17.547 Government and Politics of China (MIT)
This course analyzes contemporary Chinese politics, both pre-Communist and Communist. It focuses on the process of modernization and political development of Chinese civilization. Graduate students are expected to pursue the subject at greater depth through reading and individual research.
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Municipal, State, and National Reforms in the Progressive Era
This video is accompanied by text. "During the first decade of the twentieth century, urban populations grew quickly and corruption spread throughout all levels of political institutions. Political machines and dishonest public officials controlled some of the largest cities in the nation. San Francisco lawyer Abe Ruef, who operated one of the most powerful political machines of the era, forced companies to pay substantial bribes to conduct business in the city. For example, a streetcar company
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Love and Revolution
Divergent views on politics and religion fuel a feud between two prominent Williamsburg families. Museum educator Anne Willis tells the story of their children's unlikely marriage.Author(s): No creator set

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Thomas Jefferson, Scientist
Thomas Jefferson's passion for politics is rivaled only by his passion for science. Historic Interpreter Bill Barker shares his study of the third president.
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Women, Religion and Politics in Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Rescued by Law: Secular Universalism, Religion and the Politics of Gender
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Interpreting Islam: Politics, the Media and the Academy
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Talk: Matthew Hindman on "The Myth of Digital Democracy"
Matthew Hindman, 2010 Goldsmith Book Prize winner, said that the idea that the Web will democratize politics is misplaced: "Inequalities in political voice online are far greater than anything that we're used to in traditional politics."
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6. Developing the Good Citizen: Contemporary Political Campaigning
Technology, politics, social theory, organizing, Democratic party, voting machines, political consulting, web pages, broadcast, data technology, mobilization, fundraising, e-mail, MoveOn.org, social networking, blogosphere, netroots, web 2.0, volunteering
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8. The Political Economy of the Global Coal Market
Coal, natural resources, international markets, trade, trading, commodities, economics, sustainable development, politics, environment, research, business, consumers, global energy, expense, abundance, competition, biomass renewables, clean technology, em
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7. Enhanced Geothermal Systems
Renewable energy sources, geothermal power sources, industry, hydrocarbons, environment, natural resources, technology, production, economics, development, politics, business, electricity, hydrothermal, progression, greenhouse gases, geysers, costs, busin
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5. Policy Law and Social Issues (July 23, 2007)
Stem cell, medicine, health, disease, science, technology, research, clinical advances, controversy, ethics, law, society, politics, economics, social issue, religion, plasma, cytoplasm, nucleus, white blood cell, chromosome, gene expression, DNA, central
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3. Scientist (July 18, 2007)
History, Literature, Science, Politics, Law, inventor, founding father, humorist, Enlightenment, electricity, lightning rod, American Revolution, Poor Richard's Almanac, Pennsylvania Gazette, library, writer, Continental Congress, Freemason, United States
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2. Printer, Journalist, Citizen (July 11, 2007)
History, Literature, Science, Politics, Law, inventor, founding father, humorist, Enlightenment, electricity, lightning rod, American Revolution, Poor Richard's Almanac, Pennsylvania Gazette, library, writer, Continental Congress, Freemason, United States
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1. Pursuit of Happiness (June 27, 2007)
History, Literature, Science, Politics, Law, inventor, founding father, humorist, Enlightenment, electricity, lightning rod, American Revolution, Poor Richard's Almanac, Pennsylvania Gazette, library, writer, Continental Congress, Freemason, United States
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28. Conclusion (March 12, 2008)
world politics, international relations, empire, nation states, communism, fascism, anti-imperialism, society, sovereignty, new world order
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27. The International System in 2008 (March 11, 2008)
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26. The Future of Sovereignty: The European Model (March 6, 2008)
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25. The Future of Sovereignty: Contested Spaces (March 5, 2008)
world politics, international relations, empire, nation states, communism, fascism, anti-imperialism, society, sovereignty, new world order
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24. The Future of Sovereignty: Failed States (March 4, 2008)
world politics, international relations, empire, nation states, communism, fascism, anti-imperialism, society, sovereignty, new world order
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