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Overturning assumptions that nonwestern architecture has been static over time, new scholarship focused on colonial and postcolonial architecture and urbanism and on nonwestern modernism has made a significant contribution to our understanding of the history of architecture. Much [...]

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This article is about the great changes that have happened in recent years in international politics as well as the challenges that these thorough transformations imply. Some examples of great significance are the fall of the Berlin Wall (1989), the attack on the New York World Trade [...]

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The first wave of globalization (1830-1914) witnessed a decline in the number of countries from 125 to 54. Political consolidation was often achieved [...]

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In our times, globalization determinates that identity must be built by comsuption. A citizen is not anymore one voice in public opinion, but a consumer´s choice. People do not belong to a nation, but to a «consumers´community of common understanding». Me

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Review of trends in copyright and author rights. The Web has helped to highlight the differences between the Anglo-Saxon (common law) and Latin (civil law) worlds, and at the same time has spurred movement worldwide toward more homogeneous policies between countries. The progress [...]

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Der Autor plädiert in seinem Beitrag für eine radikale Neuausrichtung überkommener sozialpädagogischer und sozialarbeiterischer Theorien und Methoden angesichts einer von Mobilität und Vielfalt geprägten Postmoderne. Die gesellschaftliche Wirklichkeit einer globalisierten Stadtgesellschaft [...]

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The authors construct a new measure of connectivity in the global air transport network, covering 211 countries and territories for the year 2007. It is grounded in network analysis methods, and is based on a gravity-like model that is familiar from the international trade and regional [...]

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Globalization is creating many new trade and growth opportunities, with services trade increasingly becoming an issue for export-oriented economies. Services are important to country trade strategies, because they represent activities in which countries may have a comparative advantage, [...]

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Nyonya cuisine echoes the cultural identity of the Peranakans, who are both Chinese and localized. Despite the fact that the food is much localized, its symbolism remains traditionally Chinese. This paper explores the history, ingredients, and cooking methods crucial in the production [...]

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The processes of cultural and economic globalisation and the migration of the world population call for diversity and plurality in media productions. The production of cultural expressions is a critical element in the system of film coproduction. This ess