Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject Politics - Political Systems - Germany, grade: 1,3, University of Economics, Prague (Institut für Sozialwissenschaften), course: European Policy and Practice towards Ethnic Minorities, 29 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: This essay is going to examine the recent developments of the situation of Turks in Germany. Starting from the overall approach of German politics, the life of the Turks in Germany will be analyzed concerning the following fields: education, language, religion, labour, organisations and media, housing conditions and identification with Germany. The aim of this paper is to recognize whether there is a trend towards an improvement of the living conditions of Turks or people of Turkish origin or not. The focus will thereby not be laid on the presentation of facts and figures but rather on presenting opinions and some possible solutions for solving problems in this field.
Seminar paper from the year 2009 in the subject Business economics - Economic and Social History, grade: A (1,0), Charles University in Prague, language: English, abstract: Keynes' work on methodology was not insignificant. In fact, Keynes' methodological contribution has been neglected generally, being overshadowed by his other work on economic theory and policy analysis. Post Keynesian economics arose out of the failures of neoclassical theory and its insufficient depiction of economic activity. Although Post-Keynesian economists do have many different ideas about the theoretical approach and assumptions compared to neoclassicists, they nevertheless all criticize the same points of the orthodox theory. On the following pages I will talk about the main methodological issues of the Post-Keynesian theory and work out the main differences to the neoclassical approach.
Seminar paper from the year 2004 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Region: Western Europe, grade: A, University of Economics, Prague, course: The UK political system, 7 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Since the beginning of the 1990s there is a growing direct action movement in the UK, starting with the emergence of the Earth First! (EF!) network. An actual example is the protest against Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS), a company carry-ing out biotechnological research and development including in-vitro-techniques and animal testing. At the same time the support for the parliamentary democratic system seem to be declining, expressed, for instance, by the decreasing turnout in general elections. So, what are the chances for contribution to the democratic system in the UK? Where is the concept limited and aren't there even risks for the democratic system? Here the protests against HLS become an important example again since HLS works under considerable con-straints created by the protesters, not only affecting their business, but also their employee's private lives. (Grant: 2004, p. 414) A term also often used in this context is 'civil disobedience'.
Seminar paper from the year 2004 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Region: Russia, grade: 1,0, University of Economics, Prague, course: Contemporary Russia, 17 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Russia is the biggest country in Europe, as well in population as in area. Therefore it is impossible for the other big entity, as well in population as in area, the EU, to ignore Russia. Even more because through the enlargement both now have a common border. Not only for this reason, but also stemming from economic interest in the big market and its resources, the EU developed multi-faced 'partnership' with Russia. How did these partnership develop? How is it shaped? These are the first two questions this essay deals with. The Kaliningrad policy and the Energy Dialogue thereby serve as actual policy examples. But are the EU and Russia following common interests as the term 'partnership' indicates? What is missing, what are their concepts and what are the future prospects? These are the questions answered in the second part.
Seminar paper from the year 2009 in the subject Politics - Miscellaneous, grade: 1,0, University of Economics, Prague (Faculty of International Relations), course: Introductions to Politics, language: English, abstract: Structure 1. Introduction - The Integrative Task of the EU 2. The Economic Perspective: A Win-Win-Situation 2.1 Perception of the Enlargement 2.2 The Convergence Process of the New Member States 2.3 The Four Fundamental Freedoms of the European Union 2.3.1 The Free Movement of Goods 2.3.2 The Free Movement of Services 2.3.3 The Free Movement of Person 2.3.4 The Free Movement of Capital 3. The Political Perspective: A necessary but tough Step? 3.1 The Historical and Ideological Point of View 3.2 The Impact on Domestic Policies 3.3 The Impact on Foreign Affairs 4. Conclusion 5. Bibliography 5.1 Monographs and articles from journals and collections 5.2 Online Publications
Seminar paper from the year 2009 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Topic: Development Politics, grade: 1,0, University of Economics, Prague (Faculty of International Relations), course: Africa in International Relations, language: English, abstract: In the sense of most people poverty, underdevelopment and worse living conditions are directly connected to the continent of Africa and the people living there. Furthermore Africa has been exploited by other nations and distressed by internal military and non-military conflicts. This is why most nations all over the world have identified the need of help, although it is sometimes done for their own purpose. This paper will focus on the EU development strategy and policy for the African continent. First of all I will explain the legal foundation and principles of the Union's Africa strategy. Secondly I'll try to identify the most important impacts on the changing relationship between Africa and the EU since the 1950s. This will be followed by a detailed insight into the history of common European Development Policy from the times of the EEC to the Treaty of Cotonou. After that I want to focus on the actual relationship, especially the Lisbon Declaration and the joint strategy for Africa. Last but not least there will be a short evaluation if this strategy is or even could be successful. In the end I will sum up my results and connect them to my own opinion.
Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Topic: European Union, grade: 1,0, Charles University in Prague, course: West European Politics and Society, 11 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: This essay is going to examine Austria's policy of neutrality especially in the light of its implications for the relationship to the European Union. What was once enforced became an important part of national identity and seemed also after the Cold War hindering an accession of Austria to the European Community. Over the past years Austria tried to adapt its principle of neutrality and thereby finally became a full member of the European Union 1995. However, the policy of neutrality is still on the agenda especially concerning the Constitution for Europe. The questions which will be addressed in that paper are: What is the meaning of Austria's policy of neutrality in general? What did this implied for Austria's foreign policy and its relationship to European Community? How comes, that this principle is still so important and how does Austria evaluate the Constitution for Europe in terms of neutrality?
The idea for this book was developed in the seminar on problems of con tinuum mechanics, which has been active for more than twelve years at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, Prague. This seminar has been pursuing recent directions in the development of mathe matical applications in physics; especially in continuum mechanics, and in technology. It has regularly been attended by upper division and graduate students, faculty, and scientists and researchers from various institutions from Prague and elsewhere. These seminar participants decided to publish in a self-contained monograph the results of their individual and collective efforts in developing applications for the theory of variational inequalities, which is currently a rapidly growing branch of modern analysis. The theory of variational inequalities is a relatively young mathematical discipline. Apparently, one of the main bases for its development was the paper by G. Fichera (1964) on the solution of the Signorini problem in the theory of elasticity. Later, J. L. Lions and G. Stampacchia (1967) laid the foundations of the theory itself. Time-dependent inequalities have primarily been treated in works of J. L. Lions and H. Bnlzis. The diverse applications of the variational in equalities theory are the topics of the well-known monograph by G. Du vaut and J. L. Lions, Les iniquations en micanique et en physique (1972).
What are contemporary challenges to European security? The book presents eight policy papers (with concomitant experts' comments) which came out of a multinational, blended-learning seminar called Virtual based research on New Dimensions of Security in Europe (NewSecEU). Graduate student researchers from four different universities&#8212;the Charles University Prague (Czech Republic), De Montfort University Leicester (United Kingdom), Technische Universität Dresden (Germany), and Wroc&#322;aw University (Poland)&#8212;discuss potential challenges to the European Union within four dimensions of security: societal, energy/environmental, political and military security respectively. In doing so, they offer fresh analysis and policy advice on issues such as asylum policy, minority rights, the diversification of energy supply, conflict resolution and the European Neighbourhood Policy, anti-piracy operations at the Horn of Africa and the prospects of a common defence equipment market within the European Union.