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The Zapatista Revolt Against NeoLiberalism - The Zapatista Revolt Against NeoLiberalism In the 1630’s Mayans living in the northern part of Guatemala organized in a secretive village-by-village basis and mounted an attack against the Spanish colonial rule. They drove the Colonizers out of the area and it took almost fifty years for the Spanish to reclaim it [i] . Over 350 years later the Mexican government woke up on January 1st 1994 to news of an indigenous guerilla uprising in the southern part of Mexico. Mayans had been secretly organizing, much in the same way as the 1630 revolt, and had formed the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN)....   [tags: History Spanish Zapatista Essays]
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Lebanon and its main problems - Lebanon Lebanon is a Middle Eastern country that is delimitated to the west by the Mediterranean and to the east by the Syro-African Depression. Lebanon borders Syria to the north and to the east, and Israel in the south. Lebanon’s climate is “Mediterranean”; mild to cool, wet winters, and hot, dry summers. Some of Lebanon’s natural resources are the limestone, salt, water and iron ore. Like any other country there are natural hazards such as dust storms and sandstorms. [ Population pressures: growth, urbanization, immigration....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Zorlu Holding And Vestel Electronics - Zorlu Holding & The Vision Of The Company Mehmet Zorlu, established their Group's first company in the early 1950s, he laid the ground rules for the Zorlu Group's subsequent growth: integrity, perseverance’ and unconditional commitment to quality. Integrity is the Group's cornerstone value and they expect it to govern every aspect of their business. Hard work and perseverance are essential for the day-to-day success of their enterprises as they are for the undertaking) of a new venture....   [tags: essays research papers] 5443 words
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American Communist Containment Policy 1945-1953 - Containment Policy 1945-1953 America used a variety of methods to contain Soviet influence between 1945-1953. Methods such as Propaganda and flexing of muscle became essential as America justified its policies and actions as part of the struggle to save Capitalist Ideology from the Communist oppressors. Ideology was the main source of conflict between the USA and USSR. This difference in ideology led inevitably to distrust between the two superpowers. The USSR believed in a state controlled economy which discouraged free enterprise, antithesis of America's economic system; the encouragement of free enterprise and the privatization of industry....   [tags: Politics Communism Capitalism Papers] 1969 words
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Rethinking the Future of Marketing - Rethinking the Future of Marketing From Nation States to Networks John Naisbitt is arguably the world's leading trend forecaster. In his essay: From Nation States to Networks, Dr. Naisbitt predicts that global economy will not be dominated by huge multinational companies but by big networks in the twenty-first century. He defines big networks as "a lot of individuals networked together" and who do not have any headquarters. It is very powerful because everyone feels he/she is in the center. Small companies are less bureaucratic, and react quicker to market and innovation....   [tags: Papers] 1731 words
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Disproportionate Incarceration of African Americans - Disproportionate Incarceration of African Americans The disproportionate numbers of African Americans in the prison system is a very serious issue, which is not usually discussed in its totality. However, it is quite important to address the matter because it ultimately will have an effect on African Americans as a whole. Of the many tribulations that plague Americans today, the increase in the amount of African American men and women in prisons is unbelievable. It would be naïve to say that the increase is due to the fact that more African Americans are committing crimes now than before....   [tags: Papers] 1675 words
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Social Security and Corporate Welfare - Social Security and Corporate Welfare 'Social Security—the nation's largest, costliest, and most successful domestic program has reached a critical juncture in its development. As its creators anticipated, nearly every wage earner now pays taxes into the system. In principle, all citizens may be eligible for "entitlements" at some point in their lives. Yet...senior citizens worry that their benefits will be cut; younger Americans are skeptical—if not cynical—about their own benefits upon retirement.' — W....   [tags: Papers Clinton Medicare Essays Papers]
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Domestic and Economic Policy Brief - Domestic and Economic Policy Brief One unicameral National Assembly containing comprised of 386 members, each for a term of four years, governs Hungary, a Republic. This National Assembly then in turn votes for a President of the Republic, who has a term of five years and may run for a second (Europa 1691). However, the highest authority lies in the Council of Ministers. The National Assembly elects this body, at the recommendation of the President. Hungary has 19 counties and a state capitol for a total of twenty local bodies....   [tags: Papers] 770 words
