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  1. Los Entornos Personales de Aprendizaje como estrategia de aprendizaje desde la Teoría del Actor-Red

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    Meza Cano, José Manuel; Cejas León, Roberto

    2016-01-01

    Este trabajo pretende visualizar los Entornos Personales de Aprendizaje desde el punto de vista de la Teoría del Actor-Red. En primer lugar, se describen los elementos centrales de la Teoría del Actor-Red, la visión de aprendizaje desde este enfoque, así como el concepto de actante y de simetría generalizada. Posteriormente se exponen los elementos clave de las definiciones sobre Entornos Personales de Aprendizaje y la visión del aprendizaje que defienden, centrada principalmente en el estudi...

  2. La prostitución, una mirada desde sus actores

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    Luisa Fernanda Montoya Restrepo

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo surge de la investigación Aspectos sociales y familiares que conllevan al ejercicio de la prostitución a 14 jóvenes de la ciudad de Medellín, a partir de sus relatos de vida, que en su proceso de generación de información implementó entre otras estrategias, una serie de talleres con población –hombres y mujeres– en ejercicio de la prostitución y con el equipo profesional que les brinda atención psicosocial, como parte del desarrollo del diseño metodológico planteado para la generación de información. Con esta publicación se pretende reflexionar sobre las diferentes concepciones y significados que se le ha dado a la palabra prostitución, estigmatizada no solo desde el imaginario social, sino también desde la religión. Se retoman para ello algunas posturas disciplinares y especialmente las voces de los actores que participaron como fuentes originales en el proceso de investigación; por ende, se realizará un breve recorrido que recoja las connotaciones más comunes de las personas que ejercen cotidianamente la prostitución.

  3. La prueba PISA: una mirada alternativa desde la Teoría del Actor-Red

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    Paola Paredes Suzarte

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available En el marco de la proliferación de las evaluaciones estandarizadas, inscritas en lo que ha sido conceptualizado por la literatura como políticas de accountability o de rendición de cuentas, se ofrece por medio de este artículo una línea de pensamiento y discusión alternativa sobre la prueba PISA. Utilizando como enfoque la Teoría del Actor-Red (TAR de Bruno Latour, se presentan ejercicios de traslación epistémica de la prueba PISA desde un modelo de pensamiento positivista moderno, a uno materialista pragmático en el que se privilegia una descripción constructivista y analítica de los componentes que la constituyen. En base al seguimiento y análisis de noticias sobre la prueba PISA desplegadas en diarios electrónicos en Chile y Argentina, más la revisión de fuentes secundarias, se exponen algunas de las controversias suscitadas en torno a la evaluación y se discute sobre su posible impacto en nuestras percepciones sobre educación y calidad. También se problematiza el carácter neutral y objetivo de la prueba, y se levanta la pregunta acerca de su posible agencia en la cristalización de las relaciones de centro-periferia entre países que, en el marco del enfoque de la TAR, tiene sentido explorar. 

  4. La problematica lactea desde una mirada politica: actores y formas de representacion sectorial en el ultimo tiempo

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    Nogueira, Maria Elena

    2010-01-01

    .... El analisis se justifica por la relevancia que poseen los actores sectoriales en los procesos de concertacion de politicas publicas ensayados por el Estado Nacional desde la recuperacion democratica...

  5. Análisis y configuración del desarrollo regional. Un enfoque desde los actores

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    Yasmín Hernández Romero

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available En el presente ensayo intentamos reconfigurar las ideas de región y desarrollo como conceptos macro que han entrado en crisis y mostrado sus límites dentro de un discurso y realidad dominantes. Es un hecho irrefutable que el desarrollo no se ha logrado en gran parte del mundo contemporáneo. La región se construye desde lo local y se liga al desarrollo posible y variado mediante los distintos actores, sujetos y agentes, a partir de las relaciones y las comunicaciones intersubjetivas. Así, región y desarrollo requieren ser analizadas en una nueva óptica.

  6. Actores sin sistema y sistemas sin actores: Apuntes para una lectura de la epistemología social desde el pensamiento de la complejidad

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    Juan Miguel Aguado Terrón

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo aborda una revisión genealógica de las implicaciones epistemológicas del pensamiento sobre lo social, planteando su articulación a partir de la dicotomía entre actores y sistemas, por una parte, y entre intra-determinación y extra-determinación de los sujetos sociales, por otra. La inclusión de las capacidades cognitivas de los sujetos en la teoría social plantea, además de un debate teórico en torno a la complementariedad individuo/colectividad, un problema epistemológico vinculado a la recursividad observacional. Desde esta perspectiva, el pensamiento de la complejidad aporta una vía conceptual de solución para las paradojas epistemológicas del pensamiento sobre lo social en la forma de una teoría general de la organización compleja capaz de englobar coherentemente al observador, la acción observadora y los fenómenos observados.The present paper poses a genealogical approach to the epistemological debate on social theory, departing from its configuration upon a dichotomy between systems and actors, on one side, and between intra-determination and extra-determination of social subject, on the other side. The insertion of social subject’s cognitive capabilities into the theoretical reflection on social phenomena poses, beyond the conceptual debate on the complementarity between individual and collectivity, a deep epistemological problem related to observational recursiveness. From this point of view, the complexity paradigm offers a theoretical path that allows solving some of the epistemological paradoxes in the Social Sciences. It makes this possible by posing a general theory of organizational phenomena that coherently involves the observer, the action of observing and the observed phenomena

  7. Memoria y testimonios: el pasado dictatorial visto desde el presente de los actores sociales en Argentina

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    Rubén Isidoro KOTLER

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: Tres generaciones que recuerdan el pasado reciente de la provincia argentina de Tucumán. Los militantes de importantes movimientos de protesta tanto obreras como estudiantiles de fines de los años ‘60 y comienzo de los ‘70, generación que ha sido víctima de la represión ilegal y clandestina desde 1974 hasta 1983; los familiares directos de los represaliados, quienes con el transcurrir de la última dictadura conformaron los organismos de familiares de detenidos y desaparecidos, en todas sus vertientes: Madres de Plaza de Mayo, Familiares de Detenidos por Razones Políticas y Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo, organizaciones que actuaban a la par de otros organismos de Derechos Humanos como la Asamblea Permanente, el Movimiento Ecuménico o la Liga de los Derechos del Hombre (surgidos todos en distintas épocas, respondiendo cada uno a criterios muchas veces muy disímiles de acción; y finalmente la generación hija de aquella, víctima de la represión: los H.I.J.O.S. de desaparecidos o nacidos en el exilio, quienes conformaron con fuerza un organismo propio con identidades particulares desde 1995. Atravesadas todas estas generaciones por un denominador común en la provincia de Tucumán: el Bussismo. Es aquí donde el presente trabajo pretende rastrear no solo el pasado reciente que se intenta desentrañar, sino el propio presente desde el cual los testigos recuerdan y narran sus experiencias.ABSTRACT: Three generations make us remember the recent past of Tucumán in Argentina: a the militants of important protest movements, the working class as well as students from the late ‘60s and the beginning of the ‘70s, a generation victim of the illegal and clandestine repression from 1974 to 1983; b direct family of the reprisaled, who formed the disappeared and under arrest families organism during the last dictatorship: Madres de Plaza de Mayo, Familiares de Detenidos por Razones Políticas and Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo, organizations

  8. ISEF-Corrientes: reconstruyendo su historia desde las voces de sus actores institucionales : Entre la permanencia y el cambio: 2da parte

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    Gallegos, María Gabriela; Delaye, María Pía; Feü, Flavio Alexis; Frías, Rosmarí

    2013-01-01

    En los 40 años de la carrera Superior de Educación Física de Corrientes, reconstruimos su historia desde las voces de los actores institucionales, a fin de describir su identidad como Instituto de Educación Física, se realiza desde un abordaje Psicosocial que centra el análisis en los procesos de conformación de la “identidad institucional”. En este sentido las preguntas de investigación son: ¿Cómo se configura la identidad del ISEF-Corrientes? ¿Se pueden identificar diferentes condiciones in...

  9. Un aporte al diseño curricular desde la perspectiva de los actores del medio socio-productivo

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    Zanfrillo, Alicia Inés; González Carella, María Inés

    2010-01-01

    El presente trabajo tiene como propósito presentar la perspectiva de los actores del entorno socio-productivo en los nuevos diseños curriculares de las carreras de Lic. en Administración y Contador Público de la Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Sociales -FCES- de la Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata -UNMdP- efectuado en el año 2004. A efectos de recabar las impresiones y opiniones sobre la formación de los alumnos se realizó una investigación empírica efectuada a los principales actores ...

  10. Exposiciones rábicas en Colombia: evaluación del sistema de vigilancia desde los actores/ Rabies exposures in Colombia: an evaluation by the actors of the surveillance system

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    Claudia P. Roncancio-Melgarejo

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Resumen Objetivo: identificar la percepción que tienen los actores frente a los atributos del sistema de vigilancia de las exposiciones rábicas para generar las recomendaciones que se requieran. Metodología: se utilizó la teoría fundada hasta análisis de categorías interpretativas; once entrevistas semiestructuradas enmarcadas en los atributos considerados por los Centros de Control y Prevención de Enfermedades (cdc para la evaluación de sistemas de vigilancia se realizaron a personas con un rol activo (desde notificación hasta administrador del sistema, en los departamentos con mayor y menor notificación del evento en el país. Resultados: emergieron catorce categorías descriptivas relacionadas con los nueve atributos, sistema de vigilancia, rabia y propuestas para la mejora; de éstas, cinco categorías analíticas las enmarcan con recursos para la operación, experiencia, control directo de la rabia y papel de los actores en el proceso. Se destacó la importancia del sistema en la recolección de información en Salud Pública; se desconocen publicaciones relacionadas y se percibió como baja la participación de los actores en la planificación. Se manifestaron dificultades con la calidad de la información: clasificación de casos, afectando la representatividad y sensibilidad. La aceptabilidad se relaciona con las tareas del sistema y el tiempo dedicado al proceso. La oportunidad varía en procesos de notificación y ajuste. Conclusiones: la percepción sobre los atributos denota la articulación de conceptos del sistema y la experiencia adquirida; aspectos positivos como representatividad e historia y negativos relacionados con calidad, sensibilidad, utilidad y aceptabilidad. Recomendaciones: realizar publicaciones y mejorar la participación en la planificación del sistema. / Abstract Objective: to identify the perception of the actors regarding the attributes of the rabies exposures surveillance system to generate any

  11. Las violencias entre estudiantes desde el punto de vista de sus actores. Una narrativa de la sociabilidad juvenil

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    Marina Tomasini

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo trata sobre las violencias entre estudiantes y las aborda como constitutivas de la conformación de un entramado de vinculación juvenil en la escuela media; allí donde se juegan cotidianamente procesos identitarios que implican la tensión entre identificación y diferenciación, a través de la re-constitución de taxonomías sociales. Dentro de la tradición de investigación cualitativa nos centramos en la perspectiva narrativa de análisis, en base a la cual construimos un esquema analítico que fue aplicado a micro relatos de situaciones conflictivas entre jóvenes de primer año de escuelas secundarias de Córdoba, Argentina. Este proceso de análisis nos ha permitido diferenciar contextos relacionales de emergencia de violencias así como caracterizar distintas formas de manifestación y sentidos que adquiere para los actores que la vivencian, ya sea como protagonistas o como espectadores.

  12. REGISTROS SOBRE LA INFANCIA: UNA MIRADA DESDE LA ESCUELA PRIMARIA Y SUS ACTORES (TARAPACÁ, NORTE DE CHILE 1880-1922

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    BENJAMÍN SILVA

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN El presente estudio tiene como objetivo principal desarrollar, por medio del análisis del discurso cotidiano de maestras y maestros primarios, la situación de la infancia en la Provincia de Tarapacá entre 1880-1920. Se presentan las contradicciones entre la promesa educativa encauzada desde el Estado y sus autoridades asentadas en Santiago, y la frágil estructura educacional primaria que tuvo como tarea promover la razón, inculcando los símbolos de la civilización, en un sistema de instrucción imaginario. Keywords: Infancy, School Primary System, Teachers. ABSTRACTS The main objective of this study is to develop the image of the childhood in the Tarapaca Province between 1880 and 1920. This is achived by the analysis of the teachers’ daily speech. The primary educational structure had the task of promoting the reason, inculcating the civilization symbols in an imaginary instruction system. Contradictions between the educational promise, channelled from the State and the authorities seated in Santiago, and the fragile primary educational structure, are presented. Palabras claves: Infancia, Sistema Escolar Primario, Maestros/Maestras.

  13. Reflexiones sobre la guerra de cuarta generación, una visión desde los actores sin recursos de poder en términos tradicionales

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    Carlos Alberto Ardila Castro

    2014-01-01

    Groso modo el calificativo de Asimétrica es aplicado a los conflictos violentos post Guerra Fría en los que la estatura estratégica de alguna de las partes es significativamente menor en comparación a la de sus rivales, por lo que el inferior a fin de no ser derrotado en términos convencionales, emplea métodos, armamento, doctrina y hasta normas éticas no-convencionales, para llevar a cabo sus actos de guerra, que desde Westfalia habían sido analizadas en función de los actores tradicionales del Sistema Internacional y las concepciones político-estratégicas de la guerra trinitaria de Clausewitz, y la guerra revolucionaria de corte dialéctico-marxista en sus diferentes matices. Se consideran estrategias de guerra revolucionaria de corte dialectico-marxista entre otros: la Combinación de Todas las Formas de Lucha de Lenin, la Guerra Popular Prolongada de Mao, la Defensa de un Solo País (o bastión de Stalin, inclusive el Modelo Revolucionario Foquista de Castro y Guevara.

  14. La desamortización eclesiástica y el destino de los conventos suprimidos en Murcia

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    Joaquín Martínez Pino

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se atiende la normativa desamortizadora del siglo XIX y su vinculación con la aparición de una conciencia de tipo patrimonial en España. Se trata igualmente el destino de los conventos suprimidos, con especial atención la ciudad de Murcia.

  15. Calidad de los servicios universitarios: Una percepción desde sus actores en una escuela de negocios (Quality of services university: A perception from their actors in a business school

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    Araiza, Maria

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract: This study aimed to evaluate the quality of university services in business school at a public university of Mexico from the perspective of its actors (students and teachers. To get to their results, a SERVQUAL scale was used with some adjustments, which is an instrument of multiple items that were originally developed to measure customer insights regarding the quality of service. The instrument consists of 22 phrases that measure customer expectations and 22 similar phrases that measure customer perception and service quality is established by the difference of scores that the customer assigns to their expectations and perceptions. Questions that serve to other aspects of the university service were incorporated to this instrument, they are related with the conciliation of programs, learning assessment and the effectiveness of administrative processes. The scale of 42 variables that measure the quality of services and conditions of the institution to offer them, was applied to a sample of 446 students and 64 teachers, they reflect the efforts and resources invested by the faculty in teacher training and equipment offered in learning practices are highly valued by students. Besides, on differences in perceptions between students and teachers, it is shown that the students are claimant protagonists of quality in services and the raison d’etre of any educational institution. Resumen: Este estudio apuntó hacia la evaluación de la calidad de los servicios universitarios en una escuela de negocios de una universidad pública de México desde la óptica de sus actores (estudiantes y docentes. Para llegar a sus resultados se utilizó escala de SERVQUAL con adecuaciones, el cual es un instrumento de ítems múltiples que se elaboró originalmente para medir las apreciaciones del cliente en relación a la calidad del servicio. El instrumento se compone de 22 frases que miden las expectativas del cliente y 22 frases similares que miden la

  16. PROCEDURE OF CREATIVE ACTORAL CONTEXTUALIZATION IN THE FORMATION OF THE COMMUNICATIVE ACTING FROM THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE / PROCEDIMIENTO DE CONTEXTUALIZACIÓN CREATIVA ACTORAL EN LA FORMACIÓN DE LA ACTUACIÓN COMUNICATIVA DESDE LA LENGUA INGLESA

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    Rosa González Blanco

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available The Cuban education is on charge of developing appropriate formative possibilities in the acquisition of an authentic communication that favor the integral preparation of the students. For this reason, it is necessary to carry out some didactical actions in the formation process to contribute to a coherent communicative practice of professionals. The development of the procedure of creative actoral contextualization and its application, constitute an intervention instrument in the formative processes of the actors; becoming a pedagogical alternative for the promotion of the communicative competence of these professionals. RESUMEN La Educación en Cuba se encuentra ante el reto de desarrollar pertinentes posibilidades formativas en la adquisición de una comunicación auténtica que favorezcan la preparación integral de los estudiantes. Por estas razones, es ineludible conciliar acciones didácticas en el proceso de formación para favorecer una práctica comunicativa coherente de los profesionales. El desarrollo del procedimiento de contextualización creativa actoral y su aplicación, se constituye en un instrumento de intervención en los procesos formativos de los actores; convirtiéndose en una alternativa pedagógica para la potenciación de las competencias comunicativas de estos profesionales que se forman en escuelas de arte.

  17. Análisis de las prácticas evaluativas desde la perspectiva de los propios actores y actoras en la Región Atlántica

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    Leda Badilla Chavarría

    2005-06-01

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    Resumen. Esta investigación evaluativa se propuso valorar, desde una perspectiva cualitativa, el componente “Evaluación Escolar” del Proyecto “Mejoramiento de la calidad de la Educación Ministerio de Educación / Banco Mundial” en la Zona Atlántica del país.

    Participan diferentes actores y actoras de la comunidad educativa: equipos regionales docentes, padres, madres, alumnos y alumnas. Se utilizan diversas técnicas para la producción de la información. El análisis parte de las lógicas vivenciales en el proceso evaluativo que experimentan diferentes actores y actoras.

    Por las características del estudio, se incluyen las voces de los y las participantes, y los textos se presentan tal y como fueron expresados por ellos.

     

    Abstract. The purpose of the investigation was to evaluate from a qualitive perspective the Scholastic Evaluation component in the project conducted in the Atlantic area of the country involved different participants of the educational community: regional teams, advisors, educators, parents, students. Diverse techniques were used to complete the information. The analysis departs from the logical experiences of the actors in the evaluative process. Problems and solutions were also identified by the participants.

    Because of the characteristics of the study the voices of the participants are included. The texts are presented the way they were expressed by the actors.

  18. Reflexiones sobre la guerra de cuarta generación, una visión desde los actores sin recursos de poder en términos tradicionales

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    Carlos Alberto Ardila Castro; Carlos Antonio Pinedo Herrera

    2014-01-01

    El presente articulo discute algunas de las teorías que existen en torno del fenómeno de La Guerra Moderna en el marco del Sistema Internacional bajo una óptica neo-realista, buscando caracterizar singularidades propias a la aparición del concepto de Guerra Asimétrica y su empleo por parte de actores sin recursos de poder en términos tradicionales. Groso modo el calificativo de Asimétrica es aplicado a los conflictos violentos post Guerra Fría en los que la estatura estratégica de alguna d...

  19. Lógicas territoriales y relaciones de poder en el espacio de los actores armados: un aporte desde la geografía política al estudio de la violencia y el conflicto armado en Colombia, 1990-2012

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    Luis Gabriel Salas Salazar

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available El artículo analiza desde la geografía política las lógicas territoriales y las relaciones de poder de los actores del conflicto armado colombiano, entre 1990 y 2012. Estos factores se manifiestan en acciones armadas y militares, la coacción y violencia en contra de los civiles y la búsqueda del control del poder local. A partir de un análisis de densidades espaciales de los eventos del conflicto armado, se demuestra que la afectación espacial diferencial del conflicto armado y la violencia registrados en Colombia se explican por la importancia geoestratégica de los territorios para los actores involucrados: presencia de cultivos ilícitos, recursos naturales, economías ilegales o por la facilidad de movilidad que permite la comunicación dentro y fuera del país.

  20. Una nueva voz : un planteamiento a la recuperación vocal para la corrección de patologías de carácter funcional en el actor, desde las técnicas de Kristin Linklater y Barbara Houseman

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    Sorge Radovani, Lavinia Sabina; Monterde i Farnés, Pau

    2009-01-01

    Existen en el medio teatral varias técnicas de entrenamiento vocal para el actor de teatro. ¿Pueden usarse siempre las mismas técnicas indiferentemente del sujeto? ¿Es posible obtener de un ejercicio vocal siempre los mismos resultados o beneficios? Al analizar las rutinas básicas utilizadas en la preparación vocal para teatro desde las patologías funcionales de la voz, es posible afirmar que no todos los sujetos están en disposición física de cumplir con determinadas exigencias particulares....

  1. Trastornos de la Conducta Alimentaria: Opiniones y expectativas sobre estrategias de prevención y tratamiento desde la perspectiva de diferentes actores sociales Dietary behavior disorders: Opinions and expectancies on prevention and treatment strategies from the perspective of the several social actors

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    J.C. March

    2006-02-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: El aumento de prevalencia de los TCA en los últimas décadas apunta hacia la necesidad de desarrollar estrategias de abordaje desde el sistema sanitario público que incluyan la perspectiva de los principales actores sociales implicados. El presente estudio se realiza con el objetivo de conocer sus opiniones y expectativas sobre prevención y tratamiento de los TCA. MÉTODOS: Realización de 5 grupos focales (con familiares, jóvenes, profesionales del ámbito sanitario y educativo,representantes de instituciones y asociaciones y 14 entrevistas semiestructuradas (con pacientes de TCA y familiares sobre fortalezas y debilidades de programas actuales de prevención y tratamiento, expectativas de cambio y propuestas de mejora. Análisis de contenido y triangulación de resultados. RESULTADOS: La falta de recursos y conocimientos sobre los TCA, la escasez de programas transversales y la insuficiente coordinación se nombran como principales debilidades evaluándose de forma positiva los programas pilotos interdisciplinarios. Como demandas prioritarias se pide una mayor dotación de recursos humanos y materiales, un aumento de cobertura de servicios especializados, el fomento de formación específica y la mejora de coordinación. Respecto a la prevención se resalta la preferibilidad de un abordaje inespecífico de la temática para impedir comportamientos de imitación entre la población joven. La atención en Hospitales de Día se considera como una de las modalidades de tratamiento más adecuadas a las características de la enfermedad valorándose el efecto potencialmente terapéutico de un contacto entre afectados. El movimiento asociativo, el ámbito de la educación y la familia se nombran como otros pilares importantes en un abordaje multidisciplinar de la enfermedad demandándose el desarrollo de programas conjuntos. CONCLUSIONES: La discusión de diferentes enfoques psicoterapéuticos, el papel de las asociaciones en el

  2. Actores sociales, violencias y luchas de emancipación. Lecturas desde una antropología crítica, de Margarita del Carmen ZáraTe Vidal y María Gabriela Hita (Coords.

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    Héctor Adrián Reyes García

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Actores sociales, violencias y luchas de emancipación es un libro que voltea la tuerca. Se distancia de un análisis del orden sistémico basado en la lucha entre contrarios para aproximarse a las acciones, reacciones y enfrentamientos que efectúan las personas involucradas en las situaciones de violencia. Las aristas se posicionan en el plano geográfi co: se lleva al lector a América Latina (Brasil, Guatemala, México y Colombia para terminar cayendo en Indonesia. En el texto la violencia se apodera de lo cotidiano, de las acciones y reacciones de quien la enfrenta.

  3. Actores sociales, violencias y luchas de emancipación. Lecturas desde una antropología crítica, de Margarita del Carmen ZáraTe Vidal y María Gabriela Hita (Coords.)

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    2015-01-01

    Actores sociales, violencias y luchas de emancipación es un libro que voltea la tuerca. Se distancia de un análisis del orden sistémico basado en la lucha entre contrarios para aproximarse a las acciones, reacciones y enfrentamientos que efectúan las personas involucradas en las situaciones de violencia. Las aristas se posicionan en el plano geográfi co: se lleva al lector a América Latina (Brasil, Guatemala, México y Colombia) para terminar cayendo en Indonesia. En el texto la violencia se a...

  4. ¿Minería sostenible? Análisis del conflicto social en Bajo de la Alumbrera desde sus informes de sostenibilidad y actores locales críticos

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    Diego Murguia

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available La relación entre la minería metalífera a gran escala y su impacto, es un tema de creciente discusión en Argentina. Con el fin de mostrar responsabilidad y contribuciones al desarrollo sostenible, las empresas mineras multinacionales publican informes de sostenibilidad. Éstos contribuyen a una mayor transparencia pero existen dudas sobre su utilidad para mejorar la relación con las comunidades. Mediante un método descriptivo-explicativo se analizó el Informe de Sostenibilidad 2009 de la mina Bajo de la Alumbrera para evaluar su calidad y comparar la “realidad” presentada por la empresa con la perspectiva de actores críticos. Los resultados, validados con informes de otros años, demostraron que si las empresas quieren contribuir al desarrollo local sostenible, deben mejorar la calidad de la información de indicadores conflictivos y, junto con gobiernos locales, realizar un cambio significativo en la manera de tomar decisiones, especialmente vinculando actores críticos del proyecto.

  5. El acceso al trabajo migrante en Santiago del Estero y Misiones: una mirada desde la lógica de los actores The access to the migrant work in Santiago del Estero and Misiones: a focus on the logic of the actors

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    Alfonsina Alberti

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo intenta recorrer a través del discurso de los actores involucrados en la migración laboral, algunas de las cuestiones que hacen a la problemática en el acceso a este tipo de trabajo. Para lo cual se toman como referentes empíricos a dos casos diferentes; los trabajadores santiagueños que se trasladan hacia la producción de papa en el sur de la provincia de Buenos Aires y Córdoba y los trabajadores misioneros que se dirigen hacia la actividad forestal hacia el nordeste de la provincia de Entre Ríos y sur de la de Corrientes. En este sentido resulta importante la percepción de los trabajadores en relación a dos actividades diferentes en cuanto a sus características particulares que, sin embargo, comparten un punto en común; en este caso el desplazamiento espacial relacionado con el acceso al trabajo.The present article tries to cross through speech of the actors involved in the labor migration, as they are those questions that do to the problematic one in the access to this type of work. For which they are taken like referring empiricists to two different cases; the santiagueños workers who move towards the production of potatoes in the south of the province of Buenos Aires and Córdoba and the working misioneros who go towards the forest activity towards the northeast of the province de Entre Ríos and the south of the Corrientes. In this sense the perception is important from the workers in relation to two different activities as far as its particular characteristics that nevertheless they share a point common that is the space displacement related to the access to the work.

  6. Moral actor, selfish agent.

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    Frimer, Jeremy A; Schaefer, Nicola K; Oakes, Harrison

    2014-05-01

    People are motivated to behave selfishly while appearing moral. This tension gives rise to 2 divergently motivated selves. The actor-the watched self-tends to be moral; the agent-the self as executor-tends to be selfish. Three studies present direct evidence of the actor's and agent's distinct motives. To recruit the self-as-actor, we asked people to rate the importance of various goals. To recruit the self-as-agent, we asked people to describe their goals verbally. In Study 1, actors claimed their goals were equally about helping the self and others (viz., moral); agents claimed their goals were primarily about helping the self (viz., selfish). This disparity was evident in both individualist and collectivist cultures, attesting to the universality of the selfish agent. Study 2 compared actors' and agents' motives to those of people role-playing highly prosocial or selfish exemplars. In content (Study 2a) and in the impressions they made on an outside observer (Study 2b), actors' motives were similar to those of the prosocial role-players, whereas agents' motives were similar to those of the selfish role-players. Study 3 accounted for the difference between the actor and agent: Participants claimed that their agent's motives were the more realistic and that their actor's motives were the more idealistic. The selfish agent/moral actor duality may account for why implicit and explicit measures of the same construct diverge, and why feeling watched brings out the better angels of human nature.

  7. Determinants of Actor Rationality

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    Ellegaard, Chris

    Industrial companies must exercise influence on their suppliers (or supplier actors). Actor rationality is a central theme connected to this management task. In this article, relevant literature is studied with the purpose of shedding light on determinants of actor rationality. Two buyer......-supplier relations are investigated in a multiple case study, leading to the proposal of various additional factors that determine and shape actor rationality. Moreover a conceptual model of rationality determinants in the buyer-supplier relation is proposed, a model that may help supply managers analyse...

  8. Actor-Network Procedures

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    Pavlovic, Dusko; Meadows, Catherine; Ramanujam, R.; Ramaswamy, Srini

    2012-01-01

    In this paper we propose actor-networks as a formal model of computation in heterogenous networks of computers, humans and their devices, where these new procedures run; and we introduce Procedure Derivation Logic (PDL) as a framework for reasoning about security in actor-networks, as an extension

  9. tradicional: Conflictos y actores laborales

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    Héctor Lucena

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo forma parte de una línea de investigación más general que se ocupa de analizar las transformaciones en las Relaciones de Trabajo. El presente documento centra su atención en los cambios que experimenta la Organización del Trabajo y como ellos repercuten en la conflictividad laboral. Se parte de reconocer que la relación capital-trabajo es de naturaleza conflictiva, pero que los mecanismos de convivencia entre las partes y todo el marco regulatorio, permiten y facilitan el desenvolvimiento y la convivencia productiva. Sin embargo, los cambios en la Organización del Trabajo que reducen la fuerza de trabajo y lesionan conquistas históricas de los trabajadores, estimulan el desarrollo de conflictos colectivos, los que materializan en tanto existan constituidos los actores laborales. En el proceso de investigación seguido en esta línea, se revisa la literatura pertinente, se analizan casos de la realidad laboral venezolana reciente vía hemeroteca y entrevistas, privilegiándose la huelga de Sidor en el 2004. Se concluye, destacando que los cambios que paulatinamente se emprenden desde la empresa para modificar la Organización del Trabajo, erosionan la capacidad de respuesta de los actores laborales representativos de los trabajadores.

  10. Actor/Character Dualism

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    Riis, Johannes

    2012-01-01

    Our perception of agency may be inherently fallible, and this may explain not only our general awareness of actors when engaged in fictional characters but also the specific case of paradoxical characters...

  11. La prostitución, una mirada desde sus actores

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    Luisa Fernanda Montoya Restrepo; Santiago Alberto Morales Mesa

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    Este artículo surge de la investigación Aspectos sociales y familiares que conllevan al ejercicio de la prostitución a 14 jóvenes de la ciudad de Medellín, a partir de sus relatos de vida, que en su proceso de generación de información implementó entre otras estrategias, una serie de talleres con población –hombres y mujeres– en ejercicio de la prostitución y con el equipo profesional que les brinda atención psicosocial, como parte del desarrollo del diseño metodológico planteado para la gene...

  12. El terrorismo: ¿nuevo actor internacional?

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    Zeraoui, Zidane

    2002-01-01

    Los cambios mundiales desde el fin de la bipolaridad y la caída de la Unión Soviética han conllevando a la aparición de nuevos actores en el escenario internacional. El enfoque estatocéntrico hegemónico durante la Guerra Fría en las teorías realistas e idealistas está cediendo espacio a la pluralidad paradigmática que reconoce la emergencia de los nuevos entes. Además de los Estados, de las organizaciones tanto gubernamentales como no gubernamentales, de los organismos internacionales y de...

  13. Development Sociology. Actor Perspectives

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    Long, N.E.

    2001-01-01

    Using case studies and empirical material from Africa and Latin America, Development Sociology focuses on the theoretical and methodological foundations of an actor-oriented and social constructionist form of analysis. This style of analysis is opposed to the traditional structuralist/institutional

  14. Actors at work

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    Nobakht, Behrooz

    2016-01-01

    The core contributions of this thesis target the intersection of object orientation, actor model, and concurrency. We choose Java as the main target programming language and as one of the mainstream object-oriented languages. We formalize a subset of Java and its concurrency API to facilitate formal

  15. Conference Report: Actor Brain

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    Naziker Bayram

    2006-05-01

    Full Text Available The remarkable progress in neuroscience contributes a great deal to the debate about topics such as "free will" and "intersubjectivity." The brain is considered to be the initial basis, the superior entity of human action and evolves more and more into an autonomous actor challenging the social and philosophical sciences to a somatic turn. The main aim of the symposium "Actor Brain" at Duisburg-Essen University, was to more precisely conceive the approaches taken by neuroscience in order to arrive at a better understanding of them and their implications. Due to the scientific diversity of the speakers, the final discussion could point out that the positions taken by the participants were not as incompatible as may be first assumed. The need for accurate and precise definitions of terms such as "action", "decision-making", and "free will" is accentuated as the complexity of the debate increases. URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0603241

  16. Del sistema al actor

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    Alain Touraine

    2009-11-01

    impone a los órganos en la concepción biológica tradicional. Se puede distinguir también la sociología funcionalista sistémica de la sociología funcionalista crítica. En ambos casos se trata de dos de las orientaciones mas importantes del pensamiento sociológico desde sus orígenes.

  17. Fractal actors and infrastructures

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    Bøge, Ask Risom

    2011-01-01

    -network-theory (ANT) into surveillance studies (Ball 2002, Adey 2004, Gad & Lauritsen 2009). In this paper, I further explore the potential of this connection by experimenting with Marilyn Strathern’s concept of the fractal (1991), which has been discussed in newer ANT literature (Law 2002; Law 2004; Jensen 2007). I...... under surveillance. Based on fieldwork conducted in 2008 and 2011 in relation to my Master’s thesis and PhD respectively, I illustrate fractal concepts by describing the acts, actors and infrastructure that make up the ‘DNA surveillance’ conducted by the Danish police....

  18. La red del Comercio Justo y sus principales actores

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    Brisa Ceccon Rocha

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo trata de una descripción concisa del fenómeno del comercio justo y su participación en el comercio mundial. Al mismo tiempo, examina el papel de los diferentes actores que participan en la red del comercio justo, desde los productores hasta los consumidores. Finalmente, evalúa las relaciones entre estos actores y los retos que enfrentan para perfeccionar el sistema y mejorar las condiciones de participación de los productores, elementos fundamentales de esta red.

  19. ActorDroid

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    Ce projet de diplôme a pour but de tester les possibilités d'utilisaton du langage de programmation Scala sur un environnement Android, notamment pour l'utilisation des "remote actors". L'objectif final était de créer un démonstrateur constitué d'appareils mobiles sous Android au sein d'un système distribué mettant à disposition des services basés sur des acteurs, permettant d'une part de faire du calcul distribué parallèle et, d'autr part, d partager des informations de metering en temps rée...

  20. Nociones del conflicto en actores escolares

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    Carlos Eduardo Valderrama H

    2001-10-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo busca contribuir a la reflexión sobre la problemática del conflicto escolar a partir de algunas nociones que ciertos actores escolares tienen sobre el mismo, sus manifestaciones, sus causas u orígenes y las maneras como afirman se resuelve en sus instituciones. Desde una perspectiva que pretende inscribirse en el campo de la comunicación-educación, se describe la heterogeneidad de las posturas manifestadas por estudiantes, docentes y directivos y se intentan comprender éstas a partir de algunos postulados teóricos planteados por la sociología del conflicto y la pedagogía crítica.This essay contributes to an ongoing debate on the problematic of school conflict, working from certain concepts that some of the actors in schools have about conflict, its manifestations, causes or origins, and the manners in which they manifest that they are resolved. From a perspective that wants to inscribe itself in the field of communication-education, it describes the heterogeneity of the different views put forward by students, teaches, and school directors, and searches to understand these based on certain theoretical postulates derived from the fields of sociology of conflict and critical pedagogy.

  1. Actors', partners', and observers' perceptions of sarcasm.

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    Rockwell, P

    2000-10-01

    This study compared actors', partners', and observers' perceptions of the amount of sarcasm used by participants (n = 80) in videotaped conversations. Significant differences were found among perceptions of actors, partners, and observers. Of the three perspectives, actors perceived themselves as using the greatest amount of sarcasm, followed by partners' perceptions of actors. Observers perceived actors as using the least amount of sarcasm. Correlations conducted to assess whether partners and observers recognized actors' individual attempts at sarcasm during the conversations were generally low.

  2. Los diferentes actores del conflicto

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    Consani, Norberto E.

    1991-01-01

    Los acontecimientos del Medio Oriente es el resultado de la acción de un país o de conyunturas históricas y geopolíticas complejas en las cuales varios actores juegan su rol? Nosotros vamos a analizar el comportamiento de algunos actores, individual y colectivamente para intentar tener una mejor comprensión del conflicto. Instituto de Relaciones Internacionales (IRI)

  3. Lógicas territoriales y relaciones de poder en el espacio de los actores armados: un aporte desde la geografía política al estudio de la violencia y el conflicto armado en Colombia, 1990-2012

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    Luis Gabriel Salas Salazar

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    Full Text Available The article analyzes the territorial logics and power relations of the actors of the Colombian armed conflict between 1990 and 2012, from the perspective of political geography. These factors are made evident in armed, military actions, coercion and violence against civilians, and efforts to seize control of local power. On the basis of the analysis of the spatial densities of the events of the armed conflict, the study shows that the differential spatial impact of the armed conflict and the violence registered in Colombia can be explained by the geostrategic importance of the territories for the actors involved: presence of illicit crops, natural resources, and illegal economies, or their location in areas that facilitate communication both within the country and abroad.

  4. La cuestión tecnológica en los planes de estudio de la Carrera de Bibliotecología de la Universidad Nacional de La Plata: aproximaciones críticas desde los documentos y la mirada de los actores The technology question through the curriculum of the Library Degree at the National University of La Plata: critical approaches from the documents and the perspectives of the actors

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    Claudia Nora Laudano

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    Full Text Available Este trabajo indaga los modos de abordaje de la cuestión tecnológica en la formación profesional universitaria en Bibliotecología desde una mirada histórica que abarca 30 años. El estudio toma por caso la Carrera de Bibliotecología de la Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias de la Educación de la Universidad Nacional de La Plata (Argentina y considera centrales las transformaciones curriculares en el área de tecnología. Para el abordaje metodológico se contempló, por una parte, el análisis documental de los planes de estudios, los programas de algunas asignaturas y otros materiales significativos. Por otra parte, se entrevistaron docentes que intervinieron en las modificaciones del currículo en los últimos 30 años. Del análisis de ambos materiales surgen tendencias coincidentes respecto del lugar de lo tecnológico en la formación profesional así como sugerencias acerca de posibles modificaciones en la enseñanza.This paper inquires how the technological question is approached in the university professional training in librarianship, in an historical overview which covers 30 years. It is a case study of the librarianship degree in the Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias de la Educación de la Universidad Nacional de La Plata and the curricular transformations in the technological area are of key importance. The methodological approach is focused in the documental analysis of the curricula, the programs of some subjects and other significant materials. Also, some teachers responsible of the changes in the curriculum during the last 30 years were interviewed. From the analysis of both materials is possible to deduce coincident tendencies about the technology place in the professional training, as well as suggestions about possible modifications in the teaching of librarianship.

  5. You're a What? Voice Actor

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    Liming, Drew

    2009-01-01

    This article talks about voice actors and features Tony Oliver, a professional voice actor. Voice actors help to bring one's favorite cartoon and video game characters to life. They also do voice-overs for radio and television commercials and movie trailers. These actors use the sound of their voice to sell a character's emotions--or an advertised…

  6. Multicultural Monologues for Young Actors. The Young Actors Series.

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    Slaight, Craig, Ed.; Sharrar, Jack, Ed.

    This book presents 62 monologue selections from diverse cultures for young actors to perform. The book's selections offer "quality literature by significant writers." Some of the writers represented in the book are George C. Wolfe, Miguel Pinero, Lorraine Hansberry, Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones), John M. Synge, Yukio Mishima, Reynolds…

  7. La relación universidad medio: una mirada desde el enfoque de la triple hélice

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    Montoya Suárez, Omar

    2009-01-01

    Este documento presenta la relación Universidad – Medio desde el enfoque de la Triple Hélice destacando la interdependencia dinámica entre los actores sociales involucrados en dicha relación. This document presents the relationship University - East since the approach of the Triple Helix stressing the dynamic interdependence between the social actors involved in this relationship.

  8. Games as Actors - Interaction, Play, Design, and Actor Network Theory

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    Jessen, Jari Due; Jessen, Carsten

    2014-01-01

    When interacting with computer games, users are forced to follow the rules of the game in return for the excitement, joy, fun, or other pursued experiences. In this paper, we investigate how games a chieve these experiences in the perspective of Actor Network Theory (ANT). Based on a qualitative......, and by doing so they create in humans what in modern play theory is known as a “state of play”...

  9. Actor bonds after relationship dissolution

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    Skaates, Maria Anne

    2000-01-01

    Most of the presented papers at the 1st NoRD Workshop can be classified as belonging to the business marketing approach to relationship dissolution. Two papers were conceptual, and the remaining six were empirical studies. The first conceptual study by Skaates (2000) focuses on the nature...... of the actor bonds that remain after a business relationship has ended. The study suggests that an interdisciplinary approach would provide a richer understanding of the phenomenon; this could be achieved by using e.g. Bourdieu's sociological concepts in dissolution research....

  10. Actor bonds after relationship dissolution

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    Skaates, Maria Anne

    2000-01-01

    Most of the presented papers at the 1st NoRD Workshop can be classified as belonging to the business marketing approach to relationship dissolution. Two papers were conceptual, and the remaining six were empirical studies. The first conceptual study by Skaates (2000) focuses on the nature...... of the actor bonds that remain after a business relationship has ended. The study suggests that an interdisciplinary approach would provide a richer understanding of the phenomenon; this could be achieved by using e.g. Bourdieu's sociological concepts in dissolution research....

  11. Implantación de programas de telemedicina en la sanidad pública de España: experiencia desde la perspectiva de clínicos y decisores Implementation of telemedicine programs in Spain: experience of the main actors involved in the decision-making process

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    Vinita Mahtani Chugani

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Identificar los principales beneficios y riesgos en el proceso de implantación de los programas de telemedicina en España, a partir de la experiencia de los profesionales que influyen en la toma de decisiones. Participantes y métodos: Estudio cualitativo basado en entrevistas semiestructuradas grabadas telefónicamente, con análisis temático inductivo. Se realizaron 11 entrevistas que incluyeron la perspectiva de 4 facultativos, 3 gestores, 2 investigadores y 2 responsables de producto de la industria de telecomunicaciones. Se llevó a cabo un muestreo teórico. Resultados: Se identificaron una serie de factores necesarios para alcanzar con éxito la resolución del problema mediante un programa de telemedicina: el compromiso de las personas involucradas, los aspectos tecnológicos, el apoyo económico e institucional, la aceptación por parte de clínicos y pacientes, la existencia de protocolos que se adapten al contexto, la necesidad de informarse y formarse previamente, la visión de futuro e innovación, la normalización del programa en el sistema organizativo, y la necesidad de mantener el principio de equidad con relación a clínicos y usuarios. Conclusiones: Para que un programa de telemedicina tenga éxito es necesario desarrollarlo en un contexto favorecedor, en el cual se puedan prever los riesgos. El factor humano se revela como la clave principal. Los factores identificados en este estudio cualitativo deberían considerarse a la hora de elaborar estrategias que permitan incrementar las posibilidades de éxito en la implantación de futuros programas de telemedicina en nuestro medio.Objective: To identify the main benefits and risks related to the implementation of telemedicine programs in Spain, based on the experience of the actors influencing the decision-making process. Participants and methods: We performed a qualitative study based on audiotaped semi-structured telephone interviews. Eleven interviews were

  12. Dinámicas de actores y sistema de transporte urbano: el caso de Curitiba, Brasil

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    Magda Peña Flores

    2015-04-01

    Como reflexión sobre la ciudad, nos parece apropiado hacer un análisis de los sistemas de transporte, desde una visión de las dinámicas de los actores la que entendemos como la necesidad vital de desplazamiento que requieren los habitantes en la ciudad actual, nos referimos a la movilidad de las personas para realizar actividades cotidianas.

  13. Mobilizing Workplaces: Actors, Discipline and Governmentality

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    Edwards, Richard; Nicoll, Katherine

    2004-01-01

    Drawing on the work of Foucault, and to a lesser extent actor-network theory, this article examines some of their methodological and theoretical implications for conceptions of workplace learning. We suggest that workplaces need to be examined for the spatio-temporal ordering of practices and the actors drawn into them in order to move beyond the…

  14. Actors in Academia--Roles Professors Play

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    Minter, Mary Kennedy

    2009-01-01

    In order to set the stage for the "actors in academia," the author suggests that the following roles and responsibilities are the most significant ones for the college/university professor, including some for students: (1) Actor; (2) Communicator; (3) Facilitator; (4) Trainer/Coach; (5) Craftsman (craft of teaching); and (6) Manager. After 40…

  15. Memorias, subjetividades y actores sociales

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    Olga Marlene Sánchez Moncada

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    Full Text Available En este artículo se presenta una síntesis temática a modo de balance sobre la producción desarrollada en cinco años de la Maestría en Estudios Sociales de la Universidad Pedagógica Nacional. De hecho, los estudiantes de la línea ''Memoria, identidades y actores sociales'' han adelantado sus respectivas investigaciones en torno a estas temáticas con sus correspondientes especificidades. En cuanto a las memorias, han trabajado indagaciones sobre ciencias sociales escolares y la configuración de memoria nacional, en las cuales se han acompañado procesos de construcción de memoria con organizaciones sociales, además de analizar procesos de construcción de memorias sobre el conflicto armado colombiano. Asimismo, se ha abordado una variedad de temas en el enfoque dado a los individuos con potencial de cambio y transformación social. Finalmente, en relación con las subjetividades se han explorado temas como: performatividad, identidades atribuidas, identidades autoatribuidas y la constitución de sujeto.

  16. Lone-Actor Terrorist Target Choice.

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    Gill, Paul; Corner, Emily

    2016-09-01

    Lone-actor terrorist attacks have risen to the forefront of the public's consciousness in the past few years. Some of these attacks were conducted against public officials. The rise of hard-to-detect, low-tech attacks may lead to more public officials being targeted. This paper explores whether different behavioral traits are apparent within a sample of lone-actor terrorists who plotted against high-value targets (including public officials) than within a sample of lone actors who plotted against members of the public. Utilizing a unique dataset of 111 lone-actor terrorists, we test a series of hypotheses related to attack capability and operational security. The results indicate that very little differentiates those who attack high-value targets from those who attack members of the public. We conclude with a series of illustrations to theorize why this may be the case. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  17. Diásporas y transiciones en la Teoría del Actor-Red

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    Callén, Blanca; Tirado Serrano, Francisco Javier

    2011-01-01

    Este texto es una presentación del monográfico Diásporas y transiciones en la teoría del actor-red. Sus páginas presentan las principales características de esta teoría, una manera de entender sus orígenes y una descripción de su presente estableciendo un paralelismo con la etnometodología. El texto finaliza con una valoración del estado de la teoría del actor-red en España y un comentario sobre un congreso que llevó el título de Presente y futuro de la teoría del actor-red y que constituye e...

  18. en las iniciativas de Paz que construyen las bases desde lo local

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    Esperanza Hernández Delgado

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available El artículo destaca, desde los hallazgos de la investigación para la paz, los significados y alcances propios que comunidades indígenas, negras y campesinas, han dado a la paz y la no violencia en Colombia. Estas comunidades, no conocían la propuesta pacifista de Gandhi, Matin Luther King o Mandela, y sin embargo, desde sus necesidades y procesos propios, han generado, apropiado y jalonado, en forma perfectible, iniciativas de paz desde la base, en las que la paz ha sido concebida como defensa de la vida, resistencia civil al conflicto armado, protección de la autonomía y autodeterminación de las comunidades frente a los actores armados, participación política, desarrollo desde las bases, profundización de la democracia y defensa de la cultura, entre otras. En igual forma, estas comunidades han demostrado que Colombia también es escenario de paz y que esta no sólo se construye desde el Estado y los actores armados, sino desde las bases, que se organizan sin recurrir a las armas, en escenarios locales, para darle significados propios.

  19. Posibilidades desde la periferia

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    Carlos Roberto Torres Parra

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Este texto recoge las principales reflexiones alrededor de una investigación cuyo objeto principal fue determinar las condiciones para la construcción de narrativas web relacionadas con temáticas locales, en forma de hipermedia. El análisis se realizó mediante un estudio de caso, consistente en un ejercicio académico de creación, que involucró a estudiantes de Sociología de la Universidad Nacional y de Diseño Industrial de la Universidad Javeriana, dentro del taller de diseño digital que coordina adac, unidad de la Facultad de Arquitectura y Diseño de la Universidad Javeriana. Los resultados de este análisis dan pistas sobre los pasos por recorrer y los desafíos por parte de actores como la academia, para usar de manera efectiva las tecnologías digitales, como respuesta a su responsabilidad de responder a los desafíos de la era digital.

  20. Effective Location Management of Mobile Actors in Wireless Sensor and Actor Networks

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    Nauman Aslam

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available Recent years have witnessed an increasing availability of heterogeneous sensor networks that consist of a large number of resource constrained nodes (sensors and a small number of powerful resource rich nodes (actors. Such heterogeneous Wireless Sensor Actor Network (WSANs offer improvement of sensor networks' capacity/coverage, energy conservation and network lifetime. This paper investigates the case where sensors are organized into clusters and mobile actors are used for maintaining an energy efficient topology by periodically manipulating their geographical position. We present an elegant technique that allows actor nodes to find an optimal geographical location with respect to their associated cluster heads such that the overall energy consumed is minimized. The proposed technique includes a weighted cost function based on the residual energy levels of cluster heads that allows the mobile actor to optimally fine-tune its geographical location. We present simulation results that demonstrate a significant increase of network lifetime over the traditional cluster based WSN deployments.

  1. Beyond the actor's traits: forming impressions of actors, targets, and relationships from social behaviors.

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    Frey, K P; Smith, E R

    1993-09-01

    Perceivers who observe social behaviors may form impressions not only of actors' traits but also of people as targets and of interpersonal relationships. In Study 1, Ss read about 4 individuals' behaviors under instructions to form actor-, target-, and relationship-based impressions. Ss then read additional behavioral information that they later tried to recall. Ss accurately perceived actor, target, and relationship effects in the presented information, and they better recalled subsequent behaviors that were consistent with all 3 types of impressions. In Study 2, Ss thought of 4 people they knew and judged how much each liked the other 3. These ratings revealed actor, target, and relationship effects as well as individual and dyadic reciprocity. Perceivers can form relatively accurate impressions of people as actors and as targets and accurate impressions of relationships between people, and these impressions influence memory for further behaviors.

