This unit examines the role that Scots played in contributing to the developments in healthcare during the nineteenth century. The radical transformation of medicine in Europe included the admission of women as doctors and the increased numbers of specialised institutions such as asylums. Such developments were also influenced by wider social, economic, political and cultural backgrounds – these are also examined.
Australian-US comparative government and political systems
Dr Hart will explore the main features of the Australian political system through comparison with the United States. He will compare and contrast the struggle of self-government in Australia and the US. He will look at how much Australian politics has been influenced by American was well as British forms of government, particularly focusing on the extent to which the Australian Prime Minister has become ‘presidentialised'. The presentation will also cover the essential differences between
Strategy, Policy and Institutions Time for a Re-Think
Australian security policy is increasingly irrelevant to the looming realities of the 21st century. A lack of strategic direction, a mish-mash of unconnected policies, and policy institutions that are irrelevant to the security challenges of 2050 - these are critical obstacles to a consistent, credible and effective approach to national security. Our very concept of "security" is outmoded. The solution is as easy as it is radical. It demands three straightforward steps. F
Environmental Justice and Human Rights in the Aftermath of Katrina
Notre Dame OpenCourseware (OCW) offers free educational resources for the course "Environmental Justice and Human Rights in the Aftermath of Katrina" in the Center for Social Concerns. This seminar will explore how impoverished communities in Louisiana are recovering from Hurricane Katrina. We will explore the historical, political, and economic issues that created a culture of inequality in these areas. The course will also critically reflect on the nexus between social stratification, povert
Political Perspectives to State Censorship of Literature
Peter McDonald and David Robertson discuss the idea of state censorship, especially Apartheid era South Africa, looking at the political perspectives and implications of state censorship of literature
The Shoemaker's Holiday: Thomas Dekker
Like a Busby Berkeley depression-era musical, Dekker's comedy is a feel-good antidote to a context of shortages, political malaise and general pessimism, but real life in the shape of war, class antagonism and civic tensions, always threatens to intrude.
Lecture 12: The Centenary Lubbock Lecture
Lord Browne of Madingley, President of the Royal Academy of Engineering "On being an engineer". As President of The Royal Academy of Engineering, Lord Browne's prime goal during his five years in office is 'to move engineering towards the centre of society'. In his opinion the words 'engineers design the future' have more resonance today than ever before. Drawing on global experience of the energy business, industry and political life Lord Browne reflected on what being an engineer means in the
Episode 40: Politics Meets Pop Culture In Indonesia Anthropologist Dr Ariel Heryanto speaks to Up Close host Jacky Angus about how Indonesian pop culture both influences and is influenced by complex social and political forces. Dr Ariel Heryanto - Across the Border: Uyghurs in Kazakhstan Charting the Course Towards a Low Carbon Economy Introduction Defining City Regions Building a sustainable response to Islamic extremism in Europe and beyond. Those Golden Eggs Come From Somewhere: Internet Regulation at a Crossroads When Credit Becomes Debt: Foreclosure and Forbearance in Subprime Mortgages Asset-Based Welfare and the Financialisation of the Citizen Whigs and Tories 1780-1832 Dying to be a Martyr Introduction to Philosophy How to thrive in challenging times
This documentary describes the situation of one of the most discussed minorities in Kazakhstan, the Uyghurs. This documentary describes the situation of one of the most discussed minorities in Kazakhstan, the Uyghurs. Uyghurs account for just 1.53% of the Kazakh population. However, due to the relation between Uyghurs and China and internal Kazakh policies towards non-Kazakh nationalities, this minority constitutes a very delicate issue for the political leadership of Kazakhstan. The typical ima
The presentation focuses on three key questions on climate change: what set of policies are desirable? What are the impacts of policy action, and is global action achievable? The first question requires the development of a robust national policy framework and to ensure a set of policies are in place that deliver abatement and adjustment at least cost to the economy. The second question requires an understanding of the causes, nature, and the scale of the economic impacts to achieve the transiti
