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  1. Le CFEY et après…

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    François Burgat

    2000-09-01

    Full Text Available La livraison des Chroniques Yéménites 2000 s'inscrit dans le droit fil de l'initiative heureuse prise en 1993 par Frank Mermier, tout en prolongeant un effort entrepris dans la livraison précédente : allégées des comptes rendus de recherche cantonnés désormais au rapport scientifique du Centre et à son site Internet, les Chroniques entendent plus que jamais présenter un vaste panorama de la recherche sur le Yémen ou de la production intellectuelle de ce pays. La revue est désormais dotée d'un...

  2. Le vote écologiste en 1978

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    Boy, Daniel

    1981-01-01

    L' écologisme appartient à l'ensemble de ces " nouveaux mouve­ments sociaux " qui, en raison de leur caractère minoritaire, de leur dispersion et de leur hétérodoxie politique résistent aux pro­cédures d'analyses traditionnelles de la science politique. " Ni de gau­che ni de droite ", puisque les enjeux qu'il définit appartiennent à une autre dimension politique, l'écologisme, comme le féminisme ou le régionalisme, refuse de se ranger en un point défini de l'espace politique généré par les fo...

  3. One share-One vote, le nouveau Saint Graal

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    Beaufort, Viviane De

    2006-01-01

    More than one third of companies listed in the FTSE EUROFIRST 300 index are governed accordingly to principles differing from the One share – One vote standards. These exceptions could be illustrated by several practices such as Scandinavian multiple voting shares, non voting shares as seen in some State members as authorised by European Directives, French double voting shares, “golden shares” concerning recently privatized firms, or even preference shares as observed in Holland. Such variety...

  4. Apres nous, le déluge / Toomas Hendrik Ilves

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    Ilves, Toomas Hendrik, 1953-

    2005-01-01

    Autor mõtiskleb Euroopa Parlamendi liikmena selle üle, mida Euroopa viimase kuu sündmused tähendavad ja endaga kaasa toovad. Põhiseadusliku leppe läbikukkumine, vanade liikmesriikide suhtumine uutesse, Venemaa mõju väikestele Ida-Euroopa riikidele, soovitused Eestile edasiseks käitumiseks

  5. Vote for your favorite tourist attraction on "Le Dauphiné Libéré"

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    2015-01-01

    Dear colleagues, During the summer, the French regional daily newspaper Le Dauphiné Libéré has been inviting its readers to vote for their favourite tourist attraction (natural or otherwise) in the Bellegarde area and the Pays de Gex, and CERN is one of the nominees. This is a great opportunity for us to communicate directly with people living in the region, particularly those who have not yet had the chance to visit CERN, and who, thanks to this survey, might be curious to learn more about the Laboratory and pay us a visit. Remember, visits to CERN are free of charge all year round! We invite you to vote for CERN by clicking on this link: http://www.ledauphine.com/ain/2015/07/10/votez-pur-votre-site-prefere-dans-le-bassin-bellegardien-et-le-pays-de-gex. We’re counting on your votes! CERN Local Communication team

  6. Le vote électronique en Belgique: un choix légitime?

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    Delwit, Pascal; Kulahci, Erol; Pilet, Jean-Benoît; Faniel, Jean; Van Haute, Emilie; Hellings, Benoit

    2004-01-01

    Depuis vingt-cinq ans, les démocraties occidentales sont affectées par une abstention croissante aux différentes élections. Aux élections européennes de 1999, moins d’un électeur sur deux a pris part au scrutin. Pour tenter de remédier à cette situation, diverses solutions ont été avancées. Parmi celles-ci, une des pistes les plus explorées est de rendre le vote plus facile par le recours aux nouvelles technologies de l’information et de la communication (vote par Internet, vote par téléphone...

  7. Signoles Aude, Le Hamas au pouvoir et après ?, Toulouse, Editions Milan, 2006.

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    Jean-François Legrain

    2007-11-01

    Full Text Available Dans les étroites limites imposées par la collection (absence totale de notes et de bibliographie, 112 p. en format réduit, le petit livre d’Aude Signoles, Le Hamas au pouvoir et après ?, commence à combler un vide de l’édition française. Le seul livre jusque là disponible en français et entièrement consacré à Hamas remonte à 7 années maintenant ; doté de nombreuses erreurs factuelles et faisant comme si Hamas était apparu avec l’autonomie des années 1990, il ignorait tout de son passé d’Ass...

  8. Le Chaebol après la crise financière de 1997

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    Chung-Yeol Park

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available L’objet de cet article est de présenter les mutations subies par les Chaebols à la suite de la crise financière de 1997. La première section est consacrée à un bref rappel de la formation et du développement des Chaebols, ainsi qu’à une caractérisation des attributs de leur forme organisationnelle. Il s’agit ainsi d’indiquer la « forme  canonique » que revêtait le Chaebol avant la crise, afin de fixer des repères pour mesurer et évaluer l’ampleur et la nature des mutations intervenues après la crise de 1997. La deuxième et la troisième section proposent une analyse de la réforme financière et de la réforme du secteur des entreprises conduites en Corée après 1997 et largement influencées par le FMI. La quatrième section présente une analyse concrète des changements au sein de deux Chaebols majeurs (Hyundai et Samsung depuis la crise financière. A partir de ces études de cas et de données empiriques complémentaires sont mis en évidence tout à la fois les changements et la permanence dans la structure et le comportement des Chaebols, suite aux modifications institutionnelles introduites après la crise financière de 1997.The Chaebol after the 1997. Financial Crisis Changes and Continuity. The paper presents the changes undergone by the Korean Chaebols after the financial crisis of 1997. The first section shortly recalls the history of the birth and development of the Chaebols and presents their specific organizational traits.  The second and third sections are dedicated to the presentation of the financial reforms and of the reforms of the enterprises implemented in Korea after 1997. The fourth section presents two cases studies of the changes introduced after 1997 on two major chaebols : Hyundai Group and Samsung Group. These case studies and other more general empirical data are used to evaluate both the changes and the continuity in Chaebol’s organizational forms and behaviours after the 1997

  9. Vote!

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    2006-01-01

    This bulletin comes out at the same time as the public meetings end. The attendance at these meeting encourages us to believe that you feel more and more concerned by your employment conditions and by the Management's decisions in this area. We now must consolidate this interest with a vote. It is essential that you take a few minutes of your time to express your opinion in an electronic poll. Now is the time to seize the opportunity you have been given to influence your employment conditions for the coming five years. We will ask you to give your opinion on two packages, the first concerning the future salary level, the second concerning other employment conditions. In both cases, your participation and replies will determine what the Staff Association should do next and will be carefully watched by our negotiation partners*. We will also ask you to tell us to what extent you would be willing to take action in the event that you disagree with the proposals made by the Management. The Staff Association needs ...

  10. Le don après un décès d'origine cardiocirculatoire au Canada

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    Shemie, Sam D.; Baker, Andrew J.; Knoll, Greg; Wall, William; Rocker, Graeme; Howes, Daniel; Davidson, Janet; Pagliarello, Joe; Chambers-Evans, Jane; Cockfield, Sandra; Farrell, Catherine; Glannon, Walter; Gourlay, William; Grant, David; Langevin, Stéphan; Wheelock, Brian; Young, Kimberly; Dossetor, John

    2006-01-01

    Résumé Ces recommandations sont le fruit d'un processus multidisciplinaire national ayant duré un an et visant à déterminer si et comment l'on pourrait procéder au don d'organes après un décès d'origine cardiocirculatoire («don après le décès cardiocirculatoire», ou DDC) au Canada. Le forum national organisé en février 2005 a permis aux participants de discuter et d'élaborer des recommandations sur les principes, interventions et pratiques se rapportant au DDC. Les aspects éthiques et juridiques ont été abordés dans les discussions. À la fin du Forum, la majorité des participants ont été favorables à l'implantation de programmes de DDC au Canada. Les participants du Forum ont également convenu qu'il fallait formuler et prôner des valeurs fondamentales pour orienter l'élaboration de programmes et de protocoles basés sur le cadre médical, éthique et juridique établi lors de cette réunion. Même si la possibilité d'un don d'organes et de tissus doit faire partie intégrante des soins de fin de vie, il faut insister sur le fait que le devoir de diligence envers les patients mourants et leurs familles doit demeurer la priorité des équipes soignantes. La complexité et les répercussions profondes du décès sont reconnues et doivent être respectées, de même que les différences personnelles, ethnoculturelles et religieuses face à la mort et au don d'organes. Les décisions d'arrêter le traitement de maintien des fonctions vitales, la prise en charge des derniers moments de la vie et le diagnostic de décès selon des critères cardiocirculatoires doivent être distincts et indépendants des processus de don et transplantation. Ce rapport contient des recommandations destinées aux gestionnaires de program, aux autorités sanitaires régionales et aux instances appelés à élaborer les protocoles de DDC. Les programmes doivent être conçus en fonction des éléments suivants : direction et planification locales, éducation et

  11. La formule des traces tordue d'apr\\`es le Friday Morning Seminar

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    Labesse, Jean-Pierre

    2012-01-01

    Based on the notes of the Friday Morning Seminar held in the IAS in 1983-1984 (often quoted as Morning Seminar on the Trace Formula), we give a complete and detailed proof of the Twisted Trace Formula in its primitive form i.e. its noninvariant form. ----- Notre ambition est de donner, en nous basant pour l'essentiel sur les notes du Friday Morning Seminar de l'IAS en 1983-1984 (souvent cit\\'e sous le nom de Morning Seminar on the Trace Formula), une version compl\\`ete de la preuve de la formule des traces dans le cas tordu dans sa version primitive c'est-\\`a-dire non invariante.

  12. Green fuels, growth engines after petroleum; Les carburants verts, moteurs de la croissance apres le petrole

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    Mili, Dino

    2010-09-15

    The contribution of the new fuels to a greener environment is important and immediate. Thanks to clean novel technologies and to commercial plant projects in development, companies like Enerkem contribute to satisfy increasing global demand for clean energy. They stimulate local economies by creating jobs in an industry that offers real growth potential. Green fuels will gradually allow us to let go of non sustainable energy sources like oil to adopt a way of life based on sustainable development. They will also allow a shift towards a green economy. [French] La contribution des nouveaux carburants a un environnement plus vert est importante et immediate. Grace a des technologies propres novatrices et a des projets d'sines commerciales en developpement, des entreprises comme Enerkem contribuent a satisfaire a la demande mondiale croissante en energie propre. Elles stimulent les economies locales par la creation d'emplois dans une industrie qui offre un veritable potentiel de croissance. Les carburants verts permettront graduellement de nous affranchir des sources d'energie non renouvelables comme le petrole pour adopter un mode de vie base sur le developpement durable. Ils permettront aussi un virage vers une economie verte.

  13. Après Nous le Déluge? Direct Democracy and Intergenerational Conflicts in Ageing Societies

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    Ahlfeldt, Gabriel; Maennig, Wolfgang; Steenbeck, Malte

    2016-01-01

    To assess the likely effects of population ageing on the outcomes of direct democracy, we analyze the effect of age on voting decisions in public referenda. To this end, we provide the first quantitative review of the literature and a case study of the Stuttgart 21 referendum on one of the largest infrastructure projects in Germany. The evi-dence suggests that intergenerational conflicts arising from population ageing will likely be limited to areas in which the net present value differs part...

  14. Julia Bush, Women Against the Vote: Female Anti-Suffragism in Britain

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    Myriam BOUSSAHBA-BRAVARD

    2009-01-01

    Le travail de recherche de Julia Bush s’inscrit dans le champ encore négligé de l’histoire des femmes conservatrices, impérialistes et anti-suffragistes. Après Edwardian Ladies and Imperial Power (2000), ses contributions aux revues Women’s History Review (2002), History of Education (2005) et à l’ouvrage collectif Suffrage Outside Suffragism (2007) ont anticipé son dernier livre Women Against the Vote. Les histoires modernes du suffragisme ignorent trop souvent les anti-suffragistes engagées...

  15. Après le spectacle : les impacts psychosociaux de consommation de pornographie homosexuelle masculine chez les hommes gais

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    SIMON CORNEAU

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Cette recherche qualitative exploratoire vise à mettre à jour les impacts psychosociaux possibles de consommation de pornographie homosexuelle masculine à travers les discours de 20 usagers gais de Toronto (Canada. La consommation de pornographie semble plus acceptée et normalisée chez les hommes gais que chez les hommes hétérosexuels. Une telle consommation peut avoir une incidence sur certains aspects de la santé sexuelle et de la santé mentale. L'analyse thématique du corpus de nos données nous révèle que les impacts peuvent se faire sentir au niveau de l'apprentissage, de l'édification de la fantasmatique, de la validation de la sexualité entre hommes, de l'ingérence dans la vie sexuelle et enfin, sur l'habituation et sur l'image de soi/image corporelle. À l'aide de l’analyse critique de discours, nous avons pu documenter les discours sociaux plus larges en jeu dans les récits des usagers et voir de quelle façon ils se positionnent à l'intérieur de ces mêmes discours.

  16. L’abdication du Congrès après le 11 septembre : crise constitutionnelle ou politique ?

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    Maya KANDEL

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available L’effondrement des tours jumelles de Manhattan le 11 septembre 2001 a renversé le rapport existant entre législatif et exécutif américains. Alors que certains avaient pu qualifier George W. Bush après son élection de « premier président post-impérial » face à un Congrès en pleine reconquête de ses prérogatives depuis la fin de la guerre froide, l’entrée des Etats-Unis dans la « guerre contre la terreur » a vu le retour d’une présidence impériale, et réduit les parlementaires à un rôle de quasi figuration. Historiquement, l’évolution semble attendue. Les phases d’extraversion de l’Amérique ont toujours correspondu à une affirmation de la prééminence présidentielle. Plus encore, en temps de crise et dès lors que la sécurité du peuple est en jeu, la prérogative constitutionnelle qui fait du président le commandant en chef des forces armées du pays lui donne une marge de manœuvre incomparable dans l’élaboration de la politique étrangère. Il était logique que le 11 septembre garantisse à Bush la victoire sur le Congrès dans la « compétition pour le privilège de conduire la politique étrangère du pays ». Les parlementaires se sont montrés particulièrement complaisants face à l’expansion des pouvoirs de l’exécutif, qu’ils ont souvent eux-mêmes autorisée – en particulier dans les mois qui ont suivi les attaques, puis par la suite, en raison de l’utilisation habile par Bush et le parti républicain d’une « politique de la peur » particulièrement efficace. Mais l’Administration Bush est allée beaucoup plus loin que cette simple logique. Par la pratique des signing statements, « déclarations de signature » ajoutées aux lois, le Président s’est accordé le droit d’interpréter, voire de choisir ou de corriger, certaines portions de la législation votée par le Congrès. Cette pratique n’a pas été inventée par Bush mais, qualitativement comme

  17. Voting Present

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    James Lo

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available During his time as a state senator in Illinois, Barack Obama voted “Present” 129 times, a deliberate act of nonvoting that subsequently became an important campaign issue during the 2008 presidential elections. In this article, I examine the use of Present votes in the Illinois state senate. I find evidence that Present votes can largely be characterized as protest votes used as a legislative tool by the minority party. Incorporating information from Present votes into a Bayesian polytomous item-response model, I find that this information increases the efficiency of ideal point estimates by approximately 35%. There is little evidence of significant moderation by Obama when Present votes are accounted for, though my results suggest that Obama’s voting record may have moderated significantly before his subsequent election to the U.S. Senate. My results also suggest that because legislative nonvoting may occur for a variety of reasons, naive inclusion of nonvoting behavior into vote choice models may lead to biased results.

  18. Terre-Neuve ou la carte éclatée d'après le «Grand Insulaire» d'André Thevet

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    Frank LESTRINGANT

    1987-09-01

    Full Text Available Les deux cartes relatives à Terre-Neuve, représentée comme un archipel, que l'on trouve dans le Grand Insulaire inachevé du cosmographe André Thevet (circa, 1586, sont un bon témoignage des errements en partie calculés auxquels se prêtait la cartographie à l'époque des Grandes Découvertes. Pour vaincre des contraintes techniques d'une part, telles que la nécessité du montage entre des données disparates, et pour affirmer d'autre part le dessein d'une entreprise de conquête, le cosmographe — ou géographe universel — est amené à truquer, selon les règles de l'art, un document composite, prélevé à l'origine sur le planisphère de Mercator et augmenté d'informations venues des routiers portulans. Une île inédite, qui porte le nom de Thevet, a pour fonction de signer le tout.

  19. Qualified voting mechanisms

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    Mart??nez Rico, Ricardo; Moreno, Bernardo

    2014-01-01

    We study voting mechanisms, which consist of two elements: a profile of sets of votes (this profile describes the votes that voters are allowed to cast) and a voting scheme (which explains how to aggregate those votes). To investigate how these two elements interact, we impose some properties on the sets of votes (i.e., regularity ) and on the voting scheme (i.e., candidate monotonicity, candidate anonymity, and weak neutrality ). We characterize the family of voting schemes that satisfy some...

  20. Comprendre le passé : une condition essentille pour la reconstruction des villes de l’après-apartheid et la compensation des victimes

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    Susan Parnell

    1996-04-01

    Full Text Available Seule une approche pragmatique et systématisée du passé peut satisfaire l'opinion publique qui réclame réparation pour les victimes du système de l'apartheid et la construction de cités plus équitables dans l'Afrique du Sud de l'après apartheid. Nous estimons que les politiques raciales, appliquées dans les villes ne doivent pas être considérées isolément dans la mesure où l'apartheid a complètement dénaturé les modèles d'urbanisation. L'héritage des manipulations pratiquées dans les villes a...

  1. Le personnage du Christ dans les Mystères anglais : une analyse d'après les travaux de Victor Turner

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    Tatjana Silec

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Dans les Mystères de York ou de Towneley, le Christ tient à la fois du fou de cour et du fou sage, ce qui peut sembler paradoxal mais trouve son origine dans la place accordée au fou dans la société médiévale occidentale en général. Le fou dit « sage » était, en raison du mépris dans lequel il tenait sa propre personne physique et son statut social, couvert du même opprobre que son homonyme de cour: tous deux bénéficiaient d'une liberté singulière qu'ils payaient de l'abandon de toute dignité. Les brimades endurées par le Christ dans deux Mystères anglais, Christ Before Herod et The Buffeting1, qui visent, pour les bourreaux, à humilier leur victime en faisant d’elle un bouffon, ont pour objet véritable de rendre évidente la folie d'un tel geste aux yeux des spectateurs, ainsi que le courage du Christ dans une mise en scène qui met en avant les qualités liminales de cette période de la vie du fils de Dieu, lequel est amené à devenir roi au terme de celle-ci. Elles mettent également en évidence le statut véritablement abject du fou professionnel.In the mystery cycles of York and Towneley, Jesus Christ is compared to a jester or a (wise fool by his opponents, something which is not so surprising if one takes into account the place given to the fool in medieval society. Indeed, despite his “wisdom” and because of his traditional lack of regard for his own person or status, the wise fool was the regular target of the same sort of abuse that the professional jester incurred, for it was the price they both had to pay for the special type of freedom they were awarded. The humiliations that Christ is subjected to in Christ Before Herod and The Buffeting, which his tormentors use to ridicule him, are evidence of their own folly and a testament to their victim’s fortitude. They exhibit the liminal qualities described by Turner in his analysis of the ritual process. And they are also a reminder of the truly abject

  2. Comment financer le développement après la crise économique et financière

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    Bruno Gurtner

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available La crise a eu, sur les taux de croissance des pays en développement ou émergents, des effets plus dévastateurs que sur ceux des nations industrialisées. Alors que certains n’avaient pas les ressources nécessaires pour financer des mesures de relance assez vigoureuses, les grands pays émergents ont vite retrouvé le chemin de la reprise et sont actuellement les principaux moteurs de l’économie mondiale.L’effondrement des flux de capitaux privés a provoqué un déficit croissant dans le financement global du Sud. Et jusqu’à présent, pas plus l’augmentation des flux financiers publics que la lente reprise – depuis la fin 2009 – des apports de capitaux privés n’ont permis de compenser ces manques. L’ONU indique par ailleurs que le volume global des mouvements financiers des pays du Sud vers ceux du Nord dépasse celui des flux en sens contraire : le Sud continue de financer le Nord.Alors que l’on débat désormais d’une réforme de l’ordre économique et financier mondial, cela n’a pas encore été suivi d’effets suffisants pour les pays en développement. Les institutions financières internationales disposent bien de ressources accrues, mais les pays en développement y sont toujours sous-représentés. Le FMI et la Banque mondiale ont remis en question certains de leurs dogmes traditionnels, sans que l’on puisse parler à coup sûr de nouvelle politique.Il apparaît toujours plus évident que les impôts jouent un rôle central dans la mobilisation de ressources locales pour financer le développement et l’on reconnaît d’une manière générale qu’il faudra réformer dans ce sens la fiscalité des pays en développement. Cependant, l’aide technique des pays industrialisés en vue de réaliser ces réformes reste insuffisante. De même, il est de plus en plus admis que les impôts sont un instrument pour la construction de l’Etat (state-building, la démocratisation et la gouvernance. La lutte

  3. Voting Contagion

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    Braha, Dan

    2016-01-01

    Social influence plays an important role in human behavior and decisions. The sources of influence can be generally divided into external, which are independent of social context, or as originating from peers, such as family and friends. An important question is how to disentangle the social contagion by peers from external influences. While a variety of experimental and observational studies provided insight into this problem, identifying the extent of social contagion based on large-scale observational data with an unknown network structure remains largely unexplored. By bridging the gap between the large-scale complex systems perspective of collective human dynamics and the detailed approach of the social sciences, we present a parsimonious model of social influence, and apply it to a central topic in political science -- elections and voting behavior. We provide an analytical expression of the county vote-share distribution in a two party system, which is in excellent agreement with 92 years of observed U...

  4. Contrôle des circuits auxiliaires des P.F.W. (arret machine 2004/2006, après rénovation de 25 aimants)

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    Ottaviani, J

    2006-01-01

    Les PFW sont des nappes polaires installées sur les pôles des aimants du PS. Elles sont au nombre de 4 par unité d'aimant et constituées d'un circuit principal (dans lequel circule le courant désiré selon le cycle magnétique utilisé) et de circuits auxiliaires. Les circuits auxiliaires sont des enroulements de correction (boucles de tour et ?pick-up? brasés sur les enroulements principaux). Pendant la variation du champ magnétique de l'aimant PS, on utilise des tensions induites dans ces circuits auxiliaires pour corriger les erreurs de champ dues aux pertes par courants de Foucault dans la chambre à vide. Chaque année, pendant l'arrêt machine, on vérifie si les caractéristiques des circuits auxiliaires correspondent aux normes (mesures des résistances des boucles de tours, résistances entre ?pick-up? et isolation des circuits) afin de faire un suivi. Des mesures ont été faites au début du grand arrêt en décembre 2004 afin de définir quels aimants seraient à rénover (l'état des PFW e...

  5. Voting Systems for Environmental Decisions

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    BURGMAN, MARK A; REGAN, HELEN M; MAGUIRE, LYNN A; COLYVAN, MARK; JUSTUS, JAMES; MARTIN, TARA G; ROTHLEY, KRIS

    2014-01-01

    Voting systems aggregate preferences efficiently and are often used for deciding conservation priorities. Desirable characteristics of voting systems include transitivity, completeness, and Pareto optimality, among others. Voting systems that are common and potentially useful for environmental decision making include simple majority, approval, and preferential voting. Unfortunately, no voting system can guarantee an outcome, while also satisfying a range of very reasonable performance criteria. Furthermore, voting methods may be manipulated by decision makers and strategic voters if they have knowledge of the voting patterns and alliances of others in the voting populations. The difficult properties of voting systems arise in routine decision making when there are multiple criteria and management alternatives. Because each method has flaws, we do not endorse one method. Instead, we urge organizers to be transparent about the properties of proposed voting systems and to offer participants the opportunity to approve the voting system as part of the ground rules for operation of a group. Sistemas de Votación para Decisiones Ambientales Resumen Los sistemas de votación agregan preferencias eficientemente y muy seguido se usan para decidir prioridades de conservación. Las características deseables de un sistema de votación incluyen la transitividad, lo completo que sean y la optimalidad de Pareto, entre otras. Los sistemas de votación que son comunes y potencialmente útiles para la toma de decisiones ambientales incluyen simple mayoría, aprobación y votación preferencial. Desafortunadamente, ningún sistema de votación puede garantizar un resultado y a la vez satisfacer un rango de criterios de desempeño muy razonable. Además, los métodos de votación pueden manipularse por los que toman las decisiones y votantes estratégicos si tienen el conocimiento de los patrones de votación y de las alianzas entre miembros dentro de las poblaciones votantes. Las

  6. How devices transform voting

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    Pieters, Wolter; Hof, van der Simone; Groothuis, Marga M.

    2010-01-01

    Several European countries have been involved in the implementation of electronic forms of voting in elections. This may include electronic voting machines at polling stations, Internet voting, or both. In the former, the registration and counting of the votes is done electronically, but authenticat

  7. L’opinion dissidente de Pal et le révisionnisme historique dans le Japon d’après-guerre The dissentient judgment of Pal and historical revisionism in Postwar Japan

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    Takeshi Nakajima

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Dans son opinion dissidente au procès de Tôkyô (le Tribunal militaire international pour l’Extrême-Orient, le juge indien Radhabinhod Pal avait contesté le bien-fondé des notions de « crime contre la paix » et de « crimes contre l’humanité » élaborées par la Charte du tribunal qui furent utilisées pour condamner les hauts responsables japonais comme « criminels de guerre de classe A ». Considérant que ces notions relèvent d’une législation ex post facto, il estima qu’il eût été préférable de s’en tenir à la notion existante de « crimes de guerre ». Faute de quoi, au lieu de servir la justice, le procès de Tokyo cautionna selon lui l’idée qu’il suffirait de sortir vainqueur d’un conflit armé pour pouvoir imposer la loi de manière arbitraire. Au Japon, cette opinion se vit peu à peu durcie, puis détournée de sa visée initiale, par un courant de plus en plus outrageusement révisionniste. Cet article réexamine les points essentiels de l’argumentation de Pal avant d’analyser la façon dont les révisionnistes japonais s’en sont emparée.In his dissenting judgment in the Tokyo trial (the International Military Tribunal for the Far East, the Indian judge Radhabinhod Pal had challenged the validity of the concepts of "crime against peace" and "crime against humanity" developed by the Charter of the court and which were used to condemn the Japanese officials as "war criminals category A". Whereas these concepts are subject to ex post facto legislation, he felt it was better to stick to the existing concept of "war crimes". Failing that, instead of justice, the trial of Tokyo according to endorse the idea that it was enough to win an armed conflict to impose the law in an arbitrary manner. In Japan, this opinion is gradually tightened, then diverted from its original purpose, by a stream of more and more outrageously revisionist. This article reviews the essential points of the argument of

  8. L’Immaculée Conception après le concile de Bâle dans les provinces dominicaines et franciscaines de Teutonie et de Saxe : débats et iconographie

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    Martina Wehrli-Johns

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available L’essai propose de suivre le fil des débats autour de l’Immaculée Conception dans les pays germaniques à partir du Concile de Bâle jusqu’au début du xvie siècle.Le décret du Concile en faveur de cette doctrine (1439 avait ranimé un désaccord déjà ancien entre les ordres mendiants et particulièrement entre les Franciscains et les Dominicains au sujet de la Vierge immaculée. Les deux traités défendant ce privilège (1444/1445 écrits par l’ancien évêque de Constance, Otto d’Hachberg, sont un premier témoignage de ce conflit en Allemagne. Dès l’avènement du pape franciscain Sixte IV (1471-1484, les disputations publiques et les polémiques littéraires au sujet de l’Immaculée Conception se multiplient. Le point culminant de cette controverse arrive au moment du procès contre le dominicain Wigand Wirt à Rome où l’accusé se voit contraint en 1512 de révoquer ses écrits diffamatoires. L’isolement croissant de l’ordre dominicain dans ce débat semble être aussi la conséquence du thomisme rigide des dominicains observants en Italie et en Allemagne. Ainsi les frères observants de la province de « Teutonie » suivent-ils de près l’opinion de leur confrère Vincent Bandelli de la congrégation observante de Lombardie, déclarant la foi en l’Immaculée Conception comme hérétique. Bien que la bulle Grave nimis (1482 interdise aux partis opposés de se dénoncer mutuellement comme hérétiques, les observants allemands ne manquent pas de faire usage de cette arme, ce qui provoque l’alliance de leurs adversaires (Carmes, Chartreux, Augustiniens, Bénédictins et cercles humanistes de toute couleur dans le camp des franciscains de l’Observance. L’analyse des traités et des circonstances de cette querelle met donc en lumière les tensions et les constellations intellectuelles du discours religieux dans les décennies avant la Réforme protestante où le raisonnement théologique fait place

  9. En exil et en mission : le voyage au Canada de dix religieuses de l’Instruction du Puy en 1903, d’après le journal de sœur Saint-Ouen

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    Balloud, Simon

    2015-01-01

    Tout au long du XIXe siècle et jusqu’au début du XXe siècle, des gens d’Église membres des communautés religieuses quittent la France, où les gouvernements républicains anticléricaux se succèdent. Contraintes à l’exil en 1903, dix sœurs de l’Instruction du Puy quittent la France pour le Canada afin d’encadrer les jeunes autochtones des missions érigées par les oblats en Colombie-Britannique. Leur voyage se déroule du 30 septembre au 16 octobre 1903. Cette contribution propose, en se fondant s...

  10. OFFICIAL VOTING SYSTEM FOR ELECTRONIC VOTING: E-VOTE

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    Marco Antonio Dorantes Gonzalez

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available This paper describes the Official voting system by electronic ballot: E-Vote, which aims to streamline primary electoral processes performed in the country, beginning with the District Federal benefits and improvements. The principal benefices are economic and ecological time, taking into account process security features and the integrity of the captured votes. This system represents an alternative to the currently devices and systems implemented in countries like Venezuela, Brazil and the United States, as well formalized as a prototype able to compete with others developed by the Institute Federal Electoral District (IEDF.

  11. Party brands and voting

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    Nielsen, Sigge Winther; Larsen, Martin Vinæs

    2014-01-01

    Some scholars argue that Western societies have seen a decreasing impact of voting behavior based on cleavages and party identifications. Equally, issue ownership voting is seemingly not increasing its relevance by filling this gap. From this departure we seek out an alternative variable by posing...... the question: Do party brands influence voting behavior? Currently, we do not know because the two research fields of voting behavior and party brands are currently not explicitly linked. Traditionally, the study of voting behavior has gained powerful insights from concepts such as cleavage structure, party...... heuristics and voting models. Next, the article measures the brand value of Danish parties by utilizing a representative association analysis. Finally, this measure is used to conduct the very first empirical analysis of a party brand's effect on voting behavior. Overall, the primary finding demonstrates...

  12. Voting Experiences I

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    Jydebjerg, Camilla; Jakobsen, Tina Mou

    From 2008 to 2010, an EU-project ''My opinion my vote – MOTE'' is implemented. The aim of the project is to increase the political participation among people with learning disabilities. A qualitative interview survey of three rounds among 20 persons with learning disabilities and professional...... teachers from each participating country on exercising political rights is to be carried out during the project period. This report presents the results of the first interview survey. The interview survey is focusing on political rights and voting, including decision-making processes when voting, voting...

  13. One Cow, One Vote

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    Albæk, Svend; Schultz, Christian

    1997-01-01

    We study investment decisions in a farmers' cooperative. Farmers sell their products through the cooperative. Before production takes place the cooperative has to decide on an investment. We study whether voting on investment leads to efficient investment decisions. The answer depends on how the ...... the number of votes and the cost of the investment are distributed among the farmers. It is shown that in a variety of settings, there is no reason to suppose that voting rules favoring large farmers - "one cow, one vote" rules - are more efficient than simple majority rule...

  14. Shareholder Voting and Corporate Governance

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    David Yermack

    2010-01-01

    This article reviews recent research into corporate voting and elections. Regulatory reforms have given shareholders more voting power in the election of directors and in executive compensation issues. Shareholders use voting as a channel of communication with boards of directors, and protest voting can lead to significant changes in corporate governance and strategy. Some investors have embraced innovative empty voting strategies for decoupling voting rights from cash flow rights, enabling t...

  15. Présentation. Quelque trente ans après les fameuses leçons que Foucault lui a consacrées, Gary Becker lit Foucault

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    Bernard E. Harcourt

    2014-01-01

    « Ce que je voudrais faire maintenant, annonce Foucault, le 1er février 1978, ce serait quelque chose que j’appellerais une histoire de la “gouvernementalité” » (Foucault, 2004 b : 111). Dans le cadre de ce projet, Foucault consacrera trois leçons, en mars 1979, à la pensée néolibérale américaine de la Chicago School of Economics, mobilisant en particulier les travaux de Gary Becker, futur lauréat du prix Nobel (Foucault, 2004 a : 221-294, leçons des 14, 21 et 28 mars 1979). Le contexte : étu...

  16. Linear Logical Voting Protocols

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    DeYoung, Henry; Schürmann, Carsten

    2012-01-01

    . In response, we promote linear logic as a high-level language for both specifying and implementing voting protocols. Our linear logical specifications of the single-winner first-past-the-post (SW- FPTP) and single transferable vote (STV) protocols demonstrate that this approach leads to concise...

  17. Le réinvestissement de l’espace local par les mouvements mexicains : refuge après les impasses politiques ou creuset d’une nouvelle culture politique ?

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    Pleyers, Geoffrey

    2013-01-01

    Au cours de la première décennie du xxie siècle, de nombreux mouvements sociaux mexicains ont focalisé leur action sur le niveau local. Cet article souligne deux facteurs qui ont favorisé cette évolution : les impasses politiques liées à la fermeture du système politique aux revendications de nombreux secteurs sociaux et le renforcement d’une culture qui conçoit le changement social à partir de l’échelle locale. La seconde partie de l’article souligne l’impact que peuvent avoir ces mouvements...

  18. LGBT Vote 2012

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    Gates, Gary

    2012-01-01

    Exit polls from the 2012 presidential election suggest that 5% of the electorate identified as lesbian, gay, or bisexual. These LGB voters overwhelmingly supported President Obama for re-election. Exit polls suggest that the President garnered 76% of the LGB vote compared to 22% support for Gov. Mitt Romney. The strong LGBT support for President Obama was likely a key factor in his ability to win the national popular vote and the very close election in Florida. This research brief considers t...

  19. Global coordination: weighted voting

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    Jan-Erik Lane

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available In order to halt the depletion of global ecological capital, a number of different kinds of meetings between Governments of countries in the world has been scheduled. The need for global coordination of environmental policies has become ever more obvious, supported by more and more evidence of the running down of ecological capital. But there are no formal or binding arrangements in sight, as global environmental coordination suffers from high transaction costs (qualitative voting. The CO2 equivalent emissions, resulting in global warming, are driven by the unstoppable economic expansion in the global market economy, employing mainly fossil fuel generated energy, although at the same time lifting sharply the GDP per capita of several emerging countries. Only global environmental coordination on the successful model of the World Band and the IMF (quantitative voting can stem the rising emissions numbers and stop further environmental degradation. However, the system of weighted voting in the WB and the IMF must be reformed by reducing the excessive voting power disparities, for instance by reducing all member country votes by the cube root expression.

  20. Effet du numéro d'oestrus et du nombre de jours après le vêlage sur la probabilité de conception chez les vaches laitières

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    Friggens, Nic; Labouriau, Rodrigo

    2007-01-01

    Pour résoudre les problèmes actuels de reproduction chez les vaches laitières, une meilleure connaissance des facteurs animaux impliqués dans l'élaboration de la performance est nécessaire. Un intérêt particulier est porté sur l'accroissement du taux de conception qui est observé avec le numéro d...

  1. Instruments et pratique scientifique : l’évolution des choix et des pratiques dans le Cabinet de physique des enfants de France à Versailles d’après les inventaires des Menus-Plaisirs (1758-1765

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    Pascale Mormiche

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Cette communication concerne l’enseignement scientifique des princes et la composition de cabinet d’instruments scientifiques. Le premier cabinet constitué à Versailles est celui des enfants de France établi sous le contrôle des Menus-Plaisirs. À partir de 1758, il se compose d’instruments choisis parmi les 345 décrits dans le catalogue de l’abbé Nollet en 1738 dans son « Programme ou Idée générale d’un cours de physique expérimentale… ». En 1762 sont déjà achetés plus de 180 objets scientifiques, instruments, matériaux et meubles qu’enrichissent les achats successifs qui se poursuivront en 1765, date à laquelle existe un autre inventaire. Aussi étonnant que cela paraisse, ces deux inventaires n’ont jamais été comparés, ni mis en perspective avec la liste faite lors des séquestres révolutionnaires.Ainsi ces deux inventaires successifs pour ce rare cabinet princier permettent de préciser la culture scientifique des princes grâce au choix minutieux d’objets commandés à l’abbé Nollet par l’équipe préceptorale qui enseigne aux princes. La politique d’acquisition de ces instruments donne des indications sur les pratiques scientifiques des princes. L’électricité fut-elle plus favorisée que la mécanique ou les fluides ? Quelle fut la place de l’observation de l’infiniment grand, de l’infiniment petit ? S’est-on procuré des instruments auprès d’autres constructeurs ? On peut comparer utilement avec un cabinet dont on connaît le rare inventaire d’achat, celui de Mme du Châtelet et Voltaire possédant également des instruments Nollet. L’analyse de ces inventaires va bien au-delà du simple choix d’instruments pour constituer le cabinet de physique des Enfants de France. Il s’agit de relier les instruments avec la pratique pédagogique des princes en montrant la création d’une « discipline scolaire » enseignée aux princes, alors que se déroulent des d

  2. Retiring from Voting

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    Bhatti, Yosef; Hansen, Kasper Møller

    2012-01-01

    The Western population is growing older. Nevertheless, few studies examine the manner in which seniors are gradually demobilized from voting, partly because they are difficult to reach with surveys. Using a unique government records dataset of the actual turnout from the 2009 Danish municipal....... Seniors also tend to live alone more often than the general population, meaning that they receive less social encouragement to vote. We also look into why turnout drops faster for women than for men. Women lose their social network earlier than men. They are on average widowed and live alone at an earlier...

  3. A duty to vote

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    Usher, Dan

    2011-01-01

    A duty to vote may be many things. It may be no more than an obligation to cast one's ballot as self-interestedly or as altruistically as one pleases. It may a requirement to vote for the political party most likely to yield the highest social welfare. It may be a requirement to choose between competing parties in the interest of one's social class or with recognition of the needs of the poor. It may include a requirement to inform oneself about the issues in an election. This paper begins wi...

  4. New Mexico Voting Precincts (2008)

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    Earth Data Analysis Center, University of New Mexico — This dataset contains the New Mexico Voting Precinct Boundaries as of July 2006. It is in a vector digital shapefile created to show the voting precinct coverage...

  5. Does Confidential Proxy Voting Matter?

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    Romano, Roberta

    2002-01-01

    Confidential voting in corporate proxies is a principal recommendation in activist institutional investors' guidelines for corproate governance reforms. This paper examins the impact of the adoption of confidential corporate proxy voting on proposal outcoms through a panel data set of shareholder and management proposals submitted from 1986-98 to the 130 firms that adopted confidential voting in those years. Institutional investors promoting confidential voting maintain that private sector in...

  6. Does Confidential Proxy Voting Matter?

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    Romano, Roberta

    2002-01-01

    Confidential voting in corporate proxies is a principal recommendation in activist institutional investors' guidelines for corproate governance reforms. This paper examins the impact of the adoption of confidential corporate proxy voting on proposal outcoms through a panel data set of shareholder and management proposals submitted from 1986-98 to the 130 firms that adopted confidential voting in those years. Institutional investors promoting confidential voting maintain that private sector ...

  7. Does Confidential Proxy Voting Matter?

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    Roberta Romano

    2002-01-01

    Confidential voting in corporate proxies is a principal recommendation in activist institutional investors' guidelines for corporate governance reforms. This paper examines the impact of the adoption of confidential voting on proposal outcomes through a panel data set of shareholder and management proposals submitted from 1986-98 to 130 firms that adopted confidential voting in those years. Institutional investors promoting confidential voting maintain that private sector institutions have co...

  8. The Production Function for Votes

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    John Maloney; Andrew Pickering

    2004-01-01

    The Vote Production Function (VPF) has a party's vote depending on (a) its potential vote and (b) the party organization which actualizes it - 'political capital'. Empirical work suggests that moving to the centre would increase your vote if only you could hold political capital constant. The relative weights of the factors in the VPF will determine whether parties converge or polarize ideologically and politicians' rent-seeking behaviour. In most cases, the more important political capital i...

  9. Vote Points to Kyrgyzstan's Future

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    LIU GUILING

    2010-01-01

    @@ @@ On June 27, a constitutional referendum was held in Kyrgyzstan. The Central Election Commission announced two days later a new Constitution had been approved. Some 2.72 million people were eligible to vote and the turnout was more than 70 percent. Of those who cast ballots, some 90 percent voted for the new Constitution and only 8 percent voted against it.

  10. Voting Power : A Generalised Framework

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    Das, Sreejith

    2012-01-01

    This paper examines an area of Game Theory called Voting Power Theory. With the adoption of a measure theoretic framework it argues that the many different indices and tools currently used for measuring voting power can be replaced by just three simple probabilities. The framework is sufficiently general to be applicable to every conceivable type of voting game, and every possible decision rule.

  11. Vote Counting as Mathematical Proof

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    Schürmann, Carsten; Pattinson, Dirk

    2015-01-01

    Trust in the correctness of an election outcome requires proof of the correctness of vote counting. By formalising particular voting protocols as rules, correctness of vote counting amounts to verifying that all rules have been applied correctly. A proof of the outcome of any particular election ...

  12. Vingt ans après…

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    François Burgat

    2002-05-01

    Full Text Available Le dixième numéro des Chroniques Yéménites, publié vingt ans après la création du Centre Français d'Archéologie et de Sciences Sociales de Sanaa reflète des ambitions souvent exprimées: donner une chance aux jeunes chercheurs et couvrir un large éventail disciplinaire au service de l'affirmation de la vocation régionale du Centre. Depuis Sanaa ou Paris, chercheurs, doctorants ou stagiaires, de l'Ecole normale supérieure, de l'INALCO, de l'Université de Sanaa et de bon nombre d'institu...

  13. Respirators: APR Issuer Self Study 33461

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    Chochoms, Michael [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2016-07-13

    Respirators: APR Issuer Self-Study (course 33461) is designed to introduce and familiarize employees selected as air-purifying respirator (APR) issuers at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) with the responsibilities, limitations, procedures, and resources for issuing APRs at LANL. The goal is to enable these issuers to consistently provide proper, functioning APRs to authorized users

  14. Respirators: APR Issuer Self Study 33461

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    Chochoms, Michael [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2016-03-01

    Respirators: APR Issuer Self-Study (course 33461) is designed to introduce and familiarize employees selected as air-purifying respirator (APR) issuers at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) with the responsibilities, limitations, procedures, and resources for issuing APRs at LANL. The goal is to enable these issuers to consistently provide proper, functioning APRs to authorized users

  15. Substances toxiques persistantes (PTS dans les corps gras : État des lieux d’après le rapport du programme des Nations-Unies pour l’environnement (PNUE

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    Narbonne Jean François

    2003-07-01

    Full Text Available Depuis plus de trente ans, une attention croissante a été portée sur les risques pour la santé humaine posés par la contamination de l’environnement par les substances toxiques persistantes (PTS. Ces composés persistent pendant de longues périodes dans les compartiments abiotiques et biotiques, sont transportés sur de longues distances depuis leurs points sources et s’accumulent chez l’homme et les organismes via les chaînes alimentaires. En 1997, le PNUE propose une liste initiale de 12 substances appelées polluants organiques persistants (POPs : aldrine, endrine, dieldrine, chordane, DDT, heptachlore, toxaphène, mirex, hexachlorobenzène, PCBs, dioxines (PCDDs, furanes (PCDFs. En 2001, de nouveaux composés sont ajoutés sur la liste des PTS en fonction de leurs caractéristiques comme la liposolubilité, leur résistance à la dégradation, leur forte toxicité ou la constance des apports : hexachlorohexane, PAHs, endosulfan, pentachlorophénol, formes organiques des métaux lourds : mercure, étain et plomb, phtalates, PBDEs\\\\PBBs, chlordécone, alkyl phénols, atrazine. Les sources de PTS sont diverses : (1 Utilisation de produits chimiques industriels comme les pesticides ou les emballages, (2 Réservoirs historiques déjà présents dans l’environnement essentiellement dans les sols et les sédiments ou sous forme de stocks périmés, (3 Sous-produits de process, en particulier comme contaminants indésirables de procédés industriels et de combustion. La France a été associée au rapport de la région IV méditerranéenne. Les niveaux dans les compartiments de l’environnement sont rapportés et l’exposition de l’homme via l’alimentation (vecteur essentiel est estimée en fonction des données collectées. Une évaluation des risques associés a été faite quand les données étaient suffisantes (PAHs, PCBs, PCDD\\\\F, Me Hg. Les lipides apparaissent comme vecteurs majeurs des PTS à travers la cha

  16. Le droit et les femmes

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    Collin, Françoise; Duroux, Françoise; Rochefort, Florence

    2014-01-01

    Quelques dates 1804 Le code civil napoléonien efface les quelques dispositions prises en 1792 sur le droit au divorce et restaure l’incapacité civile des femmes mariées. 1886 Rétablissement du droit au divorce. 1907 Les femmes mariées peuvent percevoir leur salaire. 1937 Trois femmes sont nommées sous-secrétaires d’État, sans droit de vote. 1944 Droit de vote pour les femmes. 1965 Droit d’exercer une profession et d’ouvrir un compte bancaire sans l’autorisation du mari. 1970 L’autorité parent...

