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This book is based on an empirical research which explores bottom-up development practices initiated and organized by rural communities in…the Indonesian periphery by placing “communication” at its core of analysis. The aim is to determine the extent that the Indonesian decentralization policy and the use of internet and other digital Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) has affected the theory and practice of development communication as well as changes in relations between the center and the periphery within the context of Indonesian rural development. The book takes on periphery perspective in center-periphery interactions and relations. Hence, it belongs to "periphery research" that has rarely been used in recent decades. By using Grounded Theory for its data collection and analysis method, the results of this study are grouped into two major thematic categories: “communication development”, instead of development communication, and “communication empowerment”.
By Michael Henein. 2022
The book systematically describes the clinical and scientific aspects of cardiovascular calcification. Chapters detail the mechanisms associated with arterial and…valve calcification, relevant risk factors, pathophysiology and the latest therapeutic techniques. Recent diagnostic technological developments including how computed tomography (CT) scanning can be utilized along with Agatston score to quantify coronary arterial calcification when investigating whether a patient for sub-clinical atherosclerosis are covered. The correlation with the presence of arterial calcification and extent of coronary stenosis is also explored. Cardiovasular Calcification details relevant aspects of the basic science and reviews the latest pathological and therapeutic techniques used in treating patients with cardiovascular calcification. It is therefore an essential resource for practicing cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, vascular specialists and radiologists.
By Anthony C. F. Ng, Michael Y. C. Wong, Shuji Isotani. 2021
This book aims to provide readers a practical guidance in the management of urolithiasis from diagnosis to surgical treatment. First…part introduces related anatomy, symptom, and Imaging of urinary calculi. In the following chapters, techniques, tips and tricks in endourological, ureteroscopic, PCNL, ESWL, and laparoscopic treatment of urinary calculi are described in details with high-resolution illustrations and typical cases. Last part discusses the choice of treatment for some specific case situations. Written by leaders and core faculties from the Asian Urology Surgery Training and Education Group (AUSTEG), this book will be a valuable reference for urologists, as well as practitioners in related disciplines.
Occupational Health and Rehabilitation: New Approaches for Maintaining Work Ability in the Workplace (FOM-Edition)
By Thomas Johansen, Winand H. Dittrich. 2021
Sustaining a healthy and productive work environment for employees with health issues and work disabilities or those returning to work…after sick leave may present a challenge to employers. This publication offers unique insights into occupational health and rehabilitation, covering international perspectives as well as a variety of health-related disciplines. Policymakers, employers, employees, researchers and students will find new approaches to questions of how to maintain work ability and health in the workplace: Which motives influence strategic planning in the healthcare and employment sector? How can the return of employees after sick leave be facilitated? How best to implement innovations while keeping the workplace safe and healthy? And how does occupational rehabilitation benefit from evidence-based knowledge transfer?Contents• Work Ability and Work Disability• Return to Work• Work and Health• Work and Innovation
By Norbert Bachl, Barbara Fisa, Alexander Biach. 2021
Ein Großteil der chronischen Erkrankungen und deren Risikofaktoren kann durch persönliches Verhalten, also durch den Lebensstil vermieden bzw. verhindert und…insbesondere deren Progredienz minimiert werden. Aus unzähligen weltweit durchgeführten epidemiologischen Studien ist erwiesen, dass regelmäßige körperliche Aktivität, eine entsprechende Ernährung sowie soziale Eingebundenheit und damit Lebenszufriedenheit Schlüsselfaktoren für Lebensqualität und Langlebigkeit sind. Das Buch geht diesem Phänomen auf den Grund und zeigt auf, welche gesundheitspolitischen Maßnahmen sich im Kampf gegen eine Pflegebedürftigkeit im Alter bewähren. Denn durch gesundheitsfördernde, präventive und rehabilitative Maßnahmen kann die Selbständigkeit von älteren Menschen erhalten, gefördert oder sogar wiedergewonnen werden. Wesentliche Forderungen sind dabei eine strukturell, personell, finanziell und ausbildungstechnische Pflegereform und der flächendeckende Einsatz von anderen innovativen Werkzeugen, wie etwa Pflegekompetenzzentren und der Best Agers Bonus-Pass.
