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Ingrid Belčáková, László Miklós, Anna Špinerová, Andrea Diviaková, Erika Kočická and Eliška Belaňová

The landscape is a vital spatial and material frame for our natural and man-made environment and is considered by many stakeholders to be one of the most important aspects of a healthy, enjoyable life. This book deals with the current trends in the theory of the integration of landscape aspects in spatial planning and development processes.

The authors discuss the need for integrated land use planning, landscape planning and impact assessment, and explore landscape consideration practice in European countries, with a special focus on Slovakia. Information about landscape decision-making approaches and cases illustrates current practice and lessons from experience, providing baseline material for landscape academic forum, members of the public and professionals in spatial development making: planners, designers, architects, engineers and others.

This practice-oriented and up-to-date monograph is a sourcebook and reference guide to key trends, issues of and approaches to sustainable spatial development in European countries.

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Motivational Issues in Teaching

With special emphasis on Turkey

Zeynep Kiziltepe

This book draws on a review of literature on the motivational research from multiple countries with special emphasis on Turkey. It provides information to further our understanding of why people decide to become teachers, and after they become teachers why they stay in the profession or leave it. Studies about teacher motivation, and demotivation are shared to bring to light the scope and nature of this issue. It offers recommendations for administrators and policy makers about the preparation of teachers for the profession, about the in-service trainings, and the coping strategies needed for teacher demotivation, burnout, and stress in the profession. It is strongly recommended as a resource to be used in educational sciences, educational psychology, and comparative education related classes.

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Natalia Kohtamäki

The main objective of the book is to answer the question of the proper theoretical justification for the regulatory agencies which are an important component of the EU institutional structure.
They are independent bodies appointed by the European Commission in various specialised fields of the EU market, such as food safety, pharmaceuticals or financial supervision, in which the Commission itself – due to the complexity of the sector-specific regulation – is not able to prepare expertise alone. The agencies are therefore expert institutions, which form administrative support to the EU authorities and the member states. Despite the fact that the agencies are already an irremovable element of the EU decision-making and rulemaking processes there are still justified doubts about their legitimacy. The book offers an in-depth analysis of the current theoretical concepts surrounding the questions of empowerment, rightfulness and legitimacy of EU agencies’ activities.

"The monograph is a very interesting read. The author is a very competent fashion deals with the objectives of her research and delivers a solid book. She persuasively touches on a plethora of pertinent legal and theoretical issues associated with EU agencies and their legitimacy. Bearing in mind the current discourse in this respect this book is very timely."

Professor Adam Łazowski, School of Law, University of Westminster

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Wörterbuchschreibung in Zeiten des Sozialismus

Die politisch-ideologischen Rahmenbedingungen für die lexikografische Arbeit in der Volksrepublik Polen am Beispiel des „Słownik języka polskiego“ (1958-1969), herausgegeben von Witold Doroszewski

Eva Teshajev

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Vernon C. Lindsay

Are you interested in working with African-American male students to help them succeed beyond the classroom? If so, this book is for you! Capoeira is a martial art created by enslaved Africans in Brazil, and it combines self-defense tactics with dance movements, percussion instruments, freedom songs, sacred rituals, acrobatic maneuvers, and communal philosophies. Through this highly-anticipated follow-up book to Critical Race and Education for Black Males: When Pretty Boys Become Men, Dr. Lindsay illustrates how Capoeira can serve as a resource to encourage positive self-awareness, leadership, and social justice activism among African-American males. This book represents thirteen years of Dr. Lindsay’s experiences in Capoeira and illustrates how a physical education class evolved into an after-school program aligned with a culturally responsive curriculum.

Through research collected at a Chicago elementary school, Capoeira, Black Males, and Social Justice: A Gym Class Transformed shows how teachers can use culturally responsive curricular methods to engage African-American male students in meaningful lessons, conversations, and actions. This book is a must-read for teachers and administrators in urban school settings. It demonstrates the potential impact of schools in an era where race, gender, sexuality, economic status, and age continue to influence opportunities. Courses with the following themes will benefit from this book: critical race theory in education; African Americans and schooling; introduction to urban education; race, sports, and extracurricular programs; critical pedagogy; gender, difference, and curriculum; teaching and learning in the multicultural, multilingual classroom.

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The Cinema of Iceland

Between Tradition and Liquid Modernity

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Sebastian Jakub Konefał

The last decade was an exceptional period for the Icelandic cinema. The films produced during this time have won many prestigious awards at international festivals. Cinematic images of Iceland eclectically interlace myths, stereotypes and postmodern means of expression. At first glance, the local films obsessively repeat the same themes which might be incomprehensible for a foreign viewer. However, academic research on the most interesting motion pictures creates an opportunity to study the birth and development of small, but energetic and ambitious cinematography. Such an experience also allows analyzing problems related to the system of film production in this sparsely populated country and helps identify challenges during the process of introducing a local culture abroad. Finally, studying Icelandic cinema gives a chance to go on the audiovisual journey through the fascinating culture and unique landscapes.

The author of the book analyses popular topics and narrative strategies in Icelandic films. The research covers local versions of black comedies, road movies and crime stories as well as different figures connected with the motif of struggle between tradition and modernity.

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Documents diplomatiques français

1973 – Tome I (1er janvier – 30 juin)

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Edited by Ministère des Affaires étrangères

Il y a des années qu’on considère comme des tournants. 1973 est de celles-là, et comme on le verra, cela est vrai pour le second semestre comme pour le premier.

