Veronika Wittmann

Veronika Wittmann
Johannes Kepler University Linz | JKU · Faculty of Social Sciences, Economics and Business

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Global Challenges - Sustainable Development - Global Governance - World Society - Science Diplomacy - Digital Diplomacy

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The main part of mankind’s ecological footprint is the carbon footprint, a measure of the environmental impact of humanity’s energy release from fossil fuels. The use of fossil fuels will have to change in the forthcoming decades to a largely climate-neutral use of solar energy enabled by dramatic cost reductions for PV and wind energy systems. The...
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There are numerous global challenges facing humanity in this century. Diplomacy has to take these needs into account and contribute with profound expertise to academic and political discussions as well as societal developments. Any single state-related or disciplinary solo effort will not provide adequate answers to how humanity can manage and cope...
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Risk society today means world risk society. Its essential features are man-made risks, which have no social, space or time limits. World risk society identifies three main global risks: transnational terrorism, financial hazards and environmental risks. Environmental issues in this framework cannot be seen as problems in the environment of society...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to illustrate discourses on globalisation and world society and to disclose the commonalities and differences of both scientific debates. In particular, it draws attention to theoretical concepts of globalisation and world society. This is considered fruitful for comprehending the complex mechanisms of sociolo...
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Purpose – The aim of this paper is to provide analysis and insight which addresses the over‐determined discrimination of so‐called coloured and black South African women, not just on the basis of gender but racial hierarchies still prevalent as well in the rainbow nation. Design/methodology/approach – The observations grapple with reconciling the...
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The article analyses the dimensions, fragmentations and effects of the inequitable access to digital information and communication technologies (ICT) of people from different development areas. In particular, it tries to show how the Digital Divide can be seen as a new dimension of the centre-periphery-disparity, which is substantiated by a shift i...

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1. Farewell Nation-State & Welcome World Society? An Analysis on the Role of the Nation-State in Conceptualizations of World Society 2. A Kaleidoscop of Societies. An Analysis about the Variations of Contents of International, Transnational, Global and World Society 3. Often noted, Rarely Concret. An Analysis about Society as one of the Most Inconsiderately Used Terms in Social Sciences