By André Tegtmeier. 2021
Sie versorgt uns mit Wasser, Energie, Mobilität, Wohnraum und vielem mehr: die Kommunalwirtschaft. Oft ausgelagert als privatrechtliches Unternehmen, bildet sie…das Rückgrat unserer Gemeinden. Eine aktive Unternehmenssteuerung durch die Kommune und ein effizientes Beteiligungsmanagement sind daher von hoher Bedeutung. Schließlich sollen die Unternehmen nicht nur wirksam und sparsam wirtschaften, sondern auch einen engen Kontakt mit dem kommunalen Gesellschafter halten.Ziel dieses Leitfadens ist es, interessierten Leserinnen und Lesern in Verwaltung, Politik, Wissenschaft und Kommunalwirtschaft das Leistungsspektrum des modernen Beteiligungsmanagements näherzubringen. Durch die Vorstellung der Instrumente soll auch kleineren Kommunen die Möglichkeit eröffnet werden, ihr Beteiligungsmanagement individuell zu verbessern.Seit ihrer Gründung im Jahr 1993 bietet die Beratungsgesellschaft für Beteiligungsverwaltung Leipzig mbH (bbvl) der Verwaltung und der Politik wirksame Unterstützung bei der Steuerung des städtischen Beteiligungsvermögens. Die vielfältigen Lösungen, Instrumente und Prozesse, die die bbvl entwickelt hat, bilden die Grundlage für diesen Praxisleitfaden.
Dynamic Substructures, Volume 4: Proceedings of the 39th IMAC, A Conference and Exposition on Structural Dynamics 2021 (Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series)
By Matthew S. Allen, Walter D’Ambrogio, Dan Roettgen. 2022
Dynamic Substructures, Volume 4: Proceedings of the 39th IMAC, A Conference and Exposition on Structural Dynamics, 2021, the fourth volume of nine…from the Conference brings together contributions to this important area of research and engineering. The collection presents early findings and case studies on fundamental and applied aspects of the Dynamics of Coupled Structures, including papers on:Methods for Dynamic Substructures Applications for Dynamic SubstructuresInterfaces & SubstructuringFrequency Based Substructuring Transfer Path Analysis
Research and Innovation Forum 2021: Managing Continuity, Innovation, and Change in the Post-Covid World: Technology, Politics and Society (Springer Proceedings in Complexity)
By Anna Visvizi, Orlando Troisi, Kawther Saeedi. 2021
This book features research presented and discussed during the Research and Innovation Forum (Rii Forum) 2021. The Covid-19 pandemic and…its social, political, and economic implications had confirmed that a more thorough debate on these issues and topics was needed. For this reason, the Rii Forum 2021 was devoted to the broadly defined question of the short- and long-term impact of the pandemic on our societies. This volume serves as an essential resource to understand the diverse ways in which Covid-19 impacted our societies, including the capacity to innovate, advances in technology, the evolution of the healthcare systems, business model innovation, the prospects of growth, the stability of political systems, and the future of education.
This book is dedicated to strategic management research relating to China’s SOE. As China’s economic system of the day is…featured by mixed ownership, state-owned enterprises (SOEs), under the New Normal of economic backdrop, are devoted to exploring the reform of stock resources reorganization, one of which is through mergers and acquisitions (M&A). This book explores the key points and difficulties in the successful reform of Chinese enterprises with mixed ownership by focusing on trust and innovation and by widely covering normative research, index evaluation system, game theory and empirical research with case study. It is significant for evaluating the reform of SOE in China by integrating the informal institutional aspects into the formal one and understanding the leading role of SOE in China’s economic development.
Managing Building Deterioration: Prediction Model for Public Schools in Developing Countries (Management in the Built Environment)
By Cheong Peng Au-Yong, Syamilah Yacob, Azlan Shah Ali. 2022
This book presents the results of a novel investigation into building deterioration and defects in Malaysia’s public schools. It sets…forth an in-depth theoretical and empirical underpinning the maintenance management of public schools with the view to develop a building deterioration prediction model of building condition based on factors contributing to building defects for school buildings. The approach adopted is mixed method encompassing archived documentation, questionnaire survey and interview of sampled schools in Malaysia. It presents a number of useful tables, graphs and statistical analysis which are useful in understanding the factors contributing to building defects under reference. The prediction model assists the decision making of maintenance management to be more efficient with comprehensive budgeting as well as optimal maintenance and repair work. The book is of relevance to school managers, maintenance management practitioners and academics towards measuring and improving the building condition in schools.
