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See detailHybrid Transceivers Design for Large-Scale Antenna Arrays Using Majorization-Minimization Algorithms
Arora, Aakash UL; Tsinos, Christos UL; Shankar, Bhavani UL et al

in IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing (in press)

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See detailMoney and Happiness: Income, Wealth and Subjective Well-being
D'Ambrosio, Conchita UL; Lepinteur, Anthony UL; Jäntti, Markus

in Social Indicators Research (in press)

We examine the complex relationship between money and happiness. We find that both permanent income and wealth are better predictors of life satisfaction than current income and wealth. They matter not ... [more ▼]

We examine the complex relationship between money and happiness. We find that both permanent income and wealth are better predictors of life satisfaction than current income and wealth. They matter not only in absolute terms but also in comparative terms. However, their relative impacts differ. The first exerts a comparison effect – the higher the permanent income of the reference group, the lower life satisfaction – the second exerts an information effect – the higher the permanent wealth of the reference group, the higher life satisfaction. We also show that negative transitory shocks to income reduce life satisfaction while transitory shocks to wealth have no effect. Lastly, we analyse the effects of their components and find that not all of them predict life satisfaction: permanent taxes do not matter, while only the value of permanent real estate, financial and business assets do. Finally, we use quantile regression and analyse to what extent our results vary along the well-being distribution, finding the impacts to be larger at lower levels of life satisfaction. [less ▲]

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See detailBankruptcy protection in airline markets: Does the impact vary in international and US domestic markets?
Mantin, Benny UL; Forsyth, Peter; Bock, Sebastian et al

in Transportation Research. Part A, General (in press)

We study the effects of Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on competitive product pricing in both domestic and international markets using data from the airline industry. We find a decline of about 5% in ... [more ▼]

We study the effects of Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on competitive product pricing in both domestic and international markets using data from the airline industry. We find a decline of about 5% in domestic markets and an even more significant drop in international markets. Further, in international markets the competing carriers respond by dropping their prices as well, whereas they slightly increase them domestically. By contrast, existing literature considers only domestic markets finding a more moderate fare drop of about 3% in domestic markets by the bankrupt carrier, with mixed results on the fare drop by competitors. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Unblinking Eye: Labour Sciences and the Mechanical Registration of the Human Body
Herman, Frederik; Priem, Karin UL

in Smeyers, Paul; Depaepe, Marc (Eds.) (Re)Presentation, Dissemination and Reception: Purposes, Processes and Practices of Educational Research (in press)

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See detailStereotypen hinsichtlich Schülern mit sonderpädagogischem Förderbedarf: Lehrerüberzeugen, -erwartungen und –gefühle
Pit-Ten Cate, Ineke UL; Krischler, Mireille UL

in Glock, Sabine; Kleen (Eds.) Stereotype in der Schule (in press)

Dieses Kapitel geht der Frage nach, ob Lehrerüberzeugungen und –erwartungen, je nach sonderpädagogischem Förderbedarf variieren. Außerdem wurde deren Einfluss sowohl auf die Gefühle bei Auseinandersetzung ... [more ▼]

Dieses Kapitel geht der Frage nach, ob Lehrerüberzeugungen und –erwartungen, je nach sonderpädagogischem Förderbedarf variieren. Außerdem wurde deren Einfluss sowohl auf die Gefühle bei Auseinandersetzung mit der Inklusion von unterschiedlichen Schüler*innen, als auch auf die persönliche Bereitschaft Inklusion umzusetzen, untersucht. Die Studien basieren einerseits auf dem Dualen Prozessmodel der sozialen Kognition und betrachten andererseits das Stereotype-Content-Modell, laut dem Wärme und Kompetenz über 80% der Unterschiedlichkeiten in der Personenwahrnehmung erklären. Die Ergebnisse zeigten, dass Überzeugungen und Erwartungen von dem Typ von Förderbedarf beeinflusst werden. Positivere Überzeugungen bezüglich der Schülermerkmale (Wärme und Kompetenz) und höhere Leistungserwartungen waren hierbei mit positiveren Gefühlen und einer stärker ausgeprägten persönlichen Bereitschaft, die Schüler*innen mit sonderpädagogischem Förderbedarf zu inkludieren, verbunden. Abschließend werden die daraus resultierenden Konsequenzen für die Lehreraus- und -weiterbildung abgeleitet und diskutiert. [less ▲]

