The Defence of French

Does the full gamut of weaponry, from traditional government dirigisme to Internet
chat rooms, achieve any of its multiple aims or do the many different forms of
defence actually work against one another, limiting their effectiveness and
making ...

Author: Robin Adamson

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1853599492

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 199

View: 722

This book aims to find out whether French, one of the great languages of the world, is in crisis or not. It traces the history and development of language defence in France and examines the sometimes contradictory attitudes of French people to their beloved language. It assesses the necessity for and the usefulness of the many activities in defence of French and suggests what its future might be.

Managing the Defence Estate

quality and sustainability, Ministry of Defence Great Britain: National Audit Office.
The Department has made many aspects of its estate more sustainable , but
should do more to ensure that all statutory requirements and other undertakings
are ...

Author: Great Britain: National Audit Office

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780102944679

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 52

View: 724

The Ministry of Defence has a worldwide estate valued at some £18 billion and is the second largest landowner in the UK. The total annual operating cost of the estate was estimated at £3.3 million in 2005-06. This report, following on from an earlier report in 2005 (ISBN 9780102932768), looks at the changes introduced to reverse the deterioration in the quality of the estate and also the programme of estate rationalisation. It is in two parts, the first is entitled 'delivering an estate of the right quality' and the second 'managing, measuring and planning'. The conclusion is that new arrangements have improved the delivery of estate services, however it is still too early to say that this will result in a better quality estate. For this to happen there needs to be continued commitment, supplier innovation and client leadership, with sufficient stability of funding.

The Defence of Tradition in Brazilian Popular Music

Author: Sean Stroud

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754663430

Category: Music

Page: 215

View: 975

Sean Stroud examines how and why Musica Popular Brasileira (MPB) has come to have such a high status, and why the musical tradition (including MPB) within Brazil has been defended with such vigour for so long. He emphasizes the importance of musical nationalism as an underlying ideology to discussions about Brazilian popular music since the 1920s, and the key debate on so-called 'cultural invasion' in Brazil. The roles of those responsible for the construction of the idea of MPB are examined in detail.Stroud analyses the increasingly close relationship that has developed between television and popular music in Brazil with particular reference to the post-1972 televised song festivals. He goes on to consider the impact of the Brazilian record industry in the light of theories of cultural imperialism and globalization and also evaluates governmental intervention relating to popular music in the 1970s. The importance of folklore and tradition in popular music that is present in both Mario de Andrade and Marcus Pereira's efforts to 'musically map' Brazil is clearly emphasized. Stroud contrasts these two projects with Hermano Vianna and Itau Cultural's similar ventures at the end of the twentieth century that took a totally different view of musical 'authenticity' and tradition.Stroud concludes that the defence of musical traditions in Brazil is inextricably bound up with nationalistic sentiments and a desire to protect and preserve. MPB is the musical expression of the Brazilian middle class and has traditionally acted as a cultural icon because it is associated with notions of 'quality' by certain sectors of the media.

The Defence Industrial Strategy

Mr John Howe, Vice Chairman, Thales UK. Mr Graeme Ferrero, Managing
Director. Defence Technology, QinetiQ. and Mr Paul Everitt, Director of
Communications, Society of British Aerospace Companies, gave evidence. 7
February 2006 Mr ...

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Defence Committee

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 0215028597

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 174

View: 687

The defence industrial strategy published in December 2005 (Command paper Cm. 6697, ISBN 0101669720). Its aim was to provide greater transparency on the UK's future defence requirements and to set out those industrial capabilities the UK needs to maintain appropriate sovereignty and operate equipment independently. The Committee praises the production of the strategy to a tight timetable and with wide consultation. The strategy has been well received by industry. In the future there will be more focus on upgrading and maintaining platforms rather than designing and building new equipment. The Committee wants the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to continue improvements in the procurement process, and to give more information about future requirements. Investment in research and technology needs to increase, or the result will be lower quality defence equipment. The MoD also needs to develop a greater understanding of the vital role of small and medium-sized enterprises in the supply chain. Competitive procurement will not always be possible in some areas, where there is only a single company with the capacity and capability to deliver the MoD's requirements. The Committee expresses concerns about the planned use of long-term partnering arrangements, seeing the risk of possible monopoly supply and lack of access of other companies to sub-contract work.

