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117 pages ; 20 cm
Green Library
268 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
Green Library
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
Law Library (Crown)
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.
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
Green Library
1 USB flash drive (50; 55; 59 min.) : sound, color ; 5 cm, 1 volume (22 unnumbered pages) : illustrations ; 17 cm Sound: digital. Digital: video file; MP4.
  • Part 1. Prom no mājām : dokumentālās liecības mācību filmā sakārtoja Andris Feldmanis = Away from home : selection of documentary testimonials Andris Feldmanis.
  • part 2. Nometinājuma : dokumentālās liecības filmā sakārtoja Andris Feldmanis = Forced resettlement : selection of documentary testimonials Andris Feldmanis
  • part 3. Mājupcel̦š : dokumentālās liecības filmā sakārtoja Leide Neimane = Homewards : selection of documentary testimonials arrenged by Lelde Neimane.
The films collected documentary evidence, memoirs and the eyewitness testimonies about the deportations of Latvians. 13,248 families, a total of 42,125 people were departered from Latvia on March 25th, 1949. This was the largest deportation of the population in Latvian history.
Green Library, Media & Microtext Center
viii, 139 pages ; 22 cm.
  • 1. AGEING MIGRANTS: A NEW RESEARCH CHALLENGE 1.1 Introduction1.2 Towards a typology of ageing and migration-- and the specific category of ageing labour migrants.1.3 Older-age female migration from post-Soviet Latvia1.4 Methodology1.5 Key research questions and outline of the book 2. AGEING, GENDER AND MIGRATION: THEORISING ENTWINED BECOMINGS 2.1 Introduction2.2 Migration and gender2.3 Where is ageing in migration theories?2.4 Life-course, ageing, gender and migration2.5 Neoliberal discourses of ageing and personal freedom2.6 For better ageing: well-being while ageing2.7 Claiming embodied citizenship2.8 Conclusion 3. FUNCTIONAL WELL-BEING AND ECONOMIC CITIZENSHIP 3.1 Introduction3.2 Work before in Latvia3.3 Start living your life elsewhere: liquid migration3.4 Income through hard work: the need for good health and physical strength3.5 Practising economic citizenship: looking for a new job, asking for better pay3.6 Suspended citizenship: earning for old age3.7 The end-game: return to Latvia? 4. PSYCHOLOGICAL WELL-BEING, EROTIC AGENCY AND INTIMATE CITIZENSHIP 4.1 Introduction4.2 Feeling freedom4.3 Relationships with family members and friends4.4 Claiming a free body: leisure and pastimes4.5 Erotic agency and psychological well-being4.6 Conclusion 5. CONCLUSIONS, DISCUSSION, AND POLICY IMPLICATIONS 5.1 Introduction5.2 Economic citizenship and functional well-being5.3 Intimate citizenship and psychosocial well-being5.4 Future migration trajectories5.5 Discussion: core-periphery dynamics and migration flows5.6 The knowledgeable ageing migrant as an EU citizen5.7 Policy implications.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137556141 20161219
This book explores how the real conditions and subjective conceptions of ageing and well-being are transformed when people move from one country to another. Focusing on ageing female migrants from Latvia in the UK and other European countries, this book is based on fifty life-history interviews with women aged 40s-60s. Empirical chapters concentrate on functional well-being in migration, which includes access to the economic citizenship of work, income, pensions, and accommodation, and on psychosocial well-being, and explores Latvian women's experiences of intimate citizenship in migration. In addition, the authors' research challenges the trope of vulnerability which generally surrounds the framing of older migrants' lives. The study's findings offer policy-makers insights into the realities of ageing working migrants and advocates for a more inclusive transnational citizenship, better working conditions, and ongoing care arrangements for older migrants post-retirement, either abroad or back home.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137556141 20161219
Green Library
431 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Green Library
ix, 81 pages, 6 unnumbered pages ; 24 cm.
  • Status of religious communities
  • State support for religious communities
  • Education and schools
  • Islamic chaplaincy in public institutions
  • Employment and social law
  • Islamic slaughter and food regulation
  • Islamic dress
  • Criminal law
  • Family law
  • Mosques and prayer houses.
This volume of Annotated Legal Documents on Islam in Europe covers Latvia and consists of an annotated collection of legal documents affecting the status of Islam and Muslims. The legal texts are published in the original Latvian language while the annotations and supporting material are in English. By legal documents are meant the texts of legislation, including relevant secondary legislation, as well as significant court decisions. Each legal text is preceded by an introduction describing the historical, political and legal circumstances of its adoption, plus a short paragraph summarising its content. The focus of the collection is on the religious dimensions of being Muslim in Europe, i.e. on individuals' access to practise their religious obligations and on the ability to organise and manifest their religious life.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004311428 20160912
Law Library (Crown)
319 pages ; 21 cm
  • Zum Geleit : die Balten
  • Livland von den Anfängen bis 1561-62
  • Mission und Eroberung
  • Errichtung der deutschen Landesherrschaft
  • Das Großfürstentum Litauen
  • Der livländische Bischofs- und Ordensstaat
  • Die Reformation
  • Ende der livländischen Selbständigkeit
  • Unter Fremdherrschaft : Esten, Letten und Litauer
  • Estland und Livland
  • Herzogtum Kurland
  • Großfürstentum Litauen
  • Die estnische, lettische und litauische Befreiungsbewegung
  • Ausblick
  • Exkurse zur baltischen Geschichte
  • Höhere Bildung der akademischen Lehrkräfte in den baltischen Provinzen Schwedens / Arvo Tering
  • Est-, Liv- und Kurländer an auswärtigen Gymnasien und Pädagogien im 17. und 18. Jahrhundert / Arvo Tering
  • Die Universitäten Dorpat und Pernau im 17. und beginnenden 18. Jahrhundert : Projekte einer baltischen Hochschule um 1800 : die Universität Mitau / Erich Donnert
  • Die Universität Dorpat im Wirkungsbereich von Reform und Modernisierung / Erich Donnert
  • Letten und Esten im geistigen System von Pietismus und Herrnhuter Brüdergemeine / Erich Donnert
  • Karl Friedrich Schoultz von Ascheraden / Erich Donnert
  • Kurlandpolitik am Vorabend des Großen Nordischen Krieges / Heinrihs Strods
  • Marginalien zur Freimaurerei im Baltikum : das Beispiel Reval und Mitau / Erich Donnert
  • Zeugnisse und Selbstzeugnisse zum Fremdsprachenerwerb des Baltischen bei Johann Georg Hamann / Friedhelm Hinze
  • Kélos Nobažnos Giesmes : zum litauischen evangelischen Kirchenlied im 18. Jahrhundert / Gertrud Bense
  • Autoren und Herausgeber.
Green Library

