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The re-emergence of co-housing in Europe

The re-emergence of co-housing in Europe

  • Author: Lidewij Tummers
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317335384
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 132
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Across Europe, the number of co-housing initiatives is growing, and they are increasingly receiving attention from administrators and professionals who hold high expectations for urban liveability. Is co-housing a marginal idealist phenomenon, or the urban middle class’ answer to the current housing crisis? And has the development of theoretical insight and research kept up with the actual expansion of co-housing as a practice? These questions were raised during the first European conference on co-housing research, which took place in Tours, France, in March 2012. Both the conference and this book aim to move beyond case-studies, and to look more particularly at the implications and wider perspective of the current co-housing trend. Using the specific vocabulary of different disciplines and geographic regions, the contributions to this book analyse the underlying thinking behind, and the expectations projected on, diverse models of collaborative housing. The authors are aware of the qualities of contemporary co-housing, but they go beyond advocacy to investigate the conditions under which co-housing can be successful as a strategy for housing provision; can offer solutions for sustainable urban development; or indeed can contribute to involuntary or intentional gentrification. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Urban Research and Practice.

Understanding Climate Change through Gender Relations

Understanding Climate Change through Gender Relations

  • Author: Susan Buckingham,Virginie Le Masson
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1317340612
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 280
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This book explains how gender, as a power relationship, influences climate change related strategies, and explores the additional pressures that climate change brings to uneven gender relations. It considers the ways in which men and women experience the impacts of these in different economic contexts. The chapters dismantle gender inequality and injustice through a critical appraisal of vulnerability and relative privilege within genders. Part I addresses conceptual frameworks and international themes concerning climate change and gender, and explores emerging ideas concerning the reification of gender relations in climate change policy. Part II offers a wide range of case studies from the Global North and the Global South to illustrate and explain the limitations to gender-blind climate change strategies. This book will be of interest to students, scholars, practitioners and policymakers interested in climate change, environmental science, geography, politics and gender studies.

Beyond Home Ownership

Beyond Home Ownership

Housing, Welfare and Society

  • Author: Richard Ronald,Marja Elsinga
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136592741
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 248
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In context of ongoing transformations in housing markets and socioeconomic conditions, this book focuses on past, current and future roles of home ownership in social policies and welfare practices. It considers owner-occupied housing in terms of diverse meanings and manifestations, but in particular the part played by housing tenure in the political, socioeconomic and demographic changes that have characterized the pre- and post-crisis era. The intensified promotion of home ownership in recent decades helped stimulate an increasing orientation towards the private consumption of housing, not only as a home, but also an asset – or possibly speculative vehicle – that enhances household economic capacity and can be transferred to children or other family, or even exchanged for other goods. The latest global financial crisis, however, made it clear that owner-occupied housing markets and mortgage sectors have become deeply embedded in networks of socioeconomic interdependency and risk. This collection engages with numerous debates on housing and society in a range of developed societies from North America to Asia-Pacific to North, South, East and West Europe. Interdisciplinary contributors draw upon diverse empirical data to explore how housing and home ownership has become so embedded in polity, economy and household welfare conditions in various social and cultural contexts. Another concern is what lies beyond home ownership considering the integration of housing systems with economic growth and social stability appears to be unravelling. This volume speaks to public debates concerning the future of housing markets, policy and tenure, providing deep and provocative insights for academics, students and professionals alike.

Public Service Management and Employment Relations in Europe

Public Service Management and Employment Relations in Europe

Emerging from the Crisis

  • Author: Stephen Bach,Lorenzo Bordogna
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317529928
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 328
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Has there been a transformation of public service employment relations in Europe since the crisis? Public Service Management and Employment Relations in Europe examines public service employment relations after the economic crisis, including analysis of more than thirty years of public service and workforce reform, and addresses the interplay between an emerging post-crisis public service sector and the consequences for the state, employers and trade unions in core public services. Written by leading national experts, this book places the economic crisis in a longer timeframe and examines how far trends in public sector employment relations were reinforced or reversed by the crisis. It provides an up-to-date analysis of the restructuring of public service employment relations in 12 major European countries, including analysis of little studied central and Eastern European countries. This book will be vital reading for researchers, academics and PhD Students in the fields of Public Management, Public Administration, Employment Relations, and Human Resource Management.

