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Latest Academic Publications

Dunmore Lang College attracts students and academic visitors of the highest quality. Listed below are some recent publications from College members.


Nikos Koutras (Post-Graduate Student Juris Doctor)

1. Copyright as property right: its historical evolution, Intellectual Property Forum, Journal of Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (issue of March)

2. History of copyright, growth and conceptual analysis: copyright protection and emergence of open access, Journal of Intellectual Property Quarterly (issue of March)

3. Nikos Koutras (2015) ‘The Open Access in the Context of the Globalizing World’, Publishing Research Quarterly, Springer


Globalisation and the internet are intrinsically linked. This obvious fact has major implications for how the publishing industry will be modified in the foreseeable future. This change may be technologically driven but there is a place for intellectual debate about the appropriate regulation of the field. This requires an examination of the commercial and moral claims of the authors or creators and the conventional publishers vis a vis those of the end users both nationally and internationally. This analysis will enable me to make an argument about the importance of open access as an appropriate governance mechanism for both protection and distribution of information in the international arena. In addition, this paper argues that in a globalized world justice and social cohesion requires commercial Multinational corporations (MNCs) to act responsibly and ethically. Most of the big publishing houses are such MNCs and if open access repositories (OARs) are to be relevant such publishing houses will have to embrace the concept. Overall, I will use the concept of corporate social responsibility to make the argument that it is logical and feasible that publishing MNCs can modify their business practices and adopt OARs.

4. Nikos Koutras (2015) ‘Towards multicultural education in Europe in the context of globalization: the significance of EMILIE project based on Greece as a case study’, International Conference hosted by the Korean Association for Multicultural Education (KAME), Seoul, South Korea

5. Nikos Koutras (2015) ‘Technology growth and imperative modernization of intellectual property law in Europe: reconciliation between internet development and copyright’, European Intellectual Property Review Journal

6. Nikos Koutras (2015) ‘The contemporary infrastructure of Open Access in Greece: imperative need for an integration of Institutional Repositories from Greek academic community’, Journal of Scholarly Publishing



Siham Yahya (Postgraduate PhD student in Psychology)

When education meets conflict: Palestinian and Jewish-Israeli parental attitudes towards peace promoting education

This study examines parental attitudes toward bilingual and peace-promoting education at a school in Israel, and how these affect the behaviours and perceptions of their children studying there. The questions of interest were: (a) what are the parents’ perceptions of and attitudes toward the bilingual and peace-promoting education? (b) Are these attitudes in line with the school’s ideological framework? (c) How might parental perceptions and attitudes affect the success of the educational endeavour and the children’s experiences at this school? Twenty-one Jewish and Palestinian Israeli parents of children attending a bilingual school in Israel partook in this study. A semi-structured interview was used to investigate the perceptions and attitudes of the parents, and the data were analysed using thematic analysis. The findings indicate that the majority of the parents sent their children to the school for reasons other than the peace-promoting and ideological framework it offers. Essentially, parents were looking to provide their children with a better education than the one available in their immediate residential area. Concurrently, it was found that the parental attitudes appeared to influence children’s behaviour negatively. The implications of these attitudes and the impact of the school towards peace promotion are discussed.