Studies In Europragmatics

Author: Joachim Grzega
Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz
ISBN: 9783447069168
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While European languages have been quite frequently studied with respect to cultural-historical, sociopolitical and word-form-oriented issues, the study by Joachim Grzega is the first monograph that deals intensively with the search for commonalities of European languages with respect to the use of word-forms, i.e. pragmalinguistic aspects. The book addresses basic general definitory questions (e.g. what is "European," what is "Eurolinguistic"?), it discusses and creates methodological approaches of qualitative and quantitative research, it compares working with naturally gathered (spoken and written) language data (e.g. Wikipedia, EU minutes, Facebook) and working with language data artificially elicited by questionnaires, and it makes suggestions on how the results of analyses on speech-acts, address terms, word-connotations and other communicative patterns could be interpreted. Grzega's volume includes numerous case studies related to synchronic, historical and applied europragmatics, transferring results into numerous figures (among them the map of the flight of the Europragmatic bumblebee, showing the distribution of 36 Europragmatic features).

Civil Society And Activism In Europe

Author: William A. Maloney
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136996982
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This book examines the role of civil society organizations in several advanced European democracies: Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Specifically the book focuses on how voluntary organizations contribute to civic and democratic health and assesses the impact of different organizational types on social capital.

Opposing Europe The Comparative Party Politics Of Euroscepticism

Author: Aleks Szczerbiak
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199258309
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This text provides a review of Euroscepticism in contemporary European politics. Scholars address the strength & breadth of Euroscepticism across a range of EU member & candidate states, & draw out comparative lessons on the nature of political parties, party systems, & the domestic politics of European integration.

Citation Classics From The Journal Of Business Ethics

Author: Alex C. Michalos
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 940074126X
Size: 69.20 MB
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The Journal of Business Ethics was founded by Alex C. Michalos and Deborah C. Poff and published its first issue in March 1982. It is the most frequently cited business ethics journal in the world. The Journal has always offered a multi-disciplinary and international public forum for the discussion of issues concerning the interaction of successful business and moral virtue. Its authors and readers are primarily scholars and students in social sciences and philosophy , with special interests in the interaction of these disciplines with business or corporate responsibility. Since the field of business ethics grew simultaneously with the growth of the Journal, a collection of its most cited articles is tantamount to a collection of the articles that had the greatest influence in defining the field over its first 30 years of development. In this anniversary volume, an overview of citation classics from the Journal is presented, the 33 most frequently cited articles are reproduced and brief reflections on the impact of the Journal on the field are given from over 100 scholars who authored citation classics and/or distinguished papers, as well as those who served on the Editorial Board and/or are recognized as leaders in the field.

Euroscepticism In The Eu

Author: S. Usherwood
ISBN: 9781782548294
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Although euroscepticism appears to be on the rise across the EU, it remains a poorly understood phenomenon, reflecting political marginalisation and indifference. This collection addresses those shortcomings by providing an integrated set of reflections on the understanding of the term. Expert contributors offer a range of disciplinary approaches to euroscepticism and illustrate the breadth and scope of the topic with a selection of innovative case studies. the book provides a thought-provoking contribution to the academic literature at a time when the future of the European integration project is increasingly being challenged. the volume is highly innovative, reconceptualising the important phenomenon of euroscepticism in a new and interdisciplinary light.

The Politics Of Europeanization

Author: Kevin Featherstone
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191530845
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'The Politics of Europeanization' looks at the political aspects of European integration from the point of view of domestic politics. In doing so, it goes beyond the classic analysis of 'how policies are made in Brussels' and raises instead the question 'what is the power of Europe in national contexts?'. The questions at the heart of this volume are crucial both for our understanding of European integration and for their policy implications. What does Europeanization really mean? How can it be measured? How is the European Union affecting domestic politics and policies in member states and candidate countries? Is Europeanization an irreversible process? Does it mean convergence across Europe? How and why do differences remain? The contributors explain and question the 'power of Europe' by providing theoretical and empirical perspectives on domestic politics and institutions, government and administration, public policies, political actors and business groups. The volume contains a new research agenda for the nascent literature on Europeanization.

Women Policy And Politics

Author: Carol Lee Bacchi
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761956754
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Drawing on recent perspectives from social constructionism, discourse analysis, feminism and the sociology of social problems, this volume reviews a range of policy problems relating to women's inequality.