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The Problem Of Elite Regulation

- The Problem Of Elite Regulation There is a long standing problem in political theory that can be best summed by the Latin phrase “Quis custodiet ipsos custodies?” which roughly translates to “Who will guard the guards themselves?” (Juvenal 347-8). This refers to the idea of any government-like body needing a certain set of rules that dictate how the body can function, thus keeping its members’ supremacy in control. Hence, the problem of elite regulation, in its bare form, is that while a subset of authoritative figures is essential for society to function, it is their very authority that can harm the society that they govern, and thus they need to be delimited in ways that have positive, r...   [tags: Confucianism, Confucius, Elite, Sociology]

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To Become the Elite

- To Become the Elite The US Air Force’s fighter squadrons are a widely known superpower in today’s military world, and it is by far one of the most interesting occupations to hold. My interest in the USAF came to me at the young age of just about eight years old, and I have been working to achieve the goal of becoming a fighter pilot ever since. If you have any interest in aircraft or any aerospace technology then the US Air Force is a probably the place for you. In this paper, I will be focusing on the occupation of a fighter pilot....   [tags: US air force, superpower, military]

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The Leadership Of The Power Elite

- C. Wright Mills, in this selection, explains to us how there are a certain group of people who make the important decisions in our country, the “power elite.” Mills splits this group into the 3 top leaders: the corporate elite, the military elite, and the small political elite. These 3 different departments work together as a whole to make decisions regarding the country. Jacob Burckhardt said, “They are all that we are not,” (pg.400) referring to these men of higher status and control. These people of elite power are made up of men who, from their position, are able to make decisions that in turn might have major consequences....   [tags: Social class, Sociology, Middle class]

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Tradition Of Building Qubbas For The Elite

- In spite of having one doctrine on muslim burial tradition, there is diversity in actual practice. The tradition of building qubbas for the elite, or holy, in the shape of a domed mausoleum was a way to display wealth, status, muslim identity, and piety. Early examples include the Qubbat al-Sulaybiyya in Samarra, an octagonal and domed building, probably housing the remains of three ninth-century Abbasid caliphs; and Qubbat as-Silsila (Dome of the Chain) in Jerusalem. While members of the immediate family were permitted to visit a grave after the funeral, Sunni law prescribed against the practice of making ziyara (pilgrimages) to the burial places of holy men and women....   [tags: Islam, Muhammad, Mecca, Hajj]

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The Nazi Regime As An Elite Power

- Nations around the world today see The Nazi Regime as an elite power that gained control over the people of Germany through political tactics and propaganda to defeat the Allies. The Ally Nations fail to realize their own propaganda techniques that also influenced a generation to help fund their war. Now, they are being uncovered and exposed for what they are. Audiences now see many posters, flyers, and advertisements with World War II propaganda on them. In 1941, the Canadian government came to Walt Disney and asked for a short timed cartoon to raise war bonds sales, so Walt Disney recreated his classic, “The Three Little Pigs” into, “The Thrifty Pig”....   [tags: World War II, Nazi Germany, Adolf Hitler, Nazism]

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What Is The Power Elite Model?

- What is the power elite model. According to the American sociologist C. Wright Mills to describe a relatively small, loosely knit group or people who tend to dominate American policy making. This group includes bureaucratic, corporate, intellectual, military and government elites who control the principal institutions in the United States and opinions and actions influence the decisions of the policymaker (The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition). I do believe that the American political institutions are controlled by the rich and powerful....   [tags: United States, United States Constitution]

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Crossfit: Forging Elite Fitness

- Crossfit: Forging Elite Fitness Elite athletes to grandmothers can use the Crossfit method of fitness to achieve their fitness goals. It is the best and most well rounded fitness program there is in achieving general fitness. Whatever your fitness level and goals, Crossfit has something to offer everyone. Since its inception it has grown in popularity and has helped many reach maximum levels of fitness. This is why Crossfit is the best fitness program there is. Body: The Crossfit Fitness Organization was founded in 1996 by Coach Greg Glassman....   [tags: Fitness, Entrepreneurship]

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Urban Elite Theory

- Theoretical Lenses I. Urban Elite Theory Urban elite theory will provide students with a theoretical lens by which to understand the redevelopment projects initiated in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver during the lead-up to the 2010 Olympic Games. Urban elite theory extends the scope of classical elite theory by adding that a metropolis is divided by its physical districts based on class distinctions (Darity et. al., 2008). The presence and power of elites, however, is not seen as entirely negative according to this theoretical perspective....   [tags: Development, Politics, Vancouver]

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Effects of Training and Genetics on Elite Athletes

- Every elite athlete makes it look easy. Splashing through the water or striding gracefully down the track making it look effortless. Some people assume they are “naturals,” that their perfect DNA sequence is what has brought them to this level. Others argue that hard work and drive is what has made the difference, separating the elite from the average. These thoughts are the ones that give rise to the age-old nature vs. nurture debate. Countless hours of studies and research has concluded: it’s both....   [tags: gene, dna sequence, ability]

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Elite And Popular Democracy : A Democratic Institution

- Elite and Popular Democracy When it comes popular and elite democracy, both the executive and legislative branch have many factors that make them easily considered a popular democratic institution. First, as the head of the executive branch, the President is elected by the people, the nominee is checked by the electoral commission, and voters determine whether a candidate performs as expected, or not. The role of citizens play in the election process, may lead one to consider the executive to be popular democratic institution....   [tags: President of the United States]

