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Introduction

This unit is the first in the DD208 series of three units that will help you to develop your skills for learning from audio visual material.It is adapted from the course Welfare, crime and society .You will be looking at the theme of surveillance as a multifacted, everyday practice. It is really important to bear in mind that the video clips are less concerned with surveillance in its
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5.3 The selection interview
Does the recruitment and selection process fill you with dread? Discrimination and equal opportunities legislation can make this area feel like a minefield. If you are faced with appointing a new employee, then this unit will provide a straight-forward guide to the process: from writing job descriptions to finally assessing who to appoint.
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4.12 Candidates make decisions too
Does the recruitment and selection process fill you with dread? Discrimination and equal opportunities legislation can make this area feel like a minefield. If you are faced with appointing a new employee, then this unit will provide a straight-forward guide to the process: from writing job descriptions to finally assessing who to appoint.
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4.8 Advertising
Does the recruitment and selection process fill you with dread? Discrimination and equal opportunities legislation can make this area feel like a minefield. If you are faced with appointing a new employee, then this unit will provide a straight-forward guide to the process: from writing job descriptions to finally assessing who to appoint.
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4.4 Job description
Does the recruitment and selection process fill you with dread? Discrimination and equal opportunities legislation can make this area feel like a minefield. If you are faced with appointing a new employee, then this unit will provide a straight-forward guide to the process: from writing job descriptions to finally assessing who to appoint.
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Learning outcomes

By the end of this unit you will be able to:

  • outline the ways in which the relations between work and welfare are made and remade in different places and at different times;

  • explain how these changing relations contribute to constituting welfare subjects;

  • describe how welfare provision that is connected to work affects the lives of different welfare subjects in different and unequal ways;

  • assess the relative influences and effects of
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Introduction

This unit is an adapted extract from the course Personal lives and social policy (DD305)

Acknowledgements

The following material is contained in Work: Personal Lives and Social Policy (ed. Gerry Mooney) 2004, published in association with The Policy Press © The Open University, 2004. This publication forms part of the Open University course DD305, Personal Lives and Social Policy.

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Text

The material is contained in Book 1 Chapter 2 of Sexualities: Personal Lives and Social Policy (ed Jean Carabine), part of a series published by The Policy Press in association with The Open University. The other books in the series are:

Care: Personal Lives and Social Policy (ed. Janet Fink)

Work: Personal Lives and Social Policy (ed. Gerry Mooney)

Citizenship: Personal Lives and Social Policy
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3.4 Sexuality

Just as ‘normal’ parenthood was seen as outside the realm of social policy (although framed and supported by it), sexual practices within marriage were widely seen as an essentially private matter. Foucault (1984) argued that while sexualities were very actively shaped by the Victorians through a range of discourses, particularly those of professional, medical and scientific interests, within marriage it was increasingly an area of silence. Up to the eighteenth century matrimonial re
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Learning outcomes

By the end of this unit you should be able to:

  • use a feminist historical approach to critically examine theories about how and why fertility decline in Britain occurred and to explore the importance of gender and power in reshaping parenthood and sexuality in social policy and personal lives;

  • use histories of marriage, sexuality, parenthood, birth control and population policy to illuminate the connections between procreative sexuality, personal live
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Acknowledgements

The material below is contained in chapter 2 of Economics and Economic Change Microeconomics (2006) (eds) Graham Dawson, Maureen Mackintosh and Paul Anand which is published by Pearson Education Limited in association with The Open University. Copyright © The Open University

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"Physics and Chemistry of the Terrestrial Planets, Fall 2008"
"This course introduces the structure, composition, and physical processes governing the terrestrial planets, including their formation and basic orbital properties. Topics include plate tectonics, earthquakes, seismic waves, rheology, impact cratering, gravity and magnetic fields, heat flux, thermal structure, mantle convection, deep interiors, planetary magnetism, and core dynamics. Suitable for majors and non-majors seeking general background in geophysics and planetary structure."
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After studying this unit you should be able to:

  • understand the relationship between technological change and industrial revolutions;

  • appreciate the pervasive effect that new technologies can have on the economy and, in particular, on productivity;

  • understand how industry dynamics can be analysed using the ‘industrial life cycle’ model;

  • use data and historical examples to support economic arguments.

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Introduction

This unit takes one aspect of the debate concerning the new economy – innovation in the form of the introduction of information and communication technologies – and places it in the historical context of industrial revolutions. Is the new economy really new or ‘just another’ industrial revolution?

This unit is an adapted extract from the course Economics and economic change<
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References

Cohen, S. (2001) States of Denial: Knowing About Atrocities and Suffering, Cambridge, Polity Press.
Ritchin, F. (1989) ‘What is Magnum?’ in Manchester, W (ed.) In Our Time, London, Andre Deutsch.

Business cultures

Why are we studying ‘business cultures’? Culture is a metaphor which can be used to explore the identity of a business. It is about how others see the business, but also how the individuals who work there understand it. Culture offers us a powerful insight into the business and what it is like to work within it.

Activity 10: Critical reflections on Hofstede
We know that culture guides the way people behave in society as a whole. But culture also plays a key role in organisations, which have their own unique set of values, beliefs and ways of doing business. This unit explores the concepts of national and organisational culture and the factors that influence both.
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