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See detailTowards a complexity shift: Aktuelle analytische Trends der Grenzforschung
Wille, Christian UL

in Klessmann, Maria; Gerst, Dominik; Krämer, Hannes (Eds.) Handbuch Grenzforschung (in press)

Die Auffassung, dass Grenzen aus sozialer Praxis hervorgehen und soziale Praxis hervorbringen, hat in den letzten Jahrzehnten für eine Reihe an Ansätzen und Begriffen gesorgt. Der Beitrag versucht diese ... [more ▼]

Die Auffassung, dass Grenzen aus sozialer Praxis hervorgehen und soziale Praxis hervorbringen, hat in den letzten Jahrzehnten für eine Reihe an Ansätzen und Begriffen gesorgt. Der Beitrag versucht diese zu systematisieren und stellt einen processual shift, multiplicity shift und complexitiy shift vor. Diese Trends beschreiben verschiedene analytische Schwerpunktsetzungen und eine zunehmend differenziertere Beschäftigung mit Grenzen. Abschließend wird auf die noch unzureichend bestimmte Kategorie der sozialen Praxis und auf das Potential der Praxistheorien für die Grenzforschung eingegangen. [less ▲]

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See detailDie Einstellungen von Lehrpersonen gegenüber Schüler*innen ethnischer Minoritäten und Schüler*innen mit sonderpädagogischem Förderbedarf: Ein Forschungsüberblick
Glock, Sabine; Kleen, Hannah; Krischler, Mireille UL et al

in Glock, Sabine; Kleen, Hannah (Eds.) Stereotype in der Schule (in press)

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See detailAcross the Waves: How the United States and France shaped the International Age of Radio (book review)
Legay, Richard UL

in Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television (in press)

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See detailAkademische Profile von Schüler*innen zur Bestimmung der Akkuratheit von Schulübergangsempfehlungen – eine Validierungsstudie
Pit-Ten Cate, Ineke UL; Hörstermann, Thomas UL

in Glock, Sabine; Kleen, Hannah (Eds.) Stereotype in der Schule (in press)

In verschiedenen europäischen Ländern führt der Wechsel zur Sekundarschule zu einer bedeutsamen Aufgliederung der Bildungswege, welche ein unterschiedlich hohes Schulleistungsniveau der Schüler*innen ... [more ▼]

In verschiedenen europäischen Ländern führt der Wechsel zur Sekundarschule zu einer bedeutsamen Aufgliederung der Bildungswege, welche ein unterschiedlich hohes Schulleistungsniveau der Schüler*innen voraussetzen. Die Akkuratheit der Zuweisung von Sekundarschulformen bestimmt nicht nur die Optionen der Schüler*innen bei späteren Übergangen im Bildungssystem, sondern beeinflusst auch den weiteren beruflichen und persönlichen Werdegang der Schüler*innen. Schüler*innen mit Migrationshintergrund sind auf die höheren sekundären Schulformen unterrepräsentiert. Inwiefern diese Unterrepräsentation auf stereotypgeprägte Leistungserwartungen zurückzuführen ist, ist bis jetzt unklar, denn es lisgt kein Kriterium vor, um die Urteilsakkuratheit adäquat zu messen. In diesem Kapitel wird ein Ansatz beschrieben, ein solches Akkuratheitskriterium zu entwickeln und zu validieren. In einem zweiten Schritt wird das Kriterium angewendet, um den Zusammenhang zwischen stereotypgeprägten Erwartungen und der Akkuratheit der Übergangsentscheidungen zu untersuchen. Das Kriterium erweist sich als valides Maß und könnte so einen wertvollen Ansatz für weitere Untersuchungen der Akkuratheit von Lehrerurteilen darstellen. Obwohl Lehrer*innen im Allgemeinen eine hohe Urteilsakkuratheit aufweisen, bestätigen die Befunde dennoch die Zusammenhänge zwischen stereotypgeprägten Erwartungen und Urteilsverzerrungen. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Role of Commercial Radio Stations in the Media Vacuum of Mai 68 in Paris
Legay, Richard UL

in VIEW Journal of European Television History and Culture (in press)

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See detailMentalization and Criterion A of the AMPD: Results from a clinical and nonclinical sample
Zettl, M.; Volkert, J.; Vögele, Claus UL et al

in Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment (in press)

Objective: Criterion A of the alternative model for the classification of personality disorders in the DSM-5 introduced the Level of Personality Functioning Scale (LPFS), a dimensional model for the ... [more ▼]

