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See detailTransnational Health Insurance Schemes: A New Avenue for Congolese Immigrants in Belgium to Care for Their Relatives’ Health from Abroad?
Lafleur, Jean-Michel ULg; Lizin, Olivier

E-print/Working paper (2015)

What can immigrants do for non-migrant relatives in their home country who need healthcare they cannot afford? To answer this question, we first examine four existing methods that can be found in the ... [more ▼]

What can immigrants do for non-migrant relatives in their home country who need healthcare they cannot afford? To answer this question, we first examine four existing methods that can be found in the existing literature: mobility, remittances, workers’ health insurance and diasporic health insurance. In the second part of the paper, we discuss an innovative strategy called “transnational health insurance” (THI). These insurance schemes are set up by immigrants in cooperation with a multitude of actors including health insurance companies in destination countries and healthcare providers in countries origin. THIs offer health coverage to non-migrant relatives in the home country based on a premium paid directly by immigrants to the insurance company in their country of residence. Analyzing the creation and implementation of Belgian-Congolese THIs, we discuss the strengths and weaknesses of these schemes in responding to the needs of both immigrants and their non-migrant relatives. The article concludes with a discussion on the specificities of THIs as hybrid forms of remittances. [less ▲]

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See detailLa France et le Congo ex-belge (1961-1965). Intérêts et influences en mutation
Genin, Vincent ULg

in Revue Belge de Philologie et d'Histoire (2015), 91(2013/4), 1057-1110

The history of decolonization is inseparable from that of Western interests in the newly independent states. The special case of Franco-Belgian Relations offers a rich and unexplored perspective ... [more ▼]

The history of decolonization is inseparable from that of Western interests in the newly independent states. The special case of Franco-Belgian Relations offers a rich and unexplored perspective. Ostracized by the United Nations in the summer of 1960 in the context of the Congolese crisis, Belgium has, however, been able to count on the support of France, itself immobilized by the Algerian case. Based on unpublished archives, it seems instructive to study the evolution of the Franco-Belgian relations, in terms of Central African Affairs from 1961 to 1965. France, the overseas influence policy is a fundamental factor, she will devote as much energy to develop and defend its interests in Congo former Belgian (on which she claimed in Brussels its preemptive right, dating back to 1884, spring 1960) as former territories of the French Community? What are the forms, the protagonists and channels (formal and informal) of this influence; how is she fits the postcolonial context and she has an impact on Franco-Belgian relations ? [less ▲]

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See detailFive-spring model for complete shear behaviour of deep beams
Mihaylov, Boyan ULg

in Structural Concrete (2015), 16(1), 71-83

This paper presents a five-spring model capable of predicting the complete pre- and post-peak shear behaviour of deep beams. The model stems from a two-parameter kinematic theory (2PKT) for the shear ... [more ▼]

This paper presents a five-spring model capable of predicting the complete pre- and post-peak shear behaviour of deep beams. The model stems from a two-parameter kinematic theory (2PKT) for the shear strength and displacement capacity of deep beams under single curvature. Four of the springs of the model represent the shear resistance mechanisms of the beam, while the fifth spring models the flexural behaviour. The model predicts not only the load–displacement response, but also the deformation patterns of the beam and how these patterns change with increasing load. Validation studies are performed by using 28 tests from the literature, showing excellent results. The model is used to interpret the tests and to draw conclusions about the behaviour of deep beams. It is shown that shear strength variations of up to 60 % between nominally identical specimens can be caused by variations in the path of the critical shear cracks. It is also demonstrated that loss of bond of large reinforcing bars increases the shear capacity of deep beams. Finally, the five-spring model is shown to predict the post-peak shear behaviour effectively, which is important for the analysis of structures under extreme loading. [less ▲]

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See detailDegree of phosphorus saturation in agricultural loamy soils with a near-neutral pH
Renneson, Malorie ULg; Vandenberghe, Christophe ULg; Dufey, Joseph et al

in European Journal of Soil Science (2015), 66

The degree of phosphorus saturation (DPS) represents the ratio of sorbed phosphorus (P) to the P sorption capacity (PSC) of soils. In some countries, DPS is used to evaluate the risk of P loss and surface ... [more ▼]

