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Alternatives to Civil Commitment of the Mentally Ill: Practical Guides and Constitutional Imperatives

David L. Chambers
1972 Michigan law review  
Considerable diversity exists among the states in these procedures, 136 but the pattern of involuntary-commitment codes having congealed in this country before the recent movement toward community-based  ...  See also Zuithoff, Community Psychiatry and Social Action-A Survey, 126 Am. J. PSYCHIATY 162 (1970). 22.  ...  In the context of a broad-gauged class action, however, those practical reasons do not apply: it is different to ask a court once in the context of a class action to attach special weight to the interest  ... 
doi:10.2307/1287666 fatcat:azs7r7r3p5bpjnms5g5sxlkw2e

Rational choice theory and moral action

J. P. R. de Jonge
2005 Socio-Economic Review  
My aim is to show that the idea of a moral preference is only feasible as a meta-preference, and that the art of meta-ranking is practised when ranking incomparable preferences.  ...  In his article 'The Case for a Multiple Utility Function' (Economics and Philosophy, 2, 159-83), Etzioni took the view that moral acts are qualitatively different from acts aimed at the satisfaction of  ...  Acknowledgements I thank David Marsden and an anonymous referee for their useful suggestions on previous drafts.  ... 
doi:10.1093/ser/mwi003 fatcat:izz2t436yvdt5kcdaorchuioei

Korsgaard's Constitutivism and the Possibility of Bad Action

Herlinde Pauer-Studer
2017 Ethical Theory and Moral Practice  
The paper then compares this approach to bad action with the one Korsgaard provides and outlines also a new way of grounding the categorical imperative.  ...  In my paper I will argue that a constitutive account can solve the problem of bad action by applying the distinction between constitutive and regulative rules to the categorical imperative.  ...  reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10677-017-9851-9 pmid:31983887 pmcid:PMC6954027 fatcat:js6jpkapkvheffqaxnc4dgnske

The global sustainability challenge: from agreement to action

Calestous Juma
2002 International Journal of Global Environmental Issues  
de Janeiro and map out a strategy for renewed commitment to sustainable development.  ...  The most common explanation is that the political will needed to translate the commitments into action has been lacking.  ...  Acknowledgement This article is based on an earlier paper prepared for the Regional Roundtable References and Notes  ... 
doi:10.1504/ijgenvi.2002.000985 fatcat:jkpq243vnrhwzmw2nqrd54ewtq

Labour's policy development in opposition: the changing constraints on action

Colin McCaig
1998 Journal of Vocational Education and Training  
This is presented as an example of the type of constraints which act on all policymakers, and the changing nature of those constraints in response to changing nature of industrial demand for skilled labour  ...  The Labour Party's policymaking structures in the United Kingdom have changed in a way that has allowed new ideas to emerge in the party's VET discourse.  ...  The Labour Party's Policy Review of 1987-1988 recommended a new Traineeship for school leavers based on a German model (Labour Party, 1988) , but in the British context, with much weaker trade unions  ... 
doi:10.1080/13636829800200059 fatcat:yj7seozz2jfvjcxs5vln2pdfxq

The United States and global health: inseparable and synergistic? The Institute of Medicine's report on global health

Mohammed K. Ali, K.M. Venkat Narayan
2009 Global Health Action  
New paradigms are introduced, denouncing the dichotomous distinction between rich and poor countries with the rapidly transitioning countries emerging as global powers, and affirming the need for models  ...  lessons in innovation, efficiency, and organization of institutions and human resources.  ...  The imperative is based on the unique current opportunity (given passionate interest and financial commitments from a wide range of vested groups) as well as acknowledgements of global interdependence  ... 
doi:10.3402/gha.v2i0.2035 pmid:20027251 pmcid:PMC2792157 fatcat:w4rxu4m4yba4pogyxm6wqk6zeq


Martin Reynolds
2012 Systemic Practice and Action Research  
By making information gathering and knowledge generation less mystical and a more transparent social activity, the conceptual and practical application of the process of unfolding can help towards retrieving  ...  I question why such systems, despite receiving substantial financial and human investment, appear to have a weak impact on projects, programmes and policy intended for rural poverty alleviation in developing  ...  the need for a process of unfolding appears imperative.  ... 
doi:10.1023/a:1022925317711 fatcat:r2e655umxfav5jpifjaqfpnhcq

Strategy as Action

Milan Zeleny
2010 International Journal of Strategic Decision Sciences  
Because decisions are actions, so the strategy itself is action, not just a description of action.  ...  This is why we label the action-based strategic thinking as "Anti-Porter": consumers do not want tradeoffs and so truly effective strategy cannot be rooted in Porter's tradeoffs.  ...  We can safely dismiss the information-based strategy of the past, and move decisively towards the knowledge-based strategy of the present.  ... 
doi:10.4018/jsds.2010103001 fatcat:o6d7e3epmrbkpk3bocunsqbmpi