  2. New Actors and Alliances in Development

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    Richey, Lisa Ann; Ponte, Stefano

    2014-01-01

    a changing set of key relations and alliances in development – those between business and consumers; ngos and celebrities; philanthropic organisations and the state; diaspora groups and transnational advocacy networks; ruling elites and productive capitalists; and ‘new donors’ and developing country......‘New actors and alliances in development’ brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars exploring how development financing and interventions are being shaped by a wider and more complex platform of actors than usually considered in the existing literature. The contributors also trace...... governments. Despite the diversity of these actors and alliances, several commonalities arise: they are often based on hybrid transnationalism and diffuse notions of development responsibility; rather than being new per se, they are newly being studied as practices that are now coming to be understood...

  3. Actores gubernamentales de la política cultural cubana entre 1949 y 1961

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    Jorgelina Guzmán

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available El artículo Actores gubernamentales de la política cultural cubana entre 1949 y1961, pretende esbozar la estrategia cultural desarrollada en Cuba por tres instituciones del Estadoen los años seleccionados, de forma tal que se presenten estas como un largo y complejo proceso,con sus naturales rupturas y continuidades, proceso que forma parte del sistema gubernativo,fundamentalmente desde el siglo XX.Todo ello se realiza teniendo en cuenta que las políticas culturales son definidas y asumidas posdiferentes actores, a saber las instituciones privadas, las organizaciones sociales y el mencionadoEstado. Se comparte el criterio que esta institución es la de mayores posibilidades económicas yjurídicas para articular la labor de todas los esfuerzos que se realizan en una sociedad en la esferacultural, si existe la voluntad para ello.

  4. desde su cultura

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    Luz Ángela Argote O.

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Para explorar las prácticas sobre protección y cuidado durante la transición del climaterio a la menopausia se llevó a cabo un estudio en mujeres colombianas afrodescendientes que viven en el Distrito de Aguablanca, Cali, Colombia, a fin de evaluar los factores socioculturales que influyen en su cuidado. Se siguió la etnoenfermería con el objeto de averiguar la perspectiva femenina étnica, e identificar las prácticas beneficiosas y de riesgo para su salud. La investigación tuvo como participantes claves a 17 mujeres. En la consolidación de la muestra se aplicaron los criterios de saturación de datos. En los resultados se evidenció la relación de las mujeres con su propio cuerpo, su defensa y fortificación desde la menarquia como fase preparatoria de sus funciones reproductivas, hasta cuando aparece la menopausia. De acuerdo con su cultura, si no tienen en cuenta estas prácticas tradicionales, sufrirán diversas dolencias en la etapa final de su periodo de procreación. Los cuidados sobresalientes se relacionan con el significado de la sangre, así como con el ejercicio de la sexualidad, la limpieza, la alimentación especial y el equilibrio que se debe guardar entre el calor y el frío. Las entrevistadas atribuyen a la menopausia cambios en su cuerpo, en sus diferencias emocionales de conducta y en las expectativas de la sexualidad. Para el presente estudio estos hallazgos se agruparon en tres temas principales: sentir los profundos cambios en la vida: el cuerpo; sentir los cambios en los estados de ánimo; y vivir la sexualidad.

  5. Los actores políticos y la crisis de orden oligárquico

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    Béjar Puche, María Dolores

    1999-01-01

    El artículo del doctor Pereyra, que reeditamos en este número, explora las conexiones entre las transformaciones sociales y el resquebrajamiento del orden conservador, a través del análisis de la reforma electoral de 1902. En esta sección recogemos los testimonios de dos actores políticos que, desde posiciones diferentes, tuvieron un papel destacado en el proceso que posibilitó el avance de la democracia. En primer lugar, la voz de Roque Sáenz Peña, uno de los notables del...

  6. Corporate actors in Western European television news

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    Verhoeven, P.

    2009-01-01

    News about corporations can be understood as an interdependent relationship among the public relations function, organizational logic and the logic of the media. This research addresses the visibility and role of corporate actors in Western European public television news. A quantitative content ana

  7. Public Policies and Strategies of Actors

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    Loiret, Pierre-Jean

    2011-01-01

    The synthesis "Public Policies and Strategies of Actors" concerns the same theme as Part 4 of the "Handbook of Distance Education" (Moore 2007), which deals with policies, administration, and management. Eleven articles illustrate the theme. Three articles are studies about the experience in France between 2000 and 2003 of the…

  8. Tourismscapes. An actor-network perspective

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    Duim, van der V.R.

    2007-01-01

    This article introduces an alternative way of looking at and researching tourism by translating actor-network theory into the provinces of these studies. Using the concept of tourismscapes, the article argues that people and things become entangled via complex processes of translation. People, organ

  9. Empathy and attribution: turning observers into actors.

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    Regan, D T; Totten, J

    1975-11-01

    A laboratory experiment was conducted to test Jones and Nisbett's information-processing explanation of the often-observed tendency for individuals (actors) to provide relatively more situational and less dispositional causal attributions for their behavior than those provided by observers of the same behavior. According to this explanation, aspects of the situation are phenomenologically more salient for actors, whereas characteristics of the actor and his behavior are more salient for observers. To test this explanation, the phenomenological perspective of observers are altered without making available any additional information. Subjects watched a videotape of a get-acquainted conversation after instructions either to observe a target conversant or to empathize with her. As predicted, taking the perspective of the target through empathy resulted in attributions that were relatively more situational and less dispositional than attributions provided by standard observers. The results support Jones and Nisbett's information-processing explanation of actor-observer attributional differences, and shed additional light on the process of empathy.

  10. Constructing Careers: Actor, Agent, and Author

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    Savickas, Mark L.

    2011-01-01

    When individuals seek career counseling, they have stories to tell about their working lives. The aim of career construction theory is to be comprehensive in encouraging employment counselors to listen for a client's career story from the perspectives of actor, agent, and author. Taking multiple perspectives on career stories enables counselors to…

  11. The rising influence of urban actors

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    Nijman, J.E.

    2009-01-01

    It is time to recognize cities as global actors. City networks are reaching across the globe and local city governments are collaborating on crucial environmental issues. Coordinating policy at a local level, they are increasingly taking the lead in tackling global problems such as climate change.

  12. The rising influence of urban actors

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    Nijman, J.E.

    2009-01-01

    It is time to recognize cities as global actors. City networks are reaching across the globe and local city governments are collaborating on crucial environmental issues. Coordinating policy at a local level, they are increasingly taking the lead in tackling global problems such as climate change.

  13. Public Policies and Strategies of Actors

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    Loiret, Pierre-Jean

    2011-01-01

    The synthesis "Public Policies and Strategies of Actors" concerns the same theme as Part 4 of the "Handbook of Distance Education" (Moore 2007), which deals with policies, administration, and management. Eleven articles illustrate the theme. Three articles are studies about the experience in France between 2000 and 2003 of the…

  14. Corporate actors in Western European television news

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    Verhoeven, P.

    2009-01-01

    News about corporations can be understood as an interdependent relationship among the public relations function, organizational logic and the logic of the media. This research addresses the visibility and role of corporate actors in Western European public television news. A quantitative content

  15. Off-Policy Actor-Critic

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    Degris, Thomas; Sutton, Richard S

    2012-01-01

    This paper presents the first actor-critic algorithm for off-policy reinforcement learning. Our algorithm is online and incremental, and its per-time-step complexity scales linearly with the number of learned weights. Previous work on actor-critic algorithms is limited to the on-policy setting and does not take advantage of the recent advances in off-policy gradient temporal-difference learning. Off-policy techniques, such as Greedy-GQ, enable a target policy to be learned while following and obtaining data from another (behavior) policy. For many problems, however, actor-critic methods are more practical than action value methods (like Greedy-GQ) because they explicitly represent the policy; consequently, the policy can be stochastic and utilize a large action space. In this paper, we illustrate how to practically combine the generality and learning potential of off-policy learning with the flexibility in action selection given by actor-critic methods. We derive an incremental, linear time and space complexi...

  16. An Erlang Implementation of Multiparty Session Actors

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    Simon Fowler

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available By requiring co-ordination to take place using explicit message passing instead of relying on shared memory, actor-based programming languages have been shown to be effective tools for building reliable and fault-tolerant distributed systems. Although naturally communication-centric, communication patterns in actor-based applications remain informally specified, meaning that errors in communication are detected late, if at all. Multiparty session types are a formalism to describe, at a global level, the interactions between multiple communicating entities. This article describes the implementation of a prototype framework for monitoring Erlang/OTP gen_server applications against multiparty session types, showing how previous work on multiparty session actors can be adapted to a purely actor-based language, and how monitor violations and termination of session participants can be reported in line with the Erlang mantra of "let it fail". Finally, the framework is used to implement two case studies: an adaptation of a freely-available DNS server, and a chat server.

  17. Pensar e intervenir el territorio a traves de la Teoria del Actor-Red

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    Juan E. Cabrera

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available El propósito de este artículo es reflexionar sobre las coincidencias entre la forma de ver el territorio como red, algunas posturas teóricas sobre su concepto y la teoría del actor-red. Sobre lo anterior se centra en proponer una forma de entender las relaciones entre actores cuando se va a intervenir el territorio a través de políticas públicas como la planificación utilizando un modelo de gestión territorial a través de las orientaciones de la TAR.   

  18. The moral problem of worse actors

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    Scott Wisor

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Individuals and institutions sometimes have morally stringent reasons to not do a given action. For example, an oil company might have morally stringent reasons to refrain from providing revenue to a genocidal regime, or an engineer might have morally stringent reasons to refrain from providing her expertise in the development of weapons of mass destruction. But in some cases, if the agent does not do the action, another actor will do it with much worse consequences. For example, the oil company might know their assets will be bought by a company with worse environmental and labor practices. Or the engineer might know her position will be filled by a more ambitious and amoral engineer. I call this the moral problem of worse actors (MPWA. MPWA gives reason, at least some of the time, to consider otherwise morally impermissible actions permissible or even obligatory. On my account, doing the action in the circumstances of MPWA remains morally objectionable even if permissible or obligatory, and this brings additional moral responsibilities and obligations to the actor. Similarly, not doing the action in the circumstances of MPWA may also bring additional (but different moral responsibilities and obligations. Acknowledging MPWA creates considerable challenges, as many bad actors may appeal to it to justify morally objectionable action. In this paper, I develop a set of strategies for individuals and institutions to handle MPWA. This includes appeals to integrity and the proper attribution of expressive responsibility, regulatory responsibility, and compensatory responsibility. I also address a set of related concerns, including worries about incentivizing would-be bad actors, concerns about epistemic uncertainty, and the problem of mala in se exceptions.

  19. La teoría del actor-red y la tesis de la tecnociencia

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    Echeverría, Javier

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available Actor-network theory and the analysis of technoscience developed by Javier Echeverría (2003 have many features in common, but they also diverge in a number of points. While the analysis of technoscience amounts to the attempt of classifying and characterizing the modalities of contemporary scientific and technological practices, the set of methodological tools of actor-network theory brings to the forefront the disorder hidden behind the ordered image of both contemporary and past technoscience. However, actor-network theory may be useful to describe the complex networks woven by research centres, institutions, universities, and companies, and their products in terms of natural and social order. In this paper, we characterize actor-network theory as well as technoscience and we identify how both, in spite of their differences, might benefit each other.La teoría del actor-red y el análisis de la tecnociencia desarrollado por Javier Echeverría (2003 presentan múltiples puntos comunes, pero también importantes divergencias. Mientras que el análisis de la tecnociencia responde al intento filosófico de clasificar y caracterizar las modalidades de práctica científico-tecnológica contemporánea, el conjunto de herramientas metodológicas de la teoría del actor-red trae al primer plano el desorden oculto tras la ordenada apariencia de la tecnociencia, la contemporánea y la de épocas pasadas. Sin embargo, la teoría del actor-red se muestra útil para describir las complejas redes tejidas por centros de investigación, instituciones, universidades y empresas, y los productos resultantes de las mismas en términos de orden natural y social. En este trabajo caracterizamos someramente tanto la teoría del actorred como la tecnociencia, para identificar de qué modo ambas, pese a sus diferencias, pueden beneficiarse mutuamente.

  20. La helicicultura en Argentina: una aproximación desde el enfoque de sistemas blandos

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    Gelabert, Cecilia Corina; de Bargas, S.; Rositano, Florencia; Gonzalez, Olga Mabel

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    La globalización imprimió características particulares en el sector agroalimentario incrementando el interés por las producciones agropecuarias alternativas; entre ellas, la helicicultura. Durante el período 2001-2006, en Argentina, la helicicultura fue fuertemente promocionada desde los agronegocios, lo que puede resultar insuficiente para explicar la trayectoria de actividades en las que las relaciones de oposición o marcadas diferencias de poder entre actores ejercen una influencia determi...

  1. Technology strategy as macro-actor

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    Tryggestad, Kjell

    2003-01-01

    outcomes.Three cases are presented, each of them with a particular bearing on how materials participate in the making of emerging strategic identities and outcomes:The first case account for strategies transforming plans into anti-plans. This is a case of how a strategic plan is betrayed (or rejected......The aim of this article is to inquire into the possible significance of materials in the production of emerging strategic outcomes. The article first sets out to discuss the different ways contemporary strategy research define the identity of strategic actors. It is argued that the various schools...... of strategy research, although different in important respects, operate with a common human centered assumption: Humanity is treated as given - the strategic actor or subject is assumed to be an individual human or a collective of humans.By adding the possible significance of materials and other non...

  2. A Method for Studying Social Actors

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    Alaine Touraine

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available So little agreement exists on what constitutes sociology that it seems impossible to de?ne its speci?c methods. We can however proceed through a series of eliminations. Light has been shed on many types of social behavior as economic studies have taken more interest in issues of social strati?cation and mobility or in consumer behavior, and as they increasingly incorporate elaborate quantitative analysis into this type of data. Correlations between social statuses and social behavior tell us about the logic of the system, yet not about that of the actors. Hence, we must imagine other methods in order to reach the actor as an autonomous being, as an agent of transformation of his environment and of his own situation, as a creator of imaginary worlds, as capable of referring to absolute values or of being involved in love relations.

  3. Global health law: issues, actors and processes

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    Freitas R.

    2017-02-01

    Full Text Available Protection of public health and improvement individual health indicators increasingly involve innovation in national and international legislation. In addition to traditional international organizations focused on health (Pan American Health Organization, World Health Organization, an increase has been observed among other actors with their own rules and regulations that directly or indirectly have repercussion and impact on healthcare, such as the World Trade Organization, the World Bank, private foundations, etc. This article does not intend to provide an exhaustive account of a conceptual thought on Global Health Law, but aims to give an overview of it according to three of its essential features: themes, actors and polítical processes of negotiation.

  4. New Actors and Alliances in Development

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    Richey, Lisa Ann; Ponte, Stefano

    2014-01-01

    as ‘development’; and they are limited in their ability to act as agents of development by their lack of accountability or pro-poor commitment. The articles in this collection point to images and representations as increasingly important in development ‘branding’ and suggest fruitful new ground for critical......‘New actors and alliances in development’ brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars exploring how development financing and interventions are being shaped by a wider and more complex platform of actors than usually considered in the existing literature. The contributors also trace...... a changing set of key relations and alliances in development – those between business and consumers; ngos and celebrities; philanthropic organisations and the state; diaspora groups and transnational advocacy networks; ruling elites and productive capitalists; and ‘new donors’ and developing country...

  5. Non-compliant Actors (NONCAS) Handbook

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    2010-07-23

    presence that induces the emergence or entrenchment of NONCAS. We need to realise that actors have different motivations, contexts and means, which in...all or nothing terms and often suffer from pathological tendencies that prevent the pragmatism necessary for compromise settlements of conflict. Total...differences in values and ideas in relation to the central state and more or less specific political grievances and needs. Insurgencies may vary in

  6. La razón narrativa frente a la política pública: una lección desde las subjetividades

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    Ana Cecilia Valencia Aguirre

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available En este ensayo se problematiza la tensión entre subjetividad y política recuperando la razón narrativa de los directores de escuelas. Ellos son actores con trayectorias e identidades conformadas desde los entramados institucionales, que a veces revelan contradicciones propias del mundo social, y que este trabajo recupera desde sus propias voces. Se describe el papel asignado a los directivos escolares ante los nuevos dispositivos surgidos del discurso político de la gestión escolar y las consecuencias en la subjetivación de estos actores.1

  7. Un reconocimiento de los actores de la biblioteca pública en Antioquia

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    Mónica Montoya Ríos

    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available Entendiendo por actores las instituciones o personas que han intervenido en la biblioteca pública, ysus aportes en el desarrollo de esta institución social en Antioquia, el trabajo describe el surgimientoy desarrollo de esta institución como resultado de la mediación de diversos sujetos, unos desde elorden estatal, y otros desde el campo privado y social; es así como se identifican diferentes tiposactores, que con sus acciones le apostaron al desarrollo permanente y significativo de la bibliotecapública en el Departamento. La metodología asumió un enfoque cualitativo que se fundamenta en elparadigma interpretativo, facilitando la comprensión de los fenómenos históricos relacionados con labiblioteca pública de una manera contextualizada. Se utilizaron fuentes primarias y secundarias. Entrelas conclusiones cabe destacar que el Estado, en sus distintos órdenes: nacional, regional y local, seinvolucró en su construcción como una manera masificar la educación y de llevarla a zonas apartadas.Por su parte, el sector privado hace intervenciones a principios del siglo XX, con el apoyo que lanaciente industria local y, ya a finales de siglo, con la intervención de las cajas de compensaciónfamiliar. Por su parte, los actores sociales hicieron presencia en diferentes momentos y órdenes;como élites culturales y políticas ó como grupos organizados.

  8. Misión Sucre: Perfil estudiantil y opiniones de sus actores directos en Maracaibo

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    Rosa Mercedes Peña Ruiz

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Desde el año 2003 el Estado venezolano viene trazando diferentes estrategias en la búsqueda de potenciar la sinergia institucional y la participación comunitaria para garantizar el acceso a la educación universitaria a todos los bachilleres sin cupo y superar su condición de excluidos de ese subsistema de educación. En ese marco se definió la Misión Sucre. El presente artículo examina dos aspectos de la misma: a el perfil de la población estudiantil incorporada y b la opinión que sobre la ejecución de la Misión Sucre en el municipio Maracaibo tienen sus actores más inmediatos (estudiantes, profesores y coordinadores de aldeas universitarias. Para ello se revisaron documentos oficiales y se aplicaron cuestionarios auto-administrados y entrevistas semi-estructuradas a una muestra probabilística de los actores. Se concluye que la Misión Sucre, en gran parte, ha cumplido el objetivo de incorporar a los bachilleres que anteriormente no habían sido admitidos en la educación universitaria, y que los actores involucrados opinan que se han logrado implementar nuevos modelos educativos.

  9. LA ENSEÑANZA DE LENGUAS EXTRANJERAS DESDE LA PERSPECTIVA DE LA TEORÍA VIGOTSKIANA

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    Raúl Conrado Sánchez Cortina

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available La teoría vigotskiana y sus ideas esenciales sobre la formación de la personalidad humana son tomadas como punto de partida en el presente artículo, en el cual se realiza un análisis de esas ideas, las que van dando sustento a diversas teorías referidas a la enseñanza de idiomas extranjeros desde el llamado “Enfoque cognitivo, comunicativo y sociocultural”, o desde los matices que a esta enseñanza se ofrece a partir de la “Didáctica interactiva”. En el presente artículo se revelan otras concepciones que intervienen en el proceso de la enseñanza de idiomas y que están estrechamente vinculadas con la identidad cultural de los actores del proceso y los valores que llegan desde la nueva lengua que se estudia.

  10. Sexual Politics and Religious Actors in Argentina

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    Mario Pecheny

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available This article examines the role of religious actors in sexual politics in Argentina. Sexual politics has become a critical battlefield when it comes to the role of religion in the Argentinean liberal-democratic regime, while gender and sexuality have been the main political targets of religious institutions since the 1980s and 1990s. In this context, progressive legislation on gender, sexual, and reproductive rights was passed, including same-sex marriage and the recognition of transgender identities, despite the opposition of the Catholic Church. Paradoxically, abortion remains largely illegal, allowed only in exceptional circumstances.

  11. Neoliberalism and political actors in contemporary Argentina

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    Juan Manuel Reynares

    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available In this paper we set out a critical reading of the literature on political neoliberal actors in Argen­tina. We consider that the concentration of these studies in the national level has to do with a definition of neoliberalism as a set of economical and structural macro politics. We propose to define neoliberalism as a technology of government that intends to hegemonize an “enterprise form” in different social spheres, articulating a symbolical framework in a contingent and con­tentious way. This insight allows analyzing neoliberal identification processes as heterogeneous trajectories with diverse geographic and temporal scopes.

  12. Policy analysis of multi-actor systems

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    2010-01-01

    Policy analysts love solving complex problems. Their favorite problems are not just technically complex but also characterized by the presence of many different social actors that hold conflicting interests, objectives, and perceptions and act strategically to get the best out of a problem situation. This book offers guidance for policy analysts who want to assess if and how their analysis could be of help, based on the premise that problem formulation is the cornerstone in addressing complex problems. This book positions policy analysis within the theories on processes of policy making, and f

  13. Los actores sociales y el territorio: elementos a tener en cuenta en un plan de ordenamiento territorial

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    Enrique Hugo Fabregat

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo es explicar como los actores sociales y la sociedadintervienen en un determinado territorio, en este caso el Valle Inferior del RíoNegro, a partir de transformar y organizar al mismo a través de cambios tanto desde lo temporal como desde lo espacial e identificar a los mismos como elementos a tener en cuenta en un proceso de ordenamiento territorial.El territorio es una construcción social, por lo tanto intervienen en él, diferentes actores que actúan en distintas escalas y hacen que el escenario adquiera mayor o menor complejidad en forma permanente, de acuerdo a las acciones que estos actores realizan.En el caso del Valle Inferior del Río Negro, estos actores sociales, vienenconstruyendo este territorio desde hace mucho tiempo. Es posible hacer unseguimiento de sus trayectorias de construcción del territorio, desde lapresencia de los pueblos originarios en la zona hasta nuestros días.Las acciones que cada uno de los grupos de actores sociales hicieron sobreeste territorio dejaron marcas, que hasta el día de hoy es posible observar,como por ejemplo los cementerios de pueblos Tehuelches, localizados en lallanura del valle del río.Hay que destacar que todos estos procesos, sirven además para poder pensar, discutir y elaborar Políticas Públicas que colaboren en un Plan deOrdenamiento Territorial para el Valle Inferior del Río Negro.En cuanto a los aspectos metodológicos, el trabajo se realizo a partir delanálisis del territorio y la identificación en el mismo de las diferentes unidadesde paisaje, las que surgen del proceso de construcción social. Para ello se tuvo en cuenta en primer lugar las características más relevantes y significativas de cada sector y, en segundo lugar se describió la parte visible del espacio que es el paisaje actual del valle.

  14. Diásporas y transiciones en la Teoría del Actor-Red Diasporas and transitions in Actor-Network Theory

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    Blanca Callén

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Este texto es una presentación del monográfico Diásporas y transiciones en la teoría del actor-red. Sus páginas presentan las principales características de esta teoría, una manera de entender sus orígenes y una descripción de su presente estableciendo un paralelismo con la etnometodología. El texto finaliza con una valoración del estado de la teoría del actor-red en España y un comentario sobre un congreso que llevó el título de Presente y futuro de la teoría del actor-red y que constituye el embrión del presente monográfico. En el texto se defiende una tesis muy simple: la teoría del actor-red nace con cierta relevancia para el pensamiento social en el momento en que se difracta en una miríada de usos y aplicaciones diferentes. El principal corolario de este hecho también es muy sencillo: la gran diferencia entre la teoría del actor-red y otras propuestas del pensamiento social es su permanente estado de diáspora y transición.
    This paper is an introduction to the monograph titled Diasporas and Transitions in the Actor-Network Theory. Drawing a parallel with ethnomethodology, its pages present the main features of this theory, a way to figure out its origins and a description of its present. The text ends with a brief look at the state of art of actor-network theory in Spain and an appraisal of a meeting titled Present and Future of Actor-Network Theory, which is the origin of our monograph. In this paper we put forward a very simple idea: Actor-Network Theory was born with certain relevance in Social Sciences when it diffracted in a myriad of different uses and applications. The main corollary of such an idea is also straightforward: the very difference between Actor-Network Theory and other perspectives in Social Sciences resides in the permanent diaspora and transition of the former.

  15. ILUMINANDO A LOS AGLOMERADOS PRODUCTIVOS DESDE LA FILOSOFÍA

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    Marsanasco, Ana María

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Durante las últimas décadas se ha observado en la Argentina el desarrollo de estructuras asociativas caracterizadas por la integración de actores empresariales y no empresariales. Como parte de este proceso, surgen los aglomerados productivos y, conjuntamente, un marco teórico que da respuesta a las especificidades y demandas de este tipo de organizaciones.Este corpus teórico, denominado enfoque tradicional, reúne modelos y teorías que establecen la formación y desarrollo de los aglomerados productivos en Argentina. Es decir, es el paradigma predominante desde el cual se ilumina a estas organizaciones.En este contexto, el presente trabajo expone los principios de la teoría elaborada a fin de comprender las representaciones que los actores empresariales de las Pequeñas y Medianas Empresas (PyMEs construyen acerca de la conformación y morfología del aglomerado productivo que integran, y su relación con la generación de innovaciones. Estos principios comprenden las perspectivas epistemológicas de Cornelius Castoriadis y Martin Heidegger.

  16. The educational value of improvisational actors to teach communication and relational skills: perspectives of interprofessional learners, faculty, and actors.

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    Bell, Sigall K; Pascucci, Robert; Fancy, Kristina; Coleman, Kelliann; Zurakowski, David; Meyer, Elaine C

    2014-09-01

    To assess the educational value of improvisational actors in difficult conversation simulations to teach communication and relational skills to interprofessional learners. Surveys of 192 interprofessional health care professionals, and 33 teaching faculty, and semi-structured interviews of 10 actors. Descriptive statistics, Fisher's exact test and chi-square test were used for quantitative analyses, and the Crabtree and Miller approach was used for qualitative analyses. 191/192 (99.5%) interprofessional learners (L), and 31/33 (94%) teaching faculty (F) responded to surveys. All 10/10 actors completed interviews. Nearly all participants found the actors realistic (98%L, 96%F), and valuable to the learning (97%L, 100%F). Most felt that role-play with another clinician would not have been as valuable as learning with actors (80%L, 97%F). There were no statistically significant differences in perceived value between learners who participated in the simulations (47%) versus those who observed (53%), or between doctors, nurses, or psychosocial professionals. Qualitative assessment yielded five actor value themes: Realism, Actor Feedback, Layperson Perspective, Depth of Emotion, and Role of Improvisation in Education. Actors independently identified similar themes as goals of their work. The value attributed to actors was nearly universal among interprofessional learners and faculty, and independent of enactment participation versus observation. Authenticity, feedback from actors, patient/family perspectives, emotion, and improvisation were key educational elements. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  17. La última guerra de independencia, desde la perspectiva antillana

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    En este estudio se plantea la necesidad de analizar también la guerra de Cuba, al inicio de la misma (1895, desde el escenario antillano y un enfoque antillanista; es decir, desde una perspectiva de reajuste del mundo que tienda a la creación de un Estado soberano, independiente tanto de España como de EE.UU., y de una república moral, justa y democrática, totalmente nueva. Si bien el escenario es disímil y disperso, como eran las Antillas, la aspiración democrática y el proyecto antillanista, expresados por autores y actores del temple de Martí, Gómez, Luperón, Hostos o Betances, le confieren unidad y fuerza a la vía que se estaba buscando mediante la guerra libertadora, fuera de los imperios y los modelos, y que debía desembocar en la Confederación de las Antillas libres. El historiador no puede desconocer la existencia y el poder de semejante sueño entre los combatientes mambises, para entender el sentimiento de frustración que nació también allá a raíz de 1898.

  18. The Corporation as a Political Actor

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    Rasche, Andreas

    2015-01-01

    . On the other hand, European scholars have recently promoted an understanding of corporate social responsibility (CSR) emphasizing that firms often assume a political role because they increasingly provide public goods and become involved in multi-actor governance processes. This article contrasts both......This article distinguishes two approaches to study the political role of corporations. On the one hand, North American scholars have primarily understood the link between business and politics through the lens of corporate political activity (CPA) looking at how firms influence government policy...... approaches and suggests that differences in the way the political role of corporations are understood can at least, in part, be explained by the distinct nature of European/North American management scholarship as well as by the political environment in both regions. It is also suggested that both...

  19. Innovation in Multi-Actor Partnerships

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    Christensen, David

    2014-01-01

    Access2innovation is an initiative based in Denmark that develops and tests innovative new ways to build and implement strategic partnerships between civil society, business and academia. The objective is to meet perceived market opportunities and challenges in developing countries by developing...... innovative sustainable technological solutions and business models through partnerships. In this paper, an action research study is presented involving the early stage development of a commercial venture addressing waste problems in Vietnam involving CARE International and Danish companies in the waste...... to success lie in providing actors with a sound base for decision-making as well as active bi- and multilateral negotiations. As a novel experiment, the study shows that access2innovation can provide a platform conducive for partnership-based innovation for development....

  20. La burocracia mexicana como actor: construyendo las bases para su análisis empírico

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    Gault, David Arellano

    2009-01-01

    Empíricamente, el actor burocrático ha sido poco estudiado en México.  A la luz del dominio de un partido, en la era contemporánea este actor, en la escala federal, fue considerado básicamente un apéndice, una maquinaria obediente al régimen. La teoría de las camarillas ha perdurado desde entonces. Sin embargo, esta teoría es poco sostenible considerando lo que ha sucedido políticamente en los últimos años. Los servidores públicos que no pertenecen a una camarilla son una gran mayoría, como l...

  1. Observing workplace incivility towards women: The roles of target reactions, actor motives, and actor-target relationships

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    Chui, C. W. S.; Dietz,J.

    2014-01-01

    The current study conceptualized observer reactions to uncivil behavior towards women as an ethical behavior and examined three factors (target reaction, actor motive, and actor-target relationship) that influence these reactions. Two vignette studies with women and men undergraduate and graduate students in western Switzerland were conducted. Study 1 (N=148) was a written vignette study that assessed how the reaction of female targets to incivility and the motives of actors influenced observ...

  2. Actores sociales y ambitos de construccion de politicas ambientales Social actors and scenarios in the generation of environmental politics

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    Eduardo Gudynas

    2001-06-01

    Full Text Available Se analiza el concepto de "actores claves" en la generación de políticas ambientales. Independientemente de la definición de actor social que se maneje, el asumir la existencia de actores claves ofrece limitaciones conceptuales y prácticas, ya que éstos son coyunturales a cada situación específica. Todos pueden ser actores claves en generar políticas ambientales cumpliendo papeles diferenciales. Como alternativa se utiliza el término de "actores destacados" y se revisan aspectos sobresalientes de varios de ellos en América Latina. Seguidamente se postula que el análisis se debe centrar en los escenarios sociales donde esos actores se pueden manifestar. Se ofrece una distinción preliminar de escenarios que permite integrar a nuevos y viejos movimientos sociales y establecer relaciones de articulación y equivalencia.The concept of "key actors" in the field of environmental politics is analyzed. Beyond the definition of social actor, the assumption of the existence of key actors implies conceptual and practical limitations, as it depends of each specific situation. Everyone could be a key actor under differential roles in the generation of environmental politics. As an alternative, the term "noteworthy actors" is used and a brief review of them in Latin America is presented. The relevant question should address the social scenarios from where these actors can express themselves. A preliminary distinction of scenarios is presented, in which old and new social movements could be integrated and relationships of articulation and equivalence could be established.

  3. ACTORES SOCIALES EN LA GESTIÓN DEL TERRITORIO Y RIESGOS AMBIENTALES EN LA SIERRA NORTE DE PUEBLA

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    2012-01-01

    Esta ponencia tiene como objetivo analizar, en el contexto de la descentralización del Estado y recorte del gasto público que enfrenta México desde1982, la participación de actores sociales en la gestión del territorio y riesgos ambientales en la Sierra Norte de Puebla; área agrícola, sujeta al impacto de amenazas naturales que impactan negativamente en la calidad de vida de la población de la región, predominantemente indígena en condiciones de marginalidad. En particular se analiza el caso ...

  4. Teoria de sistemas autopoiéticos y la “actor network theory”: ¿Hacia una convergencia posestructuralista?

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    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/1807-1384.2016v13n2p38 Desde hace unos años se manifiesta un creciente interés entre los sociólogos en establecer un nexo entre la Teoría de sistemas sociales autorreferenciales de Niklas Luhmann con los marcos teóricos que componen la filosofía social posestructuralista. Aunque existe una autodefinición común estructural-funcionalista aparecen insoslayables diferencias entre la teoría sistémica de Luhmann y el constructivismo de la Actor Network Theory.

  5. Articulación de actores público-privado para el desarrollo local del territorio

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    Manuel Albarrán Ulsen

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    Full Text Available El desarrollo local de un territorio se encuentra determinado por las características sociales, económicas y culturales que posea el territorio, asimismo, depende de la articulación que se va generando entre los diversos actores para potenciar el desarrollo desde una lógica de endogeneidad, lo cual hoy en día es fundamental considerando que todas las localidades se encuentran influenciados y determinados por lo que sucede en la aldea global. Articular los recursos existentes en la región es una tarea fundamental para lograr el desarrollo, siendo necesario para ello ir tomando decisiones que permitan la desconcentración y promover la transferencia de responsabilidades al territorio local.

  6. Sverre Fehn : desde el dibujo

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    López Cotelo, Borja

    2013-01-01

    [Resumen] 'Sverre Fehn. Desde el dibujo' presenta una propuesta de clasificación taxonómica de la producción gráfica del arquitecto noruego Sverre Fehn (1924-2009) e indaga en el papel que el dibujo a mano alzada desempeñó en su método de proyecto; con este propósito, la investigación se extiende a cuatro arquitectos vinculados a Fehn (Le Corbusier, Louis Kahn, Reima Pietilä, Jørn Utzon), centrándose en el uso que cada uno de ellos hizo del dibujo. La tesis, dividida en tres partes, e...

  7. Effects of Actor-Network Theory in Accounting Research

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    Justesen, Lise Nederland; Mouritsen, Jan

    2011-01-01

    number of accounting papers that apply actor-network theory. A different sample might have given a somewhat different picture. Furthermore, it focuses on the influence of Latour's work and refrains from discussing how the writings of Michel Callon, John Law or other thinkers within the actor...

  8. The semiotic actor : From signs to socially constructed meaning

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    Helmhout, M.; Jorna, R.J.J.M.; Gazendam, H.W.M.

    A semiotic actor creates, uses and transfers or communicates meaning with the help of signs in order to interact with other actors and society. For a complete understanding of the cognitive and social phenomena related to this process, we state that social science and cognitive science cannot stay

  9. Programa Cultura desde la memoria

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    Jorge A. González

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Los textos que cierran nuestro número especial de aniversario rescatan distintas reflexiones sobre el origen, el desarrollo, la plenitud y la actualidad del Programa Cultura. Jesús Galindo habla desde una perspectiva generacional sobre sus percepciones sobre el desarrollo del grupo de investigación, su vínculo con su propio trabajo profesional y su movimiento en diversos escenarios geográficos del país. Jorge A. González habla sobre su experiencia de trabajo en la revista, así como algunas dificultades por las que ha pasado la producción de la publicación, destacando el lugar que ocupa la revista dentro del campo de la Ciencias sociales en México y fuera de México. Finalmente, Angélica Rocha, corazón imprescindible del Programa Cultura, relata su visión afectiva desde sus labores logísticas.

  10. Diasporas and transitions in Actor-Network Theory

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    Blanca Callén

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available This paper is an introduction to the monograph titled Diasporas and Transitions in the Actor-Network Theory. Drawing a parallel with ethnomethodology, its pages present the main features of this theory, a way to figure out its origins and a description of its present. The text ends with a brief look at the state of art of actor-network theory in Spain and an appraisal of a meeting titled Present and Future of Actor-Network Theory, which is the origin of our monograph. In this paper we put forward a very simple idea: Actor-Network Theory was born with certain relevance in Social Sciences when it diffracted in a myriad of different uses and applications. The main corollary of such an idea is also straightforward: the very difference between Actor-Network Theory and other perspectives in Social Sciences resides in the permanent diaspora and transition of the former.

  11. A solution for actors' viewpoints representation with collaborative product development

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    Geryville, Hichem; Ouzrout, Yacine; Sapidis, Nikolaos

    2007-01-01

    As product complexity and marketing competition increase, a collaborative product development is necessary for companies which develop high quality products in short lead-times. To support product actors from different fields, disciplines, and locations, wishing to exchange and share information, the representation of the actors' viewpoints is the underlying requirement of the collaborative product development. The actors' viewpoints approach was designed to provide an organisational framework following the actors' perspectives in the collaboration, and their relationships, could be explicitly gathered and formatted. The approach acknowledges the inevitability of multiple integration of product information as different views, promotes gathering of actors' interests, and encourages retrieved adequate information while providing support for integration through PLM and/or SCM collaboration. In this paper, a solution for neutral viewpoints representation is proposed. The product, process, and organisation informa...

  12. Transnational Diaspora and Civil Society Actors Driving MNE Internationalisation

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    Rana, Mohammad Bakhtiar; Elo, Maria

    2016-01-01

    ) in Bangladesh. This case study analyses and describes the stages of development, documenting how Norwegian Telenor, American Gonophone, Japanese Marubeni and Bangladeshi Grameen Bank created an IJV named Grameenphone in Bangladesh, and how diaspora and civil society actors made up the prime movers......Multinational enterprises (MNEs) are viewed as proactive global economic actors that enter new and emerging markets with intentional strategies, building on their inherent resources and firm-specific advantages. However, an international joint venture involves numerous actors in the market entry...... and civil society actors. It provides evidence of the reactive internationalisation of an MNE, showing how the transnational diaspora drove the MNE’s internationalisation and how a civil society actor, in conjunction with a diaspora member, facilitated the creation of an international joint venture (IJV...

  13. NGO - PRIVATE ACTORS AT AN INTERNATIONAL LEVEL

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    Marian MIHAILA

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available International law, taken by globalization, helps emerge “private actors at an international level” by generating “a removal from territories of problems and solutions”. The question of NGO accessing international jurisdictions is situated at this intersection, which is a dangerous one for jurists. The ways of national laws intersect, in fact, with those of international law. More over, private international law, more specifically, the private judicial nature of NGOs that enter into contact with public international law, an intersection that will imprint a plural-disciplinary character that marks this study. Thus, we must follow this rocky road and try a private approach of a question disputed by public law, which is also a part of international law. The risks of maladroitness are numerous, but must be assumed according to their importance and of the rarity of clarification attempts. NGOs, legal persons from private law exercising their activities in international context contain, in fact, elements of foreign origin that result in specific problems of international law. And if “international law can not be the domain of perfect solutions” it can allow however the adoption of others which, that can seem less perfect to some, will possess the aptitude of “creating the laws of a state”. Thus, only by allying public international law to private law, the question of NGOs access to international jurisdictions can receive an answer.

  14. Reflexiones sobre la relacion entre ciencias sociales y actores regionales en México

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    Alfredo HUALDE ALFARO

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    Full Text Available Las relaciones entre las ciencias sociales y la sociedad siempre han sido un tema polémico en México. Para algunos académicos una colaboración estrecha con los empresarios o con el gobierno puede suborninar el trabajo científico a los intereses de los otros actores. Sin embargo, otros científicos consideran que las ciencias sociales deben contribuir a la "resolución de los grandes problemas nacionales". El debate tiene ciertas particularidades cuando se aborda desde una perspectiva regional pues las relaciones entre los actores suelen ser más intensas, las intituciones académicas más débiles y la dependencia del poder político puede afectar la calidad de la investigación. En este trabajo se describe y analiza los temas mencionados tratando de examinar la posiblidad de una relunión más equilibrada entre ciencias sociales y sociedad.

  15. del valle de Toluca. Aproximaciones estructurales y centradas en los actores

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    Nelson Arteaga Botello

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    Full Text Available Este artículo analiza la investigación realizada en el espacio metropolitano de la ciudad de Toluca, a partir de las distintas disciplinas de las ciencias sociales. Prueba la preeminencia de los estudios que acentúan las aproximaciones estructurales con respecto a los centrados en los actores. Más que un estado de la cuestión, busca mostrar la desigualdad en el desarrollo de las perspectivas de análisis, con el fin de destacar la necesidad de superarlas en la producción del conocimiento. El presente documento propone explorar una articulación de los estudios inclinados por un enfoque específico, con las aproximaciones estructurales y centradas en los actores, puesto que ellas siguen siendo básicas para un tipo de análisis urbano y regional. Esto permitirá visualizar la conformación del espacio metropolitano de Toluca, desde otra perspectiva.

  16. La libertad de cátedra: un principio y un derecho desde la perspectiva docente

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    Hernández Arteaga, Isabel

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    En la academia reflexionar, debatir y conectarse sistemáticamente al quehacer docente para investigarlo será el día a día de los comprometidos con la educación superior. Del docente depende, en gran medida, el pensamiento, el conocimiento, la investigación y formación de personas, ciudadanos y profesionales que requiere la sociedad. Así, el docente es actor directo en el cumplimiento responsable del derecho de libertad de cátedra que, desde su mirada crítica, conduce la misión que debe cumpli...

  17. A false dichotomy? Mental illness and lone-actor terrorism.

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    Corner, Emily; Gill, Paul

    2015-02-01

    We test whether significant differences in mental illness exist in a matched sample of lone- and group-based terrorists. We then test whether there are distinct behavioral differences between lone-actor terrorists with and without mental illness. We then stratify our sample across a range of diagnoses and again test whether significant differences exist. We conduct a series of bivariate, multivariate, and multinomial statistical tests using a unique dataset of 119 lone-actor terrorists and a matched sample of group-based terrorists. The odds of a lone-actor terrorist having a mental illness is 13.49 times higher than the odds of a group actor having a mental illness. Lone actors who were mentally ill were 18.07 times more likely to have a spouse or partner who was involved in a wider movement than those without a history of mental illness. Those with a mental illness were more likely to have a proximate upcoming life change, more likely to have been a recent victim of prejudice, and experienced proximate and chronic stress. The results identify behaviors and traits that security agencies can utilize to monitor and prevent lone-actor terrorism events. The correlated behaviors provide an image of how risk can crystalize within the individual offender and that our understanding of lone-actor terrorism should be multivariate in nature.

  18. Actividad Solar Desde EL Espacio

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    Rovira, M. G.

    1990-11-01

    RESUMEN. Se describen los principales descubrimientos realizados por los arti+iciales con instrumentos dedicados a la observaci6n del Sol, durante los dos ultimos ciclos de su acti vi dad. La observaci6n el espacio ha permitido cubrir todas las zonas del espectro no observables desde tierra1 desde el ultravioleta hasta la radiaci6n gamma. Se hace referencia, en particular, a los resultados producidos por los dos grandes observatorios: el Skylab y el SMM. Este ultimo incluy6 un conjunto de instrumentos especialmente coordinados para observar en detalle las fulguraciones solares. Es un resumen para astr6nomos no especializados en la fisica solar, en el que se muestra que la gran riqueza del material observacional acumulado ha resuelto problemas preexistentes y, al mismo tiempo, ha abierto numerosos interrogantes a los que se buscar respuesta con la instrumentaci6n en desarrollo. Finalmente, se mencionan las caracteristicas de los proyectados para la pr6xima decada. : The main discoveries performed by artificial satellites instrumented for the observation of the Sun, during the last two cycles of its activity, are described. The space observations allowed of almost all the spectral regions which are not observable from the ground, from the ultraviolet to the gamma radiation. In particular, we ref er' to the two large solar space observatories: the Skylab and the SMM. The last one included a set 0+ coordinated instruments to observe in detail the solar flares. This is a summary for astronomers not dedicated to solar physics, where we show that the of observational material have solv# d many of the preexistent problems but, at the ame time, it opened many new questions to which the improved instrumentation will try to answer. , the characteristics of the satellites planned the next decade are mentioned. Key : SUN-ACTIVITY - SUN-CORONA - SUN-X-RAYS

  19. El contexto: reflexiones desde siete experiencias locales de educación popular en Colombia

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    aparece como dada, de manera que no suele ser objeto de reflexión. Esta situación ha llevado a que se asuma en múltiples formas: desde la descripción a partir de datos estadísticos, datos socio-demográficos, datos geográficos hasta datos históricos o de infraestructura física. Por esta razón, el presente artículo se propone definir contexto como la interpretación del entorno por los diversos actores sociales. Esta manera de entender el contexto se presenta desde seis experiencias locales de educación popular y desarrollo en Colombia

  20. Cloud for Distributed Data Analysis Based on the Actor Model

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    Ivan Kholod

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    Full Text Available This paper describes the construction of a Cloud for Distributed Data Analysis (CDDA based on the actor model. The design uses an approach to map the data mining algorithms on decomposed functional blocks, which are assigned to actors. Using actors allows users to move the computation closely towards the stored data. The process does not require loading data sets into the cloud and allows users to analyze confidential information locally. The results of experiments show that the efficiency of the proposed approach outperforms established solutions.

  1. Think about and intervene in the territory through the Actor Network Theory Pensar e intervenir el territorio a traves de la Teoria del Actor-Red

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    Juan E. Cabrera

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this article is to think about the similarities between the ways of seeing the territory as a network, some theoretical positions about the territory concept and actor network theory.
    After focusing on proposing a way of understanding the relationships between actors when they will intervene in the territory through the public policies and territorial planning, i ll try to apply the ANT model of public policy management through the guidance of ANT El propósito de este artículo es reflexionar sobre las coincidencias entre la forma de ver el territorio como red, algunas posturas teóricas sobre su concepto y la teoría del actor-red.
    Sobre lo anterior se centra en proponer una forma de entender las relaciones entre actores cuando se va a intervenir el territorio a través de políticas públicas como la planificación utilizando un modelo de gestión territorial a través de las orientaciones de la TAR.   

  2. desde los residuos industriales peligrosos

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    Yunia Sidney Rentería Castro

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Las actuales tendencias cambian los riesgos y los factores ambientales deterioran la salud en la frontera México-Estados Unidos. El objetivo es analizar la salud ambiental a partir de 26 factores ambientales, educativos, laborales y de salud, tomando las percepciones de salud y la respuesta social organizada de actores sociales e instancias involucradas. De los resultados se destaca la inefi ciente e inefi caz gestión ambiental de las autoridades respecto al manejo de residuos industriales peligrosos, sitios abandonados y padecimientos relacionados con exposición a tóxicos. Asimismo, se pudo identifi car la inexistencia de programas específi cos de salud pública para atender la problemática y la vulnerabilidad de las mujeres en edad reproductiva y la población infantil, quienes presentan padecimientos relacionados con exposición a residuos peligrosos que actúan de agente sinérgico agravando el estado de salud.

  3. Using actor-network theory to study an educational situation: an ...

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    Using actor-network theory to study an educational situation: an example from information systems at a technikon. ... Actor-network theory allows a researcher to analyse a complex social setting involving both human and non-human actors.

  4. Actor/Actant-Network Theory as Emerging Methodology for ...

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    Actor/Actant-Network Theory as Emerging Methodology for Environmental ... AANT to research environmental policy processes surrounding the formulation and ... or self regulation – preferred by Organised Business and Organised Labour).

  5. Engaging armed non-state actors in mechanisms for protection

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    Pauline Lacroix

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Experience of engagement with armed non-state actors on the landmine ban may point the way to innovative approaches to preventing forced displacement and other abuses of human rights....

  6. Physical Education and sports: sportive institutions and their actors

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    Osvaldo Omar Ron

    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available The work exposed here seeks to display, as a synthesis, the general characteristics and some conclusions of the investigation project "Physical Education and sports: sportive institutions through actors' perspective", developed between 2003 and 2005. It is through it that we sought to recognize the ideas and concepts that coexist in everyday institutional life, by recovering the voice of sport institutions' actors - parents, leaders, trainers and teachers, practising and players-, and also by analyzing speeches and practices; those institutions' distinguishing forms of organization; the ways that diverse actors relate and the social forms acting on them. We investigated sport institutions with the purpose of tracking the senses and meaning that actors grant them, their organization and dynamics, the reasons for their behaviour, the principles and logics that shape them. We also analyzed the joints that link them to external macroinstitutions, their autonomy or dependency with regard to the latter, and their incidence on sport institutions' logics

  7. Resenha: Power, Interdependence and Nonstate Actors in World Politics

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    Full Text Available Resenha do livro: Moravcsik, Andrew; Milner, Helen V. (org.. Power, Interdependence and Nonstate Actors in World Politics. New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2009. ISBN 978-0-691-14027-8

  8. Research on virtual actor action editing and movement control

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    Wenhu QIN; Yuhui WU; Zhengxu ZHAO

    2008-01-01

    To directly use a virtual surface model for action editing and movement control, a general method for creating virtual actor skeleton models and controlling movement is presented. The method includes judging borderlines of the block virtual surface model, calculat-ing the joints, confirming the above block, and using the block hierarchical layout to create the skeleton model. Then, according to the virtual actor model and move-ment restriction, the study focuses on the generation of movement animation using the key frame technique and smoothing movement technique by automatically adding animation and adjusting the actor's pose by different weights on movement amplitude. Finally, movement control of the actor in the virtual environment is implemented by real-time control and path point control, which achieve a good result.

