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The Political Economy Of Telecoms And Electricity Internationalization In The Single Market, Judith Clifton, Daniel Díaz-Fuentes, Revuelta Julio 2010 Universidad de Cantabria

The Political Economy Of Telecoms And Electricity Internationalization In The Single Market, Judith Clifton, Daniel Díaz-Fuentes, Revuelta Julio

Judith Clifton

As a consequence of liberalization policies in the European Union (EU), a number of formerly inward-looking incumbents in telecommunications and electricity transformed themselves into some of the world’s leading Multinationals. The relationship between liberalization and incumbent internationalization, however, is contested. Three political economy arguments on this relationship are tested. The first claims that incumbents most exposed to domestic liberalization would internationalise most. The second asserts that incumbents operating where liberalization was restricted could exploit monopolistic rents to finance internationalisation. The third argument claims that a diversity of paths will be adopted by countries and incumbents vis-à-vis liberalization and internationalization ...


Evaluating Eu Policies On Public Services: A Citizens' Approach, Judith Clifton, Daniel Díaz-Fuentes 2010 Universidad de Cantabria

Evaluating Eu Policies On Public Services: A Citizens' Approach, Judith Clifton, Daniel Díaz-Fuentes

Judith Clifton

This article evaluates EU policies on public services – particularly public network services - from the citizens´ point of view. It is first argued that citizens´ perceptions are important because the provision of fundamental services is at stake and because they constitute the infrastructure necessary for social and economic development. Citizens’ “voice” can, therefore, be known, analysed and used in the design of improved policy on public services along with other indicators. Changing EU policy on public services is synthesised and classified into two main phases in section two. Citizen satisfaction with public services as revealed through surveys from 1997 to 2007 ...


De Coöperatie, Organisatievorm Uit Het Verleden Voor Onze Samenleving Van Morgen?, Wim Van Opstal 2010 CESOC, Leuven University College

De Coöperatie, Organisatievorm Uit Het Verleden Voor Onze Samenleving Van Morgen?, Wim Van Opstal

Wim Van Opstal

De financieel-economische crisis heeft het debat over de wijze waarop we onze economie moeten organiseren opnieuw aangewakkerd. Brede lagen van de bevolking, het maatschappelijk middenveld en zelfs de politieke klasse gingen op zoek naar alternatieven voor ons economisch bestel. Eén van deze alternatieven is de coöperatie. Het loont daarom eens de moeite om te kijken in welke domeinen men deze organisatievorm (her)ontdekt heeft en of de coöperatie daadwerkelijk een alternatief kan vormen voor bepaalde sociale en economische problemen.


Naar Een Monitor Voor De Sociale Economie In Vlaanderen, Wim Van Opstal, Eva Deraedt 2010 CESOC, Leuven University College

Naar Een Monitor Voor De Sociale Economie In Vlaanderen, Wim Van Opstal, Eva Deraedt

Wim Van Opstal

In de loop van 2009 werd aan het HIVA – Onderzoeksinstituut voor Arbeid en Samenleving (KULeuven) in de schoot van het Steunpunt Werk en Sociale Economie een monitor voor de sociale inschakelingseconomie opgesteld (Deraedt & Van Opstal, 2009a, b). Het ontwerp van deze monitor volgt daarbij de conceptualisering van de sociale economie, zoals eerder uitgewerkt in een technisch voorrapport door Gijselinckx & Van den Broeck (2008). Bij de uitdraai van de monitor werden verschillende administratieve databanken aan elkaar gekoppeld, wat ons toelaat een profielschets van de sector op te stellen op ondernemingsniveau en op het niveau van haar doelgroepmedewerkers. Daarnaast werd ook een ...


Armoede Te Huur. Ervaringsdeskundigheid Op Een Schoteltje., Birgit Goris, Wim Van Opstal 2010 CESOC, Leuven University College

Armoede Te Huur. Ervaringsdeskundigheid Op Een Schoteltje., Birgit Goris, Wim Van Opstal

Wim Van Opstal

Het Europese jaar van de bestrijding van armoede en sociale uitsluiting, loopt op haar laatste benen. Het Belgische motto luidde: ‘De strijd tegen armoede is een zaak van iedereen’. Een uitspraak die wijst op de noodzaak van een brede maatschappelijke inzet en betrokkenheid van het beleid, de hulp- en dienstverlening, armen en niet-armen. Cijfers en onderzoek tonen aan dat één persoon op zeven in België onder de armoedegrens leeft, ondanks het vangnet van onze sociale bijstand en sociale zekerheid. Al verbergt het zich nog zo goed, armoede is ook in ons land een reëel probleem. De aanpak van dit probleem ...


