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2.2 Early anti-Jewish policies in the Nazi government

Hitler's government was sworn in on 30 January 1933. On 28 March all Nazi Party organisations were urged to carry out a boycott of Jewish businesses and professionals on 1 April. The exhortation came from ‘the Party Leadership’ and claimed that the boycott was in response to the lies spread in the foreign press by Jewish emigrants; in reality, though, it was an attempt to impose some discipline on the freelance, anti-Semitic vandalism and violence of Nazi activists (especially the SA) in
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Knowledge technologies in context
This unit explores knowledge technologies, that is, software systems that can represent, interpret, formalise or interrogate phenomena and create models of how the world works. It demonstrates how a well designed system can have positive effects on the work ‘ecosystem’, potentially allowing more time for people to concentrate on their strengths. Emphasising core concepts of representation, interpretation and situated use in context, this unit will help masters students and those involved in
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3.7 Interest rate risk

This has to be seen in conjunction with the previous comments about the secondary market in shares and debt instruments. An efficient secondary market can ensure that there is always a ready buyer for an investment, but the price at which the investment can actually be sold will depend entirely on market conditions at the time of sale. The secondary market price will not necessarily bear any relation to the price originally paid by the investor. The following example illustrates the general p
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1.6 Equity buybacks, de-listing and reversion to a ‘private’ company

Once its shares have been issued, a company has the option to buy back shares. Buybacks will occur if the company believes that it is overcapitalised and cannot generate a sufficiently high return on capital through its operations. Under these circumstances it is effectively saying to the investor ‘thanks but please now have some of your money back – you can probably make it work harder elsewhere’. A further reason for buybacks arises when a major capital restructuring is undertaken by
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7.1 Introduction

We have taken a brief excursion through three different perspectives on decision making (the rational-economic, the psychological and the social) and we have considered how we think about risk from these different perspectives. How can you use these ideas to improve your own and others' decision making? The first way is to use them to develop greater insight into the pressures and influences that may be affecting how you process information, think, and decide. By becoming more aware of these
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6.5 The social construction of quantifiable risk

Earlier in this unit we referred to the way in which social groups can develop shared cognitive schema. One important role for shared cognitive schema is to define the risks that we pay attention to, the dread in which we hold them and the perceived likelihood of their occurrence. Because these perceptions affect behaviour, they also play a role in selecting the risks that we face. In the last half century, some sociologists suggest (e.g. Beck, 1992; Giddens, 1990) that our concerns with risk
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3.6 Collecting and interpreting data

In many projects it can be difficult to make comparisons with anything similar. However, there may be quality standards that can be used for one of more of the outcomes, perhaps alongside different targets for time-scales and resource use. Benchmarks are another possible source of comparative data; they have been established for many processes, and data are available from industry, sector and professional support bodies.

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2.3 Watching the programme

Activity 1: Watching the programme

There are two main themes to consider as you watch the programme:

  • (a) Image and identity

    • Note down examples o
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4 What is a ‘nation’?

Guibernau (1996, p. 47) has defined the nation as: ‘a human group conscious of forming a community, sharing a common culture, attached to a clearly demarcated territory, having a common past and a common project for the future and claiming the right to rule itself’. So awareness, territory, history and culture, language and religion all matter. However, it is rare in the real world to find a case of a nation with a clear-cut and homogenous character in terms of this list of possibilities.
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6 Manipulating data in computers: introduction

Sections 1 to 5 of this unit have shown that in a computer all types of data are represented by binary codes, and that programmers must make sure that the programs they write treat this data appropriately in any particular application: as text if it is intended to be text, as a binary fraction if it is intended to be a binary fraction, and so on.

Programmers must also ensure that the programs manipulate the binary codes in an appropriate way for the particular application. But what sort
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Mission of the National Park Service and its Relevancy Today (Part 1)
Science for Parks, Parks for Science: The Next Century 8:30 am: Welcome: Steve Beissinger 8:35 am: Keynote: Setting Aside Half the World for the Rest of Life Edward O. Wilson, Pellegrino University Professor, Harvard University 9:35 am: Plenary: “The Role of Parks and Protected Areas as Global Contributors to Earth Stewardship and Sustainability” Ernesto Enkerlin, Chair, IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas and Professor, Monterrey Tech
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Deze lespakketten over water kan je zowel in de klas als tijdens een bezoek aan Hidrodoe gebruiken en zijn gratis downloadbaar.

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21H.009 The World: 1400-Present (MIT)
This course surveys the increasing interaction between communities, as the barrier of distance succumbed to both curiosity and new transport technologies. It explores Western Europe and the United States' rise to world dominance, as well as the great divergence in material, political, and technological development between Western Europe and East Asia post–1750, and its impact on the rest of the world. It examines a series of evolving relationships, including human beings and their physical
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Absolute Beginner Questions Answered by Hiroko #1 - Why is the hiragana HA sometimes read as WA?
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! Asking questions is a big part of learning Japanese. Every day at JapanesePod101.com, we get so many great questions from you, the listeners. And in this video series, we’ll answer those questions! Join Hiroko and get some answers!In this lesson, you’ll learn Why is the hiragana HA sometimes read as WA? [...]
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