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  1. ekonomi

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  2. Overview of the Economy of Georgia.

    In the aftermath of the conflict Russia recognized the Georgian regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia as independent states. At present only Nicaragua, the Hamas government in the Gaza Strip, and the de facto independent republic of Transnistria have followed suit. On August 28, 2008, the Parliament of Georgia passed a resolution declaring Abkhazia and South Ossetia "Russian-occupied territories". Economy Situation: Since early 2000s visible positive developments have been observed in the economy of Georgia.

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  3. hana

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  4. American Culture

    No, I wouldn't say. We are very similar to the American culture, but it's still to different things. Even though our cultures are different from each other, America still has an influence on us in Europe. They particularly affect us through the media and when we sit at home and watch television is many of our programs on our TV American series.

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  5. Happy moment in my life

    There have been too many obstacles that I have struggled with during the training, so many that it becomes almost humorous to start counting. Many injuries have slowed me down and made me question whether I have wanted to continue. But I believed in myself. I never stopped training, even though it was very difficult to manage both studying and training. For instance there was a period during the training that I was not doing well with my lessons but with the help of my teachers and my coach I faced and threw away these difficulties.

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  6. Film Analysis on 8 Mile

    There is now a high level of poverty, and noticeable racial segregation. Detroit has numerous neighborhoods suffering from urban decay, consisting of vacant properties that are prairie lands. The effects of de-industrialization are illustrated in the film when Jimmy takes the bus to work at New Detroit Stamping. Rundown buildings, vandalized with graffiti, include the abandoned business of the Penthouse Golf Club, a symbol of better days. 8 Mile was successful in its accurate depiction of Detroit as an urban wasteland.

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  7. Sustainable development is a concept that is very much open to interpretation and therefore it can mean different things to different people.

    Motorways (Wahab, 1997:109). Rapid economic growth often is seen as unsustainable as it compromises the ability of future generations to meet their needs. The excessive consumption of natural resources has detrimental implications both socially and environmentally. However, not all rapid economic growth has been unsustainable. Spain has experienced rapid economic growth in the past years, this large scale economic growth however, has had many detrimental impacts on the environment and therefore the growth is viewed as unsustainable.

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  8. Personal development essay

    It is also essential to remember that a great deal of study can take longer than expected. As a student I need to allow time for unforeseen circumstances. Everybody needs to relax and have some leisure time, being a student is no exception and I need to schedule time for this (Cottrell, 2008). Since becoming a student I have improved my time management skills. The main reason for this is that if I didn't then I would not be able to succeed in my studies and everyday life. I have not only had to keep to a schedule for my time at college but also for my work placement, childcare arrangements, study time, and my volunteer youth work.

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  9. What are the main reasons why people migrate from one country to another?

    Nowadays we can notice how ethnic differences shape the society where we live. This essay will discuss the existing reasons behind migrants' communities, which make them leave their motherland, and the repercussion in the received countries. Firstly, we are going to talk about the reasons why people emigrate from one country to another country. Different academic studies have identified the main reasons for migration as push and pull factors, such as the economic and social situations. According to Giddens, (2006:500) push factors are related with the lack of opportunities to improve their lives on the origin countries, and pull factors are linked with the opportunities offered for the receiving countries.

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  10. Class and Identity

    (Woodward, 2004, p.80) For example, a survey in early 1990s, where people on state benefit were interviewed, revealed that despite of their low income, they did not see themselves as poor and were reluctant to be labelled as such. They preferred to classify themselves as 'ordinary working class'. The idea of being labelled as 'poor' creates a stigma, which we do not want to be associated with, as it is thought by our society as demeaning, undignified and shameful, (Woodward, 2004, p.85, 86)

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  11. How does class influence identity in

    Through the early 1960's it was first suggested that working class was an important and relevant class to be a part of as the middle class would not succeed without them. The two classes depend on each other and a functionalist view would be a society, which works as a system, with different parts, doing different things but ultimately all working together. This period saw the beginning of many more opportunities through the industrial revolution. Women were allowed to work, which allowed there to be a joint income with partners.

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  12. DEVELOPING COUNTRIES The responsibilities UK/Britain (MEDC's) has in relation to developing countries

    The number of people living in absolute poverty is 1.2 billion in 2001. In 2000 the UK was the fourth largest donor, giving $4501 million (about �3007million) out of the global total of $53 billion. In 1997 only 0.26% of the UK's GNP was spent on aid. In 2001 it had increased to 0.31%. This amounts to a 45% increase in aid spending since 1997, but in the opinion of many people, it is still not enough. MEDC's (more economically developed countries)

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  13. The Human PopulationThe population profiles for developed and developing countries are fundamentally different. What are the differences?Some of the more developed countries have lower fertility rates

    Define the epidemiological transition and the fertility transition and relate them to the four phases of the demographic transition. Epidemiological transition is "In human populations, the pattern of change in morality from high death rates to low death rates and Fertility transition as the pattern of change in birthrates in a human society from high rates to low". (Wright, 2005) Demographic transition can be defined as the change of a population from high birth and death rates to low birth and death rates.

