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Article
Publication date: 1 February 1992

Donald V. Lackey

Ongoing reductions in dielectric thickness for metallized AC capacitors, has resulted in a shift away from pure aluminium coatings for capacitor materials to be used in…

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Ongoing reductions in dielectric thickness for metallized AC capacitors, has resulted in a shift away from pure aluminium coatings for capacitor materials to be used in higher voltage applications. Metallized electrodes such as zinc with silver prenucleation, zinc/aluminium composites and aluminium bilayers are now required for AC capacitors. This paper will discuss the design aspects of a vacuum web coater to provide this wider range of requirements.

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Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials, vol. 39 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0003-5599

Article
Publication date: 1 March 2016

Jay E. Ryu

This paper investigates whether an outcome-based school aid formula could improve fiscal and outcome equity significantly more than a typical aid formula would. When…

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This paper investigates whether an outcome-based school aid formula could improve fiscal and outcome equity significantly more than a typical aid formula would. When outcome-based formula is applied to foundation aid, fiscal and outcome equity deteriorates compared to Ohio's recent aid formula. However, when it is applied to power-equalizing aid, the latter improves fiscal and outcome equity more significantly than both foundation aid and Ohio's recent aid formula do. This paper further shows how to apply them to real-world cases. The lessons from this paper can be easily applied to similar grant systems with standardized test scores.

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Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Management, vol. 28 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1096-3367

Article
Publication date: 13 April 2015

Bernd Hamm

This paper aims to summarize the major theoretical elements in the definition of a global ruling class. It then examines how neoconservatives in the USA took power and…

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Purpose

This paper aims to summarize the major theoretical elements in the definition of a global ruling class. It then examines how neoconservatives in the USA took power and used regime change to install US-friendly governments in other regions. A strategy of tension is used to press the American population into conformity. But the real revolution is to what extent factual politics escape any attempt to democratic control.

Design/methodology/approach

The research relies on case studies of material already published and provides a synthesis.

Findings

Three case studies show how far the Deep State already goes. Democracy is on the brink of survival.

Originality/value

This paper is an original hypothesis of the potential end of democracy as we know it, supported by empirical data.

Article
Publication date: 1 October 1968

NEVER since the Industrial Revolution have there been so many radical changes in the manner of producing goods as we are witnessing today. Manufacturing is new in its…

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NEVER since the Industrial Revolution have there been so many radical changes in the manner of producing goods as we are witnessing today. Manufacturing is new in its concepts, in technical and mechanical techniques and largely new in materials, methods and machines.

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Work Study, vol. 17 no. 10
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0043-8022

Article
Publication date: 7 February 2019

Sara A. Kreindler, Ashley Struthers, Colleen J. Metge, Catherine Charette, Karen Harlos, Paul Beaudin, Sunita B. Bapuji, Ingrid Botting and Jose Francois

Healthcare policymakers and managers struggle to engage private physicians, who tend to view themselves as independent of the system, in new models of primary care. The…

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Purpose

Healthcare policymakers and managers struggle to engage private physicians, who tend to view themselves as independent of the system, in new models of primary care. The purpose of this paper is to examine this issue through a social identity lens.

Design/methodology/approach

Through in-depth interviews with 33 decision-makers and 31 fee-for-service family physicians, supplemented by document review and participant observation, the authors studied a Canadian province’s early efforts to engage physicians in primary care renewal initiatives.

Findings

Recognizing that the existing physician–system relationship was generally distant, decision-makers invested effort in relationship-building. However, decision-makers’ rhetoric, as well as the design of their flagship initiative, evinced an attempt to proceed directly from interpersonal relationship-building to the establishment of formal intergroup partnership, with no intervening phase of supporting physicians’ group identity and empowering them to assume equal partnership. The invitation to partnership did not resonate with most physicians: many viewed it as an inauthentic offer from an out-group (“bureaucrats”) with discordant values; others interpreted partnership as a mere transactional exchange. Such perceptions posed barriers to physician participation in renewal activities.

Practical implications

The pursuit of a premature degree of intergroup closeness can be counterproductive, heightening physician resistance.

Originality/value

This study revealed that even a relatively subtle misalignment between a particular social identity management strategy and its intergroup context can have highly problematic ramifications. Findings advance the literature on social identity management and may facilitate the development of more effective engagement strategies.

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Journal of Health Organization and Management, vol. 33 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1477-7266

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Article
Publication date: 21 June 2019

Miguel Goede

The purpose of this article is to explore the future of democracy, given the transition the countries of the world are experiencing.

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Purpose

The purpose of this article is to explore the future of democracy, given the transition the countries of the world are experiencing.

Methodology

The paper draws on literature concerning democracy, ICT and artificial intelligence. A framework for understanding the working of democracy is developed. This framework or model is tested in 20 countries, and conclusions are presented.

Findings

Globally, there is a shift taking place away from representative democracy toward less democratic forms of government.

Originality

Most studies are implicitly dogmatic in assuming that representative democracy is a superior form of government. The influences of corporations, media and the elite are moving representative democracy away from the ideal of democracy.

Conclusions

The future of democracy is uncertain. It is not likely that representative democracy will become the universal form of government. Global government is possible, but it is not likely to be a representative democracy.

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Kybernetes, vol. 48 no. 10
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0368-492X

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