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Construindo leis: os construtores e as concess?es de servi?os
Mancuso, Wagner Pralon;
Lua Nova: Revista de Cultura e Política , 2003, DOI: 10.1590/S0102-64452003000100005
Abstract: mancur olson?s theory of collective action - especially his concepts of free-riding and exploitation of the great by the small - helps explain how brazilian constructors? organizations behaved while the federal legislation on concession of public services was being made. this article contributes to the study of the articulation of business interests during federal law-making processes.
O lobby da indústria no Congresso Nacional: empresariado e política no Brasil contemporaneo
Mancuso, Wagner Pralon;
Dados , 2004, DOI: 10.1590/S0011-52582004000300003
Abstract: the article shows how reducing external factors affecting competitivity, known as "custo brasil" (which may include the cost of hiring labor, taxes on exports or the poor state of transportation infrastructure), has become the center of industry's political agenda. there follows a discussion of the current political situation of industrialists and their representatives in the process of producing federal legislation related to this cost. thirdly, it proposed a method of measuring the degree of success achieved by industry. the method is to make a systematic comparison of the positions of industry to the decisions taken on bills listed in the agendas legislativas da indústria, an annual publication of the national confederation of industry (cni), prepared by a network of business organizations that includes, besides cni, federations of industry and dozens of sectoral associations. in the fourth place, the article presents the findings obtained using the method. these finding indicate that industrialists are much more successful than might be expected by those who speak of a weak brazilian industrial policy.
O empresariado como ator político no Brasil: balan?o da literatura e agenda de pesquisa
Mancuso, Wagner Pralon;
Revista de Sociologia e Política , 2007, DOI: 10.1590/S0104-44782007000100009
Abstract: this article presents, in the first place, an inventory of academic production on the entrepreneurial sector as a political actor in brazil. we intend to argue that since the early 1950s and until the present, an important part of this literature is centered around a fundamental debate: whether the brazilian entrepreneurial class should be considered a "weak" or a "strong" political actor. in the second place, we propose a research agenda on the issue. for such purposes, we raise issues that, when taken together, provide a wide-ranging script for study on the topic. in expounding this script, we identify elements that can be explored by the community of social scientists that have interest in the issue.
Construindo leis: os construtores e as concess es de servi os
Mancuso Wagner Pralon
Lua Nova: Revista de Cultura e Política , 2003,
Abstract: Elementos da teoria da a o coletiva formulada por Mancur Olson - os conceitos de carona e de explora o do grande pelo pequeno - ajudam a explicar o comportamento das entidades que representam os interesses da indústria da constru o durante a elabora o da legisla o sobre concess es de servi os públicos no Brasil. O artigo contribui para o estudo da articula o de interesses do empresariado durante o processo de produ o legislativa de nível federal.
Abertura econ?mica, empresariado e política: os planos doméstico e internacional
Mancuso, Wagner Pralon;Oliveira, Amancio Jorge de;
Lua Nova: Revista de Cultura e Política , 2006, DOI: 10.1590/S0102-64452006000400007
Abstract: the brazilian business community became involved in a noteworthy process of organization and political mobilization throughout the 1990?s. its action branched out into different areas, both in the domestic sphere, with the campaign for the reduction of the brazil cost; and in the international sphere, with the creation of the brazilian business coalition. this result stemmed from the confluence of a process of economic nature, which set up competitiveness to the level of a top-priority goal for the firms; and a process of political nature, with the performance of political entrepreneurs that helped to start off and to sustain the collective action. the initiative for collective action originated from where the exponents of the theory of political weakness of the brazilian business community least expected it to: the national confederation of industry, a peak association of the corporatist system of representation of industrial interests. this article, therefore, simultaneously challenges two central statements that are present in a significant part of the literature: first, the idea that the brazilian business community is incapable of collective action; second, the idea that corporatism is the primary cause of this incapacity.
The mathematics of McTaggart's paradox
Mancuso, Domenico;
Manuscrito , 2012, DOI: 10.1590/S0100-60452012000200003
Abstract: mc taggart's celebrated proof of the unreality of time is a chain of implications whose final step asserts that the a-series (i.e. the classification of events as past, present or future) is intrinsically contradictory. this is widely believed to be the heart of the argument, and it is where most attempted refutations have been addressed; yet, it is also the only part of the proof which may be generalised to other contexts, since none of the notions involved in it is specifically temporal. in fact, as i show in the first part of the paper, mctaggart's refutation of the a-series can be easily interpreted in mathematical terms; subsequently, in order to strengthen my claim, i apply the same framework by analogy to the cases of space, modality, and personal identity. therefore, either mctaggart's proof as a whole may be extended to each of these notions, or it must embed some distinctly temporal element in one of the steps leading up to the contradiction of the a-series. i conclude by suggesting where this element might lay, and by hinting at what i believe to be the true logical fallacy of the proof.
