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A Multivariate Analysis Of The Causal Flow Between Renewable Energy Consumption And Gdp In Tunisia, Maamar Sebri, Ousama Ben Salha Dec 2013

A Multivariate Analysis Of The Causal Flow Between Renewable Energy Consumption And Gdp In Tunisia, Maamar Sebri, Ousama Ben Salha

Maamar Sebri

No abstract provided.


Deciphering The Phenomenon Of Elite Corruption In Africa, Segun Oshewolo, Babatunde Durowaiye Dec 2013

Deciphering The Phenomenon Of Elite Corruption In Africa, Segun Oshewolo, Babatunde Durowaiye

Segun Oshewolo

Development challenges transverse the countries of Africa. This explains why the continent has progressed with comparative slowness in the global community. Among these challenges, the phenomenon of elite corruption proves to be one of the most potent. The paper offers a flash of intellectual insight that simultaneously distils the conceptual orientation of the phenomenon of elite corruption and also unravels its various dimensions in the African context. To achieve the latter goal, the paper adopts the theory of rent-seeking. The theory does not only expose the conspiracy to perpetuate poverty by elites, it also reveals the mechanisms for achieving that ...


Las Fiestas De Diciembre, Fernando Carrión Mena Arq. Dec 2013

Las Fiestas De Diciembre, Fernando Carrión Mena Arq.

Fernando Carrión Mena

El mes de diciembre es para los habitantes de Quito un mes lleno de fiestas; se inicia con los festejos de la ciudad, sigue con los de Navidad y culmina con los de Año Nuevo. Todas estas fiestas tienen una carga simbólica de singular importancia para la sociedad: son una forma de romper la vida cotidiana para repensarse desde sus cimientos: la fundación española de la ciudad, el natalicio de Jesús y el fin de año que es la búsqueda de un nuevo amanecer. Es decir, todas estas fiestas están vinculadas a la cultura de la sociedad –no del Estado ...


Khodorkovsky & La Génesis De Los Mercados En Rusia, Víctor Pavón-Villamayor Dec 2013

Khodorkovsky & La Génesis De Los Mercados En Rusia, Víctor Pavón-Villamayor

Víctor Pavón-Villamayor

No abstract provided.


Propiedad Y Organización Comunal En Las Comunidades Campesinas Del Perú. Un Análisis Crítico, Daniel Quiñonez Dec 2013

Propiedad Y Organización Comunal En Las Comunidades Campesinas Del Perú. Un Análisis Crítico, Daniel Quiñonez

Daniel Quiñonez Oré

El presente artículo analiza de manera crítica la regulación impuesta por el Estado Peruano con relación a la organización y propiedad comunal de las comunidades campesinas. Asimismo, se analiza el tratamiento que la antropología peruana le ha brindado a los derechos de propiedad y organización comunal de las comunidades campesinas en el Perú


Marihuana: Legalización Uruguaya, Fernando Carrión Mena Arq. Dec 2013

Marihuana: Legalización Uruguaya, Fernando Carrión Mena Arq.

Fernando Carrión Mena

Uruguay es un país pequeño con 3.3 millones habitantes distribuidos a lo largo de 176 mil kilómetros cuadrados, lo cual le convierte en el segundo país más diminuto de Sur América, después de Surinam. Es un país que está haciendo bien las cosas en su interior, tanto que se ha convertido en un referente mundial, por ejemplo, en el reconocimiento a los derechos civiles (matrimonio igualitario, derechos de género), en la calidad del Fútbol que tiene, en el respeto a la democracia, en la imagen austera que transmite su presidente y, ahora, en la regulación legal del canabis. Todo ...


The Dividends Of Good Governance, Riccardo Pelizzo, Rick Stapenhurst Dec 2013

The Dividends Of Good Governance, Riccardo Pelizzo, Rick Stapenhurst

riccardo pelizzo

this analysis reveals that corruption is a luxury that developing countries cannot afford. countries with lower levels of corruption are all more developed, regardless of how development is measured


Protect Your Health On A Sport Travel Tour, Franki Burke Dec 2013

Protect Your Health On A Sport Travel Tour, Franki Burke

Franki Burke

No abstract provided.