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Most Games Like Elite : Dangerous

- There are few games like Elite:Dangerous. It is initially difficult to learn, but maneuvers come effortlessly to experienced players. It can be both maddeningly exacting and incredibly liberating. Most players — rather, those that are not professional pilots — would agree that it is a demanding game. Players must manage fuel and avoid pirates, and, depending on their career choices, dodge law enforcement. Each of these is essential to basic gameplay but requires a large amount of practice to achieve proficiency — Elite:Dangerous has a steep learning curve....   [tags: Play, Learning, Knowledge, Player]

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The Argument that the US Constitution Favors the Elite

- In 1787 there was a large tension between the elites and the underdogs over debt and tax relief. The delegates at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia worked to remedy this tension; however, they did so at the expense of the underdog, the indebted, suffering farmer, and for the benefit of the wealthy, who gained from the underdogs’ suffering. How did the delegates manage to design a constitution so biased towards the elite and how exactly did the document benefit the wealthy. Section I examines the interests of the indebted farmers and the wealth....   [tags: underdog, tax relief, delegates]

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Elite Engineering Unable to Achieve Change

- Elite Engineering Unable to Achieve Change Elite Engineering has been unable to successfully implement change because they haven’t been able to get the employees to see the need for the change and to believe in the change. “It must be considered that there is nothing more difficult to carry out, nor more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to handle, than to initiate a new order of things.” (Kotter & Schlesinger, 2008) Change is often met with resistance. When it comes down to it many people fear change....   [tags: motivation, team members, performance]

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College Athletes Are Considered The Elite Or The Best

- College athletes are considered the elite or the best in their own sport among young adults and some will go to any length to be just that. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, an athlete is defined as "a person who is trained or skilled in exercises, sports, or games requiring physical strength, agility, and stamina ("Athlete  85). If a person is not at his/her best physical strength, agility, and stamina, can they be labeled as an athlete. The health of athletes "has become of increasing concern as a growing subpopulation of athletes is suffering from anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and other disordered eating patterns (Thompson 317)....   [tags: Eating disorders, Anorexia nervosa]

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How Technology Has Granted The Elite

- Technology has granted the elite a way to remain as front runners in the stock market, while the novice and minor traders remain uninformed and abused by the higher echelon of traders. Steve Kroft stated in his 60 minutes report “ The trades are being made by thousands of robot computers, programmed to buy and sell every stock on the market at speeds 100 times faster than you can blink an eye” (2). How does the amateur trader compete with this. It’s unattainable without equal resources. Although these programs are available to everyone on the market, Michael Lewis continued Steve Kroft’s comment by saying “ The insiders are able to move faster than you....   [tags: Stock market, Stock exchange, Stock]

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Are elite AFL player over-paid?

- When asked “Are elite sports people overpaid?” people have varied responses. Some people would agree with this and say ‘why should a person that hits or kicks a ball be paid as much as someone who saves lives or teaches children everyday. But on the other hand some would disagree and say that sports people are paid for their skills just like everybody else. These are both very good arguments. People that say elite sports people are overpaid do not know what they are talking about as sports people are paid for their skills just like any other occupation or career....   [tags: Professional Sports]

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Limits to Growth in Elite Sport

- Limits to Growth in Elite Sport ABSTRACT: The purpose of this paper is to discuss some of the ethical implications and problems in elite sport as it gets closer to the human performance limit. Modern elite sport must be viewed on the background of the idea of systematic progress. The Olympic motto, 'citius, altius, fortius'-faster, higher, stronger-gives a precise concentration of this idea. Modern sport is also influenced by the liberal idea of a free market where actors can perform, compete and be rewarded according to performance....   [tags: Sports Sport Athletics Essays]

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Ruling Class and Ruling Elite

- Ruling Class and Ruling Elite Works Cited Missing The term 'ruling class' is frequently used in Marxist theory to indicate a political leading group. 'Ruling elite' is the general term that appears in the elite theory for describing those who exercise the political power....   [tags: Papers]

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Elite Southern Women Prior to the Civil War

- Prior to the Civil War, the South was a society based on strict racial and gender hierarchies. Seemingly, elite southern women did not advocate for social and political change because they were content not to disrupt the gender hierarchy of their society. Their subordinacy to elite southern men and their society's view of ladylike characteristics was central to how southern women defined themselves. In order to advocate for change, elite southern women would have had to become unladylike and willing to give up a lifestyle that made them comfortable....   [tags: American History, Change, Lifestyle]

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Gatsby One of the Socially Elite

- Gatsby One of the Socially Elite The novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald portrayed the views, beliefs, and actions of the socially elite of nineteen-twenties America. Fitzgerald was not biased for or against the rich; he simply chronicled the lives of his characters and how money and class separated people. The best example of this was life of the title character himself, Jay Gatsby. Inquiring minds want to know, “Who is Gatsby, and what makes him so great?” The novel begins with the introduction of the narrator, Nick Carraway....   [tags: essays papers]

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Promoting Judo to Tier A Elite Sport in Hong Kong