Objective: Criterion A of the alternative model for the classification of personality disorders in the DSM-5 introduced the Level of Personality Functioning Scale (LPFS), a dimensional model for the assessment of impairments in self and interpersonal functioning. The LPFS was developed based on a review of different measures of personality functioning, such as the Reflective Functioning Scale, a measure of mentalizing. This study investigated the empirical overlap between LPFS and mentalization. Methods: The study sample included adult inpatients (n = 55) with a mental disorder and a healthy adult control group (n = 55). All participants were examined regarding the LPFS using the Semi-Structured Interview for Personality Functioning DSM-5 (STiP-5.1); mentalizing was assessed with the Brief Reflective Functioning Interview and coded with the Reflective Functioning Scale. We used structural equation modeling to investigate the relationship between LPFS domains and mentalization. Correlation analysis was used to examine the agreement between interview-rated LPFS and self-report measures of personality dysfunction. Results: All domains of the LPFS were significantly related to mentalizing. Interview-rated LPFS was significantly associated with self-reported personality dysfunction. Conclusion: The findings support the notion that the LPFS and mentalization share a strong conceptual and operational overlap by demonstrating that both constructs are empirically interrelated. The results yield further support for the validity of the LPFS as a dimensional model for the assessment of personality disorder severity. [less ▲]

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See detailSouth Africa’s incomplete transition towards socio-economic justice: A case study on inequality and populism
Owiso, Owiso UL; Boshoff, Elsabé

in Diritti Umani e Diritto Internazionale (in press)

South Africa is currently one of the world’s most unequal countries, with massive income inequality, millions of people living in poverty without access to basic services and amenities, unemployment rates ... [more ▼]

South Africa is currently one of the world’s most unequal countries, with massive income inequality, millions of people living in poverty without access to basic services and amenities, unemployment rates consistently above 20% and the top 10% of the population receiving two thirds of the total income. Government economic policies on poverty reduction in the decades since the advent of democracy in South Africa in 1994 have been unable to eradicate the extreme racialised inequality which was the basis of the 342 years of colonialism and apartheid which were characterised by systematic dispossession and socio-economic marginalisation of South Africa’s majority Black population and the systematic privileging of the minority White population. While this history is not the primary focus of this paper, it nonetheless provides useful context. The paper’s primary focus is on the more recent normative and legal challenges of post-1994 South Africa that have resulted in further entrenching socio-economic inequality and contributing to the rise of populism. In this paper we argue that the dire living conditions of a large proportion of the population and disillusionment with the State’s ability to deliver on its promises in this regard, along with the poor implementation of social and economic rights have led to the development of a populist culture in South African politics. [less ▲]

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See detailWhat's in an Icon? Promises and Pitfalls of Data Protection Iconography
Rossi, Arianna UL; Palmirani, Monica

in Leenes, Ronald; Hallinan, Dara; Gutwirth, Serge (Eds.) et al Data Protection and Privacy: Data Protection and Democracy (in press)

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), transparency of information becomes an obligation aimed at creating an ecosystem where data subjects understand and control what happens to their ... [more ▼]

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), transparency of information becomes an obligation aimed at creating an ecosystem where data subjects understand and control what happens to their personal data. The definition of transparency stresses its user-centric nature, while design considerations to comply with this obligation assume central importance. This article focuses on the icons established by the GDPR Art. 12.7 to offer “a meaningful overview of the intended processing”. Existing attempts to represent data protection through icons have not met widespread adoption and reasons about the strengths and weaknesses of their creation and evaluation are here discussed. Building on this analysis, we present an empirical research proposing a new icon set that responds to GDPR requirements. The article also discusses the challenges of creating and evaluating such icon set and provides some future directions of research for effective an effective implementation and standardization. [less ▲]

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See detailMixed-fleet single-terminal bus scheduling problem: Modelling, solution scheme and potential applications
Rinaldi, Marco UL; Picarelli, Erika UL; D'Ariano, Andrea et al

in Omega: the International Journal of Management Science (in press)

Reducing pollutant emissions and promoting sustainable mobility solutions, including Public Transport (PT), are increasingly becoming key objectives for policymakers worldwide. In this work we develop an ... [more ▼]