  9. Actor/Actant-Network Theory as Emerging Methodology for ...

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    Jan 31, 2005 ... This paper deliberates on actor/actant-network theory (AANT) as ..... entrepreneurs (Keeley & Scoones, 2003), taking centre stage in networking and marketing .... this paper are summarised towards the end of this paper.

  10. Actors' positions and inclinations towards the electromobility system in France

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    SADEGHIAN, Sahdi; THEBERT, Marianne; LEURENT, Fabien

    2013-01-01

    The electromobility system of actors not only comprises the usual stakeholders involved in individual mobility, such as car manufacturers and drivers, but also electricity suppliers, service providers and above all public authorities. With the rising number of actors concerned, the electromobility system will require greater coordination and closer cooperation between existing and new, developing stakeholders than is currently the case. This paper aims to present a typology of the electromobi...

  11. Fair-trade network and its main actors

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    Brisa Ceccon Rocha

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    Full Text Available This paper briefly describes fair-trade phenomenon and its share in the worldwide trade. At the same time, examines the role of different actors that participate in fairtrade network, from the producers down to the consumers. Finally it evaluates the relationships among these actors and the challenges that they face in order to ameliorate the system and improve the producer condition of participation, a fundamental elements of this network.

  12. LA PAZ Y LA NO VIOLENCIA ADQUIERESN SIGNIFICADO PROPIO EN COLOMBIA EN LAS INICIATIVAS DE PAZ QUE CONSTRUYEN LAS BASES DESDE LO LOCAL

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    Esperanza Hernández Delgado

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    Full Text Available El artículo destaca, desde los hallazgos de la investigación para la paz, los significados y alcances propios que comunidades indígenas, negras y campesinas, han dado a la paz y la no violencia en Colombia. Estas comunidades no conocían las propuestas pacifistas de Gandhi, Matin Luther King o Mandela y, sin embargo, desde sus necesidades y procesos propios han generado, apropiado y jalonado, en forma perfectible, iniciativas de paz desde la base, en las que la paz ha sido concebida como defensa de la vida, resistencia civil al conflicto armado, protección de la autonomía y autodeterminación de las comunidades frente a los actores armados, participación política, desarrollo desde las bases, profundización de la democracia y defensa de la cultura, entre otras.

  13. Prácticas y reflexiones en torno al proceso salud-enfermedad-atención desde el trabajo comunitario y en el marco de la Atención Primaria de la Salud

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    Eliosoff, Dévora Isolda

    2012-01-01

    Desde el punto de vista del trabajador de la salud en la esfera pública, la intervención con la comunidad supone una articulación de diversos actores sociales que deberá contar desde el vamos con esa coautoría: desde la definición de los problemas de salud, las prioridades del proyecto, los objetivos, las actividades, la evaluación... Supone un proceso de retroalimentación y constante modificación, redefinición, apertura, nuevas jugadas, cierres parciales, cambios en las condiciones de fronte...

  14. El "régimen dual" en Israel desde 1967

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    Lev Grinberg

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo aborda el establecimiento del peculiar régimen de dominación dual de Israel desde 1967, argumentando que la estructura de este régimen convierte a las élites militares en un actor político crucial. El régimen dual se basa en la separación geográfi ca entre dos regímenes diferentes de control y legitimación. Argumentaré aquí que la guerra de 1967 fue un parteaguas histórico, ya que acarreó un desdibujamiento de las fronteras israelíes y la llegada de un régimen dual que legitima la división del poder político entre las élites militares y civiles que gobiernan Israel-Palestina. Mi objetivo es mostrar las contradicciones inherentes de este régimen dual de “ocupación democrática” y así arrojar luz sobre la dinámica de los espacios políticos de acuerdo a la población ocupada: su apertura, por reconocimiento y negociación, y su cancelación, por el uso de la violencia.

  15. LA CIUDAD DESDE EL PERIODISMO LOCAL UNIVERSITARIO, UN CASO

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    Mireya Barón Pulido

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    Full Text Available Este artículo es un reporte de caso que presenta los resultados finales del proyecto 1 “Tendencias del Periodismo Local Universitario UPZ 99 Chapinero” realizado durante 8 meses en las 4 universidades del sector que cuentan con programas de comunicación social. Se trabajó con los respectivos emisores y audiencias de los periódicos: Expresio- nes (Politécnico Grancolombiano, Fe de Erratas (Javeriana, Gaceta Libertadora (Los Libertadores y Escenario (Santo Tomás. Se evidenció que el interés de este ejercicio periodístico universitario se centra en hacer visible las narrativas de los ciudadanos del común, sin embargo la prelación en cuanto a los actores se ciñe a la población estudiantil- docente; el grupo focal lector, por su parte, considera que este ejercicio periodístico aún es incipiente y que se debe superar “lo banal” y la actitud de denuncia. El uso de fuentes de la “ciudadanía del común”, que busca un mecanis- mo de participación y lo puede hallar en el periodismo universitario, es aún tímido, si bien se percibe una preocupa- ción por trabajar un periodismo desde el “estar ahí antropológicamente”.

  16. The Grand Strategy of Nonstate Actors: Theory and Implications

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    Garrett Pierman

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    Full Text Available This article addresses the Realist assumption that only actors that are states can be considered to have a strategic culture. The primary issue raised is the question of the ability of non-state actors to have a strategic culture. Al-Qaida is used as a theoretical case study. Ultimately this article rejects the idea of territoriality in strategic culture formulation and calls for academics and policymakers alike to adopt a broader conception of actors on the international, stage. This broader conception of actors would necessitate rich case studies to be done in the future in order to seek an understanding of the strategic culture of the non-state actors which academics and policymakers must deal with in the modern security environment. In particular, the article finds that the assumptions held about al-Qaida thus far are wrong and, in reality, the group has ambitions that are cosmic in nature, which will necessitate change in the strategies used to fight against terrorism.

  17. Actor Bonds in Situations of Discontinuous Business Activities

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    Skaates, Maria Anne

    2000-01-01

    . Furthermore the governance structure of markets characterized by discontinuous business activities is either that of the "socially constructed market" (Skaates, 2000) or that of the (socially constructed) network (Håkansson and Johanson, 1993). Additionally relationships and actor bonds vary substantially...... in situations of discontinuity. Therefore an analysis and comparison of relevant concepts that capture the key generative features of actor bonds in both socially constructed networks and socially constructed markets is undertaken. These concepts include the "milieu" of project marketing (Cova et al., 1996......) and the institutional concept of the "field". Finally this paper introduces the concept of "social capital" (Bourdieu, 1983) and discusses whether it can be used to conceptualize the dynamic features of actor bonds in situations of discontinuity....

  18. Burst Diplomacy The Diplomacies of Foreign Policy: Actors and Methods

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    Guillaume Devin

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Approaches to diplomacy tend to be restrictive because of an exclusively interstate insight. Indeed, historically, the state monopoly over diplomacy has always been challenged by private actors. Today, it is defied both from the inside because of growing public fragmentation (every ministry tends to lead its own foreign policy; subnational authorities develop their diplomatic relations and from the outside (the business sector and civil society play a growing role on the international scene. This proliferation of actors has transformed diplomatic methods. Beyond the binary division between “old diplomacy” – bilateral, secret and resident – and “new diplomacy” – multilateral, public and itinerant – this article shows that diplomacy has to adapt to number and complexity. Therefore a more global conception need now be considered. Diplomacy today is a system of multiple actors using diverse methods in order to coordinate positions of common interest in a competitive and sometimes hostile environment.

  19. Transnational corporations as 'keystone actors' in marine ecosystems.

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    Österblom, Henrik; Jouffray, Jean-Baptiste; Folke, Carl; Crona, Beatrice; Troell, Max; Merrie, Andrew; Rockström, Johan

    2015-01-01

    Keystone species have a disproportionate influence on the structure and function of ecosystems. Here we analyze whether a keystone-like pattern can be observed in the relationship between transnational corporations and marine ecosystems globally. We show how thirteen corporations control 11-16% of the global marine catch (9-13 million tons) and 19-40% of the largest and most valuable stocks, including species that play important roles in their respective ecosystem. They dominate all segments of seafood production, operate through an extensive global network of subsidiaries and are profoundly involved in fisheries and aquaculture decision-making. Based on our findings, we define these companies as keystone actors of the Anthropocene. The phenomenon of keystone actors represents an increasingly important feature of the human-dominated world. Sustainable leadership by keystone actors could result in cascading effects throughout the entire seafood industry and enable a critical transition towards improved management of marine living resources and ecosystems.

  20. Transnational corporations as 'keystone actors' in marine ecosystems.

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    Henrik Österblom

    Full Text Available Keystone species have a disproportionate influence on the structure and function of ecosystems. Here we analyze whether a keystone-like pattern can be observed in the relationship between transnational corporations and marine ecosystems globally. We show how thirteen corporations control 11-16% of the global marine catch (9-13 million tons and 19-40% of the largest and most valuable stocks, including species that play important roles in their respective ecosystem. They dominate all segments of seafood production, operate through an extensive global network of subsidiaries and are profoundly involved in fisheries and aquaculture decision-making. Based on our findings, we define these companies as keystone actors of the Anthropocene. The phenomenon of keystone actors represents an increasingly important feature of the human-dominated world. Sustainable leadership by keystone actors could result in cascading effects throughout the entire seafood industry and enable a critical transition towards improved management of marine living resources and ecosystems.

  1. Semantics for Communicating Actors with Interdependent Real-Time Deadlines

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    Knoll, Istvan; Ravn, Anders Peter; Skou, Arne

    2009-01-01

    Models of embedded systems with communicating actors and deadlines offer abstraction and encapsulation of related functionality, but their behavior is complex. Verification is therefore difficult and requires a combination of simulation, model checking and testing tools. In order to rely on the r......Models of embedded systems with communicating actors and deadlines offer abstraction and encapsulation of related functionality, but their behavior is complex. Verification is therefore difficult and requires a combination of simulation, model checking and testing tools. In order to rely...

  2. El clima organizacional en universidades de Bogotá desde la perspectiva de los estudiantes

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    José Javier Bermudez-Aponte

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    Full Text Available Esta investigación planteó como objetivo caracterizar el clima organizacional de seis universidades, localizadas en la ciudad de Bogotá Distrito Capital (D.C., Colombia, a partir de las percepciones expresadas por algunos de sus estudiantes. La metodología se abordó desde el enfoque cualitativo, con alcance descriptivo, busca comprender el fenómeno objeto de análisis desde la visión de conjunto, las posibilidades de análisis de lo subyacente y el sentido de construcción del objeto. Los hallazgos fueron agrupados en cuatro categorías: académica, socio- afectiva, administrativa y ética. Los resultados evidenciaron, desde la percepción de los estudiantes, que el clima organizacional universitario es el conjunto de factores tangibles (infraestructura, recursos, etc. e intangibles (valores, relaciones interpersonales, situaciones, etc., que se viven a diario en la universidad. La dinámica entre estos factores es bidireccional, es decir, cada uno de ellos puede ser actor u objeto de afectación en relación con otro.

  3. Actores con veto, instituciones caprichosas y políticas de mala calidad: el proceso de diseño de políticas de Ecuador

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    Andrés Mejía Acosta; María Caridad Araujo; Anibal Pérez-Liñán; Sebastian Saiegh

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    (Disponible en idioma inglés únicamente) En este trabajo se procura entender por qué los actores políticos, las instituciones y las reformas legales han dejado sistemáticamente de generar cooperación en el proceso de diseño de políticas de Ecuador. Desde un punto de vista comparativo e histórico, Ecuador ha estado atrapado en un ciclo de políticas de mala calidad que no se ajustan a las circunstancias, que fluctúan según los caprichos políticos del momento y que tienden a favorecer a los grup...

  4. An Actor's Approach to Management Conceptual framework and company practices

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    An Actor's Approach to Management is a contribution to the development of methods and practices for handling the complexity and non-linearity of organisational processes. The basic premises are that the individual person possesses creativity and problem solving skills that can be used...

  5. Usuarios y actores en el problema del agua

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    Martín-González, William A.

    2001-01-01

    El autor analiza el problema de abastecimiento de agua de la zona metropolitana de Guadalajara, los actores involucrados, los organismos relacionados con el manejo del agua, y la situación del lago de Chapala como el eslabón más débil de la cadena de abastecimiento de agua.

  6. Demystifying Facilitation of Multi-Actor Learning Processes

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    Groot, A.E.

    2002-01-01

     This thesis aims to demystify the facilitation of participatory processes in order to improve the performance of the facilitation professional. As our society is increasingly recognised as pluralistic, characterised by multiple actors with different interests, values and perception

  7. A Semantics for a Real-Time Actor Language

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    Knoll, Istvan; Ravn, Anders Peter; Skou, Arne

    2008-01-01

    In order to develop simulators and analysis tools for an actor based real-time language, we define its semantics. The semantics is interesting in itself, as it models the functional, communication, and timing aspects separately, allowing several variants of the language to be investigated....

  8. Actor roles in transition: Insights from sociological perspectives

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    J.M. Wittmayer (Julia); F. Avelino (Flor); F. van Steenbergen; D.A. Loorbach (Derk)

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    textabstractTo date, the field of transition research lacks a suitable vocabulary to analyse the (changing) interactions and relations of actors as part of a sustainability transition. This article addresses this knowledge gap by exploring the potential of the concept of 'roles' from social interact

  9. Actor roles in transition: Insights from sociological perspectives

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    J.M. Wittmayer (Julia); F. Avelino (Flor); F. van Steenbergen; D.A. Loorbach (Derk)

    2016-01-01

    textabstractTo date, the field of transition research lacks a suitable vocabulary to analyse the (changing) interactions and relations of actors as part of a sustainability transition. This article addresses this knowledge gap by exploring the potential of the concept of 'roles' from social

  10. EU–Hamas actors in a state of permanent liminality

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    Pace, Michelle; Pallister-Wilkins, Polly

    2016-01-01

    -between socially established categories. This article explores how the liminal identity of these two actors impacts, on the one hand, their relations with each other and, on the other hand, their relations of ‘self’. Exploring the procedural relations of the EU and Hamas, it argues for the necessity of recognising...

  11. Student Actor Ailments: Ten Ills and How To Cure Them.

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    Bishop, Barbara Long

    2000-01-01

    Lists the top ten acting ailments often encountered in student actors, and offers advice to cure these ailments: the split personality, the beauty queen and the leading man, the comedian, the director in training, the moody one, the character-clueless, the loner, the mimic, the stage-frightened, and the opening night artist. (SR)

  12. ACToR Chemical Structure processing using Open Source ...

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    ACToR (Aggregated Computational Toxicology Resource) is a centralized database repository developed by the National Center for Computational Toxicology (NCCT) at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Free and open source tools were used to compile toxicity data from over 1,950 public sources. ACToR contains chemical structure information and toxicological data for over 558,000 unique chemicals. The database primarily includes data from NCCT research programs, in vivo toxicity data from ToxRef, human exposure data from ExpoCast, high-throughput screening data from ToxCast and high quality chemical structure information from the EPA DSSTox program. The DSSTox database is a chemical structure inventory for the NCCT programs and currently has about 16,000 unique structures. Included are also data from PubChem, ChemSpider, USDA, FDA, NIH and several other public data sources. ACToR has been a resource to various international and national research groups. Most of our recent efforts on ACToR are focused on improving the structural identifiers and Physico-Chemical properties of the chemicals in the database. Organizing this huge collection of data and improving the chemical structure quality of the database has posed some major challenges. Workflows have been developed to process structures, calculate chemical properties and identify relationships between CAS numbers. The Structure processing workflow integrates web services (PubChem and NIH NCI Cactus) to d

  13. Hugh Grant's Image Restoration Discourse: An Actor Apologizes.

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    Benoit, William L.

    1997-01-01

    Examines the strategies used by actor Hugh Grant (in his appearances on talk shows) to help restore his reputation after he was arrested for lewd behavior with a prostitute. Uses this case as a springboard to contrast entertainment image repair with political and corporate image repair, arguing that important situational differences can be…

  14. Researching the Habitus of Global Policy Actors in Education

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    Lingard, Bob; Sellar, Sam; Baroutsis, Aspa

    2015-01-01

    This paper reprises the argument for the emergence of a global education policy field and then focuses on the shared habitus of global and national policy actors and technicians. It is argued that this shared habitus is constituted as a reflection of and a contribution to the creation of the global education policy field. Bourdieu's approach to…

  15. Towards a New Framework of Idea Management as Actor Networks

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    Jensen, Anna Rose Vagn

    2013-01-01

    investigations of managing activities in front-end idea development, an indicative analysis in the perspective of actor network theory is performed. The analysis show how managers and employees navigate in a complex environment of organizational structures, technical features and design, creativity and social...

  16. Essays on actor models in exchange networks and social dilemmas

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    Assen, Marcus Adrianus Leonardus Maria van

    2001-01-01

    A central problem in economics and sociology is that of explaining or predicting phenomena at the macro-level. One possible mode of explanation or prediction of macro-level phenomena entails examining processes internal to the system that involve actors at the micro-level. In this dissertation compl

  17. A Simulation System Based on the Actor Paradigm

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    with a multi-level view of the environment. Actor message monitoring provides information regarding resource availability and processor usage . The...ANNOUNCEMENT (any limitation to the bibliographic announcement of this document This will normally correspond to the Document Availabilty (11). However, where

  18. Summary on main policies, funding mechanisms, actors and trends

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    Kressler, Florian; Weiss, Lucas; Åkerman, Jonas;

    This document summarizes the output of WP 3 on policies, funding mechanisms, actors and trends relating the four thematic groups. Each thematic group examines one goal of the White Paper on Transport, published by the European Commission in 2011. The purpose of this document is to provide input...

  19. Las regiones como actores en la Gobernanza Multinivel: reflexiones sobre la legitimidad democrática

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    David Domínguez Nacimiento

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Desde una parte de la Ciencia Política, la Unión Europea está considerada como un sistema de Gobernanza Multinivel en el que hay múltiples actores políticos (tanto públicos como privados que están envueltos dentro de la toma de decisiones a nivel europeo a través de las redes de políticas. Entre ellos se encuentran las regiones, que participan con diferentes estrategias y recursos para lograr una serie de beneficios para ellas mismas. Pero, ソquiénes son las que más ventajas consiguen? ソhay suficiente control sobre su participación por parte de sus ciudadanos? ソCómo afecta esto a la legitimidad democrática? La presente nota de investigación no trata de resolver estas preguntas, sino que intenta abrir vías de estudio así como reflexionar sobre el avance del modelo de gobernanza en relación con los principios democráticos básicos. 

  20. La producción de arroz del estado de Morelos: una aproximación desde el enfoque SIAL

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    Jessica Mariela Tolentino Martínez

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    Full Text Available En el presente artículo se analiza el caso del arroz del estado de Morelos desde el enfo - que de los Sistemas Agroalimentarios Loca - lizados ( SIAL , que se enfoca en la interrela - ción entre los territorios y la producción y consumo de los alimentos. Se presta parti - cular importancia a la organización de los actores locales para conseguir la Denomina - ción de Origen ( DO como una estrategia competitiva dentro de un mercado que pri - vilegia las importaciones.

  1. del territorio desde la red viaria

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    Fernando Madiedo Ruz

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    Full Text Available Se propone una metodología para la cuantificación del impacto visual que produciría un elemento antrópico en el medio natural percibido desde la red viaria. Partimos de la premisa de que el impacto visual no es tan sólo inversamente proporcional a la distancia objeto impactanteobservador impactado, sino que existen unos umbrales de distancia que determinan impactos de igual valor. Por otra parte se ha tenido en consideración las peculiaridades del visionado dinámico (en movimiento, desde la carretera.

  2. Comunicación desde adentro

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    La radio “FM desde adentro” emitida por la frecuencia FM 94.3, produce contenidos que surgen desde propuestas e iniciativas de los jóvenes alojados en el Centro de Atención a Jóvenes en Conflicto con la Ley penal N º 1, ocupando un importante lugar dentro del mapa de los nuevos medios de comunicación alternativa que cobran valor en nuestro país. En la actualidad cuenta con un coordinador de las actividades del centro, y además impulsor de la radio, Fernando Teruel. Se realizó dentro...

  3. Comunicación desde adentro

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    Apaza, Anahí Yamila; Macedo, María Guadalupe

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    La radio “FM desde adentro” emitida por la frecuencia FM 94.3, produce contenidos, que surgen desde propuestas e iniciativas de los jóvenes alojados en el Centro de Atención a Jóvenes en Conflicto con la Ley penal N º 1, ocupando un importante lugar dentro del mapa de los nuevos medios de comunicación alternativa que cobran valor en nuestro país. En la actualidad cuenta con un coordinador de las actividades del centro, y además impulsor de la radio, Fernando Teruel. Se realizó dentr...

  4. Hacia una redefinición de los movimientos sociales: macro-actores proxémicos

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    Ignacio Mendiola Gonzalo

    2003-11-01

    Full Text Available La conceptualización de los movimientos sociales que aquí se presenta no se establece tanto en el marco de las principales teorizaciones realizadas en torno a los movimientos sociales sino que pretende articular otro escenario teórico desde el que arrojar una nueva mirada a las prácticas de los movimientos. Así, se establecerá un recorrido construido sobre la base de tres premisas fundamentales. La primera de ellas enfatiza la dimensión paradójica de la identidad al poner de manifiesto una heterogeneidad constitutiva en toda práctica identitaria que no puede ser subsumida en una única dimensión o plano semiótico. La segunda premisa desarrolla esta dimensión paradójica de la identidad en el campo de los movimientos sociales, lo que nos lleva a formular una propuesta de definición de los movimientos sociales sobre la base de una paradoja constitutiva que pondrá en relación la teoría del actor-red con la socialidad proxémica. Por último, la reflexión analiza la forma que adquiere la (reproducción de la mencionada paradoja constitutiva, planteando que dicha (reproducción adquiere, en su desarrollo, una configuración irónica.

  5. Balancing influence between actors in healthcare decision making

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    Babad Yair M

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background Healthcare costs in most developed countries are not clearly linked to better patient and public health outcomes, but are rather associated with service delivery orientation. In the U.S. this has resulted in large variation in healthcare availability and use, increased cost, reduced employer participation in health insurance programs, and reduced overall population health outcomes. Recent U.S. healthcare reform legislation addresses only some of these issues. Other countries face similar healthcare issues. Discussion A major goal of healthcare is to enhance patient health outcomes. This objective is not realized in many countries because incentives and structures are currently not aligned for maximizing population health. The misalignment occurs because of the competing interests between "actors" in healthcare. In a simplified model these are individuals motivated to enhance their own health; enterprises (including a mix of nonprofit, for profit and government providers, payers, and suppliers, etc. motivated by profit, political, organizational and other forces; and government which often acts in the conflicting roles of a healthcare payer and provider in addition to its role as the representative and protector of the people. An imbalance exists between the actors, due to the resources and information control of the enterprise and government actors relative to the individual and the public. Failure to use effective preventive interventions is perhaps the best example of the misalignment of incentives. We consider the current Pareto efficient balance between the actors in relation to the Pareto frontier, and show that a significant change in the healthcare market requires major changes in the utilities of the enterprise and government actors. Summary A variety of actions are necessary for maximizing population health within the constraints of available resources and the current balance between the actors. These actions include

  6. Los significados de la reconciliación desde las voces de las víctimas

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    Esperanza Hernández Delgado

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available El artículo recoge desde el trabajo de investigación para la paz, la manifestación directa de comunidades afectadas por la violencia política en Colombia y los aportes de analistas de experiencias internacionales de reconciliación, sobre los significados de la reconciliación desde las voces de las víctimas. Plantea que la reconciliación no puede seguir siendo considerada sólo desde el Estado y los actores armados en procesos de negociación de conflictos armados internos, sino que necesariamente debe consultar las voces de sus víctimas como requisito indispensable para el cierre del ciclo de la violencia y la edificación de las bases de una paz estable y duradera. Desde la perspectiva de las víctimas de la violencia, la reconciliación equivale a derecho a la verdad, superación de la impunidad y reparación integral.

  7. Actor Network Procedures as Psi-calculi for Security Ceremonies

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    Cristian Prisacariu

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available The actor network procedures of Pavlovic and Meadows are a recent graphical formalism developed for describing security ceremonies and for reasoning about their security properties. The present work studies the relations of the actor network procedures (ANP to the recent psi-calculi framework. Psi-calculi is a parametric formalism where calculi like spi- or applied-pi are found as instances. Psi-calculi are operational and largely non-graphical, but have strong foundation based on the theory of nominal sets and process algebras. One purpose of the present work is to give a semantics to ANP through psi-calculi. Another aim was to give a graphical language for a psi-calculus instance for security ceremonies. At the same time, this work provides more insight into the details of the ANPs formalization and the graphical representation.

  8. APPROACHES TO GLOBAL SECURITY. ACTORS, MANIFESTATIONS AND TENDENCIES

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    Gheorghe MINCULETE

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Nowadays, the world seems to be in a transition from the current system founded on the liberal social, economic and political model to a more diverse and heterogeneous model in which the determinant role is played by a number of state and non-state actors. The step from the Western system of cultural, political and predominant economic values to a more diverse and heterogeneous system makes the actors involved defend not only their visions, but also promote their own interests. The differences between visions gain relevance and clarity because the countries supporting them obtain increased power, and that is more than obvious. All this leads to a symmetric allocation of different means, which generates uncertainties and diminishes unilateral actions This transition process impacts global security especially through the asymmetric, unconventional and hybrid risks and threats manifesting worldwide.

  9. Actor and analyst: a response to Coopmans and Button.

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    Collins, Harry; Evans, Robert

    2014-10-01

    We question the logic of Coopmans and Button's critique of our analysis of expertise on three grounds. First, their critique depends on a clear distinction between actor and analysts that we show cannot be maintained. Second, we question their reticence to allow the use of taxonomies in the analysis of expertise, suggesting that it is contradicted by their own descriptions of expert work, and we accuse them of making a mistake in the way they relate commonsense to specialist skills. Finally, we express our puzzlement at the antiseptic-like precautions that some ethnomethodologists apply to analysts' categories, especially given that--as we show--analysts' categories sometimes provide a superior resource for understanding and can change the actors' world as well as describing it.

  10. Chinas carbon-intensity target: climate actors and policy developments

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    Stensdal, Iselin

    2012-11-01

    China has become the largest GHG emitting country, and announced in 2009 its first policy objective measured in carbon emissions. The carbon-intensity target is to reduce the carbon intensity by 40-45 % by 2020 compared to 200 levels. Since then there has been further policy developments in order to attain the reduction carbon intensity and steer China towards a low-carbon development. The 12th 5-year plan (2011-2015) is strong on incentives for reducing China's carbon intensity such as energy conservation measures and the establishment of new market-based mechanisms. While the central government forms the policies, the implementation is dependent on a range of actors. In addition to the climate change bureaucracy, the positive forces and actors on GHG mitigation is presented. All in all, there are promising developments in China for the years to come.(auth)

  11. Las ciudades como actores políticos

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    Jordi BORJA

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: En estas páginas, Jordi Borja plantea la centralidad de las grandes ciudades como actores políticos, que incluyen al gobierno local pero que no se confunden con él. Las ciudades son espejos de las grandes transformaciones globales. Distintos ejemplos en el mundo y, en especial en América Latina, ponen de manifiesto que los planes de intervención urbana deben desarrollarse bajo esta idea de globalidad y transformación.ABSTRACT: In these pages, Borja set up centrality of big cities as political actors, which include local government. Cities are a mirror of global transformation. Different cases in the world, specially in Latin America, reflect that urban planning must be carried out by this idea of globalization and transformation.

  12. Teachers as Actors: The Implications of Acting on Physics Teaching

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    Milner-Bolotin, Marina

    2007-10-01

    In the spring of 2006, a rather unusual advertisement by the Centre of Teaching and Academic Growth at UBC (http://www.tag.ubc.ca) came to my attention. Faculty members were invited to take part in a workshop entitled "All the World's a Stage: Teachers as Actors," offered by a zoology instructor and an amateur actor, Greg Bole: Teaching can be seen as creating an interpersonal relationship and hence uses many of the same skills as acting. The investigation and use of acting skills in teacher preparation can allow a greater facility with diverse methods, increase skill at adapting to change in the classroom or lecture hall, and an increased ability to quickly form positive relationships with students. (Greg Bole: http://www.tag.ubc.ca/programs/series-detail.php?series_id=249 )

  13. Actor proliferation and the fragmentation of violent groups in conflict

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    Caitriona Dowd

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available This paper proposes a novel application of a measure of actor fragmentation drawn from electoral studies to the growing field of conflict event data. The application facilitates comparison of conflict environments over time and across cases, while enabling researchers to take account of the relative activity levels of diverse actors. Analysis of the measure suggests that a fragmentation index diverges from a simple count of active conflict agents in important instances, including in providing a more accurate measure of dominant and weaker conflict agents, capturing dynamics of escalation and continuation of conflict over time and across country cases, and reflecting the coalescence of conflict agents around dominant conflict cleavages. The findings suggest that future research may benefit from combining measures of the discrete count of groups and their relative activity levels in order to accurately capture evolving conflict dynamics.

  14. Actores/agentes universitarios para el desarrollo local

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    María de los Ángeles Cienfuegos Velasco

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Al hablar de desarrollo local se hace referencia a un espacio municipal con características propias, que demandan cierta forma de organización e interacción de actores y/o agentes, pertenecientes o no al contexto implicado para el desarrollo del mismo. Esto permite el aprovechamiento de diferentes formas de acción individual o colectiva; una de ellas es la acción que la universidad puede ofertar a dicho desarrollo. Al respecto, el objetivo del presente ensayo es identificar a la universidad como generadora de actores/ agentes emergentes que se preparan para contribuir, entre otras cosas, a la transformación de la localidad. Bajo el argumento de que estudiantes e investigadores de la universidad pública y privada generan conocimiento, el cual puede ser aplicado productivamente si se socializa con la comunidad y sus integrantes.

  15. Widening the scope? How intermediary actors can shape energy consumption

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    Maneschi, Davide

    2013-01-01

    This paper deals with energy consumption in the residential sector and with the implementation of measures to reduce it. While most research dealing with energy consumption has targeted factors and drivers at the individual user level, more recent works have highlighted collective aspects...... of (energy) consumption, both to explain the resilience of consumption patterns and to identify leverage points for the reduction of energy use. One understudied aspect of this discussion is the way “intermediary” actors – those actors who are neither policy makers, nor users, nor energy providers...... – influence energy consumption. This paper presents a review of the literature on intermediaries, providing an overview of their roles and contextualizing their functions in energy efficiency improvements. The review shows how the concept of intermediaries has been used in research dealing with innovation...

  16. Actor Bonds in Situations of Discontinuous Business Activities

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    Skaates, Maria Anne

    2000-01-01

    in situations of discontinuity. Therefore an analysis and comparison of relevant concepts that capture the key generative features of actor bonds in both socially constructed networks and socially constructed markets is undertaken. These concepts include the "milieu" of project marketing (Cova et al., 1996......Demand in many industrial buying situations, e.g. project purchases or procurement related to virtual organizations, is discontinuous. In situations of discontinuity, networks are often more of an ad hos informational and social nature, as strong activity and resource links are not present......) and the institutional concept of the "field". Finally this paper introduces the concept of "social capital" (Bourdieu, 1983) and discusses whether it can be used to conceptualize the dynamic features of actor bonds in situations of discontinuity....

  17. The Evolution of Ultracapital and Actor-Network Capitalism

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    2013-01-01

    This paper reviews distinct critical writings on the current global economic crisis in order to suggest that the crisis represents a distinctly new form of actor-network capitalism, originating in the hybrid financial innovations since the 1970s, the explosive growth in cyber-space potential during the 1990s and the subsuming of the State by finance that accompanied these two processes. The paper proposes the evolution of what is referred to as ultracapital (capital beyond capital) from withi...

  18. Social Work in Ghana : Engaging Traditional Actors in Professional Practices

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    Christel Avendal

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available In contemporary Ghana, the traditional system and professional social work operate as two parallel systems within the field of social work. The aim of this study was to investigate if and how the teaching of contemporary professional social work in Ghana takes into account traditional actors and practices. The traditional system includes extended family members and traditional authorities such as chiefs or family heads. It formed the social institution that protected and cared for the vulnerable before (Western social work was introduced as a formal profession in Ghana. A 10-week ethnographic field study was conducted at the Department of Social Work at the University of Ghana. The study employed a qualitative, social constructionist approach, interpreting the results within a theoretical framework of social world theory. The empirical material consisted of interviews with students and teachers, participant observation at lectures, and various documents. The main findings of the study were that professional social workers and traditional actors can be seen as members of two subworlds – the subworld of professional social workers and the subworld of traditional actors. Students and teachers discuss interventions from the perspective of social workers and traditional actors. Their ability to take different perspectives seems to be crucial for localisation – the process by which social work is made relevant to local culture and traditions. The interviewees’ accounts reveal how localisation is not only about culture, but also about social structures and practical considerations. The poor state of the social work profession in Ghana affects interventions in a profound way.

  19. Non-State Actors and their Risks to American Society

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    2013-03-01

    international actors like al-Qaeda, Hizballah, Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), and cyber warriors. Current U.S. homeland security policies...nature. Today, this sequencing can be done with no original DNA material. The term for this function is de novo or from nothing. Viruses are among the...the same. Recently academic institutions fully mapped the 1918 H1N1 (Spanish influenza epidemic) and the H5N1 (bird influenza) virus genomes.19

  20. Disjoint Key Establishment Protocol for Wireless Sensor and Actor Networks

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    AtaUllah Ghafoor; Muhammad Sher; Muhammad Imran; Imran Baig

    2016-01-01

    Key distribution is essential for providing secure communication between commercial and sensitive applications of wireless sensor and actor networks (WSANs). It becomes more challenging when any of the intermediate sensor nodes is compromised by the adversaries as the messages carrying secure keys will be exposed and links will be unreliable. This paper presents a Disjoint Key Establishment Protocol (DKEP) that does not require transmitting keys across the nodes. In DKEP, each node is preload...

  1. Analysis of stress, musculoskeletal disorders, and fatigue among broadcasting actors

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    Park, Moon-Hee; Kim, Ham-Gyum; Lee, Hae-Kag

    2016-01-01

    [Purpose] The purpose of the study was to assess the health effects of broadcasting actors through a comprehensive research on their job stress, psychosocial stress, and fatigue and to investigate those factors having an impact on their health condition to present a basis for comparative studies and effective human resource management in the future. [Subjects and Methods] A survey was performed to analyze the relevance of the general features, job stress, psychosocial stress, and fatigue. [Re...

  2. Acceso al suelo ejidal periurbano: análisis desde el capital social

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    Sandra Pola-Villaseñor

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    Full Text Available Recientemente, el modo más recurrente para acceder al suelo ejidal en las periferias urbanas mexicanas es mediante mecanismos de compra-venta, estos procesos están caracterizados por la multiplicidad de actores, normas y marcos jurídicos, así como por la regulación de las instituciones formales e informales. En este trabajo se aborda dicho proceso a través del concepto de capital social, el cual ofrece elementos que permiten el reconocimiento y la sistematización en un contexto de periferia urbana convergente y transicional. Con base en una revisión de la literatura se hace una propuesta analítica de la compra-venta de tierras parceladas desde el capital social, se reconocen sus etapas, dimensiones, relaciones y elementos principales.

  3. Searching for realism, structure and agency in Actor Network Theory.

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    Elder-Vass, Dave

    2008-09-01

    Superficially, Actor Network Theory (ANT) and critical realism (CR) are radically opposed research traditions. Written from a realist perspective, this paper asks whether there might be a basis for finding common ground between these two traditions. It looks in turn at the questions of realism, structure, and agency, analysing the differences between the two perspectives and seeking to identify what each might learn from the other. Overall, the paper argues that there is a great deal that realists can learn from actor network theory; yet ANT remains stunted by its lack of a depth ontology. It fails to recognize the significance of mechanisms, and of their dependence on emergence, and thus lacks both dimensions of the depth that is characteristic of critical realism's ontology. This prevents ANT from recognizing the role and powers of social structure; but on the other hand, realists would do well to heed ANT's call for us to trace the connections through which structures are constantly made and remade. A lack of ontological depth also underpins ANT's practice of treating human and non-human actors symmetrically, yet this remains a valuable provocation to sociologists who neglect non-human entities entirely.

  4. Engaging Actors in Co-Designing Heterogeneous Innovations

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    Jørgensen, Ulrik; Lindegaard, Hanne; Rosenqvist, Tanja Schultz

    2011-01-01

    In this paper we share and analyze our experiences staging a co-design process in which we through different interventions engage important actors in designing. Our experiences are taking from an innovation and research project about user-involvement in textile design processes. As the project fo...... in our project’s agenda by going through the different stages of translation. The paper is finalized with reflections on the difficulties in engaging actors in a co-design process and transporting results into the existing framed context of design and architectural work.......In this paper we share and analyze our experiences staging a co-design process in which we through different interventions engage important actors in designing. Our experiences are taking from an innovation and research project about user-involvement in textile design processes. As the project...... focused on textiles role in healing hospital environments, the co-design process analyzed is a process of designing textile products for these environments. During the co-design process we engaged architects, engineers and textile designers. The focus in this paper is specifically on the challenges...

  5. The Psychological Self as Actor, Agent, and Author.

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    McAdams, Dan P

    2013-05-01

    The psychological self may be construed as a reflexive arrangement of the subjective "I" and the constructed "Me," evolving and expanding over the human life course. The psychological self begins life as a social actor, construed in terms of performance traits and social roles. By the end of childhood, the self has become a motivated agent, too, as personal goals, motives, values, and envisioned projects for the future become central features of how the I conceives of the Me. A third layer of selfhood begins to form in the adolescent and emerging adulthood years, when the self as autobiographical author aims to construct a story of the Me, to provide adult life with broad purpose and a dynamic sense of temporal continuity. An integrative theory that envisions the psychological self as a developing I-Me configuration of actor, agent, and author helps to synthesize a wide range of conceptions and findings on the self from social, personality, cognitive, cultural, and developmental psychology and from sociology and other social sciences. The actor-agent-author framework also sheds new light on studies of self-regulation, self-esteem, self-continuity, and the relationship between self and culture. © The Author(s) 2013.

  6. Tools for decision support in planning academic needs of actors

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    Oubedda Latifa

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this work is to establish an information system which would facilitate decision making for the exploitation of a model consisting of the main stakeholders of the university (teachers, students and administrators. This system is based on the relationship between actors (players on the one hand and their activities and their aggregations in a graduate level on the other. It aims to make available to managers of the university a set of dashboards that can improve the quality of education. We will start by modeling the actors upstream and we will study the processes on their own organizations, their activities and their aggregations. This approach is based on the analysis made by the actors to switch to an information technology approach in the process of searching for knowledge. The first applications of this work focus on data related to the department of English Studies at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at Ibn Zohr University in Agadir, Morocco. The results are encouraging and can be generalized to all courses offered by academic institutions.

  7. Sacred Shock: Student Actors on Anti-Bullying Improvisation and Impact of Self-Rehearsal

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    Gilman, Sharlene Elinor

    2017-01-01

    This article describes responses of a group of adolescent student actors and actor alumni involved in anti-bullying skits arising from a critical case study of the Tolerance Troupe from a small rural and suburban borough in Pennsylvania. Seventeen active members and 19 actor alumni participated in semi-structured interviews focusing on what the…

  8. Who Needs What? Some Thoughts on the Possibility of Using Psychology in Actor Training.

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    Vulova, Marina

    2001-01-01

    Contends that the aim of professional actor training is to reveal and develop an actor's individuality. Proposes that the responsibility of drama teachers is to lead training in such away that students feel accepted, understood, and respected. Proposes that psychodrama is the most appropriate method for student and professional actors' personal…

  9. Innovation in the plural of the alpine cre-actors

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    Andréa Finger-Stich

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available The capacity to innovate for a sustainable development of alpine territories cannot depend only on economic, legal and political conditions defined by the State at national and international levels. It depends also on local conditions that situate historically and geographically the actors in a continuity of social and ecological relationships. This approach highlights the collective – thus organisational – dimensions of the innovation process, including the imagination, the development, the implementation and even the diffusion of a new practice. Our point of view is that for contributing to the sustainable development of the Alps, innovations need to change the ecological, political, social and cultural relationships engaging the actors in these territories. This change affects as much the object territory as the subject actor of the territory. This is why innovating in the Alps means also innovating the Alps and the alpine actors (Cosalp, 2008. Based on a research about local people’s participation in the management of alpine communal forests, the article shows the importance of local interactions involving actors of diverse occupation, gender, age and origins1.La capacité d’innovation pour un développement durable des territoires alpins ne peut dépendre uniquement de conditions économiques, légales et politiques définies par les Etats aux échelles nationale et internationale. Elle dépend aussi de conditions locales, qui situent historiquement et géographiquement les acteurs dans une continuité de relations sociales et écologiques. Cette perspective accentue l’importance de la dimension collective, donc organisationnelle, du processus d’innovation, allant de l’imagination, puis au développement, à la réalisation – voire la diffusion – d’une nouvelle pratique. Le point de vue de cet article est qu’une innovation, pour contribuer au développement durable des Alpes, doit changer les relations

  10. The role of social actors in times of crisis / El papel de los actores sociales en tiempos de crisis

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    Iván Medina Iborra

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this article is to analyze the performance of the two main trade unions (UGT and CCOO and the employers’ association CEOE during the economic crisis. The analysis focuses on their position on major reforms, on their ideological differences over various public policies, as well as on their ability to negotiate collective bargaining agreements. We depart from the command of the Spanish Constitution of 1978, which in its seventh article gives trade unions and business associations a prominent role in representing economic interests, to suggest that social actors would be likely to reduce their chances of veto in times of economic crisis given the exceptional situation. However, the article confirms a gap in the approaches of social actors and the few options for a strong social dialogue. This leads to a greater distance between the social actors and the public opinion, as evidenced by the results derived from the survey on ‘Culture and Political Representation in Spain’.

  11. Conformación del campo del currículo en Colombia: actores, memorias, miradas

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    Nubia Cecilia Agudelo Cely

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available El artículo es resultado de la participación en un proyecto macro para América Latina, particularmente presenta avances investigativos con la realización del proyecto en la región Centro Oriente del país. Procesos de Apropiación del Campo del Currículo en Colombia, entre 1960 y 1989. Luego de la fundamentación teórica correspondiente, los autores dan cuenta del contexto en el cual llega y se apropia el campo del currículo en la educación del país. Se analiza el surgimiento en el contexto internacional, la cooperación desde Estados Unidos, junto con la política educativa oficial. Esas condiciones favorables que hicieron propicia la conformación del campo en el país, describen estos procesos. Finalmente relaciona el papel de los diversos actores y las miradas en reacción a la política que se impartía oficialmente a partir de normas y decretos. AbstractThis paper is a result of a macro project for Latin American higher education. It shows progress based on our research in the Central East Region of Colombia. This research, Curriculum field formation, was conducted in this region of Colombia, between 1960 and 1989. After establishing the corresponding theoretical foundation to this study, the authors come to their own conclusions surrounding the context of the region’s educational curriculum. The study also analyzes the emergence of the region’s educational process in the context of education throughout the world,in cooperation with the United States, along with Colombia’s National education policies. There were favorable conditions which made possible the curriculum field formation of the country’s educational system describe these processes. Finally, the study recognizes the roles of many actors, both domestic and international, and looks at reactions to the policies which are oficially based on rules and decrees from the Colombian Educational Administration.

  12. Sharing, caring, and surveilling: an actor-partner interdependence model examination of Facebook relational maintenance strategies.

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    McEwan, Bree

    2013-12-01

    Abstract Relational maintenance is connected to high quality friendships. Friendship maintenance behaviors may occur online via social networking sites. This study utilized an Actor-Partner Interdependence Model to examine how Facebook maintenance and surveillance affect friendship quality. Bryant and Marmo's (2012) Facebook maintenance scale was evaluated, revealing two factors: sharing and caring. Facebook surveillance was also measured. For friendship satisfaction and liking, significant positive actor and partner effects emerged for caring; significant negative actor, partner, and interaction effects emerged for sharing; and significant positive actor effects emerged for surveillance. For friendship closeness, significant positive actor effects emerged for caring and surveillance.

  13. Las asociaciones de migrantes en las actuaciones del codesarrollo. Un estudio desde la ciudad de Madrid.

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    Anna Sanmartín Ortí

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Existe un amplio acuerdo entre quienes trabajan el codesarrollo sobre la importancia que los migrantes tienen como actores centrales del enfoque, y a partir de esta constatación se plantea el análisis que se realiza en este artículo. Alumbramos un debate en proceso desde la investigación de la práctica de las asociaciones de migrantes en Madrid -sus actuaciones, formas de significación y de inclusión- para conocer qué concepciones del codesarrollo manejan, cuáles son los rasgos específicos que individualizan el enfoque desde sus perspectivas y necesidades, así como qué tipo de estrategias de participación activan para ponerlo en marcha. Todo ello, sustentado por los datos obtenidos en la observación de campo de eventos de codesarrollo y en el análisis de entrevistas en profundidada miembros de asociaciones migrantes, ONGD y administraciones públicas españolas, sin las cuales no es posible entender elcontexto en el que trabajan las primeras.

  14. Trust in social actors and attitudes towards genetically modified organisms in Slovenia

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    Karmen Erjavec

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available This article tries to fulfil the research gap left by the fact that no study to date has examined how trust in social actors affects attitudes towards genetically modified organisms (GMOs. Therefore, two key hypotheses were posited: a trust in social actors is a more important factor of attitudes towards GMOs than knowledge about GMOs; and b trust in certain social actors is a more important factor than trust in other social actors. Telephone survey data of adult Slovenians were used. The analyses show that: a general trust in social actors has a positive effect on attitudes towards GMOs; b trust in various social actors has different effects; and c trust in social actors has a stronger effect on attitudes towards GMOs than knowledge about GMOs.

  15. INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC ASSOCIATION IETF AS ACTOR OF INTERNET GOVERNANCE

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    Sergey Sergeevich Shirin

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available The article is a result of research of role played by an international public associa­tion “Internet Engineering Task Force” in international Internet governance sys­tem. The object of the research is a process of construction of a system of institu­tions which coordinate development of Internet. In the article, potential of non­governmental actors in this area is assessed. The article highlights causes and possi­ble effects of IETF activities as the most highly respected nongovernmental associa­tions which try to solve one of the urgent problems of world politics – transforma­tion of an existing approach to Internet governance. IETF approach is compared with approaches of other nongovernmental organizations and public associations such as ICANN, W3C and WaSP. The conclusion is made that authority of IETF in the community of Internet projects developers enables this public association to de­fine the key characteristics of technological policy in Internet evolution. Thus, IETF is considered as one of the key actors of international system of Internet gover­nance. Also, the importance of IETF-like associations has been underestimated by governmental actors yet. This underestimation determines Russian, Chinese and Iranian attacks on ICANN. These states support a project of full internationaliza­tion of Internet governance and consider ICANN as an organization which controls the Internet for the benefit of the United States of America.DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12731/2218-7405-2013-8-28

  16. Actores/agentes universitarios para el desarrollo local

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    Al hablar de desarrollo local se hace referencia a un espacio municipal con características propias, que demandan cierta forma de organización e interacción de actores y/o agentes, pertenecientes o no al contexto implicado para el desarrollo del mismo. Esto permite el aprovechamiento de diferentes formas de acción individual o colectiva; una de ellas es la acción que la universidad puede ofertar a dicho desarrollo. Al respecto, el objetivo del presente ensayo es identificar a la universidad c...

  17. Consumer culture theory (re)visits actor-network theory

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    Bajde, Domen

    2013-01-01

    The vocabulary and tactics developed by actor-network theory (ANT) can shed light on several ontological and epistemological challenges faced by consumer culture theory. Rather than providing ready-made theories or methods, our translation of ANT puts forward a series of questions and proposition...... that, captured through the metaphor of 'flattening', invite a rethinking of how ontologies of consumption-its subjects, objects and devices, content and contexts, materiality and socioculturality-are enacted through precarious networks of heterogeneous relations. © The Author(s) 2013....

  18. The Clinical Threat Assessment of the Lone-Actor Terrorist.

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    Meloy, J Reid; Genzman, Jacqueline

    2016-12-01

    The Terrorist Radicalization Assessment Protocol (TRAP-18) is a structured professional judgment instrument for the assessment of individuals who present a concern for lone-actor terrorism. It consists of eight proximal warning behaviors and 10 distal characteristics. Previous research has demonstrated its interrater reliability and some concurrent and postdictive validity. In this article, TRAP-18 is retrospectively applied to the case of US Army psychiatrist and jihadist Malik Nidal Hasan, who committed a mass murder at Fort Hood, Texas in 2009. The strengths and limitations of TRAP-18 as a structured professional judgment instrument for mental health clinicians are discussed, and clinical risk management suggestions are made.

  19. The Corporality and the Performative Power of the Actor

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    Gabriela Pérez Cubas

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available This article discusses different concepts linked to the notion of body in contemporary western societies from the point of view of French Sociologist-Anthropologist David Le Breton. His concept of body will be related in this essay with perceptions of body and subjectivity by Dance and Performance Studies theorist André Lepecki in his discussion on movement and politics. The present study aims at deepening the reflection of performers and theorists on the actor´s expressive movement training.

  20. Engaging Actors in Co-Designing Heterogeneous Innovations

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    Jørgensen, Ulrik; Lindegaard, Hanne; Rosenqvist, Tanja Schultz

    2011-01-01

    In this paper we share and analyze our experiences staging a co-design process in which we through different interventions engage important actors in designing. Our experiences are taking from an innovation and research project about user-involvement in textile design processes. As the project...... focused on textiles role in healing hospital environments, the co-design process analyzed is a process of designing textile products for these environments. During the co-design process we engaged architects, engineers and textile designers. The focus in this paper is specifically on the challenges...

