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  1. ¿Quién se opone a la prevención?: Un mapa de los actores pro tabaco en España Who is against prevention?: A map of policy actors favoring smoking in Spain

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    Lluís Granero

    2004-10-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos: Para poder realizar un abordaje integral de las políticas referidas al tabaquismo hay que conocer el mapa de los actores relacionados con el tabaco y sus vínculos políticos. En este trabajo se pretende presentar una primera aproximación en España. Métodos: Análisis de la prensa, publicaciones de la industria y entrevistas con personas clave. Se identifican los actores pro tabaco activos en España, que se han podido clasificar según su naturaleza, la esfera en que se mueven y su ámbito territorial preferente. Resultados: Se identifican las empresas tabaqueras, entre las que destacan Altadis y Philip Morris por su dominio del mercado, las organizaciones del comercio minorista (estanqueros, las organizaciones «pantalla» creadas por la industria (Club de Fumadores por la Tolerancia, las de cultivadores y las empresas de transformación. La distribución está dominada por Logista, filial de Altadis. Hay que tener en cuenta también las empresas de vending y de productos complementarios (mecheros, fósforos y papel. Se identifican los vínculos de estos actores con la Administración pública, donde destaca el papel que desempeña el Comisionado para el Mercado de Tabacos, así como los Ministerios de Agricultura, Hacienda y Economía. Se identifican también las relaciones con la patronal, algunos partidos políticos y sindicatos, así como con otros sectores empresariales con gran influencia social, como los medios de comunicación y la publicidad. Conclusiones: El mapa de los actores pro tabaco en España es complejo y supera los límites de la estricta industria tabaquera. La comprensión de este entramado es fundamental para poder plantear políticas integrales de prevención.Objectives: For a comprehensive approach to policies on smoking, the map of actors related to tobacco and their political ties needs to be identified. The present article constitutes the first attempt at this task in Spain. Methodology: Analysis of

  2. Los ancianos como actores sociales

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    Mª PIA ARENYS

    1996-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se recogen las discusiones de grupo que se realizaron durante cuatro meses en Barcelona como preparación del "II congreso de la gent gran" (II congreso de ancianos de esta ciudad, en noviembre de 1993. las discusiones se llevaron a cabo en las sedes de cada distrito, previa presentación de la ponencia por parte de un técnico. los componentes de los grupos son personas mayores sensibilizadas y comprometidas que forman parte del consejo de bienestar social del ayuntamiento de Barcelona. la metodología utilizada es cualitativa para el análisis del discurso, que se ha estructurado en los siguientes puntos: bajo el epígrafe "los ancianos como ciudadanos de derechos y obligaciones" se recogen los temas de valoración de la vejez, la familia, la jubilación, las implicaciones de los ancianos como ciudadanos de derechos y deberes y las funciones sociales de los ancianos.-- sobre estos temas, los mayores expresaron sus opiniones, que se vertieron, resumidamente, en la redacción final de la ponencia. aquí se recogen y se han analizado los materiales que ofrecen una versión de primera mano sobre lo que opinan los ancianos respecto al tema de "la valoración de la vejez".

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

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    Meza Cano, José Manuel; Cejas León, Roberto

    2016-01-01

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

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

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    Nancy Palacios Mena

    2013-01-01

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

  5. Tourism Chains and Pro-Poor Tourism Development: An Actor-Network Analysis of a Pilot Project in Costa Rica

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    Duim, van der V.R.; Caalders, J.D.A.D.

    2008-01-01

    This paper analyses a pilot project in Costa Rica aimed to examine and improve the market linkages of 24 small-scale tourism initiatives to tour operators in Costa Rica and the Netherlands. It links pro-poor tourism and the concept of tourism chain to actor-network theory. The analysis shows that

  6. Representación de los actores armados en conflicto en la prensa colombiana

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    Pardo Abril Neyla Graciela

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available En la actualidad, la reflexión sobre la responsabilidad social de los medios es fundamental para comprender su papel dentro de la construcción de la realidad y, en consecuencia, se hace necesario desentrañar sus significados. En esta dirección, el artículo presenta los resultados parciales de dos investigaciones que han permitido una primera reflexión sobre las representaciones de los actores armados del conflicto colombiano en cuatro periódicos. Los resultados del análisis crítico del discurso indican que existen diversas formas de nominación de los distintos actores sociales que están asociadas con la construcción de sus identidades colectivas.

  7. Tourism Chains and Pro-Poor Tourism Development: An Actor-Network Analysis of a Pilot Project in Costa Rica

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    Duim, van der, V.R.; Caalders, J.D.A.D.

    2008-01-01

    This paper analyses a pilot project in Costa Rica aimed to examine and improve the market linkages of 24 small-scale tourism initiatives to tour operators in Costa Rica and the Netherlands. It links pro-poor tourism and the concept of tourism chain to actor-network theory. The analysis shows that the tangible results in terms of pro-poor tourism of the project itself were meagre, as, initially, only three and later only one out of 24 projects was included in the tourism chain. However, the an...

  8. Deterioro y conservación de los bosques del Nevado de Toluca y el rol de los actores locales

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    Ángel Rolando Endara Agramont

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available El Área de Protección de Flora y Fauna Nevado de Toluca presenta una constante fragmentación de sus bosques. El objetivo de la investigación fue identificar los procesos de deterioro de sus bosques y el rol de los actores locales en su conservación. Se utilizaron los sistemas de información geográfica como base para la generación de mapas temáticos, además de la aplicación de un diagrama de flujo que define los problemas del bosque y otro que los describe y analiza para la búsqueda de soluciones. Los resultados muestran que los principales factores que inciden en el deterioro son incendios forestales, tala inmoderada, plagas y enfermedades. Finalmente se plantean estrategias y escenarios de manejo de los bosques a partir de la articulación de los actores locales.

  9. Los autores como actores en el teatro experimental español de los años veinte

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    Fraga Fernández-Cuevas, María Jesús

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available During the attempts for theatrical renewal in the twenties, several playwrights worked also as actors. The Baroja’s acted in the company ‘El Mirlo Blanco’; D. Pío participation was enthusiastic although brief, while his brother Ricardo was better recognized for his work as stage designer. Rivas Cherif participated in numerous performances and his coherence with the new theatre model that he defended was unanimously praised. Eusebio de Gorbea was considered the best actor among the playwrights, although his more appreciated characteristics like tone, gesture and roughness approached him to naturalism. The interpretative work of these authors as components of a group, whose nucleus remained amongst successive renovation attempts, is also recognized by its discipline, renounce to individual success and subordination to scenic treatment.En los ensayos de renovación teatral de los años veinte, varios dramaturgos intervinieron como actores. Los hermanos Baroja actuaron en la compañía ‘El Mirlo Blanco’: la participación de D. Pío fue entusiasta pero breve; de su hermano Ricardo se recuerda con mayor interés su labor de escenógrafo. Las numerosas actuaciones de Rivas Cherif fueron unánimemente valoradas por su coherencia con los presupuestos del nuevo teatro que tanto defendió. Eusebio de Gorbea fue el dramaturgo más reconocido en su labor de actor, si bien sus rasgos más destacados, tono, ademán, rudeza le sitúan cercano al naturalismo. La labor interpretativa de estos autores como componentes de un grupo, cuyo núcleo se mantiene en los sucesivos intentos renovadores, es también alabada por su disciplina, renuncia al lucimiento y supeditación al tratamiento escénico.

  10. Los mediadores: Actores "clave" en las políticas públicas

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    Pierre Muller

    1999-12-01

    Full Text Available Se examina la génesis y el fundamento del análisis de políticas públicas y la producción de las mismas, caracteriza, a partir de ejemplos franceses ampliamente analizados, el rol "clave" que cumplen unos actores que él llama los "mediadores" en la formulación y la puesta en marcha de dichas políticas.

  11. Actores Secundarios

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    Manuel Gárate

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available Cámara digital en mano y provistos de los recuerdos y una sesuda investigación de 3 años, los realizadores de “Actores Secundarios” nos transportan al último periodo de la dictadura militar chilena. Pero esta vez no se trata de un relato épico sobre los actores tradicionales de la lucha por la democracia, sino de una generación prácticamente olvidada y que movilizó a miles de adolescentes contra un régimen que los ahogaba. “Actores Secundarios” es una crónica construida de los fragmentos de ...

  12. Elecciones presidenciales 2006: una aproximación a los actores del proceso

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    Recalde , Paulina

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo aborda las elecciones presidenciales de 2006 en Ecuador a partir del análisis de los escenarios y actores principales. A más de los dos candidatos finalistas, Rafael Correa y Álvaro Noboa (con propuestas y concepciones del país totalmente antagónicas, las elecciones tuvieron como protagonistas a un Tribunal Supremo Electoral, organismo rector del proceso bajo sospecha, a encuestas de intención de voto, como idealizados referentes, y a medios de comunicación figurando en actividades proselitistas. Estos se interrelacionaron en dos tipos de escenarios en los que se desarrolló el proceso electoral: el del status quo y el de la reforma política.

  13. La percepción de los actores de la seguridad alimentaria

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    Ponce, Gloria

    2005-10-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents the results of a survey on the Spanish food safety system carried out in order to ascertain the perceptions of the food and biotechnology industry, with special attention to the transgenic food debate. Regarding the efficiency of the food safety system, the industry holds an ambivalent vision, altough it tends to confer to the European area and the EFSA (European Food Safety Authority greater levels of confidence and effectiveness than to the AESA (Spanish Food Safety Agency. A comparison with other surveys shows that consumer perception is also ambivalent, pointing to a significant lack of acceptation of the food safety system among the relevant social actors.

    Este artículo presenta los resultados de una encuesta sobre el funcionamiento del sistema de seguridad alimentaria en España, con especial atención al tema de los alimentos transgénicos (a causa del debate social que suscitaron. La encuesta muestra que la valoración que la industria alimentaria española hace del sistema de seguridad alimentaria, tanto a nivel de España como a nivel de la Unión Europea, es ambivalente, especialmente por las dudas sobre la independencia y eficacia en su funcionamiento. Una comparación con datos de otras encuestas revela que la percepción de otros actores, especialmente de los consumidores, es igualmente ambivalente, indicando una importante falta de aceptación entre diferentes actores sociales relevantes para el sistema.

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

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    Iván Medina Iborra

    2013-10-01

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

  15. Los actores de la violencia escolar y el rol que desempeñan

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    Laura Oliva Zárate

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available La violencia es un fenómeno antiguo que se viene acrecentando y manifestando en distintos ámbitos sociales y afecta la vida de muchos niños y adolescentes. En México, se ha estudiado el tema en los centros de educación para iniciar acciones paliativas. En el presente estudio se elaboró y aplicó un software interactivo que aborda la violencia en estudiantes de secundaria y que permite, entre otros factores, identificar por sí mismo el rol que ocupa el adolescente respecto a la violencia: espectador, agresor o víctima. Participaron 25 alumnos de una secundaria oficial y el análisis cualitativo de los resultados se realizó mediante Atlas Ti; se revela el desconocimiento que los actores tienen con respecto al rol que despliegan ante la violencia dentro de la escuela, ya sea de quien la ejerce, de quien la recibe u observa. Los resultados arrojan un predominio del rol de espectador, con cifras de 52%, 32% como agresores, y 16% como víctimas. El software demuestra ser efectivo como una herramienta para el acercamiento del fenómeno de la violencia en adolescentes.

  16. LOS ACTORES DEL ESCENARIO PEDAGÓGICO COMO COMPONENTE DEL MODELO PEDAGÓGICO PARA INDISCIPLINAR EL DERECHO COMO CIENCIA

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    Jorge Eduardo Vásquez Santamaría

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Resultado del escenario pedagógico como plataforma inicial problematizadora a partir de la cual se identifican y describen fundamentos orientadores tradicionales y no tradicionales que permitan reevaluar el Derecho para acreditarlo como ciencia social, se exponen los resultados obtenidos en el trabajo de campo adelantado con abogados docentes y estudiantes de Derecho como sus actores pedagógicos, quienes representan los elementos “Quién” y “A quién” del modelo pedagógico, en este caso primordialmente tradicionalista, imperante en los currículos de los programas de Derecho deColombia.

  17. NORMATIVA ELECTORAL, ACTORES SUBALTERNOS Y VIOLENCIA POLÍTICA EN LOS COMICIOS CONGRESALES DE 1877-1878

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    Chaupis Torres, José; Aguilar Saavedra, Ricardo

    2015-01-01

    En el presente artículo se buscará indagar, por un lado, los aspectos jurídicos, para ello se analizará a partir de la normativa electoral cuáles fueron los artículos de la Constitución, la ley electoral y las enmiendas que sirvieron como apoyo legal para la realización de las elecciones parlamentarias de 1877. Por otro lado se estudiarán las prácticas electorales y la dinámica política implementada por los actores involucrados durante este proceso electoral -principalmente los subalternos-, ...

  18. El acoso escolar. De las causas, origen y manifestaciones a la pregunta por el sentido que le otorgan los actores

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    Luis Evelio Castillo-Pulido

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo desarrolla cuatro aspectos relacionados con el acoso escolar. En primer lugar, se presentan algunas conceptualizaciones sobre la violencia que evidencian la dificultad para definirla. En un segundo momento, se habla de los desarrollos y construcciones en torno al acoso escolar, se da a conocer su definición, la manera como este surge y se hace manifiesto, y los actores que en él intervienen, lo que muestra cómo se ha venido estudiando el fenómeno en el ámbito internacional y de manera particular en Colombia. Finalmente, se argumenta la importancia que tienen los estudios sobre el acoso escolar, a partir de la pregunta por el sentido que los actores le otorgan.

  19. Violencia reciente en Medellín: una aproximación a los actores

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    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available LA VIOLENCE À MEDELLIN: UNE ANALYSE EN TERMES D’ACTEURS. Medellín est la ville de Colombie qui a récemment été la plus affectée par la violence. Au cours des décennies 1980-1990, elle a été le théâtre d’une série de phénomènes de violence associés aux agissements de divers acteurs armés collectifs. Dans ce texte, l’auteur cherche à rendre compte de la situation de violence que vit Medellín en s’attachant notamment aux origines et à l’expansion des principaux groupes armés à savoir les bandes et les “milices”. Medellín es la ciudad donde la violencia reciente produjo mayores desastres. En Medellín se generaron, en las décadas del 80 y 90, una serie de fenómenos bélicos agenciados por diversos actores colectivos. El presente artículo intenta describir la situación de violencia en Medellín, enfocando el origen y desarrollo de los principales grupos armados: las bandas y las “milicias”. VIOLENCE IN MEDELLIN: AN APPROACH TO ITS PROTAGONISTS. Medellin is the city where violence has much affected the urban social fabric in Colombia in recent years. In the 80’s and 90’s, the city experienced a series of violent phenomena caused by various collective armed protagonists. This paper tries to describe Medellin’s violence, focusing on the origin and the development of its main armed groups that is to say: the gangs and the so-called “militias”.

  20. La Movilización De Los Actores Locales En Los Territorios De Fronteras. Una Perspectiva Transfronteriza Desde Centroamérica

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    Lucile Medina

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: Este artículo propone analizar las dinámicas de movilización de los actores locales que surgen en los territorios de fronteras, considerados como espacios claves de interrelaciones transfronterizas. El análisis moviliza varios casos de fronteras en Centroamérica para centrarse en las asociaciones transfronterizas surgidas de la sociedad civil o de municipios. Examinar las dinámicas fronterizas a través de las estrategias de los actores locales permite proponer un enfoque “desde abajo” de los procesos de cooperación transfronteriza y de integración regional, y captar la afirmación de nuevas categorías de actores, locales como transnacionales, en las reconfiguraciones territoriales. Palabras claves : frontera, transfronterizo, movilización, actores locales  *** Abstract: This article aims to analyze the dynamics of mobilization of local actors that arise in the border territories, which are considered as key areas of cross-border relationships. The analysis is based on several cases of Central America borders and focus especially on cross-border partnerships emerging from the civil society or municipalities. Analyze the border dynamics through those local actors allows to highlight a "bottom up" approach of cross-border cooperation and regional integration processes. It shows that new categories of actors assert oneself, at local and transnational scales, in the territorial transformations affecting border spaces. Key-words : boundary, cross-border, rallying, local actors  *** Resumo: Este artigo propõe analisar as dinâmicas de mobilização dos atores locais que surgem nos territórios de fronteiras, considerados como espaços chaves de inter-relações transfronteiriças. Análise mobiliza vários casos de fronteiras na América Central, para se centrar nas associações transfronteiriças surgidas na sociedade civil ou em municípios. Examinar as dinâmicas fronteiriças através das estratégias dos atores locais

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

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    Enrique Hugo Fabregat

    2015-04-01

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

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

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    Ignacio Mendiola Gonzalo

    2003-11-01

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

  3. El enfoque de las opciones estratégicas de los actores en el estudio de las relaciones laborales

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    Carmen Marina López Pino

    2003-06-01

    Full Text Available El interés fundamental de este artículo es esclarecer la propuesta analítica desarrollada por el MIT (Massachussetts Institute of Technology, inspirada en el concepto de "opciones estratégicas" para el estudio de las relaciones laborales. De manera introductoria se plantea la problemática de las relaciones laborales actuales y los hallazgos fundamentales de las diferentes investigaciones del equipo del MIT. En segunda instancia se realiza una breve presentación del enfoque de sistemas de Dunlop que este equipo de investigadores busca superar. Seguidamente se exponen los principales conceptos y premisas del enfoque de las opciones estratégicas de los actores. Y, por último, se presentan brevemente algunas de las debilidades de dicha propuesta.

  4. EL ROL DE LOS ACTORES SOCIALES EN LA CONFIGURACIÓN TERRITORIAL DE MOQUEHUE

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    Celia Viviana Torrens

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available Moquehue is a small mountain settlement located in Aluminé department, Neuquén, Argentina. It aroses in the 40's, as a product of the development of cattle raising and forestation. Since these activities began, the permanent settlement and first commercial activities appeared, in order to cover the new demands. Nature has given the region a beautiful landscape that acquires value since the 70's, when the population of nearby localities began to usufruct tourism in the region. Even though the lands belong to the Provincial State, since 1984 they are under the control of the Pulmarí Interstate Corporation (PIC, which regulates their use. In 1980, tourism was stimulated by state politics that lead to the growth and expansion of Villa Pehuenia and Moquehue, defining a new territorial configuration, in which different social actors have an active role. In the last decade, this dynamism was accentuated in Moquehue, a zone without regulation of the occupation and in an area with limited provision of services. The objective of this paper was the analysis of territorial transformations promoted by social actors that established the current uses of the land and its environmental consequences, considering the role of municipal and provincial government in these transformations. Research includes compilation of information, interviews and field survey of new occupations. This information was digitized. Four relevant social actors are recognized in the development and growth of Moquehue, linked especially to tourism activity: the municipality, that defines parcels for permanent residential use and services; private actors, that increase accommodation supply; historical local people who subdivide and sell land irregularly, and new actors who settle in the area with permanent residence, linked to other activities that made them choose this place because of its environmental values. As a result, zones with different types of transformation are identified, in

  5. Los riesgos de los adolescentes en Internet: los menores como actores y víctimas de los peligros de Internet

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    B Catalina García

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: El uso intensivo de los adolescentes de Internet eleva la preocupación por los riesgos online. Metodología: Elaboración de un diagnóstico de riesgos a los que están sometidos los adolescentes españoles en Internet, atendiendo a la influencia de las variables de edad, sexo y titularidad del centro al que asisten. Sobre una encuesta nacional representativa realizada a 2.077 adolescentes, se analizan los riesgos en el ciberespacio: contenidos inapropiados, contacto con desconocidos y privacidad, ciberacoso, uso problemático/dependencia de Internet y, finalmente, se abordan las prácticas de seguridad adoptadas. Resultados y conclusiones: La elevada confianza que manifiestan los jóvenes coexiste con una alta exposición involuntaria a contenidos inapropiados online (pornografía, violencia, promoción del alcohol y drogas o patologías alimentarias, junto a la normalización de diversas fórmulas de ciberacoso y un porcentaje significativo de adolescentes que dedican un tiempo excesivo a navegar o que se manifiestan dependientes de determinados servicios de Internet.

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

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    Elizabeth Maier

    2010-01-01

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

  7. CAMINANTES, ARTISTAS Y ESPEJOS: ACTORES DE UN VIAJE IN SITU EN LOS MUNDOS DE LA LOCURA

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    Ana María Arango C.

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo recoge algunas reflexiones de la experiencia de investigación etnográfica en el Hospital Neuropsiquiátrico Julio Manrique de Sibaté, y las inquietudes y propuestas que generó; entre ellas, un proyecto práctico que nos vinculó con esta comunidad a partir de la experimentación artística. Nos interesó reconocer los mundos al interior del hospital y a los pacientes como personas con historias y universos de sentido singulares que ampliaban nuestros sistemas de referencia y modos de aprehender el mundo. Desde nuestro lente antropológico la locura fue un espacio privilegiado para visualizar la ruptura de los códigos que establecen un orden político, económico, social, individual y hasta gramatical; reconocer este desplazamiento, nos permitió comprender los mecanismos de inscripción de la cultura.

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

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    Rubén Isidoro KOTLER

    2009-03-01

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

  9. Los actores de la violencia escolar y el rol que desempeñan

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    La violencia es un fenómeno antiguo que se viene acrecentando y manifestando en distintos ámbitos sociales y afecta la vida de muchos niños y adolescentes. En México, se ha estudiado el tema en los centros de educación para iniciar acciones paliativas. En el presente estudio se elaboró y aplicó un software interactivo que aborda la violencia en estudiantes de secundaria y que permite, entre otros factores, identificar por sí mismo el rol que ocupa el adolescente respecto a la violencia: espec...

  10. Colombia: usos y abusos de la guerra a las drogas.Los actores armados en Colombia y el problema de las drogas

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    Ricardo VARGAS M.

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: En este artículo, el autor examina la relación entre los actores armados y el problema de las drogas. En primer lugar, pasa revista a los vínculos que se dan entre las Fuerzas Armadas y el narcotráfico, tratando tanto el discurso del ejército como el lugar que ocupa la corrupción en la institución castrense. En segundo lugar, se aborda la problemática de lo que el autor considera como un segundo actor armado, los grupos paramilitares, en su relación con el narcotráfico. En tercer lugar, se estudia la relación entre las guerrillas y la economía ilegal. El texto finaliza con un capítulo de conclusiones así como una serie de recomendaciones para la orientación de las políticas del Estado frente al problema del narcotráfico.ABSTRACT: The article deals with the relationship between the armed actors and the problem of drugs. First, the author describes the links between Armed Forces and drugs traffic. He shows both the thought of Armed Forces about this matter and the problem of corruption inside the Armed Forces. Second, it deal with the relationship between guerrillas and illegal economy. The text concludes with a chapter of conclusions and a set of policies to advise the public policies about drugs traffic.

  11. Los actores políticos y sociales en la formulación de la reforma sanitaria, en España Social and political actors in the formulation of health reform in Spain

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    Joaquina E. Etviti

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    Full Text Available Estudiar la participación de los actores sociales y políticos en el proceso de formulación de la politica de salud, permite comprender las características específicas de organización y funcionamiento de un sistema de salud. Este trabajo analiza el proceso de formulación de la Ley General de Salud (LGS en España con el propósito de conocer la relación entre la participación de actores sociales, políticos y económicos en la formulación de la LGS y la conformación del sistema sanitario español. Para ello, se realizó un estudio de caso durante 1982-1986. Se analizó información documental parlamentaria y prensa médica, principales diarios y revistas e informes y prensa de los actores políticos, sociales y sanitarios. La primera versión de LGS presentada por el PSOE propuso un sistema de salud con financiamiento y gestión pública para lograr cobertura universal, atención integral, participación comunitaria y educación sanitaria. Esta propuesta fue sometida a compleja negociación con grupos empresariales, sindicatos, profesionales de salud. La LGS aprobada excluye las principios de equidad e incorpora los intereses económicos privados alrededor de la salud: "libre elección" médico-hospitalaria, financiamiento público y la gestión privada del sistema de salud, y establece a la Seguridad Social como rector del sistema.An analysis of the participation of social and political actors in the process of formulating health policy allows one to understand the specific characteristics of the organization and operation of a health system. This study analyzes the drafting process for the General Health Act (LGS in Spain with the purpose of establishing the relationship between social, political, and economic actors in both the formulation of the Act itself and the organization of the Spanish Health System. A case study was carried out from 1982 through 1986. Documentary parliamentary data, the medical press, national magazines and

  12. Representación de los actores armados en conflicto en la prensa colombiana Representation of the authors of the armed conflict in Colombian press

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    Full Text Available En la actualidad, la reflexión sobre la responsabilidad social de los medios es fundamental para comprender su papel dentro de la construcción de la realidad y, en consecuencia, se hace necesario desentrañar sus significados. En esta dirección, el artículo presenta los resultados parciales de dos investigaciones que han permitido una primera reflexión sobre las representaciones de los actores armados del conflicto colombiano en cuatro periódicos. Los resultados del análisis crítico del discurso indican que existen diversas formas de nominación de los distintos actores sociales que están asociadas con la construcción de sus identidades colectivas.Currently, there is a fundamental reflection on the social responsibility of the media in order to understand their role in the process of reality construction, and as a consequence it is necessary to disentangle its significations. From this viewpoint, the author of the article presents the partial results of the investigations which have made it possible to venture a first reflection on the representation of the armed authors of the Colombian conflict in four newspapers. The results of the critical analysis of the discourse show that there are diverse forms of nominal references to the different social authors, regarding the construction of their collective identities.

  13. La organización de los actores en el desarrollo territorial. El tren de alta velocidad en la ciudad intermedia

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    Jaume Feliu Torrent

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Si queremos evaluar el grado de desarrollo local que aporta el Tren de Alta Velocidad (TAV en una ciudad es primordial observar la capacidad de los actores del territorio de organizarse para aprovechar sus recursos endógenos. Mediante la elaboración de una nueva metodología, se propone el estudio del proceso de desarrollo de tres ciudades intermedias con TAV, Lérida (España, Aviñón (Francia y Novara (Italia. En las conclusiones se ponen de manifiesto ciertos problemas propios de la ciudad intermedia en la ejecución de su proyecto local, básicamente la existencia de una relación multiescalar conflictiva y de una débil red de actores locales. La fragilidad de este contexto urbano es debida a la falta de correctos procesos de gobernanza interna y externa.

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

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    Araiza, Maria

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

  15. La colaboración entre los actores turísticos en ciudades patrimoniales. Reflexiones para el análisis del desarrollo turístico

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    Rafael Merinero Rodríguez

    2009-01-01

    parámetros de la demanda turística imponen nuevos retos para los espacios turísticos. Los actores turísticos de un territorio y sus relaciones son un elemento necesario para la articulación efectiva del espacio turístico, ya que cobran un valor especial en las estrategias y las acciones que tienen que emprenderse en dicho territorio para adaptarse a las nuevas condiciones del contexto. Por tanto es necesario prestar cada vez más atención a la "gestión activa del espacio turístico". Así, a través del modelo del Sistema Turístico Local se podrá establecer qué vinculación existe entre el desarrollo turístico de un territorio y las relaciones entre los actores implicados, aplicando novedosas metodologías de análisis en ciudades patrimoniales.

  16. Los actores políticos y sociales en la formulación de la reforma sanitaria, en España

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    Etviti Joaquina E.

    1995-01-01

    Full Text Available Estudiar la participación de los actores sociales y políticos en el proceso de formulación de la politica de salud, permite comprender las características específicas de organización y funcionamiento de un sistema de salud. Este trabajo analiza el proceso de formulación de la Ley General de Salud (LGS en España con el propósito de conocer la relación entre la participación de actores sociales, políticos y económicos en la formulación de la LGS y la conformación del sistema sanitario español. Para ello, se realizó un estudio de caso durante 1982-1986. Se analizó información documental parlamentaria y prensa médica, principales diarios y revistas e informes y prensa de los actores políticos, sociales y sanitarios. La primera versión de LGS presentada por el PSOE propuso un sistema de salud con financiamiento y gestión pública para lograr cobertura universal, atención integral, participación comunitaria y educación sanitaria. Esta propuesta fue sometida a compleja negociación con grupos empresariales, sindicatos, profesionales de salud. La LGS aprobada excluye las principios de equidad e incorpora los intereses económicos privados alrededor de la salud: "libre elección" médico-hospitalaria, financiamiento público y la gestión privada del sistema de salud, y establece a la Seguridad Social como rector del sistema.

  17. Los actores políticos y sociales en la formulación de la reforma sanitaria, en España

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    Joaquina E. Etviti

    1995-03-01

    Full Text Available Estudiar la participación de los actores sociales y políticos en el proceso de formulación de la politica de salud, permite comprender las características específicas de organización y funcionamiento de un sistema de salud. Este trabajo analiza el proceso de formulación de la Ley General de Salud (LGS en España con el propósito de conocer la relación entre la participación de actores sociales, políticos y económicos en la formulación de la LGS y la conformación del sistema sanitario español. Para ello, se realizó un estudio de caso durante 1982-1986. Se analizó información documental parlamentaria y prensa médica, principales diarios y revistas e informes y prensa de los actores políticos, sociales y sanitarios. La primera versión de LGS presentada por el PSOE propuso un sistema de salud con financiamiento y gestión pública para lograr cobertura universal, atención integral, participación comunitaria y educación sanitaria. Esta propuesta fue sometida a compleja negociación con grupos empresariales, sindicatos, profesionales de salud. La LGS aprobada excluye las principios de equidad e incorpora los intereses económicos privados alrededor de la salud: "libre elección" médico-hospitalaria, financiamiento público y la gestión privada del sistema de salud, y establece a la Seguridad Social como rector del sistema.

  18. Reticularidad e innovación en actores y stakeholders de turismo de salud: caso de competitividad en Los Algodones, Baja California

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    Sonia Guadalupe Zermeño Flores

    2018-01-01

    Full Text Available El manuscrito explora la reticularidad y la innovación en el ámbito del turismo. Estudios recientes en procesos de competitividad, sugieren que las organizaciones interesadas se constituyan en redes, las cuales alienten la cooperación con el propósito de hacerse fuertes y alcanzar metas en conjunto. Bajo este contexto, el objetivo de esta investigación consiste en analizar la reticularidad de actores y stakeholders, que a través de la colaboración entre ellos permite la innovación en la creación de nuevos productos y servicios, más eficientes procesos y sistemas de trabajo, mejora en los métodos de organización, así como a la introducción de novedosas formas de mercadeo; todo lo anterior, dirigido al turismo de salud en la región de influencia de Los Algodones, B. C. (LAL. La investigación consistió en un estudio cuanticualitativo, mediante la metodología de Análisis de Redes Sociales (ARS, aplicando entrevistas semiestructuradas a actores líderes de la actividad de turismo de salud. Los resultados obtenidos ponen en evidencia que las redes entre actores y stakeholders se encuentran afianzadas en relaciones de confianza, respeto y compromiso al desarrollo de la actividad turística; estas permiten procesos de colaboración que generan innovación e influyen en capacitación del recurso humano y estrategias de promoción conjunta.

  19. Crisis del Sistema Jurìdico Mexicano: entre la Reforma Penal y los Actores Sociales Contestatarios (Crisis of the Mexican Legal System: Between Penal Reform and Social Actors Protesters

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    Alicia Hernández De Gante

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    inseguridad ciudadana. Al amparo de la ley del más fuerte, han surgido movimientos contestatarios con nuevos actores, como los grupos de autodefensa que ponen en entredicho el monopolio del uso de la violencia de Estado, disputándose el control de espacios territoriales desbordados de violencia. Planteado el problema, el objetivo que se persigue, en un análisis cuidadoso, es demostrar la evidente crisis e inoperancia del sistema jurídico mexicano y la urgencia de reformarlo ante los procesos de la globalización. DOWNLOAD THIS PAPER FROM SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2717967

  20. La 'Spanish Revolution' en Twitter (2: Redes de hashtags (# y actores individuales y colectivos respecto a los desahucios en España

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    Estrella Gualda

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Al inicio del siglo XXI la Web 2.0, basada en el desarrollo de las redes sociales a través de Internet (Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp o similares medios sociales, que actúan en tiempo real, introduce nuevas formas de convocar y difundir cualquier tipo de protesta o movilización colectiva, cambiando las estrategias para extender los movimientos sociales, el alcance potencial de la difusión, etc. En esta comunicación enfocamos nuestro estudio en Twitter, específicamente en el tema “desahucios”. Hemos hecho un seguimiento de los tweets publicados desde el 10 de abril de 2013 hasta el 28 de mayo de 2013 en relación a los “desahucios”. La extracción de datos produjo un conjunto de 499.420 tweets. En este trabajo analizamos el uso del hashtag ‘SpanishRevolution’, incluido en los datos extraídos sobre los desahucios en España y buscamos las conexiones existentes entre este y otros hashtags de los mismos tweets, para encontrar pautas en el conjunto de los microdiscursos que producen los hashtags. También nos interesa identificar quién está detrás de esta producción de tweets y hashtags. Nos hemos basado en una aproximación multimétodo combinando métodos y software (Atlas ti, SPSS, Gephi. Se encontraron microdiscursos que revelaron conexiones significativas entre hashtags y permiten comprender algunas pautas en la difusión de un movimiento. Se descubrió cómo pocos actores están impulsando la movilización en torno a este ‘#SpanishRevolution’.

  1. ACTORES Y DISCURSOS RELIGIOSOS EN LA ESFERA PÚBLICA: LOS DEBATES EN TORNO A LA EDUCACIÓN SEXUAL Y A LA "MUERTE DIGNA" EN ARGENTINA

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    Juan Cruz Esquivel

    Full Text Available Resumen La educación sexual y las condiciones para una "muerte digna" han sido objeto de debate parlamentario en la última década en Argentina. El artículo aborda comparativamente el proceso que desembocó en la aprobación de las leyes de Educación Sexual Integral y "muerte digna" por parte del Congreso de la Nación, examinando las estrategias de intervención y los fundamentos discursivos de instituciones religiosas -principalmente, de la Iglesia católica- en los debates públicos. El análisis de ambos procesos permite describir estrategias disímiles de posicionamiento de actores y discursos religiosos en la esfera pública, tendientes a incidir en la legislación y en las políticas públicas.

  2. Los municipios grandes y medianos como actores clave de las políticas de integración en los Países Bajos

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    Bruquetas Callejo, M.; Zapata-Barrero, R.; Pinyol, G.

    2008-01-01

    La política de integración neerlandesa ha pasado por diversas etapas caracterizadas no sólo por la variación en sus contenidos sino también en sus pautas específicas de gobernanza, en las que distintos actores han sido clave. El análisis de las pautas de gobernanza a escala nacional muestra que las

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

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    Mendiola, Ignacio

    2003-11-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this paper is to propose a conceptualization of social movements that is not limited to the set of theories developed in the academic scope of new social movements; on the contrary, a different theoretical scenery will be suggested in order to throw a new analytic gaze on the social practices reproduced by the, so called, new social movements. This gaze will be built on three distinct but interrelated premises. Firstly, it will be stressed the paradoxical dimension of identitarian practices and, consequently, the impossibility to define a social reality according to a single dimension. Secondly, paradoxical dimension will be taken to the scope of social movements in order to propose a definition of social movements that takes into account a constitutive paradox where a proxemic sociality and actor-network theory are put in relation. Lastly, the unfolding of such paradox is analyzed looking at its ironic style.

  4. Nuevas perspectivas en los estudios sobre la democratización. El papel de los actores internacionales. La internacional socialista en américa latina (1974-1992

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    Fernando PEDROSA

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available El artículo busca revitalizar la discusión sobre el papel de las dimensiones internacionales en los procesos de democratización reciente en América Latina. En primer lugar se presenta una serie de argumentos teóricos para ampliar las metodologías de estudio poniendo énfasis en la interacción de los actores de distintas nacionalidades. En segundo se avanzará en los resultados de una investigación sobre la importancia de la red construida en torno a la Internacional Socialista y la forma en que impactaron en la política de la época. Finalmente se presenta una agenda de investigación sobre las posibilidades de una historia reciente de las transiciones.

  5. Las potencialidades del institucionalismo histórico centrado en los actores para el análisis de la política pública. Contingentes de trabajadores extranjeros en España The Potential of Historical Institutionalism Centered on Actors for the Analysis of the Public Policies. Contingents of Foreign Workers in Spain

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    María Rocío Bedoya Bedoya

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available El propósito de este artículo es responder a la pregunta sobre las potencialidades que ofrece el institucionalismo histórico centrado en los actores para el análisis de las políticas públicas. Se argumenta que el enfoque centrado en los actores permite un mejor ajuste entre perspectiva teórica y realidad observada en la interacción política. Atendiendo al enfoque, se analizarán las premisas del institucionalismo centrado en los actores y su modelo de explicación y se describirán los principales rasgos de la política de contingentes en el marco del contexto de la globalización, el ingreso de España a la Unión Europea y el aumento visible de los flujos migratorios hacia España. Se destaca la potencialidad del enfoque para explicar los cambios en el sistema de interacción de la política pública de contingentes y para determinar la influencia de las instituciones y del entorno en el comportamiento de los actores.The purpose of this article is to respond to the question of the potential that historical institutionalism centered on actors offers for public policy analysis. It is argued that the focus centered on actors permits for a better adjustment between theoretical perspectives and observed reality in political interactions. Following this focus, the premises of institutionalism centered on actors and its model of explanation will be analyzed and the main characteristics of politics of contingents will be described in the framework of the context of globalization, the entrance of Spain into the European Union and the visible increase of the migratory flows to Spain. The potential of the focus is emphasized to explain the changes in the system of interaction of public policies of contingents and to determine the influence of the institutions and the environment on the behavior of actors.

  6. La educación en la configuración subjetiva de los actores del desarrollo

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    Luis Sime Poma

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Este texto reflexiona sobre los alcances y limitaciones del Proyecto Educativo Nacional (PEN, propuesto por el Consejo Educativo Nacional (CEN del Perú, a la luz de diversos ejes de problematización. Dichos ejes son: la relación entre la educación y el actual periodo económico del país; la relación entre el sector educación y otros sectores del Estado; la relación entre la educación escolar y otros procesos socioeducativos; la relación entre la educación y procesos más subjetivos de la sociedad; y, finalmente, la relación entre las visiones y costos de los modelos de desarrollo.

  7. Actores y ambientalismos: Continuidades y cambios en los conflictos socio-ambientales en el Perú

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    Anthony Bebbington

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo identifica cinco tipos de ambientalismos que están presentes en los conflictos mineros en el Perú: el conservacionista, el nacionalista-populista, el de defensa de las formas de vida, el de justicia socio-ambiental y el ecologismo profundo. Se sugiere que cada ambientalismo conlleva diferentes salidas a los conflictos ambientales: la compensación en unos casos o el debate público abierto y franco en otros. Es esta segunda salida la que promovería un fortalecimiento de la democracia. La experiencia histórica sugiere que muchas instituciones del estado de bienestar han nacido a raíz de los conflictos sociales. En este sentido los conflictos pueden verse no como problemas a resolver en el corto plazo sino como motores que empujan procesos de transformación institucional. The authors identify five types of environmentalism currently visible in mining conflicts in Peru. These are: conservationist, nationalist-populist, livelihood based, environmental justice, and deep ecological. This article suggests that different environmentalisms lead to different ways out of existing conflicts: some of these emphasize practices of compensation while others suggest the need for open and frank public debate. This second pathway would promote democratic strengthening. Historical experience suggests that many of the institutions of the welfare state have emerged as a consequence of social conflict. In this sense, conflicts can be seen not as problems that have to be resolved quickly but rather as motors that drive institutional transformations.

  8. La dinámica general de la política cultural en el País Valenciano: posiciones, discursos y prácticas de los actores culturales valencianos

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    Hernàndez i Martí, Gil-Manuel; Albert Rodrigo, Maria

    2012-01-01

    Este artículo parte de la descripción del proceso de configuración del sistema autonó- mico cultural valenciano, en la cual se enfatizan dos componentes básicos: la estructura del mapa y las relaciones normativas y de financiación que se establecen entre los principales actores. Seguidamente, y de cara a trazar el mapa de las relaciones de comunicación e influencia entre los referidos actores culturales valencianos, nuestro trabajo se centra en el análisis a través de entrevistas en profundid...

  9. El caso de Cancún a los 20 años de la Carta de Turismo Sostenible de Lanzarote de 1995: Visión de los actores clave.

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    Pedro Moncada Jiménez

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available La Carta del Turismo Sostenible de Lanzarote de 1995 es un documento clave al establecer el compromiso del turismo con la sostenibilidad. Después, junto con otros referentes, se integra en El Código Ético Mundial del Turismo (CEMT, estableciendo la Deontología del Turismo. Sin embargo, ¿Cómo se ha asumido ese deber ser del turismo, y en específico el Desarrollo Sustentable? Con base en una evaluación de 360 grados sobre el turismo en Cancún (turistas, residentes y profesionales del turismo, se indaga sobre la percepción de la sostenibilidad en el destino turístico bajo los lineamientos del CEMT. Los resultados muestran cómo la valoración del turismo como factor de Desarrollo Sustentable no es uniforme entre los actores centrales, evidenciándose una mejor valoración por parte de los turistas, y una mirada más crítica de la población residente y de los profesionales.

  10. Movilización y activismo por la defensa de los presos políticos durante los primeros setenta en Argentina: actores, tramas y estrategias

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    Chama, Mauricio Sergio

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    La ponencia se propone abordar la experiencia de movilización y activación en favor de los presos políticos durante los primeros años de la década de los setenta en Argentina. En ese tramo histórico emergió un amplio abanico de núcleos y espacios asociativos que, más allá de sus diferencias, definieron como horizonte compartido la defensa y solidaridad con las presos/as políticos. Particularmente, la ponencia focaliza su atención en el proceso de construcción de la denuncia pública llevada ad...

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

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    Thierry Lulle

    2004-01-01

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

  12. Reconfiguración de la Cooperación Sur-Sur en la región latinoamericana y la participación internacional de los actores subnacionales

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    Mariana Calvento

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo describe y analiza las actua-les características de la Cooperación Sur-Sur en América Latina, especialmente el papel de los actores subnacionales en dicha dinámica. A su vez, analiza las modalidades que adquiere esta cooperación en el contexto político regio-nal de la última década, donde se evidencia un importante avance de la integración de los países latinoamericanos. Finalmente, estudila relación existente entre los principios de la Cooperación Sur-Sur con la participación in-ternacional de los actores subnacionales a partir de la relevancia que adquieren algunas de es-tas formas de cooperación, como es el caso de la Red mercociudades, el Foro Consultivo de Municipios, Estados Federados, Provincias y Departamentos del mercosur (fccr mer-cosur y la Federación Latinoamericana de Ciudades, Municipios y Asociaciones de Go-biernos Locales (flacma, que nuclean a estos actores y promueven mecanismos institucionales que favorecen la participación de las ciudades a través de diferentes instrumentos de intercambio y cooperación.

  13. Evaluación in vitro de la fractura de los instrumentos rotatorios Mtwo® y ProTaper®

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    Sandra Bibiana Rodríguez Gutiérrez

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    Full Text Available Introducción: el éxito del tratamiento endodóntico depende dela eliminación de los microorganismos con la preparación quimiomecánica. Los instrumentos rotatorios de Níquel-Titanio ofrecenuna mayor flexibilidad y eficiencia en el corte, pero la fracturade estos puede ocurrir inesperadamente por fatiga del metal.Objetivo: determinar in vitro el primer instrumento que presentefractura y el número de usos antes de observarla en los sistemasrotatorios Mtwo® y ProTaper®. Metodología: estudio experimentalin vitro con presentación de resultados descriptivos comparativos.Se utilizó un total de 50 instrumentos rotatorios ProTaper® y40 Mtwo® para preparar cubos acrílicos Maillefer® con curvassimuladas registrándose cuál es la primera lima de cada serie quese fracturó y cuántos usos soportó cada juego de limas antes de lafractura. Resultados: el número de usos antes de la fractura paraProTaper® es 3.9 y para Mtwo® es 9.7 La primera lima ProTaper®en fracturarse fue la F1 y para Mtwo® es la 25/.06. Conclusión: laduración de los instrumentos rotatorios de Mtwo® es mayor a losde ProTaper® (p 0.0001. Se observó una incidencia relativamentealta de fractura para el instrumento F1 del sistema ProTaper® a los4 usos y del instrumento 25/.06 para el sistema Mtwo® a los 10 usos,con una baja incidencia de deformación o cambio en la estructuraidentificable macroscópicamente antes de presentarse la falla.

