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Professor Glenn Withers discusses the Asian Century White Paper
Glenn Withers is Professor of Economics in the Crawford School and was founding CEO of Universities Australia. In this video, he gives his analysis of the White Paper on Australia in the Asian Century, and discusses his own submission to the process. Professor Withers helped to establish the Productivity Commmission, the Crawford School, ANZSOG and Universities Australia. He has been an adviser to private sector and community sector organisations in Australia and overseas, ranging from the Nort
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Protection du design en droit comparé : la protection juridique de la mode

Les premières ”Rencontres lorraines de la propriété intellectuelle” tenues à Metz en mai 2008 avaient été consacrées à la propriété intellectuelle face au défi de la mondialisation.

L’édition 2009 de ces Rencontres, organisée le 6 octobre 2009 à Nancy, s’est concentrée sur la filière « fibres et éco-matériaux », laquelle, que ce soit à travers le bois, le textile, le papier, les composites ou encore les marchés utili
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Beirut Normal.
Is there anything to say about Beirut beyond the obvious, and by now exhausted, lessons of post-war reconstruction and identity politics? What is a "Beirut normal"? Is it worth examining? The lecture puts forward these questions not in order to diminish the city's architectural output but to reveal aspects of the city that have been overwhelmed by the discourses of war and politics. Through a series of specific architectural and urban analyses, the lecture proposes that a certain urbanism could
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This unit was written by Dr Alan Wilson

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1.12 Conclusion

It is clear that there are tensions in the use of the site, in that it attracts quite different audiences. There are also tensions relating to the number of visitors it is logistically possible to accommodate, and the economics of maintaining a viable revenue income.

The debate goes on about how best to develop and maintain the site in line with the Trust's stated aims and objectives.

There is no definitive answer, and the site will inevitably evolve over time. It is now an attrac
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Happy Holidays Clemson Alumni!
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The Commercialization of Intimacy Are Women still left holding the Baby?
Changing patterns of caring and intimacy traditionally seen as the domain of the family are being increasingly commercialized as single parents and couples transfer emotional labour demands from the home to professional agencies.
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Who's the Boss. An exploration of the ongoing tug-of-war between fairness and flexibility in the Aus
When Labor swept to power in 2007 it carried a clear mandate to bury the Howard government’s controversial Work Choices reforms. Its Fair Work legislation, which took effect in July 2009, was eagerly anticipated by those seeking a more equitable balance between employee rights and employer flexibility. But 8 months on, controversy remains. Some say Fair Work delivers. Some say it’s little different. Others, including Opposition leader Tony Abbott, say it goes too far. So how has Fair Work c
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Introduction

There is a widespread perception in the West that we live in a secular age, an age in which religion is at best an optional extra, if not a false delusion completely out of place. However, religion still arouses passion and causes controversy; it controls and transforms lives. An informed understanding of the contemporary world thus requires an appreciation of the role of religion in shaping ideas, world-views and actions that have an impact on the social as well as on the personal life of th
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6.3 The roots of segmentation
Discrimination in the labour market exists in many forms: the ‘glass ceiling’ ageism, racism, etc. This unit will help you look at this problem with a new perspective: through economics. You will learn how economists have tried to understand what drives this distortion of the labour market and why women and the ethnic minorities seem to suffer the most.
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Introduction

This course aims to develop skills of thinking systematically and creatively about issues of complexity. It enables you to appreciate and manage these issues in ways that can lead to improvement. It adopts the most recent and innovative advances in systems thinking and applies them to topical areas of concern. It is designed to help build your capacity to manage complexity and to develop a deep understanding of contemporary systems thinking. It may be helpful to study OpenLearn units T551_1 <
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Introduction

This unit looks at how parents encourage the development of new skills in their children in the informal setting of the home. The use of video observation of small children by psychologists is analysed and some of the key concepts in developmental psychology that explain teaching and learning interactions between parents/caregivers and their children are explained.

This material is from our archive and is an adapted extract from Child development in families, schools and society
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Open house -- The Nottingham HOUSE at Solar Decathlon Europe 2010
The Nottingham University team are now in Madrid building the house for the competition which opens on 18 June 2010. The very first Solar Decathlon Europe 2010 kicks off with students from the Department of the Built Environment flying the flag for the UK. Before they left Nottingham, they held an open house with a twist, in the shape of Michelin star chef Sat Bains, their Executive Chef, who has advised on the menu for their sustainable dinner party.
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Ratio, proportion and percentages
From politics to cookery, ratios, proportions and percentages are part of everyday life. This unit is designed to help you become more familiar with how figures can be manipulated, then you can check whether that discount really is as big as they claim!
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Introduction

Through a series of activities and practical examples, this unit provides a broad overview of the field of accounting, including: its origins and objectives, the nature of accounting information and accounting information systems, and accountancy’s role in helping organisations meet their objectives.

This material is from our archive and is an adapted extract from Certificate in accounting (B680) which is no longer taught by The Open University. If you want to study formally w
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Politics of the NHS
Part of a lecture series to develop an understanding of the changing composition and dominant characteristics of UK politics in the post-war period.
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This unit was written by Dr Marilyn Brooks, Dr Jessica Davies and Dr Valerie Pedlar

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1.4.1 Summary

  • To read an image we need to know its context.

  • The image provides a base but we need more information in order to interpret it.

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Donaldson, M. (1978) Children's Minds, London, Fontana.
O'Connell, B. and Bretherton, I. (1984) ‘Toddlers’ play alone and with mother: the role of maternal guidance’, in Bretherton, I. (ed.) Symbolic Play: the development of social understanding, London, Academic Press.
Rogoff, B. (1990) Apprenticeship in Thinking: cognitive development in social
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