Europe: Environmental, Political and Social Issues


Elias A. Thygesen (Editor)

Series: European Political, Economic, and Security Issues
BISAC: POL058000

Europe: Environmental, Political and Social Issues begins with a comprehensive study of European-level policies and legislation at the national level that transpose or complement European Union legislation in order to gain a broader perspective on the multiple regulations of European countries concerning the renewable energy community.

Next, the authors review the chromosomal and molecular diversity of the viviparous lizard, Zootoca vivipara (Lichtenstein, 1823), the world’s widest-ranging terrestrial reptile, occurring from the Cantabrian mountains and Ireland in the west through the entire Eurasian landmass to Sakhalin and Hokkaido Islands in the east.

This compilation also assesses the importance of party political preferences on policies regarding irregular migrants’ access to housing in Germany, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands, looking beyond political discourse and focusing on policy implementation through governmental decisions.

The authors explore post-communist Central Europe, with attention also to Germany and Austria, which play a significant part in the environment of the region. Some processes of economic, political and social reconstruction and development are outlined.

In closing, literary representations of Central Europe and its image in the works of Milan Kundera, Ingeborg Bachmann and others are addressed. At the same time, emphasis is placed on problems of territoriality, “the feeling of border,” the specific nature of Central European multicultural society and the processes of cultural interaction.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Renewable Energy Community across Europe: Is Public Policy Helping or Not?
(Susana Soeiro and Marta Ferreira Dias, GOVCOPP, DEGEIT – University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal)

Chapter 2. A Review of the Cryptic Diversity of the Viviparous Lizard, Zootoca vivipara (Lichtenstein, 1823) (Squamata: Lacertidae) in Central Europe and Its Postglacial Re-Colonization out of the Carpathian Basin: Chromosomal and Molecular Data
(L. Kupriyanova and W. Böhme, Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, Russia, and others)

Chapter 3. European Countries and EU Politics: Does It Matter Who Governs? The Impact of Political Decisions in Europe
(Anja Van den Durpel, Department of Political Sciences, University of Ghent, Ghent, Belgium)

Chapter 4. The Difficult Rebirth of Central Europe
(William Outhwaite, Sociology, Newcastle University, Newcastle, UK)

Chapter 5. Central European Spiritual Image: Between Representation and Context
(Basia Nikiforova, Department of Contemporary Philosophy, Lithuanian Culture Research Institute, Vilnius, Lithuania)


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