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Mobile Education

Personalised Learning and Assessment in Remote Education: A Guide for Educators and Learners

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Kieran McCartney

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Mehdi Khosravi

In order to understand the political structure and stability in the Islamic Republic of Iran, the nature of the Islamic judicial system in the country must be analysed. This book undertakes this responsibility and is the first comprehensive study of structurally deep-rooted corruption in the Islamic judiciary system. The findings of this research show that corruption in the judiciary is widespread in breadth and depth. This corruption has infiltrated every sector of the Islamic regime to the point where it impacts the day-to-day routine of the Iranian people.

Without a doubt, the influence of the Supreme Leader on the judiciary is the most prominent factor in the formation of judicial corruption and its epidemical spread to other parts of the government. This judicial corruption has calamitous consequences on Iranian society and has endangered society’s security. It has infringed on human rights, caused a dwindling economy, devalued the rule of law, and delayed social progress in the country.

This book will be of interest to students of legal studies, political science, Islamic studies, sociology, or religious studies. The book also provides precious insights for journalists, civil service employees, decision-makers, and all of those who are interested in discovering the reason for brutality in the Islamic judiciary. The book also provides useful information for the learned societies and research centres that are concentrated on Iranian studies, criminology, good governance, rule of law, and criminal justice systems.

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Dorothee Thérèse Barg

Related Party Transactions ist die Gefahr immanent, dass sich nahe stehende Personen oder Unternehmen mittels ihrer Einwirkungsmöglichkeiten auf die Gesellschaft deren Vermögensgüter aneignen. Um dieser Gefahr zu begegnen, hat der Unionsgesetzgeber im Mai 2017 eine Änderungsrichtlinie zur Aktionärsrechterichtlinie beschlossen. Die Verfasserin hat den Umstand zum Anlass genommen, die Umsetzungsmöglichkeiten in deutsches Recht auszumessen und kritisch zu würdigen. Hierfür hat sie den Reformbedarf für das deutsche Recht herausgearbeitet und auf dieser Grundlage mögliche Reformansätze für den faktischen Konzern entwickelt. Schließlich werden die vom deutschen Gesetzgeber implementierten Regelungen zu Related Party Transactions mit den Reformansätzen abgeglichen und bewertet.

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Edited by Marc Quaghebeur

Pour commander la version papier de ce livre, veuillez contacter orders@peterlang.com. (Prix fixe D: 90,90€, Prix fixe A: 93,50€, Prix cons.: 106CHF, 103,90$, 70£). Pour commander l’Ebook veuillez cliquer sur 978-2-8076-1762-9

Après Violence et Vérité (2013) ou Sagesse et Résistance (2018), ces deux volumes s’attachent à une nouvelle forme d’approche transversale des littératures francophones par le biais d’un autre binôme conceptuel tensionnel : Résilience et Modernité. Si la notion de résilience forgée par Boris Cyrulnik concerne, à l’origine, des cas de détresse individuels, elle n’en est pas moins pertinente pour les textes littéraires. Le neuropsychiatre français insiste d’ailleurs sur la différence entre parole et écrit- ce dernier registre opérant, à travers la fiction, une reconstitution de soi et du monde destinée à des tiers tout autant qu’à soi. Traumatismes individuel et collectif peuvent donc s’y conjoindre.

La question de la résilience s’articule à celle de la modernité dans la mesure où le caractère majeur de cette dernière est l’intransitivité, aux limites de l’absolu. Elle ne se résout ni à sa présence en Art comme en Littérature (au travers des avant-gardes) ni à son lien à l’idée de Révolution. Dans une acception plus large, la modernité accompagne en effet l’expansion de la civilisation industrielle occidentale et se fait le véhicule des valeurs qu’elle postule et entend développer partout dans le monde. Elle fait partie des chocs et traumas inhérents aux processus coloniaux, et sous-tend divers types de résilience examinés dans ces volumes.

Les tensions inhérentes à Résilience et Modernité recoupent en outre celles qui structurent les littératures francophones et contribuent à leurs spécificités. Ne serait-ce que parce que la France apparut longtemps comme le paradigme de la modernité, tout particulièrement littéraires.

Les perspectives transversales sont privilégiées dans ces pages qui ne s’organisent pas par aires géographiques – un index y renvoie toutefois – mais par axes thématiques. Les Francophonies du Nord y sont tout aussi présentes que celles des Afriques ou des Caraïbes. La Shoah et le génocide rwandais, l’esclavage et l’immigration, l’exploitation ouvrière ou les guerres de libération, le sort fait aux femmes comme la ré-habitation de la langue française font partie de ces deux tomes. Ceux-ci contribuent à une perception renouvelée de l’aujourd’hui et des Francophonies culturelles mais également au travail sur La Mémoire, l’Histoire, L’Oubli cher à Paul Ricoeur

For ordering the paperback version please contact order@peterlang.com. (Retail Price: D: 90,90€, Prix fixe A: 93,50€, Rec. retail price: 106CHF, 103,90$, 70£), For puchasing the ebook please go to 978-2-8076-1762-9

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Rethinking the Australian Dilemma

Economics and Foreign Policy, 1942-1957

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Bill Apter

This book explains how and why, Australian governments shifted from their historical relationship with Britain to the beginning of a primary reliance on the United States between 1942 and 1957. It shows that, while the Curtin and Chifley ALP governments sought to maintain and strengthen Australia’s links with Britain, the Menzies administration took decisive steps towards this realignment.