11. Briežuciems [2016]

247 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
171 pages ; 23 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
This table includes data for Latvia on economy, education, energy, environment, foreign aid, health, information and communication, labour, migration, R&D, trade and society. The table is part of the key tables collection on country statistical profiles.
216 pages ; 24 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
84 p. : ill. ; 16x23 cm.
  • Foreword and acknowledgements
  • Acronyms and abbreviations
  • Executive summary
  • Assessment and recommendations
  • Methodology and approach
  • Regulatory context
  • From objectives to outcomes at Latvia's Public Utilities Commission.
Regulators are proactive referees of the sectors they regulate, contributing to the delivery of essential public utilities for citizens. To fulfill this function, they need to be constantly alert, checking sectoral trends as well as assessing the impact of their decisions. However, while measuring regulators’ performance is essential, it is also challenging, from defininig what should be measured to attributing impacts to regulators' decisions. To address these challenges, the OECD has developed an innovative framework that looks at the institutions, processes and practices that help regulators assess their performance. The framework has been applied to Latvia's Public Utilities Commission, which is responsible for regulating energy, communications, water and waste. The review offers unique insights into the work of a multi-sector regulator, identifying the organisational features that allow lessons and experiences to be shared across sectors and contribute to good performance. It  highlights the importance of clarifying the role and functions of the regulator and its relationship with other public institutions, setting long-term strategic objectives for the regulator's activities, and having the right regulatory tools with appropriate incentives for the efficient and effective provision of public utility services.  

