Handbuch Sicherheitsgefahren

Author: Thomas Jäger

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658027533

Category: Political Science

Page: 537

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Die potenziellen Sicherheitsgefahren für Staaten und deren Bürgerinnen und Bürger erstrecken sich über ein weites Gebiet: Sie reichen von Staatszerfall und asymmetrischen Kriegen über Ernährungssicherung bis hin zu Ressourcenkonflikten, Organisierter Kriminalität und Lebensmittelsicherheit. Dieses Handbuch trägt die verschiedenen Arten von Sicherheitsgefahren systematisch zusammen, bündelt die unterschiedlichen Diskussionsstränge zum Thema und unterbaut diese theoretisch sowie empirisch.

Nachhaltiges Personalmanagement

Aktuelle Konzepte, Innovationen und Unternehmensentwicklung

Author: Uta Kirschten

Publisher: UTB

ISBN: 382528669X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 421

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Mitarbeiter sind für Unternehmen eine wichtige Ressource, denn ihre Leistungen tragen wesentlich zum wirtschaftlichen Erfolg bei. Aus diesem Grund setzen viele Unternehmen verstärkt auf nachhaltiges Personalmanagement. Die Autorin geht auf die Gestaltung eines nachhaltigen und innovationsorientierten Personalmanagements ein und zeigt auch aktuelle Herausforderungen auf. Zahlreiche Praxisbeispiele runden das Buch ab. Dieser Titel ist nicht als Dozenten-Freiexemplar erhältlich.

Smart Water Grids

A Cyber-Physical Systems Approach

Author: Panagiotis Tsakalides,Athanasia Panousopoulou,Grigorios Tsagkatakis,Luis Montestruque

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351986163

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 348

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This book will present the best practices for designing, implementing, and deploying cyber-physical systems tailored to the needs of smart water grids. These grids can utilize the intelligence, autonomy, and adaptability offered by CPS for data on consumption, new alternatives for water treatment and reusability, and the impacts of climate change on water sources and urban infrastructure. It will examine topics such as smart sensing, distributed processing, networked control, enabling technologies, and heterogeneous networked topologies, and will also include case studies which will cover different aspects of the water life cycle, such as desalination, distribution, treatment, and recycling.

Urbanization and Its Impact on Socio-Economic Growth in Developing Regions

Author: Benna, Umar,Benna, Indo

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522526609

Category: Political Science

Page: 404

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The social and economic systems of any country are influenced by a range of factors. As the global population grows in developing nations, it has become essential to examine the effects of urbanization. Urbanization and Its Impact on Socio-Economic Growth in Developing Regions is a pivotal reference source for the latest research findings on the role of urban growth on the socio-economic infrastructures in developing regions. Featuring extensive coverage on relevant areas such as job creation, sustainability, and transportation planning, this publication is an ideal resource for city development planners, decision-makers, researchers, academics, and students interested in emerging perspectives on socio-economic development.

Silver Shades Of Grey: Memos For Successful Ageing In The 21st Century

Author: Soin Kanwaljit

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9813231351

Category: Social Science

Page: 292

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Are you a young person? Middle-aged? Old? It doesn't really matter. Each of us grows older every second. Most of us age without taking charge of our life course, without a plan for our ageing. This book offers some operating instructions for life, a guide to engaging passionately with age! Dealing with a plethora of subjects, such as health, happiness, loneliness, dementia, sex, gender, marriage, abuse, respect, wage, wealth, class, and care, the book touches on how ageing affects us as individuals and as a society. It explores a few of the mysteries and miracles of life, and some of its myths. It encourages us to cope creatively with the mundaneness of our continuing life. The author invites you to join her as she delves into these questions about life and ageing with curiosity and contemplation, and with a sense of awe and adventure.

