Week 02 Lecture: Introduction to what is policy and the Australian political policy system
This weeks lecture provides an introduction to policy, and provides an general overview to the Australian political landscape that relates to policy instruments. Who are the actors responsible for creating policy, how can policy cause change to happen? Richard and Peter provide their perspectives on this topic, drawing upon their experiences with working with policy in the Australian context.
Matching Objectives with Pedagogical Approaches
This is an activity that provides an opportunity to explore Blooms' taxonomy and different pedagogical models by asking the participants to match competencies and models.
Tocqueville's New Political Science: Address by Professor Harvey Mansfield
Professor Mansfield discusses Tocquevillian political theory and its intrinsic connection to practice.
Proselytism and Religious Freedom: The Political Implications of Proselytism (with Al-Marayati, Daug
In the context of a globalizing world marked by the freer flow of people and ideas, proselytism has become increasingly controversial. On March 3, 2010, the Berkley Center sponsored a day-long symposium on proselytism and religious freedom in the 21st century. Experts from a variety of scholarly and policy fields investigated the theological, legal, and political implications of the missionary impulse.
Zimbabwe's Political Economy: Expert commentary by Scott Taylor
School of Foreign Service professor Scott Taylor discusses Zimbabwe's struggling economy and government structure, and Georgetown's new Africa Interest Network (GAIN).
Essentials of Probability and Statistical Inference IV: Algorithmic and Nonparametric Approaches
Introduces the theory and application of modern, computationally-based methods for exploring and drawing inferences from data. Covers re-sampling methods, non-parametric regression, prediction, and dimension reduction and clustering. Specific topics include Monte Carlo simulation, bootstrap cross-validation, splines, local weighted regression, CART, random forests, neural networks, support vector machines, and hierarchical clustering. De-emphasizes proofs and replaces them with extended discussi
Kling on Credit Default Swaps, Counterparty Risk, and the Political Economy of Financial Regulation
Arnold Kling of EconLog talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the role of credit default swaps and counterparty risks in the current financial mess. The conversation opens with the logistics of credit default swaps and counterparty risks and moves on to their role in the financial collapse. The conversation closes with a discussion of the political economy of pending financial regulation.
Nye on the Great Depression, Political Economy, and the Evolution of the State
John Nye of George Mason University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the Great Depression, the evolution of the State, and attitudes people have toward free markets. Nye argues that support for modern capitalism is fragile because people have trouble trusting the market process which is based on anonymous exchange with strangers. So when a crisis comes, it leads to demands for a larger role for top-down decision making. Nye sees the Great Depression as part of a larger public disillus
The Scaling Laws of Human Travel: Tracking Dollars for New Approaches to Epidemic Modeling
Prof. Prof. Dr. Theo Geisel (MPI Göttingen)
Religious Toleration and Political Liberalism
Professor Susan Mendus (York) gives a talk for the Science and Religious Conflict Conference 2010. Dr Nick Southwood (Oxford) is the commentator
Millennium Development Goals Commission Launch Meeting Concludes New Approaches Are Needed
The Lancet, The London International Development Centre and The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Meet To Discuss Goals Beyond 2015. The United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) — the internationally agreed targets for reducing hunger around the world and promoting health and education — are in need of revision beyond their target date of [...]
UK General election 2010: Political science resources
This excellent site is maintained by Richard Kimber, a former member of staff at Keele University. It provides links to websites relating to the UK 2010 general election. These include newspaper/ media sites, opinion polls, political party and candidate sites and full-text manifestos. There are links to Richard Kimber's main websites where directories of materials relating to earlier elections may be found.
6. Developing the Good Citizen: Contemporary Political Campaigning
Technology, politics, social theory, organizing, Democratic party, voting machines, political consulting, web pages, broadcast, data technology, mobilization, fundraising, e-mail, MoveOn.org, social networking, blogosphere, netroots, web 2.0, volunteering
8. The Political Economy of the Global Coal Market
Coal, natural resources, international markets, trade, trading, commodities, economics, sustainable development, politics, environment, research, business, consumers, global energy, expense, abundance, competition, biomass renewables, clean technology, em
9. Approaches to Third Generation Photovoltaics (May 28, 2008)
Science, health, Energy Seminar, Conibeer, Stanford University, Woods institute, solar cells, green house gasses, energies, fossil fuels, renewables, hot carrier cells, phonon, Tandem cells, resonant, carrier cooling, global warming, future
The Art of Political Cartooning: Kevin "Kal" Kallaugher
The UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy Welcomes The Economist's political cartoonist, Kevin "Kal" Kallaugher to discuss the iterpretation of news through drawing cartoons. Learn how to draw George Bush in five minutes and discover how to draw like a professional cartoonist.
11. The Political Heritage (October 20, 2008)
history, social science, anthropology, cultural studies, religion, philosophy, ethics, theory, witchcraft, salem, demographic, political party, coalition, Bonny Prince Charley, France, Scottish, painting, liberty, protestant, loyalty, absolutism, Thomas H
14 - Never Call Retreat: Military and Political Turning Points in 1863
Professor Blight lectures on the military history of the early part of the war. Beginning with events in the West, Blight describes the Union victories at Fort Donelson and Fort Henry, introduces Union General Ulysses S. Grant, and narrates the horrific battle of Shiloh, fought in April of 1862. Moving back East, the lecture describes the Union General George McClellan's abortive 1862 Peninsula campaign, which introduced the world to Confederate General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson. The lecture co
Listen: How voters view authority speaks volumes about political views
Authoritarianism and Polarization in American Politics, co-authored by Vanderbilt political scientist Marc Hetherington, focuses on the reasons behind the political realignment of the past several decades. More liberals are voting for Democrats and more conservatives are choosing GOP candidates, Hetherington said.