- ... According to the Ito’s (2011) study about the assimilation of immigrants to other country’s society, the experiment conducted explained the acculturation process that the Brazilians had to communicate with their opponents in Japanese during the pair training. One of the instructors advocated that the experiment provided a valuable chance for them to experience the Japanese language acquisition, while a Brazilian parent gave credit of better moral education to the Judo school. On the other hand, Judo implements grading with the belts’ colours, as the identification of standards achieved, by examinations and certifications....   [tags: international competitions]

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Ivy Retardation : Elite Schools Causing Narrow Mindedness

- “Ivy Retardation”: Elite Schools Causing Narrow-Mindedness “Ivy retardation” (1) as said by one of William Deresiewicz’s friends in Deresiewicz’s essay, “The Disadvantages of an Elite Education”, means that people of a higher education believe that they are smarter than the average person due to the fact that they have become experts in their specific field of studies. Deresiewicz’s personal example for this was that he was having trouble talking to a plumber who was in his house and that even though he has an Ivy League education; Deresiewicz couldn’t talk to the plumber with less education than himself....   [tags: Education, Critical thinking, Ivy League]

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Elite Sports Players Deserve their Enormous Income

- There are many concerns around the issue of elite sports players being payed ridiculous amounts of money and to some people, they are overpaid. Questions such as “Should someone who kicks a ball around be paid millions more than someone saving lives on a daily basis?” are being asked and statements such as sportspeople are completely overpaid, They are given millions of dollars when there are children and adults starving in third world countries. These countries are starting to get supported and one day they will be far better off then what they are now....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive]

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The University Of Arkansas An Elite / Prestigious Institution Of Higher Education

- Introduction Is the University of Arkansas an elite/prestigious Institution of Higher Education. In today’s field of higher education the objective is to reach the masses, or as Peter D. Eckel puts it “massification” (2008). This has led to greater competition for enrollment and prestige due to the increase in variety of institutions and approaches to higher education (2008). The diverse options present a challenge to institutions, like the University of Arkansas, one that causes them to compete for students while still trying to maintain a high standing....   [tags: University, Higher education, College, Education]

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The Program Is The Elite Unique Education Therapy Program

- The name of the program is the Elite Unique Education Therapy Program and its mission is to incorporate a requirement into the education system, which will teach young adult teens on the issues related to the LGBTQ population. Incorporating Elite Unique education into the school system, by means of state and legislative advocacy for the LGBTQ adolescent/teen population will ensure all students have the proper education about this growing population. Funding will come from the state by means of sales tax, gasoline tax and franchise tax....   [tags: High school, Education, Sexual orientation, LGBT]

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Ideals of the Elite in The Illidad and Ther Odyssey by Homer

- The document that I chose to write about is The Odyssey by Homer. Homer is believed to have lived during the 8th century B.C.E and was considered the greatest and last of the epic poets in ancient Greece. With the knowledge of writing almost nonexistent due to the fall of the Mycenaean civilization the only thing that kept Greek traditions and culture alive were stories also known as poems shared from one generation to the next. During Homers time Greece was believed to be in the dark ages during this time the wealth was limited and the population was shrinking....   [tags: Poem, Greece, Journey]

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The Dark Side Of Elite And Specialized Youth Athletic Training

- Let The Kids Play: Why We Should Acknowledge And Educate On The Dark Side Of Elite And Specialized Youth Athletic Training There are many troublesome issues at the forefront of youth athletics today. All too often children are submerged into the world of a specific sport with hopes and dreams of making it big someday. This deep desire for high levels of success as a child athlete can stem from parents and coaches alike. This is more likely to happen when a child shows accelerated talent at a young age....   [tags: Childhood, Child, Developmental psychology]

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The Brain Since Elite Athletes Versus Novices

- The brain changes in elite athletes versus novices Problem to be investigated: Billions of pathways become active in the brain every time someone feels, thinks, or does something. Every time a particular task is practiced, or a particular emotion is felt, these pathways are strengthened and the activity becomes easier to be performed. However, when someone thinks differently, learns a new task, or feels a new emotion, a new pathway begins to develop. The more a new action, thought, or feeling is repeated, the easier it is for it to become second nature....   [tags: Nervous system, Neuron, Cerebellum]

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Recruitment Of The Elite Unique Therapy Education Program

- The recruitment of The Elite Unique Therapy Education Program will be through the school system. The idea will be similar to the Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) and will be protected under the Federal Equal Access Act. The program will be a school requirement for all students. The student does not have to be a part of the LGBTQ community. Making the recruitment process a part of a requirement in schools will help to wing out the stigmatism that could come with having to choose to participate in the program....   [tags: High school, Education, Academic term, LGBT]

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Why Elite- College Admissions Need An Overhaul

- Elite College Admissions Jonathan R. Cole writes the article “Why Elite- College Admissions Need an Overhaul” with the vision that undergraduate admissions should be overlooked. Going into the application process, Cole claims that the administration system is broken. Putting the blame on the fact that administration officers are often a group of young people who are trained in this field by an admission director, instead of having, for example, a faculty committee, take over the process. He reminds us of how institutions have certain guidelines such as gender, race and geographic distribution....   [tags: University, College, High school]

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“Indian Classical Dances; Bharatanatyam the Elite Form”

- There are eight individual and unique classical dances in India. Each has its own distinctive dance movements, make-up, and costumes. The classical dance forms that have developed in India all have set rules which have been followed traditionally over the years. This set of rules that the classical dances follow is called the Natya Shastra. This is the ancient text that all Indian classical dances obey by in order for them to be called a “classic”. The eight forms that have succeeded in reaching the conventions of the Natya Shastra are: the Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi, Kathakali, Kathak, Manipuri, Odissi, Mohiniyattam, and Sattriya....   [tags: Dance]

