The Capacity Contract

Intellectual Disability and the Question of Citizenship

Author: Stacy Clifford Simplican

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 1452944237

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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In the first sustained examination of disability through the lens of political theory, The Capacity Contract shows how the exclusion of disabled people has shaped democratic politics. Stacy Clifford Simplican demonstrates how disability buttresses systems of domination based on race, sex, and gender. She exposes how democratic theory and politics have long blocked from political citizenship anyone whose cognitive capacity falls below a threshold level⎯marginalization with real-world repercussions on the implementation of disability rights today. Simplican’s compelling ethnographic analysis of the self-advocacy movement describes the obstacles it faces. From the outside, the movement must confront stiff budget cuts and dwindling memberships; internally, self-advocates must find ways to demand political standing without reinforcing entrenched stigma against people with profound cognitive disabilities. And yet Simplican’s investigation also offers democratic theorists and disability activists a more emancipatory vision of democracy as it relates to disability⎯one that focuses on enabling people to engage in public and spontaneous action to disrupt exclusion and stigma. Taking seriously democratic promises of equality and inclusion, The Capacity Contract rejects conceptions of political citizenship that privilege cognitive capacity and, instead, centers such citizenship on action that is accessible to all people.

The Oxford Handbook of Citizenship

Author: Ayelet Shachar,Rainer Bauböck,Irene Bloemraad,Maarten Vink

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192528416

Category: History

Page: 816

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Contrary to predictions that it would become increasingly redundant in a globalizing world, citizenship is back with a vengeance. The Oxford Handbook of Citizenship brings together leading experts in law, philosophy, political science, economics, sociology, and geography to provide a multidisciplinary, comparative discussion of different dimensions of citizenship: as legal status and political membership; as rights and obligations; as identity and belonging; as civic virtues and practices of engagement; and as a discourse of political and social equality or responsibility for a common good. The contributors engage with some of the oldest normative and substantive quandaries in the literature, dilemmas that have renewed salience in today's political climate. As well as setting an agenda for future theoretical and empirical explorations, this Handbook explores the state of citizenship today in an accessible and engaging manner that will appeal to a wide academic and non-academic audience. Chapters highlight variations in citizenship regimes practiced in different countries, from immigrant states to 'non-western' contexts, from settler societies to newly independent states, attentive to both migrants and those who never cross an international border. Topics include the 'selling' of citizenship, multilevel citizenship, in-between statuses, citizenship laws, post-colonial citizenship, the impact of technological change on citizenship, and other cutting-edge issues. This Handbook is the major reference work for those engaged with citizenship from a legal, political, and cultural perspective. Written by the most knowledgeable senior and emerging scholars in their fields, this comprehensive volume offers state-of-the-art analyses of the main challenges and prospects of citizenship in today's world of increased migration and globalization. Special emphasis is put on the question of whether inclusive and egalitarian citizenship can provide political legitimacy in a turbulent world of exploding social inequality and resurgent populism.

Capacity Options for Revenue Management

Theory and Applications in the Air Cargo Industry

Author: Rolf Hellermann

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540344209

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 199

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This book proposes capacity options as a flexible alternative air cargo contract type, and illustrates how capacity can be priced through option contracts. The analysis is accomplished by means of an analytical multivariate optimization model under price and demand uncertainty. A case study using data from a leading German carrier illustrates the financial potential. Finally, the author shows how capacity-option contracts integrate into the context of air cargo revenue management.

Electricity Transmission Pricing and Technology

Author: Michael A. Einhorn,Riaz Siddiqi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792396437

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 282

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The electric utility industry and its stakeholders in the. United States appear to be at a critical juncture in time. Powerful forces of global proportions are propelling the industry instinctively and in a secular fashion towards restructuring. That the industry will change is a fait accomplii. The nature and timing of the change is still a matter of intense debate, however. Because of the evolution of the industry into its present-day form, i.e. regulated local monopolies in their designated franchise service territories, the relative roles and expectations of various institutions would have to change to conform to the new state in the future. In either encouraging, or allowing this change to happen, society is essentially saying that future societal welfare would be better served by the changed structure contemplated. What that assumption translates into in more direct terms is that creation of future wealth would be better accomplished through redistribution of wealth today. Thoughtful individuals recognize the enormous responsibility placed upon the various entities empowered with jurisdiction over the timing and nature of the structural change. They are trying hard to bring analytical rigor to bear on the debate. One very critical element of this debate on restructuring is the issue of the treatment of transmission. The issue has been variously labeled transmission access, or pricing. Volumes have been written and spoken on this topic.

Contract Law in South Africa

Author: L. F. Van Huyssteen,Schalk Willem Jacobus Van der Merwe,Catherine J. Maxwell

Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.

