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Routledge Book on Hegemony and Neoliberalism in Education

petermayobookcoverRoutledge have just published Hegemony and Education under Neoliberalism Insights from Gramsci by Professor Peter Mayo from the Department of Education Studies, Faculty of Education, University of Malta. The book contains ten chapters, a subject and name index and a comprehensive reference list. Professor Joseph Buttigieg of Notre Dame University, Indiana wrote the Preface.

Details about the book can be found here

This is the second of three books by Peter Mayo which Routledge has published or is about to publish. In 2010 Routledge published his edited volume Education in Small States and later this year it will publish the International Critical Pedagogy Reader which Professor Mayo co-edited with Professor Antonia Darder and Professor Joao Paraskeva.

Professor Mayo has published over twenty volumes mainly with international publishing houses such as Routledge, Wiley-Blackwell, Praeger, Bloomsbury, Zed Books, Zero Books, Argument Verlag, Paradigm, ArtMed Editora (Porto Alegre), Carlo Delfino, Dipnot (Ankara), Rowman & Littlefield, Sense and Peter Lang

A ‘sneak preview’ of the volume can be found here.


25 March 2015

Lino Bianco conferred Honoris Causa

Lino Bianco
The Georgian Technical University conferred Professor Honoris Causa on Perit Lino Bianco on 17 March 2015.

The Dean of the Faculty of Architecture, Urban Planning and Design of the Georgian Technical University Professor Gocha Mikiashvili proposed to the Council for Perit Lino Bianco to be conferred with this honorary professorship for his contributions to architectural practice and education. The Council had unanimously endorsed his recommendation. The previous architect awarded Professor Honoris Causa  of  the University was Daniel Libeskind.

Perit Lino Bianco is a lecturer at the University of Malta and also professor of the International Academy of Architecture, as well as visiting professor in urban planning at the University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy of Sofia. He is also the Ambassador of the Republic of Malta to the Balkans, namely Bulgaria and Romania. Perit Bianco had set up his architectural practice in 1997.


23 March 2015

Biodiversity Studies in Malta

Dr David Mifsud, of the Institute of Earth Systems, published another two papers related to insect studies in Malta.

One paper gives an overview of the book-lice fauna of Malta. 

Book-lice are very small insects which often live on vegetation, especially on the bark and foliage of trees and shrubs, where they feed on epiphytic microflora (algae, fungi and lichen) or organic detritus and pollen. 

The present work provides a review of these insects that occur in the Maltese Islands and a total of 27 species are included. Of these, 21 are recorded for the first time. 

Click here for the paper, available as an open access document. 

Figure 1 shows the Mesopsocus fuscifrons (photo credits: V. Falzon).
Fig. 1
The second paper provides an overview of the ten species of Bostrichidae present in the Maltese Islands. 

This is a group of wood-boring beetles and among these one can find information on Apate monachus which can sometimes damage carob trees. 

Click here for the paper, available as an open access document.

Figure 2 shows the Apate monachus (photo credits: H. Borg-Barthet).
Fig. 2


24 March 2015

Europe's World

Europe’s World is the only independent Europe-wide policy journal, produced in association with some 100-plus leading European think tanks and academic institutions. Since its launch in 2005 it has become the premier ideas platform for new thinking on political, economic and social issues, read by over 100,000 of the most influential decision makers and opinion formers across Europe.

Published every 4 months, Europe’s World’s objective is to stimulate the much needed debate over topical policy issues by encouraging citizens and stakeholders within civil society, media, academia, business and government, to engage in a series of genuine and informed political debates which reach beyond the Brussels village.

To date over 300 authors, including Heads of State, corporate chiefs, top academics, leading NGO activists or policymakers, have contributed articles, firmly cementing Europe’s World’s reputation as a platform for new thinking and ground-breaking ideas.

Europe’s World’s newly extended website,, is designed to further promote debate on the policy challenges facing Europe. It spans articles and reactions to articles published in Europe’s World, but is not limited to the journal since it also features studies and reports from think tanks throughout Europe.

Its aim is to give readers direct access to the latest in policy thinking across the EU, and encourage visitors to submit their own reports and comment on any of the contributions featured on the website. 


06 November 2009


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