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Should CIBC Merge With Barclay? - Should CIBC Merge With Barclay. Situation Analysis The early decades of the nineteenth century saw the establishment of banks in the Caribbean largely as a convenience for the local governments. Throughout much of the nineteenth century, most Caribbean banks operated as an oligopoly with limited government influence – this directly translated into higher profits....   [tags: Banking Business Analysis Strategy] 1976 words
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The Student Loan Scam -     Every member of this class, this university, this collegiate atmosphere, has most likely accumulated debt to achieve higher education. I certainly had the feeling that entering into the University of Massachusetts as a freshmen this year would involve relatively little debt which I would pay off upon graduation–a simple affair in which I received an education for a fair price. Yet, looking even at the comparatively “small” expenditures I have to deal with, examples of educators, students, and parents all paint a portrait of the devastating and deceiving nature of debt involved in the collegiate system in this country....   [tags: Student Debt Scam 2014]
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Reworking the Environmental Movement - Reworking the Environmental Movement The first Earth Day, April 22, 1970, aimed to protest the corporate and governmental abuse of the environment. In its success, an aftermath of environmental awareness ensued rooted in the movements’ ethic of ecological education and scientific questioning of the human impact on nature. Environmentalism, an off-shoot of scientific hypotheses and ethics, created an impetus for federal legislation. In the subsequent years, Congress passed many highly successful acts committed to the protection of natural resources and human health....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1844 words
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The Status of Africa - On October 7 1999, Arizona Daily Wildcat published a remarkable article by Lora Mackel, a history Junior in the University of Arizona. In the article, Mackel expressed her views about the current state of the African continent as follows: We have all seen the images before: Children with bloated bellies, rebels with assault weaponry, shanty towns that spread as far as the camera can pan. These images reflect our own modern conceptions of Africa, for it seems that these wretched conditions and the continent itself are permanently linked....   [tags: Politics Economics Geography African Essays]
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Opportunities for International Investors - Opportunities for International Investors ATTITUDES TOWARDS FOREIGN INVESTMENT Because the Foreign Investments Law and supplementary rules establish the principle of equal treatment for domestic and foreign investors, foreign investors enjoy the same rights and duties as Argentine investors. However, the government no longer grants special incentives. Argentina welcomes foreign investments, and its laws governing foreign investment are among the most liberal in the world. In general, Argentina encourages investments through a free-market policy and low income tax rates rather than through subsidies....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Marketing Strategies of BMW - Clearly analyze the external influences affecting the development of the marketing strategy. There are numerous factors that have an effect on BMW’s business and the consequences of its operations, a few of which are beyond the control of the Company. The following information below is an explanation of some of the mainly important factors that may cause the definite results of the Company's operations in potential periods to change essentially from those at present expected or most wanted. Additionally, there are 4 macro marketing factors, which all concern BMW's marketing strategy, and BMW themselves cannot change or influence them....   [tags: Business and Management Studies] 1004 words
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Chilean Economic Shock Therapy - Chilean Economic Shock Therapy Chile is seen to be the quintessential model of liberal restructuring in Latin America in the late twentieth century. After the overthrow of the socialist regime of Salvador Allende in 1973, Chile’s government has implemented an authoritative economic restructuring program that replaced state intervention with market incentives and opened Chile to the global economy. This four-phase process transformed the economy from highly protective industrialized to an open free market economy based on agricultural exports....   [tags: essays papers]
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Economic Reform in Russia - Economic Reform in Russia Formerly the preeminent republic of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, Russia has been an independent nation since the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991. Because of its great size, its natural resources, and its political domination, the Russian Federation played a leading role in the economy of the Soviet Union. In the years preceding the disintegration of the union in 1991, the economy of Russia and the union as a whole was in decline. In 1992, immediately after the separation, the Russian government implemented a series of radical reforms....   [tags: Economics History USSR Essays] 1281 words
