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).

Capitalism: Success, Crisis and Reform

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, ways it can be shaped to fit more specific objectives

The Moral Foundations of Politics

explores main answers to the question "when do governments deserve our allegiance?", survey of major political theories of the Enlightenment—Utilitarianism, Marxism, and the social contract tradition—through classical formulations, historical context, contemporary debates relating to politics, rejection of Enlightenment political thinking, democratic politics and their relations to Enlightenment and Anti-Enlightenment, Practical implications

Economic Applications of Game Theory

basic tools of game theoretic analysis, applications of game theory, primarily in economics and political science: readings

Geopolitics and Geoeconomics of Global Energy

strategic and political implications of ongoing trends in global energy markets, particularly markets for crude oil and natural gas, world's major oil and natural gas producing regions (Middle East, the Caspian Region, Russia, Venezuela, and the North Sea), Producer-consumer relationships for China, India, Japan, and the US, foreign policy implications, especially with respect to China

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