• Modern technological networks are on a collision course with human organizations, both civilian and military: – conflicts arise in all stages: design, configuration, and operations – conflicts with regulatory and C2 constraints – competing financial and other incentives • Time is ripe to integrate economic thought into networking – current technology isolated from human goals and constraints – we must manage and design networks in their broader contexts
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The Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings is a series of high-level proceedings volumes covering a broad range of subjects in Astrophysics, Astronomy, Cosmology, and Space Science. The contributors are distinguished specialists with international reputations in their fields of expertise. The subjects are placed in the broader context of related disciplines such as Engineering, Computer Science, Environmental Science, and Nuclear and Particle Physics.
The United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women held in Beijing in 1995 established gender
equality as a basic principle in development cooperation. Gender equality refers to equality of
opportunity, rights, distribution of resources and benefits, responsibilities for women and men in
private and public life and in the value accorded to male and female characteristics. Promotion of
gender equality is not only concerned with women’s issues, but also covers broader actions to be taken
by both women and men.
Analysing the extent and severity of HIV/AIDS among educators without looking at the broader context within which schools operate, provides only a partial understanding of the immense challenges facing the education sector in South Africa. This study examines material issues affecting the quality of teaching and learning in our schools, both within and external to the classroom environment. The findings reveal significant disparities in conditions, both within and between provinces.
In the last two decades, Tangible User Interfaces (TUIs) have emerged
as a new interface type that interlinks the digital and physical worlds.
Drawing upon users’ knowledge and skills of interaction with the real
non-digital world, TUIs show a potential to enhance the way in which
people interact with and leverage digital information.
The questions posed in the task for this study are part of a very broad
and important set of issues for the Department of Defense. To answer them
required the Committee on Critical Technology Accessibility to develop its
own perspective about the context within which the questions could be
placed. As a result, this report provides judgments and recommendations
about both the specific questions and the broader context.
I wish to express my appreciation to the members of the committee for
their contributions to the preparation of this report.
This book is an introduction to the exciting new
field of ecological genomics, for use in MSc courses
and by those beginning their PhD studies.
When we became involved in a national research
programme on ecological genomics, or ecogenomics
as it became known, we realized that information
on this newly emerging subject needed to be
brought together. In order to start up a research
programme in such a new discipline, not only the
students, but also we as teachers, had to get to grips
with the subject.
There are several other terms that we will be referring to during discussion, but for
now these will suffice. In distance education, for example, there are management
issues, there are matters concerning the support of learners, identification and
development of courses and programmes. There are also issues of quality
assurance of programmes as well as issues of either adapting or adopting
programmes offered by one institution. This involves contextualisation and broader
consultation. Added to that, there are communication and technology issues as well.
The aim of the study was to analyse prostate cancer mortality and incidence among ethnic
German migrants who came to Germany from the FSU after 1990. Additionally, we
highlighted some general aspects of the Aussiedler's health profile to place prostate cancer
incidence and mortality into a broader context. We analyzed two cohorts of migrants in
terms of all cause mortality, overall cancer and prostate cancer mortality and incidence
including longitudinal and age effects.
However, one other factor that cannot be ignored within the framework of a long
run analysis, a factor which is closely linked to institutional criteria, is the role of
politics and political institutions. Douglass C. North and Mary M. Shirley have recently
underlined the overwhelming influence of politics and political institutions as
determinants of financial development.
Peter Gourevitch and James Shinn highlight
that it is these factors, within the broader context of regulation, that are relevant for
She commended the efforts and response by Africa through a focus on women and
children’s health, and in particular maternal mortality through the CARMMA strategy which
was agreed in the AU even before the Secretary General´s strategy was launched. The
challenge, she reiterated, was in ensuring a continuum of care in each place where MNCH
and PMTCT service were required; and her call was for ensuring that access to health
workers at the frontline was given priority in the broader policies, strategies and plans for
HRH in each country. She welcomed efforts such...
Chapter 2 - Competitiveness, strategy, and productivity. Chapter 2 discusses operations management in a broader context, and presents the issues of competition, strategy, and productivity. After you have read Chapter 2, you will understand the importance of the operations function relative to the goals of a business organization, and how performance of production function can be measured.
Immediately after the first drafts of the human genome sequence were reported almost
a decade ago, the importance of genomics and functional genomics studies became
well recognized across the broad disciplines of biological sciences research.
This study grew out of a request from the Technical Advisory Body for Fisheries Management (TAB) conveyed to us by Wolf Hartman of MRC. We are grateful for the opportunity the body has given us to think about fisheries in the Mekong basin in the context of local and broader ideas about the role for livelihoods approaches in fisheries management and for Wolf’s encouragement and support. Carrying out the research on which this document is based was supported by many people it also links closely with related work on livelihoods....
Against this backdrop, and by way of providing valuable context for some of the more
clinically oriented chapters in this book, our chapter considers some of the recent changes
and emerging trends within the broader veterinary sector and the actual and potential
impact of these on the veterinary business landscape.
The patents company was declared to be an illegal restraint
of trade and dissolved in 1915. It was soon replaced, however, by
what was to become the Hollywood studio system, a vertically
integrated operation in which the ﬁve major studios dominated
the production, distribution and exhibition of features in the USA
and much of the rest of the world. The studio system underwent
substantial reorientation from the 1950s, in the face of further federal
regulation and broader social change, but its dominance has remained
largely in place.
Studies about remittances have often focused on their wealth generating capacity through savings and
investment (Adams, 1998), the factors influencing their flow (El -Sakka, 1999), and their effects on the
recipient economies at the household level (Arif , 1999).
This book attempts two interrelated tasks. The fi rst is to arrive at an understanding
of practical knowledge and how expertise is related to it. The
second is to show how such an understanding informs the various educational
tasks of developing expertise.
This chapter proceeds from an ecological framework, which recognizes that multiple aspects of
an adolescent's life may affect their reproductive health experiences, including a teen's family
environment, their individual attitudes and behaviors, and peer attitudes and behaviors. In
addition, the characteristics of a teen's community, including school context, neighborhood
environment, and broader policies may affect reproductive health behaviors.
Many risks that we face on a daily basis may be unavoidable, so there is an expectation
by individuals that the level of risk is being managed and reduced to safe levels
through evidence-based risk assessments and public health interventions. There has
been a growing recognition that risks need to be viewed in their public health context
to ensure that the most important risks are prioritized and addressed. Under a
broader public health imperative, risk assessments are used as an important process to
quantify the probability of harmful effects to individuals, sub-populations (eg.