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Affirmative Action: Crash Course Government and Politics #32
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The video resource "Affirmative Action: Crash Course Government and Politics #32" is included in the "U.S. Government and Politics" course from the resources series of "Crash Course". Crash Course is a educational video series from John and Hank Green.

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Political science
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Lesson
Date Added:
05/08/2018
American Government 2e
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American Government is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of the single-semester American government course. This title includes innovative features designed to enhance student learning, including Insider Perspective features and a Get Connected Module that shows students how they can get engaged in the political process. The book provides an important opportunity for students to learn the core concepts of American government and understand how those concepts apply to their lives and the world around them. American Government includes updated information on the 2016 presidential election.

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Political science
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Textbook
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Author:
Glen Krutz
Sylvie Waskiewicz
Date Added:
10/08/2020
American Government (POLS 202)
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This course covers American Government: the Constitution, the branches of government (Presidency, Congress, Judiciary) and how politics works: elections, voting, parties, campaigning, policy making. In addition weęll look at how the media, interest groups, public opinion polls and political self-identification (are you liberal or conservative, Democrat or Republican or something else?) impact politics and political choices. Weęll also cover the basics in economic, social and foreign policy and bring in current issues and show how they illustrate the process.

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Political science
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Full Course
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Provider:
Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges
Provider Set:
Open Course Library
Date Added:
01/13/2021
American Government and Politics in the Information Age
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This text is a comprehensive introduction to the vital subject of American government and politics. Governments decide who gets what, when, how (See Harold D. Lasswell, Politics: Who Gets What, When, How, [New York: McGraw-Hill, 1936]); they make policies and pass laws that are binding on all a society’s members; they decide about taxation and spending, benefits and costs, even life and death.Governments possess power—the ability to gain compliance and to get people under their jurisdiction to obey them—and they may exercise their power by using the police and military to enforce their decisions. However, power need not involve the exercise of force or compulsion; people often obey because they think it is in their interest to do so, they have no reason to disobey, or they fear punishment. Above all, people obey their government because it has authority; its power is seen by people as rightfully held, as legitimate. People can grant their government legitimacy because they have been socialized to do so; because there are processes, such as elections, that enable them to choose and change their rulers; and because they believe that their governing institutions operate justly.Politics is the process by which leaders are selected and policy decisions are made and executed. It involves people and groups, both inside and outside of government, engaged in deliberation and debate, disagreement and conflict, cooperation and consensus, and power struggles.In covering American government and politics, this text introduces the intricacies of the Constitution, the complexities of federalism, the meanings of civil liberties, and the conflicts over civil rights;explains how people are socialized to politics, acquire and express opinions, and participate in political life; describes interest groups, political parties, and elections—the intermediaries that link people to government and politics; details the branches of government and how they operate; and shows how policies are made and affect people’s lives.

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Political science
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Textbook
Provider:
University of Minnesota
Provider Set:
University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing
Author:
David L. Paletz
Diana Owen
Timothy E. Cook
Date Added:
06/06/2011
The Arab Spring of Discontent
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Written as events unfolded, this edited collection of articles offers insightful and diverse perspectives on the Arab uprising, and expands to consider related political unrest outside the predominantly Arab world.

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Political science
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Textbook
Provider:
E-International Relations
Author:
Al McKay
Date Added:
01/12/2021
Ayn Rand: A Leading Lady of the Classical Liberal Tradition
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How should we understand Ayn Rand’s political philosophy? In this video, Professor Jennifer Burns of the University of Virginia argues that Rand belongs to the classical liberal tradition.

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Political science
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Provider:
Institute for Humane Studies
Author:
Jennifer Burns
Date Added:
04/16/2011
The Bicameral Congress: Crash Course Government and Politics #2
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The video resource "The Bicameral Congress: Crash Course Government and Politics #2" is included in the "U.S. Government and Politics" course from the resources series of "Crash Course". Crash Course is a educational video series from John and Hank Green.

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Political science
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Lesson
Date Added:
05/08/2018
Boko Haram: Anatomy of a Crisis
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During recent years the phenomenon of Boko Haram has dominated policy debates among academics and policymakers interested in African and Nigerian politics. Yet, many issues about the sect remain unclear and contested. This collection of articles on Boko Haram by selected experts is essential reading for those interested in Nigeria, and the broader issues of state building, terrorism, humanitarian emergencies, conflict resolution and intrastate violence.

Subject:
Political science
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
E-International Relations
Author:
Ioannis Mantzikos
Date Added:
01/12/2021
Bureaucracy Basics: Crash Course Government and Politics #15
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The video resource "Bureaucracy Basics: Crash Course Government and Politics #15" is included in the "U.S. Government and Politics" course from the resources series of "Crash Course". Crash Course is a educational video series from John and Hank Green.

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Political science
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Lesson
Date Added:
05/08/2018
Caliphates and Islamic Global Politics
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The events of the Arab Spring, beginning in December 2010, saw renewed hope for Arab Civil Society. However, the fall of authoritarian regimes did not always seem to benefit Civil Society – whilst Political Islamic movements often took advantage. In Syria, Iraq, and beyond, groups like the Islamic State are declaring Caliphates in the territories they seize in an attempt to fulfil the Political Islam ideal of a ‘global Islamic Caliphate’ encompassing the Muslim world. This collection of articles aims to address common questions about Political Islam, as well as to provide an assessment of the Islamic State/ISIS/ISIL and finally challenge common understandings on the issue of Islam and democracy.

