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    Case Study 4: Nigeria State capacity refers to the degree to which a state is able to successfully and efficiently carry out its designated responsibilities and provide high quality goods and services. A characteristic of many less developed countries is that they are lacking in state capacity. This can occur for a number of reasons, though most often it transpires due to fragility in one or more of the state characteristics identified by political economist Max Weber. These characteristics, bureaucracy, legitimacy, territory, and sovereignty determine the level of corruption that impedes development, erodes governmental legitimacy and minimizes the ability of government to reduce poverty, provide essential social services and infrastructure…

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    knowing the vast amount of cases that could be linked back to Gaëton Dugas. Although Tiemeyer is silent on this matter, he gives other evidence that is even more powerful than answering this trivial question. One of the reasons why Tiemeyer is such a threat to the Gaëton Dugas, Patient Zero, debate is that he gives Gaëton an alibi. An example of this is that it is impossible for Gaëton to be the real patient zero. In the book Tiemeyer states “Thus, when HIV first appeared in the United…

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    In this paper, a case study of a sixty-eight year old female, who is independent and has no restrictions of mobility will be explored. The paper will identify her body mass index and discuss screening tools that maybe used to help identify potential issues with nutrition and exercise. Potential outcomes and interventions will be discussed to help promote healthier aging as well as potential barriers to meet these outcomes. Body Mass Index Body mass index is used to help measure a person’s body…

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    Q1. Corruption Index: Conditions, Reasons and possible issues Corruption could be defined as the dishonest and unethical behavior in order to access personal profit or exclusive power from political authorities instead of conducting corresponding laws, which could be an important indicator of political risk. In this case, corruption perception index will be used to estimate the scale of corruption. According to the Transparency International (2016), Sweden scores 89 in corruption perception…

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    are various of market structures used as variable to investigate the relationship with bank's performance. However, two market structure will be selected which included concentration ratio and Herfindahl Index (HHI). These two variables have been used as measures of market structure of bank. There are several authors also applied concentration ratio as their measurement such as Goldberg and Rai (1996), Berger (1995), Short (1979), Molyneux (1992) and so forth. According to Casu and Girardone…

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    E INDICES 1. Trade Complementarity Index The trade complementarity (TC) index provides significant information on opportunities for intraregional trade. It shows how well the structures of a country’s imports and exports match. It also has the feature that its values for countries considering the formation of a re-gional trade agreement can be compared with others that have formed or tried to form similar arrangements. Where xij is the share of good i in global exports of country j and mik…

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    The study design of the Evans study was based upon the use of both direct interview and observational study methods. For the direct interview methods, social demographic data, medical variables, employment status, and subjective indicators were obtained via personal interview Interviewers were trained during a three-day training session to ensure uniform interview processes. Completed interviews were obtained from 90% of eligible patients (Evans et al, 1985). The responses to these interview…

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    the index of each value must be known. Table 3.6 shows the index of each parameter value of pizza ordering system. Table 3.6 System index information System Configurations Pizza Options (parameters) Pizza Type (0) Index Toppings (1) Index Size (2) Index Vegetarian Cheese 0 Roasted Chicken 0 Large 0 Meat Lover 1 Ground Beef 1 Medium 1 Mushroom (Mu) 2 Small 2 Now, based on parameter value index, these constraints was input as {0:0:x, 0:1:x,1:2:x} where ‘x’ is ‘do not care’ value. That…

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    generalization tool and does not focus on the problem area (McLaren, 2009). In Alexia’s case, she suffers with multiple addictions. The social worker at the Chattard Center for Addictive Disorders decides to use other assessments to farther determine the severity of her problem. The Addiction Severity Index (ASI) is used to assesses the severity of problems. It reviews the person’s life history as well as the last thirty days in seven problem areas: medical, employment/support, alcohol use, drug…

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    Measuring Air Quality Air quality is measured using the Air Quality Index (AQI). Developed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the index monitors five major air pollutants and measures the level of health concern these pollutants cause. The index was mandated under the Clean Air Act in 1976, it was originally called the Pollutant Standards Index. The AQI is used internationally. In the United States, all cities with populations larger than three hundred and fifty thousand are required…

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