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Death, Dying And Dark Tourism In Contemporary Society: A Theoretical And Empirical Analysis, Philip Stone 2009 University of Central Lancashire

Death, Dying And Dark Tourism In Contemporary Society: A Theoretical And Empirical Analysis, Philip Stone

Dr. Philip Stone

Despite increasing academic and media attention paid to dark tourism – the act of travel to sites of death, disaster and the seemingly macabre – understanding of the concept remains limited, particularly from a consumption perspective. That is, the literature focuses primarily on the supply of dark tourism. Less attention, however, has been paid to the consumption of ‘dark’ touristic experiences and the mediation of such experiences in relation to modern-day mortality. This thesis seeks to address this gap in the literature. Drawing upon thanatological discourse – that is, the analysis of society’s perceptions of and reactions to death and dying – the ...


Self-Reported False Confessions And False Guilty Pleas Among Offenders With Mental Illness, Allison Redlich, Alicia Summers, Steven Hoover 2009 University at Albany, SUNY

Self-Reported False Confessions And False Guilty Pleas Among Offenders With Mental Illness, Allison Redlich, Alicia Summers, Steven Hoover

Allison D Redlich

No abstract provided.


Race And American Politics, Richard Skinner 2009 Rollins College

Race And American Politics, Richard Skinner

Richard M. Skinner

Teaching presentation


Measuring E-Governance As An Innovation In The Public Sector, Devendra Potnis 2009 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Measuring E-Governance As An Innovation In The Public Sector, Devendra Potnis

Devendra Potnis

Since 2001, the United Nations (UN) and affiliated organizations have measured e-Government initiatives of more than 178 Member States of the UN, by devising “e-Government Readiness Index” (e-GRI) and “e-Participation Index” (e-PI). The UN has published rankings for its Member States in terms of e-GRI and e-PI, through e-Government Readiness Assessments (Surveys). Member States of the UN and digital government research community as well as academicians and practitioners regularly use the e-GRI and e-PI as a point-of-reference; this fact alone signifies the importance of evaluating the existing UN methodologies assessing e-Governance. Since e-Governance is one of the greatest innovations in ...


Safety Culture As A Contemporary Healthcare Construct: Theoretical Review And Research Assessment, Patrick Palmieri 2009 Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola

Safety Culture As A Contemporary Healthcare Construct: Theoretical Review And Research Assessment, Patrick Palmieri

Patrick Albert Palmieri

GOAL. To analyze the theoretical underpinnings of safety culture and to provide an assessment about the state of safety culture research in healthcare. METHODS. First, we reviewed the concept of safety culture, including its origination, disciplinary influences, and associated theoretical tenets. By describing the literature and discussing the interchangeable use of the terms “safety attitude,” “safety climate,” and “safety culture,” we are able to present the conceptual attributes associated with safety culture and present a definition of safety culture. Then, we discuss the psychometric properties for the most widely used instruments in healthcare. The article concludes with a discussion of ...


Information Technology, Organization, And Productivity In The Public Sector: Evidence From Police Departments, Luis Garicano, Paul Heaton 2009 Selected Works

Information Technology, Organization, And Productivity In The Public Sector: Evidence From Police Departments, Luis Garicano, Paul Heaton

Paul Heaton

We examine how information technology (IT) contributes to organizational change, labor demand, and improved productivity in the public sector using a new panel data set of police departments covering 1987-2003. While IT adoption is associated with increased administrative and organizational complexity and use of more highly educated officers, IT itself does not appear to enhance crimefighting effectiveness. These results are robust to various methods for controlling for agency-level characteristics and the endogeneity of IT use. IT investments do, however, appear to improve police productivity when complemented with particular management practices–in this case, those associated with the Compstat program.


Work Design In Situ: Understanding The Role Of Occupational And Organizational Context., Frederick Morgeson, Erich Dierdorff, Jillian Hmurovic 2009 Michigan State University

Work Design In Situ: Understanding The Role Of Occupational And Organizational Context., Frederick Morgeson, Erich Dierdorff, Jillian Hmurovic

Erich C. Dierdorff

Despite nearly 100 years of scientific study, comparatively little attention has been given to articulating how the broader occupational and organizational context might impact work design. We seek to address this gap by discussing how aspects of the occupational and organizational context can constrain or enable the emergence of different work design features as well as influence the relationships between work design features and various outcomes.We highlight how different forms of context might impact work design and suggest that this is an important and potentially fruitful area for future work design research and theory.


Evaluating The Influence Of Anthropogenic Inputs To Bottom-Up Regulation Of The Development, Survival And Emergence Rates Of Mosquito Larvae, David Markman 2009 University of Maryland - College Park

Evaluating The Influence Of Anthropogenic Inputs To Bottom-Up Regulation Of The Development, Survival And Emergence Rates Of Mosquito Larvae, David Markman

David W Markman

In aquatic and semi-aquatic ecosystems, bottom-up effects associated with resource abundance and quality play an important role in the regulation of the development, survival and emergence rates of mosquito larvae. Studying these bottom-up effects with regard to the additive impact that anthropogenic drivers may have in both urban and rural areas may be important to explain why human exposure to mosquito-borne disease is higher in urban versus rural landscapes. This study used observational methods to evaluate mosquito resident species composition across a rural to urban gradient in the Hudson Valley in New York and used experiments to test the role ...


Social Memory And Evidence From The Past, Roger Lagunoff, Luca Anderlini, Dino Gerardi 2009 Georgetown University

Social Memory And Evidence From The Past, Roger Lagunoff, Luca Anderlini, Dino Gerardi

Roger Lagunoff

This paper examines an equilibrium model of social memory — a society’s vicarious beliefs about its past. We show how social memory can be incorrect in a well defined sense, and that incorrect social memory is a key ingredient in creating and perpetuating destructive conflicts between nations. We analyze an infinite-horizon model in which two countries face off each period in a game of conflict characterized by the possibility of mutually destructive “all out war” that yields catastrophic consequences for both sides. Each country is inhabited by a dynastic sequence of individuals. Each individual cares about future individuals in the ...


