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Université de Neuchâtel

Moral Struggles in Markets : The Fight against Battery Cages and the Rise of Cage-Free Eggs in Switzerland

Balsiger, Philip

In: European Journal of Sociology / Archives Européennes de Sociologie, 2016, vol. 57, no. 3, p. 419-450

Practices within markets are widely regulated and sometimes contested on the basis of moral judgments. Moral entrepreneurs challenge markets and market practices while firms and industry actors defend them, leading to moral struggles opposing different orders of worth. Based on an historical case study, this paper develops a theoretical framework to study moral struggles in markets as social and...

Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries

The aesthetics of gravity

von Meiss, Pierre

In: Architectural Research Quarterly, 2000, vol. 4, no. 3, p. 237-246

Università della Svizzera italiana

Three essays on financial intermediation

Vu, Hien Quoc ; Degeorge, François (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2014 ; 2014ECO009.

Financial intermediation plays a central role in connecting capital demanders, i. e. firms, and capital suppliers, i. e. investors. My essays focus on two types of financial intermediaries, namely investment banks, who provide a variety of services for firms and institutional investors, and sell-side security analysts, who analyze and provide information about firms, mainly, to institutional...

Université de Neuchâtel

Groundwater protection in fractured media: a vulnerability-based approach for delineating protection zones in Switzerland = Protection des eaux souterraines en milieu fissuré: Approche basée sur le concept de vulnérabilité pour la délimitation des zones de protection en Suisse

Pochon, Alain ; Tripet, Jean-Pierre ; Kozel, Ronald ; Meylan, Benjamin ; Sinreich, Michael ; Zwahlen, François

In: Hydrogeology Journal, 2008, vol. 16, no. 7, p. 1267-1281

A vulnerability-based approach for delineating groundwater protection zones around springs in fractured media has been developed to implement Swiss water-protection regulations. It takes into consideration the diversity of hydrogeological conditions observed in fractured aquifers and provides individual solutions for each type of setting. A decision process allows for selecting one of three...

Université de Neuchâtel

Dynamics and interaction of organic carbon, turbidity and bacteria in a karst aquifer system

Pronk, Michiel ; Goldscheider, Nicola ; Zopfi, Jakob

In: Hydrogeology Journal, 2006, vol. 14, no. 4, p. 473

The dynamics of organic carbon (OC), turbidity, faecal indicator bacteria and physicochemical parameters was studied in a karst system near Yverdon, Switzerland. Online measurements and sampling were done at a swallow hole draining an agricultural surface (the input), and two groups of springs (the outputs) that often show bacterial contamination. A fluorescent tracer that was injected into the...

Université de Neuchâtel

Deep groundwater circulation in the Alps : Relations between water infiltration, induced seismicity and thermal springs. The case of Val d'Illiez, Wallis, Switzerland

Bianchetti, Gabriele ; Roth, Philippe ; Vuataz, François-D. ; Vergain, Jean

In: Eclogae Geologicae Helvetiae, 1992, vol. 85, no. 2, p. 291-305

The recent occurence (end of 1953) of the thermal springs of Val d'Illiez, Wallis, is linked to exceptionalevents. During this year indeed, numerous seismic events were felt by the local population. These springs,located on the left bank of the Vièze River, outflow from Tertiary flysch of the Helvetic domain. Since 1988,all thermal and subthermal waters of the study area were measured, sampled...

Université de Fribourg

Cave Genesis and its relationship to surface processes : investigations in the Siebenhengste region (BE, Switzerland)

Häuselmann, Philipp ; Monbaron, Michel (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Fribourg, 2002 ; Nr. 1383.

The Siebenhengste region is one of the most significant cave areas in the world. Its high density of cave passages that extend over 1500 m in altitude makes it a key site for the study of Alpine paleogeomorphology and paleoclimatology. The present thesis concentrates on St. Beatus Cave and Bärenschacht at the southern rim of the cave region. The tectonics, hydrogeology, speleogenesis,...