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What’s New in the New Europe?

    Opis produktu

    The papers presented here are the result of the conference “What’s New in the New Europe? Redefining Culture, Politics, Identity” which took place July 11–15, 2016. The conference was organized by ISSEI (The International Society for the Study of European Ideas) and the Faculty of International and Political Studies, University of Lodz, Poland. It was an honor for the Faculty of International and Political Studies to be invited by ISSEI to host its 2016 biennial international conference. Previous hosts of the prestigious conference include Amsterdam (1988); Leuven (1990); Aalborg (1992); Graz (1994); Utrecht (1996); Haifa (1998); Bergen (2000); Aberystwyth (2002); Pamplona (2004); Malta (2006); Helsinki (2008); Ankara (2010); Cyprus (2012); Porto (2014).


    Table of Contents

    Krystyna Kujawińska Courtney – Introduction 8
    Edna Rosenthal – Opening Speech. Monday 11 July 2016 University of Łódź, Poland 12
    Stefan Höjelid – Welcome speech at What’s New in the New Europe? Redefining Culture, Politics, Identity 2016 ISSEI Conference at the University of Łódź, Poland (11 July 2016–15 July 2016) 17
    Krystyna Kujawińska Courtney – Poland and the European Union—Selected Problematics 24


    Agnieszka Miksza – European Culture and its Multiple Voices 35

    Section 1 – Education
    Fernando Blaya, Silvia Nuere and Manuel Islán – Art and Science: 3D Technologies at the service of Culture 37
    Denise Egea – The Challenge of Democratic Education in the European Union 46

    Section 2 – Literature, Theatre and Film
    Iolanda Maˇnescu – Contemporary Interpretations of Ancient Drama at the National Theatre of Craiova, Romania 58
    Per Bjørnar Grande – Th Lomans’ Private Apocalypse in Death of a Salesman 63
    Victor Castellani – Making Fun [sic] of Hitler 73
    Verita Sriratana – Švejk, Jan Dítě, Samko Tále and the First Thai Adaptation of the (Not So) Good Soldier Sha-Wake: Transnational Significance of the “Small” and “Childlike” Characters in Czech and Slovak Literature 81

    Section 3 – Social Issues
    Shala Barczewska – Transforming Post-Communist Societies: The Thin Line between Cultural Competencies and Cultural Values 93
    Rolf Hugoson – Cultural Legacy or Capital?: Towards a Theory of What European Capitals of Culture Leave Behind 103
    Veronika Planková – Fighting the (Un)hidden “Enemies” of the Slovak Society 112
    Jennifer Walden – “Moments of Grace?” The “Dramatic” Representation and the Aesthetic of Ageing 131
    Anthi Dipla – An “Idyllic” World Against War Atrocities; Images of Elegance, Escapism and Liberation in the midst of the Peloponnesian War 138
    Hans Rindisbacher – The Lingustic and Cultural Manifestations of War and Terrorism 149


    Tomasz Fisiak – Politics in the New Europe 163

    Section 1 – Referendum as a New Tool of Democracy
    Dorota Maj – Local Direct Democracy in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia: A Comparative Study 165
    Marcin Pomarański – National Referendums in Hungary and Albania: A Comparative Perspective 173
    Wojciech Ziętara – National Referendum as an Example for Legitimizing Authoritarian Rule (the Case of the Republic of Belarus after 1991) 181

    Section 2 – New Politics through the Lens of (Modern) History and Philosophy
    S. N. Nyeck – Contracting Nations or Status Nations? Evidence of Strategic Bargaining in Nineteenth-Century East Africa 192
    Geoffrey Hinchliffe – Politics in a Society of Control 201
    Giorgos Kataliakos – Bad Influences from Outside: State Anti-cosmopolitanism in Hobbes’ Leviathan 211
    Richard R. Weiner and Iván López – The New Resilience of Pacted Transition in Spain 220



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