  14. FRONTERAS DIFUSAS Y ACTORES SOCIALES MESTIZOS: DEBATES CONCEPTUALES Y DESARROLLOS ANALÍTICOS EN TORNO A LOS ESPACIOS DE FRONTERA Y SUS VINCULACIONES CON LOS INDIOS-BLANCOS EN LA REGIÓN DEL CHACO DURANTE LA SEGUNDA MITAD DEL SIGLO XIX

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    Julio César Spota

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available En la frontera establecida entre el Estado argentino y las distintas parcialidades aborígenes de la región del Chaco durante la segunda parte del siglo XIX, se configuraron identidades étnicas mestizas que escapaban a la simple esquematización de blancos e indios, civilizados y salvajes. La praxis histórica de los actores sociales como los indios-blancos (soldados desertores, criminales fugitivos de la ley, perseguidos y refugiados políticos y comerciantes que fueron incorporados dentro de los grupos indígenas proporciona un espacio privilegiado de reflexión antropológica poco explorado hasta el momento. En el presente artículo nos proponemos determinar las causas históricas que motivaron la migración de los criollos y recuperar la perspectiva de los actores sociales que protagonizaron los hechos estudiados.

  15. Rol de actores mediáticos y políticos en la representación de los conflictos socioambientales en el espacio público: estudio comparativo de dos conflictos

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    Sandro Macassi

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Este estudio busca discutir si la representación que hacen los medios de los conflictos socioambientales contribuye a la transformación de los conflictos o por el contrario colaboran con el escalamiento de la polarización. El estudio se basa en un análisis cuantitativo de 933 noticias de noticieros regionales y nacionales de dos casos de conflictos, el de Tía María y el de Conga ocurridos en 2011. Los resultados muestran que la cobertura de conflictos se concentra en la fase de crisis y en los hechos de violencia. Además, los medios al escenificar los conflictos generan un espacio donde se reproduce y amplía la conflictividad, presentando noticias desde un enmarcamiento de confrontación y de responsabilidad. En cuanto a los hechos cubiertos predominan los discursos que contribuyen a una mayor confrontación, en lugar de hechos que muestran acciones a favor de la resolución del conflicto. Finalmente en las noticias predominan roles parcializados en contra de los actores de las protestas siendo muy pocas las noticias que son construidas para contribuir a la resolución de los conflictos.

  16. Relación entre la autonomía y las experiencias educativas previas de los actores curriculares encontradas en un contexto de educación superior de Bogotá, Colombia

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    Hélder Barahona Urbano

    2011-01-01

    universitarios sobre la autonomía en los procesos de aprendizaje y enseñanza, en el programa académico de Administración de Empresas, de la jornada diurna? La metodología que utilizó fue cualitativa, con enfoque etnográfico crítico; corresponde a la línea de investigación que se denomina ¿Pedagogía y Didáctica¿. Los resultados describen las relaciones que existen entre las creencias y las experiencias educativas previas, de los actores curriculares sobre la autonomía en los procesos de enseñanza y aprendizaje. Se concluye que relaciones pedagógicas establecidas en los procesos educativos afectan directamente la autonomía.

  17. Las principales políticas públicas de Formación Docente desde las voces de los actores. El caso de los Polos de Desarrollo (2000-2001

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    Luis Porta

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    Full Text Available En la historia reciente de la formación docente de nuestro país han sucedido diversos procesos que pretendieron generar y construir proyectos de formación diferenciados y con alto recupero pedagógico. En este artículo expondremos, las principales políticas públicas para el sector de la formación docente no universitario que a nuestro criterio merecen ser destacadas y recuperadas. Consideramos que el Magisterio de Educación Básica (MEB, el Programa de Transformación de la Formación Docente (PTFD, el Proyecto Polos de Desarrollo, el Programa de Renovación Pedagógica y la creación del Instituto Nacional de Formación Docente (INFOD, vertebran el esqueleto de políticas públicas más importante desde la restitución democrática en materia de formación docente y cuyas huellas hoy se reconocen sedimentadas de maneras diversas en las instituciones y en el subsistema formador argentino. Recuperaremos particularmente el proyecto “Polos de Desarrollo (2000-2001” a partir de los testimonios de los propios actores y de referentes del campo de la formación docente.

  18. El productor silencioso: destino del gran actor de la modernización de los años 1960-70 en la actual copresencia de agriculturas de la región pampeana argentina // The silent farmer: destiny of the great actor of the modernization of the years 1960–70 in the current copresence of agricultures in the Argentina Pampa

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    Christophe Albaladejo

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    Full Text Available En la región pampeana argentina, pese a las declaraciones de muchos actores y afirmaciones en la literatura, estimamos que el modelo de agricultura del agribusiness representado por los “nuevos productores” de la soja no puede ser considerado como una profundización del modelo de modernización anterior, de los años 1960-70, sino que debe ser entendido como un proceso nuevo en ruptura con dicha modernización. ¿Cuál es entonces el destino de los actores que eran la base del modelo de modernización anterior y en particular del productor moderno convencional? Surgió paralelamente al agribusiness, y desde los años 2000, un nuevo sujeto social en lo rural argentino: el “productor familiar”. Pero ninguno de los dos sujetos, agricultor familiar y agribusiness, representa lo esencial del productor “moderno” autónomo que estuvo en el centro de la modernización “clásica” de los años 1960-70.  En este trabajo mostramos el carácter heurístico de centrar el foco de la atención sobre el destino de la base social de la modernización anterior, y la importancia oculta de su rol actual en los territorios y el agro, pese a su repentina desaparición de los discursos y de las representaciones sociales, así como de las políticas públicas.

  19. De la informalidad a los grados de cumplimiento normativo en las curtiembres de Villapinzón y Chocontá. Análisis de la interacción entre actores gubernamentales y unidades productivas

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    Briceño Moreno, Leonardo

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    Este estudio busca identificar la relación entre las acciones gubernamentales y las de los actores locales, sobre el cumplimiento normativo de las curtiembres de Villapinzón y Chocontá. Los objetivos del trabajo son: analizar las características cualitativas de las curtiembres informales e ilegales desde la visión dual (exclusión y escape); presentar la relación histórica entre las curtiembres, las asociaciones y la autoridad ambiental para el cumplimiento normativo; y desarrollar un análisis...

  20. Aggression and Pro-Sociability: Risk and Protective Dynamics in Popularity and Bullying Processes Agresividad y Pro-Sociabilidad: La Dinámica de Riesgo y Protección en los Procesos de Popularidad y Bullying

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    Tatiane de Oliveira Dias

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    Full Text Available Previous research has shown that positive psychological characteristics can moderate the relationship between aggression and developmental outcomes. This study assessed whether pro-sociability could moderate the association between aggression and victimization, and aggression and popularity. A convenience sample of 253 Brazilian children of low socioeconomic status (M age = 11.82, SD = 1.41 participated in the study. Structural equation modeling showed that the interaction between aggression and pro-social behaviors did not decrease children's chances of being victimized and did not alter the association between aggression and popularity. Aggression seemed to be a predictor of bullying and pro-sociability, of popularity. These results contradict findings from previous studies that showed an association between aggression and positive behaviors such as pro-sociability. More studies are necessary to highlight cultural and contextual differences, comparing these results to those of other Latin American samples.Estudios anteriores han identificado características psicológicas positivas que pueden moderar la relación entre la agresión y los procesos de desarrollo. En esta investigación se evaluó si la prosociabilidad modera la asociación entre agresión y victimización, y agresión y popularidad. Una muestra de conveniencia de 253 niños brasileros de nivel socioeconómico bajo (M de edad = 11,82, DE = 1,41 participaron en el estudio. El análisis de ecuaciones estructurales mostró que la interacción entre la agresividad y la pro-sociabilidad no protege a los niños de sufrir bullying y tampoco modifica la asociación entre agresión y popularidad. La agresión parece haber sido un predictor del bullying y la pro-sociabilidad, de la popularidad. Esos hallazgos difieren de los resultados de estudios anteriores que muestran una asociación entre agresión y comportamientos positivos, como pro-sociabilidad. Más investigaciones son necesarias

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

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    María Eugenia Toledo-Romaní

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

  2. Perspectiva de algunos actores sobre los modelos de educación para la salud subyacentes en programas de salud sexual y reproductiva dirigidos a adolescentes, Medellín 2004-2007

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    Diana P. Molina-Berrío

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: describir la perspectiva de algunos actores sobre los modelos de educación para la salud en programas de salud sexual y reproductiva dirigidos a adolescentes en la ciudad de Medellín durante el período 2004 – 2007. Metodología: se utilizó la teoría fundada para realizar el análisis de los datos del estudio. Se procesó la información de 16 entrevistas semiestructuradas: seis dirigidas a jóvenes beneficiarios de los programas y diez aplicadas a operadores técnicos de los mismos. Se utilizaron los indicadores propuestos por Serrano, para determinar el tipo de modelo de educación para la salud que se propuso en cada una de las intervenciones. Resultados y discusión: cada una de las intervenciones en salud sexual y reproductiva estudiadas presentaron una mixtura de indicadores que no posibilita la definición de ninguno de estos programas en un solo modelo de educación para la salud. Conclusiones y recomendaciones: todos los proyectos analizados compartían indicadores de varios modelos, lo cual señaló en varias ocasiones la falta de coherencia entre lo formalizado y lo ejecutado.

  3. Educación inclusiva para personas con discapacidad en la provincia de Buenos Aires : un estudio de caso a partir de las representaciones sociales de los actores educativos de la Escuela Santa Julia en Tigre, 2015.

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    Vélez Pachón, Valentina

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    El presente trabajo tiene por objeto comprender e interpretar las representaciones sociales que frente a la educación inclusiva para personas con discapacidad tienen los actores educativos del nivel primario de la Escuela Santa Julia1. Creemos importante que sean rescatadas, en cuanto son estas miradas las que deberían aportar en la definición, formulación e implementación de una política pública que no prescinde de las propias percepciones, valoraciones y actitudes de las personas intervinie...

  4. El papel de los comités Pro-Estado en la creación del estado de Baja California

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    Lawrence Douglas Taylor

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    Full Text Available El artículo trata del papel de los Comités Pro-Estado en la formación de Baja California como estado. Se analizan las raíces de la autonomía política en la península, que se remontan al Porfiriato, así como el impacto de la Revolución Mexicana sobre este proceso. Se examinan los diversos movimientos pro- estado que surgieron de 1929 en adelante la composición de sus grupos de integrantes, sus objetivos y contribuciones principales en términos de dirigir el sentimiento popular hacia la realización de esta meta.

  5. La colaboración entre los actores turísticos en ciudades patrimoniales. Reflexiones para el análisis del desarrollo turístico

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    Merinero Rodríguez, Rafael

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available The new tourist scenery characterized by the intermediation extinction processes and the new parameters in tourist demand, set new challenges for tourist areas. Actor from a certain tourist area and its connections are basic for the real articulation of the area, this is because they become very important in the strategies and actions that must be undertaken to adapt to the new context conditions, therefore is becoming more important to pay attention to the “active management of tourist areas”. With the use of the Local tourist System it will be possible to set the type of relationship exists between the actors, ap-plying new analysis methodologies in heritage cities.

  6. Microfinanzas y Políticas Públicas en Brasil: Una Evaluación del Programa CrediAmigo en la Percepción de los Actores Implicados

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    Ramos-Silveira, Suely de Fátima

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    Full Text Available Entre los ejemplos de microcrédito en Brasil, se destaca el Programa de Microcrédito Productivo Orientado del Banco del Nordeste, el Programa CrediAmigo. La presente propuesta busca evaluar los impactos del Programa CrediAmigo en la percepción de los gestores, asesores de crédito y/o coordinadores y beneficiarios, en municipios del norte de Minas Gerais. Esta propuesta se destaca por estudiar una de las regiones pobres de Brasil, que necesita estímulos externos para desenvolverse, además de la investigación de campo con diferentes actores sociales del CrediAmigo. Por medio del análisis de contenido, este estudio identificó los efectos positivos del microcrédito, coherentes con la teoría, considerándolo un instrumento capaz de fortalecer los emprendimientos y elevar la renta de las familias beneficiarias, inclusive, identificando une mejora en la calidad de vida.

  7. FRONTERAS DIFUSAS Y ACTORES SOCIALES MESTIZOS: DEBATES CONCEPTUALES Y DESARROLLOS ANALÍTICOS EN TORNO A LOS ESPACIOS DE FRONTERA Y SUS VINCULACIONES CON LOS INDIOS-BLANCOS EN LA REGIÓN DEL CHACO DURANTE LA SEGUNDA MITAD DEL SIGLO XIX

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    Julio César Spota

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    Full Text Available ABSTRACT: In the frontier drawn between the Argentine State and the different aborigine groups of the Chaco region during the second half of the XIX century, different half-breed social identities that escape simple dichotomies between whites and Indians, civilized people and savage people were formed. The historical practice of considering social actors as white Indians (deserting soldiers, fugitive criminals, political exiles and refugees, as well asmerchants who were incorporated to the Indian groups provides a privileged space for anthropological observation which has been relatively little explored until now. This paper investigates the historical reasons that motivated the migration of Creoles and recovers the perspective of social actors who took a leading role in the facts studied.RESUMEN: En la frontera establecida entre el Estado argentino y las distintas parcialidades aborígenes de la región del Chaco durante la segunda parte del siglo XIX, se configuraron identidades étnicas mestizas que escapaban a la simple esquematización de blancos e indios, civilizados y salvajes. La praxis histórica de los actores sociales como los indios-blancos (soldados desertores, criminales fugitivos de la ley, perseguidos y refugiados políticos ycomerciantes que fueron incorporados dentro de los grupos indígenas proporciona un espacio privilegiado de reflexión antropológica poco explorado hasta el momento. En el presente artículo nos proponemos determinar las causas históricas que motivaron la migración de loscriollos y recuperar la perspectiva de los actores sociales que protagonizaron los hechos estudiados.

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

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    Damaris Carbonell Martínez

    2015-07-01

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

  9. Cultivos y alimentos transgénicos en México: El debate, los actores y las fuerzas sociopolíticas

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    Massieu Trigo, Yolanda Cristina

    2009-01-01

    El presente artículo proporciona una visión actual de la situación de los cultivos transgénicos en México y en el mundo, para de ahí ubicar el debate contemporáneo respecto de estas nuevas plantas y los organismos genéticamente modificados (OGM) en general. De esta manera, se describe cuáles eran los temas de discusión en la década de 1980, cuando comienzan a aparecer los primeros OGM y cómo se ha reposicionado la polémica en la actualidad. Se enfatizan los impactos socioeconómicos, políticos...

  10. Integración de los actores e integralidad de las acciones en las políticas de desarrollo para la región del Golfo de Nicoya.

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    Oscar Pacheco Urpí

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available En el Golfo de Nicoya existe una diversidad de factores que influyen, tanto desde el punto de vista cultural y social y de las actividades productivas y urbanas, así como de las potestades de las instituciones del Estado y Universitarias. Indicadores como: niveles crecientes de la contaminación, la disminución de los recursos pesqueros, el aumento desmedido de la población pesquera y el deterioro paulatino en la calidad del ambiente y de vida de las comunidades costeras, muestran claramente el origen de estos fenómenos y por lo general, se tienen definidos los objetivos para alcanzar un Desarrollo Sostenible. Sin embargo, por muchos años, se ha venido percibiendo una constancia en el proceso de deterioro, sin que se logre amainar (salvo algunos casos muy concretos y mucho menos revertir el proceso. Esto no quiere decir, que no se haya tenido la preocupación y no se haya tratado de solucionar los problemas a través del desarrollo de políticas y acciones, pero no se han logrado establecer las estrategias apropiadas que permitan tomar el camino del Desarrollo. En este sentido, si bien, se tiene claridad de que es fundamental y se ha hecho los esfuerzos de ordenar, a través de la coordinación interinstitucional e intersectorial, la intervención de los diferentes actores, la verdad es que no se ha logrado la integración y se continúan dando las acciones individuales y dispersas, por lo que no se ha logrado encontrar la estructura idónea que permita constituir las acciones en un proceso común y participativo, reconocida y aceptada por los diferentes sectores, gubernamentales y no gubernamentales. Por otra parte, los enfoques y el desarrollo de acciones, probablemente, también influenciados por la falta de integración de los actores, han conllevado a que éstos no se contemplen de manera integral y no contengan la secuencia requerida de los factores para que los procesos, que inician con la investigación, culminen con la aceptaci

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

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    María del Pilar Mori Sánchez*

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

  12. ANÁLISIS DE LAS PROPUESTAS DE LOS ACTORES SOCIALES EN LA RECUPERACIÓN AMBIENTAL DE LA BAHÍA DE PORTMÁN (REGIÓN DE MURCIA. NUEVAS PERSPECTIVAS PARA UN DESARROLLO SOSTENIBLE

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    Isabel Banos-González

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    Full Text Available La bahía de Portmán representa uno de los casos de contaminación más importantes en el Mediterráneo. En este trabajo se analizan las posiciones de los diferentes actores sociales, así como las principales fortalezas-debilidades y oportunidades-amenazas que existen en las posibilidades de un planteamiento estratégico de regeneración de la bahía y de la Sierra Minera. Desde una perspectiva socio-ecológica, los análisis realizados ponen de manifiesto las potencialidades para el desarrollo de un turismo ambiental y cultural de este entorno. Sin embargo, las propias debilidades y amenazas podrían superar esas potencialidades si no se lleva a cabo una gestión cuidadosa y una apuesta clara por un modelo de desarrollo sensible en extremo con el patrimonio natural, paisajístico y cultural. Un modelo de turismo ligado a la restauración ambiental y al consenso con los agentes sociales locales debe constituir un elemento básico para la adaptación del territorio como producto turístico, y así debe reflejarse en las futuras decisiones.

  13. COMERCIO EQUITATIVO: TENSIONES Y DESAFÍOS RELACIONADOS CON LA AMPLIACIÓN DE LOS MERCADOS. APROXIMACIÓN EN TÉRMINOS DE DINÁMICA DE ACTORES Y DE GÉNERO

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    Sophie Charlier Yépez Del Castillo

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available En esta comunicación se analiza el impacto y las consecuencias de la ampliación de mercados sobre el comercio justo. Fundado sobre principios y normas precisas, el comercio justo de un mercado incipiente se ha convertido en el lapso de diez años en un mercado en plena expansión. Este crecimiento relacionado con la entrada del comercio equitativo en el circuito convencional —sobre todo en los supermercados— ha sido acompañado de un cambio progresivo de los valores del comercio justo. Su apertura al mercado internacional permitió ampliar mercados y desarrollar nuevas competencias. Pero igualmente se crearon tensiones entre nuevos e históricos actores del comercio justo. A partir de una perspectiva de género, en este artículo se analizan las consecuencias de la ampliación de los mercados sobre el empoderamiento de las mujeres —individual y colectivo—, las relaciones de género, la participación y el desarrollo local.   ABSTRACT This essay analyzes the impact and the consequences of expansion of markets on fair trade. Founded on precise principles and norms, in a lapse of ten years fair trade has converted from an incipient market into one in full expansion. This growth related with the entry of equitable trade into the conventional circuit —in particular in supermarkets— has been accompanied by a progressive change of the values of fair trade. Its opening to the international market enabled the expansion of markets and development of new competencies. But tensions were also created between new and historic actors of fair trade. Based on a gender perspective, this article analyzes the consequences of market expansion on the —individual and collective— empowerment of women, gender relations, participation, and local development.

  14. El acuerdo de libre comercio entre Marruecos y Estados Unidos y los actores internos no gubernamentales de la política exterior marroquí

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    Fernández Molina, Irene

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    Full Text Available From the Moroccan point of view, the negotiation of the free trade agreement with the United States (2003-2004 can be analysed as a two-level game, for some nongovernmental domestic actors had a certain influence in its domestic dimension. The Confédération Générale des Entreprises du Maroc (CGEM, which had recently managed to be recognized as the main representative organization of Moroccan employers and to be formally associated to the policymaking process of foreign economic policy, stands out among them. Thanks to the mechanisms established by the Moroccan negotiating team in order to facilitate coordination with the private sector, the CGEM could take part, with uneven results, in previous consultations aiming to define the Moroccan proposals, in the different rounds of negotiations and in the implementation of accompanying measures.

  15. ACTORES Y DISCURSOS RELIGIOSOS EN LA ESFERA PÚBLICA: LOS DEBATES EN TORNO A LA EDUCACIÓN SEXUAL Y A LA "MUERTE DIGNA" EN ARGENTINA

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    Esquivel,Juan Cruz; Alonso,Juan Pedro

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    Resumen La educación sexual y las condiciones para una "muerte digna" han sido objeto de debate parlamentario en la última década en Argentina. El artículo aborda comparativamente el proceso que desembocó en la aprobación de las leyes de Educación Sexual Integral y "muerte digna" por parte del Congreso de la Nación, examinando las estrategias de intervención y los fundamentos discursivos de instituciones religiosas -principalmente, de la Iglesia católica- en los debates públicos. El análisis ...

  16. Etnicidad, actores y territorio : luchas de los afrodescendientes de Patía y el Valle del Chota por el acceso a tierra y agua, 1990-2010

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    Angulo Balanta, Diana Patricia

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    Esta investigación trata de entender, desde el paradigma de la identidad, las transformaciones en los procesos organizativos y construcción identitarias de las poblaciones afrodescendientes del Patía y El Valle del Chota. Este análisis aborda la incursión de este grupo social en el campo político, para establecer ante el Estado y la sociedad reivindicaciones de carácter redistributivo y de reconocimiento, a partir de la construcción de significados. Lo anterior implica determinar los factores...

  17. Modalidades de difusión de la discapacidad : El rol de los actores en relación con el Trastorno del Espectro Autista

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    Lucero, Silvana Isabel

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    El trabajo que se propone presenta la intervención que adoptan los medios masivos de comunicación y las organizaciones sociales en relación con la temática de la discapacidad, específicamente del Trastorno del Espectro Autista. Para ello, hemos tomado en principio la decisión de hacer un recorrido histórico por las legislaciones sobre discapacidad existentes en la Argentina, para luego continuar con la caracterización de los portales gráficos y de las organizaciones sociales seleccionados, in...

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

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    Toledo-Romaní María Eugenia

    2006-01-01

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

  19. Aplicación del principio pro participación en los procesos de renovación de estructuras partidarias

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    Diego González Fernández

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    Esta recensión jurisprudencial expone y analiza tres sentencias que el Tribunal Supremo de Elecciones emitió y en las que interpretó las normas que regulan el proceso de renovación de las estructuras partidarias a partir del principio pro participación. Con ello, la Autoridad Electoral facilita que la mayor cantidad de partidos políticos, como únicos mediadores legítimos entre el poder político y los ciudadanos, puedan postular candidatos a puestos de elección popular y, por ende, participar ...

  20. Prévention des TMS dans la durée : des acteurs institutionnels facilitent une démarche d’entreprise Sustainable prevention of musculoskeletal disorders: institutional actors make a company approach easier Prevención de las lesions músculo esqueléticas a largo plazo: los actors institucionales facilitan un proceso en la empresa

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    Elisabeth Tayar

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    change.After the project had been conducted in a bovine slaughterhouse for 3 years, an adaptation process is now being carried out. The evaluations are revealing human, organizational and technical changes. This experiment questions the role of institutional actors and the interest of the link between external actors and actors inside the company.Un proyecto departamental de prevención de las lesiones músculo esqueléticas (LMS nació en el 2003, a iniciativa del Servicio Médico Inter-empresas de Anjou y de la Acción Regional por la Mejora de las Condiciones de Trabajo de los Países de Loire. El proyecto reune, con un compromiso de 5 años, 6 empresas voluntarias que aceptaron las exigencias, con el fin dar respuesta a las dificultades que las empresas tienen para implementar proyectos eficaces y perennes. Los actores institucionales de prevención aportan en un enfoque pluridisciplinario, una metodología de proyecto y la posibilidad de intercambios y de retorno de experiencia entre las empresas. Este acompañamiento esta orientado a la constitución de grupos de trabajo animados por consultantes privados para reflexionar sobre situaciones a riesgo de LMS y para poner en común las decisiones de cambio. Luego de conducir el proyecto durante 3 años en un matadero de carne bovina, un proceso de apropiación esta en curso. Las evaluaciones muestran cambios individuales, organizacionales y técnicos. Esta experiencia interroga el rol de los actores institucionales y el interés de la articulación entre actores internos y externos a la empresa.

  1. Determinants of Actor Rationality

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    Ellegaard, Chris

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

  2. Moral actor, selfish agent.

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

    2014-05-01

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

  3. El acaparamiento de tierras como proceso dinámico. Las estrategias de los actores en contextos de estancamiento económico

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    Carla Gras; Daniel M. Cáceres

    2017-01-01

    Este artículo pretende contribuir a la comprensión de los procesos de acaparamiento de tierras. A partir de un análisis realizado en el norte de Córdoba (Argentina), se sugiere que dicho fenómeno: (a) no es lineal, uniforme ni se incrementa de manera sostenida en el tiempo; y (b) no se limita a la concentración de tierras sino que integra recursos estratégicos (financieros, tecnológicos, gerenciales) que convergen en el objetivo más general de acaparamiento de capital. Analizamos una dinámica...

  4. Actor-Network Procedures

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

    2012-01-01

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

  5. La participación de los actores en la institución escolar: un instrumento al servicio de la emancipación social

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    Garant, Michèle

    2003-06-01

    Full Text Available La autora presente un análisis crítico relativo a la eficacia de la participación en las instituciones, y una interrogación sobre las condiciones de realización y de duración de dicha participación. El propósito se desarrolla en cinco puntos: (1 los costos y las resistencias que puede suscitar la participación, (2 la participación, un instrumento para la acción en relación con los objetivos como con el proceso, (3 el rol de la participación en las regulaciones sociales y educativas de hoy en día, (4 las condiciones para una participación eficaz y (5 la toma en cuenta de tensiones en las instituciones “que aprenden”2. En conclusión, insiste en el trabajo de coherencia necesaria al seno de las instituciones, y en rol importante del liderazgo a todas las etapas de las acciones participativas.

  6. Responsabilidad social empresarial. una herramienta de gestión que armoniza las relaciones entre los diferentes actores de la empresa

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    Patricio Ojeda Pérez de Arce

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    Full Text Available La Responsabilidad Social Empresarial (RSE es una herramienta de gestión que se ha incorporado en los planes estratégicos de las empresas. De preferencia, la están aplicando las grandes compañías, aunque otras instituciones como universidades, fundaciones y gremios están aportando ideas para enriquecerla. Sobre la materia, el segmento ilustrado está dividido; algunos asocian la RSE con la idea de ciudadano corporativo responsable, es decir, con empresas que se desenvuelven con rigurosidad ética en el mercado; en cambio, otros la perciben como una modalidad sofisticada de marketing que se usa para atenuar los problemas reales o latentes que tienen las empresas con sus stakeholders (1. En la actualidad, ambos puntos de vista conviven. Algunos empresarios aplican la RSE con el propósito de darle un sentido trascendente a su obra creadora, en tanto que otros la perciben como un medio para suplir carencias de imagen o para cautivar a los consumidores, sin un trasfondo de valores, más allá de la rentabilidad del negocio. Dos fundaciones privadas chilenas definen el concepto. Para Acción Empresarial, la RSE es una visión de negocios que integra armónicamente el respeto por los valores éticos, las personas, la comunidad y el medio ambiente (2. Por su parte, Prohumana la define como un compromiso de la empresa de contribuir al desarrollo económico sostenible, trabajando con los empleados, sus familias, la comunidad local y la sociedad en general, para mejorar su calidad de vida (3. El objetivo principal de este artículo es exponer los principios y oportunidades que ofrece la RSE y su contribución al posicionamiento de la empresa como un ente capaz de conciliar sus metas económicas con los objetivos de la sociedad. Un objetivo secundario es discutir si la RSE, tal como se entiende y aplica actualmente, es una herramienta basada en convicciones o se trata de una nueva estrategia de marketing. The Social Responsibility of Corporations

  7. El acaparamiento de tierras como proceso dinámico. Las estrategias de los actores en contextos de estancamiento económico

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    Carla Gras

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo pretende contribuir a la comprensión de los procesos de acaparamiento de tierras. A partir de un análisis realizado en el norte de Córdoba (Argentina, se sugiere que dicho fenómeno: (a no es lineal, uniforme ni se incrementa de manera sostenida en el tiempo; y (b no se limita a la concentración de tierras sino que integra recursos estratégicos (financieros, tecnológicos, gerenciales que convergen en el objetivo más general de acaparamiento de capital. Analizamos una dinámica específica, la “ralentización” o disminución en la cantidad de tierra controlada por las empresas, bajo la hipótesis que ella no constituye necesariamente una retracción del acaparamiento.

  8. Control del cáncer cervicouterino en Colombia: la perspectiva de los actores del sistema de salud Control of cervical cancer in Colombia: the perspective of the health system

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    Carolina Wiesner-Ceballos

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Caracterizar, desde la perspectiva de los actores del sistema de salud, los elementos del contexto político, económico y sanitario, así como la forma en que se articulan las actividades para el control del cáncer cervicouterino en cuatro departamentos de Colombia. MÉTODOS: Estudio cualitativo en cuatro departamentos colombianos seleccionados por sus diferentes niveles de mortalidad por cáncer cervicouterino y de organización de las actividades de control de esta enfermedad (Boyacá, Caldas, Magdalena y Tolima. Se realizaron entrevistas semiestructuradas a funcionarios, directores de aseguradoras y de instituciones de salud públicas y privadas a niveles departamental y municipal. Se conformaron grupos focales con profesionales de las empresas aseguradoras y prestadoras de servicios. El análisis de la información se basó en la teoría fundamentada con codificaciones abiertas relacionadas con las funciones de las direcciones de salud, de las empresas aseguradoras y las acciones de los servicios de salud. Los informes técnicos se contrastaron con los testimonios. RESULTADOS: Se realizaron 38 entrevistas y se trabajó con 14 grupos focales (70,9% de respuesta y 12 informes técnicos. El cáncer cervicouterino no es percibido como una prioridad de la salud pública. El interés se centra en el flujo de dinero dentro del sistema. No se encontró una adecuada articulación entre los actores y no hay rectoría en el tema. La planificación se limita al cumplimiento de las normas. Los recursos humanos son inadecuados. No hay seguimiento de los casos positivos por la fragmentación de la población según su afiliación al sistema de salud. CONCLUSIONES: La orientación financiera, la planificación normativa y las dificultades de la descentralización afectan al desarrollo de las competencias, la cobertura de la población de alto riesgo y las actividades de control necesarias para el adecuado funcionamiento de los programas de

  9. Incidencia de los actores internacionales no estatales en los conflictos internos. Estudio de caso: la participación de las empresas militares privadas “Executive Outcomes” y “Sandline International” en la guerra civil de Sierra Leona (1991-2002)

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    Vargas Aragón, Natalia

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    La Participación de las Empresas Militares Executive Outcomes y Sandline International en el conflicto de Sierra Leona fue una de las primeras veces en las que se vieron en escena a estos actores confluyendo en un nuevo orden internacional; y este estudio de caso busca determinar la manera de actuar de estas empresas y su incidencia en el conflicto. El caso de Sierra Leona es uno de los principales acercamientos a este nuevo fenómeno, que empezó a ejercer funciones que tradicionalmente le cor...

  10. Les institutions et les acteurs en santé au travail au Québec et en France : regard croisé Occupational health institutions and actors in Québec and in France: new comparative perspective Las instituciones y los actores en salud laboral en Quebec y en Francia : una mirada cruzada

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    Nathalie Ferré

    2010-02-01

    . The scope of the employer’s responsibility is greater in France.En Québec, como en Francia, el ambiente institucional en el campo de la salud y la seguridad laboral presenta una gran densidad. La ley quebequense del 21 de diciembre de 1979, que orquesta el conjunto del dispositivo, ha colocado en su centro a la CSST (Comisión de la Salud y la Seguridad del Trabajo. Esta ley reúne todas las funciones constitucionales, en materia de prevención y reparación. Ella es asistida por un cuerpo de inspección y se apoya sobre la red pública de la salud. En Francia, el paisaje es más fragmentado. No existe un organismo equivalente. La inspección del trabajo interviene para asegurar el respeto de las normas. Los organismos de seguridad social, a cargo de las lesiones profesionales, incitan a los empleadores a hacer prevención. Los médicos del trabajo son trabajadores subordinados, ligados a las empresas en las que intervienen. En los establecimientos, varios actores heredan diversas misiones. La extensión de la responsabilidad del empleador es más importante en Francia.

  11. Actor/Character Dualism

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    Riis, Johannes

    2012-01-01

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

  12. Actors at work

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    Nobakht, Behrooz

    2016-01-01

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

  13. El acoso escolar. De las causas, origen y manifestaciones a la pregunta por el sentido que le otorgan los actores (Bullying. from its Causes, Origins and Manifestation to the Meaning Given to it by the Actors Involved (L'harcèlement scolaire. Les causes, l′origine et les manifestations du sens de la question selon les propres acteurs(O acosso escolar. Das causas, origem e manifestações, à pergunta pelo sentido que lhe outorgam os atores

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    Luis Evelio Castillo-Pulido

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    Full Text Available ResumenEste artículo desarrolla cuatro aspectos relacionados con el acoso escolar. En primer lugar, se presentan algunas conceptualizaciones sobre la violen- cia que evidencian la dificultad para definirla. En un segundo momento, se habla de los desarrollos y construcciones en torno al acoso escolar, se da a conocer su definición, la manera como este surge y se hace manifiesto, y los actores que en él intervienen, lo que muestra cómo se ha venido estudiando el fenómeno en el ámbito internacional y de manera particu- lar en Colombia. Finalmente, se argumenta la importancia que tienen los estudios sobre el acoso escolar, a partir de la pregunta por el sentido que los actores le otorgan.Abstractthis paper describes four aspects of bullying. First, some concepts on violence are introduced, demonstrating the difficulties found when trying to define the phe- nomenon. Second, the discourse on “bullying” is described, from its definition, its appearance and manifestations, to the actors and the ways it has been studied as a phenomenon internationally and in Colombia. Finally, it is argued that studies on bullying are especially important as they address the meaning the different actors give to the phenomenon.RésuméCet article développe quatre aspects liés à l′harcèlement scolaire. En premier lieu on présente quelques conceptualisations sur la violence montrant la difficulté pour trouver une définition. Dans un deuxième moment on expose les développements et les constructions en ce qui concerne l′harcèlement scolaire donc on fait connaître sa définition, la façon dont elle se produit et ses manifestations ainsi que les acteurs qui y interviennent. De cette façon on expose comment ce phénomène a été étudié au niveau international et de manière particulière en Colombie. Enfin, on argumente l′importance des études par rapport à l′harcèlement scolaire selon le sens que les acteurs l′attribuent.ResumoEste artigo

  14. Fractal actors and infrastructures

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    Bøge, Ask Risom

    2011-01-01

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

  15. Du poids des contraintes au partage concerté des ressources : quelques témoignages des acteurs centraux de la conciliation travail-famille From the burden of constraints to the sharing of resources: Some statements by the central actors in work-family balance Del peso de las exigencias a compartir recursos de manera concertada : Algunos testimonios de los actores centrales de la conciliación trabajo-familia

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    Lise Chrétien

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available Partant du constat que les parents-travailleurs d’aujourd’hui ont de plus en plus de difficulté à assumer les responsabilités professionnelles et familiales qui leur incombent, le présent article aborde, par le biais d’une recherche qualitative menée auprès de 30 parents-travailleurs : 1 les situations-problèmes vécues par les parents-travailleurs en matière de conciliation travail-famille, 2 les effets ressentis par les parents-travailleurs face à ces situations-problèmes, 3 les attentes des parents-travailleurs en regard des acteurs des sphères familiale, professionnelle, collective et gouvernementale pour en arriver à surmonter ces situations-problèmes. Les témoignages des participant(es y sont analysés à partir d’une approche holistique de la conciliation travail-famille, de type systémique, qui met en jeu la dialectique contraintes-ressources.Starting with the observation that today’s working parents are having increasing difficulty assuming their work and family responsibilities, this paper addresses, through the results of a qualitative study on 30 working parents: 1 the problem situations experienced by working parents regarding the work-family balance, 2 the effects experienced by working parents in dealing with these situations, 3 the expectations of working parents regarding other actors from family, work, community and governmental spheres in overcoming these problem situations. The participants’ statements are analyzed within a holistic work-family balance approach, based on a systemic model that involves a constraint-resource dialectic.Esta reflexión colectiva sobre la primera investigación « de terreno » (hace 40 años ! de los ergónomos del Conservatoire Constatando que los padres y madres que trabajan hoy en día tienen cada vez más dificultad a asumir las responsabilidades profesionales y familiares que les incumben, este estudio aborda a través de una investigación cualitativa llevada

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

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    Eduardo Gudynas

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

  17. La protección de la creatividad de los artistas intérpretes

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    Isidoro Arroyo Almaraz

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available El artículo en cuestión, realiza un análisis del documento emitido por un grupo de actores, amparados por AISGE, en pro de los derechos de autoría, declaración hecha pública para los medios de comunicación social con motivo del 48 Festival Internacional de Cine de San Sebastián (año 2000. Dicho documento trata de reconocer a los actores derechos de autoría en la realización de sus funciones de representación del personaje. Los autores de este artículo analizan el Manifiesto y la condición y actuación de los actores, estableciendo comparaciones históricas relevantes con situaciones semejantes Además, tratan de identificar los aspectos mas importantes a tener en cuenta para valorar la repercusión de la intervención del actor en la obra creativa.

  18. Actors and Practices

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    Balslev, Lars

    Actors and practices – An institutional study on management accounting change in Air Greenland My former CEO was one of the first executives in Greenland to formally implement an extensive commercial strategy to identify the contradictory forces of social obligations and commercial strivings...... societal obligation. He noted that: “…there is some inherent conflict in having the type of ownership we have, one in which the commercial owner demands higher profits or they will sell their shares, and the other two government owners, where one wishes to have the lowest possible fares and better...... infrastructure and the other one just wants less trouble. Well! This is the ongoing inherent conflict of the owner composition we just have to deal with.” He emphasized that SAS, the more “commercial oriented” owner and private shareholder, wanted higher profits and gains, whereas the Government of Greenland...

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

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    Claudia Nora Laudano

    2011-06-01

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

  20. Población y Estado en Argentina de 1930 a 1943. Análisis de los discursos de algunos actores sociales: industriales, militares, obreros y profesionales de la salud

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    Susana Novick

    2008-01-01

    del proyecto liberal agroexportador junto con la restauración del conservadurismo de tintes nacionalistas. Estos vertiginosos cambios políticos y económicos son acompañados desde lo demográfico con la ruptura de diversas tendencias: se hace visible el descenso de la fecundidad, los saldos migratorios europeos se vuelven negativos, se profundiza la migración interna y se inauguran los casamientos entre cónyuges que pertenecen a la  primera generación de argentinos. La elite política aristocratizante muestra, en lo  poblacional, una visión tradicional del rol de la mujer y una mirada racista de los flujos migratorios. En este trabajo indagamos el papel del Estado como receptor de las ideas, demandas y presiones que le exponían diferentes sectores sociales. Nos preguntamos cuáles eran los "problemas" y cuáles las "soluciones" que planteaban al Estado los industriales, los militares, los obreros y los profesionales de la salud pública sobre las variables demográficas; qué políticas formuló el Estado en respuesta a estos reclamos, y cuáles eran sus relaciones y discursos en el marco de los intensos debates poblacionales del periodo. Nuestro análisis nos exhibe un Estado firmemente interpelado, colocado en el centro de las discusiones sociales y capaz de formular un intervencionismo cuyo principal destinatario serían los sectores populares.

  1. Aggregated Computational Toxicology Resource (ACTOR)

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    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — The Aggregated Computational Toxicology Resource (ACTOR) is a database on environmental chemicals that is searchable by chemical name and other identifiers, and by...

  2. Aproximación metodológica al análisis de contenidos a partir del discurso de los actores. Un ensayo de investigación social de procesos de desarrollo local (Loja, Ecuador

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    Diana Mendieta Vicuña

    2018-01-01

    The content analysis is at the core of a large number of social studies. On the other hand, the stakeholder analysis has been widely used in the study of local development processes from different approaches. However, this paper aims to show the potential and advantages of content analysis based on the actors’ discourse involved in local development processes. Primary information obtained from interviews conducted with a sample of social, economic and institutional actors linked to the starting up and operation of Villonaco Wind Farm (Loja, Ecuador, has been taken as a starting point. According to the Ecuadorian government, this wind farm should have a clear projection in local development, hence the interest in the analysis of these processes using this methodological approach. Software MAXQDA is used to show the potential of content analysis. This tool allows, after the encoding process of information, to analyze the various topics and subtopics that define the positions adopted by the actors and their appraisals of the studied processes.

  3. Identificación y caracterización de los eslabones, actores y agentes de la cadena productiva forestal madera muebles de la región norte de santander

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    Eduardo Solano-Becerra

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this study was to carry out the identification and characterization of the Links, Actors and Agents of the Chain Forest Wood - Furniture in the Municipality of San José of Cúcuta and the Corregimientos of San Faustino and Agua Clara , of Julio of the 2.006 to Julio the 2.007, was used a descriptive methodology and participativa, through a diagnosis that allowed the identification and characterization of a sample of 96 Actors belonging to the Forest Links, Deposits and Middlemen, Transformers and tradingly to who were applied the instrument for gathering of information starting from December of the 2.006, evaluating the variables of geogra-phical location, legal aspects, economic activity, forestry activities, processes of production, existent technology, asso-ciatively and distribution channels. As be do of the investigation work, the existent separation was evidenced in those all the Links of the Chain productive Forest Wood Furniture, that which has generated an inadequate exploitation of the forest, of its products and of the transformation processes to develop added value. Faulty knowledge technician in the handling forestry of the Forest Link. Lack of Associate and individualistic Culture. Partial execution of commercial, labor and fiscal normatively. Obsolete technology in matter Transformation prevails generating waste that they affect the productivity and competitiveness of this link. High Intermediation among the Links produ-cing rise in the price of the cost of the matter prevails and monopolizing of the same one.

  4. What is a conservation actor?

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    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available As a crisis-oriented discipline, conservation biology needs actions to understand the state of nature and thwart declines in biodiversity. Actors-traditionally individuals, institutions, and collectives-have been central to delivering such goals in practice. However, the definition of actors within the discipline has been narrow and their role in influencing conservation outcomes inadequately conceptualised. In this paper, we examine the question ′What is a conservation actor?′ Who or what creates the capacity to influence conservation values and actions? Drawing from theoretical developments in Actor-Network Theory and collective governance, we argue that the concept of an actor in conservation biology should be broadened to include non-humans, such as species and devices, because they have the agency and ability to influence project goals and outcomes. We illustrate this through four examples: the Asian elephant, International Union for Conservation of Nature red lists, the High Conservation Value approach, and an Integrated Conservation and Development Project. We argue that a broader conceptualisation of actors in conservation biology will produce new forms of understanding that could open up new areas of conservation research, enhance practice and draw attention to spheres of conservation activity that might require stronger oversight and governance.

