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Dialogue In Cross-Cultural Perspective: Japanese, Korean, And Russian Discourses, Donal Carbaugh, Elena V. Nuciforo, Makato Saito, Dong-shin Shin 2010 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Dialogue In Cross-Cultural Perspective: Japanese, Korean, And Russian Discourses, Donal Carbaugh, Elena V. Nuciforo, Makato Saito, Dong-Shin Shin

Donal Carbaugh

The cultural forms and meanings of "dialogue," as a domain, is examined in Japanese, Korean, and Russian.


Sample Problem-Based Teaching Materials: First Year Contracts, Gillian K. Hadfield 2010 University of Southern California Law

Sample Problem-Based Teaching Materials: First Year Contracts, Gillian K. Hadfield

Gillian K Hadfield

No abstract provided.


Preventing Withdrawal From Arms Control Treaties: Applying Past Lessons To New Start And Future Arms Control Treaties, Thomas Schafbuch 2010 Syracuse University

Preventing Withdrawal From Arms Control Treaties: Applying Past Lessons To New Start And Future Arms Control Treaties, Thomas Schafbuch

Thomas Schafbuch

Skeptics of New START argue Russia will utilize the withdrawal clause to extract concessions from the US on missile defense. This paper explores the origins of the withdrawal language in New START and illustrates the two case arms control withdrawal cases: America’s withdrawal from the ABM Treaty and North Korea’s withdrawal from the NPT Treaty. Then, the paper outlines what rights Russia has to withdraw from New START and assess the chances of Russia withdrawing. Finally, the author offers recommendations for policy makers to minimize the chance of Russia withdrawing from New START and recommends arms control treaties ...


Weeding An Outdated Collection In An Automated Retrieval System, Patricia Bravender, Valeria Long 2010 Grand Valley State University

Weeding An Outdated Collection In An Automated Retrieval System, Patricia Bravender, Valeria Long

valeria long

In 2008 Grand Valley State University Libraries began a large weeding project in the automated retrieval system (ARS) at its Steelcase Library. An estimated 19,000 volumes were to be removed from the ARS. A systematic weeding of the ARS had never been undertaken and it presented a number of logistical challenges. This article discusses the system that was devised for this large weeding project.


The Christmas Carols Of Keith D Rowley - Part 2, Keith D. Rowley 2010 Utah Valley University

The Christmas Carols Of Keith D Rowley - Part 2, Keith D. Rowley

Keith D Rowley

Ten Christmas carols composed between 1980 and 1991.


Wireless Telesurveillance System For Detecting Dementia, William D. Kearns, James L. Fozard, Vilis O. Nams, Jeffrey D. Craighead 2010 University of South Florida

Wireless Telesurveillance System For Detecting Dementia, William D. Kearns, James L. Fozard, Vilis O. Nams, Jeffrey D. Craighead

William D. Kearns, PhD

Objective We hypothesized path tortuosity (an index of casual locomotor variability) measured by a movement telesurveillance system would be suitable for assisted living facility residents clinically diagnosed with dementia. Background We examined the relationship of dementia to path tortuosity and to movement speed and path length variability, both of which increase in dementia. Methods Daytime movements of 25 elders (19 female; 14 with dementia; average age 80.6) were monitored for 30 days using radio transponders measuring location with a maximum accuracy of 20 cm. After 30 days, the Mini Mental State Exam (MMSE) and Revised Algase Wandering Scale-Community Version ...


Public Debt And Full Employment In A Stock-Flow Consistent Model Of A Corporate Economy, Peter Skott, Soon Ryoo 2010 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Public Debt And Full Employment In A Stock-Flow Consistent Model Of A Corporate Economy, Peter Skott, Soon Ryoo

Peter Skott

This paper examines the fiscal requirements for continuous full employment. We find that (i) changes in the financial behavior of households and firms require adjustments in tax rates and public debt, (ii) the stability of the steady-state solution for public debt depends on the .fiscal instrument and the household consumption function, (iii) in stable cases, a fall in government consumption (or a decline in another component of autonomous demand) requires an increase in the steady-state ratio of public debt to capital, and (iv) the steady-state tax rate may be positively or negatively related to the level of debt. JEL Categories ...