Entrepreneurial Intention (Ei) Among Undergraduate Students In International Islamic University Malaysia (Iium): Empirical Evidence, Aliyu Dahiru Muhammad Dr., Mohamed Aslam Haneef Prof., Isa Ado Abubakar Dr. Dec 2013

Entrepreneurial Intention (Ei) Among Undergraduate Students In International Islamic University Malaysia (Iium): Empirical Evidence, Aliyu Dahiru Muhammad Dr., Mohamed Aslam Haneef Prof., Isa Ado Abubakar Dr.

Aliyu Dahiru

Recently, entrepreneurship receives most attention than ever before. The importance of inculcating entrepreneurship education among young and fresh graduates cannot be over stressed. Similarly, studies show that student who participates in entrepreneurship program is more willing to start his own business than a student who does not undergo any of these programs. The recent financial crisis serves as lessons for employees and potential graduates that should no longer rely on big companies. The objective of this paper is to investigate the factors that determine entrepreneurship intentions among University students. The paper employed Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB), to examine the ...


Mindful Awareness Intervention Effects On Memory And Affect During Late Adolescence, Talia D. Boxman, Martha Pelaez Dec 2013

Mindful Awareness Intervention Effects On Memory And Affect During Late Adolescence, Talia D. Boxman, Martha Pelaez

Talia D Boxman

Abstract: The effects of a mindful awareness intervention on improving memory and affect levels amongst three late-adolescent participants was examined using an alternating treatments design. The results of the intervention demonstrated differing degrees of effectiveness for each participant, suggesting both psychological and educational applications.


Controvérsias Sobre As Relações Negociais Com O Setor Público: Um Estudo Sobre A Terceirização No Brasil, Prof. Dr. Eloi Martins Senhoras Dec 2013

Controvérsias Sobre As Relações Negociais Com O Setor Público: Um Estudo Sobre A Terceirização No Brasil, Prof. Dr. Eloi Martins Senhoras

Elói Martins Senhoras

No abstract provided.


Preponderancia: Telcel & Televisa, Víctor Pavón-Villamayor Dec 2013

Preponderancia: Telcel & Televisa, Víctor Pavón-Villamayor

Víctor Pavón-Villamayor

No abstract provided.


The Necessity Of The Employment Non-Discrimination Act, Lucas B. Mckaig Dec 2013

The Necessity Of The Employment Non-Discrimination Act, Lucas B. Mckaig

Lucas B McKaig

Currently there is no comprehensive federal legislation in the United States protecting LGBT Employees. The Employment Non-Discrimination act would rectify this by making sexual orientation and gender identity protected classes.


Pacs And Their Functional Equivalents In South East Asia., Riccardo Pelizzo Dec 2013

Pacs And Their Functional Equivalents In South East Asia., Riccardo Pelizzo

riccardo pelizzo

in this presentation, we present the preliinary results of an analysis of the tools and the committees in charge of performing budgetary and financial oversight in south East Asian countries.


Metadata Survey: Ead Schema Usage Review, James Gross Dec 2013

Metadata Survey: Ead Schema Usage Review, James Gross

James Gross

Drexel University, INFO 653. A brief review of the EAD schema found in XML encoded finding aids, based on a limited survey. The method of user website access and the percentage of EAD schema usage is briefly reviewed at three library websites: the University of Vermont Library, the Duke University Library, and the University of Chicago Library.


A Reinventar Las Fiestas, Fernando Carrión Mena Arq. Dec 2013

A Reinventar Las Fiestas, Fernando Carrión Mena Arq.

Fernando Carrión Mena

El orden y la ritualidad de las fiestas -originalmente de base ciudadana- empiezan a ser regulados municipalmente


A Reinventar Las Fiestas, Fernando Carrión Mena Arq. Dec 2013

A Reinventar Las Fiestas, Fernando Carrión Mena Arq.

