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5 How might dialogue move on from GM Nation?

There is a widespread optimism that ‘lessons have been learnt from the GM Nation? Debate’ – indeed the government's response to the exercise was couched in just those terms (DEFRA, 2004). One concern has been touched on already – many felt that the debate took place too late, on a rushed timetable, at a time in the controversy when the debate had become highly polarised and divisive ‘pro’ or ‘anti’ stances already embedded. This late in the day, questions for public discussion
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Thousands welcome return of Serb nationalist
Thousands rally in Serbia to welcome the return of nationalist leader Vojislav Seselj, who was temporarily released by the UN war crimes court to get cancer treatment. Yiming Woo reports. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial,
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World Social Science Report 2010
Produced by the International Social Science Council (ISSC) and co-published with UNESCO, this Report is the first comprehensive overview of the field in over a decade. Hundreds of social scientists from around the world contributed their expertise to the publication. Key findings include social science research from Western countries continues to have the greatest global influence, but the field is expanding rapidly in Asia and Latin America, particularly in China and Brazil. In sub-Saharan Afr
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Farming with horses.

A farm in Texas, U.S.A. continues using horses in farming processes. European draft horses have the power to plow large fields in a traditional way.
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Doctor of the Dance
Dr. Rosemary Browne of the University of Arizona, and co-director of the Tir Conail Academy of Irish Dance, tear up the dance floor with high-kicking fancy footwork. This will certainly to get you in the mood for St. Patricks' Day.
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Deciding to Pick Purdue
Most of the people you encounter are here by choice. Serving at Purdue is an honor that we take seriously.
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“Democracy, Governance, and War in Oil Exporting Nations”
A panel featuring Terry Lynn Karl, William and Gretchen Kimball University Fellow and Gildred Professor of Political Science at Stanford University; Miriam R. Lowi, Visiting Research Scholar at Princeton’s Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia; Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science of The
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International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie)
The International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) is an US-based non-profit organisation which seeks to evaluate the impact of development spending and initiatives with the aim of improving the lives of poor people living in low-income and middle-income countries. The 3ie website provides details of its grant programme, online resources including full text publications, details of its structure and activities, and a database of impact evaluations.
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11.949 City Visions: Past and Future (MIT)
This class is intended to introduce students to understandings of the city generated from both social science literature and the field of urban design. The first part of the course examines literature on the history and theory of the city. Among other factors, it pays special attention to the larger territorial settings in which cities emerged and developed (ranging from the global to the national to the regional context) and how these affected the nature, character, and functioning of citi
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4.5 The Kew Gardens Millennium Seed Bank Appeal

Cover from the Kew Gardens Millennium Seed Bank Appeal leaflet.
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4.4 Structural explanations II: families

Our second example of structural explanations of criminal behaviour takes a different starting point. It looks at pathological or problem families and the transmission of criminal careers within them. This work is most closely associated with the social-psychological research of David Farrington (1994).

Farrington's argument has two core components. First, he argues that criminal offending is part of a larger syndrome of anti-social behaviour. A syndrome is a medica
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Statistical Molecular Thermodynamics
Sign up for the Course: http://z.umn.edu/cramer About the Course: Statistical Molecular Thermodynamics is a course in physical chemistry that relates the microscopic properties of molecules to the macroscopic behavior of chemical systems. Quantized molecular energy levels and their use in the construction of molecular and ensemble partition functions is described. Thermodynamic state functions, their dependence on the partition function, and their relationships with one another (as dictated by
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Competitive Environments and redefining firm and industry boundaries
Michael G. Jacobides, Associate Professor of Strategic and International Management, talks about changes in the competitive environment

2.3.1 The risk society

The shift from an anthropocentric concern around issues of human poverty in industrial society towards a more ecocentric concern around environmental issues in the ‘risk society’ has been expressed by the German sociologist Ulrich Beck. His 1992 book Risk Society: Towards a New Modernity suggests a shift from the safety state of industrialised society, where conflicts were manifest in struggles amongst socio-economic groups, to a society where conflicts arise from issues of uncerta
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A Thank You To Our Donors: Favourite Memories & Student Award Appreciation
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Vanderbilt astronomer says the Solar Corona is the most exciting part of a total solar eclipse
The Sun’s corona is the outer atmosphere of the sun. A total solar eclipse is the only time the suns’s corona, all the way to the surface of the sun is visible. Vanderbilt astronomer Susan Stewart says a total solar eclipse gives scientists the ability to study the structure of the sun. Follow Vanderbilt onkeep reading »
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2.3 The body's different systems

The body has a variety of different internal systems such as the skeleton, the collection of muscles, and the network of arteries and veins. To understand properly how the body works, we need to understand these separate systems as well as the links between them.

Activity 1: What you need to do


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Acknowledgements

Course image: Clint Mickel in Flickr made available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Licence.

Grateful acknowledgement is made to the following sources for permission to reproduce material in this course:

The material ackno
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Opportunities in emerging markets in the downturn
Terry Rhodes, Co-Founder of CelTel, looks at the interesting and new opportunities which might be overlooked during this downturn
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