National Independent Human Rights Institutions for Children: Protecting and Promoting Children’s Rights
By Ursula Kilkelly, Emily Logan. 2021
Following the 30th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child in 2020, and the creation of the…UN Sustainable Development Goals, there is increased interest in and a need to develop national human rights’ bodies for children’s rights. This book provides an in-depth look at one domestic independent children’s rights institution: the Irish Ombudsman for Children’s Office, to highlight the learnings for an international audience and the methodologies that can be used to promote and protect children’s rights at a national level. Co-authored by Ireland’s first Ombudsman for Children and a children’s rights professor, the book will present an original and informed analysis of how a national human rights institution can advocate, most effectively, for the rights of children. By using illustrative case studies, the book will highlight how the powers of a national human rights institution can be put to strategic use to address specific children’s rights deficits in areas of child protection, youth detention and public awareness about children’s rights. Each chapter focusses on a case study, identifies a problem, the approach or intervention by the Ombudsman for Children, the outcome and reflects on lessons learned. It ensures that the cases can be extracted, examined and replicated in other jurisdictions by an international community interested in the promotion, monitoring and protection of children’s rights. It speaks to those interested in Human Rights; Children’s Rights; Socio-legal studies, Social Work; Childhood Studies; Administrative Law, Constitutional Law and International Law, and to practitioners and policy-makers in this field.
By Sabine Klocke-Daffa, Arne S. Steinforth. 2021
When the notion of ‘alternative facts’ and the alleged dawning of a ‘postfactual’ world entered public discourse, social anthropologists found…themselves in unexpectedly familiar territory. In theirempirical experience, fact—knowledge accepted as true—derives its salience from social mechanisms of legitimization, thereby demonstrating a deep interconnection with power and authority. In thisperspective, fact is a continually contested and volatile social category.Due to the specific histories of their colonial and post-independence experience, African societies offer a particularly broad array of insights into social processes of juxtaposition, opposition, and even outright competition between different postulated authorities. The contributions to the present volume explore the variety of ways in which authority is contested in Southern and Eastern Africa, investigating localized discourses on which institution, what kind of knowledge, or whose expertise is accepted as authoritative, thus highlighting the specificities and pluralities in ‘modern’ societies. This edited volume engages with larger theoretical questions regarding power and authority in the context of (post)colonial states (neo)traditional authority, claiming space, conflict and (in)justice, and contestations of knowledge. It offers in-depth critical analyses of ethnographic data that put contemporary African phenomena on equal footing with current controversies in North America, Europe, and other global settings.
By Olivier Van Aken, Allan G. Rasmusson. 2022
This detailed volume presents a wide range of techniques for plant mitochondrial analysis, ranging from tried-and-tested work horse techniques to…the latest innovations. Within its pages, it explores subjects such as affinity-based isolation of mitochondria with magnetic beads, mitochondrial quality assessment protocols, measurement of uptake and release of specific metabolites, mitochondrial protein identification and visualization, as well as gene splicing and editing, and much more. Written for the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls. Authoritative and practical, Plant Mitochondria: Methods and Protocols provides a highly useful set of methodologies for the plant mitochondrial community to help discover more interesting aspects of plant mitochondria in the years to come.
By Clemens Engelhardt, Peter S. Przewieslik. 2021
Das essential vermittelt kompakt das Grundwissen der vertraglichen Beziehungen zwischen Pflegeheimbetreiber und Developer bzw. Investor/Eigentümer. Es wird auf die unterschiedlichen Vertragspunkte eingegangen.…Wer die Asset-Klasse Pflegeimmobilie kennt, dem ist klar, dass die rechtlichen Anforderungen nicht lediglich das klassische Mietrecht betreffen, sondern dass es hier u.a. auch aufgrund der langen Laufzeiten (25 Jahre und mehr), der Eigenschaft als „single tenant use“ sowie sozial- und verbraucherschutzrechtlicher Vorgaben besonderer Vereinbarungen zwischen dem Betreiber und dem Eigentümer der Immobilie bedarf.
By Ignacio Javier Cardone. 2022
This book focuses on the connection between Brazil and Antarctica, two regions that can be seen as distant and contrasting,…but are physically, culturally and politically associated. Relying on archival material and previous literature, the book offers a thorough account of Brazil’s involvement with one of the most significant regions in the global environment. The author explores the place of Antarctica in geopolitical works and in the first initiatives involving Brazil and the continent, from the rise of geopolitical thought in Brazil in the 1930s up to the present day. He argues that the connection between Brazil and Antarctica is not without its difficulties, but it has been structured in many enduring ways. The book covers causes for the delay and eventual adoption of a now active foreign policy regarding the region, the policy’s early performance in Antarctica, its evolution as a consequence of domestic and international changes, the increasing interest in the environment, and further recent developments.
