La Destrución Creativa, 2010 SelectedWorks
La Destrución Creativa, Guillermo Arosemena
No abstract provided.
¿Fue Bolívar Estadista?, 2010 SelectedWorks
¿Fue Bolívar Estadista?, Guillermo Arosemena
No abstract provided.
Reducing The Impact Of Ethnic Tensions On Economic Growth – Economic Or Political Institutions?, 2010 Virginia Military Institute
Reducing The Impact Of Ethnic Tensions On Economic Growth – Economic Or Political Institutions?, Atin Basu Choudhary, Jim Bang, Michael Reksulak
Atin Basu Choudhary
We use a standard growth regression model and show that ethnic tensions reduce per capita growth rates. We also find evidence that “good” economic and political institutions improve per capita growth rates. More importantly, good economic institutions mitigate the effect of ethnic tensions on per capita growth while good political institutions do not. Consequently, it is foremost capitalist freedom that promotes peace and development.
A Case For Surfacing Theories Of Change For Purposeful Organizational Capacity Development, 2010 Monterey Institute of International Studies
A Case For Surfacing Theories Of Change For Purposeful Organizational Capacity Development, Alfredo Ortiz Aragón
Alfredo Ortiz Aragón
What are the capacities of an effective social change organisation (SCOs)? Different SCOs may value strategic planning capacities, while others financial accountability to donors, or improved teamwork, or networking capacities. But do the different capacities that SCOs seek purposefully support meaningful social change? How much of what SCOs deem as ‘worth strengthening’ is based on linear thinking, or unhealthy power interests, or what donors want them to want, or a combination of these? This article argues that the capacities that different organisations value are conditioned by a mix of individual, organisational and societal worldviews, including deeply held assumptions on the ...
A ‘Systemic Theories Of Change’ Approach For Purposeful Capacity Development, 2010 Monterey Institute of International Studies
A ‘Systemic Theories Of Change’ Approach For Purposeful Capacity Development, Alfredo Ortiz Aragón, Juan Carlos Giles
Alfredo Ortiz Aragón
In this article we present an emergent capacity development approach that we are developing through participatory action research in Peru and Ecuador which we call “systemic theories of change” (STOC) for organisational capacity development. We argue that capacity development should be understood as systemic learning. The STOC approach promotes reflection about how we as individuals, organisations, and broader social groups and societal configurations, understand how change occurs. This makes it possible to build improved strategic and methodological clarity about how we might continually develop he capacities to contribute more effectively to emergent, social change in highly complex environments.
The Decline Of The West, Rise Of The Rest: Preparing For The Challenges Ahead, 2010 United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
The Decline Of The West, Rise Of The Rest: Preparing For The Challenges Ahead, Robert C. Shelburne
Robert C. Shelburne
Both global economic and political systems are undergoing dramatic changes; and the general pattern is that the influence of the West is declining and that of the developing world is increasing. What are the implications?
The Emplotment Of Human Dignity And Social Responsibility: College Health Promotion Comes Of Age In The Time Of Aids, 2010 University of San Francisco
The Emplotment Of Human Dignity And Social Responsibility: College Health Promotion Comes Of Age In The Time Of Aids, Raymond Quirolgico
At the end of 2003, between 1,039,000 and 1,185,000 persons in the United States were living with HIV/AIDS (Glynn and Rhodes 2005) and the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that approximately 40,000 more persons in the U.S. become infected with HIV each year (CDC 2003). According to the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the World Health Organization (WHO), the international statistics are even more sobering: there were approximately 39.4 million people living with HIV/AIDS in 2004, and an estimated 4.9 million ...
A Voyage To Open Source, 2010 World Learning
A Voyage To Open Source, Pamela Contakos
No abstract provided.
Putting Forfeiture To Work, 2010 University of Texas
Putting Forfeiture To Work, Sarah M. Buel
SARAH M BUEL
Intimate partner violence (“IPV”) victims are increasingly turning to the courts for help, too often with poor results. Successful witness tampering by offenders sabotages the court system by silencing victims through an array of unlawful conduct, including coercion and violence. The doctrine of forfeiture by wrongdoing should afford a viable solution, but several obstacles constrain its efficacy. Much confusion exists regarding witness tampering and forfeiture law as a result of the recent trilogy of the Crawford, Davis, and Giles Supreme Court decisions. Their cumulative effect is decreased doctrinal uniformity within a perplexing scheme that is difficult to implement. The resulting ...
Maastricht Nuevamente, 2010 Corporate Training Argentina
Maastricht Nuevamente, Wenceslao Gimenez Bonet
Wenceslao Gimenez Bonet
Era febrero de 1992. Los ministros de Asuntos Exteriores y de Economía de los países miembros de la denominada Comunidad Europea se reunieron en Holanda, exactamente en Maastricht. Allí firmaron un tratado donde se definieron los “criterios de convergencia” para poder participar a futuro de una mayor integración y, por tanto, disfrutar de los beneficios de una unión más estrecha, tan estrecha como crear una moneda única. Estos criterios se convirtieron en la vara que indicaba si los países estaban en condiciones de ser parte del proceso de integración definido por el Tratado de la Unión Europea, que entró en ...
The Costs Of Residential Water Scarcity In Cyprus: Impact Of Climate Change And Policy Options, 2010 Cyprus University of Technology
The Costs Of Residential Water Scarcity In Cyprus: Impact Of Climate Change And Policy Options, Theodoros Zachariadis
This paper presents an assessment of the costs of water scarcity in Cyprus, today and in the next twenty years, accounting also for the effect of projected climate change in the region. We focus on the residential sector, accounting also for tourism and industry. Using a simple demand function we first compute total scarcity costs in Cyprus for the entire period 2010¡V2030 for three scenarios of future water demand. Our central estimate shows that the present value of total costs due to water shortages in this period will amount to 72 million Euros (at 2009 prices), and if future ...
