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"Not To Electronic Voting": Why Is Electronic Voting Successful In Some Countries And Fails In Others?, Fernando Barrientos Del Monte Dec 2011

"Not To Electronic Voting": Why Is Electronic Voting Successful In Some Countries And Fails In Others?, Fernando Barrientos Del Monte

Fernando Barrientos Del Monte

The objective of this paper is to highlight aspects that are not technical, or legal or strictly electoral but must be considered in the process of implementing electronic voting systems. Electronic voting is a reality that has gained momentum in several countries, but it is important to note that it is not a linear process, initially it is not quite socially accepted, nor is it a process that must forcefully and necessarily be implemented in all democracies. It is therefore important to explain why in some countries its implementation has been successful and why in others it has not.


Ch5: Japan And The Far East, Jon D. Carlson Dec 2011

Ch5: Japan And The Far East, Jon D. Carlson

Jon D. Carlson

No abstract provided.


Tacitly Opting Out Of Organ Donation: Too Presumptuous After All?, Jurgen De Wispelaere Dec 2011

Tacitly Opting Out Of Organ Donation: Too Presumptuous After All?, Jurgen De Wispelaere

Jurgen De Wispelaere

No abstract provided.


Nasal Variability And Speech Style: An Epg Study Of Word-Final Nasals In Two Spanish Dialects, Laura Colantoni, Alexei Kochetov Dec 2011

Nasal Variability And Speech Style: An Epg Study Of Word-Final Nasals In Two Spanish Dialects, Laura Colantoni, Alexei Kochetov

Alexei Kochetov

Nasal consonants are notoriously prone to variation caused by various phonetic and sociolinguistic factors. A study of nasal variability in Spanish is of particular interest, as Spanish dialects neutralize their three-way nasal place contrast in coda position to either alveolar or velar nasals. For example, in Peninsular and Argentine Spanish final nasals are realized as alveolar, while in Caribbean varieties as velar. A number of sociolinguistic studies have concentrated on nasal variability in velarizing dialects. However, cross-dialectal comparisons have mostly relied on auditory-based transcriptions of sociolinguistic interviews, and articulatory investigations of velarizing Caribbean dialects are so far lacking. The goal ...


The Antiterrorism And Effective Death Penalty Act Of 1996 – An Illustration Of John Kingdon’S “Three Streams” Theory Of How Public Policy Is Changed, Paul J. Larkin Jr. Dec 2011

The Antiterrorism And Effective Death Penalty Act Of 1996 – An Illustration Of John Kingdon’S “Three Streams” Theory Of How Public Policy Is Changed, Paul J. Larkin Jr.

Paul J Larkin Jr.

The Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 serves as a recent illustration of John Kingdon’s “Three Streams” Theory explaining how public policy is made and changed.


Modelling Agricultural Supply Response Using Mathematical Programming And Crop Mixes, Xiaoguang Chen, Hayri Önal Dec 2011

Modelling Agricultural Supply Response Using Mathematical Programming And Crop Mixes, Xiaoguang Chen, Hayri Önal

Xiaoguang Chen

No abstract provided.


The Five Tool Mediator: Game Theory, Baseball Practices And Southpaw Scouting, Michael N. Widener Dec 2011

The Five Tool Mediator: Game Theory, Baseball Practices And Southpaw Scouting, Michael N. Widener

Michael N. Widener

This article encourages mediators to become inciters and advocates for an outcome that solves problems, irrespective of the amount in controversy and the initial “gap” between offers and counteroffers of settlement. This is not a “how to” article discussing facilitators’ tasks in settlement negotiations; instead, the reader should focus more on the mediator’s role in the process, advancing the value proposition in negotiations. The initial phase in reordering the thoughts of the mediator is to understand the binary-oppositions thought tendencies of the parties and their legal representatives; likely, all have attitudes that require retooling. This article does not propose ...


