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The Importance of Religion in Political Life in the 19th Century: Abraham Lincoln's Experience
In this lesson, students will explore the importance of religion in community building in frontier America. They will also analyze the importance of religion in political life in the 19th century.
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Bulletin of the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity, Volume XXIV, Issue 3
CONTENTS: Cover Illustration Description, Calendar of Events, The Robinsons in Germany, 'Shaping the Past: Heretics, Philistines, and Upstarts', The IAC Fall Public Lecture Series 1997: "The Rhetoric of the Literal Sense: The Evolution of Orthodoxy from the 3rd to the 5th Century," "Sin or Sickness: The Problem of Human Dysfunction," "Tel Harassim--Stratum IV: A Fortress from Iron Age II on the Western Border of Judah," and "Between City and Desert: The Dilemma of Christian Origins", From LAX t
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Urban Nomads
China is a country in superlative transition. Media attention focuses primarily on the economic miracle and burgeoning political power, while the interwoven and critically important story of mass human migration remains a postscript. Driven from crumbling countryside economics, 200 million Chinese have moved to the cities, serving as cogs in an engine powering unprecedented growth. Though they are changing every facet of Chinese life, these internal migrants are, by law and practice, second-clas
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Barack Obama and the World: Saviour or Lame Duck
November 4th 2008 marked one of the great political moments in American history when the first black man was elected to the White House. Immensely charismatic and politically astute, Barack Obama immediately raised US standing around the world. However he also confronted the most daunting set of challenges. Catapulted into office as America's answer to George W. Bush and the near collapse of the world financial system following the fall of Lehman Brothers, President Obama faced at least six big
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Art And The Limits Of The Political
A series of three lectures examining the proposition that contemporary art can go beyond transforming our understanding of the political and build new forms of political and social relations.
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Women in Islamic Societies
This course serves as a broad survey of women's and gender issues within the contexts of multiple societies in the Islamic world. The first half of the semester will concentrate on the historical position of women in Islamic societies, defined by the normative values of Islam and by cultural traditions and norms that were sometimes at odds with religious prescriptions. We will discuss how the interpretations of these values in diverse circumstances and who gets to do the interpreting have had im
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Lecture 3 13-14-Professional Development (COMP1205)
Lecture 3 13-14-Professional Development (COMP1205) - Elena Simperl Keywords:UNSPECIFIED
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5.4 ‘The desire to give politico-institutional expression to the first two core concepts
What makes a ‘nation’ and what makes peoples strive for nationhood? This unit will provide you with an introduction to studying political ideas by looking at how people who see themselves as nations challenge the existing order to assert their right to a state of their own.
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Ethics and politics
Moral and Political Philosophy: how should we live? What constitutes a just state?
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Trade and Inequality Revisited
Manufactured imports from developing countries have risen sharply since the mid-90s, when the effects of trade on inequality were a major political issue. Should we be reconsidering the link between globalisation and inequality?
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The Hubris Syndrome: the intoxication of power
Lord Owen will explore the effects of political power on politicians themselves and investigate the concept of the Hubris Syndrome and its impact on politicians including Tony Blair, George Bush and Margaret Thatcher.
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Global Media System, Public Knowledge and Democracy
Much of the world is moving towards the entertainment-centred, market-based media model of the United States. If this continues, we will enter a new era of political ignorance. James Curran is director of the Media Research Programme at Goldsmiths, University of London.
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Re-Writing the History of the Constitution: from the miraculous to the political
Was the US constitution the work of confident demigods and innovators or the handiwork of anxious political leaders who relied on longstanding Anglo-American political traditions to save a republican in crisis? Carol Berkin is presidential distinguished professor of history at Baruch College and The Graduate Centre, CUNY.
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Russia and Europe: new neighbours defining a new neighbourhood
Russia, Ukraine and the other countries of the former Soviet Union now share a common border with the European Union that both divides and unites. Strong relations between the neighbours will increasingly be defined by trade, and even more by investment in both directions. The challenge is for economic relations to reinforce political relationships that will help both neighbours thrive in a globalised world.
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The Last Resistance
Jacqueline Rose's book The Last Resistance explores the power of writing to create and transform our political lives and examines the role of literature in the Zionist imagination.
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Iraq: The Way Out
Jonathan Steele will argue that the occupation has failed, not because of a lack of pre-war planning, but because of a lack of informed political analysis by US decision-makers and the British Foreign Office. They failed to see that Islamists, Sunni and Shia, would fill the post-Saddam vacuum and that most Iraqis would quickly come to resent yet another Western intervention in the Middle East.
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Thinking Like a Social Scientist: a lecture by Professor Stuart Corbridge
This lecture asks if the global AIDS response has been good for human rights but bad for disease control? Alex de Waal is programme director at the Social Science Research Council and author of AIDS and Power: why there is no political crisis yet.
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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.
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Two Challenges to Democratic Cititzenship:is the EU the solution or part of the problem?
This lecture will consider questions about European identity and new problems of citizenship raised by the formation of the European Union. Richard Bellamy is professor of political science and director of the School of Public Policy, University College London. John F Jungclaussen is economic correspondent at Die Zeit.
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A Critical Defense of Secularism
The global revival of religion has raised fundamental questions about its role in politics and its claim that it serves as a principle of identity, indispensable to the continuing survival of communities. This series brings together leading thinkers and scholars to encourage discussion and debate on this crucial contemporary theme. Cécile Laborde, reader in political theory, School of Public Policy, University College London.
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