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Moral Hazard in Banking - Moral Hazard in Banking Moral hazard is an asymmetric information problem that occurs after a transaction. In essence, a lender runs the risk that a borrower will engage in activities that are undesirable from the lender's point of view, making it less likely that the loan will be paid back. Gary H. Stern's article, "Managing Moral Hazard with Market Signals: How Regulation Should Change with Banking", addresses the moral hazard problem inherent to the financial safety net provided by the government protection of depositors....   [tags: essays papers] 703 words
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Charter Schools in America - Charter Schools in America Much has changed in the education world since the United States was declared a "nation at risk" in 1983 by the National Commission on Excellence in Education. We've been reforming and reforming and reforming some more. In fact, "education reform" has itself become a growth industry, as we have devised a thousand innovations and spent billions to implement them. We have tinkered with class size, fiddled with graduation requirements, sought to end "social promotion, "pushed technology into the schools, crafted new academic standards, revamped teacher training, bought different textbooks, and on and on....   [tags: School Education Learning Essays] 4156 words
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schwarzenegger and fiscal policy - California’s Republican governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, outlined a budget proposal January 9 that constitutes a massive assault on health, education and other social service programs upon which millions of people in the state rely. The $99 billion budget is aimed at eliminating a $14.3 billion gap between expected tax revenues and expenditures. It will include $4.6 billion in cuts, $1 billion in fund shifts from gasoline taxes (by postponing road construction projects) and an additional $2 billion reduction in education spending....   [tags: essays research papers] 1825 words
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Self-defense in Criminal Cases - Self-defense in criminal cases. One of the frustrations faced by many businesses is that after the perpetrators of crimes have been identified, the District Attorney's office will not pursue the case. One option is for victims to sue the DA in an attempt to compel him to prosecute, but this would be costly and proving dereliction of duty would be difficult. The DA is effectively immune. Other options are more promising. The law should encourage (and prosecutors' offices should welcome) private preparation of criminal cases....   [tags: essays research papers] 2626 words
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Aid for Donor Interests - Lack of development in countries in the so-called `Third World' has many political and economical reasons. Historians explain the inadequacy of developing countries with the early imperialism and the resulting colonization of the South. Exploitation of mineral resources, deforestation, slavery, and the adaptation of foreign policies shaped the picture of today's suffering and struggling civilizations and natural rich continents. The omission of concessions and equal negotiations between dependency and supremacy give rise to the contrast of enormous resources and immense poverty in developing countries is....   [tags: Politics] 2670 words
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Boris Yeltsin and Russia - Boris Yeltsin and Russia 1. Yeltsin's formation of the new Russia as a presidential republic including the setting up of checks and balances on the presidency, such as the ones present in the other democracies in the world. The checks set up in the new Russian government include the following. The President's decrees may not violate existing law and can be overridden by Parliament. Also, the Duma must approve the Prime Minister, but after three failures, the President dissolves the Duma and calls for new elections....   [tags: Papers] 579 words
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Social Work in Canada - Social Work in Canada It is sad that in our society, conformity and assimilation have led to schisms in our communities. The Calgary Case Study is one such example. Mentally ill people who are marginalized face a myriad of struggles that are belittled and poorly understood. Those of us who are in a position to make a positive contribution to the lives of mentally ill community members, would rather choose to spend our efforts on more esthetically pleasing “charities”. It seems that mainstream society would rather see the issues surrounding the mentally ill simply go away and remain ignored....   [tags: Papers] 1241 words
