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    A qualitative investigation of elite golf coaches' knowledge and the epistemological chain

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    The aim of the study was to explore the existence and application of the epistemological chain (EC) construct in the decision making of elite golf coaches. Eight male expert golf coaches were recruited for the study. Employing a qualitative methodology, semi-structured interviews were conducted to gain understanding of the participants‟ perceptions and application of the EC and to determine its overall effect on their knowledge development. Data were analysed to identify themes using interpretive phenomenological analysis (IPA). Results indicate the EC is indeed present in the coaching of elite golfers and implemented in a structured and coherent form. This raises a number of interesting issues regarding coach and player development that may impact upon future pedagogical provision

    Discovering golf's innermost truths: A new approach to teaching the game: A Commentary

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    Reliance Remedies at the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes

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    Examines situations in which the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes has awarded damages for the cost of the investment, which may be compared to the contract law concept of reliance damages. Notes that this measure of damages is often used where lost profits are difficult to calculate because of the speculative nature of the future investment

    The International Bar Association and Trade in Legal Services: Meta Law-Making in International Economic Law?

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    This article presents the International Bar Association as a highly-influential but often overlooked non-state actor through the lens of its involvement in the standardization of Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRA)s for legal services. Not only do most MRAs contemplate the active involvement of professional bodies such as law societies and bar associations in their construction and monitoring, the IBA’s guidelines for MRAs inform the content of these agreements, facilitating the practice of international law by a more highly mobile profession. This in turn underpins the capacity of the community of international lawyers to exercise their technical expertise to influence other non-state actors, exemplifying what may be described as the IBA’s “meta-lawmaking” on the global stage. As there has been poor uptake of MRAs by developing countries, initiatives of the IBA could help establish mutual recognition for legal services in the developing world

    Institutionalized Fact Finding at the WTO

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    This short article argues that the WTO should have a standing agency to conduct fact finding in order to correct evidentiary deficiencies in submissions by members to panels during dispute settlement. This will compensate for both the incapacity to produce full disclosure on the part of developing nations and the unwillingness to do so from other members due to strategic reasons or purposes of confidentiality. It is suggested that such an investigatory mandate could fit into the panels’ existing right to seek information or within the broad scope of powers granted tribunals in international law. Separation between fact finding and decision-making achieved by a specialized fact finding body would insure judicial impartiality and promote legitimacy
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