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The Politics and Governance of Basic Education

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ISBN: 9780198824053 Year: Pages: 320 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_1001051 Language: English
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Subject: Political Science --- Education --- Social Sciences
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Uses cutting edge and multidisciplinary approaches to analyse the politics of service provision and serves as a model for how similar research can be conducted in other countries and sectors - An in-depth, microlevel analysis that develops the high-profile South African discourse on the interaction between governance and policy - Systematically anchored in innovative thinking on how to achieve gains in politically complex settings

The Online Advertising Tax

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Book Series: CAMRI Policy Briefs ISBN: 9781911534860 9781911534860 9781911534877 9781911534884 Year: Pages: 33 DOI: 10.16997/book24 Language: English
Publisher: University of Westminster Press
Subject: Law --- Computer Science --- Philosophy --- Media and communication
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"Google and Facebook currently control close to two-thirds of global advertising revenue. While dominating the online advertising market, these two companies have thus far avoided paying adequate taxes. This CAMRI policy brief presents a new policy innovation, the online advertising tax. Considering the key role of user activity and user data for the value of Google and Facebook’s services, it explains how digital advertising companies’ revenues could be taxed based on the respective country in which targeted users are located. The author reviews existing policy arguments and policy options and sets out practical steps to ensure that tax avoidance by online advertising companies is mitigated. Furthermore, he illustrates how tax revenues could be used to support public service internet platforms."

Service Robots

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ISBN: 9789535137221 9789535137238 9789535139805 Year: Pages: 174 DOI: 10.5772/65536 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Mechanical Engineering
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The idea of using robots in our daily lives was an inspiring research in the field of robotics during the last decades. Service robots can be found nowadays in warehouses, hospitals, retail stores, city streets, and industrial parks or as personal assistants. The effort on the development of these robots is confirmed by the amount of money invested in projects and companies, the creation on new start-ups worldwide, and, not less important, the quantity and quality of the manuscripts published in journals and conferences worldwide. This book is an outcome of research done by several researchers who have highly contributed to the field of service robots. The main goal of this book is to present the recent advances in the field of service robots.

Analyse von Lern-Service-Geschaeftsmodellen vor dem Hintergrund eines sich transformierenden Bildungswesens

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Book Series: Bochumer Beitraege zur Unternehmensfuehrung ISBN: 9783631572382 Year: Pages: 262 DOI: 10.3726/b14006 Language: German
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Business and Management --- Education
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Sowohl für die etablierten als auch für potenzielle neue Akteure im Bildungswesen ist gegenwärtig eine systematische Planung bzw. Analyse ihrer Aktivitäten angesichts der sich wandelnden Wertschöpfungs- und Wettbewerbsstrukturen von hoher Relevanz. Peter Weber zeigt in dieser Arbeit exemplarisch für den Hochschulbereich auf der Basis des diesbezüglich in der Betriebswirtschaftslehre anerkannten Instruments der Geschäftsmodellanalyse Ansatzpunkte für eine Lern-Service-spezifische Interpretation des integrierten Geschäftsmodellansatzes auf. Die besonderen Herausforderungen liegen dabei zum einen in der für eine solche Betrachtung notwendigen ökonomischen Interpretation der implizit thematisierten Bildungsangebote, für die der Begriff der Lern-Services entwickelt wird. Zum anderen zeichnet sich das Handlungsfeld von Lern-Service-Anbietern durch eine Interdisziplinarität aus, die neben der Berücksichtigung ökonomischer auch die Berücksichtigung didaktischer Aspekte notwendig macht.