  17. Electronic Universal Vote

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    Cristian USCATU

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available In the days of informational society everything is going online. Most aspects of our lives have online components. Since democracy is a big issue, it could not escape this trend. Governments themselves are moving to the online environment for the purpose of improving their internal efficiency and their availability to the citizens, businesses and other parties interested. Since governments are the result of elections, elections have also been touched by the electronic fever. New electronic voting solutions arise and each one brings new debates with many arguments in their favor and against them. Accessibility and ease of use leads the arguments in favor of electronic voting over the internet, while fear of fraud is the main reason people are avoiding electronics and clinging on classic paper ballots.

  18. Improving Remote Voting Security with CodeVoting

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    Joaquim, Rui; Ribeiro, Carlos; Ferreira, Paulo

    One of the major problems that prevents the spread of elections with the possibility of remote voting over electronic networks, also called Internet Voting, is the use of unreliable client platforms, such as the voter's computer and the Internet infrastructure connecting it to the election server. A computer connected to the Internet is exposed to viruses, worms, Trojans, spyware, malware and other threats that can compromise the election's integrity. For instance, it is possible to write a virus that changes the voter's vote to a predetermined vote on election's day. Another possible attack is the creation of a fake election web site where the voter uses a malicious vote program on the web site that manipulates the voter's vote (phishing/pharming attack). Such attacks may not disturb the election protocol, therefore can remain undetected in the eyes of the election auditors.

  19. Sticking with Your Vote: Cognitive Dissonance and Voting

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    Sendhil Mullainathan; Ebonya Washington

    2006-01-01

    In traditional models, votes are an expression of preferences and beliefs. Psychological theories of cognitive dissonance suggest, however, that behavior may shape preferences. In this view, the very act of voting may influence political attitudes. A vote for a candidate may lead to more favorable interpretations of his actions in the future. We test the empirical relevance of cognitive dissonance in US Presidential elections. The key problem in such a test is the endogeneity of voter choice ...

  20. Le pétrole et son évolution après un épandage accidentel en mer. I. L'évolution primaire Oil and How It Evolves After an Accidental Offshore Spill. I. Primary Evolution

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    Bocart C.

    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available Cet article fait l'état des connaissances sur l'évolution au cours des premiers jours d'une coupe pétrolière accidentellement répandue en mer. Cette évolution primaire se fait sous les influences simultanées de l'étalement, de l'évaporation, de la dissolution, de la dispersion et parfois de la sédimentation. Au cours de cette évolution les modifications de la composition chimique des coupes pétrolières se traduisent par de nouvelles propriétés physiques, qui à leur tour influent sur le comportement du pétrole en mer. Un second article doit faire l'état des connaissances sur la suite des modifications que peut subir la coupe pétrolière quand, n'ayant pas disparu ou n'ayant pu être, ramassée, elle continue à évoluer. This article reviews what is known about how on ail cut evolves during the first few days after having been accidentally spilled of sea. This initial evolution occurs under the simultaneous influences of spreading, evaporation, dissolution, dispersion and sometimes sédimentation. During this evolution, changes in the chemical composition of cil cuts are revealed by new physical properties which in turn influence the behavior of ail at sec. A second article will review what is known about the subsequent changes the ail cut moy undergo as if continues to evolve when it hos not disopoeared or been, oicked up.

  1. Voting over economic plans

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    Boylan, Richard T; RICHARD D. MCKELVEY

    1995-01-01

    We review and provide motivation for a one-sector model of economic growth in which decisions about capital accumulation are made by a political process. If it is possible to commit for at least three periods into the future, then for any feasible consumption plan, there is a perturbation that is majority-preferred to it. Furthermore, plans that minimize the maximum vote that can be obtained against them yield a political business cycle. If it is impossible to commit, voters select the optima...

  2. One Share-One Vote

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    Poulsen, Thomas; Eklund, Johan E.

    enhancing mechanisms; it could also be that some shareholders retain a large block in a one share-one vote structure. In this paper, we develop a methodology to disentangle disproportionality, which allows us to test the effect of deviations from one share-one vote more precisely. Our empirical findings add...

  3. 2010 Election Administration and Voting Survey

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    Election Assistance Commission — This dataset contains data about domestic absentee voting, provisional balloting, poll books, polling place, precincts, poll workers, and voting technology used in...

  4. 2008 Election Administration and Voting Survey

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    Election Assistance Commission — This dataset contains data about domestic absentee voting, provisional balloting, poll books, polling place, precincts, poll workers, and voting technology used in...

  5. Diagnostic Strategy in APR1400

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    These features may bring out changes in operator tasks, changing the characteristics of tasks, or creating new tasks. Diagnostic strategy for identifying anomaly may be different especially in APR1400 from that in the analog control room due to the change of human-system interface, i.e. alarm system and display system. Since the first plant of APR1400 is being built at this moment, it is not known what strategies the operators will adopt in diagnosis tasks in the new operating environment. In this light, this paper aims at investigating operator's diagnostic strategies which are appropriate for APR1400. In order to collect data, several different approaches which are complementary are used to identify diagnostic strategies in the digital control room: analysis on audio/video recording of operation, observation in the simulator, and interview with the operators. The result shows that the digital control room introduces new strategies in the diagnosis, compared with the analog control room, and also changed the characteristics of strategies, mostly, by getting more support from the computerized system. This paper investigated how the digitalized control room may influence operator's diagnostic strategies. Several different approaches, i. e., audio/video record, observation of training, and the interview with operators, were used to gather information about the operator's behaviors. As a conclusion, this paper figured out that the digital control room introduces new strategies in the diagnosis, compared with the analog control room, and also changed the characteristics of the strategies, mostly, by getting more support from the computerized system. The operators interviewed also commented that the diagnosis in the APR1400 is quicker, more correct, and easier, compared with the analog control room

  6. THE RIGHT TO VOTE AND BREACH OF VOTING SECRECY

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    Radu-Florin GEAMĂNU

    2015-01-01

    The article is meant to be a brief overview of the legal provisions concerning the right to vote, encompassing both the national provisions and the international standards. The scientific approach also includes the fixation of the standards in the field of the right to vote, as defined in the European Court of Human Rights case-law. Due attention will be granted to the provisions on the breach of voting secrecy, provided for in the current Criminal Code, which entered into force on the 1st of...

  7. One Share–One Vote

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    Eklund, Johan Erik; Poulsen, Thomas

    2014-01-01

    Many European companies use some type of control-enhancing mechanism, such as dual class shares or a pyramid ownership structure. Such mechanisms cause deviations from the one share–one vote principle, allocating more voting rights than cash flow rights to some shares and, in turn, providing...... of deviations from the one share–one vote principle. We argue that previous studies suffer from a measurement problem caused by the use of a simplistic notion of disproportionality, and then we show that the effect of control-enhancing mechanisms on firm value has been overestimated in previous studies....

  8. 31 CFR 800.228 - Voting interest.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 31 Money and Finance: Treasury 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Voting interest. 800.228 Section 800... TAKEOVERS BY FOREIGN PERSONS Definitions § 800.228 Voting interest. The term voting interest means any interest in an entity that entitles the owner or holder of that interest to vote for the election...

  9. 7 CFR 7.12 - Tie votes.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Tie votes. 7.12 Section 7.12 Agriculture Office of the..., COUNTY AND COMMUNITY COMMITTEES § 7.12 Tie votes. (a) Tie votes in community committee elections held by mail or polling place method shall be settled by lot. Tie votes in such elections held by the...

  10. Vulnerability analysis of three remote voting methods

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    Enguehard, Chantal

    2009-01-01

    This article analyses three methods of remote voting in an uncontrolled environment: postal voting, internet voting and hybrid voting. It breaks down the voting process into different stages and compares their vulnerabilities considering criteria that must be respected in any democratic vote: confidentiality, anonymity, transparency, vote unicity and authenticity. Whether for safety or reliability, each vulnerability is quantified by three parameters: size, visibility and difficulty to achieve. The study concludes that the automatisation of treatments combined with the dematerialisation of the objects used during an election tends to substitute visible vulnerabilities of a lesser magnitude by invisible and widespread vulnerabilities.

  11. Vote-share Contracts and Democracy

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    Gersbach, Hans

    2007-01-01

    In this paper we introduce vote-share contracts. Such contracts contain a vote-share threshold that incumbents must reach in order to be reelected. In a simple model, we illustrate the working of vote-share contracts. Such vote-share contracts curb socially detrimental incumbency advantages by improving the average ability level of re-elected politicians and also increase effort. We show that the socially optimal vote-share threshold for incumbents is larger than one half. Competing candidate...

  12. The Mechanism of Voting Efficiency

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    Schouten, M.C.

    2010-01-01

    In the wake of the financial crisis, shareholders are increasingly relied upon to monitor directors. But while much has been written about directors' flawed judgments, remarkably little is known about shareholders' ability to make accurate judgments. What determines whether shareholders make the right decision when asked to vote on, say, a merger? This paper takes a novel approach to this question by drawing an analogy between corporate voting and another system to aggregate information on es...

  13. Le paradoxe pascalien

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    Weinmann, Peter

    2016-01-01

    En 1936, Hugo Friedrich publie dans la Zeitschrift für Romanische Philologie un article intitulé « Le paradoxe de Pascal », qui est le fruit d’un cours sur Pascal donné deux ans auparavant. Friedrich est alors un jeune maître de conférence (Privatdozent) qui après la publication de sa thèse sur L’Abbé Prévost en Allemagne en 1929 (sous la direction du romaniste Karl Voßler) occupe depuis 1934 son premier poste d’enseignant à l’université de Cologne. Le contexte politique de l’époque a évidemm...

  14. Penrose voting system and optimal quota

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    Slomczynski, W; Slomczynski, Wojciech; Zyczkowski, Karol

    2006-01-01

    Systems of indirect voting based on the principle of qualified majority can be analysed using the methods of game theory. In particular, this applies to the voting system in the Council of the European Union, which was recently a subject of a vivid political discussion. The a priori voting power of a voter measures his potential influence over the decisions of the voting body under a given decision rule. We investigate a system based on the law of Penrose, in which each representative in the voting body receives the number of votes (the voting weight) proportional to the square root of the population he or she represents. Here we demonstrate that for a generic distribution of the population there exists an optimal quota for which the voting power of any state is proportional to its weight. The optimal quota is shown to decrease with the number of voting countries.

  15. Penrose Voting System and Optimal Quota

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    Slomczynski, W.; Zyczkowski, K.

    2006-11-01

    Systems of indirect voting based on the principle of qualified majority can be analysed using the methods of game theory. In particular, this applies to the voting system in the Council of the European Union, which was recently a subject of a vivid political discussion. The {ITALIC a priori} voting power of a voter measures his potential influence over the decisions of the voting body under a given decision rule. We investigate a system based on the law of Penrose, in which each representative in the voting body receives the number of votes (the voting weight) proportional to the square root of the population he or she represents. Here we demonstrate that for a generic distribution of the population there exists an optimal quota for which the voting power of any state is proportional to its weight. The optimal quota is shown to decrease with the number of voting countries.

  16. What makes a vote, and what does a vote make?

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    Dalsgaard, Steffen; Gad, Christopher

    Digitalizing electoral processes entails substantial changes to the materialities on which such processes rely, and hence to how they are practiced, organized, and, in turn, how they may be analyzed and reflected upon. As researchers in the Danish strategic research project DemTech, which...... work-in-progress we will focus on one particular ‘problem’ which emerges in light of the project and the current efforts to digitalize electoral processes. That is, the problem of how a vote is constituted and defined as such; how the ways in which a vote works are related to its (potential) material...

  17. Tax Salience, Voting, and Deliberation

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    Sausgruber, Rupert; Tyran, Jean-Robert

    Tax incentives can be more or less salient, i.e. noticeable or cognitively easy to process. Our hypothesis is that taxes on consumers are more salient to consumers than equivalent taxes on sellers because consumers underestimate the extent of tax shifting in the market. We show that tax salience...... biases consumers' voting on tax regimes, and that experience is an effective de-biasing mechanism in the experimental laboratory. Pre-vote deliberation makes initially held opinions more extreme rather than correct and does not eliminate the bias in the typical committee. Yet, if voters can discuss...... their experience with the tax regimes they are less likely to be biased....

  18. Optimistic Voting for Managing Replicated Data

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    林怀忠; 陈纯

    2002-01-01

    An epidemic model gives an efficient approach for transaction processing ofreplication systems in weakly connected environments. The approach has the advantages ofhigh adaptation, support for low-bandwidth network, and committing updates in an entirelydecentralized control fashion. But the previous implementing protocols, like ROWA protocol,quorum protocol, and voting protocol, have a common shortcoming that they are pessimisticin conflict reconciliation, therefore bring high transaction abort rate and reduce system perfor-mance dramatically when the workload scales up. In this paper, an optimistic voting protocol,which introduces condition vote and order vote in the voting process of transactions, is pro-posed. The condition vote and order vote postpone the final decision on conflicting transactionsand avoid transaction aborts that are incurred by read-write and write-write conflicts. Exper-imental results indicate that the optimistic voting protocol decreases abort rate and improvesaverage response time of transactions markedly when compared to other protocols.

  19. Thai Electoral Campaigning: Vote-Canvassing Networks and Hybrid Voting

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    Anyarat Chattharakul

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Based on evidence gathered through participant observation, this article illuminates the nature of vote-canvassing, previously a black box in Thai electoral studies. Offering a close-up study of the internal mechanisms of an individual Thai election campaign, this article reveals that vote-canvasser networks are underpinned by long-term dyadic relationships, both hierarchical and horizontal, between the candidate, vote-canvassers and voters. These networks continue to be the most important factor in winning elections. This article documents how candidates draw up an election campaign map and identify voters along residential lines to maximise their vote-canvassing strategy. The findings of this article challenge Anek’s 1996 concept of “two democracies”, which argues that rural voters are influenced by money, local leaders, political factions and corrupt politicians while more well-educated, urban, middle-class voters are more oriented toward the alternative policies offered by competing parties. The case study of Kom’s election campaign showed that the role of the much-vaunted middle-class voters is not decisive, even in suburban areas of Bangkok. While political marketing has grown in importance in Thai elections, it has not displaced traditional electoral practices. Thai society is, in fact, deeply fragmented and diverse – too complex to be divided in such a simplistic manner. This article suggests that rather than undergoing a linear transformation, political hybridisation is a key trend in Thai election campaigns.

  20. Quantitative Analysis of Strategic Voting in Anonymous Voting Systems

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    Wang, Tiance

    2016-01-01

    Democratically choosing a single preference from three or more candidate options is not a straightforward matter. There are many competing ideas on how to aggregate rankings of candidates. However, the Gibbard-Satterthwaite theorem implies that no fair voting system (equality among voters and equality among candidates) is immune to strategic…

  1. Truthful approximations to range voting

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    Filos-Ratsika, Aris; Miltersen, Peter Bro

    We consider the fundamental mechanism design problem of approximate social welfare maximization under general cardinal preferences on a finite number of alternatives and without money. The well-known range voting scheme can be thought of as a non-truthful mechanism for exact social welfare...

  2. Le collisionneur du futur?

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    2009-01-01

    Pourquoi deux études parallèles pour un même collisionneur linéaire ? Loin d’être un double effort et un gaspillage de ressources, ces deux études s’inscrivent dans une stratégie de complémentarité afin de fournir la meilleure technologie requise par la physique du futur. Vendredi 12 juin a eu lieu au CERN la première réunion conjointe CLIC et ILC. Elle n’a pas été avare de bons résultats et d’importantes décisions. Le Collisionneur Linéaire International (ILC) et le Collisionneur Linéaire Compact (CLIC) sont deux études qui font, tous deux, appel à des technologies de pointe. A première vue en compétition, les deux études sont en réalité complémentaires et elles ont un objectif commun : proposer dans les plus brefs délais et au moindre coût, l‘accélérateur linéaire le mieux adapté pour prendre le relais de la physique des très hautes énergies après le LHC.

  3. The impact of voting on tax payments.

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    Wahl, Ingrid; Muehlbacher, Stephan; Kirchler, Erich

    2010-02-01

    This study examines whether participating in governmental decisions influences taxpayers' cooperation. The results of experiment 1 show that participants tend to contribute more when they can vote on different rules for a public good game. Experiment 2 reveals that tax payments are lowest in a tax simulation when participants benefit from tax payments and can not vote. However, when the participants did not benefit from tax payments, voting had no impact and cooperation was about the same as when participants benefited and could vote. Furthermore, voting increases procedural fairness and trust mediates the effect of procedural fairness on tax payments.

  4. Secure Biometric E-Voting Scheme

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    Ahmed, Taha Kh.; Aborizka, Mohamed

    The implementation of the e-voting becomes more substantial with the rapid increase of e-government development. The recent growth in communications and cryptographic techniques facilitate the implementation of e-voting. Many countries introduced e-voting systems; unfortunately most of these systems are not fully functional. In this paper we will present an e-voting scheme that covers most of the e-voting requirements, smart card and biometric recognition technology were implemented to guarantee voter's privacy and authentication.

  5. Pool-site E-voting Security

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    Ciprian Ezeanu

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this paper is to present e-voting procedure describing its advantages and disadvantages. Conventional security measures such as firewalls or SSL communications are necessary but not sufficient to guarantee the specific security requirements of e-voting. Besides these conventional security measures, it is also necessary to implement an additional layer of specialized security technology to address the specific risks posed by electronic voting and guarantee critical security requirements such as voters’ privacy, vote integrity and voter-verifiability. Analyzing the security of Diebold AccuVote-TS voting machine it was observed the vulnerabilities of this machine to different classes of attacks like: vote-stealing attack, Denial-of-Service (DoS attack and injecting attack code.

  6. La torture judiciaire dans le droit romano-byzantin

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    Karabelias, Evangélos

    2009-01-01

    Étude thématique sur le développement, les conditions et la pratique de la torture dans le cadre judiciaire à Byzance d’après les grands textes juridiques. Thematic study on development, conditions and practice of judicial torture in Byzantium, following major judicial texts.

  7. Voting Districts and Minority Representation

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    Kousser, J. Morgan

    1999-01-01

    In 1872, in the first congressional reapportionment after African-Americans won the right to vote everywhere in the country, white North Carolina Democrats packed blacks into a strangely-shaped, over-populated, predominantly black congressional district in a racially discriminatory and partisan effort to minimize the influence of black Republican voters. Neither this nor any of the myriad of other nineteenth century anti-black racial gerrymanders was challenged in court. 120 ye...

  8. Buying Votes and International Organizations

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    Dreher, Axel; Vreeland, James Raymond

    2011-01-01

    This study explores a basic idea in political economy: Trading money for political influence. Our focus is at the level of international institutions, where governments may exploit their influence in one organization to gain leverage over another. In particular, we consider the lending activities of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and voting behavior at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). Analyzing an original dataset on the successful and failed resolutions of the UNSC, we find...

  9. Minorities, social capital and voting

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    Bevelander, Pieter; Pendakur, Ravi

    2007-01-01

    It is widely held that voter turnout among immigrants and ethnic minorities is lower than among the native born. The goal of our paper is to explore the determinants of voting, comparing immigrant, minority and majority citizens in Canada. We use the 2002 wave of the Equality Security Community Survey to explore the relationship between personal characteristics (age, sex, education, and household type) work characteristics, social capital attributes (trust in government, belonging, civic awar...

  10. Candide et le physicien

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    Espagnat, Bernard d'

    2008-01-01

    Les avancées considérables de la physique d'après guerre n'ont - on le sait - été possibles qu'au prix d'une vraie rupture entre elle et la physique dite " classique ". A quels changements cette rupture nous contraint-elle en ce qui concerne des notions essentielles, telles celles d'espace, de temps, d'objet et d'objectivité ? Quelles en sont les incidences quant à la portée de la connaissance, au rôle de la conscience, aux relations entre science et ontologie ? Ce sont là des questions de fond, fort délicates, auxquelles les personnes de tendance quelque peu philosophique sont plus sensibles que ne le sont les physiciens. Malheureusement, les premières ne disposent normalement pas des connaissances de pointe qui seules permettent d'approfondir de tels problèmes sans trop risquer de s'égarer. Etant donné l'impact que, par ses applications, la science a sur nos vies, nombreux sont ceux qui souhaitent se former une idée plus juste de ce qu'elle implique vraiment. Le présent ouvrage prend la for...

  11. Secure Remote Voting Using Paper Ballots

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    Nitschke, Lukasz

    2008-01-01

    Internet voting will probably be one of the most significant achievements of the future information society. It will have an enormous impact on the election process making it fast, reliable and inexpensive. Nonetheless, so far remote voting is considered to be very difficult, as one has to take into account susceptibility of the voter's PC to various cyber-attacks. As a result, most the research effort is put into developing protocols and machines for poll-site electronic voting. Although these solutions yield promising results, they cannot be directly adopted to Internet voting because of secure platform problem. However, the cryptographic components they utilize may be very useful. This paper presents a scheme based on combination of mixnets and homomorphic encryption borrowed from robust poll-site voting, along with techniques recommended for remote voting -- code sheets and test ballots. The protocol tries to minimize the trust put in voter's PC by making the voter responsible for manual encryption of his...

  12. 12 CFR 611.330 - Confidentiality in voting.

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    2010-01-01

    ..., or any other person except: (1) An independent third party tabulating the vote; or (2) The Farm... if the votes are tabulated by an independent third party. In weighted voting, the votes must be tabulated by an independent third party. An independent third party that tabulates the votes must certify...

  13. Une Solution pour le Paradoxe de Goodman

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    Franceschi, Paul

    2004-01-01

    Dans la version classique du paradoxe de Goodman, l'univers où le problème prend place se révèle ambigu. Après avoir défini de manière précise les conditions de l'induction, je présente le modèle des n-univers, qui permet la distinction, parmi les critères d'un n-univers donné, entre les constantes et les variables. Dans ce modèle, je distingue ainsi deux versions du paradoxe de Goodman, qui prennent respectivement place: (a) dans un n-univers dont les variables sont la couleur et le temps ; ...

  14. Regional Banking Instability and FOMC Voting

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    Eichler, Stefan; Lähner, Tom; Noth, Felix

    2016-01-01

    This study analyzes if regionally affiliated Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) members take their districts' regional banking sector instability into account when they vote. Considering the period from 1978 to 2010, we find that a deterioration in a district's bank health increases the probability that this district's representative in the FOMC votes to ease interest rates. According to member-specific characteristics, the effect of regional banking sector instability on FOMC voting behavi...

  15. Pas de roman avant le mariage, tous les romans après le mariage

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    Tone Smolej

    2002-11-01

    Full Text Available Dans cet article, l’auteur explore la bibliothèque imaginaire des personnages du cycle des Rougon-Macquart, d’Émile Zola. Il se penche plus particulièrement sur les livres lus par deux catégories de personnages : les révoltés à l’égard du système politique et les jeunes filles.

  16. Concentration des droits de propriété, séparation entre participation au capital et contrôle des votes et performance opérationnelle des sociétés:une étude canadienne

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    Yves Bozec; Claude Laurin

    2004-01-01

    (VF)La relation qui existe entre la concentration des droits de vote et la performance des sociétés canadiennes est non monotone, reflétant à la fois les avantages et les inconvénients de la concentration des droits de propriété. Dans certaines circonstances, la séparation des droits de vote de la participation au capital semble nuire à la performance des sociétés canadiennes. (VA) Tests on whether ownership concentration has an impact on the performance of Canadian firms reveal that the rela...

  17. How Bad is Selfish Voting?

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    Branzei, Simina; Caragiannis, Ioannis; Morgenstern, Jamie;

    2013-01-01

    It is well known that strategic behavior in elections is essentially unavoidable; we therefore ask: how bad can the rational outcome be? We answer this question via the notion of the price of anarchy, using the scores of alternatives as a proxy for their quality and bounding the ratio between...... the score of the optimal alternative and the score of the winning alternative in Nash equilibrium. Specifically, we are interested in Nash equilibria that are obtained via sequences of rational strategic moves. Focusing on three common voting rules — plurality, veto, and Borda — we provide very positive...

  18. Application of Biometrics in Mobile Voting

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    Donovan Gentles

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Voting process in today’s era is behind its time in respect of the usage of modern ICT. The voting process is being seen mostly as a manual and paper based one. This process can be overwhelming, time-consuming and prone to security breaches and electoral fraud. Over the years technology related systems were being developed to resolve some of the issues like electoral fraud, impersonation, double voting etc. One such system is Electronic based voting that has been actively used for voting in countries like India. However, these systems seem to be prone to electoral frauds and voters have to make tremendous effort to cast their ballots. There are still a few very important areas which have to be identified and addressed viz., the Security which involves a person be able to vote in a secure manner, the time spent for voting by voters, the efficiency in counting of votes and the cost involved in employing people towards monitoring the voting process. So taking these areas/issues into consideration we have now come with the biometrics authenticated mobile voting system, to start with for a country like Jamaica. The technology being proposed now is novel and the first of its kind proposed at present. It is proposed that using fingerprint supported biometric control information and encryption along with Secure Socket Layer i.e. SSL using VeriSign, would make the software involved in the voting process well secured. In addition tying the credentials to a mobile device will make the system even more robust. We have considered the mobile equipment for the present system development, a smart phone using Android 3.0 (Honeycomb. The details of the proposed development are presented in this paper.

  19. Inferring Hawks and Doves from Voting Records

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    Eijffinger, S.C.W.; Mahieu, R.J.; Raes, L.B.D.

    2013-01-01

    Abstract: In this paper we estimate spatial voting models for the analysis of the voting record of the monetary policy committee of the Bank of England. We use a exible Bayesian approach for estimating such models. A simple modifi cation to the standard spatial model as well as a variety of model ch

  20. Inferring Hawks and Doves from Voting Records

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    Eijffinger, S.C.W.; Mahieu, R.J.; Raes, L.B.D.

    2013-01-01

    Abstract: We analyze revealed policy preferences in monetary policy committees. From the voting records of the Bank of England we estimate the policy preferences with spatial models of voting. We analyze systematic patterns in these policy preferences. We find that internal committee members tend to

  1. Civitas: Toward a Secure Voting System

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    Clarkson, Michael R.; Chong, Stephen N; Myers, Andrew C.

    2008-01-01

    Civitas is the first electronic voting system that is coercion-resistant, universally and voter verifiable, and suitable for remote voting. This paper describes the design and implementation of Civitas. Assurance is established in the design through security proofs, and in the implementation through information-flow security analysis. Experimental results give a quantitative evaluation of the tradeoffs between time, cost, and security.

  2. Supplementary vote; analysis, applications, and alternatives

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    Kolk, van der Henk

    2008-01-01

    The Supplementary Vote (SV) was invented as a compromise between the two-round runoff system and the alternative vote. This paper shows that in many ways it is not. Under SV voters rank order a limited number of candidates. If one candidate is supported by over 50% of the voters he/she is declared t

  3. 12 CFR 7.2022 - Voting trusts.

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    2010-01-01

    ... Practices § 7.2022 Voting trusts. The shareholders of a national bank may establish a voting trust under the applicable law of a state selected by the participants and designated in the trust agreement, provided the implementation of the trust is consistent with safe and sound banking practices....

  4. Self-tallying quantum anonymous voting

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    Wang, Qingle; Yu, Chaohua; Gao, Fei; Qi, Haoyu; Wen, Qiaoyan

    2016-08-01

    Anonymous voting is a voting method of hiding the link between a vote and a voter, the context of which ranges from governmental elections to decision making in small groups like councils and companies. In this paper, we propose a quantum anonymous voting protocol assisted by two kinds of entangled quantum states. Particularly, we provide a mechanism of opening and permuting the ordered votes of all the voters in an anonymous manner; any party who is interested in the voting results can acquire a permutation copy and then obtains the voting result through a simple calculation. Unlike all previous quantum works on anonymous voting, our quantum anonymous protocol possesses the properties of privacy, self-tallying, nonreusability, verifiability, and fairness at the same time. In addition, we demonstrate that the entanglement of the quantum states used in our protocol makes an attack from an outside eavesdropper and inside dishonest voters impossible. We also generalize our protocol to execute the task of anonymous multiparty computation, such as anonymous broadcast and anonymous ranking.

  5. Internet voting: a conceptual challenge to democracy

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    Pieters, W.; Trauth, E.M.; Howcroft, D.; Butler, T.; Fitzgerald, B.; DeGross, J.I.

    2006-01-01

    In this paper, we discuss the implications for social inclusion of the advent of Internet voting. Although the issue of social exclusion or social inclusion with regard to technological developments in the voting process is often approached as a matter of either security or turnout, we will take a b

  6. Getting Out the Vote With Evaluative Thinking

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    Bhatti, Yosef; Dahlgaard, Jens Olav; Hansen, Jonas Hedegaard;

    2015-01-01

    across population groups, and the effects of the treatments were strongest for individuals with the lowest initial propensity to vote. Costeffectiveness analysis indicated that the price of an additional vote was approximately USD$136. Our findings influenced policy design and helped establish...... the principle of evaluative thinking as an integrated part of the future program....

  7. 7 CFR 1210.602 - Voting.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 10 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Voting. 1210.602 Section 1210.602 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture (Continued) AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE (MARKETING AGREEMENTS... PLAN Referendum Procedures § 1210.602 Voting. (a) Each person who is an eligible producer, handler,...

  8. 20 CFR 638.535 - Voting rights.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 3 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Voting rights. 638.535 Section 638.535 Employees' Benefits EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR JOB CORPS PROGRAM UNDER TITLE IV-B OF THE JOB TRAINING PARTNERSHIP ACT Center Operations § 638.535 Voting rights. The Job...

  9. Bucklin Voting is Broadly Resistant to Control

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    Erdélyi, Gábor; Rothe, Jörg

    2010-01-01

    Electoral control models ways of changing the outcome of an election via such actions as adding/deleting/partitioning either candidates or voters. These actions modify an election's participation structure and aim at either making a favorite candidate win ("constructive control") or prevent a despised candidate from winning ("destructive control"), which yields a total of 22 standard control scenarios. To protect elections from such control attempts, computational complexity has been used to show that electoral control, though not impossible, is computationally prohibitive. Among natural voting systems with a polynomial-time winner problem, the two systems with the highest number of proven resistances to control types (namely 19 out of 22) are "sincere-strategy preference-based approval voting" (SP-AV, a modification of a system proposed by Brams and Sanver) and fallback voting. Both are hybrid systems; e.g., fallback voting combines approval with Bucklin voting. In this paper, we study the control complexity...

  10. Prizes, Groups and Pivotal Voting in a Poisson Voting Game

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    Smith, Alastair; de Mesquita, Bruce Bueno

    2011-01-01

    We model elections between two parties in a Poisson random population of voters (Myerson 1998, 2000). In addition to offering different policy benefits, parties offer contingent prizes to those identifiable groups of voters that offer the highest level of political support. In large populations, voters are only likely to influence the electoral outcome when the vote share between two parties is perfectly equal and even then their influence on the outcome is small. In contrast voters retain significant influence over the distribution of prizes even in lopsided elections. Equilibrium behavior is driven by voters competing to win preferential treatment for their group and not by policy concerns. The results address variance in turnout in elections, political rewards and the persistence of dominant parties even when they are popularly perceived as inferior.

  11. Egalitarian vs. proportional voting in various contexts: An experimental study

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    Henry Montgomery

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available The paper reports the results of series of experiments aimed at examining people’s readiness to use proportional voting as opposed to traditional, egalitarian ”one person-one vote“ principle. With proportional voting we understand voting procedures where the number of votes per person are determined based on how much the outcome of the vote influences each voter. In one experiment, the participants where asked to vote on a number of issues using various voting procedures. In addition to the traditional ”one issue—one vote“ procedure, the participants were also offered voting schemes that let them freely divide a pre-assigned total number of votes between issues in various ways. The participants were also asked to evaluate the issues to measure their stakes. In another experiment, the participants were asked to evaluate various voting procedures that pre-assigned votes to different voter groups depending on the stakes of these groups. The voting issues were hypothetical scenarios regarding municipal-level decisions about construction work. Participants evaluated proportional voting procedures more favorably when more information was available about the stakes of those involved in the voting process. The overall results show that, at least in experimental conditions, people are ready to use proportional voting and are equally satisfied with proportional and egalitarian voting procedures. However, the question remains open whether proportianal voting schemes can realistically be introduced into real-life democratic process.DOWNLOAD THIS PAPER FROM SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1742442

  12. Benjamin et nous : le christianisme, ses juifs, et l’histoire

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    FAVRET-SAADA, Jeanne

    2005-01-01

    Le texte du Vatican Réflexions sur la Shoah (1998) fut à l'origine du livre de l'A., Le Christianisme et ses juifs, 1800-2000 (2004, écrit avec J. Contreras) comme un éclair benjaminien. Après-coup, elle met en regard les relations de Walter Benjamin avec les juifs et le judaïsme, ainsi que son modèle historiographique, avec sa propre tentative.

  13. Le milieu des appareils

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    Alloa, Emmanuel; Arnaud, Diane; Barthélémy, Jean-Hugues; Bontems, Vincent; Déotte, Jean-Louis; Hörl, Erich; Krämer, Sybille; Ledent, David; Leplatre, Olivier; Méchoulan, Éric; Ochsner, Beate; Rancière, Jacques; Rockhill, Gabriel

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    Nous assistons, après le tournant langagier de l’esthétique, à un véritable tournant technique, depuis les travaux initiateurs de Mauss, Benjamin, Panofsky, Kracauer, Simondon, Leroi-Gourhan, réinterprétés par exemple par Lyotard, ou Stiegler aujourd’hui. Cette révolution épistémologique n’aurait pas été possible sans reconsidérer la part essentiellement technique de ce qui apparaît, tant du côté de la production que de la réception. On appellera « appareils », et plus précisément « appareils...

  14. Le Feu

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    Boureau, Alain; Anca BRATU; Connolly, Bob; Desbois, Evelyne; Dujas, Jean-Michel; Feschet, Valérie; Gullestad, Marianne; Jacques-Chaquin, Nicole; Morel, Alain; Pécout, Roland; Pétrequin, Anne-Marie; Pétrequin, Pierre; Signorelli, Amalia; Traimond, Bernard; Voisenat, Claudie

    2005-01-01

    Diverses représentations s'attachent à cet élément, à ses manifestations et à ses usages. Au Moyen Age, le feu bénéfique qui consume le mystique ou chauffe le corps-alambic. devient maléfique entre les mains du sorcier destine au bûcher. On retrouve le XXe siècle avec le feu dévastateur de la Grande Guerre et les incendies générateurs de polémiques.

  15. Gestion de crise et aide internationale après le séisme du 12 janvier à Port-au-Prince Haïti, toujours dans l’urgence ! (Témoignage Crisis Management and International Aid after Earthquake of January 12 in Port-au-Prince Haiti, always in a Hurry! (Testimony

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    Full Text Available Dans le cadre de l’intervention qui a été déclenchée pour venir en aide aux sinistrés du tremblement de terre en Haïti le 12 janvier dernier, la France a envoyé des moyens importants. Le déploiement de ces moyens comme celui de ceux envoyés par le reste de la communauté internationale s’est déroulé sur un territoire ravagé. En plus des difficultés liées aux destructions, il a été relativement difficile d’avoir une vision globale de la situation. L’absence quasi totale de moyens de communication sur place et l’interprétation faite par certains médias internationaux, d’évènements anodins ont également contribué à compliquer cette situation.  Aujourd’hui, on énumère les actions et les projets mais qu’en est-il de la situation sur le terrain ?As part of the intervention was triggered to help victims of earthquake in Haiti on January 12 this year, France sent substantial resources. The deployment of these resources such as those sent by the rest of the international community took place on a ravaged territory. In addition to difficulties related to destruction, it was relatively difficult to obtain an overview of the situation. The almost total absence of means of communication on site and the interpretation made by some international media, benign events also helped to complicate the situation. Today, it lists the actions and projects, but what about the situation on the ground?

  16. Les réseaux sociaux et l’échange entre l’homme politique et les internautes : le cas de Facebook après les élections présidentielles en France Social Networks and the Exchange Between Politicians and Surfers: Facebook and the presidential post elections in France

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    Galia Yanoshevsky

    2010-01-01

    A travers l’analyse des interactions entre hommes politiques et internautes sur Facebook après les élections présidentielles de 2007 en France, cet article vise à montrer comment les réseaux sociaux sont exploités par les deux parties. Au départ un réseau décentralisé qui lie les gens sans intervention politico-hiérarchique, Facebook est mobilisé par les hommes politiques au service de leur besoins. Quelles en sont les conséquences pour la sphère publique : s’agit-il d’un outil qui permet à l...

  17. Containment performance analysis for EU APR1400

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    During a severe accident, as the last barrier of DID (Defense In Depth) strategy, the containment has an important role to limit the release of the radioactive material to environment. The containment should be able to maintain its structural integrity to prevent the release of the radioactive materials contained in it. In this paper, the behavior of pressure and temperature in the containment is evaluated for various accident conditions. EU APR1400 (European APR1400) is equipped with RDS (Rapid Depressurization System), HMS (Hydrogen Mitigation System), SACSS (Severe Accident Containment Spray System), and PECS (Passive Ex vessel Cooling System) to mitigate the severe accident consequences and eventually to keep the containment integrity. Depending on the availabilities of these mitigation systems, the containment undergoes different transients in pressure and temperature

  18. Security System for Mobile Voting with Biometrics

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    Laurentiu Marinescu

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available For centuries, voting has been a democratic right and way to choose our politicians. Nowadays, the voting process became a major issue in order to avoid crucial vulnerabilities like multiple voting, missing ballot papers, electoral fraud and miscount votes in an election. To prevent those leaks in our current voting system and to improve other factors like time-consuming and reducing cost of resources, I decided to implement a secured mobile voting system on android.In today’s era, the number of people that possess a smart-phone is larger and larger and also the advanced stage of technology can concur to a reliable solution for voting.The architecture of this system will contain the mobile application that need to be installed on a mobile device, also will contain a server to compute multiple operations (face detection, face recognition and matching the face with the existing ones, matching unique id of the smart-phone with the one stored in database based on user personal identification number and a server database. Firstly, an introduction about the subject and system is presented. Problem formulation will contain a research about this topic. Solution of the problem is presented in four subsections: architecture of the system, implementation, face recognition verifier and other solutions.

  19. 11 CFR 110.18 - Voting age population.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 11 Federal Elections 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Voting age population. 110.18 Section 110.18... PROHIBITIONS § 110.18 Voting age population. There is annually published by the Department of Commerce in the Federal Register an estimate of the voting age population based on an estimate of the voting...

  20. Heinberg Richard, 2008, Pétrole: la fête est finie ! Avenir des sociétés industrielles après le pic pétrolier, Éditions Demi-Lune, [2003 pour la première édition en langue anglaise

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    Luc Semal

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available Il a fallu attendre cinq ans pour que soit traduit ce best-seller de Richard Heinberg consacré au pic pétrolier et à ses conséquences sociales en tous genres ! Durant ces cinq années, les ouvrages scientifiques consacrés à ce thème ont continué à proliférer dans le monde anglo-saxon et ont même largement contribué à y faire naître le mouvement des transition towns (dont l’un des principaux objectifs est de préparer les communautés locales aux pénuries pétrolières. Mais en France, pendant la ...

  1. Le droit de vote accordé aux femmes britanniques à l’issue de la Première Guerre mondiale : une récompense pour les services rendus ? Women’s Suffrage in 1918: a Reward for Wartime Services?

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    Véronique Molinari

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available The fact that 8.5 million British women obtained the right to vote at the end of the First World War has often been attributed to women’s war work and presented as a kind of reward for services rendered to the nation. Such an opinion, however, is difficult to maintain. While some people may have changed their view of the value of women when confronted with their participation in the war effort, prejudice certainly did not disappear as quickly as both the press and politicians would have liked people to believe – mainly for propaganda purposes. Besides, many elements contradict the idea of the vote as a reward: the mass dismissal of women workers at the end of the war and the volte-face of the press in the following years, the age restriction imposed by the Representation of the People Act that left most women war-workers out of the electorate because they were under 30, or again the reluctance of the government to include women in an electoral reform made necessary to allow soldiers to vote. For one should not forget that the electoral reform of 1918 was never meant for women and that women’s suffrage was, in fact, the only measure in the whole bill not to be approved unanimously.

  2. Chapitre V. Le spectacle permanent

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    2013-01-01

    Étoffes précieuses et bijoux, maisons seigneuriales, tapisseries, cuirs ouvragés et vaisselle d’argent, voitures et esclaves, autant de manières de paraître. Mais la manière suprême n’est-elle pas de donner en toutes occasions le spectacle à la foule et d’organiser dans ce but une fête après l’autre, joutes chevaleresques, jeux de javelines, mascarades, illuminations nocturnes, divertissements nautiques... dans les intervalles des fêtes traditionnelles, courses de taureaux et cérémonies relig...

  3. Elections, information aggregation, and strategic voting

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    Feddersen, Timothy; Pesendorfer, Wolfgang

    1999-01-01

    A central role of elections is the aggregation of information dispersed within a population. This article surveys recent work on elections as mechanisms for aggregating information and on the incentives for voters to vote strategically in such elections.

  4. Allegheny County Voting District Boundaries (2015)

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    Allegheny County / City of Pittsburgh / Western PA Regional Data Center — This dataset demarcates municipal voting districts in Allegheny County. If viewing this description on the Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center’s open data...

  5. Allegheny County Voting District (2015) Web Map

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    Allegheny County / City of Pittsburgh / Western PA Regional Data Center — This webmap demarcates municipal voting districts in Allegheny County. If viewing this description on the Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center’s open data...

  6. Inefficiency of voting in Parrondo games

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    Dinis, L

    2014-01-01

    We study a modification of the so-called Parrondo's paradox where a large number of individuals choose the game they want to play by voting. We show that it can be better for the players to vote randomly than to vote according to their own benefit in one turn. The former yields a winning tendency while the latter results in steady losses. An explanation of this behaviour is given by noting that selfish voting prevents the switching between games that is essential for the total capital to grow. Results for both finite and infinite number of players are presented. It is shown that the extension of the model to the history-dependent Parrondo's paradox also displays the same effect.

  7. Education and electoral participation: Reported versus actual voting behaviour

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    Ivar Kolstad; Arne Wiig

    2015-01-01

    Using survey data of voters in Tanzania, this paper shows that while education does not affect self-reported voting in general elections, it increases actual voting. The less educated are more likely to claim to have voted without having done so, which may explain why previous studies of voting in developing countries fail to find an effect of education. We demonstrate the importance of this finding by using our survey data to generate predicted voting probabilities for the respondents to the...

  8. Static Validation of a Voting Protocol

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    Nielsen, Christoffer Rosenkilde; Andersen, Esben Heltoft; Nielson, Hanne Riis

    2005-01-01

    The desired security properties of electronic voting protocols include verifiability, accuracy, democracy and fairness. In this paper we use a static program analysis tool to validate these properties for one of the classical voting protocols under appropriate assumptions. The protocol...... is formalised in an extension of the LySa process calculus with blinding signatures. The analysis, which is fully automatic, pinpoints previously undiscovered flaws related to verifiability and accuracy and we suggest modifications of the protocol needed for validating these properties....