Budd-Chiari syndrome management: Lights and shadows
Andrea Mancuso
World Journal of Hepatology , 2011, DOI: 10.4254/wjh.v3.i10.262
Abstract: Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS) is a rare disease whose management should follow a step by step strategy. Anticoagulation and medical therapy should be the first line treatment. Revascularization or TIPS are indicated in case of no response to medical therapy. OLT should be indicated as a rescue therapy and anticoagulation be started soon after OLT. However, no clear indication can actually be given about the timing of different treatments. Moreover, there is some concern about treatment of some subgroup of patients, especially regarding the risk of recurrence after liver transplantation. The topic of this paper is to critically review the actual knowledge of BCS management.
Hepatocellular carcinoma in thalassemia: A critical review
Andrea Mancuso
World Journal of Hepatology , 2010,
Abstract: Due to blood transfusions, thalassemics are often infected with either hepatitis C virus (HCV) or hepatitis B virus and often have hemochromatosis. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has emerged in thalassemics only recently as a result of the improvement in thalassemia outcomes. In fact, a prospective study estimated an HCC incidence in β-thalassemia of about 2%. Although data are scanty, HCC screening in thalassemics with risk factors for HCC should be carried out. HCV treatments have some efficacy in HCV infected thalassemics despite partial contraindication to ribavirin and iron overload. However, there are no data on how HCV treatment translates into HCC prevention. Preliminary data suggest that HCC treatment in thalassemics should generally have the same outcomes as in non-thalassemics. Although coexistence of severe comorbidities makes liver transplantation challenging, this therapeutic possibility should not be precluded for well selected HCC β-thalassemia patients. In fact, 2 transfusion dependent adult HCC β-thalassemia patients have recently undergone successful liver transplantation with a good outcome. In conclusion, HCC seems to be a developing issue in thalassemia and HCC screening should be carried out. HCC treatment, including liver transplantation, can be performed in selected patients. A multidisciplinary effort is needed for management.
The Effects of Low Cost Airlines Growth in Italy  [PDF]
Domenico Campisi, Roberta Costa, Paolo Mancuso
Modern Economy (ME) , 2010, DOI: 10.4236/me.2010.12006
Abstract: In recent years, low cost carriers (LCCs) have been the fastest growing sector of the aviation industry. The routes served by these carriers were undersized in comparison with principal routes, but deregulation made possible an efficient access to many new markets. The new generation of regional and low cost carriers have enabled a better matching of capacity to demand on routes previously served solely by large airlines, experiencing an increasing role in spatial development. Regional airports impact on local economies directly as a catalyst for other on-site economic activities and indirectly as a regional economic multiplier. This paper analyses the relation between LCC passenger traffic, secondary airports utilization and regional economic development. We underline that increased service at Italian secondary airports could affect economic development in the surrounding regions, including increased tourism and the potential for cluster development.
Eating Disorders and Menarche: Can Emotions toward the First Period Provide Insight into Future Eating Disorder Development?  [PDF]
Tara Beck, Alison Mancuso, Joanna Petrides
Psychology (PSYCH) , 2017, DOI: 10.4236/psych.2017.811113
Abstract: Objective: There is much ambiguity regarding Eating Disorder (ED) diagnosis, including when a patient actually develops the disease. Many studies have focused on behaviors during late adolescence as a crucial time for ED development, but few have focused on menarche. This study seeks to identify possible behavioral traits during menarche, including emotion toward the first period, which can be used as a warning sign for future ED development. Method: An anonymous online survey was distributed to approximately 1000 female students and faculty at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine and 100 females on an ED Recovery Facebook group. The survey was created and responses were recorded using Rowan Qualtrics system in order to protect patient responses and ensure anonymity. Data was analyzed using SPSS. Results: There were many significant differences found in this study; feelings of fear (p = 0.009), sadness (p = 0.021) and disgust (p = 0.026) toward menarche were significantly higher in those who have been diagnosed with an ED. Additionally, ED patients felt significantly less prepared (p = 0.015) for the body changes that occurred during puberty. Those with an ED also experienced significantly increased focus on weight both prior to and during menarche, and reported an increased incidence of self-criticizing their weight to others (p < 0.001). Conclusion: The results of this study give insight into behavioral attributes, fear, sadness and disgust, toward a concrete event (menarche) which parents, pediatricians and even school teachers can use to detect early signs of ED behaviors. This provides insight into the development of future diagnostic criteria that caretakers can use to establish early intervention with young, at-risk females to prevent a future ED.
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