The World's Cities in 2016

Author: United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs

Publisher: United Nations

ISBN: 9213620004

Category: Political Science

Page: 26

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In 2016, an estimated 54.5 per cent of the world’s population lived in urban settlements. By 2030, urban areas are projected to house 60 per cent of people globally and one in every three people will live in cities with at least half a million inhabitants. Understanding the key trends in urbanization likely to unfold over the coming years is crucial to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and for efforts to forge a new framework of urban development during the Habitat III conference scheduled to be held in Quito, Ecuador in October 2016. This data booklet highlights current and future trajectories of populations in cities around the globe, drawing on population estimates and projections published in World Urbanization Prospects: The 2014 Revision.

Towards a Better Global Economy

Policy Implications for Citizens Worldwide in the 21st Century

Author: Franklin Allen,Jere R. Behrman,Nancy Birdsall,Shahrokh Fardoust,Dani Rodrik,Andrew Steer,Arvind Subramanian

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191035130

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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Substantial progress in the fight against extreme poverty was made in the last two decades. But the slowdown in global economic growth and significant increases in income inequality in many developed and developing countries raise serious concerns about the continuation of this trend into the 21st century. The time has come to seriously think about how improvements in official global governance, coupled with and reinforced by rising activism of 'global citizens' can lead to welfare-enhancing and more equitable results for global citizens through better national and international policies. This book examines the factors that are most likely to facilitate the process of beneficial economic growth in low-, middle-, and high-income countries. It examines past, present, and future economic growth; demographic changes; the hyperglobalization of trade; the effect of finance on growth; climate change and resource depletion; and the sense of global citizenship and the need for global governance in order to draw longer-term implications, identify policy options for improving the lives of average citizens around the world, and make the case for the need to confront new challenges with truly global policy responses. The book documents how demographic changes, convergence, and competition are likely to bring about massive shifts in the sectoral and geographical composition of global output and employment, as the center of gravity of the global economy moves toward Asia and emerging economies elsewhere. It shows that the legacies of the 2008-09 crisis-high unemployment levels, massive excess capacities, and high debt levels-are likely to reduce the standard of living of millions of people in many countries over a long period of adjustment and that fluctuations in international trade, financial markets, and commodity prices, as well as the tendency of institutions at both the national and international level to favor the interests of the better-off and more powerful pose substantial risks for citizens of all countries. The chapters and their policy implications are intended to stimulate public interest and facilitate the exchange of ideas and policy dialogue.

Zehn Milliarden

Author: Stephen Emmott

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518734105

Category: Social Science

Page: 206

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Für die Herstellung eines Burgers braucht man 3000 Liter Wasser. Wir produzieren in zwölf Monaten mehr Ruß als im gesamten Mittelalter und fliegen allein in diesem Jahr sechs Billionen Kilometer. Unsere Enkel werden sich die Erde mit zehn Milliarden Menschen teilen müssen. Haben wir noch eine Zukunft? Stephen Emmott, Leiter eines von Microsoft aufgebauten Forschungslabors und Professor in Oxford, schafft mit »Zehn Milliarden« etwas Einzigartiges: Zum ersten Mal zeichnet ein Experte ein zusammenhängendes, aktuelles und für jeden verständliches Bild unserer Lage. Kein theoretischer Überbau, kein moralischer Zeigefinger, nur die Fakten. Und die unmissverständliche Botschaft: »Wir sind nicht zu retten.« Emmott greift auf neueste Erkenntnisse zurück und zeigt, dass wir uns längst den Boden unter den Füßen weggezogen haben. »Zehn Milliarden« ist der letzte Weckruf. Wir dürfen ihn nicht überhören.