  9. Single transferable votes with tax-cuts

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    Stensholt, Eivind

    2000-01-01

    Some tally methods for preferential elections are discussed from the following point of view: how well do they respect a wish from the voter that subsidiary votes in the ballot cannot hurt the chances of the ballot’s top-ranked candidate? The tally method of Single Transferable Votes, STV, is constructed to obey this principle without exception, but other defects show up, in particular non-monotonicity, premature eliminations, and free rides. Various modifications of the STV are suggested to ...

  10. Le emozioni

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    Marco, Antonio

    2009-01-01

    Le emozioni esprimono molteplici segnali funzionali alla sopravvivenza e alla riproduzione. Due differenti matrici, genetica e culturale, possono dar conto dei comportamenti e delle emozioni ad esse associate.

  11. The mathematics of elections and voting

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    Wallis, W D

    2014-01-01

    The Mathematics of Elections and Voting  takes an in-depth look at the mathematics in the context of voting and electoral systems, with focus on simple ballots, complex elections, fairness, approval voting, ties, fair and unfair voting, and manipulation techniques. The exposition opens with a sketch of the mathematics behind the various methods used in conducting elections. The reader is lead to a comprehensive picture of the theoretical background of mathematics and elections through an analysis of Condorcet’s Principle and Arrow’s Theorem of conditions in electoral fairness. Further detailed discussion of various related topics include: methods of manipulating the outcome of an election, amendments, and voting on small committees. In recent years, electoral theory has been introduced into lower-level mathematics courses, as a way to illustrate the role of mathematics in our everyday life.  Few books have studied voting and elections from a more formal mathematical viewpoint.  This text wi...

  12. Internet Voting for Expatriates: The Swiss Case

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    Micha Germann

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available In 2008 the first Swiss canton introduced internet voting for expatriates, thus initiating the second phase in Switzerland’s piecemeal i-voting roll-out. More cantons soon followed, and as of this writing expatriates from 12 out of the 26 cantons can vote online. This paper focuses on the second phase involving expatriates. We address three questions at the core of the internet voting research agenda. First, the popularity question: to what extent do expatriates make use of the new online channel? Second, the ‘who’ question: what is the profile of the typical expatriate i-voter? Finally, the turnout question: did the extension of internet voting to the expatriates have an effect on electoral mobilization? Our findings indicate that the online channel is very popular among expatriates, both if compared to other trials in Switzerland itself and internationally. On the other hand, known patterns regarding the profile of i-voters and the effect on mobilization seem to be also replicated in the expatriate trials. Expatriate i-voters tend to be young, male, and there is some evidence of an upper-class bias. Thus, usage of the online channel seems driven by the digital divide also among expatriates. Moreover, we find some evidence that i-voting did not affect electoral mobilization, similarly to trials involving residents.

  13. Le livre sur le livre traité de documentation

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    Otlet, Paul

    2015-01-01

    Paul Otlet est considéré comme le père des sciences de l'information. Ouvrage fondateur et fondamental, le Traité de documentation. Le livre sur le livre (1934) est l'aboutissement de son travail inlassable pour rassembler, classer et partager les connaissances. Otlet y propose une remarquable synthèse du savoir sur le livre et le document en même temps qu'il anticipe Internet et l'hypertexte. La réédition du Traité de documentation, 70 ans après la disparition de son auteur, coïncide avec la réouverture du Mundaneum à Mons, où le fabuleux héritage documentaire légué par Paul Otlet et Henri La Fontaine est conservé. « Ici, la table de travail n'est plus chargée d'aucun livre. À leur place se dresse un écran et à portée un téléphone. Là-bas, au loin, dans un édifice immense, sont tous les livres et tous les renseignements. De là, on fait apparaître sur l'écran la page à lire pour connaître la réponse aux questions posées par téléphone. » Préfaces de Benoît Peeters (éc...

  14. Open your eyes and vote!

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    The CERN film-making club is organizing the second edition of the CinéGlobe International Short Film Festival and everyone is invited to attend a series of selection screenings in November to vote on which they like and think should be publicly shown in the Globe and at the Forum Meyrin in February 2010.   This year over 700 short films were submitted for three competitions: the majority for the general fiction category for films up to ten minutes in length, and others for science fiction (20 minutes) and science documentary (30 minutes). “In 2007 we had just one competition open to films from any genre. We decided to add the science related competitions to the second edition to make a stronger link with CERN as a physics lab,” explained Quentin King, Chairman of the Selection Committee and member of CERN’s film-making club, Open Your Eyes Films. “The entries are extremely diverse and touch on almost every aspect of life. The creativity of short...

  15. "The Goddamndest, Toughest Voting Rights Bill": Critical Race Theory and the Voting Rights Act of 1965

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    Crowley, Ryan M.

    2013-01-01

    The author utilized Critical Race Theory (CRT) to examine the passage of the US Voting Rights Act (VRA) of 1965 in an effort to disrupt the simplistic, uncritical understandings of the US Civil Rights Movement common to school texts while also arguing for the ongoing importance of the VRA in a time when voting rights for people of color are under…

  16. Apreçamento de derivativos bidimensionais

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    2005-09-01

    Full Text Available Neste artigo analisamos o apreçamento de contratos que tenham seus resultados atrelados a mais de um ativo subjacente, em especial, opções bidimensionais. Para isto usamos a fórmula desenvolvida por Margrabe (1978 e o modelo de árvores de Rubinstein (1991a. Em seguida apresentamos exemplos práticos de opções bidimensionais e apreçamos estas opções. Além disto, sugerimos a incorporação de outros instrumentos, negociados no exterior, ao mercado de derivativos brasileiro.In this article we analyze the pricing of contracts that have their payoffs linked to more than one underlying asset, in special, bidimensional options. To achieve this purpose we use the formula developed by Margrabe (1978 and the tree model of Rubinstein (1991a. Next, we present practical examples of bidimensional options and price these options. Moreover we suggest the incorporation of two other instruments, negotiated abroad, to the Brazilian derivative markets

  17. La structure de la population après son lieu de naissance

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    Maria-Magdalena LUPCHIAN

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available La capacité de polarisation de la ville de Suceava a agrandi d`une manière significative pendant la deuxième moitie de la XXème siècle, grâce au développement de la fonction industrielle de la ville entre 1960 et 1970. L`analyse de la structure de la population après le lieu de naissance a été possible grâceaux données fournies par les recensements de la population de 1930, 1966, 1977, 1992 et 2002(pour toute la ville et grâce aux données fournies par l`enquête réalisée en 2005 sur enéchantillon qui a dépassé 3000 personnes (pour l`analyse au niveau intra urbaine.Dans une première étape, l`aire de provenance de la population de la ville dépassaitles limites du département de Suceava. La ville a consolide son pouvoir d`attraction au niveaudu département et au niveau du Plateau de Suceava après les années `70. Pendant ce période(1950 – 1990, des déplacements très stables se sont développé entre les départements deBotoşani et de Neamţ et le département de Suceava.L`analyse de l`aire de provenance de la population née dans le département deSuceava relève le fait que la ville a représenté et représente encore un pole d`attraction pour lamoitie de plateau du département de Suceava. La ville chef lieu de département est enconcurrence avec les villes plus petites mais viables (Rădăuţi, Fălticeni, situées en proximité.L`analyse de la structure de la population après son lieu de naissance au niveau intraurbaine démontre l`opposition qui existe entre les vieux quartiers d`habitat individuel (ou lapopulation née en ville est majoritaire et les nouveaux quartiers, d`habitat collectif, édifiésdans les années d`industrialisation de la ville – Burdujeni, George Enescu – où le pourcentagede ceux nes dans le milieu rural est maximal.On remarque aussi la position intermédiaire du quartier Centre et des quartierspéricentraux, mais aussi du nouveau quartier Obcine, avec des pourcentage sur la

  18. Les réseaux sociaux et l’échange entre l’homme politique et les internautes : le cas de Facebook après les élections présidentielles en France Social Networks and the Exchange Between Politicians and Surfers: Facebook and the presidential post elections in France

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    Galia Yanoshevsky

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available A travers l’analyse des interactions entre hommes politiques et internautes sur Facebook après les élections présidentielles de 2007 en France, cet article vise à montrer comment les réseaux sociaux sont exploités par les deux parties. Au départ un réseau décentralisé qui lie les gens sans intervention politico-hiérarchique, Facebook est mobilisé par les hommes politiques au service de leur besoins. Quelles en sont les conséquences pour la sphère publique : s’agit-il d’un outil qui permet à l’internaute de déjouer les usages de marketing politique qu’en fait l’homme politique ?The purpose of this article is to show how social networks, and more specifically Facebook, are used by politicians and their supporters. This is achieved through a detailed analysis of exchange of posts between politicians and surfers in the period following the presidential election campaigns in France of 2007. It is shown how politicians take advantage of Facebook, despite its initially being a decentralized social network, connecting people without a political or hierarchic purpose. The article attempts to show some of the consequences of such an exploitation of a public network for the public sphere and asks how much leverage there is for the surfers/citizens in moderating political marketing on Facebook.

  19. State legislators' intentions to vote and subsequent votes on tobacco control legislation.

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    Flynn, B S; Dana, G S; Goldstein, A O; Bauman, K E; Cohen, J E; Gottlieb, N H; Solomon, L J; Munger, M C

    1997-07-01

    The predictive validity of state legislators' behavioral intentions in relation to their votes on tobacco control legislation was assessed by using the theory of planned behavior (I. Ajzen, 1991). Intentions to vote for cigarette tax increases were measured through interviews in the summer of 1994. A bill containing cigarette tax increases was considered about 8 months later. Votes were compared with intentions and were found to be consistent for 78% of these legislators (N = 120). Multiple logistic regression analyses showed a strong independent relationship between intentions and voting and a similar effect of political party; results suggested but did not confirm that votes were predicted by interactions between intentions and perceived control. Legislator surveys that use this conceptual model can provide results relevant to understanding tobacco policy development. PMID:9237093

  20. Design Characteristics of the APR+ Containment Spray System

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    We, KEPCO E and C, are implementing APR+ design development phase II project, which is owned by the KHNP. The APR+ Containment Spray (CS) System is developed as a four (4) 100%-capacity train system which shares the pumps, heat exchangers, valves, and piping with the Shutdown Cooling (SC) System, meeting the N+2 design concept (capable of satisfying the safety function with a single failure and a concurrent component unavailability due to maintenance) and still maintaining the number and capacity of the system components similar to the APR1400 CS System and SC System combined. The design concept and system configuration of the APR+ CS System are presented

  1. Design Characteristics of the APR+ Containment Spray System

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    Doh, Gyu Bong; Park, Jong Ha; Chang, Jae Wang [KEPCO Engineering and Construction Co., Yongin (Korea, Republic of)

    2012-05-15

    We, KEPCO E and C, are implementing APR+ design development phase II project, which is owned by the KHNP. The APR+ Containment Spray (CS) System is developed as a four (4) 100%-capacity train system which shares the pumps, heat exchangers, valves, and piping with the Shutdown Cooling (SC) System, meeting the N+2 design concept (capable of satisfying the safety function with a single failure and a concurrent component unavailability due to maintenance) and still maintaining the number and capacity of the system components similar to the APR1400 CS System and SC System combined. The design concept and system configuration of the APR+ CS System are presented

  2. Burned after reading: the so-called list of Alexandrian librarians in P. Oxy. X 1241 Brûlée après lecture : la liste dite des Bibliothécaires d'Alexandrie dans le P.Oxy. X 1241 Burned after reading; la cosiddetta lista di bibliotecari alessandrini in P.Oxy. X 1241

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    Jackie Murray

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Cet article remet en question la valeur et la fiabilité du contenu du P.Oxy. X 1241, la liste dite des Bibliothécaires d’Alexandrie. Plutôt que de traiter de la liste des grammairiens des colonnes i.5.-ii.30 pour elle-même, comme les savants l’ont fait depuis que le papyrus a été publié, cet article prend en considération le document dans son intégralité. Cette lecture plus attentive du P.Oxy. X 1241 démontre qu’il y a une évidente continuité thématique entre la liste des grammairiens et les catalogues militaires qui suivent, qui n’a jamais été observée précédemment parce que les deux parties du document ont été traitées séparement. Il en découle des questions concernant trois hypothèses essentielles émises par les éditeurs originaux, B. P. Grenfell et A. S. Hunt : (1 la liste des col. i.5-ii.30 est-elle en réalité une liste des Bibliothécaires en chef de la Bibliothèque d’Alexandrie ? (2 le document est-il une copie ou une compilation de quelque œuvre savante qui remonte à la période hellénistique, et non la production d’un savant/grammairien du deuxième siècle de notre ère environ ? (3 Est-ce que les contenus du papyrus reflètent l’œuvre d’un savant/grammairien compétent qui était suffisamment informé sur la chronologie de la période ptolémaïque pour donner un décompte historiquement exact de la succession d’individus liés à la cour des Ptolémées et à la Bibliothèque d’Alexandrie ? S’il est vrai que dans son contenu et son utilisation de citations savantes le P.Oxy. X 1241 partage de nombreux points communs avec les catalogues en prose des époques hellénistique et impériale, les stratégies du discours savant déployées par l’auteur dans le catalogue militaire ne sont pas conformes aux normes des exemples scientifiques fiables. En conséquence, la valeur du texte comme preuve documentaire de l’histoire de la Bibliothèque d’Alexandrie a besoin d

  3. Voting with Limited Information and Many Alternatives

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    Chierichetti, Flavio

    2011-01-01

    The traditional axiomatic approach to voting is motivated by the problem of reconciling differences in subjective preferences. In contrast, a dominant line of work in the theory of voting over the past 15 years has considered a different kind of scenario, also fundamental to voting, in which there is a genuinely "best" outcome that voters would agree on if they only had enough information. This type of scenario has its roots in the classical Condorcet Jury Theorem; it includes cases such as jurors in a criminal trial who all want to reach the correct verdict but disagree in their inferences from the available evidence, or a corporate board of directors who all want to improve the company's revenue, but who have different information that favors different options. This style of voting leads to a natural set of questions: each voter has a {\\em private signal} that provides probabilistic information about which option is best, and a central question is whether a simple plurality voting system, which tabulates vo...

  4. Sex, race, gender, and the presidential vote

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    Susan B. Hansen

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Racial resentment has been shown to have a significant impact on voting by whites in recent presidential elections, and a much larger impact than the traditional gender-gap measure based on the male-female dichotomy. This analysis will use data from the American National Election Studies [ANES] to compare broader indicators of race and gender applicable to the Democratic and Republican parties as well as to respondents’ opinions of appropriate roles for women. Since the 1980s the parties have diverged considerably on abortion and women’s issues, and voters now view the Democrats as more supportive than Republicans of equality for women and reproductive rights. Perceptions of party differences on women’s issues strongly influenced vote choice, 1988–2008, and in 2008 had greater impact on whites’ votes than opinions on aid to blacks, abortion, gay marriage, or the economy. Although racial resentment was a strong predictor of the white vote in 2012 as in previous years, presidential voting was also significantly influenced by respondent sex as well as opinions on gender roles. Voters regarded the Democratic Party as “better for the interests of women,” and this proved to be a highly effective wedge issue for the Democrats in 2012.

  5. Revealing the Anatomy of Vote Trading

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    Guerrero, Omar A

    2016-01-01

    Cooperation in the form of vote trading, also known as logrolling, is central for law-making processes, shaping the development of democratic societies. Empirical evidence of logrolling is scarce and limited to highly specific situations because existing methods are not easily applicable to broader contexts. We have developed a general and scalable methodology for revealing a network of vote traders, allowing us to measure logrolling on a large scale. Analysis on more than 9 million votes spanning 40 years in the U.S. Congress reveals a higher logrolling prevalence in the Senate and an overall decreasing trend over recent congresses, coincidental with high levels of political polarization. Our method is applicable in multiple contexts, shedding light on many aspects of logrolling and opening new doors in the study of hidden cooperation.

  6. Le funambule et le parergon

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    Xavier Jeudon

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Loin de la fascination qu’exerce la chute, promesse de renouveau pour Baudelaire et de plaisir pour Adorno, le funambule fait quotidiennement l’expérience d’une prise et d’une maîtrise du risque. Faisant du risque un spectacle, le funambule évolue sur un fil, nous renvoyant aux premières sensations de la marche, mal assurée, hésitante et tellement audacieuse. Le funambule travaillant au quotidien son équilibre se doit donc de prendre des risques, mais aussi de donner l’illusion d’une première fois : simuler le danger là où il est pourtant. C’est en jouant sur le moment de la rupture, de la chute que le funambule capte l’attention. Il donne un corps à cette question de la limite et semble nous proposer une adaptation douce au risque, là où le dompteur parait s’y opposer plus frontalement.

  7. How Many Vote Operations Are Needed to Manipulate A Voting System?

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    Xia, Lirong

    2012-01-01

    In this paper, we propose a framework to study a general class of strategic behavior in voting, which we call {\\em vote operations}. Our main theorem is the following: if we fix the number alternatives, generate $n$ votes i.i.d. according to a distribution $\\pi$, and let $n$ go to infinity. Then, for any $\\epsilon >0$, with probability at least $1-\\epsilon$, the minimum number of operations that are necessary for the strategic to achieve her goal falls into one of the following four categories: (1) 0, (2) $\\Theta(\\sqrt n)$, (3) $\\Theta(n)$, and (4) $\\infty$. This theorem holds for any set of vote operations, any individual vote distribution $\\pi$, and any generalized scoring rule, which includes (but not limited to) most commonly studied voting rules, e.g., approval voting, all positional scoring rules (including Borda, plurality, and veto), plurality with runoff, Bucklin, Copeland, maximin, STV, and ranked pairs. We also show that many well-studied types of strategic behavior fall under our framework, includ...

  8. « Être-noir » (Blackness : une pratique collective à Salvador de Bahia. Faire de la sociologie urbaine après le « cultural turn » “Blackness” as a Collective Practice in Salvador de Bahia - Urban Sociology after the Cultural Turn

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    Martina Löw

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Chacune des villes du Brésil portent en elles des contributions singulières à la production d’une identité nationale, bien qu’elles n’échappent pas aux influences homogénéisantes de la globalisation. Cette co-construction d’une identité partagée n’empêche toutefois pas que se structurent distinctement les actes et les sensations des habitants des métropoles concernées, générant des pratiques collectives – mais spécifiques – d’interprétation de la réalité. À Salvador de Bahia, l’« être-noir » et l’« être-aussi-noir » constituent deux opérateurs d’une identité partagée. Ce notamment en raison du rôle spécifiquement échu à la ville de Salvador dans le cadre du projet national, à savoir celui d’un lieu-témoin de la mixité des origines. Ainsi la ville est-elle le théâtre d’une triple mise en scène : celle des pratiques typiques de formations identitaires des individus ; celle de la revendication d’une culture alimentaire ; celle de la promotion d’un urbanisme particulier. Toutes trois ouvrent, à Salvador, un champ du possible autre que celui ayant cours dans les autres métropoles brésiliennes.Despite homogenizing influences of globalization, each Brazilian city contributes to the construction of a national identity in its own particular way. Addressing the issue through the example of Salvador de Bahia, the paper examines the city’s specific role in weaving the national fabric. It is argued that the contributions to the common national project are nevertheless locally grounded, thus structuring actions, behaviors and emotions of the urban residents in characteristic ways. Accordingly, every city generates collective, albeit distinct interpretations of reality which differ markedly from other cities. In Salvador de Bahia the common point of reference for social action and shared identity is ethnicity in the sense of “blackness”, i.e. being or feeling

  9. Inequality Aversion and Voting on Redistribution

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    Höchtl, Wolfgang; Sausgruber, Rupert; Tyran, Jean-Robert

    Some people have a concern for a fair distribution of incomes while others do not. Does such a concern matter for majority voting on redistribution? Fairness preferences are relevant for redistribution outcomes only if fair-minded voters are pivotal. Pivotality, in turn, depends on the structure...... of income classes. We experimentally study voting on redistribution between two income classes and show that the effect of inequality aversion is asymmetric. Inequality aversion is more likely to matter if the “rich” are in majority. With a “poor” majority, we find that redistribution outcomes look...

  10. Voting on Thresholds for Public Goods

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    Rauchdobler, Julian; Sausgruber, Rupert; Tyran, Jean-Robert

    2010-01-01

    Introducing a threshold in the sense of a minimal project size transforms a public-good game with an inefficient equilibrium into a coordination game with a set of Pareto-superior equilibria. Thresholds may therefore improve efficiency in the voluntary provision of public goods. In our one-shot e...... is approved in a referendum, because voting may facilitate coordination due to signaling and commitment effects. We find that voting does have signaling and commitment effects, but they are not strong enough to significantly improve the efficiency of thresholds....

  11. Inequality aversion and voting on redistribution

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    Höchtl, Wolfgang; Sausgruber, Rupert; Tyran, Jean-Robert Karl

    2012-01-01

    Some people have a concern for a fair distribution of incomes while others do not. Does such a concern matter for majority voting on redistribution? Fairness preferences are relevant for redistribution outcomes only if fair-minded voters are pivotal. Pivotality, in turn, depends on the structure...... of income classes. We experimentally study voting on redistribution between two income classes and show that the effect of inequality aversion is asymmetric. Inequality aversion is more likely to matter if the “rich” are in majority. With a “poor” majority, we find that redistribution outcomes look...

  12. Voting on Thresholds for Public Goods

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    Rauchdobler, Julian; Sausgruber, Rupert; Tyran, Jean-Robert

    Introducing a threshold in the sense of a minimal project size transforms a public goods game with an inefficient equilibrium into a coordination game with a set of Pareto-superior equilibria. Thresholds may therefore improve efficiency in the voluntary provision of public goods. In our one-shot ...... in a referendum, because voting may facilitate coordination due to signaling and commitment effects. We find that voting does have signaling and commitment effects but they are not strong enough to significantly improve the efficiency of thresholds....

  13. Towards Designing Multi Agent Mobile and Internet Based Voting System

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    Mohamed Khlaif

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Voting systems are essential in most democratic societies .Thevoting process is very difficult and consuming time and effortprocess. One of the major problems of voting is the securityprocess. The E-voting system is process to use mobile multiagents system which can be less time consuming and moreaccurate due to Agent role through encryption/decryption whichreduce the risk of casting vote In trouble environment. the votewill be received by the agent which will be encrypted and sent tomobile data base, and similar action is carried out in the Internetagent who will carry out similar process in a similar manner .Voting data is collected in three different sources whicheventually collected in master data base after decrypting all votes. the counting agent counts the votes and classify votes for eachperspective owner.

  14. Efficient Computation of Optical Flow Using Complementary Voting

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    FANGMing; XUJing; TAKAUJIHidenori; KANEKOShun-Ichi; XUHong-Hua

    2013-01-01

    This paper describes an efficient complementary voting based estimation algorithm of optical flow with reliability measure,called CMV.To estimate the optical flow of an interest region,we divide the region into subreferences,then compute the similarity profile for each subreference using a certain matching criterion.These similarity profiles are employed to extract two kinds of voting roles-positive voting and negative voting.Subsequently,the two kinds of voting roles are carried out to obtain an optimal voting result which is used to estimate an optical flow and a reliability value under a control criterion.To reduce the computational complexity of the CMV,we propose a PV-based negative voting strategy.Experimental results show that the CMV is effective for estimating optical flow in poor-quality image sequence,and that the new negative voting strategy greatly reduces the computation complexity without degradation of the performance.

  15. From a toy model to a complete weighted voting system

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    Slomczynski, W; Slomczynski, Wojciech; Zyczkowski, Karol

    2007-01-01

    We investigate systems of indirect voting based on the law of Penrose, in which each representative in the voting body receives the number of votes (voting weight) proportional to the square root of the population he or she represents. For a generic population distribution the quota required for the qualified majority can be set in such a way that the voting power of any state is proportional to its weight. For a specific distribution of population the optimal quota has to be computed numerically. We analyse a toy voting model for which the optimal quota can be estimated analytically as a function of the number of members of the voting body. This result, combined with the normal approximation technique, allows us to design a simple, efficient, and flexible voting system which can be easily adopted for varying weights and number of players.

  16. Le tubage gastrique chez les poissons : mise au point d'un équipement et test chez le chabot Cottus gobio L.

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    GAUDIN P.; Martin, E.; CAILLERE L.

    1981-01-01

    Un système de vidange stomacale a été mis au point dans le but de préciser le régime alimentaire d'une petite population de chabots (Cottus gobio L.). Le matériel et les principes d'utilisation sont décrits. La méthode a été testée au laboratoire et sur le terrain. L'expérimentation réalisée au laboratoire montre que : 1 — l'efficacité de la vidange stomacale est très satisfaisante (98,2 % ) , 2 — le taux de réalimentation est très élevé 24 heures après la vidange, 3 — la survie, un mois aprè...

  17. Electronic Voting: the Devil is in the Details

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    Enguehard, Chantal

    2008-01-01

    Observing electronic voting from an international point of view gives some perspective about its genesis and evolution. An analysis of the voting process through its cultural, ontological, legal and political dimensions explains the difficulty to normalize this process. It appears that international organizations are not capable to properly defend the fundamental rights of the citizens. The approach that was taken when DRE voting computers appeared seems to have reoccured with VVAT voting computers and the european e-poll project.

  18. Le peuple est-il soluble dans la constitution ? Leçons tunisiennes

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    Bras, Jean-Philippe

    2013-01-01

    Cette contribution propose de décrypter, pour le cas tunisien, le passage du moment révolutionnaire, où le peuple veut la révolution, au moment constitutionnel, où le peuple évènement fait place au peuple référent, dans la mise en place des mécanismes de la représentation. Après une phase initiale où la pression de la rue ou des campagnes s’exerce pleinement sur des instances politiques dotées d’une légitimité faible, bricolée entre lambeaux de l’ordre constitutionnel ancien et une incertaine...

  19. Student Voting Rights and Patterns: A Research Project.

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    Eshleman, Kenneth L.

    1988-01-01

    Presents five projects on student voting rights recommended for college students in U.S. government and constitutional law courses. Projects include reading the state's residency law, investigating state and local interpretation of student voting rights, researching the constitutional issues involved in voting rights, and surveying students as to…

  20. 31 CFR 800.206 - Convertible voting instrument.

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    ... 31 Money and Finance: Treasury 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Convertible voting instrument. 800..., AND TAKEOVERS BY FOREIGN PERSONS Definitions § 800.206 Convertible voting instrument. The term convertible voting instrument means a financial instrument that currently does not entitle its owner or...

  1. Copeland Voting Fully Resists Constructive Control

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    Faliszewski, Piotr; Hemaspaandra, Lane A; Rothe, Jörg

    2007-01-01

    Control and bribery are settings in which an external agent seeks to influence the outcome of an election. Faliszewski et al. [FHHR07] proved that Llull voting (which is here denoted by Copeland^1) and a variant (here denoted by Copeland^0) of Copeland voting are computationally resistant to many, yet not all, types of constructive control and that they also provide broad resistance to bribery. We study a parameterized version of Copeland voting, denoted by Copeland^alpha where the parameter alpha is a rational number between 0 and 1 that specifies how ties are valued in the pairwise comparisons of candidates in Copeland elections. We establish resistance or vulnerability results, in every previously studied control scenario, for Copeland^alpha, for each rational alpha, 0 voting,'' provides full resistance to constructive control. Among the systems with a polynomial-time winner problem, this is the first...

  2. 77 FR 57486 - Federal Voting Assistance Program

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    2012-09-18

    ... Voting Act (UOCAVA) as modified by the Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act. The 2012 election... Executive departments and agencies with employees assigned outside the United States that provide assistance... employees, contractors, and other civilian U.S. citizens with access to the installation. IVA offices...

  3. Voting Telepad Covers—Progress Or Backsliding?

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    2010-01-01

    At this year’s full session of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), the country’s top advisory body, 14 members jointly put forward a proposal: to cover the "telepads" used for anonymous voting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing for the

  4. SECURED ELECTRONIC VOTING PROTOCOL USING HYBRID CRYPTOSYSTEM

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    KALAICHELVI V

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Electronic Voting play a really vital role in the democracy of our life. In this paper, we propose an electronic voting protocol. Our scheme does not require a special voting channel and communication can occur entirely over the current Internet. This method integrates the Internet convenience and cryptology. In the existing protocol the Tallier has to wait until the decryption key is received from the voter. So it will consume lot of time. But, the proposed protocol is based on the hybrid cryptosystem. In this, the ballot is encrypted using faster secret key algorithm and the digital envelope is encrypted using Tallier’s public key. So, the Tallier will decrypt the digital envelope using his own private key to get the secret key and then the encrypted ballot is decrypted using that secret key. So, comparatively the proposed protocol consumes less time. This paper also analyzes the various security issues involved in an electronic voting like security, privacy, authentication, anonymous, uniqueness, accuracy, fairness, efficiency and uncoercibility.

  5. Personality and Attitude Determinants of Voting Behavior

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    Brigham, John C.; Severy, Lawrence J.

    1976-01-01

    Measures of racial attitude, conceptual style, commitment to candidate and electoral process, social-political evaluation, and voting intentions, were administered to white college students (N=320) before the 1972 Presidential election. Prediction of behavioral intentions becomes more powerful as attitudinal measures are made more directly…

  6. Voting Advice Applications and electoral turnout

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    Gemenis, Kostas; Rosema, Martin

    2014-01-01

    In the last two decades Voting Advice Applications (VAAs) have become popular tools among voters, especially in several countries with a multi-party system. In this paper we test if the use of VAAs stimulates electoral participation. We use survey data from the Netherlands, where such tools are wide

  7. 7 CFR 1212.102 - Voting.

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    2010-01-01

    ... Regulations of the Department of Agriculture (Continued) AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE (MARKETING AGREEMENTS..., PROMOTION, CONSUMER EDUCATION AND INDUSTRY INFORMATION ORDER Referendum Procedures § 1212.102 Voting. (a... eligible corporate first handler or importer, or an administrator, executor, or trustee or an...

  8. Business Travellers Vote DRAGONAIR "Best China Airline"

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    2005-01-01

      (BEIJING) Dragonair was announced as winner of the Best China Airline category in the Business Traveller Asia-Pacific 2005 Annual Travel Awards today. The magazine asked subscribers who were frequent travellers to vote for an airline based on 17 criteria,including cabin staff, comfort, route network and scheduling.……

  9. Business Travellers Vote DRAGONAIR "Best China Airline"

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    2005-01-01

    @@ (BEIJING) Dragonair was announced as winner of the Best China Airline category in the Business Traveller Asia-Pacific 2005 Annual Travel Awards today. The magazine asked subscribers who were frequent travellers to vote for an airline based on 17 criteria,including cabin staff, comfort, route network and scheduling.

  10. 7 CFR 1205.204 - Voting.

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    .... Forms obtained via the Internet will be located at http://www.ams.usda.gov/Cotton. Upon request by... 20026-3704. Forms obtained via the Internet will be located at http://www.ams.usda.gov/Cotton. (d... through the Internet during the voting period. A completed and signed CN-100 and supporting...

  11. Higher Ed. Gets Voting Rights on Assessments

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    Gewertz, Catherine

    2012-01-01

    A group of states that is designing tests for the common academic standards has taken a key step to ensure that the assessments reflect students' readiness for college-level work: It gave top higher education officials from member states voting power on test-design questions that are closest to the heart of the college-readiness question. At its…

  12. Le modèle du corps en danse classique comme prescription mathématique

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    Biliana Vassileva Fouilhoux

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Nous proposons d'examiner les différentes dimensions singulières du modèle du corps comme prescription mathématique dans l'enseignement de la danse classique ainsi que dans le domaine de création chorégraphique. Après une perspective socio-historique, nous avons choisi le cas particulier du travail du chorégraphe américain William Forsythe, reconnu pour son apport dans le renouvellement des codes esthétiques classique. En effet, dans le domaine de la danse, le modèle du corps comme prescription mathématique est indispensable dans l'acquisition de coordinations spécialisées. Ce modèle géométrique et harmonieux est souvent inscrit dans une opposition technique (qui s'acquiert par l'effort à une sensibilité artistique (qui a toujours été là. Questionner le modèle du corps comme prescription mathématique dans le domaine de la danse, c'est mener une critique de son économie de production, de sa politique intérieure (du gouvernement de son propre corps à celui des spectateurs, de ses conditions d'exposition et de réception, de ses processus de création, et plus encore de la formation de ses artistes. Aussi, la question qui a conduit notre recherche est celle du modèle du corps en danse classique, plus précisément la survalorisation de la prescription mathématique dans un esprit de perfectionnement.

  13. Le CERN traque le boson de Higgs

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    2003-01-01

    "Avec des 27 kilomètres de circonférence, le LHC, le collisionneur de hadrons, sera le plus grand et le plus puissant accélérateur au monde. Ce géant a été conçu, entre autres, pour détecter le boson de Higgs" (0.5 page)

  14. Internet voting protocol based on implicit data security

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    Parakh, Abhishek

    2010-01-01

    This paper presents a new protocol for Internet voting based on implicit data security. This protocol allows recasting of votes, which permits a change of mind by voters either during the time window over which polling is open or during a shorter period over which recasting is permitted. The security of votes depends on multiple servers such that each vote is divided into partitions and these partitions are distributed among the servers, all of which need to be brought together to reconstruct the votes. Such a protocol has potential applications in bargaining and electronic commerce.

  15. Le Sanskrit

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    Balbir, Nalini

    2013-01-01

    Cet ouvrage est destiné à tous ceux qui souhaitent se mettre ou se remettre à l'étude du sanskrit et ne peuvent y consacrer que quelques minutes par jour. En suivant le principe de la méthode quotidienne Assimil, vous acquerrez progressivement le vocabulaire et la grammaire de base qui sont nécessaires à la lecture des textes de la littérature sanskrite classique. Vous trouverez dans cette méthode une approche vivante de la langue et de la culture sanskrite classique à travers des textes d'abord adaptés pour le débutant puis authentiques. En quelques mois, vous manierez la langue sans efforts ni hésitation, de manière très naturelle. Les enregistrements reprennent l'intégralité des textes en sanskrit des leçons et des exercices de traduction du livre. Ils sont interprétés, à un rythme progressif, par des locuteurs natifs professionnels.

  16. Dans le grand collisionneur du CERN

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    Campanelli, Mario

    2014-01-01

    Ce livre fait pénétrer le lecteur non initié dans l’instrument scientifique le plus grand du monde. D’ailleurs, le web fut précisément inventé à Genève en vue d’une collaboration aussi gigantesque. Résultat de vingt ans de recherche, le LHC, Grand collisionneur de hadrons, est l’anneau de 26,7 km creusé sous la frontière francosuisse, où sont accélérés, en sens opposés, des paquets de particules jusqu’à des vitesses et des énergies extrêmes. Ainsi la physique s’est-elle engagée dans une étape nouvelle de nos connaissances. Après les grandes découvertes de l’univers et de la réalité microscopique du siècle dernier, le collisionneur nous fait progresser aujourd’hui dans un «nuage de probabilités» aux frontières de l’antimatière. Dans une bousculade de particules, voici le champ convoité du boson de Higgs. Mario Campanelli, professeur associé à l’Université de Londres et collaborateur au projet ATLAS du LHC, propose, dans cet ouvrage, de s’introduire pas �...

  17. Chapitre IV. Lele parental*

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    Dagenais, Daniel

    2015-01-01

    Si on laisse de côté la légitimation amoureuse de la fondation d’une nouvelle famille à chaque génération, re-fondation obligée qui montre comment la famille nucléaire rompt avec le réseau de parenté au lieu de s’insérer dans sa continuité, la socialisation de l’enfant apparaît comme la raison d’être de la famille moderne. Loin d’être la seule fonction qui lui resterait, par attrition, après avoir perdu toute assise concrète (transmission du patrimoine, unité de production domestique, etc.), ...

  18. Martin Luther King, 40 ans après sa disparition

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    Hélène Harter

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Le 4 avril 1968 Martin Luther King est assassiné à Memphis. Moins de cinq ans après la mort du président Kennedy, les Etats-Unis sont à nouveau touchés par la violence politique. Cet article retrace le parcours qui a conduit le révérend King jusqu’à Memphis en cette année politiquement et socialement agitée. Comment sa mort est-elle vécue aux États-Unis ? Quelle mémoire conserve-t-on de lui aujourd’hui ?On April 4, 1968 Martin Luther King was assassinated in Memphis. Less than five years after the death of President Kennedy, the United States were affected again by political violence. This article explains why Rev. King went to Memphis during this politically and socially troubled year. How his death has been perceived in the United States? Does his legacy still live on forty years after his death?

  19. Le bulletin nul : une forme de résistance à la normalisation de la vie politique (Paris, 1851-1870

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    Vincent Huet

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Les Parisiens qui ont délibérément choisi de ne pas répondre par oui ou par non aux questions posées par les plébiscites organisés en 1851, 1852, 1870, même s’ils sont proportionnellement peu nombreux, marquent par ce geste leur refus de se faire interroger par un pouvoir qu’ils jugent illégitime. Plutôt que de s’abstenir, ils n’exécutent pas leur devoir civique dans les normes édictées par le régime, et se saisissent d’un espace de liberté de parole pour entrer en résistance contre lui. Ils refusent ainsi de se laisser emprisonner dans un champ politique légal, imposé, qui est celui du suffrage universel masculin restauré dans son intégralité par Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte après son coup d’Etat, et dénoncent par ce biais la volonté du pouvoir comme de ses opposants légalistes de normaliser la vie politique et de cantonner les citoyens dans un seul type d’action politique, le vote, au détriment d’un foisonnement de pratiques auparavant expérimentées.Parisians who deliberately chose not to answer yes nor no to questions asked in the plebiscites held in 1851, 1852 and 1870 – even though there were relatively few of them to do so – used that gesture to express their refusal to be asked anything by a power that they deemed illegitimate. Instead of abstaining from voting, they refused to accomplish their duty according to the norm decreed by the regime, and took advantage of the freedom of speech provided by the vote to oppose that power. In doing so, they subverted the legal political order that had been forced upon them – that of the universal vote for men, which was wholly reinforced by Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte after his coup. With that act, they indicted the will of both the power and its legalist opponents to normalise political life and to limit the political action of citizens to the sole vote, at the expense of a whole range of already well-experimented practices.Los Parisinos que

  20. Le rêve d'une fille

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    袁凤

    2011-01-01

    Un jour,après un cours de géographie dans un collège,une petite fille de 13 ans a transformé son argent de poche en une carte du monde dans une librairie.Elle l'a collée sur le mur devant le lit dans sa chambre.Ce monde sur papier entrait dans ses yeux dès qu'elle les ouvrait chaque matin.Elle marquait d'une étoile le pays sur cette carte du monde chaque fois qu'elle l'avait visité.Le rêve de faire un voyage dans le monde entier lui est venu à l'esprit,et est ainsi devenu une force tout au long de son parcours.

  1. Involvement of Stringent Factor RelA in Expression of the Alkaline Protease Gene aprE in Bacillus subtilis

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    Hata, Michihiro; Ogura, Mitsuo; Tanaka, Teruo

    2001-01-01

    Expression of Bacillus subtilis aprE, encoding an extracellular alkaline protease, is positively regulated by phosphorylated DegU, the regulator of a two-component regulatory system, DegS-DegU. We found that the expression of an aprE′-′lacZ fusion was greatly reduced in a disruption mutant with a mutation of relA, which encodes the stringent factor RelA. The level of DegU in the relA mutant was similar to that in the wild-type cell. A relA degU double mutation did not result in a further decr...

  2. 15 CFR 781.3 - Scope of the APR.

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    2010-01-01

    ... Government locations (see definition in § 781.1 of the APR): (i) Department of Energy locations; (ii) Department of Defense locations; (iii) Central Intelligence Agency locations; and (iv) Department of...

  3. Electoral system, pesonal votes, and party choice

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    Thomsen, Søren Risbjerg

    Using local elections in Denmark as an example this paper shows that individual party choice is influenced both by individual level, municipality level, and national level characteristics. Some hypotheses about the effects of the electoral system on personal votes derived from a theory by Carey...... & Shugart (1995) are first tested using a fixed-effects model. The effect of the personal reputation of the candidates, measured by personal votes, on party choice is then tested using a multilevel multinomial logit model suggested by Rabe-Hesketh and Skrondal (2008). The paper shows that both the electoral...... system and the personal reputation of local candidates have theoretically expected effects on party choice at local elections in Denmark. The methodology can be used for cross-national studies of multilevel effects on multi-party choice....

  4. Urdu Text Classification using Majority Voting

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    Muhammad Usman

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available Text classification is a tool to assign the predefined categories to the text documents using supervised machine learning algorithms. It has various practical applications like spam detection, sentiment detection, and detection of a natural language. Based on the idea we applied five well-known classification techniques on Urdu language corpus and assigned a class to the documents using majority voting. The corpus contains 21769 news documents of seven categories (Business, Entertainment, Culture, Health, Sports, and Weird. The algorithms were not able to work directly on the data, so we applied the preprocessing techniques like tokenization, stop words removal and a rule-based stemmer. After preprocessing 93400 features are extracted from the data to apply machine learning algorithms. Furthermore, we achieved up to 94% precision and recall using majority voting.

  5. Voting Telepad Covers-Progress Or Backsliding?

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    2010-01-01

    @@ At this year's full session of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), the country's top advisory body, 14 members jointly put forward a proposal: to cover the "telepads" used for anonymous voting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing for the purpose of protecting voters' privacy. The Great Hall of the People is where CPPCC National Committee members and deputies to the National People's Congress (NPC), the top legislature of China, hold their annual sessions.

  6. Voting in corporate boards with heterogeneous preferences

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    Balduzzi, Paolo; Graziano, Clara; Luporini, Annalisa

    2011-01-01

    We analyze the voting behavior of a board of directors that has to approve (or reject) an investment proposal with uncertain return. We consider three types of directors: insiders, who are biased toward acceptance of the project, independent outsiders who want to maximize the firm's profit and independent outsiders who care about their reputation. We show that the presence of members with heterogeneous preferences can be beneficial and that the partisan behavior of insiders can be used as a s...

  7. Civitas: A Secure Remote Voting System

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    Clarkson, Michael; Chong, Stephen; Myers, Andrew

    2008-01-01

    Civitas is the first implementation of a coercion-resistant, universally verifiable, remote voting scheme. This paper describes the design of Civitas, details the cryptographic protocols used in its construction, and illustrates how language-enforced information-flow security policies yield assurance in the implementation. The performance of Civitas scales well in the number of voters and offers reasonable tradeoffs between time, cost, and security. These results sugges...

  8. Voting, Lobbying, and the Decentralization Theorem

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    Lockwood, Benjamin

    2007-01-01

    This paper revisits the fiscal "decentralization theorem", by relaxing the role of the assumption that governments are benevolent, while retaining the assumption of policy uniformity. If instead, decisions are made by direct majority voting, (i) centralization can welfare-dominate decentralization even if there are no externalities and regions are heterogenous; (ii) decentralization can welfare-dominate centralization even if there are positive externalities and regions are hom...

  9. "Hall of Fame" Voting: The Econometric Society

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    Hamermesh, Daniel S.; Peter Schmidt

    2001-01-01

    We examine the determinants of election as Fellow of the Econometric Society, an example of voting within a group to confer honor on some members and perhaps achieve additional status for the entire group. Using data from annual elections from 1990-2000, we find that objective measures of quality help determine elections, as do attestations of quality by previous honorees. What one might view as ascriptive characteristics, such as candidates' subspecialty or institutional affiliation/location...