  5. Efficient Actor Recovery Paradigm for Wireless Sensor and Actor Networks.

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    Mahjoub, Reem K; Elleithy, Khaled

    2017-04-14

    The actor nodes are the spine of wireless sensor and actor networks (WSANs) that collaborate to perform a specific task in an unverified and uneven environment. Thus, there is a possibility of high failure rate in such unfriendly scenarios due to several factors such as power consumption of devices, electronic circuit failure, software errors in nodes or physical impairment of the actor nodes and inter-actor connectivity problem. Therefore, it is extremely important to discover the failure of a cut-vertex actor and network-disjoint in order to improve the Quality-of-Service (QoS). In this paper, we propose an Efficient Actor Recovery (EAR) paradigm to guarantee the contention-free traffic-forwarding capacity. The EAR paradigm consists of a Node Monitoring and Critical Node Detection (NMCND) algorithm that monitors the activities of the nodes to determine the critical node. In addition, it replaces the critical node with backup node prior to complete node-failure which helps balancing the network performance. The packets are handled using Network Integration and Message Forwarding (NIMF) algorithm that determines the source of forwarding the packets; either from actor or sensor. This decision-making capability of the algorithm controls the packet forwarding rate to maintain the network for a longer time. Furthermore, for handling the proper routing strategy, Priority-Based Routing for Node Failure Avoidance (PRNFA) algorithm is deployed to decide the priority of the packets to be forwarded based on the significance of information available in the packet. To validate the effectiveness of the proposed EAR paradigm, the proposed algorithms were tested using OMNET++ simulation.

  6. Pro Puppet

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    Pro Puppet, Second Edition, now updated for Puppet 3, is an in-depth guide to installing, using, and developing the popular configuration management tool Puppet. Puppet provides a way to automate everything from user management to server configuration. You'll learn how Puppet has changed in the latest version, how to use it on a variety of platforms, including Windows, how to work with Puppet modules, and how to use Hiera. Puppet is a must-have tool for system administrators, and Pro Puppet will teach you how to maximize its capabilities and customize it for your environment.

  7. Pro Puppet

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    Turnbull, James

    2011-01-01

    Pro Puppet is an in-depth guide to installing, using, and developing the popular configuration management tool Puppet. The book is a comprehensive follow-up to the previous title Pulling Strings with Puppet. Puppet provides a way to automate everything from user management to server configuration. You'll learn how to create Puppet recipes, extend Puppet, and use Facter to gather configuration data from your servers. Puppet is a must-have tool for system administrators, and Pro Puppet will teach you how to maximize its capabilities and customize it for your environment. * Install and configure

  8. Pro Python

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    You've learned the basics of Python, but how do you take your skills to the next stage? Even if you know enough to be productive, there are a number of features that can take you to the next level in Python. Pro Python explores concepts and features normally left to experimentation, allowing you to be even more productive and creative. In addition to pure code concerns, Pro Python will develop your programming techniques and approaches, which will help make you a better Python programmer. Not only will this book help your code, it will also help you understand and interact with the many establ

  9. Violence interpersonnelle au travail : typologie des acteurs, agresseurs et cibles Interpersonal Violence in the Workplace: Typology of the Actors - Aggressors and Targets Violencia interpersonal en el trabajo : tipología de los actores, agresores y víctimas

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    Michel Vézina

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available Le phénomène de violence interpersonnelle au travail a été largement étudié au cours des dix dernières années, mais rares sont les auteurs qui l’ont abordé dans une optique compréhensive, en prenant appui sur le témoignage des travailleurs. Le sens que revêt la violence pour les travailleurs demeure, lui, très peu exploré. Les auteurs présentent les résultats d’une étude compréhensive qui a permis de dégager une typologie des agresseurs et des cibles de la violence interpersonnelle et d’ouvrir la voie au développement d’un modèle compréhensif plus large ainsi qu’à une réflexion sur les interventions à développer pour agir sur ce phénomène.Interpersonal violence in the workplace is a phenomenon that has been widely studied over the last ten years. However, very few authors have examined it from a comprehensive perspective (based on the accounts of workers. Violence in terms of what it means for workers has hardly been explored. The authors present the results of a comprehensive study that has identified a typology of both the aggressors and the targets of interpersonal violence, and that has led to the development of a broader comprehensive model and the consideration of interventions that could be developed to deal with this phenomenon.El fenómeno de violencia interpersonal en el trabajo fue ampliamente estudiado en el curso de los últimos diez años, pero son raros los autores que lo abordaron dentro de una óptica comprensiva, apoyándose en el testimonio de los trabajadores. El sentido que reviste esta violencia para los trabajadores queda muy poco explorado. Los autores presentan los resultados de un estudio comprensivo que ha permitido extraer una tipología de los agresores y de las víctimas de la violencia interpersonal y abrir la vía al desarrollo de un modelo comprensivo más amplio, así como una reflexión sobre las intervenciones a desarrollar para actuar sobre este fenómeno.

  10. El aborto en el campo de la memoria y los derechos humanos. Feminismo, Iglesia católica y activismo pro-vida en Argentina

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    Pablo Gudiño Bessone

    2017-04-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo aborda cómo las distintas significaciones acerca de la figura simbólica de los desaparecidos y la activación de soportes y vehículos de la memoria de la última dictadura militar en Argentina (1976-1983 se constituyen en una herramienta simbólica y narrativa en la que católicos y feministas inscriben sus diferencias políticas en torno a la legalización del aborto. Me intereso en observar los modos en que la Iglesia católica, el activismo antiabortista y las organizaciones feministas le atribuyen sentidos políticos diversos al Nunca Más y a la figura de los desaparecidos, donde el significante vida es puesto en conexión con la memoria y la violación a los derechos humanos en dictadura.

  11. You're a What? Voice Actor

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    Liming, Drew

    2009-01-01

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

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

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

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

  13. An Actor and His Suitcase

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    Williams, Maurice

    2013-01-01

    The idea of the actor as journeyman is as old as the profession itself. The travel troupes of yesteryear laid the groundwork for the theatres of Shakespeare and the regional theatre circuit here in America. So if there is one thing an actor must have: it's a good suitcase. Or two. One for the rags and trinkets he, or she, holds dear; and another for all the skills he, or she, brings to every project.When I left the east coast for San Diego I brought with me those two suitcases. Luckily for me...

  14. Reflexión sobre el papel de los actores en el conflicto armado en Colombia y la importancia de la memoria histórica para la construcción de paz

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    David Ernesto Bautista-Erazo

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available El conflicto armado en Colombia es único en su clase y su complejidad se puede entender haciendo un análisis de contexto histórico a través de una recapitulación de procesos de origen, expansión y degradación. Esta guerra se encuentra actualmente degradada: ni el Estado ni los insurgentes han podido alcanzar sus objetivos siguiendo una vía militar, al contrario, sólo se ha afectado el desarrollo humano y se han obstruido las opciones de las personas y sus comunidades. En este sentido, los daños e impactos de la guerra han sido profundos, especialmente en los habitantes de la periferia. Este texto tuvo como objetivo realizar una contextualización histórica que desembocara en mostrar que el conflicto armado en Colombia concierne, atañe, afecta e interesa a diversos grupos y que las afectaciones, daños e impactos han sido innumerables. Así, se estudió el papel del Estado y del gobierno, de las Fuerzas Militares, de los insurgentes, de las víctimas, de las minorías en estado de indefensión, de las organizaciones humanitarias y de los sectores internacional y económico en la dinámica del conflicto. También, se mostró que el grueso de personas que no sufre directamente la guerra son aquellas que deben ser sensibilizadas pues son las que tienen el poder de sobrellevar el posconflicto con una construcción de paz efectiva. Finalmente, se comentó sobre el papel de la memoria histórica y los testimonios que se recogen como un recordatorio. Ambos sirven como una alarma o aviso de lo crudo que puede llegar a ser el hombre frente a sus congéneres y por tanto se recalcó su verdadera importancia para dirigirse al perdón y para entender que se deben rescatar diversos valores para que el posconflicto sea fructífero y que la paz lograda sea estable y duradera

  15. INFLUENCIA DE LOS VALORES Y CARACTERÍSTICAS ÉTICAS EN LA PREDICCIÓN DE LA INTENCIONALIDAD DEL ACTOR GENERADOR DE EMISIONES EN UN PROCESO DE NEGOCIACIÓN PARA SU DISMINUCIÓN

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    ÁNGEL SANINT ENRIQUE

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    Full Text Available Este artículo analiza la influencia de la actitud hacia la disminución de la emisión de contaminantes al aire, la norma subjetiva hacia las presiones de desempeño ambiental relacionadas con los requerimientos regúlatenos, y el control percibido de los recursos, habilidades y oportunidades como negociador, de la Teoría de la Conducta Planificada (TCP de Ajzen (1991 en la intención de representar a una organización que emite concentraciones elevadas de contaminantes atmosféricos en un proceso de negociación para su disminución con Autoridades Ambientales y Grupos Ambientalistas como contrapartes, en una muestra de gestores ambientales en formación y profesionales (N=23. Se propone un modelo alternativo a partir de la TCP y características personales como el idealismo, relativismo, maquiavelismo y oportunismo que permitió aumentar la proporción de la varianza explicada por la intención sin afectar su ajuste. Este estudio tiene el potencial de expandir nuestro conocimiento de los marcos éticos de referencia y mejorar la eficiencia y efectividad de las negociaciones. Entender las diferencias en la percepción de las tácticas de negociación tendientes a disminuir la contaminación y sus determinantes puede ayudar a los negociadores a anticipar y tomar conciencia del comportamiento, malas interpretaciones, limitantes, frustraciones, y rompimientos en las negociaciones. in a process of negotiation for its mitigation

  16. NAVIGATING PROTOTYPING SPACES FOR CO-DESIGN OF ACTOR-NETWORKS

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    Pedersen, Signe; Brodersen, Søsser

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    of diverse actors in what we term prototyping spaces. In these prototyping spaces, prototypes play an important role in visualising controversies, enabling matters of concern to be negotiated, and making knowledge transparent throughout the design process. Based on a case study of a pilot program to make...... of temporary prototyping spaces, which are to be staged and facilitated to allow various actors to negotiate matters of concern. Designers then translate the resulting knowledge and insights into pro-totypes for use in subsequent spaces and eventually into an actor-network com-prising the final solution....

  17. Pro Hadoop

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    You've heard the hype about Hadoop: it runs petabyte--scale data mining tasks insanely fast, it runs gigantic tasks on clouds for absurdly cheap, it's been heavily committed to by tech giants like IBM, Yahoo!, and the Apache Project, and it's completely open source (thus free). But what exactly is it, and more importantly, how do you even get a Hadoop cluster up and running? From Apress, the name you've come to trust for hands--on technical knowledge, Pro Hadoop brings you up to speed on Hadoop. You learn the ins and outs of MapReduce; how to structure a cluster, design, and implement the Hado

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

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    Jessen, Jari Due; Jessen, Carsten

    2014-01-01

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

  19. La ideología de los actores en la participación en la tecnología en quince empresas del sector «auxiliar» del automóvil de Cataluña

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    Albalate García, Joan

    2005-01-01

    A partir de la existencia de unos determinados niveles de participación en la tecnología, alcanzados por los trabajadores y representantes sindicales de quince empresas del sector «auxiliar» del automóvil de Cataluña, un análisis de la «cultura global» de cada una de esas empresas —esta última, deducida de la «agregación» de la cultura directiva y sindical existentes en esas empresas— permitió comprobar que tales niveles de participación estaban altamente relacionados con el tipo de concepcio...

  20. Guide Actor-Critic for Continuous Control

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    Tangkaratt, Voot; Abdolmaleki, Abbas; Sugiyama, Masashi

    2017-01-01

    Actor-critic methods solve reinforcement learning problems by updating a parameterized policy known as an actor in a direction that increases an estimate of the expected return known as a critic. However, existing actor-critic methods only use values or gradients of the critic to update the policy parameter. In this paper, we propose a novel actor-critic method called the guide actor-critic (GAC). GAC firstly learns a guide actor that locally maximizes the critic and then it updates the polic...

  1. O Prouni e a conclusão do ensino superior: novas trajetórias pessoais e profissionais dos egressos El ProUni y la conclusión de la enseñanza superior: nuevas trayectorias personales y profesionales de los egresados ProUni and the conclusion of higher education: the new personal and professional trajectories of the users of the program

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    Daniela Patti do Amaral

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Iniciamos, em 2010, a pesquisa O ProUni e o acesso ao Ensino Superior: estudo introdutório sobre os usuários do programa na zona oeste do município Rio de Janeiro, que tem por objetivo geral avaliar os impactos de uma política pública em educação voltada à inclusão no Ensino Superior privado de populações com baixas chances de acesso ao mesmo. A pesquisa, realizada entre julho de 2010 e abril de 2011, investigou dados acerca dos alunos que ingressaram no Ensino Superior em 2005 e 2006, primeiros anos do ProUni, em duas IES privadas situadas no bairro de Campo Grande, zona oeste do Rio de Janeiro. Nossa hipótese inicial foi que, após pelo menos dois anos de conclusão do curso, esses egressos já teriam construído novas trajetórias profissionais e de vida. Os dados iniciais, apesar das suas limitações, indicam que, como política pública, o ProUni tem demonstrado eficácia pela baixa taxa de evasão e que os egressos experimentaram novas trajetórias profissionais e pessoais.Empezamos, en el año 2010, la investigación denominada el ProUni y el acceso a la educación superior: estudio introductorio sobre los usuarios del programa de la zona oeste de la ciudad de Río de Janeiro, cuyo objeto era evaluar los impactos de una política pública en educación orientada hacia la inclusión en la Enseñanza Superior privada de poblaciones con pocas oportunidades de acceso a la misma. La encuesta, realizada entre julio del 2010 y abril del 2011, analizó datos sobre los estudiantes que ingresaron a la educación superior en 2005 y 2006, primeros años del ProUni, en dos instituciones privadas situadas en el barrio de Campo Grande, zona suburbana situada al oeste de Río de Janeiro. Nuestra hipótesis inicial era que, después de dos años, por lo menos, de haber concluido el curso, los graduados ya habrían construido nuevas trayectorias profesionales y de vida. Los datos iniciales, a pesar de sus limitaciones, señalan que, como pol

  2. Actor bonds after relationship dissolution

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    Skaates, Maria Anne

    2000-01-01

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

  3. Self-Recovering Sensor-Actor Networks

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    Maryam Kamali

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Wireless sensor-actor networks are a recent development of wireless networks where both ordinary sensor nodes and more sophisticated and powerful nodes, called actors, are present. In this paper we formalize a recently introduced algorithm that recovers failed actor communication links via the existing sensor infrastructure. We prove via refinement that the recovery is terminating in a finite number of steps and is distributed, thus self-performed by the actors. Most importantly, we prove that the recovery can be done at different levels, via different types of links, such as direct actor links or indirect links between the actors, in the latter case reusing the wireless infrastructure of sensors. This leads to identifying coordination classes, e.g., for delegating the most security sensitive coordination to the direct actor-actor coordination links, the least real-time constrained coordination to indirect links, and the safety critical coordination to both direct actor links and indirect sensor paths between actors. Our formalization is done using the theorem prover in the RODIN platform.

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

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    Gabriela Parodi∗

    2015-07-01

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

  5. El escenario, los actores y las reglas en el espacio

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    Chavez, Karina

    2017-01-01

    En el marco del workshop se realizó un ejercicio grupal y por tiempo limitado en el espacio urbano del entorno de la PUCP, ubicada en el distrito de San Miguel – Lima. El ejercicio consistió en aproximarnos a la etnografía urbana a partir de las categorías analíticas presentadas por la escuela invitada, bajo el enfoque de “dentro y de cerca” que observa la vida pública, en torno a las relaciones sociales y acciones locales en el territorio. De esta manera, nos orientamos a analizar prácticas ...

  6. Actors of the hydrogen sector in France

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    2010-01-01

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

  7. The Management of Political Actors in Institutions

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    Peter Odion Omoijiade

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available The argument that the minimization of the dysfunctional consequences of organizational politics is no longer dependent on self-equilibrating mechanism remains valid. This inquiry is therefore framed with a view to establishing suitable strategies for managing political actors. There is a nexus between the diagnosis typology of political actors and the qualitative classes of political actors and their management strategies. In the management of mixed blessing, supportive, non-supportive and marginal political actors; collaborative, involvement, defensive and information strategies respectively were found suitable. This research is based on existing theoretical knowledge on organizational politics and stakeholders management. Data was collected from the literature by means of critical analysis and dialectic reflection on the emerging themes. The study will enhance capability in contexts where the scientific management of political actors is yet to be exemplified.

  8. La dimensión social del actor local en el talento territorial

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    Juan Carlos Delgado Barrios

    2018-01-01

    Full Text Available Esta investigación parte de la definición del actor local en los planteamientos expuestos por García (2007, Fernández (2008 y Arocena (2002. Los actores locales con su capacidad asociativa ligada a decisiones y acciones, a influencias de poder o de experticia para el desarrollo territorial. Este artículo estudia la dimensión social, -el capital social -, del actor local, dentro del talento territorial. Esta dimensión está vinculada con la exigencia a los actores locales involucrados en el desarrollo territorial de contar con altos niveles de organización social para la producción, participación social protagónica, auto dependencia, confianza en los sistemas e instituciones de la participación, capacidad de articulación con otros actores organizados o encomunidades, así como, con otros territorios y con redes territoriales del desarrollo. Metodológicamente es una investigación exploratoria, de análisis de un territorio como laboratorio vivencial a partir de un enfoque sistémico procesal, desde la metodología sistémica interpretativa, sustentada en referencias bibliográficas y electrónicas dando apoyo a las reflexiones y experiencias del autor sobre el tema abordado de manera inductiva y constructivista. Como resultado se presentan la conceptualización de la dimensión social del actor local y su rol en el desarrollo territorial a partir de un territorio referencial bajo investigación (Zona Sur del Lago de Maracaibo. Concluyendo con la identificación de tres escenarios de actuación del actor local dentro dela dimensión social del talento territorial.

  9. Actor, creación colectiva y dramaturgia nacional

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    Enrique Buenaventura Alder

    1985-06-01

    Full Text Available El teatro no es un género literario. Esta afirmación, que hace algunos años resultó -en un seminario, en Caracas- polémica y hasta escandalosa, es hoy un punto de partida en los estudios de semiótica teatral. Dentro de este orden de cosas se dice que el teatro no es ni más ni menos que el momento efímero en el cual se produce una relación entre actores y espectadores.

  10. Articulación del actor-red: análisis de las mediaciones en torno a la Ley 975 de 2005 de Colombia (Ley de Justicia y Paz

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    Jennifer Del Toro-Granados

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo pretendió reflexionar a partir de la teoría del actor-red en las mediaciones que hicieron posible y determinaron la proclamación de la ley 975 de 2005 o ley de justicia y paz. Se concluye que existieron diversos actores humanos y no humanos que fueron enrolados con el objetivo de expedir una ley que derivó en un proceso de impunidad y legitimación de la escalada paramilitar en Colombia; además se establece el plano jurídico como un espacio de disputas donde los intereses de los victimarios se enfrentan con los intereses de las víctimas en un juego político que ubica a estos últimos actores en nuevas situaciones de victimización.

  11. Pro Tools HD

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    Camou, Edouard

    2013-01-01

    An easy-to-follow guide for using Pro Tools HD 11 effectively.This book is ideal for anyone who already uses ProTools and wants to learn more, or is new to Pro Tools HD and wants to use it effectively in their own audio workstations.

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

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    Gibrán Rivera González

    2012-01-01

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

  13. Understanding Regional Actors: A Case Study

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    Harden, James

    2002-01-01

    .... It is possible the estimation process could improve if greater attention was given to the interests, challenges, and opportunities of the regional actors involved, rather than concentrating on U.S. interests...

  14. ACTOR`S EXPRESSIVENESS: PHYSICAL ACTION AS A LANGUAGE OF ARCHETYPES

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    CATEREVA IRINA

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Physical activity is the main element of the nonverbal expressiveness of the actor. Th e nonpsychological theatre of Europe in the second half of the 20th century was looking for the actor`s possibility of physical action for revealing the archetypal image of the character. Expressing the meanings similar among themselves in diff erent Nations, they connect the actors and spectators at the level of feelings, of the subconscious. Destroying the barriers in people’s minds which divides them into Europeans and Asians, or French and Germans, they are understandable to any audience regardless of their cultural or linguistic affiliation.

  15. Propiedad Intelectual y acceso a los medicamentos

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    Torroba, Rodrigo

    2012-01-01

    El derecho a la salud se encuentra directamente vinculado con el acceso a los medicamentos adecuados para tratar las patologías. Asimismo dicho acceso se ha visto obstaculizado por el Acuerdo sobre los Aspectos de los Derechos de Propiedad Intelectual relacionados con el Comercio de 1994. Las tensiones que se producen entre los derechos de propiedad intelectual y el derecho a la salud ha llevado a que los actores internacionales adopten distintas conductas. El objetivo del trabajo consiste en...

  16. Non-state actors in control of territory as 'actors of protection' in international refugee law

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    Karavias, M.

    2015-01-01

    This article examines the concept of non-state ‘actors of protection’ in international refugee law. This concept breaks with traditional State-centric readings of international law, as it connotes that a non-state actor may offer ‘protection’ against persecution, comparable to that normally offered

  17. Postdecisional counterfactual thinking by actors and readers.

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    Girotto, Vittorio; Ferrante, Donatella; Pighin, Stefania; Gonzalez, Michel

    2007-06-01

    How do individuals think counterfactually about the outcomes of their decisions? Most previous studies have investigated how readers think about fictional stories, rather than how actors think about events they have actually experienced. We assumed that differences in individuals' roles (actor vs. reader) can make different information available, which in turn can affect counterfactual thinking. Hence, we predicted an effect of role on postdecisional counterfactual thinking. Reporting the results of eight studies, we show that readers undo the negative outcome of a story by undoing the protagonist's choice to tackle a given problem, rather than the protagonist's unsuccessful attempt to solve it. But actors who make the same choice and experience the same negative outcome as the protagonist undo this outcome by altering features of the problem. We also show that this effect does not depend on motivational factors. These results contradict current accounts of counterfactual thinking and demonstrate the necessity of investigating the counterfactual thoughts of individuals in varied roles.

  18. ACToR - Aggregated Computational Toxicology Resource

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    Judson, Richard; Richard, Ann; Dix, David; Houck, Keith; Elloumi, Fathi; Martin, Matthew; Cathey, Tommy; Transue, Thomas R.; Spencer, Richard; Wolf, Maritja

    2008-01-01

    ACToR (Aggregated Computational Toxicology Resource) is a database and set of software applications that bring into one central location many types and sources of data on environmental chemicals. Currently, the ACToR chemical database contains information on chemical structure, in vitro bioassays and in vivo toxicology assays derived from more than 150 sources including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), state agencies, corresponding government agencies in Canada, Europe and Japan, universities, the World Health Organization (WHO) and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). At the EPA National Center for Computational Toxicology, ACToR helps manage large data sets being used in a high-throughput environmental chemical screening and prioritization program called ToxCast TM

  19. Influencia del liderazgo y de las tecnologías de la información y la comunicación en la percepción de seguridad ciudadana de las juntas vecinales de la Comisaría de ProLos Olivos, 2016

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    Canduelas Sabrera, Francisco Regart

    2017-01-01

    La presente investigación titulada “Influencia del liderazgo y de las tecnologías de la información y la comunicación en la percepción de seguridad ciudadana de las juntas vecinales de la comisaría de ProLos Olivos, 201 6”, tuvo como objetivo general determinar la influencia existente entre las variables liderazgo y tecnologías de la información y la comunicación en la percepción de seguridad ciudadana. La investigación fue transeccional relacional-causal. Para la recolec...

  20. Lone Actors: Challenges and Opportunities for Countering Violent Extremism

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    Spaaij, R.; Richman, A.; Sharan, Y.

    2015-01-01

    This paper explores some of the key challenges and opportunities concerning the prevention and control of lone actor terrorism. It is argued that lone actors do not operate in a social vacuum and that the interaction points between lone actors and their social environments can render lone actors

  1. New Actors and Alliances in Development

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    Richey, Lisa Ann; Ponte, Stefano

    2014-01-01

    ‘New actors and alliances in development’ brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars exploring how development financing and interventions are being shaped by a wider and more complex platform of actors than usually considered in the existing literature. The contributors also trace...... a changing set of key relations and alliances in development – those between business and consumers; ngos and celebrities; philanthropic organisations and the state; diaspora groups and transnational advocacy networks; ruling elites and productive capitalists; and ‘new donors’ and developing country...

  2. Iranian Sanctions: An Actor-Centric Analysis

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    2012-03-01

    cultivated to counterbalance other actors in the system who opposed Khamenei’s ascension, based on his weak religious credentials.42 These security...trumped up religious infraction.256 The bonyads are the Iranian economy’s dominating revenue generating entity outside the oil sector,257 mushrooming in

  3. Political actors playing games: Theory and experiments

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    Kamm, A.

    2015-01-01

    Political actors exert enormous influence over our daily lives. Their influence on economic activities cannot be underestimated. Voters determine the distribution of political power, political candidates choose policy platforms that they intend to enact if elected, and legislators bargain to arrive

  4. An Erlang Implementation of Multiparty Session Actors

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    Simon Fowler

    2016-08-01

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

  5. Corporate actors in Western European television news

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    Verhoeven, P.

    2009-01-01

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

  6. Policy Actors: Doing Policy Work in Schools

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    Ball, Stephen J.; Maguire, Meg; Braun, Annette; Hoskins, Kate

    2011-01-01

    This paper considers the "policy work" of teacher actors in schools. It focuses on the "problem of meaning" and offers a typology of roles and positions through which teachers engage with policy and with which policies get "enacted". It argues that "policy work" is made up of a set of complex and…

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

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    Juan E. Cabrera

    2011-03-01

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

  8. The moral problem of worse actors

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    Scott Wisor

    2014-05-01

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

  9. de los movimientos sociales

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    Juliana Flórez-Flórez

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Desde el giro de los ochenta hasta hoy, los análisis de la acción colectiva tienden a concluir que la lucha de los movimientos latinoamericanos se halla anclada a la ilustración. Sea porque reivindican necesidades básicas, porque su principal interlocutor es el Estado, porque su contexto de lucha es atrasado o porque están atadas a localismos. En cualquiera de estos casos, se entiende que esos actores difícilmente pueden cuestionar los límites de la modernidad globalizada. En este artículo planteamos que tales conclusiones asumen un pensamiento dicotómico que diferencia y jerarquiza las dinámicas sociales según su mayor o menor distanciamiento de la tradición; una operación ilustrada que, paradójicamente, las teorías de movimientos deben a las perspectivas críticas de la ilustración; más específicamente, a su noción eurocéntrica de la modernidad. A partir de la revisión que de ese concepto ofrecen las posturas postcoloniales, concretamente el Programa de Investigación Modernidad/Colonialidad, dejamos sentadas algunas claves interpretativas que cambiarían los términos del debate sobre el escaso potencial de los movimientos latinoamericanos como actores críticos de la modernidad.

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

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    Luis Gabriel Salas Salazar

    2015-05-01

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

  11. Nicaragua - ProNicaragua

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    Millennium Challenge Corporation — The focus of this performance evaluation was whether or not the ProNicaragua Activity’s program logic was sound and successful and had the intended benefits related...

  12. Technology strategy as macro-actor

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    Tryggestad, Kjell

    2003-01-01

    -human entities to the explanatory repertoire of strategy research, another line of inquiry is pursued. The performative perspective thus proposed, is inspired by the classical work of Von Clausewitz and the recent anthropology of science, technology and organizational identities. In the proposed perspective...... case account for how the strategic technology and the strategic collective emerge and co-produce each other as a macro-actor, only to become transformed in unexpected ways - as common technology and reflective human subjects.In the concluding section, it is argued that the humanity of the reflective...... outcomes, as providers of explanations and observations. The expression `technological strategy as macro-actor' summarizes these findings and the associated implications for research and practice....

  13. African Initiated Churches’ potential as development actors

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    Philipp Öhlmann

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available African Initiated Churches (AICs are not yet recognised as relevant actors of community development interventions. While it has been acknowledged that many of them provide coping mechanisms in adverse environments, support in social transformation and social capital, little information is available on their role as development actors. In this article, we evaluate the potential of AICs as partners of international development agencies for community development. We draw on interviews and focus group discussions with leaders of various AICs conducted in South Africa in February and March 2016. In particular, we examine the churches’ understanding of development, their view on the separation of spiritual and development activities and their priorities. Moreover, we outline the development activities which they are currently engaged in and analyse the structures they have in place to do so. Our findings indicate that AICs are increasingly active in community development and offer various entry points for possible cooperation.

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

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    2005-01-31

    Jan 31, 2005 ... to trace relationships, actors, actants and actor/actant-networks .... associated with a particular type of social theory (Latour, 1987; ..... the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism, Organised Business and Organised.

  15. El proceso electoral del 7 de febrero de 2010 y sus actores

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    Mario Seing Jiménez

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available La participación ciudadana de una importante cantidad de personas en organización y jornada electoral garantiza la pureza del voto. El presente ensayo ofrece una breve descripción de las funciones, que amparadas en el Código Electoral, cumplieron cada uno de los actores que participaron en la jornada electoral costarricense del 7 de febrero de 2010.

  16. El proceso electoral del 7 de febrero de 2010 y sus actores

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    Mario Seing Jiménez

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available La participación ciudadana de una importante cantidad de personas en organización y jornada electoral garantiza la pureza del voto. El presente ensayo ofrece una breve descripción de las funciones, que amparadas en el Código Electoral, cumplieron cada uno de los actores que participaron en la jornada electoral costarricense del 7 de febrero de 2010

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

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    of Contents Foreword: Actor-based managemet - long-term and sustainable management (Bo Prangsgaard) Chapter 1. Introduction (Morten Jakobsen, Inga-Lill Johansson & Hanne Nørreklit) Chapter 2. Actors and reality: a conceptual framework for creative governance (Lennart Nørreklit) Chapter 3. An actor...

  18. Co-evolution of social networks and continuous actor attributes

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    Niezink, Nynke M.D.; Snijders, Tom A.B.

    2017-01-01

    Social networks and the attributes of the actors in these networks are not static; they may develop interdependently over time. The stochastic actor-oriented model allows for statistical inference on the mechanisms driving this co-evolution process. In earlier versions of this model, dynamic actor

  19. Elección profesional y sesgo de selección: evaluación de los sistemas de admisión universitaria en Chile en un contexto de agenda pro-inclusión

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    Carlos René Rodríguez Garcés

    Full Text Available Bajo la prerrogativa de una mayor inclusión, el sistema de admisión universitaria en Chile ha realizado en las últimas dos décadas una serie de reformas cuyo efecto concita interés evaluativo. Con tal propósito, haciendo uso de bases de datos oficiales, el artículo analiza los perfiles y cambios de tendencia en la educación superior de carácter universitaria-selectiva con ocasión del proceso de reforma. Los resultados manifiestan que, pese a la reconfiguración de los programas y consiguiente aumento de los alumnos que logran ingresar a la educación superior, persisten las desigualdades en las posibilidades de selección profesional con base a atributos de capital social y cultural. Más allá de las capacidades y aptitudes que las reformas buscan poner en el centro de la cuestión, las pruebas de admisión encubren un sesgo estructural de un sistema educativo difícil de cambiar. Sesgo de selección que, si bien se evidencia claramente en el proceso de admisión, alcanza la opción profesional en términos de institución y programa elegido, su permanencia y titulación oportuna.

  20. COLLIDE Pro Helvetia Award

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    2016-01-01

    The COLLIDE Pro Helvetia Award is run in partnership with Pro Helvetia, giving the opportunity to Swiss artists to do research at CERN for three months.   From left to right: Laura Perrenoud, Marc Dubois and Simon de Diesbach. The photo shows their VR Project, +2199. Fragment.In are the winning artists of COLLIDE Pro Helvetia. They came to CERN for two months in 2015, and will now continue their last month in the laboratory. Fragment.In is a Swiss based interaction design studio. They create innovative projects, interactive installations, video and game design. Read more about COLLIDE here.

  1. Hra pro Android OS

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    Salvet, Lukáš

    2017-01-01

    Tato práce se zabývá tvorbou 2D hry pro zařízení s operačním systémem Android. Popisuje možnost tvorby her v tomto prostředí. Hlavně pak využití knihovny OpenGL ES 2.0, kterou jsem pro implementaci použil. Dále je v práci popsáno renderování textu, použití Google play games services pro achievementy a leaderboard, testování hry, atd. Beta verze hry byla vydána na Google Play. This work deals with creating 2D games for devices running Android. It describes the ability to create games in thi...

  2. Pro Android UI

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    Jackson, Wallace

    2014-01-01

    If you're an Android application developer, chances areyou're using fixed, scrolling, swipe-able, and other cutting-edge custom UIDesigns in your Android development projects. These UI Design approaches aswell as other Android ViewGroup UI layout containers are the bread and butterof Pro Android User Interface (UI) design and Android User Experience (UX)design and development.Using a top down approach, Pro Android UI shows you how todesign and develop the best user interface for your app, while taking intoaccount the varying device form factors in the increasingly fragmented Androidenvironment

  3. ProCom middleware

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    Kunčar, Jiří

    2013-01-01

    The goal of this thesis is to develop and implement parts of a middleware that provides necessary support for the execution of ProCom components on top of the real-time operating system FreeRTOS. The ProCom is a component model for embedded systems developed at Mälardalen University. The primary problem is finding an appropriate balance between the level of abstraction and thoughtful utilization of system resources in embedded devices. The defined target platform has limitations in comparison...

  4. ProCom middleware

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    Kuncar, Jiri

    2011-01-01

    The goal of this thesis is to develop and implement parts of a middleware that provides necessary support for the execution of ProCom components on top of the real-time operating system FreeRTOS. ProCom is a component model for embedded systems developed at Mälardalen University. The primary problem is finding an appropriate balance between the level of abstraction and thoughtful utilization of system resources in embedded devices. The defined target platform has limitations in comparison to ...

  5. Pro Android 3

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    Hashimi, Sayed Ibrahim; MacLean, Dave

    2011-01-01

    Pro Android 3 starts with the basics, giving you a firm foundation in Android development. It then builds on this foundation to teach you how to build real-world and fun mobile applications using the new Android 3.0 SDK. This book covers advanced concepts in detail including maps, geocoding, services, live folders, drag and drop, touchscreens, and the new Android 3.0 features: fragments and ActionBar. Pro Android 3 is uniquely comprehensive: it covers sensors, text to speech, OpenGL, live widgets, search, and the audio and video APIs. Using the code-heavy tutorials and expert advice, you'll qu

  6. Pro Android 2

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    Hashimi, S; MacLean, Dave

    2010-01-01

    Pro Android 2 shows you how to build real-world and fun mobile applications using Google's latest Android SDK. This new edition is fully updated for Android 2, covering everything from the fundamentals of building applications for embedded devices to advanced concepts such as custom 3D components, OpenGL, and touchscreens including gestures. While other Android development guides simply discuss topics, Pro Android 2 offers the combination of expert insight and real sample applications that work. * Discover the design and architecture of the Android SDK through practical examples, and how to bu

  7. Pro NET Best Practices

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    Ritchie, Stephen D

    2011-01-01

    Pro .NET Best Practices is a practical reference to the best practices that you can apply to your .NET projects today. You will learn standards, techniques, and conventions that are sharply focused, realistic and helpful for achieving results, steering clear of unproven, idealistic, and impractical recommendations. Pro .NET Best Practices covers a broad range of practices and principles that development experts agree are the right ways to develop software, which includes continuous integration, automated testing, automated deployment, and code analysis. Whether the solution is from a free and

  8. Neoliberalism and political actors in contemporary Argentina

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    Juan Manuel Reynares

    2017-11-01

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

  9. Policy analysis of multi-actor systems

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    Enserink, Bert; Kwakkel, Jan; Thissen, Wil; Koppenjan, Joop; Bots, Pieter

    2010-01-01

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

  10. Indicadores de gobernanza en políticas y programas de salud mental en México: una perspectiva de actores clave

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    Lina Díaz-Castro

    2017-07-01

    Conclusiones: Este estudio permitió comprender la gobernanza en salud mental. El nivel de influencia de los actores incide en el grado de alcance de los indicadores de gobernanza. Se obtuvieron datos relevantes para mejorar las políticas de atención de la salud mental.

  11. Narratives and mass-mediated terrorism main actors/ Narrativas y portavoces del terrorismo mediatizado

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    Dr. José Manuel Sánchez Duarte; josemanuel.sanchez@urjc.es

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available In this article we distinguish the discourses used by the actors involved in terrorist actions (in an active or a passive way that are gathered by the media. Considering discourse as the addition of different arguments which are part of a general narrative, we perform a theoretical approach and an analysis proposal with the aim of identifying the discourses carried out by terrorists and governments. Firstly, we make a brief review of the existent bibliography emphasizing on previous analytical models. Secondly, and as a prologue of our theoretical proposal, we delimit the definitions of mass-mediated terrorism and discursive framework. Finally, and as main topic of the article, we present the general narratives of terrorists and governments respectively. All in all, we tackle terrorists and Institutions by speaking and issuing messages that show the map of institutional forces. En este artículo distinguimos los discursos que utilizan los actores implicados en acciones terroristas (ya sea de manera activa o pasiva y que son recogidos por los medios de comunicación. Valorando como discurso la suma de distintos argumentos que conforman una narrativa general, realizamos una aproximación teórica y una propuesta de análisis con el fin de identificar los discursos de los terroristas y de los gobiernos. En primer lugar realizamos un breve repaso de la bibliografía existente enfatizando en modelos analíticos previos. A continuación, a modo de prólogo para nuestra propuesta teórica, acotamos las definiciones de terrorismo mediatizado y marco discursivo. Para finalizar, y como eje central del artículo, exponemos las narrativas generales de los terroristas y de los gobiernos respectivamente. En resumen, abordamos terroristas e instituciones hablándose, emitiendo mensajes que reflejan el mapa de fuerzas institucionales.

  12. Pro OpenSSH

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    Stahnke, Michael

    2006-01-01

    SSH, acronym for Secure Socket Shell, is for users and administrators wishing to establish secure communication between disparate networks. 'Pro OpenSSH', authored by two Fortune 100 system administrators, provides readers with a highly practical reference for configuring and deploying OpenSSH in their own environment.

  13. NT-proBNP

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    Andersen, Charlotte; Mellemkjær, Søren; Hilberg, Ole

    2016-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a serious complication to interstitial lung disease (ILD) and has a poor prognosis. PH is often diagnosed by screening with echocardiography followed by right heart catheterisation. A previous study has shown that a value of NT-pro-brain natriuretic...

  14. Nociones del conflicto en actores escolares

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    Carlos Eduardo Valderrama H

    2001-10-01

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

  15. Criterios de valoración de políticas públicas para la obesidad en España según sus actores principales Assessment criteria for public policies on obesity: the view of Spanish stakeholders

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    Laura I. González-Zapata

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos: Explorar los argumentos utilizados por los actores clave para valorar las políticas públicas en España orientadas a reducir la obesidad en la población. Métodos: Mapeo por multicriterios, en el marco del proyecto europeo Opciones de Políticas para Responder al Desafío de la Obesidad (PorGrow, mediante una entrevista estructurada individual a 21 actores principales, líderes del sector público y privado en la alimentación y el ejercicio físico en España. Se integró en el análisis información de tipo cuantitativo y cualitativo. Los entrevistados justificaron sus posiciones en pro y en contra de las diferentes iniciativas de políticas, aspectos que se denominaron «criterios», que fueron ponderados según su importancia relativa y documentados mediante textos y «perlas» del discurso de los entrevistados. Resultados: Se identificaron 93 argumentos para la selección de políticas en los 21 entrevistados. Los argumentos más utilizados y valorados por su importancia fueron: eficacia (n = 18, beneficios sociales (n = 17 y aceptabilidad social (n = 14. Los costes económicos fueron considerados poco relevantes tanto para el sector público como para los individuos. El impacto económico para el sector comercial no fue incluido por ninguno de los entrevistados. Según el área de actuación, los criterios más relevantes fueron la eficacia y los beneficios sociales, para el sector privado y público, respectivamente. Conclusiones: Quizá porque España se encuentra al comienzo del proceso de desarrollo de políticas de obesidad y aún no hay ni «ganadores» ni «perdedores» entre los afectados, los costes financieros aparecen como una cuestión de bajo perfil para los entrevistados, lo que abre una ventana de oportunidad para ensayar políticas de regulación.Aim: To explore the criteria used to assess public policy initiatives on obesity in Spain by the main stakeholders. Methods: Multicriteria mapping was performed

  16. Los conflictos ecologico-distributivos y los indicadores de sustentabilidad

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    Martínez-Alier, Joan

    2004-01-01

    Este artículo presenta una tipología de conflictos acerca del uso de recursos naturales y de la contaminación. Llamamos Ecología Política al estudio de esos conflictos ecológico-distributivos. Los actores de tales conflictos usan diversos lenguajes de valoración. Por ejemplo, pueden argumentar que quieren lograr una compensación monetaria equivalente a los daños ambientales sufridos pero también pueden decir que el territorio en cuestión es sagrado o pueden apelar a la defensa de los derechos...

  17. Papel de los anticuerpos beta2-glicoproteína I circulantes en pacientes con enfermedad arterial periférica en la modulación de un genotipo endotelial pro-aterogénico

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    Varela Casariego, César

    2015-01-01

    Tesis inédita presentada en la Universidad Europea de Madrid. Facultad de Ciencias Biomédicas. Programa de Doctorado en Biomedicina y Ciencias de la Salud La enfermedad arterial periférica (EAP) es una enfermedad arterial inflamatoria crónica que se inicia con la pérdida de las funciones homeostáticas del endotelio. Esta disfunción endotelial se ha asociado con una disminución de la bioactividad del óxido nítrico (NO). En este contexto, los anticuerpos anti-beta2-glicoproteína I (ABGPI) se...

  18. Cómo educar en bioética: lenguajes, actores y posturas

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    Mário Antônio Sanches

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available El propósito de este artículo es abordar la problemática de la enseñanza de la bioética en el estricto sentido de los cursos de maestría-doctorado en el contexto Latinoamericano. Las dificultades específicas al hablar de ética en nuestros días se derivan del hecho de que ahora se debe dialogar desde diversas perspectivas que anteriormente eran ignoradas o reprimidas; por lo tanto, un análisis adecuado de las condiciones actuales requiere de una visión más precisa de los actores que están en escena: el papel de las nuevas tecnologías de la información y las comunicaciones, los protagonistas del proceso educativo, las transformaciones de la educación contemporánea y las diversas posiciones frente al proceso educativo. Es necesario tener una postura definida, de diálogo, para que este desafío sea adecuadamente enfrentado; los diferentes actores involucrados en el proceso educativo necesitan mejorar en términos de coherencia, honestidad intelectual, autenticidad y humildad.

  19. Prevención situacional y municipalización de las políticas de seguridad : Discursos, prácticas y disputas entre los actores que componen el Sistema de Prevención y Protección de La Plata

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    Montagna, Yésica; Urtasun, Martín Javier

    2014-01-01

    La construcción de la “inseguridad” como problema público de primer orden trae consigo una creciente demanda, asociada muchas veces con el reclamo de mayor presencia y despliegue policial, que se extiende sin embargo más allá de los gobiernos provinciales interpelando también a los gobiernos locales. Sin jurisdicción sobre verdaderas policías y con recursos limitados, varios municipios bonaerenses han intentado canalizar parte de la demanda de seguridad ensayando distintos esquemas y disposit...