Ppp Model On Water And Sanitation: An Assessment Of Samudayik Sahbhagita Kendras (Ssks), Rakesh K. Singh Dec 2011

Ppp Model On Water And Sanitation: An Assessment Of Samudayik Sahbhagita Kendras (Ssks), Rakesh K. Singh

Rakesh K Singh

The present report is an assessment of the four PPP centres for operation & maintenance of hand-pumps for a group of villages in the water scarce Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh. Established by Gramonnati Sansthan, Mahoba, with support from WaterAid and Charity Water, these PPP centers take up operation and maintenance of hand-pumps through trained community level mechanics and offer facilities like water quality testing, ISI marked material concerning sanitary, hand-pump and other related parts as well.


A Little Piece Of The Holy Land, Morag Kersel Dec 2011

A Little Piece Of The Holy Land, Morag Kersel

Morag M. Kersel

No abstract provided.


Parental Problems, Case Plan Requirements, And Service Targeting In Child Welfare Reunification, Amy C. D’Andrade, Ruth M. Chambers Dec 2011

Parental Problems, Case Plan Requirements, And Service Targeting In Child Welfare Reunification, Amy C. D’Andrade, Ruth M. Chambers

Amy C. D’Andrade

Only about half of parents attempting to reunify with their children in foster care succeed in their efforts. Parents are ordered by the court to use treatment services in order to resolve their problems. These treatment services thus play a critical role in reunification, and in fact the use of services appropriately matched to parents' problems has been found to be associated with a greater likelihood of reunification. However, there is little in the literature regarding the specific requirements of reunification case plans, and whether they are accurately targeted at reunifying parents' problems. This mostly descriptive study uses case file ...


Increasing Our Impact: Grand Valley’S Case For Open Access, Lee C. Van Orsdel Dec 2011

Increasing Our Impact: Grand Valley’S Case For Open Access, Lee C. Van Orsdel

Lee C. Van Orsdel

No abstract provided.


¿Qué Divide A Los Políticos? Actitudes, Valores Y Preferencias De Los Diputados En México (1994-2012), Flavia Freidenberg, Tomás Dosek Dec 2011

¿Qué Divide A Los Políticos? Actitudes, Valores Y Preferencias De Los Diputados En México (1994-2012), Flavia Freidenberg, Tomás Dosek

Flavia Freidenberg

No abstract provided.


Political Performance, Leadership, And Regional Integration In Europe, Gaspare M. Genna, Birol Yesilada, Peter Noordijk Dec 2011

Political Performance, Leadership, And Regional Integration In Europe, Gaspare M. Genna, Birol Yesilada, Peter Noordijk

Gaspare M Genna

No abstract provided.


Including Social Goals In Achievement Motivation Research: Examples From The Philippines, Ronnel B. King, Dennis M. Mcinerney Dec 2011

Including Social Goals In Achievement Motivation Research: Examples From The Philippines, Ronnel B. King, Dennis M. Mcinerney

Ronnel B King

Traditional theories of achievement motivation such as achievement goal theory mostly neglected its more social aspects. This paper focuses on social goal as a key construct and argues for the need to include social goals in the research agenda. This is especially important when conducting research among collectivist societies where the interdependent self-construal is more salient. Examples of social goal research done within one collectivist culture, the Philippines, are provided. Overall, social goal research in the Philippines supports the inclusion of social goals when examining students’ motivational dynamics.


An International Executive Program For Parliamentary Staff, Frederick (Rick) C. Stapenhurst Dec 2011

An International Executive Program For Parliamentary Staff, Frederick (Rick) C. Stapenhurst

Frederick (Rick) C. Stapenhurst

Building legislative/parliamentary capacity: launch of an international executive education program for parliamentary staff.


Psq_Spring_2012_Article_18879.Pdf, Gregory Petrow, Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado Dec 2011

Psq_Spring_2012_Article_18879.Pdf, Gregory Petrow, Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado

Gregory Petrow

No abstract provided.


Strategizing And Executing The Town Hall Meeting During A Time Of Crisis., Douglas J. Swanson Ed.D Apr Dec 2011

Strategizing And Executing The Town Hall Meeting During A Time Of Crisis., Douglas J. Swanson Ed.D Apr

Douglas J. Swanson, Ed.D APR

No abstract provided.


