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6.1 ‘Maybe you can look, but you cannot touch’: asylum and restricting access to welfa

So far we have considered meanings of citizenship in terms of legal status, national identity and belonging. In this section we want to explore it in terms of ‘access to welfare’, recognising that people who flee from their country of origin are likely to require assistance and support when they arrive. There is a long history of the state linking controls on access to welfare and control of migration since the 1905 Aliens Act (Lewis, 2003).

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3.2 Being aware of the constraints and possibilities of the observer

It is often claimed that the essence of a systems approach is that of seeing the world in a special way. This immediately prompts the question of what is meant by the phrase ‘seeing the world’. Because we live so intimately with the world of objects, categories and people and phenomena, we tend to think our own way of seeing the world is the only way, or even of thinking, ‘Well that is my view because the world is like that’. Actually, your view is special in several separate ways.
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Documentary: The Adolf Hitler Schools (Part 1 of 6)
Part 1 of this documentary talks about how Hitler's school was started and the education they would learn to be the Master Race. Quotes and videos of Hitler and the German peoples' desire and methods to create this Pure Race by brainwashing the children and how these non-thinkers were used.

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5.10 Vibrating air column: end effects

In the previous two sections on standing waves in cylindrical tubes, we assumed that at an open end there must be a pressure node. In fact, the pressure node (and the corresponding displacement antinode) actually lies a small distance outside the tube. The effect is that the air column behaves as though it were a little longer than it really is by an amount called the end correction. Because of this end correction, the resonance frequencies will be a little lower than originally expect
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5.1 Introduction

When people did seek help for their ailments, most sought some form of outpatient care. For the upper and middle classes, during much of the nineteenth century, this meant calling in a general practitioner. The poorest could apply for help at the outpatient department of a charitable hospital or dispensary. Another source of help was to apply for assistance from local government – in some countries the local authorities employed doctors to care for the poor. In Britain, medical help was ava
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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand the basic composition and structure of DNA

  • understand what is meant by complementary DNA base pairing

  • understand how base pairing allows a mechanism for DNA replication

  • understand the number of DNA molecules within a chromosome.


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Acknowledgements

This free course is an adapted extract from the course DD305 Personal lives and social policy, which is currently out of presentation.

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.

Except for third party materials and otherwise stated (se
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El arte conceptual

Actividad 11

En esta actividad va a estudiar más a fondo el arte conceptual.

  1. Si usted sabe mucho sobre arte, haga el siguiente test, y luego compruebe sus respuestas leyendo el te
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Energy Storage for Evolving Societies.
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Technical Paper 10 - The Effective Provision of Pre-School Education (EPPE) Project: Intensive Case
Technical Paper 10 - Intensive study of selected centres. ISBN : 085473 601 8 In Technical Paper 10, data from 12 effective pre-school centres, reflecting good child outcomes, (cognitive and/or social behavioural) have been analysed to reveal a unique 'story' for each centre. The associated Researching Effective Pedagogy in the Early Years (REPEY, Siraj-Blatchford et al DfES Research Report 356) project enabled the addition of two reception classes to the 12 EPPE cases (i.e. 14 case study centre
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1.6 Further reading

For an advanced general introduction to the philosophy of language, see Blackburn 1984. Lycan 1996 is pitched at a more accessible level. Pinker 1994 is an informal but informative discussion of the hypothesis that much of our linguistic ability is innate, an important topic that has had to be left out of this course.


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2.1 Differences between accuracy and precision

Accuracy is a measure of how close a result is to the true value. Precision is a measure of how repeatable the result is. For instance, a group of three friends tried the shooting gallery at a fair and their targets are shown in Figure 6. The first person was an expert marksman, but they were using a rifle with sigh
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After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand the definition of a real function

  • use the notation for intervals of the real line

  • recognise and use the graphs of the basic functions described in the audio section

  • understand the effect on a graph of translations, scalings, rotations and reflections

  • understand how the shape of a graph of a function features properties of the function such as increasing, decr
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Try some yourself

Activity 21

Without using your calculator solve the following calculations.

  • (a) 3 + 5 × 2 = ?

  • (b) 12 − 6 + 6 = ?

  • (c) 6 + (5 +
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Learning from human remains: Seianti's skeleton
How much can we learn from an entombed skeleton? This album introduces Seianti Hanunia Tlesnasa, an Etruscan noblewoman whose remains, along with her magnificent painted sarcophagus and life-size model, provide us with an unequalled insight a Roman life around 150 BC. The Etruscans were the original inhabitants of Italy before the Romans, and Seianti’s sarcophagus and skeleton reveal a huge amount about their customs and society, as well as her own health, lifestyle and status. Medical artists
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Greek Theatre
What was it like to go to the theatre nearly 2500 years ago? Greek theatre has survived through the ages as a powerful and influential art form. This album introduces what early Greek theatres looked like and the kind of audience they attracted. Using the Theatre of Dionysus as a starting point, experts discuss the significance of attending the theatre as a civic occasion, associated with the political and cultural achievements of Athens. Through archaeology and analysis of contemporary art form
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Multimodal representations of architectural design knowledge: Interaction between visual and ontolog
This paper presents multimodal representation of architectural design knowledge, where explicit and implicit information are linked. The aim is to develop computational environment that combines several modes of representation. Integration of interactive digital-models library and ontological model of architectural design factors is investigated.
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Exploring iSpot

As well as posting your own observations, it's good to see what other people are observing, and to help them with identifications too. The latest observations are always displayed on the home page, or you can see them listed with more details, or you can see them as a gallery of thumb
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The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends: Beatrix Potter - Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny, Part 3 of 4
Continues the animated story of The Tale of Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny.  Charming for all ages of animal lovers and Potter fans.  Part 3 of 4.  (6:13)
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2.1 Making a shortlist of locations

Once a company has decided to relocate it needs to research possible locations.

This section considers locations in terms of size, facilities, communications, population and amenities. You will collect information and work on descriptions, summaries and question forms.

The first step in the relocation process is to make a shortlist of locations that match the organisation's needs. This means considering the advantages and disadvantages of each site. Masito Electronics is consideri
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