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Consistency in Refugee Decision-Making: A Judicial Perspective

Hugo Storey.

in Refugee Survey Quarterly

December 2013; p ublished online October 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Refugee Studies; Human Rights and Immigration; International Relations; Human Geography; Aid and Relief Programmes. 6631 words.

This article examines the extent to which progress has been made towards achieving greater consistency in refugee law decision-making. It is pointed out that consistency is not necessarily...

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Managing communities and managing knowledge: strategic decision making and store network investment within retail multinationals

Steve Wood and Jonathan Reynolds.

in Journal of Economic Geography

March 2012; p ublished online November 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics; Economic Geography. 11889 words.

The manner in which knowledge is spatially generated, reproduced and diffused is of interest to students of economic geography and business management alike. This article seeks to...

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The Complexity of Determining Refugeehood: A Multidisciplinary Analysis of the Decision‐making Process of the Canadian Immigration and Refugee Board

Cécile Rousseau, François Crépeau, Patricia Foxen and France Houle.

in Journal of Refugee Studies

March 2002; p ublished online March 2002 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration; Human Geography; International Relations; Aid and Relief Programmes; Refugee Studies. 0 words.

Refugee determination is one of the most complex adjudication functions in industrialized societies. In Canada, despite a relatively broad recognition rate and a teleological interpretation...

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Decision Making and Adjustment among Soviet-Jewish ÉmigrÉs in a Middle-sized Urban Area

ROBERT C. WILLIAMSON.

in Journal of Refugee Studies

December 1996 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration; Human Geography; International Relations; Aid and Relief Programmes; Refugee Studies. 0 words.

Since the 1970s Soviet-Jewish refugees have increasingly chosen the US over Israel. Most of the earlier migrants settled in large cities, where the émigrés and the Jewish community both...

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spatial behaviour

Alisdair Rogers, Noel Castree and Rob Kitchin.

in A Dictionary of Human Geography

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Human Geography. 114 words.

How humans act spatially in terms of making spatial choices and decisions. Spatial behaviour is the core focus of *...

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communism

Alisdair Rogers, Noel Castree and Rob Kitchin.

in A Dictionary of Human Geography

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Human Geography. 119 words.

A system of political decision-making and economic production in which all citizens enjoy equality and manage their affairs in the collective interest through debate and consensus...

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rationalism

Alisdair Rogers, Noel Castree and Rob Kitchin.

in A Dictionary of Human Geography

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Human Geography. 189 words.

1. The belief that humans are primarily *rational actors.

2. The belief that mental reasoning is or should be more important than emotion or blind-faith...

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elites

Alisdair Rogers, Noel Castree and Rob Kitchin.

in A Dictionary of Human Geography

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Human Geography. 87 words.

Those individuals who occupy positions of power and/or great wealth. These individuals have a disproportionate influence on decision-making within institutions and firms and are therefore...

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search behaviour

Alisdair Rogers, Noel Castree and Rob Kitchin.

in A Dictionary of Human Geography

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Human Geography. 60 words.

The process of searching for and evaluating solutions to *spatial choice and decision-making problems. For example, in navigating an area, individuals search for a route that satisfies some...

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analysis

Alisdair Rogers, Noel Castree and Rob Kitchin.

in A Dictionary of Human Geography

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Human Geography. 105 words.

The process of making sense of an issue, place, situation, or other phenomena by identifying its key components. All people are routinely analytical but researchers and teachers try to take...

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geocomputation

Alisdair Rogers, Noel Castree and Rob Kitchin.

in A Dictionary of Human Geography

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Human Geography. 124 words.

A growing field of study in which computational and statistical techniques are applied to georeferenced and spatial data. With GPS-enabled mobile devices and distributed sensors becoming...

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Christaller, Walter (1893–1969)

Alisdair Rogers, Noel Castree and Rob Kitchin.

in A Dictionary of Human Geography

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Human Geography. 79 words.

A German urban and regional planner notable for his formulation of *Central Place Theory. Christaller believed that the spatial organization of human activities should reflect reasoned...

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community forestry

Alisdair Rogers, Noel Castree and Rob Kitchin.

in A Dictionary of Human Geography

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Human Geography. 69 words.

The management of forests by including local communities in decision-making and action. Also termed community-based forestry, it originated in the Himalayas in the 1970s and spread...

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democracy

Alisdair Rogers, Noel Castree and Rob Kitchin.

in A Dictionary of Human Geography

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Human Geography. 288 words.

A form of government in which members of the whole society, rather than just a few, debate matters of common concern and elect a government which then has a mandate to formulate law and...

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Hotelling model

Alisdair Rogers, Noel Castree and Rob Kitchin.

in A Dictionary of Human Geography

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Human Geography. 110 words.

An economic model developed by Harold Hotelling in 1929 that concerns locational decision-making. His famous hypothetical model concerned the location of two ice-cream vendors on a beach...

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satisficing behaviour

Alisdair Rogers, Noel Castree and Rob Kitchin.

in A Dictionary of Human Geography

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Human Geography. 90 words.

A decision-making strategy by individuals and firms that seek satisfactory returns rather than optimum profit or growth. The aim is to meet an acceptable, predetermined threshold of growth,...

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expert system

Alisdair Rogers, Noel Castree and Rob Kitchin.

in A Dictionary of Human Geography

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Human Geography. 106 words.

An artificial intelligence system that draws on the problem-solving expertise of human experts to provide a knowledge base that allows the system to automatically process or suggest answers...

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Location Theory

Alan T. Murray.

in Geography

P ublished online February 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography; Human Geography. 6381 words.

The topic of location theory has generally been associated with the descriptive characterization of observed patterns across geographic space typically associated with human settlement,...

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Climate Literacy and Education

Lesley-Ann Dupigny-Giroux and Amanda Cole.

in Geography

P ublished online May 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography; Human Geography. 2650 words.

Climate literacy is a subset of the broader science literacy, where the latter refers to the skills, knowledge, and attitudes of the inquiry- or problem-based approaches that individuals...

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Spatial Analysis

Tony H. Grubesic and Jake R. Nelson.

in Geography

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography; Human Geography. 8886 words.

Spatial analysis refers to a process that relies upon both exploratory and confirmatory techniques to answer important questions and enhance decision making with spatial data. This includes...

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