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  14. What conclusions for the role of population in economic development can we draw from the British industrialisation experience?

    The immense enquiry led by Professor Wrigley and Dr Schofield has revealed that the increase in Great Britain was mainly caused by natural rates of growth, not by immigration; further to this, it has revealed that the impact of rising fertility was far greater than that of declining mortality in explaining the rise in population, more particularly after 1750. Until the mid- eighteenth century changes in fertility and mortality were of roughly equal influence, but thereafter fertility had twice or more than twice the effect of falling mortality.

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  15. How useful is the term "Third World" in today's economic and political system?

    The 'Third World' countries all have similar characteristics such as, high birth rates, poverty, high infant morality, high death rates, short life expectancy and dependence on the more advanced countries or 'first world'. The Third world is also highly differentiated because the countries it includes have a varied amount of economic development. "The term Third World was originally intended to distinguish the non-aligned nations that gained independence from colonial rule beginning after World War II from the Western nations and from those that formed the former Eastern bloc, and sometimes more specifically from the United States and from the former Soviet Union (the first and second worlds, respectively)."

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  16. How far does the site of Raglan castle and the supporting sources help you to understand the way that castles changed and developed between the 11th and 16th centuries?

    We can see this from the great tower. There is a large chunk of it missing. As a result of this, castles went from using wood from the motte and bailey to using stone and then brick. You could see the brick and stone at Raglan castle as they were both used in the site. Also the change in luxury had increased a lot and we could see this by looking at the fireplaces and luxuries by looking at the ruins. Castles also increased in size from 1000-1599, so this allowed more luxury. Raglan castles defensive features had developed from the motte and bailey castle.

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  17. Poverty, Solidarity and Sustainable Development

    The Club of Rome - having had this topic permanently on its agenda - with this Conference wants to bring the challenge of poverty to the fore of the public. We are looking forward to a vivid debate creating inspiring ideas for the future work on this issue. H.R.H. Prince El Hassan bin Talal Manfred Max-Neef President of the Club of Rome Member of the Executive Committee of the Club of Rome Programme Monday, November 12, 2001 17:00 - 17:20 Welcome Addresses Manfred Max-Neef Rector of the University Member of The Club of Rome Jos� Antonio Ocampo Secretary General of ECLAC 17:20 - 17:40 Opening Statement H.R.H.

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  18. Australia profile.

    (The World Fact Book, 2003) GDP: Purchasing power parity- $528 billion (2002 est.) Real GDP growth rate: 3.6% (2002 est.) GDP per Capita Purchasing power parity- $27,000 (2002 est.) GDP composition by sector: Agriculture: 3% Industry: 26% Services: 71% Household income or consumption by percentage share: Lowest 10%: 2% Highest 10%: 25.4% Distribution of family income Gini index: 35.2 (1994) Inflation rate (consumer prices): 2.8% (2002 est.) Labor Force: 9.2 million (December 2001) Labor Force by Occupation: Services: 73% Industry: 22% Agriculture: 5% (1997est.)

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  19. The Civil War began in 1861 because of the two diverging societies of the north and the south.

    In the north it was entirely different. The north thrived on industry and trade. In the north they had no need for slavery because they did not have an economy that was based on farming like the south. The north had abolished slavery everywhere in the states. The northerners were very open to changes, and modern ideas that would help the U.S. prosper quicker, hoping that it would help them bring the U. S. a different and brighter future. The north was willing to do anything that would help the United States to modernize into becoming one of the most successful colonies in the world.

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  20. Outline the view that democratization stimulates development

    Western development in the early 1990's believed that good governance and liberal democracy were essential for development in all societies[RK2]. The Un said in 1998 said that they believed that no amount of funding or charity alone would help the developing world to prosper. That good governance was essential to build a prosperous and democratic society. Rowan Sheppard TMA02 Various examples that support the view that democratisation stimulates development have been seen in India, Sri-Lanka, Vietnam and Uganda. In India the system of famine prevention is linked to democracy.