  10. Voting Intention and Choices: Are Voters Always Rational and Deliberative?

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    Lee, I-Ching; Chen, Eva E; Tsai, Chia-Hung; Yen, Nai-Shing; Chen, Arbee L P; Lin, Wei-Chieh

    2016-01-01

    Human rationality--the ability to behave in order to maximize the achievement of their presumed goals (i.e., their optimal choices)--is the foundation for democracy. Research evidence has suggested that voters may not make decisions after exhaustively processing relevant information; instead, our decision-making capacity may be restricted by our own biases and the environment. In this paper, we investigate the extent to which humans in a democratic society can be rational when making decisions in a serious, complex situation-voting in a local political election. We believe examining human rationality in a political election is important, because a well-functioning democracy rests largely upon the rational choices of individual voters. Previous research has shown that explicit political attitudes predict voting intention and choices (i.e., actual votes) in democratic societies, indicating that people are able to reason comprehensively when making voting decisions. Other work, though, has demonstrated that the attitudes of which we may not be aware, such as our implicit (e.g., subconscious) preferences, can predict voting choices, which may question the well-functioning democracy. In this study, we systematically examined predictors on voting intention and choices in the 2014 mayoral election in Taipei, Taiwan. Results indicate that explicit political party preferences had the largest impact on voting intention and choices. Moreover, implicit political party preferences interacted with explicit political party preferences in accounting for voting intention, and in turn predicted voting choices. Ethnic identity and perceived voting intention of significant others were found to predict voting choices, but not voting intention. In sum, to the comfort of democracy, voters appeared to engage mainly explicit, controlled processes in making their decisions; but findings on ethnic identity and perceived voting intention of significant others may suggest otherwise. PMID

  11. Voting Intention and Choices: Are Voters Always Rational and Deliberative?

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    Lee, I-Ching; Chen, Eva E; Tsai, Chia-Hung; Yen, Nai-Shing; Chen, Arbee L P; Lin, Wei-Chieh

    2016-01-01

    Human rationality--the ability to behave in order to maximize the achievement of their presumed goals (i.e., their optimal choices)--is the foundation for democracy. Research evidence has suggested that voters may not make decisions after exhaustively processing relevant information; instead, our decision-making capacity may be restricted by our own biases and the environment. In this paper, we investigate the extent to which humans in a democratic society can be rational when making decisions in a serious, complex situation-voting in a local political election. We believe examining human rationality in a political election is important, because a well-functioning democracy rests largely upon the rational choices of individual voters. Previous research has shown that explicit political attitudes predict voting intention and choices (i.e., actual votes) in democratic societies, indicating that people are able to reason comprehensively when making voting decisions. Other work, though, has demonstrated that the attitudes of which we may not be aware, such as our implicit (e.g., subconscious) preferences, can predict voting choices, which may question the well-functioning democracy. In this study, we systematically examined predictors on voting intention and choices in the 2014 mayoral election in Taipei, Taiwan. Results indicate that explicit political party preferences had the largest impact on voting intention and choices. Moreover, implicit political party preferences interacted with explicit political party preferences in accounting for voting intention, and in turn predicted voting choices. Ethnic identity and perceived voting intention of significant others were found to predict voting choices, but not voting intention. In sum, to the comfort of democracy, voters appeared to engage mainly explicit, controlled processes in making their decisions; but findings on ethnic identity and perceived voting intention of significant others may suggest otherwise.

  12. Computing the nucleolus of weighted voting games

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    Elkind, Edith

    2008-01-01

    Weighted voting games (WVG) are coalitional games in which an agent's contribution to a coalition is given by his it weight, and a coalition wins if its total weight meets or exceeds a given quota. These games model decision-making in political bodies as well as collaboration and surplus division in multiagent domains. The computational complexity of various solution concepts for weighted voting games received a lot of attention in recent years. In particular, Elkind et al.(2007) studied the complexity of stability-related solution concepts in WVGs, namely, of the core, the least core, and the nucleolus. While they have completely characterized the algorithmic complexity of the core and the least core, for the nucleolus they have only provided an NP-hardness result. In this paper, we solve an open problem posed by Elkind et al. by showing that the nucleolus of WVGs, and, more generally, k-vector weighted voting games with fixed k, can be computed in pseudopolynomial time, i.e., there exists an algorithm that ...

  13. Le vieillard et le chevalier

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    Mélanie JECKER

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available Éléments introductifs Ces réflexions initiales n’auront pas pour point de départ le rappel du problème posé par la présence de vieillards toujours plus nombreux au sein de nos sociétés contemporaines. Je ne nie pas l’importance ni l’intérêt du phénomène relativement récent du vieillissement de la population en Occident, mais ce constat ne fut pas à l’origine de mon travail. Ce qui a porté ma curiosité vers le thème des âges de la vie n’est pas mon propre présent mais l’attrait et même, oserai...

  14. Visually weighted neighbor voting for image tag relevance learning

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    Lee, Silhyoung; De Neve, Wesley; Man Ro, Yong

    2014-01-01

    The presence of non-relevant tags in image folksonomies hampers the effective organization and retrieval of user-contributed images. In this paper, we propose to learn the relevance of user-supplied tags by means of visually weighted neighbor voting, a variant of the popular baseline neighbor voting algorithm proposed by Li et al. (IEEE Trans Multimedia 11(7):1310-1322, 2009). To gain insight into the effectiveness of baseline and visually weighted neighbor voting, we qualitatively analyze th...

  15. The One Member-One Vote Rule in Cooperatives

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    Reynolds, Bruce J.

    2000-01-01

    Cooperative s can achieve better business decisions when their boards of directors maintain a commitment to member consensus. Directors usually try to avoid making decisions by votes, especially by narrow majority victories. Governance on the basis of one member-one vote promotes the search for broad-based consensus that improves board representation of membership interests, but it also leads to more analysis of decision and search for innovative alternatives. By contrast, proportional voting...

  16. Information-Theoretically Secure Voting Without an Honest Majority

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    Broadbent, Anne; Tapp, Alain

    2008-01-01

    We present three voting protocols with unconditional privacy and information-theoretic correctness, without assuming any bound on the number of corrupt voters or voting authorities. All protocols have polynomial complexity and require private channels and a simultaneous broadcast channel. Our first protocol is a basic voting scheme which allows voters to interact in order to compute the tally. Privacy of the ballot is unconditional, but any voter can cause the protocol to fail, in which case ...

  17. Voting in a Stochastic Environment: The Case of Two Groups

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    Chebotarev, P. Yu.; Loginov, A. K.; Tsodikova, Ya. Yu.; Lezina, Z. M.; Borzenko, V. I.

    2011-01-01

    Social dynamics determined by voting in a stochastic environment is analyzed for a society composed of two cohesive groups of similar size. Within the model of random walks determined by voting, explicit formulas are derived for the capital increments of the groups against the parameters of the environment and "claim thresholds" of the groups. The "unanimous acceptance" and "unanimous rejection" group rules are considered as the voting procedures. Claim thresholds are evaluated that are most ...

  18. Quantum anonymous voting with unweighted continuous-variable graph states

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    Guo, Ying; Feng, Yanyan; Zeng, Guihua

    2016-08-01

    Motivated by the revealing topological structures of continuous-variable graph state (CVGS), we investigate the design of quantum voting scheme, which has serious advantages over the conventional ones in terms of efficiency and graphicness. Three phases are included, i.e., the preparing phase, the voting phase and the counting phase, together with three parties, i.e., the voters, the tallyman and the ballot agency. Two major voting operations are performed on the yielded CVGS in the voting process, namely the local rotation transformation and the displacement operation. The voting information is carried by the CVGS established before hand, whose persistent entanglement is deployed to keep the privacy of votes and the anonymity of legal voters. For practical applications, two CVGS-based quantum ballots, i.e., comparative ballot and anonymous survey, are specially designed, followed by the extended ballot schemes for the binary-valued and multi-valued ballots under some constraints for the voting design. Security is ensured by entanglement of the CVGS, the voting operations and the laws of quantum mechanics. The proposed schemes can be implemented using the standard off-the-shelf components when compared to discrete-variable quantum voting schemes attributing to the characteristics of the CV-based quantum cryptography.

  19. ANALYSIS OF ELECTRONIC VOTING SYSTEM IN VARIOUS COUNTRIES

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    Sanjay Kumar,

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available India is the world’s largest democracy with a population of more than 1 billion; India has an electorate of more than 668 million and covers 543 parliamentary constituencies. Voting is the bridge between the governed and government. The last few years have brought a renewed focus on to the technology used in the voting process. The current voting system has many security holes, and it is difficult to prove even simple security properties about them. A voting system that can be proven correct has many concerns. There are some reasons for a government to use electronic systems are to increase elections activities and to reduce the elections expenses. Still there is some scope of work in electronic voting system because there is no way of identification by the electronic voting system whether the user is authentic or not and securing electronic voting machine from miscreants. This paper provides an overview of the experiences of other countries using electronic voting machine. The comparative focus is on the adoption of electronic voting systems adopted at the international level.

  20. Poverty and vote buying: Survey-based evidence from Africa

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    Jensen, Peter Sandholt; Justesen, Mogens K.

    2014-01-01

    Alongside the spread of democracy in the developing world, vote buying has emerged as an integral part of election campaigns. Yet, we know little about the causes of vote buying in young democracies. In this paper, we analyse the sources of vote buying in sub-Saharan African. Using data from the ......, micro-level poverty seems to be an important source of vote buying in Africa and has major implications for the way electoral democracy operates.......Alongside the spread of democracy in the developing world, vote buying has emerged as an integral part of election campaigns. Yet, we know little about the causes of vote buying in young democracies. In this paper, we analyse the sources of vote buying in sub-Saharan African. Using data from...... the Afrobarometer, we focus on the impact of poverty on vote buying at the individual- and country-level. Results from multilevel regressions show that poor voters are significantly more likely to be targets of vote buying than wealthier voters. This effect increases when elections are highly competitive. Thus...

  1. 2010 Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act Survey

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    Election Assistance Commission — This dataset contains data about military and overseas voting for the 2010 election cycle. The dataset and corresponding report address ballot transmissions to, and...

  2. 2008 Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act Survey

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    Election Assistance Commission — This dataset contains data about military and overseas voting for the 2008 election cycle. The dataset and corresponding report address ballot transmissions to, and...

  3. Quantum anonymous voting with unweighted continuous-variable graph states

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    Guo, Ying; Feng, Yanyan; Zeng, Guihua

    2016-05-01

    Motivated by the revealing topological structures of continuous-variable graph state (CVGS), we investigate the design of quantum voting scheme, which has serious advantages over the conventional ones in terms of efficiency and graphicness. Three phases are included, i.e., the preparing phase, the voting phase and the counting phase, together with three parties, i.e., the voters, the tallyman and the ballot agency. Two major voting operations are performed on the yielded CVGS in the voting process, namely the local rotation transformation and the displacement operation. The voting information is carried by the CVGS established before hand, whose persistent entanglement is deployed to keep the privacy of votes and the anonymity of legal voters. For practical applications, two CVGS-based quantum ballots, i.e., comparative ballot and anonymous survey, are specially designed, followed by the extended ballot schemes for the binary-valued and multi-valued ballots under some constraints for the voting design. Security is ensured by entanglement of the CVGS, the voting operations and the laws of quantum mechanics. The proposed schemes can be implemented using the standard off-the-shelf components when compared to discrete-variable quantum voting schemes attributing to the characteristics of the CV-based quantum cryptography.

  4. Carcinoïde primitif du rein métastasant après 12 ans

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    Bacha, Dhouha; Lahmar, Ahlem; Gharbi, Lassad; Slama, Sana Ben; Bouraoui, Saadia; Chatti, Samia; Regaya, Sabeh Mzabi

    2016-01-01

    Les carcinoïdes primitifs du rein sont rares avec une centaine de cas rapportés dans la littérature. Sur le plan histologique, il s'agit d'une tumeur bien différenciée dont la morphologie rejoint souvent celle des carcinoïdes dans les autres localisations. Nous rapportons un cas de carcinoïde primitif du rein survenant chez un homme de 41 ans, découvert à la suite de métastases hépatiques. La tumeur était particulière par son architecture tubulo-papillaire, suggérant à tort le diagnostic de carcinome papillaire du rein. Ce diagnostic a été redressé 12 ans après, à la suite de l'apparition d'autres métastases hépatiques, osseuses et pulmonaires. PMID:27217899

  5. Development of Reference Source Terms for EU-APR1400

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    These source terms are developed for the typical U. S. NPP and do not reflect the design characteristics of EU-APR1400 (1,400 MWe PWR) which will be applied for the EUR certification in European countries. The process of developing the RST for EU-APR1400 is to undergo a similar process that NUREG-1465 had gone through when it came out with its proposed source terms. The purpose of this study is to develop the EU-APR1400 design-specific RST complied with the EUR. The Large LOCA is the reference equence used in the NUREG-1465 evaluation, whereas the EUAPR1400 risk-significant sequences are dominated by small LOCA and non-LOCA sequences. Moreover, when considering the EU-APR1400 has many design features to mitigate the consequences of severe accident phenomena, it is not surprising that the aspects of both release fractions and durations are distinctly different from NUREG-1465. This RST will be continuously updated to reflect to the design features of EU-APR1400, and then, be used as the reference for design purposes such as criteria satisfaction of radioactivity releases, equipment survivability, control room habitability for severe accident, and so on

  6. From après-ski to après-tourism: the Alps in transition?

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    Philippe Bourdeau

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Winter sports occupy a prominent place in European tourism, not only because of their economic importance in mountainous areas but also due to their major symbolic significance in the "leisure civilisation". Yet the world of winter tourism is full of uncertainties connected with climate change and also with evolutions and structural breaks that call into question the development model on which it is based. This context of profound change gives us the opportunity to question the limits of the industrial model that has governed the development of the Alps for the practice of skiing and to examine alternative future scenarios to "all-out skiing" and even "all-out tourism".Les sports d’hiver occupent une place de premier plan dans le tourisme européen, non seulement du fait de leur poids économique dans les régions de montagne, mais aussi par leur forte dimension symbolique dans la « civilisation des loisirs ». Pourtant l’univers du tourisme hivernal est parcouru par de nombreuses incertitudes liées au changement climatique, mais aussi à des évolutions et des ruptures structurelles qui remettent en question le modèle de développement sur lequel il repose. Ce contexte de mutation permet d’interroger les limites du modèle industriel qui a présidé à l’aménagement des Alpes pour la pratique du ski et d’examiner des figures d’avenir alternatives au « tout ski » et même au « tout tourisme ».

  7. Stylized Facts in Brazilian Vote Distributions.

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    Calvão, Angelo Mondaini; Crokidakis, Nuno; Anteneodo, Celia

    2015-01-01

    Elections, specially in countries such as Brazil, with an electorate of the order of 100 million people, yield large-scale data-sets embodying valuable information on the dynamics through which individuals influence each other and make choices. In this work we perform an extensive analysis of data sets available for Brazilian proportional elections of legislators and city councilors throughout the period 1970-2014, which embraces two distinct political regimes: a military regime followed by a democratic one. We perform a comparative analysis of elections for legislative positions, in different states and years, through the distribution p(v) of the number of candidates receiving v votes. We show the impact of the different political regimes on the vote distributions. Although p(v) has a common shape, with a scaling behavior, quantitative details change over time and from one electorate to another. In order to interpret the observed features, we propose a multi-species model consisting in a system of nonlinear differential equations, with values of the parameters that reflect the heterogeneity of candidates. In its simplest setting, the model can not explain the cutoff, formed by the most voted candidates, whose success is determined mainly by their peculiar, intrinsic characteristics, such as previous publicity. However, the modeling allows to interpret the scaling of p(v), yielding a predictor of the degree of feedback in the interactions of the electorate. Knowledge of the feedback is relevant beyond the context of elections, since a similar interactivity may occur for other social contagion processes in the same population.

  8. Legal requirements governing proxy voting in Denmark

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    Werlauff, Erik

    2008-01-01

    The requirements in Danish company law concerning proxy voting in companies whose shares have been accepted for listing on a regulated market have been successively tightened in recent years, and corporate governance principles have also led to the introduction of several requirements concerning ....../36 on the exercise of shareholders' rights in listed companies, which must be implemented by 3 August 2009. It is pointed out that companies may provide with advantage in their articles of association for both the existing and the forthcoming requirements at this early stage....

  9. Securite nutritionnelle a Haiti : situation avant et apres le seisme et recommandations pour l'avenir

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    Bassett, Lucy

    2010-01-01

    Children in Haiti are born into some of the harshest conditions on the planet, and are left at a disadvantage in terms of growth, development, and potential to thrive. Malnutrition rates in Haiti are among the worst in the Latin America and Caribbean Region. Nearly one-third of all children under-five suffer from stunted growth and three quarters of children 6-24 months are anemic. Malnutr...

  10. Après nous, le déluge / Toomas Hendrik Ilves

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    Ilves, Toomas Hendrik, 1953-

    2006-01-01

    Euroopa Liidu põhiseadusliku leppe läbikukkumisest, vanade liikmesriikide suhtumisest uutesse, Venemaa lootusest Euroopa Liidu nõrgenemisele. Eesti peaks tihendama koostööd teiste uute liikmesriikidega oma ühishuvide kaitsel. Ilmunud ka: Sirp : Diplomaatia 8. juuli 2005 nr. 22/23, lk. 2-4

  11. Le Temps de la porno-histoire

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    Darragon, Eric

    2012-01-01

    Le discours sur le corps ne date pas d’hier mais il a pris une sorte d’ascendant en matière esthétique, particulièrement dans l’histoire et la critique d’art universitaires, ce qui permet d’observer une mutation des méthodes et des formulations. Après pas mal de choses, la question de l’art se retrouve paradoxalement in statu nascendi dans la mesure où son principe s’étend sans faiblir à des démarches ou des objets nouveaux. En explorant la notion d’artialisation de l’expérience en 1978, Alai...

  12. Determination of PARs capacity for HMS in EU APR1400

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    Hwang, Do Hyun [KHNP CRI, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of)

    2012-10-15

    The Hydrogen Mitigation System (HMS) is designed to control combustible gas, mainly hydrogen gas (H2) inside containment within the acceptable limits by the Passive Autocatalytic Recombiner (PAR) with consideration of hydrogen generation during severe accidents. In EU APR1400 (European APR1400), a passive hydrogen control system which is composed of a number of PARs, is adopted for the mitigation of the hydrogen induced risks. For the design of the HMS, the expected ranges for the global and local hydrogen concentrations in the containment and the increase rate of the concentrations should be examined to specify the required capacity and locations of the PARs. This paper describes the determination of PARs capacity for HMS in EU APR1400.

  13. Le cri de la nature chez Terrence Malick

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    Barnier, Martin

    2016-01-01

    Après avoir vu The Thin Red Line (La Ligne rouge, 1998), le spectateur se souviendra sûrement des voix des soldats qui se posent délicatement sur les images. Mais la plus grande partie du son de ce film se compose de musique et de bruits. Les oiseaux jouent un rôle prépondérant chez Terrence Malick. Passionné par l’ornithologie, il a souvent cherché à être le plus précis possible sur chacun des chants d’oiseaux qu’il place dans ses films. Lors du tournage de The New World (Le Nouveau monde, 2...

  14. A Parallel Voting Scheme for Aspect Recovery

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    陈珂; 石川真澄

    1995-01-01

    Recently,a qualitative approach was proposed for 3-D shape recovery based on a hybrid object representation[1].In this approach,aspect recovery is the most important stage which binds regions in the image into meaningful aspects to support 3-D primitive recovery.There is no known polynomial time algorithm to solve this problem.the previous approach dealt with this problem by using a heuristic method based on the conditional probability.Unlike the previous method,this paper presents a novel parallel voting scheme to conquer the problem for efficiency.For this purpose,the previous global aspect representation is replaced with a distributed representation of aspects.Based on this representation,a three-layer parallel voting network for aspect recovery is proposed.For evaluating likelihood,a continuous Hopfield net is employed so that all aspect coverings in decreasing order of likelihood can be enumerated.The paper describes this method in detail and demonstrates its usefulness with simulation.

  15. The theory of voting and equilibria in noncooperative games

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    Sloth, Birgitte

    1993-01-01

    We consider the problem of modeling voting situations, seeking models and equilibrium concepts which are easier to incorporate in large sequential decision games than the models and solution concepts used by the "theory of voting." It is demonstrated that one can avoid using very refined solution...

  16. 7 CFR 989.129 - Voting at nomination meetings.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 8 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Voting at nomination meetings. 989.129 Section 989.129... GROWN IN CALIFORNIA Administrative Rules and Regulations Raisin Administrative Committee § 989.129 Voting at nomination meetings. Any person (defined in § 989.3 as an individual, partnership,...

  17. Creating Discussions with Classroom Voting in Linear Algebra

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    Cline, Kelly; Zullo, Holly; Duncan, Jonathan; Stewart, Ann; Snipes, Marie

    2013-01-01

    We present a study of classroom voting in linear algebra, in which the instructors posed multiple-choice questions to the class and then allowed a few minutes for consideration and small-group discussion. After each student in the class voted on the correct answer using a classroom response system, a set of clickers, the instructor then guided a…

  18. 25 CFR 217.6 - Method of casting votes.

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    2010-04-01

    ... the status quo. At the time they notify the superintendent of the votes cast on an issue, each joint... 25 Indians 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Method of casting votes. 217.6 Section 217.6 Indians BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR ENERGY AND MINERALS MANAGEMENT OF TRIBAL ASSETS...

  19. Square root voting system, optimal threshold and \\pi

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    Zyczkowski, Karol

    2011-01-01

    The problem of designing an optimal weighted voting system for the two-tier voting, applicable in the case of the Council of Ministers of the European Union (EU), is investigated. Various arguments in favour of the square root voting system, where the voting weights of member states are proportional to the square root of their population are discussed and a link between this solution and the random walk in the one-dimensional lattice is established. It is known that the voting power of every member state is approximately equal to its voting weight, if the threshold q for the qualified majority in the voting body is optimally chosen. We analyze the square root voting system for a generic 'union' of M states and derive in this case an explicit approximate formula for the level of the optimal threshold: $q \\simeq 1/2+1/\\sqrt{{\\pi} M}$. The prefactor $1/\\sqrt{{\\pi}}$ appears here as a result of averaging over the ensemble of unions with random populations.

  20. Addressing Common Student Errors with Classroom Voting in Multivariable Calculus

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    Cline, Kelly; Parker, Mark; Zullo, Holly; Stewart, Ann

    2012-01-01

    One technique for identifying and addressing common student errors is the method of classroom voting, in which the instructor presents a multiple-choice question to the class, and after a few minutes for consideration and small group discussion, each student votes on the correct answer, often using a hand-held electronic clicker. If a large number…

  1. 7 CFR 1280.626 - Certification and voting procedures.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 10 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Certification and voting procedures. 1280.626 Section... PROMOTION, RESEARCH, AND INFORMATION ORDER Procedures To Request a Referendum Definitions § 1280.626... Internet during the voting period. A completed and signed form LS-86 and supporting documentation, such...

  2. Empirical study on voting power in participatory forest planning.

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    Vainikainen, N; Kangas, A; Kangas, J

    2008-07-01

    Multicriteria decision support systems are applied in natural resource management in order to clarify the planning process for the stakeholders, to make all available information usable and all objectives manageable. Especially when the public is involved in planning, the decision support system should be easy to comprehend, transparent and fair. Social choice theory has recently been applied to group decision-making in natural resources management to accomplish these objectives. Although voting forms the basis of democracy, and is usually taken as a fair method, the influence of voters over the outcome may vary. It is also possible to vote strategically to improve the results from each stakeholder's point of view. This study examines the use of social choice theory in revealing stakeholders' preferences in participatory forest planning, and the influence of different voters on the outcome. The positional voting rules examined were approval voting and Borda count, but both rules were slightly modified for the purposes of this study. The third rule examined, cumulative rule, resembles utilitarian voting rules. The voting rules were tested in a real participatory forest planning situation in eastern Lapland, Finland. All voting rules resulted in a different joint order of importance of the criteria. Yet, the preference orders produced had also a lot in common and the criteria could be divided into three quite distinct groups according to their importance. The influence of individual voters varied between the voting rules, and in each case different voter was the most influential.

  3. Méthodes exactes pour le modèle d'exclusion asymétrique

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    Prolhac, Sylvain

    2009-01-01

    Cette thèse est consacrée à l'étude de quelques propriétés du modèle d'exclusion asymétrique unidimensionnel, un modèle exactement soluble de particules en interaction présentant un état stationnaire hors d'équilibre.Dans une première partie, nous expliquons les liens que le modèle d'exclusion asymétrique entretient avec d'autres modèles de la physique statistique, en particulier des modèles de croissance, de polymère dirigé en milieu aléatoire, ou encore des modèles de vertex. Après avoir ré...

  4. Digital Voting Systems and Communication in Classroom Lectures

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    Mathiasen, Helle

    2015-01-01

    Studies on the use of digital voting systems in large group teaching situations have often focused on the ”non-anonymity” and control and testing functions that the technology provides. There has also been some interest in how students might use their votes tactically to gain “credits”. By focusing...... on an empirical study of students’ experiences with digital voting systems in lectures at two Danish universities, this study considers the premises and the contexts surrounding this technology. It will also aim to show that for both instructors and students, digital voting systems are a much broader resource...... than simply a device for facilitating ”non-anonymity”, test, control and allocation of credits. The case studies showed, for instance, that digital voting systems can be conducive to a more open approach in which the systems are used as communication tools and teaching resources in situations where...

  5. Anonymous voting for multi-dimensional CV quantum system

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    Rong-Hua, Shi; Yi, Xiao; Jin-Jing, Shi; Ying, Guo; Moon-Ho, Lee

    2016-06-01

    We investigate the design of anonymous voting protocols, CV-based binary-valued ballot and CV-based multi-valued ballot with continuous variables (CV) in a multi-dimensional quantum cryptosystem to ensure the security of voting procedure and data privacy. The quantum entangled states are employed in the continuous variable quantum system to carry the voting information and assist information transmission, which takes the advantage of the GHZ-like states in terms of improving the utilization of quantum states by decreasing the number of required quantum states. It provides a potential approach to achieve the efficient quantum anonymous voting with high transmission security, especially in large-scale votes. Project supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 61272495, 61379153, and 61401519), the Research Fund for the Doctoral Program of Higher Education of China (Grant No. 20130162110012), and the MEST-NRF of Korea (Grant No. 2012-002521).

  6. Avariist paranev maavanem asus tööle / Erik Kalda

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    Kalda, Erik, 1969-

    2006-01-01

    Ilmunud ka: Severnoje Poberezhje 29. märts lk. 1, Narvskaja Nedelja 1. apr. lk. 2. Mullu detsembris ränka avariisse sattunud Ida-Viru maavanem Ago Silde asus taas tööle, tegeldes maikuus toimuva Ida-Virumaa arengukonverentsi ettevalmistamisega

  7. Le smartphone et le concert

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    Heuguet, Guillaume

    2014-01-01

    International audience Face à la baisse des ventes de musique enregistrée, les maisons de disques mettent de plus en plus le concert au centre de leur économie : les signatures de Because Music bénéficient aussitôt du travail de tourneur de sa filiale Corrida ; Live Nation, mastodonte de l'organisation de tournées, s'est rendu propriétaire des futurs enregistrements de Jay-Z. Une multitude d'acteurs est aujourd'hui pris dans un mélange de compétition et de coopération dans l'écosystème mus...

  8. System Response Analysis of LOCV for APR1400 Using KNAP

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    Korea Electric Power Research Institute (KEPRI) of Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) has been developed the non-loss-of-coolant accident (non-LOCA) analysis methodology, called as the Korea Non-LOCA Analysis Package (KNAP), for the typical Optimized Power Reactor 1000 (OPR1000) plants. Considering current licensing methodology conducted by ABB-CE, however, the KNAP could be applied to Advanced Power Reactor 1400 (APR1400). In spite of some difference in components of two plant types, there is a close resemblance between their nuclear steam supply systems (NSSS). So, in this study, the loss of condenser vacuum (LOCV) event were analyzed using KNAP for APR1400 to estimate the feasibility of the application and the results were compared with those given in APR1400 Standard Safety Analysis Report (SSAR), which were calculated using the CESEC-III code of ABB-CE. Through the study, it was concluded that the KNAP could be applicable to APR1400 on the view point of LOCV event

  9. Your Light Switch Is Your Vote

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    McIlvenny, Paul

    This presentation reports on a study of how discourses of environmental citizenship, sustainability and climate change are communicated and mediated in a global media event. “Earth Hour” began in 2007 in Sydney, Australia, and in 2009 it was proclaimed a successful global event. The event focused...... primarily on citizen awareness, participation and solidarity in mitigating climate change. In its sister campaign (“Vote Earth”), the discourse of representative democracy was deployed to constitute an imaginary global electorate. The analysis focuses on (a) the intense drive to visualise and spectacularise......Tube; and (d) the attempt to inculcate a ‘global citizen’ who is concerned with the environment/climate and whose anticipatory mediated actions in relation to it are prefigured by this communicative event, and (e) the resistance to the circulation of this ‘new’ mediated discourse. The presentation will also...

  10. Universality in voting behavior: an empirical analysis

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    Chatterjee, Arnab; Mitrović, Marija; Fortunato, Santo

    2013-01-01

    Election data represent a precious source of information to study human behavior at a large scale. In proportional elections with open lists, the number of votes received by a candidate, rescaled by the average performance of all competitors in the same party list, has the same distribution regardless of the country and the year of the election. Here we provide the first thorough assessment of this claim. We analyzed election datasets of 15 countries with proportional systems. We confirm that a class of nations with similar election rules fulfill the universality claim. Discrepancies from this trend in other countries with open-lists elections are always associated with peculiar differences in the election rules, which matter more than differences between countries and historical periods. Our analysis shows that the role of parties in the electoral performance of candidates is crucial: alternative scalings not taking into account party affiliations lead to poor results.

  11. Universality in voting behavior: an empirical analysis

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    Chatterjee, Arnab; Fortunato, Santo

    2012-01-01

    Election data represent a precious source of information to study human behavior at a large scale. In proportional elections with open lists, the number of votes received by a candidate, rescaled by the average performance of all competitors in the same party list, has the same distribution regardless of the country and the year of the election. Here we provide the first thorough assessment of this claim. We analyzed election datasets of 15 countries with proportional systems. We confirm that a class of nations with similar election rules fulfill the universality claim. Discrepancies from this trend in other countries with open-lists elections are always associated with peculiar differences in the election rules, which matter more than differences between countries and historical periods. Our analysis shows that the role of parties in the electoral performance of candidates is crucial: alternative scalings not taking into account party affiliations lead to poor results.

  12. Bernard Crettaz, Le curé, le promoteur, la vache, la femme et le président. Que reste-t-il de notre procession ?

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    Bernard Debarbieux

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Derrière ce double titre, doublement énigmatique, se cache le livre fin et sensible d’un sociologue bon connaisseur du val d’Anniviers et bien connu des Annivards. Bernard Crettaz vient de cette vallée latérale du Valais suisse. Après quelques décennies passées à Genève, entre l’université où il enseigna et le Musée d’ethnographie où il conserva, il est retourné habiter le val, en 2002, la retraite venue. Six ans plus tard, il nous livre une analyse attachante d’un siècle de mutations dans ce...

  13. A New Algorithm for Voting in Social Networks

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    Zeinab Saeidi Masine

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Regarding to increasing spread of internet in recent years, social networks attracted the attention of many people. A voting system is a set of rules that a community adopts to take collective decision. In this paper we study representative democracy voting and introduce an algorithm for finding a committee who are participated in voting rather than entire social network. In this model we use community detection techniques in order to obtain parties, and D’Hondt rule to clarifying proportion of each party in committee. We finally use analysis links webpages algorithms for finding important users in social network.

  14. A Electronic Voting Scheme Achieved by Using Quantum Proxy Signature

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    Cao, Hai-Jing; Ding, Li-Yuan; Yu, Yao-Feng; Li, Peng-Fei

    2016-06-01

    In this paper, we propose a new electronic voting scheme using Bell entangled states as quantum channels. This scheme is based on quantum proxy signature. The voter Alice, vote management center Bob, teller Charlie and scrutineer Diana only perform single particle measurement to realize the electronic voting process. So the scheme reduces the technical difficulty and increases operation efficiency. It can be easily realized. We use quantum key distribution and one-time pad to guarantee its unconditional security. The scheme uses the physical characteristics of quantum mechanics to guarantee its anonymity, verifiability, unforgetability and undeniability.

  15. Voting in a Stochastic Environment: The Case of Two Groups

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    Chebotarev, P Yu; Tsodikova, Ya Yu; Lezina, Z M; Borzenko, V I

    2011-01-01

    Social dynamics determined by voting in a stochastic environment is analyzed for a society composed of two cohesive groups of similar size. Within the model of random walks determined by voting, explicit formulas are derived for the capital increments of the groups against the parameters of the environment and "claim thresholds" of the groups. The "unanimous acceptance" and "unanimous rejection" group rules are considered as the voting procedures. Claim thresholds are evaluated that are most beneficial to the participants of the groups and to the society as a whole.

  16. How to Play E-Lottery Games via Voting

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    HAN Wei; ZHANG Long-jun; ZHENG Dong; CHEN Ke-fei

    2006-01-01

    E-lottery is a popular game for its convenience provided by the Internet. An e-lottery scheme based on voting is proposed. The scheme is publicly verifiable and the fairness can be guaranteed. Lottery players not only provide seed numbers to create the initial value of the lucky number, but also have an opportunity to change the intermediate value of the lucky number by means of voting. The new property of the scheme makes the lottery game more interactive and attractive to players. The anonymity of submitting the lottery ticket and casting the vote is achieved. Comparison with other existing e-lottery schemes is given.

  17. A Electronic Voting Scheme Achieved by Using Quantum Proxy Signature

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    Cao, Hai-Jing; Ding, Li-Yuan; Yu, Yao-Feng; Li, Peng-Fei

    2016-09-01

    In this paper, we propose a new electronic voting scheme using Bell entangled states as quantum channels. This scheme is based on quantum proxy signature. The voter Alice, vote management center Bob, teller Charlie and scrutineer Diana only perform single particle measurement to realize the electronic voting process. So the scheme reduces the technical difficulty and increases operation efficiency. It can be easily realized. We use quantum key distribution and one-time pad to guarantee its unconditional security. The scheme uses the physical characteristics of quantum mechanics to guarantee its anonymity, verifiability, unforgetability and undeniability.

  18. The Theory and Implementation of Electronic Voting Systems

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    Damgård, Ivan Bjerre; Groth, Jens; Salomonsen, Gorm

    2002-01-01

    We describe the theory behind a practical voting scheme based on homomorphic encryption. We give an example of an ElGamal-style encryption scheme, which can be used as the underlying cryptosystem. Then, we present efficient honest verifier zero-knowledge proofs that make the messages in the voting...... scheme shorter and easier to compute and verify, for voters as well as authorities, than in currently known schemes. Finally, we discuss various issues connected with the security of a practical implementation of the scheme for on-line voting. Notably, this includes minimizing risks that are beyond what...

  19. Le système immunitaire cutané et le photovieillissement

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    Nikkels, Arjen; Tassoudji, Nazli; Arrese Estrada, Jorge; Ben Mosbah, T.; Pierard-Franchimont, Claudine; Pierard, Gérald

    1991-01-01

    La connaissance du système immunitaire cutané a beaucoup progressé durant les dernières années. Considérée auparavant comme un organe passif de protection, on sait aujourd'hui que la peau est un organe immunocompétent. Le vieillissement cutané et l'exposition à la lumière ultraviolette ont une influence importante sur le système immunitaire cutané. Après une brève actualisation et description des cellules immunocompétentes de l'épiderme et du derme, nous considérerons la modulation du système...

  20. Network-Based Voting System—Evaluation and Optimization of CCMVS

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    张欢; 唐竞新

    2001-01-01

    This paper gives a brief introduction to a novel voting system,the Network-based Voting System (NVS). The system design is based on the careful analysis and evaluation of a traditional voting system, the computer controlled and managed voting system. The new system integrates technologies such as image processing, networking and databases to enhance three aspects of system performance:

  1. Towards a Standard Architecture for Digital Voting Systems - Defining a Generalized Ballot Schema

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    Cochran, Dermot Robert

    2015-01-01

    Many electoral jurisdictions have their own distinctive voting schemes. There is no clear consensus about the ideal voting scheme for fair elections. Various systems for electronic and online voting have been either proposed or developed, but these systems tend to be aimed at particular vote...

  2. The Value of Voting Rights to Majority Shareholders: Evidence from Dual Class Stock Unifications

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    Hauser, Shmuel; Lauterbach, Beni

    2000-01-01

    We study transactions of voting rights. In our sample of 67 dual class unifications superior vote shareholders give up their superior voting status (all firm stocks become “one share one vote†), and receive (in most cases) compensation in the form of additional stocks. Based on the compensation granted, the median price of 1% of the vote is about 0.1% of firm’s equity. More interestingly, the price of vote decreases with institutional holdings, and increases with the percentage vote los...

  3. Preliminary Results Of LOCA Problem For APR1400 Reactor

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    Several features of NPP with APR1400 nuclear reactor during a loss of coolant accident (LOCA) are investigated in this study. The report describes some main design characteristics of an engineering safety systems of APR1400 and the thermal hydraulic calculation results for steady-state using MARS and RELAP/SCDAPSIM codes. Large Break LOCA accident has been analyzed and evaluated based on acceptable criteria for ECCS given by US NRC. The results from cold leg break LOCA with broken area of 0.0465 m2 in case of high pressure safety injection system (HPSI) failed to operate or 2 and 4 HPSI pumps are activated. The preliminary results of this work is a part of collaboration between INST researchers and KAERI experts in using RELAP tool for safety analysis of NPPs. (author)

  4. Le vieillard et le chevalier

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    Mélanie JECKER

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available La fin du Moyen Âge fascine. Deux facteurs principaux expliquent l’attraction qu’exerce cette période : elle apparaît d’une part comme un moment historique riche car double, phase de transition entre le Moyen Âge et la Renaissance, où se mêlent des cadres de représentation anciens et nouveaux. L’insinuation d’une pensée humaniste balbutiante s’y traduirait notamment par l’émergence de la notion d’individu, qui constitue l’un des objets de ce travail. Il faut invoquer, d’autre part, l’image macabre d’un bas Moyen Âge hanté par l’idée de la maladie et de la mort depuis l’épidémie de peste noire de 1348, obsédé par la brièveté de la vie humaine. Ces deux facettes de « l’automne du Moyen Âge » tel que l’évoque avec poésie Joan Huizinga sont-elles autre chose qu’une plaisante image d’Epinal? Cette étude cherche précisément à déterminer le degré de validité de ces deux topiques, à travers l’analyse de la représentation des âges de la vie dans un corpus bien défini, celui de la biographie chevaleresque castillane du XVe siècle. L’intérêt porté à l’individu, la conscience de la singularité impliquent en effet celle du caractère mouvant de la personne, or quel thème mieux que celui des âges permet de confirmer ou d’infirmer l’hypothèse du surgissement d’une nouvelle manière de concevoir l’homme, proprement « renaissante », en ce siècle de transition , La nature même du corpus retenu – des récits biographiques – suggère en effet une mutation dans l’appréhension de la personne, une attention prêtée à sa progressive transformation. L’étude de la représentation de la vieillesse, en particulier, révèle non seulement à quel point était alors réelle cette prétendue obsession de la déchéance physique et de la mortalité, mais aussi dans quelle mesure étaient soulignés et valorisés les changements individuels parallèles à l

  5. A Voting Protocol Based on the Controlled Quantum Operation Teleportation

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    Tian, Juan-Hong; Zhang, Jian-Zhong; Li, Yan-Ping

    2016-05-01

    Based on the controlled quantum operation teleportation, a secure voting protocol is proposed in this paper. Genuine four-qubit entangled state functions as the quantum channel. The eligible voter's quantum operation which represents his vote information can be transmitted to the tallyman Bob with the help of the scrutineer Charlie. Voter's quantum identity authentication provides the anonymity of voters'ID, which is ensured by a zero-knowledge proof of the notary organization CA. Charlie's supervision in the whole voting process can make the protocol satisfy verifiability and non-reusability so as to avoid Bob's dishonest behaviour. The security analysis shows that the voting protocol satisfies unforgeability, and has great advantages over some relevant researches. Additionally, the quantum operation can be transmitted successfully with the probability 1, which can make the protocol reliable and practical.

  6. The fate of the square root law for correlated voting

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    Kirsch, Werner

    2012-01-01

    We consider two-tier voting system and try to determine optimal weights for a fair representation in such systems. A prominent example of such a voting system is the Council of Ministers of the European Union. Under the assumption of independence of the voters, the square root law gives a fair distribution of power (based on the Penrose-Banzhaf power index) and a fair distribution of weights (based on the concept of the majority deficit), both given in the book by Felsenthal and Machover. In this paper, special emphasis is given to the case of correlated voters. The cooperative behaviour of the voters is modeled by suitable adoptions of spin systems known from statistical physics. Under certain assumptions we are able to compute the optimal weights as well as the average deviation of the council's vote from the public vote which we call the democracy deficit.

  7. Information-Theoretically Secure Voting Without an Honest Majority

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    Broadbent, Anne

    2008-01-01

    We present three voting protocols with unconditional privacy and information-theoretic correctness, without assuming any bound on the number of corrupt voters or voting authorities. All protocols have polynomial complexity and require private channels and a simultaneous broadcast channel. Our first protocol is a basic voting scheme which allows voters to interact in order to compute the tally. Privacy of the ballot is unconditional, but any voter can cause the protocol to fail, in which case information about the tally may nevertheless transpire. Our second protocol introduces voting authorities which allow the implementation of the first protocol, while reducing the interaction and limiting it to be only between voters and authorities and among the authorities themselves. The simultaneous broadcast is also limited to the authorities. As long as a single authority is honest, the privacy is unconditional, however, a single corrupt authority or a single corrupt voter can cause the protocol to fail. Our final pr...

  8. Statistical analysis of Nomao customer votes for spots of France

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    Pálovics, Róbert; Daróczy, Bálint; Benczúr, András; Pap, Julia; Ermann, Leonardo; Phan, Samuel; Chepelianskii, Alexei D.; Shepelyansky, Dima L.

    2015-08-01

    We investigate the statistical properties of votes of customers for spots of France collected by the startup company Nomao. The frequencies of votes per spot and per customer are characterized by a power law distribution which remains stable on a time scale of a decade when the number of votes is varied by almost two orders of magnitude. Using the computer science methods we explore the spectrum and the eigenvalues of a matrix containing user ratings to geolocalized items. Eigenvalues nicely map to large towns and regions but show certain level of instability as we modify the interpretation of the underlying matrix. We evaluate imputation strategies that provide improved prediction performance by reaching geographically smooth eigenvectors. We point on possible links between distribution of votes and the phenomenon of self-organized criticality.

  9. Statistical analysis of NOMAO customer votes for spots of France

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    Palovics, Robert; Benczur, Andras; Pap, Julia; Ermann, Leonardo; Phan, Samuel; Chepelianskii, Alexei D; Shepelyansky, Dima L

    2015-01-01

    We investigate the statistical properties of votes of customers for spots of France collected by the startup company NOMAO. The frequencies of votes per spot and per customer are characterized by a power law distributions which remain stable on a time scale of a decade when the number of votes is varied by almost two orders of magnitude. Using the computer science methods we explore the spectrum and the eigenvalues of a matrix containing user ratings to geolocalized items. Eigenvalues nicely map to large towns and regions but show certain level of instability as we modify the interpretation of the underlying matrix. We evaluate imputation strategies that provide improved prediction performance by reaching geographically smooth eigenvectors. We point on possible links between distribution of votes and the phenomenon of self-organized criticality.

  10. Design features of Advanced Power Reactor (APR) 1400 steam generator

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    Advanced Power Reactor 1400 (APR 1400) which is to achieve the improvement of the safety and economical efficiency has been developed by Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Co., Ltd. (KHNP) with the support from industries and research institutes. The steam generator for APR 1400 is an evolutionary type from System 80+, which is the recirculating U-tube heat exchanger with integral economizer. Compared to the System 80+ steam generator, it is focused on the improved design features, operating and design conditions of APR 1400 steam generator. Especially, from the operation experience of Korean Standard Nuclear Power Plant (KSNP) steam generator, the lessons-learned measures are incorporated to prevent the tube wear caused by flow-induced vibration (FIV). The concepts for the preventive design features against FIV are categorized to two fields; flow distribution and dynamic response characteristics. From the standpoint of flow distribution characteristics, the egg-crate flow distribution plate (EFDP) is installed to prevent the local excessive flow loaded on the most susceptible tube to wear. The parametric study is performed to select the optimum design with the efficient mitigation of local excessive flow. ATHOS3 Mod-01 is used and partly modified to analyze the flow field of the APR 1400 steam generator. In addition, the upper tube bundle support is designed to eliminate the presence of tube with a low natural frequency. Based on the improved upper tube bundle support, the modal analysis is performed and compared with that of System 80+. Using the results of flow distribution and modal analysis, the two mechanisms of flow-induced vibration are investigated; fluid-elastic instability (FEI) and random turbulence excitation (RTE). (authors)

  11. Regulatory Approach for Oversight of APR1400 Constructions

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    This presentation treats of the regulatory approach for the oversight of the APR 1400. It first introduces the licensing system in Korea and after that it describes the inspection program during the construction and commissioning, operation and finally decommissioning phase. Special emphasis is put on the installation inspection (52 items), cold functional inspections (77 items), hydrostatic and hot functional test inspection (23 items) and initial fuel loading and startup test inspections (33 items)

  12. Majority runoff elections: strategic voting and Duverger's hypothesis

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    Bouton, Laurent; Gratton, Gabriele

    2015-01-01

    The majority runoff system is widely used around the world. Yet, our understanding of its properties and of voters’ behavior is limited. In this paper, we fully characterize the set of strictly perfect voting equilibria in large three-candidate majority runoff elections. Considering all possible distributions of preference orderings and intensities, we prove that only two types of equilibria can exist. First, there are always equilibria in which only two candidates receive votes. Second, ther...

