Politics & International Relations

  • Science in Courts

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    Science in Courts

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    Professor Alison Dundes Renteln examines science in the courts, particularly focusing on eugenics. When eugenics was still considered a real science, many states permitted compulsory sterilization of people deemed to be a threat to the American genetic base. The Supreme Court upheld this policy, and even though eugenics has now been discredited, the precedent still stands.

  • Political Strategy

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    Political Strategy

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    Philip Cowley and John McTernan discuss politics and media communications. They reflect on the similarities and differences among English, Scottish, and Australian politics. They also address how changes in media technology since the 1990s have affected the industry.

  • The Changing Face of the American Electorate

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    The Changing Face of the American Electorate

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    Professor Ken Goldstein analyzes the change in voter demographics between 2004 and 2012. Using historical data he demonstrates how the United States voting demographic has been and is changing, and he considers how it will continue to change.

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