17.424 International Political Economy of Advanced Industrial Societies (MIT)
This graduate class is designed as a Ph.D.-level overview of international political economy (IPE), with an emphasis on the advanced industrial countries. It also serves as preparation for the IPE portion of the International Relations general exam. An important goal of the course is to use economic theories to identify the welfare effects, distributional consequences, and security implication of foreign economic policy decisions, and to use the tools of political science to analyze how interest
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Blood Initiation
he highlands of Papua New Guinea, a place so remote that the people that live here, are among the most isolated. One of the native tribes performs a rite of passage for young men. It is to make a boy a man.(Graphic scenes of bloodletting)

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National Geographic-Hummingbirds
In this video students will learn many facts about hummingbirds. A hummingbird's heart beat 1260 times a minute. Their wings beat 55-75 times in that same minute. They weigh one tenth of an ounce. They can fly backwards, forwards, up, down, upside down, and can hover in mid-air. They feed on nectar from a variety of flowers and may visit 1000 flowers a day. They prefer 25% sugar. They feed in small doses. This is a great teaching resource for elementary/middle school students. This video would w
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Tower Blocks - neglect and renewal
Post Grenfell Tower review of the public housing blocks
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Torsk fish in the North Sea
Swimming,A torsk fish at the bottom of the Thistle platform in the North Sea
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3.2 Problems with flat databases

As a database, Table 1 is messy and inefficient, and does not really qualify as a properly constructed database. For instance, what happens if someone signs up to do four evening classes? To allow for this possibility we could incorporate further fields, such as Course4, Course5 and so on. But
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1.3 Reading a Renaissance play

If you have never read a Renaissance play before – and even if you have – you may well find Doctor Faustus a challenging read. This is chiefly because, like the plays of Shakespeare, Doctor Faustus was written during the historical period known as the Renaissance (or the early modern period), when the vocabulary was significantly different from twenty-first-century English. It is also written largely in blank verse, a term that requires a few words of explanation. Look for a
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Producing news videos that young people care about
Sakhr Al-Makhadhi, Acting Executive Producer, AJ+, gives a talk for the Reuters Business and Practice of Journalism Seminar Series. Introduction by Richard Sambrook
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Retailing in Leeds - Consumer Shopping preferences
Leeds is a major city in the UK and as such is a magnet for shoppers from the surrounding region. Around 1.7 to 1.9 million people are in the catchment area as shoppers in Leeds city centre. Consequently retail is an important business for Leeds. John Temperley Senior Lecturer in Marketing in the Business School and a retail specialist, explains the choices that face consumers and what their preferences are, based on research by students sponsored by Leeds city centre management. The results ar
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1.4.10 Unfinished business

When people die suddenly we can never be sure that they have done and said what they want and are able to do. Meg’s long term-illness gave her a lot of time for reflection and preparation, so that while her death was sudden and she was unable to see her younger son, she also had the opportunity for conversations with people about her death. However, there may have been last-minute wishes that Meg was unable to express.

Li’s sudden stroke may have left her with things unsaid, but her
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1.6.3 Mailing lists and newsgroups

Mailing or discussion lists are e-mail based discussion groups. When you send an e-mail to a mailing list address, it is sent automatically to all the other members of the list.

The majority of academic-related mailing lists in the UK are maintained by JISCMail You will find details of joining these mailing lists on the JISCMail website. Mailing lists are useful for getting in
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#254: Vanquishing the vectors: Enlisting bacteria to fight mosquito-borne disease

Geneticist Professor Ary Hoffmann explains the use of mosquito-infecting bacteria for the control of Dengue fever. Presented by Dr Dyani Lewis.