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Absolute Komplexität in der Nominalflexion

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Book Series: Morphological Investigations ISBN: 9783961100224 9783961100231 Year: Pages: 509 DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1067783 Language: German
Publisher: Language Science Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103535
Subject: Linguistics
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This book provides a quantifiable measure and analysis of absolute complexity in the nominal inflection of 17 Alemannic dialects, of standard German as well as of Middle and Old High German. The data is based on grammatical descriptions. What can be interpreted as being more or less complex in a language system is deduced from LFG (Lexical-Functional Grammar) and from an inferential-realisational morphological framework. The tool to measure inflectional complexity is also developed from these frameworks. Variation in the inflectional complexity is analysed based on the following factors: diachrony, isolation, language contact, standardisation, and dialect groups.

The implementation of modern African Constitutions: Challenges and prospects

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ISBN: 9781920538651 Year: Pages: 335 Language: English
Publisher: Pretoria University Law Press (PULP)
Subject: Law
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In “The implementation of modern African Constitutions: challenges and prospects”, the authors try to identify obstacles to constitutional implementation in Africa and, on the basis of good practice, assess how this could be overcome. A single volume like this cannot unravel the complexity of the causes and effects of, and solutions to, the problem of non-implementation of constitutions in Africa: the subject is far too intricate. Nevertheless, this study, represents a first attempt to draw attention to the issue, and hopes to open a serious debate about it and pave the way for making this issue an integral consideration in constitution-building in the future. The variety of perspectives provided in analysing the challenges to constitution-implementation in this volume should make it to appeal to academics, practitioners, policy makers and postgraduate research students interested in the intricacies of comparative African constitutional law.

The climate change regulatory framework and indigenous peoples’ lands in Africa: Human rights implications

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ISBN: 9781920538521 Year: Pages: 341 Language: English
Publisher: Pretoria University Law Press (PULP)
Subject: Law
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Employing a human rights approach, this book analyses the adequacy of climate change regulatory frameworks at international, regional and national levels to protect indigenous peoples’ lands in Africa. It demonstrates that without appropriate legal protection, climate change and the implementation of its response measures can adversely affect a range of their human rights. The book explores how the African human rights system may effectively address the protection of indigenous peoples' lands in the context of adverse effects of climate change in Africa.Table of ContentsForewordAcknowledgmentsDedicationList of abbreviationsTable of casesList of instruments1. IntroductionBackground1.1 Intersecting terms? Indigenous peoples, forest-dependent peoples and local populations1.2 Overlapping issues? Climate change, environment, forests and indigenous peoples’ lands1.3 Intersecting governance: Defining a climate change regulatory frameworkMethodology2.1 A human rights framework as a tool of analysis2.2 A human rights framework as a prescriptive tool2.3 Case studies for analysisLimitationsSynopsis2. Human rights and climate change: Conceptual frameworkIntroductionClimate change: An environmental or human rights concern?2.1 Climate change as an environmental concern2.2. Climate change as a human rights concernHuman rights as a conceptual framework: Which approach and what features?3.1 Human rights and schools of thought3.2 Core human rights principlesConclusion3. The notion of indigenous peoples’ land rights and adverse effects of climate change in AfricaIntroductionThe nature of indigenous peoples’ land rights2.1 Land use as an emblem of cultural and environmental integrity2.2 Indigenous peoples’ land tenure: Essential features2.3 Concept of parallel useCause and effect of climate change as threat to land-tenure and use3.1 Cause of climate change as a threat3.2 Climate change as a threat3.3 Effects of climate response as a threatConclusion4. The international climate change regulatory framework in relation to indigenous peoples’ landsIntroductionRegulatory frameworks on the responses to climate change2.1 The international adaptation regulatory framework2.2 The international regulatory framework and mitigationSubordinating notions in the international climate regulatory framework3.1 Notion of ‘sovereignty’3.2 Notion of ‘country-driven’3.3 Deference to ‘national legislation’Conclusion5. National climate change regulatory frameworks in relation to indigenous peoples’ lands: Case studies of Tanzania, Zambia and NigeriaIntroductionSignificance of a domestic regulatory frameworkDomestic climate change regulatory response of adaptation3.1 Implications of inadequate reflection of land tenure and use in adaptation processNational climate change regulatory response of REDD+ as a mitigation measure4.1 REDD+ readiness in selected states of Africa in relation to indigenous peoples’ landsConclusion6. The inadequacy of the national climate change regulatory framework in relation to indigenous peoples’ lands: A human rights framework as a regional responseIntroductionLegal basis for the application of a regionalhuman rights frameworkAssessing national regulatory frameworks in the context of a regional human rights framework3.1 Incompatibility of national climate regulatory framework with obligations of states3.2 Threat to a range of rightsThe regional climate change regulatory framework and potential for human rights4.1 Committee of African Heads of State and Government on Climate Change4.2 African Ministerial Conference on the Environment4.3 Climate for Development in Africa (ClimDev-Africa) Programme4.4 African Union Commission4.5 New Partnership for African Development4.6 Pan-African Parliament4.7 Peace and Security CouncilPotentials in regional human rights mechanisms with focus on the Commission5.1 Promotional functions5.2 Protective mandate5.3 Interpretive functions5.4 Assembly-entrusted tasksConclusion7. Conclusion and the way forwardConclusionThe way forward2.1 International level2.2 National level2.3 Regional levelBibliographyIndex