Parmi les événements les plus marquants :

- C’est d’abord l’aboutissement des négociations de Paris sur le Vietnam avec les accords de janvier 1973, qui signifient le retrait des forces américaines. Est-ce la paix en Indochine ? Très rapidement, on se rend compte que ce n’est qu’une trêve. Les deux régimes vietnamiens violent les accords, et n’ont nullement renoncé à obtenir une victoire militaire totale.

- C’est aussi le discours d’Henry Kissinger, le 23 avril 1973. Censé ouvrir une « Année de l’Europe »  il apparait comme l’expression d’une volonté américaine de maintenir les États européens au rang de puissances régionales dans un monde toujours dominé par la bipolarisation entre les deux grands.

- En effet, le discours est suivi par la rencontre Nixon-Brejnev de juin et le fameux accord sur la prévention de la guerre nucléaire. Il n’en faut pas plus aux Européens, et en particulier aux Français, pour croire à une connivence entre Américains et Soviétiques pour consolider, à leurs dépens, leur coexistence pacifique, et pour tout dire leur condominium.

- Cependant à Washington se développe le scandale du Watergate : au début, en 1972, il s’agit d’un simple fait divers, mais l’affaire devient politique et met en difficulté le président Nixon qui doit admettre la culpabilité de certains de ses collaborateurs. Du coup, sa popularité est en chute libre et notre ambassadeur constate que l’exécutif est paralysé, le président directement menacé et le Congrès renforcé.

- On est aussi à la veille d’une redistribution des cartes sur le plan géopolitique. Car se dessine un rapprochement complètement inattendu entre la Chine, sortie de la révolution culturelle, et l’Amérique de Nixon.

-En Amérique latine, l’heure est au recul de la démocratie et à la multiplication des coups de force : l’armée prend le pouvoir ou —quand elle l’assume déjà, comme en Uruguay— l’exerce avec rudesse. Au Chili, on est à la veille du « golpe » qui va mettre un terme à l’expérience de l’Unité populaire du président Salvador Allende : les diplomates français en poste à Santiago notent la vie politique bloquée, l’agitation de plus en plus vive de la société chilienne et rendent compte d’un premier soulèvement militaire. Ce qui se dessine est une décennie de dictatures militaires dans ce continent.

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‘Experienc’d Age knows what for Youth is fit’?

Generational and Familial Conflict in British and Irish Drama and Theatre

Edited by Katarzyna Bronk-Bacon

Over the centuries, drama has been an influential and imaginative medium for presenting, analysing and offering ways of resolving real or fictional battles. This volume provides readers with a timely study of inter-generational conflicts and crises as seen through the eyes of male and female British and Irish playwrights from the medieval period to the twenty-first century. The contributions suggest that at the heart of inter-generational discord lies various crises between (the) age(d) and youth or, more generally, the idea of what is «old» and «new». The interaction and co-existence of age and youth in their embodied, symbolic or conceptual forms is the topic of this volume. The collection is built around the words «age(d)»/«young», which denote both the biological age of the characters and the more conceptual potential of these terms. Ultimately, the contributors to this collection of essays analyse not only the idea of inter-generationality within selected dramatic works but also inter-generational conflicts seen in clashes of cultures, artistic visions, concepts and aesthetic idea(l)s.

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Die Fernwirkung der Beweisverbote

Ein Rechtsvergleich zwischen deutschem und chilenischem Strafprozessrecht

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Carlos Correa Robles

Die Fernwirkung der Beweisverbote stellt ein Thema nicht nur von größter dogmatischer Bedeutung, sondern auch von praktischer Relevanz im juristischen Alltag dar, da Gerichte über die Verwertbarkeit bzw. den Ausschluss von rechtswidrig erlangten Beweiselementen entscheiden müssen.

Die vorliegende Arbeit bietet durch die rechtsvergleichende Behandlung des Themas unter Einbeziehung einer ausführlichen Betrachtung des chilenischen und US-amerikanischen Rechts eine Diskussionsplattform.

Die im Mittelpunkt stehenden Fragen dieser wissenschaftlichen Abhandlung können die akademische Auseinandersetzung über das Strafprozessrecht hinaus im Bereich des vergleichenden Rechts bereichern und sind damit u.a. für Rechtswissenschaftler im internationalen Kommunikationsrahmen von besonderer Bedeutung.

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Edited by Billy Hawkins

This series responds to the interesting dialogue and unique social phenomena in the global context produced by the intersections of race, sport, gender, and culture. Global Intersectionality explores these intersections and expands the literature on how each inform our thinking around certain dominant ideologies. This series examines how sporting practices in the U.S. are becoming the global norm in defining what is sport, thus our understanding of race, gender, and culture.

The purpose is to inform sport enthusiasts, college students— undergraduate or graduate— educators, researchers, policy makers, and other stakeholders—who are social justice oriented— about the role sport has in contributing to informing cultural ideology, reproducing and reinforcing race and gender ideologies. It also seeks to foster an understanding of how this social phenomenon, that is often situated as merely entertainment or a recreational activity for leisure, has shifted into a cultural practice that can engender global socio-political relations.

The topics will include critical moments in sport, as well as broader social movements in sporting context. In addition, this series will dis- cuss topics ranging from youth to professional sporting experiences with attention given to the socialization and educational processes inherent in these experiences as it relates to race, gender, and culture—one title might explore the global sporting practices of Black women, another book topic will examine the sporting practices and the academic and athletic excellence achieved at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Or, for example, another topic might be examining the athletic migration patterns of African athletes to Europe and the U.S.

The uniqueness of the titles in this series is that they will employ a variety of methodologies, including, but not limited to, qualitative, quantitative, mixed methods methodological approaches, non- empirical and socio-historical approaches that incorporate primary and secondary data sources.