  20. Oleotourism: Local Actors for Local Tourism Development

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    Marco Tregua

    2018-05-01

    Full Text Available Olive oil consumption has grown substantially in recent years, due in part to the fact that olive oil is healthy. Much of the global olive oil production comes from the rural areas of Jaén in southern Spain. Surrounding this industry, services such as oleotourism are increasing. This paper aims to identify the key elements supporting the development of oleotourism. After a preliminary exploratory analysis of the existing data, a qualitative analysis was performed with actors directly involved in the industry in Jaén. The results helped us define the level of the stakeholders’ involvement and the sustainability, the opportunities, and the constraints affecting oleotourism in this area. The practical implications of this investigation can be useful for governing agencies, local firms, and the tourism industry in support of oleotourism development.

  1. Lone-actor Terrorism and Impulsivity.

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    Meloy, J Reid; Pollard, Jeffrey W

    2017-11-01

    In some recent cases of lone-actor terrorism, there is evidence the subject acted impulsively, often in response to a triggering event which contained a loss and humiliation. Evidence suggests the subjects acted precipitously, despite planning and preparation carried out in the preceding weeks or months, and their attacks failed to include the often considerable preparation that had been done. The pathway became a runway. The authors recommend the traditional assessment of impulsivity in persons of concern for lone acts of terrorism, as well as other proximal warning behaviors for targeted violence. Both indirect and direct assessment guidelines are proposed, with an emphasis upon self-report, psychological testing, collateral data gathering, and historical records. © 2017 American Academy of Forensic Sciences.

  2. The Corporation as a Political Actor

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    Rasche, Andreas

    2015-01-01

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

  3. La prostitución, una mirada desde sus actores

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    Luisa Fernanda Montoya Restrepo

    2015-01-01

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

  4. Programa pueblos mágicos y desarrollo local: actores, dimensiones y perspectivas en El Oro, México

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    Carlos Alberto Pérez-Ramírez

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo realiza un análisis de la imple- mentación del programa pueblos mágicos en El Oro, Estado de México, con la finalidad de conocer los alcances y limitaciones para el desarrollo local. La propuesta metodológica se fundamenta en los planteamientos de Arocena (2002, que delinea las bases para el estudio del desarrollo local con base en las variables: modo de desarrollo, sistema de actores e identidad local. Se concluye que es preciso posicionar a la población local como actores protagónicos en la construcción del desarrollo local, con la finalidad de favorecer la búsqueda de soluciones a problemáticas comunes y la distribución compartida de los beneficios generados.

  5. Multi-actor decision making using mixed reality technologies Urban projects and multi-actor collaboration

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    Basile,, Maria; Ozdirlik, Burcu; Terrin,, Jean-Jacques

    2009-01-01

    International audience; This paper is based on the results of an ongoing research project, IPCity, on the application of mixed reality technologies in urban environments. It questions the relevance of traditional language and communication medium such as drawings, perspectives and 3D models in the co-production of urban projects in multi-actor working environments. It then discusses the possible use of “mixed reality technologies” as alternative medium through five workshops organised within ...

  6. Rats prefer mutual rewards in a ProSocial Choice Task

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    Julen eHernandez-Lallement

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Pro-sociality, i.e. the preference for outcomes that produce benefits for other individuals, is ubiquitous in humans. Recently, cross-species comparisons of social behavior have offered important new insights into the evolution of pro-sociality. Here, we present a rodent analog of the Pro-social Choice Task that controls strategic components, de-confounds other-regarding choice motives from the animals’ natural tendencies to maximize own food access and directly tests the effect of social context on choice allocation. We trained pairs of rats – an actor and a partner rat – in a double T-maze task where actors decided between two alternatives only differing in the reward delivered to the partner. The own reward choice yielded a reward only accessible to the actor whereas the both reward choice produced an additional reward for a partner (partner condition or an inanimate toy (toy Condition, located in an adjacent compartment. We found that actors chose both reward at levels above chance and more often in the partner than in the toy condition. Moreover, we show that this choice pattern adapts to the current social context and that the observed behavior is stable over time.

  7. Gobernanza climática: Actores sociales en la mitigación y adaptación en el estado de Coahuila, México

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    Gustavo Córdova Bojórquez

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta una evaluación de las capacidades de actores sociales de Coahuila de Zaragoza para enfrentar el cambio climático a partir de tres indicadores: 1 Social, con base en experiencias y prácticas de los actores; 2 Político, se refiere al diálogo y la legitimación del proceso político de los actores, y 3 Ambiental, con base en acciones de sustenta - bilidad ambiental. Los resultados indican que en materia social persiste la vulnerabilidad; en materia política, hay instituciones con acciones para enfrentar el cambio climático, pero sin acciones de consenso entre los actores y sectores; en materia ambiental, la agenda verde aparece avanzada, no así las agendas azul y gris las cuales deben reforzar los procesos de gobernanza para lograr anticiparse a los efectos del cambio climático por medio del incremento de medidas de mitigación y adap - tación a partir de instrumentos de gestión pública como el Programa Estatal de Cambio Climático.

  8. Las múltiples dimensiones de un concreto: Prácticas, actores, redes y contratos. Notas sobre el abordaje del crédito en los márgenes hispanoamericanos de Antiguo Régimen [Buenos Aires, siglo XVII

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    Martín Leandro Ezequiel Wasserman

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available Proponemos mediante el presente artículo recorrer algunas de las dimensiones que, interrelacionadas, contribuyeron a la constitución del fenómeno crediticio en Buenos Aires durante el siglo XVII. La incidencia de una estructura social estatutaria, la morfología adquirida por el conjunto de vínculos crediticios interpersonales, el enlace de ese conjunto relacional con las redes de relaciones establecidas, la función de la institución notarial y de los dispositivos contractuales por ésta provistos, así como las constricciones legales que signaron la economía rioplatense del seiscientos, conformaron algunos de los elementos que asignaron al crédito formalizado una función económica y social singular. Una publicación académica orientada al estudio de sociedades precapitalistas ofrece por ello un espacio propicio para plantear algunos de los ejes problemáticos vinculados a nuestro objeto de investigación. Con esta presentación se espera un diálogo crítico que enriquezca las perspectivas que ofrecemos, ancladas en las fuentes pero mantenidas aún en el nivel de las hipótesis de nuestro trabajo

  9. International Political Actorness of the European Union: Evaluation Criteria

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    GNATYUK N.N.

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available The European Union is a completely new international entity which is hard to evaluate using traditional criteria of political actorness. Its active international presence stimulates the modeling of international actor features beyond the scope of “state-international organization” scheme. The concept of international actorness serves as a starting point for the development of appropriate analytical model. Unlike the traditional state-centered approaches which define an international actor through its affiliation witch the international system, this concept operates at the internal level of international entity and at the international structure level. Furthermore, both of these levels are treated as ontologically neutral and mutually constitutive. This basic theoretical scheme is used for elaboration of evaluation criteria of political actorness. The proposed system of criteria is based on drawing, synthesizing and developing the main writings on “new international actors” since the times of classic work by Carol A. Cosgrove and Kenneth J. Twitchett. The key elements of actorness assessed in this article include defining of capacity to act on the global scene as well as the acceptance by other actors and by international system as a whole. At the internal level, the EU’s actor capacity is measured by assessing its core elements ranging from core aspects, such as autonomy, authority, actor capability, coherence and cohesion to identity aspects. On the external level, the decisive criteria are recognition and acceptance by others which reflect expectations and perceptions of the EU. The proposed approach of evaluating the international actorness enables us to consider the political activity of the EU on the basis of coordinated system of interaction between the variables of international and domestic levels of the analysis. Furthermore, this contributes to the development of cumulative, coherent, and comprehensive theory of international

  10. Pro Linux System Administration

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    Turnbull, James

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    We can all be Linux experts, provided we invest the time in learning the craft of Linux administration. Pro Linux System Administration makes it easy for small to medium--sized businesses to enter the world of zero--cost software running on Linux and covers all the distros you might want to use, including Red Hat, Ubuntu, Debian, and CentOS. Authors, and systems infrastructure experts James Turnbull, Peter Lieverdink, and Dennis Matotek take a layered, component--based approach to open source business systems, while training system administrators as the builders of business infrastructure. If

  11. Pro Sql Azure

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    SQL Azure represents Microsoft's cloud-based delivery of its enterprise-caliber, SQL Server database management system (formerly under the code name "Oslo"). Pro SQL Azure introduces you to this new platform, showing you how to program and administer it in a variety of cloud computing scenarios. You'll learn to program SQL Azure from Silverlight, ASP.NET, WinForms, and from SQL Reporting Services. You'll also understand how to manage the platform by planning for scalability, troubleshooting performance issues, and implementing strong security. * Shows how to use SQL Azure from Silver

  12. Pro Android Games

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    Do you remember landmark games like Wolfenstein 3D, Doom, and Asteroids? Well, here's an exciting opportunity to build and/or port these games to one of the hottest mobile and netbooks platforms today: Google's Android. Pro Android Games teaches you how to build cool games like Space Blaster and the classic Asteroids from scratch on the latest Android platform. This book also shows you how to port other classic freeware/shareware games like Doom and Wolfenstein 3D from C using the Java Native Interface (JNI) for Android. This book is all about a unique perspective in Android game development:

  13. Pro Access 2010 Development

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    Collins, Mark

    2011-01-01

    Pro Access 2010 Development is a fundamental resource for developing business applications that take advantage of the features of Access 2010 and the many sources of data available to your business. In this book, you'll learn how to build database applications, create Web-based databases, develop macros and Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) tools for Access applications, integrate Access with SharePoint and other business systems, and much more. Using a practical, hands-on approach, this book will take you through all the facets of developing Access-based solutions, such as data modeling, co

  14. Pro Spring Integration

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    Pro Spring Integration is an authoritative book from the experts that guides you through the vast world of enterprise application integration (EAI) and application of the Spring Integration framework towards solving integration problems. The book is:. * An introduction to the concepts of enterprise application integration * A reference on building event-driven applications using Spring Integration * A guide to solving common integration problems using Spring Integration What makes this book unique is its coverage of contemporary technologies and real-world information, with a focus on common p

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    Combining actionable, real-world source code with graphics, Pro Android Games, Third Edition shows you how to build more sophisticated and addictive Android game apps with minimum effort. Harness the power of the latest Android 5.0 SDK to bring countless legendary, action-packed PC games to the Android platform. With actionable real-world source code, this one of a kind book shows you how to build more sophisticated and addictive Android game apps, by leveraging the power of the recent advancements found in the new Android 5.0 software development kit as well as those you've counted on in e

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    Pro NuGet will give you a solid, practical, understanding of both how to keep your software dependencies under control and what best-practices have been developed within the NuGet community to ensure long-term reliability. Whether you're working entirely with .NET assemblies or also using CSS, HTML and JavaScript files within your applications this book will show you how to manage their requirements smoothly and reliably.As sponsors of the NuGet project Microsoft have led the way in showing how NuGet can be used to great effect; showing how it is now virtually indispensable to anyone working w

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  1. Pro WCF 4

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    Pro WCF 4.0: Practical Microsoft SOA Implementation is a complete guide to Windows Communication Foundation from the service-oriented architecture (SOA) perspective, showing you why WCF is important to service-oriented architecture and development. This book provides deep insight into the functionality of WCF, which shipped with .NET 4.0-like service discovery, routing service, simplified configuration, and other advanced features. Included in this title are informative examples that will aid the reader in understanding and implementing these important additions. This book also covers the unif

  2. Special COP 21 - Stakes and actors

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    Chauveau, Loic; Dupain, Julien; Descamps, Olivier; Blosseville, Thomas; Connors, Anne; Canto, Albane; Robischon, Christian; Boedec, Morgan; Tubiana, Fabian; Bomstein, Dominique

    2015-01-01

    A first set of article comments and discusses the various stakes and challenges of the 21. Conference of Parties (COP 21): the negotiation process which resulted in a synthesis which is to be signed by 95 States in Paris, the elaboration of an Agenda of solutions with the commitment of enterprises and local authorities, the issue of international financing as some promises remained not kept for the support to adaptation of developing countries. A second set of articles addresses the involved actors and their technological or economic challenges: the needed evolution of energy (electricity, heat, gas, fuel) producers away from fossil energies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the strategy of the French company Engie in the field of photovoltaic, wind and more generally renewable energies, innovating trends of decentralisation of energy production (offshore wind energy, hydrogen, plasma torch, flexible photovoltaic arrays, the wind tree, the floating wind turbine, new technologies for solar arrays), the perspectives for industrial sectors concerned by energy transition (with the example of Schneider Electric), emerging technologies (oil lamp, new boilers, desalination equipment, storage of wind energy, co-generation), developments and perspectives in the transport sector (example of Renault, new technologies for hybrid propulsion, bio-refineries, reduction of fuel consumption, hybrid aircraft, and heat management in railways) and in the building sector (new standards and applications, new building materials). A last article outlines the threat that climate can be for profitability and the taking of the carbon risk into account by the insurance and financial sectors

  3. Private actor accountability on international regimes

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    Wahyudi Purnomo

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs have emerged along with the growing role of corporations in global development. One of the largest forms of PPP today is the UN Global Compact. The UN Global Compact involves of companies, NGOs, IGOs and state governments. All of them are trying to realize globalization with a more humanist face with attention to the protection of human rights, environment, labor standards and anti-corruption. Engaging private actors in global governance, The UN Global Compact raises many issues such as power, authority, and legitimacy. The effort to tackle it all is to increase PPP accountability. This research seeks to describe what efforts can be made to enhance private accountability within the international regime. The research undertaken is a descriptive study, focuses on public-private partnerships in the UN Global Compact regime. The study found that there were two attempts that could be done. First, by involving the stakeholders in the development of procedures, mechanisms, reporting and monitoring associated with trying to improve the company’s reputation. Second, by looking at corporate relations as agent and UN Global Compact as principal in principal-agent relation in the international regime.

  4. Indicadores Estructurales y Conglomerados de Actores en la Red Social de una Subcultura Urbana

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    José Hernando Ávila-Toscano

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Este estudio buscó identificar la estructura de socialización de una subcultura urbana con la medición de indicadores estructurales de su red social e identificación de subagrupaciones. Se empleó el instrumento Arizona Social Support Interview Schedule (ISSIS con 11 miembros de la subcultura roqueros. Se procesaron los datos mediante el análisis de redes sociales (ARS con el software Ucinet, para detectar conjuntos de actores con el procedimiento de conglomerados jerárquicos; y los gráficos de la red se crearon con NetDraw. Se identificaron niveles moderados de indicadores estructurales y las agrupaciones presentaron un número amplio de actores según el criterio de atracción por similaridad. Los subgrupos en la red fueron escasos, lo que muestra a la subcultura como una unidad social cuya integración se da por vinculaciones estrechas entre sus miembros.

  5. Guess Where? Actor-Supervision for Spatiotemporal Action Localization

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    Escorcia, Victor

    2018-04-05

    This paper addresses the problem of spatiotemporal localization of actions in videos. Compared to leading approaches, which all learn to localize based on carefully annotated boxes on training video frames, we adhere to a weakly-supervised solution that only requires a video class label. We introduce an actor-supervised architecture that exploits the inherent compositionality of actions in terms of actor transformations, to localize actions. We make two contributions. First, we propose actor proposals derived from a detector for human and non-human actors intended for images, which is linked over time by Siamese similarity matching to account for actor deformations. Second, we propose an actor-based attention mechanism that enables the localization of the actions from action class labels and actor proposals and is end-to-end trainable. Experiments on three human and non-human action datasets show actor supervision is state-of-the-art for weakly-supervised action localization and is even competitive to some fully-supervised alternatives.

  6. The Political Context for Transnational Actor Soft Power

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    Bertelsen, Rasmus Gjedssø

    2015-01-01

    There is growing awareness and understanding of the role of non-state actors for the smart power of states. However, there is not yet a clear understanding of the impact of the political context and the state for non-state actors and their soft power. We look at American missionary universities...

  7. Guess Where? Actor-Supervision for Spatiotemporal Action Localization

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    Escorcia, Victor; Dao, Cuong D.; Jain, Mihir; Ghanem, Bernard; Snoek, Cees

    2018-01-01

    This paper addresses the problem of spatiotemporal localization of actions in videos. Compared to leading approaches, which all learn to localize based on carefully annotated boxes on training video frames, we adhere to a weakly-supervised solution that only requires a video class label. We introduce an actor-supervised architecture that exploits the inherent compositionality of actions in terms of actor transformations, to localize actions. We make two contributions. First, we propose actor proposals derived from a detector for human and non-human actors intended for images, which is linked over time by Siamese similarity matching to account for actor deformations. Second, we propose an actor-based attention mechanism that enables the localization of the actions from action class labels and actor proposals and is end-to-end trainable. Experiments on three human and non-human action datasets show actor supervision is state-of-the-art for weakly-supervised action localization and is even competitive to some fully-supervised alternatives.

  8. Using social network analysis to understand actor participation and ...

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    Peripheral actors advocate issues of compensation and land grabbing from buffer zone establishment and wetland resources uses for livelihoods, but are unable to influence the central actors's agenda. SNA E-I Index reveals that government organisations are more cohesive and able to form strong ties with donors to ...

  9. Linkage Mechanisms among key Actors in Rice Innovation System ...

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    In assessment of linkage mechanisms among key actors in rice innovation system in southeast Nigeria, actors were classified into six major groups according to their main activity in the system namely research agency, policy personnel, technology transfer agencies, farmers, marketers and consumers. These constituted the ...

  10. Identifying and Mapping Linkages between Actors in the Climate ...

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    Promoting innovations in climate change requires innovation partnerships and linkages and also creating an enabling environment for actors. The paper reviewed available information on the identification and mapping of linkages between actors in the climate change innovation system. The findings showed different ...

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

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

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

  12. Superkapacitory pro akumulaci energie

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    Kovařík, Jakub

    2017-01-01

    Tato práce se zabývá návrhem DC/DC měniče určeného pro nabíjení superkapacitoru a pro následnou transformaci napětí na požadovanou hodnotu. V textu jsou uvedeny snižující a zvyšující spínaný měnič napětí včetně výpočtu jednotlivých součástek a také schéma měniče, který kombinuje oba dva typy. Pomocí simulačních programů byla ověřena funkce jednotlivých zapojení, které mohou posloužit jako záložní zdroj elektrické energie menšího výkonu. This paper describes the design of DC/DC converters d...

  13. Exploration of a Vision for Actor Database Systems

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    Shah, Vivek

    of these services. Existing popular approaches to building these services either use an in-memory database system or an actor runtime. We observe that these approaches have complementary strengths and weaknesses. In this dissertation, we propose the integration of actor programming models in database systems....... In doing so, we lay down a vision for a new class of systems called actor database systems. To explore this vision, this dissertation crystallizes the notion of an actor database system by defining its feature set in light of current application and hardware trends. In order to explore the viability...... of the outlined vision, a new programming model named Reactors has been designed to enrich classic relational database programming models with logical actor programming constructs. To support the reactor programming model, a high-performance in-memory multi-core OLTP database system named REACTDB has been built...

  14. Actors or Spectators? Vulnerability and Critical Environmental Law

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    Andreas Philippopoulos‐Mihalopoulos

    2013-12-01

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

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

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    Juan Miguel Aguado Terrón

    2006-01-01

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

  16. proBAMconvert: A Conversion Tool for proBAM/proBed.

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    Olexiouk, Volodimir; Menschaert, Gerben

    2017-07-07

    The introduction of new standard formats, proBAM and proBed, improves the integration of genomics and proteomics information, thus aiding proteogenomics applications. These novel formats enable peptide spectrum matches (PSM) to be stored, inspected, and analyzed within the context of the genome. However, an easy-to-use and transparent tool to convert mass spectrometry identification files to these new formats is indispensable. proBAMconvert enables the conversion of common identification file formats (mzIdentML, mzTab, and pepXML) to proBAM/proBed using an intuitive interface. Furthermore, ProBAMconvert enables information to be output both at the PSM and peptide levels and has a command line interface next to the graphical user interface. Detailed documentation and a completely worked-out tutorial is available at http://probam.biobix.be .

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

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    Corner, Emily; Gill, Paul

    2015-02-01

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

  18. Using attractiveness model for actors ranking in social media networks.

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    Qasem, Ziyaad; Jansen, Marc; Hecking, Tobias; Hoppe, H Ulrich

    2017-01-01

    Influential actors detection in social media such as Twitter or Facebook can play a major role in gathering opinions on particular topics, improving the marketing efficiency, predicting the trends, etc. This work aims to extend our formally defined T measure to present a new measure aiming to recognize the actor's influence by the strength of attracting new important actors into a networked community. Therefore, we propose a model of the actor's influence based on the attractiveness of the actor in relation to the number of other attractors with whom he/she has established connections over time. Using an empirically collected social network for the underlying graph, we have applied the above-mentioned measure of influence in order to determine optimal seeds in a simulation of influence maximization. We study our extended measure in the context of information diffusion because this measure is based on a model of actors who attract others to be active members in a community. This corresponds to the idea of the IC simulation model which is used to identify the most important spreaders in a set of actors.

  19. El rol de los actores subnacionales en la construcción de la política exterior de Japón. Estudio de caso: La disputa territorial por las islas Senkaku/Diaoyu entre Japón y China (2001-2014)

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    Castañeda Molina, Alejandro

    2016-01-01

    El presente estudio de caso tiene como objetivo analizar la influencia de la gobernación de Tokio en la formulación de la política exterior de Japón durante la disputa territorial por las islas Senkaku/Diaoyu. Para ello, se identifican los puntos más relevantes de la política exterior de seguridad de Japón después de la Segunda Guerra Mundial. Se hace un énfasis en la política bilateral de seguridad sino-japonesa, con el fin de ubicar el conflicto territorial por las islas Senkaku/Diaoyu como...

  20. 1968 en América Latina: aparición de nuevos actores

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    Alvar De la Llosa

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Más allá de reivindicaciones y protestas semejantes a las que se desarrollan en Europa y en el mundo, el año 1968 en América Latina se caracteriza por la aparición de nuevos actores (jóvenes, clases medias, feminismo, Iglesia, sindicatos. Los nuevos actores tienden a ocupar el hueco dejado por actores tradicionales que, en el seno de sociedades debilitadas por la crisis económica, ya no consiguen desempeñar su papel de actores democráticos. La organización de las Olimpiadas en México y la visita papal en Colombia prueban hasta qué punto la región es integrada al mundo moderno. Pero en México como en Argentina la prepotencia de gobiernos que se niegan al diálogo provoca choques violentos. 1968 está también marcado por opciones represivas que anuncian la acción violenta de los estados terroristas que 5 años más tarde conquistarán el poder mediante golpes de estado.____________________ABSTRACT:More than just voicing demands and protestations similar to those heard in Europe and around the world, the Americas in 1968 were mainly characterized by new articulate social groups (young people, middle class, feminists, church, trade-unions forefront. Within societies affected by an economic crisis, theses new social actors emerged upon a scene abandoned by other groups who, due to economical crisis, were no longer able or willing to take on their democratic duty. The choice of Mexico for the Olympic Games and the Pope's visit to Colombia are certainly evidence that Latin America was now integrated to the modern world. In Mexico and Argentina, however, authoritarian governments turned a deaf ear to demands put forth by their citizens thus creating a climate of social violence and upheaval. In 1968, an increase in repression as the sole response by the State, announced the brutality that future terrorist governments were soon to practise from 1973 on when the military juntas took over state control through putsches.

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

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    Actor-network theory allows a researcher to analyse a complex social setting involving both human and non-human actors. An actor network can be used to model a dynamic and complex set of relationships between these actors. This article describes actor-network theory and shows how it was applied to study and model ...

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

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    Juan E. Cabrera

    2011-03-01

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

  3. El mapeo de actores y conformación de cuerpos de participación pesquera

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    José Alberto Zepeda Domínguez

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available El manejo de pesquerías implica a múltiples sectores con intereses distintos, para conciliarlos se plantea establecer cuerpos de comanejo; su conformación comienza con la selección de actores representativos de los sectores involucrados, pero esto no se ha reglamentado, lo que dificulta su implementación generalizada. Aquí se evalúa un método eficaz y trasparente para identificar a los actores clave de cuatro pesquerías, y probarlo en contextos distintos. Con el fin de identificar el esfuerzo necesario para conocer a estos actores, se combinaron técnicas de las ciencias sociales y de las naturales. En cada caso se encontró que dos informantes, con veinte años de experiencia en el manejo pesquero, identificaron a los cuatro sectores incluidos aquí, y que otros diez, provenientes de otros ámbitos, hicieron lo propio con la mayoría de los actores clave. El método no puede utilizarse a priori para calcular el tamaño de muestra, está enfocado para aplicarse después de terminado el muestreo o bien durante las entrevistas. En contraste con la metodología tradicional, es posible definir, de una manera trasparente, en qué momento detener el proceso de recolección de datos. Estos resultados comprueban que el método se puede estandarizar e implementar, para facilitar la conformación de cuerpos de comanejo.

  4. Los Neutrinos Los Neutrinos

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    Julián Félix

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available From all the proposals to understand the structure of matter, and the way the natural world is conformed, the one about neutrinos is the most enigmatic, abstract, and foreign to immediate experience; however, this is the one that has delved more deeply over the nearly eighty years since it was formulated by Wolfgang Pauli –in 1930- as a radical proposition to understand nucleon decay, and the decay of other particles, without the violation of the principle of conservation of energy and momentum at subatomic level. This proposition has evolved through the years, and from Pauli’s original idea only the basic elements remain.This article contains the tale of the hypothesis of neutrinos, its early history, its evolution up to present day, and the efforts done nowadays to study them. In summary, this is the physics of neutrinos. De todas las propuestas para entender la estructura de la materia, y la conformación del mundo natural, los neutrinos es la más enigmática, abstracta, y ajena a la experiencia inmediata; sin embargo, es la que más hondo ha ido calando a lo largo de los ya casi ochenta años de haber sido formulada por Wolfgang Pauli –en el año 1930- como una medida radical para entender el decaimiento de los nucleones, y otras partículas, sin que se violara el principio de la conservación de la energía y del momento a nivel subatómico. La propuesta ha evolucionado a lo largo de los años, y de la idea original de Pauli ya sólo lo básico permanece. En este artículo está el relato de la hipótesis de los neutrinos, su historia primera, su evolución hasta el presente, los esfuerzos que en la actualidad se realizan para estudiarlos. En breve, ésta es la física de los neutrinos.

  5. Trail-Based Search for Efficient Event Report to Mobile Actors in Wireless Sensor and Actor Networks.

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    Xu, Zhezhuang; Liu, Guanglun; Yan, Haotian; Cheng, Bin; Lin, Feilong

    2017-10-27

    In wireless sensor and actor networks, when an event is detected, the sensor node needs to transmit an event report to inform the actor. Since the actor moves in the network to execute missions, its location is always unavailable to the sensor nodes. A popular solution is the search strategy that can forward the data to a node without its location information. However, most existing works have not considered the mobility of the node, and thus generate significant energy consumption or transmission delay. In this paper, we propose the trail-based search (TS) strategy that takes advantage of actor's mobility to improve the search efficiency. The main idea of TS is that, when the actor moves in the network, it can leave its trail composed of continuous footprints. The search packet with the event report is transmitted in the network to search the actor or its footprints. Once an effective footprint is discovered, the packet will be forwarded along the trail until it is received by the actor. Moreover, we derive the condition to guarantee the trail connectivity, and propose the redundancy reduction scheme based on TS (TS-R) to reduce nontrivial transmission redundancy that is generated by the trail. The theoretical and numerical analysis is provided to prove the efficiency of TS. Compared with the well-known expanding ring search (ERS), TS significantly reduces the energy consumption and search delay.

  6. Towards Feature Selection in Actor-Critic Algorithms

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    Rohanimanesh, Khashayar; Roy, Nicholas; Tedrake, Russ

    2007-01-01

    .... They demonstrate that two popular representations for value methods -- the barycentric interpolators and the graph Laplacian proto-value functions -- can be used to represent the actor so as to satisfy these conditions...

  7. Research on virtual actor action editing and movement control

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    Wenhu QIN; Yuhui WU; Zhengxu ZHAO

    2008-01-01

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

  8. Actors with Multi-Headed Message Receive Patterns

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    Sulzmann, Martin; Lam, Edmund Soon Lee; Van Weert, Peter

    2008-01-01

    style actors with receive clauses containing multi-headed message patterns. Patterns may be non-linear and constrained by guards. We provide a number of examples to show the usefulness of the extension. We also explore the design space for multi-headed message matching semantics, for example first-match......The actor model provides high-level concurrency abstractions to coordinate simultaneous computations by message passing. Languages implementing the actor model such as Erlang commonly only support single-headed pattern matching over received messages. We propose and design an extension of Erlang...... and rule priority-match semantics. The various semantics are inspired by the multi-set constraint matching semantics found in Constraint Handling Rules. This provides us with a formal model to study actors with multi-headed message receive patterns. The system can be implemented efficiently and we have...

  9. Soft Power in Central Asia: Actors and Its Activities

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    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Article considers theoretical aspects of soft power concept and its use by various actors in Central Asia. It is noted that scholars as well as practitioners are paying insufficient attention to such key concepts position J. Nye, as an attraction. As a result the efficiency of the use of soft power is significantly reduced. It also shows that the attractiveness is not a universal characteristic. For this reason, attractiveness and hence soft power of different actors are different and aimed at different segments of the population. These differences lead to competition of actors, but they do not reduce interaction in the region to zero-sum game. Specific forms and directions of the soft power of Russia, the U.S., the EU and China in Central Asia are discussed. The article emphasizes that the Central Asian states are not just recipients of soft power of external actors, but also themselves form behavioral strategies that are attractive to others.

  10. REPUTATIONAL CAPITAL OF POLITICAL ACTORS AS PUBLIC PROCUREMENT

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    A. E. Rudakova

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The author examines the reputational characteristics of the formation of political actors at the expense of the state budget, the specificity of the mechanism of implementation of government procurement and modern Russian practice.

  11. Understanding Obstacles to Peace: Actors, Interests, and Strategies ...

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    Feb 24, 2011 ... Understanding Obstacles to Peace: Actors, Interests, and Strategies in Africa's ... The case studies all employ methods of “thick description” process tracing ... Addressing Africa's unmet need for family planning by intensifying ...

  12. Transnational Diaspora and Civil Society Actors Driving MNE Internationalisation

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    Rana, Mohammad Bakhtiar; Elo, Maria

    2016-01-01

    Multinational enterprises (MNEs) are viewed as proactive global economic actors that enter new and emerging markets with intentional strategies, building on their inherent resources and firm-specific advantages. However, an international joint venture involves numerous actors in the market entry...... and civil society actors. It provides evidence of the reactive internationalisation of an MNE, showing how the transnational diaspora drove the MNE’s internationalisation and how a civil society actor, in conjunction with a diaspora member, facilitated the creation of an international joint venture (IJV...... and organisational capability base for this process, which would not have happened without their market-driving and enabling influence. The findings illustrate the central role of transnational diaspora entrepreneurship and the related innovation, motivation, contextual intelligence, networking and funding...

  13. Elegant Coercion and Iran: Beyond the Unitary Actor Model

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    Moss, J. C

    2005-01-01

    .... At its core, then, coercion is about state decision-making. Most theories of coercion describe states as if they were unitary actors whose decision-making results from purely rational cost-benefit calculations...

  14. Interface Between Research, Development and Local Actors in ...

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    Interface Between Research, Development and Local Actors in Enhancing ... Open Access DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT ... Environmental sustainability is a key area of focus in academic and development circles mainly because of the role that the ...

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

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    Katiuscia Moreno Galhera Espósito

    2011-10-01

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

  16. Efficient model learning methods for actor-critic control.

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    Grondman, Ivo; Vaandrager, Maarten; Buşoniu, Lucian; Babuska, Robert; Schuitema, Erik

    2012-06-01

    We propose two new actor-critic algorithms for reinforcement learning. Both algorithms use local linear regression (LLR) to learn approximations of the functions involved. A crucial feature of the algorithms is that they also learn a process model, and this, in combination with LLR, provides an efficient policy update for faster learning. The first algorithm uses a novel model-based update rule for the actor parameters. The second algorithm does not use an explicit actor but learns a reference model which represents a desired behavior, from which desired control actions can be calculated using the inverse of the learned process model. The two novel methods and a standard actor-critic algorithm are applied to the pendulum swing-up problem, in which the novel methods achieve faster learning than the standard algorithm.

  17. Programa pueblos mágicos y desarrollo local: actores, dimensiones y perspectivas en El Oro, México

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    Carlos Alberto Pérez-Ramírez

    2016-01-01

    Este trabajo realiza un análisis de la imple- mentación del programa pueblos mágicos en El Oro, Estado de México, con la finalidad de conocer los alcances y limitaciones para el desarrollo local. La propuesta metodológica se fundamenta en los planteamientos de Arocena (2002), que delinea las bases para el estudio del desarrollo local con base en las variables: modo de desarrollo, sistema de actores e identidad local. Se concluye que es preciso posi...

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

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    Josep Pont Vidal

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

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

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    Cardona Marleny

    2005-01-01

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

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

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    Aarikka-Stenroos, Leena; Alaranta, Mar

    2016-01-01

    The recent IMP and innovation network research has highlighted that diverse aspects of actors' heterogeneity such as differing goals, knowledge bases, capabilities and competences, perceptions, power, position, and culture play a role in the development of collaborative innovation....../organization, inter-organizational and ecosystem levels. Our results advance knowledge on the diversity of barriers in collaborative innovation and commercializing science and how they relate to the different actors: a body of knowledge that is increasingly discussed among IMP stream....

  1. A Multi-Actor Dynamic Integrated Assessment Model (MADIAM)

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    Weber, Michael

    2004-01-01

    The interactions between climate and the socio-economic system are investigated with a Multi-Actor Dynamic Integrated Assessment Model (MADIAM) obtained by coupling a nonlinear impulse response model of the climate sub-system (NICCS) to a multi-actor dynamic economic model (MADEM). The main goal is to initiate a model development that is able to treat the dynamics of the coupled climate socio-economic system, including endogenous technological change, in a non-equilibrium situation, thereby o...

  2. Logistics Performance of Actors in the Wine Supply Chain

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    Chandes , Jerôme; Estampe , Dominique

    2003-01-01

    International audience; In an environment marked by ever-greater international competition, wine sector companies have been seriously questioning the structure of their entire logistics chain. This is due to the emergence of new actors (i.e., large retailers); the diversification of service providers' product offers; and the different rapprochements between actors in this branch. These are all signals that have caused companies to question their logistics strategies as shown in the ISLI survey.

  3. Actor roles in transition: Insights from sociological perspectives

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    Wittmayer, Julia; Avelino, Flor; van Steenbergen, F.; Loorbach, Derk

    2016-01-01

    textabstractTo date, the field of transition research lacks a suitable vocabulary to analyse the (changing) interactions and relations of actors as part of a sustainability transition. This article addresses this knowledge gap by exploring the potential of the concept of 'roles' from social interaction research. The role concept is operationalized for transition research to allow the analysis of (changing) roles and relations between actor roles as indicative of changes in the social fabric a...

  4. Pro Forma Registration of Companies

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    Werlauff, Erik

    2010-01-01

    The article analyses the view taken by Community law on companies' pro forma registration in another EU or EEA country. Community law recognises pro forma registration under company law, i.e. a brass plate is sufficient, whereas it does not recognise pro forma registration under tax law, i.......e. a brass plate is not sufficient. The article provides reasons for the differential treatment of the two contexts and clarifies the difference on the basis of the Hubbard criterion, in which it was ruled that the effectiveness of Community law cannot vary according to the various branches of national law....

  5. Análisis cualitativo del concepto y praxis de rehabilitación integral percibido por distintos actores involucrados

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    Marisol Moreno-Angarita

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Introducción. La rehabilitación integral es un concepto de difícil consenso, dado que es resultado de una evolución histórica. Objetivo. Presentar los hallazgos del estudio “Acceso a los servicios de rehabilitación integral en Colombia: una aproximación desde los conceptos y las prácticas de distintos actores sociales” y describir las comprensiones de la rehabilitación integral de parte de diversos actores desde una perspectiva comprensiva de la discapacidad. Materiales y métodos. Se realizó un estudio descriptivo-exploratorio, cualitativo y de múltiples fuentes de evidencia para identificar las percepciones de actores responsables de formular e implementar políticas públicas (FP, académicos (A, profesionales (P, representantes de organizaciones sociales (OS, gestores de servicios (GS, gestores y profesionales de servicios de educación inclusiva (EI, personas con discapacidad (PCD y cuidadores (C, involucrados en la rehabilitación integral en una ciudad colombiana. Se realizaron entrevistas a 18 actores y se desarrollaron seis grupos focales. Para el análisis de datos, se usó el Atlas ti®, el acuerdo entre jueces y el análisis de las narrativas. Resultados. La rehabilitación integral es percibida de distintas maneras por los actores, entre las que priman tres concepciones de ella: como resultado de un proceso de rehabilitación funcional, como derecho y como garante de inclusión social. Conclusiones. Mientras exista diversidad y dispersión acerca de la rehabilitación integral, será difícil concebir, implementar, evaluar y participar activamente en dicho proceso. En consecuencia, las barreras de acceso a ella se incrementarán y estará lejos de entenderse como un derecho que se ejerce desde una visión integral de ser humano. Dicho esto, se enuncian implicaciones para la academia, los prestadores de servicios y las políticas públicas.

  6. Trail-Based Search for Efficient Event Report to Mobile Actors in Wireless Sensor and Actor Networks †

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    Xu, Zhezhuang; Liu, Guanglun; Yan, Haotian; Cheng, Bin; Lin, Feilong

    2017-01-01

    In wireless sensor and actor networks, when an event is detected, the sensor node needs to transmit an event report to inform the actor. Since the actor moves in the network to execute missions, its location is always unavailable to the sensor nodes. A popular solution is the search strategy that can forward the data to a node without its location information. However, most existing works have not considered the mobility of the node, and thus generate significant energy consumption or transmission delay. In this paper, we propose the trail-based search (TS) strategy that takes advantage of actor’s mobility to improve the search efficiency. The main idea of TS is that, when the actor moves in the network, it can leave its trail composed of continuous footprints. The search packet with the event report is transmitted in the network to search the actor or its footprints. Once an effective footprint is discovered, the packet will be forwarded along the trail until it is received by the actor. Moreover, we derive the condition to guarantee the trail connectivity, and propose the redundancy reduction scheme based on TS (TS-R) to reduce nontrivial transmission redundancy that is generated by the trail. The theoretical and numerical analysis is provided to prove the efficiency of TS. Compared with the well-known expanding ring search (ERS), TS significantly reduces the energy consumption and search delay. PMID:29077017

  7. Triunfos en tiempos de transición. Actores de vocación popular en las elecciones venezolanas de 1998

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    Margarita LÓPEZ MAYA

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: En este artículo se examina el desempeño de los actores emergentes de vocación popular en las elecciones venezolanas de 1998. Se sostiene que los comicios estuvieron condicionados, por una parte, por un contexto socioeconómico y político que creó en el electorado una favorable actitud hacia el cambio radical. Por otra parte, al examinar los principales hitos de la campaña y las relaciones y respuestas de los actores participantes en la contienda, tanto los tradicionales como los nuevos, se evidencia la habilidad con que se desenvolvió el candidato Hugo Chávez Frías y el Polo Patrótico, frente a sus adversarios. Por último, se presentan y evalúan los resultados electorales, cerrando con unas conclusiones sobre la situación y desafíos que se presentan a estos actores en el futuro inmediato.ABSTRACT: In this article we examine the performance of emergent popular actors in Venezuela's 1998 elections. We argue that the triumph of Hugo Chávez and his Polo Patriótico is a result of a particular socioeconomic and sociopolitical context that drove venezuelans to support a radical change in the political system. This general situation was combined with smart decisions and attitudes of the Polo Patriótico with regard to its opponents during the campaign. We present the results of regional and Congress elections of November as well as the presidencial results of Dicember, closing with comments about today's situation and future challenges.

  8. La disputa por la homologación de los procesos electorales en Chiapas

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    Álvaro F. López Lara

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se analizan las decisiones y estrategias de los actores políticos en torno al proceso de reforma para homologar el calendario electoral en Chiapas. Este caso muestra que aunque las reformas para homologar los procesos son deseables, su realización moviliza ambiciones de los poderes locales e incrementan las tensiones institucionales.

  9. La actuación y los Estudios Literarios

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    Karina Mauro

    2011-05-01

    de los estudios literarios en la investigación sobre la Actuación a partir del análisis de los conceptos de representación y mimesis aristotélica y de los problemas que acarrea la aplicación de estos conceptos en el análisis de la acción del actor en escena.

  10. Estudio de los Sistemas Inteligentes de Transporte

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    Javato Martín, Moisés

    2015-01-01

    En este trabajo se estudia el estado actual de los Sistemas Inteligentes de Transporte (ITS) en Estados Unidos y Europa, a través de ejemplos reales. En primer lugar, se da una visión general del tema, definiendo los aspectos y actores clave y explicando las áreas de la gestión del tráfico y del vehículo conectado. A continuación, se aborda el desarrollo de los sistemas ITS en el ámbito de la Unión Europea, explicando las principales instituciones y programas de financiación europeos, así com...

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

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    Garrett Pierman

    2015-12-01

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

  12. Introduction of an NT-proBNP assay to an acute admission unit--a 2-year audit.

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    Murtagh, Gillian

    2012-02-01

    BACKGROUND: The differential diagnosis of dyspnoea is difficult due to the low predictive value of clinical and laboratory parameters. The elevated levels of NT-proBNP in congestive heart failure may improve diagnostic accuracy. We have evaluated the effect of the introduction of an NT-proBNP assay on hospital length of stay (LOS) and mortality. METHODS: There were 11,853 AMAU patient episodes in the 22 months study period (March 2005-Dec 2006). An NT-proBNP assay was requested in 657 (5.5%) of these. Comparison between categorical variables such as diagnosis, NT-proBNP testing, LOS, and in-hospital mortality was made using Chi-square tests. Literature review suggested that an NT-proBNP cut-off >or=5000 ng\\/L should predict acute in-patient mortality. Logistic regression analysis was used to examine the association between such an elevated NT-proBNP level and outcomes. RESULTS: Of the 396 patients with NT-proBNP <5000 ng\\/L, 8.1% died compared with 22.5% of the 178 patients dying with values >or=5000 ng\\/L (p<0.0001). An NT-proBNP >or=5000 ng\\/L was predictive of both LOS >or=9 days (odds ratios (OR) 1.54 (95% CI 1.06, 2.24: p=0.02) and LOS >or=14 days (OR=1.87 (95% CI 1.29, 2.71: p=0.0009). NT-proBNP requests increased over time, from 2.6% to 8.2% of all patients; the result fell in the diagnostic range for CHF in 60% of requests. CONCLUSION: The introduction of an NT-proBNP was reflected in an appropriate but rapidly increasing pattern of requests from clinicians. High NT-proBNP levels predicted in-hospital mortality and longer LOS in an acute medical population.

  13. Engaging Actors in Co-Designing Heterogeneous Innovations

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

    2011-01-01

    In this paper we share and analyze our experiences staging a co-design process in which we through different interventions engage important actors in designing. Our experiences are taking from an innovation and research project about user-involvement in textile design processes. As the project...... in our project’s agenda by going through the different stages of translation. The paper is finalized with reflections on the difficulties in engaging actors in a co-design process and transporting results into the existing framed context of design and architectural work....... related to translating and transporting the results of these different events due to the institutional and professional framing of projects and design processes. We are analyzing these through an actor network approach and use the translation term to describe how the participants slowly became engaged...