Introduction to the US Food System

Public Health, Environment, and Equity

Author: Roni Neff

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118913051

Category: Medical

Page: 576

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A public health approach to the US food system Introduction to the US Food System: Public Health,Environment, and Equity is a comprehensive and engagingtextbook that offers students an overview of today's US foodsystem, with particular focus on the food system'sinterrelationships with public health, the environment, equity, andsociety. Using a classroom-friendly approach, the text covers thecore content of the food system and provides evidence-basedperspectives reflecting the tremendous breadth of issues and ideasimportant to understanding today's US food system. The book is richwith illustrative examples, case studies, activities, anddiscussion questions. The textbook is a project of the Johns Hopkins Center for aLivable Future (CLF), and builds upon the Center's educationalmission to examine the complex interrelationships between diet,food production, environment, and human health to advance anecological perspective in reducing threats to the health of thepublic, and to promote policies that protect health, the globalenvironment, and the ability to sustain life for futuregenerations. Issues covered in Introduction to the US Food Systeminclude food insecurity, social justice, community and workerhealth concerns, food marketing, nutrition, resource depletion, andecological degradation. Presents concepts on the foundations of the US food system,crop production, food system economics, processing and packaging,consumption and overconsumption, and the environmental impacts offood Examines the political factors that influence food and how itis produced Ideal for students and professionals in many fields, includingpublic health, nutritional science, nursing, medicine, environment,policy, business, and social science, among others Introduction to the US Food System presents a broad viewof today's US food system in all its complexity and providesopportunities for students to examine the food system's stickiestproblems and think critically about solutions.

The Governance Report 2014

Author: The Hertie School of Governance

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191017078

Category: Political Science

Page: 176

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Democratic governance faces unprecedented challenges across the OECD world and beyond. Enormous strains will be placed on states' resources and their governing capacities to deal with the combined effects of the financial crisis, climate change, and demographic change. The basic foundations of established 'statehood' will be tested. At the same time, the architecture of the state has fundamentally changed over the past three decades. The Governance Report 2014 questions whether governments still have the capacities to respond. The Report develops a framework to explore the administrative capacities of the public sector in OECD countries, analyses how these capacities have been used to develop innovative policy approaches to key governance challenges, and explores governance innovations to enhance governance capacities. In addition, the Report presents a dashboard of indicators that assess administrative capacities from multiple perspectives. The Governance Report 2014 advances the debate on the problem-solving capacity of the modern state in the light of ongoing and future challenges.

The Escape from Balance Sheet Recession and the QE Trap

A Hazardous Road for the World Economy

Author: Richard C. Koo

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119028175

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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Compare global experiences during the balance sheet recessionand find out what is needed for a full recovery The Escape from Balance Sheet Recession and the QE Trapdetails the many hidden dangers remaining as the world slowlyrecovers from the balance sheet recession of 2008. Author andleading economist Richard Koo explains the unique political andeconomic pitfalls that stand in the way of recovery from this raretype of recession that was largely overlooked by economists. Kooanticipated the current predicament in the West long before othersand issued warnings in his previous books: Balance SheetRecession and The Holy Grail of Macroeconomics. This newbook illustrates how history is repeating itself in Europe whilethe United States, which learnt from the Japanese experience, isdoing better by avoiding the fiscal cliff. However, because of theliberal dosage of quantitative easing already implemented, theUnited States, the United Kingdom, and Japan may face a treacherouspath to normalcy in what Koo calls the QE Trap. He argues that itis necessary to understand balance sheet recession in order toresolve the Eurozone crisis, particularly the competitivenessproblems. Koo issues warnings against those who are too ready toargue for structural reforms when the problems are actually withbalance sheets. He re-examines Japan's two decades of experienceswith this rare recession and offers an insider view on theAbenomics. On China, readers will gain a very different historicalperspective as Koo argues that western commentators have forgottentheir own history when they talk about the re-balancing of theChinese economy. Learn from Japan which experienced the same predicamentafflicting the West fifteen years earlier Discover how unwinding of quantitative easing will affect theUnited States, the United Kingdom, Japan, as well as the emergingworld Examine solutions to the Eurozone problems caused by twobalance sheet recessions eight years apart Gain insight into China's problems from the West's ownexperiences with urbanisation Koo, who developed the concept of balance sheet recession basedon Japan's experience, took the revolution in macroeconomicsstarted by John Maynard Keynes in 1936 to a new height. TheEscape from Balance Sheet Recession and the QE Trap offers theworld cure for balance sheet recession.