ISBN: 9041133844

Category: Law

Page: 298

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Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, thispractical analysis of the law of contracts in South Africa covers every aspect of the subject' definition and classification of contracts, contractual liability, relation

The Capacity of International Organizations to Conclude Treaties, and the Special Legal Aspects of the Treaties so Concluded

Author: Hungdah Chiu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9401509115

Category: Law

Page: 225

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Mter an international organization is established, if it is necessary for it to acquire certain rights or assume duties or new functions not provided in its constitution, there are four techniques to achieve that 1 end. The first is to amend the constitution of the organization. If the organization has only a limited number of members, then this technique is not too cumbersome. But, the procedure for amending a constitution is usually complicated and requires a substantial period of time. Thus this technique has at least the disadvantage of delay. 2 The second technique is to conclude a treaty among the member States of the organization. The organization is not a party to that treaty, but it can acquire some rights, assume some duties, or new functions under the treaty. 3 The disadvantage of this technique is similar to the first one, i. e. , the conclusion of a multilateral treaty may mean delay since the procedure involved is so complicated and cumber some. 1 E. g. , the Constitution of the ILO, Cmd. No. 393 (T. S. No. 4 of 1919), [1919] 13 Foreign ReI. U. S. : Paris Conf. 695 (1947), was amended on October 9, 1946,62 Stat. 3485, T. I. A. S. No. 1868, 15 U. N. T. S.

Planning Our Electric Future

A White Paper for Secure, Affordable and Low-carbon Electricity

Author: Great Britain: Department of Energy and Climate Change

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780101809924

Category: Carbon dioxide mitigation

Page: 236

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This white paper sets the Government's proposals for reform of the UK's electricity system to ensure that the UK electricity supply is secure, low-carbon and affordable. This is especially crucial as we face a number of unprecedented challenges in the coming decades including the threat to security of supply as existing plant closes; the necessity to decarbonise electricity generation; the likelihood for a rise in electricity demand and electricity prices are also expected to rise. Broadly the strategy's approach consists of four parts: long term contracts for both low-carbon energy and capacity; institutional arrangements to support this contracting approach; continued grandfathering, supporting the principle of no retrospective change to low-carbon policy incentives, within a clear and rational planning cycle; and ensuring a liquid market that allows existing energy companies and new entrants to compete on fair terms

The Practice of American Public Policymaking

Author: Selden Biggs,Lelia B. Helms

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 9780765628329

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 530

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Designed for upper-level and professional courses, this text is a state-of-the-art introduction to the public policymaking process that gives equal attention to issues of policy implementation and public governance. It uses an innovative systems approach, integrating the activities, actors, tools, and techniques of policymaking, to provide a comprehensive framework for policy design and analysis. The book is practice-oriented, with a focus on the ways that policymakers at all levels employ the standard technologies of governance--authority, agency, program, rule, contract, and budget--to design policy outputs and achieve policy outcomes. Through extensive use of graphics, the text makes concepts easy to grasp for a generation of students accustomed to the visual presentation of ideas. Case studies illustrate the tools and techniques discussed, and key terms, questions for discussion, and suggested readings round out each chapter. Among the many emerging issues covered in this text that will be especially relevant for upper-level and professional programs and student-practitioners are: --program design --performance management --public contracting --policy networks --venue shopping --commercial and nonprofit sector participation in the policymaking process.

Risk Management

Challenge and Opportunity

Author: Michael Frenkel,Ulrich Hommel,Markus Rudolf

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540226826

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 838

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Dealing with all aspects of risk management that have undergone significant innovation in recent years, this book aims at being a reference work in its field. Different to other books on the topic, it addresses the challenges and opportunities facing the different risk management types in banks, insurance companies, and the corporate sector. Due to the rising volatility in the financial markets as well as political and operational risks affecting the business sector in general, capital adequacy rules are equally important for non-financial companies. For the banking sector, the book emphasizes the modifications implied by the Basel II proposal. The volume has been written for academics as well as practitioners, in particular finance specialists. It is unique in bringing together such a wide array of experts and correspondingly offers a complete coverage of recent developments in risk management.

The Capacity to Share

A Study of Cuba’s International Cooperation in Educational Development

Author: A. Hickling-Hudson,J. González,R. Preston

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137014636

Category: Education

Page: 294

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This discussion of Cuba's international policies in education shows how Cuba shares its educational resources with other countries. The postcolonial critique underlying the book explores Cuba's role in relation to how the disengagement from colonial legacies in education is taking place in many countries.