  13. Determinants of Voting Behavior on the Keystone XL Pipeline

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    Hall, Joshua C.; Chris Shultz

    2015-01-01

    After lengthy debate, the Keystone XL Pipeline bill passed in January 2015. We use this event to better understand the determinants of Senator voting behavior. Specifically, this paper attempts to examine the relative impacts of political and economic influences. This is accomplished through the use of a binary logit regression model with legislator vote as the dependent variable. Results indicate that while legislators do appear to be representing their political constituency, the role of ca...

  14. The limited power of voting to limit power

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    Hong Geng; Arne Robert Weiss; Irenaeus Wolff

    2010-01-01

    In this paper, we experimentally approach the question of which aspects of a voting procedure are able to restrict elected candidates’ willingness to use their power in an opportunistic way. For this purpose, we rule out re-election concerns and analyze whether the presence of a vote by itself matters for the exercise of power. We compare two kinds of electoral campaigns: self-descriptions of personality and promises regarding prospective in-office behavior. We find that social approval as co...

  15. NFC technology in the implementation of voting system

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    Košenina, Luka

    2015-01-01

    The thesis discusses the use of NFC (Near Field Communication) technology and presents the use of modern online and mobile technologies which can improve the performance of public and private voting. The problem of identifying the participating people is carried out using NFC mobile devices. To perform the voting we constructed web and mobile application. The web application is designed in the Django Web Framework, which keeps the necessary information by means of a relation...

  16. NFC technology in the implementation of voting system

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    Košenina, Luka

    2014-01-01

    The thesis discusses the use of NFC (Near Field Communication) technology and presents the use of modern online and mobile technologies which can improve the performance of public and private voting. The problem of identifying the participating people is carried out using NFC mobile devices. To perform the voting we constructed web and mobile application. The web application is designed in the Django Web Framework, which keeps the necessary information by means of a relation...

  17. Formally counting electronic votes (but still only trusting paper)

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    Kiniry, Joseph R.

    2007-01-01

    In this extended abstract we summarize our consulting work, scientific research, and activism in the topic of electronic (computer-based) voting. The Dutch and Irish government???s activities are our particular focus, as is the Kiezen op Afstand (KOA) system, an experimental platform for electronic voting research with formal methods. We also reflect on the current state of affairs in The Netherlands and Ireland, and discuss next research steps in trustworthy, verified electronic vot...

  18. Un modèle statistique pour la pharmacovigilance

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    Robert, Valérie; Celeux, Gilles; Keribin, Christine

    2015-01-01

    Les effets indésirables des médicaments sont le plus souvent découverts après l'autorisation de mise sur le marché de ces médicaments. La pharmacovigilance consiste alors a détecter le plus précocement possible l'existence d'associations entre médicaments et événements indésirables. Dans cette optique, des méthodes statistiques exploratoires (IC, Bate et al., 1998 ; GPS, Dumouchel, 1999...) sont développées depuis une vingtaine d' années. Cependant, ces méthodes sont limitées par l'utilisatio...

  19. Harry Potter le héros aux mille visages

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    Leibig, Emilie

    2015-01-01

    D’après Tom Shippey, « le principal mode littéraire du 20e siècle est le fantastique ». Il est certain que la littérature Fantasy telle qu’elle fut définie par Tolkien tient aujourd’hui une place prépondérante au sein du monde littéraire contemporain, mais reconnaît-on pour autant la valeur de ses textes ? Harry Potter est le parfait exemple de ces romans auxquels de nombreuses étiquettes ont été collées : « littérature populaire », « littérature enfantine » et autre « best-seller », sont aut...

  20. Voting Places, Voting Precinct Locations - Polling Stations, Published in 2011, 1:1200 (1in=100ft) scale, CITY OF PORTAGE.

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    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Voting Places dataset, published at 1:1200 (1in=100ft) scale, was produced all or in part from Hardcopy Maps information as of 2011. It is described as 'Voting...

  1. Voting Places, Voting Districts, Published in 2001, 1:24000 (1in=2000ft) scale, Lafayette County Land Records.

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    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Voting Places dataset, published at 1:24000 (1in=2000ft) scale, was produced all or in part from Road Centerline Files information as of 2001. It is described...

  2. Voting Places, Voting Polls, Published in 2010, 1:2400 (1in=200ft) scale, Effingham County Board Of Commissioners.

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    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Voting Places dataset, published at 1:2400 (1in=200ft) scale, was produced all or in part from Published Reports/Deeds information as of 2010. It is described...

  3. Le ruissellement sur le site protohistorique du Puech de Mus (Sainte-Eulalie-de-Cernon, Aveyron, France)

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    Le Fillâtre, Virginie

    2014-01-01

    Le site du Puech de Mus est localisé sur le Causse du Larzac à 842 m d'altitude, 20 km au sud-est de Millau. Il a permis de connaître l'évolution du ruissellement sur une échelle de temps débutant après le Néolithique et se terminant aujourd'hui. Or, cette période est cruciale pour la région des Grands Causses, car elle se rapporte à une phase d'érosion bien connue liée au changement climatique du Subboréal au Subatlantique, et à une intense exploitation de la forêt à l'Âge des Métaux. L'arti...

  4. Analysis of Social Voting Patterns on Digg

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    Lerman, Kristina

    2008-01-01

    The social Web is transforming the way information is created and distributed. Blog authoring tools enable users to publish content, while sites such as Digg and Del.icio.us are used to distribute content to a wider audience. With content fast becoming a commodity, interest in using social networks to promote and find content has grown, both on the side of content producers (viral marketing) and consumers (recommendation). Here we study the role of social networks in promoting content on Digg, a social news aggregator that allows users to submit links to and vote on news stories. Digg's goal is to feature the most interesting stories on its front page, and it aggregates opinions of its many users to identify them. Like other social networking sites, Digg allows users to designate other users as ``friends'' and see what stories they found interesting. We studied the spread of interest in news stories submitted to Digg in June 2006. Our results suggest that pattern of the spread of interest in a story on the ne...

  5. Pseudomonas syringae evades host Immunity by degrading flagellin monomers with alkaline protease AprA

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    Pel, M.J.C.; Van Dijken, A.J.H.; Bardoel, B.W.; Seidl, M. F.; Van der Ent, S.; van Strijp, J. A. G.

    2014-01-01

    Bacterial flagellin molecules are strong inducers of innate immune responses in both mammals and plants. The opportunistic pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa secretes an alkaline protease called AprA that degrades flagellin monomers. Here, we show that AprA is widespread among a wide variety of bacterial species. In addition, we investigated the role of AprA in virulence of the bacterial plant athogen P. syringae pv. tomato DC3000. The AprA-deficient DC3000 ΔaprA knockout mutant was significantl...

  6. Jakuta Alikavazovic, La blonde et le bunker derrière le miroir…

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    Marjorie Broussin

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available Le roman que nous propose la romancière française, née en 1979, après le prix Goncourt du premier roman avec Les corps Volatils, a remporté la mention spéciale du jury Wepler. Et l’œuvre perturbe en effet tous nos repères, réalisant les aspirations de son auteure : « L’originalité dans la répétition. Le déjà-vu comme condition du sens, et paradoxalement comme irruption de la nouveauté. » Impossible de se raccrocher longtemps au désir d’élucidation, moteur du roman noir, tant la narration joue du speculum, à la fois jeux de regards et de miroirs, et spéculations de toutes sortes. Et pourtant, Jakuta Alikavazovic a éveillé notre curiosité et notre instinct de détective. C’est pourquoi nous vous proposons de nous suivre dans cette enquête, sur les traces du récit, avec pour seul indice celui qu’a laissé l’auteure derrière elle : « L’un des thèmes de La blonde et le bunker (comme de tous mes livres est la disparition »

  7. Le roi est mort!: Vive le roi?

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    Urias Arantes

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    Full Text Available Ce texte examine critiquement les points d'appui et propos philosophiques du projet culturel néomoderne (Habermas, Roùanet, interroge le lien avoué entre modernité et néomodernisme, le débat de celui-ci avec les irrationalismes post-modernes, explicite préssuppositions et inconsistances du projet néomoderne ainsi que ce que le néomodernisme laisse dans l'ombre dans son rachat de la modernité et ce que par conséquent il ne peut pas penser. Sous le fil conducteur de la critique du néomodernisme, on a souligné une sorte de "fuite en avant" qui serait le destin commun des intellectuels brésiliens, la possibilité et la limite de leur existence sociale.

  8. A Practical Privacy Preserving E-Voting Scheme with Smart Card Using Blind Signature

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    V.K. Narendira Kumar

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available Voting is regarded as one of the most effective methods for individuals to express their opinions to select their democratic leader in the public elections. As the computing, communicating, and cryptographic techniques progress rapidly, increasing emphasis has been placed on developing electronic voting schemes capable of providing more efficient voting services than conventional paper-based voting methods. A receipt-free e-voting scheme based on the virtual voting booth that can be implemented with a smart card. Receipt-freeness is achieved by distributing the voting procedure between the voter and the smart card. By using smart cards to randomize part of content of the ballot, the voter cannot construct a receipt. The voter and the smart card jointly contribute randomness for the encryption of the ballot. To provide convenience to voters, sufficient voting facilities are supplied in sufficient public voting booths.

  9. Le travail de groupe à l'école primaire: pratiques enseignantes et enjeux

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    Chatton, Joanne; Zumwald, Jean-Claude

    2014-01-01

    Mon mémoire traite des enjeux des travaux de groupe et des différentes pratiques enseignantes. Mes lectures montrent que le travail de groupe existe depuis le XXème siècle et qu’il s’est mis en place dans nos classes au fil des années. D’après les livres lus, le travail de groupe doit être bien organisé et lele de l’enseignant est très important lors de ces travaux. J’ai interviewé plusieurs enseignants qui m’ont confirmé ces propos et qui ont diverses pratiques du travail de groupe. On co...

  10. Review of APR+ Level 2 PSA. Revision 2

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    Lehner, John R. [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Mubayi, Vinod [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Pratt, W. Trevor [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Kim, Do Sam [Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety (KINS), Daejeon (Korea, Republic of); Cho, Yong Jin [Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety (KINS), Daejeon (Korea, Republic of); Cho, Sang Jin [Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety (KINS), Daejeon (Korea, Republic of); Kim, In Goo [Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety (KINS), Daejeon (Korea, Republic of)

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    Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) assisted the Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety (KINS) in reviewing the Level 2 Probabilistic Safety Assessment (PSA) of the APR+ Advanced Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR) prepared by the Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co., Ltd (KHNP) and KEPCO Engineering & Construction Co., Inc. (KEPCO-E&C). The work described in this report involves a review of the APR+ Level 2 PSA submittal [Ref. 1]. The PSA and, therefore, the review is limited to consideration of accidents initiated by internal events. As part of the review process, the review team also developed three sets of Requests for Additional Information (RAIs). These RAIs were provided to KHNP and KEPCO-E&C for their evaluation and response. This final detailed report documents the review findings for each technical element of the PSA and includes consideration of all of the RAIs made by the reviewers as well as the associated responses. This final report was preceded by an interim report [Ref. 2] that focused on identifying important issues regarding the PSA. In addition, a final meeting on the project was held at BNL on November 21-22, 2011, where BNL and KINS reviewers discussed their preliminary review findings with KHNP and KEPCO-E&C staffs. Additional information obtained during this final meeting was also used to inform the review findings of this final report. The review focused not only on the robustness of the APR+ design to withstand severe accidents, but also on the capability and acceptability of the Level 2 PSA in terms of level of detail and completeness. The Korean nuclear regulatory authorities will decide whether the PSA is acceptable and the BNL review team is providing its comments for KINS consideration. Section 2.0 provides the basis for the BNL review. Section 3.0 presents the review of each technical element of the PSA. Conclusions and a summary are presented in Section 4.0. Section 5.0 contains the references.

  11. Olivier Christin, Vox populi. Une histoire du vote avant le suffrage universel

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    Deluermoz, Quentin

    2014-01-01

    Il peut sembler curieux de recenser dans les pages de la Revue d’histoire du XIXe siècle un ouvrage consacré essentiellement, dès son titre, à la période précédente. Il n’en est cependant rien. L’auteur, professeur d’histoire moderne à l’université de Neuchâtel, n’est d’ailleurs pas inconnu des spécialistes d’histoire contemporaine. Outre ses réflexions sur l’œuvre de Pierre Bourdieu et sur l’histoire des concepts en sciences sociales, ses travaux sur l’iconoclasme protestant ont été souvent ...

  12. Le vote électronique en France : opaque & invérifiable

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    Enguehard, Chantal

    2007-01-01

    12 pages L'analyse de l'introduction des machines à voter en France porte sur les aspects techniques, industriels et politiques. Les recherches internationales en sécurité informatique montrent que ces machines sont opaque et invérifiables.

  13. A Distributed Weighted Voting Approach for Accurate Eye Center Estimation

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    Gagandeep Singh

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available This paper proposes a novel approach for accurate estimation of eye center in face images. A distributed voting based approach in which every pixel votes is adopted for potential eye center candidates. The votes are distributed over a subset of pixels which lie in a direction which is opposite to gradient direction and the weightage of votes is distributed according to a novel mechanism.  First, image is normalized to eliminate illumination variations and its edge map is generated using Canny edge detector. Distributed voting is applied on the edge image to generate different eye center candidates. Morphological closing and local maxima search are used to reduce the number of candidates. A classifier based on spatial and intensity information is used to choose the correct candidates for the locations of eye center. The proposed approach was tested on BioID face database and resulted in better Iris detection rate than the state-of-the-art. The proposed approach is robust against illumination variation, small pose variations, presence of eye glasses and partial occlusion of eyes.Defence Science Journal, 2013, 63(3, pp.292-297, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.14429/dsj.63.2763

  14. Justice blocks and predictability of US Supreme Court votes

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    Guimera, Roger; 10.1371/journal.pone.0027188

    2012-01-01

    Successful attempts to predict judges' votes shed light into how legal decisions are made and, ultimately, into the behavior and evolution of the judiciary. Here, we investigate to what extent it is possible to make predictions of a justice's vote based on the other justices' votes in the same case. For our predictions, we use models and methods that have been developed to uncover hidden associations between actors in complex social networks. We show that these methods are more accurate at predicting justice's votes than forecasts made by legal experts and by algorithms that take into consideration the content of the cases. We argue that, within our framework, high predictability is a quantitative proxy for stable justice (and case) blocks, which probably reflect stable a priori attitudes toward the law. We find that U. S. Supreme Court justice votes are more predictable than one would expect from an ideal court composed of perfectly independent justices. Deviations from ideal behavior are most apparent in di...

  15. Severe Accident Management Strategy for EU-APR1400

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    In EU-APR1400, the dedicated instrumentation and mitigation features for SAM are being developed to keep the integrity of containment and to prevent the uncontrolled release of fission products. In this paper, SAM strategy for EU-APR1400 was introduced in stages. It is still under development and finally the Severe Accident Management Guidance will be completed based on this SAM Strategy. Severe accidents in a nuclear power plant are defined as certain unlikely event sequences involving significant core damage with the potential to lead to significant releases according to EUR 2.1.4.4. Even though the probability of severe accidents is extremely low, the radiation release may cause serious effect on people as well as environment. Severe Accident Management (SAM) encompasses those actions which could be considered in recovering from a severe accident and preventing or mitigating the release of fission products to the environment. Whether those actions are successful or not, depending on a progression status of a severe accident to mitigate the consequences of severe accident phenomena to limit the release of radioactive materials keeping the leak tightness of the Primary Containment, and finally to restore transient severe accident progression into a controlled and safe states

  16. Pseudomonas syringae evades host immunity by degrading flagellin monomers with alkaline protease AprA.

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    Pel, Michiel J C; van Dijken, Anja J H; Bardoel, Bart W; Seidl, Michael F; van der Ent, Sjoerd; van Strijp, Jos A G; Pieterse, Corné M J

    2014-07-01

    Bacterial flagellin molecules are strong inducers of innate immune responses in both mammals and plants. The opportunistic pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa secretes an alkaline protease called AprA that degrades flagellin monomers. Here, we show that AprA is widespread among a wide variety of bacterial species. In addition, we investigated the role of AprA in virulence of the bacterial plant pathogen P. syringae pv. tomato DC3000. The AprA-deficient DC3000 ΔaprA knockout mutant was significantly less virulent on both tomato and Arabidopsis thaliana. Moreover, infiltration of A. thaliana Col-0 leaves with DC3000 ΔaprA evoked a significantly higher level of expression of the defense-related genes FRK1 and PR-1 than did wild-type DC3000. In the flagellin receptor mutant fls2, pathogen virulence and defense-related gene activation did not differ between DC3000 and DC3000 ΔaprA. Together, these results suggest that AprA of DC3000 is important for evasion of recognition by the FLS2 receptor, allowing wild-type DC3000 to be more virulent on its host plant than AprA-deficient DC3000 ΔaprA. To provide further evidence for the role of DC3000 AprA in host immune evasion, we overexpressed the AprA inhibitory peptide AprI of DC3000 in A. thaliana to counteract the immune evasive capacity of DC3000 AprA. Ectopic expression of aprI in A. thaliana resulted in an enhanced level of resistance against wild-type DC3000, while the already elevated level of resistance against DC3000 ΔaprA remained unchanged. Together, these results indicate that evasion of host immunity by the alkaline protease AprA is important for full virulence of strain DC3000 and likely acts by preventing flagellin monomers from being recognized by its cognate immune receptor. PMID:24654978

  17. Word of mouth and universal voting behaviour in proportional elections

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    Fortunato, S; Castellano, Claudio; Fortunato, Santo

    2006-01-01

    Human societies exhibit many examples of nontrivial collective behaviour generated by the interaction of a large number of individuals. To characterize these emergent phenomena and understand their origin it is crucial to discover regularities in the macroscopic patterns of data describing collective social phenomena. Elections are a prominent example of collective social phenomenon, and a quantitative statistical analysis has begun. Here we show that, in proportional elections, the distribution of the number of votes received by candidates is universal, i.e. it is the same function in different countries and years, when the number of votes is rescaled according to the strength of the party each candidate belongs to. A simple dynamical model for the behaviour of voters, based on the spreading of word of mouth, reproduces well the universal distribution. This finding reveals the existence in the voting process of a general underlying dynamics that does not depend on the specific historical, political and/or ec...

  18. Ideology, Party Systems and Corruption Voting in European Democracies

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    Charron, Nicholas; Bågenholm, Andreas

    2016-01-01

    What is the impact of corruption on citizens' voting behavior? There is a growing literature on an increasingly ubiquitous puzzle in many democratic countries: that corrupt officials continue to be re-elected by voters. In this study we address this issue with a novel theory and newly collected...... original survey data for 24 European countries. The crux of the argument is that voters' ideology is a salient factor in explaining why citizens would continue voting for their preferred party despite the fact that it has been involved in a corruption scandal. Developing a theory of supply (number...... of effective parties) and demand (voters must have acceptable ideological alternatives to their preferred party), we posit that there is a U-shaped relationship between the likelihood of corruption voting and where voters place themselves on the left/right spectrum. The further to the fringes, the more likely...

  19. Capacity to Vote in Persons with Dementia and the Elderly

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    Luis Javier Irastorza

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available The capacity to vote in patients with mental illness is increasingly questioned. The objective of this study is to evaluate this capacity in a group of subjects with dementia (Alzheimer's disease and other elderly subjects without dementia. With a sample of 68 subjects with dementia and 25 controls living in a senior residence, a transversal study was carried out over 4 months. Subjects were evaluated with the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE and the Competence Assessment Tool for voting (CAT-V. The results were more positive for the Doe criteria (as part of the CAT-V, and a correlation was found with the MMSE in subjects with dementia and, to a lesser degree, in the controls. We conclude that the capacity to vote is related to cognitive deterioration and, within that, is more related to understanding and appreciation.

  20. Persistence in voting behavior: stronghold dynamics in elections

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    Pérez, Toni; Ramasco, Jose J; Eguíluz, Víctor M

    2015-01-01

    Influence among individuals is at the core of collective social phenomena such as the dissemination of ideas, beliefs or behaviors, social learning and the diffusion of innovations. Different mechanisms have been proposed to implement inter-agent influence in social models from the voter model, to majority rules, to the Granoveter model. Here we advance in this direction by confronting the recently introduced Social Influence and Recurrent Mobility (SIRM) model, that reproduces generic features of vote-shares at different geographical levels, with data in the US presidential elections. Our approach incorporates spatial and population diversity as inputs for the opinion dynamics while individuals' mobility provides a proxy for social context, and peer imitation accounts for social influence. The model captures the observed stationary background fluctuations in the vote-shares across counties. We study the so-called political strongholds, i.e., locations where the votes-shares for a party are systematically hig...

  1. Forecasting the Senate vote on the Supreme Court vacancy

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    Scott J. Basinger

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available This paper forecasts current senators’ votes on Merrick Garland’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court, in the unlikely case that a vote actually takes place. The forecasts are necessarily conditional, awaiting measurement of the nominee’s characteristics. Nonetheless, a model that combines parameters estimated from existing data with values of some measurable characteristics of senators—particularly their party affiliations, party loyalty levels, and ideological positions—is sufficient to identify potential swing voters in the Senate. By accounting for a more nuanced and refined understanding of the confirmation process, our model reveals that if President Obama were to nominate almost any nominee (conservative or liberal today, that nominee would be rejected if a vote was allowed to take place. So why nominate anyone at all? Obama’s hope for a successful confirmation must come from the stochastic component, that is, from outside the traditional decision-making calculus.

  2. Truman, "faith-based" diplomatie et ambigüités du Plan Marshall : cas de la France de l'après-guerre

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    Autran, Jean-Marie

    2015-01-01

    La "Faith-based" diplomatie américaine et les ambiguïtés du plan Marshall : le cas de la France dans l’après-guerre. Le Président Harry S. Truman (1945-1953) affirme dès 1946 que les E.U. doivent s’armer d'une « diplomatie fondée sur la foi » pour encourager la reconstruction spirituelle d'une Europe « déchristianisée » face au communisme. Pour faire barrage au marxisme de l’Union Soviétique, il fallait commencer par la France, vue comme la pierre de voûte spirituelle. Plus que toute autre na...

  3. Le pouvoir de la règle

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    Olivier Ihl

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available La réforme du mode de scrutin ne manque jamais en France de soulever les plus vives controverses. Quelle que soit son ampleur, elle provoque des réactions passionnées, et déjà chez ceux dont la position dépend des configurations de jeu que cette règle délimite. Quel est au juste le pouvoir de régulation d’un mode de scrutin ? De quelle force bénéficie ce type de disposition électorale ? Si le vote est un procédé par lequel les voix recueillies conditionnent une décision collective, ce que l’o...

  4. Chapitre VI. Le Creusot et l’acier Thomas

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    Passaqui, Jean-Philippe

    2015-01-01

    Ainsi, quelques années seulement après la création d’un Domaine minier ambitieux, certains des gisements mis en valeur commencent à présenter des signes d’épuisement. Surtout, les innovations dans la métallurgie, la découverte du procédé Thomas notamment, se traduisent par une nouvelle définition de la politique minière et un renouvellement de la place des exploitations au sein de l’entreprise. Les orientations stratégiques qui accompagnent le déclin du Domaine minier posent aussi la question...

  5. Influence de la temperature et de l'humidite sur le comportement dans le sol de trois especes ou varietes de Fusarium responsables de la pourriture seche des tubercules de pomme de terre

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    Tivoli, Bernard; Corbiere, Roselyne; Jouan, B.

    1983-01-01

    En France, 3 espèces ou variétés de Fusarium sont principalement responsables de la pourriture sèche des tubercules de pomme de terre en conservation : F. solani var. coeruleum (Sacc) Booth, F. roseum var. sambucinum (Fuck) Sn. et H., et F. roseum var. arthrosporioides (Sherb.) Messiaen et Cassini. Ces parasites peuvent être hébergés dans le sol qui constitue alors le support de l’inoculum primaire véhiculé, après la récolte, par les tubercules. Leur comportement dans le sol est étudié, p...

  6. Preferential Voting in Denmark: How, Why, and to What Effect?

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    Elklit, Jørgen

    The paper provides an overview of (1) the Danish system for casting a preferential – or personal – vote in a proportional list system and (2) how seats are subsequently allocated. Denmark differs from most (all?) preferential list PR systems by letting the parties themselves (actually the parties...... is then briefly compared to the Swedish and the Finnish systems before a few empirical results from Danish impact studies are presented. Finally, a model attempts to illustrate how the various explanatory factors interact to produce the parties’ votes in the Danish multi-member constituencies....

  7. Public goods and voting on formal sanction schemes

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    Putterman, Louis; Tyran, Jean-Robert Karl; Kamei, Kenju

    2011-01-01

    The burgeoning literature on the use of sanctions to support the provision of public goods has largely neglected the use of formal or centralized sanctions. We let subjects playing a linear public goods game vote on the parameters of a formal sanction scheme capable of either resolving...... or exacerbating the free-rider problem, depending on parameter settings. Most groups quickly learned to choose parameters inducing efficient outcomes. We find that cooperative orientation, political attitude, gender and intelligence have a small but sometimes significant influence on voting....

  8. Voting over piese-wise linear tax methods

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    MORENO-TERNERO, Juan

    2010-01-01

    We analyze the problem of choosing the most appropriate method for apportioning taxes in a democracy. We consider a simple theoretical model of taxation and restrict our attention to piece-wise linear tax methods, which are almost ubiquitous in advanced democracies world- wide. We show that if we allow agents to vote for any method within a rich domain of piece-wise linear methods, then a majority voting equilibrium exists. Furthermore, if most voters have income below mean income then each m...

  9. Does vote differention affect dividend payout policy? : A study on swedish listed firms

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    Dundeberg, Mirjam

    2011-01-01

    This thesis investigates what effects control enhancing mechanisms that are associated with vote differentiation have on dividend payout policy among Swedish listed firms. The data collected for this study is for the period 2005-2007 and the sample consists of 109 companies where 61 of these have shares that are vote differentiated, and the remaining 48 companies have the one share –one vote structure. The variables in the regressions are dividend payout ratio, a dummy for vote differentiatio...

  10. Hearing the voice of future generations: A laboratory experiment of ``Demeny voting''

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    Yoshio Kamijo; Yoichi Hizen; Tatsuyoshi Saijo

    2015-01-01

    We report the first experimental evidence on the effect of ``Demeny voting,'' wherein some people (e.g., parents) are given additional votes as proxy for the future generation (e.g., their children). In our experiment, three subjects are separated into the present and future generations, two of them regarded as the present generation. The present generation members are asked to determine the resource allocation between the present and future generations by majority voting. We compare voting b...

  11. Vote par internet : failles techniques et recul démocratique

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    Enguehard, Chantal

    2007-01-01

    23 pages Voting by internet may seem easy. It is not difficult to count ballots. Many banking or commercial transactions take place on the Web. Internet voting, however, presents computer scientists with a new challenge. Firstly, voting secrecy prevents observation of the voting procedure. Secondly, there should be no trace linking a voter with his ballot paper. Lastly, election fraud at all levels has existed for as long as there have been elections and this danger cannot be neglected. Th...

  12. 25 CFR 81.7 - Adoption, ratification, or revocation by majority vote.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 25 Indians 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Adoption, ratification, or revocation by majority vote... TRIBAL REORGANIZATION UNDER A FEDERAL STATUTE § 81.7 Adoption, ratification, or revocation by majority... those actually voting are in favor of adoption, ratification, or revocation. The total vote...

  13. 49 CFR 1013.1 - The independence of the trustee of a voting trust.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 8 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false The independence of the trustee of a voting trust... TRANSPORTATION BOARD, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS GUIDELINES FOR THE PROPER USE OF VOTING TRUSTS § 1013.1 The independence of the trustee of a voting trust. (a) In order to avoid...

  14. Sistem Pemungutan Suara Elektronik Menggunakan Model Poll Site E-Voting

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    Haryati Haryati

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available General elections is a regular agenda for a democtaric state, the applied paper based voting has several drawbacks, including spoiled ballots, inaccuracy in the counting of votes and reporting of election results which tends to be slow. Therefore , it needs to develop an electronic voting system that is user friendly for Indonesian people, which will reduce confusion from the previous system changes. Electronic voting aims at increasing participation, accuracy and efficiency of election results. Electrinoc voting has its own challenges to the implementation in Indonesia, ranging from the lack of legal protection, the heterogeneous level of education, culture, soceity and the digital gaps. The model developed in this thesis is the poll site e-voting, based on the rules of General Elections Commision (KPU as the organizer of the elections. In this model, people still go to the pools, using the ID number od ID card as a verification tool and voting at the voting booths provided. The system automatically stores the results in a database option, and after the spesified time will show both the results of the voting and other and other information required by the Commission. Voting system with a model of e-voting poll site is expected to have a good chance an a low level of risk to be applied in Indonesia.   Keywords : E-voting; Poll site; Rule based; Risk.

  15. Le choix de l'excellence

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    Collins, Jim

    2012-01-01

    Dix ans après le succès mondial de De la performance à l'excellence (Good to Great), Jim Collins et son associé Morten T. Hansen s'interrogent ici sur la nature de l excellence en période d incertitude. Pourquoi, dans un contexte chaotique, certaines entreprises sont florissantes et d autres non ? Comment, en ces temps troublés, réussir à diriger et vaincre l adversité pour dominer son marché ? La chance peut-elle sérieusement être envisagée comme un facteur de réussite ? À l issue d un programme de recherche ambitieux et rigoureux qui a duré neuf ans, les auteurs exposent dans cet ouvrage les nouveaux principes pour bâtir une entreprise réellement excellente. Leurs conclusions sont, comme toujours, étonnantes. Ils soulignent notamment que la course à l innovation n est pas toujours la meilleure voie à suivre, que discipline et créativité peuvent aller de concert et que malgré le changement permanent, les meilleures décisions sont rarement prises dans l urgence. Quant aux leaders, on...

  16. Llull and Copeland Voting Computationally Resist Bribery and Control

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    Faliszewski, Piotr; Hemaspaandra, Lane A; Rothe, Joerg

    2008-01-01

    The only systems previously known to be resistant to all the standard control types were highly artificial election systems created by hybridization. We study a parameterized version of Copeland voting, denoted by Copeland^\\alpha, where the parameter \\alpha is a rational number between 0 and 1 that specifies how ties are valued in the pairwise comparisons of candidates. We prove that Copeland^{0.5}, the system commonly referred to as ``Copeland voting,'' provides full resistance to constructive control, and we prove the same for Copeland^\\alpha, for all rational \\alpha, 0 < \\alpha < 1. Copeland voting is the first natural election system proven to have full resistance to constructive control. We also prove that both Copeland^1 (Llull elections) and Copeland^0 are resistant to all standard types of constructive control other than one variant of addition of candidates. Moreover, we show that for each rational \\alpha, 0 \\leq \\alpha \\leq 1, Copeland^\\alpha voting is fully resistant to bribery attacks, and w...

  17. A Type Theoretic Investigation of the Verification of Voting Protocols

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    Gustafsson, Daniel

    2016-01-01

    is correct, and on the other hand we can we trust that the secrecy of the vote is preserved. These seemingly contradictory statements have fuelled new developments in cryptography, but the question remain can we trust these developments? The thesis of my dissertation is that it possible to formalise...

  18. Strategic voting in heterogeneous electorates: An experimental study

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    M. Tyszler; A. Schram

    2013-01-01

    We study strategic voting in a setting where voters choose from three options and Condorcet cycles may occur. We introduce in the electorate heterogeneity in preference intensity by allowing voters to differ in the extent to which they value the three options. Three information conditions are tested

  19. Brainstorming: weighted voting prediction of inhibitors for protein targets.

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    Plewczynski, Dariusz

    2011-09-01

    The "Brainstorming" approach presented in this paper is a weighted voting method that can improve the quality of predictions generated by several machine learning (ML) methods. First, an ensemble of heterogeneous ML algorithms is trained on available experimental data, then all solutions are gathered and a consensus is built between them. The final prediction is performed using a voting procedure, whereby the vote of each method is weighted according to a quality coefficient calculated using multivariable linear regression (MLR). The MLR optimization procedure is very fast, therefore no additional computational cost is introduced by using this jury approach. Here, brainstorming is applied to selecting actives from large collections of compounds relating to five diverse biological targets of medicinal interest, namely HIV-reverse transcriptase, cyclooxygenase-2, dihydrofolate reductase, estrogen receptor, and thrombin. The MDL Drug Data Report (MDDR) database was used for selecting known inhibitors for these protein targets, and experimental data was then used to train a set of machine learning methods. The benchmark dataset (available at http://bio.icm.edu.pl/∼darman/chemoinfo/benchmark.tar.gz ) can be used for further testing of various clustering and machine learning methods when predicting the biological activity of compounds. Depending on the protein target, the overall recall value is raised by at least 20% in comparison to any single machine learning method (including ensemble methods like random forest) and unweighted simple majority voting procedures.

  20. Comments on "Getting out the Vote with Evaluative Thinking"

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    Henry, Gary T.

    2015-01-01

    In this commentary, Gary Henry explains that the Danes have got it right, again. Not only is their voter turnout high to begin with, but they are evaluating ways to increase voter turnout with "random variation" to accurately assess the effects of the innovations. In the Danish 2009 municipal elections, 65.8% turned out to vote, which…

  1. Public Goods and Voting on Formal Sanction Schemes

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    Putterman, Louis; Tyran, Jean-Robert; Kamei, Kenju

    The burgeoning literature on the use of sanctions to support public goods provision has largely neglected the use of formal or centralized sanctions. We let subjects playing a linear public goods game vote on the parameters of a formal sanction scheme capable both of resolving and of exacerbating...... attitudes, and of gender and intelligence....

  2. Weekly Fluctuations in Risk Tolerance and Voting Behaviour.

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    Sanders, Jet G; Jenkins, Rob

    2016-01-01

    Risk tolerance is fundamental to decision-making and behaviour. Here we show that individuals' tolerance of risk follows a weekly cycle. We observed this cycle directly in a behavioural experiment using the Balloon Analogue Risk Task (Lejuez et al., 2002; Study 1). We also observed it indirectly via voting intentions, gathered from 81,564 responses across 70 opinion polls ahead of the Scottish Independence Referendum of 2014 (Study 2) and 149,064 responses across 77 opinion polls ahead of the United Kingdom European Union membership referendum of 2016 (Study 3). In all three studies, risk-tolerance decreased from Monday to Thursday before returning to a higher level on Friday. This pattern is politically significant because UK elections and referendums are traditionally held on a Thursday-the lowest point for risk tolerance. In particular, it raises the possibility that voting outcomes in the UK could be systematically risk-averse. In line with our analysis, the actual proportion of Yes votes in the Scottish Independence Referendum was 4% lower than forecast. Taken together, our findings reveal that the seven-day weekly cycle may have unexpected consequences for human decision-making. They also suggest that the day on which a vote is held could determine its outcome.

  3. Weekly Fluctuations in Risk Tolerance and Voting Behaviour.

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    Jet G Sanders

    Full Text Available Risk tolerance is fundamental to decision-making and behaviour. Here we show that individuals' tolerance of risk follows a weekly cycle. We observed this cycle directly in a behavioural experiment using the Balloon Analogue Risk Task (Lejuez et al., 2002; Study 1. We also observed it indirectly via voting intentions, gathered from 81,564 responses across 70 opinion polls ahead of the Scottish Independence Referendum of 2014 (Study 2 and 149,064 responses across 77 opinion polls ahead of the United Kingdom European Union membership referendum of 2016 (Study 3. In all three studies, risk-tolerance decreased from Monday to Thursday before returning to a higher level on Friday. This pattern is politically significant because UK elections and referendums are traditionally held on a Thursday-the lowest point for risk tolerance. In particular, it raises the possibility that voting outcomes in the UK could be systematically risk-averse. In line with our analysis, the actual proportion of Yes votes in the Scottish Independence Referendum was 4% lower than forecast. Taken together, our findings reveal that the seven-day weekly cycle may have unexpected consequences for human decision-making. They also suggest that the day on which a vote is held could determine its outcome.

  4. 28 CFR 51.29 - Communications concerning voting changes.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 28 Judicial Administration 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Communications concerning voting changes. 51.29 Section 51.29 Judicial Administration DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (CONTINUED) PROCEDURES FOR THE... individual that his or her identity not be disclosed to any person outside the Department, to the...

  5. Voting patterns and alliance formation in the European Parliament.

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    Hix, Simon; Noury, Abdul; Roland, Gérard

    2009-03-27

    Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have voluntarily formed transnational political groups and invariably follow the voting instructions of these groups. This is intriguing as there are few obvious incentives for doing so. Unlike national parties, for example, the political groups in the European Parliament are not punished by the electorate if they are divided on key issues, as citizens know very little about what goes on inside the European Parliament. This paper pieces together an explanation of why the European political groups exist and why they have become so powerful by looking at the determinants of group cohesion and by undertaking a spatial analysis of voting in the European Parliament. MEPs who share preferences on a range of issues on the European Union policy agenda have an incentive to establish a division-of-labour contract and to share the costs of collecting information. Once internal party policy specialization and agenda setting has been established, MEPs have incentives to follow the voting instructions of their group owing to the advantages of cohesion in a context of repeated voting. PMID:19073477

  6. Some results on approximating the minimax solution in approval voting

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    Markakis, V.; Mehta, A.; LeGrand, R.; Durfee, E.H.; Yokoo, M.; Huhns, M.N.

    2007-01-01

    Voting has been a very popular method for preference aggregation in multiagent environments. It is often the case that a set of agents with different preferences need to make a choice among a set of alternatives, where the alternatives could be various entities such as potential committee members, o

  7. Majority-vote model on Opinion-Dependent Networks

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    Lima, F W S

    2013-01-01

    We study a nonequilibrium model with up-down symmetry and a noise parameter $q$ known as majority-vote model of M.J. Oliveira $1992$ on opinion-dependent network or Stauffer-Hohnisch-Pittnauer networks. By Monte Carlo simulations and finite-size scaling relations the critical exponents $\\beta/\

  8. 12 CFR 1261.5 - Determination of member votes.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 7 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Determination of member votes. 1261.5 Section 1261.5 Banks and Banking FEDERAL HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANKS FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK DIRECTORS Federal Home Loan Bank Boards of Directors: Eligibility and Elections § 1261.5 Determination...

  9. The Voting Rights Act--An Historical Perspective

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    Rustin, Bayard; And Others

    1975-01-01

    This address to the morning session of the Southern Policy Conference on the Voting Rights Act of 1965 puts the Act in an historical perspective in which its importance is clearly perceived; also includes is a discussion of the address by Nicholas Katzenbach, Vernon Jordan, James P. Turner, and George H. Esser, persons who either were involved in…

  10. Weekly Fluctuations in Risk Tolerance and Voting Behaviour.

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    Sanders, Jet G; Jenkins, Rob

    2016-01-01

    Risk tolerance is fundamental to decision-making and behaviour. Here we show that individuals' tolerance of risk follows a weekly cycle. We observed this cycle directly in a behavioural experiment using the Balloon Analogue Risk Task (Lejuez et al., 2002; Study 1). We also observed it indirectly via voting intentions, gathered from 81,564 responses across 70 opinion polls ahead of the Scottish Independence Referendum of 2014 (Study 2) and 149,064 responses across 77 opinion polls ahead of the United Kingdom European Union membership referendum of 2016 (Study 3). In all three studies, risk-tolerance decreased from Monday to Thursday before returning to a higher level on Friday. This pattern is politically significant because UK elections and referendums are traditionally held on a Thursday-the lowest point for risk tolerance. In particular, it raises the possibility that voting outcomes in the UK could be systematically risk-averse. In line with our analysis, the actual proportion of Yes votes in the Scottish Independence Referendum was 4% lower than forecast. Taken together, our findings reveal that the seven-day weekly cycle may have unexpected consequences for human decision-making. They also suggest that the day on which a vote is held could determine its outcome. PMID:27392020

  11. Teaching Case: Analysis of an Electronic Voting System

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    Thompson, Nik; Toohey, Danny

    2014-01-01

    This teaching case discusses the analysis of an electronic voting system. The development of the case was motivated by research into information security and management, but as it includes procedural aspects, organizational structure and personnel, it is a suitable basis for all aspects of systems analysis, planning and design tasks. The material…

  12. Majority-vote model with heterogeneous agents on square lattice

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    Lima, F W S

    2013-01-01

    We study a nonequilibrium model with up-down symmetry and a noise parameter $q$ known as majority-vote model of M.J. Oliveira 1992 with heterogeneous agents on square lattice. By Monte Carlo simulations and finite-size scaling relations the critical exponents $\\beta/\

  13. La physiognomonie antique et le langage animal du corps

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    Zucker, Arnaud

    2006-01-01

    En Grèce, l'objet premier de la physiognomonie, dans sa forme ancienne et technique, est de manifester la correspondance entre sôma et psyché. Le rappel des principes et de la méthode de cette discipline permet de comprendre que l'enjeu est l'unité psycho-somatique (i.e. physique)des êtres vivants, attestée par la sympathie du corps et de l'esprit, et que ce discours est une somatologie avant d'être une psychologie. Pour déchiffrer l'identité psychique d'après les indices physiques le physiog...

  14. Le curriculum d'informatique au cycle secondaire Marocain

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    Haddi, Abderrahim

    2009-01-01

    Après quatre années d'enseignement de l'informatique au secondaire qualifiant et deux ans d'enseignement au secondaire collégial, on commence déjà à entendre des propos malheureusement négatifs concernant le curriculum de la discipline informatique. Bien que son intégration en tant que tel puisse être considérée comme un grand saut vers le futur, mais sa naissance dans un milieu éducatif caractérisé par un déficit des infrastructures et des ressources humaines nécessaires empêche une implan...

  15. Chapitre 3. Le citoyen et le corps

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    Mol, Annemarie

    2013-01-01

    Dans le marché, les patients s’appellent des consommateurs. En politique, ils se nomment citoyens. Comme les consommateurs, les citoyens font leurs propres choix, mais les deux logiques du choix sont très différentes. La variante civique de la logique du choix s’adapte peut-être mieux au cabinet de consultation que celle du marché. Mais, si l’on affirme qu’il est temps de s’adresser aux patients en tant que citoyens, cela donne l’impression que, dans le passé, les patients étaient soumis à l’...

  16. Unification : le renouveau du modèle allemand en Europe ?

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    Hélène Yèche

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Vingt ans après la chute du Mur de Berlin et la mise en œuvre du processus d’unification, l’Allemagne a regagné une place de leader incontesté en Europe – celle précisément que le chœur des nations européennes craignait de la voir reconquérir au moment des événements de l’automne 1989. Quarante ans de séparation du territoire et de la nation avaient en effet conduit l’Allemagne de l’Ouest à tenir un rang certes décisif, mais – toutes proportions gardées – relativement modeste au sein de la co...

  17. Rencontre avec Albert Bandura : l’homme et le scientifique

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    Brewer, Stephen Scott

    2011-01-01

    Ce texte présente le professeur Bandura, l’homme dont l’œuvre inspire ce numéro spécial. Après avoir évoqué quelques éléments biographiques du psychologue américain et exposé un certain nombre de ses contributions majeures à sa discipline, nous proposons le compte rendu d’un atelier de recherche organisé autour du professeur en 2006 à Toulouse (lors du 7e colloque européen sur l’autoformation). Le dialogue en direct entre les participants et le professeur offre de riches mises en perspective ...

  18. Carbonne 14, le film : une réponse à Julie Curien

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    Gallotte, Jean-François

    2012-01-01

    Je vous remercie pour votre compte rendu, cependant, si cela ne vous dérange pas, j'aimerais corriger quelques inexactitudes : Paragraphe 1 : « Filmé en 4 jours à la rentrée 1982, avec du matériel volé, le film ovni de Jean-François Gallotte et Joëlle Malberg est sélectionné au Festival de Cannes en 1983. Il fait un tollé qui retombe comme une crêpe, aux oubliettes… ». Après le festival de Cannes, Carbone 14 le film est sorti en salle au cinéma "Le Marais" et a fait plus de 100 000 entrées. (...

