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David E. Andersson and Ake E. Andersson

population, then the annual growth rate of the ‘knowledge capital’ of most industrialized countries has been in the vicinity of 2 or 3 per cent per year over the past century. In a typical developed Western country, this would imply that the total stock of knowledge is between 10 and 15 times greater than at the onset of the Industrial Revolution. The long-term development of industrialized regions thus points to ever-scarcer natural resources and working time coupled with a growing supply of knowledge, communication and information resources. Nowadays, and even more so in

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Political Entrepreneurship

Regional Growth and Entrepreneurial Diversity in Sweden

Edited by Charlie Karlsson, Charlotte Silander and Daniel Silander

Political Entrepreneurship explores the role of political entrepreneurs in regional growth and entrepreneurial diversity. The authors define a political entrepreneur as a politician, bureaucrat or officer within the publicly funded sector who encourages entrepreneurship for growth and employment using innovative approaches. This book aims to enrich the established research on entrepreneurship with in-depth knowledge of the conditions conducive for political entrepreneurship in Sweden.
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Charlotte Silander and Caroline Berggren

entrepreneurs or as the percentage of women entrepreneurs out of the total labour force, and the latter is referred to as the entrepreneurship rate. In 2012, there were 10.3 million women entrepreneurs who were active in the 28 EU countries, which equates to 31 per cent of the total number of entrepreneurs. This share varied considerably between countries: Liechtenstein had the highest share of women (43 per cent) and Malta had the lowest (18 per cent) (ibid.). The percentage of women entrepreneurs out of the total active labour force was 10 per cent in 2012; this can be

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Jonathan Sobels

administration, with an Enforcement and Compliance Unit in the South Australian Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR) policing compliance by water license holders who extract water from farm bores licensed for irrigation. Water extracted for industrial or other purposes is not considered in this appraisal. A Rapid Rural Appraisal (RRA) of three groundwater Prescribed Wells Areas was conducted by the author in South Australia, which gathered information by interviews, group meetings and review of documents. The Department has had its budget slashed by

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Edited by Hakan G. Sicakkan

Based on an extended agonistic pluralism perspective, this book offers a novel notion of a transnational public sphere that goes beyond the questions of whether a European public sphere exists or is possible and instead provides a solid understanding of its key features.
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Laura Sjoberg

especially women civilians) and those of men. In addition, many of the visible ways that women’s daily lives are both impacted and changed by conflict are seen as natural and therefore become invisible. For example, when women need protection from war, it is almost a non-event, because women as women by definition need protection from war. When women become pregnant from war rape, it is often easy to ignore, because women as women become pregnant, and communities often prefer to keep silent about the shame of how those pregnancies began. If we look at gendered social

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Hendrik Wagenaar

the face of basic economic theory, have been empirically proven to slow down economic recovery and to increase inequality, but are nevertheless promoted by political parties of both the right and the left (Wren-Lewis, 2015). Similarly, a model of economic growth that is fuelled by private consumption and increasing consumer debt, and the speculation of permanent low interest rates, sharply increases the risk of economic bubbles (Dietz and O’Neill, 2013; Hay and Payne, 2015: 27). The obvious unsustainability of both of these strategies points to the deeper issue of

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Todd Schenk, Ellen Czaika, Danya Rumore and Michal Russo

nature of scientific inquiry to spin decisions towards their constituencies’ interests (Oreskes and Conway 2010). In other situations, cultural values and interests may simply take precedence over scientific data. This is illustrated by the case of vaccinations in the United States; despite overwhelming evidence that they provide considerable societal benefit and involve very little risk, mandatory vaccination compliance as a public health measure has been strongly opposed in some parts of the country, and the rate of nonmedical exemptions is increasing (Omer et al

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Edited by Dimitri Mortelmans, Koenraad Matthijs, Elisabeth Alofs and Barbara Segaert

Whether considered from an American or a European perspective, the past four decades have seen family life become increasingly complex. Changing Family Dynamics and Demographic Evolution examines the various stages of change through the image of a kaleidoscope, providing new insights into the field of family dynamics and diversity.
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Critical Reflections on Interactive Governance

Self-organization and Participation in Public Governance

Edited by Jurian Edelenbos and Ingmar van Meerkerk

In many countries, government and society have undergone a major shift in recent years, now tending toward ‘smaller government’ and ‘bigger society’. This development has lent increased meaning to the notion of interactive governance, a concept that this book takes not as a normative ideal but as an empirical phenomenon that needs constant critical scrutiny, reflection and embedding in modern societies.