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    A Politics of Peripheries: Deleuze and Guattari as Dependency Theorists

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    Given that Deleuze and Guattari came to prominence after May 1968, many readers attempt to determine the political significance of their work. The difficulty that some encounter finding its political implications contrasts with Deleuze and Guattari\u27s commitment to radical causes. In response, Patton and Thoburn elaborate on the Marxist elements in the pair\u27s oeuvre, a line of analysis I continue. Focusing on A Thousand Plateaus, I discuss their references to the theorisation of the ‘dependency theorists’, a group of Marxist-inspired scholars who became influential during the 1960s. Does their engagement with dependency theory provide the basis for a political project

    The Expansion of Capital and Uneven Development on a World Scale

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    A Tradable Conservation Easement For Vulnerable Conservation Objectives

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    Weeks talks about tradable conservation easement for vulnerable conservation objectives. The critical conservation objectives in some conservation easements will probably be compromised by the effects of climate change in the relatively near future. Conservation easements broadly intended and drafted to serve those kinds of general purposes are, as a group, unlikely to be so acutely affected by changing ecological conditions that their broad purposes will cease, over time, to be served

    Behavioural case linkage : linking residential burglary offences in New Zealand : a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in Psychology at Massey University, Albany, New Zealand

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    This thesis aims to replicate and extend prior research on behavioural case linkage from the United Kingdom and Finland, using a sample of residential burglaries committed in New Zealand. Eighty-two solved residential burglaries, committed by 47 serial burglary offenders in Napier, New Zealand, are sampled from the New Zealand Police National Intelligence Application (NIA) database. Prior research using behavioural case linkage for residential burglary has found support for the usefulness of crime scene behaviours, inter-crime distance and temporal proximity to accurately predict offences committed by the same offender. Inter-crime distance has consistently shown higher degrees of accuracy in determining whether two crimes are linked to the same offender. Using the methodology followed by previous researchers, 41 linked crime pairs (two offences committed by the same offender) and 41 unlinked crime pairs (two offences committed by different offenders) are created. Three behavioural domains of crime scene behaviours, inter-crime distance and temporal proximity of offences committed by the same offender are compared with offences committed by different offenders. Logistic regression analysis and receiver operating curve (ROC) analysis is used to determine the ability of the three behavioural domains to accurately predict whether offences are linked or not. Similar to prior studies, all three behavioural domains showed moderate predictive ability in reliably determining the linked status of crime pairs. Contrary to prior studies inter-crime distance was found to be the least accurate predictor in determining the linked status of crime pairs, with an optimal model combining temporal proximity with crime scene behaviours showing the greatest degree in determining whether crimes were committed by the same offender or not. These results provide support for the use of behavioural case linkage for linking residential burglary offences in New Zealand while caution is required when relying on inter-crime distance alone as a linking feature within small geographic areas

    Using mean field theory to determine the structure of uniform fluids

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    The structure of a uniform simple liquid is related to that of a reference fluid with purely repulsive intermolecular forces in a self-consistently determined external reference field (ERF) phi_ R. The ERF can be separated into a harshly repulsive part phi_ R0 generated by the repulsive core of a reference particle fixed at the origin and a more slowly varying part phi_ R1 arising from a mean field treatment of the attractive forces. We use a generalized linear response method to calculate the reference fluid structure, first determining the response to the smoother part phi_ R1 of the ERF alone, followed by the response to the harshly repulsive part. Both steps can be carried out very accurately, as confirmed by MD simulations, and good agreement with the structure of the full LJ fluid is found.Comment: 11 pages, 7 figure
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