  19. Le Conseil d'État, frein à l'efficacité administrative ?

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    Odile Daurmont

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available IntroductionLe lecteur ne trouvera pas ci-après de réponse positive ou négative à la question posée dans l'intitulé. Le but de cette communication n'étant pas de faire l'apologie du Conseil d'État ni l'inverse d'ailleurs mais seulement de fournir des éléments d'information et de réflexion qui permettront au lecteur de se forger une opinion en meilleure connaissance de cause.Il est en effet manifeste que nombreux sont ceux qui ignorent lele réel du Conseil d'État ou qui n'ont qu'une informa...

  20. Propositions sur le « Pari » de Pascal

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    Thirouin, Laurent

    2016-01-01

    Dans une heureuse formule, Philippe Sellier qualifie Pascal d’« Isaïe géomètre ». Après qu’il nous a montré la dimension prophétique des Pensées, dans leurs références comme dans leur écriture, il m’appartient de mettre en relief le caractère géométrique de l’œuvre, et ceci à travers un texte qui exhibe de façon hypertrophiée et quasi caricaturale la référence scientifique de son auteur : le célèbre argument connu sous le nom du « Pari ». L’usage des guillemets dans le titre de cette communic...

  1. The Vector-Ballot Approach for Online Voting Procedures

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    Kiayias, Aggelos; Yung, Moti

    Looking at current cryptographic-based e-voting protocols, one can distinguish three basic design paradigms (or approaches): (a) Mix-Networks based, (b) Homomorphic Encryption based, and (c) Blind Signatures based. Each of the three possesses different advantages and disadvantages w.r.t. the basic properties of (i) efficient tallying, (ii) universal verifiability, and (iii) allowing write-in ballot capability (in addition to predetermined candidates). In fact, none of the approaches results in a scheme that simultaneously achieves all three. This is unfortunate, since the three basic properties are crucial for efficiency, integrity and versatility (flexibility), respectively. Further, one can argue that a serious business offering of voting technology should offer a flexible technology that achieves various election goals with a single user interface. This motivates our goal, which is to suggest a new "vector-ballot" based approach for secret-ballot e-voting that is based on three new notions: Provably Consistent Vector Ballot Encodings, Shrink-and-Mix Networks and Punch-Hole-Vector-Ballots. At the heart of our approach is the combination of mix networks and homomorphic encryption under a single user interface; given this, it is rather surprising that it achieves much more than any of the previous approaches for e-voting achieved in terms of the basic properties. Our approach is presented in two generic designs called "homomorphic vector-ballots with write-in votes" and "multi-candidate punch-hole vector-ballots"; both of our designs can be instantiated over any homomorphic encryption function.

  2. Le tournant fayolien : des révolutions industrielles à la naissance de l’entreprise moderne

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    Segrestin, Blanche

    2016-01-01

    International audience Cent ans après sa publication, l’ouvrage d’Henri Fayol, Administration industrielle et générale, passe pour être l’un des livres fondateurs des sciences de gestion. Il marque la naissance de l’entreprise moderne, avec la reconnaissance de la nouvelle figure du chef d’entreprise. Un siècle après, ce numéro d’Entreprises et Histoire, coordonné par Blanche Segrestin, vise à mieux caractériser le tournant que Fayol cherchait à théoriser : quelles ruptures percevait-il qu...

  3. Pseudomonas syringae evades host immunity by degrading flagellin monomers with alkaline protease AprA

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    Pel, Michiel J C; van Dijken, Anja J H; Bardoel, Bart W; Seidl, Michael F; van der Ent, Sjoerd; van Strijp, Jos A G; Pieterse, Corné M J

    2014-01-01

    Bacterial flagellin molecules are strong inducers of innate immune responses in both mammals and plants. The opportunistic pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa secretes an alkaline protease called AprA that degrades flagellin monomers. Here, we show that AprA is widespread among a wide variety of bacteri

  4. Pseudomonas syringae evades host Immunity by degrading flagellin monomers with alkaline protease AprA

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    Pel, M.J.C.; Van Dijken, A.J.H.; Bardoel, B.W.; Seidl, M.F; Van der Ent, S.; Van Strijp, J.A.G.

    2014-01-01

    Bacterial flagellin molecules are strong inducers of innate immune responses in both mammals and plants. The opportunistic pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa secretes an alkaline protease called AprA that degrades flagellin monomers. Here, we show that AprA is widespread among a wide variety of bacteri

  5. La sociologie des usages, et après ?

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    Proulx, Serge

    2015-01-01

    Les interrogations traversant cet article peuvent se formuler ainsi : comment les études d’usage ont-elles évolué depuis 1980 ? Peut-on y repérer des moments de rupture ? Et que nous apprennent les courants voisins – surtout anglo-saxons et restés largement méconnus pendant la première décennie de réalisation des recherches françaises – notamment en ergonomie, en interactions humains-machines et plus tard, en « collaboratique » de même qu’en ethnographie du travail humain, sur lele attribu...

  6. "My Voice Counts, Too": Voting Participation Among Individuals With Intellectual Disability.

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    Agran, Martin; MacLean, William E; Kitchen, Katherine Anne Arden

    2016-08-01

    Despite a strong societal commitment to ensuring that individuals with intellectual disability (ID) fully participate in their communities, few people with ID vote. Little is known about voting experiences from the perspective of people with ID. In-person, semistructured interviews were conducted with 28 adults with ID (Mage = 37 years) to obtain their input on voting. Constant comparison and content analysis methods were used to characterize themes. Results indicated that people with ID are interested in voting and desire to be included in the voting process yet receive little education on political issues or on how to make voting-related decisions. Support from family or service providers and self-advocacy facilitated their ability to vote. Implications of these findings and recommendations for future research are discussed. PMID:27494127

  7. Thermal-hydraulic Analysis of SGTR for Supporting PSA in APR+

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    The Advanced Power Reactor Plus (APR+) is being developed in Korea. To enhance the safety of the APR+, a passive auxiliary feedwater system (PAFS) has been adopted in the APR+. The PAFS completely replaces the conventional active auxiliary feedwater system (AFWS). It is operated by a natural driving force mechanism when demanding auxiliary feedwater. It could maintain the system function of cooling the primary side and remove the decay heat while operated PAFS. For estimating the safety of APR+ design, the probabilistic safety assessment (PSA) of APR+ is performed. As the PAFS replaces the conventional AFWS, it is required to verify the cooling capacity of PAFS for the accurate evaluation. For this reason, this paper discusses the cooling performance of the PAFS while transient accidents

  8. An ATWS Analysis for EU-APR1400 Following the European Utility Requirement

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    Jung, Minshin; Lee, Cheolshin; Sohn, Jongjoo [KEPCO Engineering and Construction Company., Inc., Daejeon (Korea, Republic of)

    2013-05-15

    This paper presents the results of the evaluation of the ATWS events with respect to Reactor Coolant System (RCS) overpressure and re-criticality for the European APR1400 (EU-APR1400) according to European Utility Requirement (EUR). This paper evaluates the ATWS impact on the EU-APR1400 by applying EUR. Based on the results of safety analysis for ATWS events, all the acceptance criteria for EUR can be satisfied due to the proper functioning of ATWS mitigation systems. However the four events are investigated only in this paper, and hence the results of this paper can not be concluded that the EU-APR1400 design satisfy all requirements for the EUR. Therefore, a further study for all Design Basis Event Category 2 (DBC2) events with ATWS needs to be performed in order to assess the comprehensive impact of ATWS events for the EU-APR1400 design.

  9. Influence des constituants du cognac sur la cancérogenèse colique chimiquement induite chez le rat

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    Hadengue , Benoît

    2002-01-01

    Selon de nombreuses données épidémiologiques et expérimentales, les aliments d'origine végétale tels que les fruits et légumes et dans une moindre mesure le thé et le vin rouge pourraient intervenir dans la prévention du cancer colo-rectal. Ces aliments étant riches en substances polyphénoliques, il est légitime de chercher à préciser l'action des polyphénols dans cette prévention. Après un rappel bibliographique sur le cancer col-rectal et lele de l'alimentation, de l'alcool et des polyph...

  10. Le dernier Wittgenstein et le dernier Husserl sur le langage

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    Paul Ricoeur

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available This article presents an edited version of lectures given by Paul Ricœur at Johns Hopkins University in April 1966. Ricœur offers a comparative analysis of Wittgenstein’s and Husserl’s late works, taking the problem of language as the common ground of investigation for these two central figures of phenomenology and analytic philosophy. Ricœur develops his study in two parts. The first part considers Husserl’s approach to language after the Logical Investigations and concentrates on Formal and Transcendental Logic; leaving a transcendental reflection on language behind it re-examines a phenomenological conception, according to which the sphere of logic is not separable from that of experience. The main focus of the second part is Wittgenstein’s later philosophy as it moved on from the conception of an isomorphic relation between language and the world, as set out in the picture theory in the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, to the more pragmatic notion of a language-game in the Philosophical Investigations. In order to get beyond the irrevocable differences between the two philosophies and the unresolved theoretical issues on both sides, Ricœur suggests turning to a semiological paradigm based on the Saussurean distinction between “language” and “speaking.” Keyword: Analytic Philosophy, Husserl, Phenomenology, Semiology, Wittgenstein.  Résumé Cet article est une version éditée de conférences données par Paul Ricœur à la Johns Hopkins University en avril 1966. Ricœur propose une analyse comparée des dernières œuvres de Wittgenstein et Husserl, avec le problème du langage comme sol commun d’investigations pour ces deux figures centrales de la phénoménologie et la philosophie analytique. Cette analyse de Ricœur se joue à travers deux parties. La première partie revient sur l'approche du langage chez Husserl depuis Recherches logiques avec une attention particulière aux développements de Logique formelle et

  11. Implementation of Low Boron Core for APR1400 Initial Cycle

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    Low boron capability of a nuclear power plant is rather a qualitative specification requiring the nuclear power plant to be shut down by control rods alone at any time of a plant cycle according to EUR. The reduction of soluble boron is beneficial since it gives the reduction of the corrosive effects in the plant system and improves plant safety giving more negative MTC. Thus, it is necessary to reduce the amount of soluble boron for the criticality to achieve the low boron capability. However, the reduction of soluble boron has its own set of specific challenges that must be overcome. There are two methods to enable the reduction of soluble boron without modifying plant system significantly. The goal of this study is to investigate the loading pattern to achieve the soluble boron reduction for Shin-Kori Unit 5 APR1400 initial core using the low and high content gadolinia burnable absorbers with standard fuel rod enrichment and to verify the feasibility of low boron core with conventional gadolinia burnable absorbers only. For this study, KARMA has been employed to solve 2-D Transport equation, and ASTRA is used for full core analysis. It was possible to achieve the low boron core for APR1400 Cycle 1 using extended usage of two types of gadolinia burnable absorbers sacrificing fuel cycle economy a little bit while enhancing plant safety significantly. Gd rod patterns within an assembly were optimized through geometrical weighting and loading pattern was developed based on these patterns. The amount of soluble boron reduction achieved is 45.4%. The improvement in plant safety is significant resulting in the reduction of least negative best-estimate MTC by about 4 pcm. Also shutdown margin is increased slightly for low boron core. However, the behavior of axial power shape turns out to be undesirable showing a relatively large fluctuation caused by the more negative MTC. It was found that the low boron core might impose kind of operational difficulty. It is usually

  12. Development of Core Simulator (CoSi) for APR1400 And Analysis of LPPT Result using APR1400-CoSi

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    Moon, Sang-Rae; Kim, Yong-Bae; Lee, Eun-Ki [KHNP-CRI, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of)

    2014-10-15

    According to NRC guidelines, Low Power Physics Test (LPPT) is required to be performed in low temperature/low pressure (160 .deg. C/42.2 kg/cm{sup 2}) as well as NOT/NOP (291.3 .deg. C/158.2 kg/cm{sup 2}) because Shin-Kori Unit 3 is FOAK nuclear power plant. Low Power Physics Test (LPPT) is essential to verify the nuclear design and robustness of reactor safety. LPPT consists of initial criticality, Point of Adding Heat (POAH), All Rod Out (ARO) Boron Concentration, Isothermal Temperature Coefficient (ITC), Control Rod Worth measurements and so on. KHNP-CRI has developed the Core Simulator for APR1400 (APR1400-CoSi) in order to improve the ability performing the LPPT. Especially, APR1400-CoSi has enhanced capability to calculate the full Core neutronic parameters by revising RAST-K that is three dimensional real time core kinetic program. APR1400-CoSi has been developed for education-training of Low Power Physics Test(LPPT). Particularly, APR1400-CoSi has an enhanced capability to calculate the full core neutronic parameters by revising RAST-K which is a three dimensional real time core kinetics program. Low Power Physics Test (LPPT) was performed using APR1400-CoSi and the results showed very similar values with the predicted ones. In other words, the initial core model of Shin-Kori Unit 3 in APR1400-CoSi system has been verified to be appropriate enough. Also, it was confirmed that the test range of Low Power Physics Test (LPPT) reamains effective even though the largest incremental bank reactivity is inserted in core by analyzing the power change during the rod SWAP test.

  13. Development of Core Simulator (CoSi) for APR1400 And Analysis of LPPT Result using APR1400-CoSi

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    According to NRC guidelines, Low Power Physics Test (LPPT) is required to be performed in low temperature/low pressure (160 .deg. C/42.2 kg/cm2) as well as NOT/NOP (291.3 .deg. C/158.2 kg/cm2) because Shin-Kori Unit 3 is FOAK nuclear power plant. Low Power Physics Test (LPPT) is essential to verify the nuclear design and robustness of reactor safety. LPPT consists of initial criticality, Point of Adding Heat (POAH), All Rod Out (ARO) Boron Concentration, Isothermal Temperature Coefficient (ITC), Control Rod Worth measurements and so on. KHNP-CRI has developed the Core Simulator for APR1400 (APR1400-CoSi) in order to improve the ability performing the LPPT. Especially, APR1400-CoSi has enhanced capability to calculate the full Core neutronic parameters by revising RAST-K that is three dimensional real time core kinetic program. APR1400-CoSi has been developed for education-training of Low Power Physics Test(LPPT). Particularly, APR1400-CoSi has an enhanced capability to calculate the full core neutronic parameters by revising RAST-K which is a three dimensional real time core kinetics program. Low Power Physics Test (LPPT) was performed using APR1400-CoSi and the results showed very similar values with the predicted ones. In other words, the initial core model of Shin-Kori Unit 3 in APR1400-CoSi system has been verified to be appropriate enough. Also, it was confirmed that the test range of Low Power Physics Test (LPPT) reamains effective even though the largest incremental bank reactivity is inserted in core by analyzing the power change during the rod SWAP test

  14. Tumelo le Moruo

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    Vuyani S. Vellem

    2015-01-01

    Paleng ya rona batho ba batsho, tumelo ya boKreste e fihlile lefatsheng la rona la Afrika Borwa mmoho le dikgoka tsa ditjhaba tsa boPhirima. BoKreste bo fihlile ka nako ya dintwa tseo mohopolo wa tsona e neng e le ho hapa lefatshe la, batho ba batsho. Ka mantswe amang, rona batho ba batsho, re ile ra qetella re le setjhaba se ileng sa hlolwa, mme lefatshe la rona la nkuwa ka dikgoka. Ka hare ho dikgoka tsena, ho ne ho dutse tumelo ya boKreste. Makgowa a ile are: �A re kwaleng mahlo re rapelen...

  15. Terrorisme et antiterrorisme : le jeu du pire

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    Stéphane Leman-Langlois

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Les recherches de Jean-Paul Brodeur sur le terrorisme ont porté sur deux aspects de la question, également importants et indissociables. Le premier est celui du fonctionnement, des objectifs et des méthodes des groupes qu’on nomme « terroristes », tout en considérant les résultats réels obtenus. Le second est celui de la régulation, de l’organisation, du financement et des conséquences des stratégies, organismes et programmes mis sur pied ou modifiés afin de leur faire face. Plus d’une décennie après le 11 septembre 2001, il semble bien que les plus graves dangers auxquels font face les Canadiens, comme la plupart des Occidentaux, proviennent du second aspect.Jean-Paul Brodeur’s research on terrorism spanned two distinct, yet inseparable aspects of the matter. The first concerns the inner workings, the objectives, and the methods of groups identified as “terrorist,” which of course must be measured against the actual results produced. The second includes the regulation, the organization, the funding and the consequences of the strategies, organizations and programs created or modified in order to face the apprehended terrorist threat. A decade after 9/11, one must conclude that the latter has produced more, and altogether greater, dangers for Canadians and Westerners in general.

  16. Verification of SAMG entry condition for APR1400

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    Yun, Junghyun; Kim, Taewan; Kim, Jonghyun [KEPCO International Nuclear Graduate School, Ulsan (Korea, Republic of)

    2013-10-15

    In the wake of the Fukushima accident, severe accident management has become important more than ever. While Emergency Operating Procedures (EOPs) focuses on cooling down the core during a design basis accident, the prime objective of severe accident management guideline (SAMG) is to prevent the release of radioactive material into the environment during a severe accident. Only one fixed value of core exit temperature (CET) has been applied for several decades to different types of nuclear power plants (NPPs) in Korea. Although the different types of NPPs have different cladding materials and system designs, the identical CET, i. e., 650 .deg. C, is applied as the entry condition to the SAMG of all the NPPs (except CANDU plants), i. e., Westinghouse type, OPR1000, and APR1400. In this paper, the transition point is re-evaluated for dominant severe accident sequences; station black-out (SBO), small break loss of coolant accident (SBLOCA), and me dium break loss of coolant accident (MBLOCA). In cases of SBO and SBLOCA, the current SAMG entry condition seems proper, while it needs to be reconsidered for MBLOCA case.

  17. Extended Station Blackout Coping Capabilities of APR1400

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    Sang-Won Lee

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant accident shows that an extreme natural disaster can prevent the proper restoration of electric power for several days, so-called extended SBO. In Korea, the government and industry performed comprehensive special safety inspections on all domestic nuclear power plants against beyond design bases external events. One of the safety improvement action items related to the extended SBO is installation of external water injection provision and equipment to RCS and SG. In this paper, the extended SBO coping capability of APR1400 is examined using MAAP4 to assess the effectiveness of the external water injection strategy. Results show that an external injection into SG is applicable to mitigate an extended SBO scenario. However, an external injection into RCS is only effective when RCS depressurization capacity is sufficiently provided in case of high pressure scenarios. Based on the above results, the technical basis of external injection strategy will be reflected on development of revised severe accident management guideline.

  18. Modal analysis of an ECC duct for APR+ reactor barrel

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    Advanced Power Reactor Plus (APR+) provides four Direct Vessel Injection (DVI) ducts on the reactor barrel to enhance the performance of Emergency Core Cooling System (ECCS). Several studies on safety analysis have verified the excellent performance of the DVI duct. In this study, from the viewpoint of mechanical integrity, modal analyses of two full-scaled DVI ducts have been presented; both numerical analysis and modal tests have been performed in air and water. It was found that the numerical simulation and modal test coincide with each other. The DVI duct is a thin shell of 5 mm thickness, so that harmonic responses to RCP blade passing frequencies should be checked. The dominant passing frequencies are known to be 20, 40, 60, 120 and 240 Hz. In addition, an interesting thing in this study is that added mass effect by coolant seems to be so significant that the natural frequency of the ducts under water could be considerably low as compared with those in air; the natural frequency under water is 60 % lower than that in air. (author)

  19. Le foudre foudroyant et ravageantoublié de Pierre Juvernay

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    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Parmi les textes que j’ai dû mettre de côté lors de mes recherches, j’ai pensé immédiatement à celui de Pierre Juvernay, Le Foudre foudroyant et ravageant, contre les péchez mortels, Paris, Pierre Le Mur, datant de 1637. Le titre m’avait interpelé étant donné le sujet de ma thèse dont le titre est le suivant : « De la foudre à la lumière. Enquête sur les formes de la luminosité et leur signification dans l’œuvre de Dante. » La nature du document est un texte d’exhortation proche des exempla médiévaux pour son contenu. Écrit pour mettre au jour une doctrine religieuse catholique propre au XVIIe siècle,ce livre m’a permis de m’intéresser aux exempla médiévaux, aux exhortations et aux sermons. Dieu, affligé par les péchés mortels, s’adresse aux hommes par l’intermédiaire du foudre qui est la représentation de la foudre. Il symbolise la puissance de Dieu et sert à faire peur afin d’éviter aux hommes de commettre des péchés. L’auteur utilise indifféremment  le foudre pour la foudre, mais cela implique une érudition qui fait référence à Jupiter armé dufoudre le portant dans ses serres. Ce feu du ciel effraie et fait trembler tout en inspirant le respect de la Toute-puissance. La foudre n’est pas encore considérée comme un phénomène naturel, mais elle est un châtiment divin. Il faudra attendre le XVIIIe siècle, en effet, pour que la physique se lance dans l’examen de la foudre en tant que telle après la découverte de l’électricité.

  20. Lele du « bataillon de Corée » dans la guerre de Corée

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    Hamburger, Kenneth

    2008-01-01

    Lorsqu’en 1950, les Nations Unies ont sollicité l’envoi de troupes en Corée, la France a formé une unité de volontaires – le bataillon de Corée – qui allait s’illustrer aux côtés d’un régiment américain. Son chef, le général Ralph Monclar, connaissait les soldats et la guerre ; avec son homologue américain le colonel Paul Freeman, il créa une force irrésistible. Dès leur baptême du feu à Wonju et après les victoires de Twin Tunnels, Chipyong-ni et Heartbreak bridge, ils gagnèrent des citation...

  1. Voting by Hands Promotes Institutionalised Monitoring in Indirect Reciprocity

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    Nakamura, Mitsuhiro

    2016-01-01

    Indirect reciprocity based on reputation is a leading mechanism driving human cooperation, where monitoring of behaviour and sharing reputation-related information are crucial. Because collecting information is costly, a tragedy of the commons can arise, with some individuals free-riding on information supplied by others. This can be overcome by organising monitors that aggregate information, supported by fees from their information users. We analyse a co-evolutionary model of individuals playing a social dilemma game and monitors watching them; monitors provide information and players vote for a more beneficial monitor. We find that (1) monitors that simply rate defection badly cannot stabilise cooperation---they have to overlook defection against ill-reputed players; (2) such overlooking monitors can stabilise cooperation if players vote for monitors rather than to change their own strategy; (3) STERN monitors, who rate cooperation with ill-reputed players badly, stabilise cooperation more easily than MILD ...

  2. Electronic Voting Protocol Using Identity-Based Cryptography

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    Gallegos-Garcia, Gina; Tapia-Recillas, Horacio

    2015-01-01

    Electronic voting protocols proposed to date meet their properties based on Public Key Cryptography (PKC), which offers high flexibility through key agreement protocols and authentication mechanisms. However, when PKC is used, it is necessary to implement Certification Authority (CA) to provide certificates which bind public keys to entities and enable verification of such public key bindings. Consequently, the components of the protocol increase notably. An alternative is to use Identity-Based Encryption (IBE). With this kind of cryptography, it is possible to have all the benefits offered by PKC, without neither the need of certificates nor all the core components of a Public Key Infrastructure (PKI). Considering the aforementioned, in this paper we propose an electronic voting protocol, which meets the privacy and robustness properties by using bilinear maps. PMID:26090515

  3. Electronic Voting Protocol Using Identity-Based Cryptography.

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    Gallegos-Garcia, Gina; Tapia-Recillas, Horacio

    2015-01-01

    Electronic voting protocols proposed to date meet their properties based on Public Key Cryptography (PKC), which offers high flexibility through key agreement protocols and authentication mechanisms. However, when PKC is used, it is necessary to implement Certification Authority (CA) to provide certificates which bind public keys to entities and enable verification of such public key bindings. Consequently, the components of the protocol increase notably. An alternative is to use Identity-Based Encryption (IBE). With this kind of cryptography, it is possible to have all the benefits offered by PKC, without neither the need of certificates nor all the core components of a Public Key Infrastructure (PKI). Considering the aforementioned, in this paper we propose an electronic voting protocol, which meets the privacy and robustness properties by using bilinear maps.

  4. Optimistic Selection Rule Better Than Majority Voting System

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    Sugiyama, Takuya; Obata, Takuya; Hoki, Kunihito; Ito, Takeshi

    A recently proposed ensemble approach to game-tree search has attracted a great deal of attention. The ensemble system consists of M computer players, where each player uses a different series of pseudo-random numbers. A combination of multiple players under the majority voting system would improve the performance of a Shogi-playing computer. We present a new strategy of move selection based on the search values of a number of players. The move decision is made by selecting one player from all M players. Each move is selected by referring to the evaluation value of the tree search of each player. The performance and mechanism of the strategy are examined. We show that the optimistic selection rule, which selects the player that yields the highest evaluation value, outperforms the majority voting system. By grouping 16 or more computer players straightforwardly, the winning rates of the strongest Shogi programs increase from 50 to 60% or even higher.

  5. Le vase de Pandore

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    Nicola Panichi

    2000-01-01

    Il s’agit ici de suivre les stratégies discursives par lesquelles Érasme situe sa Lingua sous le patronage symbolique de deux mythes des plus opératoires à la Renaissance : le vase de Pandore et la tour de Babel, tous deux verrouillant le texte, l’un en guise d’incipit, l’autre d’explicit, dans un dialogue où chacun use de l’autre pour renforcer les significations et instaurer le régime sémantique du texte, tant linguistique qu’éthique. Ce sont ces jeux complexes entre différents niveaux de d...

  6. Bailleul-le-Soc

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    Billand, Ghislaine

    2013-01-01

    Identifiant de l'opération archéologique : 9154 Date de l'opération : 2007 (EX) Le projet d’un parc éolien réparti sur les communes de Bailleul-le-Soc, Épineuse et Fouilleuse a entraîné la prescription d’une campagne de diagnostic archéologique sur quatre des neuf éoliennes. La présence de sites gallo-romains repérés par prospection aérienne à Épineuse « Le Haut du Bois Robin » et Bailleul-le-Soc « La Terre d’Éloge », laissait entrevoir la possibilité de documenter ces vestiges. L’interventi...

  7. Le dialogue avec Pascal

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    Barnes, Annie

    2016-01-01

    1. Le Dialogue de Pascal Le dialogue avec Pascal a commencé de son vivant et le dialogue avec l’auteur des Pensées a commencé dès la publication de l’édition de Port-Royal. Il s’est poursuivi jusqu’à nos jours. Faut-il rappeler que la première critique des Pensées, celle de l’abbé Villars en 1671, se trouve dans un entretien, – le cinquième des dialogues du Traité de la délicatesse, – entre Paschase, Ménippe qui l’admire servilement, et Aliton, un « Alceste moliniste » (Bernard Amoudru) : « P...

  8. Le pique-nique

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    Full Text Available Cet ouvrage collectif dirigé par Francine Barthe-Deloizy est le résultat d’une démarche collective (24 auteurs associant des apports impromptus (appelés ici florilèges à un corpus thématique, fruit d’une recherche entreprise dans le cadre d’un atelier organisé par l’Institut Français des Recherches Iraniennes (IFRI, les services d’actions culturelles de l’ambassade de France en Iran et le laboratoire ENEC de l’Université Paris 4 Sorbonne. Le livre entreprend la généalogie d’une pratique qu...

  9. Why did I prefer to vote for my political party?

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    SAXENA, Stuti

    2015-01-01

    Abstract. The case study revolves around discussions by a group of students of a popular university in a cafeteria. State elections in Uttar Pradesh had just finished and students were wondering as to how the election results were against their pre-conceived notions. They were discussing about the reasons as to why they voted for their preferred political party as first-time voters. Overall, this case study purports to assess the impact of political parties’ branding on voters’ decision-makin...

  10. Shareholders’ Voting at General Meetings: Evidence from the Netherlands

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    de Jong, Abe; Mertens, Gerard; Roosenboom, Peter

    2004-01-01

    textabstractWe study annual general meetings of shareholders in the Netherlands. The Dutch corporate governance system is characterized by relatively concentrated shareholdings and large stakes owned by pension funds, banks and insurance companies. The legal protection of shareholders is poor due to takeover defenses, such as certificates, which deprive shareholders from their voting rights. An analysis of the minutes of 245 general meetings in the period 1998-2002 reveals that about 30% of t...

  11. Voting over Selective Immigration Policies with Immigration Aversion

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    Russo, Giuseppe

    2008-01-01

    The claim that "skilled immigration is welcome" is often associated to the increasing adoption of selective immigration policies. I study the voting over differentiated immigration policies in a two-country, three-factor one-period model where there exist skilled and unskilled workers, migration decisions are endogenous, enforcing immigration restriction is costly, and natives dislike unskilled immigration. According to my findings, decisions over border closure are made to protect the median...

  12. Voting over Selective Immigration Policies with Immigration Aversion

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    Russo, Giuseppe

    2008-01-01

    The claim that "skilled immigration is welcome" is often associated to the increasing adoption of selective immigration policies. I study the voting over differentiated immigration policies in a two-country, three-factor general equilibrium model where there exist skilled and unskilled workers, migration decisions are endogenous, enforcing immigration restriction is costly, and natives dislike unskilled immigration. According to my findings, decisions over border closure are made to protect t...

  13. Do Online Voting Patterns Reflect Evolved Features of Human Cognition? An Exploratory Empirical Investigation.

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    Maria Priestley

    Full Text Available Online votes or ratings can assist internet users in evaluating the credibility and appeal of the information which they encounter. For example, aggregator websites such as Reddit allow users to up-vote submitted content to make it more prominent, and down-vote content to make it less prominent. Here we argue that decisions over what to up- or down-vote may be guided by evolved features of human cognition. We predict that internet users should be more likely to up-vote content that others have also up-voted (social influence, content that has been submitted by particularly liked or respected users (model-based bias, content that constitutes evolutionarily salient or relevant information (content bias, and content that follows group norms and, in particular, prosocial norms. 489 respondents from the online social voting community Reddit rated the extent to which they felt different traits influenced their voting. Statistical analyses confirmed that norm-following and prosociality, as well as various content biases such as emotional content and originality, were rated as important motivators of voting. Social influence had a smaller effect than expected, while attitudes towards the submitter had little effect. This exploratory empirical investigation suggests that online voting communities can provide an important test-bed for evolutionary theories of human social information use, and that evolved features of human cognition may guide online behaviour just as it guides behaviour in the offline world.

  14. Ville nouvelle, quarante ans après : les pionniers vieillissants de Maurepas

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    Marie Peretti-Ndiaye

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Construites à partir des années 1960 sous l’impulsion du Schéma directeur d’Aménagement et d’Urbanisme de 1965, cinq villes nouvelles ont vu le jour en région parisienne. Leur aménagement laisse entrevoir une volonté de répondre à des besoins urbains identifiés, se conjuguant parfois avec l’offre d’espaces, de services ou d’équipements envisagés alors comme novateurs. Maurepas, rattachée jusqu’en 1984 à l’agglomération nouvelle de Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, a été façonnée en partie par ces aspirations. Elle constitue aujourd’hui une commune à la population vieillissante et à l’urbanisme marqué par des jeux d’échelle, des cloisonnements et par une relative uniformité. La configuration de la ville laisse entrevoir la volonté d’ébaucher « un nouveau genre de vie urbaine »(Pachaud, 2006 manifeste durant les années soixante et soixante-dix tandis que l’histoire de la commune permet d’envisager les difficultés inhérentes à l’intercommunalité. Au cœur de cette histoire se retrouvent des ménages de la classe moyenne, entrés dans le périurbain comme des pionniers. Portés par l’idéologie d’une ville-nouvelle où « tout est à construire » et qui leur ouvrait, parallèlement, des perspectives nouvelles en termes « d’espaces à soi », ces derniers sont aujourd’hui âgés de plus de soixante ans. Quarante ans après leur installation, leurs discours sur la ville révèlent l’existence de plusieurs ordres de tension : tension entre ruralité et urbanité, d’une part, tension entre adhésion, différenciation et réflexivité, de l’autre. Ces tensions peuvent être mises en parallèle avec les évolutions de la ville et la façon dont les formes urbaines sont mises en question dans l’espace des débats publics. Ces différents éléments nous conduiront à envisager les résistances et les projections à l’œuvre ainsi que les processus de subjectivation qu’elles r

  15. Le rouge baiser

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    Kivland, Sharon

    2011-01-01

    A numbered limited edition of 100, each with an attractive photograph, on which the artist has more or less carefully painted the lipsticked mouth of the image with watercolours, while considering that while 'le rouge baiser permet le baiser' (the red kiss allows kissing), it also permits caressing, screwing around, adultery and fucking. Chapbook with 24 folded pages, stapled, 15x10.5cm, 16 black and white photographs

  16. Voting Patterns on Hungarian Parliamentary Elections in 2002–2006

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    Barnabás Rácz

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available In the post–communist transitional era, Hungarian elections show diverse results among various areas, raising the question if there are firmly embedded differences between some parts of the country. In the light of the election returns between 1985–2006, it appears that there is a more or less definite pattern. This study will examine the 2006 legislative returns and compare the results with the previous trends and especially the 2002 data, testing the validity of the findings indicating the presence of some fairly constant regional standards of voting. As a main indicator of past trends we use mostly the territorial (party lists which provide more accurate picture of voting preferences that individual districts which in runoffs carry an indirect distortion of voters’ primary preferences by other considerations.2 For a deeper analysis of the recent 2002 and 2006 elections, we will compare the first run individual district voting outcomes, as they give the more accurate picture of the voters’ real preferences.

  17. Robustness of public choice models of voting behavior

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    Mihai UNGUREANU

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available Modern economics modeling practice involves highly unrealistic assumptions. Since testing such models is not always an easy enterprise, researchers face the problem of determining whether a result is dependent (or not on the unrealistic details of the model. A solution for this problem is conducting robustness analysis. In its classical form, robustness analysis is a non-empirical method of confirmation – it raises our trust in a given result by implying it with from several different models. In this paper I argue that robustness analysis could be thought as a method of post-empirical failure. This form of robustness analysis involves assigning guilt for the empirical failure to a certain part of the model. Starting from this notion of robustness, I analyze a case of empirical failure from public choice theory or the economic approach of politics. Using the fundamental methodological principles of neoclassical economics, the first model of voting behavior implied that almost no one would vote. This was clearly an empirical failure. Public choice scholars faced the problem of either restraining the domain of their discipline or giving up to some of their neoclassical methodological features. The second solution was chosen and several different models of voting behavior were built. I will treat these models as a case for performing robustness analysis and I will determine which assumption from the original model is guilty for the empirical failure.

  18. Strategic Voting in Heterogeneous Electorates: An Experimental Study

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    Marcelo Tyszler

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available We study strategic voting in a setting where voters choose from three options and Condorcet cycles may occur. We introduce in the electorate heterogeneity in preference intensity by allowing voters to differ in the extent to which they value the three options. Three information conditions are tested: uninformed, in which voters know only their own preference ordering and the own benefits from each option; aggregate information, in which in addition they know the aggregate realized distribution of the preference orderings and full information, in which they also know how the relative importance attributed to the options are distributed within the electorate. As a general result, heterogeneity seems to decrease the level of strategic voting in our experiment compared to the homogenous preference case that we study in a companion paper. Both theoretically and empirically (with data collected in a laboratory experiment, the main comparative static results obtained for the homogenous case carry over to the present setting with preference heterogeneity. Moreover, information about the realized aggregate distribution of preferences seems to be the element that best explains observed differences in voting behavior. Additional information about the realized distribution of preference intensity does not yield significant further changes.

  19. Le faussaire roman

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    D'Anna, Gianfranco

    2016-01-01

    À l'aube du XXIe siècle, le monde de la science est sur le point de vivre une révolution. Le jeune physicien allemand Albert Hendrick Thebell, des célèbres laboratoires de recherche B-Labs, à Summit, dans le New Jersey, publie, dans les plus grandes revues scientifiques internationales, une série d'articles dans lesquels il prétend avoir obtenu des résultats extraordinaires qui pourraient révolutionner les bases mêmes de la technologie. Rapidement, la communauté scientifique puis les médias saluent en lui un futur prix Nobel; on compare même son génie à celui d'Albert Einstein. Le progrès scientifique semble avoir franchi une étape décisive, susceptible d'amener un futur meilleur. Mais ces découvertes sont-elles authentiques ? Car pendant ce temps, dans les mêmeslaboratoires, des voix s'élèvent pour contester non seulement les théories de Thebell mais aussi la légitimité même de ses expériences ; certains le soupçonnent d'avoir combiné la plus grande fraude scientifique de tous l...

  20. Study on Maintenance Personnel Development Plan For The Exported APR1400 Commissioning

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    This paper indicates ways to develop maintenance personnel for the exported APR1400 commissioning. The exported APR1400 has not been experienced ay maintenance yet, and requirements for maintenance personnel have not been clarified yet. Based on sound maintenance experience, KEPCO Plant Service and Engineering Company (KEPCO KPS) has studied on maintenance training and career requirement to establish a development plan of the maintenance personnel for the exported nuclear power plant. By defining manpower and training requirement, and mobilization plan, we expect to secure reliability of the exported APR1400

  1. Kantaat Elizabeth II-le

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    2006-01-01

    Inglise luuletaja Andrew Motion'i ja helilooja Peter Maxwell Davies'i kantaadist "The Golden Rule" Inglise kuningannale tema 80 aasta juubeli puhul (esitus 23. apr. Windsoris St George'i kirikus ja sügisesel Windsori festivalil)

  2. Le deuil des conjoints après un cancer : entre évaluation et expérience subjective

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    Fasse, Léonor,

    2013-01-01

    In 2011, in France, more than 147 525 men and women died through cancer. This disease doesn’t affect only the oldest: 41 000 untimely deaths, before 65 years, are caused by cancer (FRANCIM, InVS, CIRC). All these persons were supposed to live with a partner. Faced with the patient’s death, more or less sustainable psychological, physical or social upheavals will affect the spouse.The cancer patient’s relatives and family constitute one of the patient’s main sources of support throughout the d...

  3. The laser and its uses: 50 years after its invention; Le laser et ses applications: 50 ans apres son invention

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    Besnard, P. [FOTON/ENSSAT, CNRS, 22 - Lannion (France); Favennec, P.N. [APAST, 22 - Lannion (France)

    2011-07-01

    The laser, 50 years after its invention, has become a major player in modern technologies with its efficient partner the optical fiber. This book reviews the numerous applications of laser in diverse fields such as telecommunication, metrology, optical radar, surface treatment, medicine. The last chapter is dedicated to inertial fusion through the presentation of the Megajoule laser (LMJ) project

  4. Fuel assembly design for APR1400 with low CBC

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    Hah, Chang Joo

    2015-04-01

    APR 1400 is a PWR (Pressurized Water Reactor) with rated power of 3983 MWth and 241 assemblies. Recently, demand for extremely longer cycle up to 24 months is increasing with challenge of higher critical boron concentration (CBC). In this paper, assembly design method of selecting Gd-rods is introduced to reduce CBC. The purpose of the method is to lower the critical boron concentration of the preliminary core loading pattern (PLP), and consequently to achieve more negative or less positive moderator temperature coefficient (MTC). In this method, both the ratio of the number of low-Gd rod to the number of high-Gd rod (r) and assembly average Gd wt% (w) are the decision variables. The target function is the amount of soluble boron concentration reduction, which can be converted to ΔkTARGET. A set of new designed fuel assembly satisfies an objective function, min [f =∑i (ΔkF A-Δki ) ] , and enables a final loading pattern to reach a target CBC. The constraints required to determine a set of Δk are physically realizable pair, (r,w), and the sum of Δk of new designed assemblies as close to ΔkTARGET as possible. New Gd-bearing assemblies selected based on valid pairs of (r,w) are replaced with existing assemblies in a PLP. This design methodology is applied to Shin-Kori Unit 3 Cycle 1 used as a reference model. CASMO-3/MASTER code is used for depletion calculation. CASMO-3/MASTER calculations with new designed assemblies produce lower CBC than the expected CBC, proving that the proposed method works successful.

  5. Fuel assembly design for APR1400 with low CBC

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    Hah, Chang Joo, E-mail: changhah@kings.ac.kr [Department of NPP Engineering, KEPCO International Nuclear Graduate School, Ulsan (Korea, Republic of)

    2015-04-29

    APR 1400 is a PWR (Pressurized Water Reactor) with rated power of 3983 MWth and 241 assemblies. Recently, demand for extremely longer cycle up to 24 months is increasing with challenge of higher critical boron concentration (CBC). In this paper, assembly design method of selecting Gd-rods is introduced to reduce CBC. The purpose of the method is to lower the critical boron concentration of the preliminary core loading pattern (PLP), and consequently to achieve more negative or less positive moderator temperature coefficient (MTC). In this method, both the ratio of the number of low-Gd rod to the number of high-Gd rod (r) and assembly average Gd wt% (w) are the decision variables. The target function is the amount of soluble boron concentration reduction, which can be converted to Δk{sub TARGET}. A set of new designed fuel assembly satisfies an objective function, min [f=∑{sub i}(Δk{sub FA}−Δk{sub i})], and enables a final loading pattern to reach a target CBC. The constraints required to determine a set of Δk are physically realizable pair, (r,w), and the sum of Δk of new designed assemblies as close to Δk{sub TARGET} as possible. New Gd-bearing assemblies selected based on valid pairs of (r,w) are replaced with existing assemblies in a PLP. This design methodology is applied to Shin-Kori Unit 3 Cycle 1 used as a reference model. CASMO-3/MASTER code is used for depletion calculation. CASMO-3/MASTER calculations with new designed assemblies produce lower CBC than the expected CBC, proving that the proposed method works successful.

  6. When votes depend on who's listening: Voters' intragroup status and voting procedure predict representative endorsement in intergroup contexts.

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    Teixeira, Catia P; Demoulin, Stephanie; Yzerbyt, Vincent

    2015-12-01

    Three experiments investigated whether the selection of a representative in intergroup interdependence settings can reflect group members' strategic behaviour. We tested the impact of an individual's intragroup status (normative vs. pro-out-group deviant, Experiments 1-3) and of voting procedure (Experiments 2 and 3) on the choice of an in-group representative. Experiment 1 shows that normative members prefer normative representatives, whereas pro-out-group deviant members equally like normative and pro-out-group deviant representatives. Experiment 2 extends these results and shows that voting procedure (private vs. in-group audience) moderates this effect. Pro-out-group deviant members' preferences and behaviours appear more strategic and context-sensitive than normative ones. Specifically, pro-out-group deviants vote more for normative representatives than for pro-out-group deviants when facing an in-group audience, whereas the reverse pattern emerges in private. Experiment 3 shows that this moderation effect is specific to in-group audiences compared to out-group ones, reinforcing the idea that normative members 'stick to their guns'. Implications of these findings for leader endorsement and intergroup relations are discussed.

  7. Indigenous Adoption of Internet Voting: A Case Study of Whitefish River First Nation

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    Chelsea Gabel

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Indigenous communities and organizations are increasingly using digital technologies to build community capacity, strengthen community consultation, and improve political participation. In particular, Internet voting is a type of technology to which First Nations have been drawn. This article explores Whitefish River First Nation's (WRFN experience introducing Internet voting in the course of ratifying a new matrimonial real property law (MRP. Specifically, we examine the implications of Internet voting for political participation and electoral administration at the community level. Although community members’ uptake of Internet voting was very modest, we find the experience of adoption had other subtle impacts on community capacity, specifically in terms of empowering the community to pass its own laws and connecting youth and elders. With respect to administration, Internet voting provided an opportunity to connect with community members using technology, to modernize voting processes, and to better accommodate community members needs.

  8. Challenges amp Solutions Of Adoption In Regards To Phone-Based Remote E-Voting

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    Hermann Ken Jamnadas

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Remote Voting Systems has not been universally adopted by most countries for their elections such as in the case of Fiji. Although mobile phones are quite prevalent around the world and the amount of smart phones sold is increasing at a rapid rate there have not been many elections which have capitalized on the use of Mobile Phones as a remote voting tool. This paper is a limited review of previous papers on remote voting systems. The aim was to study challenges of adoption of remote e-voting systems such as through a mobile phone and suggest innovative solutions to those challenges. As such we propose a combination of new policy solutions and technical solutions such as the use of QR code and checksum for vote verification the use of real time facial recognition systems and the leveraging of existing mobile hardware to ensure a secure anonymous and trustworthy remote voting system like it has never been before.

