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Publication date: 19 June 2017

Lucie Severová, Roman Svoboda and Lenka Kopecká

The purpose of this paper is to express the development of market price of farmland in the CR and to describe causes and effects of these changes in the price on the…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to express the development of market price of farmland in the CR and to describe causes and effects of these changes in the price on the ownership of land in the country.

Design/methodology/approach

Primarily, description methods (especially for describing the creation of investment farmland funds) and a comparative analysis (in the case of an indicator of the farmland prices in the Czech Republic) were used in this paper.

Findings

The findings show that the situation in the Czech agricultural sector has improved particularly due to increasing subsidies; non-agricultural subjects are showing increased interest and banks are changing their approach to granting loans for the purchase of farmland. The market price of farmland in the Czech Republic has been rising; in 2015, it exceeded CZK162,500 per hectare on average. However, it is still low compared to the old EU member states.

Practical implications

Practical implication of the paper consists in comparing market prices of farmland with prices at which state sold farmland through PRGLF. Plot owners are often approached about the sale or lease of farmland. However, there are many speculators among those interested in buying, who often focus on those owners who have no idea regarding the value of their plots.

Originality/value

In the paper, the model of farmland prices was newly used and applied to real data in the Czech Republic from 2004 to 2015. Moreover, current data on investments to farmland were acquired, and an analysis which could be useful for foreign investors was elaborated.

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Property Management, vol. 35 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0263-7472

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Publication date: 19 June 2017

Clive M.J. Warren

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Property Management, vol. 35 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0263-7472

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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.

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Publication date: 1 May 2019

Bharat Mehra

The chapter introduces the reader to select language of human sexuality and the definitions and characteristics of some key terms related to lesbian, gay, bisexual…

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The chapter introduces the reader to select language of human sexuality and the definitions and characteristics of some key terms related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning/queer (LGBTQ+), identifies different theoretical perspectives of human sexuality and sexual orientation, and discusses select LGBTQ+ theories and concepts in a historical context that library and information science (LIS) professionals should consider while performing their roles related to information creation–organization–management–dissemination–research processes. It helps better understand the scope of what is LGBTQ+ information and traces its interdisciplinary connections to reflect on its place within the LIS professions. The chapter discusses these implications with the expectation of the LIS professional to take concrete actions in changing the conditions that lack fairness, equality/equity, justice, and/or human rights for LGBTQ+ people via the use of information. Important considerations in this regard include the need for an integrative interdisciplinary LGBTQ+ information model, growth of a diversified LGBTQ+ knowledge base and experiences, holistic LGBTQ+ information representations, LGBTQ+ activism, and participatory engagement and inclusion of LGBTQ+ users.

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LGBTQ+ Librarianship in the 21st Century: Emerging Directions of Advocacy and Community Engagement in Diverse Information Environments
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78756-474-9

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Publication date: 1 December 1997

Lucy A. Tedd

Before running workshops on electronic library developments in the Czech Republic and Slovenia in 1996 and 1997, visits were made to several libraries in order to become…

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Before running workshops on electronic library developments in the Czech Republic and Slovenia in 1996 and 1997, visits were made to several libraries in order to become aware of current developments. In the Czech Republic the ALEPH system is being used by the National Library whilst the TINlib system is used in many other libraries including those visited at the Parliament and at the University of Economics in Prague. A Czech system was being implemented at the state research library at Kladno that was also visited. In contrast, a centralised system, COBISS, was used in all the libraries visited in Slovenia; these included the National and University Library, Maribor Public Library, Maribor University Library and the Central Technological Library. The Internet is widely used in libraries in both countries. The paper provides descriptions of the libraries visited and their use of electronic library systems, along with brief details of material covered in the workshops.

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Program, vol. 31 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0033-0337

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Publication date: 4 December 2020

Olga Nešporová

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Funerary Practices in the Czech Republic
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ISBN: 978-1-78973-112-5

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Publication date: 31 May 2007

Jiri Strouhal

Year 2004 was influenced by the strike in the National Hockey League. The reason of this strike was the option of adoption of the wage ceiling for the NHL players. The…

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Year 2004 was influenced by the strike in the National Hockey League. The reason of this strike was the option of adoption of the wage ceiling for the NHL players. The paper stresses the attention to the problem how to account and measure the possibility of the players’ contracts with options in the new model. We are dealing with the following hypothesis: “Is possible to use the experiences of valuation of financial options not only to ROA (Real Options Analysis) but also for valuation of players’ contracts with option?” The modified Black‐Scholes Formula is one of the possible solutions how to measure the value of the option clause.

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Journal of International Trade Law and Policy, vol. 6 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1477-0024

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Publication date: 2 March 2021

Ilya Falkovsky

The first parts of this chapter trace the history of the Chinese national minority Uyghurs, the origins of their ethnic identity and their early art. It then describes the…

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The first parts of this chapter trace the history of the Chinese national minority Uyghurs, the origins of their ethnic identity and their early art. It then describes the recent government's repression of Uyghurs and their attempts to resist the state oppression and forced assimilation through art.

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Art in Diverse Social Settings
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ISBN: 978-1-80043-897-2

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Publication date: 1 December 2006

Margaret Barry, Colette Reynolds, Anne Sheridan and Róisín Egenton

This paper reports on the implementation and evaluation of the JOBS programme in Ireland. This is a training intervention to promote re‐employment and improve mental…

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This paper reports on the implementation and evaluation of the JOBS programme in Ireland. This is a training intervention to promote re‐employment and improve mental health among unemployed people that was implemented on a pilot basis in the border region of the Republic and Northern Ireland. Programme participants were unemployed people recruited from local training and employment offices and health agencies. The evaluation indicated that the programme was implemented successfully and led to improved psychological and re‐employment outcomes for the intervention group, lasting up to 12 months post‐intervention. This paper reflects on the implementation issues that arose in adapting an international evidence‐based programme to the local setting and considers the implications of the evaluation findings for the roll out of the programme on a larger scale.

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Journal of Public Mental Health, vol. 5 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1746-5729

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Publication date: 13 October 2020

Zoi G. Ralli and Stavroula J. Pantazopoulou

Important differentiating attributes in the procedures used, the characteristic mineral composition of the binders, and the implications these have on the final long term…

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Purpose

Important differentiating attributes in the procedures used, the characteristic mineral composition of the binders, and the implications these have on the final long term stability and physico-mechanical performance of the concretes produced are identified and discussed, with the intent to improve transparency and clarity in the field of geopolymer concrete technologies.

Design/methodology/approach

This state-of-the-art review covers the area of geopolymer concrete, a class of sustainable construction materials that use a variety of alternative powders in lieu of cement for composing concrete, most being a combination of industrial by-products and natural resources rich in specific required minerals. It explores extensively the available essential materials for geopolymer concrete and provides a deeper understanding of its underlying chemical mechanisms.

Findings

This is a state-of-the-art review introducing the essential characteristics of alternative powders used in geopolymer binders and the effectiveness these have on material performance.

Practical implications

With the increase of need for alternative cementitious materials, identifying and understanding the critical material components and the effect they may have on the performance of the resulting mixes in fresh as well as hardened state become a critical requirement to for short- and long-term quality control (e.g. flash setting, efflorescence, etc.).

Originality/value

The topic explored is significant in the field of sustainable concrete technologies where there are several parallel but distinct material technologies being developed, such as geopolymer concrete and alkali-activated concrete. Behavioral aspects and results are not directly transferable between the two fields of cementitious materials development, and these differences are explored and detailed in the present study.

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International Journal of Structural Integrity, vol. ahead-of-print no. ahead-of-print
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1757-9864

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