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Politics and International Studies Top 10

Created By: Gabrielle Perretta | Last Updated: Jul 12, 2022

(Contains 10 resources)

  • How to Think About Globalization
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    How to Think About Globalization

    Academic:Richard Mansbach Ph.D.

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    Publisher: SAGE Publications, Ltd. (2016)

    Professor Richard Mansbach explains what contemporary scholars mean by globalization. He takes a particular focus on weighing the pros and cons of globalization on world economies, cultures and individuals.

  • How China Fooled the World
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    How China Fooled the World

    Director:Guy Smith
    Producer:Guy Smith
    Interviewee:George Magnus, Hank Paulson, Adair Turner, Tang Liangzhi
    Narrator:Robert Peston
    Interviewee:Charlene Chu, Charles Liu, Shi Li, Jinsong Du, Phan Yang, Wu Hei, Chen Yongzhi

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    Publisher: BBC (2014)

    Robert Peston travels throughout China to analyze the urban renewal that he says is debt-fueled growth. The stimulus program that China implemented after the 2008 financial crisis was investment, but investment on a scale that had never been seen before. The over-lending could mean a serious market crash if the Chinese leadership does not find a solution to the problems.

  • Budget and Economy
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    Budget and Economy

    Academic:Don Kettl Ph.D.

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    Publisher: SAGE Publications, Ltd. (2016)

    Professor Don Kettl explains the relationship between the national budget and the economy. Budgets are decisions about how to spend money, but national spending is mostly automatic pilot spending, which leaves little room to make adjustments. Kettl discusses the issues the U.S. faces and possible solutions to the national debt.

  • Electing Women to Public Office
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    Electing Women to Public Office

    Academic:Tracy Osborn Ph.D.

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    Publisher: SAGE Publications, Ltd. (2016)

    Professor Tracy Osborn explains the state of women in politics and identifies key trends in the election of women to political office. She discusses the push and pull factors that may bar women from becoming candidates. She also covers why it is important to elect women to political office.

  • The Policy-Making Process in Congress
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    The Policy-Making Process in Congress

    Academic:Anne Marie Cammisa Ph.D.

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    Publisher: SAGE Publications, Ltd. (2016)

    Professor Anne Marie Cammisa discusses the policy-making process in Congress. She details the different steps in the circular policy-making process, as well as the steps a bill must take to become a law. She pays particular attention to barriers in the legislative process, such as a lack of unity within parties and polarization.

  • The Two Congresses: Lawmaking Body and Representative Assembly
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    The Two Congresses: Lawmaking Body and Representative Assembly

    Academic:Eric Schickler Ph.D.

    Content Type: videos

    Publisher: SAGE Publications, Ltd. (2016)

    Professor Eric Schickler discusses Congress's dual role as representative assembly and lawmaking body. The framers of the Constitution expected Congress to be popular due to its closeness to the people, but because its members are close to constituencies that disagree, the body as a whole is fractured and ineffective.

  • Multicultural Jurisprudence
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    Multicultural Jurisprudence

    Academic:Alison Dundes Renteln Ph.D.

    Content Type: videos

    Publisher: SAGE Publications, Ltd. (2016)

    Professor Alison Dundes Renteln discusses culture in the judicial system. She highlights particular court cases, both criminal and civil, that involve issues of culture. Because culture is protected by international law, Dundes Renteln proposes a standardized approach to invoking culture in the courts.

  • Congress: How It Works
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    Congress: How It Works

    Speaker:Dick Gephardt, Newt Gingrich
    Narrator:Edward Roehling
    Speaker:John A. Boehner, Vic Fazio, Richard K. Armey

    Content Type: videos

    Publisher: EVG Online (2015)

    According to the United States Constitution, Congress possesses the power to make national laws. Congress has a bicameral structure made up of the Senate and the House of Representatives, each of which have their own responsibilities.

  • Samuel Barkin Discusses Realist Constructivism
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    Samuel Barkin Discusses Realist Constructivism

    Academic:J. Samuel Barkin Ph.D.

    Content Type: videos

    Publisher: SAGE Publications, Ltd. (2016)

    Professsor J. Samuel Barkin discusses his hybridization of realism and constructivism into a single perspective as "realist constructivism." He analyzes the past and present of international relations studies and weighs in on the state of contemporary international political research.

  • Introduction to Public Financial Management
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    Introduction to Public Financial Management

    Academic:Alberto Asquer Ph.D.

    Content Type: videos

    Publisher: SAGE Publications, Ltd. (2016)

    Professor Alberto Asquer provides an overview of public financial management practices. He discusses planning, transparency, and auditing.

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