Behavioral Health Services Use Among Heads Of Homeless And Housed Poor Families, 2010 University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
Behavioral Health Services Use Among Heads Of Homeless And Housed Poor Families, Jung Ming Park Ph.D, Stephen Metraux Ph.D, Dennis Culhane Ph.D
Abstract: objectives. This study compares the use of and cost for behavioral health ser- vices among heads of homeless and housed poor families. methods. Medicaid records for 59,135 heads of families receiving Temporary Assistance to Needy Families benefits were matched with data from Philadelphia’s municipal shelter system. Propensity score matching was used to select a matched control group to those identified as having been homeless between 1997 and 2003. Behavioral health services utilization was then assessed based on Medicaid claims records. results. Substantially higher levels of behavioral health services use and corresponding costs were found among heads of ...
Mezzogiorno E Italia. Produttività, Accumulazione E Divario Territoriale, 2010 Università degli Studi di Urbino "Carlo Bo"
Mezzogiorno E Italia. Produttività, Accumulazione E Divario Territoriale, Giuseppe Travaglini
Giuseppe Travaglini Prof.
No abstract provided.
Effect Of Spontaneous Fermentation And Amylase Rich Flour (Arf) On The Nutritive Value, Functional And Viscoelastic Properties Of Cowpea-Fortified Nixtamalized Maize, Dr. Emmanuel Ohene Afoakwa (Phd), Philip Roger Aidoo, Randy Adjonu
Professor Emmanuel Ohene Afoakwa
Studied were conducted to evaluate the combined effects of spontaneous fermentation and Amylase Rich Flours (ARF) on some nutritive value, functional and viscoelastic properties of cowpea-fortified nixtamalized maize. A 2x3x3 factorial design, with fermentation medium, fermentation time and ARF level was performed. The blends were fermented for the specific times and analysed for their titratable acidity, pH, water absorption capacity, viscoelastic properties, texture, protein and mineral content. Fermentation and ARF addition influenced titratable acidity, pH, water absorption, viscoelastic properties and texture of the cowpea-fortified nixtamalized maize. Addition of ARF decreased the viscoelastic properties, texture and pH of all the blends ...
Liberalism And The Limits Of Inclusion: Race And Immigration Law In The Americas, 1850-2000, 2010 Grinnell College
Liberalism And The Limits Of Inclusion: Race And Immigration Law In The Americas, 1850-2000, David Cook-Martín, David Fitzgerald
The relationship between classical political liberalism and racism poses distinct puzzles for different schools of scholarship. On the one hand, conventional accounts maintain that racism has been an aberration in politically liberal regimes. In the field of international migration, prominent analysts have argued that politically liberal regimes are inherently incompatible with legal discrimination based on race. Yet an examination of immigration and nationality laws throughout the Americas from 1850 to 2000 suggests that racial discrimination has been more common in liberal than in illiberal countries of immigration. These empirical findings puzzle scholars who assume (1) the progressive extension of rights ...
Public Private Partnerships And The Public Accountability Question, 2010 George Washington University
Public Private Partnerships And The Public Accountability Question, John Forrer, James Edwin Kee, Kathryn Newcomer, Eric Boyer
Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) are growing in popularity as a governing model for delivery of public goods and services. PPPs have existed world-wide since the Roman Empire, but their expansion into traditional public projects today serious questions about public accountability. This article examines public accountability and its application to government and private firms involved in PPPs. An analytic framework is proposed for assessing the extent to which PPPs provide (or will provide) goods and services consistent with the goals of effectiveness, efficiency and equity. Six dimensions—risk, costs and benefits, political and social impacts, expertise, collaboration, and performance measurement—are incorporated ...
An Economic Evaluation Of The War On Cancer, 2010 University of Southern California
An Economic Evaluation Of The War On Cancer, Darius N. Lakdawalla, Eric C. Sun, Anupam B. Jena, Carolina M. Reyes, Dana P. Goldman, Tomas J. Philipson
No abstract provided.
“El Programa Erasmus Para La Educación Superior En La Unión Europea: Su Lógica Dentro De La Teoría De La Interdependencia” (Primera Parte),, Daniel Añorve
No abstract provided.
The Drivers And Dynamics Of Illicit Financial Flows From India: 1948-2008, 2010 Global Financial Integrity
The Drivers And Dynamics Of Illicit Financial Flows From India: 1948-2008, Dev Kar
This study examines the magnitude of illicit financial flows from India, analyzing the drivers and dynamics of these flows in the context of far-ranging reform. In the process, it represents perhaps the most comprehensive study on the subject matter, both in terms of the range of issues involved and the time span covered. At its heart is a dynamic simulation model which seeks to capture the complex interplay of economic, structural, and governance issues that underlie the generation and cross-border transfer of illicit capital. Due to the random nature of illicit flows, this model cannot be used to forecast such ...
El Refugio: Una Realidad Del Encuentro De Dos Países Asimétricos, 2010 FLACSO, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales. Sede Ecuador
El Refugio: Una Realidad Del Encuentro De Dos Países Asimétricos, Fernando Carrión Mena Arq.
Fernando Carrión Mena
Las fronteras en la actualidad son expresiones de realidades múltiples, al extremo de que en una frontera se pueden encontrar varias en simultáneo; porque se trata de la confluencia de situaciones asimétricas y heterogéneas. No solo que existen diferencias frente al otro distinto, sino que también se presentan una multiplicidad de aristas, tales como: económicas, políticas, sociales y culturales. De allí que las políticas que se diseñen deban seguir esta lógica plural y no continuar con el error de tener una sola propuesta para la totalidad y que ésta sea elaborada de manera distante de la frontera y con desconocimiento ...