Defining City Regions
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
Essential Science for Teachers: Earth and Space Science
In-depth interviews with children that uncover their ideas about the topic at hand.,In this segment the interviewer is using questions to help guide the student's thinking about the difference in age between two mountains. He encourages her to look at her own drawing and compare what she has drawn to a representation of two mountains encountered earlier. The student changes her idea about which mountain is older by connecting the explanation she used in her own drawing to the representations use
Building a sustainable response to Islamic extremism in Europe and beyond.
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
Those Golden Eggs Come From Somewhere: Internet Regulation at a Crossroads
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
When Credit Becomes Debt: Foreclosure and Forbearance in Subprime Mortgages
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.
Asset-Based Welfare and the Financialisation of the Citizen
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.
Whigs and Tories 1780-1832
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
Essential Science for Teachers: Earth and Space Science
In-depth interviews with children that uncover their ideas about the topic at hand.,This segment provides an example of the interviewer asking the student to draw and explain her thinking about what happened when India and China collided. The student draws a triangle, indicating that she has a basic idea that the land masses were uplifted. She also mentions the bottom of the ocean as sliding underneath- a basic subduction idea. The interviewer probes to find out what her ideas are about the tim
Dying to be a Martyr
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
Essential Science for Teachers: Physical Science
In-depth interviews with children that uncover their ideas about the topic at hand.,The segment shows the interviewer using phenomena to probe for the student's ideas about whether the mass would change when two solutions are mixed together. The clip is an example of a struggle the student is having using her own intuitive ideas about the size of the substances (smaller means less mass). The interviewer challenges the student's idea by having her make a prediction and then test it by finding the
Directors Signature Lecture Series: Camille Paglia
For three evenings of discussion and debate, noted authors and thinkers analyze the Ten Commandments and share their ideas for a moral code for our own time. Listen to the closing lecture by Camille Paglia, author of bestsellers Sexual Personae, Sex, Art, and American Culture and Vamps & Tramps.
Directors Signature Lecture Series: A.J. Jacobs
For three evenings of discussion and debate, noted authors and thinkers analyze the Ten Commandments and share their ideas for a moral code for our own time. Listen to A.J. Jacobs, author of The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible.
Do Ideas Matter?
Do Ideas Matter?
Introduction to Philosophy
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
How to thrive in challenging times
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?
Barry Goldwater and the Rise of the Right
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Minds and mental phenomena: An introduction
This unit examines the philosophical questions surrounding the mind. You will examine how beliefs have changed over the centuries and be able to contrast the views of Descartes with more modern ideas.
Understanding management: I'm managing thank you!
This unit provides you with a set of ideas for developing your approach to managing your own work – what we might call ‘self-management’. In order to do this, we will examine some of the key processes of management decision making – allocating time, staff, physical and financial resources: prioritising and problem solving and monitoring performance.
In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the approach to medicine was vastly different from today. Health is now recognised, at least in most European countries, as a universal right, but what was it like in the past? How did social and political boundaries affect access to treatment, and what were the treatments of the day? This unit examines how Scottish healthcare institutions were influenced by these underlying social, economic, political and cultural contexts.
Psychology's Most Useful Ideas
Professor Gilovich discusses his new book, titled "Psychology's Most Useful Ideas" with Glenn Altschuler.