Search results: Found 7

Listing 1 - 7 of 7
Sort by
Security and Sustainable Development in Myanmar

Author:
Book Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series ISBN: 9780203001981 9780415355599 9780415545747 9781134253937 9781134253920 9781134253883 Year: DOI: 10.4324/9780203001981 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Geography --- Political Science --- Sociology --- History --- Migration --- Science (General)
Added to DOAB on : 2019-11-08 11:21:12
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

Helen James considers security in Myanmar/Burma. She uses the ideas put forward in the United Nations Development Programme's 1994 report, of human, as opposed to state and security, going on to argue that freedom from want, and freedom from fear (of the regime) are in fact mutually supportive ideas, and that the security of the people and the security of the state are in fact in a symbiotic relationship with each other. Presenting new and significant information of the security concept of Myanmar/Burma, James’ original work considers economic development, health, education, environmental issues, the drugs trade, human rights, minority peoples and political, social and economic reforms, arguing that improved governance, the development of civil society and economic development would both strengthen the state and ensure the security and well-being of its citizens.

Keywords

human --- aung --- san --- suu --- kyi --- rights --- free --- burma --- coalition --- nyan

Urbanización y hábitat en Bariloche : Ciudades que habitan una ciudad

Author:
ISBN: 9789874960009 DOI: 10.4000/books.eunrn.1572 Language: Spanish
Publisher: Editorial UNRN
Subject: Political Science --- Social Sciences
Added to DOAB on : 2019-12-06 13:15:31
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

Esta obra revela una San Carlos de Bariloche donde coexisten la ciudad turística con otras ciudades no tan visibles para el observador externo: la de las desigualdades, la de la informalidad, la de las disputas por el acceso a la tierra y a entornos de privilegio. Una ciudad donde el Estado está presente a veces en articulación y a veces en conflicto con actores sociales y organizaciones. María Mercedes Di Virgilio dice en el prólogo que «el carácter turístico de la ciudad no solo marca su presente sino que, también, marcó su historia. Resulta novedoso advertir cómo la condición de destino turístico configuró el proceso de urbanización de la ciudad y organizó la dinámica inmobiliaria y, por ende, su morfología actual». El libro invita a abrir las páginas y encontrar una ciudad más compleja y menos bidimensional. Para ello, sociólogos, abogados, trabajadores sociales, arquitectos e historiadores cruzan sus miradas con el objetivo de comprender las dinámicas urbanas de Bariloche de manera interdisciplinaria e integral.

The Saburo Hasegawa Reader

Authors: ---
ISBN: 9780520970922 9780520298996 Year: Pages: 208 DOI: 10.1525/luminos.70 Language: English
Publisher: University of California Press
Subject: History --- Arts in general
Added to DOAB on : 2019-07-03 11:21:05
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

Published on the occasion of the 2019 exhibition “Changing and Unchanging Things: Noguchi and Hasegawa in Postwar Japan,” The Saburo Hasegawa Reader encompasses a selection of writings by the Japanese artist, theorist, essayist, teacher, and curator Saburo Hasegawa (1908–1957), translated into English for the first time. Credited with introducing abstract art to Japan in the 1930s, Hasegawa also became influential as a lecturer on Japan and its aesthetic and philosophical traditions in New York and San Francisco before his premature death in 1957. A memorial volume, initiated by the Oakland Art Museum but left unpublished since the 1950s, as well as interviews from students at California College of Arts and Crafts, helps to establish Hasegawa as a thoughtful bridge between East and West and an engaging and thoughtful interpreter of classical and contemporary sources.

San Giovanni Maggiore: Architettura e arte alle porte della Napoli antica

Authors: ---
Book Series: UrbsHistoriaeImago: Storia e immagine dei territori, dei centri urbani e delle architetture ISSN: 2611-5468 ISBN: 9788868870102 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 224 DOI: 10.6093/978-88-6887-010-2 Language: Italian
Publisher: FedOA - Federico II University Press
Subject: Architecture
Added to DOAB on : 2018-06-11 16:26:21
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

An examination of the literature sources, of the archival documents, of the iconographic and cartographic repertoire to reconstruct the key moments of the fascinating architectural and artistic history of one of the most famous monuments of our city. The Basilica of San Giovanni Maggiore is now the result of often ominous and even criminal events, or of some imprudent interventions, that the recent renovations have been able to remedy only partially. Nevertheless, thanks to the constant care and to the appropriate use by the Engineers Order of Naples, it has been lately given back to the city: not only as an important place of worship, but also as a cultural center and a social gathering site, placed in such a significant area of the historic center of Naples, UNESCO World Heritage since 1995. The architectural and artistic analysis of the Basilica has been preceded by a description of urban history in late Antiquity and in the early Middle Ages; it had its fulcrum in the hill of Monterone, now largo of San Giovanni Maggiore, with an irregular and tortuous web, preserved up to us. This work proposes in the second part an updated summary analysis of existing artistic works in the Basilica, as well as those placed in some other locations in order to be preserved or restored.