The Defence Industry in East Central Europe

The Hungarian defence industry was never as economically important as that of
Czechoslovakia or Poland . Defence - related production was concentrated in the
electronics sector , which was , in theory , the easiest sector to convert to civilian ...

Author: Judit Kiss

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198292807

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 237

View: 937

The collapse of state socialism brought dramatic changes for the defence industries of East Central Europe. Initially it seemed as though their resources would be available for non-military applications, but this transformation involves great costs.

The Defence of Truth

The first concerns the word ' truth ' itself : De veritate is clearly going to be a
defence of truth though it is not yet clear what Herbert means by ' truth ' . The
word is both resonant and imprecise , and Herbert is well aware of this . The
usual ...

Author: R. D. Bedford

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719007408

Category: Philosophy, Modern

Page: 271

View: 264

The Defence

Volchek had gone to nearly every major criminal defense firm in the state and
gotten reports from several forensic document examiners. The index to this file
said there were eleven such expert reports. Volchek must have been desperate.

Author: Steve Cavanagh

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409152324

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 924

EDDIE FLYNN HAS 48 HOURS TO SAVE HIS DAUGHTER... * * * * * 'Everything a great thriller should be and I can't wait to see more of Eddie Flynn.' Mark Billingham 'So Hollywood, punchy and cool and pacy as hell.' Eva Dolan * * * * * Eddie Flynn used to be a con artist. Then he became a lawyer. Turned out the two weren't that different. It's been over a year since Eddie vowed never to set foot in a courtroom again. But now he doesn't have a choice. Olek Volchek, the infamous head of the Russian mafia in New York, has strapped a bomb to Eddie's back and kidnapped his ten-year-old daughter, Amy. Eddie only has forty-eight hours to defend Volchek in an impossible murder trial - and win - if he wants to save his daughter. Under the scrutiny of the media and the FBI, Eddie must use his razor-sharp wit and every con-artist trick in the book to defend his 'client' and ensure Amy's safety. With the timer on his back ticking away, can Eddie convince the jury of the impossible? **Featuring an extract from Steve Cavanagh's new thriller, The Plea** * * * * * Praise for race-against-time legal thriller writer, Steve Cavanagh: 'A gripping, twisty thriller' Ian Rankin, number 1 bestselling author of Rather Be The Devil 'Legal thrillers are my blind spot, but I'll always make an exception for Steve Cavanagh. Quite simply, THE PLEA is one of the most purely entertaining books you'll read this year. It's a blast.' John Connolly, bestselling author of the Charlie Parker series 'In the crowded field of legal thrillers, Steve Cavanagh stands head and shoulders above the competition, with his skilfully plotted, action-packed and big-hearted Eddie Flynn novels . . . highly intelligent, twist-laden and absolutely unputdownable' Eva Dolan, author of the critically acclaimed Tell No Tales 'A cleverly constructed legal thriller combined with a classic locked-room mystery. Eddie Flynn is fast becoming one of my favourite fictional heroes and Cavanagh one of my favourite thriller writers.' S.J.I. Holliday, author of Black Wood 'Raymond Chandler could have created Eddie Flynn. THE PLEA is Phillip Marlowe and Michael Connolly's Mickey Haller combined, with a bit of Jim Thompson's THE GRIFTERS thrown in. A superb read with a main character destined to be one of the most talked about in crime fiction.' Howard Linskey, author of The Search * * * * * If you like John Grisham, Lee Child and Michael Connelly, you will LOVE the gripping and twisty Eddie Flynn series: 1. The Defence 2. The Plea 3. The Liar 4. Thirteen * Each Eddie Flynn thriller can be read as a standalone or in series order *

The Future of the Defence Firm New Challenges New Directions

James F ergusson and Wendy Weber The current challenges faced by defence
firms within the Western industrialized nations take on a unique form in the case
of Canada, largely as a result of the evolution of Canada's defence industry since

