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Université de Fribourg

Biestmilch, Schafspferche und Schamanen : Überlegungen zur Verwendung whorfoiden Gedankenguts im Diskurs über sprachliche Diversität

Berthele, Raphael

In: Zeitschrift für Semiotik, 2013, vol. 34, no. 1, p. 85-107

Summary. The article discusses the discursive use of ideas related to language and thought in the context of texts advocating linguistic diversity. Drawing on examples from a variety of texts on the matter, it shows how arguments that can be associated with Whorfian ideas in the broadest sense of the term are used to complement an identity- oriented, romantic construal of small or...

Université de Fribourg

Does preschool boost the development of minority children? : The case of Roma children

Felfe, Christina ; Huber, Martin

(Working Papers SES ; 455)

Does universal preschool constitute an effective policy tool to promote the development and integration of children from minority groups? In the light of rising cross border migration and increasing ethnic variation in many developed countries, we address this question for the children of the Roma - the largest and most disadvantaged minority in Europe. To tackle the issue of non-random selection...

Université de Fribourg

The finite sample performance of semi- and nonparametric estimators for treatment effects and policy evaluation

Frölich, Markus ; Huber, Martin ; Wiesenfarth, Manuel

(Working Papers SES ; 454)

This paper investigates the fi nite sample performance of a comprehensive set of semi- and nonparametric estimators for treatment and policy evaluation. In contrast to previous simulation studies which mostly considered semiparametric approaches relying on parametric propensity score estimation, we also consider more fl exible approaches based on semi- or nonparametric propensity scores,...

Université de Fribourg

Rapid tests for detection of carbapenemase producers in P. aeruginosa; what do we really need?

Poirel, Laurent ; Nordmann, Patrice

In: Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiología Clínica, 2014, vol. 32, no. 10, p. 623–624

Université de Fribourg

A short note on short pants

Parlier, Hugo

In: Canadian Mathematical Bulletin, 2015, vol. 57, no. 4, p. 870–876

It is a theorem of Bers that any closed hyperbolic surface admits a pants decomposition consisting of curves of bounded length where the bound only depends on the topology of the surface. The question of the quantification of the optimal constants has been well studied and the best upper bounds to date are linear in genus, a theorem of Buser and Seppälä. The goal of this note is to give a short...

Université de Fribourg

Scales of justice in water governance: hydropower controversies in Switzerland

Schneider, Flurina ; Buser, T. ; Graefe, Olivier

In: Water Policy, 2015, vol. 16, no. S2, p. 137

One significant challenge for the operationalization of water justice arises from the many dynamic scales involved. In this paper we explore the scalar dimension of justice in water governance through the insights derived from empirical research on hydropower production in the Swiss Alps and the application of the geographical concept of politics of scale. More specifically, we investigate how...