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Apprenticeship in dual and non-dual systems

Between tradition and innovation


Edited by María José Chisvert-Tarazona, Mónica Moso Diez and Fernando Marhuenda-Fluixá

Vocational education, apprenticeship included, is subject to reviews and updates that the recent crises are demanding. The role of education and training systems in different welfare regimes is key in shaping what it involves becoming an adult, a worker and a citizen. Nevertheless, policy-makers often indicate dual systems as the most successful, efficient and intelligent way to provide vocational education. This volume contributes with research that discusses the appropriateness of dual systems in Germany and Switzerland and shows some of its current weaknesses. It also portrays effective and non-effective ways of introducing apprenticeships in non-dual systems in Sweden and Spain. The authors want to contribute to the debate on the internationalization of VET and particularly of dual systems, to clarify differences between apprenticeship and alternance (too often taken as synonymous). Particularly relevant is the seldom-cited case of France.

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Julius Remmers

Im modernen Journalismus werden im zunehmenden Maße inkürzester Zeit Nachrichtentexte generiert und veröffentlicht (sog.automatisierter Journalismus). Der Autor untersucht hierzu viele ungeklärteoder nicht hinreichend geklärte praxisrelevante Rechtsfragen. Dabei fokussierter sich auf die rechtliche Einordnung computergenerierter Nachrichtentexte (insbesondereim Urheberrecht) und auf die vertraglichen Schuldverhältnisse zwischen den amautomatisierten Journalismus beteiligten Akteuren: Datenlieferant,Computerprogrammhersteller und -anbieter sowie Medienunternehmen. Einen engenBezug zur Praxis gewinnt der Autor insbesondere dadurch, dass er dievertragsrechtliche Prüfung anhand von Musterverträgen zweier im Bereich desautomatisierten Journalismus tätigen Unternehmen vornimmt. 
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Goodbye America

Fifty Years of American-Jewish Women's Immigration to Israel, a Collective Autobiography (1967–2017)

Edited by Judith Tydor Baumel-Schwartz and Barbara Getzoff Schoenfeld

The Book Goodbye America: Fifty Years of American-Jewish Women’s Immigration to Israel, a Collective Autobiography (1967-2017), is composed of 18 autobiographical essays written by American-Jewish women who made aliyah between 1967 and 2017. Each essay traces the author’s path to making that choice, and describes and analyses her life after her immigration and at various crossroads of her life.

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Hermann Hesse and Japan

A Study in Reciprocal Transcultural Reception


Neale Cunningham

Hermann Hesse once stated that his Japanese readers understood him best among all his readers worldwide – a little known fact among readers of Hesse in the West. This book examines Hesse’s reception in Japan and of Japan in the context of a transcultural reception process. It traces the different phases of Hesse’s reception in Japan and contextualises this reception in terms of the regional setting of East Asia and the cultural authority of imperial Japan. The role of transcultural mediators as figurative nodes in the world literature system is analysed, with a particular focus on the key role played by Hesse’s «Japanese» cousin, Wilhelm Gundert. Finally, Hesse’s epistolary exchange with his Japanese readers is unfolded to show how deep affinities arise, which result in the creation of a type of «spiritual» capital. This epistolary exchange, together with the translation of the Zen bible Pi Yen Lu by Wilhelm Gundert, inspired Hesse to write a series of three unique Zen-poems as a means of expressing a lifelong search for transcendence.

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Polities and Poetics

Race Relations and Reconciliation in Australian Literature


Adelle Sefton-Rowston

A reconciliation movement spread across Australia during the 1990s, bringing significant marches, speeches, and policies across the country. Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians began imagining race relations in new ways and articulations of place, belonging, and being together began informing literature of a unique new genre. This book explores the political and poetic paradigms of reconciliation represented in Australian writing of this period. The author brings together textual evidence of themes and a vernacular contributing to the emergent genre of reconciliatory literature. The nexus between resistance and reconciliation is explored as a complex process to understanding sovereignty, colonial history, and the future of society. Moreover, this book argues it is creative writing that is most necessary for a deeper understanding of each other and of place, because it is writing that calls one to witness, to feel, and to imagine all at the same time.

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Die Regressfähigkeit von monetären Disziplinarmitteln unter dem Gesichtspunkt einer Zweckverfehlung

Herleitung eines allgemeingültigen Ansatzes anhand von Untersuchungen des Verbands-, Kartell- und Datenschutzrechts


Robin Braun

Regressfragen sind sowohl juristisch als auch wirtschaftlich von großer Bedeutung und bilden die Grundlage für vermehrte Diskussionen in Literatur und Rechtsprechung. Wiederholt wird dabei die Frage diskutiert, ob der Regress eines Disziplinarmittels aufgrund einer drohenden Zweckverfehlung ausgeschlossen sein muss. Zur Untersuchung dieser Frage betrachtet der Autor die entsprechenden Konstellationen im Verbands-, Kartell- und Datenschutzrecht. Anschließend stellt er die Gemeinsamkeiten und Unterschiede der Konstellationen dar und formuliert einen allgemeingültigen Ansatz anhand des deutschen Schadensrechts. Abschließend gibt der Autor einen Ausblick auf den Regierungsentwurf zu einem Verbandssanktionengesetz.

