Sales Demo Politics & International Relations (19)

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Sexual Violence & Armed Conflict in Bosnia
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Sexual Violence & Armed Conflict in Bosnia

Academic: Helen Louise Turton

Content Type: Video Case

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2016)

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473959378

Dr. Helen Turton presents a case study about sexual violence in the Bosnian war. She shows that sexual violence is not a personal, private issue or a byproduct of conflict, but a deliberate strategy. Rape was not considered a war crime until 2001, she says while challenging students to prevent and punish sexual violence.

Humanitarian Intervention
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Humanitarian Intervention

Academic: Chris Brown

Content Type: Tutorial

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2016)

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473973480

Professor Chris Brown shares his perspectives on the subject of humanitarian intervention. He discusses how it is often seen as an imperialist act and how its focus has shifted towards the concept of Responsibility to Protect.

Concepts & Concept Analysis
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Concepts & Concept Analysis

Academic: Felix Berenskoetter

Content Type: Tutorial

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2016)

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473973510

Dr. Felix Berenskoetter discusses the importance of studying concepts to international relations. Concepts give us a basic understanding of the world, but they can be understood differently. Context is key.

Application of Mobile Technology in the Developing World
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Application of Mobile Technology in the Developing World

Practitioner: Ken Banks

Content Type: In Practice

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2016)

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473973596

Technology innovator and social activist Ken Banks discusses the potential ramifications for mobile device technology to incite progressive change around the world. He recounts his personal experience creating FrontlineSMS and other projects designed to help those in need.

Insight Into the Workings of a Ministerial Department: Foreign Office
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Insight Into the Workings of a Ministerial Department: Foreign Office

Practitioner: Rod Wye

Content Type: In Practice

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2016)

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473973602

Analyst Rod Wye details the practices and activities a government office abroad undertakes, both in terms of policy and for individual citizens. He cites his experience working for the United Kingdom in China.

How Organizations Campaign to Change the Law
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How Organizations Campaign to Change the Law

Practitioner: Sam Dick

Interviewee: Patrick Stewart

Content Type: In Practice

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2016)

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473973619

Sam Dick discusses Dignity in Dying and the different ways that companies campaign to change laws. Dignity in Dying is a UK organization trying to make it legal for terminally ill patients to request assisted death. Dick discusses the process of presenting a bill, increasing public awareness, and using the press and media to help campaigns.

State Senators and the Legislative Process
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State Senators and the Legislative Process

Practitioner: Mattie Hunter

Interviewee: Frank McNeil

Content Type: In Practice

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2016)

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473975460

Senator Mattie Hunter explains the differences between U.S. and state senators, and she describes what a day in the life of a state senator looks like. State senators represent constituents within a certain district in a state, while U.S. senators represent a whole state. A state senator works long days, listens to many people, and has to make sacrifices for the job.

Campaigning for Political Reform
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Campaigning for Political Reform

Practitioner: Benjamin Singer

Content Type: In Practice

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2016)

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473975545

Campaign manager Benjamin Singer discusses his work pushing for campaign finance reform. He explains the tactics his organization uses, including grassroots efforts and donations to political champions. He also highlights the progress he's seen in publicly financing elections.

The Power of Political Advertising
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The Power of Political Advertising

Academic: Lynn Vavreck Ph.D.

Content Type: Tutorial

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2016)

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473978096

Professor Lynn Vavreck discusses political advertising, particularly highlighting the way text, music, voiceovers, and images can work together to manipulate a viewer's perception. She dissects three presidential advertisements and equips students to be mindful consumers of advertising.

Science in Courts
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Science in Courts

Academic: Alison Dundes Renteln Ph.D.

Content Type: Tutorial

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2016)

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473978119

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.

Working as a Member of the European Parliament
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Working as a Member of the European Parliament

Practitioner: Charles Tannock MEP

Content Type: In Practice

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2016)

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473979543

Dr. Charles Tannock explains his role as a member of the European Parliament. He discusses his day-to-day activities, as well as raising specific points and idiosyncrasies of the European Union.

Civilian-Led Human Rights Monitoring
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Civilian-Led Human Rights Monitoring

Practitioner: Mark Lattimer

Content Type: In Practice

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2016)

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473979550

Director Mark Lattimer discusses the work of the Ceasefire Centre for Civilian Rights. He describes the challenges of traditional human rights investigations and argues that the international community should listen to local civilians as they record and report violations in their home area.

Democracy, Democratization and Election Process Around the World
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Democracy, Democratization and Election Process Around the World

Practitioner: Barbara Smith

Content Type: In Practice

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2016)

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473979567

Election observer Barbara Smith describes her work with Election Observation and Democratic Support (EODS). She explains the organization's main purposes as creating observation methodology, training observers, and building inter-agency cooperation. She also highlights some of the challenges and subjective areas of election observation and democratization.

Opinion Polls and How They Are Used
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Opinion Polls and How They Are Used

Academic: Joe Twyman

Content Type: In Practice

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2016)

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473979925

Joe Twyman discusses YouGov, an online opinion research company known for political research. YouGov recruits people in order to have a sample that is representative of the country as a whole. Twyman discusses the different studies that YouGov has done, how YouGov makes its predictions, and the influence of the work.

Political Strategy
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Political Strategy

Academic: Philip Cowley

Practitioner: John McTernan

Content Type: In Practice

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2016)

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473979949

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.

Political Analysis in Broadcast Media
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Political Analysis in Broadcast Media

Practitioner: Paul Lisnek

Content Type: In Practice

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2016)

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473985261

Political analyst Paul Lisnek describes his work and how he found his way into broadcast journalism. He explains that he sees his role as a teacher, and the importance of maintaining neutrality. He also talks about the role of journalism in prodding government to act.

The Race to the White House: Essex University Panel
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The Race to the White House: Essex University Panel

Speaker: Rene Lindstadt, Andrew Naughtie, Tom Scotto, Patrick Lown, Gina Yannitell Reinhardt

Content Type: Panel Discussion

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2016)

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473990555

A University of Essex political science panel discusses whether the 2016 U.S. presidential election is unique. Though not common in recent memory, aspects such as the appeal of outsider candidates and unacceptable candidate rhetoric have happened before. The panelists also discuss voter dissatisfaction, political conventions, primaries and caucuses, gender politics, scandals, and socioeconomic issues.

The Changing Face of the American Electorate
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The Changing Face of the American Electorate

Academic: Ken Goldstein Ph.D.

Content Type: In Practice

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2016)

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473990647

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.

Thad Kousser discusses California Politics
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Thad Kousser discusses California Politics

Academic: Thad Kousser Ph.D.

Content Type: Tutorial

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2016)

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473990746

Professor Thad Kousser examines the factors that changed California from a predominantly Republican state to a heavily Democratic state. After the Cold War, population and demographic distribution in the state shifted. But it was the anti-immigrant ballot measure endorsed by Republican Pete Wilson that swung the Latino voting bloc into the Democratic camp.

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