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Generic Support for Distributed Applications
In the late 1980s, software designers introduced middleware platforms to support distributed computing systems. Expand
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Using events to build distributed applications
We have extended an Interface Definition Language to handle event registration and notification. Expand
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The Party Politics of Englishness
Research Highlights and Abstract provides one of the first assessments of how British multi-national and English political parties have responded to existing and emergent identity tensions in EnglandExpand
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Reconstructing Conservatism?: The Conservative party in opposition, 1997–2010
Why did it take the Conservative Party so long to recover power? After the landslide defeat in 1997, why was it so slow to adapt, reposition itself and rebuild its support? How did the partyExpand
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Inquiry-based learning and the international student
The relationship between inquiry-based learning (IBL) and international students is of rising importance in the UK in the context of a growing focus on the connection between research and teachingExpand
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Access control in an open distributed environment
We describe an architecture for secure, independent, interworking services (Oasis). Expand
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FlexiNet—a flexible component oriented middleware system
The FlexiNet Platform is a Java middleware platform that features a component based internal structure with strong emphasis placed on reflection and introspection at all levels. Expand
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The English Question
Rarely has a government been so keen to promulgate a sense of national identity as that led by Gordon Brown. And rarely has Britishness itself been such a topic of political debate. We are promised aExpand
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Rhetoric and Morality — How the Coalition Justifies Welfare Policy
At the time of its formation, the Conservative-Liberal Democrat Coalition government elevated reducing the deficit in the public finances above all other concerns. The Coalition Agreement signed byExpand
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The Quiet Man of British Politics: the Rise, Fall and Significance of Iain Duncan Smith
This article offers a reappraisal of the performance of Iain Duncan Smith as Conservative Party leader between 2001 and 2003. The rationale for the paper stems from the relative neglect of hisExpand
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