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Law and Politics - Open Courseware (OCW)

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Genetic Engineering and Society

California University (US)

examines the historical and scientific study of genetic engineering in medicine, agriculture, and law including examination of social, ethical, and legal issues raised by new technology


New Global Agenda: Exploring 21st Century Challenges through Innovations in Information Technologies

MIT (US), OpenCourseware

different perspectives on international politics in the 21st century, 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, positive and negative externalities associated with applications of such technologies

Lawyers and Film

West Virginia University (US)

What can we learn about ourselves as lawyers from watching lawyer films?, elements of the films—story, drama, plot, character portrayal worth pursuing, mythology of lawyering, ideals associated with a life in law, critical perspectives on law, lawyers, and the legal profession, reading the films

Introduction to Political Philosophy

Yale University (US), Open Yale Courses

political philosophy as seen through an examination of some of the major texts and thinkers of the Western political tradition, the polis experience (Plato, Aristotle), the sovereign state (Machiavelli, Hobbes), constitutional government (Locke), democracy (Rousseau, Tocqueville), the way in which different political philosophies have given expression to various forms of political institutions and our ways of life are examined


Political Philosophy: Global Justice

MIT (US), OpenCourseWare (US)

explores the foundations and content of norms of justice that apply beyond the borders of a single state, issues of political justice, economic justice, and human rights, the case for skepticism about global justice, idea of global democracy: intellectual property rights, the nature of distributive justice at the global level, pluralism and human rights, rights to control borders, readings [Chinese version available]

Faith and Globalization

Yale University (US)

impact of religious faith in a world where political, economic, and social spheres are increasingly interconnected, Intentional and sustained reflection on crucial issues of faith and globalization


Rules, Race, and Mel Gibson

European Graduate School (EGS)

Slavoj Zizek talking about the explicit, truth, rules, politics, Mel Gibson, society, race, racism, antisemitism, lecturing and developing a psychoanalysis of culture and societies


Violence, Human Rights and Justice

MIT (US), OpenCourseWare

examines the problem of mass violence and oppression in the contemporary world, and the concept of human rights as a defense against such abuse. It explores questions of cultural relativism, race, gender and ethnicity

African American Studies

California University (US), UCLA Courses Channel

intensive introduction to African American political thought that focuses on major ideological trends and political philosophies as they have been applied and interpreted by African Americans, debates and conflicts in black political thought, historical contest of African American social movements, discussions of the relationship between black political thought and major trends in Western thought

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