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The Relationship Between The Supreme Court And Parliament In Light Of The Theory Of Moves: The Case Of Israel, Assaf Meydani, Shlomo Mizrahi 2009 Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

The Relationship Between The Supreme Court And Parliament In Light Of The Theory Of Moves: The Case Of Israel, Assaf Meydani, Shlomo Mizrahi

Prof. Assaf Meydani

The relationship between the Supreme Court and the legislature has been studied from various angles. This paper develops a dynamic model using the Theory of Moves. The model is then applied to a path-dependence analysis of the relations between the Supreme Court and the parliament in Israel between 1970 and 2007. While at the beginning of this period the Supreme Court limited the ability of citizens to appeal in matters concerning decisions of the parliament and the government, by the end of the period it had expanded this ability significantly, thus implementing an informal policy of procedural judicial activism. More ...


Classifying Applicants For Fair Lending Analyses: What Do The Data Have To Say?, Jason Dietrich 2009 Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Classifying Applicants For Fair Lending Analyses: What Do The Data Have To Say?, Jason Dietrich

Jason Dietrich

No abstract provided.


Designing Digital Library Of Perso-Arabic Script: An Experiment., Nadim Khan, Rosy Jan, Sheikh Shazia 2009 University of Kashmir

Designing Digital Library Of Perso-Arabic Script: An Experiment., Nadim Khan, Rosy Jan, Sheikh Shazia

NADIM AKHTAR KHAN

The Greenstone digital library software is a comprehensive system for building and distributing digital library collections providing a new way for organizing and publishing information on the Internet. The paper describes how multilingual digital library collections can be created and customized using various features available in Greenstone Digital Library Software. It is an attempt towards creating and managing digital library collection in different scripts for M. Phil and Ph. D theses submitted to University of Kashmir in Arabic, Persian, Kashmiri and Urdu.


Copycats Of The Central Himalayas. Learning In The Age Of Information, Payal Arora 2009 Selected Works

Copycats Of The Central Himalayas. Learning In The Age Of Information, Payal Arora

Payal Arora

This case study highlights practices of a rarely documented group of neo-users of the Internet or newbies from Central Himalayas, serving as a catalyst for delving deeply into the act of ‘plagiarism’ in online learning By looking at such ‘learning’ practices away from schools, namely at cybercafés in Almora, a ‘rur-town’ in the Himalayas, much is revealed of its educational system and learning in the broadest sense. There is an urgent need in educational environments to move beyond the punitive approach to ‘plagiarism’ through computer usage and instead pay attention to the actual learning and teaching that goes on through ...


Let My People Go: Ethnic In-Group Bias In Judicial Decisions – Evidence From A Randomized Natural Experiment, Oren Gazal-Ayal, Raanan Sulitzeanu-Kenan 2009 Faculty of Law, University of Haifa

Let My People Go: Ethnic In-Group Bias In Judicial Decisions – Evidence From A Randomized Natural Experiment, Oren Gazal-Ayal, Raanan Sulitzeanu-Kenan

Oren Gazal-Ayal

Does ethnic identity affect judicial decisions? We provide new evidence on ethnic biases in judicial behavior, by examining the decisions of Arab and Jewish judges in first bail hearings of Arab and Jewish suspects in Israeli courts. Our setting avoids the potential bias from unobservable case characteristics by exploiting the random assignment of judges to cases during weekends, and by focusing on the difference in ethnic disparity between Arab and Jewish judges. The study concentrates on the early-stage decisions in the judicial criminal process, controlling for the state's position, and excluding agreements, thereby allowing us to distinguish judicial bias ...