Fernando Carrión Mena

El orden y la ritualidad de las fiestas -originalmente de base ciudadana- empiezan a ser regulados municipalmente


Good Practices In Standard Setting For Domestic Worker Contracts, Piyasiri Wickramasekara Dec 2013

Good Practices In Standard Setting For Domestic Worker Contracts, Piyasiri Wickramasekara

PIYASIRI WICKRAMASEKARA

The presentation discusses international good practices in model or standard employment contracts in protection of migrant domestic workers. International instruments negotiated by ILO and UN constituents are the best sources of good practices. It outlines the provisions in international instruments, particularly the ILO Convention on Domestic Workers, 2011 (No. 189). The author maintains that for maximum effectiveness, the model/standard contracts should be mutually recognized by countries of origin and destination, and duly enforced to ensure compliance by employers, and supplemented by other measures. The author concludes that there is a large unfinished agenda in ensuring decent work for domestic ...


Providing An Information Prescription Veterinary Medical Clinics: A Pilot Study, Lori Kogan, Regina Schoenfeld-Tacher, Ann R. Viera, Lauren Gould, Peter Hellyer Dec 2013

Providing An Information Prescription Veterinary Medical Clinics: A Pilot Study, Lori Kogan, Regina Schoenfeld-Tacher, Ann R. Viera, Lauren Gould, Peter Hellyer

Ann R Viera MLIS

No abstract provided.


Landfills – Territorial Issues Of Cities From North-East Region, Romania, Florin C. Mihai, Pavel Ichim Dec 2013

Landfills – Territorial Issues Of Cities From North-East Region, Romania, Florin C. Mihai, Pavel Ichim

Florin C MIHAI

Landfilling prevails in waste management options in Romania like others new EU members, being contrary to the concept of waste hierarchy promoted in recent years by EC. Waste disposal is done usually in non-compliant landfills and Government established a program to close these sites. This paper aims to analyse the transition from traditional waste management systems to an integrated system at national, regional and local scale. Assessment of landfills location based on buffer analysis (using GIS techniques) is made according to the proximity of five critical factors (CF) such as: residential area, industry & commercial units, agricultural lands, rivers & lakes, forest ...


Muneja, S. Simon, Review Of Stanley Skreslet, Comprehending Mission: The Questions, Methods, Themes, Problems And Prospects Of Missiology, Mussa Muneja Dec 2013

Muneja, S. Simon, Review Of Stanley Skreslet, Comprehending Mission: The Questions, Methods, Themes, Problems And Prospects Of Missiology, Mussa Muneja

Mussa Muneja

No abstract provided.


Declining Labour Use In Agriculture : A Case Of Rice Cultivation In Andhra Pradesh, Narasimha Reddy Duvvuri, Venkatanarayana Motkuri Dec 2013

Declining Labour Use In Agriculture : A Case Of Rice Cultivation In Andhra Pradesh, Narasimha Reddy Duvvuri, Venkatanarayana Motkuri

Venkatanarayana Motkuri Mr.

The present paper examines the changing nature of labour use in rice cultivation in Andhra Pradesh. Rice production in India is, however, concentrated in a few pockets. A few states in India produce around two thirds of rice production. Andhra Pradesh is the third largest state in India with respect to rice production. In Andhra Pradesh too, rice is the single largest crops occupying around 30% of area cultivated. The state was one of frontrunners leading the Green Revolution, particularly in rice cultivation.

The study observed that there is a fast decline in labour use in respect of rice cultivation ...


Improving Supports For Youth Of Color Traumatized By Violence, Rhonda Tsoi-A-Fatt Bryant, Robert Phillips Dec 2013

Improving Supports For Youth Of Color Traumatized By Violence, Rhonda Tsoi-A-Fatt Bryant, Robert Phillips

Rhonda Tsoi-A-Fatt Bryant

No abstract provided.


Discerning For Peace In Africa: The Sudan Civil Wars And Peace Processes 1955-2013, Conrad John Masabo Mr. Dec 2013

Discerning For Peace In Africa: The Sudan Civil Wars And Peace Processes 1955-2013, Conrad John Masabo Mr.

Conrad John Masabo Mr.

Separation of the Sudan into the Republic of Sudan (North) and the Republic of Southern Sudan (South) was globally extolled as the long-lasting solution to one of the longest civil wars in post-Colonial Africa. However, recent developments in Sudan: continued clashes between north and south, crises in the contested areas and tribal civil wars have uncovered that: separation without addressing the principal root causes of the conflicts is not the panacea to prone and protracted civil wars. Taking a historical analysis framework, the paper attempts to tackle issues of causes, opportunities and challenges for peace in Sudan.