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  21. Explain The Need For World Development

    such as United Kingdom, the average person gets paid �4.00 an hour and that's only the minimum wage. This is a disturbing fact that shows world development is at its worst. But India is not alone, over 1.2 billion people in LEDC countries live on the same wage or less. But this is only the start. Why is there poverty in the world? Other factors affecting LEDC's is war. Wars have badly affected many LEDC's. In Africa, countless civil wars have been caused by ethnic groups and civil wars were caused in Sudan where over a million people have set up refugee camps in the neighbouring country of Chad.

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  22. Sustainable Development.

    While the level of "development" as perceived by western society is directly proportionate to the consumption of resources per capita, if everyone in the world were to consume resources as Americans do, exhaustion would rapidly occur. Provision for future generations must be made, and our use of resources ought to reflect this, while maintaining a reasonable standard of living. In some societies, resources we often take for granted are considered incalculable. For example, the use of water to wash hands in certain parts of the world is highly frowned upon as it is seen as wastage.

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  23. "What Does 'Sustainable Development' Mean?

    It contains within it two key concepts; the concept of 'needs' and the idea of limitations". It looks into both the needs of the developing world and the limitations the world has on the environments ability of meeting future needs which is constantly imposed by technology and social factors. "Sustainable development is a meeting point for environmentalists and developers... it could be used both by environmentalists, emphasizing the sustainable part, and by developers, emphasizing the development part". The Bruntland Commission's definition, "development which meets the needs of the present without sacrificing the ability of future generations to meet their needs" is often criticized by the public as being too vague.

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  24. Sustainable Development.

    Now when there is a problem there is almost always a solution, and in this case the solution is Sustainable Development. There is no blueprint for sustainable development - It needs to be defined to meet and respect the particular needs and circumstances of individual countries, societies and cultures. Sustainable Development is a progress that can go on year after year. It efficiently uses, but does not waste natural resources and it should lead to an improvement of people's quality of life and standard of living.

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Conclusion analysis

Good conclusions usually refer back to the question or title and address it directly - for example by using key words from the title.
How well do you think these conclusions address the title or question? Answering these questions should help you find out.

  1. Do they use key words from the title or question?
  2. Do they answer the question directly?
  3. Can you work out the question or title just by reading the conclusion?
  • Discuss whether good governance depoliticises development, and if it does, discuss the negative or positive implications of such.

    "Conclusion The writing made attempts to discuss whether 'good governance' depoliticise development. It further discussed the probable positive and/or negative implications of the phenomenon, if it were, for development theory and practice in the current epoch. A variety of issues were reflected upon, mostly invoking the observable conflation of good governance with adoption of neo-liberal policies. In most cases, reference was made to third world and Africa in particular. Pause! 1 United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, Human Settlements, What is Good Governance?"

  • Briefly describe and evaluate Piaget(TM)s theory of cognitive development, taking into account some of criticism that have been made .

    "Conclusion Despite the numerous objections and criticism to Piaget's theory of cognitive development, he was in fact the first psychologist to even look at how children see the world and as a consequence initiated a vast amount of further study into the area. In those terms he has made a substantial contribution to our understanding and appreciation of this complex subject area. Much of his theory has been directly applied and accepted in modern education. Many of the criticisms of Piaget surround his underestimation of childhood abilities and also the age at which the cognitive developments are said to take place. It is not however, disputed that the changes themselves do in fact occur, so in that respect, Piaget's work has been and still is greatly significant. Never the less, Piaget's ideas still maintain a vital influence in both general psychology and contemporary education."

  • This paper attempts to analyse how and in what ways the Chinese diaspora interacts with Indonesian ethnic policies towards Chinese. It focuses on the commoditisation of Chineseness and explores the social networking of Chinese diaspora in order to underst

    "4. Conclusion This could be understand by the ideology of Chineseness is constantly changing. Ethnic identity is not only based upon race, blood, tradition and ancestry but also may varies from generation to generation shaped by local circumstances. In discussing the causes and development of four conflicts in Indonesia, the degree of integration of the diaspora group within the host society has important implication for potential security challenges. Among the underlying factors, political disputes and economic and social disparities outweighed the other factors and played a more significant role in triggering the initial conflicts. 5. Reference: 1.Anderson, B.(1983). Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism, London: Verso. 2.Brah, A. (1996) Cartographies of Diaspora, Routledge, London. 3.Brynen R(2003). "Diaspora Populations and Security Issues in Host" 4.Chang-Yau Hoon(2004)' How to be Chinese Ethnic Chinese experience a 'reawakening' of their Chinese identity' Inside Indonesian Apr-Jun 2004 5.Human right watch, Indonesia Alert: Economic Crisis Leads to Scapegoating of Ethnic Chinese"

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