Courses tagged with "Kadenze" (166)

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Starts : 2004-09-01
15 votes
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) Free Infor Information environments Information Theory Kadenze Nutrition

This course provides a broad overview of the theories of and approaches to the study of nationalist thought and practice. It also explores the related phenomena termed nationalism: national consciousness and identity, nations, nation-states, and nationalist ideologies and nationalist movements. The course analyzes nationalism's emergence and endurance as a factor in modern politics and society. Topics include: nationalism and state-building, nationalism and economic modernization, nationalism and democratization, and nationalism and religious conflict.

Starts : 2006-01-01
12 votes
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) Free Infor Information control Information Theory Kadenze Nutrition

This workshop is designed to introduce students to different perspectives on international politics in the 21st century. Students will explore how advances in information technology are changing international relations and global governance through opening new channels of communication, creating new methods of education, and new potentials for democratization. We will consider the positive and negative externalities associated with applications of such technologies. Students will be encouraged to look at alternative futures, and/or to frame solutions to problems that they define. The class will include guest lectures, discussions, and a final project and presentation.

Starts : 2009-02-01
14 votes
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) Free Infor Information environments Information Theory Kadenze Nutrition

This course will expose students to tools and methods of analysis for use in assessing the challenges and dangers associated with nuclear weapons in international politics. The first two weeks of the course will look at the technology and design of nuclear weapons and their means of production. The next five weeks will look at the role they played in the Cold War, the organizations that managed them, the technologies that were developed to deliver them, and the methods used to analyze nuclear force structures and model nuclear exchanges. The last six weeks of the course will look at theories and cases of nuclear decision making beyond the original five weapon states, and will look particularly at why states pursue or forego nuclear weapons, the role that individuals and institutions play, and the potential for both new sources of proliferation and new consequences.

Starts : 2003-02-01
16 votes
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) Free Infor Information environments Information Theory Kadenze Nutrition

This course explores organizational concepts and research methods that explain the performance and development of military organizations in peace and war. Classic studies are reviewed. Approaches to current policy problems based on theoretical insights into military organizations and practices are also considered. The class stresses development of new theory.

Starts : 2005-09-01
11 votes
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) Free Infor Information environments Information Theory Kadenze Nutrition

This reading course seeks to provide students with frameworks for understanding organizational behavior and research tools for studying them. It offers an overview of major theories and approaches, and an opportunity to discuss major and classic works on military and non-military organizations. For advanced graduate students, preferably those selecting a dissertation topic.

Starts : 2016-02-01
11 votes
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) Free Infor Information environments Information Theory Kadenze Nutrition

Political Economy I explores the major social science paradigms for analyzing relations among state, economy, and society. Through readings, lectures and discussion of original texts in political liberalism and individualism, neo-classical economics, Marxism, sociological and cultural theories, and neo-institutionalism, the seminar examines the fundamental assumptions on which our understanding of the social world and our research are based.

Starts : 2016-02-01
No votes
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) Free Closed [?] Infor Information environments Information Theory Kadenze Nutrition

Political Economy I explores the major social science paradigms for analyzing relations among state, economy, and society. Through readings, lectures and discussion of original texts in political liberalism and individualism, neo-classical economics, Marxism, sociological and cultural theories, and neo-institutionalism, the seminar examines the fundamental assumptions on which our understanding of the social world and our research are based.

Starts : 2010-09-01
No votes
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) Free Closed [?] Infor Information environments Information Theory Kadenze Nutrition

Political Economy I explores the major social science paradigms for analyzing relations among state, economy, and society. Through readings, lectures and discussion of original texts in political liberalism and individualism, neo-classical economics, Marxism, sociological and cultural theories, and neo-institutionalism, the seminar examines the fundamental assumptions on which our understanding of the social world and our research are based.

Starts : 2003-02-01
No votes
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) Free Infor Information control Information Theory Kadenze Nutrition

This course focuses on China's transition from plan to market. What has the trajectory of institutional change in China been, and how has growth been achieved? Is that growth sustainable? Subject examines specific aspects of reform (enterprise, fiscal, financial, social welfare), and the systemic consequences of interaction between various reform measures. Additional topics include the interaction between political and economic change, the transformation of state-society relations, and the generalizability of China's reform experience. Graduate students are expected to explore the subject in greater depth.

Starts : 2003-02-01
7 votes
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) Free Closed [?] Infor Information environments Information Theory Kadenze Nutrition

This course focuses on China's transition from plan to market. What has the trajectory of institutional change in China been, and how has growth been achieved? Is that growth sustainable? Subject examines specific aspects of reform (enterprise, fiscal, financial, social welfare), and the systemic consequences of interaction between various reform measures. Additional topics include the interaction between political and economic change, the transformation of state-society relations, and the generalizability of China's reform experience. Graduate students are expected to explore the subject in greater depth.

