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Love on the rocks?
How badly has the recession affected the relationship between political parties and business? Expert in the field - Professor Mick Moran - assesses the cracks in the relationship and how the crisis will affect it in the future. Professor Moran was at the University to open the inaugural seminar series for the Centre for British Politics.
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1.12 The politics of representation

We turn now to consider Diana as an icon, as the subject of discourse. It could be said that Diana and the many words written about her form a discursive space (Gilbert et al., 1999; Silverstone, 1998). She is the rather enigmatic centre of many competing representations of royalty, femininity, democracy, the family, morality, celebrity, fashion, private versus public life which jostle with each other. Such a discursive space is a place of argument. To use another metaphor, it i
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17.556 Political Economy of Development (MIT)
This course examines theoretical and empirical approaches to understanding the process of late development. Topics include the role of the state in alleviating or exacerbating poverty, the politics of industrial policy and planning and the relationship between institutional change and growth. How over the past century have some of the world's poorest nations achieved wealth? How have others remained mired in poverty? What are the social consequences for alternative strategies of development?
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California Nurses Assocation and Philippe Sands
Bill Moyers Journal profiles the fight the California Nurses Association (CNA) has been waging over universal healthcare. "There shouldn't be a double standard," says Rose Ann DeMoro, executive director of CNA. "We, as the public, pay for Dick Cheney's care...why is the government not providing the same type of care to all Americans?" Also on the program, Bill Moyers interviews British law professor Philippe Sands, author of Torture Team, a new book on the approval of coercive interrogation b
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Why China arrested, then released, five feminists


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1.3.6 Activity 4

Activity 4

Nike drew up its code of conduct, as I have indicated, to meet its own concerns. Cast your eye down the checklist in Extract 2 and give yourself time to consider what issues might have been added if the code had been drawn u
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Joy Jiang: Study Abroad in Israel
Joy Jiang ('13, Mechanical Engineering) discusses her experiences studying abroad in Israel at the Israel Institute of Technology.
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Wanton Nights and Riotous Feasts
Drunkeness, celebrity gossip, murder and the sex lives of politicians and royalty - commentators in the early modern period were just as concerned about these issues as their contemporary counterparts. A new conference at the University of Warwick, "Wanton nights and riotous feasts": Early Modern Representations of Virtue and Vice, will examine how these concerns were expressed and the role that Vice and Virtue had in shaping people's lives and the politics and society of the time. Rebecca Ha
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Jeff Gold Inaugural Lecture - The Leader's Conundrum or 'You cannot lift yourself up by your own shi
The aim of the lecture will be to do demonstrate the need to challenge continuing traditional images of leaders, often depicted at the apex of things, on top of a hill or at the centre of a complex web of activity. I will argue that those nominated as leaders MUST become aware of what I will call the leader's conundrum and complement their inspiration with 99 x perspiration. To appreciate this call, attendees to the lecture as respectfully asked to do the following just before the lecture: a.
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4.9 The revival of gender essentialism

After falling out of fashion in the wake of feminist influence in the 1970s and 1980s, there are signs that the notion of ‘essential’ gender differences is undergoing a revival. At an academic level, this has been stimulated by work within genetics, evolutionary psychology and neurology (see Baron-Cohen, 2003). At a more popular level, self-help manuals which apparently ‘explain’ the differences between men's and women's behaviours, and offer advice on coping with them, have become hu
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When Engaging with Your Stakeholders Is Worth Its Weight in Gold
Given two gold mines with the same amount of gold in the ground, the same cost of extraction and the same worldwide demand, why is one mine valued 10 times more than the other? Because one has local support and the other doesn't, argues Wharton professor Witold Henisz. In a new research paper, Henisz and his colleagues show how cooperating with, rather than antagonizing, external stakeholders generates sustainable shareholder value for companies around the world.Author(s): Knowledge@Wharton

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King Lear to In the loop : fiction and British politics
On 11 December 2009, Nottingham University's Centre for British Politics held a conference at the British Academy that drew together politicians, writers and academics to explore the interaction of British politics and fiction. In addition to the conference several video interviews were conducted with some of the speakers on the day. In this interview taken at the Fiction and British Politics Conference in London, playwright James Graham (Toryboyz, Little Madam, Sons of York) talks about his
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Behind the Scenes: On Line: Guiseppe Penone
On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century The Museum of Modern Art, November 21, 2010-February 7, 2011 For more information please visit http://www.moma.org/online © 2010 The Museum of Modern Art, New York
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Reframing Human Rights in the Global Era:a tribute to Sérgio Vieira de Mello
"Reframing Human Rights in the Global Era: a tribute to Sírgio Vieira de Mello", delivered by the former president of Brazil, Dr Fernando Henrique Cardoso as part of the British Council's series of lectures on "Raising Human Rights Awareness".
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17.541 Japanese Politics and Society (MIT)
This course is designed for students seeking a fundamental understanding of Japanese history, politics, culture, and the economy. "Raw Fish 101" (as it is often labeled) combines lectures, seminar discussion, small-team case studies, and Web page construction exercises, all designed to shed light on contemporary Japan.
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Lesson 08 - One Minute Romanian
In lesson 8 of One Minute Romanian you will learn to count from one to ten. Remember - even a few phrases of a language can help you make friends and enjoy travel more. Find out more about One Minute Romanian at our website - http://www.oneminutelanguages.com. One Minute Romanian is brought to you by the Radio Lingua Network and is ©Copyright 2008.Author(s): No creator set

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7.4.3 Modelling errors

  • be aware that it is often possible to provide an estimate of error for numerical values derived from the application of theoretical models to a data set.

For me, thinking about the use of models convinces me of some of the benefits of ‘problematising’ science – as we've been doing in the commentary so far. Indeed, my feeling is that using models reflects something more general about how scientific understanding is built up. By this I me
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