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6 Traditional medicines, law and the (dis)ordering of temporalities (Book chapter)

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ISBN: 9780415792219 9781315167695 Year: Pages: 18 Language: English
Publisher: Routledge
Subject: Medicine (General) --- Law
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In this chapter, I explore the regulation of alternative and traditional medicine, in&#xD;order to reflect on how particular temporalities shape, and are shaped by, the&#xD;interface between law and medicine. This chapter makes two key points: first, it&#xD;argues that both biomedicine and law have relied on a particular sense of&#xD;‘modernity’ as a linear temporal process; in turn, this has been key in developing&#xD;both crude, and more subtle, social patterns of power, dominance, and exclusion&#xD;that continue to impact on contemporary societies. Second, it argues that as law&#xD;increasingly engages in the regulation of other types of medicine, it continues to&#xD;emulate biomedical models and assumptions as to what ‘modern medicine’&#xD;should look like, including its temporal features. This chapter is written as I am&#xD;starting a large investigation of the multiple ways in which traditional and&#xD;alternative medicines apprehend and are apprehended by law in several states in&#xD;Europe and Africa.2 Although the project has several aims, my interest in the field&#xD;came, in part, from the ambivalent and complex ways in which the idea of&#xD;‘modernity’ seemed to be shaping the field and, in turn, how law and medicine&#xD;as institutions were involved in this ambivalence. It is useful, to ‘set the scene’ of&#xD;this chapter, to return to this briefly.

Cities in Asia by and for the People

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ISBN: 9789462985223 Year: DOI: 10.5117/9789462985223 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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This book examines the active role of urban citizens in constructing alternative urban spaces as tangible resistance towards capitalist production of urban spaces that continue to encroach various neighborhoods. The collection of narratives presented here brings together research from ten different Asian cities and re-theorises the city from the perspective of ordinary people facing moments of crisis, contestations, and cooperative quests to create alternative spaces to those being produced under prevailing urban processes. The chapters accent the exercise of human agency through daily practices in the production of urban space and the intention is not one of creating a romantic or utopian vision of what a city "by and for the people" ought to be. Rather, it is to place people in the centre as mediators of city-making with discontents about current conditions and desires for a better life.

Streitbeilegung im Internet - Zukunft oder Irrweg?

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Book Series: Schriften des Zentrums für Angewandte Rechtswissenschaft / ZAR, Zentrum für Angewandte Rechtswissenschaft, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie ISSN: 18608744 ISBN: 9783731503002 Year: Volume: 14 Pages: XIII, 422 p. DOI: 10.5445/KSP/1000044590 Language: GERMAN
Publisher: KIT Scientific Publishing
Subject: Law
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Alternative dispute resolution has become a focal point in politics and business. On the European level laws to support it were passed in 2013. This thesis describes the extensive background behind these developments, discusses the various methods used in theory and practice, and explores possible ways the procedure could be carried out online. At the same time, it also shows what sort of changes are necessary to smooth the path for future dispute resolution on the Internet.

Herausforderung Energie: Ausgewählte Vorträge der 126. Versammlung der Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte e.V.

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Book Series: Proceedings 1: Max Planck Research Library for the History and Development of Knowledge ISBN: 9783844205015 Year: Pages: 217 Language: German
Publisher: Edition Open Access
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Die Atomdiskussion des Jahres 2011 berührt vielschichtige Aspekte der Energieversorgung. Das Buch bietet dazu aus der Sicht unterschiedlicher Fachdisziplinen aktuell Informationen und Hintergründe in allgemein verständlicher Form. Zunächst wird in einer Einführung ein Gerüst der Energiediskussion aus der Sicht eines Naturwissenschaftlers beschrieben. Es folgen Kapitel von Spezialisten zu den aktuellen Themen „smart grid“, Erdwärme, Struktur der Mobilität, und Strom aus der Wüste. Ergänzt wird das Themenspektrum durch Beiträge über die sichere Lagerung von radioaktiven Abfällen und von Kohlendioxid. Ein weiterer Beitrag zeigt die längerfristigen Möglichkeiten der Energiespeicherung mit chemischen Methoden auf. Die Dokumentation eines Streitgespräches zwischen Vertretern von Natur- und Geisteswissenschaften zum Begriff „Energie“ rundet das Themenspektrum ab. Das Buch enthält vielfältige Abbildungen und Schaubilder und stellt den Argumenten nachvollziehbare Fakten bei. Die Beiträge stammen von ausgewiesenen Experten und sind Auszüge aus der Dokumentation der Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte 2010 in Dresden. Die vollständige Form wird im Herbst 2011 im Georg Thieme Verlag erscheinen.

