Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand what is meant by a common law system

  • demonstrate a good knowledge and understanding of what is meant by the common law and how its rules are made and changed

  • discuss how a precedent can be altered or avoided

  • identify the ratio decidendi and obiter dictum of a court case

  • read and analyse legal materials (cases, statutes and academic commentary).<
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1.1 Definitions

The need for corporate governance arises out of the divorce in modern corporations between the rights of shareholders and other suppliers of capital on the one hand, and the operational control, which is in the hands of professional managers, on the other. This can be described as the ‘principal–agent’ problem. Put simply, the question is: will the managers run the corporation exclusively for the long-term benefit of the shareholders, and what mechanisms can be put in place to ensure th
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4.4.1 Partnerships for sustainable consumption

Moderate NGOs, progressive businesses and government all have a stake in seeing roundtable partnerships come up with practical steps that can bring sustainability closer. One area that has attracted the attention of all these players is consumption. Directing or limiting consumption is politically difficult for even the NGOs to promote. Similarly, ‘voluntary simplicity’ of the sort lived at Findhorn eco-village (Author(s): The Open University

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A rap about the Earth's water cycle. The song raps about rain, evaporation, and condensation. The music video is from a Bill Nye episode on water.  (01:30)
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1.2 Nucleic acids: genetic, functional and structural roles in the cell

The first role that one immediately thinks about for nucleic acids is that of an inherited genetic material, principally in the form of DNA. In some cases, the inherited genetic material is RNA instead of DNA. For example, almost 60% of all characterised viruses have RNA genomes and these are more common in plant viruses than in animal viruses. There is considerable variation in the amount of genetic material present within organisms (Author(s): The Open University

Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • describe and explain the meaning and nature of social marketing

  • analyse social marketing problems and suggest ways of solving these

  • recognise the range of stakeholders involved in social marketing programmes and their role as target markets

  • assess the role of branding, social advertising and other communications in achieving behavioural change.


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4.2 Social dynamics

Yet another type of diagram is given in this section. Take a preliminary look at Figure 7, which is a way of illustrating the relationshi
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Tunnelling

The following resources are part of the module Civil Engineering Technology from the 2009/10 BSc (Hons) degree programme Commercial Management and Quantity Surveying. It covers the reasons for tunnelling, types of ground tunnelling can be undertaken in. Control of ground water and tunnelling machines.

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4 Thinking about adaptation

Section 3 identified a range of adaptations in insect eaters, most linked with their mode of feeding. Particular structures are identified as having particular functions. But there are problems with the concept of adaptation if it's taken too far. Not all features of an organism have to be functional in ways that perfectly su
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Dit leermiddel omvat een lesplan waarmee de conditie en uithouding van de leerlingen op de proef wordt gesteld aan de hand van loop- en tikspelen.  


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This is the website of the Plastics Historical Society, a partner in the JISC Museum of Design in Plastics Digitisation Project. Along with a wealth of information about the Society and its activities, the website contains a Virtual Museum which offers a useful timeline and a variety of exhibits on horn and different types of 20th century plastics. There is a useful 'Caring for Plastics' page which may interest conservators - this can be found in the 'Experiencing Plastics' section. There are
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1 Members of the governing body

Governors will have many demands upon their time and they must be sure that the time which they are devoting to school business is used wisely.

Creese (1995)

Governors are usually busy people with a genuine commitment to the school, but with limited time available. The governing body therefore needs to know, and use, the strengths of its individual members.

The 2002 Education Act has brou
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3.3 Day 2 Timetable

Day 2 – Wednesday 20th February 2008

Session 5

Science in its social landscape

Matthew Harvey

Royal Society Science and Society Unit

09.00 to 10.30

Investigating the social landscape for science; further expl
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