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Legitimization of Religious Symbols in the Education - Development towards Pluralism or Secularism

A legal comparison in Germany, England and France and Introspection on the European Level

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Niran Hen

The author compares the legal system in three European countries: Germany, England and France, addressing the legitimacy of the prohibition on religious symbols in public education.

For assessment of the legal position of the right to religious freedom and the safeguard offered to religious rights in the different states, the author analyzed the following parameters: state-church relations, identification of unique and central constitutional norms and principles, observation of the historical role and position of religion in the educational system of each of the states and a review of case laws delivered by domestic courts.

Finally, the author considered the possibility of a unified, aligned European solution that will be enforceable on the member states by virtue of their obligation to abide by the European Convention on Human Rights.

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Alicia Romero López

Este estudio supone un trabajo de gran interés para conocer la influencia de E. T. A. Hoffmann en Emilia Pardo Bazán. Esta influencia, evidente por hallarse la obra del autor alemán en el inventario de la biblioteca personal de Pardo Bazán, determina la aparición de una serie de motivos literarios en la creación de algunos cuentos fantásticos de esta autora. Para ello, Alicia Romero López realiza un minucioso estudio de lo fantástico (desde una visión general hasta el imaginario hoffmanniano), planteando una investigación que desemboca en establecer los motivos y su desarrollo textual en ocho cuentos de Emilia Pardo Bazán, a saber: Un destripador de antaño (1890), El ruido (1892), El talismán (1894), La máscara (1897), Vampiro (1901), Las espinas (1919), La Borgoñona (1885) y Los pendientes (1909). A través de estudio se nos muestra la extensión europea de este tipo de motivos, con los relatos de Hoffmann como base hipotextual, marcando, de este modo, un nuevo ámbito de influencia (en las narraciones de Emilia Pardo Bazán y, por extensión, en la literatura española).

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He Whom a Dream Hath Possessed

The Life and Works of the American John Knox

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Jordan Almanzar

This book treats the life and works of the American biblical scholar John Knox (1900-1990). Utilizing Knox’s own autobiographical works and having obtained previously unpublished materials from those closest to Knox, the author re-presents Knox as possibly the most neglected New Testament writer working in America during the twentieth century. By thorough analysis and development of Knox’s scholarly contributions concerning a range of topics drawn from New Testament studies and ancient Church history, the author concludes that Knox was a man ahead of his time and, furthermore, that modern readers will find in him a nearly prophetic voice from the past.

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Das Konzept «Pferd» in der Kinder- und Jugendliteratur

Fachwissensvermittlung in fiktionalen Kinder- und Jugendbüchern

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Hannah Caroline Willing

Thema dieses Buches ist die Vermittlung von Fachwissen in fiktionalen Texten für Kinder und Jugendliche. Die interdisziplinäre Vorgehensweise verknüpft dabei die Themen ‚Wissen und Sprache‘ sowie ‚Wissen und Literatur‘. Die Autorin analysiert ein Korpus fiktionaler Kinder- und Jugendbücher hinsichtlich der fachlichen Wissensvermittlung, der Experten-Laien-Kommunikation und des Fachsprachengebrauchs. Am Beispiel des Fachs Pferd/Reiten zeigt sie, wie das fachliche Wissen altersangemessen repräsentiert wird. Ein abschließendes Modell verdeutlicht das für die Fachwissensvermittlung notwendige Zusammenspiel von sprachlichen und literarischen Gestaltungsmitteln. Darüber hinaus bietet die Studie methodische Anregungen für weitere Forschungen zum Wissenstransfer mithilfe fiktionaler Textsorten.