Interest-Rate Rules in a New Keynesian Framework with Investment

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Book Series: Schriften zur Wirtschaftstheorie und Wirtschaftspolitik ISBN: 9783631611289 Year: Pages: 162 Language: English
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Economics --- Political Science
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The last decades have witnessed major progress in both monetary policy theory and practice, with broad academic consensus on the desirability of monetary policy rules and ongoing research on their exact specification. Typically, the analysis is carried out in a New Keynesian framework with nominal rigidities and constant capital stock. The latter represents a constraint that this study seeks to overcome by introducing a model with investment and capital adjustment costs. The work assesses different interest-rate rule specifications with respect to the target variables included, based on two criteria: determinacy of rational-expectations equilibrium and convergence to steady state after a shock. The study concludes that rules with both an inflation and an output gap target ensure a unique rational-expectations equilibrium and a less distressful adjustment of the economy after the occurrence of shocks.

Neurofeedback in ADHD

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Book Series: Frontiers Research Topics ISSN: 16648714 ISBN: 9782889197224 Year: Pages: 170 DOI: 10.3389/978-2-88919-722-4 Language: English
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
Subject: Neurology --- Science (General)
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EEG-based neurofeedback is used as a treatment approach in attention-deficit / hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a clinically and pathophysiologically heterogeneous child psychiatric disorder. There is increasing evidence for specific effects of neurofeedback when applying 'standard' protocols (slow cortical potentials, theta/beta, sensorimotor rhythm). Knowledge about underlying mechanisms and moderating variables is increasing. Nevertheless, further well-controlled and conducted trials are needed to answer open questions concerning optimisation and individualisation of neurofeedback. Further improvements may develop with new methods and technical developments (e.g., tomographic neurofeedback) and new concepts (integrated ADHD treatment). This Frontiers Research Topic comprising 14 articles intends to answer the following questions concerning neurofeedback in ADHD:• How efficacious is neurofeedback?• What is the rationale of applying a certain neurofeedback protocol in ADHD?• What are central mechanisms and which moderating variables may affect training and treatment outcome?• How to optimise treatment? What are new developments and which benefits may be expected?Aspects of learning theory are also stressed dissociating 'neurofeedback as a treatment' and 'neurofeedback as entertainment'. In the Editorial, this crucial aspect is compared to the way you read (and study) a scientific book versus reading a thriller for leisure. In this respect: Enjoy this Research Topic, study and apply it in practice, unless you read it for entertainment purposes!

Tobacco Control Policy in the Netherlands: Between Economy, Public Health, and Ideology

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Book Series: Palgrave Studies in Public Health Policy Research ISBN: 9783319723679 9783319723686 Year: Pages: 373 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-72368-6 Language: English
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Grant: Universiteit Maastricht
Subject: Law --- Political Science
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Governments have known since the 1960s that smoking results in irreversible health damage. This open access book examines why governments have done so little to combat this when they have been aware of the problem and its solutions for decades. What are the strategies and decisions that make a difference, given that policy environments are often not conducive to change? Taking the Netherlands as an example, this book helps to understand the complex policy process at the national level and why it so often appears irrational to us. It is the most sophisticated analysis of tobacco control policy to date, applying insights from political sciences to the field of tobacco control.

Techlash

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Book Series: Management, Change, Strategy and Positive Leadership ISBN: 9783030432799 Year: Pages: 55 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-43279-9 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature
Subject: Business and Management --- Agriculture (General)
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Technology has made human lives incomparably better. Civilization as we know it would utterly collapse without it. However, if not properly managed, technology can and will be systematically abused and misuse and thereby become one of the biggest threats to humankind. This open access book applies proactive crisis management to the management of technology organizations to make them more sustainable and socially responsible for the betterment of humankind. It forecasts the unintended consequences of technology and offers methods to counteract it.

Educating Students to Improve the World

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Book Series: SpringerBriefs in Education ISBN: 9789811538872 Year: Pages: 131 DOI: 10.1007/978-981-15-3887-2 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature
Subject: Education --- Political Science --- Sociology
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This open access book addresses how to help students find purpose in a rapidly changing world. In a probing and visionary analysis of the field of global education Fernando Reimers explains how to lead the transformation of schools and school systems in order to more effectively prepare students to address today’s’ most urgent challenges and to invent a better future. Offering a comprehensive and multidimensional framework for designing and implementing a global education program that combines cultural, psychological, professional, institutional and political perspectives the book integrates an extensive body of empirical literature on the practice of global education. It discusses several global citizenship curricula that have been adopted by schools and school networks, and ties them into an approach to lead school change into the uncharted territory of the future. Given its scope, the book will help teachers, school and district leaders tackle the change management needed in order to introduce global education, and more generally increase the relevancy of education. In addition, the book offers a “bridge” for more productive collaboration and communication between those who lead the process of educational change, and those who study and theorize this important work. At a time when the urgency of our shared global challenges calls for more understanding and collaboration and when the rapid transformation of societies requires that we help students develop a clear sense of relevancy and purpose, this book offers a way to pursue deep and sustainable change in instruction and school culture, so that students learn that nothing human is foreign and that they can find meaning in lives aligned with audacious purposes to make the world better.

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