  1. Environmental governance as inclusion and exclusion of actors and issues

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    Jørgensen, Michael Søgaard

    2016-01-01

    The chapter analyses recent governance in Denmark of the interaction between climate, energy and land use. Governance is seen as inclusion and exclusion of actors and their perspectives in decisions about problems and solutions. Inclusion and exclusion are discussed as decisions about members...... and focus of public commissions. Furthermore, inclusion and exclusion are discussed as an aspect of NGOs’ development of climate plans and the societal role of such plans. The chapter concludes that governance of this field is balancing the interests of established and polluting sectors and the interest...

  2. Environmental governance as inclusion and exclusion of actors and issues

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    Jørgensen, Michael Søgaard

    2016-01-01

    The chapter analyses recent governance in Denmark of the interaction between climate, energy and land use. Governance is seen as inclusion and exclusion of actors and their perspectives in decisions about problems and solutions. Inclusion and exclusion are discussed as decisions about members...... and focus of public commissions. Furthermore, inclusion and exclusion are discussed as an aspect of NGOs’ development of climate plans and the societal role of such plans. The chapter concludes that governance of this field is balancing the interests of established and polluting sectors and the interest...

  3. Reforma educativa en México. Descentralización y nuevos actores

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    Margarita Zorrilla

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available En 1921, con la creación de la Secretaría de Educación Pública (sep, se inició un largo y complejo proceso de federalización de la educación mexicana en su sentido centralizador, que tuvo distintas facetas que caracterizaron el sistema educativo en la mayor parte del siglo xx. Aunque desde los años setenta del siglo aludido se iniciaron algunas acciones de descentralización del sistema educativo, fue en el gobierno de Carlos Salinas cuando se puso en marcha el proceso más amplio de transferencia de la educación básica y educación normal a los gobiernos de los estados; este proceso se llevó a cabo en el marco de la reforma del Estado y la administración pública. Para la educación, el Acuerdo Nacional para la Modernización de la Educación Básica (anmeb fue el instrumento de arranque y estructuración de la descentralización. En este artículo se presenta un análisis de las condiciones de la reforma, de sus características y de la nueva configuración del sistema educativo nacional y los estatales a partir de la presencia de actores sociales y políticos que surgen o se hacen más visibles en el escenario de la descentralización. Se concluye con unas reflexiones acerca del papel de las normas jurídicas en los procesos de cambio educativo y se identifican indicadores de una transformación positiva de la gestión de la educación.

  4. CINE ARGENTINO Y ESPAÑOL: DIFUSA NACIONALIDAD DE ACTORES Y PERSONAJES

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    Fco. Alfredo Caminos

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Los avatares políticos de España y Argentina en diferentes épocas han traído como resultado el flujo migratorio entre ambos países. Las consecuencias en lo personal son visibles y fáciles de describir, sin embargo, en lo que respecta a la producción cinematográfica, se han logrado complejas derivaciones acerca de la identidad y de la definición de la nacionalidad. De la observación de las últimas películas realizadas en ambas naciones, se deduce que estas apreciaciones narrativas responden, en su mayoría, a acuerdos de coproducción. Desde el punto de vista argumental, aparece un concepto de pérdida de identidad tanto en los actores como en los personajes que representan. Intérpretes de Argentina y España asumen características nacionales que no siempre se corresponden con las de su país de origen. Por otra parte, aparecen hijos de inmigrantes que, habiendo nacido en un país, representan papeles de individuos oriundos del otro lado del Océano, llegando incluso a perderse las formas típicas de hablar del lugar de nacimiento. Sirven de ejemplo algunas de las películas de los últimos años: “Roma” de Adolfo Aristarain, “Lifting de corazón” de Eliseo Subiela y “Tocar el cielo” de Marcos Carnevale.

  5. Networks with free actors : encouraging sustainable innovations animal husbandry by using the FAN approach (Free Actors in Networks) : networking is sensing opportunities!

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    Wielinga, E.; Zaalmink, W.; Bergevoet, R.H.M.; Geerling-Eiff, F.A.; Holster, H.C.; Hoogerwerf, L.; Vrolijk, M.; Teenstra, E.D.

    2008-01-01

    After three-and-a-half years of experience with 120 networks of livestock farmers a new approach has arisen which offers good perspectives for encouraging sustainable innovations: the FAN approach (Free Actors in Networks), with actors focusing on energy and connections to steer things along. Part o

  6. Reflexiones críticas, desde los márgenes, sobre la producción de conocimientos para una acción transformadora

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    Juan Carlos Gimeno Martín

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Desde la perplejidad de un académico que habita una Europa en crisis, en este artículo se exploran, en forma de conversación, algunas perspectivas críticas que se han ido consolidando en América Latina sobre el mundo en que vivimos y sobre lo que nos ha traído hasta él, reivindicando la producción del conocimiento desde los márgenes, desde las fronteras, desde los sujetos negados por la “historia”. El enfoque utilizado, que valora la existencia, la resistencia, las luchas de mujeres y hombres por conquistar un lugar en el mundo, y para construir un mundo que les reconozca en su particularidad, parte de la convicción de que la teoría es un proceso que implica redefinir constantemente conceptos, dejar de pensar de cierto modo y empezar a pensar de otros modos, más adecuados a nuestro contexto. Ese proceso constituye un reto para las ciencias sociales, en particular, que debieran indisciplinarse, y para las instituciones académicas y universidades, en general, cuyo papel podría redefinirse como un actor de retaguardia: responsable de la producción rigurosa de conocimiento desde múltiples lugares, y comprometido en acompañar procesos de transformación social impulsados en las luchas por construir un mundo humano.  

  7. Spain and Mediterranean Security Governance: Neighbours, Spaces and Actors

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    Sarah Wolff

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available The 1999 Tampere Summit marked the start of the development of the external dimension of the European Union’s policy of Justice and Home Affairs (JHA. This external dimension has been reflected in the inclusion of JHA in agreements with third countries, and particularly with Mediterranean countries. Furthermore, the European NeighbourhoodPolicy (ENP, in addition to bilateral and multilateral programmes, confirmed the transformation of the JHA policy into one of the EU’s foreign policy objectives. In the light of this evolution, this article examines Spain’s role in the development of the Mediterraneandimension of the JHA policy: firstly, it covers the stance of José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero’s government toward the JHA policy and its external dimension; secondly, it explores the new parameters of governance in the area of security and the Spanish case through three main factors: the neighbours, spaces and actors that define this governance. Lastly, and within a context of a multiplicity of governance actors on security, it focuses on the Canary Islands,which have acquired a central importance with respect to the management of borders and the policy of development for Africa. The analysis of this period helps to explain the new security perceptions that define Spain’s policy in the Mediterranean.

  8. Chile. Actores Populares en la Protesta Nacional, 1983-1984

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    Marisa REVILLA BLANCO

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    Full Text Available RESUMEN: Los acontecimientos y los actores implicados en las movilizaciones producidas en Santiago de Chile en 1983-84, son el objeto de andlisis de este artículo. Tras una breve exposición del contexto económico y político, se describen los rasgos fundamentales y la evolución de las protestas. Del análisis de los hechos se deducen tres objetivos implícitos en las movilizaciones: recuperación de la identidad política y social, integración polltica de los excluidos y democracia. Los resultados son dispares; mientras en el plano político se produce una derrota, en lo referente a la expresividad de las acciones y al problema de la integración, las movilizaciones fueron exitosas.ABSTRACT: ThLs article focuses on the events and actors involved in the mobilizations tha took place in Santiago de Chile between 1983-1984. After a short exposition of the political and economic context, it describes the main characteristics and the protest's evolution. Three implicit objetives can be identified from the demostrations: the recovering of social and political identity, the political integration of the excluded people and democracy. The results are inequal; while on the political level a defeat ocurs, with regard to the expressiveness of the actions and the integration's problem, the mobilizations were successful.

  9. Actors of Columbian drug trade : development and transformation

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    Soňa Smolíková

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this article is to portray the main shifts which have been taking place in Colombian drug scene since the 70’s up to the present especially in relation to actors of this business and form of their activity. At first the development of Colombian drug trade till the 80’s when two big cartels centered in Medellín and Cali arose will be briefly outlined. These cartels were able to control a great part of domestic drug trade and due to their enormous power represented serious threat to Colombian state. Thus the cartels declared open warfare with the state in the 80’s. After the cartels’ elimination in the middle of 90’s new actors represented by small drug organizations arose in Colombian drug scene. These small groups were dependent upon cooperation with foreign partners, especially with Mexican cartels. Ever more important role in drug business is played by Colombian left-wing guerilla groups which will be described in the next part of the article. The problem of right-wing paramilitary groups and their participation in Colombian drug trade will be mentioned as well.

  10. Understanding Health Information Seeking from an Actor-Centric Perspective.

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    Batchelor, Simon; Waldman, Linda; Bloom, Gerry; Rasheed, Sabrina; Scott, Nigel; Ahmed, Tanvir; Khan, Nazib Uz Zaman; Sharmin, Tamanna

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    This paper presents a conceptual approach for discussing health information seeking among poor households in Africa and Asia. This approach is part of a larger research endeavor aimed at understanding how health systems are adapting; with possibilities and constraints emerging. These health systems can be found in a context of the changing relationships between states, markets and civil society in low and middle income countries. The paper starts from an understanding of the health sector as a "health knowledge economy", organized to provide people with access to knowledge and advice. The use of the term "health knowledge economy" draws attention to the ways the health sector is part of a broader knowledge economy changing the way individuals and households obtain and use specialist information. The paper integrates an actor centric approach with the theory of planned behavior. It seeks to identify the actors engaged in the health knowledge economy as a precursor to longer term studies on the uptake of innovations integrating health services with mobile phones, commonly designated as mHealth, contributing to an understanding of the potential vulnerabilities of poor people, and highlighting possible dangers if providers of health information and advice are strongly influenced by interest groups.

  11. Actor/observer asymmetry in risky decision making

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    Diego Fernandez-Duque

    2007-02-01

    Full Text Available Are people willing to gamble more for themselves than what they deem reasonable for others? We addressed this question in a simplified computer gambling task in which subjects chose from a set of 10 cards. Subjects selected one card at a time after being instructed that 9 cards were good (win a dollar per card and one was really bad (lose all the money and end the game. Subjects could stop playing at any time to collect their winnings. Some subjects played the game, others observed a confederate. Both groups took risks beyond what was rational (i.e., 5 cards but extit{actors} were riskier than extit{observers}. The actor/observer asymmetry occurred even after controlling for monetary outcome (i.e., having observers win prizes and after controlling for how the question was framed (i.e., asking observers what they themselves extit{would} do as opposed to what the confederate extit{should} do. We discuss these results in relation to theories of decision making that emphasize separate contributions of rational and experiential systems.

  12. Working on gender issues with partners and other actors.

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    Discussions at the workshop centered around the Oxfam UK/1 program work on gender with its partners and other actors. Gender issues have been part of the program since 1985. Around 80% of the program involves mixed partners (men and women), while around 15% involves women-only groups. Strategies for working with partners include training, ongoing dialogue, involvement in planning, networking, lobbying, advocacy work, sectoral interventions, and research to highlight issues. Improving the gender work of existing counterparts and building new relationships are the goals of the Oxfam UK/1 program. Gender awareness should be used as a criterion in choosing those with whom work is done. Time-bound strategies are needed to persuade partners to respond to the gender-related needs of target groups. Resources are needed to enhance the capacity skills of willing partners. The workshop produced the following recommendations: 1) program managers must take conscious steps to invest time and resources in seeking out new relationships with new potential actors; 2) local culture should be analyzed to develop a locally appropriate approach to gender discrimination, and strategies have to synchronize policy directives with what is happening on the ground; 3) in seeking new relationships, centers of positive energy, which can create a domino effect and break down resistance, should be identified; and 4) networking should be broadened to outside the current universe of counterparts.

  13. Analysis of stress, musculoskeletal disorders, and fatigue among broadcasting actors.

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    Park, Moon-Hee; Kim, Ham-Gyum; Lee, Hae-Kag

    2016-11-01

    [Purpose] The purpose of the study was to assess the health effects of broadcasting actors through a comprehensive research on their job stress, psychosocial stress, and fatigue and to investigate those factors having an impact on their health condition to present a basis for comparative studies and effective human resource management in the future. [Subjects and Methods] A survey was performed to analyze the relevance of the general features, job stress, psychosocial stress, and fatigue. [Results] Analysis of job stress, one of the characteristics of individuals, revealed that 32.4% of the subjects with less than 5 years of service, 55.5% of those with 6 to 10 years of service, and 52.4% of those with more than 10 years of service showed a high level of stress. Analysis of psychosocial stress, another characteristic of individuals, revealed that 13.4% of the nonsmokers had a high level of psychosocial stress, while 37.7% of smokers had a high level of psychosocial stress based on analysis of chronic disease and psychosocial health. [Conclusion] Based on this study of the stress and fatigue of broadcasting actors, it is expected that improvements can be made to promote their mental health conditions and, organizational safety and to promote effective human resource management.

  14. Legitimizing Private Actors in Global Governance: From Performance to Performativity

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    Elke Krahmann

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available Global governance is frequently criticised because of major legitimacy deficits, including lack of public accountability and democratic control. Within this context, questions about the legitimacy of non-state governance actors, such as non-governmental organizations, transnational corporations and private security companies, are neither an exception nor a surprise. Many actors have, therefore, turned to the measurement of performance, defined as publicly beneficial outcomes, in order to gain legitimacy. However, the rise of performance assessments as legitimizing practice is not without problems. Taking global security and health interventions as examples, this article contends that the immaterial, socially constructed and inherently contested nature of such public goods presents major obstacles for the assessment of performance in terms of observable, measurable and attributable outcomes. Performance is therefore frequently replaced by performativity, i.e. a focus on the repetitive enactment of specific forms of behaviour and capabilities, which are simply equated with the intended results. The implications for how global public goods are conceptualized and, ultimately, implemented are profound.

  15. Estrategia comunitaria para el empoderamiento en salud sexual de actores sociales vinculados a niños preescolares Community strategy for the strengthening in sexual health of social actors linked to preschool children

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    Guillermo Díaz Llanes

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCCIÓN: una perspectiva clave para desencadenar los agudos procesos de cambio experimentados por la salud pública en el curso de los últimos 30 años, ha sido la participación comunitaria para la promoción de la salud. OBJETIVO: se muestra una estrategia dirigida al empoderamiento de actores sociales vinculados con la educación de niños(as preescolares en una comunidad del municipio Plaza, en el año 2009, para promover comportamientos salutógenos en un área que constituye, en sí misma, reto de gran envergadura para la salud pública contemporánea, la sexual. MÉTODOS: se utilizó un diseño de investigación-acción participativa. RESULTADOS: se consiguió una estrategia de investigación-acción vertebrada desde la teoría del empoderamiento, que logró movilizar conocimientos provenientes de diferentes aristas para su planeación, implementación y evaluación.INTRODUCTION: a key perspective for trigger the acute processes of change experienced by the public health during the past 30 years, has been the community involving for health promotion. OBJECTIVE: a strategy aimed to strengthening of social actors linked to preschool children education in a community of Plaza municipality during the 2009 is presented to promote healthy behaviors in an area that by itself is a significant challenge for the contemporary public health, the sexual one. METHODS: a participatory action-research design was used. RESULTS: a vertebrate action-research strategy was obtained from the strengthening theory achieving the mobilization of knowledges from different lines for its planning, implementation and evaluation.

  16. Plan Colombia: una Mirada desde la Paz

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    Gutierrez Portilla, Martha Cecilia

    2011-01-01

    La tesis de referencia se encuentra dividida en tres partes: una primera obedece a la exposición de las teorías de conflictos, desde las cuales se aborda el análisis del conflicto colombiano y de manera particular se estudia el Plan Colombia. Una segunda parte, plantea la relación que este plan guarda con el plan Puebla Panamá, el Plan Dignidad, las propuestas del ALCA (Área de Libre comercio para las Américas) y los tratados de libre comercio de Estados Unidos y los países de América Latina....

  17. El retorno desde una perspectiva transnacional

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    Leonardo Cavalcanti; Sònia Parella

    2013-01-01

    El presente artículo analiza el retorno a partir de la perspectiva transnacional de las migraciones. Con este análisis el texto reflexiona sobre la complejidad que significa pensar el retorno en una época en que las migraciones están fuertemente marcadas por prácticas sociales transnacionales. Además de examinar el retorno desde la perspectiva transnacional de las migraciones, el texto también tiene como objetivo hacer una presentación sucinta de los textos que conforman el presente monográfi...

  18. Sexualidad femenina mirada desde las adolescentes embarazadas

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    Rosero, Mercy

    2004-01-01

    La presente tesis trata sobre sexualidad femenina vista desde las adolescentes embarazadas. Se aborda un tema del que poco o nada se dice: la sexualidad de la embarazada adolescente que está rodeada de discursos sobre abnegación, negación de sí misma, de su cuerpo y de sus sentimientos. Se realiza investigación cualitativa que utiliza la observación participativa, entrevistas a profundidad para ver que sucede cuando las adolescentes embarazadas se reúnen en talleres de “tr...

  19. Desde el liber (libro) a la computadora

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    Quirós R., Manuel Antonio

    2002-01-01

    Este artículo se concentra en los materiales y los instrumentos de escritura en la historia de la civilización occidental desde los tiempos antiguos hasta las computadoras modernas. Estos recursos presentan un continuum esencial para el trabajo filológico en el curso de la historia. El autor utiliza explicaciones etimológicas tanto del latín como del griego, para lograr una mejor comprensión de los distintos vocablos españoles que se consideran.

  20. Los Vascos y el Mar, desde Deba.

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    Anastasio Arrinda

    1990-01-01

    Full Text Available En su casa solar (baserria el vasco ha conservado todos los modos de vida que han existido desde la Prehistoria. Es labrador, ganadero y pastor, accidentalmente cazador y cuando las circunstancias, también pescador. Esto se puede comprender en los caseríos del litoral vasco, donde el primer habitáculo humano lo constituyeron las cuevas y donde las villas costeras se formaron como centros de pescadores, teniendo su base en la pesca primitiva de la que recogemos muestras en las cavernas   prehistóricas y que con el tiempo desembocará en la pesca del bacalao y de la ballena.

  1. Clara E. Lida. Caleidoscopio del exilio. Actores, memoria, identidades

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    Rose Duroux

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Desde mediados de la década de 1980 he publicado y disertado sobre el exilio español en México en diversos foros académicos. Ello me ha permitido explorar distintas facetas vinculadas con el tema y recibir comentarios y sugerencias valiosas. De alguna manera, con la suma de todas estas miradas se construyeron los fragmentos que, como en los giros de un caleidoscopio, combinan reflexiones e imágenes a la vez complementarias y nuevas.Clara E. Lida Soixante-dix ans après la fin de la Guerre d’Es...

  2. De actores sociales emergentes y nuevos movimientos sociales

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    Aceves, Jorge E.

    1994-01-01

    Estudio analítico de los nuevos movimientos sociales, abordados desde sus matrices teóricas. Se comienza con un recorrido por distintos enfoques y corrientes de pensamiento que explican los movimientos sociales; posteriormente se hace referencia a cómo las transformaciones sociales, políticas y económicas del siglo XX han modificado las formas de acción y relaciones sociales, dando lugar a los nuevos movimientos sociales. Se incluye obra visual del artista Alejandro Colunga, reproducida en bl...

  3. Islamic actors' support for democracy and European integration: A case for power-seeking?

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    Elbasani, Arolda; Saatçioğlu, Beken

    2011-01-01

    This paper investigates when and how Islamic political actors support democracy, and in particular, the EU's democratic criteria subsumed under membership conditionality. The research focuses on the main Islamic organizations in two Muslim-majority, EU applicant states, Turkey and Albania. The analysis suggests that Islamic actors endorsed democratic rules based on a rationalist logic, which combines interest-driven and ideational concerns. The weak Albanian actors have shown unconditional su...

  4. Valence, Implicated Actor, and Children's Acquiescence to False Suggestions.

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    Cleveland, Kyndra C; Quas, Jodi A; Lyon, Thomas D

    2016-01-01

    Although adverse effects of suggestive interviewing on children's accuracy are well documented, it remains unclear as to whether these effects vary depending on the valence of and the actor implicated in suggestions. In this study, 124 3-8-year-olds participated in a classroom activity and were later questioned about positive and negative false details. The interviewer provided positive reinforcement when children acquiesced to suggestions and negative feedback when they did not. Following reinforcement or feedback, young children were comparably suggestible for positive and negative details. With age, resistance to suggestions about negative details emerged first, followed by resistance to suggestions about positive details. Across age, more negative feedback was required to induce acquiescence to negative than positive false details. Finally, children were less willing to acquiesce when they (versus the confederate) were implicated. Findings highlight the interactive effects of valence and children's age on their eyewitness performance in suggestive contexts.

  5. Temporal Logic Motion Control using Actor-Critic Methods

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    Ding, Xu Chu; Lahijanian, Morteza; Paschalidis, Ioannis Ch; Belta, Calin A

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    In this paper, we consider the problem of deploying a robot from a specification given as a temporal logic statement about some properties satisfied by the regions of a large, partitioned environment. We assume that the robot has noisy sensors and actuators and model its motion through the regions of the environment as a Markov Decision Process (MDP). The robot control problem becomes finding the control policy maximizing the probability of satisfying the temporal logic task on the MDP. For a large environment, obtaining transition probabilities for each state-action pair, as well as solving the necessary optimization problem for the optimal policy are usually not computationally feasible. To address these issues, we propose an approximate dynamic programming framework based on a least-square temporal difference learning method of the actor-critic type. This framework operates on sample paths of the robot and optimizes a randomized control policy with respect to a small set of parameters. The transition proba...

  6. Innovation barriers originating from the differing logics of network actors:

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    Aarikka-Stenroos, Leena; Alaranta, Mar

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    . The heterogeneity can originate also from the differences in the priorities, interests, and interactional goals of companies (and other organizations) that are labelled as “logics” of innovating firms. Since the different organizations' logics set the structural conditions for innovation and cause both positive...... and negative consequences, such as innovation barriers, it is important to capture how logics are interconnected and how certain organizations influence the conditions of others. we lack understanding of how the diversity challenges innovating in innovation networks and systems by setting innovation barriers....... Hence, we will examine innovation barriers originating from the diversity and heterogeneity in an innovation network/system. We draw on a single and extensive multi-actor case study on the national nanoceramics innovation system in Argentina. We will identify innovation barriers at intrafirm/organization...

  7. Chihuahua: actores sociales y modernización

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    Víctor M. Quintana S.

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available El auge maquilero, el ascenso y caída del neopanismo, el emporio del narcotráfico, la cultura de las parabólicas y del "six pack"... Aquí empieza y termina para muchos la modernización sufrida por el estado de Chihuahua en los años ochenta. Más allá de estos hechos, analizadores válidos de los cambios que se operan en la sociedad norteña, la modernización significa en el Chihuahua de la década pasada, transformación acelerada de su estructura productiva y de su perfil ocupacional, nuevas formas de trabajo y de vida cotidiana, despegue del bipartidismo, intensificación de los intercambios con los Estados Unidos. Cambios, pues, en el eje estructural de la sociedad, en el escenario en que los actores se desenvuelven.

  8. Rural development policy: A perspective of local actors in Serbia

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    Papić Ružica

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    Full Text Available Key challenge in transitional countries is effective decentralized local governance with strong capacities for dealing with new rural development programming instruments. In this paper we have examined the attitudes of local rural development actors (RDA in Serbia on rural development policy priorities, in particular their attitudes on beneficiaries of rural development measures, policy objectives, and the most efficient strategies of rural development. We also analysed whether the respondents' attitudes differ depending on the socio-economic characteristic of surveyed regions (South and North of Serbia. Data on attitudes of RDAs were collected through direct survey with representatives of 30 rural communities, and analysed using descriptive statistics methods and Ajzen's theory of planned behaviour. Results indicate that respondents' attitudes on rural policy are conservative and oriented towards objectives related to agriculture and interests of farmers and that socio-economic characteristic of the regions contribute to distinction in attitudes of RDAs.

  9. Visualising Actor Network for Cooperative Systems in Marine Technology

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    Pan, Yushan; Finken, Sisse

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    are created to tackle challenges concerning human activities and their social interactions with regards to safety concerns in operation. This paper draws on fieldwork conducted in a marine setting of offshore operations. It presents an attempt to visualise the importance of cooperative work activities......Awareness is a concept familiar to specialists within the field of Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW). It is superior for analysing and describing some of the ad hoc work activities that unfold in cooperation. Such informal activities are outside the scope of engineers’ formal models, which...... that shape computer systems. The aim, thus, is to portray cooperative work in a way that can be valuable for engineers implementing marine technology. We do so by way of presenting a transferring technique (2T) using insights from the CSCW field and Actor Network Theory (ANT)....

  10. La disciplina entre las disposiciones legales y los actores escolares

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    Nancy Palacios Mena

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    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta una descripción del funcionamiento de la disciplina escolar en una institución educativa de secundaria en Colombia. Tiene como objetivo explicar el origen del conflicto disciplinario, las situaciones que lo generan, la forma como la institución trata de lograr y mantener la disciplina, las explicaciones que cada uno de los actores da a las situaciones conflictivas y la manera como son vividas por ellos. El diseño metodológico de la investigación combinó una encuesta, entrevistas y el análisis de documentos de la institución educativa. El análisis de los datos se hace a la luz de planteamientos sociológicos que reconocen la enorme importancia que ejercen las estructuras sociales sobre la forma de pensar y actuar de los individuos, pero también resaltan la gran capacidad de los actores sociales para amoldarse a dichas estructuras y a través de sus ideas y acciones darle una dinámica propia al tipo de relaciones que establecen entre individuos en sus entornos de vida más inmediatos. Se pudo concluir que sobre la disciplina escolar no hay unidad de criterio entre los docentes, los directivos y los estudiantes, ni en su definición, ni en su importancia, ni en los medios para conseguirla; dichas diferencias producen tensiones y desacuerdos entre los miembros de la comunidad educativa.

  11. Role of Actors and Gender Factor in Disaster Management

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    Gundogdu, Oguz; Isik, Ozden; Ozcep, Ferhat; Goksu, Goksel

    2014-05-01

    In Turkey, the discussions in the modern sense about disaster management begun after the 1992 Erzincan and the 1995 Dinar earthquakes, faulting in terms of features and effects. These earthquakes are "Urban Earthquakes'' with effects and faulting charectristics, and have led to radical changes in terms of disaster and disaster management. Disaster Management, to become a science in the world, but with the 1999 Izmit and Duzce earthquakes in Turkey has begun to take seriously on the agenda. Firstly, such as Civil Defense and Red Crescent organizations, by transforming its own, have entered into a new organizing effort. By these earthquakes, NGO's have contributed the search-rescue efforts in the field and to the process of normalization of life. Because "the authority and responsibilities" of NGO's could not be determined, and could not be in planning and scenario studies, we faced the problems. Thus, to the citizens of our country-specific "voluntary" has not benefited enough from the property. The most important development in disaster management in 2009, the Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) has been the establishment. However, in terms of coordination and accreditation to the target point has been reached yet. Another important issue in disaster management (need to be addressed along with disaster actors) is the role of women in disasters. After the Golcuk Earthquake, successful field works of women and women's victimization has attracted attention in two different directions. Gender-sensitive policies should be noted by the all disaster actors due to the importance of the mitigation, and these policies should take place in laws, regulations and planning.

  12. Homicidios en Medellín, Colombia, entre 1990 y 2002: actores, móviles y circunstancias

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    Cardona Marleny

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available En Medellín, Colombia, el homicidio es la primera causa de morbimortalidad desde hace 20 años y sus tasas de mortalidad superan las de grandes capitales de América Latina. Se describen los actores, las circunstancias y los móviles de los homicidios en Medellín entre 1990 y 2002. De los 55.365 homicidios del período se estudiaron aleatoriamente 1.394, el 93,6% (IC95%: 92,2%-94,8% eran hombres, el 77,0% (IC95%: 75,0%-79,5% menores de 35 años, una cuarta parte estaban ebrios y en 9 de cada 10 fueron muertos con armas de fuego. Los principales móviles del homicidio fueron los ajustes de cuentas y los atracos. El 37,0% (IC95%: 34,0%-41,0% de los muertos provenían de los estratos más bajos de la ciudad y el riesgo de homicidio fue mayor a medida que el estrato socioeconómico era menor. Las características de los asesinatos en Medellín han permanecido invariables desde la década de los ochenta, cuando se inició el período de violencia más alto en la historia de la ciudad. Los grupos más afectados son los hombres jóvenes que viven y mueren en los barrios de estratos socioeconómicos más bajos, en hechos individuales que no dejan heridos.

  13. Los techos de cartón vistos desde el avión : intelligentsia del siglo XXI y neoliberalismo de rostro humano en la Alianza bolivariana

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    Andreani, Fabrice

    2013-01-01

    El artículo propone explorar el sentido político de la Alianza bolivariana fundada por Venezuela y Cuba en 2004 (con Bolivia, Ecuador y Nicaragua como otros miembros importantes) mediante el estudio de sus condiciones sociohistóricas de emergencia y de difusión. Tomando el ALBA como proyecto de gobernabilidad y por lo tanto discurso de los actores revolucionarios (aún vivos) que pretenden ocupar el poder de Estado desde la revolución cubana, se establece la genealogía de sus evoluciones en lo...

  14. BIBLIOTECOLOGÍA: UNA DEFINICIÓN DESDE OTRO CONTEXTO

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    2010-01-01

    Este ensayo presenta una serie de reflexiones que giran en torno a la disciplina de la Bibliotecología y de los(as) profesionales que se forman en ella.Abarca el concepto de Bibliotecología desde el punto de vista formal, aportado por algunos(as) autores(as) y diccionarios, pero también desde la visión muy particular de la autora, quien la conceptualiza desde el plano laboral, la academia, la investigación y el diario contacto con los(as) usuarios(as).Por lo tanto, es un breve recorrido desde...

  15. Desde el compromiso de las transferencias

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    Bonet Bertomeu, Josep María

    2005-02-01

    Full Text Available En Enero de 2002, los Servicios Sanitarios gestionados por el INSALUD fueron transferidos a las diez Comunidades Autónomas que todavía no los habían recibido. Se completó así el mapa territorial de Servicios de Salud Autonómicos, si exceptuamos Ceuta y Melilla que siguen gestionados por la Administración Central. Habiendo transcurrido más de tres años desde aquella fecha se puede ver con cierta perspectiva aquel proceso, algunos de sus componentes y aportar así algo al momento que vive nuestro sistema, siempre con ánimo de enriquecer el debate.…

  16. Desde esquemas preconceptuales hacia OO-Method

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    Carlos Mario Zapata Jaramillo

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available OO-Method (OOM, es un método basado en modelos orientados a objetos para la generación automática de código. Para la construcción de un producto de software empleando OOM, se debe partir desde los diagramas que propone este método. Esto requiere un gran esfuerzo por parte del analista quien, de manera subjetiva, debe elaborar dichos diagramas. Por otra parte, los Esquemas preconceptuales son diagramas previos a los esquemas conceptuales que permiten representar el conocimiento, presentan una sintaxis cercana a los lenguajes controlados y permiten obtener, automáticamente, diagramas de UML. En este artículo, aprovechando las ventajas anotadas para los Esquemas Preconceptuales, se propone un conjunto de reglas para la obtención de los diagramas de OOM a partir de dichos esquemas. Esta propuesta se ejemplifica con un caso de estudio.

  17. CULTURA POLITICA: ACERCAMIENTO CONCEPTUAL DESDE AMERICA LATINA

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    Cecilia Millán La Rivera

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo analiza el concepto de cultura política planteado por los autores Almond y Verba, entregando una breve contextualización del término, para luego centrarse en ciertas críticas surgidas desde Europa y América Latina. A partir de lo anterior, se invita a la reflexión sobre la problemática del concepto de Cultura Política en América Latina, cuestionándose su pertinencia literal, debido al origen ajeno a nuestra realidad. Luego de este análisis, se describen algunos elementos que debiesen tenerse en cuenta para adecuar el concepto a la realidad latinoamericana, a fin de hacer más pertinente su uso.

  18. Construir la equidad desde los derechos sociales

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    Jorge Arzate Salgado

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Desde el fin de la revolución y con la redacción de la Constitución de 1917 el estado mexicano ha tratado de construir un sistema de bienestar social, no obstante el esfuerzo grandes contingentes de población en todas las entidades de la federación continúan al margen de este sistema de bienestar; por lo que es necesario reflexionar sobre la necesidad de construir un sistema más incluyente para el caso del Estado de México, lo cual es el objeto de este trabajo: por esta razón se proponen una serie de fundamentos conceptuales para diseñar una Ley de Desarrollo Social para el Estado de México. En el trabajo son dos los ejes teóricos articuladores de la argumentación: la equidad y los derechos sociales.

  19. Gobernanza ambiental, actores sociales y conflictos en las Áreas Naturales Protegidas mexicanas Environmental Governance, Social Actors and Conflicts in Mexican Natural Protected Areas

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    Ludger Brenner

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo analiza los retos que enfrenta la gobernanza ambiental de la Reserva de la Biosfera Sian Ka'an, una de las Áreas Naturales Protegidas más importantes en México. El estudio identifica los actores sociales involucrados, sus intereses, estrategias, poder relativo y acciones. La información pone en claro que el mayor problema que enfrenta la gobernanza ambiental resulta de los intereses y acciones contradictorias que llevan a cabo los diferentes actores sociales.This article analizes the challenges faced by environmental governance of the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, one of the most important protected natural areas in Mexico. The study focuses on social actors involved, their interests, strategies, relative power and actions. The information obtained shows that the main problem faced by environmental governance actions comes from the various social actors.

  20. DESDE EL PARADIGMA DE LA COMPLEJIDAD

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    Silvia Alvarado Cordero

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    Full Text Available Este trabajo busca brindar un aporte a la disciplina de Orientación al proponer una forma de incorporar el paradigma de la complejidad al quehacer profesional. Se incluye una revisión de la injerencia de diferentes teorías en el desarrollo histórico de esta disciplina y se ejemplifica la aplicación de los principios de auto organización, interdependencia y sustentabilidad a la práctica de la Orientación. Sustentada en estos fundamentos teóricos, se diseñó e implementó una propuesta pedagógica en un centro educativo de Educación Primaria. Se realizó un trabajo de campo con 22 docentes y 380 estudiantes de una escuela pública en donde, durante un mes, se generaron espacios de participación y expresión creativa, con acciones a nivel de aula y de institución. En las acciones realizadas se subrayó constantemente la importancia de iniciar con el cambio individual en pequeños actos, como el ahorro energético, el manejo de desechos, la armonía en las relaciones interpersonales, se desplegó un abanico de posibilidades que emergió de las personas participantes. Los resultados y conclusiones evidencian importantes alcances y aportes que realiza la Orientación a la calidad de vida personal y social desde el contexto educativo, desde donde se convierte en una experiencia pedagógica exitosa, que puede ser homologada en otros contextos.

  1. Diversificación en la tierra del sol y del buen fruto: actores y estrategias para el fomento de la industrialización de la fruta en Mendoza (1890 - 1930)

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    Florencia Rodríguez Vázquez

    2016-01-01

    Las cíclicas coyunturas críticas que fectaron al sector vitivinícola entre 1890 y 1914 preperaron el terreno para que diferentes actores buscaran alternativas para promover otras industrias de base agrícola, como la olivicultura y la fruticultura. Esta última alcanzó notoriedad a partir de la década de 1930 con un incremento de la producción de frutas para consumo en fresco y en conservas; y desde entonces, ha secundado la elaboración de vinos. Sin embargo, es posible rastrear indicios ...

  2. Mabel Manzanal, Mariana Arzeno y Beatriz Nussbaumer (comp.) 2007. Territorios en construcción. Actores, tramas y gobiernos: entre la cooperación y el conflicto : Buenos Aires: Ediciones CICCUS. 296 p.

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    Adriani, Héctor Luis

    2009-01-01

    El libro Territorios en construcción. Actores, tramas y gobiernos: entre la cooperación y el conflicto presenta los resultados de diferentes investigaciones realizadas en el marco de un proyecto grupal que atiende al desarrollo territorial de ámbitos rurales del NOA, NEA y de la provincia de Entre Ríos. Varias cuestiones conceptuales dan unidad al libro, y dos de ellas son particularmente valiosas para la reflexión teórico-metodológica. Por un lado, el abordaje del territorio desde una per...

  3. La formación de educadores costarricenses en el marco del diseño del currículum: escenarios emergentes, perspectivas de los actores y gestión curricular

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    Cascante Gómez, Lode Elena; González Alvarado, Francisco

    2013-01-01

    El presente trabajo analiza la formación de educadores costarricenses en el marco del diseño curricular desde tres ángulos complementarios: los escenarios socioculturales y pedagógicos emergentes, con la finalidad de ofrecer un marco contextual; la perspectiva de los actores, es decir, docentes, padres de familia y estudiantes, los cuales constituyen el sentido fundamental de toda formación profesional; y por último, el diseño y la gestión del currículum propiamente dicho y su influencia dete...

  4. Participación comunitaria en la prevención del dengue: un abordaje desde la perspectiva de los diferentes actores sociales Community participation in dengue prevention: an approach from the perspective of different social actors

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: explorar las percepciones sobre la participación comunitaria en la prevención del dengue durante la investigación formativa de un proyecto comunitario. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Estudio conducido en tres áreas de salud de Santiago de Cuba durante el año 2000. Se combinan técnicas cualitativas y cuantitativas para explorar opiniones de los profesionales de salud, líderes comunitarios y una muestra aleatoria de población. RESULTADOS: Los profesionales identifican la no participación de la comunidad y sus propias limitaciones para involucrarla activamente en la prevención. Los líderes refieren falta de motivación, y la población vincula la eliminación del vector con el uso de tecnologías. Se perciben barreras en la aceptación de las actividades del programa de control y en general la "participación" es interpretada como "colaboración". CONCLUSIONES: La población ha trasferido responsabilidad del control del Aedes aegypti al sector salud. Se evidencia la necesidad de unificar conceptos sobre la participación comunitaria y conciliar intereses entre usuarios y proveedores de los servicios para lograr una real movilización social.OBJECTIVE:To explore the perceptions about community participation in dengue fever control during formative research for a community project. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This study was conducted in three health areas of the Santiago de Cuba municipality during the year 2000. Qualitative and quantitative techniques were used to explore the opinions of health professionals, community leaders and a random sample of 200 people living in the community. Results. The health professionals who were interviewed judged that difficulties in Aedes aegypti control were due to lack of participation of the community and to limited knowledge of prevention methods. Community leaders considered that the population was poorly motivated. The randomly selected subjects who were interviewed did associate Aedes control with technological intervention. The authors identified barriers to acceptance of control program activities. In general, the concept of "participation" was interpreted as "collaboration". CONCLUSIONS: Our findings show that the community has transferred the responsibility for Aedes aegypti control to the health sector. There is an evident need for unifying the concepts of community participation, as well as for matching the interests of users and health care providers, in order to attain a significant social mobilization.

  5. EL ROL DE LOS ACTORES PÚBLICOS EN LA CONSTRUCCIÓN DE UN ESPACIO TURÍSTICO: EL CASO DE VILLA EL CHOCÓN

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    Mariana Suárez

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available En el actual contexto de redefinición del rol de los actores públicos, se puede identificar un cambio en la concepción del mismo respecto a la ordenación territorial, el aprovechamiento de recursos y la proyección del desarrollo. El presente trabajo tiene como objetivo analizar la influencia que los cambios acontecidos en la función de los actores públicos han tenido en cuestiones de promoción del turismo e impulso al desarrollo local en Villa El Chocón. Se establecieron dos períodos caracterizados por concepciones diferentes sobre el poder, lo público, el desarrollo y la planificación. Un primer período determinado por una concepción desarrollista de tipo fordista en la que predominaba la acción del Estado-Nación en cuestiones de planificación y desarrollo y de la empresa HIDRONOR S. A. en las funciones de regulación, mantenimiento y prestación de servicios básicos y organización socio- territorial, y que concluye a principios de los ‘90 en el contexto de un profundo cambio de modelo económico y reforma institucional. Y un segundo período caracterizado por la entrada en acción de un relegado actor de base local: el Municipio, que se afianzará como principal ejecutor de políticas de desarrollo y promoverá un modelo que tiende a re-valorizar el medio natural desde la nueva perspectiva del desarrollo local. Un modelo que requiere un actor público dinámico, activo y capaz de realizar cambios organizacionales que potencien la eficacia, eficiencia y efectividad de sus administraciones. Se determina que el Municipio de Villa El Chocón es un actor público en proceso de consolidación de sus relaciones institucionales y un órgano de gobierno con deficiencias organizacionales que dificultan la concreción del nuevo modelo de desarrollo, aunque se desataca que ha fortalecido su capacidad de cohesión social y ha logrado reconvertir el perfil productivo hacia el turismo.

  6. Reassembling the Social - An Introduction to Actor-Network-Theory

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    2005-09-01

    Reassembling the Social is a fundamental challenge from one of the world's leading social theorists to how we understand society and the 'social'. Bruno Latour's contention is that the world 'social' as used by Social Scientists has become laden with assumptions to the point where it has become misnomer. When the adjective is applied to a phenomenon, it is used to indicate a stabilized state of affairs, a bundle of ties that in due course may be used to account for another phenomenon. But Latour also finds the word used as if it described a type of material, in a comparable way to an adjective such as 'wooden' or 'steely'. Rather than simply indicating what is already assembled together, it is now used in a way that makes assumptions about the nature of what is assembled. It has become a word that designates two distinct things: a process of assembling: and a type of material, distinct from others. Latour shows why 'the social' cannot be thought of as a kind of material or domain, and disputes attempts to provide a 'social explanation' of other states of affairs. While these attempts have been productive (and probably necessary) in the past, the very success of the social sciences mean that they are largely no longer so. At the present stage it is no longer possible to inspect the precise constituents entering the social domain. Latour returns to the original meaning of 'the social' to redefine the notion and allow it to trace connections again. It will then be possible to resume the traditional goal of the social sciences, but using more refined tools. Drawing on his extensive work examining the 'assemblages' of nature, Latour finds it necessary to scrutinize thoroughly the exact content of what is assembled under the umbrella of Society. This approach, a 'sociology of associations' has become known as Actor-Network-Theory, and this book is an essential introduction both for those seeking to understand Actor-Network-Theory, or the ideas of one of its most

  7. Discursos, actores y estrategias en la disputa por el significado de la vida y los derechos reproductivos

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    Elizabeth Maier

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    Full Text Available Este artículo sitúa algunos ejemplos locales de Baja California en la disputa contemporánea por los significados culturales que posicionan el cuerpo de la mujer, la sexualidad, la reproducción y la(s familia(s en el centro de contención. A través del caso histórico Paulina y el proceso reciente de aprobación de la reforma constitucional, que garantiza el derecho a la vida desde la concepción, el texto identifica las tendencias discursivas en tensión, los contextos productores de dichos discursos, los procesos de constitución y consolidación de los actores en contención y la evolución de sus estrategias en momentos precisos. Y pretende ofrecer elementos locales que ayuden a comprender la dinámica de una disputa discursiva, que cada vez más define una de las franjas de la contienda ideológica del nuevo siglo.

  8. Sociología del desarrollo: una perspectiva centrada en el actor

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    2007-01-01

    This is a translation of : Development sociology : actor perspectives / London [etc.] : Routledge, 2001. - 294 p. ISBN 0415235359 Using case studies and empirical material from Africa and Latin America, this book focuses on the theoretical and methodological foundations of an actor-oriented and soci

  9. Thinking war in the 21st century: Introducing non-state actors in Just war theory

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    Noorda, H.A.

    2016-01-01

    “Thinking War in the 21st Century” develops a theory of war applicable to conflicts with non-state actors such as the “Islamic State”. Just war theory traditionally focuses on states as actors in war. This book moves beyond this narrow lens, arguing that active individual members of organized collec

  10. Up the ANTe: Understanding Entrepreneurial Leadership Learning through Actor-Network Theory

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    Smith, Sue; Kempster, Steve; Barnes, Stewart

    2017-01-01

    This article explores the role of educators in supporting the development of entrepreneurial leadership learning by creating peer learning networks of owner-managers of small businesses. Using actor-network theory, the authors think through the process of constructing and maintaining a peer learning network (conceived of as an actor-network) and…

  11. Camus' Actor as Tom Stoppard's Player; A Key to Interpreting "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead."

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    Zivanovic, Judith

    An examination of Albert Camus' definition of the actor in "The Myth on Sisyphus" helps to illuminate the character and role of The Player in Tom Stoppard's play and, hence, to bring light to an understanding of the philosophy of the play itself. The actor, for Camus, reveals our mortality in the face of the absurdity of our mortality,…

  12. The Role of Private Actors in Offshore Energy : Shifting Models of Participation

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    Trevisanut, Seline

    2014-01-01

    The role of private actors in the offshore energy industry has expanded with regard to both the law-making processes and the implementation of the relevant legal framework. This article critically examines the role private actors are playing in the offshore energy sector in order to delineate some t

  13. [Indicators of governance in mental health policies and programmes in Mexico: a perspective of key actors].

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    Díaz-Castro, Lina; Arredondo, Armando; Pelcastre-Villafuerte, Blanca Estela; Hufty, Marc

    To analyse the role of Mexico's mental health system governance in the development of mental health policies and programmes, from the perspective of its own actors. A map was developed for identifying the actors in Mexico's mental health system. A guide was designed for in-depth interviews, which were recorded and arranged in categories for their analysis. The Atlas-ti v.7 software was used for the organisation of qualitative data and Policy Maker v.4 was used to determine the position and influence of actors within the health system. The actors were identified according to their level of influence in mental health policies: high, medium and low. Actors with a high level of influence participate in national policies, actors with medium influence are involved in regional or local policies and the participation of actors with a low level of influence is considered marginal. This study facilitated understanding of governance in mental health. The level of influence of the actors directly affects the scope of governance indicators. Relevant data were obtained to improve policies in mental health care. Copyright © 2016 SESPAS. Publicado por Elsevier España, S.L.U. All rights reserved.

  14. Intra-Diegetic Cameras as Cinematic Actor Assemblages in Found Footage Horror Cinema

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    Rødje, Kjetil

    2017-01-01

    This article proposes a reconceptualization of the term “actor” within motion pictures and presents the argument that “acting” is a matter of distributed agency performed by heterogeneous assemblages. What constitutes an actor is what I will label as a “cinematic actor assemblage,” a term that co...

  15. Representing Micro–Macro Linkages by Actor-based Dynamic Network Models

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    Snijders, Thomas; Steglich, Christian

    2015-01-01

    Stochastic actor-based models for network dynamics have the primary aim of statistical inference about processes of network change, but may be regarded as a kind of agent-based models. Similar to many other agent-based models, they are based on local rules for actor behavior. Different from many oth

  16. Between the Lines: Neutral Scenes Turn Lazy Actors into Master Sleuths.

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    Miller, Bruce

    1997-01-01

    Describes "neutral scenes," a dialog exchange for which actors must supply the meaning. Contends the exercise provides young actors the opportunity to use all the basic tools they will need when they progress to more conventional scene work, such as finding conflict, using given circumstances, playing relationships. Advises analyzing the…

  17. La discusión sobre los actores en el escenario internacional

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    Ileana Cid Capetillo

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    Full Text Available La sociedad internacional, en los últimos años, ha experimentado cambios radicales, de tal manera que hoy es más veloz, más interactuante, más tecnologizada. En este contexto, numerosos analistas plantean a muchos de sus elementos, actores y factores como absolutamente novedosos. Este estudio sugiere que la realidad vigente debe analizarse en la perspectiva de continuidad y cambio, reconociendo las jerarquías que se han recompuesto. A fin de contribuir a la discusión sobre actores tradicionales y posibles actores novedosos, se hace una revisión conceptual y se contrasta con las condiciones que hoy imponen la globalización y el neoliberalismo. En este sentido se apunta la distinción entre actores públicos y privados y se subraya al Estado como todavía un actor fundamental de las relaciones internacionales.

  18. A decoupled graph/computation data-driven architecture with variable-resolution actors

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    Evripidou, P. [University of Southern California, Marina Del Rey, CA (United States). Information Sciences Inst.; Gaudiot, J.L. [University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (United States). Dept. of Electrical Engineering

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    This paper presents a hybrid multiprocessor architecture that combines the advantages of the dynamic data-flow principles of execution with those of the control-flow model of execution. Two major design ideas are utilized by the proposed model: asynchronous execution of graph and computation operations, and variable- resolution actors. The independence of the two main unites of the machine allows an efficient implementation of functional/data-flow principles with conventional, mature technology. The compiler generates graphs with variable-sized actors in order to match the characteristics of the application to the target machine. For instance, vector actors are proposed for many aspects of scientific computing, while lower resolution (Compound Macro Actors) or conversely higher resolution (atomic instruction actors) is used for unvectorizable programs.

  19. Actors of the hydrogen sector in France; Les acteurs de l'hydrogene en France

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    2010-07-01

    This document proposes brief presentations (web site address, activities) of actors operating in the hydrogen sector in France. These actors are public actors who can be incentive or financing actors (ADEME, ANR) or research institutions (CNRS, CEA, university and engineering schools, IFP, INERIS, INRETS), private actors like industrial groups (Air Liquide, AREVA, GDF Suez, Total, PSA Peugeot Citroen, Renault, Saint-Gobain, SNECMA, ST Microelectronics, 3M, Veolia Environnement) or small companies (Alca Torda Applications, Axane, CETH2, Helion, MaHytec, N-GHY, PaxiTech, Sertronic, ULLIT). It also presents the HyPAC platform created by the AFH2 and ADEME), the AFH2 (the French Association for Hydrogen), and regional initiatives

  20. Movimiento estudiantil chileno de 2011 y su influencia en las reivindicaciones ciudadanas desde los márgenes regionalistas

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    Javier Ramos Galleguillos

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    Full Text Available Uno de los conflictos sociales más significativos del año 2011 en Chile, fue el movimiento estudiantil, que en conjunto con diversos actores sociales, promovieron la consigna de una educación pública, democrática y de calidad. Bajo este argumento, la presente ponencia pretende analizar y describir de qué manera el Movimiento Estudiantil chileno iniciado en 2011, gatilla un empoderamiento ciudadano contra el régimen político y económico en favor de un Estado de Bienestar transversal a los distintos sectores sociales. Se indaga además, en las repercusiones que tuvo este Movimiento para la formulación de nuevas demandas desde los márgenes regionalistas, con el fin de interpretar el creciente descontento ciudadano y su necesidad de organización orientado a romper con la brecha de desigualdad existente en Chile.

