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Gamma-Convergence for Beginners

Andrea Braides

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198507840
eISBN:
9780191709890
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507840.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

This book introduces the main concepts of the theory of De Giorgi's Gamma-convergence and gives a description of its main applications to the study of asymptotic variational problems. The content is ... More


SOME HOMOGENIZATION PROBLEMS

Andrea Braides

in Gamma-Convergence for Beginners

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198507840
eISBN:
9780191709890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507840.003.0004
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

Homogenization problems for a general class of integrals are solved by a direct approach. Different homogenization formulas are given, both in an asymptotic form and as a cell problem (in the convex ... More


Europeanization and the Persistence of Administrative Systems

Edward C. Page

in Governing Europe

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199250158
eISBN:
9780191599439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250154.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Europeanization represents something of a paradox: at one level it is impossible to argue that the state has not been ‘Europeanized’ to some degree in various sectors; and on the other hand, there is ... More


Pragmatism Against Morality: Ethnicity in the Aztec Empire

R. D. Grillo

in Pluralism and the Politics of Difference: State, Culture, and Ethnicity in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294269
eISBN:
9780191599378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294263.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

In Mesoamerica, conquest, predatory or segmentary expansion, and migration frequently brought together heterogeneous social, cultural, and linguistic populations under a single ruler. In the Aztec ... More


BETWEEN STATE AND CIVIL SOCIETY: EUROPEAN CONTEXTS FOR EDUCATION

Joseph Dunne

in Citizenship and Education in Liberal-Democratic Societies: Teaching for Cosmopolitan Values and Collective Identities

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199253661
eISBN:
9780191601972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253668.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Joseph Dunne’s essay begins by examining the ways in which schooling in modern liberal–democratic societies tend to function as the agent of cultural homogenization and alienation, and thus block ... More


The Global, the Local, and the Disembedded

Chrisanthi Avgerou

in Information Systems and Global Diversity

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199263424
eISBN:
9780191714252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263424.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter traces the root of diversity confronting information systems innovation in the unfolding processes of globalization. It starts from the concept of globalization as the shrinking of time ... More


Stochastic Homogenization and Energy of Infinite Sets of Points

Xavier Blanc

in Analysis and Stochastics of Growth Processes and Interface Models

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199239252
eISBN:
9780191716911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239252.003.0004
Subject:
Mathematics, Probability / Statistics, Analysis

This chapter presents, in a synthetic way, a series of recent works by X. Blanc, C. Le Bris, and P-L. Lions on homogenization of an elliptic partial differential equation under certain periodic or ... More


INTRODUCTION

Andrea Braides

in Gamma-Convergence for Beginners

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198507840
eISBN:
9780191709890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507840.003.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

The idea of a variational convergence is introduced as an equality of upper and lower bounds for families of variational problems. Examples are given that illustrate some of the main applications of ... More


*SOME COMMENTS ON VECTORIAL PROBLEMS

Andrea Braides

in Gamma-Convergence for Beginners

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198507840
eISBN:
9780191709890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507840.003.0013
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

This chapter shows that some notions used in a one-dimensional setting can be extended to higher dimensions and vector problems if properly modified. In particular, convexity requirements for lower ... More


The Ecology of Exotic Birds in Novel Locations

Tim M. Blackburn, Julie L. Lockwood, and Phillip Cassey

in Avian Invasions: The Ecology and Evolution of Exotic Birds

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199232543
eISBN:
9780191715983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232543.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter considers how exotic birds interact with native species, and how they serve to re-shape global biodiversity patterns. Both exotic and native species are distributed unevenly across the ... More


The shape of things to come: non-native mammalian predators and the fate of island bird diversity

Julie L. Lockwood, Tim M. Blackburn, Phillip Cassey, and Julian D. Olden

in Holocene Extinctions

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199535095
eISBN:
9780191715754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199535095.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Oceanic islands and their avifaunas provide a wealth of information where changes to diversity across the Holocene have been intensively studied, and birds endemic to islands have been especially ... More


The Plan for the Homogenization of Anatolia

Taner Akçam

in The Young Turks' Crime against Humanity: The Armenian Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing in the Ottoman Empire

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153339
eISBN:
9781400841844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153339.003.0002
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter explores the fundamental characteristics of the overall plan for the “homogenization” of Anatolia. Having initially devised and implemented a plan before the First World War to free ... More


The Initial Phase of Anti-Armenian Policy

Taner Akçam

in The Young Turks' Crime against Humanity: The Armenian Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing in the Ottoman Empire

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153339
eISBN:
9781400841844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153339.003.0005
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter looks at how extant Ottoman documents reveal that the Unionist government made clear distinctions in its wartime policies between the Armenians and the empire's other Christian ... More


Unemployment protection and labour market change in Europe: towards ‘triple integration’?

Jochen Clasen and Daniel Clegg

in Regulating the Risk of Unemployment: National Adaptations to Post-Industrial Labour Markets in Europe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199592296
eISBN:
9780191731471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592296.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

The traditional European approach to unemployment protection developed in the context of industrial labour markets, and its key institutional features, ensured a relatively virtuous interaction ... More


The United Kingdom: towards a single working-age benefit system

Jochen Clasen

in Regulating the Risk of Unemployment: National Adaptations to Post-Industrial Labour Markets in Europe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199592296
eISBN:
9780191731471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592296.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

The chapter shows that all three process of integration can be identified in the United Kingdom. The declining relevance of the principle of social insurance has led to benefit homogenization within ... More


A Tale of Three Cities: Or the Glocalization of City Management

Barbara Czarniawska

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199252718
eISBN:
9780191719295
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252718.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

The term ‘glocalization’ has been coined to indicate that globalization consists of two connected but opposite processes: it homogenizes ideas and practices, but also induces local adaptation and ... More


N-Scale Model Reduction Theory

Jacob Fish and Zheng Yuan

in Multiscale Methods: Bridging the Scales in Science and Engineering

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199233854
eISBN:
9780191715532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233854.003.0003
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

A model reduction approach aimed at systematically reducing computational complexity of multiple scale homogenization for nonlinear history-dependent problems is developed. The so-called N-scale ... More


On Multiscale Computational Mechanics with Time-Space Homogenization

P. Ladevèze, David Néron, and Jean-Charles Passieux

in Multiscale Methods: Bridging the Scales in Science and Engineering

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199233854
eISBN:
9780191715532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233854.003.0009
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

The chapter deals with multiple scales in both space and time. First, the state-of-the-art is presented. Then, we discuss a family of computational approaches using time-space homogenization. ... More


The social construction of health risks

Bob Heyman

in Risk, Safety and Clinical Practice: Health care through the lens of risk

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780198569008
eISBN:
9780191717499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569008.003.02
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter locates the starting point for risk-thinking in the categorization of diverse cases as examples of a single uniform entity. This interpretive process involves the simultaneous ... More


Integration, Social Dynamics, and Strategic Vulnerability

Gurudas Das

in Security and Development in India's Northeast

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198079781
eISBN:
9780199081738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198079781.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

The chapter focuses on the political dynamics that emerged out of the efforts of the Indian state to integrate the tribal communities inhabiting the northeastern fringe, and the efforts of the ethnic ... More


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