Democratic Reason : The Mechanisms of Collective Intelligence in Politics (audio)

La sagesse collective : principes et mécanismes

Colloque des 22-23 mai 2008, organisé par l'Institut du Monde Contemporain du Collège de France, sous la direction du Professeur Jon Elster.
Intervention de Hélène Landemore.

In this paper, Landemore argues that democratic institutions can be seen as ways to channel “democratic reason,” or the distributed intelligence of the many—a concept that she builds in part on the insights of the cognitive sciences. S
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European Questions – Turkish angles: Europe's citizens
Editor's note: Unfortunately the last few minutes of the lecture are missing from the podcast. This series of events explores how our understanding of Europe's identity can be enhanced and developed in a new way by taking in a distinctively Turkish perspective. Richard Bellamy is professor of political science and director of the School of Public Policy at UCL. Thomas Diez is professor of political science and international relations at the University of Tübingen. Maurice Fraser is a senior fel
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Religion and Pluralism in a Divided World
Anwar Ibrahim is a former Deputy Prime Minister (1993-1998) and Finance Minister (1991-1998) of Malaysia. He was dismissed from office in 1998 and imprisoned after a trial condemned by many critics as a "sham" orchestrated by the government led by Dr Mahathir Mohamed. After serving six years in prison, Anwar was released after the Malaysian courts overturned his conviction. Anwar taught and lectured at Oxford University, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and Georgetown Unive
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Give my regards to Amos and all the rest of the familySome of these beautiful days would be a good time to have a miniature taken don’t you think I should like to see your picture it would remind me of the original tell Mollie to send me hers and I will be under everlasting obligations,Transcripts provided by previous owner.
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Making Japanese
This book emphasizes a succession of topics rather than strict adherence to the flow of time. In a general way, the chapters move from earlier periods of time to later periods of time, but their content and organization gives top priority to coverage of topics. While the "mainstream" narrative of politics and institutions is present in these pages, the emphasis is on social and cultural history wherever possible.
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Characterization of adhesives at room and elevated temperatures
Recent interest in advanced materials has paved the way for exploring joining options besides the traditional mechanical or thermal methods such as riveting or welding. Because of the availability of highly advanced materials, mass production rates and demands for more aesthetic products, adhesive bonding is being used in more applications. Today, interstate signs, semi-trailer panels, aircraft structures, and many other commonly used products are adhesively bonded. Some of the common misconcept
Author(s): Nedukanjirathingal, Santhosh Kumar

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Title: statuette of servant girl, carrying an unguent jar
VADS Collection: Artwor

Description: Cosmetic container in the form of a finely carved boxwood statuette of a naked servant girl walking and carrying a large jar on her left hip. The statuette stands on a rectangular wooden pedestal. Her head is shaved except for one lock of hair painted on the right side of the head. The right ear is missing and there is a small circular hole on both sides of the head. There is an ivory mushroom-shaped stud in the left ear lobe. The face is finely carved and painted using blac
Author(s): Artist: Bes, Dwarf-God

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Title: commemorative stela of the nomarch Khenty-khet-wer
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Description: Round-topped commemorative stela, recording the successful return of troops from Punt (Arabia) under the nomarch Khenty-khet-wer.
There is a curved sky-symbol across the top of the lunette, below which is a representation of Min of Coptos giving life to Amenemhat II. Min is depicted as ithyphallic man wearing a headdress of two tall feathers and holding a flail high in his right hand. Amenemhat is depicted wearing a nemes headdress with uraeus and a shendyt kilt, holding

Author(s): Artist: Amenemhat II/Nebukaure, King

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Title: funerary stela
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

Description: Round-topped funerary stela dedicated to Ptah-Sokar-Osiris for ?Nesy-em-netjer-aaptah and to Osiris for ?Aaptah.
In the lunette are two recumbent jackals crouching on shrines, below which are eight rows of hieroglyphs, facing to the right.
There are traces of blue paint on the hieroglyphs.
Description Source: Birch, S. 1880. Catalogue of the Collection of Egyptian Antiquities at Alnwick Castle, London: R. Clay, Sons, and Taylor, p. 272

Author(s): Artist: Ptah-Sokar-Osiris, Composite God

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Title: funerary stela of Dedu
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Centre for Vis

Description: Finely carved round-topped funerary stela of Dedu.
In the lunette is the date of the burial of the deceased, year 13 of the reign of Senwosret I. Below are 12 rows of inscription incised at the top of the stela. Part of the inscription includes the hotep-di-nesw offering formula invoking Osiris, Wepwawet, Heqet, Khnum and all the gods in Abydos on behalf of the Overseer of the Estate, Dedu. Other formulae are the call to the living and the festivals of Abydos including th

Author(s): Artist: Osiris, God Of Duat, The Underworl

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State of play
 With a threatened financial crisis looming large, is there really anything a politician can do to stem the tide?

With the party conference season over, Dr Steven Fielding weighs up the current climate in British politics and what lies in store.

Dr Fielding is the Director of the Centre for British Politics in the School of Politics and International Relations at the University.

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Chinese Exclusion Act
Starting with the Gold Rush, Chinese migrated to California and other regions of the United States in search of work. As several photographs show, many Chinese found work in the gold mines and on the railroads. They accepted $32.50 a month to work on the Union Pacific in Wyoming in 1870 for the same job that paid white workers $52 a month. This led to deep resentment by the whites, who felt the Chinese were competing unfairly for jobs. White labor unions blamed the Chinese for lower wages and la
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LE PROJET JEAN ROUCH ? : VERS UNE CONNAISSANCE HORS TEXTE, CROISER LES REGARDS, PARTAGER LES INTERROGATIONS. 14 – 20 novembre 2009

Évènement organisé par le Comité du film ethnographique en collaboration avec la Bibliothèque nationale de France, le Centre national du cinéma - Archives françaises du film et le Centre national de la recherche scientifi

  • Mercredi 18 novembre : Une anthropologie nouvelle, une anthropologie du vivant
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LE PROJET JEAN ROUCH ? : VERS UNE CONNAISSANCE HORS TEXTE, CROISER LES REGARDS, PARTAGER LES INTERROGATIONS. 14 – 20 novembre 2009

Évènement organisé par le Comité du film ethnographique en collaboration avec la Bibliothèque nationale de France, le Centre national du cinéma - Archives françaises du film et le Centre national de la recherche scientifique.

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Sing along or act out the nursery rhyme with your child. After all, listening is the basic step for any learning to follow. Run time 02:28.

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