Die vergessene Seite in der Klimapolitik: Das Grüne Paradoxon im Lichte von Hotelling und Solow-Stiglitz

Felicitas Holzer

DOI: 10.17160/josha.2.1.10

Beginnend mit einem neoklassischen Modell von Solow und Stiglitz wird ein gesellschaftliches Optimum für den Extraktionspfad erschöpfbarer fossiler Energieträger hergeleitet. Der durch die Planung eines benevolenten Diktators generierte Abbaupfad stellt für alle Generationen ein pareto-optimale – d.h. eine intertemporale Besserstellung einzelner Generationen ist nicht mehr möglich – (und damit normativ begründbare) Lösung dar. Es wird genauer ein optimales Verhältnis zwischen Sachkapital- und Resssourceneinsatz für die volkswirtschaftliche Produktion zu jedem Zeitpunkt t gewählt. Das „positive Pendant“ zur normativen Solow-Stiglitz-Bedingung stellt die Hotelling-Regel dar. Ausgangspunkt ist jedoch nicht das gesellschaftliche Optimierungskalkül, sondern das intertemporale Portfolioproblem der Ressourcenbesitzer. Es wird der Barwert aller auf den gegenwärtigen Zeitpunkt abdiskontierten Gewinne im Zeitablauf maximiert.


The JOSHA Demetrios Project: - Bosanski

Bujar Q. Bajçinovci

Affiliation: University of Prishtina, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Kosovo

International Academy of Science, Humanities and Arts, IASHA e.V. Freiburg, Deutschland The JOSHA Demetrios Project With the July 2017 issue, JOSHA is starting the Demetrios Project. We chose Demetrios of Phaleron, a student of Theophrastus and most probably of Aristotle, as the name patron of our project. Demetrios was instrumental in establishing the ancient Library of Alexandria, probably the largest and most significant library of the ancient world covering all aspects of Science, Humanities and the Arts in many different languages. It is our objective to open up JOSHA as a universally accessible, open access library to all languages and countries. JOSHA will focus initially on publishing and providing open-access to textbooks in any field of Science, Humanities and the Arts, to students and readers worldwide. JOSHA will publish textbooks in any language after appropriate peer review by experts in the field knowledgeable of the respective language.


No idea of risk, Expensive environmental and health panic. Keine Ahnung von Risiko,Teure Umwelt- und Gesundheitspanik.

Walter Krämer

Affiliation: TU Dortmund

DOI: 10.17160/josha.4.3.324

Most people cannot handle risks and probabilities. For alarmists, this is an advantage, for everything new, it is an obstacle How does one recognize a real princess? According to Hans Christian Andersen`s Fairy Tale, by the fact that she is tormented by a pea under twenty mattresses. In the same way millions of Germans have been driven from one panic into the next for decades: by acrylamide and BSE, nitrofen and dioxin (all of course only in the relevant doses), glycol in the wine, E. coli in the salad and amalgam in the teeth, nitrate in groundwater and glyphosate in beer, bird flu and swine fever, anthrax, radiation and electrosmog – it is a miracle that we are still alive. In reality, of course, truth, the health of Germans as measured by life expectancy is constantly increasing. Current anxieties focus on nitric oxide and fipronil, the new egg poison.


International Academy of Sciences, Humanities and Arts e.V. - Annual Report 2016

Gerhard G. Steinmann, Christiane Lange, Roland H. Mertelsmann

DOI: 10.17160/josha.4.3.321

The International Academy of Sciences, Humanities and Arts (IASHA) e.V., a registered society located in Freiburg, Germany was founded on June 20th, 2015. The Academy is pursuing exclusively and immediately charitable objectives to foster the advancement of sciences, humanities and arts. According to its by-laws, the Academy is reporting annually on its activities and financial status. The year 2016 is the first complete fiscal year after the foundation of IASHA e.V. The Annual Report of the International Academy of Sciences, Humanities and Arts (IASHA) e.V. was unanimously approved at the Annual Meeting of IASHA on June 6th, 2017. The homepage of the Academy can be found under https://iasha.org . If you would like to join IASHA as a member, please fill out the contact form on the homepage or send a mail asking for membership to admin@josha-archive.org.


