The European Union: economic policy: syllabus
Syllabus for a 3rd year module on The European Union: economic policy as taught at Coventry University in 2009/10. The aim of this module is to provide an analysis of economic policy within the European Union (EU), with reference to appropriate theory, whilst also paying attention to the political and social implications of the European integration process. The module includes topics such as: the theory of economic integration, the Single Market, competition policy, the Common Agricultural Polic
Energy resources: An introduction to energy resources
Energy resources are essential for any society, be it one dependent on subsistence farming or an industrialised country. There are many different sources of energy, some well-known such as coal or petroleum, others less so, such as tides or the heat inside the Earth. Is nuclear power a salvation or a nightmare? This unit provides background information to each resource, so that you can assess them for yourself.
Energy resources: tidal energy
The rise and fall of ocean tides result from the combined gravitational pull on water by the Moon and, to a lesser extent, bu the Sun, which exerts a force on water directed towards the two astronomical bodies. These gravitational effects combine with centrifugalo forces that result from the Earth and the Moon orbiting each other to make the details of tidal changes complex. This unit considers the power of the ocean tides as a potential source of useable energy and whether or not they can ever
Prof. Rachael Dixey Inaugural Lecture - Health, Social Justice & Access to Learning
The Faculty of Health's Professor Rachael Dixey delivered her inaugural lecture in the iconic Rose Bowl. The lecture 'Health, Social Justice and Access to Learning' considered the relationships globally between health inequalities and education, exploring ideas of education as liberatory and empowering, and consequently how this impacts on the politics of health. Professor Dixey is the head of Health Promotion at Leeds Met. She has a lifelong interest in Africa, doing PhD research in the 1970s o
This module seeks to explore the definition and nature of state crime in criminological and political discourse. It aims to develop a critical understanding of the nature of the state and the scale and type of crimes committed by state agents and agencies; A range of state crimes will be explored in both the domestic and international spheres. Terrorism, for example, while commonly deployed to describe acts of violence directed against states is, also deployed by states themselves against target
Sociology of health and illness
This module aims to show how health and illness although rooted in biological issues are not reducible to them. It will introduce key theories and empirical evidence to demonstrate a range of issues such as the social construction of medical power and the relationship between social inequalities and health. It will introduce students to some of the debates about medical uncertainty and the show the value of sociological critiques to medical practices.
Government of the UK and Ireland
The module is designed to provoke thought, challenge preconceptions, stimulate questions about the nature of government in the UK and Ireland. Thus, it considers key concepts such as political culture, socialisation, devolution, and governance. This module aims to provoke thought, challenge preconceptions, stimulate questions and to nourish inquisitive minds more than to provide a set diet of ready-made `answers'. What are the contextual parameters within which modern government functions? What
Information Skills Unit 4: Using Reference Sources
This unit will help you appreciate the range of materials and the different information contained within them. As you work through the different tasks you will be able to identify and use the best sources for the information that you require.
Video: Genetics and politics
Professor John Alford of Rice University speaks about the correlation between genetics and politics. This MLAS Fall 2010 class, led by Professors John Geer and David Bader, explores how genetics might influence politics. Read more >> Contact: email@example.com (615) 322-NEWS
11.481J Analyzing & Accounting for Regional Economic Change (MIT)
Surveys theories of regional growth, factor mobility, clustering, industrial restructuring, learning regions, and global supply chains from a political-economy perspective. Examines/critiques accounting frameworks including accounting for the underground economy, multipliers, linkages, and supply chains used to assess employment and environmental impacts, infrastructure investments. Assesses price indices, industrial location and employment measures, and shift-share analyses. Discussions of US a
11.469 Urban Sociology in Theory and Practice (MIT)
This course is intended to introduce graduate students to a set of core writings in the field of urban sociology. Topics include the changing nature of community, social inequality, political power, socio-spatial change, technological change, and the relationship between the built environment and human behavior. We examine the key theoretical paradigms that have constituted the field since its founding, assess how and why they have changed over time, and discuss the implications of these paradig
COMP3028 Knowledge Technologies 2010-2011
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Wolf Creek Power Plant Logo
A panel of museum staffers interrogates Murl Riedel on the symbolism of the Wolf Creek Nuclear Power Plant logo, and if Wolf Creek is responsible for the two-headed calf phenomenon in Kansas.
Electoral Politics in the Age of Reform
Historians have emphasised the unsavoury nature of electoral politics in the decades before 1832. Four charges were levelled at the electoral system by these critics * that very few voters were free to vote as they wished * the electorate was thoroughly venal and regarded the vote as a piece of personal property upon which they expected to make a profit every 7 years * elections were an exclusive proceeding concerning only political and social elites * political issues were unim
17.000J Political Philosophy: Global Justice (MIT)
This course explores the foundations and content of norms of justice that apply beyond the borders of a single state. We examine issues of political justice, economic justice, and human rights. Topics include the case for skepticism about global justice; the idea of global democracy; intellectual property rights; the nature of distributive justice at the global level; pluralism and human rights; and rights to control borders. It meets jointly with Harvard's Philosophy 271, and is taught by Profe
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9.75J Psychology of Gender (MIT)
We will examine current research and theory regarding the validity and utility of commonly accepted gender differences in many realms. Topics include: gender differences in cognitive abilities; the social construction of gender; developmental, family, educational and medical influences; and political and economic forces.
Laws of Power 48: Design a Plan to Win
Thunderbird Professor Karen Walch, Ph.D., continues her 48-week series on the Laws of Power for 21st Century Global Negotiators. Learn more at http://knowledgenetwork.thunderbird.edu/worldcafe/
21A.350J The Anthropology of Computing (MIT)
This course examines computers anthropologically, as meaningful tools revealing the social and cultural orders that produce them. We read classic texts in computer science along with works analyzing links between machines and culture. We explore early computation theory and capitalist manufacturing; cybernetics and WWII operations research; artificial intelligence and gendered subjectivity; the creation and commodification of the personal computer; the hacking aesthetic; non-Western histories of
21A.225J Violence, Human Rights, and Justice (MIT)
This course examines the contemporary problem of political violence and the way that human rights have been conceived as a means to protect and promote freedom, peace and justice for citizens against the abuses of the state.