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Edited by Krzysztof Brzechczyn

The book offers a transnational perspective on history of communism in East-Central Europe. It analyzes the political, economic, and cultural dimensions of communist systems and focuses on different forms of resistance and ways of its remembering. The transnational look is manifested through an analysis of the usefulness of the models applied in research of the past, an investigation of some historical phenomena in the context of mutual relations between particular countries (e.g. Poland and East Germany), republics of Soviet Union (Lithuania, Moldova, and Russia) and between the East and the West relations (peace movement in Poland and Netherlands). Moreover, selected aspects of the past (consumerism in Bulgaria or economic management in Romania) are analyzed with the use of categories useful in transnational research.

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Oratorik und Literatur

Politische Rede in fiktionalen und historiographischen Texten des Mittelalters und der Frühen Neuzeit

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Edited by Malena Ratzke, Christian Schmidt and Britta Wittchow

Dieses Buch untersucht fiktionale und historiographische Texte des Mittelalters und der Frühen Neuzeit als Reflexionsmedien politischer Redekultur. Es versammelt Beiträge aus Geschichts- und Literaturwissenschaft und erprobt eine Verknüpfung literaturwissenschaftlicher Analysen mit Ansätzen der historischen Oratorikforschung. Das Spektrum der untersuchten Textsorten umfasst Notariatsinstrumente, Chroniken, höfische Literatur, lateinische und volkssprachliche Alexanderromane, historisch-politische Ereignisdichtungen des Spätmittelalters und Geschichtsdramen des 16. Jahrhunderts.

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In Search of Canine Justice

Law and Practice in the United States and European Union

Julie Walsh

Many scholars posit distinct European and American approaches to public policy, with the European approach more likely to have a generous social safety net, tougher regulations on businesses, and stronger protections for animals. Via a comparative analysis of several policies, In Search of Canine Justice asks whether this conventional wisdom holds in the area of canine welfare. While there is much vindication of these two distinct approaches, the reality is more complex when the behavior of particular states is taken into account. In short, European laws are more likely to advance canine welfare, but there are not only exceptions but places where practices deviate from the laws. At the state level in the United States, the trend is toward more protective laws and practices in this area as well.

In Search of Canine Justice is a valuable resource for students of comparative politics, animal studies, animal law, and public policy, as well as anyone with a general interest in canine welfare or a specific interest in the regulation of commercial breeding, euthanasia, commercial greyhound racing, scientific experimentation, and/or unnecessary surgeries for cosmetic reasons.

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Christopher Rinckhoff

Verschiedene Normen im Arbeits- und Sozialrecht sehen vor, dass Dritte für Verbindlichkeiten des Arbeitgebers bürgengleich haften. Die Haftungsnormen finden sich verstreut über verschiedene Gesetze und sehen teils abweichende Voraussetzungen vor. Der Autor nimmt alle Haftungsnormen in den Blick, um sich von einer zu sehr auf Einzelprobleme fokussierten Betrachtung zu lösen. Stattdessen werden gemeinsame Strukturen der Rechtsfigur in Abgrenzung zu anderen Haftungsformen herausgearbeitet. Die Bildung von Fallgruppen und die klare Umschreibung der jeweiligen Entstehungshintergründe und Funktionen der Haftungsnormen bilden die Grundlage für ein Gesamtkonzept zur bürgengleichen Haftung. Die Durchsetzung der Haftung in der Praxis wird eingehend erläutert.

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Current Issues in Turkish Economics

Problems and Policy Suggestions

Edited by Çağlar Yurtseven and Mahmut Tekce

The book covers a wide range of issues in Turkish economy and aims to discuss the problems, challenges and potential of Turkey in various sectors. The topics covered in the book include areas related to macroeconomics and monetary economics (inflation expectations, determinants and conduct of monetary policy), labor economics (earning differences, overeducation in labor markets), health economics (adult obesity), tourism economics (tourism response to disruptive events) and energy economics (solar energy systems). The book is written in a format so that general readers who are interested in the Turkish economy can easily read and have a deep understanding of the current economic issues in Turkey. In addition, the book is suitable for usage in the related courses as a textbook at the undergrauate and masters level in the fields of economics and business.

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Edited by Susana Rodríguez Rosique