The degree of phosphorus saturation (DPS) represents the ratio of sorbed phosphorus (P) to the P sorption capacity (PSC) of soils. In some countries, DPS is used to evaluate the risk of P loss and surface water eutrophication. This study investigated DPS measurement and prediction in neutral loamy soils fromWallonia, Belgium. A total of 57 agricultural topsoil samples subject to diverse P management were evaluated. No satisfactory relationship could be found between PSC determined by a one-point short-term isotherm in the laboratory and the sum of aluminium and iron extracted by oxalate (Alox +Feox). The equation PSC=a Alox +b pHw appeared to be more appropriate for estimating PSC in the soils studied. These soils had a near-neutral pH, and P fixation processes linked to the presence of calcium ions or carbonates were important. Comparisons of DPS with soil-test P and water-extracted P suggested that DPS could be a useful agronomic and/or environmental indicator. Our results also showed that DPS values between 20 and 30% corresponded to the agronomic optimum of soil P content. Consequently, DPS may be used as an indicator of P status in neutral soils, provided that the PSC assessment is adapted to the local soil characteristics. [less ▲]

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See detailSoft power, global governance of cultural industries and rising powers: the case of China
Vlassis, Antonios ULg

in International Journal of Cultural Policy (2015)

This article addresses the importance of cultural industries for the strengthening of the soft power of the rising powers and it seeks to understand how the cultural industries allow rising powers to ... [more ▼]

This article addresses the importance of cultural industries for the strengthening of the soft power of the rising powers and it seeks to understand how the cultural industries allow rising powers to shape the structures of their international environment. More specifically, studying the cases of People’s Republic of China and of the movie industry, my article focuses on the current evolution of the relationship between the Chinese authorities and the film industry, as well as on the development of the domestic film market. I further aim to draw up an inventory of China’s role within the global governance of cultural industries. Finally, I aim to highlight the global cultural competition that China faces, emphasizing the practices of the US administration and Hollywood. I argue that even if China is the current centre of gravity within the world economy, it still has a long way to go in order to shape the distribution of resources within the global governance of cultural industries and to play a crucial role in the international battle of cultural symbols. [less ▲]

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See detailEvaluer les apprentissages dans le cadre d'une pédagogie par projet
Scheffers, Patricia ULg; Leduc, Diane; Le Coguiec, Eric

in Actes du 27e Colloque de l'ADMEE Euope (2015, January)

Avant d'être l'affaire des courants de l'éducation nouvelle, la pédagogie par projet était présente dans les discours de formation d'architecture italienne dès le 16e siècle. Aujourd'hui, elle s'inscrit ... [more ▼]

Avant d'être l'affaire des courants de l'éducation nouvelle, la pédagogie par projet était présente dans les discours de formation d'architecture italienne dès le 16e siècle. Aujourd'hui, elle s'inscrit parmi les multiples approches d'une pédagogie différenciée et est utilisée dans plusieurs disciplines, des arts aux sciences, en passant par l'ingénierie et l'administration. Plusieurs écrits existent à son sujet, mais peu s'attardent aux pratiques d'évaluation des apprentissages qu'elle génère. Pourtant, celle-ci est l'un des aspects les plus complexes de l'enseignement et le plus prenant puisque le professeur en est l'unique responsable et qu'il occupe près de la moitié de sa tâche (Laurier, Tousignant et Morrissette, 2005). Dimension fondamentale, et parfois difficile, dans le parcours de l'apprenant, l'évaluation des apprentissages impose actuellement un changement de culture important pour les professeurs, particulièrement lorsqu'il est question de pédagogie par projet. Pour certains d'entre eux, souvent peu formés en enseignement, mais possédant une expérience du métier reconnue, l'évaluation se limite au projet et à sa présentation devant un jury et les pairs au détriment de la qualité de la démarche et surtout des apprentissages réalisés (Allal, 2013; Beattie, 2006; Gaillot, 2009 ; Romainville, 2011). Dans la formation d'architecte, la pédagogie par projet fait partie intégrante du processus d'enseignement, d'apprentissage et d'évaluation. En atelier de projet de 3e bachelier à l'ULg, l'évaluation des apprentissages exclusivement orientés sur le projet a mené, après plusieurs années d'expérimentations, à la création de dispositifs adaptés et spécifiques. S'appuyant sur les principes clés et actuels en évaluation des apprentissages, ces dispositifs tentent de mettre en avant-plan un souci de concordance entre le contenu à enseigner et les méthodes utilisées. Croisant les regards théoriques et pratiques sur le sujet de l'évaluation de performances complexes intégrant créativité et innovation, un bilan des expériences sera établi et tentera de dégager des pistes de régulations pour continuer d'élever le niveau de validité du processus présenté. [less ▲]

