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From War to Peace in the Balkans, the Middle East and Ukraine

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Book Series: Palgrave Critical Studies in Post-Conflict Recovery ISBN: 9783030021733 Year: Pages: 145 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-02173-3 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature
Subject: Political Science --- History
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This open access book focuses on the origins, consequences and aftermath of the 1995 and 1999 Western military interventions that led to the end of the most recent Balkan wars. Though challenging problems remain in Bosnia, Macedonia, Kosovo, and Serbia, the conflict prevention and state-building efforts thereafter were partly successful as countries of the region are on separate tracks towards European Union membership. This study highlights lessons that can be applied to the Middle East and Ukraine, where similar conflicts are likewise challenging sovereignty and territorial integrity. It is an accessible treatment of what makes war and how to make peace ideal for all readers interested in how violent international conflicts can be managed, informed by the experience of a practitioner.

Networks in the Russian Market Economy

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ISBN: 9780230252394 9780230294936 Year: Pages: 184 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_392746 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature Grant: OAPEN-UK
Subject: Computer Science --- Business and Management --- Economics
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If Russia has become a market economy, how does it function on a grassroots level? In addition to market mechanisms, what kinds of social and moral principles are at work in the new Russian economy? Is the 'Soviet legacy' still present in post-Soviet business practices? This book searches for answers to these questions, by investigating the networking practices of the Russian software industry. It examines what kinds of resources are transmitted through the personal networks of Russian IT directors and managers, and which mechanisms govern this transmission. The volume opens a rarely available grassroots-level view into the business practices of the new Russian knowledge-based economy. 

This book is essential reading for all interested in Russian society, culture and economy.

The Cold War in the Classroom

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Book Series: Palgrave Studies in Educational Media ISBN: 9783030119997 Year: Pages: 459 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-11999-7 Language: English
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Subject: History --- Media and communication --- Education
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Education; Teaching; Education—History; Communication; Russia—History; Europe, Eastern—History; Historiography

Audacious Education Purposes

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ISBN: 9783030418823 Year: Pages: 250 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-41882-3 Language: English
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Subject: Education
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This open access book offers a comparative study of eight ambitious national reforms that sought to create opportunities for students to gain the necessary breath of skills to thrive in a rapidly changing world. It examines how national governments transform education systems to provide students opportunities to develop such skills. It analyses comprehensive education reforms in Brazil, Finland, Japan, Mexico, Peru, Poland, Portugal and Russia and yields original and important insights on the process of educational change. The analysis of these 21st century skills reforms shows that reformers followed approaches which are based on the five perspectives: cultural, psychological, professional, institutional and political. Most reforms relied on institutional and political perspectives. They highlight the systemic nature of the process of educational change, and the need for alignment and coherence among the various elements of the system in order. They underscore the importance of addressing the interests of various stakeholders of the education system in obtaining the necessary impetus to initiate and sustain change. In contrast, as the book shows, the use of a cultural and psychological frame proved rarer, missing important opportunities to draw on systematic analysis of emerging demands for schools and on cognitive science to inform the changes in the organization of instruction. Drawing on a rich array of sources and evidence the book provides a careful account of how education reform works in practice.

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