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Czech puppet theatre in global contexts: roots, theories and encounters (2015)
Journal Article
Billing, C. M., & Drábek, P. (2015). Czech puppet theatre in global contexts: roots, theories and encounters. Theatralia, 5-31. https://doi.org/10.5817/ty2015-2-1

This article is both an introduction to this volume as well as to the rich and enchanting world of Czech puppet theatre, with its unique combination of transnational and geographically and cultural distinctive features. Pavel Drábek's essay, incorpor... Read More about Czech puppet theatre in global contexts: roots, theories and encounters.

The abolition of dual administration of NGOs in China: Imperatives and challenges (2015)
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Yang, Y., Zhang, X., Tang, D., & Wilkinson, M. (2015). The abolition of dual administration of NGOs in China: Imperatives and challenges. International journal of social science and humanity, 5(6), 546-552. https://doi.org/10.7763/ijssh.2015.v5.515

The abolition of dual administration of NGOs in China has brought it with many challenges for development and governance of NGOs. In the context of China, the decisive role the government plays in NGOs development, which is criticized by many scholar... Read More about The abolition of dual administration of NGOs in China: Imperatives and challenges.

'Yeah, they’ve started to get a bit fucking cocky’… Culture, economic change and shifting power relations within the Scottish lap-dancing industry (2015)
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Lister, B. (2015). 'Yeah, they’ve started to get a bit fucking cocky’… Culture, economic change and shifting power relations within the Scottish lap-dancing industry. Graduate journal of social sciences, 11(2), 38-54

This article is informed by data taken from wider findings from a Ph.D study in which the author worked as a stripper in a lap-dancing venue in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland and, at the time of writing, is home to... Read More about 'Yeah, they’ve started to get a bit fucking cocky’… Culture, economic change and shifting power relations within the Scottish lap-dancing industry.

Does more education always lead to better health? Evidence from rural malaysia (2015)
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Leeves, G., & Soyiri, I. (2015). Does more education always lead to better health? Evidence from rural malaysia. Biomed research international, 2015, 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1155/2015/539212

Background. Education is usually associated with improvement in health; there is evidence that this may not be the case if education is not fully utilised at work. This study examines the relationship between education level, occupation, and health o... Read More about Does more education always lead to better health? Evidence from rural malaysia.

La perception de la peine d’emprisonnement entre privation et solidarité: Une analyse des conditions matérielles de vie des détenus (2015)
Journal Article
Santorso, S. (2015). La perception de la peine d’emprisonnement entre privation et solidarité: Une analyse des conditions matérielles de vie des détenus. Déviance et Société, 39(2), 171-188. https://doi.org/10.3917/ds.392.0171

The intent of this article is to investigate how changes within the Italian prison population have affected living conditions in prison. The article focuses on mechanisms of solidarity and the development of relations between prisoners. After a descr... Read More about La perception de la peine d’emprisonnement entre privation et solidarité: Une analyse des conditions matérielles de vie des détenus.

Musielak-Orlicz spaces that are isomorphic to subspaces of L1 (2015)
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Prochno, J. (2015). Musielak-Orlicz spaces that are isomorphic to subspaces of L1. Annals of Functional Analysis, 6(1), 84-94. doi:10.15352/afa/06-1-7

We prove that 1/n! ∑π∈Gn (∑ni=1 |xiai,π(i)|2)1/2 is equivalent to a Musielak-Orlicz norm ||x||∑Mi. We also provide the converse result, i.e., given the Orlicz functions, we provide a formula for the choice of the matrix that generates the correspondi... Read More about Musielak-Orlicz spaces that are isomorphic to subspaces of L1.

Maternal hemoglobin and birth weight: systematic review and meta-analysis (2015)
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Ahankari, A., & LeonardiBee, J. (2015). Maternal hemoglobin and birth weight: systematic review and meta-analysis. International journal of medical science and public health, 4(4), 435-445. https://doi.org/10.5455/ijmsph.2015.2212201489

A systematic review published in 2000 studied the association between maternal anemia and birth weight; however, some results were inconclusive. A review of randomized control trials and cohort studies published in 2013 concluded that daily prenatal... Read More about Maternal hemoglobin and birth weight: systematic review and meta-analysis.

Association of socioeconomic status with sex ratio at live birth in individuals living in the slums of Sholapur city, India (2015)
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Ahankari, A., & Fogarty, A. W. (2015). Association of socioeconomic status with sex ratio at live birth in individuals living in the slums of Sholapur city, India. International journal of medical science and public health, 4(1), 129-133. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2015.1109201428

Background: The existence of female feticide in India is well known. However, limited data are available on the association of socioeconomic status (SES) on sex ratio at live birth in disadvantaged populations, despite the fact that 33% of the popula... Read More about Association of socioeconomic status with sex ratio at live birth in individuals living in the slums of Sholapur city, India.