  9. Claudie Haignere a presente le lundi 5 mai 2003 la candidature de la France a l'implantation d'ITER a Philippe Busquin, commissaire europeen a la Recherche

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    Claudie Haignere a precise les assurances et les engagements de la France, notamment sur le plan financier, en rappelant les montants sur lesquels les collectivites locales se sont deja engagees par des votes, a la hauteur de 447 M d'euros.

  10. A Secure Anonymous Internet Electronic Voting Scheme Based on the Polynomial

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    CAO Feng; CAO Zhenfu

    2006-01-01

    In this paper, we use the polynomial function and Chaum's RSA (Rivest, Shamir, Adleman) blind signature scheme to construct a secure anonymous internet electronic voting scheme. In our scheme, each vote does not need to be revealed in the tallying phase. The ballot number of each candidate gets is counted by computing the degrees of two polynomials' greatest common divisor. Our scheme does not require a special voting channel and communication can occur entirely over the current internet.

  11. Justifying a revised voting rights act: The Guarantee Clause and the problem of minority rule

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    Chin, GJ

    2014-01-01

    In Shelby County v. Holder, the Supreme Court invalidated Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which required certain jurisdictions with histories of discrimination to "preclear" changes to their voting practices under Section 5 before those changes could become effective. This Article proposes that Congress ground its responsive voting rights legislation in the Constitution's Guarantee Clause, in addition to the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments. The Court has made clear that the Gu...

  12. SWT voting-based color reduction for text detection in natural scene images

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    Ikica, Andrej; Peer, Peter

    2015-01-01

    In this article, we propose a novel stroke width transform (SWT) voting-based color reduction method for detecting text in natural scene images. Unlike other text detection approaches that mostly rely on either text structure or color, the proposed method combines both by supervising text-oriented color reduction process with additional SWT information. SWT pixels mapped to color space vote in favor of the color they correspond to. Colors receiving high SWT vote most likely belong to text are...

  13. Distributed, End-to-end Verifiable, and Privacy-Preserving Internet Voting Systems

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    Chondros, Nikos; Zhang, Bingsheng; Zacharias, Thomas; Diamantopoulos, Panos; Maneas, Stathis; Patsonakis, Christos; Delis, Alex; Kiayias, Aggelos; Roussopoulos, Mema

    2016-01-01

    E-voting systems are a powerful technology for improving democracy. Unfortunately, prior voting systems have single points-of-failure, which may compromise availability, privacy, or integrity of the election results. We present the design, implementation, security analysis, and evaluation of the D-DEMOS suite of distributed, privacy-preserving, and end-to-end verifiable e-voting systems. We present two systems: one asynchronous and one with minimal timing assumptions but better performance. O...

  14. Uncertainty analysis of occupational radiation exposure dose for APR1400 design certification

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    Lee, Kyo Min; Lee, Chong Hui; Lee, Dong Su; Kim, Byung Il; Kang, Sang Ho [Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) E and C Inc., Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Son, Jung Gwon [Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power (KHNP) Central Research Institue (CRI), Gyeongju (Korea, Republic of)

    2014-11-15

    While it is required to include the anticipated Occupational Radiation Exposure (ORE) in the DC application, the ORE data for APR1400 is not available, since the first APR1400 is under construction in Korea. Therefore, this study performs the uncertainty analysis to estimate the expected ORE dose for APR1400 DC using the experience data from the operating plant in Korea based on the methodology specified in NRC Regulatory Guide(RG) 8.19. According to the results, if the design improvements are taken into account, it is found that the median value of APR1400 ORE dose, even for the case of 95 percentile value is within the design target of 1 man-Sv.

  15. Tumelo le Moruo

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    Vuyani S. Vellem

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Paleng ya rona batho ba batsho, tumelo ya boKreste e fihlile lefatsheng la rona la Afrika Borwa mmoho le dikgoka tsa ditjhaba tsa boPhirima. BoKreste bo fihlile ka nako ya dintwa tseo mohopolo wa tsona e neng e le ho hapa lefatshe la, batho ba batsho. Ka mantswe amang, rona batho ba batsho, re ile ra qetella re le setjhaba se ileng sa hlolwa, mme lefatshe la rona la nkuwa ka dikgoka. Ka hare ho dikgoka tsena, ho ne ho dutse tumelo ya boKreste. Makgowa a ile are: �A re kwaleng mahlo re rapeleng, rona ra kwala mahlo, mme ha re qeta hore Amen, re bula mahlo, ra fumana lefatshe le nkuwe matsohong a rona ho setse Bibele.� Re ile ra sala le Bibele eo ka yona re lekileng dilemong tse fitileng ho lwana ntwa ya topollo, kapa tokoloho hofihlela selemong sa 1994. Le ha re ile ra fumana tokoloho ka selemo seo, hare so ka re lokoloha ho tsa moruo. E kaba sena se bolela eng mabapi le tumelo ya rona ya boKreste? Segolweng sena re leka ho araba potso ena. Tumelo ke eng ho batho ba sa lokolohang moruong wa naha ya bona? Re lekola pale ya boKreste, tumelo ya batho le maemo a kereke ntlheng ya ho tadimana le tokoloho ka tumelo.Faith and economics. In our history from a black perspective, Christianity arrived through violent conquest from the west. Evidentially, this faith coincided with wars of dispossession and the ultimate defeat of black Africans. It is difficult to separate the violent defeat of black Africans from the arrival of Christian faith. This well-known statement within the circles of black Theology of liberation: When the white man arrived in our land he said, �let us pray and after prayer, when we opened our eyes, our land was taken and only the Bible was left in our hands,� captures the black sentiment of this history. Ironically, it was this Bible that black Africans used to wage their struggle for liberation up to the demise of apartheid in 1994.Nonetheless, political liberation is not enough as the struggle for economic liberation

  16. Le modèle basque

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    Juan-Angel PORTUGAL

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    Full Text Available À l'intérieur du quadrilatère basque se dessine un sous-espace triangulaire dont les sommets sont les capitales provinciales; les côtés délimitent une aire prospère. La localisation de ces trois noyaux résulte d'une décision politico-économique et d'une diffusion de l'industrialisation. Ce triangle est un espace dynamique et attractif, autant dans le domaine de la démographie que du développement économique et industriel.

  17. Storable Votes and Judicial Nominations in the U.S. Senate

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    Alessandra Casella; Sébastien Turban; Gregory J. Wawro

    2014-01-01

    We model a procedural reform aimed at restoring a proper role for the minority in the confirmation process of judicial nominations in the U.S. Senate. We analyze a proposal that would call for nominations to the same level court to be collected in periodic lists and voted upon individually with Storable Votes, allowing each senator to allocate freely a fixed number of total votes. Although each nomination is decided by simple majority, storable votes make it possible for the minority to win o...

  18. Tackling Empty Voting in the EU: The Shareholders’ Rights Directive and the Revised Transparency Directive

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    Čulinović-Herc, Edita; Zubović, Antonija

    2015-01-01

    The rise of the capital market creates new, less noticeable forms of holdings of shares. These holdings could be acquired with the aim of influencing a company’s decision-making process without the intention to hold shares for the long term. One of the forms is new vote buying which can appear either as empty voting or as hidden ownership. Empty voting refers to voting by a shareholder without the corresponding financial interest in the company involved. The reverse situation is hidden owners...

  19. The Impact of Social Conditioning (Internal Motivation) on the Probability of Voting

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    Durden, Garey C.; Richard J. Cebula; Patricia Gaynor

    2007-01-01

    This paper extends the well known rational interest voting (rational voter) model to include a composite measure to capture the residual effects of internal, sociological motives not previously accounted for in empirical studies of general election voting. These motives are referred to here as “social conditioning” or “internal motivation” and may to at least some extent reflect a sense of duty or sense of civic duty to vote, as well as a simple “habit” of voting. Estimations using CPS data f...

  20. Le droit comme système de contrôle social

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    Malik Bozzo-Rey

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Cet article entend questionner l’application du concept de norme juridique tel qu’il est pensé par Bentham au regard de la réflexion foucaldienne sur la norme. Plus précisément, il s’agira de se pencher sur les Principes du code pénal rédigés par Jeremy Bentham. Après avoir exposé le cadre normatif de la théorie du droit benthamienne, nous interrogerons la place de la motivation et de la punition dans un modèle juridique pensé comme système de contrôle social. En effet, comment s’assurer de la conduite des personnes autrement que par la mise en place d’un système punitif et disciplinaire ? La réponse est à trouver du côté de ce que Bentham appelle la législation indirecte qui pense les modalités de l’influence au prisme de la prévention.This paper would like to focus on the applicability of the concept of a legal norm elaborated by Bentham compared with foucaldian thought. More precisely, I will based my analysis on the Principes du code pénal written by Bentham. After having exposed the normative frame of Bentham’s legal theory, I will try to aswer to the following question: what could be the role of punishment and motivation in a legal model turned in a system of social control? Indeed, is there a way to ensure that people’s conduct will be as requested by the law without building a system of control based on punishment and discipline? Bentham’s answer has to be found in what he calls indirect legislation, which proposes modalities of influence on people’s behaviour through prevention.

  1. Etude de la perception du vaccin contre la leishmaniose par les vétérinaires et les propriétaires de chiens en zone d'enzootie sur le territoire de France métropolitaine

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    Granier, Marie

    2013-01-01

    En septembre 2011, le premier vaccin contre la leishmaniose canine à avoir obtenu une AMM européenne, a été mis sur le marché en France. Après une revue actualisée sur les leishmanioses dans le monde et les moyens de lutte, nous faisons le point sur la perception et l’utilisation de ce vaccin quelques mois après son lancement. Pour cela, nous avons envoyé un questionnaire vétérinaire et 20 questionnaires clients à 600 cliniques vétérinaires échantillonnées en zone d’enzootie française de leis...

  2. La politique éducative de l’Espagne dans le Nord du Maroc pendant la période du Protectorat (1912-1956

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    Irene González González

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Après l’instauration du Protectorat, l’administration coloniale espagnole met en place un système éducatif diversifié destiné d’une part aux enfants de familles espagnoles qui commencent à s’établir dans le Protectorat et, d’autre part, à la population marocaine de confession musulmane et hébraïque. Les autorités coloniales conçoivent l’enseignement pour la population marocaine comme un moyen d’exercer un contrôle politique et social aussi bien sur la population que sur le territoire. Lele de l’école comme instrument colonial sera renforcé à partir des années d’instabilité politico-militaire (1912-1927 par le modèle éducatif hispano-arabe qui suivait l’initiative française implantée dans sa colonie algérienne (moitié du xixe siècle. Le gouvernement franquiste transforma le modèle éducatif hispano-arabe en modèle éducatif marocain à travers un processus de marocanisation de l’enseignement, des matières, de la langue et des enseignants.

  3. Development of human factors validation system for the advanced control room of APR1400

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    A human factors validation system for the main control room (MCR) of Advanced Power Reactor 1400 MWe (APR1400) has been developed as it adopts digitalized human-system interfaces (HSIs). The integrated validation system is composed of process/plant models, HSIs, and the human performance evaluation support system (HUPESS). A real-time thermal-hydraulic code, RELAP5 R/T, was used and modified to simulate the dynamic characteristics of the APR1400, and simulation software, 3KeyMaster, was used to model the balance of plant systems. The HSIs developed in this study include all facilities in the APR1400 MCR, such as large display panels, 3 identified operator workstations, and a safety console. In addition, the remote shutdown workstation has been developed. The display systems in the HSIs have been developed using ProcSee, which is a software tool for developing and displaying dynamic graphical user interfaces. This paper describes the configurations of HSIs including display systems, the dynamic models of the APR1400 simulator, the instructor station, and the HUPESS. This paper also presents the results of plant simulation performance tests at transient compared with the results of RELAP5/MOD3.3 calculations. The human factors validation system for the advanced control room of APR1400 provides high degrees of physical, functional, and dynamic fidelities, and can be used in the validation process of the APR1400 HSI design. (author)

  4. Les États-Unis et le Vatican : analyse d'un rapprochement (1981-1989)

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    Gayte, Marie

    2010-01-01

    Le 10 janvier 1984, les Etats-Unis et le Saint-Siège annoncent l’établissement de relations diplomatiques. Cette décision s’inscrit dans un contexte de tensions accrues entre les Etats-Unis et l’Union soviétique après la détente qui avait caractérisé les années 1970. L’accord idéologique semble parfait entre Ronald Reagan et Jean-Paul II, tous les deux connus pour leur anticommunisme farouche. Le rapprochement constaté dans les années 1980 a conduit certains à évoquer l’existence d’une allian...

  5. Le lien entre musique et inconscient dansDas Spielwerk und die Prinzessin de Franz Schreker

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    Leduc, Alain

    2012-01-01

    Après le Son lointain, Schreker met à nouveau dans Le Carillon et la Princesse la musique au centre de ses préoccupations. Contrairement à son prédécesseur, le nouvel opéra de Schreker ne s’intéresse cependant plus au compositeur en quête d’inspiration mais à la musique elle-même et à son pouvoir de fascination. Toute la problématique de l’œuvre s’articule autour de l’étrange carillon de maître Florian. Cet instrument, dont les résonances magiques sont censées élever l’âme vers la spiritualit...

  6. L’éthique dans le système éducatif espagnol

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    Cifuentes Perez, Luis Maria

    2015-01-01

    L’histoire récente de l’Espagne a permis d’assister à des mutations spectaculaires simultanées du régime politique, de la société et de l’école. Le statut de l’exigence éthique s’en est trouvé lui-aussi bouleversé. Après la rupture avec le franquisme et la restauration de la démocratie, on a vu apparaître, sur fond d’affaiblissement de la morale catholique, un véritable pluralisme moral, qui assigne à l’école un rôle essentiel : il s’agit d’aider les élèves à fonder en raison leurs choix, dan...

  7. Le livre1

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    2013-01-01

    « Avez-vous remarqué ceci : on s’étonne de devoir mourir bientôt, on s’effraie de ne savoir ni ce que deviendra le monde des vivants dans le futur, ni ce que sera pour nous le monde au-delà, mais s’inquiète-t-on toujours de l’état du monde présent ?... ».Emmanuel Fournier et Jean Christophe Mino, 2008,Les mots des derniers soins, Paris, Les Belles Lettres– extrait d’entretien avec un malade en soins palliatifs – « Ce qui rend malade [au travail], c’est que les gens sont plus grands que les tâ...

  8. Le chant du monde

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    Roger, Philippe

    2015-01-01

    Jean Grémillon emploie la voix dans ses films de manière très différente de ses collègues. C’est l’ensemble du sonore – bruits, voix et musique – qu’il imagine de façon originale. Son traitement s’inscrit dans une vision du monde : Grémillon conçoit le cinématographe comme un biographe, une écriture de la vie. Cette vie est comprise sur deux plans : celui de l’homme et celui de l’univers. La voix selon Grémillon serait le reflet dans l’homme d’un macrocosme perçu comme énigme (le bruit) ou ré...

  9. Le burnout chez les soignants: facteurs prédisposants et moyens de prévention

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    Tavares, Marlisa Orquidia Pereira; Nadot, Nicole

    2011-01-01

    Ce travail porte sur le burn-out chez les soignants donnant des prestations dans des services de psychiatrie, soins aigus et palliatifs. D’après les statistiques, 43,5% de la population en suisse romande a déjà vécu un épisode de burn-out. Cette pathologie est principalement retrouvée chez les soignants qui sont en contact direct avec la souffrance d’autrui, ainsi que la mort.

  10. Le roman policier

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    Brosseau, Marc; Bussi, Michel; Claval, Paul; Desbois, Henri; Dumitrescu, Daniela; Ghorra‑Gobin, Cynthia; Le Bel, Pierre-Mathieu; Meyer‑Bolzinger, Dominique; Molina, Géraldine; Ravenel, Loïc; Rosemberg, Muriel; Savary, Sophie

    2014-01-01

    Ce numéro de Géographie et cultures consacré à l'espace du roman policier rassemble des articles qui montrent que du récit d'énigme au polar contemporain l'évocation des lieux fictionnels est diverse. Entre le brouillard inquiétant du Londres de Conan Doyle et les lumières esthétisantes du Montréal nocturne de Bouthillette, entre les rues pittoresques du Paris de Simenon et les impasses désertes et sombres du Paris de Tardi, entre les sites grandioses de la Normandie lupinienne et le Barcelon...

  11. 冷战后法国外交政策的调整%La rénovation de la politique diplomatique en France aprés la Guerre froide

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    2002-01-01

    Le gouvemement francais a rénové sa politique diplomatique après la guerre froide. Cette rénovation consiste à coopérer avec les Etats-Unis au sein de LOTAN, à participer d′avantage au proeessus de paix au Moyen-Orient et à exercer plus dinfluence sur lesaffaires africaines. Basée sur une reconnaissance du changement de la situation internationale, cette rénovation a pour objectif de consolider la position de la France au sein de la communauté internationale.

  12. L’exclusion des scientifiques allemands et de la langue allemande des congrès scientifiques internationaux après la Première Guerre mondiale

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    Reinbothe, Roswitha

    2013-01-01

    Après la Première Guerre mondiale les académies des sciences des pays alliés décidèrent de boycotter les scientifiques allemands et la langue allemande et fondèrent en même temps de nouvelles organisations scientifiques internationales : le Conseil international de recherches pour les sciences, qui chapeautait des unions internationales dans les disciplines les plus importantes, et l’Union académique internationale pour les sciences de l’homme. Les langues principales de ces organisations éta...

  13. Rechgoun, un espace à protéger sur le littoral ouest de l’Algérie

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    Ghodbani, Tarik

    2008-01-01

    Situé sur le littoral occidental de l’Algérie, le site de Rechgoun est un exemple intéressant de conflit entre urbanisation d’une part, et protection de l’agriculture, de l’environnement et du patrimoine historique d’autre part. Après des décennies d’extension urbaine quasiment anarchique, de nouveaux instruments juridiques, au service d’une autre politique de développement du littoral, sont mis en œuvre avec difficultés.

  14. « L'affaire du voile", une construction médiatique. Les controverses autour du hijab dans Le Soir.

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    Luceno Moreno, Marta

    2011-01-01

    Depuis l’éclosion de « L’affaire du voile » en 1989 en Belgique, la question du voile a donné lieu à des fréquents controverses dans la presse. Après cinq ans de faible médiatisation, en avril 2009, l’affaire revient sur le devant de la scène médiatique. À partir de cette date, le voile va encore faire couler beaucoup d’encre dans les journaux belges, mais aussi elle va soulever des questionnements dans le monde politique. Cette augmentation d’attention tant médiatique que politique sur le vo...

  15. Les travaux de défense des châteaux delphinaux pendant la guerre de Cent Ans. Etude des réparations d'après les comptes de châtellenies au XIVe siècle

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    Nicolas, Nathalie

    2000-01-01

    International audience Cet article propose d'éclairer l'étude monumentale des châteaux delphinaux situés aujourd'hui dans le département des Hautes-Alpes d'après les réparations enregistrées par les châtelains du Dauphiné, dans leur comptabilité annuelle, en particulier au cours des années 1360 à 1400.

  16. General Election 2004: Empirical Validation of Voting Pattern in Malaysia

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    Syed Arabi Idid

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract: The purpose of this study is to test the effects of the politically related socio-economic issues, personality of the new Prime Minister and the perceived strength of the ruling party, Barisan Nasional (BN, in influencing the outcomes of elections. It uses the data from the Star-IIUM Survey 2004 and the official election results of general election 2004 for the three northern states of Malaysia and applies the Structural Equation Modeling (SEM. The study found that the personal attributes of the Prime Minister, the strength of the ruling party and the campaign issues positively influenced the popular votes secured by the BN candidates.

  17. How campaigns enhance European issues voting during European Parliament elections

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    Beach, Derek; Møller Hansen, Kasper; Larsen, Martin Vinæs

    2016-01-01

    Based on findings from the literature on campaign effects on the one hand, and the literature on European Parliament elections on the other, we propose a model of European Parliamentary elections in which the campaign shift the calculus of electoral support, making differences in national political...... have demonstrated that EU attitudes can matter for voting behavior in European Parliament elections, existing research has drawn on post-election surveys that do not enable us to capture campaign effects. Our contribution is to assess the impact of a campaign by utilizing a rolling cross sectional...

  18. I vote the young lady tells us a story

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    Busby, Lisa

    2012-01-01

    I vote the young lady tell us a story turns ephemeric readymade items into small interactive audio playback devices suitable for DJ-ing existing audio. This work presented a series of new compositions (in response to the theme of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ as set by the initial commissioning gallery - the compositions were intended to loosely ‘score’ the Carroll books) which were resonated using piezo disc systems through a series of 12 ephemeric readymades. These resonators were DJ-ed alongside e...

  19. A Supervised Verifiable Voting Protocol for the Victorian Electoral Commission

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    Burton, Craig Burton; Culnane, Chris; Heather, James; Peacock, Thea; Ryan, Peter,; Schneider, Steve; Teague, Vanessa; Wen, Roland; Xia, Zhe; Srinivasan, Sriramkrishnan

    2012-01-01

    This paper describes the design of a supervised verifiable voting protocol suitable for use for elections in the state of Victoria, Australia. We provide a brief overview of the style and nature of the elections held in Victoria and associated challenges. Our protocol, based on Prêt à Voter, presents a new ballot overprinting front-end design, which assists the voter in completing the potentially complex ballot. We also present and analyse a series of modifications to the back-end that will e...

  20. House vote on Hyde changes dynamic of Congressional abortion debate.

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    US Congressional action is summarized for actions taken on abortion amendments and abortion funding amendments during the month of July 1993. The Hyde Amendment was passed in the House on July 1, 1993; by a margin of 255 to 178; the Senate version will be voted on in August. The amendment was a victory for anti-abortion supporters, because it limited coverage of abortions under Medicaid to cases involving only life endangerment, rape, or incest. Both sides of the abortion debate were energized by the vote. The national Campaign for Abortion and Reproductive Equity (CARE) was launched on July 13 through support from a coalition of 130 organizations and Representatives Maxine Waters, Cynthia McKinney, and Nita Lowey. CARE aims to restore federal funding of abortion services for poor women and others using federally funded health care. The Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) leaves abortion funding and parental involvement to the discretion of individual states. FOCA was characterized by Senator Carol Moseley-Braun, who withdrew her sponsorship of the bill, as not meeting the needs of the "marginalized, disrespected, and ignored population." 4 other Democratic women senators followed suit and promised to very strongly oppose all efforts to restrict abortions through amendments to appropriations bills. Senate appropriations bills were also considered during July. On July 15 the Senate Veterans Affairs (VA) Committee defeated an amendment that would have barred the use of federal funds for abortion services at VA hospitals, except in cases of rape, incest, or the saving of maternal life. Senate Committee members John Rockefeller and Tom Daschle contributed to the bill's defeat. Federal employee health insurance plans will continue to ban the coverage of abortion services due to passage by the Subcommittee on Treasury, Postal Service, and General Government. An amendment introduced by Senator Bond to allow abortions in cases of rape, incest, or risk to maternal life was adopted

  1. Voting over piece-wise linear tax methods

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    Juan D. Moreno-Ternero

    2010-01-01

    We analyze the problem of choosing the most appropriate method for apportioning taxes in a democracy. We consider a simple model of taxation and restrict our attention to piece- wise linear tax methods, which are almost ubiquitous in advanced democracies worldwide. In spite of facing an impossibility result saying that if we allow agents to vote for any piece-wise linear tax method no equilibrium exists, we show that if we limit the domain of admissible methods in a meaningful way, albeit not...

  2. CEO Pay and Voting Dissent Before and After the Crisis

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    Gregory-Smith, I.; Thompson, S.; Wright, P. W.

    2014-01-01

    ‘Say on pay’ – that is empowering shareholders to vote on the remuneration arrangements of their firm's senior executives – has become an international policy response to the perceived explosion in rewards for top management. In this study, we examine the operation of say in pay in the UK, the country which pioneered its adoption, using the population of non-investment trust companies in the FTSE 350 over the period 2003–12. We find that executive remuneration and dissent on the remuneration ...

  3. E-Voting Risk and Risk Management Evaluation using Analytical Hierarchy Process: The Case of Oman

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    Amry, F. A.

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this paper is twofold; to investigate the risks involving with e-voting and to evaluate the risk management of policy of e-voting. In the country of Oman, the Ministry of Interior (MOI has already implemented an e-voting system making use of the e-Authentication technique, which uses the existing National ID Card to authenticate citizens for voting. This new e-voting system will give solutions that shall allow all citizens to come to election points and get authenticated through their National ID Card before proceeding to the vote. The solution shall be hosted within the current National ID System, taking advantage of the electronic authentication of the cards while enhancing these capabilities with functions specific to the election process, ensuring election rights and introducing vote timestamp storage in the cards. However; review and observation within Ministry of Interior (MOI of Oman concluded that there is no documented Risk Management Plan that can foresee risks, estimate impacts, and define responses to issues relating with risks involving voting process in the country of Oman. In the context of e-voting systems, risk management is regarded as the characterization of the e- Voting System in Oman; this consists of defining the system for the risk assessment. This is the assessment of system elements, such as hardware, software, system interfaces, data and information, personnel actions, and the mission of the e- Voting system. This is followed by the Identification Threat Sources, Vulnerability Identification, Controls Analysis, Threat Likelihood, performance of impact Analysis and risk level. It is then followed by the Development of Risk Mitigation Strategies and finally the documentation of Results.

  4. L'éléphant dans la pièce : lele des grandes banques françaises dans les causes de la crise de la zone euro et dans sa résolution.

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    Bouillaud, Christophe; Fontan, Clément

    2015-01-01

    Après avoir rappelé les raisons historiques qui ont amené la France à disposer au début des années 2010 d’un système bancaire dominée par un tout petit nombre de banques universelles too big to fail, très fortement intégrées aux flux financiers européens et mondiaux, on étudie la manière dont le modèle économique de ces dernières a joué un rôle central dans les causes de ce qui a été communément appelé après 2010 la « crise des dettes souveraines » en Europe » ou, plus communément, la « crise...

  5. Le Figaro. Revised.

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    Crawford, Linda

    These instructional materials are designed for students with some French reading skills and vocabulary in late beginning or early intermediate senior high school French. The objectives are to introduce students to a French newspaper, "Le Figaro," and develop reading skills for skimming, gathering specific information, and relying on cognates. The…

  6. Higgs le boson manquant

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    Carroll, Sean; Evans, Lyn; Gagnon, Pauline; Bernet, Lison

    2013-01-01

    Ce livre conte l'histoire de la plus fascinante aventure scientifique de notre temps : la quête du "boson de Higgs". La découverte présumée de cette particule élémentaire en juillet 2012 a secoué le monde, tant pour son étrangeté que pour la démesure des moyens déployés. Qu'on en juge : un accélérateur de 27 km de circonférence sous la frontière franco-suisse - le LHC, la plus grande machine jamais construite par l'Homme-, une équipe de 6 000 chercheurs, techniciens, ingénieurs, informaticiens, etc., et un budget de plus de 9 milliards de $ ! L'auteur, cosmologiste et vulgarisateur de renom, nous révèle les enjeux de cette recherche ultime : le boson expliquerait ni plus ni moins pourquoi la matière qui nous entoure a une masse, et lèverait un coin du voile qui entoure la mystérieuse "matière noire". Il détaille surtout sa genèse et les rivalités, les doutes mais aussi les intuitions géniales des acteurs du projet. Cette galerie de personnages hors norme font de la lecture de ce li...

  7. Le projet Rov 6000

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    Nokin, Marc

    1993-01-01

    Initié en juillet 1989 au sein du département de robotique sous-marine, le projet ROV 6000 doit mettre à la disposition de la communauté scientifique un système d'imagerie 6000 mètres capable d'emporter et d'opérer de l'instrumentation scientifique.

  8. Economics enhancement of APR1400 through the application of new construction methods

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    The development of APR1400 (formerly KNGR) project is one of Korea's national G-7 projects, sponsored by the government and KHNP (Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Co., Ltd.). APR1400, an evolutionary standard reactor with a thermal output of 4000MWt, upgrades the safety and economic competitiveness of nuclear power, incorporating cutting-edge advanced technologies, while standing on the proven experience of Optimized Power Reactor 1000(OPR1000, formerly KSNP) design. APR1400 has been adopted as the design for Shin-Kori Units 3 and 4. APR1400 development project consisted of three phases in order to check and make only necessary adjustments at the end of each phase and the standard design certification (DC) was issued in May 2002. The project set up the top-tier requirements for the design's safety, economy, operability, maintainability, and construct ability in the earliest design stage. The requirements have been evaluated periodically during the design process, and the results of each evaluation were reflected in the final design. Shin-Kori Units 3 and 4 are the first APR1400 projects, and will be built near the Kori NPP site, where four units are currently in operation and two OPR1000 (Improved Korean Standard Nuclear Power Plant) units called Shin-Kori Units 1 and 2 are under construction. Shin-Kori Units 3 and 4 will be constructed based on APR1400 standardized design, while incorporating the site characteristics and construction and operation experiences of OPR1000. This paper describes new construction methods to improve economics and construct ability of APR1400 to meet the target schedule, which is set to 41.5 months from the first concrete pouring to the fuel loading for the Nth plant. The new construction methods consist of 'Open Top Method' for installation of major NSSS equipment, 'Large Modularization' for the Building Structures, Reactor Vessel Internals and Major Components and deck plate method, etc

  9. Voting Places, Voting Places for La Crosse County, Published in 2010, 1:4800 (1in=400ft) scale, LaCrosse County Zoning Planning & Land Information.

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    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Voting Places dataset, published at 1:4800 (1in=400ft) scale, was produced all or in part from Published Reports/Deeds information as of 2010. It is described...

  10. Voting Places, St James Voting Polls, Published in 2010, 1:12000 (1in=1000ft) scale, St James Parish Government.

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    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Voting Places dataset, published at 1:12000 (1in=1000ft) scale, was produced all or in part from Hardcopy Maps information as of 2010. It is described as 'St...

  11. Le système d'information géographique et ses utilisateurs

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    2004-01-01

    Le CERN est assimilable à un site de type industriel ou à une petite ville, à qui se pose le problème de la diffusion de l'information cartographique. Longtemps la distribution de plans papier fut le seul moyen de diffuser cette information. Après avoir fourni des extraits sur support informatique pour les besoins des projets nécessitant un fond de plan, nous pouvons désormais, par l'utilisation du Système d'Information Géographique (SIG), offrir un moyen de consulter directement les données saisies et de superposer toutes les informations souhaitées. Dans le SIG, les informations graphiques peuvent être liées à des informations alphanumériques permettant une recherche d'objet (par exemple un bâtiment) ou de croiser des informations pour réaliser des études statistiques ou thématiques. La présentation a pour objet de faire le point sur les informations disponibles actuellement et des applications utilisant le SIG. Il sera aussi montré les divers types d'informations existant actuellement ...

  12. Le vase de Pandore

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    2000-06-01

    Full Text Available Il s’agit ici de suivre les stratégies discursives par lesquelles Érasme situe sa Lingua sous le patronage symbolique de deux mythes des plus opératoires à la Renaissance : le vase de Pandore et la tour de Babel, tous deux verrouillant le texte, l’un en guise d’incipit, l’autre d’explicit, dans un dialogue où chacun use de l’autre pour renforcer les significations et instaurer le régime sémantique du texte, tant linguistique qu’éthique. Ce sont ces jeux complexes entre différents niveaux de discours dont dépend le sens ultime de l’œuvre que cet article s’attache à saisir.Se trata de seguir aquí las estrategias discursivas mediante las cuales Erasmo sitúa su Lingua bajo el dominio simbólico de dos de los mitos más funcionales del Renacimiento: el vaso de Pandora y la torre de Babel, los cuales limitan el texto, uno a modo de íncipit, otro de excipit, en un diálogo en el que se valen el uno del otro para reforzar los significados y establecer el régimen semántico del texto, tanto lingüístico como ético. Son esos juegos complejos entre diferentes niveles de discurso, de los que depende el sentido último de la obra, que este artículo intenta captar.

  13. Not by Votes Alone...The Vital Imperative of Restoring the Civic Mission of Schools

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    McConnell, Ted

    2008-01-01

    With celebrities imploring young people to "Rock the Vote," and with youth poised to vote in record numbers this fall, it would be easy to assume that the society is entering a golden age of youth civic engagement. Youth turnout rose in almost every state this primary season, and news networks regularly run segments on the power of the…

  14. Voting in general elections on single day and in single phase

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    varma, Vijaya krushna varma

    2014-01-01

    This expanded banking system will help the Election Commission conduct voting in General elections on single day and in single phase. All elections from panchayats to Parliament can be conducted with the help of expanded banking system with minimum cost and without rigging and impersonate voting.

  15. Analysing Vote Counting Algorithms Via Logic - And its Application to the CADE Election Scheme

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    Schürmann, Carsten; Beckert, Bernhard; Gore, Rejeev

    2013-01-01

    departs from its specification. When we applied our method and system to analyse the vote counting algorithm used for electing the CADE Board of Trustees, we found that it strictly differs from the standard definition of Single Transferable Vote (STV). We therefore argue that “STV” is a misnomer...

  16. The structure of bias in peer voting systems : lessons from the Eurovision Song Contest

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    Spierdijk, Laura; Vellekoop, Michel

    2009-01-01

    This paper assesses whether and how common characteristics of jury members or peer voters affect the outcomes of voting systems. In particular, we analyze to what extent these common features result in voting bias. We take as a case study the Eurovision Song Contest for which an extensive amount of

  17. Voting Behavior among Low-Income Black Elderly: A Multielection Perspective.

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    Bazargan, Mohsen; And Others

    1992-01-01

    Examined voting behavior among 370 low-income older African Americans by assessing impact of various predictors on electoral participation in 7 elections. Elders who were active in community, with strong sense of citizen duty, who identified as strong Democrats, and with higher levels of education were more likely to vote. (Author/NB)

  18. Policy voting, projection, and persuasion: an application of balance theory to electoral behavior

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    Visser, Max

    1994-01-01

    In this article differences between rational, policy-based, and rationalized voting are discussed, and it is argued that these forms of electoral decision making are not properly analyzed in existing electoral studies. Policy voting, persuasion, and projection are then redefined as three possible wa

  19. Estimating the Preferences of Central Bankers : An Analysis of Four Voting Records

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    Eijffinger, S.C.W.; Mahieu, R.J.; Raes, L.B.D.

    2013-01-01

    Abstract: This paper analyzes the voting records of four central banks (Sweden, Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic) with spatial models of voting. We infer the policy preferences of the monetary policy committee members and use these to analyze the evolution in preferences over time and the diff

  20. 77 FR 4000 - Estimates of the Voting Age Population for 2011

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    2012-01-26

    ... Office of the Secretary Estimates of the Voting Age Population for 2011 AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Commerce. ACTION: General Notice Announcing Population Estimates. SUMMARY: This notice announces the voting age population estimates as of July 1, 2011, for each state and the District of Columbia. We...

  1. 76 FR 37314 - Estimates of the Voting Age Population for 2010

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    2011-06-27

    ... Office of the Secretary Estimates of the Voting Age Population for 2010 AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Commerce. ACTION: General Notice Announcing Population Estimates. SUMMARY: This notice announces the voting age population estimates as of July 1, 2010, for each state and the District of Columbia. We...

  2. 78 FR 6289 - Estimates of the Voting Age Population for 2012

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    2013-01-30

    ... Office of the Secretary Estimates of the Voting Age Population for 2012 AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Commerce. ] ACTION: General notice announcing population estimates. SUMMARY: This notice announces the voting age population estimates as of July 1, 2012, for each state and the District of Columbia. We...

  3. 75 FR 4343 - Estimates of the Voting Age Population for 2009

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    2010-01-27

    ... Office of the Secretary Estimates of the Voting Age Population for 2009 AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Commerce. ACTION: General Notice Announcing Population Estimates. SUMMARY: This notice announces the voting age population estimates as of July 1, 2009, for each state and the District of Columbia. We...

  4. Clickers and Classroom Voting in a Transition to Advanced Mathematics Course

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    Lockard, Shannon R.; Metcalf, Rebecca C.

    2015-01-01

    Clickers and classroom voting are used across a number of disciplines in a variety of institutions. There are several papers that describe the use of clickers in mathematics classrooms such as precalculus, calculus, statistics, and even differential equations. This paper describes a method of incorporating clickers and classroom voting in a…

  5. 76 FR 1559 - Guidelines for the Use of Electronic Voting Systems in Union Officer Elections

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    2011-01-11

    ... concerns regarding on-line computer security, viruses and attacks, voter fraud, unequal computer and... buying, and viral attacks on voter personal computers? How could a third party, such as OLMS, investigate...; electronic voting from remote site personal computers via the Internet; and electronic voting from...

  6. Tech Talk for Social Studies Teachers: Teaching Students about the Voting Process

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    Fernan, Courtney; Green, Tim

    2004-01-01

    Voter apathy is at an all-time high in the United States. Important decisions and policies are being determined through disappointing turnouts at the voting polls. In a democratic society, this is unconscionable! Voter turnout needs to improve, but what part can teachers play, besides voting, in helping to change voter apathy? Today's students…

  7. Cleavage-based voting behavior in cross-national perspective : Evidence from six postwar democracies

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    Brooks, Clem; Nieuwbeerta, Paul; Manza, Jeff

    2006-01-01

    We investigate trends and cross-national variation in the impact of class, religious, and gender cleavages on voting behavior in six advanced capitalist democracies in the postwar period. Earlier research on cleavage voting has been criticized for utilizing outdated ‘‘two-class’’ models of class str

  8. Cleavage-based voting behavior in cross-national perspective: evidence from six postwar democracies

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    Brooks, Clem; Nieuwbeerta, Paul; Manza, Jeff

    2006-01-01

    We investigate trends and cross-national variation in the impact of class, religious, and gender cleavages on voting behavior in six advanced capitalist democracies in the postwar period. Earlier research on cleavage voting has been criticized for utilizing outdated “two-class” models of class struc

  9. 21 CFR 14.82 - Nominations of voting members of standing advisory committees.

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    2010-04-01

    ... Nominations of voting members of standing advisory committees. (a) The Commissioner will publish one or more... standing advisory committees. The notice will invite the submission of nominations for voting members from... one or more qualified persons to an advisory committee. Nominations will specify the...

  10. Catherine Sauviat et Laurence Lizé, La crise du modèle social américain, Rennes, Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2010

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    Evelyne Thévenard

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Dans cet ouvrage publié juste avant l’adoption par le Congrès américain d’une réforme sociale majeure (le Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Catherine Sauviat et Laurence Lizé, économistes à l’Institut de recherches économiques et sociales, analysent les facteurs ayant contribué à la dégradation du « modèle social américain » mis en place pendant le New Deal et la période de prospérité de l’après-guerre, entraînant la montée de la précarité et l’aggravation des inégalités. Le concep...

  11. Spotlight on CERN : le LHC est de retour !

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    2009-01-01

    Bienvenue au CCC, la salle de control du CERN, où ce week-end nous avons pu assister au redémarrage du LHC un peu plus d’un an apres son premier lancement le 10 septembre 2008. En effet, dans une ambiance (comment la decrirais tu ?), deux faisceaux de protons ont pu circuler en sens opposés à l’énergie d’injection de 450 GeV. Pour nous parler du redémarrage du LHC, nous recevons aujourd’hui Steve Myers, Directeur des accélérateurs et de la technologie . Nous vous proposons d’abord une bande annonce composee pour ce moment phare pour l’Organisation.

  12. Experimental and MARS code simulation of DVI line 25% and 50% break LOCAs using SNUF for APR1400

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    APR1400, is an evolutionary PWR (Pressurized Water Reactor) based on the well-proven OPR1000 design. The APR1400 has adopted DVI (Direct Vessel Injection) system instead of CLI (Cold Leg Injection) system as advanced safety features of ECCS (Emergency Core Cooling System). The configuration of the improved ECCS in the APR1400 is completely different from that in the OPR1000 in which pipes for the safety water injection are connected to the cold leg. In APR1400, the safety water injection pipes are directly connected to the RPV (Reactor Pressure Vessel). Thus, the safety water injection system in the APR1400 is called the DVI (Direct Vessel Injection) system. Moreover, safety water injections by the HPSI (High Pressure Safety Injection) pumps are mechanically separately in the APR1400.

  13. 75 FR 33205 - Revision of the Procedures for the Administration of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act

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    2010-06-11

    ... denying or abridging the right to vote on account of race, color, or membership in a language minority... abridging the right to vote on account of race, color, or membership in a language minority group... abridging the right to vote on account of race, color, or membership in a language minority group. (d)...

  14. 12 CFR 563b.465 - Do account holders retain any voting rights based on their liquidation sub-accounts?

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    2010-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 5 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Do account holders retain any voting rights... Account § 563b.465 Do account holders retain any voting rights based on their liquidation sub-accounts? Eligible account holders or supplemental eligible account holders do not retain any voting rights based...

  15. Lele de la Conférence permanente des Ministres européens de l'éducation dans la motivation de la politique européenne de l’éducation

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    Alfonso Diestro Fernández

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available La politique de l'éducation en Europe a atteint un niveau de convergence et de performance, qui personne osaient s'aventurer dans le début du projet de développe et intégration européenne, initié par le Conseil de l'Europe (1949 et la Communauté européenne (1957. Dans ce processus de collaboration entre les États, la Conférence permanente des ministres européens de l'Éducation (CPMEE a pris un rôle protagoniste, depuis sa première réunion en 1959. Par la suite, le CPMEE entreprendre un processus de dialogue, qui visait à établir une politique de coopération dans le domaine de l'éducation. Doucement, elle devient peu à peu comme le forum paneuropéen de dialogue et de rencontre des politiques de l’éducation pour l'excellence, dont ils sont issus et coordonnée les principaux actions européennes de l'éducation. Elle a également donné une impulsion décisif au programme d'éducation du COE, cela signifiait aussi que enclave synergique qui a nourri la politique communautaire en matière d'éducation. Toutefois, la mise en place de la politique communautaire finira en délimitant lele de la Conférence, en particulier, après de la signature de le Traité sur l'Union européenne à Maastricht. Cet article met l'accent sur l'important travail du CPMEE jusqu'en 1992, lorsque l'UE a assumé lele principal de la politique de l'éducation en Europe.

  16. Le marketing au concret

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    Gaglio, Gérald

    2010-01-01

    Le terme “marketing” suscite généralement la méfiance, car il est spontanément associé à l’idée de manipulation. Au-delà, que font, concrètement, les “gens du marketing” ? Afin d’apporter des pistes de réponse à cette question, nous nous penchons dans cet article sur les enjeux relatifs à un matériau censé alimenter les réflexions et décisions des marketeurs : les études qualitatives de marketing research réalisées dans le cadre de réunions de consommateurs. Cette approche nous conduit à expl...

  17. Le sens du commun

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    Charbonnier, Vincent

    2014-01-01

    Version remaniée d'une communication au colloque international De la culture commune au socle commun : enjeux, tensions, réinterprétations, déplacements ; Lyon : INRP, 19-20 novembre 2009. Nombreux sont qui considèrent le " socle commun des connaissances et des compétences " comme l'aboutissement contemporain de l'idéal républicain de l'École initié par les lois Ferry à l'orée de la IIIe République et, plus encore, comme l'achèvement d'une séquence historique initiée par le plan Langevin-W...

  18. Entremont-le-Vieux

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    Griggo, Christophe

    2015-01-01

    Code INSEE de la commune : 73107Lien Atlas (MCC) :http://atlas.patrimoines.culture.fr/atlas/trunk/index.php?ap_theme=DOM_2.01.02&ap_bbox=5.836;45.430;5.926;45.497 La grotte Tempiette, découverte en 1989 par des membres du Spéléo-Club de Savoie, est une petite cavité qui s’ouvre sur le versant sud du Granier, en Chartreuse, à une altitude de 1 806 m. Elle se trouve à mi-chemin entre la grotte de la Balme à Collomb et le plateau du Granier, dans la falaise urgonienne, et correspond à une galeri...

  19. Le Risque Politique

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    Rodica PRIPOAIE

    2005-01-01

    Les analyses de risque politique visent à évaluer et à prévoir la capacité des pays à faire face à leurs échéances financières. Ces analyses sont très utiles aux exportateurs pour connaître les délais de paiement, les possibilités d’échange des devises et pour prendre des mesures de couverture des importations. Les entreprises doivent connaître le risque politique des pays pour décider d’investir ou non. Le risque politique est établi des organismes externes à la base d’analyses multicritères...