Principles of canonical action research

Robert Davison, Maris G. Martinsons, Ned Kock
2004 Information Systems Journal  
The second principle is based upon a cyclical process model for action research that consists of five stages: diagnosis, planning, intervention, evaluation and reflection.  ...  Despite the growing prominence of canonical action research (CAR) in the information systems discipline, a paucity of methodological guidance continues to hamper those conducting and evaluating such studies  ...  3c Was a theoretically based model used to derive the causes of the observed problem? 3d Did the planned intervention follow from this theoretically based model?  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1365-2575.2004.00162.x fatcat:m55svwp62ncq7k676cbkqjhn7e

Merck's Actions Surrounding Vioxx

Michael Heinley
2006 PLoS Medicine  
Beveridge M, Howard A, Burton K, Holder W (2003) The Ptolemy project: A scalable model for delivering health information in Africa. BMJ 327: 790-793. 6.  ...  Correspondence June 2006 | Volume 3 | Issue 6 | e278 | e280 practices of postgradute medical trainees towards research-A snapshot from Faisalabad. J Pak Med Assoc 54: 534-536. 3.  ...  , and tuberculosis; (2) there is a moral imperative to recognize the plight of the world's most impoverished who suffer from neglected tropical diseases; and (3) beginning today, we can make a rapid impact  ... 
doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.0030286 pmid:16789808 pmcid:PMC1481648 fatcat:3hdc3iernvclhmsp2tes7arnqa

Eliminating Disparities in Cardiovascular Health: Six Strategic Imperatives and a Framework for Action

G. A. Mensah
2005 Circulation  
In this review, 6 strategic imperatives within a framework for action are presented.  ...  Additionally, investment in local-level disparities surveillance, community-based participatory research, and development of a diverse clinical and public health workforce will be invaluable.  ...  A serious commitment to implementing similar strategies and evaluating their effectiveness is highly desirable. A. Strategic imperatives 1. Accelerate health impact in disparate populations 2.  ... 
doi:10.1161/01.cir.0000158134.24860.91 pmid:15769777 fatcat:wm6ht62kurf3jmhwfblshrdn2m

Investigation and Evaluation of UML Action Languages

Omar Bahy Badreddin, Timothy C. Lethbridge, Andrew Forward
2014 Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Model-Driven Engineering and Software Development  
We also present a functioning implementation of an action language and discuss our platform for experimenting with Action Language based systems.  ...  We analyze the current direction of UML Action Language development and provide a classification of the proposed action language structure and statements.  ...  Umple can be incrementally be adopted by developers who are used to using standard languages and want to move towards modeling; Alf, on the other hand requires a complete rewrite of action code.  ... 
doi:10.5220/0004699902640273 dblp:conf/modelsward/BadreddinLF14a fatcat:zh3h2valuvcpzndn3y75evye5q

Intentional actions, plans, and information systems

Nikhil Kaza, Lewis D. Hopkins
2012 International Journal of Geographical Information Science  
This article shows how relationships encoded within each of a set of plans, using a recently developed data model, can be used to infer the relationships of actions among these plans.  ...  Urban development plans have a strong spatial component, but recent literature in planning emphasizes that plans are about actions and relationships among them.  ...  Acknowledgements The authors are greatly indebted to Mike Worboys, Robert Laurini, Varkki Pallathucheril and Kieran Donaghy for all the comments and insights that they generously gave on previous versions  ... 
doi:10.1080/13658816.2011.603337 fatcat:2mrzyhkom5ggzl6mpaljgf65vq

The action research cycle reloaded: Conducting action research across buyer-supplier relationships

Vieri Maestrini, Davide Luzzini, Abraham B. (Rami) Shani, Filomena Canterino
2016 Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management  
This study proposes action research as a suitable interactive method that could complement other methodologies in the field of purchasing and supply chain management, as well as in other fields.  ...  The framework is applied to study the design and implementation of a supplier performance measurement system in the banking industry.  ...  Compared to other case-base methods, the governance stage introduces entirely new imperatives for the action researcher (i.e., building trust and promoting ethical behaviours), who becomes an essential  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.pursup.2016.06.002 fatcat:lij6autwbjg75jzvomx535jku4

Promoting a participatory convergence in a Spanish context: an inter-university action research project using visual narrative

Elia Fernández-Díaz, Carlos Rodríguez-Hoyos, Adelina Calvo Salvador, Gloria Braga Blanco, Lorea Fernández-Olaskoaga, Prudencia Gutiérrez-Esteban
2018 Educational Action Research  
in a wider inter-university framework.  ...  in order to generate systematic inquiry around the current situation of the university and the need to act and rethink our commitment to promoting changes in this context.  ...  accepted commitments in order to assume the model of shared responsibility based on the discussion of our experiences.  ... 
doi:10.1080/09650792.2018.1546607 fatcat:32payea4z5evtb7lzef6fdhzvu
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