Daniel Elazar, Bogus or Brilliant: A Study of Political Culture Across the American States

Daniel Elazar, Bogus or Brilliant: A Study of Political Culture Across the American States
American states each have individual political cultures which are important to our understanding of their political environments, behavior, and responses to particular issues. While voters probably do not consciously think about political culture and conform to that culture on election day, they seem to form cohesive clusters in different areas of the state, creating similar group political ideologies. Because of these similarities, it is possible to measure the dominant political culture within states or areas of a state, gaining insight into the mind-set of state residents. Whatever the state culture, whether liberal or conservative, participatory or exclusive, political culture identifies dominant, state-wide trends. The question remains whether there is an accurate way to measure this political culture phenomenon in the United States.

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The Lost Tools of Learning

The Lost Tools of Learning
?The Lost Tools of Learning? was first presented by Dorothy Sayers at Oxford in 1947. It is copyrighted by National Review, 150 East 35th Street, New York, NY 10016, and reproduced here with their permission.

That I, whose experience of teaching is extremely limited, should presume to discuss education is a matter, surely, that calls for no apology. It is a kind of behavior to which the present climate of opinion is wholly favorable. Bishops air their opinions about economics; biologists, about metaphysics; inorganic chemists, about theology; the most irrelevant people are appointed to highly technical ministries; and plain, blunt men write to the papers to say that Epstein and Picasso do not know how to draw. Up to a certain point, and provided the the criticisms are made with a reasonable modesty, these activities are commendable. Too much specialization is not a good thing.

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Carl Gustav Jung - Primer of Jungian Psychology

Carl Gustav Jung - Primer of Jungian Psychology
Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961) was a son of a minister in Switzerland. He
was born on July 26, in the small village of Kesswil on Lake Constance. He
was named after his grandfather, a professor of medicine at the University
of Basel. He was the oldest child and only surviving son of a Swiss Reform
pastor. Two brothers died in infancy before Jung was born. Jung?s mother
was a neurotic and often fought with his father. Father was usually lonely
and very irritable. When the child could not take his mother?s depressions
and his parents? fights, he sought refuge in the attic, where he played
with a wooden mannikin. Carl was exposed to death early in life, since his
father was a minister and attended many funerals, taking his son with him.
Also, Jung saw many fishermen get killed in the waterfalls and also many
pigs get slaughtered.

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Levinas on the Border(s)

Levinas on the Border(s)
This essay explores my own situation of teaching philosophy in a more or less traditional undergraduate setting but in a way that is especially relevant to the theme of this Congress, namely, the theme of ?philosophy educating humanity.? In my case, I teach philosophy but from a perspective that is non-traditional and which undercuts the standard questions originating from and orienting around a ?philosophia perennia.? Specifically, I teach philosophy of religion from the perspective of Jewish philosophy, and even more specifically, from the perspective of the French Jewish philosophy of Emmanuelle Levinas. Moreover, I teach philosophy in an educational environment that is representative of the greater global community because I teach at the University of Texas at El Paso, situated on the border that separates the United States and Latin America. Finally, my teaching situation is one that is further marginalized because of the precarious nature of my academic position, namely, trained outside the traditional borders of philosophical faculty and working at first as a part-timer and only recently as a full-time, non-tenure track teacher of philosophy and humanities. Hence, I offer my experience of doing work of successfully teaching philosophy ?on the borders? in the hope that others gathered here will be challenged to think differently about their own way of educating others.

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Accounting Terms

Accounting Terms
The following explanations of terms are presented to aid in understanding the narrative discussions and illustrations included in this text and the terminology generally used in governmental accounting, auditing, financial reporting and budgeting. Because this glossary is reprinted from the Government Finance Association?s Governmental Accounting and Financial Reporting, the terms and explanations have not been modified to reflect specific Texas school district issues, etc. Synonyms for specific terms also may be presented in this appendix. In such instances, the abbreviation ?syn.? is used before the term.
ACCOUNTABILITY. Being obliged to explain one?s actions, to justify what one does. Accountability requires governments to answer to the citizenry-to justify the raising of public resources and the purposes for which they are used. Governmental accountability is based on the belief that the citizenry has a ?right to know,? a right to receive openly declared facts that may lead to public debate by the citizens and their elected representatives.