By Ray H. Gavin. 2022
The fourth edition provides new and updated chapters that focus on experimental models, useful for investigating various aspects of cytoskeleton…structure and function. Chapters detail protocols on animal models, plant models, protist models, fungal models, live and fixed-cell imaging, dynamics of cytoskeleton components, cell and organelle motility, genetics, and proteomics. Written in the format of the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series, each chapter includes an introduction to the topic, lists necessary materials and reagents, includes tips on troubleshooting and known pitfalls, and step-by-step, readily reproducible protocols. Authoritative and cutting-edge, Cytoskeleton: Methods and Protocols, Fourth Edition aims to provide an updated version to help researchers expand their understanding of cytoskeleton structure and function.
Empowering Human Dynamics Research with Social Media and Geospatial Data Analytics (Human Dynamics in Smart Cities)
By Atsushi Nara, Ming-Hsiang Tsou. 2021
This book discusses theoretical backgrounds, techniques and methodologies, and applications of the current state-of-the-art human dynamics research utilizing social media…and geospatial big data. It describes various forms of social media and big data with location information, theory development, data collection and management techniques, and analytical methodologies to conduct human dynamics research including geographic information systems (GIS), spatiotemporal data analytics, text mining and semantic analysis, machine learning, trajectory data analysis, and geovisualization. The book also covers applied interdisciplinary research examples ranging from disaster management, public health, urban geography, and spatiotemporal information diffusion. By providing theoretical foundations, solid empirical research backgrounds, techniques, and methodologies as well as application examples from diverse interdisciplinary fields, this book will be a valuable resource to students, researchers and practitioners who utilize or plan to employ social media and big data in their work.
By Ranja Ebrahim, Ulvi Karagedik. 2021
Der Konferenzband diskutiert aus interdisziplinären Perspektiven das Kopftuch im Kontext von Verbotsdebatten im deutschsprachigen Raum und möglichen Konsequenzen für das…gesellschaftliche Miteinander. Der Mehrwert dieser Publikation ergibt sich aus der Auseinandersetzung mit dem sonst populistisch und politisch ausgeschlachteten Thema des muslimischen Kopftuches und bietet anstelle dessen eine differenzierte und vor allem differenzierende Elaboration sowohl für die im Feld stehenden Lehrenden als auch für die interessierte Allgemeinheit.
By Simon Cushing. 2021
New philosophical essays on love by a diverse group of international scholars. Topics include contributions to the ongoing debate on whether…love is arational or if there are reasons for love, and if so what kind; the kinds of love there may be (between humans and artificial intelligences, between non-human animals and humans); whether love can explain the difference between nationalism and patriotism; whether love is an necessary component of truly seeing others and the world; whether love, like free will, is “fragile,” and may not survive in a deterministic world; and whether or not love is actually a good thing or may instead be a force opposed to morality. Key philosophers discussed include Immanuel Kant, Iris Murdoch, Bernard Williams, Harry Frankfurt, J. David Velleman, Niko Kolodny, Thomas Hurka, Bennett Helm, Alfred Mele and Derk Pereboom. Essays also touch on the treatment of love in literature and popular culture, from Graham Greene’s The End of the Affair to Spike Jonze’s movie her.
Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation in Neuropsychiatric Disorders: Clinical Principles and Management
By Michael A. Nitsche, André R. Brunoni, Colleen K. Loo. 2021
The 2nd edition of this book incorporates the tremendous clinical advances that have occurred in the field of transcranial direct…current stimulation (tDCS) over the past 5 years. Since the 1st edition was published, the clinical use of tDCS has moved from its infancy, and is now in a thrilling new phase with numerous possibilities as well as challenges. tDCS is a technique that excels in terms of safety and tolerability, and within a few years, novel technological developments will allow its use at home. At the same time, large, phase III trials have been exploring the clinical efficacy of tDCS, the results of which have been published in leading journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine and JAMA Psychiatry. This 2nd edition summarizes the state of the art of the field. Written by leading experts in the field, the book is divided into 5 parts: Introduction and Mechanisms of Action; Research Methods; tDCS in the life cycle; Applications of tDCS in neuropsychiatric disorders (further divided into Psychiatry and Neurology); and The clinical use of tDCS. It also includes several new chapters, covering topics such as precision stimulation of tDCS; combination of tDCS with different neuroimaging modalities; and use of tDCS in new clinical conditions. Moreover, all chapters have been rewritten and updated. This book will be of significant interest to psychiatrists, neurologists and neuroscientists new to the field as well as those with a background in tDCS who want to increase their understanding of particular psychiatric conditions.