THE DANUBE REGION: ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENTS

CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE

DIVISION OF EUROPE INTO EAST AND WEST THE CONCEPT OF CENTRAL EUROPE
THE DANUBE BASIN: CULTURAL CROSSROADS BETWEEN EAST AND WEST
CENTRAL EUROPEAN INTERCULTURAL RELATIONSHIPS: “K & K KAKANIEN”
VIENNA, THE “CAPITAL OF CENTRAL EUROPE”: POLITICAL CLIMATE IN THE LAST DECADES OF THE EMPIRE
VIENNA: MUNICIPAL REFORMS IN THE LAST DECADES OF THE EMPIRE
LIVING CONDITIONS OF THE WORKING CLASS
VIENNA: SOCIAL LEGISLATION 1918-1920
“RED VIENNA” 1923-1933: SOCIAL WELFARE
“RED VIENNA” 1923-1933: EDUCATIONAL REFORMS
“RED VIENNA” 1923-1933: HOUSING REFORMS
FIN-DE-SIECLE CULTURE IN VIENNA AROUND 1900
THE BALKANS: ANCIENT TRADITIONS & SOCIAL STRUCTURES
THE BALKANS & THE AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN EMPIRE AROUND 1914CENTRAL EUROPE AND THE AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN EMPIRE: ATTEMPTS ATCREATING A UNIFYING IDENTITY DESPITE RISING NATIONALISMCENTRAL EUROPE AND THE FUTURE OF THE EUROPEAN UNION IN THE 21st CENTURY
REFORMS OF THE EUROPEAN WELFARE STATE MODEL
BREXIT AND ITS CONSEQUENCES FOR EUROPE’S CENTRE

FINANCE AND ECONOMY IN CEE

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN CENTRAL EUROPE
INDUSTRIALISATION IN THE HABSBURG EMPIRE
FINANCE AND INDUSTRIAL INVESTMENT IN THE HABSBURG EMPIRE
TYPES OF BANKS IN THE HABSBURG EMPIRE
INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL RELATIONS OF THE HABSBURG EMPIRE
INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT
INDUSTRIAL FINANCE
AUSTRIAN FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS IN CEE DURING THE INTERWAR YEARS
INTERNATIONAL CAPITAL FLOW, BANKS AND INDUSTRIAL ENTERPRISES IN CEE IN THE INTERWAR YEARS
THE GREAT DEPRESSION: CREDIT-ANSTALT CRISIS 1931
THE CONSEQUENCES OF THE CREDIT-ANSTALT CRISIS FOR CEE
THE ROLE OF AUSTRIAN BANKS IN NAZI GERMANY’S EXPANSION TO CENTRAL, EASTERN & SOUTH-EASTERN EUROPE
AUSTRIAN BANKS AFTER 1945
THE EXPANSION OF AUSTRIAN BANKS INTO CEE AFTER 1989
A COMPARISON OF THE TRANSFORMATION OF BANKING AND INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT IN CEE IN THE 1890s & THE 1990s
THE VIENNA STOCK EXCHANGE
THE GREAT DEPRESSION 1929 vs. THE FINANCIAL CRISIS 2008
THE CAVEATS OF THE FINANCIAL CRISIS IN 2008
THE FINANCIAL CRISIS & POST-DEMOCRACY
FINANCIAL MARKET REGULATION AFTER 2008
THE CRISIS OF DEMOCRATIC CAPITALISM IN THE 21st CENTURY
THE SOVEREIGN DEBT CRISIS AND REFORMS IN EUROPE AFTER THE FINANCIAL CRASH OF 2008
THE EURO CRISIS AND THE FUTURE OF THE EURO

MULTI-ETHNICITY AND TRANSNATIONAL PEOPLES IN THE DANUBE BASIN

THE MULTICULTURAL EMPIRE: “KRONPRINZENWERK” published 1885-1902 by the Habsburg Crown Prince Rudolf
THE DANUBE REGION UNTIL 1918: MOSAIC OR MELTING POT OF CENTRAL EUROPE
MINORITIES IN THE AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN EMPIRE
IDENTITY CRISES AND ASSIMILATION
VIENNA, THE MELTING POT OF CENTRAL EUROPE
JEWS IN THE AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN MONARCHY
JEWISH INTELLECTUAL BOOST IN THE HABSBURG CITIES
EASTERN JEWS
THE END OF THE MULTICULTURAL STATE
MINORITIES IN THE DANUBE REGION AT THE BEGINNING OF THE 21st CENTURY
ROMANI COMMUNITIES IN THE DANUBE BASIN
ROMA MUSLIMS ON THE BALKANS PENINSULA
AUSTRIAN ROMA AND SINTI
ROMA DISCRIMINATION
ROMA INTEGRATION STRATEGIES
ROMA INTEGRATION EFFORTS
SUCCESS STORIES OF RECENT MIGRATORY MOVEMENTS TO VIENNA

LIVES OF COMMON PEOPLE IN VIENNA FROM THE AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN EMPIRE TO THE NAZI REGIME AND POST-WAR AUSTRIA

INTRODUCTION: THE SETTING
“KINDERTRANSPORTS” FROM VIENNA TO GREAT BRITAIN 1938/1939
MAID SERVANTS IN ENGLAND: AUSTRIAN JEWISH WOMEN IN EMIGRATION 1938/39
BRITISH WORLD WAR II INTERNMENT CAMPS FOR ENEMY ALIENS ON THE ISLE OF MAN: HUTCHINSON INTERNMENT CAMP
THE CAREER AS A BEER BREWER IN VIENNA AROUND 1900
THE ALPS: PAST TIME OF THE YOUNG VIENNESE IN THE 1920s & 1930s
“EVERY VIENNESE HAS A BOHEMIAN GRANDMOTHER“: BOHEMIAN & MORAVIAN JEWS IN THE AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN EMPIRE

“DANUBE FOOTBALL” VIENNA’S IDENTIFICATION WITH FOOTBALL AND THE “DANUBE MAIDENS” – VIENNA’S FEMALE SWIMMING CHAMPIONS (until 1938)
VIENNESE IN EXILE IN BOLIVIA 1938-1948
WARTIME COOKERY DURING WORLD WARS I & II: VIENNESE & ENGLISH WARTIME RECIPES – COOKING FOR PEACE?
THE VIENNA TRAMWAY AND ITS WORKERS – A POCKET OF RESISTANCE 1889-1945
THE VIENNESE‘ENTHUSIASM FOR CLASSICAL MUSIC: THE VIENNA OPERA’S STANDING ROOM AUDIENCE IN THE FIRST HALF OF THE 20th CENTURY