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Elite Athlete and The World Anti-Doping Agency

- In order to be considered an elite athlete, you must have the best time, speed, agility and endurance. You must be able to perform above average and you must be able to crush your opponent; after all, there is no such thing as second best. Sadly, this pressure of being the champion is forcing many athletes all over the world to turn to supplements to help them achieve this goal. The problem is, some of these supplements have little research to back them up or are entirely illegal. Thus making the journey for perfection, a very dangerous and treacherous one....   [tags: HIV, hepatitis, blood transfusion]

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Canada 's Elite High End Retailer

- Holt Renfrew, known today as Canada’s elite high end retailer started out as a simple hat and fur shop in 1837 Quebec City. Offering top quality cosmetic brands and fashion designers, both local and imported (Prada, Gucci, Armani, etc.), Holt Renfrew provides a uniquely upscale shopping experience for both Canadian men and women. Operating ten stores in Canada, Holt Renfrew offers everything from classics to the most current trends in fashion. Holt Renfrew’s main customer base is high end. Customers that are looking for various high end name brands can find many at Holt Renfrew such as Prada, Dior, Stella McCartney, etc....   [tags: Inventory, Warehouse, Department store]

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Analysis of a PHD Student´s Research on Investment Inequality

- Summary: In “Economic Elites, Investments, and Income Inequality” from the academic journal, Social Forces, graduate Ph. D student from Ohio State University, Michael Nau presents throughout his study the rise of an additional factor that has evidently influenced the concentration of vast amounts of income among the elite class, income from investments. In this era, the common belief is that demographics, labor market institutions, and technology are causing the inequality to rise and for the elites to produce astounding amounts of income....   [tags: Income, Elite]

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Elite Politics

- Elite Politics It is easy to believe that the middle-class working individual, whether he or she is white collar or blue collar, exercises little political power, except during an election. It is also easy to think that we don't have true democracy; political representation elected by the people, for the people, and controlled by these people. This is an ideology that is often worn out. Instead, these elected representatives are controlled by political elites: high-ranking political "gladiators", the media, lobbyists, and, though it may not seem evident, big business....   [tags: Papers]

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Philanthropy and Elite Social Stratification in America

- Philanthropy and Elite Social Stratification in America I. Introduction When describing social stratification in America, the essential variables are economic. This rule is valid for a high percentage of Americans; but looking only at economic stratification especially misses the point when it comes to the gap between the Old Money social elite and the New Money elite. As Francine Ostrower puts it, "the social elite is an elite of status. It is characterized by solidarity within the group, social exclusivity and a distinctive cultural identity…[they are] a core within the larger elite" (1995:12)....   [tags: Social Class Essays]

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Determining the Elite Within Politics and the Judiciary

- Determining the Elite Within Politics and the Judiciary Abstract To begin addressing this question, it was first necessary to define the term elite. From here, it was then possible to clarify the specific positions within the upper ranks of politics and the senior judiciary that I would be examining. Once this was established, the relationship between British elites and the social structure both past and present was outlined, along with the basic views of those who have commented upon this association....   [tags: Papers]

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The Ruling Elite and the Development of the Middle East

- Many dynasties and kingdoms have ruled the area of what we now call the Middle East. In almost all of the societies, it is the wealthier, educated, and a particular race or ethnicity that ruled. These positions were usually acquired through power, either by a civil war or an overthrow of the previous government. From the late eleventh century to the reign of Mohammed Ali in the early to mid nineteenth century, whoever were the ruling elite was able to shape the direction and development of country or territory in three different ways; socially, economically and politically....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Shamus Rahman Khan's Priviledge: The Making of an Adolescent Elite at St. Paul's School

- Returning to his old high school after having had graduate ten years ago, Shamus Rahman Khan came in with one goal: to study the inequality of a school that claims to be more “diverse.” St. Paul’s School located in Concord, New Hampshire claims to have become more diverse over the years, accepting people of different racial backgrounds and social classes to their prestigious boarding school. However, as described in his book, Khan found that this claim made by the school is false. He also found out that the elite that used to attend his school is not the same as the elite attending it now....   [tags: prestigious boarding establishments]

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Privilege : The Making Of An Adolescent Elite At St. Paul 's School

- Privilege: The Making of an Adolescent Elite at St. Paul’s School, by Shamus Khan, depicts the lives of teenagers enrolled in a prestigious high school. Khan focuses his observations of the Paulies (students) on their experiences at the school and with other students, staff, and faculty. More specifically, the embodiment of privilege in a new diverse world, as taught by St. Paul’s as an elementary root of acquiring skills necessary to maintain (or enter into) their position in the status hierarchy....   [tags: Sociology, Social class, Pierre Bourdieu]

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Argument: America’s Contemporary Politics Reflect the Pluralistic Theory of Elite power

- Hello. My name is Angie Sykeny, and in this video I’m going to argue that America’s contemporary politics reflect the pluralistic theory of elite power. Pluralism, in short, means that power lies not in the hands of one dominant person or group, but rather is disbursed among many. This is because each group has a different set of expertise and resources. We can refer to this system as a polyarchy, a term coined by renowned political scientist Robert Dahl in his 1956 book A Preface to Democratic Theory....   [tags: Polyarchy, Interest Groups]