PhD Student representation - Bridging the gap between science, service and politics

Lukas Peintner

Affiliation: Institute of Molecular Medicine and Cell Research, Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

DOI: 10.17160/josha.4.3.310

Many universities have one or several doctoral colleges that train up to several hundreds of students. But different to undergrad students these PhD students are usually not part of any social groups or classes within the university. So it is the job of the PhD students itself to gather and share their experiences and expertise when it comes to start a new project or to wrap up your thesis and submit it to the final examination. At many universities PhD student representation is done by enthusiastic students that want to help their peers. This comment aims to outline the daily duty of student representatives. The subtitle “Bridging the gap between science, service and politics” outlines the vast opportunities a student representation has. Motivated students are able to organize conferences or science days, they can organize get togethers and horizontal transfer of ideas and methods, but they are also able to influence policy making at the university.


Editorial Volume 4 Issue 2

Anusha Venkatraman

DOI: 10.17160/josha.4.3.299

In this issue, we once again have an amazing amalgamation of topics involving history, law, medicine and arts in 11 articles. The first article in this issue, contributed by Stephen Seiler, makes the readers revisit history. The article contributed by Frank Wertheimer addresses a key reform that has been made in the medical school education system in Germany. The contribution by Werner Schempp with his article ''Individuality and integrity of humans in the modern age: Considerations of a natural scientist'' gives the readers a food for thought. The authors Usman Al-Amin and group contributed two insightful articles on pharmaceutical boom and poverty reduction program in Nigeria. The author Charles Mark gives us fresh perspectives on the existing commercial agent's regulations in England and Scottland. Yet another exciting short story by Zazie-Charlotte Pfeiffer is refreshing and fun to read.


JOSHA Editorial Volume 4 Issue 1

Evguenia Alechine

Affiliation: JOSHA

DOI: 10.17160/josha.4.1.275

With this editorial, we are closing the first issue of 2017. Even though this issue brings many outstanding contributions to our journal, we also lost one of our beloved colleagues. Professor Günter Hager passed away, being our last two articles dedicated to him. On the other hand, we are proud to have started this issue with the contribution of the Nobel Laureate Prof. Erwin Neher, who shared his discovery of ion channels and their role in Pharmacology and Biomedicine. Moreover, this issue also counted with another contribution by Dr. Bujar Bajçinovci showing the architectural reflection on Italo Calvino's ‘Invisible Cities.’ Other highlights were the publication of Zazie-Charlotte Pfeiffer's first short story, ‘Prom Night,’ and Stephan Seiler's first of eight stories by Gottfried Schramm called ‘Missed Encounters.’ Prof. Fereshteh Ahmadi published her review on the ethnic identity of Iranian immigrants from a macro-sociological perspective.


JOSHA Table of Contents - Volume 3 Issue 7

Evguenia Alechine

Affiliation: University of Buenos Aires

DOI: 10.17160/josha.3.7.259

We are closing the last issue of 2016 with five novel contributions to the scientific, humanities, and arts fields. We expect that you will enjoy this last issue of the year, and we are already looking forward to giving 2017 the opportunity to surprise us with new content, authors, readers, and memberships. Since the foundation of our journal in December 2014, our articles have reached almost 120,000 views and over 95,000 downloads, and the most viewed article has reached 2,800 views and 1,800 downloads showing the reach of JOSHA published articles and the continuous growth of the JOSHA community.


Special Issue: Symposium “Science, Ethics and Arts”

Evguenia Alechine

Affiliation: University of Buenos Aires

DOI: 10.17160/josha.3.6.250

This special issue of JOSHA is dedicated to the coverage of the second Symposium “Science, Ethics and Arts” that took place on Friday, October 14th at the Haus zur Lieben Hand, Freiburg. This event was organized by the International Master Program in Biomedical Sciences (IMBS) with the sponsorship of JOSHA Journal. In this issue, you will find the presentations of all the invited speakers as well as a coverage of the art exhibition that took place during the symposium. PICTURE: Evguenia Alechine.


JOSHA Table of Contents - Volume 3 Issue 5

Evguenia Alechine

Affiliation: University of Buenos Aires

DOI: 10.17160/josha.3.5.240

The current issue of the Journal of Science, Humanities and Arts brings exciting news to our readers along with eight novel contributions to the scientific, humanities, and arts fields. We dedicated this issue mainly to philosophy, ethics, law, and arts, which is mainly focused on the interdisciplinary relationship between these fields. We expect that you will enjoy it and we are already looking forward to what the next JOSHA articles will bring to our Science, Humanities, and Arts community.