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See detail"Passer la ligne" : La rencontre de Fanon et de Sartre
Cormann, Grégory ULg

in Luneau, Marie-Pier; Saint-Amand, Denis (Eds.) La Préface. Formes, enjeux et effets d’un discours d’escorte (2015)

À partir de 1948, où il donne des préfaces à l’Anthologie de la nouvelle poésie nègre et malgache et à l’antiroman de Nathalie Sarraute, Portrait d’un inconnu, jusqu’au début des années 1970, Sartre a ... [more ▼]

À partir de 1948, où il donne des préfaces à l’Anthologie de la nouvelle poésie nègre et malgache et à l’antiroman de Nathalie Sarraute, Portrait d’un inconnu, jusqu’au début des années 1970, Sartre a écrit une quinzaine de préfaces. Dans plusieurs cas, ces préfaces sont comme indissociables de l’ouvrage préfacé ; on leur reproche souvent d’avoir pris le dessus sur celui-ci. Il s’agit ici de relire la préface de Sartre aux Damnés de la terre de Frantz Fanon. Cette préface, peut-être la plus célèbre, sûrement la plus scandaleuse, est souvent réduite à l’invitation à la violence libératrice qu’on y trouve ou croit y trouver, sans qu’il ne semble guère utile de relire le texte de Sartre, une fois pour toutes saisi dans une posture d’aveu. En partant de l’unique rencontre de Fanon et de Sartre à Rome, à l’été 1961, il s’agit, plus précisément, de comprendre la « collaboration » qui se noue alors entre les deux hommes : à savoir de comprendre de quelles façons Sartre construit sa préface en prenant sur lui une certaine histoire de la littérature noire (Maran, Wright, Fanon) qui lui permet, à partir de cette rencontre à la mort, de (presque) confondre sa situation avec celle de Fanon. Dans ce texte-bilan d’une décennie d’engagement jusqu’à l’épuisement, Sartre trouve en même temps la possibilité de réécrire « Orphée noir », à partir des romans contemporains de Boris Vian et de Richard Wright, et de réécrire Fanon lui-même en l’envisageant au futur à partir de Peau noire, masques blancs. La littérature sartrien apparaît du coup non pas comme un abandon complaisant à la violence, mais comme une manière de regarder la réalité en face, ce que Qu’est-ce que la littérature ? désignait comme un art de (se) faire honte. [less ▲]

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See detailHabitat use by white-thighed colobus in the Kikélé sacred forest: ativity budget, feeding ecology and selection of sleeping trees
Djègo-Djossou, Sylvie; Koné, I; Fandohan, A.B. et al

in Primate conservation (2015), 29

Abstract: Understanding habitat preference and use is an important aspect of primate ecology, and is essential for setting conservation strategies. This study examined the activity budget, feeding ecology ... [more ▼]