Werken Met En Voor Mensen In Kansarmoede. Een Evaluatie Van Het Project Tao Limburg, Birgit Goris, Ann Moreels, Wim Van Opstal 2010 CESOC, Leuven University College

Werken Met En Voor Mensen In Kansarmoede. Een Evaluatie Van Het Project Tao Limburg, Birgit Goris, Ann Moreels, Wim Van Opstal

Wim Van Opstal

Dit onderzoeksrapport is het resultaat van een evaluatie van het project ‘TAO – Team voor Advies en Ondersteuning’ in Limburg, dat in een eerste projectjaar liep van september 2009 tot mei 2010. De evaluatie vond plaats in de periode december 2009 tot juni 2010. Het doel van de evaluatie is het grondig onderzoeken van de specificiteit van het huidige project (een pool van opgeleide ervaringsdeskundigen); de meerwaarde voor het werkveld (i.c. toegankelijkheid en kwaliteit van voornamelijk de sociale hulp- en dienstverlening) en de doelgroep van mensen in kansarmoede; de efficiëntie en de effectiviteit van de organisatie (op vlak van personeelsbezetting ...


On The Demand Of Irrational Economics: Naomi Klein Vs. Milton Friedman, Valerio Filoso 2010 University of Naples Federico II

On The Demand Of Irrational Economics: Naomi Klein Vs. Milton Friedman, Valerio Filoso

Valerio Filoso

The persistence of demand for economic irrationality, as expressed by the big success gained by the literature on no-globalism, is an empirical puzzle and the recent book by Naomi Klein "The Shock Doctrine" (2007) is a rampant example. An explanation for this anomaly is provided by the theory of rational irrationality advanced by Bryan Caplan (Caplan, 2007). While in the field of natural sciences confutation of wrong theories sets them apart forever, in the field of economics rebutted theories can still have an appeal on nonprofessional readers, even though the underlying theory has already been proved wrong. This is due ...


The Corporate Income Tax: An Entrepreneurial Perspective, Valerio Filoso 2010 University of Naples Federico II

The Corporate Income Tax: An Entrepreneurial Perspective, Valerio Filoso

Valerio Filoso

While corporate income taxation is a major issue in the debate over international finance, economic theory has no clear stance on who bears its burden. On balance, economists seem still more prone to accept that taxing profits does not affect corporations’ outcomes. This paper makes three cases for non-neutrality. First, since corporate income taxation is asymmetric between profit and loss, the tax rate may change the ranking of alternative investments. Secondly, the imperfect observ- ability of the use of internal resources makes pure economic profits very difficult to detect. Thirdly, when the pervasive role of entrepreneurship is fully taken into ...


Implications Of The Economic Interactions Between Northern And Southern Tribes Of Sudan, Professor Issam A.W. Mohamed 2010 Department of Economics. Al Neelain University, Khartoum, Sudan

Implications Of The Economic Interactions Between Northern And Southern Tribes Of Sudan, Professor Issam A.W. Mohamed

Professor Issam A.W. Mohamed

The present paper discusses issues of the tribal interactions living on the borders between North and South Sudan. Fore-sights are looked for, especially after secession. There are multiple ethnic relations and mutual resources collectively utilized. Different tribes live on those resources, in specifics those who depend on a livelihood of herding cattle, camels, sheep and goats. The conceptions of no-borders, free water resources and open range were entrenched for hundreds of years. The sudden realization of necessities of new borders generates revulsion, sense of deprivation and end of traditional life practice. Additionally, development issues are weak with lack of infrastructure ...


Effects Of Investment On Macroeconomic Variables In The Sudanese Economy, Professor Issam A.W. Mohamed 2010 Department of Economics. Al Neelain University, Khartoum, Sudan

Effects Of Investment On Macroeconomic Variables In The Sudanese Economy, Professor Issam A.W. Mohamed

Professor Issam A.W. Mohamed

Most developing and underdeveloped countries beside Sudan suffer from the low levels of income in addition to the low savings that are result from the lack of sophisticated savings channels. Hence, the investment depends on the individual's abilities on self savings, where the investment is considered as major motivating vehicle for economic activity due to its direct correlation with the capital accumulation process that increases the productivity capacity for the national economy and creating job opportunities and achieving economic development. Subsequently, the importance of the investment comes from effective role that can be practiced on the national product. The ...


Empirical Analysis Of Field Data On Hiv/Aids Epidemic In Khartoum State, Sudan, Professor Issam A.W. Mohamed 2010 Department of Economics. Al Neelain University, Khartoum, Sudan

Empirical Analysis Of Field Data On Hiv/Aids Epidemic In Khartoum State, Sudan, Professor Issam A.W. Mohamed

Professor Issam A.W. Mohamed

The study focuses on the HIV/AIDS in Khartoum state during the period (2003-2007). The main objectives are to study the situation of HIV/AIDS in Khartoum state through a sample of 1439 of volunteers for the three selected blood testing and counseling centers in Khartoum, Omdurman, and Khartoum North teaching hospitals. The data of the study were collected from secondary source namely the registered information about volunteers after testing blood for HIV. The data were analyzed by using descriptive statistics, chi-square test for dependency between demographic variables and HIV/AIDS incidence, and logistic regression model to discover the effect ...


