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Rainwater Harvesting: Quantity, Quality, Economics and State Regulations_Book

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ISBN: 9783038427148 9783038427131 Year: Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Environmental Sciences
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Rainwater harvesting (RWH) is the most popular alternative water source in many urban, peri-urban, and rural areas. Although rainwater is fresh in nature, it gets polluted from atmospheric contaminants, roof catchments, and the RWH system itself. The research questions which are the most relevant to RWH system include the optimum rainwater tank size for a given location and set of users, water quality from a RWH system, financial viability of a RWH system, and state regulations on the use of water from a RWH system. You are invited to submit a technical paper to this Special Issue of Water on these aspects of a RWH system.

Nordic Mediation Research

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ISBN: 9783319730189 9783319730196 Year: Pages: 269 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-73019-6 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Grant: Københavns University
Subject: Law
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This open access book presents twelve unique studies on mediation from researchers in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden, respectively. Each study highlights important aspects of mediation, including the role of children in family mediation, the evolution and ambivalent application of restorative justice in the Nordic countries, the confusion of roles in court-connected mediation, and the challenges in dispute systems. Over the past 20-30 years, mediation has gained in popularity in many countries around the world and is often heralded as a suitable and cost-effective mode of conflict resolution. However, as the studies in this volumes show, mediation also has a number of potential drawbacks. Parties’ self-determination may be jeopardized, affected third parties are involved in an inadequate way, and the legal regulations may be flawed. The publication can inspire research, help professionals and policymakers in the field and be used as a textbook.

Außergerichtliche Konfliktlösung in der Antike

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Book Series: Global Perspectives on Legal History ISBN: 9783944773087 9783944773186 Year: Pages: 182 DOI: 10.12946/gplh9 Language: German|English
Publisher: Max Planck Institute for European Legal History
Subject: Law --- History
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"Antiquity is often utilized as a reference to provide a historical dimension for contemporary phenomena. This also holds true for the prevailing scientific discourse on alternative or adequate remedies of dispute resolution. In this context, historical perspectives seem to be in vogue as narratives to legitimize one or another role model, whereas studies on practical examples from ancient legal orders tend not to be given serious consideration in the current debate.&#xD;Just as in the case of contemporary legal research, ancient legal history also distinguishes litigation at court from other mechanisms of conflict resolution. Nevertheless, where do the boundaries of judicial and extra-judicial mechanisms of dispute resolution lie within the framework of ancient societies? Are they alternatives in a narrower sense? Is there evidence for concerning the reason there was no (or at least no exclusive) judicial decision? This volume offers a selection of studies of pertinent illustrative material pertaining to these questions. While the relevant sources stemming from the prehistorical period, the Ancient Near East, Hellenistic Egypt and Classical Roman law may vary greatly, this just serves to widen our perspective on ancient times.&#xD;Heidi Peter-Röcher focuses on strategies of conflict resolution in prehistoric times corresponding to different forms of violence. Hans Neumann, Susanne Paulus, Lena Fijałkowska and Alessandro Hirata delve into case studies situated in the Ancient Near East from Sumerian to Neo-Babylonian times. Three other contributions examine Graeco-Roman Antiquity: Marc Depauw considers non-Greek, i.e., demotic, material from a Hellenistic kingdom, Anna Seelentag embraces the phenomenon of public clamour in the Roman Republic, and Christine Lehne-Gstreinthaler provides a fresh look at the classical arbitration from the perspective of ancient legal history."&#xD;

Feminist Media

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Book Series: Critical Studies in Media and Communication ISBN: 9783837621570 9783839421574 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_627781 Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100508
Subject: Media and communication
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While feminists have long recognised the importance of self-managed, alternative media to transport their messages, to challenge the status quo, and to spin novel social processes, this topic has been an under-researched area. Hence, this book explores the processes of women's and feminist media production in the context of participatory spaces, technology, and cultural citizenship. The collection is composed of theoretical analyses and critical case studies. It highlights contemporary alternative feminist media in general as well as blogs, zines, culture jamming, and street art.

Solidarische Ökonomie als Lebensform

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Book Series: Gesellschaft der Unterschiede ISBN: 9783837636628 9783839436622 Year: DOI: 10.14361/9783839436622 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103370
Subject: Environmental Sciences
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Was ist "solidarische Ökonomie"? In der Begegnung mit verschiedenen Akteuren der Bewegung in Berlin identifizieren und thematisieren die Beiträge des Bandes zentrale Fragen und Probleme der solidarischen Ökonomie. Sie vermitteln einen lebendigen Eindruck von der Welt des alternativen Wirtschaftens, ohne dass dabei die theoretische Reflexion zu kurz kommt. Ein Buch, das sowohl zum Nachdenken über alternative Formen des Wirtschaftens als auch zum Nach- und Mitmachen animiert.

Einkommensteuerreform oder Einkommensteuerersatz?

