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See detailWandel und Differenzierung von Kindheit als Re-Institutionalisierung. Eine Analyse der Reformpolitik zur Kleinkindbetreuung in Luxemburg
Haag, Christian UL

Doctoral thesis (2012)

The thesis focuses on the Luxembourgian social policy and law with regard to early childhood education and care for the last 25 years. Young children are not yet obligated to attend school. The care and ... [more ▼]

The thesis focuses on the Luxembourgian social policy and law with regard to early childhood education and care for the last 25 years. Young children are not yet obligated to attend school. The care and education of these children takes place in day care centres and in the household of child minders as well as in the private sphere of the parents’ home. Policy shapes the care of young children between parents’ home and day care through law and social rights. Along with that, policy implicitly uses ideas of early childhood and mental constructions of how young children grow up. The re-institutionalisation of early childhood is the central approach to analyse these ideas and constructions. In light of the social, cultural and political developments in Europe, especially concerning transformations of family forms and labour markets as well as welfare state change and restructuring, the mental constructions and ideas of early childhood fundamentally change. They become increasingly embedded in rationales in which the care of young children is oriented towards the labour market and the child care market. The qualitative document analysis examines this nexus with reference to the Luxembourgian social policy and law in three continuous phases. The 1990s are dominated by traditional ideas of ‘the young child in domestic care’ in an intimate relationship with the non-working mother. Around the turn of the century, this idea is overlaid by the idea of ‘the young child of working parents’ who is looked after outside the private sphere. Here, the main political rationales are based, not on the situation of young children, but on the occupational and private circumstances of parents and how to support them by means of child care. In the late 2000s, an entirely new idea of early childhood emerges in social policy and law on young children’s care. For the first time, the law strengthens the independent societal status of children and confers the right of care and education to ‘the legally individualised young child’. Paradoxically, these very different constructions of young children and corresponding ideas of early childhood nowadays pertain simultaneously. Therefore, the diversity and multi-layered nature of ideas shapes the contemporary everyday life of young children in Luxembourg. [less ▲]

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See detail« Je vais encore faire le plein! » De l’insoutenable banalité des lieux-cyborgs
Prüm, Agnès UL; Kmec, Sonja UL

Scientific Conference (2012, November 23)

This paper explores how definitions and perceptions of the human are reshaped and extended through their interactions with technology, science and machines. It focuses on petrol stations as an example of ... [more ▼]

This paper explores how definitions and perceptions of the human are reshaped and extended through their interactions with technology, science and machines. It focuses on petrol stations as an example of ‘cyborg-places’, in which human interactions are replaced or supplemented by machines, such as automatized electronic tills and surveillance cameras. Drawing on Augé’s theory of non-places and Haraway’s metaphor of the cyborg, the presentation examines how such spaces are experienced, produced, and represented (Lefebvre) in filmed media. [less ▲]

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See detailProtection of the Content of a 'Wiki' Database under the European Database Directive
Schmitz, Sandra UL

E-print/Working paper (2012)

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See detailSustainable Regional Development through Energetic Regionlaisations
Faller, Fabian UL

Presentation (2012, November 20)

The goal of my research project is to analyse processes of (re)productions of regions within the biogas sector and illustrate different development paths. The case study is located in the border area of ... [more ▼]

