Now showing items 1-20 of 81

    • 17.118J / SP.412J / WGS.412J Feminist Political Thought, Fall 2000 

      Wood, Elizabeth A. (2000-12)
      This course focuses on a range of theories of gender in modern life. In recent years feminist scholars in a range of disciplines have challenged previously accepted notions of political theory such as the distinctions ...
    • 17.251 Congress and the American Political System I, Fall 2000 

      Stewart, Charles Haines (2000-12)
      Focuses on both the internal processes of the House and Senate and on the place of Congress in the American political system. Attention to committee behavior, leadership patterns, and informal organization. Considers ...
    • 17.423 Causes and Prevention of War, Spring 2001 

      Van Evera, Stephen (2001-06)
      Examines the causes of war, with a focus on practical measures to prevent and control war. Topics covered include: causes and consequences of national misperception; military strategy and policy as cause of war; US foreign ...
    • 17.462 Innovation in Military Organizations, Spring 2001 

      Posen, Barry; Sapolsky, Harvey M. (2001-06)
      Explores the origins, rate, and impact of innovations in military organizations, doctrine, and weapons. Emphasis on organization theory approaches. Comparisons with nonmilitary and non-US experience included. From the ...
    • 17.53 Democratization in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, Fall 2001 

      Lawson, Chappell; Schaffer, Frederic (2001-12)
      Recent years have seen an astonishing spread of democracy to many African, Asian, and Latin American countries. What caused these dramatic political transitions? What challenges do democratizing countries in the Third World ...
    • 17.871 Political Science Laboratory, Spring 2002 

      Stewart, Charles Haines (2002-06)
      Introduces students to the conduct of political research using quantitative methodologies. The methods are examined in the context of specific political research activities like public opinion surveys, voting behavior, ...
    • 21F.084J / 21A.224J / 17.55 Introduction to Latin American Studies, Spring 2002 

      Lawson, Chappell H., 1967- (2002-06)
      This HASS-D/CI course is designed as an introduction to Latin American politics and society for undergraduates at MIT. No background on the region is required. Overall workload (reading, writing, class participation, and ...
    • 17.508 / 17.507 The Rise and Fall of Democracy/ Regime Change, Spring 2002 

      Lawson, Chappell (2002-06)
      Coups, civil wars, revolutions, and peaceful transitions are the "real stuff" of political science. They show us why politics matters, and they highlight the consequences of political choices in times of institutional ...
    • 11.002J / 17.30J Fundamentals of Public Policy, Fall 2002 

      Meyer, Stephen M.; Laws, David (2002-12)
      Provides an introduction to policy-making. Explores policy questions from the perspective of different focal actors, including administrative agencies, citizen and interest groups, and the media. Examines the interplay ...
    • 17.40 American Foreign Policy: Past, Present, and Future, Fall 2002 

      Van Evera, Stephen (2002-12)
      Course mission: to explain and evaluate past and present United States foreign policies. What caused the United States' past involvement in foreign wars and interventions? Were the results of U.S. policies good or bad? ...
    • 17.196 Globalization, Fall 2002 

      Berger, Suzanne (2002-12)
      Analyzes changes in the international economy and their effects in the politics, economy, and society of advanced and emerging countries. Topics to be explored include: the independence of national governments; wage ...
    • 17.460 Defense Politics, Fall 2002 

      Sapolsky, Harvey M. (2002-12)
      This course focuses on the institutional relationships that affect the raising, maintenance and use of military forces in the United States. It is about civil/military, government/industry, military/science and military ...
    • 17.01J / 24.04J Justice, Fall 2002 

      Cohen, Joshua, 1951- (2002-12)
      This course explores three broad questions about the values of liberty and equality and their place in a just society: • Which liberties must a just society protect? Freedom of expression? Sexual liberty? Economic liberty? ...
    • 17.100J / 14.781J / 15.678J Political Economy I: Theories of the State and the Economy, Fall 2002 

      Berger, Suzanne; Piore, Michael J. (2002-12)
      Critical analysis of liberal, neoclassical, and Marxist perspectives on modern society. Alternative theories of economic growth, historical change, the state, classes, and ideology. Description from course home page: ...
    • 17.410 / 17.411 Globalization, Migration & International Relations, Fall 2002 

      Choucri, Nazli (2002-12)
      This graduate course is in three Parts. Together they are intended to provide theoretical, empirical, and policy perspectives on source and consequences of globalization, focusing on emergent structures and processes, and ...
    • 17.554 Political Economy of Latin America, Fall 2002 

      Lawson, Chappell (2002-12)
      This class explores the politics of economic reform in Latin America. Topics addressed include: Dependency, Development, and Bureaucratic-Authoritarianism; The Political Consequences of Market-Oriented Reform in Venezuela; ...
    • 17.544 Comparative Politics and China, Fall 2002 

      Steinfeld, Edward (2002-12)
      This graduate seminar has two main goals: to explore the main theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of contemporary Chinese politics; and to relate those approches to broader trends in the field of comparative ...
    • 17.547 Government and Politics of China, Fall 2002 

      Steinfeld, Edward (2002-12)
      This course analyzes contemporary Chinese politics, both pre-Communist and Communist. It focuses on the process of modernization and political development of Chinese civilization. Graduate students are expected to pursue ...
    • 17.57J / 21H.467J Soviet Politics and Society, 1917-1991, Spring 2003 

      Woodruff, David; Wood, Elizabeth A. (2003-06)
      At its greatest extent the former Soviet Union encompassed a geographical area that covered one-sixth of the Earth's landmass. It spanned 11 time zones and contained over 100 distinct nationalities, 22 of which numbered ...
    • 17.537 / 17.538 Politics and Policy in Contemporary Japan, Spring 2003 

      Samuels, Richard J. (2003-06)
      This subject is designed for upper level undergraduates and graduate students as an introduction to politics and the policy process in modern Japan. The semester is divided into two parts. After a two-week general introduction ...