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Lukas Moritz Lindner

Seit dem 1. Januar 2018 regelt das deutsche Zivilrecht den Bauvertrag in den §§ 650a ff. BGB. § 650b BGB enthält das gesetzliche Leistungsänderungsrecht, das dem Besteller die Möglichkeit verleiht, einseitig Änderungen am Vertragsinhalt vorzunehmen. Diese Publikation untersucht, wie weit die Änderungsbefugnis reicht, welche Rechtsnatur der Norm zukommt und welche Herausforderungen sich in der Anwendung stellen.

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Erasure and Recollection

The Memory of Racial Passing within and beyond the United States


Edited by Hélène Charlery and Aurélie Guillain

Many recent studies of racial passing have emphasized the continuing, almost haunting power of racial segregation even in the post-segregation period in the US, or in the post-apartheid period in South Africa. This "present-ness" of racial passing, the fact that it has not really become "passé," is noticeable in the great number of testimonies which have been published in the 2000s and 2010s by descendants of individuals who passed for white in the English-speaking world. The sheer number of publications suggest a continuing interest in the kind of relation to the personal and national past which is at stake in the long-delayed revelation of cases of racial passing.

This interest in family memoirs or in fictional works re-tracing the erasure of some relative’s racial identity is by no means limited to the United States: for instance, Zoë Wicomb in South Africa or Zadie Smith in the UK both use the passing novel to unravel the complex situation of mixed-race subjects in relation to their family past and to a national past marked by a history of racial inequality.

Yet, the vast majority of critical approaches to racial passing have so far remained largely focused on the United States and its specific history of race relations. The objective of this volume is twofold: it aims at shedding light on the way texts or films show the work of individual memory and collective recollection as they grapple with a racially divided past, struggling with its legacy or playing with its stereotypes. Our second objective has been to explore the great variety in the forms taken by racial passing depending on the context, which in turn leads to differences in the ways it is remembered. Focusing on how a previously erased racial identity may resurface in the present has enabled us to extend the scope of our study to other countries than the United States, so that this volume hopes to propose some new, transnational directions in the study of racial passing.

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Heimat und Gedächtnis heute

Literarische Repräsentationen von Heimat in der aktuellen deutschsprachigen Literatur


Edited by Garbine Iztueta Goizueta, Carme Bescansa, Iraide Talavera and Mario Saalbach

Der vorliegende Sammelband enthält eine Auswahl der Beiträge, die auf der vierten internationalen Konferenz über Heimat in der deutschsprachigen Literatur an der Universität des Baskenlandes vorgestellt wurden. Darunter sind international anerkannte und mehrfach ausgezeichnete Experten wie Withold Bonner (Universität Tampere) und Sabine Egger (Universität Limerick MIC) zu finden.

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Internationalization at home

A collection of pedagogical approaches to develop students' intercultural competences


Edited by Cécilia Brassier-Rodrigues and Pascal Brassier

The internationalisation of higher education has accelerated in recent years. Internationalisation at most higher education institutions mainly takes the form of study abroad. This immersion in an intercultural environment is believed to foster the development of academic and non-academic skills, thus improving graduates’ employability. Regardless of the geographical area, higher education institutions (HEI) have therefor put student mobility at the heart of their academic projects. However, the context has changed: the Covid-19 health crisis has led to a freezing of international mobility. Alternative solutions to traditional mobility must be found.

With this book, we intend to contribute to reflections on how to develop intercultural sensitivity and intercultural competences among students through Internationalisation at Home. For this purpose, in the eight chapters of the book, we present some pedagogical methods that facilitate the creation of a context conducive to interculturality and the acquisition of plural skills by students at home. Some authors examine how these competences can be assessed. Finally, we propose a framework explaining how a combination of activities within an institution can foster the development of students' intercultural competences.

Regardless of the approaches chosen by the teachers observed, they answered similar questions. These questions set a framework for reflections on efficient approaches to supporting the development of students' intercultural skills in an Internationalisation at Home context.

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La modernización y gobernanza del proyecto europeo en un marco plural con valores y objetivos compartidos

The European Project’s Modernisation and Governance in a Plural Framework with Shared Values and Goals


Edited by Jesús Baigorri and Jürgen Elvert

Este libro recoge las contribuciones realizadas al Seminario Doctoral sobre "La modernización y gobernanza del proyecto europeo en un marco plural con valores y objetivos compartidos", organizado en el Real Monasterio de Yuste por la Fundación Yuste entre el 19 y 24 de junio de 2019. Su contenido cubre diferentes áreas de investigación, entre las cuales se observan las líneas propuestas en el título de la publicación desde una perspectiva tan rica como diversa: la externalización de las políticas migratorias y fronterizas en la UE y la crisis de refugiados; los conflictos sobre la Europa social y la Directiva sobre desplazamiento de trabajadores; la Unión Bancaria; los desafíos y las perspectivas de "renovación" y el desarrollo de una nueva identidad en Europa; la política de defensa; la democracia y sus riesgos en Europa; el artículo 50 del TUE a la luz del Brexit; los emigrantes europeos y el nuevo éxodo judío; la crisis en el derecho penal de la UE para reforzar los derechos fundamentales y los valores europeos; y los mecanismos de denuncia de las Agencias Europeas FRONTEX y EASO para proteger los derechos fundamentales.