Fiscal Federalism In Chinese Taxation, Wei Cui 2010 China University of Political Science and Law

Fiscal Federalism In Chinese Taxation, Wei Cui

Wei Cui

The legal debate about the decentralization of taxing power in China has mainly centered around a directive issued by the State Council at the end of 1993, which directive, at the same time as launching the well-known and widely-discussed tax reform of 1994, announced that legislative power regarding taxation would be reserved exclusively for the central government. This directive has no constitutional basis, and its subsequent statutory incarnations are all either incomplete or ambiguous. Moreover, in the adoption of tax regulations for many types of taxes, there have been numerous deviations from this principle of centralization, and the bearing of ...


Are Regulators Rational?, Slavisa Tasic 2010 University of Mary

Are Regulators Rational?, Slavisa Tasic

Slavisa Tasic

Thus far, psychological input has been used in economics mainly to highlight the cognitive imperfections of market participants. The normative implication of behavioral economics in its current state is that imperfections of market participants should be rectified by psychologically informed regulators. However, regulators are themselves imperfect actors with limited cognitive capacities. I propose some biases and illusions documented by cognitive psychologists that may be relevant to the political economy of government regulation.


Operating Without A Safety Net: Gay Male Adolescents’ Responses To Marginalization And Migration And Implications For Theory Of Syndemic Production Of Health Disparities, Douglas Bruce, Gary W. Harper, the ATN 2010 DePaul University

Operating Without A Safety Net: Gay Male Adolescents’ Responses To Marginalization And Migration And Implications For Theory Of Syndemic Production Of Health Disparities, Douglas Bruce, Gary W. Harper, The Atn

Douglas Bruce

Health disparities among gay men (HIV, substance use, depression) have been described as a mutually occurring “syndemic” that is socially produced through two overarching dynamics: marginalization and migration. Although the syndemic theory proposes a developmental trajectory, it has been largely based on epidemiological studies of adult gay men and has not been examined using qualitative data from gay male adolescents and emerging adults describing their developmental experience. We conducted interviews with 54 HIV-positive gay and bisexual male adolescents and emerging adults at four sites in the United States. This study provides examples of developmental trajectories that help explain the early ...


Marriage And Fertility Dynamics In India, Premchand Dommaraju 2010 Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Marriage And Fertility Dynamics In India, Premchand Dommaraju

Premchand Dommaraju

It is widely acknowledged that age at marriage has a significant influence on fertility, particularly in countries where childbearing occurs within marriage. However, the complexities of this relationship are poorly understood, especially during fertility transitions. This paper investigates the complex relationship between marriage and fertility by examining marriage age, marital fertility and birth interval dynamics in India using data collected in nationally representative surveys in 1992-3 and 2005-6. Much of the decline in fertility during this period is due to changes in marital fertility, while changes in marriage age had a limited role. In the case of first birth interval ...


Zizek/Questions/Failing, Nick J. Sciullo 2010 Illinois College

Zizek/Questions/Failing, Nick J. Sciullo

Nick J. Sciullo

In this article I am primarily concerned with presenting Slavoj Žižek3 as a legal theorist. Žižek has been a valuable contributor to critical theory and deserves a place in the pantheon of legal thinkers.

While his diverse writings are often relegated to other disciplines, they also position him as an important contributor to law and public discourse. I seek to illuminate how he mediates and interrogates the law by demonstrating how his scholarship is important to the lives of legal thinkers, questions of success and the law, capitalism, political practice, and terrorism. Because Žižek’s work is interdisciplinary and expansive ...