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Information Technology In Pakistan - WHY is it that all government decisions are based on circumstances or happenings as they existed fourteen centuries ago. Could it be ignorance stemming from lack of education. The prime vital issue of the nation's education has from the birth of the country been the last on the lists of priorities of all our governments. The majority of the ministers who have been given the education and science and technology portfolios have not only been unconnected with either the field of education or of science and technology but have largely been uneducated men, the word uneducated' being here used in the profound sense of the word....   [tags: IT Pakistan] 1429 words
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Report on Diamond Aircraft - Report on Diamond Aircraft Diamond Aircraft Industries Inc. is a General Aviation aircraft manufacturer that produces single and twin engine aircraft as well as single engine jet aircraft for the GA community. The following will be an analysis of the market environment for this organization, focusing on the Political, Economic, Social, Technological, and Environmental effects on the company. Political Factors Some obvious political factors that could have a significant effect on the market for general aviation aircraft producers include terrorism, deregulated marketing environment, and privatization just to name a few....   [tags: Business Analysis Strategy] 1348 words
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Hibiscus Town - “Hibiscus Town” is a 1986 movie which depicts the constantly changing social structure of peasant life in the period leading up to and during the Chinese Cultural Revolution. The film looks at peasant life in a small town in China, Hibiscus Town, which acts as a microcosm of China where we are able to observe how the momentum of the Cultural Revolution moved to redefine and transform class boundaries. “Hibiscus Town” concerns itself with the life of Hu Yuyin, the film's protagonist, and how her new label as a class enemy dramatically changes her circumstances....   [tags: Film Critique] 1485 words
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Airline Industry - Today one of the world’s most competitive and prominent industries is the airlines industry. They generate huge amounts of income as well as employment. Some of the common names in US air travel service providers are Alaska, Northwest, Southwest, US airways, American etc. According to the latest statistics given by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the airline sector will post a profit of $9 billion in 2011. Business travel is increasing and even the airlines are now investing again....   [tags: Business Analysis ]
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Restaurant Research - Restaurants are scattered along seemingly every inch the modern American urban landscape. They serve a very unique role in society. Simultaneously, they function as both a consumer space where food is purchased and a social space where human interaction is the key ingredient. Because the social element of restaurants, they are a place where social patterns are both reflected and created. The scholarly study of eating establishments has proven this conjecture to be true. Academic research has focused on the how the upper class is looking to privatize public space and how restaurants have historically and currently are excluding certain class of people even at basic structural level....   [tags: Consumer Studies]
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Employee Privacy - Most employees do not realize that information transmitted electronically through an organization’s information system is not private. Although companies do implement high safety mechanisms, such as firewalls and passwords, to certify privacy they still reserve the right to monitor an employee’s usage of company property. The majority of companies have put into practice some type of Internet usage policy of what the company regards as suitable usage of the company’s resources to gain access to the Internet and what privacy rights their employees may or may not have....   [tags: Business Management ]
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American Imperialism - To use the title ‘Transnational American’ (Grewal, 2005) might be more politically correct than American imperialism but I contend that one is in fact an agent of the other. The two readings for this week converge around the discussion of transnationalism and neoliberalism although in slightly different ways. Grewal (2005) discusses transnationalism in relation to the United States and its cultural, social, political and economic influence on other nation-states specifically through technologies, biopolitics and geopolitics....   [tags: Nongovernmental Oganizations] 967 words
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Education Marketing - Higher education, along with the rest of the world, is facing a major crisis. Although the information world has become “flat” (Friedman, 2006), higher education has not. Higher education bears responsibility for producing an educated population with the knowledge and skills to be successful in a “flat world” but is not fulfilling that responsibility. To meet the challenges of the global knowledge economy, higher education leaders need to change their priorities (Mihel, 2010). Over a period of time the education system has witnessed a dramatic shift on account of the structural changes in the society....   [tags: Higher Education, Globalization] 1173 words