Whither Turkish Capitalism?, Bryane Michael Dec 2011

Whither Turkish Capitalism?, Bryane Michael

Bryane Michael (bryane.michael@stcatz.ox.ac.uk)

Turkish families will likely cede their controlling interests in Turkey’s dominant holding companies in the upcoming decades as Wall Street clamours for a greater share of developing world profits and families enjoy the fruits of their oligopolistic labours.


Roussell.Forensic Id Of Marijuana.Pdf, Aaron Roussell Dec 2011

Roussell.Forensic Id Of Marijuana.Pdf, Aaron Roussell

Aaron Roussell

Federal and state laws present marijuana as a dangerous substance requiring coercive control and forbid private citizens from possessing, selling, or growing it. Possession cases brought under these laws depend on a forensic confirmation of taxonomic identity as Cannabis sativa to establish and successfully prosecute a case. Hemp Industries Association v. DEA (2003), a recent federal appeals court ruling, is at odds with this forensic process.
American citizens may legally possess and even consume a similar substance—hemp and its derivatives—which can be made into such everyday objects as clothing, rope, and food products. Yet these two plants are ...


Maritime Piracy And The Construction Of Global Governance, Michael Struett, Jon D. Carlson, Mark Nance Dec 2011

Maritime Piracy And The Construction Of Global Governance, Michael Struett, Jon D. Carlson, Mark Nance

Jon D. Carlson

Piratical attacks have become more frequent, violent, costly and increasingly threaten to undermine order in the international system. Much attention has focused on Somalia, but piracy is a problem worldwide. Recent coordination efforts among states in South East Asia appear to have helped in the area, but elsewhere piracy has expanded. Interestingly, international law has long recognized piracy as a crime and provided tools for universal suppression, yet piracy persists. In this book, a handpicked group of leading experts in the field of International Relations use maritime piracy as a means to expose the incongruities in our understanding of global ...


Generational Analysis In Ir Meets The World Values Survey, Jon D. Carlson Dec 2011

Generational Analysis In Ir Meets The World Values Survey, Jon D. Carlson

Jon D. Carlson

No abstract provided.


Causes Of International Conflict - Syllabus, Jon D. Carlson Dec 2011

Causes Of International Conflict - Syllabus, Jon D. Carlson

Jon D. Carlson

No abstract provided.


Beyond The Language-Content Divide: A Review Of Research On Advanced Foreign Language Teaching And Learning, Kate Paesani, Heather W. Allen Dec 2011

Beyond The Language-Content Divide: A Review Of Research On Advanced Foreign Language Teaching And Learning, Kate Paesani, Heather W. Allen

Heather Willis Allen

The purpose of this review is to provide an overview of research into advanced-level FL teaching and learning in collegiate contexts with a particular focus on the merging of language and literary-cultural content. The overarching question that frames the review is: What is the relationship between language, literature, and culture and how are they instantiated through FL curricula and instruction at the advanced level? As such, we address language and literary-cultural content in advanced FL teaching and learning from the perspective of three trends evidenced in published research. First, we explore how literature and culture are conceptualized and what their ...


Appropriating Conceptual And Pedagogical Tools Of Literacy: A Qualitative Study Of Two Novice Foreign Language Teaching Assistants, Beatrice Dupuy, Heather W. Allen Dec 2011

Appropriating Conceptual And Pedagogical Tools Of Literacy: A Qualitative Study Of Two Novice Foreign Language Teaching Assistants, Beatrice Dupuy, Heather W. Allen

Heather Willis Allen

Guided by a sociocultural theory perspective, this qualitative study explores how conceptual understanding and teaching practices related to literacy evolved for two novice TAs of Spanish during and after an “Introduction to FL Teaching” seminar. In particular, this study sought to answer the following questions: 1. In what ways were participants’ everyday concepts of language learning and teaching evidenced in their reactions to literacy-based FL pedagogy and its application in their local context? 2. What were the conceptual learning outcomes of participation in a one-semester seminar on literacy-oriented FL pedagogy? 3. According to participants, which activities and tools from the ...


