David Cameron under the microscope
 In this podcast...the Tories under close scrutiny by some of the country's foremost experts.

This podcast marks the recent inaugural conference of the Centre for British Politics. You'll hear from Peter Riddell of The Times, David Willetts MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills and Centre Director Professor Steven Fielding.


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Man at work
 It's straight to work for Barack Obama and to the surprise of many experts, he has already made some dramatic announcements.

Expert in American politics, Professor Richard King, was at the inauguration in Washington D.C and weighs up early developments.

He also assesses the challenges left in the wake of President Bush's administration, and explains why we may not have seen the last of Sara Palin.
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Influencing Government
 This podcast gives a behind the scenes look at life as a backbencher in Parliament.

MP for Broxtowe, Dr Nick Palmer, explains how you can get a start in the career and once there how to influence policies and Prime Ministers.

Dr Palmer was speaking at the second seminar in a series hosted by the Centre for British Politics.


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Love on the rocks
 How badly has the recession affected the relationship between political parties and business?

Expert in the field - Professor Mick Moran - assesses the cracks in the relationship and how the crisis will affect it in the future.

Professor Moran was at the University to open the inaugural seminar series for the Centre for British Politics.


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Making a difference
 Labour MP for Gedling and Minister of State (Policing, Crime and Security) Vernon Coaker talks about how politicians can make a difference locally and nationally.

He talks about the pressures of national policy work and his challenging portfolio.

Mr Coaker was speaking in the seminar series hosted by the Centre for British Politics in the School of Politics and International Relations.


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Northern Ireland on the brink?
 Is there going to be a deal done in Northern Ireland?

Professor Stefan Wolff lays out the impasse between the politicians over the issue of policing and judicial matters in Northern Ireland.

Professor Wolff is an expert on international conflict and conflict resolution in the School of Politics and International Relations at the University.www.nottingha
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Gordon Brown: 'moral coward?'
 In the latest pre-election volley David Cameron has accused Gordon Brown of 'moral cowardice' on the issue of the deficit, calling on him to make cuts, and not spend.

The Prime Minister though has hit back saying he has been proven right and will continue with his strategy on the economy.

Professor Steven Fielding looks at the latest in the build-up to Election 2010 and looks ahead to the Iraq inquiry,
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Rebuilding parliament
 Will there be reform in Parliament or will the election put the process on hold? Reformer and Shadow Business Secretary the Rt Hon Kenneth Clarke, looks ahead to the election and weighs up possible outcomes.

Mr Clarke was recently at the University to speak in the Centre for British Politics' Spring Seminar Series

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Parliament: hung, drawn and quartered?
 The City has warned a hung parliament could spell further trouble for the economy, but would it be such a bad thing?

Cross Bench Peer, Lord David Ownen, talks to the Podcast about his feelings on the subject and why a hung parliament is almost needed at time of crisis.

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Gordon Brown's election pledges
 In this video Professor Paul Heywood analyses the Labour Party's election pledges, announced by Gordon Brown at a recent visit to The University of Nottingham.

Visiting the University's Jubilee Campus on Saturday, March 27th, Gordon Brown pledged to secure the nation's economic recovery, raise family living standards, build a high-tech knowledge economy, protect frontline services and strengthen fairness in communities.

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10 things I hate about you

Before the election Professor Philip Cowley predicted ten things he would hate about the election's coverage in the media.

In this podcast he goes back to see what he got right, and what he got wrong.

Professor Cowley is Professor of Parliamentary Government in the School of Politics and International Relations.


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Welcome to Politics in 60 Seconds
You can't boil an egg in less than 60 Seconds, so how can you explain a political concept? We challenged our experts to define political concepts in a minute or less.
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Normative Positions in Architectural Design - Deriving and Applying Design Methods
This paper presents a recently finished course of eight weeks where CAAD skills, design methodology, and architectural theory are combined to discuss possible perspectives on the use of the computer in design, and its influence on architecture. In the course, three contemporary architects were studied; Peter Eisenman, Ben van Berkel, and Greg Lynn. Each was discussed on aspects of ontology (which are the elements of discourse), design method (design process and organization of the process), and
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Organisational patterns for e-learning centres
In this paper we explore the notion of using organisational patterns in educational design for the development of e-learning centres. We are using patterns to discuss some of the key aspects concerning the implementation of an e-learning centre within an institution, with an emphasis on the purposes and pedagogical principles that will help to successfully support such an initiative. The research approach which informed our pattern development work includes use of a qualitative survey of a set o
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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
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Democracy Short Government & Politics Enhanced Podcast
A short version of one of the Government & Politics Enhanced Podcasts used in the project.
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A Conversation with Meg Munn
A conversation with Meg Munn MP, former Minister in the Blair and Brown governments. Hear an 'insider's' take on the UK political scene - a crucial general election due within six months, the 'expenses scandal' entangling Westminster MPs, an unpopular Labour leader, and the UK’s relationship with Europe being questioned again. Held 7 December, 2009.
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9.4 Working together with children: Stirling
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