The Heat Wave Of June 2007 In Athens, Greece—Part 1: Study Of Satellite Derived Land Surface Temperature, A. Retalis, D. Paronis, L. Lagouvardos, V. Kotroni 2009 National Observatory of Athens, Institute for Environmental Research and Sustainable Development

The Heat Wave Of June 2007 In Athens, Greece—Part 1: Study Of Satellite Derived Land Surface Temperature, A. Retalis, D. Paronis, L. Lagouvardos, V. Kotroni

Adrianos Retalis

A combination of satellite imagery and meteorological data were used to explore the spatial and temporal evolution of a heat wave that resulted in record high temperatures in Athens Greece. This work analyses Land Surface Temperature (LST) generated by the Satellite Application Facility Surface Analysis (Land SAF) product and Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) data onboard TERRA and AQUA satellites. The temporal evolution of the heat wave was considered using MODIS LST data, while the surface temperature anomaly was also estimated. MODIS and Land SAF data were verified against the surface air temperature over the Athens area obtained from a ...


Diversity And Its Discontents: Ambivalence In Neighborhood Policy And Racial Attitudes In The Obama Era, Meghan Burke 2009 Illinois Wesleyan University

Diversity And Its Discontents: Ambivalence In Neighborhood Policy And Racial Attitudes In The Obama Era, Meghan Burke

Meghan A. Burke

This article examines the ways that members of three adjoining stably racially diverse urban communities conceptualize and engage diversity, and the ways in which their discourse and actions are cohesive with federal policies. Making use of interviews with 41 active residents in these communities, I argue that even in liberal, pro-Obama, racially diverse communities, a considerable amount of ambivalence exists in both thought and action connected to diversity, an ambivalence which is cohesive with Obama’s own federal policies that impact neighborhoods like these. The community members define diversity broadly beyond race, are ambivalent about its presence in their community ...


Educational Benefits And Military Service: An Analysis Of Enlistment, Reenlistment, And Veterans’ Benefit Usage 1991-2005, Sebastian Negrusa, Curtis Simon, John Warner 2009 Clemson University

Educational Benefits And Military Service: An Analysis Of Enlistment, Reenlistment, And Veterans’ Benefit Usage 1991-2005, Sebastian Negrusa, Curtis Simon, John Warner

Sebastian Negrusa

No abstract provided.


Review Of Transportation Choice Researches In Australia: Implications For Sustainable Urban Transport Design, Sorada Tapsuwan, M.S. Iftekhar 2009 CSIRO

Review Of Transportation Choice Researches In Australia: Implications For Sustainable Urban Transport Design, Sorada Tapsuwan, M.S. Iftekhar

Sorada Tapsuwan

In Australia, the transportation sector is the third largest contributor of CO2-e emissions. In order for Australia to meet the ratified target of 5% below 2000 emissions levels by 2020, a number of changes must be put in place. Sustainable transport design allows for more carbon-friendly travelling alternatives in urban and suburban areas where transportation activities mostly occur. In order for the design to be successfully accepted by the community, a good understanding of people's travel behaviour and preferences of transportation mode is required. This paper offers a review of current transportation research in the context of Australia that ...


Violência, Gênero E Cotidiano: O Trabalho De Veena Das, Pedro Paulo Pereira 2009 Universidade Federal de São Paulo

Violência, Gênero E Cotidiano: O Trabalho De Veena Das, Pedro Paulo Pereira

Pedro Paulo Gomes Pereira

No abstract provided.


The Causal Relationship Between Energy Consumption And Gdp In Albania, Bulgaria, Hungary And Romania: Evidence From Ardl Bound Testing Approach, Ilhan Ozturk, Ali Acaravci 2009 Cag University

The Causal Relationship Between Energy Consumption And Gdp In Albania, Bulgaria, Hungary And Romania: Evidence From Ardl Bound Testing Approach, Ilhan Ozturk, Ali Acaravci

Ilhan Ozturk

The purpose of this study is to investigate the causal relationship between energy and economic growth in Albania, Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania from 1980 to 2006 by employing energy use per capita, electric power consumption per capita and real GDP per capita variables. To examine this linkage, we use the two-step procedure from the Engle and Granger model: In first step, we explore the long-run relationships between the variables by using recently developed autoregressive distributed lag (ARDL) bounds testing approach of cointegration. Secondly, we employ a dynamic vector error correction (VEC) model to test causal relationships between variables. The bounds ...


