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The Hidden Europe

Author : Francis Tapon
ISBN : 9780976581222
Genre : Travel
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Francis Tapon yearned for a European adventure, but Western Europe seemed too tame and passé. So he traveled for 3 years visiting every Eastern European country—all 25 of them.The Hidden Europe cleverly mixes insightful facts with hilarious personal anecdotes. It's profound, yet light. Francis Tapon is a sharp observer who helps you distinguish a Latvian from a Lithuanian, while not confusing Slovenia with Slovakia.You'll also learn: - Why Baltic people are human squirrels.- When and why Poland disappeared from Europe.- Why Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia broke up.- Why Hungarians are really Martians.- How Slovenians learn languages so quickly.- Why the Balkans is so screwed up.- Why there's much more to Romania than Dracula.- Which Moldovan tradition saves marriages.- What the future holds for Belarus, Ukraine, Russia.- Why communism was a dream . . . and a nightmare.You'll understand a side of Europe that is still mysterious and misunderstood even 20 years after the fall of the Soviet Union. Francis Tapon is an ideal guide in a book that will become a classic travel narrative.
Category: Travel

The Hidden Prehistory Of European Research Networking

Author : Olivier Martin
ISBN : 9781466938724
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The main purpose of this book, which mostly covers the period 19841993, is about the history of European research networking. In particular, it strives to throw some light on some lesser known, sometimes forgotten, aspects of the European research networking history, as the EARN and EASInet initiatives from IBM but also DEC (EARN/OSI), thanks to operational pan-European networks, which were built during the period 19841990 thus allowing the start of operational European academic and research networking services in a very effective and swift manner. A secondary purpose of this article is to make a critical assessment of the political and technical achievements of the European NRENs and especially those of DANTE, the company set up by these same NRENs to build and operate a pan-European backbone interconnecting their national networking infrastructures as well as establishing international connections to other NRENs worldwide.
Category: Technology & Engineering

The Hidden Handshake

Author : Aleš Debeljak
ISBN : 0742517802
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 48.47 MB
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The Hidden Handshake uses four distinct, yet intertwined essays to address the questions surrounding our notions of citizenship, national identity, and cosmopolitan belonging. The violent disintegration of Yugoslavia and the undercurrent of EU enlargement stand out as two contrasting movements that highlight the importance of having a national identification while also defying it to avoid both the rigidity of nationalist exclusivism and the blithe nonsense of "global citizenship." Through the exploration of sociohistorical material and artistic visions as well as the author's layered identity as a Slovene, a Yugoslav, a Central European, and a European, Ale? Debeljak tries to show that it is possible to remain faithful to geography, history, and community even as one fosters links to global cultural movements. Not surprisingly, the book itself shares some of this hybrid identity. It uses not only theoretical concepts and empirical data, but also historical sketches on art, national life, and society, along with poetic autobiographical reminiscences and personal anecdotes. Ultimately, the book calls for an adoption of liberal nationalism, which is commensurate with democratic order, and for a more ecumenical understanding of artistic visions that does not discriminate on the grounds of one's place of origin.
Category: Political Science

The Hidden Children

Author : Howard Greenfeld
ISBN : 0395861381
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Over a million Jewish children were killed during the Holocaust. From ten thousand to 100 thousand Jewish children were hidden with strangers and survived. In this powerful and compelling work, 25 people share their experiences as hidden children. Black-and-white photos.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Hidden Power Of The American Dream

Author : Giovanna Dell'Orto
ISBN : 0313348189
Genre : Political Science
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Shows why the global appeal of the American dream is the root of its power, and why maintaining that power is predicated on maintaining the world's belief not only in the American dream itself, but also in the idea that the United States is the best exemplar of that ideal.
Category: Political Science

Europe S Hidden Potential

Author : Burkhard Schwenker
ISBN : 9781408192283
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 53.61 MB
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Sandwiched between the US - the sole superpower at the turn of the millennium - and China as the expected next superpower, Europe is rarely discussed as a potential dealer of the 21st century. At best, it is seen as an able follower of trends set by others. At worst, it is regarded as a relic; a kind of vast open-air museum with a rich culture and good food, immersed in a glorious past with limited prospects. Europe's Hidden Potential explores how an 'overlooked and underrated' continent can harness its potential to positively shape the global and economic future. As the world is looking for an alternative leader, this book shows how Europe can - and ought to - lead the way once more.
Category: Business & Economics

Europe S Hidden Capital Markets

Author : Jean-Pierre Casey
ISBN : 9789290795964
Genre : Business & Economics
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Nonequity financial markets used to be "hidden" in Europe,in the sense that they traditionally received less attention from ordinary investors and the media than equity markets, relative to their size. This phenomenon was accentuated by the fact that the EU's Financial Services Action Plan was primarily geared toward equity markets. Given the crucial role played by bond markets in the economy through the capital allocation process, monetary policy decisions, and the hedging of risk, this study attempts to demystify bond markets and clarify a general misapprehension among investors and regulators about how these overwhelmingly wholesale, off-exchange markets operate. The book assesses regulatory measures taken at the EU level that will impact European bond markets and it examines the desirability, utility, and feasibility of certain policy measures. The book comes at a critical time--prior to the Commission's upcoming mandated review of the transparency requirements specified in the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) and their possible applicability to nonequity markets.
Category: Business & Economics

Europe And The Management Of Globalization

Author : Wade Jacoby
ISBN : 9781317986188
Genre : Political Science
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European politicians often speak of their efforts to 'manage globalization.' At one level, this is merely a rhetorical device to make globalization more palatable to citizens and prove that policy-makers are still firmly in control of their country’s fate. This volume argues that the advocacy of managed globalization goes beyond rhetoric and actually has been a primary driver of major European Union (EU) policies in the past twenty years. The EU has indeed tried to manage globalization through the use of five major mechanisms: 1) expanding policy scope 2) exercising regulatory influence 3) empowering international institutions 4) enlarging the territorial sphere of EU influence, and 5) redistributing the costs of globalization. These mechanisms are neither entirely novel, nor are they always effective but they provide the contours of an approach to globalization that is neither ad hoc deregulation, nor old-style economic protectionism. The recent financial crisis may have seemed initially to vindicate the European efforts to manage globalization, but it also represented the limits of such efforts without the full participation of the US and China. The EU cannot rig the game of globalization, but it can try to provide predictability, oversight, and regularity with rules that accommodate European interests. This book was based on a special issue of Journal of European Public Policy.
Category: Political Science

The Hidden Tradition In Europe

Author : Yuri Stoyanov
ISBN : STANFORD:36105017660346
Genre : History
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Stoyanov brings to light the buried history of a tenacious heretical sect of the middle ages and the best-known adherents of Dualism, the doctrine that cosmos and man are constant battlegrounds between good and evil. Stoyanov charts the evolution of Dualism and illuminates unsuspected religious and political undercurrents that lie beneath the surface of official history.
Category: History

The Hidden Hand

Author : Jeffrey Gedmin
ISBN : 0844737941
Genre : Political Science
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An examination of the roots of the reunification of Germany, arguing that Erich Honecker's rigid communist regime was undermined by the conflict between Moscow and East Berlin. In the end, Gorbachev's objective - a radical renewal of socialism - turned out to be unattainable.
Category: Political Science