Skip the taxis lines and travel comfortably by scheduling a private vehicle that can carry up to six passengers. Sit back and relax as the vehicle travels from any Potsdam center hotel to Berlin Schönefeld airport.
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Thesis (M.A.) from the year 2009 in the subject Film Science, grade: 1,3, University of Potsdam (Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik), language: English, abstract: My thesis 'New Evil. The Joker in The Dark Knight as a Post-September 11-Villain' establishes a picture of Gotham City that is more 'realistic' than in previous Batman films. The population of this city is realised in three parts: the mob consists of African Americans and other 'Ethnic'-Americans, the JetSet is almost completely light-skinned. In between one finds Gothams police, mixed Ethnic/black and white, but also known to be corrupt. Indeed, the film follows subtle anti-state-sentiments in making the three highest officers in Gotham 'Ethnic'-Americans: Garcia, Loeb and Surrillo. Only a disfunctional state makes the nightly operations of a vigilante like Batman - a person, who decides for himself what is good and what is bad - necessary. The predecessors of the Joker are the great villains of film- and culture history, starting with Shakespeares Iago up to slashers like Freddy Krueger. The Joker clearly does not fit into the three-part pattern in the first part of my paper. His malice is sourced by four different strands: references to Satan references to femininity references to disability and references to a terrorism clearly related to the one of Al-Qaeda and its supporter groups. In establishing a villain along these lines, the producers of the film address a mainstream which is in their view reactionary, latently racist and anti-emancipatory. Though the film makes exceptional statements (eg. Morgan Freeman), evil in their eyes is either black, disabled or feminin. In its displayed reaction to the new threat of the Joker - Batman sets up a surveillance systems that monitors all citizens of Gotham - the film can be interpreted as a defense of the Bush policies after 9/11.
Seminar paper from the year 2007 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Topic: European Union, grade: 1,3, University of Potsdam (Institut für Sozialwissenschaften), course: Europa in der Krise - welche Krise, 20 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Britain has had the same foreign policy objective for at least five hundred years - to create a disunited Europe. ...It was necessary for us to break up the EEC,... . Now that we're in, we were able to make a pig's breakfast out of it. (The Complete Yes Minister, qtd. In Otte 1)The essence that this sarcastic quotation transports, brushing away all party politics, great leaders and platform commitments, suggests that Euro-scepticism has always been in Great Britain's political culture and it is here to stay. Intrinsic motifs and reasons for the British Euroscepticism will be dealt with in part I of this paper and indeed, they constitute strong evidence that the rejection of Europe - not only of the EU as a political instrument - is firmly entrenched in major parts of the UK's society. To assume however that this sentiment has been equally present in all the political phases and parties in post WWII Great Britain is scientifically unsustainable. It becomes obvious especially if one considers the pro-European mood in the devolved Scottish Parliament and the parties represented in it, eg. The Scottish National Party and the Liberal Democrats (Watts/Pilkington 222, 243). Also on UK level the political approach towards the EU and its institutions has changed with the political personal in charge, intergovernmental relations and constellations; it is true especially in regard of the UK that the lines of approval and rejection of the EU are not congruent with party loyalities. t is therefore the task of this paper to distil ideological determinants and mind-sets and the crucial phases in British policies towards the European Union after World War II. Focus in part one lies on Britishness and its surrounding ideological patterns; part two at its core examines the last three governments of the United Kingdom, that is the administrations of Margaret Thatcher, John Major and Tony Blair. It will be one of the statements of this work that both of the subsequent governments in many respects can be seen in the tradition of the first mentioned, although it was then indicated in another way and hoped by many pro-Europeans that this would not be the case. Furthermore one aim will be to isolate a tendency that enables the percipients of this academic work to venture an outlook on the future relations between Europe and the UK, which is especially vital in regard of the sustainability of the Union:
Seminar paper from the year 2006 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, University of Potsdam, course: HS: From Poe to Akunin: Highlights of the international Mystery Story in literature and film, language: English, abstract: This paper is building up on postmodern patterns of fragmentation, loneliness and disorientation. The Quest is a central storytelling technique - in times where traditional ways of living and social constellations fade and the grand narratives have lost their guiding functions, people have to 'mind-map' their own routes through a fagmentary world. The paper establishes the quest form in the 1966 book by Pynchon and draws lines of tradition to Jarmusch's 2005 Browken Flowers.
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[&#8230;A] strength of the book, which truly sets it apart from general textbooks on social science research methods, is that the book is fully embedded within the field of public administration and public management. All chapters contain references, examples, and exercises that are explicitly about conducting research in public administration. The book thus provides an invaluable way of connecting undergraduate students to and embedding them in the world of public administration research [&#8230;] Van Thiel&#8217;s book [&#8230;] is an asset for any undergraduate public administration course on research methods. In addition, its focus on the unique nature of our field of study is an important point of departure for introducing the field to undergraduate students. Between the lines, the book also invites a more advanced audience to reflect on the appropriateness of ongoing methodological developments given the unique characteristics of public administration research.Public Administration Review, Vol. 74, Issue 6 This invaluable book provides a wealth of practical advice and methodological insights. It draws from Professor van Thiel&#8217;s extensive experience as a leading public administration scholar, and someone who is equally at home in undertaking research for theory testing, issue exploration, or policy development. The book contains numerous worked examples, case studies and a glossary, making it the ideal companion for the public administration researcher at whatever stage in their career. Professor Chris Skelcher, University of Birmingham, UK Writing methodology books in such a messy field as public administration is difficult. Writing them for beginners is doubly difficult. Sandra van Thiel has overcome these difficulties to give us a book that is concise, accessible and comprehensive. She has also managed to treat the methodology wars within the field in a very even-handed way: even where I disagreed with her I found her account balanced and fair. Highly recommended.Christopher Pollitt, Emeritus Professor, Public Management Institute, Catholic Universty of Leuven, Belguim This book is long overdue. Studying and doing research in Public Administration and Public Management has become ever more popular in recent years. In doing that we utilize all modern research methodologies of the social sciences, as we should! But at the same time research in these areas poses unique problems and challenges. At last we finally have our own textbook which explicates these problems and demonstrates how to handle them, using inspiring examples of 'best practice' in public administration research.Prof. Dr. Werner Jann, Chair for Political Science, Administration and Organization, Faculty for Economics and Social Sciences, Potsdam University, Germany Sandra van Thiel has produced the solution for a problem faced by students and supervisors of research in public administration: how to make a rigorous exposition of research methods relevant to the investigation of problems in public policy and management. Embedded in the problems faced by public and related organisations, Research Methods in Public Administration and Public Management is a thorough, clear and focused exposition which will enable its readers to choose the right research strategy and carry out relevant and useful research.Norman Flynn, Centre for Financial and Management Studies, SOAS, University of London, UK Many scholars would argue that research in all the social sciences is essentially the same. Sandra Van Thiel demonstrates rather conclusively that there are special issues of research in public administration, and that our methods need to be considered in light of those issues. This is an extremely useful text for students embarking on investigating the workings of the public sector.B. Guy Peters, University of Pittsburgh, USA This introductory text on research methods has been carefully crafted for students of public administration and management. The book is comprehensive in its coverage, includes relevant cases, an up-to-date literature and sensible exercises all lucidly explained. It is an excellent addition to this quality series of texts in public management.John Halligan, Professor of Public Administration, ANZSOG Institute for