International Environmental Law, Policy, and Ethics

Author: Alexander Gillespie

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191022470

Category: Law

Page: 278

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This second edition of International Environmental Law, Policy, and Ethics revises and expands this groundbreaking study into the question of why the environment is protected in the international arena. This question is rarely asked because it is assumed that each member of the international community wants to achieve the same ends. However, in his innovative study of international environmental ethics, Alexander Gillespie explodes this myth. He shows how nations, like individuals, create environmental laws and policies which are continually inviting failure, as such laws can often be riddled with inconsistencies, and be ultimately contradictory in purpose. Specifically, he seeks a nexus between the reasons why nations protect the environment, how these reasons are reflected in law and policy, and what complications arise from these choices. This book takes account of the numerous developments in international environmental law and policy that have taken place the publication of the first edition, most notably at the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development and the 2012 'Rio + 20' United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development. Furthermore, it addresses recent debates on the economic value of nature, and the problems of the illegal trade in species and toxic waste. The cultural context has also been considerably advanced in the areas of both intangible and tangible heritage, with increasing attention being given to conservation, wildlife management, and the notion of protected areas. The book investigates the ways in which progress has been made regarding humane trapping and killing of animals, and how, in contrast, the Great Apes initiative, and similar work with whales, have failed. Finally, the book addresses the fact that while the notion of ecosystem management has been embraced by a number of environmental regimes, it has thus far failed as an international philosophy.

Capturing Social and Behavioral Domains in Electronic Health Records

Phase 1

Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice,Committee on the Recommended Social and Behavioral Domains and Measures for Electronic Health Records

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309301130

Category: Medical

Page: 136

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Substantial empirical evidence of the contribution of social and behavioral factors to functional status and the onset and progression of disease has accumulated over the past few decades. Electronic health records (EHRs) provide crucial information to providers treating individual patients, to health systems, including public health officials, about the health of populations, and to researchers about the determinants of health and the effectiveness of treatment. Inclusion of social and behavioral health domains in EHRs is vital to all three uses. The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act place new importance on the widespread adoption and meaningful use of EHRs. "Meaningful use" in a health information technology context refers to the use of EHRs and related technology within a health care organization to achieve specified objectives. Achieving meaningful use also helps determine whether an organization can receive payments from the Medicare EHR Incentive Program or the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program. Capturing Social and Behavioral Domains in Electronic Health Records is the first phase of a two-phase study to identify domains and measures that capture the social determinants of health to inform the development of recommendations for meaningful use of EHRs. This report identifies specific domains to be considered by the Office of the National Coordinator, specifies criteria that should be used in deciding which domains should be included, identifies core social and behavioral domains to be included in all EHRs, and identifies any domains that should be included for specific populations or settings defined by age, socioeconomic status, race/ethnicity, disease, or other characteristics.

The World's Cities In 2016

Author: United Nations Publications

Publisher: UN

ISBN: 9789211515497

Category: Political Science

Page: 26

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In 2016, an estimated 54.5 per cent of the world's population lived in urban settlements. By 2030, urban areas are projected to house 60 per cent of people globally and one in every three people will live in cities with at least half a million inhabitants. Understanding the key trends in urbanization likely to unfold over the coming years is crucial to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and for efforts to forge a new framework of urban development during the Habitat III conference scheduled to be held in Quito, Ecuador in October 2016. This data booklet highlights current and future trajectories of populations in cities around the globe, drawing on population estimates and projections published in World Urbanization Prospects: The 2014 Revision.

The NALCO Water Handbook, Fourth Edition

Author: an Ecolab Company NALCO Water

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 1259860981

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: N.A

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The Landmark Water Use and Treatment Resource—Fully Updated for Optimizing Water Processes This industry-standard resource from the world’s leading water management company offers practical guidance on the use and treatment of water and wastewater in industrial and institutional facilities. Revised to align with the latest regulations and technologies, The Nalco Water Handbook, Fourth Edition, explains water management fundamentals and clearly shows how to improve water quality, minimize usage, and optimize treatment processes. Throughout, new emphasis is placed on today’s prevailing issues, including water scarcity, stressors, and business risk. Covers all essential water treatment topics, including: • Water management fundamentals • The business case for managing water • Water sources, stressors, and quality • Basic water chemistry • Impurity removal • Steam generation • Cooling water systems • Safety for building water systems • Post-treatment • Energy in water systems • Water applications across various industries