Across the Border: Uyghurs in Kazakhstan
This documentary describes the situation of one of the most discussed minorities in Kazakhstan, the Uyghurs. This documentary describes the situation of one of the most discussed minorities in Kazakhstan, the Uyghurs. Uyghurs account for just 1.53% of the Kazakh population. However, due to the relation between Uyghurs and China and internal Kazakh policies towards non-Kazakh nationalities, this minority constitutes a very delicate issue for the political leadership of Kazakhstan. The typical ima
This unit provides basic historical background to the French Revolution. It will show that the Revolution accelerated intellectual, cultural and psychological change, and opened up new horizons and possibilities. In fact, while much controversy and scepticism remain as to the real extent of underlying change in the social and economic structure of France, it is generally agreed by scholars that the Revolution stimulated a widening of expectations and imaginative awareness: a belief, inherited fr
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
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
The Internet: How it Has Changed the World
Several issues are discussed from music to email to doing business have all been impacted by the Internet. Geography is no longer an issue in some cases. A good basis for a pro and con debate or an essay about the Internet's potential in other areas.
How Special-Interest Groups Benefit from Minimum Wage Laws
Those campaigning for a substantial jump in the minimum wage all assert that the purpose is to help working families. Unfortunately, careful students of
the evidence come to a different conclusion. As Mark Wilson summarized it, “evidence from a large number of academic studies suggests that minimum wage
increases don’t reduce poverty levels.”
Some workers los
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.
Heather Grady interview on the MDG Review
IDS co-hosted a high-level event to debate progress on the Millennium Development Goals on 25 January. Heather Grady, Managing Director, Realizing Rights was asked the question: What is needed to build political momentum towards the MDGs?
Episode 23: India and China, Globalized
Dr Pradeep Taneja and Dr Salim Lakha discuss how globalisation is shaping India and China. With Sian Prior.
Dr Pradeep Taneja, School of Political Science, Criminology and Sociology
Dr Salim Lakha, School of Social and Environmental Enquiry
Topic: The effects of globalization on India and Chin
1.2 What is expected from projects?
The project may be expected to deliver financial benefits to the organisation.
In the public sector projects are usually expected to lead to social, economic and political outcomes.
All projects are different. The level of complexity differs and the context in which a project exists will affect it. There is no single right way to manage a project. All projects have customers.
There are three key dimensions to a projec
Social Inequality: Computer Exercise
Current and projected data will be used to examine cohort differences among members of various race/ethnic groups as they grow older in order to identify possible political and policy implications for the future. Data from various states and metropolitan cities will be compared.
Quantitative Data Analysis
Students will analyze quantitative data and interpret the results, learning about the relevance of education and family type to earnings, how it has changed over time and the relevance of race in understanding these relationships.
Poverty in the United States
In addition to a quantitative analysis that involves univariate, bivariate, and multivariate analysis, this module reinforces research terms introduced in Intro to Sociology (independent, dependent and control variables and includes the opportunity to discuss sample vs. population (in the comparison of national poverty data vs. the poverty rate in the sample) and value vs. variable (poverty as a value and a variable and the recoding of the values in the household data). The module also uses the
Pumping Stations and Transport Pipelines
Water transport through pipes, pressure losses, (pressure) network design and building, pump selection, pumping stations, power supply, quantitative reliability, operation and maintenance.
Statistics in Psychosocial Research: Measurement
Presents quantitative approaches to measurement in the psychological and social sciences. Topics include the principles of psychometrics, including reliability and validity; the statistical basis for latent variable analysis, including exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis and latent class analysis; and item response theory. Draws examples from the social sciences, including stress and distress, social class and socioeconomic status, personality; consumer satisfaction, functional impairme
Topics in Calculus
This page emphasizes the practical concepts of calculus, and is intended to provide a new context for the student already familiar with much of the material. The emphasis is on how calculus can actually be used outside of the classroom, and how the language of calculus is important in many other disciplines. It features articles for download, on topics from exponential growth and decay to discontinuities, vector fields and differential equations. All of the articles include extensive notes, exam
4 The leading figures of the Scottish Enlightenment
At this point, before we move on to look in greater detail at the work of a couple of characteristic and influential Scottish scientists, it will be useful to stand back and take a survey of the leading members of the scientific and medical community.
One of its most eminent members, Adam Smith, pioneered the discipline of economics, which is not customarily included within science today. But to exclude him from our survey would be to misrepresent the unfenced, boundary-free territory a
How can we empower the powerless through economic development?
Today there is a well-established development ‘industry’ spanning NGOs, state actors, academics, and — increasingly — corporations. Each has their own models of how to help the ‘bottom billion’ escape crushing poverty and these models are increasingly competing for political support, media attention, and donor money. This session will explore the obstacles to economic development from the perspective of empowerment, and will also offer real examples of projects that have created last
Powerful women: Shifting the status quo
An emerging phenomenon in parts of the developing world is that of women holding power in political structures, including structures previously seen as being the preserve of men. Women also navigate traditional power structures to bring to the fore the economic interests and societal rights of women. Are there robust and sustainable models emerging which can illuminate political, legal, economic power structures? Women share how they brought vitality and hope to their communities.
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