Managing Migration Through Conflicting Policies: An Option-Theory Perspective, Sergio Vergalli 2009 University of Brescia

Managing Migration Through Conflicting Policies: An Option-Theory Perspective, Sergio Vergalli

Sergio Vergalli

No abstract provided.


Person As Scientist, Person As Moralist, Joshua Knobe 2009 Yale University

Person As Scientist, Person As Moralist, Joshua Knobe

Joshua Knobe

No abstract provided.


In Self-Defense Regarding Self-Defense: A Rejoinder To Professor Corrado, Reid Fontaine 2009 University of Arizona

In Self-Defense Regarding Self-Defense: A Rejoinder To Professor Corrado, Reid Fontaine

Reid G. Fontaine

This is a rejoinder to Professor Corrado in the upcoming special section of the American Criminal Law Review on the nature, structure, and function of self-defense and defense of others law.


Lewis Turning Point And China's Fdi Prospects, Yueqing Jia 2009 George Washington University

Lewis Turning Point And China's Fdi Prospects, Yueqing Jia

Yueqing Jia

No abstract provided.


Canada’S Foreign Direct Investment Challenge: Reducing Barriers And Ensuring A Level Playing Field In Face Of Sovereign Wealth Funds And State-Owned Enterprises., Matt Krzepkowski, Jack Mintz 2009 University of Calgary

Canada’S Foreign Direct Investment Challenge: Reducing Barriers And Ensuring A Level Playing Field In Face Of Sovereign Wealth Funds And State-Owned Enterprises., Matt Krzepkowski, Jack Mintz

Matt Krzepkowski

No abstract provided.


Dynamic Endogenous Risk And Social Accounting, Ram Ranjan, jason Shogren 2009 Macquarie University

Dynamic Endogenous Risk And Social Accounting, Ram Ranjan, Jason Shogren

Ram Ranjan

Investments to reduce risk against personal or natural hazards have been explored through static models that have not addressed inter-temporal considerations and the presence of multiple risks. We extend the endogenous risk literature—self-protection and self-insurance against risky events—into a dynamic setting and relate our findings to the social accounting literature. In addition, we derive implications for behavior when people are faced with multiple risks. The findings suggest how the nature of the risks surrounding the person helps determine the time path and extent of efforts over any particular risk. The results also point out the limitations of existing ...


Is Machine Translation Ready Yet?, Ignacio Garcia 2009 University of Western Sydney

Is Machine Translation Ready Yet?, Ignacio Garcia

Ignacio Garcia Dr

The default option of the Google Translator Toolkit (GTT), released in June 2009, is to “pre-fill with machine translation” all segments for which a ‘no match’ has been returned by the memories, while the Settings window clearly advises that “[m]ost users should not modify this”. To confirm whether this approach indeed benefits translators and translation quality, we designed and performed tests whereby trainee translators used the GTT to translate passages from English into Chinese either entirely from the source text, or after seeding of empty segments by the Google Translate engine as recommended. The translations were timed, and their ...


Unpopular Archives, Karen Morin 2009 Bucknell University

Unpopular Archives, Karen Morin

Karen M. Morin

No abstract provided.


Has The World Trade Organization Promoted Successful Regional Trade Agreements?, Jason Grant, christopher parmeter 2009 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Has The World Trade Organization Promoted Successful Regional Trade Agreements?, Jason Grant, Christopher Parmeter

Christopher F. Parmeter

The WTO’s Committee on Regional Trade Agreements (CRTA) is charged with monitoring, examining, and ensuring the compliance of RTAs. In this paper we ask whether oversight and examination has fostered successful RTAs using bilateral trade flows as our metric. We develop a comprehensive dataset covering 290 regional economic integration agreements that have entered into force since 1960. Remarkably, the data reveal that almost half (43%) of all agreements in existence (up to 2005) are neither notified nor accounted for in the RTA database published by the WTO. We then exploit variation in the notification status of an RTA to ...


The Coasean Analysis Of Harmful Interactions: Some Conceptual Difficulties, Satish Jain 2009 Jawaharlal Nehru University

The Coasean Analysis Of Harmful Interactions: Some Conceptual Difficulties, Satish Jain

Satish K. Jain

This paper is concerned with two distinct issues flowing from Coase's analysis of harmful interactions and of how courts deal with them. The first issue relates to the domain of validity of the Coase Theorem. It is argued in the paper that if non-pecuniary considerations are brought into the analysis then it can no longer be claimed that the outcome will be efficient regardless of liability assignments. In other words, it is contended in the paper that the validity of the Coase Theorem is crucially dependent on neglect of non-pecuniary considerations from the analysis. From this it follows that ...


Teaching Grammar And What Students Errors In The Use Of The English Auxiliary "Be" Can Tell Us, Arshad Abd Samad, Hawanum Hussein 2009 Universiti Putra Malaysia

Teaching Grammar And What Students Errors In The Use Of The English Auxiliary "Be" Can Tell Us, Arshad Abd Samad, Hawanum Hussein

Arshad Abd Samad

In teaching grammar, teachers often are faced with the dilemma of either emphasising the formal properties of the language or its meaning aspect. One of the more popular language teaching approaches of the last three decades has been the communicative approach. This approach has had a signifi cant impact on the teaching of grammar as its objective of communicative competence has led to a diminished role for grammar teaching. However, of late, numerous voices have advocated a more prominent role for grammar in achieving this objective. The question of whether to emphasise form or meaning remains central. Several theorists have ...


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