Brown at 10
Gordon Brown's three years at No.10 were the most turbulent of any premiership in the postwar history of Downing Street. In Brown at 10, Anthony Seldon tells for the first time the full, compelling story of the astonishing end of Gordon Brown's tenure, and with it the demise of the New Labour project. This will be a frank, authentic and penetrating account of a remarkable political era by one of Britain's foremost political and social commentators.
Fall 2010, The Financial Crisis in Greece: Causes and Social Consequences
Conversations on Europe lecture by Harris Mylonas, assistant professor of political science and international affairs, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University. Sponsors: CES-EUC, Modern Greek Program.
Expiring or Expanding? international economic organisations and the restructuring of world power
Ngaire Woods is professor of international political economy and director of the Global Economic Governance Programme, University College, Oxford.
Preparing for peer observation
This exercise sheet is designed to be used to train teachers in peer-to-peer observation. It outlines the phases of peer-to-peer observation and gives pointers on how to give feedback to colleagues.
2.002 Mechanics and Materials II (MIT)
This course provides Mechanical Engineering students with an awareness of various responses exhibited by solid engineering materials when subjected to mechanical and thermal loadings; an introduction to the physical mechanisms associated with design-limiting behavior of engineering materials, especially stiffness, strength, toughness, and durability; an understanding of basic mechanical properties of engineering materials, testing procedures used to quantify these properties, and ways in which t
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
TALAT Lecture 2404: Quality Considerations
This lecture provides understanding of underlying concepts and tools for handling experimental data and its comparison to existing design recommendations; it provides understanding of classification parameters for structural details and quantitative links between design principles and quality criteria; it enables sophisticated design for further structural details not included in current recommendations; it demonstrates methods of enhancing fatigue strength, especially as post-weld treatments. B
Dissertation: Making Sense out of all that Quantitative Data
This is one of a series of audio podcasts that provides advice and guidance for several of the stages of the dissertation process. This OER discusses some hints and tips on writing-up the quantitative data to aid the creation of concise, interesting and relevant results.
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
TALAT Lecture 2401: Fatigue Behaviour and Analysis
This lecture explains why, when and where fatigue problems may arise and the special significance to aluminium as structural material; it helps to understand the effects of material and loading parameters on fatigue; to appreciate the statistical nature of fatigue and its importance in data analysis, evaluation and use; it shows how to estimate fatigue life under service conditions of time-dependent, variable amplitude loading; how to estimate stresses acting in notches and welds with conceptual
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
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
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
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.
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.
Layers of the Earth
Explains in details about the different layers of the earth. Easy to follow along and take notes. Great for studying or doing homework.
Vincent Van Gogh Paintings on Vimeo
A three minute movie about Vincent Van Gogh's Famous Art. Images are set to music.
Molecular Biology Animated
Building on decades of research and mountains of data, scientists and animators are now recreating in vivid and sometimes jaw-dropping detail the complex inner workings of cells. This video shows some of these animations, as well as discusses with scientists and animators the importance of this work.