  1. AUTOMATIC RECOVERING NODE FAILURE IN WIRELESS SENSOR ACTOR NETWORKS

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    C.A.Subasini

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    Full Text Available Automatic recovering node failure in wireless sensor actor network to identify the cutvertex and to meet to the node failure. The network consists of many nodes that are constructed into a tree structure. Once the tree has been constructed the shortest path is found by the Aodv protocol.If a node failure occurs in the shortest path then the cut-vertex could be recovered and the data can be securely passed on to the destination in an alternative route obtained from the routing table. Heartbeat messages acknowledge the node failure. The feasible path is not found by the protocol, and then the network is divided into two or many parts. The MLeDir algorithm is used to identify the network failure and disjoint block of the network. The disjoint block is identified by the MLeDir algorithm and to rectify the disjoint block of failure network nodes. MLeDir algorithm is moving only the respective nodes from source to destination.

  2. Can Tics be Performed Convincingly by an Actor?

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    Kirsten R. Müller-Vahl

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    Full Text Available Background. In the German movie “Vincent will Meer” a healthy actor portrays a man with Tourette’s syndrome. Objective. The aim of this study was to investigate whether the performance of tics is convincing and whether this judgment depends on whether he/she suffers from tics or not. Methods. While the movie was broadcasted in German cinemas, we put an online survey (including 28 questions on different aspects related to the observation, performance, and authenticity of tics on the web pages of the German self-help group. 276/296 surveys submitted could be used for further analyses. Results. 95.7% of all participants felt that the performance of tics was convincing. However, people with tics (n=26 were less convinced compared to those who had never met a person with tics (n=110 (P=0.020. Conclusions. Our results further support the hypothesis that tics are not “abnormal” but “physiological” movements that are only misplaced both in time and context.

  3. Normativa chilena: instrumentos, actores, hitos y desafíos

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    José Pedro Campos

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available El artículo abordará la actual estructura de los principales instrumentos que regulan la construcción, los actores que participan en su elaboración y definición –públicos y privados- las condiciones e hitos relevantes que han permitido e impulsado las principales modificaciones legales, reglamentarias y normativas de la construcción, tales como la colaboración y articulación público-privada, el manejo de los déficit cuantitativos, todo el desarrollo reglamentario y normativo a partir de la “Ley de la Calidad” del año 1996, y el terremoto y maremoto del 27 de febrero de 2010. Además, se presentará el rol que ha tenido, y tiene, el Instituto de la Construcción en la elaboración e impulso del mejoramiento de la normativa de la construcción nacional.

  4. El actor aglutinante: Nacionalismo y sociedad civil en Quebec.

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    Pablo Giori

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available This article aims to reconstruct the history of civil society in Quebec (Canada to relate it with nationalism, the rise of the welfare state, trade unions, Catholic Church and civil society, the dynamic forces of society. Through in-depth interviews with key leaders, exploration of institutional archives and specific literature, we work with a particular case that, when compared to Catalonia, will allow us to evaluate the importance of civil society within nationalism. This actor is not usually considered as the central subject of researches and rarely token into account, unlike political parties, their leaders or intellectuals. Currently, in a context of crisis of the state and political parties, it has begun to be considered that civil society can be a key factor for its ability to produce alliances between sectors, build hegemony and dialogue directly with the population. The study is divided into four parts: 1 the development of the theoretical framework along with the construction of the object of study and the hypotheses; 2 an analysis about the importance of the involvement of civil society in the construction of the nationalist movement in Quebec; 3 a comparison with the Catalan case; and, 4 finally some conclusions.

  5. Two routes to actorhood: lexicalized potency to act and identification of the actor role.

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    Frenzel, Sabine; Schlesewsky, Matthias; Bornkessel-Schlesewsky, Ina

    2015-01-01

    The inference of causality is a crucial cognitive ability and language processing is no exception: recent research suggests that, across different languages, the human language comprehension system attempts to identify the primary causer of the state of affairs described (the "actor") quickly and unambiguously (Bornkessel-Schlesewsky and Schlesewsky, 2009). This identification can take place verb-independently based on certain prominence cues (e.g., case, word order, animacy). Here, we present two experiments demonstrating that actor potential is also encoded at the level of individual nouns (a king is a better actor than a beggar). Experiment 1 collected ratings for 180 German nouns on 12 scales defined by adjective oppositions and deemed relevant for actorhood potential. By means of structural equation modeling, an actor potential (ACT) value was calculated for each noun. Experiment 2, an event-related potential study, embedded nouns from Experiment 1 in verb-final sentences, in which they were either actors or non-actors. N400 amplitude increased with decreasing ACT values and this modulation was larger for highly frequent nouns and for actor versus non-actor nouns. We argue that potency to act is lexically encoded for individual nouns and, since it modulates the N400 even for non-actor participants, it should be viewed as a property that modulates ease of lexical access (akin, for example, to lexical frequency). We conclude that two separate dimensions of actorhood computation are crucial to language comprehension: an experience-based, lexically encoded (bottom-up) representation of actorhood potential, and a prominence-based, computational mechanism for calculating goodness-of-fit to the actor role in a particular (top-down) sentence context.

  6. Exploración sobre las decisiones estratégicas desde el pensamiento complejo.

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    Luz María Rivas Montoya

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available La racionalidad, las decisiones estratégicas y el pensamiento complejo motivaron la construcción del problema de esta investigación, planteado en términos del carácter limitado y reduccionista de los criterios y referentes de decisión en la visión gerencial tradicional frente a una visión compleja de la realidad humana. La exploración de este problema se realizó desde y para el campo académico de la estrategia, con el propósito de mostrar algunas de las dificultades que se presentan en la definición e implementación de una estrategia corporativa en particular. El trabajo de campo se realizó en una empresa multinegocio del sector asegurador colombiano; los datos se obtuvieron a través de entrevistas semiestructuradas realizadas adiversos actores de la organización. El pensamiento complejo desde la perspectiva de Edgar Morin (1990 se constituyó en el marco de referencia teórica.   La hermenéutica de la acción de Ricœur (2010 iluminó la interpretación de los datos cualitativos; para su análisis se utilizó el sistema de codificación abierta, axial, selectiva y de procesoque proponen Strauss y Corbin (2002. En términos generales, tres fueron las categorías que emergieron de los datos: sinergia, como decisión estratégica relevante; des-humanización,como uno de los efectos de la decisión estratégica en los individuos, y rupturas de tejidos relacionales, como uno de los impactos que deja la sinergia en la organización bajo estudio.

  7. Propuestas alternativas desde la historiografia israeli

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    Pietro Morocutti

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available La narración histórica del pasado tiene consecuencias profundas sobre la auto representación y la memoria colectiva de los grupos humanos, especialmente en situaciones de conflicto. Analizaremos la evolución de las narraciones históricas alternativas propuestas por la academia israelí desde la fundación del estado en 1948. A pesar de los fuertes tabúes sociales y políticos presentes en la academia israelí algunas de estas propuestas tienen el potencial para abrir un debate más libre sobre el pasado del estado de Israel y crear las condiciones para la reconciliación entre comunidades en lucha en Palestina/Israel. Palabras clave: Historia, Israel, Palestina, memoria colectiva, historiografía. _____________________ The historical narration of the past has deep ramifications in the self representation and the collective memory of human groups, especially in conflict situations. We will analyze the evolution of alternative historical narratives proposed by the Israeli academia since the foundation of the state in 1948. Despite the deep social and political taboos present in the Israeli society and academia some of these proposals have a great potential to open the debate and create the conditions for reconciliation between the embattled communities in Palestine/Israel. Keywords: History; Israel; Palestine; Collective Memory; Historiografy.

  8. Participación comunitaria en la prevención del dengue: un abordaje desde la perspectiva de los diferentes actores sociales

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    Toledo-Romaní María Eugenia

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: explorar las percepciones sobre la participación comunitaria en la prevención del dengue durante la investigación formativa de un proyecto comunitario. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Estudio conducido en tres áreas de salud de Santiago de Cuba durante el año 2000. Se combinan técnicas cualitativas y cuantitativas para explorar opiniones de los profesionales de salud, líderes comunitarios y una muestra aleatoria de población. RESULTADOS: Los profesionales identifican la no participación de la comunidad y sus propias limitaciones para involucrarla activamente en la prevención. Los líderes refieren falta de motivación, y la población vincula la eliminación del vector con el uso de tecnologías. Se perciben barreras en la aceptación de las actividades del programa de control y en general la "participación" es interpretada como "colaboración". CONCLUSIONES: La población ha trasferido responsabilidad del control del Aedes aegypti al sector salud. Se evidencia la necesidad de unificar conceptos sobre la participación comunitaria y conciliar intereses entre usuarios y proveedores de los servicios para lograr una real movilización social.

  9. LOS PROGRAMAS DE INTERVENCIÓN COMUNITARIA DESDE LA PERSPECTIVA DE SUS ACTORES/ THE COMMUNITY INTERVENTION PROGRAMS FROM THEIR ACTORS’ POINT OF VIEW

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    María del Pilar Mori Sánchez*

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available RESUMENEl presente estudio busca identificar la percepción que tienen los participantes de los programas de intervención comunitaria, indagando además las motivaciones y percepciones de su participación, así como elementos más resaltantes de dichos programas. En el estudio participaron 44 niños y niñas, con edades fluctuantes entre los 7 y 11 años, de los programas de intervención comunitaria de cuatro sectores de un asentamiento humano del distrito de Pachacamac, trabajados durante el periodo 2009. Mediante la aplicación de grupos focales, revisión de archivos y observaciones directas, se concluye que los participantes perciben los programas como espacios para el buen uso del tiempo libre, los mismos que motivan su participación; perciben cambios a partir del programa en los comportamientos e integración grupal y refierenque lo más resaltante de los programas son las actividades de participación grupal.ABSTRACTThe present study thinks about how to identify the perception that there have the participants of the programs of community intervention, investigating also the motivations and perceptions of their participation, as well as more beetling elements of these programs. In the study 44 children and girls took part, with fluctuating ages between 7 and 11 years, of the programs of community intervention of four sectors of a rural place in Pachacamac district, worked during 2009. By means of the application of focal groups, review of files and direct interviews, one concludes that the participants perceive the programs as spaces for the good use of the free time, the same one that motivates their participation; they perceive changes from the program in the behaviors and group integration and recount that the most beetling of the programs are the group participation activities.

  10. PRECISIONES SOBRE EL RÉGIMEN FISCAL DE LOS NUEVOS ACTORES DE LA ECONOMÍA CUBANA DESDE UNA VISIÓN JURÍDICA

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    Damaris Carbonell Martínez

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available En los tiempos por los que discurre Cuba los temas relacionados con la tributación se han vuelto comunes, recurrentes y cotidianos por su aparición constante en los espacios públicos, por su notable divulgación en la prensa escrita, radial y televisiva, también por el uso excesivo en el gremio de los juristas y la población en general, resultado del propio proceso de cambio, modernización y renovación en el que se encuentra la isla. El presente trabajo está enmarcado, prioritariamente, en el examen de aspectos teóricos relacionados con la tributación que se originan del propio reconocimiento de los prin- cipios de Justicia Tributaria los que, como un paraguas, cubren las relaciones jurídicas de esta naturaleza convirtiéndose en garantes de ellas, a lo que se une el análisis de estos principios a partir del ordenamiento jurídico tributario vigente en Cuba, en especial los preceptos contentivos de la regulación de las novedosas formas de gestión en el escenario económico interno, sin pretender ofrecer criterios absolutossino, más bien, convocar al constante estudio de estos temas, a su vital reflexión y examen.

  11. El cuerpo de las actrices al encarnar a Eva Perón desde 1983-2014 en Buenos Aires

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    Jimena Cecilia Trombetta

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    Full Text Available El objetivo de este artículo es comprender có mo las actrices y actores que representaron a Eva Perón en el cine y en el teatro de Buenos Aires e ntre 1983 y 2014 construían la figura par tiendo de archivos históricos , par a evocar dicho personaje desde sus bagajes históricos y políticos, y de sus experiencias profesionales previas. Con la finalidad de analizar este fenómeno , es fructífero considerar los conceptos de imágenes -recuerdo (Bergson, 2006, imagen- afección (Deleuze, 2013, memoria (Deleuze, 2012, aura (Benjamín, 2015, espectralidad (Carlson, 2009, historia (White, 1992 y punctum y spectrum (Barthes, 1995 , y anali zar las intenciones poéticas de los directores de cada obra, así como los testimonios de los actores y actrices que se acercaron a Eva y cómo fueron afectados y emocionados por el personaje histórico y produjeron, a su vez, un afecto y emociones en el espectador .

  12. Actors or Spectators? Vulnerability and Critical Environmental Law

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    Andreas Philippopoulos‐Mihalopoulos

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available The question of whether we as humans should remain spectators of the great theatre of ecological disaster or become actors is a false dichotomy. In this chapter, I argue that both are needed, since the critical distance of spectatorship does not annul the need for immersion in the ecological continuum. A tool in the realisation of this is the concept of vulnerability, which is here conceptualised as a space of ‘the middle’ (as opposed, emphatically, to ‘the centre’ and offers an opportunity to think away from the sterile debate on eco/anthropocentricity and from such limiting hierarchies as animal/human, human/environmental, natural/artificial. This new, vulnerable position of the middle allows the reconfiguration of ecological processes, and more specifically, the position of environmental law in relation to them. Environmental law now finds itself amidst a new, moving, ‘open ecology’ of social, biological and ecological processes. This is a new, radical conceptualisation of what I have called ‘critical environmental law’, based upon an epistemology of observation and an ontology of being part of this open ecology. Environmental law, in this light, is simultaneously reformulated as being an invitation to disciplinary and ontological openness and yet a call to remain immanent within existing legal structures. This finds expression in four critical environmental positions that set the stage for the further elaboration of a critical environmental law. La cuestión de si nosotros, como seres humanos, debemos seguir siendo espectadores del gran teatro de la catástrofe ecológica o convertirnos en actores es una dicotomía falsa. En este artículo se sostiene que ambos son necesarios, ya que la distancia crítica del espectador no anula la necesidad de una inmersión en el continuum ecológico. Una herramienta para la realización de esto es el concepto de vulnerabilidad, que aquí se concibe como un espacio 'intermedio' (en oposici

  13. Force-stabilizing synergies in motor tasks involving two actors

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    Solnik, Stanislaw; Reschechtko, Sasha; Wu, Yen-Hsun; Zatsiorsky, Vladimir M.; Latash, Mark L.

    2015-01-01

    We investigated the ability of two persons to produce force-stabilizing synergies in accurate multi-finger force production tasks under visual feedback on the total force only. The subjects produced a time profile of total force (the sum of two hand forces in one-person tasks and the sum of two subject forces in two-person tasks) consisting of a ramp-up, steady-state, and ramp-down segments; the steady-state segment was interrupted in the middle by a quick force pulse. Analyses of the structure of inter-trial finger force variance, motor equivalence, anticipatory synergy adjustments (ASAs), and the unintentional drift of the sharing pattern were performed. The two-person performance was characterized by a dramatically higher amount of inter-trial variance that did not affect total force, higher finger force deviations that did not affect total force (motor equivalent deviations), shorter ASAs, and larger drift of the sharing pattern. The rate of sharing pattern drift correlated with the initial disparity between the forces produced by the two persons (or two hands). The drift accelerated following the quick force pulse. Our observations show that sensory information on the task-specific performance variable is sufficient for the organization of performance-stabilizing synergies. They suggest, however, that two actors are less likely to follow a single optimization criterion as compared to a single performer. The presence of ASAs in the two-person condition might reflect fidgeting by one or both of the subjects. We discuss the characteristics of the drift in the sharing pattern as reflections of different characteristic times of motion within the sub-spaces that affect and do not affect salient performance variables. PMID:26105756

  14. The key role of supply chain actors in groundwater irrigation development in North Africa

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    Lejars, Caroline; Daoudi, Ali; Amichi, Hichem

    2017-04-01

    The role played by supply chain actors in the rapid development of groundwater-based irrigated agriculture is analyzed. Agricultural groundwater use has increased tremendously in the past 50 years, leading to the decline of water tables. Groundwater use has enabled intensification of existing farming systems and ensured economic growth. This "groundwater economy" has been growing rapidly due to the initiative of farmers and the involvement of a wide range of supply chain actors, including suppliers of equipment, inputs retailers, and distributors of irrigated agricultural products. In North Africa, the actors in irrigated production chains often operate at the margin of public policies and are usually described as "informal", "unstructured", and as participating in "groundwater anarchy". This paper underlines the crucial role of supply chain actors in the development of groundwater irrigation, a role largely ignored by public policies and rarely studied. The analysis is based on three case studies in Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria, and focuses on the horticultural sub-sector, in particular on onions and tomatoes, which are irrigated high value crops. The study demonstrates that although supply chain actors are catalyzers of the expansion of groundwater irrigation, they could also become actors in adaptation to the declining water tables. Through their informal activities, they help reduce market risks, facilitate credit and access to subsidies, and disseminate innovation. The interest associated with making these actors visible to agricultural institutions is discussed, along with methods of getting them involved in the management of the resource on which they depend.

  15. The key role of supply chain actors in groundwater irrigation development in North Africa

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    Lejars, Caroline; Daoudi, Ali; Amichi, Hichem

    2017-09-01

    The role played by supply chain actors in the rapid development of groundwater-based irrigated agriculture is analyzed. Agricultural groundwater use has increased tremendously in the past 50 years, leading to the decline of water tables. Groundwater use has enabled intensification of existing farming systems and ensured economic growth. This "groundwater economy" has been growing rapidly due to the initiative of farmers and the involvement of a wide range of supply chain actors, including suppliers of equipment, inputs retailers, and distributors of irrigated agricultural products. In North Africa, the actors in irrigated production chains often operate at the margin of public policies and are usually described as "informal", "unstructured", and as participating in "groundwater anarchy". This paper underlines the crucial role of supply chain actors in the development of groundwater irrigation, a role largely ignored by public policies and rarely studied. The analysis is based on three case studies in Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria, and focuses on the horticultural sub-sector, in particular on onions and tomatoes, which are irrigated high value crops. The study demonstrates that although supply chain actors are catalyzers of the expansion of groundwater irrigation, they could also become actors in adaptation to the declining water tables. Through their informal activities, they help reduce market risks, facilitate credit and access to subsidies, and disseminate innovation. The interest associated with making these actors visible to agricultural institutions is discussed, along with methods of getting them involved in the management of the resource on which they depend.

  16. Sistema de innovación tecnológica desde la perspectiva del desarrollo endógeno. Reflexión teórica

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    Luisa Benavides de Finol

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available El propósito de esta investigación es identificar los componentes estructurales de un sistema de innovación tecnológica en el marco del desarrollo endógeno (propuesto por el Gobierno de Venezuela que permita, reinterpretar desde una nueva perspectiva el rol de la innovación. La estrategia metódica se centró en la revisión y análisis de la literatura actualizada sobre el tema, de la información proporcionada por expertos calificados y por actores participantes en procesos de innovación tecnológica. El tratamiento de la información recabada se hizo desde la perspectiva teórico-metodológica de sistemas sociales de Luhmann (2007. Las conclusiones se expresan en la definición de los subsistemas propuestos y la explicación del papel que debe jugar cada uno de ellos en el sistema de innovación basado en los principios de desarrollo endógeno. Los cuatro subsistemas son: tejido social, marco institucional, proceso de innovación y el actor social o emprendedor en la empresa, los cuales se dinamizan en los entornos interno y externos y deben ser dinamizados en cada territorio con sus particularidades.

  17. Normative arguments for non-state actor participation in international policymaking processes : Functionalism, neocorporatism or democratic pluralism?

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    Nasiritousi, Naghmeh; Hjerpe, Mattias; Bäckstrand, Karin

    2016-01-01

    The participation of non-state actors in multilateral institutions is often portrayed as one way of decreasing the perceived legitimacy deficit in global governance. The literature on non-state actors has identified several ways in which these actors can enhance the legitimacy of intergovernmental organisations and global governance arrangements. Three partially competing normative arguments, or rationales, for the inclusion of non-state actors in international policymaking ᅵ functionalism,...

  18. Emprendimiento: visiones desde las teorias del comportamiento humano

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    Jorge Andrés Marulanda Montoya

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available El artículo tiene como objeto presentar una aproximación al emprendimiento desde el marco teórico del comportamiento humano, visto desde la perspectiva de las teorías Etológicas y principalmente desde el punto de vista psicológico. Se busca mediante el análisis identificar las características internas y las habilidades (competencias que poseen los emprendedores, respondiendo así a la pregunta de si los emprendedores se hacen o nacen.

  19. Significados del trabajo desde la profesión docente

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    Zapata Calderón, Gustavo Adolfo; Marín López, Alexander

    2013-01-01

    Tesis (Maestría en Gerencia del Talento Humano). Universidad de Manizales. Facultad de Ciencias Sociales y Humanas, 2013 El objetivo principal de esta investigación es describir y comprender la relación de sentidos y categorías que subyacen desde las nuevas condiciones de trabajo y que permiten significar el trabajo como profesión docente. El diseño de la investigación está fundamentado desde el estudio de caso en el cual se demarca un enfoque mixto de investigación, desde lo cualitativo s...

  20. Following the actors and avatars of massively multi-user online role-playing games

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    Jensen, Sisse Siggaard

    2007-01-01

    this way? What can we learn from this? Simple questions such as these have initiated the ongoing research project on ‘Actors and avatars communicating in virtual worlds’ [1], which is reported in this paper. In the project, five foci are dealt with: 1) the actors......), video-ethnography and visual anthropology (Banks 2001, Pink 2001), and it also draws on actor-network theory (Latour 2005). Finally, with reference to the empirical findings presented, the paper suggests a reflective designing strategy for organizational and educative learning environments (see figure 1...

  1. OPINIÓN: CONFLICTO ARMADO, VIOLENCIA Y DESPLAZAMIENTO FORZADO: UNA LECTURA DESDE LA UNIVERSIDAD

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    Anita Pombo Gallardo

    2003-08-01

    Full Text Available El actual contexto del conflicto armado en Colombia ha derivado hacia una creciente y sistemática degradación en donde la violación de los Derechos Humanos y el Derecho Internacional Humanitario, constituyen acciones recurrentes de los actores armados. Como expresión de esa situación se reconocen las masacres indiscriminadas, asesinatos selectivos, secuestros, actividades terroristas, extorsiones, desplazamientos y destierros, generando entre otros, una tragedia humanitaria, la precariedad del Estado de Derecho y la ruptura del contrato social vigente desde 1991. En consecuencia, lo anterior tipifica a nuestro país, haciéndolo aparecer como uno de los Estados en donde preceptos como el Derecho a la Vida y a la Libertad, son reiteradamente violados, como aconteció en décadas pasadas en países de África, Oriente Medio, América Latina (Guatemala, El Salvador, entre otros.

  2. Enfoque desde la ciencia post-normal de la epizootia fiebre aftosa

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    Schütz Gabriel Eduardo

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo pretende analizar la epizootia de fiebre aftosa del invierno británico de 2001 desde el enfoque de la ciencia post-normal. Serán analizadas las participaciones de los diferentes actores sociales y las interacciones de las categorías: confianza, gobernanza, incertidumbre, valores e intereses. Todos estos factores formaron parte de una crisis que, por un lado, conjugó los intereses políticos de un gobierno en campaña electoral junto con los intereses económicos de un estado miembro de la Unión Europea y por el otro, los intereses de la población afectada junto con todos aquellos problemas relacionados con la salud y el medio ambiente. Las medidas tomadas para detener esta enfermedad 'económica' se transformaron en un verdadero experimento heterogéneo a gran escala social, un fenómeno típico de la modernidad que exige nuevas formas de abordar la ciencia y los procesos decisorios.

  3. ENSEÑAR SEXUALIDADES, APRENDER SUBJETIVIDADES: UNA REFLEXIÓN DESDE EL CONTEXTO EDUCATIVO VENEZOLANO

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    César Augusto Pérez Jiménez

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Pensar en educación conlleva pensar en actores, escenarios y contextos sociales. La sexualidad, la enseñanza, el aprendizaje, la vivencia y la corporeidad juegan un papel preponderante en la formación de la conciencia ciudadana para la participación en una sociedad plural y diversa. Ante la urgente necesidad de reflexionar sobre los discursos educativos es decisivo valorar la subjetividad como una forma de comprensión de la vida cotidiana y, en consecuencia, de la sexualidad, la ciudadanía y la inclusión. Esto conduce a repensar la educación sobre la sexualidad, a partir de las dinámicas intersubjetivas desde las cuales emerge el reto que apunta a la enseñanza y el aprendizaje de valores humanos sustentados en la crítica reflexiva sobre la vida misma. Así, los educadores y educadoras están convocados a discernir sobre la sexualidad, como un asunto cotidiano y encarnado en saberes socialmente productivos, establecidos en la comprensión subjetiva de las relaciones materiales, éticas y radicales con el mundo circundante. Este es el propósito del análisis del Sistema Educativo Bolivariano venezolano, que se hace en el artículo.

  4. Apuntes para pensar el territorio desde una dimensión social

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    Luciano Martínez Valle

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se discute sobre la importancia de visibilizar la dimensión social en la noción de territorio actualmente en boga en las ciencias sociales en América Latina. El consenso actual sobre la dinámica territorial como un proceso de construcción social requiere de un análisis de las estrategias desplegadas por los actores y grupos sociales, en un específico campo social. Las políticas públicas deberían considerar esta compleja dimensión social si lo que se busca finalmente es consolidar procesos inclusivos que beneficien a los grupos y clases sociales menos favorecidas. Desde esta perspectiva, se considera importante analizar los procesos de gobernanza como espacios de construcción de propuestas colectivas y no simplemente el diseño de estrategias orientadas a evitar el conflicto social.

  5. Ontología compartida, una mirada desde las redes de aprendizaje, estado del arte

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    Olga Lucía Londoño

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    Full Text Available Este artículo muestra los resultados de un ejercicio de revisión de investigaciones que dan la base referencial al concepto de ontología compartida desde cuatro perspectivas: 1. Presenta la definición y el significado de representación ontológica de conocimiento a través del software simas ; 2. Relaciona el aprendizaje de estructuras ontológicas y el desarrollo de competencias; 3. Incorpora la tecnología para favorecer las dinámicas de interacción y colaboración y promover la construcción de ontologías compartidas; 4. Relaciona el concepto de ontología compartida con el de comunidad virtual de aprendizaje y resalta la importancia de mirar las interacciones entre actores mediante el análisis de redes sociales. Las estructuras ontológicas son útiles en la organización efectiva de información para el aprendizaje; en la medida en que se dan procesos de colaboración aflora el concepto de ontología compartida, el que se constituye en elemento importante para entender la dinámica de las comunidades de aprendizaje.

  6. La violencia en la región noroeste de Chihuahua. Experiencias e impactos desde la comunidad educativa

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    Marcos J. Estrada Ruiz

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    Full Text Available La violencia escolar ha sido un tema explorado de manera importante en los últimos años desde la investigación educativa en México, sin embargo, en contextos de alta violencia no se han mostrado los impactos de la violencia extraescolar y estructural, en la escuela y en otros espacios comunitarios. El artículo presenta resultados de una investigación que tuvo por objetivo reconstruir el impacto de la violencia en la región noroeste de Chihuahua, desde la comunidad educativa (docentes, padres, estudiantes de dos municipios en particular. A la manera de estudios en caso y recurriendo al análisis de contenido, se analizanlos impactos en la percepción del incremento de la violencia a partir de la experiencia directa; la modificación de la dinámica de las escuelas; el abandono de los espacios públicos y el señalamiento de “nuevos” actores, aparentemente ajenos a la comunidad, que aparecen a priori por su condición social, como los responsables de la violencia.

  7. Discursos y prácticas agroempresariales. Un aporte desde la sociología pragmática

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    Diego Taraborrelli

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available El sector agropecuario argentino, desde mediados de la década de 1970, ha comenzado un ciclo de profundas transformaciones en los aspectos técnicos, organizacionales y tecnológicos que dan forma al modelo hegemónico de producción agropecuaria: el agribusiness. Dicho modelo ofrece un marco normativo que cristaliza la nueva estructura del sector rural y de aquellos vinculados al mismo, donde ante la desaparición de algunos actores, aparecen nuevos y se reconvierten otros. Como hipótesis estructural consideramos que aquellos que han logrado adaptarse al nuevo marco normativo impuesto por el modelo del agribusiness, serán los que salgan airosos del proceso de reconversión sectorial. En este sentido, el presente trabajo se propone indagar el presente del sector agropecuario, desde dos vertientes distintas, pero complementarias: el plano de lo discursivo y la formación de competencias, a través del análisis de los posgrados en agronegocios argentinos y por el otro, mediante el accionar concreto de los productores agropecuarios de la localidad bonaerense de Junín.

  8. La Universidad del Zulia frente al proceso de transformación organizacional. Perspectiva de algunos actores del proceso

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    Juliana Ferrer

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available La gerencia universitaria de hoy, requiere asumir un proceso de transformación organizacional, que le permita describir un equilibrio entre su identidad institucional y los cambios sustanciales exigidos desde todos sus ámbitos, a fin de mejorar los procesos académicos, cohesionar con éxito las funciones básicas y por ende lograr la calidad académica deseada. Surge como inquietud el presente artículo el cual pretende indagar sobre algunos esfuerzos que la Universidad del Zulia ha adelantado en este sentido, pero sobre todo hacer énfasis en la perspectiva de algunos actores del proceso, representados por el personal docente y de investigación, que para el período 2000-2001 se desempeño como personal directivo Para la recolección de los datos se asumió en primer término la técnica cualitativa del grupo focal, permitiendo así lograr suficiente información para aplicar luego, una muestra probabilística que arrojó un tamaño de 39 unidades con un nivel de confianza del 95%. Se concluye que los gerentes universitarios están conscientes de los problemas de carácter operativo que obstaculizan el proceso de cohesión exitosa de las funciones básicas. Sin embargo, no evidencian conocimiento exhaustivo sobre el desarrollo de procesos gerenciales, para el logro de los cursos de acción enunciados por esos mismos actores. Se recomienda sobre la necesidad de formar una gerencia universitaria sólida, en el compromiso de la labor constante en materia de información y conocimiento, de tal forma que los cambios implantados sean percibidos de manera objetiva, internalizados y compartidos por la comunidad universitaria, en la búsqueda de que ellos se conviertan en piezas del proceso de cambio institucional.

  9. La historia desde dentro: el desplazamiento interno en Siria

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    2014-01-01

    Con una población de desplazados internos que actualmente constituye dos terceras partes de los desplazados por el conflicto, la "historia desde dentro" de los desplazamientos en Siria requiere mucha más atención.

  10. La gestion por la innovacion tecnologica desde las patentes universitarias

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    Zaldivar-Castro, Antonio Bernabe; Oconnor-Montero, Lierli

    2012-01-01

    ... productivo de las invenciones gestadas. El trabajo tiene como objetivo elaborar una propuesta teorico-metodologica en la generacion de innovaciones hacia los sectores economicos, desde el analisis de las invenciones protegidas...

  11. Organisational Forms and Knowledge Types: a cognitive mulit-actor approach

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    René Jorna

    2002-11-01

    Full Text Available In this article knowledge types are combined with organizational forms. Knowledge is something individual actors have. This paves the way for a semio-cognitive approach to actors. Organizations in which primary and organizational (secondary processes are performed are viewed as multi-actor systems. Organizational processes consist of tasks, such as planning, control and administration. These tasks are performed by individuals with knowledge. With regard to knowledge not only content, but also type can be discerned. Three knowledge types are distinguished: tacit, coded and theoretical knowledge. In developing a conceptual framework for the cognitive analysis of knowledge management, I will illustrate and explain that the dominance of tacit, coded or theoretical knowledge matches well-known organizational forms with labels such as machine bureaucracy, simple structure, professional bureaucracy and market. Therefore, knowledge management is about the management of knowledge types and of representations of cognitive actors executing tasks in organizations.

  12. El entrenamiento como base de la formación actoral

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    Carlos Araque Osorio

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available The text presents a reflection on the actor’s training and its implications, virtues and contributions to the professional formation of actors. It starts from the experience that the author has assimilated as teacher and director, but mainly as an active actor, that appeals to his body as a work tool. From this perspective, the relationships between exercise, system and rehearsal are analyzed. Performance is not an esoteric and mystic act propitiated by the gods, it is a work that requires preparation, dedication and conscious inquiry. The actor or the actress that are unable to train in solitude, cannot contribute to a group, perhaps, this should be done without losing the perspective that theater is a collective act, in which communication plays an important role. For this reason, is fundamental to know how it is expressed, how it is signified and how a communication is begun between the actor and the spectator.

  13. Governance, globalization and non-state actors: an analysis from the perspective of international law

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    Gabriela Soldano Garcez

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The article aims to address the connection between governance and non-state actors, phenomenon intensified in the current world scenario of globalization. Undeniably, these actors are part of the implementation mechanisms and efficiency of governance, however they still appear in the center of the doctrinal debate about (the lack or recognition of their legal personalities. According to this background, this article discusses, at first, governance and globalization, studying the three lines of thought about globalization. After, highlights the main non-state actors nowadays, examing the activity of those for the governance processes. Finally, it analyzes the controversy about the recognition of the international legal personality of these non-state actors.

  14. Actors conform, observers react: the effects of behavioral synchrony on conformity.

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    Dong, Ping; Dai, Xianchi; Wyer, Robert S

    2015-01-01

    Engaging in synchronous behavior can induce a more general disposition to copy others, which increases the tendency to conform to others' preferences in an unrelated choice situation. In contrast, observing others perform synchronous behavior can induce psychological reactance and decrease conformity to others' preferences. Five experiments confirmed these different effects and circumscribed the conditions in which they occurred. Actors typically focus their attention on the goal to which their synchronous behavior is directed, inducing a copying-others mindset that generalizes to later situations. In contrast, observers focus on the actors' behavior independently of the goal to which it pertains. Consequently, they become sensitive to the restrictions on freedom that synchronous behavior requires and experience reactance. However, changing the relative attention that actors and observers pay to these factors can reverse the effects of the actors' synchronous behavior on conformity. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2015 APA, all rights reserved).

  15. Actor Network Theory Approach and its Application in Investigating Agricultural Climate Information System

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    Full Text Available Actor network theory as a qualitative approach to study complex social factors and process of socio-technical interaction provides new concepts and ideas to understand socio-technical nature of information systems. From the actor network theory viewpoint, agricultural climate information system is a network consisting of actors, actions and information related processes (production, transformation, storage, retrieval, integration, diffusion and utilization, control and management, and system mechanisms (interfaces and networks. Analysis of such systemsembody the identification of basic components and structure of the system (nodes –thedifferent sources of information production, extension, and users, and the understanding of how successfully the system works (interaction and links – in order to promote climate knowledge content and improve system performance to reach agricultural development. The present research attempted to introduce actor network theory as research framework based on network view of agricultural climate information system.

  16. Dynamic Knowledge Capitalization through Annotation among Economic Intelligence Actors in a Collaborative Environment

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    The shift from industrial economy to knowledge economy in today's world has revolutionalized strategic planning in organizations as well as their problem solving approaches. The point of focus today is knowledge and service production with more emphasis been laid on knowledge capital. Many organizations are investing on tools that facilitate knowledge sharing among their employees and they are as well promoting and encouraging collaboration among their staff in order to build the organization's knowledge capital with the ultimate goal of creating a lasting competitive advantage for their organizations. One of the current leading approaches used for solving organization's decision problem is the Economic Intelligence (EI) approach which involves interactions among various actors called EI actors. These actors collaborate to ensure the overall success of the decision problem solving process. In the course of the collaboration, the actors express knowledge which could be capitalized for future reuse. In this pap...

  17. Matching safety to access: global actors and pharmacogovernance in Kenya- a case study.

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    Moscou, Kathy; Kohler, Jillian C

    2017-03-23

    The Kenyan government has sought to address inadequacies in its National Pharmaceutical Policy and the Pharmacy and Poisons Board's (PPB) medicines governance by engaging with global actors (e.g. the World Health Organization). Policy actors have influenced the way pharmacovigilance is defined, how challenges are understood and which norms are requisite to address drug safety issues. In this paper, we investigate the relationship between specific modes of engagement among global (exogenous) and domestic actors at the national and sub-national level to identify the positive or negative effect on pharmacovigilance and pharmacogovernance in Kenya. Pharmacogovernance is defined as the manner in which governing structures; policy instruments; institutional authority (e.g., ability to act, implement and enforce norms, policies and processes) and resources are managed to promote societal interests for patient safety and protection from adverse drug reactions (ADRs). Qualitative research methods that included key informant interviews and document analysis, were employed to investigate the relationship between global actors' patterns of engagement with national actors and pharmacogovernance in Kenya. Global actors' influence on pharmacogovernance and pharmacovigilance priorities in Kenya (e.g., legislation and adverse drug reaction surveillance) was positively perceived by key informants. We found that global actors' engagement with state actors produced positive and negative outcomes. Engagement with the PPB and Ministry of Health (MOH) that was characterized as dependent (advocacy, empowerment, delegated) or interdependent (collaborative, cooperative, consultative) was mostly associated with positive outcomes e.g., capacity building; strengthening legislation and stakeholder coordination. Fragmentation (independent engagement) hindered risk communication between public, private, and NGO health programs. A framework for assessing pharmacogovernance would support policy

  18. Entre o ser e o não-ser: o processo de construção da idéia de ator (profissional à luz de Georg Simmel Between being and not being: the building process of the professional actor idea in the light of Georg Simmel

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    Full Text Available Neste artigo, analiso o processo de construção da idéia de ator profissional, desde sua origem até a que predomina no discurso dos que se dedicam a essa atividade nos dias de hoje. Com base na bibliografia especializada sobre o ator e à luz das reflexões de Georg Simmel, apresentarei quatro tipos ideais de ator que elaborei para evidenciar as mudanças ocorridas na noção de ator e as suas correspondentes formas-padrão de representação em acompanhamento às formas que a valorização do indivíduo assumiu ao longo do período moderno. Os quatro tipos ideais de ator são: o "ator-declamador-ilustrador ", o "ator-racional-realizador ", o "grande ator " e o "ator-psicológico-criador ". É neste último tipo que identifico a noção de ator de Stanislavski - que, em larga medida, marca, ainda, o discurso atual dos atores profissionais - e a associo à própria concepção simmeliana de indivíduo moderno, que se caracterizaria por sua ambigüidade.In this article, I analyze the building process of the professional actor idea from its origin to the predominant speech of those who currently dedicate themselves to this activity. Based on the specialized literature on acting and in the light of Georg Simmel's reflections, I will present four ideal types of actor to demonstrate the changes in the notion of the actor and in its corresponding acting patterns in order to keep up with the validation of the individual along the modern period. The four ideal actor types are: the "declaimer-illustrator-actor ", the "rational-producer-actor ", the "great actor " and the "psychological-creative-actor ". In the latter type I identify Stanislavski's idea of actor - which still marks the current speech of the professional actors to a great extent - and I associate it with Simmel's conception of modern individual that would be characterized by its ambiguity.

  19. Actor-network Procedures: Modeling Multi-factor Authentication, Device Pairing, Social Interactions

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    network model. The state of a configuration is thus the product of the states of its actors, where some of the actors only task is to store some values...Networks: How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom. Yale Univer- sity Press, 2006. [8] Bruno Blanchet. A computationally sound mechanized prover...and Caroline Haythornthwaite. Computer networks as social networks: Collaborative work, telework , and virtual community. Annual Review of Sociology, 22(1):213–238, 1996.

  20. Recursivity and Self-Referentiality of Economic Theories and Their Implications for Bounded Rational Actors

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    This study aims at the analysis of the possible self-referential effects of economic theories and models on its own subject and of the mechanisms through which bounded rational actors perceive the self-referential nature of economic theories and might absorb their prescriptions. Thus, the focus of the present study will be on the effects of economic theories on the behaviour of the analyzed economic actors. The analysis of the possible causal role of theories on bounded rational economic beha...

  1. Exploring workplace actors experiences of the social organization of return-to-work.

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    Tjulin, Asa; Maceachen, Ellen; Ekberg, Kerstin

    2010-09-01

    There is a limited body of research on how the actual social exchange among workplace actors influences the practice of return-to-work. The objective of this study was to explore how workplace actors experience social relations at the workplace and how organizational dynamics in workplace-based return-to-work extends before and beyond the initial return of the sick listed worker to the workplace. An exploratory qualitative method approach was used, consisting of individual open-ended interviews with 33 workplace actors at seven worksites that had re-entering workers. The workplace actors represented in these interviews include: re-entering workers, supervisors, co-workers, and human resource managers. The analysis identified three distinct phases in the return to work process: while the worker is off work, when the worker returns back to work, and once back at work during the phase of sustainability of work ability. The two prominent themes that emerged across these phases include the theme of invisibility in relation to return-to-work effort and uncertainty, particularly, about how and when to enact return-to-work. The findings strengthen the notion that workplace-based return-to-work interventions need to take social relations amongst workplace actors into account. They also highlight the importance and relevance of the varied roles of different workplace actors during two relatively unseen or grey areas, of return-to-work: the pre-return and the post-return sustainability phase. Attention to the invisibility of return-to-work efforts of some actors and uncertainty about how and when to enact return-to-work between workplace actors can promote successful and sustainable work ability for the re-entering worker.

  2. MAKING THE CASE: AN ACTOR-NETWORK APPROACH TO RHETORIC IN AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT

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    Gerad Middendorf

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente documento examina los cambios en el lenguaje, asociados con el ascenso y descenso de modelos de desarrollo dominantes. Se apoya en los aportes de Bruno Latour a la retórica, para analizar cómo utilizan el lenguaje, de modo estratégico, los actores en políticas de desarrollo, con el fin de persuadir otros actores de que sus narrativas de desarrollo son las más plausibles posible. Este estudio se enfoca en un período particular de tiempo (1980 – 1990 en el cual vimos la transición del modelo neoliberal. Primero, los reportes anuales del Banco Inter-Americano de Desarrollo, así como otros actores son sistemáticamente analizados para comprender el cambio en el lenguaje asociado con los modelos de desarrollo. De este modo, el análisis de datos de entrevistas muestra cómo los actores individuales interpretan y traducen los cambios de políticas en el lenguaje cotidiano. Lo que emerge es un proceso de circulación en el que el lenguaje del desarrollo es apropiado por actores en redes de políticas y reestructurados para ayudar a cada actor a “llegar al punto”, a fin de avanzar en sus intereses. Una fortaleza de la aproximación de Latour es que nos ayuda a revelar las prácticas discursivas estratégicas de los autores (científicos, hacedores de políticas, investigadores. El artículo intenta extender el análisis de actor-red más allá de los estudios científicos, en donde ha sido desarrollado principalmente, hacia estudios de desarrollo en donde ha recibido, hasta ahora, menor atención.

  3. Making the case: an actor-network approach to rhetoric in agricultural development

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    Gerad Middendorf

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available El presente documento examina los cambios en el lenguaje, asociados con el ascenso y descenso de modelos de desarrollo dominantes. Se apoya en los aportes de Bruno Latour a la retórica, para analizar cómo utilizan el lenguaje, de modo estratégico, los actores en políticas de desarrollo, con el fin de persuadir otros actores de que sus narrativas de desarrollo son las más plausibles posible. Este estudio se enfoca en un período particular de tiempo (1980 — 1990 en el cual vimos la transición del modelo neoliberal. Primero, los reportes anuales del Banco Inter-Americano de Desarrollo, así como otros actores son sistemáticamente analizados para comprender el cambio en el lenguaje asociado con los modelos de desarrollo. De este modo, el análisis de datos de entrevistas muestra cómo los actores individuales interpretan y traducen los cambios de políticas en el lenguaje cotidiano. Lo que emerge es un proceso de circulación en el que el lenguaje del desarrollo es apropiado por actores en redes de políticas y reestructurados para ayudar a cada actor a "llegar al punto", a fin de avanzar en sus intereses. Una fortaleza de la aproximación de Latour es que nos ayuda a revelar las prácticas discursivas estratégicas de los autores (científicos, hacedores de políticas, investigadores. El artículo intenta extender el análisis de actor-red más allá de los estudios científicos, en donde ha sido desarrollado principalmente, hacia estudios de desarrollo en donde ha recibido, hasta ahora, menor atención.

  4. Interests and Actors in European Police and Criminal Justice Cooperation : Legal and Practical Challenges

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    The speeches included in this working paper were presented at the conference “Interests and Actors in European Police and Criminal Justice Cooperation: Legal and Practical Challenges” hosted by the Swedish Network for European Legal Studies in collaboration with the Faculty of Law at Uppsala University. The working paper includes the key speeches by some of the most prominent actors in Sweden in this field. After a brief introduction by the editors, the second section includes the speech by M...

  5. The actors and privatization of sanitation services in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua

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    Gustavo Córdova Bojórquez

    2006-07-01

    Full Text Available This document offers an analysis about possibilities to implement a concession system in the recollection and disposal of non-hazardous trash collection service in Ciudad Juarez. The recognition of view points from different actors in the timeframe, applying a survey to home heads and interviews to opinion leaders, as actors key in city´s production, let us to identify a high politized item that keep off efficient and transparent public participation.

  6. UNA DIÁSPORA EN BUSCA DE SU REPERTORIO. ACTORES, TRAMAS SOCIALES Y ESPACIO URBANO DEL LIBRO JUDÍO EN BUENOS AIRES ENTRE LAS DÉCADAS DE 1910 Y 1960 / The diaspora in press. Actors, frames and spaces of Jewish books in Buenos Aires, 1910-1960

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    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available El artículo analiza desde un punto de vista social y material la producción y circulación de libros en la vida judía de Buenos Aires, como un aspecto clave de su  historia cultural. El texto identifica y explora el papel desplegado por librerías, bibliotecas, centros culturales, ferias de libros, editoriales e imprentas en la configuración del mundo del libro judío de Buenos Aires entre 1910 y 1960. A través de la localización de estos actores en un plano de la ciudad de Buenos Aires, el artículo estudia y propone una hipótesis para pensar la relación entre vida social y cultural y espacio urbano. Abstract This article analyzes from a social and material perspective the production and circulation of books in the Jewish life in Buenos Aires, as a key aspect of its cultural history. The text identifies and explores the role undertaken by bookstores, libraries, cultural centers, book fairs, publishing and printing presses in the shaping of the Jewish book world of Buenos Aires between 1910 and 1960. Through the localization of these actors in a map of the city of Buenos Aires, the article studies and proposes a hypothesis to think the relationship between social and cultural life and urban space.

  7. Characteristics of pornography film actors: self-report versus perceptions of college students.

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    Griffith, James D; Hayworth, Michelle; Adams, Lea T; Mitchell, Sharon; Hart, Christian

    2013-05-01

    The assumed characteristics of individuals in the adult entertainment industry have been used to advocate positions for and against pornography. Although prior studies have investigated perceptions of porn actors, no data on the actual characteristics of this group exist. The present study compared the self-reports of 105 male and 177 female porn actors to the perceptions of 399 college students on childhood sexual abuse (CSA), self-esteem, work and non-work sexual behaviors, and safe sex issues. College students were asked to identify the characteristics associated with either a male or female porn star. College students provided underestimates for both female and male porn actors on self-esteem, age of first intercourse, lifetime number of partners outside of work, ideal experience in a romantic partner, concerns regarding sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), enjoyment of sex, and condom use during a first time sexual encounter, but overestimated earnings. Additional differences among male porn stars included an underestimate of the number of partners at work. For female porn stars, college students underestimated their enjoyment of work, the probability of catching an STD, and having unprotected sex. Although there were no significant differences on perceived rates of childhood abuse of porn actors, the incidence of CSA among the porn actor participants were within the ranges of the general population. The majority of college student stereotypes were not supported regarding the perceptions of porn actors. These findings were discussed within the context of attributing unfounded characteristics of individuals to an entire industry.

  8. La negociación colectiva como estrategia para enfrentar el trabajo informal: Una mirada desde la Sociología económica Collective bargaining as strategy against non standard work: A perspective from economic sociology

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    Gabriela A Pontoni

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    Full Text Available El artículo analiza cómo algunos actores de la negociación colectiva trazan estrategias para erradicar o prevenir el trabajo informal -en sus distintas variantes conceptuales-. Desde la mirada de la Sociología económica estas acciones sociales están imbricadas en la estructura social, aunque fuera del marco legal. Sin embargo, tanto instituciones como actores reconocen su existencia y tratan, a través de ciertos mecanismos legales, de poner freno a esas prácticas. En la primera parte se esbozan distintas conceptualizaciones del trabajo informal, luego se analizaron los principales postulados de Durkheim y Weber sobre estas temáticas, en tercer lugar se exponen cuáles fueron los actores que acordaron pautas para combatir esta problemática y por último se muestran las conclusiones a las que se han arribado.The article analyzes how some collective bargaining actors made strategies to erradicate or prevent non standard work, in its different concepts. From an Economic Sociology point of view, these social actions are embbebed in the social structure, although they remain outside a legal frame. However, actors and institutions admit its existence and so they try to stop them by means of legal procedures. First we outlined the different meanings of non standard work. Then, we analyzed postulates from Durkheim and Weber's theories in connection with this phenomenon. Afterwards, we showed the actors that agreed guidelines to fight these problems. Finally we present the conclusions of this work.

