Dimitris K. Xenakis
  University Lectures

PSC201_Lecture03 International Relations: Theory and Practice
Muhammad Ali,
Virtual University of Pakistan

1 - Introduction: The Nature of International Relations
2 - Theories of International Relations
3 - Theories of International Relations
4 - The Nation-State System: Background and Approaches
5 - The Nation-State System: Features of the Nation System
6 - The National Interest: Criteria, Origins and Definitions
7 - Variations of National Interest
8 - Balance of Power: Theories
9 - How Power is Balanced
10 - Diplomacy: Definition and Use
11 - Diplomacy: Instruments
12 - Colonization and De-Colonization
13 - Neo-Colonialism
14 - Imperialism
15 - New International Economic Order: Origins and Establishment
16 - New International Economic Order: Activities, Constrains and Challenges
17 - Non Aligned Movement: Origins and Objectives
18 - Non Aligned Movement: Conferences
19 - Non Aligned Movement: Assessment
20 - The Cold War: Introduction to the phenomenon
21 - The Cold War in Europe and Beyond
22 - Reconciliation and the World after the end of the Cold War
23 - Disarmament and Arms Control: A Historical Perspective
24 - Disarmament and Arms Control Efforts
25 - What is International Law
26 - The Relevance of International Law in International Relations
27 - International Organizations
28 - International Organizations
29 - International Organizations
30 - The Role of Decision-Making in International Relations
31 - Decision-Making Theories and Process
32 - Systems Approach in International Relations
33 - Dinstinct Systems in International Relations
34 - Liberalism and Social Democracy
35 - Liberalism and Social Democracy
36 - Integration
37 - Globalization
38 - The Prevailing Global Divide
39 - Foreign Investment
40 - Conflict and Conflict Resolution

1.  Introduction: What is Political Philosophy? Introduction to Political Philosophy
Steve B. Smith, Yale University
This Course discusses the nature and scope of "political philosophy." The oldest of the social sciences, the study of political philosophy must begin with the works of Plato and Aristotle, and examine in depth the fundamental concepts and categories of the study of politics. The questions "which regimes are best?" and "what constitutes good citizenship?" are posed and discussed in the context of Plato's Apology.

10. New Modes and Orders: Machiavelli's The Prince (chaps. 1-12)
11. New Modes and Orders: Machiavelli's The Prince (chaps. 13-26)
12. The Sovereign State: Hobbes' Leviathan

Political Science 30: Politics and Strategy, Lec 2, UCLA  Political Science: Politics and Strategy
Kathleen Bawn, UCLA
This courses is an introduction to study of strategic interaction in political applications. Use of game theory and other formal modeling strategies to understand politics are also studied in order to gain a better understanding of politics at large

Lec 1   Lec 2    Lec 3   Lec 4    Lec 5   Lec 6  Lec 7   Lec 8   Lec 9  Lec 10 
Lec 11   Lec 12   Lec 13   Lec 14   Lec 15   Lec 16  Lec 17   Lec 18  Lec 19

PACS 164A - Lecture 01 Introduction to Nonviolence 
Michael N. Nagger, UCLA
An introduction to the science of nonviolence, mainly as seen through the life and work of Mahatma Gandhi. Historical overview of nonviolence East and the West up to the American Civil Rights movement and Martin Luther King, Jr., with emphasis on the ideal of principled nonviolence and the reality of mixed or strategic nonviolence in practice, especially as applied to problems of social justice and defense.

Lec 01   Lec 02   Lec 03   Lec 04   Lec 05   Lec 06   Lec 07   Lec 08   Lec 09   Lec 10
Lec 11   Lec 12   Lec 13   Lec 14   Lec 15   Lec 16   Lec 17   Lec 18   Lec 19    Lect 20

Lecture 1: The Scope of International Environmental Law  International Environmental Law
Cymie Payne, University of Berkeley
This course is a seminar on the role of law in the management of international environmental problems. The course will begin with a brief introduction to public international law as it relates to the environment and a discussion of what international environmental law means. Participants in the course will study a range of environmental issues, legal sources, and institutions.
1 - The Scope of International Environmental Law 
2 - Dispute Settlement, Compliance & International Institutions 
3 - Bilateral Disputes 
4 - Transboundary Watercourses and Groundwater 
5 - Montreal Protocol 
7 - Human Rights and Environment guest: Neil Popovic 
8 - Climate Change 2 
9 - Biodiversity 
10 - Role of National Courts and Laws 
11 - Trade and Environment 
12 - Hazardous Materials 
13 - Procedural Tools for Effectiveness: Participation, Access 
14 - State Reponsibility - War and Environment

3. Adam Smith (1723-1790) Social Theories
Alan Macfarlane,  Cambridge University

These lectures were given in the Department of Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge. They were part of a course on theory and methods in anthropology designed for second year social anthropology undergraduates.

1 - A map of social theories, 1000-2000

History 1C: Modern Civilization 1750-Present, Lec 1, UCLA  History: Modern Civilization 1750-Present
Lynn Hunt, Yale University
This course which covers a broad, historical study of major elements in Western heritage from the world of the Greeks to that of the 20th century, designed to further beginning students' general education, introduce them to ideas, attitudes, and institutions basic to Western civilization, and acquaint them, through reading and critical discussion, with representative contemporary documents and writings of enduring interest.

