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Elizabeth Judge analyses the extent to which the Crown is permitted to use (and make public) private copyrighted materials, considering in particular the theories of implied licence and waiver. Digital copyright reform discussions are considering the intersection between author's rights, including the making available right, and the public interest in accessing materials online. Mechanisms such as opt out, implied licence, waiver, and the copyright bargain have been suggested as ways to facilita
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Web 2.0 entrepreneurs are shifting power dynamics from institutions (governments and NGOs) to end-users (donors and aid recipients) by creating new online marketplaces. These three social entrepreneurs are having a positive impact on development goals but each follows a different business model: online micro-lending for Kiva, online giving for Global Giving, and online investing for MyC4. Join them in the conversation.
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For many social entrepreneurs governments are a crucial source of income, but also a barrier to action because of their perceived inability to innovate and change. Yet most academics, commentators, and social activists recognise that genuine systemic global change requires institutional and political entrepreneurship. This panel will explore examples of state social entrepreneurship and will consider the question: to what extent is government the best solution or the biggest problem to addressin
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Process and Effects of Unification
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1.6.4 Summary

  • EU enlargement is going to impose new problems for both monetary and fiscal policy.

  • The process by which the accession countries can enter the Euro-zone will be long and will possibly lack stability.

  • According to the rules of the SGP fiscal retrenchment is called for some governments because of government sector imbalances, though this might be offset by payments to the accession countries and regions from Structural and Co
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1.4.1 Nature of the pact

With the advent of EMU and the Euro the question of the SGP embodied in the Amsterdam Treaty of 1997 was raised once again (Linter, 2001, p. 68). This pact is designed to ensure that EU member states’ fiscal policies (involving government taxation and expenditure decisions) do not clash with their monetary policies (or, in the case of the Euro-zone countries, with the monetary policy pursued by the ECB). As we have seen, by and large, the monetary policy pursued by the ECB is
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1.3 The arrival of the Euro and the European Central Bank

The ECB (founded in 1998) is a formally independent body charged with defining and implementing monetary policy for the EU. It holds the reserves of the national banks of those participating in the Euro-zone, and also has responsibility for the Euro exchange rate (see Section 1.5). This independence is ensured by the fact that the ECB does not have to ‘take instructions’ from any EU government or institution and it does no
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13 Bankers: The Wall Street Takeover and the Next Financial Meltdown
[from MIT Sloan School of Management Newsroom]

Channeling Thomas Jefferson and Theodore Roosevelt, MIT Sloan School of Management Professor
Simon Johnson warns in a new book that a “new financial oligarchy” threatens not only the nation’s economy, but its political core. In 13 Bankers: The Wall Street Tak

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An introduction to the cross-cultural study of ethnic and national identity. We examine the concept of social identity, and consider the ways in which gendered, linguistic, religious, and ethno-racial identity components interact. We explore the history of nationalism, including the emergence of the idea of the nation-state, as well as ethnic conflict, globalization, identity politics, and human rights.

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1 The problem with crime: Glasgow

Sean Damer examines the problem of crime in relation to Glasgow. The audio programme was recorded in 2001.

Participants in the audio programme were:

  • Sean Damer Staff Tutor in Politics for The Open University, Scotland and is based in the University of Glasgow;

  • Moira Burgess a pre-eminent bibliographer of Glasgow and analyst of Glasgow in fiction;

  • Jimmy Boyle a graduate of Barlinnie Prison's
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1.1.2 Professional development in Scotland
This unit is intended to be of interest not only to people living in Scotland but to anyone wishing to know more about Scottish society and culture. It brings together a collection of free educational resources relevant to Scotland. The resources within this unit cover a wide range of subject areas, including education, environment, technology, history, law, literature, politics, social care and social sciences.
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1.1.1 Culture and society in Scotland
This unit is intended to be of interest not only to people living in Scotland but to anyone wishing to know more about Scottish society and culture. It brings together a collection of free educational resources relevant to Scotland. The resources within this unit cover a wide range of subject areas, including education, environment, technology, history, law, literature, politics, social care and social sciences.
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