz zugeschnittenen Regelungen der InsO und der EuInsVO seit langem auf dem Prüfstand. Der Autor untersucht die dahingehenden deutschen Reformansätze sowie die neuen Regelungen der EuInsVO. Dabei zeigt er, dass der Schlüssel zur erfolgreichen Bewältigung von Insolvenzen innerhalb einer Unternehmensgruppe vorrangig in einer Zuständigkeitskonzentration liegt; und zwar sowohl auf Gerichts-, als auch auf Verwalterebene.

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The Earth and the Land

Studies about the Value of the Land of Israel in the Old Testament and Afterwards

Edited by Hendrik J. Koorevaar and Mart-Jan Paul

In the Bible, the land of Israel is more than a piece of ground. It is a theological symbol, because it was an essential part of Israel’s practice of its relationship with God. The land is connected to a lifestyle and to the carrying out of religious acts, like the sacrifices and the celebrations. Aspects of this are the use of the land and the enactment of ecological and humanitarian obligations. In this volume, we concentrate on the religious viewpoints, especially how the promised land can be seen from the Old and New Testament perspective. Before practical conclusions are drawn, it is important to have a good overview of the subject in the entire Bible. The chosen approach is historic-canonical and implies that we use the order of Bible books from the Hebrew canon. Two additional chapters show the Jewish and Islamic viewpoints.

This book has received the Franz Delitzsch Award 2018.

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Die deutsche Unternehmensmitbestimmung – Reformdruck aus Europa?

Reichweite und Grenzen der Grundfreiheiten

Manuell Schütt

Die EuGH-Entscheidung Erzberger hat die Diskussion um eine Internationalisierung der deutschen Unternehmensmitbestimmung neu angestoßen. Zum einen verbleiben offene Fragestellungen bezüglich der Einbeziehung der im Ausland beschäftigten Arbeitnehmer in die deutsche Unternehmensmitbestimmung im Hinblick auf deren Wahlrecht und deren Berücksichtigung bei den Schwellenwerten, die dieses Werk ausführlich beleuchtet. Zum anderen ist nun aber auch die Politik gefordert, sich um ein ausgewogenes System der Unternehmensmitbestimmung in Deutschland und Europa zu kümmern. Insbesondere gibt es mittlerweile zahlreiche Gesetze (MitbestG, DrittelbG, MontanMitbestG, MontanMitbestErgG, SEBG, MgVG), die vereinheitlicht werden sollten. Ein möglicher Weg wird in diesem Werk ebenfalls aufgezeigt.

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Gunda Schneider

The Polish Doctor and Pedagogue Janusz Korczak comes from a Jewish family. Though he did not join a religious community he was familiar with the biblical tradition, as is the author, a Christian theologian. The biblical tradition understands life as a gift, which provokes joy. Education means to live together with children as people with respect to their rights. Korczak lists the Child’s Right to Die, the Right to Today, and the Right to be what it is. These rights contain the children’s self-determination as a person, so that "they can fly". The Author reflects the education of her three children with these thoughts. There are no educational recipes or ideals. The understanding of life and time, responsibility, forgiving, belief in God and prayer, death and finitude are discussed.

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Edited by Barbara Fouquet-Chauprade and Anne Soussi

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Edited by Germán Toro-Pérez

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Modernization in Georgia

Theories, Discourses and Realities

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Edited by Giga Zedania

The book is a collection of articles treating the question of modernization in Georgia. It is an interdisciplinary volume, comprising the studies from disciplines of history, political science, sociology and international relations. The texts deal with the topic from various angles, creating a rich and multifaceted picture: theories of modernization, history of modernization and Europeanization efforts in Georgia from the 19th century to the present day, Soviet past and its influence on the present socio-political processes, interrelation between foreign policy and modernization project, social capital and civil society, state and nation in the Caucasus. The book takes into account both theoretical and historical dimensions of the topic, presents various interpretations of the concept of modernization and discusses how distinct processes and projects of modernizing society existed in different historical epochs in Georgia.

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Mohammed M.A. Ahmed

The 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq inadvertently changed the balance of power in favor of the Shiite community in Iraq and beyond. How Shiites Won the Battle Against Islamic State: Kurds and Sunnis in Iraq sheds light on how the Shiite-dominated government’s sectarian policies deepened the divide between Iraq’s major communities (Shiites, Sunni Arabs, and the Kurds) and led the country on the path of unending sectarian violence. This book explains how the government’s failure to address Sunni Arab grievances led to the emergence of the radical Islamic State and convinced the Kurds that they could not coexist with Iraqi Arabs, who had been at each other’s throats since 2003. This book notes that the emergence of a Shiite-dominated government in Baghdad was a historical event that led Iran to achieve its longstanding dream of extending its influence from Tehran to Baghdad, Damascus, and Beirut. How Shiites Won the Battle Against Islamic State places a special focus on how Shiite politicians’ slick diplomacy and media campaigns diverted attention from its sectarian policies in 2014 by labeling the Sunni Arabs as terrorists and Kurdish leaders as corrupt separatists and troublemakers. This book also uncovers how the Iraqi government was able to garner Western military and political support to defeat ISIS and derail the Kurdish statehood movement.

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Literacy Then and Now

A Study of Modern and Contemporary Literacy Practices

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Alice S. Horning

In Contemporary times, the fundamental nature of literacy remains unchanged; it is for this reason that the lessons of 1880 to 1930 are still quite relevant. The opening chapter sets the parameters by defining the key terms, Modernism, Literacy and Transition. The second chapter offers a selective look at some religious organizations’ support for literacy, focusing on the main religious groups in the United States in the Modern period: Christianity, Judaism and Islam, presenting focused literacy case studies, including Chautauqua among Protestants, the Reform movement among Jews, and the leadership of key writers and journalists among the Muslims, and demonstrating their sponsorship of literacy. NGOs’ contributions to literacy, discussed in the third chapter, show the importance of reading groups, literary societies, settlement houses, unions and corporations to literacy development. The government, too, supported literacy activities, through various programs like the Moonlight Schools in Kentucky and admittedly with mixed results, the boarding schools for Native Americans, as well as in libraries. Finally, there are the formal educational programs for literacy in K-12 schools as well as colleges and universities. The lessons arising from this review suggest, first, that the psycholinguistic character of reading remains consistent over time, place and delivery system; while sponsors play a key role, self-motivation is a driving force in literacy development; finally, although literacy is in an on-going state of transition, the need for critical literacy continues to be an urgent, widespread and essential goal.