1 - French Revolution
2 - The Enlightenment
5 - 19th Century Europe 
6 - Revolutionary Movements  
7 - Nation and the Nation-State  
9 - Imperialism and Mass Politics  
10 - The Enlightenment 
11 - World War I 
12 - The Russian Revolution 

1. Introduction  History: European Civiliization (1648-1945) 
John Merriman, Yale University
This course offers a broad survey of modern European history, from the end of the Thirty Years' War to the aftermath of World War II. Along with the consideration of major events and figures such as the French Revolution and Napoleon, attention will be paid to the experience of ordinary people in times of upheaval and transition. The period will thus be viewed neither in terms of historical inevitability nor as a procession of great men, but rather through the lens of the complex interrelations between demographic change, political revolution, and cultural development. Textbook accounts will be accompanied by the study of exemplary works of art, literature, and cinema.

1 - Introduction
2 - Absolutism and the State
3 - Dutch and British Exceptionalism
4 - Peter the Great
5 - The Enlightenment and the Public Sphere
6 - Maximilien Robespierre and the French Revolution
7 - Napoleon
8 - Industrial Revolutions
9 - Middle Classes
10 - Popular Protest
11 - Why no Revolution in 1848 in Britain
12 - Nineteenth-Century Cities
13 - Nationalism
14 - Radicals
15 - Imperialists and Boy Scouts
16 - The Coming of the Great War
17 - War in the Trenches
18 - Sites of Memory, Sites of Mourning (Guest Lecture by Jay Winters)
19 - The Romanovs and the Russian Revolution
20 - Successor States of Eastern Europe
21 - Stalinism
22 - Fascists
23 - Collaboration and Resistance in World War II
24 - The Collapse of Communism and Global Challenges

1.  Introduction: What is Political Philosophy?  Introduction to Political Philosophy
Steven B. Smith, Yale University

This course is intended as an introduction to political philosophy as seen through an examination of some of the major texts and thinkers of the Western political tradition. Three broad themes that are central to understanding political life are focused upon: the polis experience (Plato, Aristotle), the sovereign state (Machiavelli, Hobbes), constitutional government (Locke), and 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 throughout the course.

1 - Introduction: What is Political Philosophy? 
2 - Socratic Citizenship: Plato's Apology
3 - Socratic Citizenship: Plato's Crito
4 - Philosophers and Kings: Plato's Republic
5 - Philosophers and Kings: Plato's Republic
6 - Philosophers and Kings: Plato's Republic
7 - The Mixed Regime and the Rule of Law: Aristotle's Politics
8 - The Mixed Regime and the Rule of Law: Aristotle's Politics
9 - The Mixed Regime and the Rule of Law: Aristotle's Politics
10 - New Modes and Orders: Machiavelli's The Prince (chaps. 1-12)
11 - New Modes and Orders: Machiavelli's The Prince (chaps. 13-26)
12 - The Sovereign State: Hobbes' Leviathan
13 - The Sovereign State: Hobbes' Leviathan
14 - The Sovereign State: Hobbes' Leviathan
15 - Constitutional Government: Locke's Second Treatise (1-5)
16 - Constitutional Government: Locke's Second Treatise (7-12)
17 - Constitutional Government: Locke's Second Treatise (13-19)
18 - Democracy and Participation: Rousseau's Discourse
19 - Democracy and Participation: Rousseau's Discourse
20 - Democracy and Participation: Rousseau's Social Contract
21 - Democratic Statecraft: Tocqueville's Democracy in America
22 - Democratic Statecraft: Tocqueville's Democracy in America
23 - Democratic Statecraft: Tocqueville's Democracy in America
24 - In Defense of Politics

1. Introduction  Ancient Greek History
 Donald Kagan, Yale University
This is an introductory course in Greek history tracing the development of Greek civilization as manifested in political, intellectual, and creative achievements from the Bronze Age to the end of the classical period. Students read original sources in translation as well as the works of modern scholars.
1 - Introduction
2 - The Dark Ages
3 - The Dark Ages (cont.)
4 - The Rise of the Polis
5 - The Rise of the Polis (cont.)
6 - The Greek "Renaissance" - Colonization and Tyranny
7 - The Greek "Renaissance" - Colonization and Tyranny (cont.)
8 -  Sparta
9 -  Sparta (cont.)
10 - The Rise of Athens
11 - The Rise of Athens (cont.)
12 - The Persian Wars
13 - The Athenian Empire
14 - The Athenian Empire (cont.)
15 - Athenian Democracy
16 - Athenian Democracy (cont.)
17 - The Peloponnesian War, Part I
18 - The Peloponnesian War, Part I (cont.)
19 - The Peloponnesian War, Part II
20 - The Peloponnesian War, Part II (cont.)
21 - The Struggle for Hegemony in Fourth-Century Greece
22 - The Struggle for Hegemony in Fourth-Century Greece (cont.)
23 - Twilight of the Polis
24 - Twilight of the Polis (cont.) and Conclusion
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