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Elite Driven Based Versus Mass-Based Theories of Explanations

- There has been a long debate on the advocating for elite driven based versus mass-based theories of explanations. This debate emerges when discussing political parties. This difference has manifested itself in the discussion of ideological space and the positioning of parties in that space. The question that emerges is whether the elites or masses are driving the issue emergence and ideological location of specific parties. When setting the ideological agenda, issues emerge which then set the agenda and change where parties place themselves....   [tags: political, parties, space, location]

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Capital Is The Case For A Wealth Tax On The Capital And High Labour Incomes Of The Elite

- Capital in The 21st Century: A Review Piketty’s Capital makes the case for a wealth tax on the capital and high labour incomes of the elite. He reasons on both economic and moral grounds as to the effectiveness of this measure to combat the “fatal flaw” of capitalism; its inherent tendency to concentrate wealth in the hands of an elite few. This recommendation comes after 577 pages of deep analytics performed on a dataset of wealth levels and wealth concentrations in France, the United Kingdom and the United States since 1820, 1855 and 1850, respectively....   [tags: Tax, Progressive tax, Investment, Capitalism]

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The Evolution of the Elite United States Navy SEALs: Vietnam to Modern Day Conflicts

- As war rages on, there is a special breed of man who puts everything on the line for the safety and preservation of his country. These men operate behind the scenes without any conventional help available to them and with no need of meritorious recognition. These men are the most elite branch of the United States military: the Navy SEALs. As mentioned in their ethos, they are ready to bring the full spectrum of combat power to bear in order to achieve their missions and the goals established by their country....   [tags: team, mission, weapons]

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Why The Pulmonary System Of Elite Athletes Can Be Controlled With O2 Enriched Air

- Contemporary research has confirmed that the pulmonary system may in fact limit VO2max depending on certain circumstances (REFERENCE). Dempsey et al displayed that trained athletes experience arterial O2 desaturation during Maximal work load compared to untrained athletes, due to trained athletes having a higher maximal cardiac output than untrained athletes, therefore leading to a decrease in the transition time of red blood cells being saturated by o2 which will be transported to the capillary....   [tags: Blood, Red blood cell, Heart, Vein]

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Fat Burning Secrets Used By Elite Body Builders And Celebrities

- 10 Fat Burning Secrets Used by Elite Body Builders and Celebrities Elite body builders and celebrities who want to look good and stay in shape are huge fans of safe weight loss strategies that promise quick positive results. One of the best strategy to burn fat and lose weight is creating a caloric deficit or negative energy balance. This essentially means eating less, and moving or exercising more often. The opposite of this strategy is also true; if you want to gain weight, you simply need to eat more and exercise less....   [tags: Obesity, Physical exercise, Weight training]

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The Educational Field : A Part Of An Elite Group Of Individuals Working Shape The Minds Of Children

- To be a part of the educational field is to be a member of an elite group of individuals working shape the minds of children. It is our duty to prepared students with a solid foundation of knowledge and skills that will allow them to become successful, productive contributing members of society. There are essential concepts that all educators must accept and be willing to commit to. One of those components is the field of educational knowledge is ever-changing. With each new school year, there are new best practices for teachers to incorporate into their lessons....   [tags: Education, Learning, Educational psychology]

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What I Learned At The Army 's Elite Bomb Squad, Eod.his Shirt

- What would you do in order to survive. I quickly learned what EOD members needed to survive as the worked under dangerous conditions. Yes, I worked alongside the Army’s elite bomb squad, EOD.His shirt was silly but I quickly after learning about the EOD I learned what the t-shirt was truly about. EOD’s language community is about the need to survive After serving a 12 month tour in Korea, I was anxious to embark on a new adventure back in the U.S.I checked my email for orders nearly everyday waiting....   [tags: Sergeant, Staff Sergeant]

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Elite Philosophers: John Locke, Niccolo Machiavelli, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels

- In the early nineteenth century after the recession had nearly wiped out peoples hope in Europe, there emerged four elite philosophers who gave people something to believe in: John Locke, Niccolo Machiavelli, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. New perspectives on people and politics soon started to surface and arguments arose about what ideologies others had. It could be said that Locke saw Machiavelli to represent the interests of the monarch without any consent of the people because of how in Prince, he explained how a growing leader should rule through intimidation as that is the only way to maintain control compared to Locke who believed people are independent to make their own decisions....   [tags: capitalism, ideology, monarch]

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The Mass Media Serves the Interests of the Corporate and Political Elite

- The Mass Media Serves the Interests of the Corporate and Political Elite There exists a symbiotic relationship between corporate America and the United States government. This relationship influences the organizational structure of the mass media and thereby greatly impacts the framing of social problems in our society. The mass media serves the interests of the corporate and political elite by presenting only those issues favorable to their objectives and “filtering” out those that are not. To understand how this “filtering” process works, it is necessary to recognize who actually has control of what issues are presented in the mass media and what issues are omitted....   [tags: Papers]

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Elite Athletes are Being Paid too Much