Nommer les nouveaux territoires urbains

Author:
ISBN: 9782735114832 DOI: 10.4000/books.editionsmsh.1401 Language: French
Publisher: Éditions de la Maison des sciences de l’homme
Subject: Social Sciences
Added to DOAB on : 2019-12-06 13:15:29
License: OpenEdition Licence for Books

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

L'incertitude domine le débat sur les nouveaux territoires urbains, souvent perçus par défaut : non-ville, a-t-on dit durablement dans des revues savantes. La volatilité du vocabulaire qui désigne ces espaces est particulièrement sensible au cours des périodes d'extension urbaine forte et rapide, comme la fin du XIXe siècle ou les cinquante dernières années du XXe siècle. Les mots tentent alors leur chance et leur succès dépend de leur degré d'appropriation sociale. Les mots de la ville s'expriment dans des registres aussi bien universels que très localisés ; leurs références combinent des éléments géographiques, économiques et sociaux qui se traduisent par des termes techniques, des appellations populaires ou des toponymes. La richesse des lexiques étudiés dans cet ouvrage réflète la grande variété des modèles de croissance des villes qui, bien souvent, n'exclut ni la monotonie des paysages ni la violence de la modernité.

Contested Knowledges: Water Conflicts on Large Dams and Mega-Hydraulic Development

Authors: --- ---
ISBN: 9783038978107 9783038978114 Year: Pages: 240 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03897-811-4 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Science (General) --- Environmental Sciences
Added to DOAB on : 2019-06-26 08:44:06
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

Water acquisition, storage, allocation and distribution are intensely contested in our society, whether, for instance, such issues pertain to a conflict between upstream and downstream farmers located on a small stream or to a large dam located on the border of two nations. Water conflicts are mostly studied as disputes around access to water resources or the formulation of water laws and governance rules. However, explicitly or not, water conflicts nearly always also involve disputes among different philosophical views. The contributions to this edited volume have looked at the politics of contested knowledge as manifested in the conceptualisation, design, development, implementation and governance of large dams and mega-hydraulic infrastructure projects in various parts of the world. The special issue has explored the following core questions: Which philosophies and claims on mega-hydraulic projects are encountered, and how are they shaped, validated, negotiated and contested in concrete contexts? Whose knowledge counts and whose knowledge is downplayed in water development conflict situations, and how have different epistemic communities and cultural-political identities shaped practices of design, planning and construction of dams and mega-hydraulic projects? The contributions have also scrutinised how these epistemic communities interactively shape norms, rules, beliefs and values about water problems and solutions, including notions of justice, citizenship and progress that are subsequently to become embedded in material artefacts.

Keywords

hydroelectric development --- hydropower --- dam --- indigenous peoples --- first nations --- Canada --- Site C --- British Columbia --- environmental impacts --- socio-economic impacts --- hydropower --- Mekong River Basin --- political ecology --- STS --- public knowledge controversies --- large dams --- dam safety --- hazard risk --- environmental governance --- uncertainty --- knowledge politics --- marginalization --- political ecology --- Himalayas --- India --- hydropower development --- politicized collective identity --- territory --- collective action --- agonistic unity --- vernacular statecraft --- Dzumsa --- North Sikkim --- hydrosocial territory --- knowledge encounters --- hydraulic utopia --- modernity --- commensuration --- anti-dam movement --- Málaga --- Spain --- hiding hand --- A.O. Hirschman --- irrigation --- hydraulic projects --- San Lorenzo irrigation project --- Chixoy irrigation project --- Peru --- Guatemala --- megadams --- social construction of technology --- politics of the governed --- anti-dam resistance movements --- technological design --- contested knowledge --- Ecuador --- expectations --- hydroelectric megaprojects --- socio-technical imaginaries --- Ecuador --- energy policy --- large dams --- socioenvironmental impacts --- compensation measures --- knowledge systems --- commensuration --- negotiation --- territorial control --- Bolivia --- Jacques Lacan --- psychoanalysis --- fantasy --- mega-dam --- Inga --- DR Congo --- hydropolitics --- mega-hydraulic projects --- modernist traditions --- knowledge arenas --- manufactured ignorance --- depoliticization --- UnGovernance --- dehumanizing rationality --- multi-actor multi-scalar alliances --- co-creation --- power --- n/a