Postwar

Postwar

A History of Europe Since 1945

  • Author: Tony Judt
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1446418022
  • Category: History
  • Page: 960
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FINALIST FOR THE PULITZER AWARD A magisterial and acclaimed history of post-war Europe, from Germany to Poland, from Western Europe to Eastern Europe, selected as one of New York Times Ten Best Books of the Year Europe in 1945 was drained. Much of the continent was devastated by war, mass slaughter, bombing and chaos. Large areas of Eastern Europe were falling under Soviet control, exchanging one despotism for another. Today, the Soviet Union is no more and the democracies of the European Union reach as far as the borders of Russia itself. Postwar tells the rich and complex story of how we got from there to here, demystifying Europe's recent history and identity, of what the continent is and has been. ‘It is hard to imagine how a better - and more readable - history of the emergence of today's Europe from the ashes of 1945 could ever be written...All in all, a real masterpiece’ Ian Kershaw, author of Hitler

Affordable Housing Governance and Finance

Affordable Housing Governance and Finance

Innovations, Partnerships and Comparative Perspectives

  • Author: Gerard Van Bortel,Vincent Gruis,Ben Pluijmers,Joost Nieuwenhuijzen
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 9781138082786
  • Category: Housing
  • Page: 304
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There is a large shortage of affordable housing across Europe. In high‐demand urban areas housing shortages lead to unaffordable prices for many target groups. This book explores innovations to support a sufficient supply of affordable and sustainable rental housing. Affordable housing is increasingly developed, financed and managed by a mix of market, state, third sector and community actors. Recent decades in large parts of the Western world have consecutively shown state-dominated, non-profit housing sectors, an increased role for market forces and the private sector, and the rise of initiatives by citizens and local communities. The variety of hybrid governance and finance arrangements is predicted to increase further, leading to new affordable housing delivery and management models. This book explores these innovations, with a focus on developments across Europe, and comparative chapters from the USA and Australia. The book presents new thinking in collaborative housing, co-production and accompanying finance mechanisms in order to support the quantity and the quality of affordable rental housing. Combining academic robustness with practical relevance, chapters are written by renowned housing researchers in collaboration with practitioners from the housing sector. The book not only presents, compares and contrasts affordable housing solutions, but also explores the transferability of innovations to other countries. The book is essential reading for researchers and professionals in housing, social policy, urban planning and finance.

The Re-Emergence of Virtual Reality

The Re-Emergence of Virtual Reality

  • Author: Leighton Evans
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351009303
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 112
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In this short book, Evans interrogates the implications of VR’s re-emergence into the media mainstream, critiquing the notion of a VR revolution by analysing the development and ownership of VR companies while also exploring the possibilities of immersion in VR and the importance of immersion in the interest and ownership of VR enterprises. He assesses how the ideologies and desires of both computer programmers and major Silicon Valley industries may influence how VR worlds are conceived and experienced by users while also exploring the mechanisms that create the immersive experience that underpins interest in the medium.

Energy Poverty in Eastern Europe

Energy Poverty in Eastern Europe

Hidden Geographies of Deprivation

  • Author: Stefan Buzar
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 9780754671305
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 175
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One of the consequences of the post-socialist transformation of Eastern and Central Europe and the Former Soviet Union is the emergence of energy poverty, a condition where households are living in inadequately heated homes. This book provides the first full-length examination of the causes, consequences and patterns of energy poverty in former Communist countries.

The Reemergence of Civil Society in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union

The Reemergence of Civil Society in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union

  • Author: Zbigniew Rau
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 181
  • View: 4077
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Civil society is a key concept in the debate arising from the recent turmoil in Eastern Europe and the USSR. Here the views of Eastern scholars and activists are contrasted with those of Western academics on the definition, origins and function of civil society within a nation's public life.

Warfare in Northern Europe Before the Romans

Warfare in Northern Europe Before the Romans

Evidence from Archaeology

  • Author: Julie Rosemary Wileman
  • Publisher: Pen and Sword
  • ISBN: 1781593256
  • Category: History
  • Page: 190
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This book traces the developments in the defences, weaponry and armour of the northern 'barbarians' from the earliest traces of stone age aggression to the sophisticated warfare of the tribes who met the Romans in battle. It uses evidence from monuments such as the great hillforts of the Bronze and Iron Ages, including Maiden Castle in Dorset and Alesia in France, as well as the amazing archaeological finds seen in museums and collections across northern Europe. Period by period, the ways in which the peoples of Britain, Ireland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Scandinavia developed defensive and offensive strategies are brought together for those interested in both military history and in the development of our societies and countryside. Evidence from many countries is used to shed light on the centuries before written records _ and to redress the balance of our understanding which has often been too heavily influenced by Roman propaganda!??As featured in Essence Magazine.

The Cambridge Economic History of Europe from the Decline of the Roman Empire: Volume 4, The Economy of Expanding Europe in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries

The Cambridge Economic History of Europe from the Decline of the Roman Empire: Volume 4, The Economy of Expanding Europe in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries

  • Author: E. E. Rich,C. H. Wilson
  • Publisher: CUP Archive
  • ISBN: 9780521045070
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 674
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Examines the economic history of Europe during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

Television Without Frontiers?

Television Without Frontiers?