Personality Development: Continuity And Change Over The Life Course, Dan McAdams, Brad Olson 2009 Northwestern University

Personality Development: Continuity And Change Over The Life Course, Dan Mcadams, Brad Olson

Brad Olson, PhD

No abstract provided.


War In Pieces: Amia And The Triple Frontier In Argentine And American Discourse On Terrorism, Nathaniel Greenberg 2009 Selected Works

War In Pieces: Amia And The Triple Frontier In Argentine And American Discourse On Terrorism, Nathaniel Greenberg

Nathaniel Greenberg

July 18, 2010 marked yet another anniversary of the still unsolved terrorist attack that shook Argentina some sixteen years ago. Prior to September 11, Argentina in fact suffered two deadly terrorist attacks. The second of these, the bombing of La Asociación Mutual Israeli-Argentina (AMIA) on July 18, 1994, was the single largest attack targeting Jews since WWII and the largest terrorist attack in Latin American history. While the group “Islamic Jihad [Organization]” described by the FBI as “a covername” used by Hizbollah, claimed responsibility for the bombing of the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires in 1992, explanations for the AMIA ...


"An Indentured Spirit," A Short Story By Poornachandra Tejasvi In Sirigannada: Contemporary Writings In Kannada (Ed) Vivek Shanbag (Ed.), New Delhi: Tranquebar Books., Chandan Gowda 2009 National Law School of India University

"An Indentured Spirit," A Short Story By Poornachandra Tejasvi In Sirigannada: Contemporary Writings In Kannada (Ed) Vivek Shanbag (Ed.), New Delhi: Tranquebar Books., Chandan Gowda

Chandan Gowda

No abstract provided.


Sino-Russian Defense Ties: The View From Beijing, Jing-Dong Yuan 2009 Monterey Institute of International Studies

Sino-Russian Defense Ties: The View From Beijing, Jing-Dong Yuan

Jing-Dong Yuan 袁劲东

No abstract provided.


U.S. Parking Policies: An Overview Of Management Strategies, Rachel Weinberger, John Kaehny, Matt Rufo 2009 none

U.S. Parking Policies: An Overview Of Management Strategies, Rachel Weinberger, John Kaehny, Matt Rufo

Rachel R Weinberger

No abstract provided.


Principal-Agent Problems In Fisheries, Niels Vestergaard 2009 University of Southern Denmark

Principal-Agent Problems In Fisheries, Niels Vestergaard

Niels Vestergaard

No abstract provided.


Anàlisi De Costos Per Pacient En Una Organització Sanitària Integrada, Pere Ibern 2009 Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Anàlisi De Costos Per Pacient En Una Organització Sanitària Integrada, Pere Ibern

Pere Ibern

No abstract provided.


The Aims Of Public Scholarship In Media Law And Ethics, Erik Ugland 2009 Marquette University

The Aims Of Public Scholarship In Media Law And Ethics, Erik Ugland

Erik Ugland

No abstract provided.


A Double Network Approach To International Production, Antonello Zanfei, Roberto Schiattarella 2009 University of Urbino

A Double Network Approach To International Production, Antonello Zanfei, Roberto Schiattarella

Antonello Zanfei

This paper builds on appreciative theorizing that has emerged in the literature over the past decade, according to which the multinational firm (MNF) can be identified as a “double network” integrating its national and foreign subsidiaries, namely the “internal network”, with a set of contractual agreements and linkages developed with other institutions, that is the “external network”. It is argued that this view has important implications, as it shifts attention away from the MNF as such, and focuses instead on local and cross-border relationships through which international production is organised. Based on this approach we highlight some elements for a ...


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