Alternative Economies and Spaces

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Book Series: Global Studies ISBN: 9783837624984 9783839424988 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_627770 Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100535
Subject: Geography
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The volume entails a collection of contributions by leading scholars (Raymond Bryant, Michael K. Goodman, Benjamin Huybrechts, Andrew E.G. Jonas, Roger Lee, Peter North, and Katinka Weber) concerned with alternative modes of economic and social exchange. The cases addressed in these contributions – including credit unions, alternative currencies, sustainable consumption, and social enterprises – deliver valuable insights into how such alternatives are performed at various scales and spaces in relation to and beyond the economic mainstream. In sum, the collection provides vital grounds for both a transition of the economic system towards a more sustainable one, and a reconceptualisation of the economic itself in our scholarly thinking and everyday lives.

Overground

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Book Series: Slavistische Beitraege ISBN: 9783876905822 Year: Pages: 175 Language: German
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
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In der Reihe Slavistische Beiträge werden vor allem slavistische Dissertationen des deutschsprachigen Raums sowie vereinzelt auch amerikanische, englische und russische publiziert. Darüber hinaus stellt die Reihe ein Forum für Sammelbände und Monographien etablierter Wissenschafter/innen dar.

Tourenplanung mit alternativen Lieferperioden und Teillieferungen

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Book Series: Wissenschaftliche Berichte des Instituts für Fördertechnik und Logistiksysteme des Karlsruher Instituts für Technologie ISSN: 01712772 ISBN: 9783731503118 Year: Volume: 83 Pages: getr. Zählung DOI: 10.5445/KSP/1000044750 Language: GERMAN
Publisher: KIT Scientific Publishing
Subject: Technology (General)
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This book examines the Vehicle-Routing-Problem with split-deliveries and alternative delivery periods (SDVRPA). It is solved with a Branch-and-Price-Algorithm. When alternative delivery periods and split-deliveries are employed, freight forwarders get a wider scope for planning and can therefore plan more efficient routes. Even with few alternative delivery periods, which allow vehicles to be used more efficiently, substantial savings can be achieved.

Forage Plant Ecophysiology

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ISBN: 9783038424888 9783038424895 Year: Pages: XVI, 206 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03842-489-5 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Agriculture (General)
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Forage plant ecophysiology has been described, perhaps mischievously, as the selective application of useful information from pure plant physiology research to provide human benefit through improved agricultural output. The intention of creating this Special Issue was to create a volume that future researchers will find user friendly and want to consult, while ensuring it is rich in scientific quality. Contributions were sought that provide a broad geographic representation and a snapshot of present knowledge and research on a range of forage species in use around the world.

Kinderlastenausgleich versus verstaerkte Einwanderung

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Book Series: Finanzwissenschaftliche Schriften ISBN: 9783631311950 Year: Pages: 316 Language: German
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Economics --- Political Science --- Social and Public Welfare
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Die Arbeit befaßt sich mit den Finanzierungsproblemen, die durch die prognostizierte Bevölkerungsentwicklung für die Gesetzliche Rentenversicherung entstehen. Zunächst wird herausgearbeitet, daß nur Instrumente, die an den demographischen Ursachen der Finanzierungsprobleme ansetzen, eine wirkliche Reduzierung der Lasten bewirken können. Hier bieten sich eine Erhöhung des Kinderlastenausgleichs und eine verstärkte Einwanderung an. Als Ergebnis einer Wirkungsanalyse des Kinderlastenausgleichs auf der Basis der neoklassischen Fertilitätstheorie wird eine Aufstockung der Mittel um gut 70.000 DM pro Kind für erforderlich gehalten, um den Beitragssatz im Jahr 2030 gegenüber einem laissez-faire Szenario um 1,5 Prozentpunkte zu senken. Durch eine verstärkte Einwanderung ließe sich die gleiche Beitragssatzreduzierung kostengünstiger erreichen.

Chapter 5 (Book chapter)

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ISBN: 9781783209668 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Intellect Grant: The Euromedia Research Group
Subject: Business and Management --- Media and communication
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Subsidies are controversial media policy tools as editorial independence might be affected by those granting subsidies to newsrooms, and because they do not comply with neo-liberal market rules. This chapter shows that financial and non-financial media subsidies are widespread in the media sector. They can help overcoming temporary crises of media companies, but they are no quick fix for the structural crises news media are undergoing. Most subsidies in European countries are granted for the purpose of maintaining diversity, holding power to account, educating journalists and encouraging alternative voices. With a view to the long tradition and the strengths and weaknesses of media subsidies the author concludes by suggesting accepting media subsidies as one element in the media policy tool box.

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