Book review

International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Wednesday, 19.02.2020, 01:36

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Teaching sustainability: changes in modern education policies

Teaching sustainability: changes in modern education policies

11.11.2019

Sustainable development concept has been introduced into the governance vocabulary at the end of 2015, after the adoption of the UN Agenda-2030, the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) and 169 targets. SDGs are becoming an important part of modern education and training; however, some challenges shall be met as well.

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Sustainability’s wademecum: from theory to practice

Sustainability’s wademecum: from theory to practice

09.10.2019

Editor’s note: the magazine decides to publish this book review (regardless of its rather old nature), due to two main reasons: first, the book’s author is a world-renowned US professor of economics, leader in sustainable development, senior UN advisor and special advisor to a former UN Secretary-General on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG); second, the reviewer is a German professor and famous European environmentalist.

Latvian science and research policy through a perspective vision

Latvian science and research policy through a perspective vision

21.08.2019

Science, research and innovation activities are the main driving force for the Baltic States in general and Latvian economy, in particular. Latvian growth depends on scientific research and knowledge-like smart specialisation. Science’s component in Latvian political economy will in great extent provide a solid background for national innovative growth, while serving as a vital stimulus for active and productive research.


Danish contribution to Latvian independence: a century’s experience

Danish contribution to Latvian independence: a century’s experience

31.05.2019

Danish volunteer soldiers took part in the Latvian war for independence: about 200 Danish voluntaries risked their lives (and almost ten times as many were ready to do so) in order to counter international threats to a new Republic. Besides, Denmark rendered a great moral and material assistance showing that Latvia was not alone in the hostile world.

Investigating the future: 21 challenges in the 21st century

Investigating the future: 21 challenges in the 21st century

12.12.2018

In the new book, Yuval Noah Harari investigates most urgent and interesting issues concerning mankind’s future. The book is already a bestseller by the New York Times, as well as his previous Home Deus. In presenting complex contemporary challenges in the most accessible and visionary way, the book makes an essential reading.


03.12.2018

Scientific impetus into the Latvian centennial

Latvia has celebrated its centennial and various spheres of Latvian socio-economic activities as well as the country’s scientific community have been making their efforts to commemorate the country’s statehood jubilee. The new book is a good “present” to the event providing a vivid picture of the country’s present challenges and showing some perspective paths for the years to come.

30.07.2018

Corporate regulation in Latvia: OECD’s approach

Since Latvia joined the OECD in 2016, this organisation provided the country with various analytical reports concerning some aspects of national growth. New report analysis country’s corporate activity, management and administration, as well as “doing business” issues. The report will serve as valuable guiding source for national authorities to streamline business regulation.

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