The goal of my research project is to analyse processes of (re)productions of regions within the biogas sector and illustrate different development paths. The case study is located in the border area of Luxembourg and Germany. The application of renewable energies in decentralised ways is considered being the ultimate chance for a long lasting prosperous and environmentally sound regional development, since they trigger various positive effects (e. g. regional value added, less power loss, lower susceptibility to discrepancies, substitution of energy imports, job creation etc.). To effectively and efficiently implement decentralised renewables, such as bioenergy, photovoltaics or wind power, the interaction and collaboration of various regional and sub-/supra-regional actors is necessary. They all – at least slightly - differ in their perspectives on challenges for energy supply as well as on the region itself. Hence, questions of space and scale arise: If the transition to renewable energies can be achieved by a decentralised utilisation, where does this take place, what is the region for implementing them? Or vice versa – my core research question: Which processes of regionalisations are initiated through the utilisation of renewable energies, especially biogas production? To address this question, I apply a multi-theory and multi-method approach. In theoretic terms, I put on two “glasses”. On the one hand, I analyse institutional and structural conditions that frame processes of regionalisations in the biogas economy and how these conditions relate to socio-technical developments. My theoretical approach is based on evolutionary institutionalism and socio-technical transition studies. Therefor, industrial networks and strategic games, techno-scientific knowledge, cultural and symbolic meanings, sectorial policies, as well as markets and user practices are important elements of analysis. It is important to be aware of the dynamic dimension of frameworks (development and change / evolution), the concurrence of political, social, economic and technical processes, the long lasting transformations, and the spatial differences (context) (cf. Boschma/Frenken, 2006; Glückler, 2007; Hayter, 2004; Jones/Murphy, 2010; Truffer, 2008) – that are typical not only for decentralised technologies. My focuses of investigation from this perspective are threefold. First, I explore the legal framework, contractual agreements and association/group structures that relate to biogas production. Second, I study the political, social, and economic developments in the biogas sector and their effects on technological developments. And third, I analyse the alignments of institutional structures and individual decision making with new biogas technologies. I apply a retrospective perspective, looking back at the period from the mid-1990s (liberalisation of EU energy market, upcoming of bioenergy) till today. On the other hand, I shift the focus to economic practices and everyday actions of actors in the biogas economy (e.g. operators, investors). The main goals are to analyse the economic utilisation of spatial categories and contexts, and to uncover the relationship of economy, action and spatial references. In which ways do everyday actions constitute, reproduce and transform scale and space metaphors („regions“)? Which action responses do they trigger? Which external regionalisations influence the actors’ decisions – regionalisations “done” by non-economic actors (e.g. planners, politicians, NGOs, media)? How do biogas producers perceive external regionalisations? I focus on processes of constitution and reproduction of different types of energy regions and the modes and patterns, in which practices influence the processes of regionalisations – following Benno Werlen’s theory of everyday regionalisations (Werlen, 1999; 2007; 2010). In terms of methodology I am currently using two different concepts. Since I apply, on the one hand, an action oriented approach to regionalisations, I conduct interviews with actors in the biogas economy to investigate elements such as perceptions, performances, patterns, power relations, or intensions. I will set these elements in the context of scale and space metaphors: doings and sayings with spatial references or connotations – whether explicit or implicit. On the other hand I apply document analysis for extracting different “regions” that are expressed, for example, in strategy papers, business reports, official statements, laws, directives, planning documents, or media coverage. I will, in another step, confront experts with the findings from the second data source to examine, how they – if at all – perceive them and how they incorporate them into their practices. The findings and theoretical thoughts shall lead to a better understanding of processes of regionalisations and different concepts or connotations of the region, for theoretical purposes as well as to inform policy making. Furthermore, I aim at enriching or even opening the floor for two discussions. At the one hand, how theories of economic practice might enrich evolutionary approaches to understand economic processes. At the other hand – and in the context of a energy / bioenergy debate – how a new perspective on the relations between economy and environment can help us to conceptualise an Environmental Economic Geography that takes Economic/Corporate Greening, Environmental Governance, Facets of North-South-Relations and other Greening Contexts serious. [less ▲]

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See detailEn tant que clé de voûte du système de protection des droits fondamentaux de l’Union européenne la Charte demande une application large et décentralisée.
Gerkrath, Jörg UL

Scientific Conference (2012, November 17)

Champ d'application de la Charte des droits fondamentaux - Union européenne - espace européen des droits fondamentaux - CEDH - principe de coexistence - mise en oeuvre du droit de l'Union - Akerberg ... [more ▼]

Champ d'application de la Charte des droits fondamentaux - Union européenne - espace européen des droits fondamentaux - CEDH - principe de coexistence - mise en oeuvre du droit de l'Union - Akerberg Fransson - Melloni - CJUE - Charte des droits fondamentaux de l'Union européenne - Article 51 CDF - Wachauf - E.R.T. - [less ▲]

