Research projects

Why do regional organizations adopt certain institutions in their design? This project responds this question. For this, it analyzes the cases of six different institutions (democracy protection clauses, supranational citizenship/electoral rights for the direct election of regional parliaments; domestic constitutional reception of integration commitments; electoral observartion bodies, South/South cooperation and institutions for security and defence) in four Latin America integration organizations (Mercosur, Unasur, Comunidad Andina-CAN- and SICA). The project inquiries...

La protección de un espacio "natural" con cualquiera de las fórmulas previstas en la normativa vigente (parque nacional, parque natural, reserva natural, monumento nacional, paisaje protegido, zona húmeda, zona de especial protección para las aves, lugar de interés comunitario, etc.) proyecta sobre el mismo, un tipo particular de intervención política basada en un modelo específico de patrimonialización cultural de la naturaleza. Si este tipo de intervención transforma la naturaleza en algo más o menos “natural” es una pregunta recurrente entre vecinos, visitantes,...

The goal is to identify and analyze the international scientific output in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (NN), with special emphasis on the volume of output, leadership, scientific excellence, internationalization and transferability of innovative knowledge to the productive sector, using the citation of this output in the development of patents. Moreover, the impact will be discussed in the broader public and not necessarily in the academic one, analyzing the visibility and the relationships between the websites of the institutions through the academic and general...

The implementation of reforms in decentralized healthcare systems raises a number of particularly complex challenges, especially when those reforms refer to the definition of eligibility criteria of those systems. Since the General Health Law (LGS) was passed in 1986, and until the entry into force of the General Public Health Act (33/ 2011) in January 2012, the Spanish National Health System (SNS) experienced a gradual expansion of its range of coverage, to include almost all of the resident population of Spain. The approval of the RD 16/2012 in April 2012 constituted...

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