Designing Sustainable Energy for All: Sustainable Product-Service System Design Applied to Distributed Renewable Energy

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Book Series: Green Energy and Technology ISSN: 1865-3529 ISBN: 9783319702223 9783319702230 Year: Pages: 208 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-70223-0 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature Grant: Politecnico di Milano
Subject: Environmental Sciences
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This open access book addresses the issue of diffusing sustainable energy access in low- and middle-income contexts.Access to energy is one of the greatest challenges for many people living in low-income and developing contexts, as around 1.4 billion people lack access to electricity.Distributed Renewable Energy systems (DRE) are considered a promising approach to address this challenge and provide energy access to all. However, even if promising, the implementation of DRE systems is not always straightforward.The book analyses, discusses and classifies the promising Sustainable Product-Service System (S.PSS) business models to deliver Distributed Renewable Energy systems in an effective, efficient and sustainable way. Its message is supported with cases studies and examples, discussing the economic, environmental and socioethical benefits as well as its limitations and barriers to its implementation. An innovative design approach is proposed and a set of design tools are supplied, enabling readers to create and develop Sustainable Product-Service System (S.PSS) solutions to deliver Distributed Renewable Energy systems.Practical applications of the book’s design approach and tools by companies and practitioners are discussed and the book will be of interest to readers in design, industry, governmental institutions, NGOs as well as researchers.

The Online Advertising Tax as the Foundation of a Public Service Internet

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Book Series: CAMRI Policy Briefs ISBN: 9781911534945 9781911534938 9781911534945 9781911534952 9781911534969 Year: Pages: 102 DOI: 10.16997/book23 Language: English
Publisher: University of Westminster Press
Subject: Philosophy --- Law --- Computer Science --- Political Science --- Media and communication
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"Online advertising will soon form the largest share of global advertisement revenues. Google and Facebook netted profits of US $29 billion in 2016. While these two giants control more than 66% of all online advertising revenues complex legal company structures have minimised their tax liabilities. This extended policy report considers where they should be taxed and where the value of their activities is actually created. It argues that tax paid by those platforms should be levied in the country where platform users are located when they click on or view an advertisement. Furthermore, the report examines the practical steps needed to ensure transparent accounting of taxed transactions in order to avoid long term negative effects for media and democracy. Considering counter-arguments the author makes the case for an online advertising tax alongside a public service Internet strategy that could support other viable platforms and counter the dangers of duopoly or oligopoly and the high risks of financial bubbles in a world where advertising is the Internet's dominant business model."

INTEREURISLAND: from Field Research to a Possible Model for Internationalizing University Social Responsibility Experiences (Book chapter)

Book title: Employability & Competences

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Book Series: Studies on Adult Learning and Education ISSN: 27045781 ISBN: 9788864536729 Year: Volume: 8 DOI: 10.36253/978-88-6453-672-9.27
Publisher: Firenze University Press
Subject: Education
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The research aims to analyse and justifiably develop an innovative model for the internationalization of University social responsibility experiences through the international mobility of undergraduate students, with a combination of study and internships

Issues Around Aligning Theory, Research and Practice in Social Work Education

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Book Series: Knowledge Pathing: Multi-, Inter- and Trans-Disciplining in Social Sciences Series ISBN: 9781928396604 Year: Pages: 418 DOI: 10.4102/aosis.2018.BK76 Language: English
Publisher: AOSIS
Subject: Social Sciences
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Issues Around Aligning Theory, Research and Practice in Social Work Education provides a reflection on social work education with a slant towards an Afrocentric approach, aiming to facilitate strong reflective thinking and to address local realities about social work education on the African continent as well as in broader global contexts. This volume focuses on issues around aligning theory, research and practice in social work education. A significant contribution is made here to the scholarly understanding of opportunities to sustain the academic discourse on social work education. Social work as a profession and a social science discipline is dynamic, and it ought to meet the challenges of the realities of the societies in which it serves, given the history of the changing society of South Africa from apartheid to democracy. Over the years, social work education and training has undergone tremendous curricular changes with the enactment of the White Paper for Social Welfare and the national review, respectively, by the South African Council for Social Services Professions (SACSSP) and the Council on Higher Education (CHE) for the re-accreditation of all Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) programmes in South Africa fulfilling the prescripts of the Higher Education Act (No. 101 of 1997, as amended) and Social Service Professions Act (No. 110 of 1978). It is worth mentioning that the curricular changes will also continue with the current reviewing of Social Service Professions Act (No. 110 of 1978), as amended, which is underway in South Africa. This book is really ground-breaking! The Afrocentric perspective on social work practice contributes to the current discourse on decolonisation of social work teaching and practice. From a methodological perspective, the book is premised on multi-, inter- and trans-disciplining in social sciences. It covers aspects of social work education and practice through research (narrative, qualitative, African methodology, secondary data analysis, etc.), engendering values and ethics, report writing, supervision in fieldwork as well as exchange programmes and international service-learning, addressing a number of concepts such as cultural competency, cultural awareness and sensitivity are addressed.