Report with Evidence, 3rd Report of Session 2006-07

  • Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords. European Union Committee
  • Publisher: The Stationery Office
  • ISBN: 0104010096
  • Category: Television advertising
  • Page: 219
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The draft Audiovisual Media Services (AMS) Directive, published in December 2005, was met with some alarm. It sought to extend the existing 'Television without Frontiers' Directive to new services which were seen to be competing for audience and revenue. In doing so it would have introduced inappropriate regulation on the new media sector. There have now been some changes to the original draft and a tightening of the definition of "television like" services. Although an improvement, the Committee is concerned that there is still not enough legal certainty. They are also worried about the need to defend the 'Country of Origin' approach to single market legislation and reject the idea that regulators should act to preserve the market dominance of existing players from new entrants. They are also unconvinced of the need for any quantitative restriction on advertising.

Transnational Fugitive Offenders in International Law

Transnational Fugitive Offenders in International Law

Extradition and Other Mechanisms

  • Author: Geoff Gilbert
  • Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
  • ISBN: 9789041110404
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 486
  • View: 9845
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International Criminal Law has undergone significant recent changes. Transnational Fugitive Offenders reflects the dynamic nature of the subject & keeps readers on the cutting edge of new developments. An ever-increasing number & variety of international agreements & cases has expanded extradition law. The jurisprudence relating to alternative means of rendition has also evolved in different ways in different jurisdictions. Most notably, however, the remit of the subject as a whole has expanded. The concept of international criminal law now has to embrace crimes that occur in no single place, cross-border financial crimes where vast sums of money exist solely in cyberspace & which have connections with financial institutions in several countries. The international community has also established supra-national criminal courts to deal with the aftermath of the wars in the former Yugoslavia & Rwanda. The future will likely bring further changes as well. The permanent International Criminal Court, originally proposed by the International Law Commission, if established by the international community, would, as matters stand in 1998, have jurisdiction over genocide, crimes against humanity & war crimes. The ultimate result may at last be the availability of overarching guidance as to the remit & scope of international criminal law. Those studying extradition law, and/or working with transnational fugitive offenders in any capacity, will find Transnational Fugitive Offenders an important, thought-provoking work on a very dynamic subject.

A Companion to Folklore

A Companion to Folklore

  • Author: Regina F. Bendix,Galit Hasan-Rokem
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1444354388
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 680
  • View: 538
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A Companion to Folklore presents an original and comprehensive collection of essays from international experts in the field of folklore studies. Unprecedented in depth and scope, this state-of-the-art collection uniquely displays the vitality of folklore research across the globe. An unprecedented collection of original, state of the art essays on folklore authored by international experts Examines the practices and theoretical approaches developed to understand the phenomena of folklore Considers folklore in the context of multi-disciplinary topics that include poetics, performance, religious practice, myth, ritual and symbol, oral textuality, history, law, politics and power as well as the social base of folklore Selected by Choice as a 2013 Outstanding Academic Title

Justice Issues in Europe

Justice Issues in Europe

  • Author: Great Britain Parliament House of Commons Justice Committee
  • Publisher: The Stationery Office
  • ISBN: 9780215553577
  • Category:
  • Page: 120
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Incorporating HC 54-i-iii, session 2009-10 and HC 1093-i-ii, session 2008-09

Political Repression in 19th Century Europe

Political Repression in 19th Century Europe

  • Author: Robert Justin Goldstein
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135026696
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 428
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Originally published in 1983. The nineteenth century was a time of great economic, social and political change. As Europe modernized, previously ignorant and apathetic elements in the population began to demand political freedoms. There was pressure also for a freer press, for the rights of assembly and association. The apprehension of the existing elites manifested itself in an intensification of often brutal form of political repression. The first part of this book summarizes on a pan-European basis, the major techniques of repression such as the denial of popular franchise and press censorship. This is followed by a chronological survey of these techniques from 1815 – 1914 in each European country. The book analyzes the long and short-term importance of these events for European historical development in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Poverty Today Issue 29 (October 1995)

Poverty Today Issue 29 (October 1995)

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Combat Poverty Agency
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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Cultural Policies in Europe

Cultural Policies in Europe

Local Issues

  • Author: Mario D'Angelo
  • Publisher: Council of Europe
  • ISBN: 9789287143266
  • Category: Europe
  • Page: 179
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This handbook aims to highlight the complexity of the local dimension of European cultural policies, taking into consideration the importance of culture for communities eager to maintain their identity, diversity, creativity and participation. [CoE website]

Catalogue of the Byzantine Coins in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection and in the Whittemore Collection

Catalogue of the Byzantine Coins in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection and in the Whittemore Collection

1258-1453. Michael VIII to Constantine XI

  • Author: Dumbarton Oaks
  • Publisher: Dumbarton Oaks
  • ISBN: 9780884022619
  • Category: Coins, Byzantine
  • Page: 285
  • View: 2861
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The Role of Community Development in Tackling Poverty

The Role of Community Development in Tackling Poverty

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Combat Poverty Agency
  • ISBN: 1871643805
  • Category: Community development
  • Page: 14
  • View: 1409
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