Asset-Based Welfare and the Financialisation of the Citizen
Alan Finlayson discusses the ethics and political theory of response to the subprime crisis, situating his analysis with respect to the UK Government's attempts to create a 'financially literate' population suited to undertaking the move to an asset-based system of welfare.
The intellectual foundations of the shareholder value model
Dr Mike Lucas of The Open University Business School explains how the experience of working and teaching in accounting and finance has forced him to a fundamental reappraisal of the idea that businesses’ objective is to maximise shareholder wealth.
2010 Game Based Learning Conference in London March 29 & 30 I would love to say I'll be there but unfortunately I won't.
March 29 & 30 I would love to say I'll be there but unfortunately I won't.
Soil-based Hazardous Waste Management
Engineering management of hazardous wastes present in the vadose zone, including extraction, containment, and biological, chemical, and physical destruction technologies. Aspects include engineering characterization, problem definition, treatment, and monitoring. Analysis and design emphasized through problems, examinations, and report writing.
BBC: Online-based Course
BBC offers a range of online-based courses that you can work through at your own pace? Have a look at what's on offer and see if there's anything that takes your fancy. The online courses are: Basic Skills; Environmental Studies; Gardening; Health; History; Information Technology; Languages; Media Studies; Science and Sports and Fitness
Doing your Own Science: A Model for Student-based Inquiry
An inquiry-based laboratory exercise to introduce students to experimental procedure and scientific method
The Standard Days Method® (SDM) Toolkit: Reliable and Relevant Web-Based Information and Resources
The SDM Toolkit provides policy makers, health care providers, and program managers across the globe with state-of-the-art information on this highly-effective fertility awareness-based method (FAM) of family planning that has been proven to expand choice for women and couples. The SDM is a modern fertility awareness-based method of family planning that is easy to teach, easy to learn and easy to use. Since 2002, Georgetown University’s Institute for Reproductive Health (IRH) has work
Evidence from repeat rapid qualitative assessments, Carrie Turk, World Bank
COMPLEX CRISES: THE CHALLENGES OF EVIDENCE FOR POLICY Tuesday and Wednesday 9th & 10th March 2010
Cooperation, Norms and Conflict: Towards Simulating the Foundations of Society
In order to understand social systems, it is essential to identify the circumstances under which individuals spontaneously start cooperating or developing shared behaviors, norms, and culture. In this connection, it is important to study the role of social mechanisms such as repeated interactions, group selection, network formation, costly punishment and group pressure, and how they allow us to transform social dilemmas into interactive situations that promote the social system. Furthermore, it
Widgets, gadgets and other health technologies: Using evidence, priorities and values to guide choic
All health care systems in the world “set priorities and make choices”, but how do we inform policy makers about which health care interventions should be supported or promoted? Increasing use is being made of health technology assessment, which evaluates the safety, effectiveness, and social and ethical implications of different types of health care to guide decisions about health care policy and practice in Australia and elsewhere.
Easier Pills to Swallow Natural digestive system medicines are emerging with a previously elusive in
Alternative Medicines have never had a popularity problem. They're currently used by almost half of all Australian households to treat a vast array of ailments. But credibility has been in short supply, with robust scientific rationales and evidence of effectiveness typically conspicuous in their absence. New research at the University of Adelaide, however, is going some way to changing that. A large number of naturally sourced agents known as bioactives have been shown to have the potential to
Obamarama & the audacity of evidence for health reform in the United States
Since President Barrack Obama took office early this year, Congress has proposed bold actions to address the ailing United States health care system. In a system that spends $2.4 trillion each year on health care with some of the worst outcomes in the western world, there is enthusiasm to revitalise primary care. Dr Andrew Bazemore, of the Robert Graham Center in Washington DC, will talk about health reform in the US and the renewed role for evidence-based policy making.
Healthcare Scientific Evidence: Easily Overlooked, Often Not Put Into Practice
When breakthrough discoveries are made in health science — which could save many lives — they are often not put into routine practice around the world until many years later, according to Andy Haines, Director of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. He explained why this can happen and how it can [...]
Helen Ladd - School Choice and Segegation: Evidence from the United States
Helen Ladd (Duke University) talks to Romesh Vaitilingam about the work she presented at the 'School choice' conference in Bristol.
Promise based management: Execution and promise based management Promise based management: How to pave the ground for good promises in your organisation Promise based management: How to create a 'promise' culture in an organisation Promise based management at Garanti Bank Culture vs. Cross Culture - Getting the Foundations Right - Dr. Bruce Winter Ending hunger in Africa through science-based policies
n part one of a series of three podcasts on promise based management, Donald Sull, Associate Professor of Management Practice in Strategic and International Management, talks about execution and how it presents many challenges for organisations.
In part two of a series of three podcasts on promise based management, Donald Sull, Associate Professor of Management Practice in Strategic and International Management, explores why promises go bad and what organisations can do about it.
In the final of his three-part podcast series on promise based management, Donald Sull, Associate Professor of Management Practice, explores how to encourage people to consistently make good promises and deliver results.
In the second of his three part series talking with Akin Ongar, Associate Professor of Management Practice Don Sull listens to the former Garanti Bank CEO discuss how introducing "oral contracts" helped increase efficiency and transparency.
Dr. Winter considers that Christians, and sometimes denominations, read parts of Romans to confirm they are right. Some finish at Romans 3; others 6 or 8 or 11 or 13. To get the complete picture, to be transformed by Christ, to really live the Christian life, we need to read through ALL of Romans.
Replenishing soil fertility, is the primary biophysical requirement for eliminating hunger in tropical Africa. Without soil replenishment, even the best crop varieties and the most enlightened policies cannot stave off hunger. June 9, 2010 (Running Time 88:32)
Promise based management: How to pave the ground for good promises in your organisation Promise based management: How to create a 'promise' culture in an organisation Promise based management at Garanti Bank Culture vs. Cross Culture - Getting the Foundations Right - Dr. Bruce Winter Ending hunger in Africa through science-based policies
Promise based management: How to create a 'promise' culture in an organisation Promise based management at Garanti Bank Culture vs. Cross Culture - Getting the Foundations Right - Dr. Bruce Winter Ending hunger in Africa through science-based policies