Politics, power and political economy in Latin America
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught Autumn Semester 2010/2011. This module explores and analyses democratic politics in Latin America since the third wave of democratization in the 1980s. It is divided into three parts: 1. Conceptualising democracy in the region with a focus on the debate between those who argue that liberal democracy and liberal markets are necessary and desirable and those who argue that only experiments that go beyon
Independent Prosecutors and Democratic Accountability
Public prosecutors must be free from political influence to command confidence. But if they are not answerable to politicians, how are they accountable to the public for their work?
Cute Counting Sheep
This is a very nice counting video. It is fun and playful! This computer animated video has music while the narrator counts the sheep. Numbers are also written on the screen. Run time 01:10
GS-08: Hiding and deleting photos
Don't be hasty in deleting unwanted photos. Instead, use the Hide Photos feature to hide photos from view. You can unhide photos at any time. Use with either Photoshop Elements version 7 or 8.
Hand Washing with Soapy
An animated video to help children prevent the spread of germs, and other nasty things
run time 1:02
Curt Smith: Political Candidates and Public Speaking
Can public speaking make or break a political candidate? Former presidential speechwriter, Curt Smith, explains the connection between politics, rhetoric, popular culture, and public speaking. Smith is a senior lecturer in the Department of English, and an acclaimed author, radio/TV host and columnist.
Patrick Hernly: MIRA at SPC (2)
http://www.youtube.com/user/StPetersburgCollege Adjunct Professor Patrick Hernly discusses St. Petersburg College's Music Industry and Recording Arts (MIRA) program. About St. Petersburg College: In 1927, St. Petersburg College (then known as St. Petersburg Junior College) became Florida's first private, non-profit, two-year school of higher learning located in downtown St. Petersburg. Full accreditation followed in 1931 and in 1948 SPC became a public college. In June 2001, SPJC officially
11.235 Analyzing Projects and Organizations (MIT)
This course teaches students how to understand the rationality behind how organizations and their programs behave, and to be comfortable and analytical with a live organization. It thereby builds analytic skills for evaluating programs and projects, organizations, and environments. It draws on the literature of the sociology of organizations, political science, public administration, and historical experience-and is based on both developing-country and developed-country experience.
Lecture 27 - 11/24/2010
13. Constitutional Impasse (October 27, 2008)
history, social science, political studies, international relations, anthropology, cultural studies, religion, philosophy, ethics, theory, Samuel Adams, trotskyite, parliament, legislate, British, economic, commercial, historiography, neo progressive, Qua
3. Darwin's Big Book and Its Ideas (October 6, 2008)
history, science, biology, social science, humanities, philosophy, education, evolution, nature, origin of species, natural selection, life, organism, environment, anthropology, human ancestry, Victorian England, Britain, Industrial Revolution, British Em
4. Can Hi-Tech Hitchhiking Work? (April 22, 2009)
science, technology, engineering, mathematics, statistics, economics, design, technical, computer, hi-tech, entrepreneur, social network, car, consumer, traveler, public transportation, innovation, driving, environment, commute, traffic, rideshare, carpoo
Natural Inquirer Journals: Urban Forests
What are urban forests? Urban forests are the trees and other plants that grow where people live, go to school, work, and play. Even if you live in a rural community, the trees in your yard, around buildings, and in parks are called urban forests. Calling them urban forests helps you to see that they are different from the kind of forests that grow in large undeveloped areas. Urban forests include trees in community parks and other public land, along streets, in neighborhoods, around businesses
Survey of London: volume 27 - Spitalfields and Mile End New Town
Spitalfields is well-known for the handsome silk-weavers’ houses in and around Spital Square, Fournier Street and Elder Street, with their distinctive weavers’ garret workshops. The greater part of this volume is devoted to a detailed account of these houses. The area’s principal monument — Nicholas Hawksmoor’s masterpiece, Christ Church, Spitalfields (1714–29) — is also studied in detail, and its complex building history explained, making use of the then recently-discovered archiv
From subjects to citizens : society and the everyday state in North India and Pakistan, 1947-1964
This is the website for an AHRC-funded research project which is studying the interaction between state and citizen immediately before and in the two decades following India and Pakistan’s independence in 1947. To date, research has concentrated on the politics high levels of government, and little work has been done on the impact of independence and partition on everyday life. The project aims to focus on “citizen experiences” in the former British Indian provinces of Uttar Pr
In his role as a biochemist, Hidde Ploegh explains the "essential features of the lifestyle of the flu virus" discussing not only how viruses work to invade our systems and cause the flu, but also adding insights into the political and societal framework in which public health groups and governments deal with viral disease. <
Environmental Impacts of Aviation
Knowing more about the environmental impacts of aviation is increasingly essential, but according to
Ian Waitz, it is also an area where uncertainties abound. One thing we know for sure is that the airplanes developed today will be flying for next 30 years, as the fleet dynamics are very stable, due to the extraordinary cos
Lecture 27 - 11/24/2010
Exploring Hemorrhagic Fever Viruses on the Benchtop
Presented by Dr. Meda Higa, University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. John Prescott - Academic Spotlight
Missouri State University has a nationally recognized music department. One of the professors in that department, Dr. John Prescott, recently received the National Award from the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers, also known as ASCAP. These coveted awards reflect ASCAP's commitment to assist and encourage writers of serious music. The awards are based upon the prestigious value of each writer's catalogue of original compositions, as well as recent performances of those work