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(source: web site). 44 per cent of these students were attending online courses. Many of the virtual universities are organised an a corporate model. UNext, the Stanford, Chicago and LSE venture, for instance, presented itself as an "Internet education company." The corporate model typically implies tight management of production efficiency, part-time staff instead of tenure, students treated as customers, little or no research, and a policy explicitly aiming at the whole world as its market. While the virtual university still only occupies a rather marginal

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University Press, 2012), 381–93. Rudy, Kathryn M., Virtual Pilgrimages in the Convent. Imagining Jerusalem in the Late Middle Ages (Turnhout: Brepols, 2011). Rudy, Kathryn M., ‘Virtual Pilgrimage through the Jerusalem Cityscape’, in Bianca Kühnel, Galit Noga-Banai and Hanna Vorholt, eds, Visual Constructs of Jerusa- lem (Turnhout: Brepols, 2015), 381–93. Sánchez y Sánchez, Samuel and Annie Hesp, eds, The Camino de Santiago in the 21st Cen- tury. Interdisciplinary Perspectives and Global Views (London: Routledge, 2015). Shalev, Zur, Sacred Words and Worlds. Geography

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structure can be hidden to the environment. From an outside perspective such a virtual organisation appears to be structured like a huge and com- plex trust, and features like formalism and complexity are only imitated with this structure. Nevertheless, the performance of a virtual organisation and the services it is able to deliver are equivalent to those provided by a highly formalised hierarchical- bureaucratic organisation. Information processing and the structure of the flow of information play key roles in the ability of virtual organisations to perform in

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the History of Europe”, URL: [http://www.ena.lu/], (10.02.2010). 11 “Europeana – Think Culture”, URL: [http://www.europeana.eu/portal/], (10.02.2010). 12 “World Digital Library”, URL: [http://www.wdl.org/en/], (10.02.2010). 13 “WWW Virtual Library History – European History Primary Sources”, URL: [http://primary-sources.eui.eu/], (10.02.2010). 14 “The OAIster Database – Millions of Digital Resources from Thousands of Contribu- tors”, URL: [http://www.oclc.org/oaister/], (10.02.2010). Contemporary History in the Digital Age 310 Initiative, and OpenDoar, the

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’s face it, a virtual dictatorship in a benign way. ... Because, look, when you talk about having a democracy of our type in that part of the world, good God, it wouldn’t work, would it?” “No Sir,” MacArthur replied. “They don't even know—they don't know what it is. You know what happened in the Congo?” MacArthur asked, “Belgium gave them a constitution, wonderful buildings, all the nice trappings, but these people had never practiced it at all.”20 Those endorsements of the Ira- nian monarch were topped by the by now famous proclamation of former President Jimmy

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for their creation and their differentia- tion from the existing OJW forums. Although I have continuing to monitor these forums for purposes of a broader study, the present study is limited to eight months only. This discussion is located on the crossroads of several fields with particular significance towards understanding the contemporary world: gender and religion, communication and virtual communities. In to- day’s fragmented world, organized religion and belief plays a growing Macmillan 2003, 43–159; Yair Amichai-Hamburger (ed.), The Social Net: Hu- man

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blanket of oblivion, until the recent tragic events – migrations, landings, shipwrecks, dead bodies washed ashore – which have brought the island to the attention of the whole world and transformed it into the stage-front emblem of contemporary migrations (Gatta 2011, 2016, Mazzara 2015, Ritaine 2016). The halo of fame surrounding Lampedusa helped accelerate the process of creating a Museo Archeologico delle Pelagie,10 inaugurated in June 2016. A collection of local archaeological items, destined to be permanent, was inserted into a temporary exhibition (3 June

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substantially Christian ethics. In order to build a European common future, they have to be preserved, cultivated and applied to the world, changing realities as well as the interactions amongst European and non- Europeans. The paper by Léonce Bekemans on “The Idea of Europe: Identity- building from a Historical Perspective” offers first a historical reading of the idea of Europe from its classical origin to today’s cosmopolitan understanding. Secondly it proposes an overview of the building of a European identity, explaining concepts, models and paths in the EU framework

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health, education, and basic social services. The crises occurring in 2010 uncovered fragility in governance, de- velopment, and human development around the world. To reverse that trend, strong and effective leadership is necessary in order to restore efficient governance structures and rebuild trust in governments to stabilize political, economic, and social conditions in the post-crisis world. By tying environmental, social, political, and economic improve- ments to open and effective governance, underlying dysfunctions be- come apparent. Power struggles, political

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Oligarchs Block Reform in Ukraine’, European Council on Foreign Relations Policy Brief, April 2016, 6� 92� Wilson, Andrew, The Ukrainians: Unexpected Nation, (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2002)� 93� Wilson, Andrew, Ukraine Crisis: What It Means for the West, (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2014)� 94� Wilson, Andrew, Ukraine’s Orange Revolution, (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2005)� 165 95� Wilson, Andrew, Virtual Politics: Faking Democracy in the Post-Soviet World, (New Haven, London: Yale University Press, 2005)� 96� Wolczuk