Reducing pollutant emissions and promoting sustainable mobility solutions, including Public Transport (PT), are increasingly becoming key objectives for policymakers worldwide. In this work we develop an optimal vehicle scheduling approach for next generation PT systems, considering the instance of mixed electric / hybrid fleet. Our objective is that of investigating to what extent electrification, coupled with optimal fleet management, can yield operational cost savings for PT operators. We propose a Mixed In- teger Linear Program (MILP) to address the problem of optimal scheduling of a mixed fleet of electric and hybrid / non-electric buses, coupled with an ad-hoc decomposition scheme aimed at enhancing the scalability of the proposed MILP. Two case studies arising from the PT network of the city of Luxem- bourg are employed in order to validate the model; sensitivity analysis to fleet design parameters is performed, specifically in terms of fleet size and fleet composition. Conclusions point to the fact that careful modelling and handling of mixed-fleet conditions are necessary to achieve operational savings, and that marginal savings gradually reduce as more conventional buses are replaced by their electric counterparts. We believe the methodology proposed may be a key part of advanced decision support systems for policymakers and operators that are dealing with the on-going transition from conventional bus fleets towards greener transport solutions. [less ▲]

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See detailCentral Banks and Regulation of Cryptocurrencies
Nabilou, Hossein UL; Prüm, André UL

in Review of Banking & Financial Law (in press)

This paper explores the interface between central banks and cryptocurrencies. Focusing on the European Central Bank (ECB), it identifies the potential threats that the rise of cryptocurrencies would pose ... [more ▼]

This paper explores the interface between central banks and cryptocurrencies. Focusing on the European Central Bank (ECB), it identifies the potential threats that the rise of cryptocurrencies would pose to the basic and ancillary tasks of the ECB, in particular, its monetary policy operations and the exercise of its supervisory functions over credit institutions and payment systems. The paper finds that cryptocurrencies can potentially have both direct – through their potential impact on the price stability and monetary policy, and central banks’ monopoly over issuing base money – and indirect effects on central banks, mainly through the institutions and systems that fall under the ECB’s scope of competence. To address the challenges posed by cryptocurrencies, the ECB may take both legal (including supervisory and oversight) measures and non-legal (or technical) measures. With respect to technical measures, the ECB - to the extent falling within the scope of its competence - may focus on improving the efficiency of existing payment systems and addressing the existing frictions in market infrastructures to indirectly affect the cryptocurrency markets. Alternatively, it can venture into issuing Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC). Regarding legal measures, central banks could envisage regulating cryptocurrencies either directly or indirectly. However, as the most significant potential impact of cryptocurrencies on central banks is likely to be indirect through the impact of cryptocurrencies on the banking and payment systems, and given the limitations on the ECB’s mandate and its regulatory and supervisory tools, it is apposite for the ECB to consider using indirect strategies and tools to influence cryptocurrency markets. This indirect approach can be implemented through the ECB’s existing supervisory and oversight powers over the banking and payment systems. This paper specifies the direct and indirect measures and assesses their merits in addressing the concerns about cryptocurrencies. [less ▲]

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See detailSchnëssen. Surveying language dynamics in Luxembourgish with a mobile research app
Entringer, Nathalie UL; Gilles, Peter UL; Martin, Sara UL et al

in Linguistic Vanguard (in press)

The mobile app Schnëssen is intended to establish a state-of-the-art digital platform to collect data on the present-day language situation of Luxembourgish by means of crowd-sourcing and to document and ... [more ▼]

The mobile app Schnëssen is intended to establish a state-of-the-art digital platform to collect data on the present-day language situation of Luxembourgish by means of crowd-sourcing and to document and present results to a broader public. Users can participate in a large set of audio recordings tasks and in sociolinguistic surveys. By presenting all audio recordings via an interactive map, participants can explore the language variation of their language. In the first year of data collection, around 210.000 recordings could be collected for numerous variation phenomena from all linguistic levels and over 2800 sociolinguistic questionnaires have been filled out. The app allowed us to compile thus the largest systematic spoken language corpus of Luxembourgish. [less ▲]

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See detailDie Verlustlisten des Ersten Weltkriegs als historisches namengeographisches Korpus
Flores Flores, W. Amaru; Gilles, Peter UL

in Sammelband 'Namengeographie' (in press)

Für die großflächige, deutschlandweite Kartierung und Analyse der Familiennamen (FamilienN, im Folgenden steht „N“ für Name(n)) stellt bis heute die nach Postleitzahlen gegliederte Datenbank der ... [more ▼]