Teaching Vocabulary Through Word Formation Strategies Among Iranian Intermediate Efl Students, Mohammad Ali Nasrollahi, Mohammad Sadeghi 2010 Technical & Vocational University of Iran

Teaching Vocabulary Through Word Formation Strategies Among Iranian Intermediate Efl Students, Mohammad Ali Nasrollahi, Mohammad Sadeghi

Mohammad Ali Nasrollahi(Ph.D)

The purpose of this study was to determine whether word formation strategy improves vocabulary learning of Iranian intermediate EFL students, or not. Hence, a group of seventy homo-geneous students were selected. They were randomly assigned to control and experimental groups. Then, both groups enjoyed a series of similar instructions except that the students in experimental group were required to divide the words they are faced with to their meaningful and functional constituents. In order to make students learn vocabularies through analyzing them to their functional and grammatical affixes, they are led to relate the faced words to their relative groups ...


Gestion De La Propriété Intellectuelle : Enjeux Et Options Stratégiques, Jeremy de Beer, Richard Gold, Mauricio Guaragna 2010 University of Ottawa

Gestion De La Propriété Intellectuelle : Enjeux Et Options Stratégiques, Jeremy De Beer, Richard Gold, Mauricio Guaragna

Jeremy de Beer

No abstract provided.


The Family And Political Unity Between Blacks And Jews In The United States, Amadu Jacky Kaba 2010 Seton Hall University

The Family And Political Unity Between Blacks And Jews In The United States, Amadu Jacky Kaba

Amadu Jacky Kaba

This article claims that there is a positive relationship or bond between Blacks and Jews in the United States. The article is divided into three parts: (1) that Black and Jewish Americans are united through family; (2) that Black and Jewish Americans are united through political ideology/party, especially the Democratic Party; and (3) the article goes on to present some factors responsible for these two important phenomena.


Divorce Trends In Asia, Premchand Dommaraju, Gavin Jones 2010 Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Divorce Trends In Asia, Premchand Dommaraju, Gavin Jones

Premchand Dommaraju

This paper presents and discusses recent trends in divorce for countries in Asia, highlighting both wide variations in divorce patterns and recent changes in divorce trends for countries in the region. Three broad regional patterns are evident: an East Asian pattern characterised by increasing divorce rates, though there are signs of stabilisation in some countries in the last few years; an Islamic Southeast Asian pattern characterised by declining divorce rates until recently; and a South Asian pattern with relatively stable and low divorce rates. The paper also discusses divorce in international marriages in some East Asian countries and Singapore.


Social Media Policies For Professional Communicators, Daxton R. Stewart 2010 Texas Christian University

Social Media Policies For Professional Communicators, Daxton R. Stewart

Daxton R Stewart

As social media tools such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have become increasingly prevalent ways for people to share and connect, professional communicators have increasingly incorporated these tools into their daily practice. However, journalism, advertising and public relations practitioners have little formal guidance to help them navigate the benefits and risks of using these tools professionally. The codes of ethics of their professional fields have not been updated, and to date, social media policies have not been examined from an academic perspective. This study reviews 26 social media policies of journalism and strategic communication companies to find common themes and ...


Researching Administrative Law, Jennifer Allison 2010 Pepperdine University

Researching Administrative Law, Jennifer Allison

Jennifer Allison

No abstract provided.


Right To The Suburb? Rethinking Lefebvre And Immigrant Activism, Clara Irazabal, Genevieve Carpio, Laura Pulido 2010 Columbia University

Right To The Suburb? Rethinking Lefebvre And Immigrant Activism, Clara Irazabal, Genevieve Carpio, Laura Pulido

Clara Irazabal

In the face of increasing migration by Latinos to suburbs and multi-scalar policies criminalizing immigrants, municipalities are increasingly confronting the question, Who has the Right to the Suburb? We seek to better understand how the tensions between suburbanites and Latino immigrants are addressed by municipal governments as immigration enforcement is increasingly rescaled to the local level. Case studies of Maywood and Costa Mesa in Southern California suggest responses are by no means similar and can actually be contrasting, given the city’s historical trajectories, socio-economic status, political leadership, and networks of activists. Suburban struggles are often assumed to be conservative ...


Creating An American Islam: Thoughts On Religion, Identity And Place, Rhys H. Williams 2010 Loyola University Chicago

Creating An American Islam: Thoughts On Religion, Identity And Place, Rhys H. Williams

Rhys Williams

No abstract provided.


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