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See detailDas Unerhörte der Erinnerung des Unerhörten. Zur ästhetischen Produktivität der Memoria in der Nach-Wende-Novellistik
Heimböckel, Dieter UL

in Gilleir, Anke; De Winde, Arne (Eds.) Literatur im Krebsgang. Totenbeschwörung und Memoria in der deutschsprachigen Gegenwartsliteratur nach 1989 (2008)

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See detailUnerhörtes aus dem Niemandsland. Ralf Rothmanns Roman „Wäldernacht“
Heimböckel, Dieter UL

in Der Deutschunterricht : Beiträge zu seiner Praxis und wissenschaftlichen Grundlegung (2010), 62(2), 68-76

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See detailDas UNESCO Weltkulturerbe der Großregion SaarLorLux
Mendgen, Eva; Pauly, Michel UL; Caruso, Geoffrey UL et al

E-print/Working paper (2011)

In der Großregion gibt es heute nicht weniger als dreizehn UNESCO-Welterbestätten. Sie stehen für die reiche Geschichte und die außergewöhnliche kulturelle Vielfalt der Großregion, sie repräsentieren ... [more ▼]

In der Großregion gibt es heute nicht weniger als dreizehn UNESCO-Welterbestätten. Sie stehen für die reiche Geschichte und die außergewöhnliche kulturelle Vielfalt der Großregion, sie repräsentieren unterschiedliche Epochen und Kategorien. Bau- und Industriedenkmäler gehören ebenso dazu, wie Platz- und Altstadtensembles, Festungsanlagen und ganze Kulturlandschaften. Jede Welterbestätte bringt ihre eigene Geschichte mit sich, ihr eigenes räumliches, kulturelles, gesellschaftliches Koordinatensystem. [less ▲]

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See detailUnexpected flow and relaxation behaviour of a low molecular weight glass former
Baller, Jörg UL

Presentation (2015, January 22)

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See detailUnfair play? Video games as exploitative monetized services: An examination of game patents from a consumer protection perspective
King, Daniel L.; Delfabbro, Paul H.; Gainsbury, Sally M. et al

in Computers in Human Behavior (2019), 101

ABSTRACT Video games as a consumer product have changed significantly with the advent of in-game purchasing systems (e.g., microtransactions, ‘loot boxes’). This review examines consumer protections ... [more ▼]

ABSTRACT Video games as a consumer product have changed significantly with the advent of in-game purchasing systems (e.g., microtransactions, ‘loot boxes’). This review examines consumer protections related to in-game purchasing by anticipating some of the potential design strategies that might contribute to higher risk consumer behavior. Attention was directed towards the analysis of patents for potential in-game purchasing systems, with 13 identified on Google Patents. The design features were analysed in relation to the consumer rights and guarantees described in the terms of use agreements of the patent assignees. The analysis revealed that some in-game purchasing systems could be characterized as unfair or exploitative. These systems describe tactics that capitalize on informational advantages (e.g., behavioral tracking) and data manipulation (e.g., price manipulation) to optimize offers to incentivize continuous spending, while offering limited or no guarantees or protections (e.g., refund entitlement), with the potential to exploit vulnerable players (e.g., adolescents, problematic gamers). These findings are critically discussed in relation to behavioral economics, addiction psychology, and the clinical conceptualization of gaming disorder. Appropriate policy and consumer protection measures, psychologically informed interventions, and ethical game design guidelines are needed in order to protect the interests and wellbeing of consumers. [less ▲]

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See detailUnfairness at Work: Well-Being and Quits
D'Ambrosio, Conchita UL; Clark, Andrew; Barazzetta, Marta UL

in Labour Economics (2018), 51

We here consider the effect of the level of income that individuals consider to be fair for the job they do, which we take as measure of comparison income, on both subjective well-being and objective ... [more ▼]

We here consider the effect of the level of income that individuals consider to be fair for the job they do, which we take as measure of comparison income, on both subjective well-being and objective future job quitting. In six waves of German Socio-Economic Panel data, the extent to which own labour income is perceived to be unfair is significantly negatively correlated with subjective well-being, both in terms of cognitive evaluations (life and job satisfaction) and affect (the frequency of feeling happy, sad and angry). Perceived unfairness also translates into objective labour-market behaviour, with current unfair income predicting future job quits. [less ▲]

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See detailUnfavorable Land Endowment, Cooperation, and Reversal of Fortune
Litina, Anastasia UL

E-print/Working paper (2012)

This research advances the hypothesis that reversal of fortunes in the process of economic develop- ment can be traced to the effect of natural land productivity on the desirable level of cooperation in ... [more ▼]

This research advances the hypothesis that reversal of fortunes in the process of economic develop- ment can be traced to the effect of natural land productivity on the desirable level of cooperation in the agricultural sector. In early stages of development, unfavorable land endowment enhanced the economic incentive for cooperation in the creation of agricultural infrastructure that could mitigate the adverse effect of the natural environment. Nevertheless, despite the beneficial effects of cooperation on the intensive margin of agriculture, low land productivity countries lagged behind during the agricultural stage of development. However, as cooperation, and its persistent effect on social capital, have become increasingly important in the process of industrialization, the transition from agriculture to industry among unfavorable land endowment economies was expedited, permitting those economies that lagged behind in the agricultural stage of development, to overtake the high land productivity economies in the industrial stage of development. Exploiting exogenous sources of variations in land productivity across countries the research further explores the testable predictions of the theory. It establishes that: (i) reversal of fortunes in the process of development can be traced to variation in natural land productivity across countries. Economies characterized by favorable land endowment dominated the world economy in the agricultural stage of development but were overtaken in the process of industrialization; (ii) lower level of land productivity in the past is associated with higher levels of contemporary social capital; (iii) cooperation, as reflected by agricultural infrastructure, emerged primarily in places were land was not highly productive and collective action could have diminished the adverse effects of the environment and enhance agricultural output. [less ▲]

