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Raw Life, New Hope

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ISBN: 9781919895277 9781920499327 Year: DOI: 10.26530/oapen_628135 Language: English
Publisher: UCT Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100294
Subject: Ethnology
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The Cape Flats, a windswept, barren and sandy area which rings Cape Town, is home to more than a million people. Many live here in sprawling shack settlements. The post-apartheid state is attempting to eradicate such settlements by providing formal houses in planned residential estates. Raw Life, New Hope is a longitudinal study of the residents of one such shack settlement, The Park, who moved to new, 'formal' houses in The Village, at the turn of the millennium. It introduces readers to core social science topics and modes of theorising. Over 17 years the author has traced how ordinary people attempt to live in accord with their ideals of decency under almost impossible circumstances, and the effects of material changes in their lives after 1994, including the provision of housing. Photos, maps, anecdotes, recipes and philosophical reflections on subjects that arose during conversations elicit a sense of the everyday and of how people try to solve the problems of poverty.

Competition and Profitability in European Financial Services

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Book Series: Routledge International Studies in Money and Banking ISBN: 9780203086698 9780415384940 9780415494007 9781134173785 9781134173778 9781134173730 Year: DOI: 10.4324/9780203086698 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Business and Management --- Economics
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Financial services firms play a key role in the European economy. The efficiency and profitability of these firms and the competition among them have an impact on allocation of savings, financing of investment, economic growth, the stability of the financial system and the transmission of monetary policy. This collection of research contributions includes evaluations of trends in the European financial service industry and examinations of the driving forces of efficiency, competition and profitability of financial firms and institutions in Europe. The papers have been written by leading academics and researchers in the field, who specialize in strategic, systematic and policy issues related to the European financial services industry. This edited collection will be will be essential reading for students and academics but will also be of interest to financial practitioners and government officials interested in acquiring a deeper understanding of this complex issue.

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central --- bank --- banking --- basel --- efficiency --- net --- interest --- margin --- international --- settlements

Governing Extractive Industries

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ISBN: 9780198820932 9780198820932 Year: Pages: 304 DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198820932.001.0001 Language: English
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Subject: Geology --- Earth Sciences
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Proposals for more effective natural resource governance emphasize the importance of institutions and governance, but say less about the political conditions under which institutional change occurs. This book synthesizes findings regarding the political drivers of institutional change in extractive industry governance. The authors analyse resource governance from the late nineteenth century to the present in Bolivia, Ghana, Peru, and Zambia. They focus on the ways in which resource governance and national political settlements interact. Special attention is paid to the nature of elite politics, the emergence of new political actors, forms of political contention, changing ideas regarding natural resources and development, the geography of natural resource deposits, and the influence of the transnational political economy of global commodity production. National elites and subnational actors are in continuous contention over extractive industry governance. Resource rents are used by elites to manage this contention and incorporate actors into governing coalitions and overall political settlements. Periodically, new resource frontiers are opened, and new political actors emerge with the power to redefine how extractive industries are governed and used as instruments for development. Colonial and post-colonial histories of resource extraction continue to give political valence to ideas of resource nationalism that mobilize actors who challenge existing institutional arrangements. The book is innovative in its focus on the political longue durée, and the use of in-depth, comparative, country-level analysis in Africa and Latin America, to build a theoretical argument that accounts for both similarity and divergence between these regions.

Das schwarze Wien

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ISBN: 9783205202929 Year: Pages: 295 Seiten DOI: 10.26530/oapen_628294 Language: German
Publisher: Böhlau Grant: Austrian Science Fund - PUB 360
Subject: Political Science
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This book deals with the housing- and settlement-policy of the authoritarian Austrian Corporate State (Staendestaat) in Vienna between 1934 and 1938. National and international dialogues led to building strategies for a car-friendly city. Different types of flats, settlements and administration buildings will be shown, as well as planned monumental buildings of the unity party Fatherland Front (Vaterlaendische Front).