  9. [Can we consider the journalist an actor in suicide prevention?

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    Notredame, C-E; Pauwels, N; Vaiva, G; Danel, T; Walter, M

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    After more than 50 years of dedicated research, media coverage of suicide is now well known to have a significant influence on the suicide epidemiology. This influence is supposed to result from two opposite effects. The Werther effect (WE) refers to the robust increase of suicide rates following the publication of a suicide story. This specific kind of mass cluster implies a suggestion process, i.e. imitation of the depicted death by vulnerable persons. In contract, the preventive potential of medias has been labeled the "Papageno effect" (PE). Although more recently discovered and far less known, PE predicts that journalists can help prevent suicidal behaviors beyond a simple WE reduction. Because PE and WE directly bridge journalistic productions to suicidal events, several national and international health organisms (including the World Health Organization) started to see the media as new prevention opportunities. In this paper, we intend to assess the extent to which journalists can be considered as public health actors in the specific field of suicide prevention. Based on a critical review of the so-called Media effect studies, we explore the opportunities, limits and constraints of collaborating with media professionals for public health actions. For that purpose, we focus on the main strategy employed so far, namely providing recommendations for more cautious coverage of suicide. An overview of the efficacy of these recommendations serves not only as a starting point for understanding how public health and journalistic perspectives can confront, but also how they can be combined in a fertile way. Numerous suicide prevention organisms developed strategies in order to assist journalists in reporting suicide stories in a safer way. As a formal support to these strategies, around 30 national or international guides have been produced around the word, with the shared aim of reducing WE and, eventually, promoting PE. The recommendations about articles' style

  10. MEMORIA SOCIAL Y TERRIOTORIO EN LA CONFLICTIVIDAD POR TIERRAS EN UNA COMUNIDAD INDÍGENA. UN ACERCAMIENTO DESDE LA TRADICIÓN ORAL POLITIZADA

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    Full Text Available El conflicto por tierras entre pueblos nahuas y mestizos en Michoacán ha sido una constante desde el siglo XIX. En ese contexto, las comunidades nahuas han sustentado la continuidad de ciertas percepciones sobre el entorno y la otredad desde la tradición oral, la cual está envuelta en dinámicas interétnicas y de poder. El objetivo de este texto es ir más allá de la visión común de la tradición oral como reminiscencias cosmogónicas; sobre todo, se busca mostrar algunas formas en que los nahuas de la comunidad de Pómaro, Michoacán, han generado memorias sociales ante los diferentes conflictos en los que se han enfrascado históricamente. En ese sentido, la tradición oral adquiere otra fisonomía desde la politización, que resignifica la realidad y las relaciones con la alteridad, donde están implícitos diversos recursos y actores sociales.

  11. A human resources project implementation. An actor-network theory perspective

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    Gibrán Rivera González

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo tiene dos objetivos principales. Primero, sugerir el uso de la Teoría del Actor-Red (ANT por sus siglas en inglés como una teoría que puede ser utilizada para analizar la implementación de un proyecto de recursos humanos (llamado ModeCo, Modelo de Competencias; y, segundo, proveer un entendimiento inicial sobre algunos de los principales eventos y situaciones que dieron forma al ritmo de la implementación de este proyecto. Este artículo se basa en una investigación cualitativa, la cual toma una perspectiva informada por la Teoría del Actor-Red (Callon, 1986; Latour, 1987; Law, 1992 que es utilizada como mecanismo de entendimiento para describir cómo un proyecto es implementado en una Universidad con múltiples campus en México. En este trabajo se ofrecen, primero, una serie de enunciados que capturan la manera en cómo la Teoría del Actor-Red fue útil para entender el proceso de implementación; y, segundo, se exponen los principales eventos y situaciones que afectaron dicho proceso de implementación. En esta investigación adoptamos un modelo interpretativo (Walsham, 1995; Walsham, 2006, mismo que se vale del uso de una batería de métodos, principalmente el uso de doce entrevistas semiestructuradas con diferentes actores del proyecto, documentos del proyecto y asistencia virtual a reuniones del Comité Directivo de recursos humanos. En términos de análisis nuestra investigación está basada en los principios propuestos por Klein and Myers (1999 para estudios interpretativos.

  12. Not My Problem: Vicarious Conflict Adaptation with Human and Virtual Co-actors

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    Spapé, Michiel M.; Ravaja, Niklas

    2016-01-01

    The Simon effect refers to an incompatibility between stimulus and response locations resulting in a conflict situation and, consequently, slower responses. Like other conflict effects, it is commonly reduced after repetitions, suggesting an executive control ability, which flexibly rewires cognitive processing and adapts to conflict. Interestingly, conflict is not necessarily individually defined: the Social Simon effect refers to a scenario where two people who share a task show a conflict effect where a single person does not. Recent studies showed these observations might converge into what could be called vicarious conflict adaptation, with evidence indicating that observing someone else's conflict may subsequently reduce one's own. While plausible, there is reason for doubt: both the social aspect of the Simon Effect, and the degree to which executive control accounts for the conflict adaptation effect, have become foci of debate in recent studies. Here, we present two experiments that were designed to test the social dimension of the effect by varying the social relationship between the actor and the co-actor. In Experiment 1, participants performed a conflict task with a virtual co-actor, while the actor-observer relationship was manipulated as a function of the similarity between response modalities. In Experiment 2, the same task was performed both with a virtual and with a human co-actor, while heart-rate measurements were taken to measure the impact of observed conflict on autonomous activity. While both experiments replicated the interpersonal conflict adaptation effects, neither showed evidence of the critical social dimension. We consider the findings as demonstrating that vicarious conflict adaptation does not rely on the social relationship between the actor and co-actor. PMID:27199839

  13. Bridging centrality: A new indicator to measure the positioning of actors in R&D networks

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    Scherngell, T.; Wanzenboeck, I.; Berge, L.

    2016-07-01

    In the recent past, we can observe growing interest in the STI community in the notion of positioning indicators, shifting emphasis to actors in the innovation process and their R&D inter-linkages with other actors. In relation to this, we suggest a new approach for assessing the positioning of actors relying on the notion of bridging centrality (BC). Based on the concept of bridging paths, i.e. a set of two links connecting three actors across three different aggregate nodes (e.g. organisations, regions or countries), we argue that triangulation in networks is a key issue for knowledge recombinations and the extension of an actor's knowledge base. As bridges are most often not empirically observable at the individual level of research teams, we propose an approximated BC measure that provides a flexible framework for dealing with the aggregation problem in positioning actors. Hereby, BC is viewed as a function of an aggregate node's (i) participation intensity in the network, (ii) its openness to other nodes (i.e. the relative outward orientation of network links), and iii) the diversification of links to other nodes. In doing so, we provide an integrative perspective that enables us to achieve a better understanding of the positioning of certain actors in R&D networks. An illustrative example on the co-patent network of European regions demonstrates the performance and usefulness of our BC measure for networks constructed at the aggregated level, i.e. regions in our example. A region's outward orientation and the diversification of its network links moderates the influence of regional scale on network centrality. This is a major strength of the measure, and it paves the way for future studies to examine the role of certain aggregate node's, and, by this, contributes to the debate on positioning indicators in the STI context. (Author)

  14. The role of institutions as actors influencing Uganda’s cassava sector

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    Cedric Mutyaba

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available We aim at mapping out a detailed framework that reveals the proportionate flow of cassava and its products along the value chain (VC. Furthermore, we aim at establishing the role of institutions and the linkages between institutions and other VC actors that influence the cassava VC in Uganda. We use both primary and secondary data obtained from four regions in Uganda. Results show that farmers, processors, transporters, traders, consumers and institutions are the major actors. There are four categories of institutions, viz, government, non-government, community based organisations and international agencies. Roles performed by institutions include: development and enforcement of policies, Research and Development (R&D, capacity building, and creation of market access linkages for cassava and its products. Findings reveal that there is no clear nexus and no coordination among farmers/producers, processors, traders, transporters and consumers. However, institutions are well coordinated and play various roles along the VC to influence the dynamics of actors. Policy-wise it is important to establish strong private-public partnerships to bridge the impaired linkages between the actors (farmers/producers, processors, traders, transporters, and consumers and institutions. Strong partnerships are envisaged to reduce the associated transaction costs amongst the actors.

  15. Figuring out Actors in Text Streams: Using Collocations to establish Incremental Mind-maps

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    The recognition, involvement, and description of main actors influences the story line of the whole text. This is of higher importance as the text per se represents a flow of words and expressions that once it is read it is lost. In this respect, the understanding of a text and moreover on how the actor exactly behaves is not only a major concern: as human beings try to store a given input on short-term memory while associating diverse aspects and actors with incidents, the following approach represents a virtual architecture, where collocations are concerned and taken as the associative completion of the actors' acting. Once that collocations are discovered, they become managed in separated memory blocks broken down by the actors. As for human beings, the memory blocks refer to associative mind-maps. We then present several priority functions to represent the actual temporal situation inside a mind-map to enable the user to reconstruct the recent events from the discovered temporal results.

  16. Actor-specific contributions to the deforestation slowdown in the Brazilian Amazon.

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    Godar, Javier; Gardner, Toby A; Tizado, E Jorge; Pacheco, Pablo

    2014-10-28

    Annual deforestation rates in the Brazilian Amazon fell by 77% between 2004 and 2011, yet have stabilized since 2009 at 5,000-7,000 km(2). We provide the first submunicipality assessment, to our knowledge, of actor-specific contributions to the deforestation slowdown by linking agricultural census and remote-sensing data on deforestation and forest degradation. Almost half (36,158 km(2)) of the deforestation between 2004 and 2011 occurred in areas dominated by larger properties (>500 ha), whereas only 12% (9,720 km(2)) occurred in areas dominated by smallholder properties (deforestation rates fell during this period by 68-85% for all actors, the contribution of the largest landholders (>2,500 ha) to annual deforestation decreased over time (63% decrease between 2005 and 2011), whereas that of smallholders went up by a similar amount (69%) during the same period. In addition, the deforestation share attributable to remote areas increased by 88% between 2009 and 2011. These observations are consistent across the Brazilian Amazon, regardless of geographical differences in actor dominance or socioenvironmental context. Our findings suggest that deforestation policies to date, which have been particularly focused on command and control measures on larger properties in deforestation hotspots, may be increasingly limited in their effectiveness and fail to address all actors equally. Further reductions in deforestation are likely to be increasingly costly and require actor-tailored approaches, including better monitoring to detect small-scale deforestation and a shift toward more incentive-based conservation policies.

  17. Sustainability Reporting: An Approach to Get the Right Mix of Theory and Practicality for Local Actors

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    Michelle L. M. Graymore

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Many local government or regional plans have “a sustainable future for our community” as a goal. However, few local or regional governments have a sustainability reporting tool in place that enables them to understand how far along the pathway to sustainability their community is. There are a range of reasons for this, including current sustainability indicators and indices not matching the needs or capacity of local actors. This paper argues that a collaborative approach to developing sustainability reporting tools, that involves sustainability experts and local actors working together, will be more successful at developing a tool that has a theoretical basis with locally relevant indicators, which is practical for informed decision making. This process will also build the sustainability reporting capacity of local actors. This collaborative approach was tested in South West Victoria, Australia, resulting in a locally relevant, practical and theoretically sound sustainability reporting tool that met the needs of local actors. This outcome shows that a collaborative approach can overcome some of the barriers to sustainability reporting for local actors; however, further testing is required.

  18. Life satisfaction and inflammation in couples: an actor-partner analysis.

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    Uchino, Bert N; de Grey, Robert G Kent; Cronan, Sierra; Smith, Timothy W; Diener, Ed; Joel, Samantha; Bosch, Jos

    2017-09-07

    Life satisfaction has been linked to lower cardiovascular disease mortality. However, much less is known about the biological mechanisms linking life satisfaction to physical health. In addition, the dyadic context of life satisfaction has not been considered despite increasing evidence that partners influence each other in health-relevant ways. These questions were addressed with 94 married couples who completed measures of life satisfaction and had their blood drawn for determination of interleukin-6 (IL-6) and C-reactive protein (CRP). Actor-partner models showed that higher actor levels of life satisfaction predicted lower levels of IL-6 and CRP (p's life satisfaction did not predict any measure of inflammation. The actor results were not mediated by marital satisfaction or health behaviors. Finally, no actor × partner interactions were significant and these links were not moderated by marital satisfaction. These data highlight inflammation as a potentially important biological mechanism linking actor reports of life satisfaction to lower cardiovascular mortality.

  19. Emotional labor actors: a latent profile analysis of emotional labor strategies.

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    Gabriel, Allison S; Daniels, Michael A; Diefendorff, James M; Greguras, Gary J

    2015-05-01

    Research on emotional labor focuses on how employees utilize 2 main regulation strategies-surface acting (i.e., faking one's felt emotions) and deep acting (i.e., attempting to feel required emotions)-to adhere to emotional expectations of their jobs. To date, researchers largely have considered how each strategy functions to predict outcomes in isolation. However, this variable-centered perspective ignores the possibility that there are subpopulations of employees who may differ in their combined use of surface and deep acting. To address this issue, we conducted 2 studies that examined surface acting and deep acting from a person-centered perspective. Using latent profile analysis, we identified 5 emotional labor profiles-non-actors, low actors, surface actors, deep actors, and regulators-and found that these actor profiles were distinguished by several emotional labor antecedents (positive affectivity, negative affectivity, display rules, customer orientation, and emotion demands-abilities fit) and differentially predicted employee outcomes (emotional exhaustion, job satisfaction, and felt inauthenticity). Our results reveal new insights into the nature of emotion regulation in emotional labor contexts and how different employees may characteristically use distinct combinations of emotion regulation strategies to manage their emotional expressions at work. (c) 2015 APA, all rights reserved.

  20. La figura del consum’actor justo francés: ¿consumidor y ciudadano?

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    Gabriela Parodi∗

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available El neologismo consum’actor (consumidor-actor es utilizado en diferentes espacios sociales para dirigirse a los consumidores susceptibles de ejercer una forma de compromiso través del consumo. El artículo muestra cómo la figura del consum’actor cumple una función de tipo ideal en la promoción del consumo de productos del comercio justo para el caso de promotores y consumidores franceses entrevistados en el marco de una investigación sociológica. Observando el mecanismo de recalificación del consumidor en consum’actor analizamos cómo se fabrica una argumentación tendiente a politizar ese acto de compra, interrogando la lógica de acción de los promotores. La reflexividad de los consumidores justos sobre las prácticas asociadas con el consum’actor permitió conocer los límites en la apropiación de esta figura. La porosidad de campos (mercado, consumo, política movilizados en la argumentación para su caracterización explica la distancia entre aquella función y los límites de su apropiación como figura social del compromiso ciudadano

  1. HPV vaccine introduction at the local level in a developing country: attitudes and criteria among key actors Introducción de la vacuna contra el VPH en niveles locales de un país en vías de desarrollo: actitudes y criterios de actores clave

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    Marion Piñeros

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available In most developing countries, HPV vaccines have been licensed but there are no national policy recommendations, nor is it clear how decisions on the introduction of this new vaccine are made. Decentralization processes in many Latin American countries favor decision-making at the local level. Through a qualitative study we explored knowledge regarding the HPV vaccine and the criteria that influence decision-making among local health actors in four regions of Colombia. We conducted a total of 14 in-depths interviews with different actors; for the analysis we performed content analysis. Results indicate that decision-making on the HPV vaccine at the local level has mainly been driven by pressure from local political actors, in a setting where there is low technical knowledge of the vaccine. This increases the risk of initiatives that may foster inequity. Local decisions and initiatives need to be strengthened technically and supported by national-level decisions, guidelines and follow-up.En gran parte de los países en vías de desarrollo, las vacunas contra el VPH tienen aprobación para su comercialización. Sin embargo, no hay recomendaciones y tampoco hay claridad sobre la forma en la que se toman las decisiones para su introducción. La reforma del sistema de salud en muchos países latinoamericanos permite la toma de decisiones en el nivel local. Mediante un estudio cualitativo con actores claves del sector salud en cuatro regiones de Colombia, exploramos el conocimiento sobre la vacuna del VPH y los criterios que influyen en la toma de decisiones. Se realizaron 14 entrevistas en profundidad y análisis de contenido. Los resultados indican que en el nivel local la toma de decisiones sobre la introducción de la vacuna está determinada en gran parte por la presión ejercida por figuras políticas locales. Esto, sumado a un bajo nivel de conocimiento técnico, incrementa la posibilidad de iniciativas con implicaciones éticas considerables

  2. La Iglesia chilena desde 1973 a 1993: De buenossamaritanos, antiguos contrahentes y nuevos aliados. Un análisis politológico

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    M.A. Veit Strassner

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    Full Text Available El artículo analiza desde un punto de vista politológico el rol de la Iglesia católica chilena en los procesos políticos de los años 1973 a 1993. En un primer paso propone un marco analítico para el estudio de la Iglesia como actor político, poniendo énfasis tanto en el carácter de actor sui generis de la Iglesia como en el contexto sociopolítico donde se desarrolla la acción de la Iglesia. En el segundo paso el artículo muestra el desarrollo paulatino y continuado de la oposición de la Iglesia a la dictadura: Desde la precaución de los comienzos hasta la ayuda sintomática a las víctimas, que fue acompañada por la denuncia de los abusos, la propuesta de alternativas al sistema y la mediación política activa. Así, la Iglesia se convirtió en uno de los actores políticos centrales de la redemocratización. Una vez recuperadas las condiciones democráticas, la Iglesia hizo nuevas alianzas con fuerzas reaccionarias y no democráticas para ver representados sus intereses en determinados campos de la políticaThe article analises, from a political perspective, the role of the Chilean Catholic Church in the political processes of the years 1973-1993. It first offers an analytic frame for the study of the Church as a political actor, emphasizing both its role as sui generis agent, and the sociopolitical context in which the Church operates. Secondly the article shows the gradual but constant development of the Church's opposition to the Dictatorship: From the caution of the beginnings to the overt help to the victims, together with the condemnation of the abuses, the proposal of alternative systems, and active political mediation. Thus the Church turned into one of the key agents of the re-democratization. Once the democratic conditions were recorvered, the Church created new partnerships with reactive and non-democratic forces to see its interests represented in certain fields of the politics

  3. El autismo desde una perspectiva neuropsicológica

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    2013-01-01

    En la presente revisión bibliográfica se pretende dar una aproximación al autismo. Se revisarán diversos abordajes que atraviesa este trastorno desde sus inicios hasta la actualidad. Se tienen en cuenta los rasgos fundamentales del autismo revisando el conocimiento de la etiología de dicha enfermedad en la que la tríada la conformarían la ausencia de relaciones sociales, las dificultades para la comunicación, el comportamiento rutinario y obsesivo. Desde una perspectiva neuropsicológica se an...

  4. Comunicación social desde contextos de encierro

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    López, Yemina

    2015-01-01

    “Comunicación Social desde los contextos de encierro. Desafíos y representaciones de acceder a una carrera de grado desde el penal” es una investigación de grado que desarrolé entre los años 2014 y 2015, con el fin de analizar las representaciones sociales que se dan a partir del Programa Educación Superior en Cárceles de la Facultad de Periodismo y Comunicación Social. En el devenir de este tiempo busqué recoger y analizar los discursos procedentes de los/as estudiantes que, privados/as de l...

  5. El actor y el espectador. De Freud a Lacan // The author and the audience. From Freud to Lacan

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    Carolina Roldán

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    Full Text Available Teniendo en cuenta los aportes de Freud y Lacan, en este texto se trata, por una parte, de mirar cuál es la función del actor en la representación teatral o parafraseando al segundo de estos autores ¿Qué añade el actor a la obra escrita? de otro lado, profundizar en los mecanismos que en el espectador ponen en juego para conectarse con la obra y el actor, suscitando las vivencias y emociones propias de la experiencia teatral. // Taking in account Freud and Lacan works, this paper questions about what is the actor function in a theatrical performance; paraphrasing Lacan: What does the actor add to the written work? On the other hand, deeping into the mechanisms that the member of the audience uses to put in contact with the play and the actor, arousing his/her own life experiences and emotions through the theatrical experience.

  6. The Actor “Comes to Live”. Dialogue between Lessing and Diderot

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    Céline Huot

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available The actor is a man who can give the impression of a life which is not his. Such as in a painting, where colors make it live, the actor through his own body seems to be animated as well. Starting from Denis Diderot's and Gotthold Ephraim Lessing's work, I will discuss the nature of this “anima”: the way between flying ideas and concrete body on stage. The main objective for understanding this particular move will be to know the following aspects : In which spatio-temporal framework does it exist? Does it require an expert to understand drama? Can it be linked to a space and/or time research? Does this particular control of his senses owned by the actor involve a singular link to time and space?

  7. Putting Gino's lesson to work: Actor-network theory, enacted humanity, and rehabilitation.

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    Abrams, Thomas; Gibson, Barbara E

    2016-02-01

    This article argues that rehabilitation enacts a particular understanding of "the human" throughout therapeutic assessment and treatment. Following Michel Callon and Vololona Rabeharisoa's "Gino's Lesson on Humanity," we suggest that this is not simply a top-down process, but is cultivated in the application and response to biomedical frameworks of human ability, competence, and responsibility. The emergence of the human is at once a materially contingent, moral, and interpersonal process. We begin the article by outlining the basics of the actor-network theory that underpins "Gino's Lesson on Humanity." Next, we elucidate its central thesis regarding how disabled personhood emerges through actor-network interactions. Section "Learning Gino's lesson" draws on two autobiographical examples, examining the emergence of humanity through rehabilitation, particularly assessment measures and the responses to them. We conclude by thinking about how rehabilitation and actor-network theory might take this lesson on humanity seriously. © The Author(s) 2016.

  8. The Centrality of Actors and Interfaces in the Understanding of New Ruralities: A Chinese Case Study

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    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper aims to demonstrate the advantages of adopting an ethnographic, actor interface approach to understanding the ongoing dynamics of rural development and policy intervention processes. It does so through the discussion of an EU-funded project orientated to introducing village-level forest-management practices in north-west China. The case highlights the ongoing everyday struggles over livelihoods and resources and focuses on the negotiations that take place between the various social actors involved. The case analysis is preceded by a broad-sweep overview of the rise of new ruralities and a discussion of the key elements of an actor interface analysis. The article concludes with a call for more cross-country and cross-regional studies of this kind.

  9. Communication Pattern Regarding Alarms and Patient Signals Between Nurses, Other Health Care Actors, Patients and Devices.

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    Solvoll, Terje; Hanenburg, Adrienne; Giordanego, Alain; Hartvigsen, Gunnar

    2015-01-01

    CallMeSmart is a context aware communication system for hospitals. The system is being used by nurses and the physicians at the Oncology department, University Hospital of North Norway. CallMeSmart has been designed to increase the efficiency of communication between the nurse-physician and physician-physician. In this study, we have looked at the communication pathways between nurse-nurse and patient-nurse: how nurses define a preference of calling somebody, how alarms and tasks are prioritized, and how this could be implemented into the CallMeSmart system to improve the system for the nurses. This paper discusses how the communication pathways of the patient alarm system can be improved for health care actors in hospitals by revealing the communication patterns according to an alarm between those actors. We address the communication pattern between nurses, other health care actors, patients and the devices used, and discuss possible improvements of this communication.

  10. The social network of actors influencing age discrimination in the human resources recruiting process

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    Aurelian SOFICĂ

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available The aim of the paper is to map the area where the social construction of age discrimination in the recruiting process is perceived as taking place, especially those individuals or organized groups with enough power and interest to influence this unethical reality. The research was carried out in 2010 and 2011 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania; it uses multiple qualitative methods (focus-group and interviews and covers three layers of perception: candidate’s perception, employer’s perception and recruiter’s perception. Usually, the main social actors publically perceived as influencing age discrimination in the recruiting process are the employers (as the main responsible, some public institutions (as guardians and the candidates (as victims. The findings of the paper show that the number of social actors perceived as interested and with power by the main social actors (employers and candidates is much higher than the number classically targeted by researchers, reaching 20 or more

  11. A New Efficient Key Management Protocol for Wireless Sensor and Actor Networks

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    Lee, Yunho

    2009-01-01

    Research on sensor networks has become much more active and is currently being applied to many different fields. However since sensor networks are limited to only collecting and reporting information regarding a certain event, and requires human intervention with that given information, it is often difficult to react to an event or situation immediately and proactively. To overcome this kind of limitation, Wireless Sensor and Actor Networks (WSANs) with immediate-response actor nodes have been proposed which adds greater mobility and activity to the existing sensor networks. Although WSANs share many common grounds with sensor networks, it is difficult to apply existing security technologies due to the fact that WSANs contain actor nodes that are resource-independent and mobile. Therefore, this research seeks to demonstrate ways to provide security, integrity, and authentication services for WSANs secure operation, by separating networks into hierarchical structure by each node's abilities and provides differ...

  12. Food Safety Perceptions and Practices among Smallholder Pork Value Chain Actors in Hung Yen Province, Vietnam.

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    Dang-Xuan, Sinh; Nguyen-Viet, Hung; Meeyam, Tongkorn; Fries, Reinhard; Nguyen-Thanh, Huong; Pham-Duc, Phuc; Lam, Steven; Grace, Delia; Unger, Fred

    2016-09-01

    Pork safety is an important public health concern in Vietnam and is a shared responsibility among many actors along the pork value chain. We examined the knowledge, perceptions, and practices regarding food safety, disease, and health risk among selected pork value chain actors (slaughterhouse owners and workers, people living around slaughterhouses, pork sellers, consumers, and veterinary and public health staff) in three districts in Hung Yen Province, Vietnam. We randomly selected 52 pork value chain actors to be surveyed through questionnaires, observation checklists, key informant interviews, and focus group discussions. Most slaughterhouse workers acquired knowledge and experience of food safety through "learning by doing" rather than from training by a veterinary or public health professional. Both slaughterhouse worker and pork seller groups had some accurate perceptions about pig diseases and foodborne diseases; however, misperceptions of risk and, especially, of zoonoses were present. Furthermore, while workers and sellers often use cloths to dry the meat and clean equipment, they did not think this was a risk for meat contamination. Moreover, when sellers wear protective equipment, such as gloves, masks, or hats, consumers perceive that the sellers may have health issues they are trying to conceal and so consumers avoid buying from them. The perceived freshness of pork, along with trust in the seller and in the pork production process, were strong indicators of consumer preference. And yet, pork value chain actors tend to trust their own individual food safety practices more, rather than the practices of other actors along the chain. Veterinary and public health staff emphasized the gap between regulations and food safety practices. Education and training on food safety risks and proper handling are priorities, along with integrated and intensive efforts to improve food safety among pork value chain actors.

  13. An irresponsible biography of the actor Laurence Harvey: motion pictures, white wine, older women & long thin cigarettes

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    Tiré du site Internet de Onestar Press: "Pocket edition of Laurence Harvey's "irresponsible" biography by Matthew Brannon. From the back cover of the book : Call yourself an actor ? You're not even a bad actor. You can't act at all, you fucking stupid hopeless sniveling little cunt-faced cunty fucking shit-faced arse-hole ... LAURENCE OLIVIER to Laurence Havery from Robert Stephen's "Knight errant : memoirs of a vagabond actor", Hodder and Stoughton, 1995.".

  14. Salmonicultura 2.0 en Chile: Una mirada desde la gobernanza ambiental

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    la región de Los Lagos (Chile, este artículo pretende aportar a la implementación de un nuevo modelo de gestión para la salmonicultura 2.0 desde la gobernanza ambiental. En función de la observación de la puesta en práctica de la denominada industria 2.0, la investigación se propuso indagar empíricamente (entrevistas semiestructuradas las percepciones de los actores clave del sector, respecto a las categorías centrales de la gobernanza ambiental: sustentabilidad, información pública y participación ciudadana. Los principales resultados del trabajo señalan que el desarrollo e institucionalización de los ejes mencionados es absolutamente insuficiente. El espíritu que mueve la nueva forma dada a la salmonicultura no estaría haciendo suyos los lineamientos de la gobernanza ambiental, por lo que este nuevo modelo podría fracasar. Es decir, no se percibe el principio de sustentabilidad en la salmonicultura 2.0 debido a su lenta recuperación ambiental y su actual priorización económica y social. En función de ello, se propone a partir de estas visiones el despliegue de estrategias y redes como una fuente de articulación para el modelo de gobernanza y de activación de nuevos rubros económicos.

  15. Actor-networking ceta-sociality, or, what is sociological about contemporary whales?

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    2007-01-01

    to near-sacrosanct agent, is far from self-evident. This article advocates a change of theoretical perspective, inspired by the work of actor-network theorists Bruno Latour and Michel Callon. Rather than focussing solely on the ‘humanity' of human-animal relations, as does most of sociology, actor......-network theory (ANT) allows for the inclusion of non-human ‘actants' (like whales) into the fabric of sociality. In the ontology of ANT, sociality emerges as semiotic-material configurations of humans, animals and technologies. Starting from a critical review of the work by Adrian Franklin on growing...

  16. The Revival of Non-Traditional State Actors' Interests in Africa

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    Kragelund, Peter

    2012-01-01

    credit ratings make external finance available for African governments. This article examines how non-traditional state actors affect the possibility of African governments setting and funding their own development priorities. It argues that while the current situation may increase the policy autonomy......Africa’s external relations are currently undergoing major changes. Non-traditional state actors like China and India are reviving their ties with African economies and thereby affecting power relations between African states and traditional partners. Meanwhile, high commodity prices and improved...

  17. International non-governmental actors in HIV/AIDS prevention in China

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    International non-governmental organizations were among the first international actors that responded to the emergence of AIDS crisis in China. Since 1994, the number of international non-governmental organizations and charitable foundations working in AIDS related issue areas in China has grown steadily and substantially. Despite their organizational differences, most of these non-governmental actors present the characteristics of independent mission, localized practice and diverse working focus. Even though they are constrained by financial and other factors compared with multilateral and bilateral official assistance agencies, they have still played a unique role in fighting against AIDS in China as technical experts, public educators, and civil society supporters.

  18. Transnational Diaspora and Civil Society Actors Driving MNE Internationalisation: The Case of Grameenphone in Bangladesh

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    process. While emerging markets tend to feature complex institutional contexts and idiographic entry challenges, our study with a focus on emerging market presents two under-examined types of stakeholders as distinct social actors’ that affect internationalisation process: the transnational diaspora......) in Bangladesh. This case study analyses and describes the stages of development, documenting how Norwegian Telenor, American Gonophone, Japanese Marubeni and Bangladeshi Grameen Bank created an IJV named Grameenphone in Bangladesh, and how diaspora and civil society actors made up the prime movers...... that supported this emerging-market IJV development. The study contributes to research on international joint ventures, transnational diaspora entrepreneurship and civil society actors and the internationalisation of MNEs....

  19. La conducta antisocial desde una psicopedagogia positiva (una aproximación desde la logoterapia y la resiliencia)

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    2011-01-01

    En el presente estudio analizamos la plena correspondencia entre el concepto de resiliencia y la logoterapia, teoría psicológica de Víctor Frankl. Ambos conceptos suponen un nuevo paradigma en la comprensión y tratamiento de la conducta antisocial, ya que proponen trabajar desde una antropología positiva y desde la construcción del sentido de la vida y del sufrimiento. Una consecuencia que puede extraerse tras el recorrido llevado a cabo por nosotros por la literatura especializada y los estu...

  20. Los conceptos de la escuela: aproximaciones desde la historia conceptual al sistema educativo chileno. 1840-1890

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    Full Text Available A lo largo del siglo XIX, una de las principales preocupaciones del Estado chileno fue la de establecer un sistema educacional estatal, que permitiera extender la enseñanza a lo largo del territorio. Sin embargo, la novedad de esta institución conllevó la necesidad de conceptualizar y definir por parte de los actores institucionales a la escuela en sí misma, los efectos que se esperaban conseguir con ésta y los medios para lograrlo. El presente artículo pretende indagar en este proceso desde un enfoque propio de la historia conceptual. A partir de los postulados planteados por el historiador Reinhart Koselleck, se indaga en cómo los actores institucionales conceptualizaron el rol de la escuela, particularmente la escuela primaria, tanto respecto a su capacidad transformadora como a los efectos que se buscaban obtener por medio de ésta. Durante el período comprendido entre las décadas de 1840 y 1880, las escuelas fueron comprendidas como instituciones capaces de transformar a los individuos que accedieran a éstas, lo que llevó a establecer la necesidad prioritaria de uniformarlas por medio de la vigilancia y el control. Este consenso aparente respecto al rol civilizador de la escuela se dio a la par de una tensión constante entre los elementos moralizadores y modernizadores insertos en éste, planteándose énfasis y matices al interior de los objetivos buscados por medio de la escuela, aunque siempre circunscribiéndolos a la transformación de los individuos en beneficio del proyecto de Estado-nación propuesto por las clases dirigentes.

  1. The Traffic Light Cosmos: Quasi-ethnographic approach to sustainable urban relational from the Actor-Network Theory El cosmos semafórico: Aproximación cuasi-etnográfica a la sostenibilidad relacional urbana desde la Teoría del Actor-Red

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    Carlos Silva

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    Full Text Available Abstracts are the same as lists: One notices right away when something is missing. I warn the reader that the text I present here wants to capture the overall sense, but she knows that here and there gaps and simplifications are unavoidable and make this task difficult. The reader is aware of it not only because it is any abstract’s destiny, but because a map which is the same size as the territory represented does not go anywhere. It has to necessarily be something else than the territory. Thus, this abstract is something other than the thesis to which it refers. In this text that follows I will discuss the platform where I deployed the instances that shaped my research. Secondly, I will refer to two of the several counter-intuitions that populate my thesis in relation to my view on the issue of sustainability, namely, to patience and perseverance in the sustainable future I oppose the presentist impatience of the sustainable instant and, at the end of this section, I will briefly discuss relational urban sustainability, specifically, the normative framework or, if you will, the vindication of control as an instance for sustainability. Third, I will offer some conclusions of my work.Los resúmenes corren el mismo albur que las listas: enseguida se nota que falta algo. Así que advierto a la lectora que el texto que presento a continuación aspira a la captación cabal de un sentido, pero sabe que aquí y allá hay carencias y reducciones inevitables que dificultarán esa captación. Y lo sabe no sólo porque sea el destino de todo resumen, sino porque un mapa que es del tamaño del territorio que intenta representar no lleva a ninguna parte. Forzosamente, tiene que ser otra cosa que el territorio. Así, este resumen es otra cosa que la tesis a la cual se refiere.

    En el texto que sigue hablaré de la plataforma donde se desplegaron las instancias que conformaron mi trabajo de investigación. En segundo lugar, haré referencia a dos de las varias contra-intuiciones que pueblan mi tesis en relación con mi manera de ver la cuestión de la sostenibilidad, es decir, a la paciencia y constancia del futuro sostenible opondré la impaciencia presentista del instante sostenible y, al cierre de esta misma sección, hablaré brevemente de la sostenibilidad relacional urbana, específicamente, de la vena normativa o, si se quiere, de la vindicación del control como instancia de sostenibilidad. En tercer lugar, ofreceré algunas de las conclusiones de mi trabajo.

  2. Imaginario social y construcción de subjetividad desde el entorno telemático: hacia una investigación posible

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    Etcheverry, Patricia

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    Full Text Available El imaginario social, asiento de valores, usos y costumbres, preceptos y preferencias actúa, a partir de una comunidad dada, como regulador de hábitos y conductas. Señala tendencias e ideales hacia los cuales tender a modo de parámetros epocales. Las Tecnologías de la Informática y la Comunicación (TICs han ido influenciando las prácticas sociales configurando un nuevo espacio social ya de características telemáticas-la conectividad-. A partir de la implementación de una investigación cualitativa piloto en terreno, se intenta dilucidar el entramado singular en la construcción del imaginario social desde los mismos actores sociales, los estudiantes del Nivel Medio Superior de Colegios de la Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires.

  3. Accionar del fisioterapeuta en instituciones educativas: socialización de una experiencia desde la perspectiva del estudiante

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    Mary Luz Ocampo-Plazas

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    Full Text Available Antecedentes. Desde el 2004 se ha hecho referencia al escenario educativo como un espacio de ejercicio profesional en fisioterapia; el Departamento del Movimiento Corporal Humano (DMCH, acogiendo esta propuesta, desarrolla una práctica en este escenario con un abordaje desde las categorías cuerpo, corporalidad y movimiento corporal humano. Objetivo. Dilucidar la apreciación de los estudiantes de Fisioterapia de la Universidad Nacional sobre la articulación de las categorías cuerpo y corporalidad al escenario escolar. Diseño y ejecución de acciones articuladas con las necesidades y características de la población, aporte de la experiencia a su quehacer como fisioterapeuta y alcances y limitaciones de las actividades desarrolladas. Materiales y métodos. Estudio descriptivo, cualitativo. La información se recopiló de registros escritos que los estudiantes realizaron y de entrevistas semiestructuradas y grupos de discusión desarrollados con ellos. Resultados. La metodología utilizada permitió plantear estrategias acordes con las necesidades y características de la población. Los participantes en su mayoría visualizan el escenario de la práctica como un espacio de ejercicio profesional y manifiestan dificultades para el desarrollo de las actividades y logros de las mismas. Se requiere mayor contextualización sobre cuerpo, corporalidad y movimiento para favorecer que todos los estudiantes logren insertarlos en la práctica. Conclusión. Se necesita realizar acciones concretas que promuevan participación y empoderamiento docente frente al diseño e implementación de proyectos en el escenario educativo e indagar a otros actores involucrados en la experiencia sobre sus apreciaciones particulares.

  4. Extended mind and after: socially extended mind and actor-network.

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    Kono, Tetsuya

    2014-03-01

    The concept of extended mind has been impressively developed over the last 10 years by many philosophers and cognitive scientists. The extended mind thesis (EM) affirms that the mind is not simply ensconced inside the head, but extends to the whole system of brain-body-environment. Recently, some philosophers and psychologists try to adapt the idea of EM to the domain of social cognition research. Mind is socially extended (SEM). However, EM/SEM theory has problems to analyze the interactions among a subject and its surroundings with opposition, antagonism, or conflict; it also tends to think that the environment surrounding the subject is passive or static, and to neglect the power of non-human actants to direct and regulate the human subject. In these points, actor-network theory (ANT) proposed by Latour and Callon is more persuasive, while sharing some important ideas with EM/SEM theory. Actor-network is a hybrid community which is composed of a series of heterogeneous elements, animate and inanimate for a certain period of time. I shall conclude that EM/SEM could be best analyzed as a special case of actor-network. EM/SEM is a system which can be controlled by a human agent alone. In order to understand collective behavior, philosophy and psychology have to study the actor-network in which human individuals are situated.

  5. Transitions across place and space – Spatial transitions in an Actor Network perspective

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    Kerndrup, Søren; Mosgaard, Mette

    2012-01-01

    network perspective in order to develop the spatial dimensions of transitions. The paper is based on an ongoing research project of spatial dimensions of the transitions in energy production and consumption networks in the northern part of Denmark. The paper show by using an actor network perspective...

  6. Interactive Actor Analysis for Rural Water Management in The Netherlands : An Application of the Transactional Approach

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    2008-01-01

    textabstractRecent developments in the policy sciences emphasize the social environment in which decisions are made. The ‘network metaphor’ is often used to describe the key role of interactions between interdependent actors involved in decision making. These interactions take place in a policy aren

  7. Exchange Studies as Actor-Networks: Following Korean Exchange Students in Swedish Higher Education

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    Ahn, Song-ee

    2011-01-01

    This article explores how Korean exchange students organized their studies during exchange programs in Swedish higher education. For most students, the programs became a disordered period in relation to their education. The value of exchange studies seems mainly to be extra-curricular. Drawing upon actor network theory, the article argues that the…

  8. Early Social Fear in Relation to Play with an Unfamiliar Peer: Actor and Partner Effects

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    Walker, Olga L.; Degnan, Kathryn A.; Fox, Nathan A.; Henderson, Heather A.

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine the associations between maternal reports of social fear at 24 months and social behaviors with an unfamiliar peer during play at 36 months, using the Actor-Partner Interdependence Model (APIM; Kashy & Kenny, 1999). The APIM model was used to not only replicate previous findings of direct effects of…

  9. A Critical Copenhagen Reflection on the European Union as a Global Actor

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    Manners, Ian James

    2016-01-01

    as a global actor. Second it engages with Franck and Lorenzoni’s chapter on postcolonialism in the NPA. Third it interacts with Jonasson’s chapter on the EU and the Mediterranean region through an examination of the EU’s consensual democracy support approach. Fourth the chapter contemplates Söderbaum...

  10. An Actor-Partner Interdependence Model of Acquired Brain Injury Patient Impairments and Caregiver Psychosocial Functioning

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    Perrin, Paul B; Norup, Anne; Caracuel, Alfonso

    2017-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to use actor-partner interdependence modeling (APIM) to examine the simultaneous effects of both acquired brain injury (ABI) patient and caregiver ratings of patient impairments on both patient and caregiver ratings of caregiver psychosocial dysfunction. M...

  11. Bridging the Gap between Actors and Digital tools in a Furnishing Design Process

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    Rasmussen, Mai; Gade, Anne Nørkjær; Jensen, Rasmus Lund

    2017-01-01

    ) and Virtual Reality (VR) can be implemented in various phases of the building project. The implementation of BIM is expected to support the designers and improve the collaboration among multiple actors, but the social aspects related to the use of BIM in the design process needs further investigation...

  12. A New Mission for Business Schools: The Development of Actor-Network Leaders

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    Sidle, C. Clinton; Warzynski, Chester C

    2003-01-01

    The lesson of actor-network theory is that to effect desired change, leaders must understand their place in the network and deploy strategies that forge new relationships and strengthen existing connections between individuals, groups, and other entities--both human and nonhuman. In this article, the authors use the Roy H. Park Leadership Fellows…

  13. Social health insurance without corporate actors: changes in self-regulation in Germany, Poland and Turkey.

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    Wendt, Claus; Agartan, Tuba I; Kaminska, Monika Ewa

    2013-06-01

    Social health insurance in Western Europe has for many years been characterized by self-regulation in which specific conditions of healthcare financing and provision have been regulated by social-insurance institutions through mutual self-governance. However, the principle of self-regulation has recently been weakened by increased state regulation and market competition, which were introduced in response to economic and social changes. Even in Germany, which has been regarded as an "ideal-type" health insurance system and in which self-regulation remains at the core of healthcare governance, more direct state intervention has gained in importance. On the other hand, in countries such as Poland and Turkey, where this tradition of self-regulation is missing, social health insurance is deemed a financing instrument but not an instrument of governance and corporate actors are not accorded a significant role in regulation. This article investigates how social health insurance systems are regulated in contexts in which corporate actors' role is either diminishing or absent by focusing on three crucial areas of regulation: financing, the remuneration of medical doctors, and the definition of the healthcare benefit package. In Germany, state regulation has increased in healthcare financing and remuneration while the role of corporate actors has grown in the definition of the benefits package. In Poland and Turkey, on the other hand, reforms have maintained the status quo in terms of the strong regulatory, budgetary, and managerial powers of the state and very limited involvement of corporate actors.

  14. Key factors in frame building: how strategic political actors shape news media coverage

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    In this article, the author focuses on the relationship between political actors and the mass media. The author uses media frames as dependent variables and investigates the factors that influence the presence and frequency of frames applied by journalists (the frames in "news media"). This has come

  15. A Conceptual Framework for Understanding Armed Non State Actors (ANSAs): Strategic Roles and Operational Dynamics

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    This is the Final Report of the Technology Investment Fund (TIF) Project entitled A Conceptual Framework for Understanding Armed Non-state Actors...Cmap. The generic ANSA Cmap is a high-level conceptual framework grounded in both multidisciplinary theory and mixed methods practice that distills our

  16. A New Kind of Symmetry: Actor-Network Theories and the New Literacy Studies.

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    Clarke, Julia

    2002-01-01

    Discusses concepts and assumptions underlying actor-network theories and the new literacy studies. Identifies lessons for adult education research derived from sociological approaches to scientific knowledge, which examine power circulating in networks of human and nonhuman entities. (Contains 36 references.) (SK)

  17. Nonstate Actors and the Open Border Policy: The Border Security Case Study of Nepal and India

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    49 3. Human and Drug Trafficking ...border policy, the Polish and German governments continue to address border security challenges, “including illicit trafficking of humans , arms...terrorists and organized criminals), human trafficking , technology, and corruption. As states respond to disruptive nonstate actors, which have implications

  18. Developing Integrated Rural Tourism: Actor Practices in the English/Welsh Border

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    Saxena, Gunjan; Ilbery, Brian

    2010-01-01

    This paper examines community attitudes and distinctive practices that shape local responses to integrated rural tourism (IRT) development in the lagging rural region of the English/Welsh border area. The focus is on how actors acquire attributes as a result of their relations with others and how these assumed identities are performed in, by and…

  19. Interactive Actor Analysis for Rural Water Management in The Netherlands : An Application of the Transactional Approach

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    2009-01-01

    textabstractRecent developments in the policy sciences emphasize the social environment in which decisions are made. The ‘network metaphor’ is often used to describe the key role of interactions between interdependent actors involved in decision making. These interactions take place in a policy aren

  20. Inside the Actors' Studio: Exploring Dietetics Education Practices through Dialogical Inquiry

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    Fox, Ann L.; Gingras, Jacqui

    2012-01-01

    Two colleagues, Ann and Jacqui, came together, within the safety of an imagined actors' studio, to explore the challenges that Ann faced in planning a new graduate program in public health nutrition. They met before, during, and after program implementation to discuss Ann's experiences, and audio-taped and transcribed the discussions. When all…

  1. Recent Trends in Intergovernmental Relations: The Resurgence of Local Actors in Education Policy

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    Marsh, Julie A.; Wohlstetter, Priscilla

    2013-01-01

    In this essay, the authors explore trends in intergovernmental relations (IGR) by analyzing recent education policies--No Child Left Behind Act, Common Core State Standards, and local empowerment policies. Identifying a resurgent role for local actors in education policy, the authors argue that recent federal efforts to exert more control have in…

  2. Learning Science in a Virtual Reality Application: The Impacts of Animated-Virtual Actors' Visual Complexity

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    Kartiko, Iwan; Kavakli, Manolya; Cheng, Ken

    2010-01-01

    As the technology in computer graphics advances, Animated-Virtual Actors (AVAs) in Virtual Reality (VR) applications become increasingly rich and complex. Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning (CTML) suggests that complex visual materials could hinder novice learners from attending to the lesson properly. On the other hand, previous studies have…

  3. Low cost drip irrigation in Burkina Faso : unravelling actors, networks and practices

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    Wanvoeke, M.J.V.

    2015-01-01

    Title: Low cost drip irrigation in Burkina Faso: Unravelling Actors, Networks and Practices In Burkina Faso, there is a lot of enthusiasm about Low Cost Drip Irrigation (LCDI) as a tool to irrigate vegetables, and thus improve food security, solve wat

  4. Linking Up the Alps: How Networks of Local Political Actors Build the Pan-Alpine Region

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    Full Text Available Reviewed: Linking Up the Alps: How Networks of Local Political Actors Build the Pan-Alpine Region By Cristina Del Biaggio. Bern, Switzerland: Peter Lang, 2016. 370 pp. €52.50. ISBN 978-3-0343-1630-9.

  5. Partnerships as panacea for addressing global problems? On rationale, context, actors, impact and limitations

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    Kolk, A.; Seitanidi, M.M; Crane, A.

    2014-01-01

    This chapter examines partnerships and their peculiarities, based on recent research from various disciplines, in the context of the large problems faced by (global) society. These problems are very complex, often cross national boundaries, and cannot easily be 'solved' by one single actor. Previous

  6. Influence of Diaspora and Civil Society Actors on the Internationalisation of MNEs in Emerging Market

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    Rana, Mohammad Bakhtiar; Elo, Maria

    2015-01-01

    how did these actors influence the creation of international new venture (INV) i.e. Grameenphone in Bangladesh and the respective internationalization process? The embedded case study analyses and describes the stages of development, how Norwegian Telenor, American Gonophone, Japanese Marubini...

  7. Invisible Actors: The Oromo and the Creation of Modern Ethiopia (1855-1913)

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    Yates, Brian James

    2009-01-01

    This is a comprehensive study of key Oromo actors in the central Ethiopia traditional provinces of Wallo and Shawa, specifically the Mammadoch of Wallo and the Tulama of Shawa during the reigns of Emperors Tewodros II (r.1855-68), Yohannes IV (1872-1888) and Menilek II (1889-1913). The Oromo entered the political arena in the highlands of Ethiopia…

  8. Including threat actor capability and motivation in risk assessment for Smart GRIDs

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    Rossebo, J.E.Y.; Fransen, F.; Luiijf, H.A.M.

    2016-01-01

    The SEGRID (Security for Smart Electricity GRIDs) collaboration project, funded by the EU under the FP7 program investigates risk assessment methodologies and their possible need for enhancement. In this paper we discuss the need to include threat actor analysis in threat, vulnerability and risk

  9. Multi-actor governance of sustainable biofuels in developing countries: The case of Mozambique

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    Schut, M.; Cunha Soares, N.; Ven, van de G.W.J.; Slingerland, M.A.

