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By Wolfgang Keck, Peter Krause (auth.), Richard J. Estes (eds.)
Environmentalissuescontinuedtoloomlargeinthelastdecadeofthetwentiethc- tury,especiallyenvironmentalproblemsrelatedtorisinglevelsofCO emissionsand 2 different greenhouse gases at the planet’s usual temperatures and, therefore, typhoon styles. Floods and droughts, together with unseasonably low and high temperatures grew to become the norm instead of the exception for big expanses of Africa,Asia and Oceania. Even huge components of Europe and NorthAmerica have been s- jected to recurrent floods and droughts and skilled unseasonable extremes of cold and warm temperatures linked to man-made intrusions into the ordinary setting. And,still,aglobalplanofactiontohaltman-relatedpatternsofdef- estation, desertification, and over-fishing of the seas has but to return into being. while, the variety of nearby conflicts and civil wars elevated and, with them, the lives of many ladies, little ones, previous humans and different n- opponents have been misplaced in those conflicts. more and more, nearby wars and conflicts had much less to do with disputes over land or different average assets yet extra with the differing social, political and non secular identifications of the folk engaged in those conflicts. Warnings of genocide and near-genocide stipulations have been more often than not proclaimed to the realm group yet, unfortunately, the planet’s inter- tional safety gear proved to be mostly useless in containing the various worst of those atrocities. therefore, millions of individuals, ev- tually hundreds of thousands, died whereas watching for the help of the worldwide group to carry an finish to their suffering.
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Figure 5 reveals that the cross-country differences between the 25 EU member states are more marked than the difference between the EU 15 and the NMS. For the indicators on time pressure at work, the variation is higher in the NMS than in the EU 15. 5%). Time constraints are more frequent in the NMS. This corresponds to the longer weekly working time in particular for women, which has a clear impact on difficulties reconciling work and family life (European Foundation, 2004b; Webster, 2001). Standard of Living The material standard of living plays a key role in subjective well-being, at least when people have difficulties ensuring that their basic needs are met (Delhey, 2003; Fahey and Smyth, 2004).
Regional disparities are one important frame of reference to evaluate the individual life situation and to identify inequalities that might lead to discontent with the current situation. Thus from a policy point of view, one has to be aware that there is a difference in seeing social disparities, for example between Portugal and Germany compared to neighboring countries Poland and Germany, which have an impact on migration decisions and social and economic competition and might weaken social cohesion in this regions.