Law and Politics

Open Courseware and Resources

- Law: system of rules usually enforced through a set of institutions (Wikipedia).
- Politics: process by which groups of people make decisions (Wikipedia).

Presidential Politics in the 2008 Election

how issues of race, class, faith and gender have shaped the candidates, campaigns, and society, analysis spans the presidential race from the announcements of more than ten presidential hopefuls to competition between Senators McCain and Obama
 

Justice

fundamental questions about the ideal of a just society and the place of values of liberty and equality in such a society, contemporary theories of justice (Utilitarianism, Libertarianism, and Egalitarian Liberalism), implications for some topics of ongoing moral-political controversy

About Love

Michael Hardt, the author of Multitude and Empire talks about love, how can love function as a political concept, why love, the proper and improper ways love has functioned politically, love as activism, and evil and its relationship to love
 

What's The Right Thing To Do?

course on moral reasoning
 

Quantitative Research in Political Science and Public Policy

rigorous introduction to Statistics for Political Science, basic mathematical tools used in social science modeling and statistics, probability theory, theory of estimation and inference, differences of means and regression, Examples from political science & other areas such as labor economics: readings, study materials

Defense Politics

focuses on the institutional relationships that affect the raising, maintenance and use of military forces in the United States, civil/military, government/industry, military/science and military service/military service relations: related resources

Causes and Prevention of War

causes and prevention of interstate war, discover and assess the means to prevent or control war, focus on manipulable or controllable war-causes, dilemmas, misperceptions, crimes and blunders that caused wars of the past, origins of these and other war-causes, possible causes of wars of the future, possible means to prevent such wars including short-term policy steps and more utopian schemes

Introduction to Political Thought

examines major texts in history of political thought & questions raised about design of political & social order, considers ways in which thinkers respond to particular political problems of their day & contribute to broader conversation on human goods & needs, justice, democracy & proper relationship of individual to state: readings

Introduction to Copyright Law

structure of federal law, basics of legal research, legal citations, how to use LexisNexis®, the 1976 Copyright Act, copyright as applied to music, computers, broadcasting, and education, fair use, Napster®, Grokster® and Peer-to-Peer file-sharing, Library Access to Music Project, The 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act, DVDs and encryption, software licensing, the GNU® General Public License and free software: readings
 

Georgetown Law

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