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Medical Tourism - Background Recently, there has been a large number of Americans flying to India for medical procedures. The practice of traveling abroad to receive both elective and non-elective medical procedures is called medical tourism (Steklof 722). The number of Americans who traveled overseas to receive medical treatment increased from 500,000 in 2005 to 750,000 in 2007 (Steklof 724). Many of these medical tourists are choosing to travel abroad due to rising healthcare costs and the difficulty to retrieve healthcare in a timely manner in his the United States (Maeghani 18)....   [tags: Medicine]
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Collective Bargaining - Collective Bargaining Unions provide a vital service for employees and management by negotiating contracts, ensuring workplace safety, and representing employees in grievance hearings. While there are hundreds of unions in the United States, this paper focuses on three major unions, the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU), the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT). Furthermore, this paper will compare and contrast these agencies, summarize their roles in optimizing employee relations with organizations, describe four challenges management and union officials face, and evaluate privatization as a means of br...   [tags: Labor Unions]
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Curriculum Mapping - Curriculum mapping is a process that focuses on the subject matter to be taught, the manner in which it is taught, the timeline involved, available resources, and ultimately the means of assessment. With the inclusion of technology into the mapping process, web-based curriculum management can bring vital information easily into the hands of all curriculum decisions makers. Curriculum mapping invites all individuals who deal with curricular concerns to enter into the curriculum analysis process. The values present in a web-based curriculum mapping tool are plentiful....   [tags: Subject Matter, Education, Teaching] 895 words
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Global Business - According to Council on Foreign Relations (2011), North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) represents an explicit trilateral free trade agreement, which was implemented in January 1994, and was given a signatory by the Democratic President, Bill Clinton. The major focus was to remove the various trade tariffs that were imposed on all products within Canada, Mexico and United States (U.S). The agreement conditions required that the tariffs be eliminated gradually. However, the agreement final aspects were not implemented completely until January 1, 2008....   [tags: NAFTA, Trade Tariffs]
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Women, Words, Writing - Women, Words, Writing During my morning commute, I cut myself off from the world around me and think. The last thing I see before "shutting off" generally starts a process of free association that is carried on by memory. For instance, this morning a woman sat beside me, reading The Alchemy of Race and Rights by Patricia Williams. Williams is someone I have heard of and read. I remembered her essay "And We Are Not Married"-a wonderful sample of women's writing. For the rest of the time I traveled by subway, I thought of pieces of writing I have read that, somehow, bear the mark of their writer's gender....   [tags: Gender Literature Papers]
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Investment Banking EFG-HERMES - Investment Banking EFGHremes Introduction to the topic: The topic we are approaching is Fund Management Companies; the job of those companies is to manage the funds or in simpler terms the money of the individuals or the corporations. They take the money and invest it through one of many different methods like buying shares in a promising company, for example. This is very simply what fund management companies do. What we did is that we chose a practical example for a fund management company operating in Egypt to see what they are really doing....   [tags: GCSE Business Marketing Coursework] 4400 words
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Health or Wealth - Health or Wealth Market forces, in my belief, have always shaped the relationship between humans and their environment, and I have found it a daunting task to consider the history of such a long and complicated relationship. In all truth, market forces can be considered as anything that drives our means of consumption and our economy as a whole, and from this point of view, they can be seen as existing in some way since the dawn of time. So, instead of starting at the beginning, I will instead focus on the relationship between humans and nature from the start of what I see as the beginning of the end....   [tags: essays papers] 1340 words
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Algeria After Independence - After independence (1962-1999) The Evian Accords which were signed in 1962 giving Algeria immediate independence and French aid to help reconstruct the country. The French Sahara with its oil resources was also handed over to Algeria. In return the FLN guaranteed protection and civil rights for the French Algerians choosing to remain in the country, and the option of choosing either French or Algerian nationality after three years. Eight years of war had shattered Algeria. There had been more than one million Algerian casualties and nearly two million Algerians had lost their homes....   [tags: essays research papers] 1282 words