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See detailUnfree Agricultural Work in Brazil
Harnoncourt, Julia UL

Presentation (2019)

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See detailUnfreie Arbeit. Trabalho escravo in der brasilianischen Landwirtschaft.
Harnoncourt, Julia UL

Book published by Promedia (2018)

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See detailDer ungeplante Ausbau des Luxemburgischen im Spannungsfeld von Germania und Romania
Fehlen, Fernand UL

in Quo Vadis, Romania? (2015), (45), 65-80

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See detailUngerechtigkeitssensibilität als Prädiktor soziopolitischen Erlebens und Verhaltens – Entwicklung und Validierung einer Kurzskala
Beierlein, C.; Baumert, A.; Schmitt, M. et al

Scientific Conference (2011, September)

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See detailUngleiche Schwestern? Hochbegabung und Kreativität.
Baudson, Tanja Gabriele UL

Article for general public (2010)

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See detailUngleicheiten in früher Kindheit. Was trägt die Kindertagesbetreuung zu deren Abbau oder Verstetigung bei?
Bollig, Sabine UL; Betz, Tanja

in Luxemburg, Caritas (Ed.) Caritas Sozialalmanach 2016- Ungleichheiten (2016)

Wie die meisten EU-Staaten, setzt auch Luxemburg mit dem quantitativen wie qualitativen Ausbau von Kindertageseinrichtungen in der frühen Kindheit auf so genannte kindzentrierte sozialinvestive ... [more ▼]

Wie die meisten EU-Staaten, setzt auch Luxemburg mit dem quantitativen wie qualitativen Ausbau von Kindertageseinrichtungen in der frühen Kindheit auf so genannte kindzentrierte sozialinvestive Politikstrategien , in deren Zuge eine flächendeckende, hochwertige und frühe Kindertagesbetreuung als besonders „effektives Mittel im Krieg gegen die Vererbung sozialer Nachteile “ angesehen wird. Den vorschulischen Kindertageseinrichtungen kommt neben ihrer arbeits- und sozialpolitischen Funktion dabei vor allem die Aufgabe zu, gleichsam präventiv-kompensatorisch dafür zu sorgen, dass alle Kinder gleich welcher Herkunft durch frühe Bildungsangebote gute Startbedingungen für ihre schulische Bildungslaufbahn erhalten. Vor dem Hintergrund der bereits für das Schulsystem dargelegten Spannung zwischen dem Abbau sozialer Ungleichheiten und deren Reproduktion durch ihre Übersetzung in Bildungsungleichheiten, drängt sich jedoch die Frage auf, ob und wenn ja wie genau Kindertageseinrichtungen in der Lage sind diese hohen Erwartungen zu erfüllen. Gelingt es Kindertageseinrichtungen bisher ungleiche soziale Bildungsbedingungen von jungen Kindern auszugleichen oder lassen sich vielmehr Prozesse einer ‚Verfrühung von Bildungsungleichheiten’ beobachten? Diese Fragen stehen im Fokus des Beitrags, der den internationalen Stand der Forschung zum Zusammenhang von sozialer Ungleichheit und Kindertagesbetreuung nachzeichnet. An ausgewählten Forschungsergebnissen werden dabei insbesondere die sich bisher abzeichnenden Mechanismen der Reproduktion sozialer Ungleichheiten in der Kindertagesbetreuung aufgezeigt, die Ansatzpunkte für eine ungleichheitssensible Qualitätsentwicklung liefern können. [less ▲]

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See detailThe unholy alliance of „genius and madness.“
Baudson, Tanja Gabriele UL; Preckel, F.

Scientific Conference (2008)

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See detailUniaxial negative thermal expansion and metallophilicity in Cu3[Co(CN)6]
Sapnik, A. F.; Liu, X.; Böstrom, H. L. B. et al

in Journal of Solid State Chemistry (2018), 258

We report the synthesis and structural characterisation of the molecular framework copper(I) hexacyanocobaltate(III), Cu3[Co(CN)6], which we find to be isostructural to H3[Co(CN)6] and the colossal ... [more ▼]

We report the synthesis and structural characterisation of the molecular framework copper(I) hexacyanocobaltate(III), Cu3[Co(CN)6], which we find to be isostructural to H3[Co(CN)6] and the colossal negative thermal expansion material Ag3[Co(CN)6]. Using synchrotron X-ray powder diffraction measurements, we find strong positive and negative thermal expansion behaviour respectively perpendicular and parallel to the trigonal crystal axis: α = 25.4(5) MK a −1 and α = − 43.5(8) MK c −1. These opposing effects collectively result in a volume expansivity α = 7.4(11) MK V −1 that is remarkably small for an anisotropic molecular framework. This thermal response is discussed in the context of the behaviour of the analogous H- and Ag-containing systems. We make use of density-functional theory with many-body dispersion interactions (DFT + MBD) to demonstrate that Cu+…Cu+ metallophilic (‘cuprophilic’) interactions are significantly weaker in Cu3[Co(CN)6] than Ag+…Ag+ interactions in Ag3[Co(CN)6], but that this lowering of energy scale counterintuitively translates to a more moderate—rather than enhanced—degree of structural flexibility. The same conclusion is drawn from consideration of a simple GULP model, which we also present here. Our results demonstrate that strong interactions can actually be exploited in the design of ultra-responsive materials if those interactions are set up to act in tension. [less ▲]

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