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

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    Guillaume Devin

    2010-12-01

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

  15. The Eu as a strategic global policy actor

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    Chatzopoulou, Sevasti; Ansell, Christopher

    that shapes and is being shaped by the EU strategic choices. This process is facilitated by the existing EU institutions and structures, the administrative and technical expertise capacity when it responds to the internal and external challenges (environment, sustainable development climate and circular......This article aims to complement the existing literature on the EU as a global actor and demonstrates that the EU’s entrepreneurship on policy, ideas and knowledge production contributes to the evolution of the EU as a strategic global policy actor. While the number of significant studies on the EU...... as a global actor proliferated the last decades, these studies concentrate on the EU’s role in a fragmented manner, focusing either on specific normative or more economic and trade issues, and thus often competing between themselves. This article acknowledges these contributions and aims to take them further...

  16. Two-actor conflict with time delay: A dynamical model

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    Qubbaj, Murad R.; Muneepeerakul, Rachata

    2012-11-01

    Recent mathematical dynamical models of the conflict between two different actors, be they nations, groups, or individuals, have been developed that are capable of predicting various outcomes depending on the chosen feedback strategies, initial conditions, and the previous states of the actors. In addition to these factors, this paper examines the effect of time delayed feedback on the conflict dynamics. Our analysis shows that under certain initial and feedback conditions, a stable neutral equilibrium of conflict may destabilize for some critical values of time delay, and the two actors may evolve to new emotional states. We investigate the results by constructing critical delay surfaces for different sets of parameters and analyzing results from numerical simulations. These results provide new insights regarding conflict and conflict resolution and may help planners in adjusting and assessing their strategic decisions.

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

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    Pace, Michelle; Pallister-Wilkins, Polly

    2018-01-01

    This article contributes to the debate on liminality within International Relations (IR) theory by focusing on the actorness of the European Union (EU) and Hamas. The concept of liminality as a transitional process is applied to frame the situation of both the EU and Hamas as political actors in......-between socially established categories. This article explores how the liminal identity of these two actors impacts, on the one hand, their relations with each other and, on the other hand, their relations of ‘self’. Exploring the procedural relations of the EU and Hamas, it argues for the necessity of recognising...... liminal categories in IR theory and practice, while, at the same time, it highlights the limits of such in-between categories in a world order still structured around the state....

  18. Balancing influence between actors in healthcare decision making.

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    Kaplan, Robert M; Babad, Yair M

    2011-04-19

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

  19. Actores y factores del contexto institucional que permiten entender la discusión y aprobación de la Ley 975 de 2005

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    Guevara Cifuentes, Stefany Xiomara

    2016-01-01

    El trabajo de investigación es un estudio de caso que pretende analizar la forma en que factores del contexto institucional y la capacidad de influencia de ciertos actores se reflejan en la discusión y aprobación de la Ley 975 de 2005. Factores del contexto institucional y la capacidad de influencia sobre las posiciones asumidas por los actores políticos y sociales en las diferentes etapas del proceso legislativo y sobre las decisiones que se tomaron para la aprobación de la Ley, en torno a d...

  20. Social movements and the construction of crisis actors

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    Bourne, Angela; Chatzopoulou, Sevasti

    2015-01-01

    of social movements occurs when they collaborate with similar movements in other countries, claim a European identity, invoke Europe-wide solidarity, contest authorities beyond the state and ascribe responsibility for solving the crisis to European Union (EU). By targeting EU authorities, social movements......This article examines the Europeanization of social movements following the European sovereign debt crisis. It develops a theoretical framework to measure degrees of social movement Europeanization, incorporating targets, participants, and issue frame dimensions of mobilization. Europeanization...... may contribute to the construction of the EU as a crisis actor and through deliberative processes define the roles and identities of such actors....

  1. Private actors, global health and learning the lessons of history.

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    Youde, Jeremy

    2016-01-01

    Private business and philanthropic organizations have played a prominent role in the response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and the support of global health governance more broadly. While this involvement may appear to be novel or unprecedented, this article argues that this active role for private actors and philanthropies actually mirrors the historical experience of cross-border health governance in the first half of the twentieth century. By examining the experiences, roles and criticisms of the Rockefeller Foundation's International Health Division and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, it is possible to identify potential opportunities for better cooperation between public and private actors in global health governance.

  2. Learning to Run with Actor-Critic Ensemble

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    Huang, Zhewei; Zhou, Shuchang; Zhuang, BoEr; Zhou, Xinyu

    2017-01-01

    We introduce an Actor-Critic Ensemble(ACE) method for improving the performance of Deep Deterministic Policy Gradient(DDPG) algorithm. At inference time, our method uses a critic ensemble to select the best action from proposals of multiple actors running in parallel. By having a larger candidate set, our method can avoid actions that have fatal consequences, while staying deterministic. Using ACE, we have won the 2nd place in NIPS'17 Learning to Run competition, under the name of "Megvii-hzw...

  3. Pro Kapital sihib ida suunas / Raigo Neudorf

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    2007-01-01

    Peamiselt itaallastele kuuluv kinnisvaraarendaja Pro Kapital Group suunab edaspidi oma põhitegevuse Venemaale ja Ukrainasse, kuid jätkab kinnisvaraprojektide arendamisega Eestis ja Lätis. Vt. samas: Preatoni juhib Domina tegevust; Pro Kapital laiendab Kristiine keskust; Arco Vara juht kiidab Pro Kapitali ning nende projekte; Kümme aastat Pro Kapitali juhina

  4. Dinámicas de externalización entre las ONG locales y las ONG extranjeras (terceros actores) presentes en Egipto: 2004-2009 (TERCEROS ACTORES) PRESENTES EN EGIPTO: 2004-2009

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    Gómez Moyano, Laura Juliana

    2014-01-01

    El propósito de la presente monografía es evaluar el papel de las ONG internacionales en la apertura de espacios de participación política para la sociedad civil en Egipto. En ese sentido, se analiza el contexto de oportunidades políticas locales y transnacionales del país, así como los procesos de articulación entre la política local e internacional a través de los niveles de integración entre sus actores. Mediante una investigación de tipo cualitativa basada en los desarrollos sobre teorías...

  5. FileMaker Pro 9

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    Coffey, Geoff

    2007-01-01

    FileMaker Pro 9: The Missing Manual is the clear, thorough and accessible guide to the latest version of this popular desktop database program. FileMaker Pro lets you do almost anything with the information you give it. You can print corporate reports, plan your retirement, or run a small country -- if you know what you're doing. This book helps non-technical folks like you get in, get your database built, and get the results you need. Pronto.The new edition gives novices and experienced users the scoop on versions 8.5 and 9. It offers complete coverage of timesaving new features such as the Q

  6. Pro asynchronous programming with .NET

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    Blewett, Richard; Ltd, Rock Solid Knowledge

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    Pro Asynchronous Programming with .NET teaches the essential skill of asynchronous programming in .NET. It answers critical questions in .NET application development, such as: how do I keep my program responding at all times to keep my users happy how do I make the most of the available hardware how can I improve performanceIn the modern world, users expect more and more from their applications and devices, and multi-core hardware has the potential to provide it. But it takes carefully crafted code to turn that potential into responsive, scalable applications.With Pro Asynchronous Programming

  7. Actor-Network Theory and Tourism : Ordering, materiality and multiplicity

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    Duim, van der V.R.; Ren, C.; Jóhannesson, G.T.

    2012-01-01

    The recent surfacing of actor-network theory (ANT) in tourism studies correlates to a rising interest in understanding tourism as emergent thorough relational practice connecting cultures, natures and technologies in multifarious ways. Despite the widespread application of ANT across the social

  8. Living Labs as boundary-spanners between Triple Helix actors

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    van Geenhuizen, M.S.

    2016-01-01

    Living labs are an increasingly popular methodology to enhance innovation. Living labs aim to span boundaries between different organizations, among others Triple helix actors, by acting as a network organization typically in a real-life environment to foster co-creation by user-groups. This paper

  9. Of International Actors, Nodal Governance and the African Peer ...

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    Based on the recent political unrest in Kenya, I argue that one way in which the. African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) can improve governance in Africa and indeed see through the implementation of its review recommendations is to form networks with other international actors. These networks will be constituted by ...

  10. Effects of Actor-Network Theory in Accounting Research

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    Justesen, Lise Nederland; Mouritsen, Jan

    2011-01-01

    Purpose – This paper aims to discuss how Bruno Latour's version of actor-network theory has influenced accounting research. It also seeks to show that Latour's writings contain unexplored potential that may inspire future accounting research. Design/methodology/approach – The paper takes the form...

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

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    Benoit, William L.

    1997-01-01

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

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

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    This paper deliberates on actor/actant-network theory (AANT) as methodology for policy research in environmental education (EE). Insights are drawn from work that applied AANT to research environmental policy processes surrounding the formulation and implementation of South Africa's Plastic Bags Regulations of 2003.

  13. Stochastic actor-oriented models for network change

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    Snijders, T.A.B.

    1996-01-01

    A class of models is proposed for longitudinal network data. These models are along the lines of methodological individualism: actors use heuristics to try to achieve their individual goals, subject to constraints. The current network structure is among these constraints. The models are continuous

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

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

  15. The Plurilingual Social Actor. Language, Citizenship and Education

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    Coste, Daniel; Simon, Diana-Lee

    2009-01-01

    The paper critically discusses key theoretical concepts and definitions attached to the notion of a "plurilingual social actor", and assesses their impact and implications for European language policies and for the development of plurilingualism and citizenship in schools. (Contains 11 notes.)

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

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    Bajde, Domen

    2013-01-01

    The vocabulary and tactics developed by actor-network theory (ANT) can shed light on several ontological and epistemological challenges faced by consumer culture theory. Rather than providing ready-made theories or methods, our translation of ANT puts forward a series of questions and propositions...

  17. Actor roles in transition: Insights from sociological perspectives

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

    2016-01-01

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

  18. Learning from the social construction of environmental indicators: From the retrospective to the pro-active use of SCOT in technology development

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    Elle, Morten; Darnmann, Sven; Lentsch, Justus

    2010-01-01

    This article explores the challenges, advantages and limitations of the pro-active use of the social construction of technology (SCOT) to improve the methods applied in the development of technology for use by a broad range of actors. Our example is the development of environmental indicators...

  19. El papel de las redes de actores en las políticas públicas de seguridad alimentaria y nutricional en la región del Urabá antioqueño, 2013

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    Diana María Sepúlveda Herrera

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    Full Text Available Estudio descriptivo transversal para la construcción participativa del mapeo de actores sociales identificados, para la formulación de políticas de seguridad alimentaria y nutricional (SAN de la región del Urabá antioqueño. Se construyó un instrumento para la caracterización de actores de los 11 municipios de la región. Los datos se analizaron en el software SPSS 20.0 y UCINET 6. En el estudio participaron 152 actores, del sector público, privado y comunitario tanto de la esfera municipal como nacional, que permitieron identificar redes sociales con sus respectivas cohesiones y fragmentaciones de acuerdo con las dinámicas del contexto estudiado. Las principales actividades desarrolladas por los actores en el campo alimentario y nutricional fueron: educación, promoción del derecho a la alimentación y participación en programas dirigidos a la población vulnerable. Se concluye que la identificación de los actores sociales y sus recursos, evidencia la existencia de agentes interesados en el trabajo por la SAN de la región; sin embargo, se requiere intervenir las redes de manera que se fortalezca la interacción para promover la participación colectiva y articulada en procesos de construcción de políticas públicas en SAN.

  20. El papel de las redes de actores en las políticas públicas de seguridad alimentaria y nutricional en la región del Urabá antioqueño, 2013

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    Diana María Sepúlveda Herrera

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Estudio descriptivo transversal para la construcción participativa del mapeo de actores sociales identificados, para la formulación de políticas de seguridad alimentaria y nutricional (SAN de la región del Urabá antioqueño. Se construyó un instrumento para la caracterización de actores de los 11 municipios de la región. Los datos se analizaron en el software SPSS 20.0 y UCINET 6. En el estudio participaron 152 actores, del sector público, privado y comunitario tanto de la esfera municipal como nacional, que permitieron identificar redes sociales con sus respectivas cohesiones y fragmentaciones de acuerdo con las dinámicas del contexto estudiado. Las principales actividades desarrolladas por los actores en el campo alimentario y nutricional fueron: educación, promoción del derecho a la alimentación y participación en programas dirigidos a la población vulnerable. Se concluye que la identificación de los actores sociales y sus recursos, evidencia la existencia de agentes interesados en el trabajo por la SAN de la región; sin embargo, se requiere intervenir las redes de manera que se fortalezca la interacción para promover la participación colectiva y articulada en procesos de construcción de políticas públicas en SAN.

  1. Actors' portrayals of depression to test interrater reliability in clinical trials.

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    Rosen, Jules; Mulsant, Benoit H; Bruce, Martha L; Mittal, Vikas; Fox, Debra

    2004-10-01

    This study determined if actors could portray depressed patients to establish the interrater reliability of raters using the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HDRS). Actors portrayed depressed patients using scripts derived from HDRS assessments obtained at three points during treatment. Four experienced raters blindly viewed videotapes of two patients and two actors. They guessed if each interviewee was a patient or an actor and rated the certainty of their guesses. For each interview, they also rated the realism of the portrayal and completed the HDRS. Experienced raters could not distinguish actors and patients better than chance and were equally certain of their right and wrong guesses. Actors and patients received high scores on the realism of their portrayals. The HDRS scores of the actor-patient pairs were correlated. Actors can effectively portray depressed patients. Future studies will determine if actors can accurately portray patients with anxiety and psychosis.

  2. Balancing influence between actors in healthcare decision making

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    Babad Yair M

    2011-04-01

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

  3. The legislative actor in the Nobel era: Quo Vadis EU?

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    Ana Isabel Xavier

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available The idea of a political union, as well as an economic union of Europe, beyond free circulation of persons, goods and services, has always been included in the ideals of the building of Europe. However, its de jure formalization only occurs on November 1, 1993, when the Treaty of Maastricht is in force and a new political and strategic actor is in place: the European Union (EU. Since then, literature has "defined" the European Union in order to clearly establish what this UPO - Unidentified Political Object (an expression by Jacques Delors in the 1990s - is or what it can be. One of the ideas which has been a focus of discussion is that of "legislative actor" (Manners, 2001; 2002, which claims that the European Union has progressed towards normativity, both internally as well as externally, to its close neighbors and its relations with the rest of the world. This paper aims to contribute to the discussion on Europe's quality or condition to impose rules. We will begin by systematizing a series of achievements which, according to Manners, lead to the triangle democracy, Human Rights and good governance in the signing of the Treaty of Lisbon on December 13, 2007 and its entering in full force on December 1, 2009. However, this paper does not disregard the fact that the concept "legislative actor" has been (reworked and perfected by its author and other scholars due to criticism and empirical studies and has thus been altered, enhanced and argued against. Therefore, some concepts will be studied whose arguments will allow us to question the internal and external dimension of the actor European Union. We will also explore the symbolic power of the Union in the development of tools and capacity to be acknowledged as an actor able to face current threats and challenges but whose profile may not be different from other actors in international relations. Finally, we will discuss the impact of the EU having been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2012 on

  4. Los insomnios

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    Takeuchi Tan, Yuri; Fundación Valle de Lili

    1998-01-01

    Los insomnios/El sueño normal/Otros trastornos de sueño que producen insomnio pero también hipersomnio (excesiva somnolencia diurna)/Manejo y tratamiento de los insomnios/Higiene del sueño/Instrucciones para la higiene del sueño/Técnicas conductuales/Terapia farmacológica.

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

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    Fco. Alfredo Caminos

    2008-01-01

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

  6. The effect of (negative) emotion on pro-environmental behavior : an application of the theory of planned behavior

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    Gibson, Ben

    2016-01-01

    With climate change becoming ever-present as a huge environmental issue for the modern era to address, pro-environmental behavior (PEB) is becoming an increasingly relevant area. There seems to be a divergence between how different actors try and encourage PEB when using emotion as the motivational tool. Therefore, the current study aimed to explore this effect of (negative) emotion on decision making. The Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) was used as the theoretical framework, with the primar...

  7. Action recognition is sensitive to the identity of the actor.

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    Ferstl, Ylva; Bülthoff, Heinrich; de la Rosa, Stephan

    2017-09-01

    Recognizing who is carrying out an action is essential for successful human interaction. The cognitive mechanisms underlying this ability are little understood and have been subject of discussions in embodied approaches to action recognition. Here we examine one solution, that visual action recognition processes are at least partly sensitive to the actor's identity. We investigated the dependency between identity information and action related processes by testing the sensitivity of neural action recognition processes to clothing and facial identity information with a behavioral adaptation paradigm. Our results show that action adaptation effects are in fact modulated by both clothing information and the actor's facial identity. The finding demonstrates that neural processes underlying action recognition are sensitive to identity information (including facial identity) and thereby not exclusively tuned to actions. We suggest that such response properties are useful to help humans in knowing who carried out an action. Copyright © 2017 The Author(s). Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  8. Passenger Rail SOEs as Domestic Institutional Market Actors

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    Tolstrup Christensen, Lene

    2018-01-01

    sectorial challenges. In Sweden, this role has a new public governance form as the monopoly over time is fully dismantled. In Denmark, over time marketization is put on hold due to problems with the SOE as a market actor, but the SOE is nevertheless safeguarded in a new Weberian model as a sector......Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to make an empirical-based conceptualization of the contemporary domestic state-owned enterprises (SOEs) as domestic institutional market actors (IMAs) in the marketization of public service delivery. Design/methodology/approach: The paper is based...... on a qualitative comparative case study of the SOEs in passenger rail in Denmark and Sweden from 1990 to 2015. Findings: The paper shows how marketization results in a layered institutional set-up of public service delivery based on both competition and monopoly where the SOE becomes what we call an IMA bridging...

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

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    Caitriona Dowd

    2015-09-01

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

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

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    Gheorghe MINCULETE

    2013-01-01

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

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

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    Maneschi, Davide

    2013-01-01

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

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

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

    2009-01-01

    on the results, these tools must use consistent semantics for the model. Yet, a monolithic semantic model is just as complex as the entity it describes. In order to circumvent this issue, we define a three level semantics giving independent definitions of the functionality of actors, the temporal properties...... of communications, and finally imposing deadlines on the timing of dependent actors. With this approach the semantics is used directly in developing a simulator supporting the nondeterminism of the abstract semantics such that e.g. potential race conditions can be detected. The layers are also planned to underpin...... independent specialized verification tools. The verification task for timed, hybrid systems can thus be divided into the continuous, discrete, and timing domains with automated translation to specialized tools, and this promises better scalability than simulation or model checking of one complex model....

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

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    Stensdal, Iselin

    2012-11-01

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

  14. New market actors: economic social movements and politicized consumers

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    Fátima Portilho

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available This article presents reflections on new market actors, and economic social movements in particular - that is, those in which actors build a new culture of political action that seeks to reappropriate the economy through their own values. Some examples of this are the movements organized around “solidarity economics”, fair trade, geographic indications, “slow food” and consumer organization. This interface of social movements and the market may be the most marked, differentiated and polemic trait of contemporary political mobilizations. Nonetheless, beyond economic social movements, this article simultaneously emphasizes and problematizes political action within the sphere of individual consumption, that is, that which has been referred to as “political consumption”. Keywords: economic social movements, consumer movements, political consumption.

  15. Demystifying facilitation of multi-actor learning processes

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    Groot, A.E.

    2002-01-01

    This thesis aims to demystify the facilitation of participatory processes in order to improve the performance of the facilitation professional. As our society is increasingly recognised as pluralistic, characterised by multiple actors with different interests, values and perceptions, participation has become a popular means of bringing about social and technical change. Across the globe, whether in agricultural devel...

  16. Cyberspace: Malevolent Actors, Criminal Opportunities, and Strategic Competition

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    local wireless network to in- form the doctor, relatives, or other caregivers that the medications have been taken. In this way, computer chips have...labeled this phenomenon BlackFor, or Black Force, defined as a “postmodern form of societal cancer ,” and as “a confederation of illicit non-state actors...psychedelics, pre- 298 scription, precursors, opioids, ecstasy, cannabis , and steroids.61 Once these products were purchased, they were shipped in

  17. Actors: A Model of Concurrent Computation in Distributed Systems.

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    Artificial Intelligence Labora- tory of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Support for the labora- tory’s aritificial intelligence research is...RD-A157 917 ACTORS: A MODEL OF CONCURRENT COMPUTATION IN 1/3- DISTRIBUTED SY𔃿TEMS(U) MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CRMBRIDGE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE ...Computation In Distributed Systems Gui A. Aghai MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory Thsdocument ha. been cipp-oved I= pblicrelease and sale; itsI

  18. Wave Energy and Actor-Network Theory: The Irish Case

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    Cunningham, William

    2013-01-01

    This paper examines the role of the wave energy sector in Ireland using theories from the field of Science and Technology Studies (STS). Theoretical divisions within the field of STS are examined, particularly the Sociology of Scientific Knowledge (SSK) and Actor-Network Theory (ANT). Any conflicts which these two theories present to each other are examined through the empirical findings of the Irish wave energy sector. In particular, ANT s rejection of macro and micro distinctions when analy...

  19. Beyond Pain: Coercing Violent Non-State Actors

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    same collection by Abraham Maslow , “A Theory of Motivation,” 174- 175, taken from Psychological Review, 50 (1943). 15 For excellent study of global...utility now? Despite a persistent threat, contemporary theory and practice are not oriented on the VNSA problem. Focus remains on inter-state...actors make imperfect decisions resulting in unexpected behaviors. This is contrary to the underlying premise of classical coercion theory , which

  20. The Grenelle de l'Environnement - actors, discourses, effects

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    Boy, Daniel; Brugidou, Mathieu; Halpern, Charlotte; Lascoumes, Pierre

    2012-01-01

    This document proposes an abstract of a collective publication which aimed at assessing the effects of the French environmental policy 'Grenelle de l'Environnement', its methodological originality and its consequences in terms of environmental public policies. The authors propose a sociological analysis of the about thousand five hundred involved actors, a thorough analysis of discourses, and an inventory of effects in three specific fields

  1. Perspectivas y dimensiones de una gobernanza global: el futuro de la Unión Europea como actor internacional

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    Alberto Castillo Castañeda

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available El artículo pretende analizar el papel global de la Unión Europea como actor internacional sobre la base de sus componentes de poder, las dimensiones de la gobernanza global y sus perspectivas como proyecto regional para lograr tener una lectura de su participación en el sistema internacional en el futuro. Dentro de estas perspectivas futuras se resaltará el papel que juega el poder blando de la Unión Europea como potencia normativa y civil dentro de una gobernanza global con nuevos actores, intereses y valores divergentes. Este trabajo parte de la hipótesis de que el cambio relacional de poder en la sociedad internacional está ocasionando dinámicas geopolíticas y geoeconómicas contrapuestas a los planteamientos de un multilateralismo eficaz. Se intentará responder o, al menos, brindar algunas luces a interrogantes tales como: ¿Podrá la UE preservar su relevancia como actor internacional en este mundo en cambio? ¿Mantendrá la relevancia en sus valores e intereses como proyecto regional? ¿La estrategia europea de incidencia internacional debe basarse simplemente en el ámbito del poder blando y el multilateralismo eficaz?

  2. Human melioidosis reported by ProMED

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    Katherinn Melissa Nasner-Posso

    2015-06-01

    Conclusions: Internet-based reporting systems such as ProMED are useful to gather information and synthesize knowledge on emerging infections. Although certain areas need to be improved, ProMED provided good information about melioidosis.

  3. Let it go: Relationship autonomy predicts pro-relationship responses to partner transgressions.

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    Hadden, Benjamin W; Baker, Zachary G; Knee, C Raymond

    2017-11-24

    The purpose of the present research is to better understand how relationship autonomy-having more self-determined reasons for being committed to a relationship-contributes to pro-relationship responses to transgressions in romantic relationships (e.g., forgiveness and accommodation). Study 1 employed a cross-sectional design (N = 350) and Study 2 used a weekly diary (N = 121) to test associations between relationship autonomy and pro-relationship responses to transgressions. Studies 3 and 4 utilized dyadic designs (Study 3: N = 200 couples, 400 individuals; Study 4: N = 275 couples, 550 individuals) to determine how both partners' relationship autonomy is associated with pro-relationship responses. Results revealed that relationship autonomy is robustly associated with pro-relationship responses to transgressions, both as general tendencies and as responses to idiosyncratic transgressions. Results of actor-partner interdependence model (APIM) analyses in Studies 3 and 4 provide evidence that one's partner's relationship autonomy is important for promoting pro-relationship responses as well. Study 4 also found that people perceive that partners respond better to transgressions if their partner is high in relationship autonomy. This research provides consistent and compelling evidence that the degree of self-determination underlying commitment is important for understanding how people respond to transgressions in their relationships, beyond their current levels of commitment. © 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  4. Counterterrorism in the Russian Arctic: legal framework and central actors

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    Ingvill M. Elgsaas

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available Russia’s strategic interests in the Arctic coupled with a complex and diffuse terrorist threat has produced a niche topic: Arctic counterterrorism. Arctic counterterrorism is a new and underdeveloped topic that has received only limited attention. This article contributes a discussion of the legal framework and the main actors involved in countering terrorism in the Russian Arctic. The author finds that the legal framework for counterterrorism is extensive yet centered in core documents. Similarly, counterterrorism involves many and varied actors united in a relatively simple and streamlined national system for counterterrorism. Current legal regulation and organisation provide a solid base that may support efficient management of counterterrorism, also in the Arctic. A notable strength is the concentration of coordination responsibilities in the hands of one central actor, the FSB. Another important characteristic is that the system is symmetrical and follows Russia’s federal organisation with coordinating bodies for all regions including those in the Arctic. Counterterrorism legislation is kept up to date and the trend is towards tougher punishments and a wide understanding of terrorist offenses. A potential weak spot is the unclear role of the newly formed National Guard. The uncertainty surrounding the role of the National Guard in the fight against terrorism may challenge the FSB and weaken coordination of the system for counterterrorism in the future.

  5. Environmental assessment for sustainable development: process, actors and practice

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    Andre, P.; Delisle, C.E.; Reveret, J.-P.

    2003-01-01

    Multiple environmental problems afflict our contemporary world and have been the subject of discussions during many international meetings. All declarations resulting from these meetings insist on including environmental problems and on environmental assessment (EA) as an important tool to achieve this. This book aims to reach three objectives. First, it introduces EA to people from different disciplines, and therefore it opens up the perspective of new disciplinary horizons. Second, the authors discuss EA as a socio-political process rather than emphasizing methodologies. Third, this book draws mainly on the experience in Francophone countries which is still poorly disseminated. This book focusses on process and actors. Thus, the subject matter is divided into five major parts: the history and major issues of EA from a sustainable development perspective (Chapters 1 to 3); the actors, i.e. the Project Proponent and consulting firms, the public, the decision maker and international actors (Chapters 4 to 7); methods and tools including public participation (Chapters 8 and 9); processes in practice through step by step processes in practice and case studies (Chapters 10 and 11); and, finally, recent and upcoming developments in EA, including elements of strategic environmental assessment (Chapters 12 and 13). An index facilitates searching for information. The reader is also invited to consult the book's website

  6. The European Union as a Comprehensive Police Actor

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    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available The European Union (EU has responded to changing security threats by seeking to increase cooperation between the law enforcement agencies of the Member States, granting further powers to Europol and other intelligence-sharing institutions, and by undertaking police missions beyond EU borders. The literature relating to EU policing is generally focused on the ‘internal’ and ‘external’ dimensions, or on specific aspects of police activity. This tendency to concentrate on narrow or isolated areas of policing has led to a significant gap regarding the broader analysis of the EU as a comprehensive police actor. Important questions about the nature of EU policing as a whole, as well as the contribution of policing activities to the EU’s security agenda, remain unexplored in the literature. This article aims to define what is meant by ‘comprehensive policing’ and to indentify criteria by which the comprehensiveness of EU-level policing may be measured. In addition to this, an integrated actorness/police comprehensiveness framework will be presented as a tool for assessing the EU as a comprehensive police actor.

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

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    Elder-Vass, Dave

    2008-09-01

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

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

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    McAdams, Dan P

    2013-05-01

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

  9. Biomass markets. Growth strategy and challenges for French actors

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    2015-01-01

    This study comprises three reports. The first one is an executive summary which focuses on the main aspects of the evolution of the activity in the biomass sector, and highlights factors of change and their strategic consequences. The second one proposes an overview of the situation of biomass French markets, analyses growth strategies adopted by actors of the biomass sector (development of new production capacities, international growth, development of strategies based on several energies, diversification of prospects, innovation and improvement of installation efficiency), and discusses the main strategic challenges on the medium term. The third report proposes a presentation of the context of French biomass markets (political, regulatory and energetic framework, energetic assessment and assessment of the waste-based sector, economic context, housing stock, and other contextual factors), a presentation of the biomass French market (data for 2005-2013, dynamics of three specific segments: solid biomass, renewable urban wastes, and biogas), and a description of the competitive landscape (economic structure, actors) and of the 15 main actors

  10. Protocol for ADDITION-PRO

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    Johansen, Nanna Borup; Hansen, Anne-Louise Smidt; Jensen, Troels M

    2012-01-01

    disease and microvascular diabetic complications. We also require a better understanding of the mechanisms that underlie and drive early changes in cardiometabolic physiology. The ADDITION-PRO study was designed to address these issues among individuals at different levels of diabetes risk recruited from...... Danish primary care. METHODS/DESIGN: ADDITION-PRO is a population-based, longitudinal cohort study of individuals at high risk for diabetes. 16,136 eligible individuals were identified at high risk following participation in a stepwise screening programme in Danish general practice between 2001 and 2006....... All individuals with impaired glucose regulation at screening, those who developed diabetes following screening, and a random sub-sample of those at lower levels of diabetes risk were invited to attend a follow-up health assessment in 2009-2011 (n=4,188), of whom 2,082 (50%) attended. The health...

  11. Anti- versus Pro-Competitive Mergers

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    Fridolfsson, Sven-Olof

    2007-01-01

    In a framework where mergers are mutually excluding, I show that firms pursue anti- rather than (alternative) pro-competitive mergers. Potential outsiders to anti-competitive mergers refrain from pursuing pro-competitive mergers if the positive externalities from anti-competitive mergers are strong enough. Potential outsiders to pro-competitive mergers pursue anti-competitive mergers if the negative externalities from the pro-competitive mergers are strong enough. Potential participants in an...

  12. Aportes postcoloniales (latinoamericanos) al estudio de los movimientos sociales

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    2005-01-01

    Desde el giro de los ochenta hasta hoy, los análisis de la acción colectiva tienden a concluir que la lucha de los movimientos latinoamericanos se halla anclada a la ilustración. Sea porque reivindican necesidades básicas, porque su principal interlocutor es el Estado, porque su contexto de lucha es atrasado o porque están atadas a localismos. En cualquiera de estos casos, se entiende que esos actores difícilmente pueden cuestionar los límites de la modernidad globalizada. En este...

  13. Los beneficios de aplicar las TICs en la Universidad

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    Lorena Bodero; Zoila Alvarado

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    El siguiente artículo despliega un análisis sobre los beneficios de aplicar las TICs en la universidad, siendo considerada la tecnología como el artífice de innumerables acciones que desencadenan éxitos y fracasos en los diferentes ámbitos del desarrollo personal y profesional. En la universidad las TICs se han convertido en un instrumento del conocimiento, indispensable para alcanzar un nivel de educación de calidad, en que los docentes y estudiantes son los actores beneficiados con su aplic...

  14. Los pobres­ -pobres

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    Sheldon Annis

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Actualmente existen cerca de mil millones de personas pobres en el mundo. El Banco Mundial estima que 35 mil personas mueren de hambre cada día. En el mundo actual se distinguen tres tendencias: la africanización de la pobreza absoluta;La emergencia de una sub-clase de pobres del post-desarrollo y el Movimiento mundial informal unificado de los "relativamente pobres". Se refiere a la revolución informativa y los pobres en América Latina; habla del auge de la televisión; la computación y redes; nuevas políticas del Banco Mundial; acciones pro-pobres. Recuerda que los pobres también participan de la era de la información. A casi todos les llega la radio. Y poco a poco la televisión y las nuevas tecnologías.

  15. [Pro Familia statistics for 1974].

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    Statistics for 1974 for the West German family planning organization Pro Familia are reported. 56 offices are now operating, and 23,726 clients were seen. Men were seen more frequently than previously. 10,000 telephone calls were also handled. 16-25 year olds were increasingly represented in the clientele, as were unmarried persons of all ages. 1,242 patients were referred to physicians or clinics for clinical diagnosis.

  16. Los Cactos

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    García Paredes Antonio

    1942-12-01

    Full Text Available El Cacto Cactus es uno de los géneros de plantas de la familia de las Cacteas Nopaleas que contiene muchas especies y variedades todas de formas extrañas, propias de la América intertropical y que habitan en los climas fríos y templados, en terrenos secos y estériles, desde el norte de Méjico hasta la Patagonia. Algunos cactos se cultivan por sus frutos que son sanosy sabrosos, otros como plantas ornamentales en los parques y jardines, otros como auxiliares para la industria, como los nopales en los que se cría la Cochinilla, insecto de la familia de los Hemípteros que produce la laca o carmín, materia colorante indispensable en la pintura al óleo y la acuarela, y por último, hoy están en moda y se cultivan con esmero una gran variedad de diminutos cactos exóticosque se mantienen sobre arena húmeda en pequeñas maceteras de porcelana, en los lugares más visibles de las habitaciones.

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

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    Andréa Finger-Stich

    2009-06-01

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

  18. Children's Moral Judgments as a Function of Intention, Damage, and an Actor's Physical Harm.

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    Suls, Jerry; Kalle, Robert J.

    1979-01-01

    Examines children's moral judgments of story characters who accidently harm themselves. Children in kindergarten and in grades 3 and 5 rated actors in stories which varied in terms of intention, damage, and harm to the actor. (SS)

  19. Importance of Actors and Agency in Sustainability Transitions: A Systematic Exploration of the Literature

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    Lisa-Britt Fischer

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    Full Text Available This article explores the role of actors and agency in the literature on sustainability transitions. We reviewed 386 journal articles on transition management and sustainability transitions listed in Scopus from 1995 to 2014. We investigate the thesis that actors have been neglected in this literature in favor of more abstract system concepts. Results show that this thesis cannot be confirmed on a general level. Rather, we find a variety of different approaches, depending on the systemic level, for clustering actors and agency as niche, regime, and landscape actors; the societal realm; different levels of governance; and intermediaries. We also differentiate between supporting and opposing actors. We find that actor roles in transitions are erratic, since their roles can change over the course of time, and that actors can belong to different categories. We conclude by providing recommendations for a comprehensive typology of actors in sustainability transitions.

  20. Necessity for Consistent and Understandable Engagement Policies with Non-State Actors

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    Fitzpatrick, Andrew P

    2008-01-01

    How does a nonstate actor, namely a recognized armed insurgent group, transition to the political realm from insurgent to state actor, and what are the implications of such transitions for U.S. foreign policy...

  1. Effects of Pro-Gly-Pro tripeptide on the dopamine system.

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    Meshavkin, V K; Batishcheva, E Yu; Kost, N V; Sokolov, O Yu; Trufanova, A V; Samonina, G E

    2011-08-01

    Tripeptide Pro-Gly-Pro interacted with dopamine receptors in vitro and reduced behavioral manifestations of apomorphine-induced hyperfunction of the dopamine system in verticalization, stereotypy, and yawning tests. Presumably, the behavioral effects of Pro-Gly-Pro tripeptide were mediated through post- and presynaptic D(2)and D(3)receptors.

  2. Similar pro-NT and pro-RLX2 levels after preeclampsia and after uncomplicated pregnancy

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    Zoet, G. A.(Gerbrand); van Rijn, B. B.(Bas); Rehfeldt, M. (Miriam); Franx, A. (Arie); Maas, Angela H E M

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    OBJECTIVE: Women are at increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) after preeclampsia. Proneurotensin 1-117 (pro-NT) and prorelaxin 2 connecting peptide (pro-RLX2) have recently emerged as potential biomarkers for CVD risk in women. We assessed pro-NT and pro-RLX2 levels in women with

  3. Similar pro-NT and pro-RLX2 levels after preeclampsia and after uncomplicated pregnancy

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    Zoet, G. A.(Gerbrand); van Rijn, B. B.(Bas); Rehfeldt, M. (Miriam); Franx, A. (Arie); Maas, Angela H E M

    2017-01-01

    Objective Women are at increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) after preeclampsia. Proneurotensin 1-117 (pro-NT) and prorelaxin 2 connecting peptide (pro-RLX2) have recently emerged as potential biomarkers for CVD risk in women. We assessed pro-NT and pro-RLX2 levels in women with

  4. Analysing Personal Characteristics of Lone-Actor Terrorists: Research Findings and Recommendations

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    Roy, de, van Zuijdewijn J.; Bakker, E.

    2016-01-01

    This Research Note presents the outcome of a project that looked at the personal characteristics of lone-actor terrorists. It is part of the larger Countering Lone-Actor Terrorism (CLAT) project. The project described here aimed to improve understanding of, and responses to, the phenomenon of (potentially) violent lone-actors based on an analysis of 120 cases from across Europe. The Research Note focuses on the personal characteristics of lone-actor terrorists.[1] First of all, it presents th...

  5. Counter-terrorism and the protection of civilians: Armed non-state actors

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    Munive, Jairo; Somer, Jonathan

    2015-01-01

    Recent events in the Middle East present the latest and undoubtedly not the last challenge to international engagement with armed non-state actors. Over the last many years international humanitarian law has increasingly regulated the behaviour of armed non-state actors with regard to the protection of civilians. At the same time, counter-terror measures have increasingly addressed such conduct, as well as controlled the extent to which other actors may interact with armed non-state actors. Y...

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

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    Vulova, Marina

    2001-01-01

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

  7. Cognitively Central Actors and Their Personal Networks in an Energy Efficiency Training Program

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    Hytönen, Kaisa; Palonen, Tuire; Hakkarainen, Kai

    2014-01-01

    This article aims to examine cognitively central actors and their personal networks in the emerging field of energy efficiency. Cognitively central actors are frequently sought for professional advice by other actors and, therefore, they are positioned in the middle of a social network. They often are important knowledge resources, especially in…

  8. A Low-cost System for Generating Near-realistic Virtual Actors

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    Afifi, Mahmoud; Hussain, Khaled F.; Ibrahim, Hosny M.; Omar, Nagwa M.

    2015-06-01

    Generating virtual actors is one of the most challenging fields in computer graphics. The reconstruction of a realistic virtual actor has been paid attention by the academic research and the film industry to generate human-like virtual actors. Many movies were acted by human-like virtual actors, where the audience cannot distinguish between real and virtual actors. The synthesis of realistic virtual actors is considered a complex process. Many techniques are used to generate a realistic virtual actor; however they usually require expensive hardware equipment. In this paper, a low-cost system that generates near-realistic virtual actors is presented. The facial features of the real actor are blended with a virtual head that is attached to the actor's body. Comparing with other techniques that generate virtual actors, the proposed system is considered a low-cost system that requires only one camera that records the scene without using any expensive hardware equipment. The results of our system show that the system generates good near-realistic virtual actors that can be used on many applications.

  9. los aprendizajes

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    Graciela Pérez Rivera

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available En este documento se presentan algunos resultados, obtenidos hasta el momento, de un estudio sobre las prácticas de evaluación de profesores universitarios. El propósito del estudio es participar en la búsqueda de las relaciones existentes entre los conceptos y las prácticas educativas, en este caso de evaluación. Se identifican las principales tendencias en cuanto a la concepción de la evaluación del aprendizaje y las funciones que se le otorgan, los propósitos con los que se evalúa, los objetos o contenidos a evaluar, las formas en que se lleva a cabo la evaluación y el uso que se da a los resultados. Identificar cuáles son las tendencias de las prácticas de evaluación en nuestras aulas universitarias representa un paso que puede ayudar a cuidar que este proceso tan importante recobre su papel formativo para todos aquellos quienes participamos en los procesos educativos; además, representa la posibilidad de construir formas para lograr mejorar nuestra labor docente en general, y en particular, nuestra práctica evaluativa.

  10. Los mutantes de la escuela

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    Diego Armando Jaramillo-Ocampo

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo muestra los resultados parciales del estudio “Juegos en el recreo escolar: un escenario para la formación ciudadana”, cuya pretensión fue comprender los imaginarios sociales de juego en el recreo escolar y su relación con la convivencia social desde la proximidad del enfoque de complementariedad y el diseño de investigación emergente, planteado por Murcia y Jaramillo (2008. Se presentan los desarrollos logrados en dos categorías centrales del estudio: el patio y el cuerpo; dos categorías que mutan constantemente como entidades vivas en la escuela, hacia la configuración de sujetos que reconocen en el otro y lo otro su posibilidad. La escuela viva, donde es posible “ser en relación con”… se reduce a un espacio temporal y físico, limitado por la campana, “el recreo”. El texto muestra, desde la voz de los actores, esa vida que se da y se quita en la escuela y que se posiciona como una más de las imposiciones normalizadas para controlar. Reconoce, finalmente, una propuesta desde la posibilidad que estos dos mutantes propician para una escuela libre y dinámica.

  11. Apuntes sobre los clusters turísticos

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    Raúl Jaramillo Panesso

    2003-11-01

    Full Text Available Un cluster turístico, definido a partir de la experiencia del autor, es un espacio geográfico que tiene los atractivos necesarios para perfilar un producto turístico, dotado, además, con componentes tecnológicos y empresariales que permiten la formación de una cadena de producción. Satisfechas estas condiciones, el cluster empieza a serlo sólo cuando se da la concertación entre los diversos actores, para el desarrollo de estrategias de calidad, operatividad y mercadeo. Pero esta concertación debiera ser entre los implicados en cada línea de producto, ya que cuando se aglutina en torno de todos los actores de un destino, sin distingo de sus particularidades, se corre el riesgo de perder el rumbo con respecto a la cadena de valor. Respecto de la territorialidad, los clusters no siempre encajan en los límites geográficos de una región; por lo tanto, se requiere que los "planes de ordenamiento territorial" se ajusten para que los conjuntos que forman tales clusters tengan coherencia en los planteamientos de temas propios y complementarios de la actividad turística.

