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).

Political Science - Election 2008

Political issues facing the state of California, the United States, or the international community
 

Legal and Ethical Issues

legal and ethical responsibilities of managers, extent to which shareholders should be allowed to exercise their legitimate economic, legal, ethical claims on corporate managers, extent of regulation of a particular industry, individual rights of the employee and various corporate interests, corporate responsibility to consumers, society, and conservation of natural resources and the environment

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

over 100 Webcasts and Podcasts on diverse topics

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
 

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