16. Education in Latvia [2016]

287 pages ; 23 cm.
  • 1.Latvia and its education system
  • 2. Early childhood education and care in Latvia
  • 3. Primary and lower secondary education in Latvia
  • 4. Upper secondary general and vocational education in Latvia
  • 5. Tertiary education in Latvia.
How can Latvia improve the quality and equity of its education system and realise long-term efficiency gains? This report covers the whole education system from early childhood education and care to tertiary education and provides an assessment of Latvia policies and practices against the best approaches in education and skills across the OECD. This international comparison brings to the fore the many strengths of Latvia education system, but also highlights the challenges it faces and provides a number of recommendations in response. This report will be of value to Latvia but also policy makers in other countries looking to raise the quality, equity and efficiency of their education systems.
Education Library (Cubberley)
212 pages : illustrations, maps ; 19 cm
  • Einleitung
  • Wie ist die offizielle Haltung der Regierungen?
  • Die Hanse erschließt Livland : gestützt auf Wikinger und Kirche
  • Reminiszenz an finno-ugrische Wurzeln des Baltikums
  • Wechselnde Überlagerung fremder Herren im livländischen Baltikum
  • Dänen
  • Schweden
  • Russen und mehr
  • Kulturelle Vielfalt : vielfältige Identität
  • Religionen
  • Kunst
  • Literatur
  • Kultur fürs Gedenken und Vergessen : Wald-Guerilla gegen Okkupation
  • Identität der Natur : schlicht und geheimnisvoll
  • Außenpolitik ist Sicherheitspolitik : contra Russland pro NATO
  • Außenpolitik II : wachsende Entfremdung gegenüber der EU
  • Europawahlen in Estland
  • Europawahlen in Lettland
  • Europawahlen in Litauen
  • Innenpolitik mit oligarchischer Fußspur
  • Es herrscht wieder Demokratie : sagtman
  • Transformation und Oligarchie
  • Oligarch Ainars Slesers
  • Oligarch Andris Sltele
  • Oligarchischer Inbegriff : Aivars Lembergs und seine "Stipendiaten"
  • Lembergs kleines Geheimnis
  • Politische Kultur : eine chaotische Entwicklung
  • Politische Kultur und Selbstbedienungsstaat
  • Staatspräsident Valdis Zatlers
  • "Kolonie der eigenen Elite"
  • Es sieht aus wie Politik gegen die eigene Gesellschaft
  • Baltische Parteien : Spielbälle der Oligarchen
  • Was, bitte, ist eigentlich eine Oligarchen-Partei im Baltikum?
  • Was sich in Lettland lernen lässt : Erfolgreiche Parteien sindvolatil
  • Innovationskraft reformwilliger "linker Parteien" in Lettland wird gesucht
  • Moderate Sozialdemokratie in Estland : der Ilves-Effekt
  • Strategische Ausrichtung eines kleinen Landes auf ein demokratisches Europa
  • Innovative e-Demokratie mobilisiert die estnische Jugend
  • EU-affines Litauen
  • Litauens neue Sozialdemokratie gewinnt Wahlen, verliert aber an Demokratie
  • Baltische Zivilgesellschaft : ungeliebtes Fremdwort
  • NROs und Energiepolitik
  • NROs und Frauenpolitik
  • NROs und Wohn-Umfeld-Kultur
  • Zivilgesellschaft und gesellschaftspolitische Bildung
  • Länderübergreifende Zusammenarbeit von NROs : noch ein weiter Weg
  • Wirtschaftspolitik : Wachstum ohne Entwicklung?
  • Zunächst : Rückblick auf die baltischen "Tiger-Staaten" nach 1990
  • Die inzwischen erreichte reale Wirtschaftsstruktur
  • Land-grabbing auf dem Vormarsch
  • Wirtschaftliche Nachhaltigkeit : nicht ohne Rohstoffsicherung
  • Nachhaltige Entwicklung bedeutet zukunftsfähiger Umgang mit den eigenen Ressourcen
  • Wälder & Forsten : für nationale Wertschöpfung oder nationalen Ausverkauf?
  • Landwirtschaft : Bio-Nahrung durch organisierte Bio-Bauern : schwierig aber möglich
  • Baltische Zukunftsperspektiven, baltische Herausforderungen
  • Nationale Herausforderung : Gespaltener Wohlstand bewirkt Prekarisierung
  • Nationale Herausforderung : Wirtschaftsfreundlichkeit, ja : aber anders
  • Nationale Herausforderung : Öko- und Kulturtourismus zugunsten von Regionalentwicklung
  • Estland : die Region Peipsi-See
  • Litauen : die große Seenplatte
  • Lettland : Latgale, Grenzregion zu Russland und Weißrussland
  • Regionale Herausforderung : Ostsee als Mare Nostrum
  • Regionale Herausforderung : Baltische Energiepolitik im europäischen Kontext
  • Gas-Fracking in Litauen
  • Was letztlich bleibt : EU-Förderung von Erdgas
  • Ölschiefer aus Estland für Skandinavien
  • Das Nord-Stream-Projekt in seiner Bedeutung für das Baltikum
  • Regionale Herausforderung : Baltischer Nationalismus behindert intensivere Ostsee-Kooperation
  • Regionale Herausforderung : Baltische Mobilität mit Anbindung an Europa
  • Europäische Herausforderung : Ostseestaaten im Drogenhandel
  • Europäische Herausforderung : TTIP, CETA : Freihandel für wen genau?.
Green Library
271 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
102 pages ; 30 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)

20. Iemiesošanās [2016]

175 pages ; 22 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)

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