  12. Global Surgery 2030: a roadmap for high income country actors

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    Greenberg, Sarah L M; Abdullah, Fizan; Amado, Vanda; Anderson, Geoffrey A; Cossa, Matchecane; Costas-Chavarri, Ainhoa; Davies, Justine; Debas, Haile T; Dyer, George S M; Erdene, Sarnai; Farmer, Paul E; Gaumnitz, Amber; Hagander, Lars; Haider, Adil; Leather, Andrew J M; Lin, Yihan; Marten, Robert; Marvin, Jeffrey T; McClain, Craig D; Meara, John G; Meheš, Mira; Mock, Charles; Mukhopadhyay, Swagoto; Orgoi, Sergelen; Prestero, Timothy; Price, Raymond R; Raykar, Nakul P; Riesel, Johanna N; Riviello, Robert; Rudy, Stephen M; Saluja, Saurabh; Sullivan, Richard; Tarpley, John L; Taylor, Robert H; Telemaque, Louis-Franck; Toma, Gabriel; Varghese, Asha; Walker, Melanie; Yamey, Gavin; Shrime, Mark G

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    The Millennium Development Goals have ended and the Sustainable Development Goals have begun, marking a shift in the global health landscape. The frame of reference has changed from a focus on 8 development priorities to an expansive set of 17 interrelated goals intended to improve the well-being of all people. In this time of change, several groups, including the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery, have brought a critical problem to the fore: 5 billion people lack access to safe, affordable surgical and anaesthesia care when needed. The magnitude of this problem and the world's new focus on strengthening health systems mandate reimagined roles for and renewed commitments from high income country actors in global surgery. To discuss the way forward, on 6 May 2015, the Commission held its North American launch event in Boston, Massachusetts. Panels of experts outlined the current state of knowledge and agreed on the roles of surgical colleges and academic medical centres; trainees and training programmes; academia; global health funders; the biomedical devices industry, and news media and advocacy organisations in building sustainable, resilient surgical systems. This paper summarises these discussions and serves as a consensus statement providing practical advice to these groups. It traces a common policy agenda between major actors and provides a roadmap for maximising benefit to surgical patients worldwide. To close the access gap by 2030, individuals and organisations must work collectively, interprofessionally and globally. High income country actors must abandon colonial narratives and work alongside low and middle income country partners to build the surgical systems of the future. PMID:28588908

  13. Pro Android Apps Performance Optimization

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    2012-01-01

    Today's Android apps developers are often running into the need to refine, improve and optimize their apps performances. As more complex apps can be created, it is even more important for developers to deal with this critical issue. Android allows developers to write apps using Java, C or a combination of both with the Android SDK and the Android NDK. Pro Android Apps Performance Optimization reveals how to fine-tune your Android apps, making them more stable and faster. In this book, you'll learn the following: * How to optimize your Java code with the SDK, but also how to write and optimize

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

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    Jørgensen, Michael Søgaard

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

  15. Actor Bonds in Situations of Discontinuous Business Activities

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    Skaates, Maria Anne

    2000-01-01

    Demand in many industrial buying situations, e.g. project purchases or procurement related to virtual organizations, is discontinuous. In situations of discontinuity, networks are often more of an ad hos informational and social nature, as strong activity and resource links are not present....... Furthermore the governance structure of markets characterized by discontinuous business activities is either that of the "socially constructed market" (Skaates, 2000) or that of the (socially constructed) network (Håkansson and Johanson, 1993). Additionally relationships and actor bonds vary substantially...

  16. The position of international political actors towards the Prague spring

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    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available The intervention of the USSR, Poland, Bulgaria, the German Democratic Republic and Hungary in Czechoslovakia on the night of 20 to 21 August 1968 produced a huge shock in the international community, but also a deepening of cleavage of relationships between the countries from the socialist camp. This study is an analysis of „hot“ reactions of key actors on the world political stage. The main source of information was the Agerpres Archive: unpublished documents (news, letters, analysis, translations of editorials in Western media and the external news flow.

  17. Visualising Actor Network for Cooperative Systems in Marine Technology

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    Pan, Yushan; Finken, Sisse

    2016-01-01

    Awareness is a concept familiar to specialists within the field of Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW). It is superior for analysing and describing some of the ad hoc work activities that unfold in cooperation. Such informal activities are outside the scope of engineers’ formal models, whi...... that shape computer systems. The aim, thus, is to portray cooperative work in a way that can be valuable for engineers implementing marine technology. We do so by way of presenting a transferring technique (2T) using insights from the CSCW field and Actor Network Theory (ANT)....

  18. The Barcelona Mobile Cluster: Actors, Contents and Trends

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    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available Communication mediated by mobile devices is one of the most dynamic sectors of the global economy and is transforming different aspects of our lives, including our ways of relating and our cultural production, distribution and consumption models. Media studies should not ignore these transformations. This paper presents the results of a study carried out during 2008 to determine the actors, contents produced and trends of the mobile communication companies in Barcelona. The study outlines an initial map of the situation, proposes a series of analysis categories and lays the foundations for more specific future studies on mCommunication.

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

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    Juliana Ferrer

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

  20. The population-development tangle. Aspects and actors.

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    Sen, G

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    Since the 1974 Population Conference, the population field has become of interest to members of the fundamentalist right wing, feminists, and environmentalists. Therefore, it is necessary to understand the areas of agreement and disagreement among each set of actors as well as how they define the issues. Currently, development discourse is characterized by considerations of: 1) economic growth, 2) the provision of livelihoods, 3) the provision of basic needs, 4) ecological sustainability and renewability, and 5) political participation. The actors who define the terms of this discourse include: 1) corporate interests, which concentrate on economic growth; 2) international and national agencies, which place primary importance on economic growth and some importance on basic needs and ecological sustainability; 3) popular organizations and social movements, which concentrate on livelihoods, basic needs, and political participation; and 4) environmentalists, who focus on ecological sustainability, economic growth, and (occasionally) political participation. The field of population, on the other hand, is dominated by traditional populationists, whose primary focus is economic growth; developmentalists; the fundamentalist right, who are most concerned with family and control over reproduction; environmentalists; and the women's movement, which is most concerned with reproductive rights and reproductive health. When the perspective of poor women is considered, it can be seen that economic growth and ecological sustainability must support the securing of livelihoods, basic needs, political participation, and reproductive rights, and that reproductive health programs must be part of an overall health agenda.

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

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    Simon Batchelor

    2015-07-01

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

  2. Construyendo la Barcelona creativa: nuevos actores, nuevas estrategias

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    Montserrat Pareja-Eastaway

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Building A creative Barcelona: new actors, new strategies.Barcelona is under the international spotlight. The city that triumphed with the organisation of the Olympic Games in 1992 now wants to become a 21st Century creative city. In order to achieve this goal, the city must establish conditions that facilitate the emergence of a shared discourse around its ability to become an attractive city for creative talent and for businesses. The recognition of the historical-economic heritage, as a starting point for the creative city, along with the driving role played by culture in the generation of a exclusive and distinctive experience, turnBarcelona into a unique city. However, this is not sufficient. The participation and involvement of all the actors in a shared strategy pose significant challenges to Barcelona, as does the need to minimise the negative effects that inevitably accompany success. Companies, institutions and citizens constitute the city’s best assets: they must work in partnership and take advantage of the synergies generated amongst them. Consensus and participation are more than mere utopias in Barcelona: they have become requirements for the city of tomorrow. Moreover, leadership in Barcelona is largely left to public initiative: the emergence of linkages across the needs of the various creative sectors, based on public intervention mechanisms is the best way to ensure success.

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

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    Sarah Wolff

    2007-12-01

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

  4. Scholars in the Nineties: Actors, Subjects, Spectators or Hostages?

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    Manuel Gil Antón

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    Full Text Available Dr. Gil questions the role played by Mexican university academics in the transformation of higher education during the nineties. After outlining the general context of change and its importance, the author proposes avoiding the false dichotomy between restoring the past or installing, without reflective mediation, a schematic future. He suggests taking into consideration the current national academic body composed of several generations of scholars. Three phases are established in terms of the modification of academic activities during the last decades of the twentieth century, and the changes in the level of higher education are considered. Dr. Gil asks if the academics have been actors, subjects, spectators or hostages-both in regard to regulations governing their activity and in the modifications of university processes and structure. The essay ends by proposing a general agenda for research in the field of university studies, and emphasizes two problems: the need for a detailed description of the type and depth of changes, and the definition of the academic as a central actor in institutional life. 

  5. Actors of Columbian drug trade : development and transformation

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    Soňa Smolíková

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

  6. Mesenchymal Stem Cells after Polytrauma: Actor and Target

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    Markus Huber-Lang

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    Full Text Available Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs are multipotent cells that are considered indispensable in regeneration processes after tissue trauma. MSCs are recruited to damaged areas via several chemoattractant pathways where they function as “actors” in the healing process by the secretion of manifold pro- and anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, pro- and anticoagulatory, and trophic/angiogenic factors, but also by proliferation and differentiation into the required cells. On the other hand, MSCs represent “targets” during the pathophysiological conditions after severe trauma, when excessively generated inflammatory mediators, complement activation factors, and damage- and pathogen-associated molecular patterns challenge MSCs and alter their functionality. This in turn leads to complement opsonization, lysis, clearance by macrophages, and reduced migratory and regenerative abilities which culminate in impaired tissue repair. We summarize relevant cellular and signaling mechanisms and provide an up-to-date overview about promising future therapeutic MSC strategies in the context of severe tissue trauma.

  7. Pro-poor growth and gender inequality

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    This paper examines to what extent gender gaps in education, health, employment, productive assets and inputs can affect pro poor growth (in the sense of increasing monetary incomes of the poor). After discussing serious methodological problems with examining gender issues in the context of an income-based pro-poor growth framework, the paper considers theory and evidence on the impact of gender inequality on pro poor growth. While there is a considerable literature suggesting negative impact...

  8. Theoretical perspectives on pro-environmental behaviours

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    Mariela PAVALACHE-ILIE

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    Full Text Available The paper outlines a synthesis of the models (The rationalist models, models based on Theory of Reasoned Action/ Theory of Planned Behavior, prosocial models and antecedents of pro-environmental behaviors. The values models applicable for the study of pro-environmental behaviours (Rokeach’s; Schwartz’s; Kollmus and Agyeman synthesis, are presented afterwards, as the results of the studies which confirm the predictive role of values when it comes to pro-environmental behaviour.

  9. Distinguishing dimensions of pro-environmental behaviour

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    Lynn, Peter

    2014-01-01

    This study empirically identifies dimensions of behaviour that are distinct in terms of the extent to which people act pro-environmentally. Three dimensions are identified, relating to at-home, transport-related and purchasing behaviour. The correlation between behaviour in each dimension is explored and the characteristics and attitudes associated with the extent to which behaviour is pro-environmental in each dimension are compared. The correlates of pro-environmental behaviour are found to...

  10. Percepción de actores involucrados en el estado de conservación del Humedal Torca-Guaymaral, Bogotá-Colombia (Perception of actors involved in the conservation status of the Torca-Guaymaral wetland, Bogotá-Colombia

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    Ellie Anne López Barrera

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    Full Text Available RESUMEN El Humedal Torca-Guaymaral se localiza en un territorio estratégico de conectividad ecológica del borde norte de la ciudad de Bogotá en Colombia. Sin embargo, la complejidad relacionada con los actores y la gobernanza del territorio, han impedido que el sistema socio-ecológico se desarrolle hacia un proceso de preservación de los componentes ambientales que lo conforman, generándose un deterioro en la calidad ambiental del territorio. En este contexto, el objetivo del presente estudio es aproximarse a la percepción de los actores involucrados en la conservación del humedal, y al mismo tiempo generar un espacio de intercambio de experiencias y conocimientos entre estos, que conlleve a la apropiación y formulación de soluciones conjuntas para mejorar la gestión del sistema socio-ecológico. Metodologías aplicadas como la cartografía social y el diálogo de actores, permiten identificar la percepción de actores involucrados en el estado de conservación del Humedal Torca-Guaymaral, para obtener un diagnóstico inicial de la situación ambiental actual del ecosistema. ABSTRACT The Torca-Guaymaral wetland is located in a strategic area of ecological connectivity in the northern region of Bogota city. However, the complexity related to the actors and the governance of the territory, have prevented the socio-ecological system development towards a process of environmental preservation, thus resulting in the deterioration of environmental quality. In this context, the objective of this study is to approach the perception of actors involved in the wetland conservation process, while creating a space for exchange of experiences and knowledge between them, formulating joint solutions and improve the management of the socio-ecological system. Methodologies involve the use of social cartography and stakeholder dialogue, to identify the perception of actors involved in the conservation status of the Torca-Guaymaral wetland, for an

  11. Neuronal release of proBDNF

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    Yang, Jianmin; Siao, Chia-Jen; Nagappan, Guhan; Marinic, Tina; Jing, Deqiang; McGrath, Kelly; Chen, Zhe-Yu; Mark, Willie; Tessarollo, Lino; Lee, Francis S; Lu, Bai; Hempstead, Barbara L

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    Pro–brain-derived neurotrophic factor (proBDNF) and mature BDNF utilize distinct receptors to mediate divergent neuronal actions. Using new tools to quantitate endogenous BDNF isoforms, we found that mouse neurons secrete both proBDNF and mature BDNF. The highest levels of proBDNF and p75 were observed perinatally and declined, but were still detectable, in adulthood. Thus, BDNF actions are developmentally regulated by secretion of proBDNF or mature BDNF and by local expression of p75 and Trk...

  12. Action adaptation during natural unfolding social scenes influences action recognition and inferences made about actor beliefs.

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    Keefe, Bruce D; Wincenciak, Joanna; Jellema, Tjeerd; Ward, James W; Barraclough, Nick E

    2016-07-01

    When observing another individual's actions, we can both recognize their actions and infer their beliefs concerning the physical and social environment. The extent to which visual adaptation influences action recognition and conceptually later stages of processing involved in deriving the belief state of the actor remains unknown. To explore this we used virtual reality (life-size photorealistic actors presented in stereoscopic three dimensions) to see how visual adaptation influences the perception of individuals in naturally unfolding social scenes at increasingly higher levels of action understanding. We presented scenes in which one actor picked up boxes (of varying number and weight), after which a second actor picked up a single box. Adaptation to the first actor's behavior systematically changed perception of the second actor. Aftereffects increased with the duration of the first actor's behavior, declined exponentially over time, and were independent of view direction. Inferences about the second actor's expectation of box weight were also distorted by adaptation to the first actor. Distortions in action recognition and actor expectations did not, however, extend across different actions, indicating that adaptation is not acting at an action-independent abstract level but rather at an action-dependent level. We conclude that although adaptation influences more complex inferences about belief states of individuals, this is likely to be a result of adaptation at an earlier action recognition stage rather than adaptation operating at a higher, more abstract level in mentalizing or simulation systems.

  13. Efectos adversos de los programas de apoyo alimentario en los hogares rurales de Calakmul, Campeche

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    Brenda Olvera

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: se analizaron los efectos no desea-dos de los apoyos gubernamentales del Pro-grama de Inclusión Social Prospera, Progra-ma de Apoyo Alimentario (PA L, Programa Estratégico para la Seguridad Alimentaria (PESA y Cocinas Escolares, en la producción de alimentos y en el patrón de consumo. Me-todología. En el año 2015 aplicamos 46 en-cuestas y 32 entrevistas a beneficiarios, cam-pesinos y funcionarios de los programas sociales, en un estudio de caso en dos comu-nidades de Calakmul, Campeche. Resulta-dos. En el estudio se argumenta que, con es-tos programas, a pesar de las mejoras en el estado de nutrición, la ingesta de alimentos altamente energéticos, ricos en grasas, azuca-res y sodio, ha incrementado. La gente de las dos comunidades tiende a consumir alimen-tos altamente industrializados, mientras que la producción e ingesta de los alimentos pro-ducidos en las milpas y los de traspatio dismi-nuyen. La desinformación, el bajo nivel educativo, la nula educación nutrimental y la gran disponibilidad de alimentos industriali-zados, son algunos de los factores que contri-buyen a tal consumo. Limitaciones. Fue una limitante durante el trabajo de campo acceder a la información oficial de los programas Prospera, PESA, PA L y Cocinas Escolares, so-bre cómo funcionan en la práctica dentro de las comunidades. No obstante esta situación se compenso realizando entrevistas a profun-didad a funcionarios públicos y en especial a los beneficiarios de los programas antes men-cionados, para conocer a fondo como funcio-na cada programa social. Conclusiones. Se concluye que los programas públicos analiza-dos requerirían componentes educativos más claros respecto a la calidad de los alimentos consumidos. Aunque no es el objetivo central de los programas analizados de fomentar la pro-ducción de alimentos deben de estimular la pro-ducción de alimentos tradicionales y sanos me-diante programas educativos.

  14. Teletrabajadores: entre los discursos optimistas y los contextos precarizados. Una aproximación desde el caso argentino

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    Resumen Este artículo pretende aportar al conocimiento del teletrabajo para el caso argentino, prestando especial atención a la perspectiva de una multiplicidad de actores que tienen intereses distintos sobre él, incluso contrapuestos si se toma en consideración la dicotomía capital-trabajo. Con base en una metodología cualitativa se elaboró, por un lado, un análisis de fuentes para dar cuenta de 10 que algunos actores específicos de la órbita estatal y de los medios masivos de comunicación s...

  15. El abandono en las etapas iniciales de los estudios superiores

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    Norma Zandomeni; Sandra Canale; Andrea Pacifico; Fernanda Pagura

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    En este artículo se presenta una investigación sobre abandono de los estudios superiores realizada en una universidad argentina. Con un abordaje metodológico cuanti-cualitativo, se analizan datos secundarios y se recupera la perspectiva de distintos actores mediante talleres, encuestas y entrevistas. Se aborda el abandono que se produce en el proceso del ingreso y el generado en los dos primeros años, tanto en su cuantificación como en los factores que operan en el mismo. En el primer caso el...

  16. Politics, class actors, and health sector reform in Brazil and Venezuela.

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    Mahmood, Qamar; Muntaner, Carles

    2013-03-01

    Universal access to healthcare has assumed renewed importance in global health discourse, along with a focus on strengthening health systems. These developments are taking place in the backdrop of concerted efforts to advocate moving away from vertical, disease-based approaches to tackling health problems. While this approach to addressing public health problems is a step in the right direction, there is still insufficient emphasis on understanding the socio-political context of health systems. Reforms to strengthen health systems and achieve universal access to healthcare should be cognizant of the importance of the socio-political context, especially state-society relations. That context determines the nature and trajectory of reforms promoting universality or any pro-equity change. Brazil and Venezuela in recent years have made progress in developing healthcare systems that aim to achieve universal access. These achievements are noteworthy given that, historically, both countries had a long tradition of healthcare systems which were highly privatized and geared towards access to healthcare for a small segment of the population while the majority was excluded. These achievements are also remarkable since they took place in an era of neoliberalism when many states, even those with universally-based healthcare systems, were moving in the opposite direction. We analyze the socio-political context in each of these countries and look specifically at how the changing state-society relations resulted in health being constitutionally recognized as a social right. We describe the challenges that each faced in developing and implementing healthcare systems embracing universality. Our contention is that achieving the principle of universality in healthcare systems is less of a technical matter and more a political project. It involves opposition from the socially conservative elements in the society. Navigation to achieve this goal requires a political strategy that

  17. desde los residuos industriales peligrosos

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    Yunia Sidney Rentería Castro

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

  18. Can tics be performed convincingly by an actor?

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    Müller-Vahl, Kirsten R; Riemann, Laura; Krämer, Hermann; Münchau, Alexander

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

  19. Interaction among actors in retail market competition in malang city

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    Kurniawan, B.; Ma'ruf, M. F.

    2018-01-01

    In several countries, traditional market lose in competition with supermarket. Supermarket has several advantages compared with traditional market. It can provides consumers with lower prices, offer more varieties of products and higher quality products than traditional retailers, has more comfortable place for shopping. In Malang City, the existence of traditional traders was threatened. In a competitive retail market, traditional traders get less protection from the Government of Malang Municipality. Massive demonstrations conducted by traditional traders along with other society elements unable to stem the rapid growth of modern retail. This paper focus on the interaction of Malang Municipality actors in the local retail market competition. How those interaction can make imbalance retail market competition. The author uses descriptive-analytic method with a qualitative approach in this work. As a result, the interaction tend to produce imbalance retail market competition. Interaction between legislative, executive, bureaucracy and mass media tend to support modern retail growth than traditional one.

  20. Scenarios for a urban energy transition. Actors, regulations, technologies

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    Debizet, Gilles; Blanco, Sylvie; Buclet, Nicolas; Forest, Fabrice; Gauthier, Caroline; La Branche, Stephane; Menanteau, Philippe; Schneuwly, Patrice; Tabourdeau, Antoine

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    Cities concentrate populations, consumptions, levers of actions, and are places of various experiments for energy transition. This book aims at giving an overview of possible scenarios of development of renewable energies in urban context. It is based on interviews of actors of the energy, building and urban planning sectors by researchers in town planning, management, technology, political and economic sciences. The authors examine what would occur if large companies would manage entire quarters, if local authorities would supervise production and supply, if the State would take control of all fields of action again, or if consumer cooperatives would exchange energy and pool productions. In its different chapters, the book presents four scenarios of energy coordination in urban context by 2040, discuss energy transition in urban spaces, discuss the perspectives of evolution towards more autonomous cities and quarters from an energetic point of view, and discuss business models and urban energetic innovations

  1. The actors of the photovoltaic sector in France

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    The author reviews the 192 actors in the French photovoltaic sector, they are classified into 9 categories: 1) the solar plant owner, 2) the developer: he sets projects and his role stops when the project is ready to be sold to an investor, 3) the design office: it leads technical studies and manages the construction works), 4) the installer: he fits the solar panels, 5) the operator of the solar plant, 6) the wholesaler of equipment, 7) the manufacturer of solar panels and photovoltaic systems, 8) the provider or manufacturer of components and materials for the photovoltaic industry, and 9) the provider of specialized services such as insurance, staff training, the follow-up of legal issues... For each company, a brief historical account, the range of activities, the strength of manpower and the turnover are reported. (A.C.)

  2. Operationalizing social safeguards in REDD+: actors, interests and ideas

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    McDermott, Constance L.; Coad, Lauren; Helfgott, Ariella; Schroeder, Heike

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    “REDD+” is a mechanism created under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) for Reducing {carbon} Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation and forest enhancement. In addition, REDD+ “safeguards” are intended to protect non-carbon forest values. While REDD+ countries are formally requested to provide information on safeguards, there is as yet no agreement on the relative priority of carbon versus non-carbon values, and the appropriate level of safeguard standardization. This, we argue, has allowed REDD+ to function as a “boundary object” spanning disparate priorities. Meanwhile, the contestation of these priorities has been displaced from intergovernmental processes to the various organizations involved in operationalizing REDD+ activities. This article applies a set of organizational, substantive and conceptual typologies to compare differences in the balance of actors, interests and ideas across these organizations. It finds that multi-lateral funding programs have drawn heavily on existing safeguards for international aid, while private certification schemes have specialized in different niche priorities at the project level. In regards to the substance of safeguard requirements, the involvement of donors and investors appears correlated with a stronger emphasis on carbon and risk mitigation while greater NGO involvement and the decoupling of safeguards design from REDD+ funding appear correlated with greater emphasis on social rights and benefits. These findings have several critical implications for future REDD+ activities. Firstly, the choice of organizations involved in defining, funding and verifying safeguard activities, and the balance of actors in their governing structures, are likely to influence the relative emphasis on non-carbon values. Secondly, a diversity of approaches to disbursing REDD+ incentives may be necessary to maintain widespread support for REDD+. Thirdly, it remains to be seen whether REDD

  3. Role of Actors and Gender Factor in Disaster Management

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

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

  4. Institutional and Actor-Oriented Factors Constraining Expert-Based Forest Information Exchange in Europe: A Policy Analysis from an Actor-Centred Institutionalist Approach

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    Tanya Baycheva-Merger

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    Full Text Available Adequate and accessible expert-based forest information has become increasingly in demand for effective decisions and informed policies in the forest and forest-related sectors in Europe. Such accessibility requires a collaborative environment and constant information exchange between various actors at different levels and across sectors. However, information exchange in complex policy environments is challenging, and is often constrained by various institutional, actor-oriented, and technical factors. In forest policy research, no study has yet attempted to simultaneously account for these multiple factors influencing expert-based forest information exchange. By employing a policy analysis from an actor-centred institutionalist perspective, this paper aims to provide an overview of the most salient institutional and actor-oriented factors that are perceived as constraining forest information exchange at the national level across European countries. We employ an exploratory research approach, and utilise both qualitative and quantitative methods to analyse our data. The data was collected through a semi-structured survey targeted at forest and forest-related composite actors in 21 European countries. The results revealed that expert-based forest information exchange is constrained by a number of compound and closely interlinked institutional and actor-oriented factors, reflecting the complex interplay of institutions and actors at the national level. The most salient institutional factors that stand out include restrictive or ambiguous data protection policies, inter-organisational information arrangements, different organisational cultures, and a lack of incentives. Forest information exchange becomes even more complex when actors are confronted with actor-oriented factors such as issues of distrust, diverging preferences and perceptions, intellectual property rights, and technical capabilities. We conclude that expert-based forest information

  5. Los Monjes

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    Nicolás Salom Franco

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available El título de este estudio debiera causar escalofrío en la concienciacolombiana pues se trata de uno de los episodios de mayor desdoro denuestra vida diplomática e institucional.El 22 de Noviembre se cumplen cincuenta años, - medio siglo – dehaber cursado nuestra Cancillería al gobierno de Venezuela, la «NotaDiplomática» más desafortunada por no darle otro calificativo, quegobierno alguno haya podido concebir renunciando graciosamente,contra toda evidencia histórica y jurídica a nuestra soberanía en unaparte del maritorio nacional, cuya aparente insignificancia sólo tuvo ytiene como sustento, la ignorancia jurídica y mucho de la estrechez dela mentalidad andina y mediterránea que con persistente prolongaciónen el tiempo por su desprecio de nuestro inmenso espacio marítimojurisdiccional, ha dominado y domina al Ministerio de RelacionesExteriores, con escasos intervalos de lúcida excepción. Para que no seborre de la memoria colectiva este baldón, como homenaje póstumo a larecta exégesis jurídica y también como toque de alerta a los nuevosprotagonistas de nuestra descaecida diplomacia - así sea ominoso surecuerdo - volvemos en estas páginas a hacer una reseña histórica de losepisodios que condujeron al auto despojo de nuestra soberanía maríti-ma, al regalársele los islotes y cayos de «Los Monjes» a la «hermana»República de Venezuela

  6. Integrated Programs and Pro-Environmental Behaviour

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    Smith, Tiffany

    2008-01-01

    Research suggested that "nature experience as an education method played a role in developing environmental value and attitudes, and was influential in pro-environmental behaviour." Few of these studies however, assessed the long-term influences of outdoor education experiences on participants' pro-environmental behaviour. The Outward…

  7. LOS ALAMOS

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    Following the historic observation of neutrinos in the mid-1950s by two Los Alamos scientists, Fred Reines and Clyde Cowan, Jr, using inverse beta decay, there has been a long and distinguished history of experimental neutrino physics at LAMPF, the Los Alamos Meson Physics Facility. LAMPF is the only meson factory to have had an experimental neutrino programme. In the late 1970s, the first LAMPF neutrino experiment used a 6-tonne water Cherenkov detector 7 metres from the beam stop. A collaboration of Yale, Los Alamos and several other institutions, this experiment searched for the forbidden decay of a muon into an electron and two neutrinos, and measured the reaction rate of a neutrino interacting with a deuteron to give two protons and an electron - the inverse of the reaction that drives the sun's primary energy source. The next LAMPF neutrino experiment, a UC Irvine/Maryland/Los Alamos collaboration, ran from 1982 through 1986 and measured the elastic scattering rate of electron neutrinos and protons, where both neutral and charged weak currents contribute. With its precision of about 15%, the experiment provided the first demonstration of (destructive) interference between the charged and neutral currents. More recent neutrino experiments at LAMPF have searched for neutrino oscillations, especially between muon- and electron-neutrinos. The newest experiment to pursue this physics (as well as oscillations in other channels) is LSND (July/ August, page 10 and cover). In addition to searching for these oscillations, LSND will measure neutrino-proton elastic scattering at low momentum transfer, providing a sensitive measure of the strange quark contribution to the proton spin. LSND began taking data in August. Los Alamos physicists have also been busy in neutrino physics experiments elsewhere. One such experiment looked at the beta decay of free molecular tritium to obtain an essentially model independent determination of the electron-neutrino mass. The

  8. Actor-network Theory and cartography of controversies in Information Science

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    LOURENÇO, Ramon Fernandes; TOMAÉL, Maria Inês

    2018-01-01

    Abstract The present study aims to discuss the interactions between the Actor-network Theory and the Cartography of Controversies method in Information Science research. A literature review was conducted on books, scholarly articles, and any other sources addressing the Theory-Actor Network and Cartography of Controversies. The understanding of the theoretical assumptions that guide the Network-Actor Theory allows examining important aspects to Information Science research, seeking to identif...

  9. The Interactive Constitution of Actors in Industrial Networks: The Case of the Norwegian City of Alesund

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    Frans Prenkert

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    The actor-dimension of the Activitiy-Resource-Actor (ARA)-model has not gained the same attention among Industrial Marketing and Purchasing (IMP) scholars as the resource and activity dimensions. However, the issue of what an actor actually is, in the sense of its interactive constitution, is important from an industrial marketing and purchasing perspective that emphasizes the interactive character of the business landscape. This is adressed in this paper. As a concequence of their interactiv...

  10. La percepción de los niveles de autonomía profesional de los periodistas de Ecuador

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    Martín Oller

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    Full Text Available Este artículo muestra los resultados obtenidos sobre el nivel de autonomía profesional que los periodistas ecuatorianos perciben en su trabajo diario y los principales limitantes que encuentran basados en los niveles o factores de influencia. Este estudio se enmarca dentro del proyecto Cultura Periodística de Ecuador (CPE en el que se realizaron 31 entrevistas en profundidad a periodistas en activo de 6 medios de comunicación nacionales (públicos, privados y comunitarios. La autonomía profesional es uno de los principales valores que determinan el nivel de profesionalización del periodismo y el profesionalismo de los periodistas al estar directamente vinculada a los conceptos de autorregulación, libertad de expresión e independencia. Esta situación provoca que las influencias percibidas por los periodistas —procedentes de los niveles de actor, institución y sistemas (Oller y Meier, 2012— afecten directamente a su libertad de acción profesional y, por lo tanto, a sus índices de autonomía. Los resultados muestran que la mayor parte de los periodistas entrevistados considera que posee total libertad en su medio de comunicación y que los principales limitantes proceden del nivel del sistema, concretamente de la actual legislación en comunicación.

  11. Las organizaciones intermedias en los procesos de innovación en México

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    Pérez Hernández, Maria del Pilar Monserrat

    2016-01-01

    Resumen: La actividad innovadora depende de los vínculos o mediación que exista entre los actores que generan la tecnología y el conocimiento y los usuarios finales de una y otro; este papel lo cumplen diversas organizaciones intermedias (OI), las cuales traducen las necesidades de los usuarios de tecnologías en desarrollo. Este trabajo analiza el papel de dichas organizaciones intermedias en los procesos de innovación en México. Así, se distingue que existen tres vacíos estructurales: en la ...

  12. La mirada del maestro ante el programa Jugar y Vivir los Valores

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    Lourdes Trinidad Delgado

    2011-01-01

    educativa sobre cómo se concibe, tanto a la autoridad del maestro como a la autoridad de los niños en este programa; en segundo lugar, presenta, someramente, algunos de los mecanismos pedagógicos para desarrollar autoridad moral en todos los actores que participan en la comunidad educativa: maestros, niños, directivos, padres de familia, personal administrativo; y en tercer lugar, se presentan, estadísticamente, las respuestas de los maestros y algunos de sus comentarios al responder a los por qué que la encuesta les formula.

  13. Reseña del blog: Networks & Matters: a blog on Actor-Network Theory and philosophical empirism

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    Jorge Leandro Castillo Sepúlveda

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available La Teoría del Actor-Red, inscrita en los estudios sociales de la ciencia y la tecnología, constituye una aproximación que ha trascendido el ámbito de las investigaciones sociotécnicas, alcanzando el análisis de las rupturas, formaciones y estabilizaciones de las formas más generales de orden social. Networks & Matters, blog creado por cuatro académicos e investigadores reconocidos en el área, constituye un espacio adecuado para actualizarse en discusiones teóricas en torno a esta teoría y a sus asuntos relacionados. Las posibilidades que brinda el formato para comentar y generar discusiones en torno a las temáticas propuestas y la de establecer vínculos hacia otros sitios  y medios relacionados, se conjugan con la exposición de eventos y de publicaciones, tanto nuevas como clásicas. El estilo prolijo de las notas resulta apropiado para quienes se interesen en el campo de la interacción entre ciencia, tecnología y sociedad, y para quienes se adentren en este.

  14. Troubleshooting ProSeal LMA

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    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Supraglottic devices have changed the face of the airway management. These devices have contributed in a big way in airway management especially, in the difficult airway scenario significantly decreasing the pharyngolaryngeal morbidity. There is a plethora of these devices, which has been well matched by their wider acceptance in clinical practice. ProSeal laryngeal mask airway (PLMA is one such frequently used device employed for spontaneous as well as controlled ventilation. However, the use of PLMAat tunes maybe associated with certain problems. Some of the problems related with its use are unique while others are akin to the classic laryngeal mask airway (eLMA. However, expertise is needed for its safe and judicious use, correct placement, recognition and management of its various malpositions and complications. The present article describes the tests employed for proper confirmation of placementto assess the ventilatooy and the drain tube functions of the mask, diagnosis of various malpositions and the management of these aspects. All these areas have been highlighted under the heading of troubleshooting PLMA. Many problems can be solved by proper patient and procedure selection, maintaining adequate depth of anaesthesia, diagnosis and management of malpositions. Proper fixation of the device and monitoring cuff pressure intraopera-tively may bring down the incidence of airway morbidity.

  15. Pro Poor Growth in Cameroon

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    Samuel Fambon

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    Full Text Available The purpose of this paper is to analyze the relationship between economic growth, poverty and income distribution in Cameroon, using both the data derived from three Cameroonian household surveys and the Poverty Equivalent Growth Rate (PEGR methodology developed by Kakwani et al. (2004, The study found that economic growth in Cameroon was pro poor over the period 1996–2007, which suggests that instead of increasing the economic growth rate alone, the poverty equivalent growth rate should also be maximized to achieve the poverty reduction objective, meaning that on the one hand, the growth rate should be boosted, and on the other, the distribution of income should also be concurrently improved. A decomposition of changes in poverty using the Kakwani (1997 approach reveal that the growth component dominates the redistribution component in the reduction of poverty. This suggests that the fall in absolute poverty over the survey period may be attributed to an increase in average household income, and not to the redistributive policies of the government.

  16. Actores sociales en la prevención del VIH/SIDA: oposiciones e intereses en la política educativa en México, 1994-2000 Social actors in HIV/AIDS prevention: opposition and interests in educational policy in Mexico, 1994-2000

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    José Arturo Granados-Cosme

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available Estudios y recomendaciones de organismos sanitarios han resaltado la importancia de la educación en la prevención del VIH/SIDA. En México, se han incluido temas sobre sexualidad y VIH/SIDA en los programas escolares. El hecho motiva resistencias de algunos actores sociales, este trabajo busca clarificar sus posiciones e intereses, y su influencia en los contenidos los libros de texto. Se realizó una investigación documental con fuentes hemerográficas publicadas en el periodo en que se realizó la última reforma educativa. Se hizo un análisis del discurso con el enfoque de la etnografía de la comunicación que identificó: posición de los actores, argumentos, acciones, poder económico y político y relación con otros. Los resultados muestran que los opositores se basan en una ideología de la tradición, contraria a la modernización y secularización de la vida social, sus posiciones varían del rechazo al condicionamiento. Han formado redes que les confieren poder económico y político significativos. El Estado ha cedido a algunas demandas modificando parcialmente los libros. El análisis plantea reflexionar sobre las repercusiones potenciales tales acciones en el control de la epidemia.Studies and recommendations by health agencies have emphasized the importance of education in HIV-AIDS prevention. Mexico has included topics on sexuality and HIV-AIDS in school programs, triggering resistance by some social actors. The current study seeks to clarify the various positions and interests and their influence on the textbook content. A literature search was conducted on the period during which the last educational reform was implemented in Mexico. The discourse analysis focused on the ethnography of communication, which identified: the various actors' positions, arguments, actions, economic and political power, and relations to others. The results show that those who oppose the inclusion of these themes in the school curriculum base

  17. Informando a actores públicos Diciembre 2014

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    propone un incremento de 300% del consumo hasta el 2018, basado en un aumento de la producción pesquera y acuícola. ... acceso al mar, tiene uno de los consumos de pescado más bajos a nivel mundial (FAO, 2014). A pesar del alto ...

  18. Los inmigrados

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    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Lojze Kovačič nació el 9 de noviembre de 1928 en Basilea, Suiza, en una familia de emigrantes, de madre alemana y padre esloveno. En 1938, cuando las autoridades suizas expulsaron del país a todos los emigrantes que no tenían ciudadanía suiza, se fue a vivir con su familia a Eslovenia, primero a Novo mesto, luego a Ljubljana donde frecuentó la escuela primaria, secundaria y la academia de pedagogía. Vivió en Ljubljana donde trabajó primero como periodista y luego como pedagogo. Murió el 1 de mayo de 2004 en la capital eslovena. Escribió obras autobiográficas y de ficción: Ljubljanske razglednice / Postales de Ljubljana (1956, Ključi mesta / Las llaves de la ciudad (1967, Deček in smrt / El niño y la muerte (1968, Sporočila v spanju – Resničnost / Mensajes en el sueño – Realidad (1972, Pet fragmentov / Cinco fragmentos (1981, Pri{leki / Los inmigrados (trilogía 1983–85, Basel / Basilea (1986, Prah / Polvo (1988, Kristalni čas / Tiempo de cristal (1990, Zgodbe s panjskih končnic / Relatos de las tablas de la colmena (1992, Knji`evna delavnica – {ola pisanja / Taller de literatura – escuela de la escritura (1997. A continuación se presentan dos fragmentos de la primera parte de la trilogía Pri{leki / Los inmigrados, una historia marcadamente autobiográfica del retorno a Eslovenia de una familia desalojada de Basilea, narrada a través de la voz de un niño de diez años, traducida al castellano por Xavier Farré y publicada por la editorial Siruela de Madrid en 2007.

  19. Hacia una memorización de los signos de los impactos cruzados entre variables estratégicas

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    Ali Smida

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available A la expresión “todo lo demás permanece constante” (del latín “ceteris paribus”, apreciada por los economistas, los seguidores de la prospectiva oponen la expresión “todo lo demás está cambiando”. Razón por la cual han desarrollado herramientas, en particular los escenarios y las matrices de impactos cruzados, que han puesto a disposición de la estrategia. Los escenarios han tenido un gran éxito en este campo, pero las matrices de impactos cruzados han tenido problemas para ser adoptadas por los estrategas de la empresa. Una de las desventajas de estas matrices es que son “amnésicas” en cuanto a los signos negativos de los impactos causados o experimentados por los actores o las variables. Hay, en efecto, una pérdida de información una vez que se pasa a los impactos indirectos, en la medida que el producto de un número par de signos negativos produce un signo positivo: en consecuencia las oposiciones son ocultadas. Este artículo propone un método que permite encontrar el rastro de los impactos negativos a lo largo de una cadena de acciones y reacciones. Para lo cual se realiza, a manera de ilustración, el estudio de los impactos positivos y negativos entre las variables estratégicas vinculadas al financiamiento de los hogares para los adultos mayores dependientes en Francia (EHPAD, por su sigla en idioma francés. En efecto, los impactos introducidos por la adhesión y la oposición de los protagonistas a la inclusión de los medicamentos en el precio de un programa integral de cuidados han producido una avalancha de textos legislativos y reglamentarios contradictorios que pueden llegar a comprometer el futuro de los EHPAD.

  20. Pro-Anorexia and Pro-Recovery Photo Sharing: A Tale of Two Warring Tribes

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    Yom-Tov, Elad; Weber, Ingmar; Crain, Steven P

    2012-01-01

    Background There is widespread use of the Internet to promote anorexia as a lifestyle choice. Pro-anorexia content can be harmful for people affected or at risk of having anorexia. That movement is actively engaged in sharing photos on social networks such as Flickr. Objective To study the characteristics of the online communities engaged in disseminating content that encourages eating disorders (known as “pro-anorexia”) and to investigate if the posting of such content is discouraged by the posting of recovery-oriented content. Methods The extraction of pro-anorexia and pro-recovery photographs from the photo sharing site Flickr pertaining to 242,710 photos from 491 users and analyzing four separate social networks therein. Results Pro-anorexia and pro-recovery communities interact to a much higher degree among themselves than what is expected from the distribution of contacts (only 59-72% of contacts but 74-83% of comments are made to members inside the community). Pro-recovery users employ similar words to those used by pro-anorexia users to describe their photographs, possibly in order to ensure that their content appears when pro-anorexia users search for images. Pro-anorexia users who are exposed to comments from the opposite camp are less likely to cease posting pro-anorexia photographs than those who do not receive such comments (46% versus 61%), and if they cease, they do so approximately three months later. Our observations show two highly active communities, where most interaction is within each community. However, the pro-recovery community takes steps to ensure that their content is visible to the pro-anorexia community, both by using textual descriptions of their photographs that are similar to those used by the pro-anorexia group and by commenting to pro-anorexia content. The latter activity is, however, counterproductive, as it entrenches pro-anorexia users in their stance. Conclusions Our results highlight the nature of pro-anorexia and pro

  1. Pro-anorexia and pro-recovery photo sharing: a tale of two warring tribes.

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    Yom-Tov, Elad; Fernandez-Luque, Luis; Weber, Ingmar; Crain, Steven P

    2012-11-07

    There is widespread use of the Internet to promote anorexia as a lifestyle choice. Pro-anorexia content can be harmful for people affected or at risk of having anorexia. That movement is actively engaged in sharing photos on social networks such as Flickr. To study the characteristics of the online communities engaged in disseminating content that encourages eating disorders (known as "pro-anorexia") and to investigate if the posting of such content is discouraged by the posting of recovery-oriented content. The extraction of pro-anorexia and pro-recovery photographs from the photo sharing site Flickr pertaining to 242,710 photos from 491 users and analyzing four separate social networks therein. Pro-anorexia and pro-recovery communities interact to a much higher degree among themselves than what is expected from the distribution of contacts (only 59-72% of contacts but 74-83% of comments are made to members inside the community). Pro-recovery users employ similar words to those used by pro-anorexia users to describe their photographs, possibly in order to ensure that their content appears when pro-anorexia users search for images. Pro-anorexia users who are exposed to comments from the opposite camp are less likely to cease posting pro-anorexia photographs than those who do not receive such comments (46% versus 61%), and if they cease, they do so approximately three months later. Our observations show two highly active communities, where most interaction is within each community. However, the pro-recovery community takes steps to ensure that their content is visible to the pro-anorexia community, both by using textual descriptions of their photographs that are similar to those used by the pro-anorexia group and by commenting to pro-anorexia content. The latter activity is, however, counterproductive, as it entrenches pro-anorexia users in their stance. Our results highlight the nature of pro-anorexia and pro-recovery photo sharing and accentuate the need for

  2. Confidence, Actors' Beliefs and Transparency: the Case of ANDRA

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    Buclet, Nicolas; Bouzidi, Youcef

    2003-01-01

    Considering the predominant position of nuclear power in France, one could think that nuclear in France has always benefited from a high consensus within the French opinion. The emerging of nuclear and its development through years in France, might seem to have taken place in a rather singular climate of good social acceptability, if compared with other countries. Yet, now that the question has to be raised concerning the management of long-life radioactive waste, things are complicated. A strong contest accompanies each choice of a site that could be dedicated to stocking those very sensitive wastes. Actually, only one site has been found and accepted by local political authorities. A laboratory has been created by ANDRA, with the scope to study the opportunity to stock long-life radioactive waste. The decision should take place in 2006 and, since many years, is at the origin of a strong controversy between actors in favour or against the project. How to explain that? Why in a country where everything has been done for the nuclear development, is it so difficult to find a place to manage the residues of such an activity? It is even amazing to see that, on this specific topic, controversy is even stronger in France than in Sweden, although the Swedish opinion is by far less nuclear-friendly than the French one. The present paper focuses on one aspect of the strategy followed by ANDRA in order to achieve its mission: the essential aspect of the social acceptability of its activities. The comprehension of the difficulties met by ANDRA is not possible without taking into account the history of French nuclear and the catastrophic lack of democracy that characterised it. Among the results from an inquiry done by CREIDD for ANDRA in 2002, it indeed emerged that ANDRA was most of all perceived as an entity belonging to a global 'nuclear sphere'. Although rather young, ANDRA therefore has to carry with it the 'weigh of history' of the whole 'sphere', and its social

  3. Pengungkapan Pro Forma, Mendukung atau Menyesatkan Investor?

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    Yohanis Rura

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Pro forma is originated from Latin. It contains different meaning depends on which discipline it is used. In accounting, pro forma disclosure is used to show effect of important transaction which occurs after the end of periods, or which occurs during period but not fully reflected in historical cost financial statement of a firm. Pro forma disclosure has the objective to support (but might mislead investor in decision making focused on particular influence of important transaction. Company with low GAAP profit information; less profitable company and has higher level of debt but more liquid, whose P-E ratio and market to book is higher than other companies in the industry; has the tendency to do pro forma disclosure. Pro forma disclosure has been supported by several theories such as: efficient market theory, catering theory, agency theory, signaling theory, and stakeholder theory. However, there are problems in reporting pro forma figures. There is no standard to it. Therefore, information on pro forma disclosure might also mislead less sophisticated investor.

