Understanding global politics
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught in Autumn Semester 2009. This module introduces global politics through the major theoretical, historical and empirical ways of seeing international relations. Different claims, about, for example, human nature, power, war, peace, the state, society, law and politics are offered by thinkers who exercise a major influence on our contemporary understanding. These claims contribute to different approaches t
Why politics matters
Professor Gerry Stoker explains why he is disturbed at the level of political apathy in Britain and what the politician are not doing about it.
Czech Writers and Politics 1945 - 1989
Czech Writers and Politics 1945 - 1989
Research methods: Some Ideas to Make Your Questionnaires More Effective RLO
This RLO is part of "Research methods" module. This module is designed primarily for students taking sport-related courses, but knowledge and use of research methods is widely shared across a range of social science disciplines, so students from any other such discipline should find this useful too. It is important to focus on methods, almost to the exclusion of any actual content, at least until you find your bearings. Thus although there are important differences between them students of Outdo
Political Science 126A: Mexican-Americans & Politics
Political Science 126A, Mexican-Americans & Politics also cross listed as Chicano/Latino Studies 143, Mexican-Americans & Politics This course examines the role of Mexican American and other Latino communities in shaping state and national politics in the United States. After we review the political history and political organizational strategies of Mexican Americans, we will examine their contemporary modes of political organization; analyze public policy issues that concern them; evaluate the
Problems in French Politics
France seems to be undergoing a period of intense political instability. Dramatic images of demonstrations and riots on the street parallel rumours and scandal in the corridors of power. To what extent do the current events represent a real upheaval in the French political environment and what is the likely impact on the forthcoming Presidential elections? Ben Clift is a Senior Lecturer in Warwick's Department of Politics and International Studies and is an expert on the politics of France
Ideas of heroism and sport
Dr Angie Hobbs discusses the nature of heroism and whether we should consider our sporting men and women as 'heroes'. Length: 27 mins
Spooked: Cultures of intelligence in Britain
Chris Moran discusses the Spooked: Cultures of Intelligence in Britain conference hosted by the University of Warwick
Islam in contemporary societies, an MA course
Maqsood Ahmed, the governments senior advisor on Muslim communities, talks about being the first student on the MA course in Islam in contemporary societies.
Professor Wyn Grant Discusses UK Election Politics
In the year of a General Election, Professor Wyn Grant from the Department of Politics and International Studies discusses the complexities of UK election politics
Marking a New Era for Equality and Human Rights in Britain
The new Equality and Human Rights Commission has just started its work in Britain. Its goal is to be an 'independent influential champion whose purpose is to reduce inequality, eliminate discrimination, strengthen good relations between people and protect human rights.' Its remit reaches the whole community, seeking to secure equality of respect for all, and it also plans to take 'an active role in helping to achieve change to benefit some of the most vulnerable and least well represented people
France and Britain in Europe and the World: let's seize the opportunities
Most would agree that what unites those 'sweet enemies', France and Britain, is much greater than what divides them. But how can shared perspectives and interests be translated into practical strategies which will make a real difference to the world? Gérard Errera is French ambassador to the UK.
The Politics of Aids Exceptionalism
In this new series of lunchtime lectures, nine of LSE's most senior academics explain the latest thinking on how social scientists work to address the critical problems of the day. They survey the leading ideas and contributions made by their discipline, explain the types of problems that are addressed and the tools that are used, and explore the kinds of solutions proposed.Stuart Corbridge is professor of human geography at LSE.
Advancements in Contemporary Islamic Finance: from practice to scholarship
This event reflects on the current developments and initiatives in Islamic finance and explains how this faith based form of finance continues to enhance modern finance and law. Usman Ahmed is Citigroup CEO of Global Islamic Banking. Shaykh Nizam Yaquby is an Islamic Sharia scholar.
The Ideas that are Changing Politics
There has been an extraordinary surge in the study of behaviour from evolutionary biologists, neurologists and game theorists, but this has been largely divorced from the political debate. David Willetts will draw on the latest research from these disciplines to explain what Government can and cannot do to influence our behaviour. David Willetts is shadow secretary of state for innovation, universities and skills and has been the MP for Havant since 1992. He was shadow secretary of state for wor
The New Politics of Identity
The panel will discuss Bhikhu Parekh's new book, A New Politics of Identity (Palgrave, March 2008) covering the impact of globalisation on ethnic, religious and national identities. David Goodhart is editor of Prospect. John Keane is professor of politics at the University of Westminster and at the Wissenschaftszentrum, Berlin. Bhikhu Parekh is professor of political philosophy, University of Westminster.
Disparity and Diversity in the Contemporary City: social order revisited
A look at classic urban themes as they are manifested in the contemporary city, focusing on social reproduction of inequality, the meanings of disorder, and the link between the two. Paul Gilroy is Anthony Giddens Professor in Social Theory at LSE. Robert Sampson is Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences and chair of sociology, Harvard University.
The Politics of Mobility
Sprawl versus dense? Public transport versus private car? This debate will outline how London's transport strategy shapes - and is shaped by - environmental policy, quality of life and political imperatives. Peter Hendy is commissioner of Transport for London.
Ireland and Britain - old narratives and new
On 11th November, 1997, Mary McAleese was inaugurated as the eighth President of Ireland and was re-elected in 2004. She is a barrister and former Professor of Law and the first President to come from Northern Ireland. She graduated in Law from the Queen's University of Belfast in 1973 and was called to the Northern Ireland Bar in 1974. In 1975, she was appointed Reid Professor of Criminal Law, Criminology and Penology at Trinity College Dublin and in 1987, she returned to her Alma Mater, Queen'