- Are elite athletes/sports men or women being paid too much if not how are there high salaries justified, if so, why, and how could there money be put to better use. To most people one million dollars a lot of money, to most people one thousand dollars is a lot, but even though it is hard to believe, to some people these figures mean nothing. It is no secret that professional athletes particularly those who play soccer, golf, and race F1 cars make big bucks, but people do not realize to what extent....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Green Berets: A Folklore or More

- ... Their job during the Vietnam War was to train the South Vietnamese in counter insurgency to fight the North Vietnamese. They were also assigned the task of establishing remote outposts deep in the jungles to help fight off the North Vietnamese. The Green Berets were not a household name in the early years of the Vietnam War. In till after President John F. Kennedy death with the famous Green Beret picture on his grave, the book Green Beret, and the famous ballad of The Green Berets that’s when the Green Berets became popular....   [tags: elite, communisma, peace, leaders]

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Genetic Screening and Physiological Testing in Young Athletes

- ... Looking for physiological traits and testing for specific genes can also be beneficial for competition itself. Programs that provide such testing have already been implemented in the U.K., Australia, and China (Epstein 49). These have been proven to work with their increase in medal haul during the Olympics. In Australia, prior to the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, the country began a National Talent Search program in which children between the ages of fourteen and sixteen were genetically screened, examined for body size and general athleticism (Epstein 49)....   [tags: changes in sports, elite athletes]

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What is The New World Order Organization?

- Novus Ordo Seclorum or more commonly known as New World Order is considered to be an organization that consists of some of the richest and elite families of the world. These families have an agenda to faction against the rule of states whilst installing a single authoritarian world government. There are many different opinions about this theory and some are stronger than others. Such as, some people believe that social security numbers, bar codes amongst other surveillance systems are used by the NWO to track every move of the people and that the main leaders of the NWO are some of the wealthiest and influential people, politicians and entrepreneurs....   [tags: richest and elite families, resistance]

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The Prevalence of Literacy in Ancient Greek and Roman Societies

- The ancient Greek and Roman civilisations boasted numerous writers, poets and historians, who left us an impressive intellectual heritage. But were common people literate as well in classical times, or were they relying on a body of professional scribes. After a brief explanation about the role of orality and the meaning of literacy in ancient times, the essay will examine some possible evidences of literacy from the ‘epigraphic habit’ in classical antiquity – as epistolary exchanges (Vindolanda Tablets), inscriptions on artefacts (ostraka, lady’s shoe from Vindolanda, the ‘Nestor Cup’), epitaphs and dedications on monuments (the Pantheon in Rome, the tomb of Eurysaces the Bakker) and severa...   [tags: orality, inscriptions, elite]

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Marx and Durkheim’s Views Contributed to our Understanding of Crime and Deviance?

- How have Marx and Durkheim’s Views Contributed to our Understanding of Crime and Deviance. Karl Marx’s Marxist theory and Emile Durkheim’s functionalist theory were both significant in their own ways and therefore made a large contribution to our perception and understanding of how crime and deviance occurs and is dealt with in society. The Marxist theory on crime was focused on the concept that the huge shift towards a capitalist society was the root cause and driving force behind the formation of social divisions and subsequent increase in crime and conflict....   [tags: functionalist theory, elite, wealth]

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The Making and Unmaking of an Autarkic Physics in Franco’s Spain

- The end of the Spanish Civil War brought a completely new kind of nation-state into existence. Never before (or after) Fascist Spain did such a conservative, militaristic, and anti-communist state exist in modern Europe. General Francisco Franco’s iconoclastic Spain demanded a complementary scientific structure. The resulting autarkic science was ideologically aligned with Franco, and wholly functional to state power. This autarkic science was not conjured up out of nowhere: it was created out of the ashes of Spain’s previous scientific structure, which was largely obliterated by the Civil War....   [tags: Nuclear Propaganda, Political Elite]

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The Inequalities of Income Investment Growth

- In “Economic Elites, Investments, and Income Inequality” from the academic journal, Social Forces, graduate Ph. D student from Ohio State University, Michael Nau presents throughout his study the rise of an additional factor that has evidently influenced the concentration of vast amounts of income among the elite class, income from investments. In this era, the common beliefs were that demography, labor market institutions, and technology were causing the inequality to rise and for the elites to produce this astounding amounts of income....   [tags: elite, economics, wealth]

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Personal Experience: This Rich Kid

- When I was in 8th grade, there was an issue that was needed to be taken care of and the rich kids were not usually the ones to be addressed for these types of situations because it is always believed that the richer someone is, the less they care about the poor which is never entirely the case. Whether I was in Haiti, Miami or Montréal, Canada, I was always seen as this rich kid that had no compassion whatsoever for anyone but the rich social class members. The fact that I have always been in private schools somehow always trailed me back to being called the "Richie rich" of any location....   [tags: The elite, the middle class,]

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Gender Changes in Society

- Life goes and time goes along with our life were many changes carried. Many changes occur since the ever begging that nobody knows when is that happened and how exactly, but we having some clue about it. Humans, homosapiens were known as non-educated people but they left a big message for us what is very helpful nowadays. Now we can know approximately what was the life thousands year ago. How they would live, what would they do on the daily basis, who would the pray to. All his factors were changing with decades and keep on changing still....   [tags: elite, power, culture]