Incorporation of inorganic carbon nanotubes fillers into the CA polymeric matrix for improvement in CO2/N2 separation (2015)
Journal Article
Jawad, Z. A., Ahmad, A. L., Low, S. C., & Zein, S. H. (2015). Incorporation of inorganic carbon nanotubes fillers into the CA polymeric matrix for improvement in CO2/N2 separation. Current nanoscience, 11(1), 69-79. https://doi.org/10.2174/1573413710666140922224633

Among all separation techniques, membrane technology has been shown to reduce CO 2 emissions without any phase changes due to its rapid, energy efficient process. The membrane-based gas separation must consist of a defect-free, thin, dense skin layer... Read More about Incorporation of inorganic carbon nanotubes fillers into the CA polymeric matrix for improvement in CO2/N2 separation.

Toward an explanation of continuous improvement in expert athletes: The role of consciousness in deliberate practice (2015)
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Toner, J., & Moran, A. (2015). Toward an explanation of continuous improvement in expert athletes: The role of consciousness in deliberate practice. International Journal of Sport Psychology, 46(6), 666-675. https://doi.org/10.7352/IJSP.2015.46.666

In a body of research spanning three decades, Janet Starkes and her colleagues have produced a wealth of empirical evidence on the importance of deliberate practice in the development of elite performers. Within this corpus of work, a number of studi... Read More about Toward an explanation of continuous improvement in expert athletes: The role of consciousness in deliberate practice.

The Western reception of Sergei Taneyev (2015)
Journal Article
Desbruslais, S. (2015). The Western reception of Sergei Taneyev. Zhurnal Obshchestva teorii muzyki, 9(1), 7-18

Sergei Taneyev is not a common name in Western musicology. Short studies of his theoretical writings include Allen Forte’s critical review of New Grove (1982), Ellon Carpenter’s survey in Russian Theoretical Thought in Music (1983), and Catherine Nol... Read More about The Western reception of Sergei Taneyev.

GMO regulation in Europe: undue delegation, abdication or design flaw? (2015)
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Paskalev, V. (2015). GMO regulation in Europe: undue delegation, abdication or design flaw?. European Journal of Risk Regulation, 6(4), 573-578 . https://doi.org/10.1017/s1867299x00005110

On 22 April 2015 the European Commission published a review of the current GMO legislation (the GM Review) and tabled a proposal for its amendment (the GM Proposal). The GM Proposal aims to allow to the member states to ban on their territory the use... Read More about GMO regulation in Europe: undue delegation, abdication or design flaw?.

Features in the ion emission of Cu, Al, and C plasmas produced by ultrafast laser ablation (2015)
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Kelly, T. J., Butler, T., Walsh, N., Hayden, P., & Costello, J. T. (2015). Features in the ion emission of Cu, Al, and C plasmas produced by ultrafast laser ablation. Physics of Plasmas, 22(12), doi:10.1063/1.4937800. ISSN 1070-664X

© 2015 AIP Publishing LLC. The bi-modal nature of charge integrated ion kinetic energy distributions, which result from ultrafast laser produced plasmas, is discussed in this paper. A negatively biased Faraday cup was used as a charge collector to me... Read More about Features in the ion emission of Cu, Al, and C plasmas produced by ultrafast laser ablation.

Construction of near-optimal vertex clique covering for real-world networks (2015)
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Chalupa, D. (2015). Construction of near-optimal vertex clique covering for real-world networks. Computing and Informatics, 34(6), 1397-1417

We propose a method based on combining a constructive and a bounding heuristic to solve the vertex clique covering problem (CCP), where the aim is to partition the vertices of a graph into the smallest number of classes, which induce cliques. Searchi... Read More about Construction of near-optimal vertex clique covering for real-world networks.

Facebook and Holocaust denial (2015)
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Cohen-Almagor, R. (2015). Facebook and Holocaust denial. Justice magazine, 57(Winter), 10-16

In this article, I take issue with Facebook’s policy that allows Holocaust denial on its web pages because its directors believe that Holocaust denial is not hateful per se. I aim to show that it is hateful and that Facebook and other networking site... Read More about Facebook and Holocaust denial.

Hate and racist speech in the United States - a critique (2015)
Journal Article
Cohen-Almagor, R. (2015). Hate and racist speech in the United States - a critique. Philosophy and Public Issues, 6(1), 77-123

This article attempts to explain why the United States is exhibiting the most liberal stand on protecting freedom of expression. It is argued that the American credo is comprised of strong belief in liberty and individuality and of strong anti-govern... Read More about Hate and racist speech in the United States - a critique.