  4. Recollection and unitization in associating actors with extrinsic and intrinsic motions.

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    Kersten, Alan W; Earles, Julie L; Berger, Johanna D

    2015-04-01

    Four experiments provide evidence for a distinction between 2 different kinds of motion representations. Extrinsic motions involve the path of an object with respect to an external frame of reference. Intrinsic motions involve the relative motions of the parts of an object. This research suggests that intrinsic motions are represented conjointly with information about the identities of the actors who perform them, whereas extrinsic motions are represented separately from identity information. Experiment 1 demonstrated that participants remembered which actor had performed a particular intrinsic motion better than they remembered which actor had performed a particular extrinsic motion. Experiment 2 replicated this effect with incidental encoding of actor information, suggesting that encoding intrinsic motions leads one to automatically encode identity information. The results of Experiments 3 and 4 were fit by Yonelinas's (1999) source-memory model to quantify the contributions of familiarity and recollection to memory for the actors who carried out the intrinsic and extrinsic motions. Successful performance with extrinsic motion items in Experiment 3 required participants to remember in which scene contexts an actor had appeared, whereas successful performance in Experiment 4 required participants to remember the exact path taken by an actor in each scene. In both experiments, discrimination of old and new combinations of actors and extrinsic motions relied strongly on recollection, suggesting independent but associated representations of actors and extrinsic motions. In contrast, participants discriminated old and new combinations of actors and intrinsic motions primarily on the basis of familiarity, suggesting unitized representations of actors and intrinsic motions. (c) 2015 APA, all rights reserved).

  5. GPU PRO 3 Advanced rendering techniques

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    2012-01-01

    GPU Pro3, the third volume in the GPU Pro book series, offers practical tips and techniques for creating real-time graphics that are useful to beginners and seasoned game and graphics programmers alike. Section editors Wolfgang Engel, Christopher Oat, Carsten Dachsbacher, Wessam Bahnassi, and Sebastien St-Laurent have once again brought together a high-quality collection of cutting-edge techniques for advanced GPU programming. With contributions by more than 50 experts, GPU Pro3: Advanced Rendering Techniques covers battle-tested tips and tricks for creating interesting geometry, realistic sha

  6. Defining and Theorizing Terrorism: A Global Actor-Centered Approach

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    Omar Lizardo

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Arriving at a consensual definition of the phenomenon of terrorism has been a particularly difficult undertaking. Some definitions are either too specific or too vague, concentrating on some essential “terrorist” aspect of the actions, strategies, or types of non-state organizations that engage in terrorism. In this paper I draw on global approaches from international relations and world systems theories to propose a definition of terrorism that skirts these issues by concentrating on terrorist actors rather than terrorist behavior. I argue that this approach has several advantages, including the dissolution of several empirical and analytical problems produced by more essentialist definitions, and the location of terrorism within a two dimensional continuum of collective-violence phenomena in the international system which discloses important theoretical insights. I proceed to examine the characteristics of terrorism by comparing it with other forms of violence in the international system. I propose that terrorism may be part of the cycles and trends of unrest in the world system, responding to the same broad families of global dynamics as other forms of system-level conflict.

  7. Can Tics be Performed Convincingly by an Actor?

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

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

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    Pablo Giori

    2016-10-01

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

  9. Señales ofrecidas a través de los recursos de internet para reducir la incertidumbre de los consumidores de servicios de hospedaje

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    Zanfrillo, Alicia Inés; Artola, María Antonia

    2017-01-01

    El uso creciente de los social media asociado al ingente volumen de contenido generado por los usuarios ha transformado la comercialización del sector hotelero. Los usuarios acceden a información sobre establecimientos y prestaciones provenientes de diversos actores discurriendo en comunidades en línea, plataformas de información y sitios corporativos. Dado el hábito de los usuarios de obtener garantías sobre la seguridad en la contratación o confirmar la calidad de las prestaciones anunciada...

  10. Territorio, actores y planeación en áreas rurales anexas a desarrollos urbanos: corregimiento de Pasquilla – Bogotá, Colombia

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    Carmen Alicia Hernandez Gomez

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available En esta investigación se caracterizaron los actores presentes en el corregimiento de Pasquilla, localidad de Ciudad Bolívar (Bogotá, Colombia, mediante un mapeo donde se clasifican de acuerdo a sus intereses, vínculos con el territorio y área de influencia. Se construyó además una cartografía en donde se plasmaron las visiones compartidas de futuro del área, vinculando la intención y el deseo de los diferentes actores en la prospección de Pasquilla como territorio rural de vocación agrícola y riqueza ecosistémica. Los anteriores insumos se consideraron fundamentales para abordar el tema de la planeación de ciudad y convocar a la discusión en torno a la participación ciudadana y la conformación de sujetos políticos que reivindiquen el territorio. Finalmente, se concluye que el reconocimiento de las dinámicas sociales debe llevar a una reconfiguración de las relaciones Estado – sociedad en cuanto a proyectos de inversión y modelos de intervención en el territorio.

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

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

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

  12. Commercial Actors and the Governing of Education: The Case of Academy School Sponsors in England

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    Papanastasiou, Natalie

    2013-01-01

    This article explores the ways in which commercial actors are operating in state education by focusing on the case study of England's academies policy. First of all the discussion outlines the development of academies over time and the way in which the policy has provided opportunities for private actors to become involved in the state schooling…

  13. Lone-Actor Terrorism. Toolkit Paper 1 : Practical Guidance for Mental Health Practitioners and Social Workers

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    Bakker, E.; Roy, de van Zuijdewijn J.

    2016-01-01

    The aim of this paper is to draw out practical implications for mental health practitioners and social workers in dealing with Lone-Actor Terrorism. It is not intended to provide a profile of lone-actor terrorists, but rather to offer guidance that may be of use to practitioners in Europe (and

  14. Lone Actor Terrorist Attack Planning and Preparation : A Data-Driven Analysis

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    Schuurman, B.W.; Bakker, E.; Gill, P.; Bouhana, N.

    2017-01-01

    This article provides an in-depth assessment of lone actor terrorists’ attack planning and preparation. A codebook of 198 variables related to different aspects of pre-attack behavior is applied to a sample of 55 lone actor terrorists. Data were drawn from open-source materials and complemented

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

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    Zivanovic, Judith

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

  16. Analysing Personal Characteristics of Lone-Actor Terrorists : Research Findings and Recommendations

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    Roy, de van Zuijdewijn J.; Bakker, E.

    2016-01-01

    This Research Note presents the outcome of a project that looked at the personal characteristics of lone-actor terrorists. It is part of the larger Countering Lone-Actor Terrorism (CLAT) project. The project described here aimed to improve understanding of, and responses to, the phenomenon of

  17. Optimal Placement of Actors in WSANs Based on Imposed Delay Constraints

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    Chunxi Yang

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Wireless Sensor and Actor Networks (WSANs refer to a group of sensors and actors linked by wireless medium to probe environment and perform specific actions. Such certain actions should always be taken before a deadline when an event of interest is detected. In order to provide such services, the whole monitor area is divided into several virtual areas and nodes in the same area form a cluster. Clustering of the WSANs is often pursued to give that each actor acts as a cluster-head. The number of actors is related to the size and the deployment of WSANs cluster. In this paper, we find a method to determine the accurate number of actors which enables them to receive data and take actions in an imposed time-delay. The k-MinTE and the k-MaxTE clustering algorithm are proposed to form the minimum and maximum size of cluster, respectively. In those clustering algorithms, actors are deployed in such a way that sensors could route data to actors within k hops. Then, clusters are arranged by the regular hexagon. At last, we evaluate the placement of actors and results show that our approach is effective.

  18. Habilidades sociales relevantes: percepciones de múltiples actores educativos

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    Carmen Paz Tapia-Gutiérrez

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Las habilidades sociales son fundamentales para el desempeño docente, por tanto, su incorporación en la formación inicial también lo es. El objetivo de esta investigación ha sido explorar el significado del constructo “habilidades sociales”. Se utilizó un diseño descriptivo y se conformó una muestra por conveniencia de 237 sujetos (profesores, académicos y estudiantes universitarios de la región chilena de La Araucanía. A cada grupo se le aplicó la técnica de redes semánticas naturales. Los resultados muestran que las habilidades empáticas-solidarias y habilidades de comunicación son las más relevantes para todos los participantes.

  19. Estudios de caso de la política exterior española hacia el Mundo Árabe y Musulmán: actores subestatales y no-gubernamentales

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    Aurélia Mañé Estrada

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available El presente texto pretende arrojar nuevas hipótesis de trabajo sobre el papel de los actores y de los intereses subestatales y no-gubernamentales en la política exterior de España hacia los países del Magreb. A partir de la información obtenida en la Base de Datos de Política Exterior (BDPEX se observa, en primer lugar, si existe una correlación entre el objetivo y el destino de la Ayuda Oficial al Desarrollo (AOD descentralizada y la “agenda de política exterior” de los diputados en la Cámara baja, clasificados por su circunscripción provincial. En segundo lugar se ofrece una modesta tipología de las Comunidades Autónomas como actores, con intereses propios en la política exterior hacia el Norte de África. Y, por último, se discute si esta actuación descentralizada converge o diverge con la que se lleva a cabo desde el ámbito de la administración central del Estado. This paper aims to shed new hypotheses on the role and goals of both subnational and non-governmental actors in Spanish foreign policy towards the Maghreb countries. Taking information from the BDPEX, the paper tests first if there is a correlation between the goals and final destination of the decentralized Official Development Assistance (ODA and the decentralized "policy agenda” of the members of the Spanish “Congreso de los Diputados” (lower chamber of Parliament, classified by provincial constituency. Second, it provides a sort of classification of the “Comunidades Autónomas” (regional governments as actors, with their own interests in foreign policy towards North Africa. Finally, we discuss whether this decentralised action converges or diverges with that taking place within the central state administration.

  20. Actors, Scripts, Scenes and Scenarios: Key Trends in Policy and Research on the Organisation of Serious Crimes

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    Adam Michael Edwards

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available The problem of ‘transnational organised crime’ has become a prominent issue in international affairs over the past two decades. Official constructions of the problem identify threats to public safety resulting from the greater mobility of people and goods across national borders and the exploitation of this mobility by ‘organised crime groups’ (OCGs. In turn, this has led to the generation of a new genre of policy-oriented learning, the ‘threat assessment’, which informs and legitimises the cross-border co-ordination of preventive interventions against such groups. This article considers arguments over the conceptual and methodological value of these threat assessments and their central preoccupation with criminal actors. An alternative approach is advanced, concerned with the ‘scripts’ involved in the commissioning of serious crimes and their facilitating conditions or ‘scenes’. This approach can also identify future ‘scenarios’, providing less certain but more satisficing grounds for anticipating and governing the organisation of serious crimes. El problema de la "delincuencia organizada transnacional" se ha convertido en un tema importante en los asuntos internacionales durante las últimas dos décadas. Las interpretaciones oficiales del problema identifican amenazas a la seguridad pública derivadas de la mayor movilidad de personas y bienes en las fronteras nacionales y la explotación de esta movilidad por "grupos de crimen organizado". A su vez, esto ha llevado a la generación de una nueva disciplina de aprendizaje orientada a las políticas, la "evaluación de amenaza", que informa y legitima la coordinación transfronteriza de intervenciones preventivas contra esos grupos. Este artículo analiza argumentos sobre el valor conceptual y metodológico de estas evaluaciones de amenazas y su preocupación principal hacia los actores criminales. Se plantea un enfoque alternativo, relacionado con los "guiones

  1. El servicio de inteligencia: un actor político en la transición española

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    Antonio M. DÍAZ FERNÁNDEZ

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: Todos los regímenes políticos no democráticos cuentan con unas organizaciones encargadas de suministrar información que ayuda a garantizar la seguridad del régimen y de sus élites. Durante los períodos de transición a la democracia estas organizaciones cobran gran autonomía ante la debilidad del aparato político. Así se acaban convirtiendo en quienes orientan el rumbo que debe tomar el régimen transmutándose en un actor político más de las transiciones. El presente artículo pretende detallar cómo surge en el seno de la Administración española una agencia de este tipo y cómo se comporta conforme a este patrón desde 1968 hasta 1982, al mismo tiempo que la democracia española vive su proceso de nacimiento y consolidación. Este artículo está confeccionado a base de testimonios de los miembros de los servicios de inteligencia y responsables políticos de aquella época entrevistados por el autor. ABSTRACT: Every non-democratic political regime has some organizations responsible for gathering and supplying information to the policy makers for its duty of guaranteeing the security of the state and of its elites. During the periods of transition to the democracy these organizations charge great autonomy before the weakness of the political apparatus. Thus they are who finally orient the course that should take the state and they transmuted into another political actor of the democracy transition period. The present article intends to detail how in the breast of the Spanish Administration arises an agency of this kind and how it behaves according to this pattern since 1968 until 1982, at the same time that the Spanish democracy lives its process of birth and consolidation. This article is based on testimonies of the members of the intelligence services and policy makers of that epoch interviewed by the author.

  2. Análisis de la respuesta de los gobiernos locales a la complejización del sistema internacional. caso :creación del Ministerio de Relaciones Internacionales de Quebec (1967-1985)

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    Garcés Tavera, Daniela

    2012-01-01

    Las relaciones internacionales se han intensificado y expandido con los avances tecnológicos derivados de las dos Guerras Mundiales en el siglo XX. Esto se ha manifestado a través de la globalización, que complejiza las dinámicas de los actores internacionales. Los gobiernos locales hacen parte de estos actores que comienzan a internacionalizarse para responder a los retos y oportunidades que ofrecen estas nuevas dinámicas internacionales. Este análisis pretende explicar por qué los gobiernos...

  3. Los diarios

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    Alfonso Hanssen

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    Full Text Available Junio 14 - Uno ha tenido el cuidado de amar exageradamente. Se extingue la pasión y se reduce en el ánima la energía. La convertimos en imágenes. La especie de rechazo. El fracaso de los sentimientos desleídos. El tedio galopante. La furia. Y el espíritu lleno y caótico. Entonces uno necesita mudarse, transportarse en la crín de la idea tropélica. Porque uno está perdido. Porque quiere navegar con mástiles rotos. Se le propone a la vida la danza dionisíaca. Extraerse uno. Someterse al éxtasis imaginativo.

  4. Dynamic Simulation pro-environmental behavior in reducing air pollution in el Valle de Aburra

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    Lopera P, Juan D

    2008-01-01

    This paper proposes to expose some of the theoretical, methodological and conceptual aspects of the study of the pro-environmental behaviour on which the Master in Environmental and Development thesis named Dynamic simulation of stake holders under a structure based in beliefs, desires and intentions. Study in case: Pact for Air Quality Improvement of the AMVA, which justifies a reorientation of the intervention programs of the metropolitan authorities. Likewise, it is tried to provide to the reader with an ample point of view, with rigorous criteria, that do possible to analyze the multiple identities, the diversity of aims and the heterogeneity of intentions, to make visible what are behind the citizen's of environmental policies. By means of the analysis of the theoretical models: the Theory of Reasoned Action (TRA) and the Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB). It's presented the aspects that influence the pro environmental behaviour of the individuals, and their dynamics in a systemic environment. An approach from methodological individualism of the TRA was applied to the reduction 01 air pollution in the valley of Aburra, and the proposed model is validated in abstract. Finally, so me considerations are presented about their application in the metropolitan environmental management. The analysis of the intention of behaviour of the actors and stake holders who participate in the execution of the programs tend to the diminution of the contamination establishes by the authorities, serves to understand how strong they will try, or how much effort they will exert to realise the promoted pro environmental behaviour.

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

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    2010-07-01

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

  6. Literacy testing objects as co-actors in framing bilingual childrens literacy development

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    Holm, Lars

    Literacy testing objects as co-actors in framing bilingual children´s literacy development Based on Latour´s theoretical perspective that human beings delegate roles and responsibility to artifacts, it becomes important to track and research the objects that circulate within and between “sites...... of human social interaction” (Latour, 2005). Latour argues that objects – e.g. a literacy testing instrument – play a central role through the meaning, human beings delegate to objects. In this way objects become co-actors in a network through the agency human actors delegate to them, and objects mediate...... categories and artifacts based on the local context. The second is termed “globalising connects” that brings local actors in line with bigger and remote networks. In order to understand the semiotic function of artifacts in a meaning making network an ethnographic oriented approach with a focus on actor...

  7. Application of the actor model to large scale NDE data analysis

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    Coughlin, Chris

    2018-03-01

    The Actor model of concurrent computation discretizes a problem into a series of independent units or actors that interact only through the exchange of messages. Without direct coupling between individual components, an Actor-based system is inherently concurrent and fault-tolerant. These traits lend themselves to so-called "Big Data" applications in which the volume of data to analyze requires a distributed multi-system design. For a practical demonstration of the Actor computational model, a system was developed to assist with the automated analysis of Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) datasets using the open source Myriad Data Reduction Framework. A machine learning model trained to detect damage in two-dimensional slices of C-Scan data was deployed in a streaming data processing pipeline. To demonstrate the flexibility of the Actor model, the pipeline was deployed on a local system and re-deployed as a distributed system without recompiling, reconfiguring, or restarting the running application.

  8. In dubio pro aegroti / Ants Nõmper

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    2007-01-01

    Kriminaalmenetluses kehtivast põhimõttest in dubio pro reo, mille kohaselt kõik kohtu arvates ebapiisavalt tõendatud asjaolud tuleb tõlgendada nii, nagu on kohtualusele kasulik. Patsiendikaitsest

  9. MacBook Pro Portable Genius

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    2011-01-01

    Tips and techniques for forward-thinking MacBook Pro users Now that you have a MacBook Pro, you need just one more accessory, your very own copy of MacBook Pro Portable Genius, Third Edition. This handy, compact book lets you in on a wealth of tips and tricks, so you get the very most out of Apple's very popular notebook. Discover the latest on the most recent release of iLife, get the skinny on the new Intel Core i7 and i5 processors in the Pro, see how to go wireless in a smart way, and much more. The book is easy to navigate, doesn't skimp on the essentials, and helps you save time and avoi

  10. Pro-social Motivation beyond Firm Boundaries

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    Foss, Nicolai; Milagres, Rosileia

    2014-01-01

    , contradicting the above argument. More constructively, the case of the Genolyptus network points to the importance of intensive communication, rewards that are tied to joint outcomes, knowledge-based authority and consensual decision-making as support arrangements that can build and sustain pro......An influential body of literature in macro-management research (notably, organization theory and strategic management) associates pro-social motivation solely with firm-like organizations, suggesting that such motivation cannot thrive under more market-like arrangements. We question this argument...... on theoretical, as well as empirical, grounds. As to the latter, we discuss the specific case of a network of firms in Brazil, the Genolyptus network. We argue that this particular network manifests strong pro-social motivations. This implies that pro-social motivations may thrive beyond corporate boundaries...

  11. PRoMoTo 2013 proceedings

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    Bishop, Judith; Tillmann, Nikolai; Puder, Arno; Naik, Vinayak

    2013-01-01

    Programming for Mobile and Touch (PRoMoTo'13) was held at the 2013 ACM SIGPLAN conference on Systems, Programming, Languages and Applications (SPLASH 2013), October 2013 in Indianapolis, USA. Submissions for this event were invited in the general area of mobile and touch-oriented programming languages and programming environments, and teaching of programming for mobile devices. These are proceedings of the PRoMoTo'13.

  12. China's Coal Methane: Actors, Structures, Strategies and their Global Impacts

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    Chen, Ke; Charnoz, Olivier

    2012-12-01

    The need for China to alleviate its energy shortage, reduce its dependence on foreign sources and mitigate its climate impact is driving a dire quest for alternative fuels. Coal Mine Methane (CMM), in this context, holds significant potential. While the 11. Five-Year Plan aimed to capture and use 10 billion m"3 per year of CMM by 2010, the country achieved less than a quarter of this. This paper enquires into this puzzling outcome, which bears consequences for the world at large. China is indeed responsible for more than 40% of the world's total un-captured CMM emissions - which act as a greenhouse gas 21 times more potent than CO_2, and whose role in global warming is often underestimated, especially in short- and medium-term climate strategies. While the Chinese central government may have incentive to work towards promoting CMM, the benefits of such policies at the sub-national level are far from self-evident. National CMM policies can have significant economic and social costs at the local level, and thus their implementation can be jeopardized. Implementation of such policies is inherently ambiguous, conflicting, and as such, political. Current research on the Chinese CMM industry has largely focused on its techno-economic aspects, with little if any politico-institutional analyses. As for policy research on the larger Chinese energy sector, this seems sturdily to embody a top-down view: it mostly ends up blaming the country's decentralized governance structure and lack of a stringent implementation chain. Such top-down approaches do not help uncover 'the sinews of war': the range of less formal mechanisms, negotiations and agreements among the local actors, without which implementation does not in fact occur at the sub-national level. Nor do top-down research approaches facilitate inquiry into the way local stakeholders re-frame the meaning, content and impact of CMM policies. More generally, the top-down approaches fail to consider the significance of

  13. Natural gas supply strategies for European energy market actors

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    Girault, Vincent

    2007-06-01

    The liberalization of the European energy markets leads to the diversification of supplies. Hence, we analyse the natural gas importation problem in a power producer point of view. Upstream and downstream natural gas markets are concentrated. In this oligopoly context, our topic is to focus on strategies which modify natural gas sourcing price. This by studying the surplus sharing on the natural gas chain. A European firm can bundle gas and electricity outputs to increase its market share. Therefore, a bundling strategy of a power producer in competition with a natural gas reseller on the final European energy market increases upstream natural gas price. Bundling also acts as a raising rival cost strategy and reduces the rivals' profit. Profits opportunities incite natural gas producers to enter the final market. Vertical integration between a natural gas producer and a European gas reseller is a way, for producers, to catch end consumer surplus. Vertical integration results in the foreclosure of the power producer on the upstream natural gas market. To be active on the natural gas market, the power producer could supply bundles. But, this strategy reallocates the rent. The integrated firm on natural gas gets the rent of electricity market in expenses of the power producer. Then, a solution for the power producer is to supply gas and electricity as complements. Then, we consider a case where vertical integration is not allowed. Input price discrimination by a monopolist leads to a lower natural gas price for the actor which diversifies its supplying sources. Furthermore, a bundling strategy increases the gap between the price proposed to the firm which also diversify its output and the firm which is fully dependent from the producer to supply natural gas on final market. (author)

  14. SRC: marker or actor in prostate cancer aggressiveness.

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    Vlaeminck-Guillem, Virginie; Gillet, Germain; Rimokh, Ruth

    2014-01-01

    A key question for urologic practitioners is whether an apparently organ-confined prostate cancer (PCa) is actually aggressive or not. The dilemma is to specifically identify among all prostate tumors the very aggressive high-grade cancers that will become life-threatening by developing extra-prostatic invasion and metastatic potential and the indolent cancers that will never modify a patient's life expectancy. A choice must be made between several therapeutic options to achieve the optimal personalized management of the disease that causes as little harm as possible to patients. Reliable clinical, biological, or pathological markers that would enable distinctions to be made between aggressive and indolent PCas in routine practice at the time of initial diagnosis are still lacking. The molecular mechanisms that explain why a PCa is aggressive or not are also poorly understood. Among the potential markers and/or actors in PCa aggressiveness, Src and other members of the Src kinase family, are valuable candidates. Activation of Src-dependent intracellular pathways is frequently observed in PCa. Indeed, Src is at the cross-roads of several pathways [including androgen receptor (AR), TGFbeta, Bcl-2, Akt/PTEN or MAPK, and ERK …], and is now known to influence some of the cellular and tissular events that accompany tumor progression: cell proliferation, cell motility, invasion, epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition, resistance to apoptosis, angiogenesis, neuroendocrine differentiation, and metastatic spread. Recent work even suggests that Src could also play a part in PCa initiation in coordination with the AR. The aim of this review is to gather data that explore the links between the Src kinase family and PCa progression and aggressiveness.

  15. Src: marker or actor of prostate cancer aggressiveness

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    Virginie eVlaeminck-Guillem

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available A key question for urologic practitioners is whether an apparently organ-confined prostate cancer is actually aggressive or not. The dilemma is to specifically identify among all prostate tumors the very aggressive high-grade cancers that will become life-threatening by developing extra-prostatic invasion and metastatic potential and the indolent cancers that will never modify a patient’s life expectancy. A choice must be made between several therapeutic options to achieve the optimal personalized management of the disease that causes as little harm as possible to patients. Reliable clinical, biological or pathological markers that would enable distinctions to be made between aggressive and indolen prostate cancers in routine practice at the time of initial diagnosis are still lacking. The molecular mechanisms that explain why a prostate cancer is aggressive or not are also poorly understood. Among the potential markers and/or actors in prostate cancer aggressiveness, Src and other members of the Src kinase family, are valuable candidates. Activation of Src-dependent intracellular pathways is frequently observed in prostate cancer. Indeed, Src is at the cross-roads of several pathways (including androgen receptor, TGFbeta, Bcl-2, Akt/PTEN or MAPK and ERK …, and is now known to influence some of the cellular and tissular events that accompany tumor progression: cell proliferation, cell motility, invasion, epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition, resistance to apoptosis, angiogenesis, neuroendocrine differentiation, and metastatic spread. Recent work even suggests that Src could also play a part in prostate cancer initiation in coordination with the androgen receptor. The aim of this review is to gather data that explores the links between the Src kinase family and prostate cancer progression and aggressiveness.

  16. Etnografía de los valores

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    Ricardo SANMARTÍN ARCE

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN:Si se desea cambiar los valores a través de la educación, primero es necesario conocer cuáles son los valores reales de la gente. Los valores culturales deben estudiarse empíricamente, fundándose en las técnicas tradicionales que caracterizan el trabajo de campo antropológico: la observación participante y la entrevista. Ése es el mejor modo de apresar los valores culturales realmente sostenidos por la gente. Los valores son modelos culturales de principios morales lentamente construidos en la interacción social y la historia. Cuanto más implícitos o inconscientes son, más eficazmente condicionan el significado y sentido de la conducta social. Los trabajadores de campo intentan captar los valores culturales en acción, mientras están siendo sostenidos por los actores en la interacción social. El artículo explica cómo hacerlo y señala qué áreas y situaciones son más adecuadas para este tipo de investigación social que intenta inferir modelos culturales específicos a partir de la observación empírica.ABSTRACT: In order to change values through education, first is necessary to know which are the values actually held by people. Cultural values must be studied empirically, relying on the traditional research technics that characterize the anthropological fieldwork: participant observation and interview. This is the best way to apprehend those cultural values truly held by people. Values are cultural models of moral principles slowly built in social interaction and history. As more implicit or unconcious they are, more efficaciously condition the meaning and sense of social behaviour. Fieldworkers try to capture cultural values in action, while they are being held by the actors in social interaction. The article explains how to do so and shows which areas and situations are more suitables for this kind of social research that tries to infer specific cultural models from empirical observation.

  17. Los fundamentos sociales del tercer sector

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    de la Torre, Isabel

    2003-08-01

    Full Text Available The theory of the gift, and the explanatory possibilities that its conceptual meaning offer and its methodological application, is the starting point to analyse the pro-social behaviours, present in the organizations that integrate the Third Sector: associations, foundations, benefit societies, co-operatives and labour societies. In all of these organizations, an interchange of goods and services is exercised, that can not be explained neither by the rules of the market nor by the principles of redistribution of the state. Altruism, solidarity and mutual principles, that inspire the pro-social behaviours, are usually practice through the networks of organized solidarity, that are based on the generalised trust and favour the civil society.

    La teoría del don, y las posibilidades explicativas que brindan su acepción conceptual y su aplicación metodológica, es el punto de partida para analizar los comportamientos prosociales, presentes en las entidades que integran el Tercer Sector: asociaciones, fundaciones, mutualidades, cooperativas y sociedades laborales. En todas estas entidades se ejercita un intercambio de bienes y servicios, que no pueden ser explicados ni por las reglas del mercado ni por los principios de redistribución del Estado. Los principios de altruismo, solidaridad y ayuda mutua, que inspiran los comportamientos prosociales, suelen practicarse a través de las redes de solidaridad organizada y favorecen el desarrollo de la sociedad civil.

  18. Violencia escolar: la mirada de los maestros sobre las relaciones de colegaje

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    Blanca Inés Ortiz-Molina

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta parte de los resultados de una investigación realizada en cinco colegios públicos de Bogotá. Intentamos abordar las representaciones sociales de los maestros construidas en la relación con sus colegas y con los directivos docentes. Los resultados evidencian que estas relaciones afectan la manera como se enfrenta la violencia en la institución, afectan el clima escolar y son un ingrediente poderoso para desencadenar lo que se ha venido llamando malestar docente. La investigación es cualitativa. Mediante la estrategia de grupos focales y entrevistas, se recuperan los discursos individuales y colectivos de los actores que permiten interpretar los imaginarios de los participantes.

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

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    Lejars, Caroline; Daoudi, Ali; Amichi, Hichem

    2017-09-01

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

  20. Neuroimaging of the joint Simon effect with believed biological and non-biological co-actors.

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    Wen, Tanya; Hsieh, Shulan

    2015-01-01

    Performing a task alone or together with another agent can produce different outcomes. The current study used event-related functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to investigate the neural underpinnings when participants performed a Go/Nogo task alone or complementarily with another co-actor (unseen), whom was believed to be another human or a computer. During both complementary tasks, reaction time data suggested that participants integrated the potential action of their co-actor in their own action planning. Compared to the single-actor task, increased parietal and precentral activity during complementary tasks as shown in the fMRI data further suggested representation of the co-actor's response. The superior frontal gyrus of the medial prefrontal cortex was differentially activated in the human co-actor condition compared to the computer co-actor condition. The medial prefrontal cortex, involved thinking about the beliefs and intentions of other people, possibly reflects a social-cognitive aspect or self-other discrimination during the joint task when believing a biological co-actor is present. Our results suggest that action co-representation can occur even offline with any agent type given a priori information that they are co-acting; however, additional regions are recruited when participants believe they are task-sharing with another human.

  1. Bombing alone: tracing the motivations and antecedent behaviors of lone-actor terrorists,.

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    Gill, Paul; Horgan, John; Deckert, Paige

    2014-03-01

    This article analyzes the sociodemographic network characteristics and antecedent behaviors of 119 lone-actor terrorists. This marks a departure from existing analyses by largely focusing upon behavioral aspects of each offender. This article also examines whether lone-actor terrorists differ based on their ideologies or network connectivity. The analysis leads to seven conclusions. There was no uniform profile identified. In the time leading up to most lone-actor terrorist events, other people generally knew about the offender's grievance, extremist ideology, views, and/or intent to engage in violence. A wide range of activities and experiences preceded lone actors' plots or events. Many but not all lone-actor terrorists were socially isolated. Lone-actor terrorists regularly engaged in a detectable and observable range of activities with a wider pressure group, social movement, or terrorist organization. Lone-actor terrorist events were rarely sudden and impulsive. There were distinguishable behavioral differences between subgroups. The implications for policy conclude this article. © 2013 American Academy of Forensic Sciences.

  2. Comparisons of Multilevel Modeling and Structural Equation Modeling Approaches to Actor-Partner Interdependence Model.

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    Hong, Sehee; Kim, Soyoung

    2018-01-01

    There are basically two modeling approaches applicable to analyzing an actor-partner interdependence model: the multilevel modeling (hierarchical linear model) and the structural equation modeling. This article explains how to use these two models in analyzing an actor-partner interdependence model and how these two approaches work differently. As an empirical example, marital conflict data were used to analyze an actor-partner interdependence model. The multilevel modeling and the structural equation modeling produced virtually identical estimates for a basic model. However, the structural equation modeling approach allowed more realistic assumptions on measurement errors and factor loadings, rendering better model fit indices.

  3. THE ANALYSIS OF ACTORS IN THE MAKING OF THE BUDGET REVENUE OF REGIONAL COST

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    Muhammad Saad

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available This article is the result of research on the analysis of the policy making of the budget revenues and shopping area of Makassar city fiscal year 2009. One part of this research use approach to the actors and the relationships between actors in policy making. Within the framework of the system of policy making of Budget income and Expenditure area (Budgets Makassar city, this research is the description of the analysis of the local government and actors People’s Representative Council District Makassar city as policy makers in making Grant Makassar city

  4. Actor-critic-based ink drop spread as an intelligent controller

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    SAGHA, Hesam; AFRAKOTI, Iman Esmaili Paeen; BAGHERISHOURAKI, Saeed

    2014-01-01

    This paper introduces an innovative adaptive controller based on the actor-critic method. The proposed approach employs the ink drop spread (IDS) method as its main engine. The IDS method is a new trend in soft-computing approaches that is a universal fuzzy modeling technique and has been also used as a supervised controller. Its process is very similar to the processing system of the human brain. The proposed actor-critic method uses an IDS structure as an actor and a 2-dimensional...

  5. Lone-Actor Terrorism. Toolkit Paper 1: Practical Guidance for Mental Health Practitioners and Social Workers

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    Bakker, E.; Roy, de, van Zuijdewijn J.

    2016-01-01

    The aim of this paper is to draw out practical implications for mental health practitioners and social workers in dealing with Lone-Actor Terrorism. It is not intended to provide a profile of lone-actor terrorists, but rather to offer guidance that may be of use to practitioners in Europe (and beyond), supporting the development of strategies to detect and deal with potential lone-actor terrorists and to understand the possible risk posed by persons of interest. This paper presents three sets...

  6. Reconfiguración del género en las performances clásicas. Androginia actoral.

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    Miren Urquijo Arregui

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available El género, producto del entorno social y factor decisivo en la comunicación, habla de nuestras identidades y proyecta nuestras imágenes codificadas como masculinas o femeninas. Las técnicas cotidianas de comportamiento corporal y los códigos vestimentarios regulan los roles de género, pero sirven asimismo para jugar con ellos y subvertirlos. Este artículo reflexiona sobre cómo la androginia, arquetipo de la reunión de lo masculino y lo femenino, es escenificada en el teatro kabuki, el teatro renacentista ingles y el teatro del siglo de Oro español, de manera que podemos hablar de esos actores y actrices que representan al otro sexo como un “tercer sexo”. Y así, transgreden simbólicamente la creencia de que el comportamiento está biológicamente y sexualmente programado. Al fin, en el cuerpo, -ficción social-, se abren múltiples posibilidades de reconfiguración del imaginario cultural genérico.

  7. Descripción de las interrelaciones entre actores y funciones del sistema general de seguridad social en salud colombiano: una mirada desde el derecho fundamental a la salud

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    Rivera Jiménez, Viviana Paola; Vargas Aldana, Emilia; Moreno Casasbuenas, Rafael Enrique

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    El objetivo de las reformas del Sistema General de Seguridad Social en Salud Colombiana (SGSSS) es generar mayor accesibilidad, cobertura y crear mayor solidez, estabilidad y garantía para la prestación de servicios de salud a la población en general, Derecho fundamental para la salud. Se utilizaron entrevistas estructuradas para compilar el funcionamiento, actores, funciones e interrelaciones del SGSSS, identificando así los puntos fragmentados en las relaciones descritas, tomando como refer...

  8. Los Estudios Culturales, la Historiografía y los sectores subalternos Cultural studies, Historiography and the subaltern sectors

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    María Mercedes Tenti

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available El propósito de este trabajo es indagar la relación entre los Estudios Culturales y la Historiografía, en particular los modos en que esta última aborda la problemática de los sectores subalternos. Una amplia franja de actores sociales no se visibilizan en la mayoría de los trabajos historiográficos, contribuyendo a ratificar imágenes preconcebidas por posturas tradicionales. Corrientes emergentes en las últimas décadas ponen énfasis en estas nuevas formas de abordaje. El planteo de una 'nueva historia' se nutre de aportes interdisciplinarios. A fines del siglo pasado, nuevos actores -que no eran visibles en el campo historiográfico- comenzaron a emerger 'desde abajo', poniendo de relieve el relativismo cultural subyacentes en los relatos históricos. Frente al surgimiento de estos focos de interés, el principal problema al que se enfrentan los historiadores es el de las fuentes, por un lado, y el de la metodología, por otro. Con respecto al primero, nuevas lecturas e interpelaciones a la documentación oficial permiten sacar a luz la palabra de los sectores subalternos. Si bien no se debe perder de vista que estos documentos no contienen la voz directa de los protagonistas -mediada por el escribiente- ésta puede ser interpretada al interior del texto, dentro del contexto. El testimonio oral de los actores y de su entorno constituye también un aporte importante para descubrir el pasado de aquellos y aquellas que no figuran en los registros oficiales. La tradición oral comenzó a ocupar un espacio relevante a la hora de desentrañar el pasado de pueblos ágrafos o de grupos que no tienen incorporada la tradición de la cultura escrita. Los registros fotográficos y audiovisuales, las letras de cancioneros populares, las novelas y el cinematógrafo, ofrecen otras fuentes que permiten acercarnos a la subalternidad, a través de nuevas metodologías aportadas por el trabajo interdisciplinario.The purpose of this work is to research

  9. Human melioidosis reported by ProMED.

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    Nasner-Posso, Katherinn Melissa; Cruz-Calderón, Stefania; Montúfar-Andrade, Franco E; Dance, David A B; Rodriguez-Morales, Alfonso J

    2015-06-01

    There are limited sources describing the global burden of emerging diseases. A review of human melioidosis reported by ProMED was performed and the reliability of the data retrieved assessed in comparison to published reports. The effectiveness of ProMED was evaluated as a source of epidemiological data by focusing on melioidosis. Using the keyword 'melioidosis' in the ProMED search engine, all of the information from the reports and collected data was reviewed using a structured form, including the year, country, gender, occupation, number of infected individuals, and number of fatal cases. One hundred and twenty-four entries reported between January 1995 and October 2014 were identified. A total of 4630 cases were reported, with death reported in 505 cases, suggesting a misleadingly low overall case fatality rate (CFR) of 11%. Of 20 cases for which the gender was reported, 12 (60%) were male. Most of the cases were reported from Australia, Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam, and Malaysia, with sporadic reports from other countries. Internet-based reporting systems such as ProMED are useful to gather information and synthesize knowledge on emerging infections. Although certain areas need to be improved, ProMED provided good information about melioidosis. Copyright © 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.. All rights reserved.

  10. Pro forma: impact on communication skills?

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    Morris, Marie; Donohoe, Gary; Hennessy, Martina; O Ciardha, Caoilte

    2013-10-01

    A doctor performs 160 000-300 000 interviews during a lifetime career, thus making the medical interview the most common procedure in clinical medicine. It is reported that 60-80 per cent of diagnosis is based on history taking, yet there is little published data advising on the best method for medical students to initially attain and further refine these core skills during their medical degree. Medical students interviewed two patients: using an open interview first, based on the Calgary-Cambridge approach, and then using a structured pro forma. The students' medical data were assessed by a senior lecturer, and their communication skills were assessed by a behavioural scientist and by the patients. An exact Wilcoxon paired signed rank test was conducted to determine whether there was a difference between the open interview and pro forma methods for history taking and communication skills. The test yielded p-values of 0.0017 and 0.069, respectively, with the pro forma method providing a statistically significantly higher history-taking score and communication score than the open interview method. Subjectively, patients reported the pro forma method as being preferable. Medical students in the early years of training benefit from a structured history-taking pro forma to assist them gather an accurate data set without compromising their interpersonal and communication skills. © 2013 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  11. Los Derechos Humanos y desaparecidos en dictaduras militares

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    Juan Carlos GUTIÉRREZ CONTRERAS

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: La doctrina de la seguridad nacional jugó un papel predominante como soporte ideológico de las dictaduras del Cono Sur americano. Dentro de este marco se adelantó el "Plan Cóndor" que llevó a la múltiple y sistemática violación de derechos humanos en los países en los que se desarrolló. El artículo hace un análisis jurídico de la responsabilidad de los actores a la luz del derecho penal internacional y del derecho internacional de los derechos humanos, con especial énfasis en la competencia para el juzgamiento de los hechos. Concluye con el análisis del terrorismo de Estado manifestado a través del genocidio, la tortura y las desapariciones forzadas cometidos durante las dictaduras militares.ABSTRACT: The doctrine of national secutiry played a leading role as an ideological endorsement of the South American dictatorships. The Plan Condor was created in this context, and it led to systematic and multiple human rights violations. This article analyzes the responsibility of different actors in the light of International Law, and puts special emphasis in the competence of courts to judge those facts. It concludes with an analysis of state terrorísm, which led to genocide, torture and disapperances under military dictatorships.

  12. BDNF pro-peptide regulates dendritic spines via caspase-3

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    Guo, J; Ji, Y; Ding, Y; Jiang, W; Sun, Y; Lu, B; Nagappan, G

    2016-01-01

    The precursor of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) (proBDNF) is enzymatically cleaved, by either intracellular (furin/PC1) or extracellular proteases (tPA/plasmin/MMP), to generate mature BDNF (mBDNF) and its pro-peptide (BDNF pro-peptide). Little is known about the function of BDNF pro-peptide. We have developed an antibody that specifically detects cleaved BDNF pro-peptide, but not proBDNF or mBDNF. Neuronal depolarization elicited a marked increase in extracellular BDNF pro-peptide,...

  13. GAVE multi-actor process. A exemplified study with recommendations for a follow-up traject; GAVE multi-actor proces. Een voorbeeldstudie met aanbevelingen voor het vervolgtraject

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    Diepenmaat, H.B. [Actors Procesmanagement, Zeist (Netherlands)

    2000-02-01

    The focus is on GAVE as an integral multi-actor process, as a collaboration process in which the parties have to find each other. The reason for this multi-actor approach is that the parties themselves have to realise the importance of sustainable energy. A multi-actor approach uses this crucial fact as the starting point. By means of the use of specific multi-actor methods and insights, it is possible during the collaboration process to develop a clear idea of the content of the joint path and the intended collaborative future, while paying specific attention to the individual roles of the players. Based on this, a well- considered and promising realisation path can be followed. The objective of this study is to illustrate - on the basis of two GAVE options - how the multi-actor approach can support the GAVE programme. In doing this, emphasis is placed on examples, the demonstration of added value of such an approach, and making recommendations for the future. Two experiments have been carried out on the basis of the Trinity approach. The Trinity approach is a set of methods specifically developed for supporting change processes which involve many parties (i.e. multi-actor processes). Trinity helps those involved to obtain a clear picture of both the route to be followed and the future situation to be aimed at. The term 'picture' must be understood literally: an important aspect of Trinity is the collaboration and communication with multi-actor models (also referred to as actorprints). By means of a diagram technique (figures and arrows) these models demonstrate the cohesion between the roles and activities of the various parties involved. The modelling process is instrumental in this; the actual result is that the image that is developed is formed and backed up by the participants in the process. Within these experiments, we have, so far, worked mainly in the shadow of the current GAVE process. A forceful participative use of the actor approach is

  14. Los árboles

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    Jaime Paredes Pardo

    1964-09-01

    Full Text Available Los árboles son hijos del viento que transporta las semillas. En los valles anda de prisa, tanto que a veces alcanza a los trenes y a la melena de los caballos que espanta la algarabía de los pasajeros. Como los trenes, el viento tiene una frente de humo. De niebla como las montañas. ¿Pensará el viento?