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The American Red Cross

- American Red Cross has been viewed as the nation’s elite humanitarian organization, dedicating themselves to aiding people in need throughout the United States. The American affiliation has also held a joint association with the global Red Cross and Red Crescent networks throughout the world. They are highly dependent on the contributions of American public volunteers time, blood, and money to help support their lifesaving services and programs. All volunteers and employees, alongside the generous donors share a mission of preventing and relieving suffering, not just in the United States but around the world....   [tags: the nation's elite humanitarian organization]

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Nussbaum’s View of Philosophy

- Nussbaum’s main point is that philosophy should not only be used by elite philosophers, but should be made available to the general public. Philosophy has many more uses than just “intellectual/academic exercise” (Soccio). Philosophy is not just exercise, but a way of life where you can incorporate both reason and emotion. Nussbaum alludes to the fact that philosophy’s unique skills are meant to help us express our experiences, situations, or emotions in a way that releases some of the unhappiness we obtain from them thereby guiding us towards better lives (Soccio)....   [tags: elite philosophy, emotion, reason]

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Succeeding Through Power

- Through The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald takes a poignant look on power through the glamorous and tumultuous lives of New York’s elite society in the early 1920s. More precisely, the carelessly vain nature of those in “East Egg,” such as Daisy Buchanan, the coveted Golden girl, and Tom Buchanan, Daisy’s self-righteous husband. Furthermore, in contrast to these characters, Fitzgerald creates a character like Jay Gatsby, who is driven solely by a primal yet virtuous desire to succeed, therefore lacking the emptiness that Daisy and Tom display....   [tags: wealth, Gatsby, elite society]

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The Effect of the Slave Wars on the Rise of a Roman Imperial State

- ... When the peasants returned home, the slaves occupied their former jobs, or their land had been purchased to form larger estates, forcing a large influx of people into the city of Rome to search for work. The unprecedented number of people living in Rome created the problems of inadequate housing, sanitation and food. In order to solve this problem, Tiberius Graccus suggested legislation to limit the amount of public land the elite could use as part of their estate. This was widely opposed, leading Graccus to oust his political opposition to pass his legislation....   [tags: wealth, slaves, estate, elite, political]

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The Devil's Brigade: The First Special Service

- Introduction The United States of America has come a long way in getting to the status it holds today in the world in terms of its military muscle. One of the major milestones in this journey was the establishment of the First Special Service, otherwise called the Devil’s Brigade or the Black Devils’ Brigade. The special unit among the United States forces was formed in the course of the World War II. Initially, the plan was to incorporate Canada and Norway in establishing a special elite force that would help in the activities of the war....   [tags: unit, deployment, training, operation, elite]

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Is Gossip And Entertainment News Have Become A Significant And Influential Part Of Popular Culture

- Celerity gossip and entertainment news have become a significant and influential part of popular culture. As selling random bits of information about the lives of wealthy and famous characters and personas has become a full on industry, the impact that can come from it forms into a large part of our society. Looking at this impact through three major schools of sociological thought, Structural Functionalism, Conflict Theory, and Symbolic Interactionism, a better understanding of just how far these effects can go can be achieved....   [tags: Sociology, Culture, Popular culture, Elite]

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The Ferguson Vs. Missouri Caught The Attention Of U.s.

- Equality and Freedom The Ferguson vs. Missouri caught the attention of U.S. It was all over the social media, to be exact Twitter. After the fatal shooting of an unarmed African-American, Michael Brown, there was a peaceful protest for the incident. According to McGraw-Hill dictionary of American Idioms “step up” means to increase on something. The peaceful protest was a step up for Brown’s supporters. David Banner, a rapper, tweeted “The men and women on the front line have done their jobs. It’s time for teachers, politicians, and the elite to step up.” The local community stepped up in the case of Brown by peacefully protesting but later became a tragic event of looting and destroying p...   [tags: Police, Police brutality, Education, Elite]

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Ego to Elite: The American Lifestyle

- ... The “in-group bias” refers to when you favor your group over another’s (Myers). This phenomenon can surely explain why Americans portray a self-centered image. Americans seem to be more and more interested in themselves rather than others. We immerse ourselves in our “in-group” and in turn, exclude the “out-group,” those whose viewpoints are in conflict with ours. Americans are also not known to be theoretically or philosophically oriented in their daily lives (Global Semesters). This can be seen as a product of encouraged free speech, thought, and religion in our country....   [tags: culture and beliefs, egocentrism]

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Comparing Pluralist and Ruling Elite Accounts of Political Power in the U.K. and U.S.

- Comparing Pluralist and Ruling Elite Accounts of Political Power in the U.K. and U.S. Whilst there are not any absolutely accurate interpretations of political power and political system, there are different controversial theories about those, among which, pluralist and ruling elite are the two fundamentally outstanding theories that both have echoing practical influences in the modern world of politics nowadays. In this essay, I shall try to attempt to briefly explain the two theories, going further on from this, to mainly compare and contrast these theories, especially taking into account the political power in the UK and US where modern democratic societies are claime...   [tags: Papers]

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The importance of the role played by the educated elite in the process of decolonisation in africa

- africa came under the direct jurisdiction of Europe after the initial carving out of the continent referred to as the 'Scramble for Africa'. This partition was fulfilled at the Conference of Berlin 1884-85 resulting in the political mapping of the continent. Thus, Africa facilitated the extension of the European hegemonic powers overseas. This colonization rendered the African continent the play-toy of wealthy European imperialists who raked the profits from the resource-rich territories. The period between 1880 and 1919 saw an upsurge of African resistance to colonial rule this was the period of African nationalism....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Structure of Power