A Short Note On Political Risk, Riccardo Pelizzo Dec 2013

A Short Note On Political Risk, Riccardo Pelizzo

riccardo pelizzo

this note reviews why political risk and political risk assessment matter and what have been some of the models devised for assessing macro and micro level risk


On The Causal Dynamics Between Economic Growth, Renewable Energy Consumption, Co2 Emissions And Trade Openness: Fresh Evidence From Brics Countries, Maamar Sebri Dec 2013

On The Causal Dynamics Between Economic Growth, Renewable Energy Consumption, Co2 Emissions And Trade Openness: Fresh Evidence From Brics Countries, Maamar Sebri

Maamar Sebri

The current study investigates the causal relationship between economic growth and renewable energy consumption in the BRICS countries over the period 1971–2010 within a multivariate framework. The ARDL bounds testing approach to cointegration and vector error correction model (VECM) are used to examine the long-run and causal relationships between economic growth, renewable energy consumption, trade openness and carbon dioxide emissions. Empirical evidence shows that, based on the ARDL estimates, there exist long-run equilibrium relationships among the competing variables. Regarding the VECM results, bi-directional Granger causality exists between economic growth and renewable energy consumption, suggesting the feedback hypothesis, which can ...


Toward A Low Wage World: The Development And Limitation Of Taiwan' Labor Regime(1980s~2010s), Wei-Yi Chang, Chih-Lung Huang Dec 2013

Toward A Low Wage World: The Development And Limitation Of Taiwan' Labor Regime(1980s~2010s), Wei-Yi Chang, Chih-Lung Huang

Chih-lung Huang

This article tries to explain why Taiwan’s labor regime has fallen into a low wage environment. A review of literature shows that existing studies consider only the elements of state, capital, labor, or the social environment to explain the low wage within different historical stages. But the literature to date could not answer the question as for why Taiwan’s labor wage did not increase with economic growth after 2000s. In order to bridge the gap, the legislation and amendment of related labor laws from 1980s to 2010s was explored through the perspective of historical institutionalism. It was found ...


The New International Division Of Labor, Dependency Theory And The Global Economy, Heidi Feight Dec 2013

The New International Division Of Labor, Dependency Theory And The Global Economy, Heidi Feight

Heidi Feight

No abstract provided.


Surveying The Relationship Between Locus Of Control And Academic Achievement Among Students At Allameh Tabataba'i University, Seyed Mohammad, Kalantarkousheh, دکتر سید محمد کلانتر کوشه Dec 2013

Surveying The Relationship Between Locus Of Control And Academic Achievement Among Students At Allameh Tabataba'i University, Seyed Mohammad, Kalantarkousheh, دکتر سید محمد کلانتر کوشه

Seyed Mohammad Kalantarkousheh

Background: This study surveyed the relationship between locus of control and academic achievement in students at Allameh Tabataba'i University. Method: This was a descriptive–correlative research study that included 132 undergraduate students enrolled in the university during the academic year 1391-92. For data collection, we used a locus of control questionnaire designed by Julan Rutter and students' GPAs. T- test and Pearson correlation coefficient were used for data analyses. Results: According to the results, there was no significant difference in GPAs in the internal and external locus of control between male and female students. A significant relationship existed between ...


Locus Of Control And Academic Burnout Among Allameh Tabataba'i University Students, Seyed Mohammad, Kalantarkousheh, دکتر سید محمد کلانتر کوشه Dec 2013

Locus Of Control And Academic Burnout Among Allameh Tabataba'i University Students, Seyed Mohammad, Kalantarkousheh, دکتر سید محمد کلانتر کوشه

Seyed Mohammad Kalantarkousheh

Background: the present research was conducted to investigate the effect of locus of control on academic burnout amongst Allameh Tabataba'i University students. Materials and Methods: This was a descriptive correlational research study. Participants consisted of 130 students from various academic levels (B.A., M.A., Ph.D.) chosen by multiphase cluster sampling. Enrolled students completed the Rotter’s Locus of Control Scale and Academic Burnout Inventory. For statistical analyses, it used the independent t-test, one-way analysis of variance, Pearson’s correlation coefficient and simple regression analysis. Results: The results of the independent t-test and analysis of variance showed that ...