Abstract: Understanding habitat preference and use is an important aspect of primate ecology, and is essential for setting conservation strategies. This study examined the activity budget, feeding ecology and selection of sleeping trees of a population of white-thighed colobus (Colobus vellerosus). A group of 18 was followed during 72 days over a full annual cycle in the Kikélé Sacred Forest of the Bassila administrative region in central Benin (West Africa). Activity budget and diet were determined using scan sampling. The structure of the habitat and the physical characteristics of sleeping trees were determined using plot surveys. Resting, feeding, moving, social interactions and other activities accounted for 56.6%, 26.3%, 13.0%, 3.3%, and 0.7% of the activity budget, respectively. The group spent more time feeding and less time moving in the dry season compared to the rainy season. The diet was composed of 35 plant species belonging to 16 families, with items including leaves, fruits, seeds, buds, bark, flowers, gum, and inflorescences. Only three tree species were used as sleeping trees: Celtis integrifolia, Cola cordifolia, and Holoptelea grandis. Our findings suggest that the monkeys prefer tall (22.53 ± SD 3.76 m) and large-trunked (112.07 ± SD 14.23 cm) sleeping trees. The results of this study can be used for sound management of the white-thighed colobus in the study area and elsewhere. [less ▲]

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See detailleidenfrost drops
sobac, benjamin; rednikov, alexey; Dorbolo, Stéphane ULg et al

in brutin, david (Ed.) droplet wetting and evaporation (2015)

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See detailTowards a more behavioral approach: the contribution of wear studies
Rots, Veerle ULg

in Shott, Michael J. (Ed.) Works in Stone (2015)

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See detailThe fragmentation of land tenure systems in Cambodia: peasants and the formalization of land rights
Diepart, Jean-Christophe ULg

Book published by The Technical Committee on “Land Tenure and Development" (2015)

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See detailLe mode mineur comme régime d'instruction et d'enquête
Despret, Vinciane ULg

in Rémy, Catherine; Denizeau, Laurent (Eds.) La vie, mode mineur (2015)

Quelques chercheurs (notamment Bennet et Bennett 2000 ; Hagerty, 2012 ) ont récemment noté, lors de leurs enquêtes auprès de personnes ayant perdu un proche, le régime très particulier par lequel ces ... [more ▼]

Quelques chercheurs (notamment Bennet et Bennett 2000 ; Hagerty, 2012 ) ont récemment noté, lors de leurs enquêtes auprès de personnes ayant perdu un proche, le régime très particulier par lequel ces personnes décrivent leurs relations avec leurs défunts. Celui-ci pourrait être caractérisé, en référence au rapport mode mineur/mode majeur, comme un régime par lequel elles induisent activement un relâchement à l’égard du souci de cohérence qui guide les narrations, proposant des énoncés simultanément contradictoires. Ces narrations font alterner des types d’explications qui tantôt obéissent aux règles de la rationalité, tantôt les transgressent ouvertement, souvent au sein du même énoncé. Ces modes de présence « alternés » de soi-même eu égard à deux types de discours qui mobilisent chacun de manière différente leur expérience me semblent pouvoir être considérés comme relevant de modes successifs, et probablement délibérés, de relâchement, de jeu, avec le mode majeur — à la fois relâchement par rapport à la cohérence et relâchement par rapport à la rationalité tout en se maintenant en rapport avec elle. Non seulement ces énoncés traduisent l’expérience elle-même comme une expérience d’alternance de modes de présence différents, mais on constatera, en outre, que ces personnes décrivent cette expérience en veillant soigneusement à rendre chacun de ces régimes très perceptibles, à les restituer dans leur vitalité propre : on est dans le rêve et dans la réalité. Simultanément. On reçoit un signe et on le cherche activement. Simultanément. On fait l’objet d’une requête et on appelle délibérément le défunt à requérir . La contradiction volontairement assumée traduit ce régime de vitalité singulier de l’expérience, tant le jeu avec de multiples modes de présence, que l’alternance complexe d’adhésion et de doute qui l’accompagne et qui l’autorise. [less ▲]

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See detailKeys to the identification of prehension and hafting traces
Rots, Veerle ULg

in Marreiros, Juan; Gibaja, Juan; Bicho, Nuno (Eds.) Use-Wear and Residue Analysis in Archaeology (2015)

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See detailEvaluation du décret du 30 avril 2009 relatif au développement des pratiques de lecture: le cas de La Bruyère
Thiry, Aline ULg; Halin, Jordan ULg; Italiano, Patrick ULg et al

Report (2015)

This report presents a study case research done in the "Evaluation du décret du 30 avril 2009 relatif au développement des pratiques de lecture" in Wallonia-Brussel Federation.