    2014-01-01

    This paper describes and analyses the multi-actor governance process that made Mozambique the first African nation-state to develop a national policy framework for sustainable biofuels. The paper draws on findings from action research conducted in Mozambique between December 2008 and July 2012. We

  10. Implications for Students Role Character Development When the Teacher Becomes an Actor in the Production.

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    Buckner, Debi

    A case study explored the implications for secondary school acting students in developing character in a role when the theater teacher assumes the role of actor in a student production. Two of Albuquerque, New Mexico's 11 public high schools co-produced "Romeo and Juliet." Pre- and posttests of student perceptions of acting and character…

  11. Icarus' flight - On the dialogue between the historian and the historical actor

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    Palladino, P

    2000-01-01

    In this paper, I consider Thomas Soderquist's recent call for a biographical approach to historical narrative. He stresses in particular the need to pay greater attention to the existential struggles of our historical actors. Echoing Raphael Samuel, he argues that this will help us to move away from

  12. Behavioral Patterns among (Violent Non-State Actors: A Study of Complementary Governance

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    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available This article is part of a multi-year study of governance structures in the midst of insecurity and organized crime in fragile sub-state regions, where in the absence of a strong state, non-state actors (like insurgents, traffickers and tribal warlords engage in political and socioeconomic governance. Building on our prior work on West Africa and the Afghanistan-Pakistan tribal belt, this paper focuses on the Andean borderlands, drawing on recent fieldwork in Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela. We explore patterns of behavior in which competition among violent non-state actors is not the norm. Instead, several instances were found in which violent non-state actors work collaboratively or have tacit non-interference agreements to provide public goods through arrangements we characterize as “complementary governance.” We therefore argue that, to understand how illicit authority emerges, it is not sufficient to consider one armed non-state actor in isolation or in a dichotomy to the state. As we contend, we have to take into account the complex connections and interactions among different (violent non-state structures. Moving beyond state versus non-state governance to governance that is constitutive of various non-state groups, the perspective put forward in this article thus is aimed to enrich the current debate on governance and security.

  13. Reading Theatre, Parents as Actors: Movie Production in a Family Literacy Workshop

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    Huang, Grace; Dolejs, Barbara

    2007-01-01

    The goal of the family literacy workshop "Reading Theatre, Parents as Actors: Movie production in a Family Literacy Workshop" is to empower and motivate parents to learn various storytelling strategies through theatrical production experiences and apply them at home. This is a theory-based family literacy practice supported by McClelland's…

  14. Movement Actors in the Education Bureaucracy: The Figured World of Activity Based Learning in Tamil Nadu

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    Niesz, Tricia; Krishnamurthy, Ramchandar

    2014-01-01

    Tamil Nadu has gained international recognition for reforming its government school classrooms into active, child-centered learning environments. Our exploration of the history of the Activity Based Learning movement suggests that this reform was achieved by social movement actors serving in and through the state's administration. Participants in…

  15. Early Social Fear in Relation to Play with an Unfamiliar Peer: Actor and Partner Effects

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    Walker, Olga L.; Degnan, Kathryn A.; Fox, Nathan A.; Henderson, Heather A.

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine the associations between maternal reports of social fear at 24 months and social behaviors with an unfamiliar peer during play at 36 months, using the Actor-Partner Interdependence Model (APIM; Kashy & Kenny, 1999). The APIM model was used to not only replicate previous findings of direct effects of…

  16. Case-like Categories in Children: The Actor and Some Related Categories

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    Braine, Martin D. S.; Wells, Robin S.

    1978-01-01

    Five experiments were performed in which nursery school children were taught to identify persons, animals, or objects in pictures that took the nominative, objective, or locative case in sentences about the pictures. Inferences are made about categories in children's thinking including animate, and actor and agent. (CTM)

  17. Following the actors and avatars of massively multi-user online role-playing games

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    Jensen, Sisse Siggaard

    2007-01-01

    , or characters, are part of the games, ready at hand when entering the worlds, offering the actors a ‘template’ by which to configure and shape their gallery of avatars. In order to personalize the pre-designed ‘templates’, and classes, the actors continuously have to solve a variety of individual quests as well......In the massively multi-user online role-playing games of e.g. EverQuest I & II and the World of Warcraft, millions of actors inhabit and create new places and spaces for communication and social interaction (Castranova 2001, Gee, 2003, Goffman 1974/86, Jensen 2006a, Qvortrup 2001, 2002). Some...... of the advanced features of these worlds enable the actors to construct and create one or more presentations and constructions of the ‘self’, and with that the social identities and roles of the game (Gee 2003, Goffman 1959, Schroeder 2002). Serving this purpose, a gallery of pre-designed classes of avatars...

  18. What Critical Media Studies Should Not Take from Actor-Network Theory

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    Teurlings, J.; Spöhrer, M.; Ochsner, B.

    2017-01-01

    While supportive towards a certain rapprochement between media studies and Actor-Network Theory (ANT) this chapter identi es three main characteristics of the Latourian enterprise that critical media studies should avoid if it wants to remain its critical edge: 1. a methodological descriptivism that

  19. Beyond Dyadic Interdependence: Actor-Oriented Models for Co-Evolving Social Networks and Individual Behaviors

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    Burk, William J.; Steglich, Christian E. G.; Snijders, Tom A. B.

    2007-01-01

    Actor-oriented models are described as a longitudinal strategy for examining the co-evolution of social networks and individual behaviors. We argue that these models provide advantages over conventional approaches due to their ability to account for inherent dependencies between individuals embedded in a social network (i.e., reciprocity,…

  20. Categorizing "Others": The Segmentation of Other Actors for "Faith in Others' Efficacy (FIO)"

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    Ng, Chi Kwan; D'Souza, Clare

    2016-01-01

    This conceptual paper provides an innovative categorization of "others" for the variable of "faith in others (FIO)". Adopted by pro-environmental and sustainability literature, FIO refers to faith in the efficacy of other actors. Examination and integration of theories on sustainable pro-environmental behavior leads to the…

  1. Gorilla Tourism in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda: An Actor-Network Perspective

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    Duim, van der V.R.; Ampumuza, C.; Ahebwa, W.M.

    2014-01-01

    This article performs actor-network theory (ANT) to examine the development of gorilla tourism at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda. We depict a number of translations in which gorillas were designated and enrolled as coexisting with local livelihood practices, as “trophies” in the hunting n

  2. Mastering the struggle : gender, actors and agrarian change in a Mexican ejido

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    1992-01-01


    Actors and the Socio-Political and Symbolic Order

    In this thesis I have shown how women and men, all part of a small ejido in Western Mexico, are actively engaged in struggling to manage the social constraints and conditions they encounter. We have see

  3. 76 FR 22925 - Assumption Buster Workshop: Abnormal Behavior Detection Finds Malicious Actors

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    2011-04-25

    ... Assumption Buster Workshop: Abnormal Behavior Detection Finds Malicious Actors AGENCY: The National... assumptionbusters@nitrd.gov . Travel expenses will be paid at the government rate for selected participants who live... behavioral models to monitor the size and destinations of financial transfers, and/or on-line...

  4. Liberal political philosophy: the role of non-state actors and considerations of global justice

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    Gordon, G.; Pierik, R.; Reinalda, B.

    2011-01-01

    Liberal theories of political philosophy inform the practice and tradition of non-state actors and non-governmental organizations (together, ‘non-governmental actors’). Aspirations for global justice or a democratic peace, among other things, arise out of liberal thought from John Locke and Immanuel

  5. From Gut Knowing: Every Silver Cloud Has a Black Lining. Actor Reflections on "Ties That Bind."

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    Elmes, Michael

    2003-01-01

    Makes sense of the performance of Steve Taylor's play, "Ties That Bind," from the perspective of the actors, 14 faculty members, and doctoral students from various universities in the United States by using the interpretive lens of Erving Goffman's Presentation of Self in Everyday Life. (SG)

  6. Regimes, Non-State Actors and the State System: A 'Structurational' Regime Model

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    Arts, B.J.M.

    2000-01-01

    Regime analysis has become a popular approach in International Relations theory and in international policy studies. However, current regime models exhibit some shortcomings with regard to (1) addressing non-state actors, and in particular nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), (2) the balancing of

  7. Mastering the struggle : gender, actors and agrarian change in a Mexican ejido

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    Brunt, D.

    1992-01-01


    Actors and the Socio-Political and Symbolic Order

    In this thesis I have shown how women and men, all part of a small ejido in Western Mexico, are actively engaged in struggling to manage the social constraints and conditions they encounter. We have

  8. Trustful Relations : a Perspective on Trust in Actor Relations in Forestry

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    Egestad, P.S.

    2002-01-01

    This work has proposed, exemplified and discussed an existential perspective on trust in actor relations in forestry. The background that has caused the inquiry into social relations is the changes that are taking place in forestry to

  9. The Rise of the Video-Recorder Teacher: The Sociomaterial Construction of an Educational Actor

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    Perrotta, Carlo; Czerniewicz, Laura; Beetham, Helen

    2016-01-01

    This paper draws on actor-network theory and on the sociology of cultural consumption to examine the phenomenon of corporate Massive Open Online Courses. Through an analysis of texts available in the public domain, the paper argues that over a short period (between 2012 and 2013) digitisation technology became associated with the emergence of a…

  10. Exchange Studies as Actor-Networks: Following Korean Exchange Students in Swedish Higher Education

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    Ahn, Song-ee

    2011-01-01

    This article explores how Korean exchange students organized their studies during exchange programs in Swedish higher education. For most students, the programs became a disordered period in relation to their education. The value of exchange studies seems mainly to be extra-curricular. Drawing upon actor network theory, the article argues that the…

  11. Road pricing policy process: the interplay between policy actors, the media and public

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    Ardıç, O.

    2015-01-01

    Although road pricing policies are generally seen as an effective measure to deal with transport related problems (e.g. congestion), the number of implemented road pricing schemes is relatively limited. The thesis aims to gain insights into complex interplay between policy actors, media and public i

  12. Coordination between Governance Actors in Universities: The Role of Policy Documents

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    Macheridis, Nikos

    2015-01-01

    This article focuses on coordination between governance actors in a public university. The purpose of this paper is to illustrate and analyze policy documents as governance tools that allow departmental management to coordinate with the authorities, the board, and the management at different university levels. A central finding is that the…

  13. Regimes, Non-State Actors and the State System: A 'Structurational' Regime Model

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    Arts, B.J.M.

    2000-01-01

    Regime analysis has become a popular approach in International Relations theory and in international policy studies. However, current regime models exhibit some shortcomings with regard to (1) addressing non-state actors, and in particular nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), (2) the balancing of a

  14. Involving Freight Transport Actors in Production of Knowledge - Experience with Future Workshop Methodology

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    Jespersen, Per Homann; Drewes, Lise

    2005-01-01

    the experience and knowledge of actors in the freight transport sector are included directly in a scientific process in order to develop future and strategic studies. Future research is often produced as desktop research and presented as the results of scientists’ forecasting and scenario building...

  15. The Urban Decision Room: A multi actor design engineering simulation system

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    Van Loon, P.P.J.; Barendse, P.; Duerink, S.

    2012-01-01

    This paper deals with the definition and construction of a decision based multi actor urban design model which enables the integration of the allocation of a variety of urban land uses with the distribution of different urban functions: the Urban Decision Room. Urban design (and planning) is, among

  16. Analysis of Three Actors: Roles of Government, Private Sector, and University toward Startup Growth in Yogyakarta

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    Full Text Available Information, communication, and technology advancements in 21st century encourage startups to innovate and develop their business further. Because it’s an ICT based business which is supported by the existence of internet, this kind of business starts to become borderless. As a result, the distributions of the products start to become unlimited. The conveniences offered by these advancements invite more ICT based product developers. The positive impact as a result of that such as more new jobs, easier way to access the markets, and also cheaper production cost with guaranteed profits. In addition to that, this of course also becomes an added value to the country because it increases Network Readiness Index and nation’s income from taxes. This research aims to analyze startup’s growth, in addition to its relation with related actors such as government, private sectors, and universities. Analysis on every actor will emphasize on their contribution to startup developments in Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta directly or indirectly. In conclusion, there will be an illustration about how big the contributions and how close the actors are between startups and the three actors.

  17. Reading Theatre, Parents as Actors: Movie Production in a Family Literacy Workshop

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    Huang, Grace; Dolejs, Barbara

    2007-01-01

    The goal of the family literacy workshop "Reading Theatre, Parents as Actors: Movie production in a Family Literacy Workshop" is to empower and motivate parents to learn various storytelling strategies through theatrical production experiences and apply them at home. This is a theory-based family literacy practice supported by McClelland's…

  18. Scientific Journals of Universities of Chile, Colombia, and Venezuela: Actors and Roles

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    Delgado, Jorge Enrique

    2014-01-01

    A qualitative study was carried out to identify the roles of actors associated with the publication of scientific journals in Chilean, Colombian, and Venezuelan universities. Twenty-four semi-structured in-depth interviews were conducted with journal editors, university authorities, and other experts. The categories of analysis included university…

  19. Tolerance of Practices by Muslim Actors: An Integrative Social-Developmental Perspective

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    Gieling, Maike; Thijs, Jochem; Verkuyten, Maykel

    2010-01-01

    Using social-cognitive domain theory and social identity theory, tolerance judgments of practices by Muslim actors among Dutch adolescents (12-17) were investigated. The findings for Study 1 (N = 180) demonstrated that participants evaluated 4 practices using different types of reasons: personal, social-conventional, and moral. In Study 2 (N =…

  20. ("un")Doing the Next Generation Science Standards: Climate Change Education Actor-Networks in Oklahoma

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    Colston, Nicole M.; Ivey, Toni A.

    2015-01-01

    This exploratory research investigated how science education communities of practice in Oklahoma engage in translations of climate change education (CCE). Applications of actor-network theory to educational policymaking facilitate this analysis of the spaces of prescription and spaces of negotiation that characterize CCE in Oklahoma. Informed by…

  1. Learning through Civic Participation: Policy Actors' Perspectives on Curriculum Reform Involvement in Ontario

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    Pinto, Laura Elizabeth

    2014-01-01

    When citizens participate in policy production, the advantages go beyond policy outcomes--though the presumption is that participation leads to better public policy. Robust democracy characterized by agonistic exchanges among policy actors ought to encourage learning, dialogue, empow­erment, equity, and a shared spirit of inquiry. This article…

  2. Mastering the struggle. Gender, actors and agrarian change in a Mexican Ejido.

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    Brunt, D.

    1992-01-01

    Actors and the Socio-Political and Symbolic OrderIn this thesis I have shown how women and men, all part of a small ejido in Western Mexico, are actively engaged in struggling to manage the social constraints and conditions they encounter. We have seen that coping with the process o

  3. Coordination between Governance Actors in Universities: The Role of Policy Documents

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    Macheridis, Nikos

    2015-01-01

    This article focuses on coordination between governance actors in a public university. The purpose of this paper is to illustrate and analyze policy documents as governance tools that allow departmental management to coordinate with the authorities, the board, and the management at different university levels. A central finding is that the…

  4. Gobernanza y redes de política pública: un estudio de la vinculación entre gobierno, actores público-sociales y privados en un área local turística

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    Cristo Avimael Vázquez Ceballos

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    Full Text Available Desde el marco conceptual de las redes de política pública, este trabajo analiza algunos de los rasgos de los esquemas de gobernanza contemporáneos. Para ello, utilizo el análisis de redes sociales a fin de sistematizar una red de política pública estimulada por un programa público implementado en el pueblo turístico de Valle de Bravo. Los resultados sugieren que se han generado estructuras alternativas para atender los asuntos públicos, en las cuales hay actores no gubernamentales con mayor dominio, así como hay recursos de mayor importancia que los gubernamentales a efecto de que la política funcione.

  5. Hugo Chávez:construcción hegemónica del poder y desplazamiento de los actores tradicionales en Venezuela (1998-2000

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    Juan E. Romero

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    Full Text Available Desde la llegada al poder de Hugo Chávez, en las elecciones de 1998, comenzó la configuración de unas nuevas relaciones de poder en el sistema político venezolano (SPV. Estas relaciones estaban determinadas por la naturaleza de los actores políticos que accedieron al poder, el funcionamiento institucional implementado a partir de la convocatoria a una Asamblea Nacional Constituyente (ANC, la formulación de una nueva Carta Magna y la implementación de un Régimen de Transición del poder Público. Chávez, a través de estructuras políticas como el Movimiento Quinta República (MVR y los partidos agrupados en torno al Polo Patriótico (PP ejecutaron un proceso que los llevo a construir una hegemonía dentro del sistema político que tiene como base la Constitución de 1999, relegando a las organizaciones políticas tradicionales.

  6. Energía eólica en el istmo de Tehuantepec: desarrollo, actores y oposición social

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    Sergio Juárez-Hernández

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    Full Text Available El desarrollo de la energía eólica en escala mundial es notable, representando ya una parte importante de la capacidad eléctrica global con fuentes renovables. La industria eólica mundial enfoca su atención hacia países en desarrollo con locaciones idóneas para la instalación de centrales eólicas. En México, el sur del istmo de Tehuantepec es la región con mayor potencial eoloenergético y donde se concentra el despliegue de proyectos eólicos. Se examinó el desarrollo eólico en esa región y sus actores principales. Se analizaron diversos aspectos desde lo relativo al derecho a la información, hasta las implicaciones ambientales a fin de comprender la creciente oposición social a la instalación de proyectos en esa zona. El modelo de explotación eólica imperante en el istmo de Tehuantepec favorece a las empresas desarrolladoras, limitando los beneficios para las comunidades locales y acrecentando el rechazo social a los proyectos.

  7. Participar en la gestión local: los actores urbanos y el control fiscal cívico en Bogotá

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    Thierry Lulle

    2004-01-01

    descentralización y democratización. Desde entonces se afirma un discurso consensual en torno a la participación ciudadana, en especial en materia de planeación y gestión del desarrollo urbano. Sin embargo, si bien se multiplicaron experiencias en este sentido, no siempre fueron exitosas. Este artículo ofrece un análisis de estos nuevos procesos a través de la presentación y evaluación de una experiencia de control fiscal cívico que se llevó a cabo en Bogotá entre 1997 y 1999, y cuyo objetivo era propiciar la participación de los habitantes en el control de la cabal ejecución de los fondos públicos invertidos en proyectos de desarrollo local. Se trata de mostrar cómo el discurso de la participación puede servir no tanto para lograr una gestión más racional y equitativa, sino para la reorganización del sistema tradicional de actores socio-políticos urbanos.

  8. Worlds Apart: A Social Theoretical Exploration of Local Networks, Natural Actors, and Practitioners of Rural Development in Southern Honduras

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    Brian J. Gareau

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available This paper explores the importance of incorporating the socioecological realities of alternative networks into analyses of rural development. Cultural theory is examined, which provides a base upon which rural development can identify difference in worldviews based on difference in sociological conditions and environmental phenomena. Actor-oriented theory problematizes the ideal types of cultural theory, providing a means of give-and-take between actors’ worldviews of different networks. Actor-network theory breaks down the nature-culture dichotomy of actor-oriented theory, so that nature becomes as ‘active’ an actor as people and community. Actor-network theory brings nature and society together, perceiving the two as mutually inclusive and constitutive. Coupled with recognition of power associated with political economic/ecological forces, actor-network theory can encourage us to see the frequency of tropical storms in Honduras as being among the powerful actors that have played a significant, consistent role in shaping the mode of ordering of impoverished Honduran peoples. This paper concludes by exploring how alternative, agroecological networks established in a protected area in southern Honduras with ‘strong’ natural actors can be re-ordered by incorporating autonomy and resiliency into the network.

  9. Action observers implicitly expect actors to act goal-coherently, even if they do not: an fMRI study.

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    Hrkać, Mari; Wurm, Moritz F; Schubotz, Ricarda I

    2014-05-01

    Actions observed in everyday life normally consist of one person performing sequences of goal-directed actions. The present fMRI study tested the hypotheses that observers are influenced by the actor's identity, even when this information is task-irrelevant, and that this information shapes their expectation on subsequent actions of the same actor. Participants watched short video clips of action steps that either pertained to a common action with an overarching goal or not, and were performed by either one or by varying actors (2 × 2 design). Independent of goal coherence, actor coherence elicited activation in dorsolateral and ventromedial frontal cortex, together pointing to a spontaneous attempt to integrate all actions performed by one actor. Interestingly, watching an actor performing unrelated actions elicited additional activation in left inferior frontal gyrus, suggesting a search in semantic memory in an attempt to construct an overarching goal that can reconcile the disparate action steps with a coherent intention. Post-experimental surveys indicate that these processes occur mostly unconsciously. Findings strongly suggest a spontaneous expectation bias toward actor-related episodes in action observers, and hence to the immense impact of actor information on action observation.

  10. Side Effects: An Analysis of Mind the Gap's "Boo" and the Reception of Theatre Involving Learning Disabled Actors

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    Hargrave, Matt

    2010-01-01

    This article analyses Mind the Gap's Boo, a re-imagining of Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird", which features a cast of learning disabled actors. It is concerned with the public reception of the work, particularly the "effect" of an all-disabled cast. What are the consequences, both ethical and aesthetic, for these actors to tell this story on…

  11. Marital Relationship Quality and Couples' Cognitive Stimulation Practices toward Their Infants: Actor and Partner Effects of White and Hispanic Parents

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    Sotomayor-Peterson, Marcela; Wilhelm, Mari S.; Card, Noel A.

    2011-01-01

    The present study explores actor and partner effects on mothers' and fathers' cognitive stimulation within an Actor-Partner Interdependence Model (APIM). This model allows us to evaluate whether mothers' and fathers' practices are impacted not only by their own experiences but also by their partners' experiences. The APIM treats the couple as the…

  12. Actores y representaciones en la patrimonialización de las agrupaciones del carnaval porteño

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    Analía Canale

    2005-07-01

    Full Text Available A fines de 1997 las actividades de las agrupaciones del carnaval porteño son declaradas Patrimonio Cultural de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires, como parte de un proceso de revalorización de las manifestaciones populares. Este proceso, si bien fue iniciado con escasa vinculación a políticas culturales estatales, ha cobrado un importante impulso a partir de la declaración patrimonial, multiplicándose la cantidad de agrupaciones, institucionalizándose en una asociación civil y complejizándose las relaciones entre ellas y el Estado local. Realizamos un repaso por diferentes modelos acerca del patrimonio que se presentan desde el análisis cultural y analizamos la patrimonialización de las actividades carnavaleras porteñas, atendiendo a las concepciones de patrimonio que se ponen en juego por parte de los actores involucrados. Asimismo, realizamos una evaluación de la incidencia de la declaración patrimonial en el desarrollo de las actividades carnavalescas, reflexionando sobre instancias problemáticas derivadas de la gestión del denominado patrimonio cultural intangible.At the end of 1997 the activities of the &"porteño&" carnival groups are declared Cultural Heritage of Buenos Aires City, as part of a process of revaluation of popular manifestations. This process, although it began with little connection with state cultural policies, has gained fresh impetus as from the cultural heritage declaration, the groups increasing in number, institutionalizing in a civil association and becoming the relationships among them and with the local state more complex. We have made the revision and have described the frame of the different conceptions at work in the current heritage policies and have analyzed the process by which the porteñas carnival activities be came part of the heritage bearing mind the conception of heritage at the play with the agents involved. We have likewise made an evaluation of the incidence of the cultural heritage

  13. Concepciones y creencias acerca de las competencias en Colombia: una investigaciónacción desde la teoría crítica de la educación

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    Marieta Quintero Mejía

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    Full Text Available La investigación, desde un enfoque crítico, buscó describir las creencias y las concepciones que actores curriculares universitarios (estudiantes, profesores y directivos tienen sobre la formación en competencias. La base de datos estuvo constituida por 39 entrevistas a actores curriculares de la Universidad de la Salle y 7 proyectos de investigación en el tema de competencias realizados por estudiantes de la Maestría en Docencia para optar por el título de Magíster. Estos proyectos se desarrollaron en distintos niveles de formación (básica, media, secundaria y universitaria y en diversas áreas del conocimiento (matemáticas, lenguaje, administración, ética, entre otras. Los resultados permiten visualizar tensiones en torno al concepto y plantean la necesidad de situar la propuesta desde sus raíces conceptuales para dar sentido a los ejercicios curriculares, didácticos y evaluativos.

  14. EL DERECHO DE AUTOR EN COLOMBIA DESDE UNA PERSPECTIVA HUMANISTA

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    Full Text Available Se considera que el Pacto Internacional de Derechos Económicos, Sociales y Culturales, promulgado por las Naciones Unidas en 1966, determinó la necesidad de garantizar a las personas el derecho a beneficiarse tanto de los intereses morales como de los materiales sobre las creaciones del intelecto, denominadas propiedad intelectual. Al respecto, se considera posible plantear su estudio desde una perspectiva humanista, iniciando el análisis desde la precisión de derechos de autor. Para ello, se estudia su consagración normativa en las constituciones políticas de 1886 y 1991; la importancia de los instrumentos internacionales a los cuales ha adherido el Estado colombiano y su desarrollo en la jurisprudencia nacional, donde se ha hecho una clara referencia del derecho de autor como un derecho contenido en el artículo 27 de la Declaración Universal de los Derechos Humanos de 1948.

  15. Huincúl Kimvn. Mirando la Historia "desde arriba".

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    Full Text Available El siguiente trabajo es una proposición histórica regional, de carácter etnográfica, que amparada en las técnicas y propuestas emanadas desde la historia oral y los estudios de la memoria, presentan una descripción de la situación vivencial de dos ancianos mapuche. Este relato muestra, a partir de la oralidad de los sujetos, la conexión, disociación y conflicto entre historia de vida e historia nacional - hegemónica, dando cuenta del sitial marginal y pauperizado, que la población mapuche experimenta de manera estructural, desde la pérdida de su territorio y la desarticulación de éste en el siglo XIX en adelante. De este modo, la historia mapuche se articula a partir de los dispositivos de la memoria y su vínculo con la alteridad, desde posiciones marcadas por la colonialidad de las relaciones sociales entre sí y con otros/as. De esta forma, rescatar la memoria histórica de dos  ancianos mapuche, nos adentra en la discusión acerca dela construcción constante de identidad étnica y despliegue de la etnicidad entre los miembros de un grupo determinado, emergiendo de allí discursos culturales, políticos y demandas sociales,que interpelan a la sociedad colonizadora y hegemónica, desde ámbitos tan diversos como laritualidad, el medio ambiente y la relación hombre – naturaleza.

  16. PRODUCCIÓN DE CONOCIMIENTO DESDE LOS POSGRADOS: UN PANORAMA

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    Alejandro Sánchez Lopera

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    Full Text Available Este artículo buscó poner en tensión la relación entre programas de posgrado en ciencias sociales de carácter disciplinar y transdisciplinar, tanto en Colombia como en América Latina, a través de la pregunta por la producción de conocimiento y por algunos de los efectos sociales del discurso producido desde las universidades.

  17. Anthony Giddens. Un caso de estudio desde una perspectiva institucional

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    Full Text Available Este artículo analiza la trayectoria intelectual de Giddens desde una perspectiva institucional. La centralidad de este autor en la sociología contemporánea no puede comprenderse únicamente desde una mirada “cognitiva”, por las características de su teoría. Se requiere, también, profundizar en la dimensión institucional de su “éxito” (desde un estudio de tradiciones, ecologías institucionales, redes de influencia, estrategias, liderazgos, etc.. Para ello, primero, se reconstruye la marginalidad de la sociología en Inglaterra y su tardía institucionalización hacia 1960. Segundo, se indaga cómo Giddens desarrolló su trayectoria en la época en la cual tal institucionalización se llevó a cabo, y en la cual él fue un agente decisivo. Tercero, a pesar de que Giddens atribuye al azar las direcciones de su carrera, se rastrean sus estrategias para ocupar un lugar central en la sociología: su “viaje iniciático” a Estados Unidos, su postulación de la sociología inglesa como “intermediación” entre Estados Unidos y Europa Continental y su intervención en la institucionalización de la sociología en Cambridge y en el mercado editorial anglosajón. Quinto, se señala cómo, en la última etapa de su vida, su desplazamiento desde la sociología hacia el campo político podría revelar cierto agotamiento de tal proceso de institucionalización en Inglaterra.

  18. El rescate de la publicness desde lo estudios organizationales

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    International audience; Como debe definirse el concepto de la publicness desde la perspectiva de los estudios organizacionales? El texto considera importante regresar a las teorias fundacionales. Las organizaciones publicas son organizaciones con una naturaleza especifica. Un tercer momento presenta algunas razones y ejemplos de por què las politicas, su hechura y gestion, ofrecen elementos fructiferos para plantear nuevas indagaciones empiricas sobre las organizaciones publicas; Le texte réh...

  19. Caracterización de prácticas con TIC por actores diferenciados en cuatro comunas de la ciudad de Medellín Identification of ICT practices over different actors in four districts of the city of Medellin: an approach to the recognition of the technological appropiation

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    Full Text Available Este artículo, cuyo origen ha sido un proyecto de investigación con objetivos de largo alcance como el diseño, pilotaje e implementación de una propuesta comunicativo-pedagógica de formación en usos de las TIC (Tecnologías de comunicación e información, presenta los resultados del análisis cuantitativo concerniente a la caracterización de la población estudiada en términos de usos y prácticas cotidianas con las TIC digitales. Dicha población, abordada en las comunas 1, 7, 8 y 13 de la ciudad de Medellín, se agrupó por actores (estudiantes, docentes, emprendedores y empresarios con el ánimo de dar cuenta, en este aparte de la investigación, del impacto de las estrategias del programa de Medellín digital y de las transformaciones que, según las prácticas cotidianas diferenciadas por la actividad propia de la naturaleza del actor, pudieran reconocerse desde su relación con las TIC y desde éstas identificar características básicas de la apropiación. This article, which started as a research project with a long term goals scope, including the design and implementation of a communicative – pedagogical educational pilot program on the uses of the ICTs (Information and Communication Technologies, depicts the statistical analysis characterization of the population understudy about their ICT everyday utilization and practices. The sample, taken from 1, 7, 8, and 13 districts “comunas” of Medellin (low income neighborhoods was classified according to category (students, teachers, business people, and entrepreneurs, with the intention of illustrating the impact of the Medellin Digital program strategies in transforming the everyday life of each and every person according to their roles and practices, as well as identifying their relation to the ICT and their own appropriation needs.

  20. REFLEXIONES SOBRE LOS MOTIVOS DEL TRABAJO INFANTIL Y ADOLESCENTE DESDE LA ESFERA FAMILIAR EN MÉXICO

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    Full Text Available La investigación tuvo como propósito fundamental identificar los motivos por los cuales trabajan los niños y niñas ocupados en México. Se buscá generar una reflexión desde la perspectiva de las unidades domésticas como oferentes de fuerza de trabajo y al mismo tiempo como el espacio en que se concreta, organiza y materializa el trabajo de niños y niñas. La metodología utilizada fue cuantitativa, pues se revisán los datos arrojados por el Módulo de Trabajo Infantil incluido en la Encuesta Nacional de Ocupación y Empleo 2011. Se llega a la conclusión de que los niños y niñas ocupados en México lo hacen debido a dos causas principales: en primer lugar que en tanto unidades económicas productivas los hogares hacen uso del recurso fuerza de trabajo en la que los niños y las niñas, son actores centrales, y en segundo lugar por la insuficiencia de los ingresos de los hogares para sufragar los gastos personales y costos escolares.

  1. La gestión de Faultlines en innovación abierta: una perspectiva desde el capital intelectual

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    Rocío González Sánchez

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available El modelo de innovación abierta supone un camino alternativo y/o complementario en la gestión del conocimiento. El estudio de formación de las faultlines o líneas divisorias, debido a las características de los equipos abiertos, supone una nueva perspectiva a considerar en la mejora de su funcionamiento. El presente trabajo pretende contribuir a la construcción de un marco integrado de factores clave de éxito en la gestión del conflicto originado por ellas desde la perspectiva del capital intelectual. La metodología empleada en el trabajo se ha basado, en primer lugar, en una revisión de la literatura de los factores mencionados, considerando tres grupos de facilitadores -capital humano, capital estructural y capital relacional-o A continuación se han establecido siete proposiciones que se plantean en un modelo conceptual, cuyas conclusiones son las siguientes: la gestión mejora a través de las variables liderazgo técnico y experimentado y sistemas de incentivos en el capital humano; las variables cultura abierta, uso de patentes y sistemas de información de clientes en el capital estructural y, finalmente, las variables comunicación abierta y la posición de los actores en el capital relacional

  2. A climate game based on a Multi-Actor Dynamic Integrated Assessment Model (MADIAM)

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    Weber, M.; Hasselmann, K.

    2003-04-01

    In November 2002 a special exhibition on climate issues opened in the German Museum for Science and Techniques ('Deutsches Museum') in Munich. Within this exposition we present an interactive game in which visitors control future climate policy by adopting the role of either the government, a CEO (Chief Executive Officer) of a global company or a typical private household of an industrialized country. The players endeavor to maintain a sustainable climate in the future (global goal) while pursuing their own individual welfare goals. Task of the exhibition visitor is to combine the personal interests of the actor he is adopting with the global goal. The individual goal of government is maintain economic growth while avoiding conflicts due to inter-regional or societal inequalities. The CEO seeks to maximize total profits (business earnings). The goal of households is to maximize wages and interest earnings. The evolution of the economic system and climate is governed by the decisions of the actors. Government sets economic side conditions in terms of carbon taxes, subsidies for R&D or market infusion support for climate-friendly technologies, and transfers development aid to less advanced regions. The CEOs decide how much to invest in a number of alternative investment options and in which region. Households influences the economy by their purchasing and savings decisions. The model considers four regions, three real actors (mentioned above) and two different goods (climate-adverse and a climate-friendly). We introduce four different kinds of energy (coal, oil/gas, nuclear, renewable). A World Bank handles money flows. At different points in time the actors can cooperate with other actors in order to reach the global goal Stochastic elements regarding future technology and future climate are included. A touch-screen monitor with user friendly interface is used to present animations and videos. An animated climate scientist uses a climate simulator to compute future

  3. Realizando lo Imaginado. La formación de una política urbana desde la investigación universitaria

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    Mercedes Ferrer

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available El objeto de este trabajo es presentar la metodología utilizada y los resultados de una investigación aplicada, desarrollada desde la Universidad del Zulia (LUZ, cuyo objetivo fue promover la formación de una política urbana bottom up y una nueva cultura urbana asumiendo en forma colectiva la rehabilitación de un espacio emblemático de la ciudad, el Malecón de Maracaibo. Para construir este pacto por la ciudad o política urbana, entendida como el resultado de soluciones democráticas a problemas sentidos por la comunidad, el grupo de investigación implantó un proceso dialogante y deliberativo con la participación de diferentes actores sociales interesados e involucrados en la recuperación del área central de Maracaibo. El proceso se estructuró en tres fases, Fase 1: Planificación de la Gestión (formulación consensuada de la política y de la estrategia operativa, Fase 2: Construcción de Consensos(o visión compartida y Fase 3: Ejecución del Convenio de Gestión. Esta última Fase se desarrolló en dos etapas, Etapa 1: Compromiso de participación (firma del Convenio de Gestión y Etapa 2: Corresponsabilidad en la Gestión (Ejecución del Convenio. Del proceso desarrollado destacan cuatro conclusiones: el modelo de gestión diseñado e implantado concilió la gestión publica con la iniciativa privada y, generó un aprendizaje desde la experiencia donde, actores tradicionalmente en conflicto y compitiendo para impulsar proyectos individuales se comprometieron, a través de la firma de un Convenio de Gestión Estratégica, a rehabilitar el Malecón de Maracaibo colectivamente; el potencial estratégico de la investigación aplicada para generar impacto social; la emergencia de una nueva praxis universitaria posfuncionalista que integra investigación, docencia y extensión como clave del quehacer académico y, la necesidad de involucrar a diferentes actores sociales en el proceso de formación de la política urbana para

  4. POSIBILIDADES DE UNA NUEVA INSTITUCIONALIDAD SOCIAL: CONTRIBUCIÓN DESDE LA EDUCACIÓN Y EL CONOCIMIENTO

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    Enrique Luengo G.

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available La educación superior, desde su fundación, ha interpelado al Estado por sus modos de organizar y gestionar el conjunto de la sociedad. Hoy día la universidad se encuentra en la puerta de una serie de tensiones y futuros posibles. Si bien existen fuerzas complejas que están cambiando el proceder tradicional de las universidades -mercantilización, virtualidad, políticas estatales de educación, etcétera- y el conjunto de nuestras sociedades latinoamericanas, hay espacios para la acción. Las universidades no pueden desempeñar su labor en el futuro acotado en el que muchos actores pretenden ubicarlas, por el contrario, las instituciones educativas están obligadas al desafío de crear y proponer nuevas formas de institucionalidad social, de colaborar en la constitución de sujetos sociales interesados en buscar futuros alternativos y a generar mecanismos que aumenten nuestra capacidad para influir sobre él. Es decir, se trata de impulsar estrategias de reforma desde la plataforma del conocimiento y la educación, donde las universidades tienen un rol fundamental. Al menos desde el desarrollo de la educación, la ciencia y la cultura, debemos contar con la posibilidad de que los futuros que están siendo configurados lo sean más reflexivamente, más creativamente y con mayor sensación de urgencia. Y en todo este actuar necesitamos de alianzas y colaboración con diversas instancias sociales. El interpelar al Estado en el contexto de la “sociedad del conocimiento” implica el repensar lo que hoy hacemos con la educación y el conocimiento, implica cuestionar los fundamentos mismos de la universidad moderna y del conocimiento fraccionado, implica la necesidad de reformas para la universidad y para un desarrollo científico y cultural que favorezca una mundialización alternativa. Desde esta perspectiva un conocimiento mejor interrelacionado, que intente una aproximación compleja a muchos de los problemas -que no hemos podido comprender ni

  5. Thinking the "Plan Ceibal" from the perspective of public action and the Actor-Network Theory

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    Mónica Elena Da Silva Ramos

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, we will analyze and discuss the Plan Ceibal, from the point of view of the Public Action and the Actor Network Theory. We think that Plan Ceibal, which is implemented in Uruguay since 2007, illustrates the concept of public action, because it involves a multiplicity of governmental and non-governmental organizations, besides human and nonhuman components. According to this, the Actor-network theory (ANT provides elements to reflect on technological appropriation. We believe that a key task in the assembly of the various human and nonhuman components that compose Plan Ceibal, promoting the strength of their associations, where diverse enrollments and multiple translations make the core of the problem. We wonder about what are the theoretical and methodological challenges facing expert intervention, especially psychologists in this field?

  6. THE ACTORS OF A WIND POWER CLUSTER: A CASE OF A WIND POWER CAPITAL

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    Jari M. Sarja

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    Full Text Available Raahe is a medium-sized Finnish town on the western coast of Northern Finland. It has declared itself to become the wind power capital of Finland. The aim of this paper is to find out what being a wind power capital can mean in practice and how it can advance the local industrial business. First, the theoretical framework of this systematic review study was formed by searching theoretical information about the forms of industrial clusters, and it was then examined what kinds of actors take part in these types of clusters. Finally, the actors of the case area were studied. The core companies of wind power clusters are the wind turbine manufacturers, component manufacturers, developers of the wind farms, wind power operators, and service and maintenance organizations. Understanding of the wind power cluster structure may help decision makers to develop the best possible conditions for the emergence of clusters.

  7. Monitoring communication outbreaks among an unknown team of actors in dynamic networks

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    2016-01-01

    This paper investigates the detection of communication outbreaks among a small team of actors in time-varying networks. We propose monitoring plans for known and unknown teams based on generalizations of the exponentially weighted moving average (EWMA) statistic. For unknown teams, we propose an efficient neighborhood-based search to estimate a collection of candidate teams. This procedure dramatically reduces the computational complexity of an exhaustive search. Our procedure consists of two steps: communication counts between actors are first smoothed using a multivariate EWMA strategy. Densely connected teams are identified as candidates using a neighborhood search approach. These candidate teams are then monitored using a surveillance plan derived from a generalized EWMA statistic. Monitoring plans are established for collaborative teams, teams with a dominant leader, as well as for global outbreaks. We consider weighted heterogeneous dynamic networks, where the expected communication count between each p...

  8. Bridging the Gap between Actors and Digital tools in a Knotworking Design Process

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    Rasmussen, Mai; Gade, Anne Nørkjær; Jensen, Rasmus Lund

    The high level of complexity in today’s building design requires a high level of inter-disciplinary collaboration, which historically is an uncommon working method in the building industry. To support the inter-disciplinary collaboration, new digital tools such as Building Information Models (BIM......) and Virtual Reality (VR) have been developed to be implemented in various phases of the building project. The implementation of BIM is expected to support the designers and improve the collaboration among multiple actors, but the social aspects related to the use of BIM in the design process needs further...... of a new building at Aalborg University in Denmark. Two design workshops of one day each were held with two weeks in between aiming to furnish 5000 square meters. 20 actors were gathered for the workshop where BIM was used as a real-time 3D visualization tool, in the form of an interactive screen where...

  9. The gender of science: reflections on the actor-network theory and the feminist perspective

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    Gabriel Pugliese Cardoso

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available This article discusses some of the principles that guide the descriptive forms of the actor-network theory (ANT of Bruno Latour and feminist standpoint theory formulated by Sandra Harding and Evelyn Fox Keller, through my research on the "Marie Curie Case". As a singular case between gender and science, the goal of thispaper is to play with ANT certainties against feminist perspective uncertainties. In the other hand, the certainties of feminist perspective are put against the uncertainties of ANT. With this counterpoint we intend to promote a reaction - in the chemical sense of the word – to the descriptive forms of the actor-network theory and feminist perspective taking away the obviousness of some of their assumptions. Doing that, we explore the moves of those reactions and their effects to the description which we do about science.

  10. Segmentation and Classification of Human Actions and Actor Characteristics with 3d Motion Data

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    S. Ali Etemad

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available In this paper we have used 3D motion capture data with the aim of detecting and classifying specifichuman actions. In addition to recognition of basic action classes, actor styles and characteristics such asgender, age, and energy level have also been subject to classification. We have applied and compared threemain methods: nearest neighbour search, hidden Markov models, and artificial neural networks. Usingthese techniques, we have proposed exhaustive algorithms for detection of actions in a motion piece andsubsequently classifying the segmented actions and respective characteristics of the actors. We have testedthe methods for various sequences and compared the results for a comprehensive evaluation of each of theproposed techniques. Our findings can be largely used for general classification of human motion data formultimedia applications as well as sorting and classifying data sets of human motion data especially thoseacquired using visual marker-based motion capture systems such as the one employed in this research.

  11. The EU as an actor at the WTO: its strengths and weaknesses throughout history

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    Rosana GARCIANDÍA GARMENDIA

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    Full Text Available During the last decade, many reforms took place in the European Union legal and policy framework. Some of those reforms were motivated by the participation of the European Union and its member States in the World Trade Organization. This paper aims to analyze the role of the European Union as an actor in that organization, paying special attention to its mixed legal nature – EU and Member States. With that purpose, the evolution of the relationship between the EU member States and the EU itself as simultaneous actors at the WTO is studied. The division of competences is also reviewed. Finally, the analysis of the EU position in different negotiation rounds (Uruguay, Doha for the agricultural sector is reviewed as an example of the evolution in the protection of European interests. The paper shows that some changes in the Treaty of Lisbon have strengthened the legal framework for the EU to be heard with a unique voice in the WTO

  12. Protecting the environment for future generations. Principles and actors in international environmental law

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    Proelss, Alexander (ed.) [Trier Univ. (Germany). Inst. of Environmental and Technology Law

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    This book compiles the written versions of presentations held at the occasion of an international symposium entitled ''Protecting the Environment for Future Generations - Principles and Actors in International Environmental Law''. The symposium was organized by the Institute of Environmental and Technology Law of Trier University (IUTR) on the basis of a cooperation scheme with the Environmental Law Institute of the Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria, and took place in Trier on 29-30 October 2015. It brought together a distinguished group of experts from Europe and abroad to address current issues of international and European environmental law. The main objective of the symposium was to take stock of the actors and principles of international and European environmental law, and to analyze how and to what extent these principles have been implemented on the supranational and domestic legal levels.

  13. [The emergence and institutionalization of sexology in Portugal: processes, actors, and specificities].

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    Alarcão, Violeta; Machado, Fernando Luís; Giami, Alain

    2016-09-05

    Based on Bourdieu's field theory, this article analyzes the emergence and institutionalization of sexology as a science and profession in Portugal, identifying relevant institutions, actors, and professional practices and discussing its relations and specificities. The analysis begins by contextualizing the emergence of modern Western sexology in order to comprehend the Portuguese case in the international sexology context. The second section describes the social, cultural, and institutional factors that have driven the professionalization of sexology. The third section describes the emergence of Portuguese sexology and its principal historical milestones, institutions, and actors. Finally, the article discusses some implications of this process for the role of sexology as a science and profession. The study reveals the dynamics of national and international processes in the field, in the transition from a holistic perspective of sexology to the hegemony of sexual medicine, and sheds light on its mechanisms of legitimation as a transdisciplinary science of sexuality, suggesting future perspectives.

  14. American Long-Distance Locomobility and the Spaces of Actor-Network Theory

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    Michael Minn

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    Full Text Available Much of the discourse surrounding national intercity passenger rail service in the United States revolves around why it has lagged so far behind European and Asian counterparts. However, a more interesting question might be why it has survived despite competition from faster, more nimble transport modes, discriminatory public policy, and the ascension of neoliberal discourse hostile to public endeavor. This paper uses the concept of durability in actor-network theory to offer some insights into how the system has achieved a remarkable but problematic stability, and how that durability relates to an imagined role for national intercity passenger rail in a future of increasingly constrained material resources. This paper also demonstrates the application of actor-network theory (ANT in a way that can serve as a useful introduction to and template for the use of that methodology.

  15. Digital Cities in the making: exploring perceptions of space, agency of actors and heterotopia

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    Asne Kvale Handlykken

    2011-12-01

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    This paper is an attempt to explore how we imagine, sense and experience spaces in digital cities by a study of the hybrid relations between digital media, users' bodies, architecture and the city. Digital and physical spaces of the city are intertwined, the city and urban places and things become sentient, embedded with sensors and digital infrastructure, challenging traditional notions of space, and how we perceive and experience urban space.  Crucial issues to explore are how interactions and agency operating amongst actors in these spaces; between sentient non-human actors, places and people?  How are spaces of interaction embedded in the city, what characterizes these spaces, can they be explored as heterotopias (Foucault? These processes are a mutual shaping of society and technology, where the role of the imaginary, of mental representations and creation are being transformed.

  16. E-learning objects and actor-networks as configuring information literacy teaching

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    Schreiber, Trine Louise

    2017-01-01

    libraries produced and implemented e-learning objects in information literacy teaching. The material was collected through interviews, observations, documents and feedback sessions. Analysis. Latour´s concept of translation and Callon´s four translation moments are used to analyze the network building......Introduction. With actor-network theory (ANT) as the theoretical lens the aim of the paper is to examine attempts to build network for shaping information literacy teaching. Method. The paper is based on a study of a project in 2014-2016 where information professionals representing ten educational...... that a network configuring information literacy teaching based on new interactive roles has not been stabilized. Conclusion. The paper concludes that the strength of ANT is first of all the mediation of an overview of different kinds of actors involved in network building. Further, the paper proposes to combine...

  17. E-learning objects and actor-networks as configuring information literacy teaching

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    Schreiber, Trine Louise

    2017-01-01

    Introduction. With actor-network theory (ANT) as the theoretical lens the aim of the paper is to examine attempts to build network for shaping information literacy teaching. Method. The paper is based on a study of a project in 2014-2016 where information professionals representing ten educational...... libraries produced and implemented e-learning objects in information literacy teaching. The material was collected through interviews, observations, documents and feedback sessions. Analysis. Latour´s concept of translation and Callon´s four translation moments are used to analyze the network building...... that a network configuring information literacy teaching based on new interactive roles has not been stabilized. Conclusion. The paper concludes that the strength of ANT is first of all the mediation of an overview of different kinds of actors involved in network building. Further, the paper proposes to combine...

  18. Representación de los actores armados en conflicto en la prensa colombiana

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    Neyla Graciela Pardo Abril

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available En la actualidad, la reflexión sobre la responsabilidad social de los medios es fundamental para comprender su papel dentro de la construcción de la realidad y, en consecuencia, se hace necesario desentrañar sus significados. En esta dirección, el artículo presenta los resultados parciales de dos investigaciones que han permitido una primera reflexión sobre las representaciones de los actores armados del conflicto colombiano en cuatro periódicos. Los resultados del análisis crítico del discurso indican que existen diversas formas de nominación de los distintos actores sociales que están asociadas con la construcción de sus identidades colectivas

  19. Representación de los actores armados en conflicto en la prensa colombiana

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    Pardo Abril Neyla Graciela

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available En la actualidad, la reflexión sobre la responsabilidad social de los medios es fundamental para comprender su papel dentro de la construcción de la realidad y, en consecuencia, se hace necesario desentrañar sus significados. En esta dirección, el artículo presenta los resultados parciales de dos investigaciones que han permitido una primera reflexión sobre las representaciones de los actores armados del conflicto colombiano en cuatro periódicos. Los resultados del análisis crítico del discurso indican que existen diversas formas de nominación de los distintos actores sociales que están asociadas con la construcción de sus identidades colectivas.

  20. MULTI ACTOR-BASED APPROACH TO PLANNING DECISIONS FOR CULTURAL INDUSTRIES IN NEW ECONOMY

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    Onur MENGI

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Along with the new economy, the competitive advantage of cities is now derived from management of their cultural productions. However, pottery making as cultural industry including ceramic and other earthenware products, currently suffers from many difficulties as inefficient role of government, environmental problems, and the lack of promotion and marketing strategies and falls behind the recent urban development trends. Menemen-Izmir/Turkey has been selected as case area, where the pottery making inherited for five generations. The aim of this study is to suggest a model to tackle with the current difficulties of and also to develop cultural production. The data have been collected via questionnaire and interviews with the pottery masters and Pottery Makers Association. The research proposes the multi actor-based approach through statistically analyses and maps to manage cultural industries and integrate various actors related to the cultural production into the decision making process of urban planning.

  1. Mastering the struggle. Gender, actors and agrarian change in a Mexican Ejido.

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    Brunt, D.