  20. Le geste musical

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    Aubert, Laurent; Baily, John; Bernède, Franck; Blum, Laurent; Borel, François; Bours, Étienne; Charles-Dominique, Luc; Crowe, Peter; Dasen, Patrik Vincent; Defrance, Yves; During, Jean; Estival, Jean-Pierre; Frayssinet Savy, Corinne; Fürniß, Susanne; Gillie-Guilbert, Claire

    2010-01-01

    Seuls la musique des sphères, la harpe éolienne et quelques instruments électroniques récents se passent de l'homme pour être mis en vibration. C'est finalement au corps humain que revient lele d'agitateur, de stimulateur et d'organisateur de la matière sonore. Au plus intime du corps naît la voix. A l'origine cachée du chant, un mouvement intérieur se traduit en geste phonatoire. La danse n'est pas loin : les pieds, les mains, spontanément, répondent à ce surgissement dont l'oreille assur...

  1. Première expérience de l'utilisation du Misoprostol comme soin après avortement (SAA) à Libreville, Gabon

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    Mayi-Tsonga, Sosthène; Minkobame, Ulysse; Mbila, Arielle; Assoumou, Pamphile; Diop, Ayisha; Winikoff, Beverly

    2014-01-01

    Introduction Une étude a été menée afin de déterminer le taux d'acceptabilité de 400µg de misoprostol par voie sublinguale comme traitement de première intention de l'avortement incomplet et de préciser le taux d'avortement complet ou vacuité utérine. Méthodes Les femmes éligibles avaient un diagnostic clinique d'avortement incomplet avec une taille utérine inférieure à celle d'un utérus de 12 semaines d'aménorrhées (SA). Chacune a reçu 400µg de misoprostol par voie sublinguale. Les femmes ont été revues après une semaine. A J7, celles qui n'avaient pas complètement expulsé ont eu le choix entre une nouvelle consultation de suivi à J14 et la pratique d'une évacuation chirurgicale immédiate. Résultats 145 patientes ont été éligibles et ont toutes accepté la méthode (100%). L’âge moyen était de 25,9 ± 6 ans. A J7, 120 patientes étaient guéries (85,7%). A J14, le taux de réussitea été de 95,7% soit 134 patientes guéries. Les patientes guéries ont déclaré être très satisfaites (57,5%), satisfaites (41,8%) et insatisfaite (0,7%). Au total,128 femmes (95,5%) ont dit être prêtes à utiliser de nouveau le misoprostol comme méthode d’évacuation utérine en cas d'avortement incomplet. Conclusion L’étude démontre que le 400µg misoprostol par voie sublinguale nous permet de prendre en charge d'une manière adéquate l'avortement incomplet surtout dans les pays à faible ressource et notamment dans les structures sanitaires de première ligne ou éloignées. PMID:25469194

  2. Oissila Saaidia, Algérie coloniale. Musulmans et chrétiens : le contrôle de l’État (1830-1914)

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    André, Marc

    2015-01-01

    Après les monumentales thèses d’État de Charles-André Julien, Jacques Frémeaux, André Nouschi ou encore Charles-Robert Ageron, l’Algérie coloniale reste un thème de recherche fécond. En témoignent tout autant le dynamique séminaire animé par Sylvie Thénault et Emmanuel Blanchard sur l’« histoire sociale de l’Algérie colonisée » que le volumineux ouvrage collectif publié en 2012 sur l’histoire de l’Algérie à la période coloniale. Spécialiste du fait religieux en contexte colonial, Oissila Saai...

  3. Assistant Personal Robot (APR): Conception and Application of a Tele-Operated Assisted Living Robot.

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    Clotet, Eduard; Martínez, Dani; Moreno, Javier; Tresanchez, Marcel; Palacín, Jordi

    2016-04-28

    This paper presents the technical description, mechanical design, electronic components, software implementation and possible applications of a tele-operated mobile robot designed as an assisted living tool. This robotic concept has been named Assistant Personal Robot (or APR for short) and has been designed as a remotely telecontrolled robotic platform built to provide social and assistive services to elderly people and those with impaired mobility. The APR features a fast high-mobility motion system adapted for tele-operation in plain indoor areas, which incorporates a high-priority collision avoidance procedure. This paper presents the mechanical architecture, electrical fundaments and software implementation required in order to develop the main functionalities of an assistive robot. The APR uses a tablet in order to implement the basic peer-to-peer videoconference and tele-operation control combined with a tactile graphic user interface. The paper also presents the development of some applications proposed in the framework of an assisted living robot.

  4. Kimon Loghi, le symboliste

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    Angelo Mitchievici

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available eintre romantique par tempérament et par sa formation munichoise à l’école des symbolistes Franz von Stuck et Arnold Böcklin, Kimon Loghi relève une véritable sensibilité symboliste visiblement marquée dans une bonne partie par les peintures de sa première période. Il réalise une intéressante symbiose entre les thèmes symbolistes présents dans les peintures des symbolistes allemands, mais également populaires dans le cadre de la secession et celui idyllique-féerique, vivement colorié, chaud, méditerranéen dans lequel il les place. L’art du portrait en tant qu’expression d’un état d’âme reflète en égale mesure la sensibilité symboliste du peintre avec son penchant vers le mystère, la contemplation et le symbole.

  5. Roman historique et Histoire dans le roman

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    Christine Di Benedetto

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Engager une réflexion sur le « roman historique » dans l’Espagne de l’après-transition démocratique conduit ici à aborder les questions, plus vastes, d’Histoire dans le roman et de roman de la mémoire. Mais les notions de passé et de présent et leurs rapports se définissent au regard de la situation particulière de l’Espagne. L’interprétation de la place qu’occupe le roman historique dans le panorama romanesque espagnol s’enrichit alors des perspectives issues de la philosophie et de la sociologie.Au confluent de ces démarches, des exemples tirés de la littérature contemporaine et étayés par des éléments d’analyse fictionnelle et narrative figurent trois niveaux d’intégration de l’Histoire récente dans le roman espagnol. Et une identité en devenir se dessine, alors que la mémoire historique arrive clairement sur la scène littéraire en même temps qu’elle s’insinue dans les problématiques qui occupent la société espagnole de la fin du millénaire.Adentrarse en una reflexión sobre “la novela histórica” en la España de la post- transición democrática lleva aquí a acercarse a los temas, más amplios, de Historia en la novela y de novela de la memoria. Pero las nociones de pasado y de presente se definen en el ámbito de la situación peculiar de España, y de allí el vínculo cualitativo entre las dos. La interpretación del puesto que ocupa en la narrativa española se enriquece entonces de las perspectivas que proceden de la filosofía y de la sociología.En el confluente de estas modalidades reflexivas, unos ejemplos, sacados de la literatura contemporánea y estudiados gracias a elementos de análisis de la ficción y de la narración destacan tres niveles de integración de la Historia reciente en la novela española. De modo que una búsqueda identitaria se define, mientras la memoria histórica llega claramente al escenario literario, al mismo tiempo que se cuela dentro de las

  6. Evaluation of ex-vessel steam explosion load for APR1400 using IFCI

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    The load of ex-vessel steam explosion for APR1400 is evaluated using the IFCI 6.0 code developed by US NRC. The IFCI code is applied to analyse the FCI experiments of FARO-28, KROTOS-44 and TROI-13 as a code V/V process. The load of ex-vessel steam explosion for APR1400 is calculated based on the conditions applied during the code V/V and the load was compared with the analysis result of licence. The IFCI analysis result shows that the integrity of cavity might not be guaranteed once a steam explosion occurs and the result is in contrast with that of licence

  7. Voting in European Union referendums: A Neighbour’s Experience

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    Butler, Graham

    2016-01-01

    for the United Kingdom in the recent past, for the first time in decades, before the end of 2017, the United Kingdom will vote on a referendum with options of either remaining in the EU, or choosing to voluntarily leave. This second referendum on the EU, after the previous ballot in 1975, can be traced....... This short post looks at some of the experiences that the closest geographical and most closely related neighbouring state to the United Kingdom, has in holding referendums on EU questions. From a legal and political perspective, Ireland offers many lessons and learning outcomes on what the United Kingdom......Referendums on European Union (EU)-related issues have occurred in a number of Member States since the foundation of the project, and may be considered highly salient in value in the eyes of voters. While political events such as referendums on EU questions have not featured prominently...

  8. Enhanced Voting based Secure Localization for Wireless Sensor Networks

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    M. B. Nirmala

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available Development of location estimation algorithms with improvement in location precision with lower cost, less energy consumption and less hardware support has become more important for many applications in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs. This paper addresses the problem of secure location determination, known as secure localization in WSNs using voting based technique which gives a search region in presence of anchor nodes. From the obtained search region trilateration is applied to know the position of sensor nodes. To avoid the involvement of sensor nodes in further location estimation process, bilateration is applied. Experimental analysis shows that the maximum number of nodes can be localized and accurate location of a node can be determined efficiently with low estimation error. To avoid the attacks and involvement of malicious nodes in the localization process, we implement an improved authentication and security algorithm. Using few location reference points in the localization process reduces the communication cost. The proposed scheme also provides very good localization accuracy.

  9. Unacquainted callers can predict which citizens will vote over and above citizens' stated self-predictions.

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    Rogers, Todd; Ten Brinke, Leanne; Carney, Dana R

    2016-06-01

    People are regularly asked to report on their likelihoods of carrying out consequential future behaviors, including complying with medical advice, completing educational assignments, and voting in upcoming elections. Despite these stated self-predictions being notoriously unreliable, they are used to inform many strategic decisions. We report two studies examining stated self-prediction about whether citizens will vote. We find that most self-predicted voters do not actually vote despite saying they will, and that campaign callers can discern which self-predicted voters will not actually vote. In study 1 (n = 4,463), self-predicted voters rated by callers as "100% likely to vote" were 2 times more likely to actually vote than those rated unlikely to vote. Study 2 (n = 3,064) replicated this finding and further demonstrated that callers' prediction accuracy was mediated by citizens' nonverbal signals of uncertainty and deception. Strangers can use nonverbal signals to improve predictions of follow through on self-reported intentions-an insight of potential value for politics, medicine, and education. PMID:27217566

  10. Fusion de données : application à un robot mobile : le robot HAMMI

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    Sáez Cardador, Javier

    2009-01-01

    Le robot mobile et autonome d’assistance aux personnes handicapées appelé HAMMI est conçu pour pousser n’importe quel fauteuil roulant. Après plusieurs études, l’objectif est maintenant d’intégrer les données fournies par des capteurs de distance infrarouges et ultrasons pour obtenir des renseignements utiles agissant sur les trajectoires. On a réalisé plusieurs essais pour conditionner les capteurs. La programmation a été effectuée avec Visual C++ de Microsoft et avec les bibliothèques des c...

  11. Le Secteur de Psychiatrie en Milieu Pénitentiaire : Solutions de continuité ?

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    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Une petite mise en mots et en sigles pour commencer si vous le voulez bien. Par secteur de psychiatrie en milieu pénitentiaire (SPMP, j’entends non seulement les 26 services médico-psychologiques régionaux (SMPR à vocation régionale, mais aussi tous les dispositifs de soins psychiatriques (DSP qui sont implantés dans les prisons, services constitués parfois, ou plus souvent unités fonctionnelles de secteurs de psychiatrie.Après vingt ans ou presque de pratique de la psychiatrie en milieu p...

  12. 电子投票匿名性分析%Anonymity Analysis of Electronic Voting

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    黄福人; 屈玉贵

    2011-01-01

    电子投票公布计票结果会影响投票者的匿名性.针对该问题,定义匿名性为投票选择的不确定度,利用熵衡量投票系统的投票者匿名性,比较计票结果公布前后投票者的匿名性变化.分析结果表明,投票规模越小,投票者匿名性在结果公布后受到的损失越大;在小规模电子投票情况下,计票结果应该选择只公布获胜者,不公布具体得票数,以减少投票者匿名的损失.%The disclosure of the number of votes can compromise the voters' anonymity of the electronic voting. Aiming at this problem, this paper defines anonymity by using the uncertainty of the voting choices and measures the anonymity of the whole voting system by entropy. It compares the anonymity after the release of the voting results with that before releasing the voting results. Analysis result shows that the smaller the voting scale is, the more the voters' anonymity loses. In the design of small-scale electronic-voting scheme, releasing the winner instead of the number of votes that candidates gained decreases the loss of anonymity.

  13. Mental illness and the right to vote: a review of legislation across the world.

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    Bhugra, Dinesh; Pathare, Soumitra; Gosavi, Chetna; Ventriglio, Antonio; Torales, Julio; Castaldelli-Maia, João; Tolentino, Edgardo Juan L; Ng, Roger

    2016-08-01

    The right to vote is an important right signifying freedom of thought as well as full citizenship in any setting. Right to vote is enshrined and protected by international human rights treaties. The right of 'everyone' to take part in the political process and elections is based on universal and equal suffrage. Although these International Conventions have been ratified by the large majority of United Nations Member States, their application across the globe is by no means universal. This study sets out to examine the domestic laws of UN Member States in order to explore whether individuals with mental health problems have the right to vote in actuality and, thu,s can participate in political life. Through various searches, electoral laws and Constitutions of 193 Member States of the United Nations were studied. The authors were able to find legislation and/or Constitutional provisions in 167 of the 193 Member States. Twenty-one countries (11%) only placed no restrictions on the right to vote by persons with mental health problems. Over one third of the countries (36%) deny all persons with any mental health problems a right to vote without any qualifier. Some of these discriminatory attitudes are reflected in the multiplicity of terms used to describe persons with mental health problems. Another 21 countries (11%) denied the right to vote to detained persons; of these, nine Member States specifically denied the right to vote to persons who were detained under the mental health law, while the remainder denied the right to vote to all those who were interdicted or judicially interdicted. It would appear that in many countries the denial of voting rights is attributed to a lack of ability to consent by the individuals with mental illness. Further exploration of explanation is required to understand these variations, which exist in spite of international treaties.

  14. A generalization of Paillier's public-key system with applications to electronic voting

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    Damgård, Ivan Bjerre; Jurik, Mads Johan; Nielsen, Jesper Buus

    2010-01-01

    plaintexts, and protocols to verify multiplicative relations on plaintexts. We then show how these building blocks can be used for applying the scheme to efficient electronic voting. This reduces dramatically the work needed to compute the final result of an election, compared to the previously best known...... schemes. We show how the basic scheme for a yes/no vote can be easily adapted to casting a vote for up to t out of L candidates. The same basic building blocks can also be adapted to provide receipt-free elections, under appropriate physical assumptions. The scheme for 1 out of L elections can...

  15. Preparations for a Brexit: the EU will shape what happens after a vote to withdraw

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    Oliver, Tim

    2016-01-01

    How might the rest of the EU respond to a British vote to withdraw? Tim Oliver begins a series for LSE BrexitVote in which researchers based in the other 27 EU member states set out what positions their governments may take should exit negotiations be triggered. As he makes clear in this introductory piece, while this is a very speculative exercise it will shed light on a side of the debate so far overlooked: the way the EU will shape what happens after a vote to withdraw.

  16. 电子选举中的安全协议%Cryptographic Protocols for Electronic Voting

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    孟江涛; 冯登国; 胡振宇

    2002-01-01

    Electronic Voting has begun to move into the mainstream, with small online votes taking place on the Internet. Electronic Voting investigates how to conduct large-scale electronic Voting securely including various modes of voting. In this paper we will discuss the characteristics of a good Electronic Voting system and explore cryptographic Protocols that can be used to build actual implementations with these characteristics. We mainly study the Electronic Voting protocols as opposed to the Electronic Voting systems. We propose some new taxonomy of the security protocols proposed for Electronic Voting procedures and examine their advantages and shortcomings. The goal of the paper is to impose some order into the multitude of Electronic Voting mechanisms that would lead to a better understanding of challenges in the Electronic Voting field. In the end, we give some advices on Electronic Voting system design.%随着因特网上出现的一些小范围的电子选举,电子选举开始引起人们的关注.而电子选举中的关键技术之一是电子选举协议的设计,特别是在多种投票方式下大规模电子选举协议的安全性问题.讨论了优秀的电子投票系统应该具备的特点,及如何通过密码协议来实现这些特点;对电子选举协议提出了新的分类方法,并考察了其优缺点;并对已有的许多电子选举协议进行了分类整理,有助于人们更好地理解这一领域内所面临的挑战和问题;同时对电子选举系统的设计也给出了一些建议.

  17. Brief implicit association test: Validity and utility in prediction of voting behavior

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    Pavlović Maša D.

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available We employed the Brief Implicit Association Test (a recently developed short version of IAT to measure implicit political attitudes toward four political parties running for Serbian parliament. To test its criterion validity, we measured voting intention and actual voting behavior. In addition, we introduced political involvement as a potential moderator of the BIAT’s predictive and incremental validity. The BIAT demonstrated good internal and predictive validity, but lacked incremental validity over self-report measures. Predictive power of the BIAT was moderated by political involvement - the BIAT scores were stronger predictors of voting intention and behavior among voters highly involved in politics. [Projekat Ministarstva nauke Republike Srbije, br. 179018

  18. Engineering and Directed Evolution of a Ca2+ Binding Site A-Deficient AprE Mutant Reveal an Essential Contribution of the Loop Leu75–Leu82 to Enzyme Activity

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    Eliel R. Romero-García

    2009-01-01

    G102D. These results support the proposal that in addition to function as a calcium binding site, the loop that connects β-sheet e3 with α-helix c plays a structural role on enzyme activity of AprE from B. subtilis 168.

  19. Les glébules des sols de Côte d'Ivoire : nature et origine en milieu ferrallitique, modalités de leur concentration, rôle des termites

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    Eschenbrenner, Vincent

    1987-01-01

    Après avoir établi une nomenclature des glébules fondée sur leurs caractéristiques intrinsèques, l'auteur aborde le problème de l'origine et de la concentration au sein du profil de ces traits pédologiques. Il demontre ainsi l'importance des héritages et lele primordial des transferts de matière effectués par les termites.

  20. Le charisme messianique d’Emmanuel dans Malevil (1972 de Robert Merle

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    Anne Wattel

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available Le roman post-apocalyptique de Robert Merle, Malevil, place un groupe de survivants dans un univers où la linéarité a été rompue, où le monde d’avant, l’ordre ancien ont été dévastés par « une bombe propre ». Ce groupe secrétera le grand homme dont il a besoin, Emmanuel. Après l’événement qui provoque une situation de déséquilibre, il faut qu’advienne la figure messianique, refondatrice, qui fait à la fois office de pasteur veillant sur ses brebis et de chef militaire. Emmanuel, c’est aussi la figure civilisatrice au sens où il crée le liant, œuvre pour que le groupe fasse corps en sacrifiant l’intérêt individuel au bien commun. Mais c’est aussi un messie très politique qui déploie pour asseoir son charisme des talents de stratège, de nouveau Prince, de politicien. Porté par sa foi en l’homme, son optimisme volontariste, il est celui qui, par-delà la brèche, permet d’inaugurer une ère nouvelle.

  1. Le regard anachronique

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    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Cet article a pour objet l’anachronisme dans le film historique. Il s’appuie sur l’étude du long métrage Goya à Bordeaux, réalisé en 1999 par le cinéaste espagnol Carlos Saura. Cette biographie filmée du peintre Francisco de Goya fait mieux que composer avec l’anachronisme inhérent à toute reconstitution historique. Il l’assume et le revendique. La mise en cause de la chronologie et l’effacement de l’Histoire prennent sens dans la perspective d’une réflexion originale sur l’Histoire de l’art conçue comme un dialogue entre les œuvres et entre les époques.Este artículo está dedicado al problema del anacronismo en las películas históricas. Se basa en el estudio de Goya en Burdeos, un largo metraje rodado en 1999 por el director de cine español Carlos Saura. Esta biografía de Goya no sólo se acomoda con el anacronismo propio de la reconstitución histórica sino que lo asume y lo reivindica. El cuestionamiento de la cronología y el desinterés por la Historia cobran un nuevo sentido en el marco de una reflexión original sobre la Historia del arte concebida como un diálogo entre las obras y entre las épocas.

  2. Chapitre 2. Le recrutement

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    Loriot, François; Plantey, Alain

    2016-01-01

    898. – À la différence de celui des collaborateurs occasionnels, le recrutement des fonctionnaires est l’un des principaux problèmes de l’administration internationale. Il se heurte en effet à des difficultés multiples et sérieuses : attitude politique des gouvernements et recherche d’une répartition géographique équilibrée des postes d’administrateurs et de directeurs, expatriation, rupture avec certaines attaches nationales et risque de séparation des familles, nécessité de connaissances li...

  3. LeActiveMath

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    Gross, Christian

    2005-01-01

    LeActiveMath (Language-Enhanced, User-Adaptive, Interactive e-Learning for Mathematics) ist ein von der EU finanziertes dreijähriges Projekt (2004 - 2006), an dem sich britische, spanische, niederländische und deutsche Universitäten, Firmen und Institute beteiligen, zum Zwecke der Entwicklung und Evaluation einer innovativen Mathematik-Lernsoftware für Differentialrechnung. Diese soll sich für die Oberstufe wie auch für die ersten Semester mathematisch ausgerichteter Studiengänge eignen und s...

  4. La piraterie sur le web

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    2002-01-01

    Les échanges de toutes sortes sont facilités à l'extrême par le web: des forums, des vidéoconférences, le commerce à distance, ou tout simplement la célérité des courriers électroniques ou la convivialité des chats, tout cela participe de la société de communication. Une certaine partie du monde découvre le nouvel horizon des échanges quasi instantanés, mais... les transactions sur le web sont-elles vraiment s res?

  5. Le survivant sans le syndrome Schreber

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    Richard Figuier

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available On a pensé la catastrophe, mais a-t-on suffisamment pensé la survivance et la figure du survivant ? Ce n'est pas un hasard si celle-ci est au centre de Masse et puissance, oeuvre dans laquelle Canetti interroge la « mauvaise » survivance responsable de la poursuite de la logique de guerre. Mais où trouver la « bonne » ? Revenir de la catastrophe ne suffit pas pour être un « survivant authentique », selon l'expression de Kafka. Il faut avoir dépassé, avec Primo Levi et Robert Antelme, l'opposition de la vie comme croissance continue et de la mort comme son horrible contraire, par le don, dans la pauvreté solidaire, de cette vie retrouvée.Hemos reflexionado acerca de la catástrofe, pero ¿hemos meditado lo suficiente sobre la supervivencia y el superviviente? No es una coincidencia si el superviviente es el tema principal de Masse et puissance, obra en la cual Canetti analiza la «mala» supervivencia responsable de la persistencia de la lógica de guerra ¿Dónde sin embargo podemos encontrar la «buena» supervivencia? Superar la catástrofe no es suficiente para ser un «auténtico superviviente», según Kafka. Es fundamental ir más allá, con Primo Levi y Robert Antelme, de la oposición entre la vida, como crecimiento continuo, y la muerte, como su espantoso contrario, mediante la donación de forma solidaria de esta vida reencontrada.Disaster is the theme of many studies, but what about survival and of the figure of the survivor? This issue is central in Mass and power, work in which Canetti questions the “bad” survival, responsible for the continuation of the logic of war. But is there any “good” survival? Coming back from the catastrophe is not enough to be an “authentic survivor”, according to Kafka’s expression. To achieve this, it is necessary to have exceeded, with PrimoLevi and Robert Antelme, the opposition of life as a continuous growth and of death as its horrible opposite, by the gift, in a

  6. The Alberta Pregnancy Outcomes and Nutrition (APrON) cohort study : rationale and methods

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    Kaplan, Bonnie J.; Giesbrecht, Gerald F.; Leung, Brenda M. Y.; Field, Catherine J.; Dewey, Deborah; Bell, Rhonda C.; Manca, Donna P.; O'Beirne, Maeve; Johnston, David W.; Pop, Victor J.; Singhal, Nalini; Gagnon, Lisa; Bernier, Francois P.; Eliasziw, Misha; McCargar, Linda J.; Kooistra, Libbe; Farmer, Anna; Cantell, Marja; Goonewardene, Laki; Casey, Linda M.; Letourneau, Nicole; Martin, Jonathan W.

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    The Alberta Pregnancy Outcomes and Nutrition (APrON) study is an ongoing prospective cohort study that recruits pregnant women early in pregnancy and, as of 2012, is following up their infants to 3 years of age. It has currently enrolled approximately 5000 Canadians (2000 pregnant women, their offsp

  7. CFD Simulation of Acoustic-Induced Vibration in Main Steam Line of APR1400

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    Lim, Sang Gyu; Kim, Tae Jun; Kim, Han Gon [Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of)

    2012-05-15

    In recently, many boiling water reactors (BWRs) implement extended power uprate (EPU) to increase economic benefits. After EPU, Quad Cities power plant has been experienced damage of steam dryers due to acoustic-induced vibration. Acoustic resonance is produced by the interaction between the sound field and an unstable shear layer when the dry steam flows across the closed branch pipes such as safety relief valve(SRV). The unsteady vortices are separated at the leading edge of branch pipe and generated fluctuating pressure wave. After this experience, US-NRC issued that the licensee for new type of reactor should perform a vibration assessment program for an adverse flow effect in the main steam line in accordance with regulatory guideline 1.20 revision 3. In Korea, KHNP CRI implements comprehensive vibration program for steam generator of APR1400 and evaluates acoustic-induced vibration in main steam line using a commercial CFD code, ANSYS CFX 13.0. This paper deals with benchmark analysis to obtain applicability and reliability of commercial code for prediction of acoustic resonance phenomenon in case of single branch pipe test. Based on the benchmark analysis, analysis of main steam line in APR1400 plant is performed. In case of APR1400, five main steam safety valves are installed in the main steam line. Finally, this paper shows a prediction result of acoustic induced vibration characteristic in main steam system of APR1400

  8. An integral effect test on the feedwater line break of APR1400 with the ATLAS facility

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    An integral effect test on the feedwater line break (FLB) was performed with the ATLAS facility for an APR1400 as a typical secondary system transient. The objectives of the present FLB tests are to understand the accident progression of the FLB scenario based on the APR1400 preliminary safety analysis report (PSAR) and to assess the prediction capability of system analysis codes such as the MARS, RELAP5, TRACE and SPACE. The main concern of the present FLB test is the peak RCS pressure and the major parameters affecting the peak RCS pressure are the break size, the break location, potential for reverse flow, initial pressurizer level and the initial SG level. The present test is performed for a break on the pipe connected to the economizer with a typical break size. The initial steady-state conditions and the sequence of event of FLB scenario for the APR1400 were successfully simulated with the ATLAS facility. In the present paper, major thermal-hydraulic phenomena such as the system pressures, the collapsed water levels, and the break flow rate are presented and discussed. It could be concluded that the APR1400 has the capability of coping with the hypothetical FLB scenario with an adequate set of controlling devices and proper setpoints. This integral effect test data could also be used to evaluate the prediction capability of existing safety analysis codes of MARS, RELAP5 and SPACE and to identify any code deficiency for an FLB simulation. (author)

  9. Greta Kaits 9. apr. 1928 - 29. aug. 1946 : [luuletused] / Mats Traat

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    2008-01-01

    Sisu : Greta Kaits 9. apr. 1928 - 29. aug. 1946 ; Villem Hänilane 1898 - 1952 ; Peeter Pedak 1897 - 1953 ; Max Äidse 1903 - 1959 ; Lavinia Laidam ; Buchard Pruus ; Sergei Krivokopõtov ; Allan Luht 5. VII 1962 - 17. V 2007 ; Karl Saarmets 9. III 1924 - 14. IX 1981 ; Raimo Ritsik

  10. Le Parc National du Niokolo-Koba : un exemple de rupture entre le milieu et la société mandingue (Sénégal Oriental) ?

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    Larrue, Sébastien

    2008-01-01

    L’établissement du Parc National du Niokolo-Koba débute en 1926 et se poursuit après l’Indépendance du Sénégal. En 1969, des villageois sont expulsés des terres qu’ils occupaient depuis le début du XXe siècle et relogés à la périphérie du périmètre. Cet acte s’inscrit dans la logique d’une « protection dure » de la biodiversité et d’un refus de reconnaître la société malinké capable de gérer le milieu sans le dégrader. Cela revient à oublier que cette région du Sénégal Oriental est peuplée de...

  11. Le jazz et le hip-hop : atouts raciaux et culturels dans le sillage de Katrina

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    MARCIN, Freddy

    2015-01-01

    Les Africains-américains ont utilisé le jazz et le hip-hop afin d’exprimer leur chagrin et leur colère suite à l’ouragan Katrina. La racialisation semble être une composante majeure de cette tragédie dans la mesure où le jazz et le hip-hop ont donné naissance à une identité commune. Cette analyse sera menée à la lumière des théories des mouvements sociaux. Le jazz et le hip-hop seront analysés en liaison directe avec les théories de Benford et de Snow comme ressource significative qui expliqu...

  12. Que montre la télévision des professions et des professionnel(le)s ?

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    Bigeon, Christine; Dosnon, Odile; Guichard, Jean

    2011-01-01

    Différents travaux en psychologie de l'orientation ont souligné lele que pouvaient jouer les personnages ou les personnes montrés à la télévision dans la formation des intentions d'avenir des adolescents. Par ailleurs, les spécialistes de l'étude des médias ont étudié comment la télévision pouvait infléchir certaines conduites ou représentations, voire certains styles de vie des téléspectateurs. Après avoir passé en revue ces travaux, l'article se focalise sur les professionnel(le)s donné(...

  13. Le principe roman

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    2015-01-01

    Fasciné par la figure du physicien allemand Werner Heisenberg (1901-1976), fondateur de la mécanique quantique, inventeur du célèbre "principe d'incertitude" et Prix Nobel de physique en 1932, un jeune aspirant-philosophe désenchanté s'efforce, à l'aube du XXIe siècle, de considérer l'incomplétude de sa propre existence à l'aune des travaux et de la destinée de cet exceptionnel homme de sciences qui incarne pour lui la rencontre du langage scientifique et de la poésie, lesquels, chacun à leur manière, en ouvrant la voie au scandale de l'inédit, dessillent les yeux sur le monde pour en révéler la mystérieuse beauté que ne cessent de confisquer le matérialisme à l'œuvre dans l'Histoire des hommes.

  14. L’environnement informationnel et la structure de propriété et de contrôle des sociétés cotées françaises

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    Sabri Boubaker; Florence Labégorre

    2006-01-01

    (VF)À partir d’un échantillon de 423 entreprises françaises observées sur la période 1999-2000, nous montrons que l’existence d’une séparation entre la propriété du capital et le contrôle des votes, ou d’un contrôle pyramidal ne dissuade pas les analystes de suivre une société. L’erreur de prévision augmente avec l’écart entre les pourcentages de contrôle et de capital de l’actionnaire le plus important. Les analystes ne pourraient satisfaire les besoins informationnels des actionnaires minor...

  15. Voting Places, Published in 2008, 1:1200 (1in=100ft) scale, Brown County, WI.

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    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Voting Places dataset, published at 1:1200 (1in=100ft) scale, was produced all or in part from Orthoimagery information as of 2008. Data by this publisher are...

  16. Election Districts and Precincts, Voting Precinct Shapefile, Published in unknown, Cleveland County.

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    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Election Districts and Precincts dataset, was produced all or in part from Other information as of unknown. It is described as 'Voting Precinct Shapefile'....

  17. 75 FR 1614 - Submission for OMB Review-2010 Election Administration and Voting Survey; Comment Request

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    2010-01-12

    ... submitted to OMB within 30 days of this notice. Comments should be sent to the attention of the Alex Hunt... Administration and Voting Survey. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Karen Lynn-Dyson or Ms. Shelly Anderson...

  18. Voting Places, GIS layer on our website, Published in 2008, Sauk County.

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    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Voting Places dataset, was produced all or in part from Other information as of 2008. It is described as 'GIS layer on our website'. Data by this publisher are...

  19. On the Manipulability of Voting Systems: Application to Multi-Carrier Networks

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    Durand, François; Noirie, Ludovic

    2012-01-01

    Today, Internet involves many actors who are making revenues on it (operators, companies, service providers,...). It is therefore important to be able to make fair decisions in this large-scale and highly competitive economical ecosystem. One of the main issues is to prevent actors from manipulating the natural outcome of the decision process. For that purpose, game theory is a natural framework. In that context, voting systems represent an interesting alternative that, to our knowledge, has not yet been considered. They allow competing entities to decide among different options. Strong theoretical results showed that all voting systems are susceptible to be manipulated by one single voter, except for some "degenerated" and non-acceptable cases. However, very little is known about how much a voting system is manipulable in practical scenarios. In this paper, we investigate empirically the use of voting systems for choosing end-to-end paths in multi-carrier networks, analyzing their manipulability and their ec...

  20. Election Districts and Precincts, VotingDistricts, Published in 2008, Millard County.

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    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Election Districts and Precincts dataset, was produced all or in part from Other information as of 2008. It is described as 'VotingDistricts'. Data by this...

  1. Le quartier épiscopal de Byllis (Albanie). Les campagnes de fouilles 2011-2012

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    Beaudry, Nicolas; Chevalier, Pascale; Kozelj, Tony; Muçaj, Skënder; Wurch-Kozelj, Manuela

    2013-01-01

    Désertée à la fin du vie-début du viie siècle devant la pression continue des incursions avaro-slaves, la ville de Byllis, fondée à l’époque hellénistique au sommet d’une colline calcaire dominant la rive droite de la Vjosa (Aôos), constitue un observatoire privilégié des bouleversements que connaît le tissu urbain aux ve-vie siècles apr. J.-C. Siège épiscopal indépendant depuis le milieu du ve siècle, c’était au vie siècle l’une des villes les plus importantes de la province d’Epirus Nova. C...

  2. EFFETS DES AFFAISSEMENTS MINIERS SUR LES CONSTRUCTIONS DANS LE BASSIN HOUILLER DU ZONGULDAK-TURQUIE

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    Ali İhsan EROL

    1996-02-01

    Full Text Available Dans les zones ou l'on effectue des travaux d'exploitation sous-jacente, il se cree des affaisemenets de surface par suite d'extraction de houille ainsi qu'ils sont aussi vus dans le Bassin Houiller de Zonguldak. En cet article, apres avoir reconnu brievement le Bassin Houiller du Zonguldak, les effets dus aux affaissements miniers sont expliques. Puis les dommages d'affaissements observes et l'etat existant de Bassin du Zonguldak du point de vue des effets sur les batiments d'affaissement minier sont examines. Ensuite les mesures de protection des batiments contre les effets d'affaissement et les propositions de solution qui interessent au Bassin de Zonguldak sont presentees.

  3. Roman picaresque, exotique et ethnographique : Le complexe de Di de Dai Sijie

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    Yvonne Hsieh

    2005-02-01

    Full Text Available En ce début du vingt et unième siècle, la scène littéraire française voit la percée de quelques auteurs d’origine chinoise. Gao Xingjian reçoit le prix Nobel en l’an 2000 ; deux ans après s’ouvrent pour François Cheng les portes de l’Académie Française ; plusieurs titres de la jeune Shan Sa figurent sur la liste des bestsellers ; Balzac et la petite tailleuse chinoise, le premier roman de Dai Sijie, cinéaste devenu romancier, connaît un succès international particulièrement phénoménal.

  4. The Voting Rights Act’s uniform standards are likely to diminish opportunities for minority voters

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    Edwards, Barry

    2014-01-01

    In June 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down part of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, prompting fears from many commentators about minority representation. Analyzing Congressional election results from 1960 to 2010, Barry Edwards argues that the Supreme Court’s finding that the Act’s historic coverage formula does not accurately reflect current political conditions is correct. He also finds that the Voting Right Act’s uniform redistricting standards are problematic because while they improve o...

  5. Keep Ballots Secret: On the Futility of Social Learning in Decision Making by Voting

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    Rhim, Joong Bum; GOYAL, VIVEK K.

    2012-01-01

    We show that social learning is not useful in a model of team binary decision making by voting, where each vote carries equal weight. Specifically, we consider Bayesian binary hypothesis testing where agents have any conditionally-independent observation distribution and their local decisions are fused by any L-out-of-N fusion rule. The agents make local decisions sequentially, with each allowed to use its own private signal and all precedent local decisions. Though social learning generally ...

  6. Dumping and Subsidy Cases at the ITC: Voting Discretion and Commissioner Attributes

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    Brook, Douglas A.

    2005-01-01

    The article of record as published may be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08853900500290731 In antidumping and countervailing duty cases, why do commissioners of the International Trade Commission vote as they do? Commissioners are presented with the same petitions, listen to the same oral arguments, have access to the same economic data, and operate under the same trade laws. Yet there is variability in voting behavior. Political economy models have left an incomplete...

  7. Exact, Efficient and Information-Theoretically Secure Voting with an Arbitrary Number of Cheaters

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    Broadbent, Anne; Jeffery, Stacey; Tapp, Alain

    2010-01-01

    We present three voting protocols with unconditional privacy and correctness, without assuming any bound on the number of corrupt participants. All protocols have polynomial complexity and require private channels and a simultaneous broadcast channel. Unlike previously proposed protocols in this model, the protocols that we present deterministically output the exact tally. Our first protocol is a basic voting scheme which allows voters to interact in order to compute the tally. Privacy of the...

  8. Do Voting Rights Matter: Evidence From the Adoption of Equity-based Compensation Plans

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    Weber, Joseph; Joos, Peter; Balachandran, Sudhakar

    2004-01-01

    Recent corporate scandals and subsequent regulatory actions have heightened both the academic communities and the public's interest in corporate governance issues. Academics have long argued that voting rights constitute a critical component of a system of corporate governance. We provide evidence on the importance of one aspect of the firm's corporate governance system, namely shareholders' voting rights, by examining the determinants of the decision to grant equity-based compensation to the...

  9. Does Opportunism Pay Off? A Study of Vote Functions and Policy Preferences

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    Stefan Krause; Fabio Mendez

    2006-01-01

    We present an empirical study of voting behavior to analyze the impact of opportunism; that is, whenever political incumbents implement economic policies strategically and in connection with general elections in order to gain votes. We derive a measure for opportunism that is isolated from the impact of aggregate economic conditions, such as the levels of economic growth and consumer price inflation. In contrast with most papers available on these issues, we do not ask whether political parti...

  10. The effects of social media on political party perception and voting behavior

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    Riezebos, Peter; De, Vries, J.A.; Zeeuw, de, J.

    2011-01-01

    This study sought to determine to what extent social media influences political party perception (PPP) and political voting behavior. Based on literature a conceptual model was developed which measures political interest, political trust, religion and the use of social media and their effects on PPP and voting behavior. Using an online questionnaire the conceptual model was tested towards and during the Dutch national elections of 2010. Although data analysis indicates several significant eff...

  11. CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND FIRM PERFORMANCE: EVIDENCE FROM INSTITUTIONAL INVESTORS AND PROXY VOTING IN KOREA

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    LEE, SANGLAE

    2015-01-01

    This paper investigates the role of institutional investors as corporate monitors by analyzing the relationship between proxy voting decisions and firm performance in Korea. We find that institutional investors support more proposals when firm performance is strong. They are more likely to support the proposals when ownership of the blockholder and foreign investors are high. It suggests that institutional investors monitor firms through active voting on the proposals relating to performance....

  12. Voting Rights, Shareholdings, and Leverage at Nineteenth-Century U.S. Banks

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    Howard Bodenhorn

    2014-01-01

    Modern corporate governance is concerned with the tension between the separation of ownership and control and the potential for large controlling shareholders to expropriate from minority shareholders. This article considers this tension in a historical context. Limits were sometimes placed on the number of votes that controlling shareholders could cast in corporate elections. These limits protected minority shareholders by giving them relatively more voting than cash-flow rights. The evidenc...

  13. Donner la parole aux autochtones : Quel est le potentiel de reconnaissance de l'exposition à plusieurs points de vue dans les musées ?

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    Soulier, Virginie

    2013-01-01

    Depuis la fin des années 1980, les collaborations avec les communautés autochtones semblent s’accroître dans les musées canadiens. Un déplacement apparaît de la prise de parole en contexte de revendication au don de parole en contexte muséal. Après la remise en cause des musées ethnologiques, la prise en charge de la parole autochtone annonce le temps de la reconnaissance. Seulement, le mot reconnaissance est employé dans des contextes variés en muséologie. Ses occurrences indiquent plusieurs...

  14. Prière collective avant l’action des membres d’Our Walmart devant le magasin de Paramount, Californie

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    Hocquelet, Mathieu

    2013-01-01

    Description générale du contenu : 24 avril 2013, 8 heures du matin, parking du magasin Walmart de Lakewood Blvd, Paramount, Californie, en périphérie de Los Angeles.Extrait de journal de bord : Il est 8 heures du matin, nous sommes une trentaine sur le parking du magasin Wal-Mart de Paramount, six mois après la grande mobilisation du Black Friday. Réunis en cercle, chacun se présente rapidement en ajoutant quelques mots d’encouragement pour le groupe. Deux prêtres sont présents. Celui qui s’e...

  15. Les séries figées dans Le traité de stylistique de Charles Bally (1865-1947)

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    Brigitte Lépinette

    2013-01-01

    Cet article contextualise dans Le traité de stylistique ([Heidelberg, 1909 et 1921] 1951) de Charles Bally le traitement des séries figées, question qui, en particulier, après les recherches sur la combinatoire sémantico-lexicale d’Igor Mel’čuk et les travaux syntaxico-sémantiques, de base distributionaliste, de Maurice Gross spécialement, a donné lieu, de nos jours, à une littérature linguistique aussi bien quantitativement que qualitativement importante. Avant ces derniers auteurs, Bally...

  16. Mesures magnétiques de l'aimant dipôle 097 révisé de type MBA

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    Dutour, J

    2002-01-01

    Dans l'anneau SPS, les dipôles MBA et MBB sont installés depuis 1975 (assemblés au CERN, Réf. 1 et 2). Lorsque certains de ces aimants sont défectueux, ils sont révisés: changement de chambre, isolation, etc. Après révision, il est nécessaire de contrôler leurs caractéristiques magnétiques. C'est le cas du dipôle MBA 097.

  17. Vision et écriture dans le Livre de l'Apocalypse : un problème sémiotique

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    Panier, Louis

    2007-01-01

    Après avoir rappelé quelques grands traits de l'approche sémiotique qui sera mise en oeuvre, l'article analyse dans le livre de l'Apocalypse les rapports entre écriture et vision. Le texte met en scène Jean le visionnaire-écrivain, et il est intéressant de suivre dans l'ensemble du livre les figures de l'écriture comme procès et comme ‘livre', et de réfléchir, à partir de cette mise en écrit sur le statut de visions dans un dispositif global d'énonciation

  18. L’eau dans le bassin du Souss : concurrences et désorganisation des systèmes paysans

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    Boujnikh, Mohamed; Humbert, André

    2012-01-01

    La plaine du Souss est aujourd’hui la première région marocaine pour la production des agrumes (plus de 40 %) et des primeurs (plus de 60 %). C’est au cœur de la plaine que le front pionnier, fondé sur le pompage des aquifères, a débuté vraiment après la Seconde Guerre mondiale. Il a progressé ensuite vers l’aval de la dépression avec surtout du maraîchage. La phase la plus récente a gagné le Souss amont, à l’est de Taroudant. Le succès économique de cette agriculture véritablement minière a ...

  19. Le bien-être spirituel auprès de personnes atteintes d'un cancer avancé en situation de soins à domicile: travail de Bachelor

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    Ben-Othman, Yasmina; Blanc, Lauriane; Kabashi, Robertina; Nydegger, Marion; Rodriguez da Rocha, Gora

    2015-01-01

    Dans le cadre de notre travail de Bachelor en Sciences Infirmiers, nous avons effectué une revue de la littérature. L’objectif est d’explorer l’influence de la spiritualité sur l’acceptation de la mort auprès des personnes atteintes d’un cancer avancé en soins palliatifs. En effet, le cancer est la deuxième cause de mortalité dans le monde après les maladies cardiovasculaires. Il nous a semblé pertinent de retracer les besoins des patients en fin de vie et les stratégies mises en œuvre par le...

  20. Le cinéma à l’Exposition internationale de 1937 : un média au service de la recherche scientifique

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    Riou, Florence

    2011-01-01

    Le cinéma, après avoir permis dans les années vingt la diffusion des avancées médicales et hygiéniques, est envisagé lors de la mise en place de l’Exposition Internationale de 1937 à Paris comme « l’un des plus précieux auxiliaires de la Pensée ». L’Exposition et particulièrement le Palais de la Découverte, inauguré dans ce cadre, tiennent un rôle clé dans la « croisade pour la science pure » menée par Jean Perrin, dont le but est d’organiser la recherche scientifique en France. Aussi nous po...