Contents: Post-Adjustment, Regional Integration and Human Security in Africa; Economic Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa; Policy Reform and Urban Livelihood in Ghana; Violent Culture or a Culture of Violence? Militia-Formation in Eastern Congo; China's Relations with Sub-Saharan Africa in the Post-Maoist Era, 1978-1999; Adjustment Debt and Dependence in African Economies: The Case of Ghana; Sudan: Civil War, Terrorism, and U. S. Relations; Africa: A New Block in the East and Centre; African Minerals and their Potential Roles in Economic Development Policy.
Contents: Self-concept, weight issues and body image in children and adolescents; Psychological and socio-cultural correlates of eating disorders in the Mediterranean area; Effects of temperament on the development of externalizing and internalizing behaviors over 9 years; Internalizing values and virtues; Sex offending: a behavioral analysis perspective; Bullying amongst prisoners: a review of the interventions suggested by research; Classroom context and the development of aggression: the role of normative processes; Euthanasia; Reading difficulties and event-related brain potentials; The impact of multiple fit on implicit associations between categories: the implicit-association test as a research instrument in the study of social categorization; Methodological issues in congruence studies; Analyzing group work processes: towards a conceptual framework and systematic statistical analyses; Investigating black-white differences in psychometric IQ: multi-group confirmatory factor analyses of the WISoftcover-R and K-ABC and a critique of the method of correlated vectors; Reputation enhancing goals: integrating reputation enhancement and goal setting theory as an explanation of delin
Contents: Preface; The Design and Implementation of Video Servers in Video-On-Demand Systems; A VLSI-Based Parallel Architecture for Block-Matching Motion Estimation in Video Coding Applications; Three Parallel Programming Paradigms: Comparisons on an Archetypal PDE Computation; Will SLMD make a Comeback?; Algorithms; A Finite State Machine Based Format Model of Software Pipelined Loops with Conditions; Vector-Based Approach to Analysis of File Space Properties; Automatic Reverse Engineering Approach for the Extraction of ERC+ From Databases; A New Approach for the Decoupling with Simultaneous Disturbance Rejection (DDR) Problem for Non-linear Systems with Application in Induction Motor Control; Load Balancing For Unstructured Mesh Applications; A Scalable Parallel Algorithm For Periodic Symmetric Toeplitz Tridiagonal Systems; Musical Composition based on Genetic Algorithms and Fuzzy Transformations of Traditional Greek Music Patterns; The Group Approach in Co-operative Work and in Load Balancing; Experiences with Distributed Computation of Twin Primes Distribution; Multicast in Large WDM Networks; A Language Approach to High Performance Computing on Heterogeneous Networks; Frequency-Adaptive Join for Shared Nothing Machines; Index.