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Julián Antonio Moraga Riquelme, Leslie E. Sponsel, Katrien Pype, Diana Riboli, Ellen Lewin, Marina Pignatelli, Katherine Swancutt, Alejandra Carreño Calderón, Anastasios Panagiotopoulos, Sergio González Varela, Eugenia Roussou, Juan Javier Rivera Andía, Miho Ishii, Markus Balkenhol, and Marcelo González Gálvez

reading for the public at large. Marina Pignatelli ISCSP-University of Lisbon Note 1 The Masorti movement is identified with Conservative Judaism, often described as ‘traditional’. LI, Geng, Fate Calculation Experts: Diviners Seeking

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Everyday Suffering and the Abstract Time-Reckoning of Law

Reflections on the Allocation of Responsibility for an Asbestos Disaster in Italy

David Loher

silicate mineral compound composed of long microscopic fibres. Cheap, abundantly available, fire-proof, acid-resistant, and light, it became the emblematic material of the post-World War II economic expansion. Robert L. Virta's (2006) calculations for the

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Humanosphere Potentiality Index

Appraising Existing Indicators from a Long-term Perspective

Takahiro Sato, Mario Ivan López, Taizo Wada, Shiro Sato, Makoto Nishi, and Kazuo Watanabe

included, although efforts have been made through the calculation of genuine savings or net adjusted savings ( Hamilton and Clemens 1999 ; Hartwick 1990 ; Neumayer 2013 ). As such, GDP cannot be taken as a reliable gauge of individual and collective well

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Postcolonial Finance

The Political History of ‘Risk-Versus-Reward’ Investment in Emerging Markets

Cecilia Schultz

, how should we expect any good oeconomy in his household?’ ( Defoe 1890 [1729]: 244 ). Defoe argues that meticulous bookkeeping is the way to self-mastery and good government. The combination of calculation, anticipation and planning in bookkeeping

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Who cares about the cargo?

Container economies in a European transshipment port

Hege Høyer Leivestad

moving a damaged container or breakbulk, are compensated based on a calculation of lost time. The problem I witnessed at the docks was that the dockworkers reckoned that the helicopter operation was so complex it made them lose time, and thus piece

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Putting Together the Anthropology of Tax and the Anthropology of Ethics

Soumhya Venkatesan

taxation may be based partly on economic grounds. Equally, people may approach taxes pragmatically. Miranda Sheild Johansson's and Dora-Olivia Vicol's articles show us that tax can be a matter of complex calculations as people work out whether it is worth

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Audit failure and corporate corruption

Why Mediterranean patron-client relations are relevant for understanding the work of international accountancy firms

Cris Shore

than $14,000 per $100,000 in fees that KPMG would collect. “For example,” he wrote, “our average … deal would result in KPMG fees of $360,000 with a maximum penalty exposure of only $31,000” ( Hudson et al. 2014 ). If such “cold calculation” is

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Diane Duclos, Sylvain L. Faye, Tidiane Ndoye, and Loveday Penn-Kekana

collaborations characterised this relationship. This example shows that the calculation of stocks could not rely exclusively on consumption data but also required detailed knowledge of a health post's activities. For the ‘outsider’, it required more than stock

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Jon Schubert

: international security) and logistical (read: the need for speed and seamless connections) models of spatial calculation on US institutions and policy making, while Julian Stenmanns applies a similar analytic on the “marginal” West African seaport of Freetown in

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American Extraterritorial Legislation

The Data Gathering behind the Sanctions

Ali Laïdi

over homo juris. In international business, the law is reduced to variable data that depends on a simple economic calculation: if I cheat and get caught, how much does my company have to pay to preserve its access to markets? If the sum does not