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Attempted Crime and Impossible Felony: The Boundaries of a Punishable Action

Num°16 AGENCY
Pistola2

The essay starts with the historic development of the theme of the impossible attempt and moves to a consideration of the twofold question of (a) the degree of penalty for the attempt in relation to the committed crime and (b) whether the unsuccessful attempt can be punished. Leggi tutto »

 
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Health Promotion Interventions: An Appropriate Evaluation

Num°13 EVALUATION
empowerment

This paper examines some of the issues underlying the notion of “appropriateness” in the context of health promotion evaluation. Appropriateness depends on an alignment of evaluation practices with the tenets of contemporary health promotion, including the notions of participation, community control, and respect for people not as unthinking objects of research but as partners in knowledge development. Leggi tutto »

 
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School and School System Evaluations: Formal Quality and Real Quality

Num°13 EVALUATION
matita

Assessment practices have currently intensified in several countries, according to different approaches. Since the late 1960s in particular, the European school systems have been affected by periodic international surveys, with comparative analyses of learning outcomes. These were complemented by increasingly complex system assessments, which have taken into account, since the 1990s, even contextual and procedural variables. Leggi tutto »

 
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On Some Aspects of Research Assessment in the Humanities: Bibliometrics and Related Topics

Num°13 EVALUATION
TimetoEvaluate

Society and policy makers are asking universities and research institutions to be accountable for public investment. Developing performance measures for assessing research quality and impact has therefore become a hot topic, on which a great growing debate has been raging for the past few years. Leggi tutto »

 
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Research Quality Evaluation in the Managerial Disciplines: Good Intentions, Bad Practices, and Urgent Changes

Num°13 EVALUATION
sabbia

The evaluation of university professors’ activities has recently become a crucial issue in the academic debate, with a particular consideration for research funding. Beyond the mere financial aspects of such a domain, there is a reputational framework involved in this field that reshapes the power architecture of the Italian universities – and of society as a whole through this. Leggi tutto »

 
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Questioning Evaluation within the Humanities

Num°13 EVALUATION
Truffaut

In line with the democratic ideals, there is a growing call for a greater public involvement in the establishment of science and technology policies. There exists a variety of public participation procedures that aim at consulting and engaging the public, ranging from public hearings to consensus conferences. Leggi tutto »

 
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Alternating Fortune. On the Squandering of the “Most Paltry People”

Num°12 LUCK
imgres

Between the end of the nineteenth and the first years of the twentieth century, there have been various analyses (of a juridical, fiscal, psychological, social, empathic-literary, moralizing or more properly philosophical nature) concerning the pathological drifts of gambling. Leggi tutto »

 
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Numero 12 LUCK October, 2014 - Autore:

 

Introduction to an Anthropology of Centers

Num°11 SPACE
Centro

Distancing itself from major theoreticians of “centers” such as Mircea Eliade and Edward Shils, the essay advances a notion that is much less compromised with the principle of sacredness. It is a more humble and modest, plural and territorial notion. Leggi tutto »

 
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Numero 11 SPACE July, 2014 - Autore:

 

The Heteronomous Beauty of Artifact Space

Num°11 SPACE
Fountain_Court_London

Why is the space of our daily existence often made of benches with seats that stab our backs with pain? Of train stations similar to labyrinths that make us miss the train? Of airports whose façades present such an obsessive formal homogeneity that we cannot distinguish the entry? Leggi tutto »

 
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City Space

Num°11 SPACE
c.p. fun palace

Architectural space is the space of the city. In the Western world, urban culture develops according to morphologies that evolve with continuity by integrating the innovations of the Renaissance and the experimentations of the Baroque period up to the end of the nineteenth century. Leggi tutto »

 
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Geometry: The Mathematical Vision of Space

Num°11 SPACE
torusnocolor

What does the word “space” mean for a mathematician? What did it mean in the past? This essay takes a brief historical tour and describes some important steps in the evolution of geometry, from Euclid to Gauss and up to the breakthrough of non-Euclidean geometry. Leggi tutto »

 
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