This book compiles the contributions made to the Doctoral Seminar on "The European Project’s Modernisation and Governance in a Plural Framework with Shared Values and Goals", organised by Yuste Foundation at the Royal Monastery of Yuste between 19 and 24 June 2019. Its contents cover different research areas, including the lines proposed in the title of this publication from a rich and diverse perspective: the externalisation of migratory and border policies in the EU and the refugee crisis; conflicts over social Europe and the Directive concerning the posting of workers; the Banking Union; challenges and "renewal" perspectives and the development of a new identity in Europe; the defence policy; democracy and its risks in Europe; Art. 50 TEU in the light of Brexit; European emigrants and the new Jewish exodus; the crisis in the EU criminal law to strengthen fundamental rights and European values; and the complaint mechanisms of the European Agencies FRONTEX and EASO to protect fundamental rights.

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Edited by Ana Pano Alaman, Fabio Ruggiano and Olivia Walsh

Les opinions que les locuteurs ordinaires, et pas seulement les linguistes de profession, portent sur les langues (c’est-à-dire les idéologies linguistiques) influencent les langues elles-mêmes, les transforment au fil du temps, et contribuent à la codification des normes. Ce volume offre une perspective comparative des débats principaux sur les langues romanes : Il traite les discussions animées sur le rapport entre les langues nationales et minoritaires et les dialectes, les doutes des locuteurs sur les relations complexes entre la norme et l’usage, et la langue utilisée dans le cinéma, la télévision et sur le web. L’analyse du discours et l’analyse linguistique textuelle de ces idéologies révèlent souvent des aspects négligés par les grammaires et les traitements linguistiques traditionnels.

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Edited by Dan Jaffé, Yaakov Teppler and Rivkah Nir

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Revolutions and the Making of the Modern World

From Peter the Great to Karl Marx

James Cracraft

Edited by William Benton Whisenhunt

Professor James Cracraft is an established specialist on early modern Russian history, particularly the era of Peter the Great (1682-1725), tsar and first Russian emperor. This volume gathers some of the many key articles and reviews published by him over the last forty years and more in a wide variety of scholarly venues, some of which are not readily accessible. They constitute in sum important contributions not only to Russian history broadly understood, but also to the study of history itself. The collection will include a preface by the editor and an introduction by the author, where he will sum up his decades of historical work and point to new avenues of needed research, all the while emphasizing that "history" properly understood does not exist somewhere on its own but is the creation, however imperfect, of professional historians (as "chemistry", say, is properly understood as the work, however imperfect, of professional chemists).

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Das Revolutionskonzept im postsowjetischen Kulturraum der ostslavischen Länder

Linguistische Frame-Analyse ausgewählter Massenmedien. Mit einem Exkurs zur Literatur


Anna Michailowski

Die jüngsten politischen Entwicklungen im postsowjetischen Raum haben gezeigt, dass Revolutionen keine Entitäten der Vergangenheit sind. Die vorliegende Publikation geht mithilfe einer linguistischen Frame-Analyse der Frage nach, wie sich die postsowjetischen Revolutionsdiskurse in Belarus, Russland und der Ukraine formieren. Das Ziel der Untersuchung ist die Rekonstruktion der medien- und diskursübergreifenden Revolutionskonzepte in Form von Frames. Die empirische Analyse veranschaulicht, wie man aus einer Reihe von Interpretationen kulturspezifische Denkmuster erschließen kann. Diese können die Deutung eines revolutionären Ereignisses und des gängigen Revolutionsbegriffs innerhalb einer (nationalen) Kultur vorbestimmen.

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Gabriel Masfa

This book focuses on the historiography of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. It is a study of the various ways Adventist historians have approached history. The author concentrates on select historians whose publications cover important issues for Seventh-day Adventist history. Such historians are recognized for their contributions, both published and unpublished, that are foundational to Adventist history and historiography. The book analyzes basic historical facts as used in the writing of Seventh-day Adventist history. It is analytical in nature by using documentary sources including relevant books, articles, and other research materials. It departs from using a strict chronological approach and instead focuses on major themes from Adventist history that illustrate Adventist historiography.


Gabriel Masfa has described the various threads of Seventh-day Adventist approaches to history. His book is a masterful treatment of a wide variety of approaches. It is an indispensable introduction to a fascinating historical topic.

                                                                       Edward Allen, President of the Association of Adventist Historians.
                                                                              Professor of Religion, Union College, Nebraska, United States

Dr. Masfa’s monograph is to be welcomed as the first critical historiographical analysis of Adventist Studies and the first substantive history of Seventh-day Adventist historiography.

                                                                    David Trim, Ph.D., F.R. Hist. S. Director of Archives, Statistics, and 
                                                                                      Research General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists

This work will remain the benchmark standard for Adventist historiography for some time to come, and for this, the author must be commended.

                                                                    Michael W. Campbell, Ph. D, Professor of Religion at Southwestern 
                                                                                                            Adventist University, Texas, United States