Author: A. Latham

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401585121

Category: Political Science

Page: 200

View: 798

This book is th e result of a collaborative research project involving the Centre for Defence and Security Studies at the University of Manitoba (Canada) and the Centre for Defence Economics at the University of York in England . Perhaps not surprisingly, given its transatlantic origins, its lineage is somewhat involved. In Canada , its origins can be traced to two earlier research projects on the political economy of arms production undertaken by members of what has since become the Centre for Defence and Security Studies . The first of these , carried out in collaboration with Toronto 's York University, and financially supported by the Centre for Studies in Defence Resources Management at the National Defence College in Kingston, Ontario , was entitled " Th e Implications of Europe 1992 For Canadian Defence and Defence Industrial Interests" . The second , undertaken in conjunction with both York University and Nova Scotia's Dalhousie University , was supported by the now defunct Canadian Institute for International Peace and Security , and dealt with " N a t i o n a l Defence and the Canadian Economy . " Workshops were held in connection with both these studies, which brought together academic, governmental and industry experts in the field of defence production .

The Defence Industrial Triptych

Defence industries are still regarded, principally, as a part of a country's arsenal:
a repository of goods, services, know-how and manpower from which a military
can draw in times of conflict.1 Indeed, companies such as BAE Systems, ...

Author: Henrik Heidenkamp

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317686896

Category: Political Science

Page: 160

View: 754

The relationship between government and the businesses that contribute towards the defence and security of the state is a critical one; it often underscores a modern state’s foreign policy and sense of place in the world. Yet, despite its clear importance, this subject is underexplored and rarely analysed in a rigorous manner. As a consequence, government defence industrial policies, if they exist at all, often seem somewhat contrived, ill-considered and contradictory. The Defence Industrial Triptych systematically analyses the components and drivers of the relationships that bind a government to its defence industrial base by examining three major case studies: the UK, US and Germany, who between them account for over three quarters of NATO defence spending. The features of their defence industrial relationships –whether common or unique – provide vital lessons for policy-makers, industrialists and the taxpayer. As defence cuts bite across NATO and as the UK approaches the 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review, the relationships this Whitehall Paper considers are more important than ever.

The Defence of Wessex

Author: David Hill

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719032189

Category: Anglo-Saxons

Page: 256

View: 946

After defeating Guthrum's Vikings at Edington, King Alfred initiated a great programme of building to defend southern England against Viking attack. This book is the first comprehensive analysis of the Burghal Hidage, the early 10th century vernacular document which gives details of this extraordinary web of fortifications, many of which developed into familiar English towns. This book offers an entirely new edition and translation of the Burghal Hidage, which is one of our most important windows onto the organisation of Anglo-Saxon government and urban development. It tests its subject matter against the evidence of surviving archaeological remains, and sets the document in its historical and paleographical contexts. A gazetteer gives details and site plans of all the fortifications.

Integration Of Acquired Companies Into The Defence Industry

defence. authority's. view. of. acquisitions. This study has mainly focused on the
company activities in the market. Because the public authority represents the
most dominant customer and to large extent directs the developments within the ...

Author: Karin Backlund

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 0788148591

Category: Political Science

Page: 150

View: 710

Presents information about the integration process of five acquired companies into the Western European defence industry. Discusses: GEC-Marconi, Plessey, Ferranti International, Siemens, Thompson-CSF, Hollandse Signaalapparaten, Daimler-Benz, Telefunken, & DASA. Of special importance are the integration & restructuring of the target company's activities which occur as a result of the buy-out itself. In addition to studying the measures to integrate the acquisition, the report also examines the consequences of the changes, especially with respect to the target company's competencies & technological orientation & breadth.

