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Béla Lett, János Gál, Magdolna Stark and Norbert Frank

magyar fogyasztói társadalom erdőkkel kapcsolatos igényei és annak környezetgazdasági hatásai. [Requirements of the Hungarian consumer society towards forests and their effects on the environmental economy] In: Lett B. - Schiberna E. - Horváth S. - Puskás L. - Stark M. (eds.): Mészáros Károly Emlékülés, Nyugat-magyarországi Egyetem Kiadó, 2012. pp. 17-29. (ISBN:978-963-334-058-5) (in Hungarian) FRANK N. (2012): A szálaló és átalakító üzemmód erdőművelési kérdései. [Sylvicultural issues of the transformation and continuous management system] In: Lett B

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Meghan Bridgid Moran, Sheila T. Murphy, Lauren B. Frank and Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati

–278. Fishbein, M. and I. Azjen(1975) Belief, attitude, intention, and behavior: An introduction to theory and research. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley. Fishbein, M., and M. Yzer (2003) ‘Using theory to design effective health behavior interventions’. Communication Theory , 13(2): 164–183. Frank, L. B., J. S. Chatterjee, S. T. Chaudhuri, C. Lapsansky, A. Bhanot, and S. T. Murphy (2012) ‘Conversation and compliance: Role of interpersonal discussion and social norms in public communication campaigns’. Journal of Health Communication , 17: 1050–1067. Gerber, A

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Frank Müller

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A new species, Pleurozia pocsii (Pleuroziaceae) from New Caledonia, is described and illustrated. The species belongs in subgenus Diversifolia B. M. Thiers. Pleurozia pocsii is easily distinguished from the other species of the genus by the laciniate dorsal and ventral leaf lobe apices of the explanate-lobuled leaves, the laciniate bracts of the sterile gynoecia, and the strongly bulging cells at the apex of the dorsal lobules of the saccate-lobuled leaves.

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Frank Libor

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The paper deals with the interpretation of public opinion polls in the Czech Republic related to security, defence and armed forces. In recent years, we can observe concern about the security situation development in the relatively close vicinity of the Czech Republic. In particular, information regarding the activities of the so-called Islamic State, the conflict in Ukraine and media presentation of recent terrorist attacks, as well as the dominant securitization of migration, have a major impact on the public opinion and the level of support for specific steps of the government in the field of security and defence policy. In the surveys, we can trace not only the growing public concern, but also the increasing support for higher defence spending and possible reintroduction of some form of compulsory military service. Special attention is paid to the public perception of the armed forces and the interpretation of the latest public opinion polls at the turn of 2016/2017. The growing support for the military and the increasing willingness of the public to engage in the Active Reserve System are positive factors that can be used to meet the recruiting goals of the Czech Armed Forces.

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Frank Eckardt

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Under the conditions of globalisation, economic success has been related in politics and theoretical debate to the strength of regions. The concept of the region has therefore also been strengthened in Germany. Within the architecture of a historically grown political landscape, the implementation of the new forms of so-called metropolitan governance, however, has had limited effects. While the limits of “new regionalism” in Germany – by the federal organisation of political geography – are evident, the very idea of regional governance is also to be challenged. Therefore, the article discusses whether the introduction of “Metropolitan regions” can be regarded in the light of the international research on global city-regions.

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State, Union And Unauthorized Migrants

A case study of deportation policy in Sweden

Denis Frank

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During the 1990s the number of unauthorized migrant workers increased in Sweden. The Building Workers’ Union (BWU) reacted restrictively to this change. The political objective of the BWU was to preserve the existing institutions in immigration policy. To achieve this end, the Union cooperated with the police to detect unauthorized migrants. The Union became in fact an integral part of the internal migration control that the police performed. The restrictive reaction of the Union created the “illegal” migrant in the construction sector as a political problem in Sweden. This political problem did not exist in Sweden before the 1990s.

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Jakob Demant and Vibeke Frank

The promise of mixed methods for Nordic alcohol and drug research

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Oskar Conle and Frank Hennemann

Studies of Neotropical Phasmatodea XII: Pseudophasma lakini sp. n. - a new stick insect from eastern Ecuador (Phasmatodea: Pseudophasmatidae: Pseudophasmatinae)

Pseudophasma lakini sp. n., a remarkable new phasmid from the eastern Andean slopes of Ecuador (Province Napo) is described and illustrated (both sexes and eggs). The original specimens were collected by Curtis Lakin (U. K.) in 2008, after whom it is named. The new species differs from all other known representatives of Pseudophasma Kirby, 1896 by the distinctly lobed meso- and metafemora and the shape of the tegmina. The holotype is deposited in the State Zoological Collections Munich, Germany (ZSMC), and the paratypes in MNHN, BMNH and in the private collections of the authors (coll. OC and coll. FH).

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Daniel Rufer and Frank Preusser

Potential of Autoradiography to Detect Spatially Resolved Radiation Patterns in the Context of Trapped Charge Dating

Recent developments in optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) dating allow the determination of signals in increasingly smaller sample amounts. This has led to microdosimetry having a larger impact on equivalent dose (DE) distributions and therefore, detection and assessment of spatial distribution of radionuclides has become more important. This study demonstrates the application of autoradiography using imaging plates to determine spatially resolved radiation inhomogeneities in different types of samples. Qualitative evaluations of radiation inhomogeneity are carried out on unconsolidated sediments as well as on hard rock samples. While indicating some limitations of applicability, the results demonstrate that the method is an efficient tool to detect and document spatial variations in a sample's radiation field. It therefore provides a possibility to rapidly screen samples to check whether microdosimetry might affect the DE data.

Furthermore, an approach to calibrate autoradiographic images for quantitative use is suggested. Using pressed powder pellets of reference materials, a series of calibration images were exposed, from which a functional relation between specific sample activity and greyscale value in the autoradiographic image has been deduced. Testing the calibration on a set of 16 geological samples, of which their radionuclide content is known, shows a good correlation between specific activities calculated from the nuclide content and specific activities deduced from the autoradiographic images. These findings illustrate the potential of autoradiography with imaging plates to detect spatial distributions of radionuclides and to tackle certain aspects of the problem of microdosimetry in modern trapped charge dating.