There is broad acceptance that the end of British Australia only occurred in the 1960s and that the initiative for change came from Britain rather than Australia. This book rejects this consensus, which fundamentally rests on the idea of Australia remaining part of a British World until the UK attempts to join the European Community in the 1960s. Instead, it demonstrates that critical steps ending British Australia occurred in the 1950s and were initiated by Australia. These Australian actions were especially pronounced in the economic sphere, which has been largely overlooked in the current consensus. Australia’s understanding of its national self-interest outweighed its sense of Britishness. 

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Luis da Vinha and Anthony Dutton

Political scientists have long determined that a president’s relationships with his advisors is crucial in determining an administration’s policies. Over the last several decades, scholars of the presidency have paid particular attention to the advisory structures and processes involved in foreign policy decision-making. Their work has contributed to the development and refinement of three presidential management models to help frame the analysis of foreign policy-making: (1) formalistic model, (2) collegial model, and (3) competitive model. This book analyzes the management models employed by presidents George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump throughout their presidencies by employing a structured-focus comparison method that is framed on a set of general and standardized questions used to analyze a series of case studies involving their Middle East policies. The book offers the first systematic comparative analysis of presidents Bush, Obama, and Trump’s management of foreign policy crises.
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Edited by Valentina Litvan and Claire Placial

Ce volume collectif propose une étude comparative sur les traces de la judéité dans la littérature contemporaine. La question initiale est d’explorer en quoi le récit littéraire peut continuer à transmettre une mémoire juive et de quelle mémoire il s’agit. En effet, il interroge la place d’une mémoire juive qui tout en étant historique et collective s’exprime dans les différentes écritures comme étant ancestrale et transmise de multiples façons, notamment à travers l’intertextualité et les livres.

Bien qu’il s’agisse de proposer des lectures de textes littéraires, les approches sont donc interdisciplinaires : on y trouve autant de la sociologie littéraire que de l’histoire littéraire, de la traduction ou encore de la philosophie politique…

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Edited by Soli Shahvar

This volume brings together a selection of essays from the Lecture Series in Bahá’í studies at the University of Haifa. Each chapter explores an aspect of the Bahá’í religion, including its history, community, culture and theoretical perspectives on contemporary issues. The authors discuss topics including the family and descendants of the Báb (founder of the religion from which the Bahá’í Faith emerged), the influential role of Bahá’í schools in the modernization of education in Iran, the process of introducing the law of monogamy into the Iranian Bahá’í community, early connections between Swiss citizens and Bahá’ís in the Middle East, the rich and varied landscape of Persian Bahá’í poetry, and the role of African Americans in the development of the US Bahá’í community, particularly with regard to race relations and the principle of the oneness of humanity. Also presented in this volume are Bahá’í perspectives on contemporary topics including changing conceptions of work and work values, the role of apologetics in interfaith dialogue, and the issue of ‘defamation of religions’ in international human rights discourse. This book will be of interest to readers in various disciplines in the humanities and social sciences who want to become informed in more depth about a wider range of topics in the emerging field of Bahá’í studies.
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Unleashing Suppressed Voices on College Campuses

Diversity Issues in Higher Education, Second Edition

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Edited by Kandace G. Hinton, Valerie Grim, Mary F. Howard-Hamilton, O. Gilbert Brown and Mona Y. Davenport

To be unleashed is to be unbridled, set free, not controlled, or loosed. This second edition of Unleashing Suppressed Voices on College Campuses is all of these descriptors and more. The contributors of this volume released the often captive voices of students, faculty, and staff on college campuses who are mostly marginalized and silenced. The cases that are shared in the book are from actual experiences that many have faced in recent years. As such, the use of cases in teaching and training relative to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are important and useful tools. This book is a must use for courses in student affairs prep, higher education leadership, human resource development in higher education, and counseling programs. The cases provide rich context, detailed storytelling, theoretical frameworks, and thought provoking questions to encourage dialogue within the classroom or training sessions. Finally, each case provides a reading list to build upon the literature base that connect to the issues related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.

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Cornelia Tomasulo

Bei der elektronischen Präsenzkontrolle handelt es sich um den Einsatz der elektronischen Fußfessel mittels Radiofrequenztechnik als elektronisch überwachter Hausarrest. Dieser wird deutschlandweit einzig in Hessen praktiziert. Nach einem drastischen Rückgang an Auslastungszahlen befasst sich die Autorin mit der Frage, ob die elektronische Präsenzkontrolle noch zeitgemäß und zukunftsfähig ist. Hierbei konzentriert sie sich besonders auf den Einsatz der erzieherischen, ambulanten Maßnahme bei nach dem JGG verurteilten Straftätern sowie auf seine Vor- und Nachteile. Die Auswertung der hessischen Projektdaten und einer explorativen Expertenbefragung unterstützen das Ergebnis der Autorin, dass die elektronische Präsenzkontrolle in geeigneten Einzelfällen eine vielversprechende Chance darstellt.