- Absract: The debate is whether one society can truly have one structure of power that lasts over time and this essay will agree with the pluralists, that power is ever-changing and elite domination can at best only be fleeting and temporary. However, this essay will also argue that this is not just down to the issue of power, but elite domination is also a flawed theory, in that history shows it fails in practice. It should be made clear that there is no universal understanding of pluralism and therefore it is difficult to generalise all pluralists as having one understanding of the definition of pluralism....   [tags: pluralists, elite domination, debate, society]

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Mayor Adrian Fenty

- Adrian Fenty’s tenure as mayor of Washington D.C. is a perfect example of the impact of black elite displacement. For one thing, the difficulties faced by a political entrepreneur are the direct result of running a deracialized campaign. A deracialized candidate cannot ignore the black vote and the ideal of linked fate especially if African-Americans comprise a majority of the electorate. Additionally, elite displacement can be observed in an open race where the incumbent has picked a successor....   [tags: Political Entrepeneur, Black Elite Displacement]

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Analysis Of The Book ' Who Rules America '

- After reading Domhoff’s book, Who Rules America?, I can make many opinions about his work and reflect on the ideas that he shares in the text. I found this book to be both challenging and informative. It was a very slow read for me because it contained many facts and figures, common for books printed for academia. For example, chapter four contains many tables and charts outlining trustee interlock and the flow of money or resources (pg 78, 80). The concepts stated in the text went beyond that of an introductory sociology class, implementing several theories and connecting them to the country we live in....   [tags: Sociology, Social class, Social classes, Elite]

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Education Is The Future Of The World, And Education

- Kids are the future of the world, and education is what allows us teach them the things they need to be successful. However, there has been debate if this is what education really does. Does education empower us. Or does it stifle personal growth. Question like this should be asked in order to figure out if the education kids are receiving are allowing them to reach their maximum potential, or holding them back. Horace Mann is a graduate of Brown University in 1819, where he pursued a career in law and politics, and eventually became president of the Massachusetts State Senate....   [tags: Social class, Working class, Education, Elite]

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Pride and Prejudice: Marrying Someone due to his or her Financial Status

- The unsuccessful defines the successful. In Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen paints the lifestyle of the nineteenth century elite, emphasizing the continual struggle to find financial prosperity and matrimonial success. After witnessing shortcomings in several of these matches, Elizabeth, the headstrong Bennet daughter, unearths the formula for a lasting marriage. Austen includes the unfavorable marriage of Charlotte Lucas and the independence of Mary Bennet to convey companionship as the definition of a happy marriage, tying into modern twenty-first century marriages in order to promote the liberty of the individual within these relationships....   [tags: jane austen, 19th century elite, financial status]

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The American Dream in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

- United States of America. The American dream, the national ethos of United States. "Life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement" (Truslow, James 1931) In the 1920s America’s economy was rocketing. In this decade, America became one of the wealthiest countries in the world. The Average Joes had well paid jobs, and people had leftover money to spend. The industries sold more products than ever before and one example of this is the T-Ford....   [tags: al capone, illegal liquor, social elite]

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Personal Statement : Lecture On Lecture

- a. Connection to Lecture. I haven’t given recent feedback as I’ve been in business school for over a year receiving dubious feedback from others, nevertheless, there were many times when some of the biases discussed in Lecture 7 were on display in myself and my colleagues. For starters, feedback is often too self-focused in the sense that the person giving advice is inclined to look for shortcomings of others relative to their own strengths. For example, I would often receive feedback from superiors that focused on my shortcomings relative to a trait that the person giving feedback found important, often because he or she exhibited relative strength in this area....   [tags: Donald Trump, Ivana Trump, Elite, Abilene paradox]

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The And C. Wright Mills

- Thich Nhat Hanh and C. Wright Mills both offer solutions to society’s ills that could work together to create a better world. In Love Letter to the Earth Hanh identified the root cause of the environmental crisis as simply the term “the environment.” This concept leads people to automatically consider Earth as separate from themselves, and only see the Earth in a utilitarian way. He believes that civilization will not survive if we do not recognize and respond to the stress we put on Earth. For this reason mindfulness and the principles of Spiritual Ecology are vital to the protection of nature and getting control of climate change....   [tags: Sociology, C. Wright Mills, The Power Elite]

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The Use of Technology in Both the Training Methods and Training Environment of Elite Athletes in Global Sport

- The Use of Technology in Both the Training Methods and Training Environment of Elite Athletes in Global Sport Technology is used to help advance elite athletes, by achieving the maximum for the individuals needs. Both with the training methods and environments technology is being used more and more, for example simulated competition environments. Although such technology is becoming increasingly popular with elite athletes, the provision of it depends very much on how much money is at the athlete’s disposal....   [tags: Papers]

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Wealth and Power of The Upper Class: An Organized Elite

- G. William Domhoff is by trade a psychologist and sociologist and is the author of several books on the theory of power and class structure. In his book, Who rules America Now. Domhoff provides an in depth analysis of the structure of wealth and power in America. He asserts the existence of an institutional upper class in America that is able to dictate/direct the politics, economy and government by virtue of its wealth and power. I contend that Domhoff through his analysis of the wealth and power structure of the American upper class can be considered as a lay cultural theorist....   [tags: Socioeconomics]

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