Subject:
Political science
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
E-International Relations
Author:
Robert L. Oprisko
Timothy Poirson
Date Added:
01/12/2021
Capitalism: Success, Crisis and Reform
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In this course, we will seek to interpret capitalism using ideas from biological evolution: firms pursuing varied strategies and facing extinction when those strategies fail are analogous to organisms struggling for survival in nature. For this reason, it is less concerned with ultimate judgment of capitalism than with the ways it can be shaped to fit our more specific objectives Š—– for the natural environment, public health, alleviation of poverty, and development of human potential in every child. Each book we read will be explicitly or implicitly an argument about good and bad consequences of capitalism.

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Economics
Political science
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Lecture
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Provider:
Yale University
Provider Set:
Open Yale Courses
Author:
Douglas W. Rae
Date Added:
01/13/2021
Capitalism and Political Economy
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This course is an introduction to economics for non-majors and political economy, with an emphasis on the moral and ethical problems that markets solve, and fail to solve. Taught by Professor Michael Munger of Duke University, this course includes full length lectures, links to readings, and a sample final exam.

Subject:
Economics
Political science
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Institute for Humane Studies
Author:
Michael Munger
Date Added:
01/12/2021
Civil Rights & Liberties: Crash Course Government #23
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The video resource "Civil Rights & Liberties: Crash Course Government #23" is included in the "U.S. Government and Politics" course from the resources series of "Crash Course". Crash Course is a educational video series from John and Hank Green.

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Political science
Material Type:
Lesson
Date Added:
05/08/2018
The ‘Clash of Civilizations’ 25 Years On: A Multidisciplinary Appraisal
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The purpose of this collection is to present Samuel P. Huntington’s ‘Clash of Civilizations’ thesis, and to appraise its validity and shortcomings 25 years after the publication of his landmark article.The notion of a ‘clash of civilizations’ is examined from a multidisciplinary perspective. First, the volume examines Huntington’s contribution from a theoretical perspective, focusing on his ideas about politics and the concept of civilization. Second, the individual articles also consider Huntington’s thesis in the light of recent events, including the conflict in Ukraine, the rise of ISIS, China–India relations, the electoral success of far-right movements in Europe, the refugee crisis in the Mediterranean and the activity of the International Criminal Court in Africa. In sum, this book offers a vibrant and multifaceted conversation among established and emerging scholars on one of the most important paradigms for the understanding of international politics.

Subject:
Political science
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
E-International Relations
Author:
Davide Orsi
Date Added:
01/12/2021
Condorcet's Paradox: How to Rig a Majority Vote
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Do you think that a majority vote is always the fairest way to reach a consensus? Think again! In this video, Professor Diana Thomas of Creighton University explains that it is very easy for a savvy politician to dictate the winner of a vote using Condorcet’s Paradox.

Subject:
Political science
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Institute for Humane Studies
Author:
Diana Thomas
Date Added:
01/12/2021
Conflict and Diplomacy in the Middle East: External Actors and Regional Rivalries
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The Middle East’s geographical and strategic uniqueness has made every great power in history to seek to advance its interests in the region. Yet, the region constitutes the greatest single reserve of oil in the world, which has made it a regular source of foreign interference in the post-World War II era. In addition to its geographical and strategic uniqueness, the Middle East is the birthplace and spiritual center of the world’s three most important monotheistic religions. Due to its geopolitical importance, any inter- and intra-state conflict in the Middle East has the potential not only for destabilizing the region as a whole or upsetting the regional balance of power but also affecting global stability. After employing the Regional Security Complex Theory (RSCT) in order to define and delimit the region of the Middle East, the chapters of this book address the question of regional order, examine how regionalism and globalism feature in Middle Eastern integration processes, explore regional bids for hegemony, and investigate the approaches and policies of major international actors.

Subject:
Political science
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
E-International Relations
Author:
Yannis Stivachtis
Date Added:
01/12/2021
Congressional Committees: Crash Course Government and Politics #7
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The video resource "Congressional Committees: Crash Course Government and Politics #7" is included in the "U.S. Government and Politics" course from the resources series of "Crash Course". Crash Course is a educational video series from John and Hank Green.

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Political science
Material Type:
Lesson
Date Added:
05/08/2018
Congressional Decisions: Crash Course Government and Politics #10
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The video resource "Congressional Decisions: Crash Course Government and Politics #10" is included in the "U.S. Government and Politics" course from the resources series of "Crash Course". Crash Course is a educational video series from John and Hank Green.

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Political science
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Lesson
Date Added:
05/08/2018
Congressional Delegation: Crash Course Government and Politics #13
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The video resource "Congressional Delegation: Crash Course Government and Politics #13" is included in the "U.S. Government and Politics" course from the resources series of "Crash Course". Crash Course is a educational video series from John and Hank Green.

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Political science
Material Type:
Lesson
Date Added:
05/08/2018
Congressional Elections: Crash Course Government and Politics #6
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The video resource "Congressional Elections: Crash Course Government and Politics #6" is included in the "U.S. Government and Politics" course from the resources series of "Crash Course". Crash Course is a educational video series from John and Hank Green.

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Political science
Material Type:
Lesson
Date Added:
05/08/2018