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Modern Learning and Training Tools which can be Properly Adapted and Designed to Reinforce Specialized Courses on Effective Crisis Management

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This paper highlights the effectiveness of several modern training tools that could be applied within the context of training organizations, aiming towards the introduction of theoretical and practical fields, like the assessment of critical risks, the impact of time pressure and the importance of situational awareness, into the contents of a training course. The first part deals with present training tendencies and tools like distance and technology-based learning, while it is highlighted that knowledge management has gone through a deep and wide re-orientation. Quality assurance issues regarding education are also of great significance. The second part then studies the psychology of serving in combat or irregular crisis situations. It is about the particularities that compose the military, business or civil protection reality, resulting in new approaches of training courses that pursue excellent performance, particularly in dynamic and changing with high-velocity environments. Concepts like shared-ness of information, maturity in leadership decision making and cognitive task analysis can all determine a new domain of acceptable measures for crisis management training at professional level. The scope ranges from a routine organizational context to rapid response in a larger-scale emergency under pressure, requiring respective training adjustments.

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NLP tools and processes of motivation

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Neuro-linguistic programming (international acronym: NLP) is a special approach to understanding the communication process, triggering an attitude of curiosity, passion and dedication in studying the ways of improving and developing the behavior of human being, being not only an efficient system for stimulating spiritual evolution and increasing spiritual harmony, but also a great impetus for changing mentalities at the social level. also, it provides many useful means to deal with the real problems of today’s management and leadership. However, the information about NLP presented in the paper should not be interpreted as therapeutic indications, but this does not mean that it may be considered unnecessary.

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Sport Sponsorship as a Promotional Tool: Special Focus in Albania Business-to-Business (B2B) Perspective

References Abrahamsson, J., Forsgren, T., & Lundgren, H. (2003) Sport sponsorship as a Marketing Communication Tool. Luleå University of Technology. Department of Business Administration and Social Sciences, 971 87 Luleå, Sweden. Aliraj, B. (2013).“Sporti dhe Sponsorizimi”, [Sport and Sponsorship]. Gazeta Telegraf, 23 May, 7p. Bennet, R. (1999). Sport Sponsoring, Spectator Recalls and False Consensus. European Journal of Marketing, Vol.33 No3/4, pp.291-313. Farrely, F., Quester,J., Burton, R

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Cost of alcohol studies: A policy tool, not a research programme

Cost of alcohol studies: A policy tool, not a research programme

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KTP - a tool for creating dialogue and trust within and between different substance abuse treatment services

KTP - a tool for creating dialogue and trust within and between different substance abuse treatment services

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Dual Citizenship in an Era of Securitisation:
The Case of Denmark

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This article uses the case of Denmark to critically discuss key assumptions in the theoretical literature on dual citizenship. When Denmark surprisingly accepted dual citizenship in 2015, the decision reflected two distinct lines of argument: first, accepting dual citizenship would allow Danes living abroad to keep their Danish citizenship; second, because it is considered illegitimate to make people stateless, allowing dual citizenship would simultaneously allow for citizenship revocation of dual citizens who engage in or support acts of terror. This rationale stands in striking contrast to how dual citizenship has been previously theorised. The gradual acceptance of dual citizenship in Western countries since the early 1990s has been seen either as a symptom of a post-national era or as a pragmatic adjustment to the transnational realities of international migration. By contrast, the case of Denmark shows that dual citizenship may serve as a lever to protect the political community of the nation-state from terrorism and, as such, function as a tool of securitisation.

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From Eco’s Aperturato Fractal Narrative: Recursion as a Tool of Order in Contemporary Narratives

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In 1962 Umberto Eco published his Opera aperta. Forma e indeterminazione nelle poetiche contemporanee, in which he dealt with the televised space and its influence on the development of plot in contemporary narratives. The analysis of the aesthetic of television led him to highlight the exclusive capacity of television to transmit events in real time: Live TV.Eco affirms in particular that through the editing in Live TV, the role of choice completely changes in comparison to what happens in the editing phase within the cinematographic narrative. In Live TV, choice becomes a proper composition, a form of narrative, a means of unifying in a discursive way a set of isolated images within the framework of a wider set of events taking place at the same time and intersecting one another. This impromptu narrative brings with it the use of some recursive forms, which represent an important narrative tool enabling a weaving of the narrative space. Eco identified those recursive forms in some jazz figures such as the riff, the recursive form of which allows for the creation of an organic composition full of improvisation. A few years later, the importance of figures of this kind was also noted by Deleuze-Guattari (1980), who posited that ritornello has an important function of organizing the exterior space, or chaotic space. Based on these considerations, this paper deals with the phenomenon of repetition, recursivity, and patterns, to bring these concepts into the construction of narrative spaces. The central point of the paper is that the birth of Live TV started a phenomenon of exteriorization of the inner data of the narrative construction. This phenomenon of externalization makes possible the understanding of data through spatial terms, and one starts to use recursive formulas to navigate it.

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Workfare Schemes as a Tool For Preventing the Further Impoverishment of the Rural Poor

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This article examines workfare schemes in rural Hungary and their contribution to relieving rural poverty. It does so on the basis of an analysis of European Union statistics and a series of semi-structured interviews which were conducted in 2013-2015 as part of a larger project investigating the contemporary state of rural Hungary. The paper comprises four sections: following a short description of the methodology, regional disparities and deprivation in rural areas are introduced with the help of a typology on deprivation and Eurostat data, thus providing evidence for European comparison. Following this, the main findings of our extensive qualitative research into workfare policies in rural Hungary are introduced and discussed on the basis of related legislation4. The article finds that workfare schemes in the rural sector are unique to Central and Eastern Europe, and are especially favoured in Hungary; it also discovers that economists are correct in assessing that said workfare schemes create few new jobs. Nevertheless, they are ‘better than nothing’, and have become embedded in rural society, where they are appreciated by beneficiaries and local officials alike. They necessarily make a paternalistic distinction between the deserving and undeserving poor, and the more commercially-oriented schemes raise issues of market distortion.

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Au pairs on Facebook
Ethnographic use of social media in politicised fields

informative in the examination of how the au pairs embraced and resisted these media discourses. One case addresses how au pairs discussed a documentary about au pairs, and the other case explores how the au pairs present their migration experience through the photos they display on Facebook. First, I will present my research methodology, and some of the ethical considerations relating to the use of Facebook as a methodological tool. Methodology The reflections on the use of Facebook as a methodological tool stems from my Ph.D. research about the long-term economic

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Personal Documents as Data Sources for Social Sciences. A Review of History of Uses, Ethical, Methodological and Epistemological Considerations

. Occasional Paper no. 10. University of Sussex: Mass-Observation Archive. Jones, R. Kenneth. 2000. The unsolicited diary as a qualitative research tool for advanced research capacity in the field. Qualitative Health Research 10 (4): 555-567. Koa Wing, Sandra. 2005. Acquiring Qualitative Data for re-Use: Issues from Mass Observation. Paper presented at the CRESC Methods Workshop: Reusing Qualitative Data, September 28, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK. Kramer, Anne-Marie. 2011. Kinship, Affinity and Connectedness

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