Introduction To The Macroeconomic Structure Of Yemen, Professor Issam A.W. Mohamed 2010 Department of Economics. Al Neelain University, Khartoum, Sudan

Introduction To The Macroeconomic Structure Of Yemen, Professor Issam A.W. Mohamed

Professor Issam A.W. Mohamed

In countries where tools of economic control are immature and disabled due to totalitarian systems, macroeconomic analyses for aggregate quantities and relationships, such as total consumption, investment, and government expenditures represents a difficult task. The practice of aggregation distinguishes this field of microeconomics and has advantages but also creates problems, a brief survey of these problems is required now, although a deeper appreciation of these must await the critical attitudes that can only develop with more exposure to entire subject. One difficulty is the complex area known as the aggregation problem, the classifying of widely varying goods or activities into ...


Property Rights, Land Disputes And Social Discontent In Sudan, Professor Issam A.W. Mohamed 2010 Department of Economics. Al Neelain University, Khartoum, Sudan

Property Rights, Land Disputes And Social Discontent In Sudan, Professor Issam A.W. Mohamed

Professor Issam A.W. Mohamed

Under the present civil Sudanese conditions, the country endures many hardships which are manifested in economic retraction, inflation, recession and stagflation. However, those are not the sole reasons for the sporadic conflicts that infest the people. Illegitimate property and economic hoardings seem to be inflaming the Sudanese societies. Social conflicts are manifested in simple man's daily complaints to open rebellions. Most academicians agree on one point, that the society endures abnormal conditions. The current paper delves into land disputes in the South Kordofan region and displays there anomalies affecting the Sudanese state of affairs. The economic and social structures ...


Collaborative Community-Based Natural Resource Management, Prof. Elizabeth Burleson 2010 SelectedWorks

Collaborative Community-Based Natural Resource Management, Prof. Elizabeth Burleson

Prof. Elizabeth Burleson

This article analyzes the importance of increasing civil society actor access to and influence in international legal and policy negotiations, drawing from academic scholarship on governance, conservation and environmental sustainability, natural resource management, observations of civil society actors, and the authors’ experiences as participants in international environmental negotiations.


The Defense-Growth Relationship: An Economic Investigation Into Post-Soviet States, Bruce D. McDonald III, Robert J. Eger III 2010 Florida State University

The Defense-Growth Relationship: An Economic Investigation Into Post-Soviet States, Bruce D. Mcdonald Iii, Robert J. Eger Iii

Bruce D. McDonald, III

An important question stemming from the collapse of the Soviet Union is how defense spending has influenced the economic performance of the 15 member states since their establishment as market economies. This study furthers the understanding of the relationship between defense spending and economic growth using data from the states of the former Soviet Union from 1992 to 2007. A nonlinear production function was used for direct effects, and models of investment and employment were employed for indirect effects. Contrary to expectations, the findings show that continued reliance on the defense sector in post-Soviet states has helped overall economic growth ...


An Investigation Of Speech Enhancement Using Wavelet Filtering Method, International Journal Of Speech Technology, Philadelphia University 2010 Philadelphia University

An Investigation Of Speech Enhancement Using Wavelet Filtering Method, International Journal Of Speech Technology, Philadelphia University

Philadelphia University, Jordan

No abstract provided.


Jordanian Commercial Bank Strategies In High- Rate Of Return Realization And Its Relation With Liquidity Gap Management Performance, Philadelphia University 2010 Philadelphia University

Jordanian Commercial Bank Strategies In High- Rate Of Return Realization And Its Relation With Liquidity Gap Management Performance, Philadelphia University

Philadelphia University, Jordan

No abstract provided.


Testing Lyoequivalency For Three Commercially Sustainedrelease Tablets Containing Diltiazem Hydrochloride, Philadelphia University 2010 Philadelphia University

Testing Lyoequivalency For Three Commercially Sustainedrelease Tablets Containing Diltiazem Hydrochloride, Philadelphia University

Philadelphia University, Jordan

No abstract provided.


The Novel And The Experimentation, Philadelphia University 2010 Philadelphia University

The Novel And The Experimentation, Philadelphia University

Philadelphia University, Jordan

No abstract provided.


Neural-Network-Based Fuzzy Identifier: Design And Evaluation, Philadelphia University 2010 Philadelphia University

Neural-Network-Based Fuzzy Identifier: Design And Evaluation, Philadelphia University

Philadelphia University, Jordan

No abstract provided.


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