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They Flee From Me by Thomas Wyatt

They Flee From Me by Thomas Wyatt
Sir Thomas Wyatt?s sixteenth-century lyric ?They flee from me? is an enigmatic poem that pleases at least partly because it provides no final certainty about the situation it describes. Yet the poem, while in some respects indefinite and puzzling, is nevertheless quite specific in its presentation of a situation, particularly in the second stanza, and it treats a recognizable human experience?that of having been forsaken by a lover?in an original and intriguing fashion.

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The Human Resource Recruitment Activity

The Human Resource Recruitment Activity
he Human resource recruitment activity is a buffer activity that creates a pool that the organization can draw from in the event of a labour shortage that is to be filled with new hires. Organizational recruitment programs affect applications through personnel policies that affect the attribute of vacancies themselves. In this assignment, more emphasize is kept on the recruitment and selection procedure of Brent Housing Partnership, a Government Subsidiary. The London Borough of Brent was created out of the re-organization of London?s Government in 1965, yet its component parts, with only a few exceptions like Queensbury, are derived from hamlets, which began as self-supporting communities in forest clearings, some of which date back as far as the Dark Ages. Brent Housing Partnership was created as an Arms length Management Organization from the former Brent Housing Management Services. This took place on 1st October 2002. Whilst Brent Housing Partnership has its own executive board, it maintains very close links with London Borough of Brent and will continue to do so for the immediate future. Brent Housing Partnership controls and manages 10,500 council properties (plus 3,000 Leasehold properties) on behalf of London Borough of Brent and employs approximately 1640 staff. Key Services. Births, Deaths & Marriages, Corporate, Council Tax/Housing Benefit, Customer Services, Education, Arts & Libraries, E-Government, Environmental Services, Forms Directory, Housing, Job Vacancies, Libraries, One Stop Shops, Planning, Social Services

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Looking at All Aspects of a Business

Looking at All Aspects of a Business
Campden and Chorleywood Food Research Association (ccfra) is the largest independent membership based organisation. This company carries out research and development into everything on the market, which caters for food and drink, which also includes the chain of pet foods on the market. It was established in 1919 after the First World War to research the food on the market produced by farming. In this unit, we will be looking at all the aspect of the business. What their objectives are and how they meet these objectives. The control systems and quality assurance used in the company to add value to its products. Their organisation, structure, culture and communication channels that operate within the business. The History behind ccfra. In 1919 the government wanted to set up a factory which would be able to carry out research and development in food.

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Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management
This report examines the role of human resources management function in helping deliver the ?modernizing agenda? for abc, a County Council in England. The transformation process discusses the shift from a bureaucratic and inefficient County to one that is customer driven and values its employees. This is elaborated further in context of the external environmental changes in the government. abc had to cope with two major reorganizations in six years. A study of the impact of external change on the County Council, especially in respect of its hrm strategy and policy, the report analyses the overall Human Resource strategy of the case study organization. This was further related to ABC?s business strategy. In the next part, the linkage between performance management and reward policies and practices has been established with respect to both core and peripheral workforce. The last part of the report suggests collective measures for changes in the linkage at both the core and the periphery.

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Personal Skills Development of a Teacher

Personal Skills Development of a Teacher
This report demonstrates the recent development of personal skills relevant to the professional roles of the teacher. There are two main areas to the report the first part describes the personal skills development of e-learning materials and how using Information Learning Technology (ilt) is aimed can address issues such as inclusive practice and differentiation. The second area of the report demonstrates the development of my role as personal tutor providing pastoral care to a group of second year avce ict students, it is felt that an examination of the tutorial?s role in teaching and learning would be a beneficial subject area for the secondary section of this assignment

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