Starts : 2003-02-01
10 votes
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) Free Infor Information environments Information Theory Kadenze Nutrition

This course examines theoretical and empirical approaches to understanding the process of late development. Topics include the role of the state in alleviating or exacerbating poverty, the politics of industrial policy and planning and the relationship between institutional change and growth. How over the past century have some of the world's poorest nations achieved wealth? How have others remained mired in poverty? What are the social consequences for alternative strategies of development?

Starts : 2006-02-01
5 votes
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) Free Infor Information environments Information Theory Kadenze Nutrition

This is a graduate seminar for students who already have some familiarity with issues in political economy and/or European politics. The objective is to examine the ways in which changes in the international economy and the regimes that regulate it interact with domestic politics, policy-making, and the institutional structures of the political economy in industrialized democracies.

Starts : 2002-09-01
8 votes
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) Free Infor Information environments Information Theory Kadenze Nutrition

This class explores the politics of economic reform in Latin America. Topics addressed include: Dependency, Development, and Bureaucratic-Authoritarianism; The Political Consequences of Market-Oriented Reform in Venezuela; The Mexican Peso Crisis; Transitions from Authoritarian Rule in the Southern Cone; Civil-Military Relations; Limits of Democratization; Parties and Elections in Latin America; Religion, Political Mobilization, and Civil Society; and Revolution.

Starts : 2003-02-01
16 votes
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) Free Infor Information environments Information Theory Kadenze Nutrition

Examines role of European states in postwar period of rapid economic growth and current crisis. Includes analysis of different state traditions ("etatist," liberal, authoritarian); government's role in decline of some economies and rise of others; why and where Keynesianism, indicative planning, and state enterprises were introduced; alternative conceptions of contemporary economic problems (new international division of labor? too few producers? oil shock?); and of policies to deal with them (industrial policy? monetarism? protectionism?).

Starts : 2003-02-01
9 votes
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) Free Infor Information environments Information Theory Kadenze Nutrition

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 Professors Joshua Cohen, Thomas Scanlon, and Amartya Sen. Readings are from Kant, Habermas, Rawls, Sen, Beitz, Nussbaum, Stiglitz, Ignatieff, Walzer, among others.

18 votes
Udemy Free Closed [?] Public Affairs & Law Histology Kadenze

Political issues facing the state of California, the United States, or the international community. Instructor: Alan Ros

Starts : 2012-02-01
8 votes
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) Free Infor Information control Information Theory Kadenze Nutrition

This course introduces students to the conduct of political research using quantitative methodologies. The methods are examined in the context of specific political research activities like public opinion surveys, voting behavior, Congressional behavior, comparisons of political processes in different countries, and the evaluation of public policies. Students participate in joint class projects and conduct individual projects.

Starts : 2010-09-01
15 votes
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) Free Infor Information control Information Theory Kadenze Nutrition

This course is designed to provide an introduction to a variety of empirical research methods used by political scientists. The primary aims of the course are to make you a more sophisticated consumer of diverse empirical research and to allow you to conduct advanced independent work in your junior and senior years. This is not a course in data analysis. Rather, it is a course on how to approach political science research.

Starts : 2009-02-01
9 votes
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) Free Infor Information control Information Theory Kadenze Nutrition

This subject is designed for upper level undergraduates and graduate students as an introduction to politics and the policy process in modern Japan. The semester is divided into two parts. After a two-week general introduction to Japan and to the dominant approaches to the study of Japanese history, politics and society, we will begin exploring five aspects of Japanese politics: party politics, electoral politics, interest group politics, bureaucratic politics, and policy, which will be broken up into seven additional sections. We will try to understand the ways in which the actors and institutions identified in the first part of the semester affect the policy process across a variety of issues areas.

Starts : 2009-02-01
No votes
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) Free Closed [?] Infor Information environments Information Theory Kadenze Nutrition

This subject is designed for upper level undergraduates and graduate students as an introduction to politics and the policy process in modern Japan. The semester is divided into two parts. After a two-week general introduction to Japan and to the dominant approaches to the study of Japanese history, politics and society, we will begin exploring five aspects of Japanese politics: party politics, electoral politics, interest group politics, bureaucratic politics, and policy, which will be broken up into seven additional sections. We will try to understand the ways in which the actors and institutions identified in the first part of the semester affect the policy process across a variety of issues areas.

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