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Francesco Casti

This book examines the Interclausal Relations Hierarchy within the Role and Reference Grammar theory, with primary data on eight complex verbal Sardinian constructions. The hierarchy ranks them from the most cohesive to the least cohesive, both syntactically and semantically. There is a meaningful prediction of the hierarchy, that is, the tightest syntactic linkage realising a particular semantic relation should be tighter than the tightest syntactic linkage realising looser semantic relations. Almost all the constructions respect this prediction, but two of them. The data also manifest diatopic variation. The author is using a phonetic map to analyse the morphosyntactic data. He presents a number of maps that show that morphosyntactic phenomena are, in general, more widespread than phonetic isoglosses. They are common to the three main varieties of Sardinian: Campidanese, Logudorese and Nuorese.

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Japanese Politics in Comparative Perspective

From the East to the West, and Then Whither?

Takashi Inoguchi

Japan lives twice. Japan belonged to the East before 1962, when The Economist's editorialized, "Consider Japan". It gave the world a warning-cum-welcoming signal to Japan about joining the West. Thereafter Japan belonged to the West in science, industry and international law, whereas Japan was regarded psychologically in the West as belonging to the East in sakura, sushi, and snow country. After 1992, the morning after the bubble collapse, Japan belonged to the new West, not bereft of mishaps and mistakes and embedded with stall and stagnation as the rest of the old West. Yet Japan has been going through the "lost three decades" of muddling through recession and deflation, as if Japan had trod the Dengist path to "hide your strength and bide your time" without loud fanfare. By 2022 Japan will come up quietly as the oasis of stability when the world is struggling with climate change and infectious disease diffusion in addition to its decline from the overconfidence of its own capabilities. Japan has emerged, combining its aggregate niches of technology of its own erstwhile dominant manufacturing, further enhanced by technological prowess obtained by massive foreign direct investment due to sluggish domestic market demand. In examining Japanese politics in comparative angle, this book starts by asking: from the East to the West, and then whither?
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Edited by Francisco Lorenzo, Virginia de Alba Quiñones and Olga Cruz Moya

No existe en la actualidad una descripción constante de la evolución de la lengua académica: -sus ritmos, etapas y límites; una descripción estructural y funcional del español en el ámbito educativo. Este es el propósito de este libro: una exploración del territorio, un mapa de los contornos lingüísticos a partir del análisis de las producciones escritas de estudiantes que aprenden en distintos modelos de enseñanza multilingüe. Para ello, considera en sus distintos capítulos, distintos escenarios en los que el bilingüismo puede desarrollarse: - modelos de inmersión clásicos (sheltered-instruction), aprendizaje integrado de lengua y contenidos (AICLE) o programas duales (two-way bilingual programs). También, programas transicionales para minorías lingüísticas o para hablantes de herencia hispánicos. Por último, programas de consolidación de segundas lenguas: programas de estudiantes internacionales como los study-abroad o los programas de movilidad europeos. Todos ellos tienen algo en común aunque en ocasiones la investigación los presente separados: necesitan de una lengua académica sólida para ser eficaces.

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Edited by Maira Vaca and Manuel Alejandro Guerrero

Pensar el estudio de la comunicación como una "guerra" implica reconocer que este no es un campo de estudio delimitado por una sola disciplina o una estricta definición del concepto "comunicación". Exige, también, identificar diversas tradiciones de investigación, así como explorar los principales dilemas que han guiado varias disciplinas en distintas épocas históricas y latitudes del mundo. Esta colección de tres volúmenes propone, entonces, analizar la comunicación y los medios desde muy diversas trincheras. Estos diversos panoramas, enfoques, tradiciones, épocas, escuelas, autores y sus preocupaciones, dialogan entre sí. No hay consensos definitivos; pero tampoco perdedores o ganadores en el debate. La "guerra" consiste pues, en identificar lo que está en juego; reconocer la diversidad de opiniones e intereses, y; considerar el vasto arsenal disponible para resolver los grandes dilemas de la comunicación.

Volumen II. Tradiciones de pensamiento y escuelas

Este segundo volumen de La comunicación y sus guerras teóricas. Introducción a las teorías de la comunicación y los medios analiza y contrasta distintasescuelasde pensamiento comúnmente ancladas en fronteras nacionales: la influencia norteamericana, el pensamiento francés, la Escuela de Frankfurt, los estudios culturales ingleses, la propuesta de la Escuela Invisible, los planteamientos de la escuela canadiense o el enfoque crítico desde América Latina. Estas diversas tradiciones han evolucionado de manera paralela, pero desde trincheras y paradigmas encontrados. Sin embargo, los análisis en este tomo de expertas y expertos en cada tradición de janver que es posible rastrear orígenes e intereses comunes. Y aunque las diferencias siguen siendo evidentes, en la mayoría de los casos residen en aspectos menos visibles como: el régimen político bajo el cual estas escuelas se desarrollan; el interés, el financiamiento e incluso, el impulso que las y los propios académicos dan a algunos temas frente a otros.