Government of Southern Sudan
This is the main official website of the Government of Southern Sudan which emerged following the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) on January 9th 2005. Its website provides information on the history of government in the region, its structure and recent activities. It includes government press releases, and some full text legislation. There are also links to other government department websites covering economic and social policy and topical events such as elections and human s
Tweety Hall is a project of the LGA Group (Local Government Association) it seeks to provide a directory of UK local government councillors who use the micro blogging service Twitter. It is possible to look by name of representative, area or political party. Each entry has statistics on posts, updates and followers and links to the latest postings.
21st Century Councillor social media site
The 21st Century Councillor social media site. is a project of a number of UK organisations including The IDeAs Leadership Academy and Standards for England. It seeks to encourage local government personnel (councillors and public servants) to use social media in political communication. The site includes guides to using social media, case studies and links to key supporting resources. Social media includes blogs, Twitter and Web 2.0 applications.
Peer review: a guide for researchers
Peer review: a guide for researchers was produced by RIN (the Research Information Network) and published in March 2010. It provides researchers with an understanding of how peer review works and highlights some of the issues surround the current debates about the peer review process. It is available as a PDF download of some 16 pages.
Women in the United States Congress 1917-2009
This site provides free access to the full text of a report published by Congressional Research Service as RL30261 in December 2009. The 107 page report contains detailed statistics on women in the US Congress. It includes lists of women office holders, data on offices held, length of service, party and ethnic group.
Fast-Tracked unfairness: detention and denial of women asylum seekers in the UK
This report was published by Amnesty International in February 2010. ISBN: 1-56432-603-9. The 69 page document details poor treatment of female asylum seekers and refugees by the British authorities. It includes details of detention.
Election 2010- what about women?
This site was created by the Fawcett Society during the 2010 U.K general election. The project brings together the main political parties along with other organisations and women voters to ask questions about political policies relating to women. The site includes the questions asked, the responses from the parties and voters.
Power, voice and rights: a turning point for gender equality in Asia and the Pacific
This site provides free access to the full text of a report by UN Development Programme (UNDP) which was published in March 2010. The report examines gender inequality in the Asia-Pacific area, focusing on 3 specific areas: The report focuses on 3 areas economic power, political decision-making and legal rights― It analyses the problems women face, and how policies and attitudes can be changed to encourage gender equality. In addition to the full text of the report, the website also offe
Women of four wars: stories from the veteran's history project
This site is maintained by the Veterans History Project of the Library of Congress. It provides free access to online materials relating to the experience of women service personnel in the Korean War, Vietnam War, Afghanistan conflict and the Gulf war. The site includes online oral histories with video webcasts or podcasts of interviews with the women in whom they detail their experiences of fighting and warfare. Technical and copyright information is displayed on the website.
Listen: VU competes in EPA Game Day recycling challenge
Vanderbilt is one of 89 colleges and universities taking the EPA Game Day recycling challenge for Homecoming. Volunteers will assist the Commodore Nation in scoring off the field in the challenge that is taking place across the country.
Visions of hope for a terrorised planet - Annual Peace Lecture 2008
Dr Kate Dewes, member of the United Nations Disarmament Advisory Board presents the 2008 Annual Peace lecture - Visions of hope for a terrorised planet. Lecture given Aug 11, 2008.
Keynote address: Research Agenda and Policy Perspectives on Agriculture for Development
The keynote address of the conference, by Justin Lin, the chief economist at the World Bank, focuses on future research priorities and the process of implementing the policy objectives of the 2008 World Development Report, "Agriculture for Development." Justin Lin is the Chief Economist of the World Bank.
Julius Caesar: Caesar's Death Scene
Presented by the University of Richmond's Department of Theatre and Dance, September 30, 2010. Julius Caesar is one of Shakespeare's most gripping political thrillers and one of the theatre's greatest explorations of the intoxicating lust for power and violent change that can lead to the rending of ambitions, friendships, and a nation. Centered around three of Shakespeare's most memorable charactersâCaesar, Brutus, and the young Mark Antonyâthe play contrasts a vast historical canvas
21L.460 Medieval Literature: Dante, Boccaccio, Chaucer (MIT)
The course explores the literary masterworks of three of the most celebrated authors of the Middle Ages in their original literary and historical contexts. The various themes they take up - the importance of writing in the vernacular; the discourse of love as a form of discipline practised upon the self; the personal and political aspirations of the self in society; the constitution of ideal forms of social organization; the role of religion in the life and works of lay authors - transformed the
Introduction to microeconomics
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught Semester 1 2009/2010. There are no pre-requisites to taking this module and in particular there is no assumption of any prior knowledge of economics. For those who have taken A-level economics or any other version of economics some of the module content will appear familiar to you. However, the methods of analysis and the approach to teaching will quite probably be very different to anything experienced be
Attitude and behaviour of organic farmers in the course of time Collective intelligence at a time of global crisis - Tom Atlee The Meanings of Timbuktu Stealing Empire: P2P, intellectual property and hip-hop subversion Noam Chomsky's Syntactic Structures
Since the early 1990s organic farming witnessed a dynamic development in Austria.
The increasing number of organic farms is accompanied by a comprehensive transformation of the political and social framework for organic farming: e.g. AustriaÂ´s entry in the EU in 1995, the in
Tom Atlee's research and thought innovations span from the conscious evolution of social systems to collaborative dynamics to a host of other ideas centering on group, social and political dynamics.
This volume authored by leading international scholars begin s to sketch the meaning of Timbuktu within the context of the intellectual history of West Africa in particular and of the African continent in general The book covers four broad areas Part I provides an introduction to the region outlines what archaeology can tell us of its history examines the paper and various calligraphic styles used in the manuscripts and explains how ancient institutions of scholarship functioned Part II begins t
Stealing Empire poses the question What possibilities for agency exist in the age of corporate globalisation Using the work of Antonio Negri and Michael Hardt as a point of entry Adam Haupt delves into varied terrain to locate answers in this groundbreaking inquiry He explores arguments about copyright via peertopeer P2P platforms such as Napster free speech struggles debates about access to information and open content licenses and develops a politically incisive analysis of counter discourses
One of South Africa leading language experts Professor Rajend Mesthrie was guest speaker at UCT Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts Great Texts Big Questions lecture on 15 April He discussed lSyntactic Structures Noam Chomsky and the colourless green revolution in language studies. Noam Chomsky is considered by many to be the father of modern linguistics Mesthrie lecture has Chomsky first book Syntactic Structures published in 1957 as a starting point Syntactic Structures started a
Collective intelligence at a time of global crisis - Tom Atlee
The Meanings of Timbuktu
Stealing Empire: P2P, intellectual property and hip-hop subversion
Noam Chomsky's Syntactic Structures