Human Rights in Child Protection

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ISBN: 9783319948003 Year: Pages: 258 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-94800-3 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature
Subject: Social and Public Welfare --- Social Sciences --- Political Science --- Law
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This open access book critically explores what child protection policy and professional practice would mean if practice was grounded in human rights standards. This book inspires a new direction in child protection research – one that critically assesses child protection policy and professional practice with regard to human rights in general, and the rights of the child in particular. Each chapter author seeks to approach the rights of the child from their own academic field of interest and through a comparative lens, making the research relevant across nation-state practices. The book is split into five parts to focus on the most important aspects of child protection. The first part explains the origins, aim, and scope of the book; the second part explores aspects of professionalism and organization through law and policy; and the third part discusses several key issues in child protection and professional practice in depth. The fourth part discusses selected areas of importance to child protection practices (low-impact in-house measures, public care in residential care and foster care respectively) and the fifth part provides an analytical summary of the book. Overall, it contributes to the present need for a more comprehensive academic debate regarding the rights of the child, and the supranational perspective this brings to child protection policy and practice across and within nation-states.

Ecosystemic Evolution Feeded by Smart Systems

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ISBN: 9783038428299 9783038428305 Year: Pages: VI, 170 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Computer Science
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Information Society is advancing along a route of ecosystemic evolution. ICT and Internet advancements, together with the progression of the systemic approach for enhancement and application of Smart Systems, are grounding such an evolution. The needed approach is therefore expected to evolve by increasingly fitting into the basic requirements of a significant general enhancement of human and social well-being, within all spheres of life (public, private, professional). This implies enhancing and exploiting the net-living virtual space, to make it a virtuous beneficial integration of the real-life space. Meanwhile, contextual evolution of smart cities is aiming at strongly empowering that ecosystemic approach by enhancing and diffusing net-living benefits over our own lived territory, while also incisively targeting a new stable socio-economic local development, according to social, ecological, and economic sustainability requirements. This territorial focus matches with a new glocal vision, which enables a more effective diffusion of benefits in terms of well-being, thus moderating the current global vision primarily fed by a global-scale market development view.Basic technological advancements have thus to be pursued at the system-level. They include system architecting for virtualization of functions, data integration and sharing, flexible basic service composition, and end-service personalization viability, for the operation and interoperation of smart systems, supporting effective net-living advancements in all application fields. Increasing and basically mandatory importance must also be increasingly reserved for human–technical and social–technical factors, as well as to the associated need of empowering the cross-disciplinary approach for related research and innovation. The prospected eco-systemic impact also implies a social pro-active participation, as well as coping with possible negative effects of net-living in terms of social exclusion and isolation, which require incisive actions for a conformal socio-cultural development. In this concern, speed, continuity, and expected long-term duration of innovation processes, pushed by basic technological advancements, make ecosystemic requirements stricter. This evolution requires also a new approach, targeting development of the needed basic and vocational education for net-living, which is to be considered as an engine for the development of the related ‘new living know-how’, as well as of the conformal ‘new making know-how’.

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