Für die großflächige, deutschlandweite Kartierung und Analyse der Familiennamen (FamilienN, im Folgenden steht „N“ für Name(n)) stellt bis heute die nach Postleitzahlen gegliederte Datenbank der Telefonanschlüsse, wie sie im Telefonbuch der Deutschen Telekom von 2005 verzeichnet sind die Datenbasis des Projekts 'Deutscher Familiennamenatlas' dar. Im Folgenden werden wir eine neue umfangreiche Datenbasis der deutschen FamilienN vorstellen, die die bisherige um eine historische Dimension erweitern wird. Es handelt sich um die Datenbank der Verlustlisten der Kriegsteilnehmer des Ersten Weltkriegs, die mit ihren rund 7,7 Millionen Namenträgern aus allen Gebieten des damaligen Deutschen Reichs die gesamte FamilienN-Landschaft des ausgehenden 19. Jh. umfassen. Mit dieser neuen Datenbasis wird es möglich sein, die heutige FamilienN-Landschaft mit derjenigen vor 130 Jahren zu vergleichen und damit zum ersten Mal die regionale Festigkeit bzw. Veränderung der FamilienN zu erforschen. Unberührt von den großen europäischen Migrationswellen des 20. Jh. und erst am Beginn der durch die Industrialisierung beschleunigten Urbanisierung, repräsentieren die Verlustlisten die Namenverteilung einer im Vergleich zu heute deutlich weniger mobilen, überwiegend ländlichen Gesellschaft. Über diese neue Kartierungsgrundlage hinaus leisten die Verlustlisten wertvolle Dienste bei der Etymologisierung, bei sprachgeschichtlichen, dialektologischen oder graphematischen Fragestellungen sowie für die Migrationsforschung. [less ▲]

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See detailLe système juridictionnel de l’Union comme garantie de l’Etat de droit dans la jurisprudence récente de la CJUE
Zinonos, Panagiotis UL

in Revue du Droit de l'Union Européenne (in press)

La jurisprudence récente de la Cour de justice suggère que la fonction du système juridictionnel de l’Union, composé des juridictions nationales et européennes stricto sensu, n’est pas seulement de ... [more ▼]

La jurisprudence récente de la Cour de justice suggère que la fonction du système juridictionnel de l’Union, composé des juridictions nationales et européennes stricto sensu, n’est pas seulement de garantir le contenu matériel de l’Etat de droit. Les principes régissant ce système et ses mécanismes constituent en effet autant de composantes du contenu de l’Etat de droit et font du système juridictionnel une garantie à part entière de cette valeur fondatrice de l’Union. D’un point de vue procédural, la fonction nouvelle du système juridictionnel s’exprime par les obligations incombant aux Etats membres et par l’office européen du juge national, dont la pratique a transformé, dans un esprit de loyauté juridictionnelle et de volontarisme, les mécanismes du renvoi préjudiciel et du mandat d’arrêt européen en garanties systémiques de l’Etat de droit. La présente contribution propose une modélisation nouvelle de l’Union qui permet de visualiser le rapprochement du contenu systémique de la protection juridictionnelle et du principe européen de légalité mais aussi la suprématie du principe de loyauté qui non seulement affecte le principe de légalité mais fait aussi émerger des principes fonctionnels dérivés tels que la primauté et la confiance mutuelle. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Integration Between National and International Regulation of Space Resources Activities Under Public International Law
Salmeri, Antonino UL

in Journal of Space Law (in press), 43(1),

In light of the current tendency of regulating space resources activities through national legislation, this article addresses the validity of such emerging practice under Public International Law (PIL ... [more ▼]

In light of the current tendency of regulating space resources activities through national legislation, this article addresses the validity of such emerging practice under Public International Law (PIL). To this end, the article first recalls the traditional debate between Monism and Dualism about the relationship between municipal and international law. This analysis is further completed by focusing also on the counter-position between two cornerstones of PIL, the principles of State sovereignty and Pacta Sunt Servanda. Next, the article assesses the exposure of national law “integrating” international law, focusing on ex post conflicts between the two sources as regulated by Article 27 of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties. Accordingly, the article will show that States not willing to adapt their national laws will have to face international responsibility under the Draft Articles on State Responsibility for Internationally Wrongful Acts. Based on the above, the article then presents the related legal consequences, both at the international and national levels. Finally, the article closes by assessing the role of interpretative declarations and the defense of persistent objector as possible legal tools for dissenting States. [less ▲]

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