The Defence of Passing On

The defence of 'passing on' (which, as shall be argued in chapter 2, is better
described as the defence of 'disimpoverishment') is often talked about, but rarely
seen. Numerous scholarly textbooks and law journals have devoted space to the

Author: Michael Rush

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1847312705

Category: Law

Page: 256

View: 446

The identity and existence of a loss-based defence in the law of unjust enrichment is disputed. Widely known as 'passing on', but better identified as 'disimpoverishment', this defence has generated confusion and disagreement across and within England, Australia, Canada and the United States of America. This book seeks to address these problems in three ways. First, by providing a solution to the defence's terminological problems and presenting a coherent picture of the current state of the law. Secondly, by examining whether a defendant's unjust enrichment can be said to have come 'at the expense of' a claimant when a third party has borne the cost of that enrichment. Put another way, whether awards of restitution are, or should be, restricted by the value of a claimant's loss. And finally, by analyzing the reasons in favour of accepting or rejecting a loss-based defence in the law of unjust enrichment. Numerous scholarly textbooks and law journals have devoted space to these issues. This work, however, has tended to focus narrowly on either particular cases or sets of issues. This book seeks to address this deficiency by collating, and providing total coverage of, the controversies and questions pertaining to a loss-based defence in the law of unjust enrichment.This work will be essential reading for anyone interested in the law of restitution, and in its relationship with other areas of private law.

The Defence Industrial Base and the West

The concept of the “defence industrial base” increasingly figures in the
discussion of the security postures of NATO members and other Western
countries. The concept itself, like so many political concepts, is not without
ambiguity; much less is ...

Author: David G. Haglund

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000262731

Category: History

Page: 296

View: 894

This book, first published in 1989, analyses the effect that interdependence has had on the defence industrial base, concentrating upon those defence industries situated at the hi-tech end, and paying particular attention to the procurement decisions that affect the production of sophisticated military aircraft. Interdependence raises questions of importance to international relations, strategic studies and defence economics, and Western industrialised states have an ongoing dilemma over the degree to which they should subject their defence industrial bases to the forces of economic interdependence. Despite worries over strategic vulnerability, most Western states have been showing increased interest in arms collaboration, with the aim of maximizing the amount of weaponry available for defence. As this book shows, such a goal becomes increasingly important s the technological sophistication of weapons grows.

Managing the Defence Inventory

3.8 Defence Equipment and Support is already exploring options for more private
sector involvement . Outsourcing some or all aspects of inventory management ,
particularly storage and distribution , is common in the private sector . Its work is ...

Author: Great Britain. National Audit Office

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780102975529

Category: History

Page: 41

View: 882

The Ministry of Defence is buying more inventory than it uses and not consistently disposing of stock it no longer needs. Between the end of March 2009 and the end of December 2011 the total value of the inventory held by the armed forces and in central depots of non-explosives increased by 13 per cent, from £17.2 billion to £19.5 billion. The Department estimates that for raw material and consumable inventory, such as clothing or ammunition, it has spent £4 billion between April 2009 and March 2011, but did not use £1.5 billion (38 per cent) worth. The NAO estimates that the costs of storing and managing inventory were at least £277 million in 2010-11. Furthermore, over £4.2 billion of non-explosive inventory has not moved at all for at least two years and a further £2.4 billion of non-explosive inventory already held is sufficient to last for five years or more. During 2010 and 2011, the MOD identified inventory worth a total of £1.4 billion that could either be sold or destroyed, but it was unable to information on the value of the stock that had been destroyed. MOD has already introduced improvements but strategies and performance reporting do not yet focus on effective inventory management. There are also few targets for monitoring the efficiency of inventory management. The Department has commissioned a review to establish and sustain more cost effective inventory management and plans to implement its recommendations by March 2013

Philip Sidney s Defence of Poesy

1 Philip Sidney, The Defence of Poesy, in Sidney's “The Defence of Poesy” and
Selected Renaissance Literary Criticism, ed. Gavin Alexander (London: Penguin,
2004), 9. 2 Sidney, The Defence of Poesy, 11. 3 Plato, Republic, in Classical ...

Author: Liam Haydon

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0429818653

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 96

View: 728

The Defence of Poesy is the first major piece of literary criticism in English. Taking aim at classical authors who disparaged poetry, and contemporary critics who saw literature as a corrupting influence, Sidney foregrounds the moral force of poetry. Sidney considers the real life affects of poetry upon the reader arguing that the stories instill virtues like courage in the reader. He combines this moral argument with a discussion of the technical features like genre, metre and rhyme. The Defence of Poesy thus began a long tradition of poets writing about poetry and is a touchstone for modern poetic criticism.