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Gore Vs. Bush - Gore vs. Bush Foreign Policy Ø CHINA Bush would like to redefine the relationship between China and the United States to become one of competitors, not partners. Both Bush and Gore feel that the free market will most likely produce more individual freedom in China and he also supports increased trade with them. They also agree on defending Taiwan against aggression from the mainland, supporting the One-China Policy that has defined our relationship with them for a number of years. Gore believes that china should be encouraged to be a prosperous society by inducting them into various international institutions....   [tags: essays research papers] 851 words
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Global Broadcasting Systems - This book is about the global broadcasting systems. The Preface says that things are changing so fast that the book will probably be outdated by the time we read it. On the other hand, it does provide a clear picture of television and other media around the world, at the moment in time when the authors did their research. The writers got help from their colleagues, as well as questions and comments by students, in order to put the book together in its final form. It has seven chapters, a Glossary, a list of Further Reading, and an index....   [tags: essays research papers] 872 words
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Analysis of SNC-Lavalin - Analysis of SNC-Lavalin Being one of the leading groups of engineering and construction companies in the world, SNC-Lavalin is one of the most exciting and stimulating companies to read about. Having offices across Canada, U.S., and in 30 other countries is just a small dose of their interesting attributes. Throughout this paper, the reader will understand the relevant steps and activities taken by SNC-Lavalin on a daily basis and on all projects. Having an innovative advanced management system and interesting projects around the world that involves revenues that total over $3 billion for 2003 are just a few traits that will capture any reader’s interests about a company....   [tags: Engineering Construction Company Canada Essays] 3769 words
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Overview Of Belgium - Belgium is located upon northwest Europe from which is bounded on the north by the Netherlands and the North Sea, on the east by Germany and Luxembourg, and on the south and southwest by France.1 Due to this location, Belgium is also known as “the Crossroads of Europe” because it promotes trade and prosperity.2 Following the end of WWII, (NATO) in April 1949 to provide safeguards against possible Communist aggression and, Belgium joined the North Atlantic Treaty Organization like the efforts of other democratic countries, to accomplish economic recovery.1 U.S.-Belgian relations are excellent....   [tags: essays research papers] 778 words
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Telecommunication in Jamaica - Introduction & History People imagine that telecommunications means communications using only electrical or electronic technology, but that isn't so. Telecommunication is communication over long distances, by means such as by newspapers, telephone, radio, satellite, television and the Internet. The idea of telecommunication first came from the telegraph. The word telegraphy comes from Greek. "Tele" means distant and "graphein" to write. So the meaning is writing at a distance The first form of modern telecommunication - the electric telegraph - sent electrical currents along wires....   [tags: essays research papers] 2958 words
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Thatcher and Blair - Introduction With the campaign ‘New Labour Because Britain Deserves Better’, it appeared that the new look of the Labour Party was so promising that most Britons have poured their votes for the Labour Party, and Tony Blair and his family moved to stay at the 10th Downing Street. It is said that the New Labour won the election, because they have tried to understand what British people wanted. Like it or not, the New Labour has simply followed Margaret Thatcher’s achievements. Moreover, Tony Blair and his aides have consistently used Thatcherite rhetoric to strengthen his ‘New’ credentials such as the use of ‘No turning back’ and ‘No, no, no.’ (The Guardian, April 20, 1999) Thus, ba...   [tags: essays research papers] 2792 words
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U.S. Russia Relations - Russia, a vast country with a wealth of natural resources, a well, educated population, and diverse industrial base, continues to experience, formidable difficulties in moving from its old centrally planned economy to a modern market economy. President Yeltsin's government has made substantial strides in converting to a market economy since launching its economic reform program in January 1992 by freeing nearly all prices, slashing defense spending, eliminating the old centralized distribution system, completing an ambitious voucher privatization program, establishing private financial institutions, and decentralizing trade....   [tags: essays research papers] 1383 words
