Simões, Jorge M.; Gomes, Carlos F.; Yasin, Mahmoud M.
Gomes, Carlos F.; Yasin, Mahmoud M.
Santos, Boaventura de Sousa
The ‘public sphere’ is one of the key concepts of the social theory produced
in the global North. But does the global South need this concept? Its theoretical
and cultural presuppositions are entirely European. They are not necessarily
universally valid, even when they purport to be general theories. If the
epistemological diversity of the world is to be accounted for, other theories
must be developed and anchored in other epistemologies – the epistemologies
of the South that adequately account for the realities of the global South. This
paper is a meta-theoretical critique of the concept of the public sphere from
the standpoint of the need for this epistemological...
Lopes, Ilídio Tomás; Rodrigues, Ana Maria Gomes
This paper focuses on the importance of intangible assets in the entire value creation process. Based on the Portuguese airlines companies, the paper presents a theoretical framework approach about intangible assets identification and valuation for the air transportation sector as a whole. It is now irrefutable that a new perspective has replaced traditional value chains, based on the linear activities alignment: the innovation cycle (recognizing specific intangibles as value key drivers on wealth creation process) dynamically interlinked with the operational cycle. The authors also underline the first step approach for a deep research concerning intangibles, and their identification and valuation....
Lopes, Ilidio Tomás; Rodrigues, Ana Maria Gomes
Silva, Maria de Lurdes Ribeiro da; Rodrigues, Ana Maria Gomes; Muñoz Dueñas, María del Pilar
The purpose of this paper is to analyse, firstly, to what extent intangible assets in the
consolidated accounts of seven Portuguese banks and seven Spanish banks between 2006 and
2009 are disclosed and, secondly, to analyse what the most influential factors are in the above
In order to do this, before reviewing the existing literature and on the basis of other studies on
this topic, a disclosure index has been created based on the requirements related to the
intangible assets as stated in IAS 38. Then, two statistical analyses have been made: a
univariate one for each of the explanatory variables and a multivariate one,...
Iturre, Maite J.; Mendes, Carmen Amado
Mendes, Carmen Amado; Atanassova-Cornelis, Elena
Mendes, Carmen Amado
Mendes, Carmen Amado; Freire, Maria Raquel
Mendes, Carmen Amado
Vinha, Luis da
In recent years geographic mental maps have made a comeback into the spotlight of scholarly inquiry in the area of Foreign Policy Analysis (FPA). While never disappearing completely from scholarly examination, geographic mental maps were side-lined in most geographic and international relations (IR) research agendas. While geographers had long acknowledged the importance of mental maps in the study of international politics, few studies centred on the influence of geographic cognition on foreign policy. Only with the cognitive revolution in IR did geographic mental maps find space to develop conceptually and empirically with regards to international politics. Beginning with Henrikson’s initial...
Georg Simmel’s The Metropolis and Mental Life is treated as a seminal study of urban sociology and of the analysis of human behavior in metropolitan contexts. A relationship between the blasé attitude and the appearance of the flâneur is established. The latter is seen through Franz Hessel’s writings, in the late 1920s, which present a somewhat romantic view of the pre World War II in Europe. The article ends up by questioning whether flânerie still exists in today’s global South megacities. The author makes use of J. Seabrook’s recent writings to show the deep transformation Simmel’s metropolis went through in...
Rozenberg, M.; Shoham, G.; Reva, I.; Fausto, R.
The FTIR spectra of both the pure NH and isotopically substituted ND (<10% and >90% D) polycrystalline cytosine were recorded in the range 400–4000 cm−1 as a function of temperature (10–300 K). For the first time, uncoupled NH(D) stretching mode bands of amine and imine groups were observed in the spectra of isotopically diluted cytosine at low temperatures. These bands correspond to the three distinct H-bonds that are present in the crystal, in agreement with the available data obtained by structural methods. At least nine bands were observed below 1000 cm−1 and, in consonance with their temperature and isotopic exchange...
Vinha, Luís Miguel da
Recent years have witnessed the emergence of a number of works relating geographic mental maps to international politics. Notwithstanding the various efforts
to clarify and explain the conceptual framework underlying the geographic mental
map research agenda, much theoretical bewilderment still persists. The concept of the geographic mental map has diverged considerably in definition and numerous methodological approaches have been undertaken. Consequently, no scholarly consensus has yet been reached. “Mental map” is still used as a catch-all term with only very vague notions as to its conceptual underpinnings. Several fundamental issues still need to be addressed. First and foremost, geographic mental maps are...
Baganha, Maria Ioannis B.
This paper analyses the Portuguese emigration policy under the corporatist regime. It departs from the assumption that sending countries are no more than by bystanders in the migratory process. The paper goes a step further, claiming that in the Portuguese case, not only did the Estado Novo (New State) control the migratory flows that were occurring, but that it used emigration to its own advantage. I tried next to present evidence to show that by the analysis of the individual characteristics of the migrants and of their skills, their exodus couldn’t have harmed the country’s economic growth during the sixties,...
This article sets out to examine the impact of the changes in Portugal’s fisheries in the second
half of the 20th century, with particular reference to the Northwest Atlantic cod fisheries between
1948 and 1974, respectively the creation of the ICNAF and the Portuguese Democratic
Revolution. Science, Law and Diplomacy are the three prongs of this work. Focusing on the
Portuguese angle, and making use of a huge range of sources, this article deals with the rise and fall
of the Portuguese cod fishing industry in an international context.
The analysis is multidisciplinary in perspective: economic and social history, “diplomatic
history” and the history of science are...
Murta, Fátima Sol
The study of the determination of the overnight interest rate in the interbank market, and the behaviour
of its volatility, gained new insights with contributions from the microstructure theory. The aim of this
article is to study the effect of the trade intensity over the volatility of the overnight interest rate, using
intra-daily data related to the Portuguese Money Market (MMI). The analysis is focused in two
different periods of time, before and after the introduction of the minimum reserve rules of the Single
Monetary Policy. We find that these rules have contributed to interest rate stability
Mendes, A. J. Marques
Pureza, José Manuel; Moura, Tatiana
La comparación entre los sistemas políticos, objetivos de guerra, tipo de ejército,
técnica militar y economía de guerra de las llamadas viejas guerras e de las nuevas
guerras nos revela un continuum y una articulación de las causas de la violencia y de las
guerras, que, a su vez, tienen manifestaciones cada vez más locales (a pesar de sus
impactos globales). Y subraya también la necesidad de repensar categorías y adaptar
De hecho, los contextos de paz formal (y violenta) en que emergían las viejas
guerras interestatales se transformaron, después del final de la Guerra Fría, en
escenarios de un nuevo tipo de conflictividad violenta, a...