  15. La Problemática de los Desastres en el Hábitat Urbano en América Latina

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    Joel Audefroy

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available En este breve trabajo presentaremos los principales riesgos urbanos en América Latina, los procesos que llevan a una degradación y riesgos. Luego examinaremos las alternativas propuestas por los principales actores involucrados: autoridades locales, organizaciones sociales, organizaciones no gubernamentales y universidades. Terminaremos con el ejemplo de la Ciudad de México en donde llevamos a cabo un estudio que nos permitió conocer la percepción de las autoridades locales frente a los riesgos y de los habitantes en la Delegación Alvaro Obregón.

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

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    Maryam Sharifzadeh

    2013-03-01

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

  17. Examining actors into boosting the provision of universal service in the Vietnamese context

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    Do Manh, Thai; Williams, Idongesit

    2017-01-01

    are very important in formulating and implementing universal service policy. Originality/value - There have been a few studies applying actor network theory in analysing the formulation of policy, especially in universal service. The paper wants to close this gap.......Purpose - The paper looks at the formulation of the BMGF-VN project to examine which actors participated in the formulation of this project, how their interests were translated into this project, and what lessons may be drawn for the formulation and implementation of universal service policy...... in Vietnam in general. Design/methodology/approach - The paper recruits the actor network theory and qualitative analysis to analyse the BMGF-VN project. Findings - the involvement of non-government actors in formulating and implementing the project, the focus not only on the supply side but also demand side...

  18. Actor networks in strategic niche management : insights from social network theory

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    Caniëls, M.C.J.; Romijn, H.A.

    2008-01-01

    This paper contributes to Strategic Niche Management (SNM), an analytical technique designed to facilitate the introduction and diffusion of radically new sustainable technologies through societal experiments. According to SNM, intensive networking among social actors is a crucial process for the

  19. The influence of socio cultural dynamics on convergence communication of aquaculture agribusiness actors

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    Oktavia, Y.

    2018-03-01

    This research aims to: (1) Analyze the level of socio-cultural dynamics of agibusiness aquaculture actors. (2) Analyze the influence of socio-cultural dynamics on convergence communication of capacity development of aquaculture agribusiness actors.Data was collected by questionnaire and interview of group members on agribusiness. Data analyze was done by descriptive and inferential statistics with using SEM method. The result of descriptive statistics on 284 agribusiness members showed that: Socio-cultural dynamics of agibusiness aquaculture actors was in low category, as shown by lack of the role of customary institutions and quality of local leadership.The communication convergence is significantly and positively influenced by the communication behavior of agribusiness actors in access information.

  20. Bridging the gap between non-state actors and the state in ...

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    State Actors (NSAs) particularly, Civil Society Organizations' (CSOs) in public policy process in Nigeria. Using library retrieval technique, the paper argues that the state and NSAs have different but coordinate roles to play within the limit ...

  1. Book Review: A Liberal Actor in a Realist World the European Union ...

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    Abstract. Book Title: A Liberal Actor in a Realist World the European Union Regulatory State and the Global Political Economy of Energy. Book Author: Andreas Goldthau & Nick Sitter. Oxford University Press Oxford 2015. ISBN 9780198719595 ...

  2. Competing actors in the climate change arena in Mexico: A network analysis.

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    Ortega Díaz, Araceli; Gutiérrez, Erika Casamadrid

    2018-06-01

    This paper analyzes the actors in the climate change arena and their influence in directing Mexico toward policies that decrease greenhouse gas emissions, such as the carbon tax and climate change law. The network analysis of the agreement of these laws and public policies in Mexico is a lesson for any country that is in the process of designing and adopting environmental laws. The research is performed using a network analysis that is derived from interviews with various main actors and a discourse analysis of the media. Results show that actors do not coordinate their efforts-they meet frequently but in different inter-ministerial commissions-and do not enforce the same policies. The actors in the industry have formed strong coalitions against the carbon tax and the General Law on Climate Change, whereas international institutions have formed coalitions that support these policies and laws. Copyright © 2018 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  3. Market structure and performance of value chain actors in hides and ...

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    Market structure and performance of value chain actors in hides and skins processing and marketing in Nigeria. ... There was high performance in hides and skins processing and marketing in Nigeria. ... EMAIL FULL TEXT EMAIL FULL TEXT

  4. Renewable energy sources. Non-traditional actors on the international market

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    Five of Sweden's technical attaches have investigated the non-traditional actors activity within the field of renewable energy sources. Countries studied are USA, Japan, France, Germany and Great Britain

  5. 'Special' non-human actors in the 'inclusive' early childhood classroom

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    Watson, Karen; Millei, Zsuzsa; Petersen, Eva Bendix

    2015-01-01

    of classrooms. In this article, we pay attention to ‘special’ non-human actors present in an ‘inclusive’ early childhood classroom. These ‘special’ non-human actors are so named as they operate in the classroom as objects specific for the child with a diagnosis. The ‘special’ non-human actors, in the specific...... case the wrist band, the lock and the scooter board, take on meaning within discourses in the ‘inclusive’ classroom. We illuminate how these non-human actors contribute to the constitution of the ‘normal’ and the regulation of educators and children. To trouble the working of power and the control...

  6. ProMot: a decision support tool for electric motor users; ProMot: ein Werkzeug zur Entscheidungsfindung fuer Motorenbetreiber

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    Tanner, T

    2006-07-01

    Being supported by an international collaboration the project ProMot has developed and disseminated in the European Union a decision support tool for electric motor users helping them to choose energy efficient motor systems. During the first phase all necessary components to build the decision support tool have been selected, developed or improved and adapted. At the beginning it was assumed that the contribution of the author's company, Semafor would be the integration of the company's OPAL software components developed for pumps and variable speed drives (VSD) into the EuroDEEM package. In view of the deficiencies of EuroDEEM it was soon agreed to abandon this approach. Instead, the package IMSSA (International Motor Selection and Saving Analysis), developed at the Washington State University on the basis of MotorMaster was selected. IMSSA - which has been renamed to EuroDEEM International - and the pump and VSD module can now be used as standalone applications. The second phase integrated all collected and developed material into a comprehensive and user-friendly web site that was then demonstrated to key actors in the participating countries. Several requirements had to be considered. The platform had to allow the publication of the web pages in several languages and to enable the team members to place and modify their content without disturbing ongoing operation. It was therefore decided to evaluate a suitable Web Content Management System (CMS) which lead to Plone, a powerful and adaptable open-source system already in use at many web sites. The pages have then been created and published with this system. With some support from Semafor, German and French translations were created. Also a hardcopy brochure that gives an overview of the web site has been produced and distributed in the participating countries. (author)

  7. ProMot: a decision support tool for electric motor users; ProMot: ein Werkzeug zur Entscheidungsfindung fuer Motorenbetreiber

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    Tanner, T.

    2006-07-01

    Being supported by an international collaboration the project ProMot has developed and disseminated in the European Union a decision support tool for electric motor users helping them to choose energy efficient motor systems. During the first phase all necessary components to build the decision support tool have been selected, developed or improved and adapted. At the beginning it was assumed that the contribution of the author's company, Semafor would be the integration of the company's OPAL software components developed for pumps and variable speed drives (VSD) into the EuroDEEM package. In view of the deficiencies of EuroDEEM it was soon agreed to abandon this approach. Instead, the package IMSSA (International Motor Selection and Saving Analysis), developed at the Washington State University on the basis of MotorMaster was selected. IMSSA - which has been renamed to EuroDEEM International - and the pump and VSD module can now be used as standalone applications. The second phase integrated all collected and developed material into a comprehensive and user-friendly web site that was then demonstrated to key actors in the participating countries. Several requirements had to be considered. The platform had to allow the publication of the web pages in several languages and to enable the team members to place and modify their content without disturbing ongoing operation. It was therefore decided to evaluate a suitable Web Content Management System (CMS) which lead to Plone, a powerful and adaptable open-source system already in use at many web sites. The pages have then been created and published with this system. With some support from Semafor, German and French translations were created. Also a hardcopy brochure that gives an overview of the web site has been produced and distributed in the participating countries. (author)

  8. DIFERENCIAS ENTRE ACTORES SOCIALES EN EL CONOCIMIENTO Y LA PERCEPCIÓN DE LA VEGETACIÓN DE LA CUENCA DE LA CIÉNAGA DE LA VIRGEN (CARTAGENA DE INDIAS, COLOMBIA)

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    Torregroza Fuentes, Edilbert; Universidad de Cartagena (Colombia).; Llamas Chávez, Jorge; Universidad de Cartagena (Colombia).; Borja Barrera, Francisco; Universidad de Huelva (España).

    2014-01-01

    La percepción y las actitudes de los actores sociales presentes en un determinado territorio son vitales para su adecuada gestión. Tales aspectos fueron evaluados para el caso cuenca de la Ciénaga de la Virgen (Cartagena de Indias, Colombia), en relación a doce especies vegetales presentes en el territorio, considerando la cuenca desde un enfoque socioecosistémico, desde el que se recalca la interacción y adaptación entre los sistemas sociales y ecológicos. El estudio aborda aspectos como el ...

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

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

    2016-10-01

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

  10. Pro-static Agents in Jet Fuels

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    1976-08-16

    recent survey of jet fuels at 10 airports and 3 military bases in the United States [6]. Consequently , the results of the present study can be directly...as quickly as it is generated. Consequently , compounds that increase conductivity above 50 pS/m are not pro-static agents in the sense implied here...Additive Con, 1000 pPm CORROSION INHIBITORS UNiCOrn J COPIOCO T- 60 LU$RIZOL 541 TOLAD 245 OCI 4A] PRO ig ., NALCO 5400 TOLAD 244 , MALCO 5402 GULF 170 "Y2

  11. Mastering Adobe Premiere Pro CS6

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    Ekert, Paul

    2013-01-01

    Designed to be practical and engaging, Mastering Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 is a project-based book to help you truly augment your skills and become a film editing hotshot.If you're just starting out or even migrating from existing video editing software, then this book is for you. With rapid progression through practical examples constructed to be both engaging and useful, Mastering Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 is ideal for learning the sometimes complex workflows of this powerful application.

  12. MacBook Pro Portable Genius

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    2012-01-01

    Discover loads of tips and techniques for the newest MacBook Pro You're already ahead of the game with a MacBook Pro. Now you can get even more out the popular Apple notebook with the new edition of this handy, compact book. Crammed with savvy insights and tips on key tools and shortcuts, this book will help you increase your productivity and keep your Apple digital lifestyle on track. From desktop sharing and wireless networking to running Windows applications, this book avoids fluff, doesn't skimp on the essentials, saves you time and hassle, and shows you what you most want to know. Include

  13. HDR Efex Pro After the Shoot

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    A concise, on-the-go guide to the new HDR Efex Pro imaging toolkit for photographers Now that you've gone mobile and HDR, you want to be able to download and enhance your favorite photos on the run, without having to return to the mother ship (i.e., your desktop computer). This book shows you just how to do that using the amazing HDR Efex Pro, the image editing toolset from Nik Software. In brilliant color and using plenty of show-stopping examples, this practical guide explains all tools and features. Follow numbered steps and you'll soon be handling things like alignment, ghosting control, h

  14. Pro Agile NET Development with Scrum

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    Pro Agile .NET Development with SCRUM guides you through a real-world ASP.NET project and shows how agile methodology is put into practice. There is plenty of literature on the theory behind agile methodologies, but no book on the market takes the concepts of agile practices and applies these in a practical manner to an end-to-end ASP.NET project, especially the estimating, requirements and management aspects of a project. Pro Agile .NET Development with SCRUM takes you through the initial stages of a project - gathering requirements and setting up an environment - through to the development a

  15. Teaching with ArcGIS Pro

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    Theller, Larry

    2016-01-01

    For Fall semester 2016 the ABE department moved the course ASM 540 Basic GIS from ArcGIS Desktop 10.2 to ArcGIS Pro 1.3. This software from ESRI has a completely new look and feel, (ribbon-based rather than cascading menus) and is a true 64 bit application, capable of multi-threading, and built on Python 3. After ArcGIS Desktop 10.5 is released, desktop ends and the future release will be ArcGIS Pro; so it makes sense to switch sooner rather than later. This talk will discuss some issues and...

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

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    Gustavo Córdova Bojórquez

    2006-07-01

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

  17. The high-level and long life radioactive wastes management in France: inquiry near the actors

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    2002-07-01

    This document presents talks carried out near various actors of the radioactive wastes management in France. These talks have been realized in the framework of an inquiry aiming at supporting the developments of an economic sciences thesis, relative to the sustainable management of the nuclear wastes. This inquiry aimed to better determine the actors stakes, the controversies on the technical choices, but also the possible cooperation. (A.L.B.)

  18. The actor set-up of TV advertising. A new process for hybrid formats

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    von Rimscha, M Bjørn; Rademacher, Patrick

    2008-01-01

    The paper introduces a basic description of the advertising process in TV advertising and discusses how this process might be altered when 30 second spots are replaced by hybrid advertising formats such as sponsoring and placements. For each actor in the process the potential benefit of hybrid advertising is identified and the respective interest in changing the process is deduced. A qualitative interview study with representatives from each actor in the process is used to illustrate that con...

  19. The Roles and Movements of Actors in the Deforestation of Brazilian Amazonia

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    Philip M. Fearnside

    2008-01-01

    Containing the advance of deforestation in Brazilian Amazonia requires understanding the roles and movements of the actors involved. The importance of different actors varies widely among locations within the region, and also evolves at any particular site over the course of frontier establishment and consolidation. Landless migrants have significant roles in clearing the land they occupy and in motivating landholders to clear as a defense against invasion or expropriation. Colonists in offic...

  20. Managing Actors, Resources, and Activities in Innovation Ecosystems – A Design Science Approach

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    Part 13: Design Science and Business Models - Design Science Research; International audience; Through a design science approach, the paper explores how actors in a network create and sustain competitive advantage independently and through participation in a system of actors (i.e., a collaborative network) who are not hierarchically managed but, rather, act toward their own goals within the innovation ecosystem. In accordance with design studies, the relevance of research and its quality are ...

  1. Sovereign Wealth Funds as Global Economic and Political Actors: Defining of Notions

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    Андрей Алексеевич Кинякин

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available The article devoted to consideration of sovereign wealth funds (SWF as economic and political actors as well as analysis of different forms of their activity in the contemporary global economics and politics. The author comes to the conclusion, that sovereign wealth funds play not only the role of providers of interests of the national states, but being the special purpose vehicles (SPV, designated to fulfill the different tasks, turn out to be the new type of global actors.

  2. Adversarial Advantage Actor-Critic Model for Task-Completion Dialogue Policy Learning

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    Peng, Baolin; Li, Xiujun; Gao, Jianfeng; Liu, Jingjing; Chen, Yun-Nung; Wong, Kam-Fai

    2017-01-01

    This paper presents a new method --- adversarial advantage actor-critic (Adversarial A2C), which significantly improves the efficiency of dialogue policy learning in task-completion dialogue systems. Inspired by generative adversarial networks (GAN), we train a discriminator to differentiate responses/actions generated by dialogue agents from responses/actions by experts. Then, we incorporate the discriminator as another critic into the advantage actor-critic (A2C) framework, to encourage the...

  3. ¿Tesorería Mayor o Tesorería General? El control contable en los años 1720: una historia conflictiva

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    Anne Dubet

    2010-12-01

    caso de los tesoreros y depositarios de las rentas más importantes de la monarquía (rentas generales, salinas, tabaco, casas de moneda, etc.. Así, el Tesorero Mayor controla a estos agentes, por lo que uno de los actores del conflicto llega a comparar la Tesorería con una Veeduría General

  4. Las redes sociales en la gestión de los recursos naturales : ¿qué hay que aprender de una perspectiva estructural?

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    Bodin, Örjan; Crona, Beatrice; Ernstson, Henrik

    2017-01-01

    Las redes sociales entre actores y grupos de interés están recibiendo cada vez más atención en los estudios sobre la gestión de los recursos naturales, especialmente en los que se refieren a la gestión adaptativa basada en diferentes formas de participación y cogestión. Las redes sociales se han concebido principalmente como recursos que habilitan la colaboración y la coordinación entre diferentes actores. Aquí, continuamos la discusión iniciada por Newman y Dale (2005), que destacaron el hec...

  5. LA VALORIZACIÓN TURÍSTICA DEL PATRIMONIO MINERO EN ENTORNOS RURALES DESFAVORECIDOS. ACTORES Y EXPERIENCIAS

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    Manuel Valenzuela Rubio

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Los patrimonios procedentes de las actividades en declive como la minería pasan por una etapa de atención, tras décadas de abandono, como recurso para una nueva modalidad de turismo cultural. De ello hay numerosas experiencias, fundamentalmente, en los países de cultura industrial (Reino Unido, Alemania, Estados Unidos, etc., con efectos económicos apreciables sobre el ámbito territorial en el que se ubican. España cuenta ya con algunos ejemplos válidos para fundamentar la hipótesis de que la conservación y adaptación al uso turístico de este patrimonio ha dado resultados aceptables en determinadas regiones del país (Asturias, Andalucía, Cataluña, etc.. Al margen de los éxitos alcanzados, se corre el riesgo de sacar la conclusión de que todo el patrimonio minero es capaz por sí mismo de impulsar la creación de riqueza y empleo en el medio rural, sin embargo, la realidad es otra, a pesar de haber iniciativas, recursos y muchas administraciones públicas involucradas. Precisamente, la gran variedad de actores en juego con intereses dispares junto a las dificultades para su despegue constituyen estrangulamientos que condicionan que el proceso anterior se inicie o culmine. Tal será la hipótesis de partida de esta contribución.

  6. Indicadores de gobernanza para el desarrollo de estrategias binacionales deprotección social en la salud de los migrantes

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    Armando Arredondo López

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta resultados de un estudio cuyo principal objetivo fue identificar los actores clave, sus roles, coaliciones y los espacios de interacción para el desarrollo de protección social en la salud de los migrantes. Se identificaron 10 categorías de actores clave para estrategias de salud para emigrantes, así como metas de política y estrategias binacionales de salud con diferentes niveles de factibilidad y efectividad. Un seguro público binacional de salud para emigrantes indocumentados es factible pero requiere una gran inversión y movilización de recursos públicos. Para ello se deberán desarrollar nuevas iniciativas dirigidas a resolver los problemas de equidad y acceso en la salud de los migrantes.

  7. Redes alimentarias alternativas en grandes ciudades: los mercados de productores agrarios en Madrid

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    Ricardo Méndez Gutiérrez del Valle

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    Full Text Available Las redes alimentarias alternativas constituyen una temática de investigación emergente en los estudios urbanos, que cuestiona los modelos dominantes de producción, distribución y consumo de alimentos. Una de sus manifestaciones son los mercados de productores, que ponen en contacto directo a productores periurbanos y rurales con consumidores urbanos, favoreciendo las relaciones de proximidad y los circuitos cortos. El artículo investiga los mercados de productores en Madrid mediante una estrategia multimétodo que combina entrevistas, encuestas y otras técnicas complementarias. Los resultados confirman su diversidad interna, identifican las estrategias de los diferentes actores y delimitan su impacto territorial, mostrando también sus limitaciones.

  8. Los significados culturales sobre la naturaleza en el asentamiento poblacional Siboney. Santiago de Cuba

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    MSc. Roxana Cruz-Doimeadios

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Se realiza un estudio sobre los significados otorgados a la naturaleza después del evento meteorológico Sandy que azotó el país en el mes de octubre del año 2012 en el asentamiento poblacional Siboney, ubicado en el municipio Santiago de Cuba. Con anterioridad, los significados estaban asociados a percepciones de seguridad, tanto de nesecidades materiales como espirituales. Los resultados muestran la diversidad que caracteriza los significados culturales, los que se diferencian entre los actores individuales y los grupos, estas diferencias se reflejan en las acciones que desarrollan a través de las estrategias para el manejo de la naturaleza en el asentamiento.

  9. Getting acquainted: Actor and partner effects of attachment and temperament on young children's peer behavior.

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    McElwain, Nancy L; Holland, Ashley S; Engle, Jennifer M; Ogolsky, Brian G

    2014-06-01

    Guided by a dyadic view of children's peer behavior, this study assessed actor and partner effects of attachment security and temperament on young children's behavior with an unfamiliar peer. At 33 months of age, child-mother attachment security was assessed via a modified Strange Situation procedure, and parents reported on child temperament (anger proneness and social fearfulness). At 39 months, same-sex children (N = 114, 58 girls) were randomly paired, and child dyads were observed during 3 laboratory visits occurring over 1 month. Actor-partner interdependence models, tested via multilevel modeling, revealed that actor security, partner anger proneness, and acquaintanceship (e.g., initial vs. later visits) combined to predict child behavior. Actor security predicted more responsiveness to the new peer partner at the initial visit, regardless of partner anger proneness. Actor security continued to predict responsiveness at the 2nd and 3rd visits when partner anger was low, but these associations were nonsignificant when partner anger was high. Actor security also predicted a less controlling assertiveness style at the initial visit when partner anger proneness was high, yet this association was nonsignificant by the final visit. The findings shed light on the dynamic nature of young children's peer behavior and indicate that attachment security is related to behavior in expected ways during initial interactions with a new peer, but may change as children become acquainted. PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2014 APA, all rights reserved.

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

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

    2013-05-01

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

  11. Compositional schedulability analysis of real-time actor-based systems.

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    Jaghoori, Mohammad Mahdi; de Boer, Frank; Longuet, Delphine; Chothia, Tom; Sirjani, Marjan

    2017-01-01

    We present an extension of the actor model with real-time, including deadlines associated with messages, and explicit application-level scheduling policies, e.g.,"earliest deadline first" which can be associated with individual actors. Schedulability analysis in this setting amounts to checking whether, given a scheduling policy for each actor, every task is processed within its designated deadline. To check schedulability, we introduce a compositional automata-theoretic approach, based on maximal use of model checking combined with testing. Behavioral interfaces define what an actor expects from the environment, and the deadlines for messages given these assumptions. We use model checking to verify that actors match their behavioral interfaces. We extend timed automata refinement with the notion of deadlines and use it to define compatibility of actor environments with the behavioral interfaces. Model checking of compatibility is computationally hard, so we propose a special testing process. We show that the analyses are decidable and automate the process using the Uppaal model checker.

  12. Neuroimaging of the joint Simon effect with believed biological and non-biological co-actors

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    Tanya eWen

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Performing a task alone or together with another agent can produce different outcomes. The current study used event-related functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI to investigate the neural underpinnings when participants performed a Go/Nogo task alone or complementarily with another co-actor (unseen, whom was believed to be another human or a computer. During both complementary tasks, reaction time data suggested that participants integrated the potential action of their co-actor in their own action planning. Compared to the single-actor task, increased parietal and precentral activity during complementary tasks as shown in the fMRI data further suggested representation of the co-actor’s response. The superior frontal gyrus of the medial prefrontal cortex was differentially activated in the human co-actor condition compared to the computer co-actor condition. The medial prefrontal cortex, involved thinking about the beliefs and intentions of other people, possibly reflects a social-cognitive aspect or self-other discrimination during the joint task when believing a biological co-actor is present. Our results suggest that action co-representation can occur even offline with any agent type given a priori information that they are co-acting; however additional regions are recruited when participants believe they are task-sharing with another human.

  13. PROGNOSTICAL COMPETENCE OF THE FUTURE TEACHERS-ACTORS: TO THE ISSUE OF THE CONCEPT DEFINITION

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    Elena Viktorovna Tsalko

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available In this paper on the basis of the notions of competence, forecasting, prognostical competence the author’s definition of future actors-teachers’ prognostical competence is developed. Under prognostic competence of future actors-teachers we understand a special competence that allows the subject, engaged in professional activities as a performer of roles in the theater (movies, TV, as well as performing teaching activities in the field of arts, to receive the necessary anticipatory information about the phenomenon under investigation (on performing roles in the theatre, films, and television, on the learning process and actors-teachers training. Components of prognostical competence as a type of competencies (cognitive, instrumental and operational and motivational-value are singled out. The feature of the future actor-teacher’s professional activities in the context of prognostical competence is viewed. It is the simultaneous solving the artistic-creative, organizational and teaching-upbringing problems.Purpose. The purpose of the paper is the definition of prognostical competence of future teachers-actors.Methodology. In the research the methods of theoretical level are used: comparison, analysis and synthesis, generalization, concretization; analytical methods; idealization and modeling.Result. The result of the research is the development of the author’s concept of «prognostical competence of the future teachers-actors».Practical implications. Application of the results: The results may be applied to the work of teachers-actors’ trainers as well as the researchers in Pedagogy.

  14. Revitalizing REDD+ Policy Processes in Vietnam: The Roles of State and Non-State Actors

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    Thu Ba Huynh

    2017-02-01

    Full Text Available Vietnam was one of the first countries to introduce the National REDD+ (Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation Action Program in 2012. The country has recently revised the Program to aim for a more inclusive 2016–2020 strategy and a vision to 2030. This study explores how Vietnam policy actors view REDD+ policy development and their influence in these processes. The results can contribute to the discussion on how policy actors can effectively influence policy processes in the evolving context of REDD+ and in the types of political arrangements represented in Vietnam. We examined the influence of state and non-state actors on the 2012 National REDD+ Action Program (NRAP processes, and explored factors that may have shaped this influence, using a combination of document analysis and semi-structured interviews with 81 policy actors. It was found that non-state actors in REDD+ are still on the periphery of decision making, occupying “safe” positions, and have not taken either full advantage of their capacities, or of recent significant changes in the contemporary policy environment, to exert stronger influence on policy. We suggest that REDD+ policy processes in Vietnam need to be revitalized with key actors engaging collectively to promote the possibilities of REDD+ within a broader view of social change that reaches beyond the forestry sector.

  15. Neuroimaging of the joint Simon effect with believed biological and non-biological co-actors

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    Wen, Tanya; Hsieh, Shulan

    2015-01-01

    Performing a task alone or together with another agent can produce different outcomes. The current study used event-related functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to investigate the neural underpinnings when participants performed a Go/Nogo task alone or complementarily with another co-actor (unseen), whom was believed to be another human or a computer. During both complementary tasks, reaction time data suggested that participants integrated the potential action of their co-actor in their own action planning. Compared to the single-actor task, increased parietal and precentral activity during complementary tasks as shown in the fMRI data further suggested representation of the co-actor’s response. The superior frontal gyrus of the medial prefrontal cortex was differentially activated in the human co-actor condition compared to the computer co-actor condition. The medial prefrontal cortex, involved thinking about the beliefs and intentions of other people, possibly reflects a social-cognitive aspect or self-other discrimination during the joint task when believing a biological co-actor is present. Our results suggest that action co-representation can occur even offline with any agent type given a priori information that they are co-acting; however, additional regions are recruited when participants believe they are task-sharing with another human. PMID:26388760

  16. Bombing Alone: Tracing the Motivations and Antecedent Behaviors of Lone-Actor Terrorists*,†,‡

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    Gill, Paul; Horgan, John; Deckert, Paige

    2014-01-01

    This article analyzes the sociodemographic network characteristics and antecedent behaviors of 119 lone-actor terrorists. This marks a departure from existing analyses by largely focusing upon behavioral aspects of each offender. This article also examines whether lone-actor terrorists differ based on their ideologies or network connectivity. The analysis leads to seven conclusions. There was no uniform profile identified. In the time leading up to most lone-actor terrorist events, other people generally knew about the offender’s grievance, extremist ideology, views, and/or intent to engage in violence. A wide range of activities and experiences preceded lone actors’ plots or events. Many but not all lone-actor terrorists were socially isolated. Lone-actor terrorists regularly engaged in a detectable and observable range of activities with a wider pressure group, social movement, or terrorist organization. Lone-actor terrorist events were rarely sudden and impulsive. There were distinguishable behavioral differences between subgroups. The implications for policy conclude this article. PMID:24313297

  17. Formador de formadores ante los retos de una educación inclusiva

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    Luz Esperanza Bustos Sierra

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available La importancia del conocimiento sobre el tema invita a evidenciar la formación de formadores ante los retos de una educación inclusiva, pretendiendo que responda a la búsqueda de concienciar a los educadores frente a las diferentes necesidades educativas, en pro de fortalecer una cultura democrática y de convivencia acorde a los desafíos del siglo XXI.

  18. AN ANALYSIS OF THE ROLE OF ECONOMIC ACTORS IN THE WTO DISPUTE SETTLEMENT SYSTEM: LEGAL OR POLITICAL ISSUE?

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    Intan Soeparna

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Economic actors are the main trade player in the World Trade Organization, although, the relation between WTO and economic actor is built by trade regulation that is negotiated among the WTO Members. Nothing in the WTO regulates economic actors to involve directly in the WTO, especially in the WTO dispute settlement system. Nevertheless, the debate amongst experts regarding the involvement of economic actors in the WTO dispute settlement system is unavoidable. This article therefore discusses the possibility of the involvement of economic actors in the WTO dispute settlement system, whether there is legal and political point of views

  19. La gobernanza de la crisis. Opinión de los ciudadanos de la Unión Europea

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    Álvarez Sousa, Antonio

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this paper is to analyze the opinion of citizens resident in EU member States regarding the actor that is best able to take effective actions against the effects of the financial and economic crisis, and that is best-placed to regulate and reform the global financial market. We start from the theory of multipolarity and the presentation of the various actors that may be intervene in the governance of the crisis. We then go on to present a number of theories that explain people’s propensity to choosing one or another actor. Finally we analyze the opinion of European citizens, using data from the Eurobarometer. We apply multilevel analysis techniques, including individual and contextual variables.El objetivo de este artículo es analizar la opinión de los ciudadanos de la Unión Europea sobre quién es el actor más capaz de emprender acciones eficaces contra los efectos de la crisis financiera y económica, y quién es el actor más apropiado para regular y reformar el mercado financiero mundial. Partimos de la teoría de la multipolaridad y de la presentación de los distintos actores que pueden intervenir en la gobernanza de la crisis. Después exponemos diversas teorías que explican la propensión de la población a elegir a uno u otro actor. Seguidamente, analizamos la opinión de los ciudadanos europeos, tomando datos del Eurobarómetro. Aplicamos la técnica de análisis multinivel, incluyendo variables individuales y contextuales.

  20. Atributos de calidad en los alimentos. Metodologías de estimación de la disposición a pagar de los consumidores

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    Hedo, Juan Pablo

    2010-01-01

    Los cambios en las preferencias de los individuos respecto a calidad y sanidad suponen nuevos desafíos para los actores del mercado de alimentos, tales como incorporar atributos de calidad en su producción y diseñar estrategias de diferenciación de productos. En este tipo de mercados, la incertidumbre acerca de la "verdadera" calidad del producto es una característica clave y de ella se derivan grandes diferencias en la percepción del consumidor, lo que repercute finalmente en el éxito o frac...

  1. Analgesic Effect and Immunomodulation Response on Pro ...

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    In order to determine qualitatively the chemical components of the extract, thin layer chromatography (TLC) was used. The analgesic activity of the extract at various doses (25, 50, 100 and 200 mg/kg, i.p) was assessed using formalin test while pro-inflammatory cytokines were measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent ...

  2. Pro-poor toerisme moet kleur bekennen

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    Mosselaer, van de F.F.H.; Duim, van der V.R.

    2010-01-01

    Pro-por toerisme is een benadering in wetenschap en ontwikkelingssamenwerking die zich expliciet richt op de vraag 'hoe kan toerisme bijdragen aan armoedebestrijding?'. De benadering bestaat nu tien jaar, een mooi moment voor bezinning, ook nu in Nederland, en andere Westerse landen, wederom de zin

  3. Hospital San Juan de Dios: actor y víctima de las políticas públicas en Colombia

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    Full Text Available En este artículo narramos y analizamos la construcción histórica que un grupo de trabajadoras y un colectivo de organizaciones sociales hicieron del Hospital San Juan de Dios (HSJD e Instituto Materno Infantil (IMI en Bogotá, Colombia, en medio de la crisis neoliberal en salud. Nuestra investigación etnográfica liga las tradiciones Latinoamericanas en etnografía colaborativa y antropología histórica y fue llevada a cabo en dos espacios. En el primero de 2005-2015 realizamos conversatorios informales, talleres y entrevistas semiestructuradas con trabajadoras y trabajadores del IMI. El segundo se desarrolló en el marco de las deliberaciones de la Mesa Jurídica por el San Juan de Dios (20082009, cuyo objetivo fue instaurar una acción popular en defensa de los hospitales. Encontramos que trabajadoras y colectivos sociales se apropiaron del origen colonial de los hospitales y su institucionalización como centros de políticas de bienestar del país para resaltar su importancia patrimonial, histórica, educativa y social. Esta construcción histórica realizada por las trabajadoras critica los esfuerzos por negar o transformar el carácter público de los hospitales y sirve para instaurar distintas acciones que denuncian la reforma neoliberal en salud como la causante de la mayor crisis de los hospitales y su cierre. Las y los actores denuncian el cambio en la relación hospitales-Estado, la cual pasó de ser central para el desarrollo de las políticas sociales a una eliminación simbólica y material que favorece los intereses de mercado establecidos con el modelo neoliberal.

  4. Hacia un análisis cognitivo del cambio conductual: el comportamiento social pro activo

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    Manolete S. Moscoso

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    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta un análisis del Comportamiento Social Pro Activo utilizando como modelo la teoría del aprendizaje social. Se revisa el concepto de autoeficacia, originalmente propuesto por Bandura, y se hace referencia a variables de tipo cognitivo tales como los sistemas de valores y creencias. Se examinan las distinciones entre el temor al fracaso, al éxito, al rechazo, y su relación con el proceso de autosabotaje. Asimismo se discute la importancia de la transformación del significado y sus beneficios en la extinción del temor. Se presenta un modelo conceptual del control de los estados emocionales y sus implicancias en el proceso de la acción. Finalmente, se describen las premisas fundamentales del Condicionamiento Neurofisiológico Asociativo como un programa terapéutico que facilita el manejo de los estados emocionales de la persona.

  5. The Importance of Pro-Environmental Behavior in Adolescent

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    Palupi, Tyas; Sawitri, Dian R.

    2018-02-01

    Studies regarding pro-environmental behavior in adolescents are lacking. This study aimed to examine the importance of pro-environmental behavior in adolescents (high school and university students) by conducting literature review from previous studies on pro environmental behavior. Pro-environmental behavior is the behavior of individuals that contributes towards environmental preservation. Based on previous studies, measurement of pro-environmental behavior were investigated on several theories, namely theory of planned behavior (TPB) and value, belief, norms (VBN) by using aspects of pro environmental behavior. Young people with critical thinking, and good environmental education, are expected to behave more environmentally friendly for creating a sustainable future.

  6. Los alemanes en Colombia

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    Silvio Villegas

    1966-07-01

    Full Text Available Romanizada por Julío César y cristianizada por los visigodos, los ostrogodos y los lombardos, Alemania ha sido a través de los siglos un potente faro de la cultura humana. Sus pensadores, sus filósofos, sus letrados, sus estadistas, sus guerreros se destacan gigantes -desde los tiempos de Carlos V, emperador de Europa.

  7. Neutrophil Gelatinase-Associated Lipocalin (NGAL), Pro-Matrix Metalloproteinase-9 (pro-MMP-9) and Their Complex Pro-MMP-9/NGAL in Leukaemias

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    Bouchet, Sandrine; Bauvois, Brigitte, E-mail: brigitte.bauvois@crc.jussieu.fr [INSERM U1138, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Université Paris-Descartes, Centre de Recherche des Cordeliers, Paris 75006 (France)

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    Matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-9 and neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) have gained attention as cancer biomarkers. The inactive zymogen form of MMP-9 (pro-MMP-9) also exists as a disulphide-linked heterodimer bound to NGAL in humans. Leukaemias represent a heterogeneous group of neoplasms, which vary in their clinical behavior and pathophysiology. In this review, we summarize the current literature on the expression profiles of pro-MMP-9 and NGAL as prognostic factors in leukaemias. We also report the expression of the pro-MMP-9/NGAL complex in these diseases. We discuss the roles of (pro)-MMP-9 (active and latent forms) and NGAL in tumour development, and evaluate the mechanisms by which pro-MMP-9/NGAL may influence the actions of (pro)-MMP-9 and NGAL in cancer. Emerging knowledge about the coexpression and the biology of (pro)-MMP-9, NGAL and their complex in cancer including leukaemia may improve treatment outcomes.

  8. Not My Problem: Vicarious Conflict Adaptation with Human and Virtual Co-Actors

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    Michiel M. Spapé

    2016-04-01

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

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

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

    2016-07-01

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

  10. Energy recovery by pressure retarded osmosis (PRO) in SWRO–PRO integrated processes

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    Wan, Chun Feng

    2015-11-11

    Pressure retarded osmosis (PRO) is a promising technology to reduce the specific energy consumption of a seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) plant. In this study, it is projected that 25.6-40.7millionkWh/day of energy can be recovered globally, if the brines from SWRO are used as the draw solution and diluted to the seawater level in a PRO system. Detailed integrated SWRO-PRO processes are developed in this study with the option to form a closed-loop SWRO-PRO process that can substantially reduce the pretreatment cost of desalination. The governing mathematical models that describe both the transport phenomena on a module level and the energy flow on a system level are developed to evaluate the performances of the SWRO-PRO processes. The model aims to investigate the performance of the hollow fibers as dilution occurs and provides guidelines on hollow fiber module design and process operation. Determining the dilution factor and the corresponding operating pressure of PRO is the key to optimize the integrated process. The specific energy consumptions of three SWRO-involved processes; namely, (1) SWRO without a pressure exchanger, (2) SWRO with a pressure exchanger, and (3) SWRO with pressure exchangers and PRO are compared. The results show that the specific energy consumptions for the above three processes are 5.51, 1.79 and 1.08kWh/(m of desalinated water) for a 25% recovery SWRO plant; and 4.13, 2.27 and 1.14kWh/(m of desalinated water) for a 50% recovery SWRO plant, using either freshwater or wastewater as the feed solution in PRO.

  11. La crisis financiera de los Estados unidos

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    Héctor J. Rubini

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available El trabajo ofrece una visión comprehensiva de la presente crisis económica de los Estados Unidos, con énfasis en los determinantes y factores de riesgo que se encuentran en el sistema financiero de ese país.Se concluye que: a ha sido una crisis de desarrollo gradual, pero no prevista por la mayoría de los economistas, sorprendiendo pro su impacto recesivo y la diseminación internacional observada desde mediados de 2008, b es claro (ex post que Estados Unidos debe introducir reformas institucionales en su sistema financiero y en sus mercados de capitales, pero sus autoridades no parecen tener claro cuáles, c se trata de una crisis del sistema financiero, no de las instituciones jurídicas del capitalismo; d en materia macroeconómica, aún bajo el maquillaje de "reglas flexibles", es claro el fracaso de la discrecionalidad en la políticas monetaria, así como también el del implícito enfoque de la "autorregulación" de los mercados de la llamada "doctrina Greenspan", e Esta crisis ha evidenciado las notables falencias de la moderna macroeconomía dinámica basada en el paradigma de las expectativas racionales y de los mercados eficientes.

  12. Evaluación rural participativa: uso de los recursos naturales en la reserva de la biosfera El Vizcaíno, BCS, México

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    Magdalena Lagunas-Vázquez

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se describe la experiencia de investigación participativa donde se destaca la importancia de la vinculación entre los actores sociales (en este caso de áreas rurales protegidas, el sector académico y las organizaciones no gubernamentales. Se analizan los resultados de una evaluación rural participativa (ERP llevada a cabo en la Reserva de la Biosfera El Vizcaíno, BCS, México. Además de identificar lo que los actores sociales perciben como problemas y las formas en que proponen vías de solución, se logró obtener información acerca del uso de los recursos naturales por parte de los residentes de las comunidades y se formuló un plan comunitario de uso de los mismos.

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

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

    2015-05-01

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

  14. Lone Actor Terrorist Attack Planning and Preparation: A Data-Driven Analysis.

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    Schuurman, Bart; Bakker, Edwin; Gill, Paul; Bouhana, Noémie

    2017-10-23

    This article provides an in-depth assessment of lone actor terrorists' attack planning and preparation. A codebook of 198 variables related to different aspects of pre-attack behavior is applied to a sample of 55 lone actor terrorists. Data were drawn from open-source materials and complemented where possible with primary sources. Most lone actors are not highly lethal or surreptitious attackers. They are generally poor at maintaining operational security, leak their motivations and capabilities in numerous ways, and generally do so months and even years before an attack. Moreover, the "loneness" thought to define this type of terrorism is generally absent; most lone actors uphold social ties that are crucial to their adoption and maintenance of the motivation and capability to commit terrorist violence. The results offer concrete input for those working to detect and prevent this form of terrorism and argue for a re-evaluation of the "lone actor" concept. © 2017 The Authors. Journal of Forensic Sciences published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. on behalf of American Academy of Forensic Sciences.

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

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    Cedric Mutyaba

    2016-04-01

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

  16. The Rights of Private Economic Actors Under the World Trade Organization Agreements in Indonesia

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    Intan Soeparna

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Nothing in the Uruguay Round mentions directly about rights of private economic actors. It seems that the relationship to private economic actors (or may be individual does not exist within the WTO Agreements, because as a general rule, private parties are not legal subjects of the international legal order. However, this article will prevail upon this situation, by looking closer at the essence of the WTO Agreements to discern the rights of private economic actors that derive from the WTO. The main question of this article is to what extent then Indonesia is dealing with the rights of private economic actors under the WTO Agreements? The background of this questionis because four years after ratifying the WTO Agreements, Indonesia has been facing what is arguably the most serious multidimensional crisis in 1997, some difficult situations have arisen from the crisis; therefore, the society hesitated to accept the open world trading system. The society seemed look askance to the implementation of the WTO Agreements. But Indonesian Government took major step to reduce the skepticism of society toward liberalization, by readjusting its national laws conform to the WTO Agreements with the intention to support the rights of national economic actors under the WTO Agreements in order to achieve total benefits of the WTO rules.

  17. Modelling the lay expert for first-year medical students: the actor-patient as teacher.

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    Nestel, Debra; Muir, Elizabeth; Plant, Marilyn; Kidd, Jane; Thurlow, Sue

    2002-09-01

    Actors are widely used in medical education as simulated patients. In this session, the role of actors was extended to 'simulated students' and facilitators in an introductory communication session. After an initial activity with the entire cohort of first-year students, groups of 20 students worked with either an actor or medical teacher in three activities. The activities aimed to raise students' awareness of the range of communication challenges in medical education and practice. After the session, students completed evaluation forms based on their experiences in the session. The results revealed no difference between students who were facilitated by actors or medical teachers in relation to meeting the learning objectives and their ratings of the usefulness of the activities to support learning. The actors who participated in this session were experienced in working with medical students. Their enhanced role provides students with an opportunity to identify with and reflect on the expertise of a lay teacher and to consider extending their definition of a learning opportunity to more informal encounters.

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

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

    2014-10-28

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

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

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    Marion Piñeros

    2010-05-01

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

  20. Representaciones, turismo y Estado. Imágenes y discursos en torno de los paisajes culturales de Mendoza (Argentina

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    Cecilia Raffa

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available En los últimos años, la provincia de Mendoza ha logrado consolidarse como uno de los principales destinos turísticos de Argentina: su paisaje la ha posicionado como lugar elegido por los turistas tanto nacionales como extranjeros. El trabajo que presentamos se propone refl exionar sobre los procesos dominantes que impulsaron la construcción del paisaje de la capital provincial, a través de la acción pública promovida por el Estado. Se analizan los procesos que los conducen, los actores que los encarnan y las imágenes resultantes que dan origen a la vez que nutren y renuevan las representaciones sociales sobre una ciudad que encuentra la clave de su identidad y gran parte de su desarrollo turístico, en el control y uso del agua.