Do Inventories Have An Impact On Price Transmission? Evidence From The Canadian Chicken Industry, Abdessalem Abbassi, Lota Tamini D., Jean-Philippe Gervais Dec 2011

Do Inventories Have An Impact On Price Transmission? Evidence From The Canadian Chicken Industry, Abdessalem Abbassi, Lota Tamini D., Jean-Philippe Gervais

abdessalem abbassi

This paper investigates the influence of inventories in explaining the magnitude of price transmission. Using data from the Canadian chicken industry, a flexible non-linear inference framework detects significant non-linearities in the relationship between farm and wholesale prices. An empirical model is proposed to estimate a price transmission elasticity and a target inventory equation in the spirit of linear-quadratic inventory models in the macroeconomics literature. A generalized method of moments estimator measures the impact of inventories on price transmission and accounts for the potential correlation between sales and wholesale prices. The price transmission elasticity is lower (higher) when inventories are above ...


Predatory Pricing, Aaron S. Edlin Dec 2011

Predatory Pricing, Aaron S. Edlin

Aaron Edlin

Judge Breyer famously worried that aggressive prohibitions of predatory pricing throw away a bird in hand (low prices during the alleged predatory period) for a speculative bird in the bush (preventing higher prices thereafter). Here, I argue that there is no bird in hand because entry cannot be presumed. Moreover, it is plausibly commonplace that low prices or the threat of low prices produce anticompetitive results by reducing entry, inducing exit, and keeping prices high. I analyze three potential standards for identifying predatory pricing. Two are traditional but have been tangled together and must be distinguished. First, a price-cost test ...


Book Review, Julie E. Cohen, Configuring The Networked Self: Law, Code And The Play Of Everyday Practice, Alyssa Thurston Dec 2011

Book Review, Julie E. Cohen, Configuring The Networked Self: Law, Code And The Play Of Everyday Practice, Alyssa Thurston

Alyssa Thurston

No abstract provided.


Nine Out Of Ten. The "Losers" In Italy's Long Crisis. Changes In Income Distribution, Effects Of Policies, Rise In Inequality, Mario Pianta Dec 2011

Nine Out Of Ten. The "Losers" In Italy's Long Crisis. Changes In Income Distribution, Effects Of Policies, Rise In Inequality, Mario Pianta

Mario Pianta

In the analysis of inequality in advanced countries it is often argued that the wide array of changes in economic activities, labour markets and public policies result in a complex picture of changes in individual incomes that escape any general interpretation. In this paper the available data on the functional and personal distribution of income are examined and the results of the literature are surveyed providing an interpretation of developments in inequality in Italy, compared to other European countries. The argument is that there is strong evidence that most benefits of the (modest) economic growth of the last decade have ...


参考文献 - 江戸時代の女性の噂, Cecilia (淑子) S. Seigle (瀬川) Ph.D. Dec 2011

参考文献 - 江戸時代の女性の噂, Cecilia (淑子) S. Seigle (瀬川) Ph.D.

Cecilia S Seigle Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


National Giving Campaigns In The United States: Entertainment, Empathy, And The National Peer Group, Christopher J. Einolf Dec 2011

National Giving Campaigns In The United States: Entertainment, Empathy, And The National Peer Group, Christopher J. Einolf

Christopher J Einolf

This study presents a narrative history and quantitative analysis of national campaigns in the United States, and analyzes how successful campaigns provide entertainment, foster empathy, and develop a national peer group with norms and networks that encourage giving. Our historical survey found that charity telethons flourished in the 1960’s and 1970’s, but changes in tax regulations and competition from other networks and cable television led most of them to discontinue operations in the 1980’s and 1990’s. In recent years, internet and text messaging fundraising have become important, but benefit concerts continue to generate a significant percentage ...