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See detailEvaluation du décret du 30 avril 2009 relatif au développement des pratiques de lecture: le cas de Berchem Sainte-Agathe
Halin, Jordan ULg; Thiry, Aline ULg; Fallon, Catherine ULg et al

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This report presents a study case research done in the "Evaluation du décret du 30 avril 2009 relatif au développement des pratiques de lecture" in Wallonia-Brussel Federation.

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See detailMobilisations du droit, dans ou hors des tribunaux? La lutte contre les discriminations au travail en Suède et en Belgique
Lejeune, Aude ULg

in Baudot, Pierre-Yves; Revillard, Anne (Eds.) L’Etat des droits. Politique des droits et pratiques des institutions (2015)

Legal mobilization, inside or outside the courtroom ? The case of workplace discrimination in Sweden and Belgium -- In the field of non-discrimination, European dirctives and transnational networks for ... [more ▼]

Legal mobilization, inside or outside the courtroom ? The case of workplace discrimination in Sweden and Belgium -- In the field of non-discrimination, European dirctives and transnational networks for equality suggest common frames in order to uniformize legal practices among member states. Among others, they require each state to guarantee access to justice for plaintiffs who have experienced discrimination and for organizations which promote their rights. The implementation of these common norms and frames varies across the countries. From an empirical investigation on workplace discrimination, this chapter examines how equality agencies mobilize, or do not mobilize, the labor court in two countries, Sweden and Belgium. The author shows that the role of equality agencies in labor issues in each national setting influences their choices and opportunities to mobilize the law, inside and outside the courtroom, to fight workplace discrimination. In return, their activity also creates new legal opportunities to promote workers’ rights. [less ▲]

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See detailEvaluation du décret du 30 avril 2009 relatif au développement des pratiques de lecture: le cas de Hotton
Halin, Jordan ULg; Thiry, Aline ULg; Macq, Hadrien et al

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This report presents a study case research done in the "Evaluation du décret du 30 avril 2009 relatif au développement des pratiques de lecture" in Wallonia-Brussel Federation.

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See detailLessons Learned from Heat Balance Analysis for Holzkirchen Twin Houses Experiment
Masy, Gabrielle; Rehab, Imane ULg; Andre, Philippe ULg et al

in Energy Procedia (2015)

Holzkirchen full scale dynamic experiments were conducted in the framework of IEA Annex 58 research program with the aim to obtain and apply a high quality experimental dataset for model validation of ... [more ▼]

Holzkirchen full scale dynamic experiments were conducted in the framework of IEA Annex 58 research program with the aim to obtain and apply a high quality experimental dataset for model validation of full scale buildings. A first experiment was conducted in August 2013. Two identical houses were submitted to a side by side experiment, one with blinds up, one with blinds down. That first experience lasted 42 days including an initialization period, a Randomly Ordered Logarithmic Binary Sequence of heat inputs (ROLBS), and a re-initialization followed by a free-float period. A second experiment was conducted in April 2014 in one of the two houses, with higher levels of heating power in the South oriented zones and imposed indoor temperatures in the North oriented zones. Simulations were performed with EES Engineering Equation Solver using simplified RC dynamic models. The discrepancies observed between simulated results and measured data were first explained through a deeper analysis of thermal bridges, a better assessment of solar heat gains and a better assessment of the air duct heat losses. In the second experiment, the results revealed an underestimation of the building transmission heat losses. A candidate explanation might be the air stratification which would enhance heat losses on the ceiling side. A modelization of the upper and lower room air layers was introduced. The resulting simulated indoor temperature profiles were in accordance with the measurements. A complete breakdown of heat losses and heat gains was computed for both houses, using measured temperatures as input data for the simulation. [less ▲]

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See detailEvaluation du décret du 30 avril 2009 relatif au développement des pratiques de lecture: le cas de Jodoigne-Incourt
Thiry, Aline ULg; Halin, Jordan ULg; Fallon, Catherine ULg et al

Report (2015)

This report presents a study case research done in the "Evaluation du décret du 30 avril 2009 relatif au développement des pratiques de lecture" in Wallonia-Brussel Federation.

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