Managing the defence estate

The Department faces the challenge of balancing the budgetary demands of
maintaining and improving its estate with other important aspects of defence
expenditure . Following the Comprehensive Spending Review 2007 , the
Department ' s ...

Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Committee of Public Accounts

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780215037473

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 29

View: 102

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has an extensive and complex estate of some 24,000 hectares, and after the Forestry Commission, is the second largest landowner in the UK. The estate is valued at over £18 billion and costs some £3.3 billion to operate. The estate is seen as essential to the delivery of military capability and the welfare and morale of Service personnel. This report, from the Committee of Public Accounts, has taken evidence from the MoD on the standard of living accommodation, the Department's ability to prioritise estate projects effectively, and its response to staff shortages. It follows on from an NAO report (HCP 154, session 2006-7), Managing the Defence Estate: Quality and Sustainability (ISBN 9780102944679). It sets out 9 recommendations, including: more than half of single living accommodation and over 40% of family accommodation does not meet the Department's definition of high-quality accommodation and is therefore substandard; that poor accommodation has a negative impact on retention rates; there is no information on when poor accommodation is to be upgraded, with some military personnel and their families having to continue to live in substandard housing for the next 20 years; there are gaps in the Department's understanding of estate costs; the Department employs only 56% of safety works staff and 57% of quantity surveyors that it needs; that implementing energy saving measures at its' defence sites would bring environmental benefits and savings of more than £2 million annually.

An Apology For Poetry Or The Defence Of Poesy

INTRODUCTION socococos Introducing An Apology for Poetry Philip Sidney's An
Apology for Poetry , also known as The Defence of Poesy - is the most stylish and
seductive work of literary theory written in the Renaissance . According to its ...

Author: Philip Sidney

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719053764

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 266

View: 538

An Apology for Poetry (or The Defence of Poesy), by the celebrated soldier-poet Sir Philip Sidney, is the most important work of literary theory published in the Renaissance. Its wit and inventiveness place it among the first great literary productions of the age of Shakespeare. Since 1965 Geoffrey Shepherd's edition of the Apology has been the standard, and this revision of Shepherd's edition, with a new introduction and extensive notes, is designed to introduce Sidney's best-known work to a new generation of readers at the beginning of thetwenty-first century.Unfamiliar words and phrases are glossed, classical and other references explained, and difficult passages analysed in detail. This greatly expanded edition will be of value to all those interested in the Renaissance, from students and teachers at school and university to the inquisitive general reader.

Managing change in the Defence workforce

The Defence budget has a relatively high level of fixed costs in the short term and
a significant amount of procurement and equipment expenditure is committed for
years in advance . The consequence is that the Department has relatively little ...

Author: Great Britain: National Audit Office

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780102975390

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 36

View: 869

The Department's approach to reducing its headcount has been largely in accordance with good practice and, up to now, it has acted in a way that is consistent with value for money. However, the urgent need for the Department to cut costs means it is having to cut its headcount in advance of planning in detail how it will operate in the future, thereby risking making current skills shortages worse. The Department plans to cut its civilian workforce by 29,000 and its armed forces by 25,000. To meet these targets, the MOD has started a redundancy programme and a Voluntary Early Release Scheme, both of which run in several tranches. The most recent estimates by the Department are that the process will cost £0.9 billion and produce £4.1 billion in cost reductions (just over £3 billion net). The potential savings fluctuate with the timing of the redundancy tranches (a delay of three months to the second military tranche has reduced savings from this tranche alone by an estimated £100 million to £138 million to 2015). The Department now has to reduce the numbers in the Army by a further 5,000 by 2015 but has not worked out in detail how it will do this. Delays to the process erode the level of potential savings as the Department continues to pay salaries, benefits and contributions to pensions. Without real changes to ways of working, cutting headcount is likely to result in the Department's doing less with fewer people or, alternatively, trying to do the same with greater risk