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350 pages ; 24 cm
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200 pages ; 22 cm
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117 pages ; 20 cm
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108 pages ; 21 cm
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183 pages ; 21 cm
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268 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
Blood in the Forest tells the brutal story of the forgotten battles of the final months of the Second World War. While the eyes of the world were on Hitler's bunker, more than half a million men fought six cataclysmic battles along a front line of fields and forests in Western Latvia known as the Courland Pocket. Just an hour from the capital Riga, German forces bolstered by Latvian Legionnaires were cut off and trapped with their backs to the Baltic. The only way out was by sea: the only chance of survival to hold back the Red Army. Forced into uniform by Nazi and Soviet occupiers, Latvian fought Latvian - sometimes brother against brother. Hundreds of thousands of men died for little territorial gain in unimaginable slaughter. When the Germans capitulated, thousands of Latvians continued a war against Soviet rule from the forests for years afterwards. An award-winning documentary journalist, the author travels through the modern landscape gathering eye-witness accounts from seventy years before piecing together for the first time in English the stories of those who survived. He meets veterans who fought in the Latvian Legion, former partisans and a refugee who fled the Soviet advance to later become President, Vaira Vike-Freiberga, A survivor of the little-known concentration camp at Popervale and founder of Riga's Jewish Museum, Margers Vestermanis has never spoken about his personal experiences. Here he gives details of the SS new world order planned in Kurzeme, his escape from a death march and subsequent survival in the forests with a Soviet partisan group - and a German deserter. With eyewitness accounts, detailed maps and expert contributions alongside rare newspaper archive, photographs from private collections and extracts from diaries translated into English from Latvian, German and Russian, the author assembles a ghastly picture of death and desperation in a tough, uncomfortable story of a nation both gripped by war and at war with itself.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781911512066 20170530
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164 pages ; 24 cm
This book uses the case study of public television in post-communist Latvia to explore the question of how audiences respond to TV offerings, and how their choices can be seen as an act of agency. Janis Juzefovics builds his book around Albert O. Hirschman's classic concepts of exit, voice, and loyalty the options available to a person within any system. He uses Hirschman's ideas, along with tools from social constructionism, to assess how the public has responded to the role of public television in the nation-building efforts of the new Latvian state. Along the way, he develops our understanding of public broadcasting more generally, and the way it can be used to define a national "we.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781783206919 20170612
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381 pages ; 21 cm
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viii, 299 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction
  • The outset : the Livonian and Swedish legal orders at the time of the Swedish conquest
  • The reorganisation of the Livonian judiciary under the Swedish rule
  • The procedure in the Livonian courts of the Swedish era
  • Transplanting Swedish law? : the legal sources at the Livonian courts
  • Conclusions.
In Conquest and the Law in Swedish Livonia (ca. 1630-1710), Heikki Pihlajamaki offers an exciting account of the law and judiciary in seventeenth-century Livonia. Immediately after Sweden conquered the province in the 1620s, a reorganization of the Livonian judiciary began. Its legal order became largely modelled after Swedish law, which differed in important ways from its Livonian counterpart. While Livonian legal tradition was firmly anchored in the European ius commune, the conquerors' law was, by nature, not founded in legal learning. The volume convincingly demonstrates how the differences in legal cultures decisively affected the way Livonian judicial and procedural systems were shaped. Based on archival sources, the study presents an important contribution to the comparative legal history of the early modern period.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004331525 20170410
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130 p. ; 28 cm
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132 p. : ill. ; 21x28 cm.
  • Foreword
  • Abbreviations and acronyms
  • Executive summary
  • Introduction to the corporate governance review of Latvia
  • Latvia's corporate governance landscape
  • Latvia and the core Corporate Governance Principles: The Roadmap for Accession
  • Conclusions and recommendations for Latvia's corporate governance framework
  • Latvian state-owned enterprises.
The Review of Corporate Governance in Latvia was prepared as part of the process of Latvia’s accession to OECD Membership. The report describes the corporate governance setting for both listed companies and the state-owned sector (SOEs). The Review then examines the legal and regulatory framework and company practices to assess the degree to which the recommendations of the G20/OECD Principles of Corporate Governance and the OECD Guidelines on Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises have been implemented. The report finds that Latvia's framework for the corporate governance of listed companies is largely consistent with the Principles. However, the report recommends a series of measures to further strengthen the corporate governance framework, which could help to deepen its currently small capital market and attract investment. For SOEs, the report recognises considerable reforms undertaken during the accession review process to establish an ownership co-ordination unit and to begin re-establishing boards of directors (which had been abolished in 2009). The report calls for consolidation of these reforms and also stresses the importance of clarifying SOE objectives and strategies, and enhancing disclosure.
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450 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
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13. Ebreju Rezekne [2017]

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297 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
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vi, 88 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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15. Ielauzties NATO [2017]

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687 pages ; 24 cm
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239 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
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160 pages ; 21 cm
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269 pages ; 24 cm
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320 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
  • State, nation and sovereignty amidst uncertainty and change : turning points and continuities in latvian society and polity / David J Smith
  • Death and transfiguration : reflections on world war i and the birth of the latvian state / Andrejs Plakans
  • Latvians as a civic nation : the interwar experiment / Marina Germane
  • Why remember Paul Schiemann? / David J Smith
  • The return of the Gods? authoritarian culture and neo-paganism in interwar Latvia, 1934-1940 / Deniss Hanovs and Valdis Tēraudkalns
  • "Come on Latvians, join the party : we'll forgive you everything" : ideological struggle during the national communist affair, summer 1959 / Geoffrey Swain
  • "At first we missed our latvia..." : attitudes towards latvian state during the soviet period / Irēna Saleniece
  • Latvians in exile and the idea of the latvian state / Ieva Zake
  • International reactions to the independence of the baltic states : the french example, 1989-1991 / Una Bergmane
  • "You are not the people" : revisiting citizenship and geopolitics / Li Bennich-Bjorkman
  • Post-Soviet latvia : a consolidated democracy in the third decade of independence? / Geoffrey Pridham
  • The europeanisation of latvia's public policy : the case of foreign aid policy 2004-2010 / Pēteris Timofejevs Henriksson
  • Paradoxes of power : gender, work, and family in the new europe / Daina S. Eglitis
  • Reflections on the political economy of the latvian state since 1991 : the role of external goals : what to do now that externally defined goals have been realised? / Alfs Vanags
  • The unbearable myth of convergence : episodes in the economic development of latvia / Aldis Purs
  • The roots of radicalism : persistent problems of class and ethnicity in latvia's politics / Matthew Kott
  • Index.
A quarter century after the formation of the Popular Front and a decade since joining the EU, processes of state- and nation-building in Latvia are still on-going. Issues such as citizenship, language policy, minority rights, democratic legitimacy, economic stability, and security all remain objects of vigorous public discussion. The current situation also reflects longer-standing debates on the relationship between state, nation, and sovereignty in Latvian society and polity. By examining different aspects of these relationships, this volume aims to reveal both key turning points and continuities in Latvia's development, thereby helping to inform current debates.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783838206486 20170424
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198 pages ; 21 cm
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