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al kora

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure.

A traditional ball game played in North African Arab societies such as Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia, where, as Allen Guttmann has noted, governments have supported the preservation of such...

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American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations

Overview page. Subjects: History — Social Sciences.


The main US labour federation. The name results from the amalgamation in 1955 of two associations, the AFL representing mainly craft unions, and the CIO representing...

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Anthony Giddens

Overview page. Subjects: Sociology.

(1938– )

Internationally famous British sociologist, innovative publisher, public intellectual, and Director of the London School of Economics, Giddens has authored a remarkable...

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Antonio Negri

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies.


Italian*Marxistpolitical philosopher best known for his collaborative writings with Michael Hardt. A measure of his significance may be gauged from Michel Foucault's remark...

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assembly line

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

A device moving a good being produced, for example a car, past a sequence of workers or machines. As it passes each work-station, a particular task is performed. Tasks may include adding...

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Overview page. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies.

Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari's term for the capitalist mode of production. An axiom is a proposition which cannot be proven true or false and from which one is able to construct a...

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Big Bang

Overview page. Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services.

The upheaval on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) when major changes in operation were introduced on 27 October 1986. The major changes enacted on that date were: (a) the abolition of LSE...

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Agreements or joint policies between two states, most often with regard to trade and security. With the end of the Cold War and the emergence of new forms of globalization ...

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Overview page. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.

A boundary line established by a state, or a region, to define its spatial extent—‘central multi-scalar nodes where power, place and identity intersect’ (Kaiser and Nikiforova (2006) Ethnic...

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borderless world

Overview page. Subjects: Human Resource Management.

Is a term that refers to the declining significance of national boundaries and the nation-state in the face of the globalization of production chains, product markets, corporate structures,...

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