Control and Nonlinear Dynamics on Energy Conversion Systems

Authors: ---
ISBN: 9783039211104 9783039211111 Year: Pages: 438 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-111-1 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Technology (General) --- General and Civil Engineering
Added to DOAB on : 2019-08-28 11:21:27
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

The ever-increasing need for higher efficiency, smaller size, and lower cost make the analysis, understanding, and design of energy conversion systems extremely important, interesting, and even imperative. One of the most neglected features in the study of such systems is the effect of the inherent nonlinearities on the stability of the system. Due to these nonlinearities, these devices may exhibit undesirable and complex dynamics, which are the focus of many researchers. Even though a lot of research has taken place in this area during the last 20 years, it is still an active research topic for mainstream power engineers. This research has demonstrated that these systems can become unstable with a direct result in increased losses, extra subharmonics, and even uncontrollability/unobservability. The detailed study of these systems can help in the design of smaller, lighter, and less expensive converters that are particularly important in emerging areas of research like electric vehicles, smart grids, renewable energy sources, and others. The aim of this Special Issue is to cover control and nonlinear aspects of instabilities in different energy conversion systems: theoretical, analysis modelling, and practical solutions for such emerging applications. In this Special Issue, we present novel research works in different areas of the control and nonlinear dynamics of energy conversion systems.

Keywords

data-driven --- prediction --- neural network --- air-handling unit (AHU) --- supply air temperature --- pulverizing system --- soft sensor --- inferential control --- moving horizon estimation --- multi-model predictive control --- micro-grid --- droop control --- virtual impedance --- harmonic suppression --- power quality --- combined heat and power unit --- two-stage bypass --- dynamic model --- coordinated control system --- predictive control --- decoupling control --- power conversion --- model–plant mismatches --- disturbance observer --- performance recovery --- offset-free --- electrical machine --- electromagnetic vibration --- multiphysics --- rotor dynamics --- air gap eccentricity --- calculation method --- magnetic saturation --- corrugated pipe --- whistling noise --- Helmholtz number --- excited modes --- switched reluctance generator --- capacitance current pulse train control --- voltage ripple --- capacitance current --- feedback coefficient --- distributed architecture --- maximum power point tracking --- sliding mode control --- overvoltage --- permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM) --- single artificial neuron goal representation heuristic dynamic programming (SAN-GrHDP) --- single artificial neuron (SAN) --- reinforcement learning (RL) --- goal representation heuristic dynamic programming (GrHDP) --- adaptive dynamic programming (ADP) --- sliding mode observer (SMO) --- permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM) --- extended back electromotive force (EEMF) --- position sensorless --- bridgeless converter --- discontinuous conduction mode (DCM) --- high step-up voltage gain --- power factor correction (PFC) --- space mechanism --- multi-clearance --- nonlinear dynamic model --- planetary gears --- vibration characteristics --- new step-up converter --- ultrahigh voltage conversion ratio --- small-signal model --- average-current mode control --- slope compensation --- monodromy matrix --- current mode control --- boost-flyback converter --- explosion-magnetic generator --- plasma accelerator --- current-pulse formation --- DC-DC buck converter --- contraction analysis --- global stability --- matrix norm --- DC micro grid --- efficiency optimization --- variable bus voltage MG --- variable switching frequency DC-DC converters --- centralized vs. decentralized control --- local vs. global optimization --- buck converter --- DC motor --- bifurcations in control parameter --- sliding control --- zero average dynamics --- fixed-point inducting control --- DC-DC converters --- quadratic boost --- maximum power point tracking (MPPT) --- nonlinear dynamics --- subharmonic oscillations --- photovoltaic (PV) --- steel catenary riser --- rigid body rotation --- wave --- the load of suspension point in the z direction --- Cable3D

Listing 1 - 7 of 7
Sort by