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Cold War: The Wall Comes Down - part 5/5
Part 5 of 5 about the fall of the Berlin Wall.

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21L.315 Prizewinners (MIT)
This 6-unit subject gives students the opportunity to immerse themselves in the poetry of two living Nobel Laureates: the Caribbean poet, Derek Walcott, and the Northern-Irish poet, Seamus Heaney. We will begin and end the semester with their magnificent epic works: Heaney's translation of the Anglo-Saxon epic Beowulf, and Walcott's Omeros (a modern epic set in the West Indies). Between these major narrative poems, we will read a rich selection of their shorter poems, as well as some of their re
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Hoofdrekenen tot honderd : Flitskaarten
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Flitskaarten waarmee leerlingen het vermenigvuldigen, delen, optellen en aftrekken tot honderd kunnen inoefenen

De leerkracht of een medeleerling leest de oefeningen voor. De leerling tracht zo snel mogelijk de oplossing te geven.


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London Omnibus

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London Omnibus

Description: "Photograph of omnibus marked C.H. waiting for passengers with conductor on steps." Photograph by RL Sirus.

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This train is now ready to depart

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This train is now ready to depart

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References

Canetti, E. (1962 edn) Crowds and Power, Harmondsworth, Penguin.
Foner, P.S. (1977) History of the Labor Movement in the United States, vol. 3, New York, International Publications.
Koebner, R. and Schmidt, H.D. (1964) Imperialism: The Story and Significance of a Political Word, 1840–1950, Cambridge University Press.
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Introduction

Historians on both sides of the Atlantic have argued that the empire was not an issue of popular interest in the late nineteenth-century Britain and the United States. This unit examines some of the evidence available to assess the truth of this claim. More broadly, the unit raises questions related to evidence: is it possible to discover what ‘ordinary’ people thought about expansionism?

‘I couldn't give a damn’; ‘I don't know anything about politics’; ȁ
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zee bee junior extended jimi hendrix lick 2 in B
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All About Me
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Tesoro de Atreo en Micenas - en español
El llamado Tesoro de Atreo en Micenas es el ejemplo más sobresaliente de las tumbas de cámara o de tholos. Estaría construida aproximadamente en los años 1250-1220 a.C. y ya en la Antigüedad se podía visitar, interpretándose como un lugar de almacenamiento de las riquezas de los príncipes. 1:33
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L'actualité des études grecques (video)

Jacqueline de ROMILLY (de l'Académie Française et Professeur honoraire au Collège de France) met en lumière, à travers deux exemples (la naissance de la démocratie de la Grèce dans notre vie et la figure du héros tragique), l'apport extraordinaire de la Grèce dans notre vie intellectuelle et notre actualité politique.


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La femme est-elle l'avenir de la médecine? (audio)

En 1889, le ministre de l'instruction publique, Monsieur Goblet, déclare qu'un diplôme de médecin détenu par une femme est : "nul et sans valeur". Aujourd'hui, nous ne pouvons que constater le chemin parcouru.

Au-delà des chiffres, quelle est donc l'influence de la féminisation sur la pratique médicale car ne nous y trompons pas, c'est aussi l'influence des femmes sur l'évolution de la pratique médicale dont il est question. A près un long refus à admettre les
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1.5 The problem of power: policy as political

The plural polity that characterises contemporary policy making means that many stakeholders are involved in the policy-action relationship dynamic, from commercial firms, public and non-profit organisations, the professions, central and local government, service delivery organisations, trade unions and the media, to organised groups of the public itself. Viewing policy as political, then, does not mean simply focusing on politicians. Rather, it signifies adopting a stakeholder perspective in
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Learning outcomes

After studying this unit you should be able to:

  • understand the value of modelling the public policy – action relationship;

  • explain the mechanical, organic, cultural and political models of the policy – action relationship.

Introduction

Most of the literature on the policy process focuses on how policy is made: the processes of negotiation and bargaining that take place, the struggle between rationality and politics, and the tension between ‘top-down’ and ‘bottom-up’ approaches. This unit is concerned with a rather different set of dynamics: the relationship between policy and what actually happens in the process of delivery. Formal, sequential descriptions of the policy process relegate this phase to the i
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The Early Purges - Quiz
Students will be able to recall key events, themes and imagery in this poem.
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The Lifestyle Project
This innovative project offers a way for students to learn about environmental alternatives by modifying their own lifestyles. It is a three-week exercise for students to reduce their impact on the environment by changing the way in which they live from day to day. This website contains an article about the Lifestyle Project and all the materials needed to teach the project. Materials include a baseline quiz, worksheets, energy facts and figures, and an Excel spreadsheet for students to calculat
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Introduction

This unit looks at the management of local knowledge-generating practices. You will explore the processes that link practices to global contexts and learn to identify the key dimensions of globalisation and explore the implications for knowing how to ‘do things’ in a variety of contexts. You will go on to compare the approaches to managing and organising, based on universally applicable principles, with context-specific rationalities and look at how viable interpretations of reality
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Air Pollution Trends and Impacts: Assessing Transportation in Context of Global Change
It is a complicated matter mapping the movement of pollution in the atmosphere, but Noelle Eckley Selin models not just the chemistry of the atmosphere as it absorbs emissions and responds to climate change, but its potential impact over time on human health and world economies. She takes a systems approach “to understanding
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Introduction

The default learning path in this unit takes a problem-based approach to learning about project management. You work through a realistically complex and messy example of project management and engage in a series of tasks associated with the case-study materials. At each stage of the case study you have access to project management resources which describe useful approaches to project management and introduce useful frameworks and tools. However, these are provided as an aid to your learning n
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