Philip Cowley, Reader in the University’s School of Politics and International Relations, was recently nominated for the Times Higher young researcher of the year award. In this podcast, Philip discusses his research into back bench rebellions within the British parliament. Philip describes his research as practical politics, linking academic research to the real world of political debate. Since the British Labour party’s re-election with a reduced majority of 66 MPs in May 2005, some back b
Indian political economy: student handout
This is the student handout for a module in Indian political economy forming part of the MSc in Contemporary India at Oxford, by Barbara Harriss-White of the University of Oxford. Students are not presumed to have previous knowledge of economics.
Introducing Regional Integration
This course is designed as a general introduction to regional integration, and is particularly aimed at non-specialists. It reviews some of the main definitions of what constitutes a region, and identifies the basic concepts and approaches to integration. The course portrays both the diversity and the hierarchical nature of regionalism, and calls attention to the motivations that lead groups of states and regions to elect for one particular form of regional cooperation over another. The course
Delivering Sustainable Development
(complete 12 unit module with HTML navigation)
This module opens with a review of changes in the contemporary world political economy and their implications for sustainable development. One of the most important factors generating change is globalisation and we examine the ideologies and institutions which serve to integrate all regions and peoples more intensely than ever before. The relationship between patterns of globalisation and endemic poverty and various environmental crises is examined to illustrate the contours of some of the most
An integrated palynological and micropalaeontological investigation of selected cretaceous/tertiary
Davies, H.L., Haslett, S.K., Mullins, G.L., O'Gorman, M.P. and Smith, J.S. 1991. An integrated palynological and micropalaeontological investigation of selected cretaceous/tertiary boundary sections from western Europe and north Africa. MSc Thesis: University of Southampton.
Internationalising the Curriculum: an annotated bibliography
This annotated bibliography comprises a selection of books, journal articles, conference papers and other resources on the subject of the internationalised curriculum. It has been compiled initially from a library of global sources originally brought together as part of the review of literature in the field, commissioned by the Higher Education Academy in 2006 (Caruana, V. and Spurling, N., 2007). This has been up-dated to include more recent work. The central criterion for selection of material
14.72 Capitalism and Its Critics (MIT)
This course examines the implications of economic theories for social and political organization in the context of the historical evolution of industrial societies. Among the authors whose theories will be discussed are Ayn Rand, Milton Friedman, Karl Marx, Max Weber, Joseph Schumpeter, and John Kenneth Galbraith. Emphasis will be placed on class discussion of specific texts. Students will be encouraged to ground their views in concrete textual and empirical material and to consider the implicat
11.957 Frameworks of Urban Governance (MIT)
Urban governance comprises the various forces, institutions, and movements that guide economic and physical development, the distribution of resources, social interactions, and other aspects of daily life in urban areas. This course examines governance from legal, political, social, and economic perspectives. In addition, we will discuss how these structures constrain collective decision making about particular urban issues (immigration, education…). Assignments will be nightly readings a
17.50 Introduction to Comparative Politics (MIT)
This class first offers some basic analytical frameworks - culture, social structure, and institutions - that you can use to examine a wide range of political outcomes. We then use these frameworks to understand (1) the relationship between democracy and economic development and (2) the relative centralization of political authority across countries. We will use theoretical arguments and a wide range of case studies to address several questions: Why are some countries democratic and others not?
Biogas in the Transport Sector, Austria 2005