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microstate

[′mī·krə‚stāt]
(statistical mechanics)
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Speaking of tourist develop- ment on island microstates in general, Coates says: "The only way they can survive is to make sure that they are not exploited.
Microstates are defined as being the states where the Entropy is generated when the Cause is becoming Effect and then the Effect is becoming Cause, every cycle starting over and over again with Entropy dissipation as represented in Diagram 1.
A significant side-effect of both the MIRAB processes illustrated by Figures 1 and 2 is that they encourage migration to central urban areas from the peripheries of Pacific microstates.
The challenges facing the microstate of Sao Tome and Principe are typical of small states around the world: high per capita running costs for all institutions, a narrow economic base and a lack of international influence.
Among members of the United Nations, only two Cold War artifacts (North Korea and Cuba) and a handful of microstates are not members of the international financial institutions (IFIs).
Countries such as Britain, Canada, India, Pakistan and South Africa are sitting down on equal terms with tiny Caribbean island nations and developing microstates.
This view has recently received support from an evaluation of information flow within microstates.
There are also four microstates too small to join that are largely a part of the European Union's single market as are Norway and Switzerland.
It also includes microstates San Marino, Vatican and Monaco, which are bordered by Schengen area countries.
Yet in true form, of the 54 states in Africa, 22 can be categorised as microstates, each consisting of less than 5 million people; another 12 are mini-states, each having between 5 and 10 million people only.
In addition, European history, and especially the history of the German microstates and principalities pre-Unification, provides relevant examples for examining the economics of quasi-sovereign governance structures.
Therefore, sequences of EEG microstates are assumed to be electrophysiological signatures of resting state networks of the BOLD signals (Yuan et al.