By Markus Blesl, Alois Kessler
Das vorliegende Buch quantifiziert die Potenziale für mehr Energieeffizienz in der Industrie anhand technologie- und branchenbezogener Analysen. Ausgehend von den methodischen Grundlagen werden im ersten Teil die strom- und wärmebasierten Querschnittstechnologien und -prozesse anhand zahlreicher Anwendungsbeispiele erörtert. Neben so klassischen Themen wie bspw. Beleuchtung oder Wärmerückgewinnung werden auch bisher weniger beachtete Prozesse wie die Trocknung oder die Lackierung erfasst. Der zweite Teil ist der energieintensiven Metallerzeugung und -verarbeitung, der Herstellung der nichtmetallischen Werkstoffe Zement und Glas sowie der Chemie-, Papier- und Lebensmittelindustrie gewidmet. Beide Teile werden abschließend in einen größeren energie- und volkswirtschaftlichen Kontext gestellt. Die Erkenntnisse werden an vielen Stellen zu Checklisten verdichtet und in der Gesamtschau am Ende zu allgemeingültigen Empfehlungen zusammengefasst.
By W. Mark Crain
Our curiosity in learning televised legislatures was once kindled by means of episodes. the 1st used to be a chain of rejections by way of the U.S. Senate among 1984 and 1986 of resolutions to allow dwell tv assurance of ground lawsuits. the second one was once the 1984 "Camscam affair," the media label given to a partisan struggle over digicam assurance of U.S. condominium lawsuits. each one episode, if not anything else, made simple the depth of the sentiments that elected representatives suppose approximately televised classes. Legislative tv was once now not taken evenly by means of those that had the main to achieve or lose. Surveys point out that legislative watchers, "C-SP AN junkies," quantity within the hundreds of thousands and penetration of cable entry to televised periods numbered approximately forty million in 1986. as well as the direct audience, tv information courses more and more use excerpts from the televised periods as improvements and resources for political reporting. Televising legislatures, in brief, has attracted a lot new awareness to the method oflegislating. The innovation and diffusion of the digital Acropolis has reworked politics within the U.S. but, its influence at the democratic technique has attracted little become aware of other than from a couple of political newshounds. Our predilections as economists operating within the public selection culture led us into the research of numerous questions surrounding tv: What do televised classes supply for legislators? How are incumbent reelection bids affected? Do all incumbents gain? How are legislative periods replaced? Has the enactment of legislation been stimulated? For the main half, those questions had acquired merely cursory remedy.
By Elinor Ostrom
By R. C. Mascarenhas
This examine, carried out by way of a workforce of economists from the Asian improvement financial institution, lecturers, and group of workers from Cambodia, the Lao People's Democratic Republic, and Viet Nam (the CLV international locations) finance ministries and primary banks, explores the problems of a number of currencies and nearby financial cooperation one of the economies of the organization of Southeast Asian countries (ASEAN) within the context of accelerating neighborhood monetary interdependence. It studies the most concerns relating to the financial and trade expense coverage judgements taken via CLV nationwide specialists, and discusses the choices and possibilities on hand for reinforcing financial and monetary balance within the ASEAN area.
How did the sharpest worldwide slowdown in additional than six many years ensue, and the way can restoration be made sustainable? From situation to Recovery strains the factors, path, and effects of the nice Recession. The ebook explains how an international buildup of liquidity, coupled with bad law, created a monetary situation that fast started to make itself felt within the actual economic climate, destroying companies and elevating unemployment to the top degrees in decades.
The worst of the predicament now seems to be over, yet a quick go back to robust development appears to be like not likely, and employment will take numerous years to come back to pre-crisis degrees. excessive degrees of private and non-private debt suggest that cutbacks and saving are inclined to turn into the most priorities, making sure that the influence of the recession will remain felt for years to come.
The Politics of Cultural coverage in France deals a full of life and iconoclastic account of cultural policy-making in France. targeting the regulations of the Socialist governments of 1981-86 and 1988-93, the publication means that coverage in the direction of the humanities used to be formed much less by way of an omnipotent nation than by way of influential specialist curiosity teams. as well as offering strange insights right into a coverage quarter which has not often been studied through political technology, The Politics of Cultural coverage in France therefore offers major revisions to traditional perspectives of kinfolk among the nation and civil society in France.
By Norman Long
In this fascinating and hard paintings, Norman lengthy brings jointly years of labor and proposal in improvement stories to supply a key textual content for directing destiny improvement learn and practice.
Using case experiences and empirical fabric from Africa and Latin the United States, Development Sociology specializes in the theoretical and methodological foundations of an actor-oriented and social constructionist kind of research. This type of research is against the normal structuralist/institutional research that's usually utilized in improvement studies.
With an available mixture of common debate, serious literature reports and unique case learn fabrics this paintings covers quite a few key improvement matters. between many very important subject matters mentioned, the writer seems to be at commoditisation, small-scale firm and social capital, wisdom interfaces, networks and gear, globalisation and localisation in addition to coverage formula and deliberate intervention processes.
This ebook can be learn for its wish to pursue a kind of research that is helping us to appreciate greater (and extra realistically) the categories of improvement interventions and social changes that experience characterized the second one half the 20 th century and should doubtless proceed to characterise destiny improvement studies.
Because the inception of electroacoustic track in 1948, a lot has been written approximately technical advancements. This ebook is likely one of the first to check aesthetic concerns relevant to this speedily constructing style. It brings jointly composers from major educational departments and studios in Britain, the U.S., Canada and Paris with quite a lot of methods and evaluations, leading to a learn that's more likely to have a marked effect on present debates at the way forward for electroacoustic tune. The publication is split into 3 sections. the 1st, tradition and Language, considers the connection among tune and the listener's notion and expectation. fabrics and Lanugage appears to be like on the forms of fabrics on hand to composers and how during which the interior constitution of the sound may have implications for the general constitution of a section. the ultimate part, The effect of latest know-how, considers the connection among desktops and the song they're assisting to create.
By Michael E. Lewitt
In The loss of life of Capital, revered portfolio supervisor and longtime funding expert Michael Lewitt seems to be at how the U.S. financial system has more and more been ruled by means of momentary hypothesis instead of commercial growth lately. those disastrous developments, defined right here as financialization, forget about the truth that capital itself is a hugely risky strategy instead of a set item or class. due to our failure to appreciate the genuine nature of capital, now we have built a monetary and regulatory procedure that does precisely the contrary of what it's going to be doing—favoring obscurity over transparency and fomenting instability instead of development.
In explaining the place now we have long gone incorrect Lewitt pulls few punches in criticizing a number of the counterproductive forces that experience resulted in the demise of capital—including Wall highway practices similar to deepest fairness and derivatives trading—which he perspectives either as economically unproductive and morally inaccurate. web page by way of informative web page, this well timed guide:
Addresses "financialization" and its outcomes, reminiscent of a weaker U.S. buck, the destruction of yank industries, and the lack of American financial and political influence
Explores an important facets of capital and capitalism during the prism of 4 of the world’s nice financial thinkers
Discusses how the criminal process aided fiscal weakening through privileging non permanent funding goals
Calls for politically debatable reforms corresponding to stricter legislation of hedge cash and personal fairness organizations, banning bare credits default swaps and based funding cars, and principles-based reforms to enhance systemic stability
Financial reform is required to ensure capital doesn't die back. choked with in-depth insights and functional recommendation, The demise of Capital is not only a play-by-play of the new monetary situation, yet an unique and passionate research of the traits that ended in it and what will be performed in a regulatory feel to handle the problems.