Earth Observation, Remote Sensing and Geoscientific Ground Investigations for Archaeological and Heritage Research

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ISBN: 9783039211937 9783039211944 Year: Pages: 304 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-194-4 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Science (General)
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This book collects 15 papers written by renowned scholars from across the globe that showcase the forefront research in Earth observation (EO), remote sensing (RS), and geoscientific ground investigations to study archaeological records and cultural heritage.Archaeologists, anthropologists, geographers, remote sensing, and archaeometry experts share their methodologies relying on a wealth of techniques and data including, but not limited to: very high resolution satellite images from optical and radar space-borne sensors, air-borne surveys, geographic information systems (GIS), archaeological fieldwork, and historical maps.A couple of the contributions highlight the value of noninvasive and nondestructive laboratory analyses (e.g., neutron diffraction) to reconstruct ancient manufacturing technologies, and of geological ground investigations to corroborate hypotheses of historical events that shaped cultural landscapes.Case studies encompass famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites (e.g., the Nasca Lines in Peru), remote and yet-to-discover archaeological areas in tropical forests in central America, European countries, south Asian changing landscapes, and environments which are arid nowadays but were probably full of woody vegetation in the past.Finally, the reader can learn about the state-of-the-art of education initiatives to train site managers in the use of space technologies in support of their activities, and can understand the legal aspects involved in the application of EO and RS to address current challenges of African heritage preservation.

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analytic hierarchy process (AHP) --- archaeology --- predictive model --- tumuli --- remote sensing --- multi-criteria --- Saharan Morocco --- airborne laser scanning --- orthophotographs --- archaeological survey --- field reconnaissance --- Arran --- national archaeological mapping programme --- synthetic aperture radar --- subsurface imaging --- microwave penetration --- archaeology --- arid environments --- remote sensing --- Oman --- e-learning --- Earth observation --- education --- capacity development --- cultural and natural heritage --- UNESCO --- photogrammetry --- RPAS --- UAV --- Peru --- geoglyph Pista --- mapping --- drones --- remote sensing --- free satellite imagery --- GoogleEarth --- Bing Maps --- archaeological fieldwork --- arid environments --- basalt desert --- landscape accessibility --- Harra --- Jordan --- archaeological landscapes --- settlements --- historical maps --- Survey of India --- Archaeological Survey of India --- heritage --- colonial studies --- remote sensing --- historical landscapes --- landscape archaeology --- settlements --- colonial studies --- river morphology --- Indus --- floods --- remote sensing --- satellite --- Sentinel-2 --- surface survey --- Roman archaeology --- Sumerian pottery --- neutron techniques --- neutron diffraction --- chemometric analysis --- Mega El Niño --- pampa of Nazca --- Cuenca Pisco --- Rio Grande de Nazca --- grain-size --- volcaniclastic layer --- stratigraphy --- petrography --- Lidar --- GIS --- Mesoamerica --- Archaeology --- Caves --- Landscape --- Ritual --- Visualization --- Maya --- Belize --- Sacred --- automated detection --- OBIA --- LiDAR --- Difference Map --- field monument --- Burial Mound --- Motte-and-Bailey castle --- Ridge and Furrow --- space law --- disaster and conservation management --- Geographic Information System (GIS) --- international boundaries --- Africa --- Cameroon-Nigeria Mixed Commission --- satellite imagery --- Boundary Demarcation --- international law --- relict boundaries --- Earth Observation --- remote sensing --- optical --- SAR --- drone --- airborne LiDAR --- GIS --- OBIA --- neutron diffraction --- archaeological prospection --- pattern recognition --- archaeometry --- geological mapping

Central Places and Un-Central Landscapes. Political Economies and Natural Resources in the Longue Durée

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ISBN: 9783038976783 Year: Pages: 314 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03897-679-0 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Archaeology --- History
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Modern developments of Fourier analysis during the 20th century have explored generalizations of Fourier and Fourier–Plancherel formula for non-commutative harmonic analysis, applied to locally-compact, non-Abelian groups. In parallel, the theory of coherent states and wavelets has been generalized over Lie groups. One should add the developments, over the last 30 years, of the applications of harmonic analysis to the description of the fascinating world of aperiodic structures in condensed matter physics. The notions of model sets, introduced by Y. Meyer, and of almost periodic functions, have revealed themselves to be extremely fruitful in this domain of natural sciences.