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Book Series: Schriften zur Wirtschaftstheorie und Wirtschaftspolitik ISBN: 9783631506431 Year: Pages: 342 Language: German
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Economics
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Die deutsche Einkommensteuer wird seit längerer Zeit einhellig als zu kompliziert angesehen. Die vielen bislang durchgeführten Steuerreformen haben daran nichts geändert; eher ist das Gegenteil der Fall. Vor diesem Hintergrund und mit Blick auf die jüngere Diskussion um konsumorientierte Steuerreformen wird in dieser Arbeit untersucht, ob nicht eine Steuerpraxis, die sich stärker am reinvermögenszugangstheoretischen Einkommensbegriff orientiert, steuerpraktisches Vereinfachungspotential bietet, oder ob sich Steuervereinfachungen besser durch Verfahren wie «Zinsbereinigte Einkommensteuer», Ausgabensteuer oder abgeltende Besteuerung von Kapitalerträgen (als Form einer «Dualen Einkommensbesteuerung») erreichen lassen. Die Erörterungen basieren auf einer einführend dargestellten allgemeineren Grundlagensicht der Bestimmung steuerlicher Bemessungsgrundlagen.

Quest to Learn

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ISBN: 9780262294171 9780262515658 Year: Pages: 164 Language: English
Publisher: The MIT Press
Subject: Computer Science --- Education --- Science (General)
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The design for Quest to Learn, an innovative school in New York City that offers a “game-like” approach to learning. Quest to Learn, an innovative school for grades 6 to 12 in New York City, grew out of the idea that gaming and game design offer a promising new paradigm for curriculum and learning. The designers of Quest to Learn developed an approach to learning that draws from what games do best: drop kids into inquiry-based, complex problem spaces that are built to help players understand how they are doing, what they need to work on, and where to go next. Content is not treated as dry information but as a living resource; students are encouraged to interact with the larger world in ways that feel relevant, exciting, and empowering. Quest to Learn opened in the fall of 2009 with 76 sixth graders. In their first semester, these students learned—among other things—to convert fractions into decimals in order to break a piece of code found in a library book; to use atlases and read maps to create a location guide for a reality television series; and to create video tutorials for a hapless group of fictional inventors. This research and development document outlines the learning framework for the school, making the original design available to others in the field. Elements in development include a detailed curriculum map, a budget, and samples of student and teacher handbooks.

Shifting Baselines of Europe

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Book Series: X-Texte zu Kultur und Gesellschaft ISBN: 9783839439548 9783837639544 Year: Pages: 212 DOI: 10.14361/9783839439548_978-3-8394-3954-8_Shifting Baselines of Europe_Jonas Staal in conversation wi Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung
Subject: Political Science
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This book opens the often narrow discourse on the future of Europe and criticises the false dichotomy between nationalism on the one hand and a neoliberal version of Europe on the other. Existing emancipatory projects from across the continent are presented together with reflections on strategies to achieve a democratic Europe beyond the nation state: from the municipal level to the level of transnational media, from technology and counter-surveillance to the systemic change provided by the commons movement and more. The shift towards a new way of thinking and doing politics is possible! With contributions by Etienne Balibar, Ulrike Guérot, Gesine Schwan, Renata Avila, Barbara Spinelli, Andreas Karitzis, Lorenzo Marsili, Jonas Staal, among others, and interviews with city governors from Madrid to Naples. ''"Anyone interested in survival in today's Europe, should read this book." – Srecko Horvat, Philosopher, DIEM25 ''"The ideas and projects presented in this book are exactly what the debate on Europe needs right now." – Saskia Sassen, Professor of Sociology, Columbia University

Gesellschaftlicher Aufbruch, reale Utopien und die Arbeit am Sozialen

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ISBN: 9788860460578 9788860461049 Year: Pages: 302 Language: German
Publisher: bu,press
Subject: Social Sciences
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People around the world recollect socially responsible and desirable values, new forms of living and coexistence as well as eco-social economic activities. This volume is dedicated to these real utopias –positive ideas aiming at a better future and practical approaches combining notions of a more livable society with concrete practical implementations.

Eli Lilly and Beyond

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Book Series: Munich Intellectual Property Law Center – MIPLC ISBN: 9783845293110 Year: Volume: 33 Pages: 84 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5771/9783845293110 Language: en
Publisher: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG
Subject: Law
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Through the emergence of several high-profile investment arbitration cases, the effects of IPRs as investments covered under IIAs have finally come to light. The latest award, the only arbitration case dealing with patents as IPRs – the Eli Lilly v. Canada case – has brought up a number of interesting questions. Two of Eli Lilly's patents have been revoked, whereupon the company tried to redeem them through investment arbitration. One of the claims put forward by Eli Lilly is that his legitimate expectations, a standard of protection found in international investment law, have been frustrated by Canada. By allegedly failing to observe its obligations contained in Chapter 17 of the NAFTA, Canada frustrated the legitimate expectations of Eli Lilly. The thesis tries to analyze how the relationship between international IP treaties and legitimate expectations functions.

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