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See detailLangues officielles, langues officieuses en tension au travail : quelles pratiques observables? Quels réinvestissements dans la formation?
Lejot, Eve UL

Presentation (2012, November 16)

Les sites principaux d’un constructeur aéronautique européen sont implantés en Allemagne et en France. Cependant, comme le stipulent certains documents internes l’anglais est la langue officielle de ... [more ▼]

Les sites principaux d’un constructeur aéronautique européen sont implantés en Allemagne et en France. Cependant, comme le stipulent certains documents internes l’anglais est la langue officielle de l’entreprise. Les déclarations des salariés deviennent plus flottantes quand on en vient au fonctionnement par département. L’équipe de travail est présentée par les personnes interviewées comme une zone à part par ses propres règles linguistiques. Nous avons analysé les tensions entre le prescrit et l’observable notamment grâce à l’étude du « mais » des entretiens. Lorsqu’ils abordent le sujet de la dimension personnelle, les salariés sont souvent tentés de se justifier de certains choix qui sont faits pour accomplir leurs tâches de travail au mieux. Ces choix dépendent de la compétence plurilingue et sont parfois mal assumés si cette dernière est limitée. Cette constatation nous invite à repenser les schémas de formations encore employés aujourd’hui. [less ▲]

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See detailRegional Resilience through social capital as an instrument to sustain biodiversity
Nienaber, Birte UL

Scientific Conference (2012, November 16)

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See detailQuasi-extensions de Lovász et leur version symétrique
Couceiro, Miguel; Marichal, Jean-Luc UL

in Rencontres francophones sur la logique floue et ses applications 2012 (2012, November 15)

We present a study of the class of quasi-Lovász extensions (i.e. functions which are a composition of a Lovász extension with a nondecreasing function vanishing at the origin) as well as that of their ... [more ▼]

We present a study of the class of quasi-Lovász extensions (i.e. functions which are a composition of a Lovász extension with a nondecreasing function vanishing at the origin) as well as that of their symmetric variants. These functions appear naturally within the scope of decision making under uncertainty since they subsume overall preference functionals associated with discrete Choquet integrals and symmetric discrete Choquet integrals, respectively, whose variables are transformed by a given utility function. [less ▲]

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See detailOn measuring and testing the ordinal correlation between bipolar outranking relations
Bisdorff, Raymond UL

Scientific Conference (2012, November 15)

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See detailSchallanalyse eines Autokühlers mit Ventilator; Vergleichende Ortung mit Schallpegelmesser, Beamforming, Holographie und Intensitätssonde
Maas, Stefan UL; Hanus, Vincent UL; Adam, Ken UL

in VDI Berichte 2170 (2012, November 14)

Es wurde die Schallentstehung an einem Autokühler (56 x 40 x 15 cm) mit Ventilator (Ф42 cm) in einer Labormessung am weich aufgehängtem Kühler untersucht, wobei verschiedene Verfahren zur ... [more ▼]

Es wurde die Schallentstehung an einem Autokühler (56 x 40 x 15 cm) mit Ventilator (Ф42 cm) in einer Labormessung am weich aufgehängtem Kühler untersucht, wobei verschiedene Verfahren zur Schallquellenortung getestet wurden. Es wird über die Messungen, deren Ergebnisse und deren Probleme berichtet, die sich aus der Luftströmung und aus dem 3-dimensionalen Messobjekt (15 cm Dicke) ergeben. Die Messung wurde durch DELPHI Powertrain Systems Luxemburg initiiert und von dort begleitet. Die Interpretation bezüglich der Schallentstehung ist nicht ganz eindeutig. [less ▲]

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See detailHow to measure Collaborative Problem Solving? Some item prototypes
Greiff, Samuel UL; Martin, Romain UL

Presentation (2012, November 12)

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See detailCampus Revolt Movie
Pause, Johannes UL

in Wulff, Hans Jürgen (Ed.) Lexikon der Filmbegriffe (2012)

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See detailWirtschaftskrimi
Pause, Johannes UL

in Wulff, Hans Jürgen (Ed.) Lexikon der Filmbegriffe (2012)

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