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Cyprus --- Bronze Age --- site location --- resource procurement --- metals trade --- political economy --- connectivity --- central places --- central flow theory --- nodal points --- central place --- social networks --- landscape archaeology --- settlement location --- interaction --- hunting --- eschatia --- bird hunting --- landscape archaeology --- Populonia --- settlement organization --- supply basin --- central place --- hilltop fortresses --- liminal landscape --- connectivity --- viewshed analysis --- sacred areas --- South-Eastern Provence --- Marseille --- Arles --- centrality --- gateways --- ancient port cities --- trading mechanisms --- political economy --- Cyprus --- Bronze Age --- water --- materiality --- new materialisms --- entanglements --- assemblages --- networks --- central place theory --- Byzantine bath-houses --- medieval Crete --- Byzantine settlements of eastern Crete --- urban culture of Byzantium --- church architecture --- Secular Byzantine architecture --- Byzantine Mochlos --- Timacum Minus --- Moesia Superior --- central place theory --- centrality --- Roman urbanism --- settlement status --- Roman mining --- Cypriot archaeology --- Mediterranean archaeology --- landscape archaeology --- central places --- sacred space --- political power --- economy --- religion --- ideology --- ancient sanctuaries --- byzantine and medieval Peloponnese --- byzantine and medieval port towns --- central place theory --- networks --- economy --- trade links --- Cyprus --- Roman archaeology --- Roman imperialism --- island and coastal archaeology --- identity --- urbanism --- central place theory --- connectivity --- maritime cultural landscapes --- Cyprus --- landscape archaeology --- surface survey --- river valley --- settlement organisation --- aridity --- marginality --- landscape archaeology --- Marmarica (NW-Egypt) --- Hauran (Syria/Jordan) --- Graeco-Roman period --- spatial scales in networks --- network relationship qualities --- interaction --- resource management

Urban Deformation Monitoring using Persistent Scatterer Interferometry and SAR tomography

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ISBN: 9783039211265 9783039211272 Year: Pages: 308 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-127-2 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Technology (General) --- General and Civil Engineering
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This book focuses on remote sensing for urban deformation monitoring. In particular, it highlights how deformation monitoring in urban areas can be carried out using Persistent Scatterer Interferometry (PSI) and Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Tomography (TomoSAR). Several contributions show the capabilities of Interferometric SAR (InSAR) and PSI techniques for urban deformation monitoring. Some of them show the advantages of TomoSAR in un-mixing multiple scatterers for urban mapping and monitoring. This book is dedicated to the technical and scientific community interested in urban applications. It is useful for choosing the appropriate technique and gaining an assessment of the expected performance. The book will also be useful to researchers, as it provides information on the state-of-the-art and new trends in this field

