Robert K. Musil

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  • Philip Reading, Doris Ritzberger-Grünwald, +22 authors Tomáš Slačík
  • 2013
The OeNB's semiannual Financial Stability Report provides regular analyses of Austrian and international developments with an impact on financial stability. In addition, it includes studies offering in-depth insights into specific topics related to financial stability. May be reproduced for noncommercial, educational and scientific purposes provided that(More)
During the course of the research underlying this thesis, Mike Andersson was enrolled in Forum Scientium, a multidisciplinary doctoral programme at Linköping University, Sweden ii Cover: Satellite picture giving an overview of the weather situation in central and northern Europe on the 31 st of January 2007 Quotation from the Swedish translation of the(More)
At a first glance, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) matters economic development of nations, but facing the discussion of the role of global city networks and the new functions of (global) cities, there are good reasons to stress research on the urban level. Along with the processes of globalisation and, in particular, of economic integration in Europe urban(More)
The article argues for the thesis that the Austrian novelist and essayist Robert Musil (1880–1942) may be read as an exemplary kind of social theorist, a philosopher and critic of European civilization who exploits the literary devices of irony, ambivalence and aesthetic distance in order to communicate a particular style of thinking about the social(More)
We the undersigned experts in public health call on the US and UK Governments to commission immediately a comprehensive, independent inquiry into Iraqi war-related casualties. Monitoring casualties is a humanitarian imperative. Understanding the causes of death is a core public health responsibility, nationally and internationally. Yet neither the public,(More)
In the late 19th century, a comprehensive semantics of crowds emerged in European social theory, dominated in particular by Gustave Le Bon and Gabriel Tarde. This article extracts two essential, but widely neglected, sociological arguments from this semantics. First, the idea that irrationality is intrinsic to society and, second, the claim that(More)