This unit provides basic historical background to the French Revolution. It will show that the Revolution accelerated intellectual, cultural and psychological change, and opened up new horizons and possibilities. In fact, while much controversy and scepticism remain as to the real extent of underlying change in the social and economic structure of France, it is generally agreed by scholars that the Revolution stimulated a widening of expectations and imaginative awareness: a belief, inherited fr
The concept of 'City Regions' has been picked up by political leaders in the UK at both a national and local level. The concept has been used as the basis for a number of policy initiatives, but what lies behind the idea of a 'City Region' and what are the implications for governance and local identity if we start to think in these terms. Professor Colin Crouch, Professor of Governance and Public Management at Warwick Business School, has studied City Regions for the OECD. Length: 29 mins
How can we resolve the tensions between the different communities in Europe in the light of the growing threat from Islamic extremists, sometimes dubbed the 'Enemy Within'? Hisham Hellyer is a policy analyst, academic and commentator, based at the University of Warwick as an Associate Fellow, the American University in Cairo as a Visiting Professor and Trinity College in Dublin as a Senior Research Fellow. His research interests include European Muslim communities, the interplay between Islam a
A discussion of how largely well-intentioned political and legal reactions to the highest-profile risks of ICT creates a danger of perhaps killing the goose that is giving us golden eggs of innovation, decentralization, and personal empowerment. From its inception, many have recognized the Internet's potential as a liberating, decentralizing, and, yes, destabilizing technology but also its counter-potential as a controlling and centralizing technology. Over the last two decades, predictions abo
Paul Langley discusses the impact - both political and economic - of major US Federal Government programmes in support for forbearance by lenders of mortgage debt within the US subprime sector.
Alan Finlayson discusses the ethics and political theory of response to the subprime crisis, situating his analysis with respect to the UK Government's attempts to create a 'financially literate' population suited to undertaking the move to an asset-based system of welfare.
The fall of Pitt in 1801 after his failure to carry through a measure of Catholic Emancipation brought the Foxites back to Westminster. The political stalemate that had characterised the years 1794-1801 was evaporating with the fall of Pitt. A new opposition group emerged after the loss of Pitt based around Lord Grenville and William Windham opposed to Addington, the new leader, and the peace negotiations. It was a small group, only 20-30 strong in the Commons and 12-15 in the Lords but contai
The Middle East conflict and terrorism are issues we hear about almost daily in the news. This lesson will use video clips from WIDE ANGLE's 'Suicide Bombers' (2004), Internet sites, and primary sources to examine the roots of the Middle East conflict. The video contains interviews with young Palestinians who participated -- or intended to participate -- in suicide bombings. These young Palestinians share the personal, religious, political and emotional reasons behind their participation in thes
Notre Dame OpenCourseware (OCW) offers free online educational resources for the course "Introduction to Philosophy" in the Department of Philosophy. The course is intended to introduce you to philosophical questions, to make you aware of how some of history's greatest philosophers have approached those questions and what they have had to say about them, to help you articulate philosophical concerns of your own and, most importantly, to learn how to address them. Among the areas of philosophy wi
Can the financial system, as we know it, continue? Over the coming decade, how is the political and economic framework of economic policy likely to change, and how is this likely to impact on business and industry?
Anthropologist Dr Ariel Heryanto speaks to Up Close host Jacky Angus about how Indonesian pop culture both influences and is influenced by complex social and political forces.
Dr Ariel Heryanto -
Across the Border: Uyghurs in Kazakhstan
Charting the Course Towards a Low Carbon Economy
Defining City Regions
Building a sustainable response to Islamic extremism in Europe and beyond.
Those Golden Eggs Come From Somewhere: Internet Regulation at a Crossroads
When Credit Becomes Debt: Foreclosure and Forbearance in Subprime Mortgages
Asset-Based Welfare and the Financialisation of the Citizen
Whigs and Tories 1780-1832
Dying to be a Martyr
Introduction to Philosophy
How to thrive in challenging times