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The Russian Mafia - The Russian Mafia The Russian Mafia: Protectionism in the New Capitalist Russia The Russian Mafia has always exercised an important role in the Russian economy. The contemporary mafiosi are descendents of the seventeenth Century highwaymen and Cossack robbers. These men occasionally murdered families prior to raids preventing them from being captured. The Russia mafiosi made a point to remain aloof from the state. Mob men were actually spurned when returning home from fighting in the Great Patriotic War....   [tags: Papers] 1790 words
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Tips for Politicians - Tips for Politicians Rule 1: Think strategically. One of the reasons why promising politicians fail, is the lack of strategic planning. Some prefer to leave everything they do to “creativity”, “political instinct“ or “political experience”....   [tags: Papers] 1172 words
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Citigroup Case Study - Citigroup Case Study Abstract This summary provides a debate of the Citigroup Corporation. The main arguments, debated by Team E, discuss whether Citigroup has displayed adaptability on expanding its operations into China. The conclusion summarizes Team E agreement that Citigroup has displayed environmental adaptability in its attempt to expand operations in China. Citigroup Case Study China has made it difficult for foreign banks to go into their country and offer their services by controlling their growth and only providing licenses for limited commercial activities....   [tags: Citigroup Finance Market Research China] 923 words
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Fedex Macroenvironment Study - Cultural Environment The cultural environment is made up of institutions and other forces that affect society basic values, perceptions, preferences and behaviors. The internet and World Wide Web are extremely well suited for conducting business electronically on a global basic, Web-based Electronic Commerce(EC) has introduced unprecedented opportunities for the marketing of products and services, accompanied by features, functionality and innovative methods to serve and support consumers. E-commerce has became a major catalyst of the economy and remains a vital growth engine for businesses today, It successful change the consumer behavior....   [tags: Fedex Business Management Analysis] 1556 words
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john kerry - John Forbes Kerry is the candidate I would chose in the up in coming election. Some of the issues that would decide my vote are environment, the economy, homeland security, social issues, and Iraq. I would also vote for John Kerry because he has done good things for Massachusetts and I know he will do good things for this country. My last reason for voting for John Kerry is because he will bring our troops home safely. On November 2, 2004 I would vote for John Kerry. John Forbes Kerry was born in Colorado on December 11, 1943 at Fitzsimons Army Hospital....   [tags: essays research papers] 499 words
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Argentina - I. INTRODUCTION Argentina lives in a democracy since 1986. Before this year lived it under a military regime. In the nineties under the presidency of Menem the country experienced a great increase in the liberalization of trade. Argentina has a free market economic system. Due to the recent privatization program, the State now has a very limited role in the economy. According to the Competitiveness Report of the World Economic Forum Argentina is classified as one of the most open, least protectionist countries in the world....   [tags: essays research papers] 2281 words
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Secularization - Secularization The word secularization is derived from the Latin word saeculum(world) it was first used to refer the transfer of property from the church to the civil princes. Now it denotes the process by which religion loses some or all of its power, dominance and authority. Secularization as a concept refers to the actual historical process whereby this dualist system “ this world'; and the sacramental structures of mediation between this world and the other world progressively breakdown until the entire medieval systems of classification disappear, to be replaced by new systems of spatial structuration of the spheres....   [tags: Essays Papers Religion Society Worldly] 573 words
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The Internet - Introduction Welcome to a world beyond reality; a world full of problems, promise, and possibilities. You are now in hyperreality, virtual reality, or cyberspace. It is whatever you want it to be. "[T]he Internet is like a highway, feeding small communities and large cities, and connecting their loops, backroads and alleyways" (Estrada XU). In other words, the Internet is a network of networks-a web that connects a vast number of computers. Wait. Don't give up yet, it's easier than you think. Using the Internet isn't "rocket science"....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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