Renewable Power in Developing Countries

Winning the War on Global Warming

Author: Steven Ferrey,R. Anil Cabraal

Publisher: PennWell Books

ISBN: 1593700504

Category: Nature

Page: 363

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Global warming due to fossil fuel consumption is recognized as the major environmental challenge of the 21st Century. Successfully reversing this global crisis requires that the fastest growing economies of the world – primarily in Asia – significantly and successfully deploy renewable energy sources. This book documents how six developing Asian countries are taking head on electric power development and global warming issues with successful alternative energy programs. As the world looks to transition into new sources of fuel, this book should be a top-read for utility managers, energy professionals, independent power developers and university professors. Features & benefits: Provides a template for nations, policymakers, international investors, and developers to consult to to implement renewable energy in the economies where it is most essential. • Covers hot-button issues of global warming, renewable energy, and international development in an easy-to-read format. • Includes more than 20 comparative tables and a conclusion of the best practices for renewable energy programs. • List of acronyms, abbreviations, and definitions used in the text

Arbitration Law of Czech Republic: Practice and Procedure

Author: Alexander J. Belohlávek

Publisher: Juris Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1937518183

Category: Law

Page: 2272

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A comprehensive review of the arbitration law and practice in the Czech Republic including: discussion of arbitration practice and procedure; an examination of the jurisdiction of the arbitral tribunal; the appointment of arbitrators including the challenge and replacement of arbitrators; an analysis of the various types of awards including a discussion on deliberations, agreements, settlements, and the costs of arbitration; a discussion on the amendment and challenge of awards including the liability of arbitrators; and, a review of the enforcement of domestic and foreign arbitration awards.

Introduction to the Law of South Africa

Author: C. G. Van der Merwe,J. E. Du Plessis

Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.

ISBN: 9041122826

Category: Law

Page: 548

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This title is part of an established Series which introduces various legal systems of the world. It provides an authoritative and accessible overview of the main branches of South African public, private and commercial law. Offering insight into the rich system of South African law, this title will be of particular interest to the international legal community. The South African legal system has not only developed fascinating mixtures of civil law and common law rules over more than a century, but has also experienced a post-apartheid South Africa. Of particular interest is the way in which so many branches of law have been infused by basic constitutional values. Many of the contributors have published work in their own fields and have considerable experience of presenting their subject matter in a broader comparative perspective. The succinct and balanced nature of the contributions makes this title attractive to a wide audience of academics, students and practitioners with an interest in this remarkable legal system.

MacRoberts on Scottish Construction Contracts

Author: MacRoberts

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118273435

Category: Law

Page: 576

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Provides a guide to the general principles of Scottish lawrelevant to construction contracts and the main provisions of thestandard forms of construction contract used in Scotlandincluding: the obligations of employers and contractors certification payment ending a construction contract remedies subcontracts collateral warranties insurance dispute resolution regulatory matters The new edition has been substantially updated and expanded totake account of the latest editions of the Scottish StandardBuilding Contracts and recent case law. Specific updates have beendriven by the following changes to legislation and standardcontracts Local Democracy Economic Development and Construction Act 2009and the relative Scheme for Construction Contracts Arbitration (Scotland) Act 2010 Recognising the significant increase in use of NEC3 standardforms of contract, references to NEC3 provisions have beenintroduced throughout the relevant chapters so that each now coversthe common law, the SBCC provisions and the NEC3 provisions. It also features new chapters on: litigation; competition; theBribery Act 2010; and guarantees and bonds. From reviews of previous editions: ‘very approachable and readable… I wouldparticularly recommend this book to non-legal constructionprofessionals’ – Construction & EngineeringLaw ‘an informative textbook for the practitioner… [a]significant contribution to knowledge’ –Arbitration ‘a highly competent… textbook which would be ofvalue for industry professionals with no legal background’– Construction Law

The Effective Public Manager

Achieving Success in Government Organizations

Author: Steven Cohen,William Eimicke,Tanya Heikkila

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118573293

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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The Effective Public Manager Thoroughly revised and updated, the fifth edition of The Effective Public Manager offers public administrators and students a classic resource and a highly-accessible guide to the fundamentals of leading and managing public organizations. In this new edition the authors cover the key areas of the field and present in-depth analysis through the strategic use of fresh case studies and real-world examples. The book is designed to give real-world managers and aspiring managers the information and tools needed to meet the demands of their jobs directly rather than working around the constraints of government. The Effective Public Manager offers a proven approach to implementing efficient management tools in a dynamic political, organizational, economic, and technological context. New to this edition Information on the transformation of media, both traditional and social An analysis of the changing nature of work and privatization trends An examination of national security and the current thinking regarding accountability, transparency, and crisis communication An online instructor's guide, which includes discussion questions and updated PowerPoint slides