    1992-01-01

    Actors and the Socio-Political and Symbolic OrderIn this thesis I have shown how women and men, all part of a small ejido in Western Mexico, are actively engaged in struggling to manage the social constraints and conditions they encounter. We have seen that coping with the process of agricultural change and the incorporation of the village and farm enterprise into the wider economic, political and institutional environment requires new skills and knowledge. Male and female farmers are differe...

  2. The Empathy Enigma: Does It Still Exist? Comparison of Empathy Using Students and Standardized Actors.

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    Ward, Julia

    2016-01-01

    Empathy is at the heart of all nurse-patient interactions. Yet empathy often declines during students' nursing education. Nurse educators are challenged to find ways to offset this decline. A mixed-methods research design was used to assess whether an educational intervention using standardized actors influenced nursing student empathy. The results suggest that the educational intervention holds potential for improving empathy in nursing students.

  3. Transnational Ideologies and Actors at the Level of Society in South and Southeast Asia

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    Horstmann, Alexander

    of these movements, in general, giving particular attention to their embeddedness in everyday life. The paper observes these movements’ recruitment and training strategies as well as the patterns of socialization taking place within these movements. A global market has emerged in response to the phenomenal growth...... of these transnational movements wherein Islamic actors compete for followers and authority while local Muslim communities negotiate their ties with transnational Islamic networks....

  4. El proceso electoral del 7 de febrero de 2010 y sus actores

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    2011-01-01

    La participación ciudadana de una importante cantidad de personas en organización y jornada electoral garantiza la pureza del voto. El presente ensayo ofrece una breve descripción de las funciones, que amparadas en el Código Electoral, cumplieron cada uno de los actores que participaron en la jornada electoral costarricense del 7 de febrero de 2010.

  5. Anonymous As a Cyber Tribe: A New Model for Complex, Non-State Cyber Actors

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    2015-05-01

    non- state cyber actors. The Air Force values a professional workplace that strictly prohibits racism , sexism, lewd material, and most forms of...AU/ACSC/LIDOWSKI, R/AY15 AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLLEGE AIR UNIVERSITY ANONYMOUS AS A CYBER TRIBE: A NEW MODEL FOR COMPLEX, NON- STATE ...government or the Department of Defense. In accordance with Air Force Instruction 51-303, it is not copyrighted, but is the property of the United

  6. El proceso electoral del 7 de febrero de 2010 y sus actores

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    Mario Seing Jiménez

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    Full Text Available La participación ciudadana de una importante cantidad de personas en organización y jornada electoral garantiza la pureza del voto. El presente ensayo ofrece una breve descripción de las funciones, que amparadas en el Código Electoral, cumplieron cada uno de los actores que participaron en la jornada electoral costarricense del 7 de febrero de 2010

  7. El proceso electoral del 7 de febrero de 2010 y sus actores

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    Mario Seing Jiménez

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available La participación ciudadana de una importante cantidad de personas en organización y jornada electoral garantiza la pureza del voto. El presente ensayo ofrece una breve descripción de las funciones, que amparadas en el Código Electoral, cumplieron cada uno de los actores que participaron en la jornada electoral costarricense del 7 de febrero de 2010.

  8. Framing REDD+ at National Level: Actors and Discourse around Nepal’s Policy Debate

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    Rishi R. Bastakoti

    2017-02-01

    Full Text Available Forests and carbon sequestration have become fundamental themes in climate change mitigation. The idea of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+ has generated significant interest in forest governance from United Nations (UN climate strategies over the past decade. REDD+ was initially hailed as a smart and cost-effective way to mitigate climate change. As it is rolling out, ambiguities and controversies are increasingly surfacing to the stakeholders at different levels. Examining the forest governance of Nepal in detail, this research examines how relationships between national and local forest actors have changed, and how REDD+ discourses have evolved among them at the interface between global interests in carbon commodification on one hand, and local realities of community forestry on the other hand. To better understand these competing positions, the study uses a post-structural political ecology perspective with elements of discourse analysis. Using data from interviews with policy actors and members of three local community forest user groups, focus group discussions, policy event observations, and document reviews, this paper highlights how global forest carbon commodification has been affecting community forestry governance. It also illustrates different storylines that actors employ to influence policy discourse and REDD+ debates, indicating a considerable range of problem definitions and policy solutions of climate change among the actors. The analysis highlights the connection between power relationships and the evolution of discourses surrounding REDD+, and how an external discourse can reinforce or challenge local governance and the centralization of forest authority. As such, the research also offers a new application of discursive storylines to climate change discourse analysis across national and local scales. The findings emphasize the importance of a more open and transparent dialogue across Nepal

  9. iSAW: Integrating Structure, Actors, and Water to Study Socio-Hydro-Ecological Systems

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    Rebecca L. Hale; Armstrong, Andrea; Baker, Michelle A.; Bedingfield, Sean; Betts, David; Buahin, Caleb; Buchert, Martin; Crowl, Todd; Dupont, R. Ryan; Ehleringer, James R.; Endter-Wada, Joanna; Flint, Courtney; Grant, Jacqualine; Hinners, Sarah; Horsburgh, Jeffery S.

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    Urbanization, climate, and ecosystem change represent major challenges for managing water resources. Although water systems are complex, a need exists for a generalized representation of these systems to identify important components and linkages to guide scientific inquiry and aid water management. We developed an integrated Structure-Actor-Water framework (iSAW) to facilitate the understanding of and transitions to sustainable water systems. Our goal was to produce an interdisciplinary fram...

  10. Mastering the struggle : gender, actors and agrarian change in a Mexican ejido

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    1992-01-01


    Actors and the Socio-Political and Symbolic Order

    In this thesis I have shown how women and men, all part of a small ejido in Western Mexico, are actively engaged in struggling to manage the social constraints and conditions they encounter. We have seen that coping with the process of agricultural change and the incorporation of the village and farm enterprise into the wider economic, political and institutional environment requires new skills a...

  11. Forest biodiversity monitoring for REDD+: a case study of actors' views in Peru.

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    Entenmann, Steffen K; Kaphegyi, Thomas A M; Schmitt, Christine B

    2014-02-01

    The climate change mitigation mechanism Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in developing countries (REDD+) is currently being negotiated under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Integrating biodiversity monitoring into REDD+ facilitates compliance with the safeguards stipulated by the UNFCCC to exclude environmental risks. Interviews with actors engaged in REDD+ implementation and biodiversity conservation at the national and sub-national level in Peru (n = 30) and a literature review (n = 58) were conducted to pinpoint constraints and opportunities for monitoring effects of REDD+ management interventions on biodiversity, and to identify relevant biodiversity data and indicators. It was found that particularly sub-national actors, who were frequently involved in REDD+ pilot projects, acknowledge the availability of biodiversity data. Actors at both the national and sub-national levels, however, criticized data gaps and data being scattered across biodiversity research organizations. Most of the literature reviewed (78 %) included indicators on the state of certain biodiversity aspects, especially mammals. Indicators for pressure on biodiversity, impacts on environmental functions, or policy responses to environmental threats were addressed less frequently (31, 21, and 10 %, respectively). Integrating biodiversity concerns in carbon monitoring schemes was considered to have potential, although few specific examples were identified. The involvement of biodiversity research organizations in sub-national REDD+ activities enhances monitoring capacities. It is discussed how improvements in collaboration among actors from the project to the national level could facilitate the evaluation of existing information at the national level. Monitoring changes in ecosystem services may increase the ecological and socioeconomic viability of REDD+.

  12. Los mediadores: Actores "clave" en las políticas públicas

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    Pierre Muller

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    Full Text Available Se examina la génesis y el fundamento del análisis de políticas públicas y la producción de las mismas, caracteriza, a partir de ejemplos franceses ampliamente analizados, el rol "clave" que cumplen unos actores que él llama los "mediadores" en la formulación y la puesta en marcha de dichas políticas.

  13. Actantes, actores y roles en `Hoy, Júpiter´ de Luis Landero

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    Vélez de Villa, A. (Analía)

    2011-01-01

    La novela Hoy, Júpiter (2007) está organizada con una sintaxis teatral, a la que Luis Landero convierte en parte esencial de su poética. Encontramos sujetos, actores y roles en pos de un deseo u objeto de búsqueda: la confusión de la literatura y la vida. Para aprehender la estructura profunda de las acciones, seguiremos el camino que nos marca el modelo actancial introducido en el teatro por Ubersfeld y renovado por De Toro.

  14. 国际行为体多元化探析%Diversification of International Actors

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    2011-01-01

    Economic globalization, the increase in global issues, the rise of domestic civil society and the emergence and development of global civil society are the main reasons of growing diversity of international actors. Actors in the increasingly diversified, in theory, not only challenging the conventional theoretics of "national centers", in practice, they also impose a significant impact, including challenges to the traditional national sovereignty. There are both advantages and disadvantages to global governance and impact the change of the international system. In the future, international actors, mey have more type, larger number, and non-state actors will cover broader range of activities and have more significant status.%文章首先以时间为顺序,分三个时段回顾了国际行为体日益多元化的历程。经济全球化、全球性问题的增多、国内市民社会的兴起以及全球公民社会的产生与发展,是行为体日益多元化的主要原因。行为体的日益多元化,在理论上对传统的“国家中心论”提出挑战的同时,在实践上也产生巨大影响,包括对传统的国家主权提出挑战、对全球治理有利有弊、对国际体系的变革产生影响。将来国际行为体的种类会更多、数目会更大、非国家行为体的活动范围更广、地位也更显著。

  15. El proceso electoral del 7 de febrero de 2010 y sus actores

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    Mario Seing Jiménez; Francisco Rodríguez Siles

    2011-01-01

    La participación ciudadana de una importante cantidad de personas en organización y jornada electoral garantiza la pureza del voto. El presente ensayo ofrece una breve descripción de las funciones, que amparadas en el Código Electoral, cumplieron cada uno de los actores que participaron en la jornada electoral costarricense del 7 de febrero de 2010.

  16. SCHOOL, CULTURE & MOVEMENT : SUBJECTS/ACTORS FACE THE TRACES OF THEIR OWN ACTIVITY WHEN CREATING ALBUMS

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    Nadine Pairis

    2015-01-01

    This article concerns pupils' activity operated from the theoretical and methodological framework of data analysis of the "process of action" (Theureau, 2004) supporting on activity tracks (what emerges from the pre-reflexive consciousness) and video recordings proceeded with individual interviews questioning the actors about their work : creation of albums into two classes of cycle 2 (one of them is an experimental artistic and cultural educational classroom) with the help of an author/illus...

  17. REDD+ policy networks: exploring actors and power structures in an emerging policy domain

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    Maria Brockhaus

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Policy making is often neither rational nor solution-oriented, but driven by negotiations of interests of multiple actors that increasingly tend to take place in policy networks. Such policy networks integrate societal actors beyond the state, which all aim, to different degrees, at influencing ongoing policy processes and outcomes. Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+ can be considered as such an emerging policy domain, in which actors cooperate and conflict in network structures, build coalitions and try to control information and finance flows relevant for REDD+ decision making. This special feature is the result of an extensive comparative research effort to investigate national level REDD+ policy processes and emerging policy networks. This unique collection of seven country cases and a comparative study provides evidence on how power, coalitions, and different interactions among actors in policy networks enable the transformational change required for an effective, efficient, and equitable national REDD+ design. However, as we will see in most of the cases, where the dominant coalitions fail to tackle the drivers of deforestation and forest degradation, they also hinder such major policy reforms required for REDD+. The aim of this editorial serves four purposes: first, we provide an argument about "why" policy network analysis is highly relevant to the study of REDD+ policy processes; second, we explain "how" policy network analysis is used in this special feature to investigate policy processes in this domain; and third, we explore the "so what?" or how a policy network lens helps us understand the political opportunities and challenges for REDD+. Finally, we provide an outlook for the relevance and future research design of policy network analysis when applied to REDD+ and to policy network structures more broadly.

  18. Virtual actors and avatars in a flexible user-determined-scenario environment

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    Shawver, D.M.

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    VRaptor, a VR system for situational training that uses trainer-defined scenarios is described. The trainee is represented by an avatar; the rest of the virtual world is populated by virtual actors, which are under the control of trainer-defined scripts. The scripts allow reactive behaviors, but the trainer can control the overall scenario. This type of training system may be very useful in supplementing physical training.

  19. Teatro, discapacidad e inclusión social. Un acercamiento desde la obra de teatro ciego La casa de los deseos. (México

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    Hitandehui Pérez-Delgado

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    Full Text Available Antecedentes. Este artículo es resultado de un proceso investigativo de dos años que hace parte de la tesis: Del escenario teatral al escenario social: teatro, discapacidad e inclusión social. Se realizó un estudio exploratorio en torno a las prácticas teatrales de la población con discapacidad visual y la comunidad de sordos identificados en México hasta el año 2013, centrándose en dos experiencias: compañía de teatro de sordos Seña y Verbo y la puesta en escena de La casa de los deseos. El presente escrito aborda las implicaciones sociales de esta puesta en escena. Objetivo. Identificar los ámbitos en los que tiene impacto el teatro producido desde la población con discapacidad visual, o para esta, a partir del análisis de la obra teatral La casa de los deseos, obra realizada con la técnica de teatro ciego y presentada en México desde hace 15 años. Materiales y métodos. Estudio exploratorio con método cualitativo a través de entrevistas semiestructuradas y semidirigidas, así como observación directa. Resultados. Tras el trabajo de campo realizado y las entrevistas con actores clave de La casa de los deseos, se encontraron constantes en cuanto al impacto de esta experiencia en la vida de los actores ciegos y el acceso a sus derechos económicos, sociales y culturales, agrupándose en las siguientes categorías: inclusión laboral y económica, desarrollo profesional y capital cultural. Conclusiones. Las propuestas estéticas y artísticas desde la discapacidad aportan e impactan positivamente en las vidas de quienes las crean o participan de ellas, así como en la comunidad a la que pertenecen y, por ende, en la cultura. La perspectiva latinoamericana sobre teatro y discapacidad consiste en que cada vez se amplían las propuestas interesadas en este tema, haciendo teatro con personas ciegas o para ellas donde es frecuente el uso de la técnica de teatro ciego o teatro a oscuras.

  20. TACKLING THE INFORMAL ECONOMY IN THE EUROPEAN UNION: A SOCIAL ACTOR APPROACH

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    Colin C. Williams

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available In recent years, participants in the informal economy have started to be viewed less as rational economic actors who engage in the informal economy when the pay-off is greater than the expected cost of being caught and punished, and more as social actors who engage when their tax morale (i.e., motivation to pay taxes is low. To evaluate this new social actor approach and the implications for tackling the informal economy, this paper reports evidence from 41,689 face-to-face interviews conducted across the European Union. Multilevel logistic regression analysis reveals a strong association between participation in the informal economy and the level of tax morale. Finding that higher tax morale (and thus lower participation in the informal economy is strongly correlated at the country-level with greater levels of state intervention and at the individual-level with characteristics such as gender, age, education and employment status, the outcome is to confirm a structuralist political economy explanation and refute the modernization and neo-liberal explanations and remedies, as well as to uncover the importance of some policy solutions not considered until now, including older citizens mentoring of younger people, and improving women’s participation in the labour force.

  1. Prospect Theory: Contributions to Understanding Actors, Causes and Consequences of Conflict in Africa

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    Wendy Trott

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Despite many recognized shortcomings, Rational Choice Theory remains the dominant perspective on decision-making in the literature on African conflict, whether overtly acknowledged or not. Prospect Theory, originally derived from the field of behavioural economics, can complement and advance this perspective not only by explaining the behaviour of actors, but also by allowing for predictions and the devising of strategies to avoid or end on-going conflicts based on a set of systematic biases that influence how actors make decisions. After a brief definition of Prospect Theory, this work will begin with an overview of the existing literature on decision-making as it relates to conflict, examine how Rational Choice is inadequate in explaining much human behaviour and thus how Prospect Theory can fill this gap. It will then move on to give a fuller definition of the various hypotheses derived from Prospect Theory that pertain to the study of conflict. An example of the application of Prospect Theory to a related field in which thorough research has been conducted, Deterrence Theory, will be used to demonstrate the model’s potential for study in other areas. This will be followed by a more in-depth analysis of the ways in which Prospect Theory can contribute to understanding the behaviour of actors in war, the causes of conflict, and the consequences in the African context. It will conclude with a summary and proposition for further research that can advance this analysis.

  2. The European Union as a Security Actor: Moving Beyond the Second Pillar

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    Kamil Zwolski

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available It is suggested in this article that there is a discrepancy between, on the one hand, literature that focuses on the European Union (EU as a security actor and, on the other, contemporary security studies literature. This difference concerns the fact that the literature on the EU as a security actor treats security in a narrower sense than how it is approached in the literature on security studies. Over the past few decades, security studies literature has begun to fully acknowledge that the concept of security has broadened beyond traditional ‘hard’ security concerns and can encompass many different issues, for example the security implications of climate change. However, the literature on the EU as a security actor very often associates security only with the second pillar of the EU’s organisational structure; in particular the intergovernmental cooperation embodied by the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP and the European Security and Defence Policy (ESDP. The main purpose of this article is to utilise the broader security studies approach to security as a means to expand the understanding of security in the context of the EU’s performance on the international stage. This is important because it allows the Union’s �����actorness’ in the field of security to be examined in a more holistic manner.

  3. Evaluation of the capacity development of actors within participatory planning process

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    Čolić Ratka

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper focuses on measuring the capacity development within the participatory planning process of formulation of development strategy. It starts with the discussion of how individual, collaborative and governance capacities became a part of collaborative and consensus planning, and continues with proposing the mixed method approach. Quantitative methods have been used to measure the level of satisfaction/dissatisfaction that participatory approach had on the actors. Evaluation has shown significant increase in actors’ capacities during the planning process. Qualitative methods aim to reach understanding of the actors’ perception of the results of the participatory planning process they were engaged in. Local actors recognized results as the following: opportunity for gaining a new knowledge, understanding of problems, importance of information and cooperation exchange, recognition of ‘others’, capability for evaluation of plans, understanding of different roles and responsibilities, importance of team work and bundling of knowledge from different sources in problem solving, and collective action and interaction. Thus, the participatory planning holds potential as a continual process of developing the capacities of actors.

  4. Finding The Most Important Actor in Online Crowd by Social Network Analysis

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    Yuliana, I.; Santosa, P. I.; Setiawan, N. A.; Sukirman

    2017-02-01

    Billion of people create trillions of connections through social media every single day. The increasing use of social media has led to dramatic changes in the of way science, government, healthcare, entertainment and enterprise operate. Large-scale participation in Technology-Mediated Social Participation (TMSP) system has opened up incredible new opportunities to deploy online crowd. This descriptive-correlational research used social network analysis (SNA) on data gathered from Fanpage Facebook of Greenpeace Indonesia related to important critical issues, the bushfires in 2015. SNA identifies relations on each member by sociometrics parameter such as three centrality (degree, closeness and betweenesse) for measuring and finding the most important actor in the online community. This paper use Fruchterman Rein-gold algorithm to visualize the online community in a graph, while Clauset-Newman-Moore is a technique to identify groups in community. As the result found 3735 vertices related to actors, 6927 edges as relation, 14 main actors in size order and 22 groups in Greenpeace Indonesia online community. This research contributes to organize some information for Greenpeace Indonesia managing their potency in online community to identify human behaviour.

  5. CAPABILITIES AND ACTORS IN ERP SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT: AN EXPLORATORY STUDY IN CORPORATE USERS OF SAP ERP

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    Ronaldo Zwicker

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    Full Text Available ERP systems are now an important component of information technology architecture in most large and medium sized companies. As such, it is inevitable that the activities undertaken to align this component to business requirements, conduct its evolution and ensure its performance and availability become increasingly important to companies’ IT areas. Success of these activities relies upon knowledge and participation of various actors inside and outside the IT area, imposing challenges not observed in internally developed systems. This paper proposes a model for the analysis of ERP systems management based on a previous work on the subject with the inclusion of the IT capabilities model and a description of the actors (stakeholders involved in the process of using an ERP system in a company. The proposed model is the basis for an exploratory survey conducted with 85 Brazilian companies whose results also comprise this text. The results suggest that only part of the capabilities is present and only part of the actors effectively participates on the ERP systems management effort.

  6. Experiential learning in nursing consultation education via clinical simulation with actors: action research.

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    de Oliveira, Saionara Nunes; do Prado, Marta Lenise; Kempfer, Silvana Silveira; Martini, Jussara Gue; Caravaca-Morera, Jaime Alonso; Bernardi, Mariely Carmelina

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    This was an action research study conducted during an undergraduate nursing course. The objective was to propose and implement experiential learning for nursing consultation education using clinical simulation with actors. The 4 steps of action research were followed: planning, action, observation and reflection. Three nursing undergraduate students participated in the study. Data were collected in May and July 2013 via participant comments and interviews and were analyzed in accordance with the operative proposal for qualitative data analysis. Planning included constructing and validating the clinical guides, selecting and training the actors, organizing and preparing the scenario and the issuing invitations to the participants. The action was carried out according to Kolb's (1984) 4 stages of learning cycles: Concrete Experience, Reflective Observation, Abstract Conceptualization and Active Experimentation. Clinical simulation involves different subjects' participation in all stages, and action research is a method that enables the clinical stimulation to be implemented. It must be guided by clear learning objectives and by a critical pedagogy that encourages critical thinking in students. Using actors and a real scenario facilitated psychological fidelity, and debriefing was the key moment of the reflective process that facilitated the integral training of students through experiential learning. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  7. earGram Actors: An Interactive Audiovisual System Based on Social Behavior

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    Peter Beyls

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available In multi-agent systems, local interactions among system components following relatively simple rules often result in complex overall systemic behavior. Complex behavioral and morphological patterns have been used to generate and organize audiovisual systems with artistic purposes. In this work, we propose to use the Actor model of social interactions to drive a concatenative synthesis engine called earGram in real time. The Actor model was originally developed to explore the emergence of complex visual patterns. On the other hand, earGram was originally developed to facilitate the creative exploration of concatenative sound synthesis. The integrated audiovisual system allows a human performer to interact with the system dynamics while receiving visual and auditory feedback. The interaction happens indirectly by disturbing the rules governing the social relationships amongst the actors, which results in a wide range of dynamic spatiotemporal patterns. A performer thus improvises within the behavioural scope of the system while evaluating the apparent connections between parameter values and actual complexity of the system output.

  8. Humanoids Learning to Walk: a Natural CPG-Actor-Critic Architecture

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    CAI eLI

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available The identification of learning mechanisms for locomotion has been the subject of much researchfor some time but many challenges remain. Dynamic systems theory (DST offers a novel approach to humanoid learning through environmental interaction. Reinforcement learning (RL has offered a promising method to adaptively link the dynamic system to the environment it interacts with via a reward-based value system.In this paper, we propose a model that integrates the above perspectives and applies it to the case of a humanoid (NAO robot learning to walk the ability of which emerges from its value-based interaction with the environment. In the model,a simplified central pattern generator (CPG architecture inspired by neuroscientific research and DST is integrated with an actor-critic approach to RL (cpg-actor-critic. In the cpg-actor-critic architecture, least-square-temporal-difference (LSTD based learning converges to the optimal solution quickly by using natural gradient and balancing exploration and exploitation. Futhermore, rather than using a traditional (designer-specified reward it uses a dynamic value function as a stability indicator (SI that adapts to the environment.The results obtained are analyzed and explained by using a novel DST embodied cognition approach. Learning to walk, from this perspective, is a process of integrating sensorimotor levels and value.

  9. The new face of terrorism in Turkey: actor unknown political murders.

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    Toprak, Sadik

    2009-11-01

    In this study, we have analyzed the temporal and spatial trends in actor unknown political murders in Turkey. A total of 1852 cases, defined as actor unknown political murders, occurred in Turkey between 1975 and 2006, with the peak years being 1980 and 1994. Three different time frames could be defined: 1975-1993, 1994-1999, and 2000-2006. During the first period, cases were common all over Turkey, but during the second and third periods, they were more frequent in metropolitan areas and in the southeast. Incidents occurring during the first period could be attributed to the struggle between right- and left-wing supporters, while most murders occurring during the second and third periods seem to have been related to Kurdish separatism. Although the most crucial factor in preventing actor unknown political murders is a politically stable atmosphere, forensics can also play an important role. Turkey needs to improve its forensic services to bring them in line with international standards, namely the Minnesota Protocol.

  10. Romania – an International Actor in the Context of the Extensive Region of the Black Sea

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    Florin Iftode

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available In the globalized world of the 21st century, the international relations are presented as a mandatory element for maintaining the balance of world power and peace. Although the international actors, such as states or international organizations, are trying to establish as many relationships as possible of various kinds (economic, political, military through diplomacy, all over the world, at macro level, the international actors should first achieve a harmony or a general state of good understanding at the micro level, i.e. in a certain geographic region to which they belong. Romania, as an actor of international relations, has as own purpose, and also imposed upon accession to the European Union, maintaining the diplomatic relations in the region of Central-Eastern Europe, both with its neighbors and with the states in the proximity of the Black Sea region. The article aims at outlining better the role that they have, in the geopolitical context, the countries from the extensive region of the Black Sea, in the consolidation of economic and political cooperation relationships, which would lead to stability in the region.

  11. Application of actor level social characteristic indicator selection for the precursory detection of bullies in online social networks

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    White, Holly M.; Fields, Jeremy; Hall, Robert T.; White, Joshua S.

    2016-05-01

    Bullying is a national problem for families, courts, schools, and the economy. Social, educational, and professional lives of victims are affected. Early detection of bullies mitigates destructive effects of bullying. Our previous research found, given specific characteristics of an actor, actor logics can be developed utilizing input from natural language processing and graph analysis. Given similar characteristics of cyberbullies, in this paper, we create specific actor logics and apply these to a select social media dataset for the purpose of rapid identification of cyberbullying.

  12. The shaping of healthy & organic school meal programs in three Danish municipalities can be understood as a proces of "translation" in actor networks

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    He, Chen; Mikkelsen, Bent Egberg

    2009-01-01

    that define actors in the shaping process of school meal programs and influences then together to achieve the aim. Then distributes and locks each actor into its proper group: municipality, school or food provision. Afterwards interaction and relationship among all actors in three groups is illustrated...

  13. 1968 en América Latina: aparición de nuevos actores

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    Alvar De la Llosa

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Más allá de reivindicaciones y protestas semejantes a las que se desarrollan en Europa y en el mundo, el año 1968 en América Latina se caracteriza por la aparición de nuevos actores (jóvenes, clases medias, feminismo, Iglesia, sindicatos. Los nuevos actores tienden a ocupar el hueco dejado por actores tradicionales que, en el seno de sociedades debilitadas por la crisis económica, ya no consiguen desempeñar su papel de actores democráticos. La organización de las Olimpiadas en México y la visita papal en Colombia prueban hasta qué punto la región es integrada al mundo moderno. Pero en México como en Argentina la prepotencia de gobiernos que se niegan al diálogo provoca choques violentos. 1968 está también marcado por opciones represivas que anuncian la acción violenta de los estados terroristas que 5 años más tarde conquistarán el poder mediante golpes de estado.____________________ABSTRACT:More than just voicing demands and protestations similar to those heard in Europe and around the world, the Americas in 1968 were mainly characterized by new articulate social groups (young people, middle class, feminists, church, trade-unions forefront. Within societies affected by an economic crisis, theses new social actors emerged upon a scene abandoned by other groups who, due to economical crisis, were no longer able or willing to take on their democratic duty. The choice of Mexico for the Olympic Games and the Pope's visit to Colombia are certainly evidence that Latin America was now integrated to the modern world. In Mexico and Argentina, however, authoritarian governments turned a deaf ear to demands put forth by their citizens thus creating a climate of social violence and upheaval. In 1968, an increase in repression as the sole response by the State, announced the brutality that future terrorist governments were soon to practise from 1973 on when the military juntas took over state control through putsches.

  14. The Roles and Movements of Actors in the Deforestation of Brazilian Amazonia

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    Philip M. Fearnside

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Containing the advance of deforestation in Brazilian Amazonia requires understanding the roles and movements of the actors involved. The importance of different actors varies widely among locations within the region, and also evolves at any particular site over the course of frontier establishment and consolidation. Landless migrants have significant roles in clearing the land they occupy and in motivating landholders to clear as a defense against invasion or expropriation. Colonists in official settlements and other small farmers also are responsible for substantial amounts of clearing, but ranchers constitute the largest component of the region's clearing. This group is most responsive to macroeconomic changes affecting such factors as commodity prices, and also receives substantial subsidies. Ulterior motives, such as land speculation and money laundering, also affect this group. Drug trafficking and money laundering represent strong forces in some areas and help spread deforestation where it would be unprofitable based only on the legitimate economy. Goldminers increase the population in distant areas and subsequently enter the ranks of other groups. Work as laborers or debt slaves provides an important entry to the region for poor migrants from northeast Brazil, providing cheap labor to large ranches and a large source of entrants to other groups, such as landless farmers and colonists. Capitalized farmers, including agribusiness for soy production, have tremendous impact in certain areas, such as Mato Grosso. This group responds to commodity markets and provides justification for major infrastructure projects. Landgrabbers, or grileiros, are important in entering public land and beginning the process of deforestation and transfer of land to subsequent groups of actors. These include sawmill owners and loggers, who play an important role in generating funds for clearing by other groups, ranging from landless migrants to large ranchers. They

  15. Articulación del actor-red: análisis de las mediaciones en torno a la Ley 975 de 2005 de Colombia (Ley de Justicia y Paz

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    Jennifer Del Toro-Granados

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    Full Text Available El presente trabajo pretendió reflexionar a partir de la teoría del actor-red en las mediaciones que hicieron posible y determinaron la proclamación de la ley 975 de 2005 o ley de justicia y paz. Se concluye que existieron diversos actores humanos y no humanos que fueron enrolados con el objetivo de expedir una ley que derivó en un proceso de impunidad y legitimación de la escalada paramilitar en Colombia; además se establece el plano jurídico como un espacio de disputas donde los intereses de los victimarios se enfrentan con los intereses de las víctimas en un juego político que ubica a estos últimos actores en nuevas situaciones de victimización.

  16. Ecuador: reforma constitucional, nuevos actores políticos y viejas prácticas partidistas Ecuador: Constitutional Reform, New Political Actors, and Old Political Practices

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    SANTIAGO BASABE-SERRANO

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    Full Text Available La aprobación de un diseño constitucional caracterizado por el desplazamiento de las instituciones de representación democrática y el afianzamiento de incentivos negativos hacia la cooperación entre los Poderes del Estado, reflejan las principales lógicas del nuevo escenario político ecuatoriano. Paradójicamente, los actores provenientes del viejo sistema de partidos, la asignación clientelar de recursos o espacios de poder y el ancestral caudillismo político a los que critica permanentemente el gobierno del Presidente Correa, constituyen los rasgos básicos del período de sedimentación de la denominada "revolución ciudadana". Bajo dicho contexto y recurriendo al análisis de eventos críticos, este artículo ofrece una panorámica de los rendimientos políticos, económicos y sociales observados en el Ecuador durante el año 2008.The approving of a new constitucional design characterized by the displacement of the principal institutions of democratic representation and the reinforcement of negative incentives to cooperation among legislative, executive and judiciary reflect the main logic in the new Ecuadorian political arena. Paradoxically, actors from the old political party system, pork barrel, and the ancient political caudillismo constantly criticized by president Correa are the fundamental features of the sedimentation period of the "revolución ciudadana" (citizen's revolution. Considering this context and through an analyses of critical events, this article offers a panorama of the political, economic, and social issues observed in Ecuador in 2008.

  17. Las Relaciones Internacionales desde la perspectiva de Hardt y Negri en su obra Multitud

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    Rossella Petrolati

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    Full Text Available Este trabajo quiere considerar el mecanismo de las RI desde la perspectiva de Hardt y Negri, así como planteada en la primera parte de la obra Multitud, que podemos considerar una reflexión sobre el capitalismo global. Los autores consideran que hoy no hay más un protagonismo del trabajo material sino de un trabajo inmaterial, plan de creación de lo común, que sería trasversal a los sectores sociales y geograficos. Esta fuerza creatiba sería la principal enemiga de los Estados de hoy, cuya politica, definida biopolitica, tiene como objetivo el mantenimiento del orden actual. La biopolitica se realizaría a traves de una componente destructiva, la guerra permanente, y de una creatiba: el fuerte control, por ejemplo policial, sobre la vida de los ciudadanos. Se afirma que hay una jerarquía internacional de Estados, con distintos niveles de poderes, y que estos participan a la guerra permanete para mantener-defender su posición en la jerarquía o para mejorarla. También se aclara que para entender el actual equilibrio mundial nuestros autores consideran necesario entender la excepcionalidad de los Estados Unidos, el Estado actualmente más poderoso. Finalmente se concluye que el mundo contemporaneo se puede definir como un Imperio, y que resultaría inapropriada tanto la visión unilateral que la multilateral, tanto el proamericanismo cuanto el antiamericanismo. El mundo de hoy sería el resultado de relaciones complejas, el sistema Internet bién representaría la imagen de la flexibilidad, de los cambios rápidos, de las posibilidades de extención y deformación de las situaciones. Entre los actores de las RI no habría que considerar solo los Estados, sino también las grandes Multinacionales, ONGs, las redes sociales, etc.

  18. PROCESOS Y PROCEDIMIENTOS DE ORIENTACIÓN VOCACIONAL / PROFESIONAL / LABORAL DESDE UNA PERSPECTIVA SISTÉMICA

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    Ana Elvira Castañeda Cantillo

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    Full Text Available Esta investigación buscó hacer una descripción de las comprensiones, estrategias y prácticas que identifican el proceso de orientación vocacional / profesional / laboral en la familia y la escuela. Para ello se identificaron los niveles de participación de cada uno de los actores de la organización escolar: estudiantes, docentes, orientadores y padres de familia, se evaluó el impacto de los procesos de orientación profesional, especificando las acciones que se realizan para ello y el papel de los profesionales que lideran el proceso de orientación vocacional / profesional / laboral en las organizaciones escolares. Mediante un estudio de tipo descriptivo, se aplicó como instrumento una encuesta a orientadores, estudiantes, docentes y padres de familia; las categorías a evaluar fueron: prácticas y nivel de participación en el proceso de orientación, comprensiones y puntuaciones sobre la orientación vocacional / profesional / laboral, efectos e impactos de la orientación, valoración del proceso de orientación, fuentes de influencia en el joven, valoración y recomendaciones de actividades de orientación. Con una muestra de 70 docentes, 35 orientadores, 130 padres de familia y 150 estudiantes de 35 colegios de Bogotá. Se encontró que los procesos y procedimientos realizados en la orientación vocacional / profesional / laboral están relacionados con presupuestos y acciones fundamentalmente dirigidas a la toma de decisión del estudiante sobre la elección de una carrera universitaria, desde sus intereses individuales, factores económicos e información sobre la oferta; no se observa que haya un acompañamiento para la movilización de los sistemas y contextos familiares, escolares y amplios que involucren procesos pedagógicos, psicológicos, sociales y culturales de los jóvenes con la escuela, la familia y el desarrollo del país.

  19. Acceso a servicios de operador desde plataformas de life streaming

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    2009-01-01

    El objetivo de este proyecto es acercar dos mundos en principio separados pero que cada vez tienen más sinergias: el mundo de los operadores de telecomunicaciones y las redes sociales. Actualmente se están produciendo continuamente acuerdos e inversiones entre redes sociales y operadores móviles para poder acceder a las primeras desde servicios y portales móviles y canales temáticos específicos de operador. Una de las tendencias actuales más importantes en el mundo de Intern...

  20. La creatividad desde la percepción del profesorado

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    En este trabajo se recoge una muestra de 220 maestros de la Comunidad de La Rioja, con el fin de evaluar el conocimiento, la actitud y el uso de la creatividad por parte del profesorado de primaria en la educación del alumnado. En la investigación se evaluó la formación del profesorado en relación con nuevos métodos educativos, se conoció su posición sobre la importancia de la creatividad desde la escuela, su uso de metodologías que pueden desarrollar la creatividad, sus actitudes hacia sus a...

  1. Arte y terror: nombrar el horror desde el teatro

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    Puente, Maximiliano I. de la

    2008-01-01

    En este trabajo nos preguntamos, entre otras cosas, si es posible -y si lo es cómo- transmitir la experiencia del terrorismo de Estado que tuvo lugar en nuestro país, a través de manifestaciones provenientes del campo artístico. Para ello trabajamos con dos fenómenos del ámbito teatral, dos obras dramáticas: Máquina Hamlet, de Heiner Müller, y Señora, Esposa, niña, y joven desde lejos, de Marcelo Bertuccio. Si bien estas dos obras presentan características que las diferencian irremi...

  2. Perfil de importaciones de Colombia desde Canadá

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    Hurtado Escobar, Paula Andrea; Morales Cely, Maria Camila; Diaz Morales, Diana Carolina

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    El Proyecto Perfiles de Mercado de importaciones para Colombia desde Canadá, consiste en una guía de apoyo para los importadores colombianos, que facilita la toma de decisiones a partir de un panorama amplio de cada una de los departamentos que conforman el país. En este documento se exponen el perfil demográfico, político, geográfico, económico y logístico de cada departamento, donde se expone información acerca de rutas de acceso, aeropuertos, puertos, zonas francas e infraestructura de ...

  3. El barroco visto desde la historia intelectual japonesa

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    Falero Folgoso, Alfonso

    2004-01-01

    [ES] El término "barroco" en la historia cultural e intelectual japonesa es importado desde la lexicología europea. Por tanto más allá de posibles fenómenos estéticos paralelos que puedan haberse dado en los siglos XVII-XVIII en Japón, y en particular la historia del teatro kabuki o de la arquitectura de Nikko, este ensayo hace una revisión semiótica del uso del término "barroco" en los discursos que configuran la intelectualidad japonesa del siglo XX, y explora la heterogeneidad de su incide...

  4. Violencia hacia las mujeres: reflexiones desde una perspectiva regional

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    Rosario Román Pérez; Elba Abril Valdez; María José Cubillas Rodríguez; María de los Ángeles Félix

    2010-01-01

    La violencia es un acto u omisión que busca ocasionar daño a otra persona u obligarla a hacer algo en contra de su voluntad. La violencia hacia las mujeres es un fenómeno complejo que puede ser abordado desde lo individual a través de las receptoras/generadoras de agresión, como de los factores estructurales asociados. A partir de los resultados para el estado de Sonora de la Encuesta Nacional sobre la Dinámica de las Relaciones en los Hogares, este trabajo busca aportar elementos conceptuale...

  5. Diversidad sexual, un mundo de colores: narrativas desde la homosexualidad

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    González, Magda Cecilia; Narváez Castro, Mary Sol; Suárez Gómez, Andrés Eduardo

    2016-01-01

    El presente artículo da cuenta de las comprensiones de otredad en sujetoshomosexuales de la Ciudad de Pasto, con particular énfasis en el ejerciciode construcción de la diversidad sexual. El análisis de información se realizóa través de entrevistas a profundidad, narrativas, observación participante yanálisis documental. El proceso evidencia la existencia de heterogeneidaden posiciones y formas de ver la sexualidad humana en la Ciudad de Pasto,desde la subjetividad, subjetivación, identidad e...

  6. Concretar respuestas desde el trabajo comunitario-1. parte

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    Barbero, Josep Manel; Jornada INMODELS-UV: Nuevos desafíos sociales, nuevos modelos de intervención. Valencia, Abril 2011

    2011-01-01

    Aproximación al Trabajo Social desde una perspectiva metodológica, cuyo objetivo es la transformación de situaciones sociales, mediante una estrategia de organización colectiva. El Trabajo Comunitario se enfrenta al reto de constituir y sostener grupos motor, elaborar diagnósticos colectivos, y de proyectos de desarrollo social (generar nuevos grupos y nuevas relaciones entre grupos, intensificar la vida social), y la evaluación de su aplicación, con objetivos de proceso y objetivos de habil...

  7. El barroco visto desde la historia intelectual japonesa

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    Falero Folgoso, Alfonso

    2004-01-01

    [ES] El término "barroco" en la historia cultural e intelectual japonesa es importado desde la lexicología europea. Por tanto más allá de posibles fenómenos estéticos paralelos que puedan haberse dado en los siglos XVII-XVIII en Japón, y en particular la historia del teatro kabuki o de la arquitectura de Nikko, este ensayo hace una revisión semiótica del uso del término "barroco" en los discursos que configuran la intelectualidad japonesa del siglo XX, y explora la heterogeneidad de su incide...

  8. Desde el “Desarrollo Sustentable” hacia sociedades sustentables

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    Elizalde, Antonio

    2012-01-01

    El presente ensayo sostiene que aunque el concepto de desarrollo sustentable cada quien lo usa desde su particular interés y visión de mundo, a lo menos ha permitido introducir un criterio para juzgar las instituciones y las prácticas vigentes de las sociedades modernas, y puede ayudarnos a transitar hacia una nueva cosmovisión. Presenta luego el "Desarrollo a Escala Humana" y propone una sociedad sustentable o ecológica, como una utopía realizable. Cet article affirme que si chacun emploi...

  9. El turismo desde el pensamiento sistémico

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    Vázquez Ramírez, Diana; Osorio García, Maribel; Antonio ARELLANO HERNÁNDEZ; Torres Nafarrate, Javier

    2013-01-01

    Este artículo es una aproximación sobre la contribución que distintos estudios han hecho acerca del fenómeno social denominado turismo desde el pensamiento sistémico, a través de las perspectivas teórico-metodológicas de Bertalanffy, Forrester, García y Luhmann, con la finalidad de entender cómo se han construido diversos modelos, y la forma en que éstos describen y estudian al turismo. Se analizan alcances y limitaciones de las principales ideas que enmarcan teóricamente cada una de esas per...

  10. Desigualdad laboral desde la perspectiva de género

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    Pablos Escobar, Laura de

    2001-01-01

    Se enuncian y se comentan algunas de las situaciones laborales sufridas por las mujeres, que más nos llaman la atención. Por ejemplo: tasas de paro, contratos temporales, trabajo no remunerado, desigualdad de ingresos, etc. Los datos que se ofrecen, siempre que sea posible, incluirán experiencia comparada. Se refiere a las políticas públicas aplicadas en la actualidad en nuestro país al objeto de solventar la desigualdad laboral desde la perspectiva de género. Nos referiremos tanto a las ayud...

  11. Construccion de proyectos ocupacionales solidarios: una experiencia desde San Cristobal

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    Rubio Viscaya, Sara Ximena

    2011-01-01

    Esta cartilla es un recorrido por el nacimiento y desarrollo de una propuesta de trabajo comunitario centrada en la creación de PROYECTOS OCUPACIONALES SOLIDARIOS. A través de la cartilla, vamos a ver el recorrido que un grupo de personas, de jóvenes con discapacidad cognitiva y familias de la localidad IV de San Cristóbal, han recorrido para consolidar y dar forma a un proyecto compartido desde la solidaridad y la ocupación como el arte de saber hacer . Es un recorrido q...

  12. Familias desplazadas desde el enfoque de riesgo familiar total

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    Sánchez Isaza, Dora Cecilia

    2012-01-01

    Este articulo presenta los resultados de la investigación Familias desplazadas desde el enfoque de riesgo familiar, cuyo objetivo fue el de “determinar el riesgo familiar total de las familias desplazadas de un barrio del municipio de Soledad, Atlántico”. Y para ello se empleo una metodología de tipo exploratorio descriptivo, con una muestra de 70 familias. Así mismo para esta caracterización de las familias objeto de investigación, se aplico el instrumento RFT 5-331 y se tuvo en cuenta lleva...

  13. Lo escrito desde el análisis del discurso

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    Daniel Cassany

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este artículo es sintetizar las principales aportacionesque se han realizado desde el ámbito lingüístico (pragmática,análisis del discurso, lingüística del texto, sociolingüística; ver Lavandera1985 y etnográfico {estudio de comunidades orales y escritas;ver Saville-Troike 1989, para orientar tanto la tarea investigadoradel linguista y del psicopedagogo de la lectoescritura como laactividad didáctica del docente en el aula.

  14. Desde el “Desarrollo Sustentable” hacia sociedades sustentables

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    Elizalde, Antonio

    2012-01-01

    El presente ensayo sostiene que aunque el concepto de desarrollo sustentable cada quien lo usa desde su particular interés y visión de mundo, a lo menos ha permitido introducir un criterio para juzgar las instituciones y las prácticas vigentes de las sociedades modernas, y puede ayudarnos a transitar hacia una nueva cosmovisión. Presenta luego el "Desarrollo a Escala Humana" y propone una sociedad sustentable o ecológica, como una utopía realizable. Cet article affirme que si chacun emploi...

  15. El comportamiento criminal desde un punto de vista evolucionista

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    García, José; Universidad Católica (Paraguay)

    2015-01-01

    Las teorías sobre las causas del comportamiento criminal y sus variantes fascinaron laatención de los investigadores, al menos desde mediados del siglo XVIII. En nuestrosdías, la psicología evolucionista produjo algunos aportes importantes para entenderlos crímenes y homicidios como formas de adaptación humana a los desafíos generadosen situaciones ambientales específicas, a través de lo que se denomina mecanismospsicológicos evolucionados. Este artículo examina brevemente los antecedentes hi...

  16. Local energy governance in vermont: an analysis of energy system transition strategies and actor capacity

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    Rowse, Tarah

    While global, national, and regional efforts to address climate and energy challenges remain essential, local governments and community groups are playing an increasingly stronger and vital role. As an active state in energy system policy, planning and innovation, Vermont offers a testing ground for research into energy governance at the local level. A baseline understanding of the energy planning and energy organizing activities initiated at the local level can support efforts to foster a transition to a sustainable energy system in Vermont. Following an inductive, applied and participatory approach, and grounded in the fields of sustainability transitions, energy planning, and community energy, this research project identifies conditions for change, including opportunities and challenges, within Vermont energy system decision-making and governance at the local level. The following questions are posed: What are the main opportunities and challenges for sustainable energy development at the town level? How are towns approaching energy planning? What are the triggers that will facilitate a faster transition to alternative energy systems, energy efficiency initiatives, and localized approaches? In an effort to answer these questions two studies were conducted: 1) an analysis of municipal energy plans, and 2) a survey of local energy actors. Study 1 examined Vermont energy planning at the state and local level through a review and comparison of 40 municipal plan energy chapters with the state 2011 Comprehensive Energy Plan. On average, municipal plans mentioned just over half of the 24 high-level strategies identified in the Comprehensive Energy Plan. Areas of strong and weak agreement were examined. Increased state and regional interaction with municipal energy planners would support more holistic and coordinated energy planning. The study concludes that while municipalities are keenly aware of the importance of education and partnerships, stronger policy mechanisms

  17. Cultura e identidad nacional, una mirada desde la historia

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    Fabio Zambrano Pantoja

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    Full Text Available En el mundo colonial se dió una división normativa y nominal entre una república de españoles blancos y otra de indígenas, lo cual afectó la visión que tenían estos últimos del entorno como lugar social, para convertirlo en mero lugar jurídico del ejercicio del poder. Esta tesis, expuesta minuciosamente por el autor, sustenta la idea de la imposibilidad de una completa identidad nacional, así como de un entendimiento pleno entre distintos actores históricos, pues el hecho quedó registrado en la memoria, imaginarios y tradiciones de los diversos sectores del pueblo colombiano.

  18. Uniting forest and livelihood outcomes? Analyzing external actor interventions in sustainable livelihoods in a community forest management context

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    Barnes, Clare; Claus, Rachel; Driessen, Peter; Dos Santos, Maria Joao Ferreira; George, Mary Ann; Van Laerhoven, Frank

    2017-01-01

    External actor interventions in community forest management (CFM) attempt to support communities with developing forest institutions and/ or improving their livelihoods portfolio. Common pool resource (CPR) scholars argue that forest institutions are required to prevent overharvesting of the forest

  19. Opponent actor learning (OpAL): modeling interactive effects of striatal dopamine on reinforcement learning and choice incentive.

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    Collins, Anne G E; Frank, Michael J

    2014-07-01

    The striatal dopaminergic system has been implicated in reinforcement learning (RL), motor performance, and incentive motivation. Various computational models have been proposed to account for each of these effects individually, but a formal analysis of their interactions is lacking. Here we present a novel algorithmic model expanding the classical actor-critic architecture to include fundamental interactive properties of neural circuit models, incorporating both incentive and learning effects into a single theoretical framework. The standard actor is replaced by a dual opponent actor system representing distinct striatal populations, which come to differentially specialize in discriminating positive and negative action values. Dopamine modulates the degree to which each actor component contributes to both learning and choice discriminations. In contrast to standard frameworks, this model simultaneously captures documented effects of dopamine on both learning and choice incentive-and their interactions-across a variety of studies, including probabilistic RL, effort-based choice, and motor skill learning.

  20. EL LENGUAJE DESDE LA BIOLOGÍA DEL AMOR

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    JOSÉ DE LA FUENTE

    1997-01-01

    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo se intenta una lectura descriptiva, sistemática y analítica del aporte del biólogo Humberto Maturana sobre su invitación teórica a la biología del conocimiento y además correlatos conceptuales remitidos al lenguaje desde la biología del amor. Su planteamiento "conspirativo" es ontológico, fundado en la conversación y en la democracia. Cuando se pierde la congruencia entre nosotros y el medio, simplemente no somos. En esta teoría aparecen íntimamente ligadas las nociones de lenguaje, lenguajear, conversar, emocionar, observar y autopoiesis. Se reseña a la persona y al investigador y se esbozan controversias, se precisa qué es la biología del amor, el lenguaje, los sistemas de convivencia y dominios, la relación del lenguaje con la realidad, la observación desde los caminos explicativos de la objetividad sin paréntesis y de la objetividad en paréntesis, la importancia de la experiencia estética y se sugiere qué mundo nos espera a partir de la educación