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SBAS-InSAR --- surface subsidence --- Sentinel-1A --- Wuhan --- engineering construction --- carbonate karstification --- water level changes --- reclamation settlements --- Lingang New City --- time series InSAR analysis --- terraSAR-X --- ENVISAT ASAR --- ALOS PALSAR --- time series analysis --- InSAR --- PS --- landslide --- subsidence --- land reclamation --- urbanization --- risk --- Istanbul --- Turkey --- Persistent Scatterer Interferometry (PSI) --- Sentinel-1 --- uplift --- expansive soils --- dewatering --- London --- synthetic aperture radar (SAR) --- SAR tomography --- deformation monitoring --- persistent scatterer interferometry (PSI) --- urban deformation monitoring --- radar interferometry --- displacement mapping --- spaceborne SAR --- differential interferometry --- differential tomography --- ERS-1/-2 --- PALSAR --- PALSAR-2 --- InSAR --- land subsidence --- reclaimed land --- Urayasu City --- SAR interferometry --- displacement monitoring --- Sentinel-1 --- permanent scatterers --- thermal dilation --- health monitoring --- SAR --- Sentinel-1 --- differential SAR interferometry --- atmospheric component --- modelling --- deformation time series --- validation --- multi-look SAR tomography --- multiple PS detection --- Capon estimation --- Generalized Likelihood Ratio Test --- synthetic aperture radar --- persistent scatterers --- differential interferometry --- tomography --- radar detection --- generalized likelihood ratio test --- sparse signals --- pursuit monostatic --- PS-InSAR --- urban monitoring --- skyscrapers --- urban subsidence --- Copernicus Sentinel-1 --- Persistent Scatterer Interferometry --- SNAP-StaMPS --- Rome --- synthetic aperture radar --- tomography --- polarimetry --- radar detection --- generalized likelihood ratio test --- sparse signals --- geological and geomorphological mapping --- Late-Quaternary deposits --- differential compaction --- multi-temporal DInSAR --- Venetian-Friulian Plain --- subsidence monitoring --- persistent scatterer interferometry --- asymmetric subsidence --- groundwater level variation --- Sepulveda Transit Corridor --- Los Angeles --- synthetic aperture radar --- persistent scatterers --- tomography --- differential interferometry --- polarimetry --- radar detection --- urban areas --- deformation

Sustainable Directions in Tourism

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ISBN: 9783039217724 9783039217731 Year: Pages: 302 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-773-1 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Economics
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Within the framework of tourism companies and tourist destinations, the question of sustainability is gaining importance. Tourists are increasingly aware of the importance of sustainability criteria, awarding greater value to sustainable destinations. Sustainability refers to a wide range of aspects related to climate change, the economic organization of tourism, social values or questions, job creation, and the necessary protection of the culture of destinations and the environment. Therefore, there is a need for studies that consider these aspects in order to achieve the sustainable development of tourist destinations. Fundamental to this is discovering to what degree tourism companies and destinations approach these questions in the strategies they use to deal with problems stemming from their attempts to be more sustainable. Conceptual papers and empirical research on the economic, social, cultural, and environmental aspects related to tourism companies and destinations are welcome. Studies that analyze how these questions and the concept of sustainability are included in tourism companies and destinations are necessary in these modern times. This book was established for these reasons, dedicated to examining sustainability in tourism. The papers included in this Special Issue can help us to determine the new directions being addressed in the research on sustainability tourism.

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learning-based tourism --- science museum --- motivation --- constraint --- museum planning --- physical environment (PhE) --- visitor behavior --- visitor satisfaction --- all-for-one tourism --- spatial analysis --- tourism evaluation --- mountain areas --- sustainability services marketing matrix --- cluster analysis --- tourism indicators --- regional disparity --- tourism --- sustainability --- climate change --- choice experiment --- islands --- sustainable tourism --- strategic planning --- A’WOT --- TOWS matrix --- agritourism --- sustainable development --- the “health” of rural settlements --- Apuseni mountains --- forecast through a logistic model --- air pollution --- inbound tourism --- China, PM10 --- regression discontinuity design --- community-based tourism --- local community --- sustainable tourism --- destination development --- sense of belonging --- pro-social/pro-environmental behavior --- discrete choice experiments --- invasive species control --- tourists’ preferences --- two stage on-site sampling --- negative externalities --- event quality --- tourist satisfaction --- place attachment --- behavioral intentions --- sport tourism --- sporting event --- ecolabel --- sustainable tourism --- certification --- hotel management --- campsites --- ecolabel adoption --- electricity --- tourism --- time series --- forecasting --- sustainability --- purchasing --- supply chain --- qualitative methodology --- hotel industry --- semantic analysis --- ICT --- essential marketing --- tourism and sustainability --- value and tourism --- internet search index --- deep learning framework --- LSTM model --- hotel accommodation demands --- forecasting performance --- tourism --- compartmentalisation --- sustainable daily practices --- young adults

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