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21H.207 The Energy Crisis: Past and Present (MIT) 21H.207 The Energy Crisis: Past and Present (MIT)

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This course will explore how Americans have confronted energy challenges since the end of World War II. Beginning in the 1970s, Americans worried about the supply of energy. As American production of oil declined, would the US be able to secure enough fuel to sustain their high consumption lifestyles? At the same time, Americans also began to fear the environmental side affects of energy use. Even if the US had enough fossil fuel, would its consumption be detrimental to health and safety? This class examines how Americans thought about these questions in the last half-century. We will consider the political, diplomatic, economic, cultural, and technological aspects of the energy crisis. Topics include nuclear power, suburbanization and the new car culture, the environmental movement and th This course will explore how Americans have confronted energy challenges since the end of World War II. Beginning in the 1970s, Americans worried about the supply of energy. As American production of oil declined, would the US be able to secure enough fuel to sustain their high consumption lifestyles? At the same time, Americans also began to fear the environmental side affects of energy use. Even if the US had enough fossil fuel, would its consumption be detrimental to health and safety? This class examines how Americans thought about these questions in the last half-century. We will consider the political, diplomatic, economic, cultural, and technological aspects of the energy crisis. Topics include nuclear power, suburbanization and the new car culture, the environmental movement and th

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energy | energy | USA | USA | oil embargo | oil embargo | Gulf War | Gulf War | Richard Nixon | Richard Nixon | Ronald Reagan | Ronald Reagan | Jimmy Carter | Jimmy Carter | George Bush | George Bush | nuclear power | nuclear power | wind power | wind power | fossil fuel | fossil fuel | automobiles | automobiles | suburbia | suburbia | Iran Hostage Crisis | Iran Hostage Crisis | climate change | climate change | global warming | global warming | oil drilling | oil drilling | Kyoto Protocol | Kyoto Protocol | solar power | solar power | OPEC | OPEC | EPA | EPA | Earth Day | Earth Day | environmentalism | environmentalism | atomic bomb | atomic bomb | Gerald Ford | Gerald Ford | Levittown | Levittown | Manhattan Project | Manhattan Project

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STS.464 Technology and the Literary Imagination (MIT) STS.464 Technology and the Literary Imagination (MIT)

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Our linked subjects are (1) the historical process by which the meaning of technology has been constructed, and (2) the concurrent transformation of the environment. To explain the emergence of technology as a pivotal word (and concept) in contemporary public discourse, we will examine responses — chiefly political and literary — to the development of the mechanic arts, and to the linked social, cultural, and ecological transformation of 19th- and 20th-century American society, culture, and landscape. Note: In the interests of freshness and topicality we regard the STS.464 syllabus as sufficiently flexible to permit some — mostly minor — variations from year to year. One example of a different STS.464 syllabus can be found in STS.464 Cultural History of Technology, Our linked subjects are (1) the historical process by which the meaning of technology has been constructed, and (2) the concurrent transformation of the environment. To explain the emergence of technology as a pivotal word (and concept) in contemporary public discourse, we will examine responses — chiefly political and literary — to the development of the mechanic arts, and to the linked social, cultural, and ecological transformation of 19th- and 20th-century American society, culture, and landscape. Note: In the interests of freshness and topicality we regard the STS.464 syllabus as sufficiently flexible to permit some — mostly minor — variations from year to year. One example of a different STS.464 syllabus can be found in STS.464 Cultural History of Technology,

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history | history | technology | technology | science | science | techne | techne | industry | industry | intellectual history | intellectual history | cultural history | cultural history | management | management | engineering | engineering | industrial arts | industrial arts | mechanism | mechanism | mechanical arts | mechanical arts | technological determinism | technological determinism | manufacturing | manufacturing | manufactures | manufactures | factory | factory | capitalism | capitalism | entrepreneurship | entrepreneurship | innovation | innovation | ecology | ecology | environmentalism | environmentalism | pollution | pollution | literature | literature | American history | American history | the Enlightenment | the Enlightenment | industrialization | industrialization | Industrial Revolution | Industrial Revolution

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Interview with Laurie Newton

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Interview with Laurie Newton, UKCIP Local Authorities Projects Officer, on some of the factors and events which have made adaptation to climate change more important for public policy like the flooding in 2009 and other extreme weather events

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UKCIP | climate change | adaptation | mitigation | local authorities | climate impacts program | environmentalism | ukoer | UKCIP | climate change | adaptation | mitigation | local authorities | climate impacts program | environmentalism

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Interview with Chris West

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Interview with the Director of the UK Climate Impacts Programme, Chris West, where he talks about UKCIP's role in helping governments and private organisations make plans to adapt to inevitable climate change

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UKCIP | climate change | adaptation | mitigation | climate impacts program | environmentalism | ukoer | UKCIP | climate change | adaptation | mitigation | climate impacts program | environmentalism

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24.02 Moral Problems and the Good Life (MIT) 24.02 Moral Problems and the Good Life (MIT)

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This course will focus on issues that arise in contemporary public debate concerning matters of social justice. Topics will likely include: euthanasia, gay marriage, racism and racial profiling, free speech, hunger and global inequality. Students will be exposed to multiple points of view on the topics and will be given guidance in analyzing the moral frameworks informing opposing positions. The goal will be to provide the basis for respectful and informed discussion of matters of common moral concern. This course will focus on issues that arise in contemporary public debate concerning matters of social justice. Topics will likely include: euthanasia, gay marriage, racism and racial profiling, free speech, hunger and global inequality. Students will be exposed to multiple points of view on the topics and will be given guidance in analyzing the moral frameworks informing opposing positions. The goal will be to provide the basis for respectful and informed discussion of matters of common moral concern.

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pleasure | pleasure | desire | desire | satisfaction | satisfaction | objectivity | objectivity | environmentalism | environmentalism | animal rights | animal rights | immortality | immortality | egoism | egoism | skepticism | skepticism | relativism | relativism | toleration | toleration | utilitarianism | utilitarianism | deontology | deontology | virtue | virtue | moral theory | moral theory | global justice | global justice | equality | equality | social justice | social justice | race | race | gender | gender | poverty | poverty | sex | sex | welfare | welfare | freedom | freedom | death penalty | death penalty | gay marriage | gay marriage | sexuality | sexuality | pornography | pornography | free speech | free speech | hate speech | hate speech

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What will it take to avoid 2, 3 and 4+ degrees?

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Second presentation of session 9 (Avoiding large climate changes 1) of the 4 Degrees international climate conference: What will it take to avoid 2, 3 and 4+ degrees? The importance of cumulative emissions. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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climate change | 4 degrees | environmentalism | climate change | 4 degrees | environmentalism | 2009-09-30

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What will it take to avoid 2, 3 and 4+ degrees?

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Second presentation of session 9 (Avoiding large climate changes 1) of the 4 Degrees international climate conference: What will it take to avoid 2, 3 and 4+ degrees? The importance of cumulative emissions. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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climate change | 4 degrees | environmentalism | climate change | 4 degrees | environmentalism | 2009-09-30

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17.420 Advances in International Relations Theory (MIT) 17.420 Advances in International Relations Theory (MIT)

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This course offers a critical analysis of contending theories of international relations. Focus is on alternative theoretical assumptions, different analytical structures, and a common core of concepts and content. It also focuses on a comparative analysis of realism(s), liberalism(s), institutionalism(s), and new emergent theories. It also presents a discussion of connections between theories of international relations and major changes in international relations. This course offers a critical analysis of contending theories of international relations. Focus is on alternative theoretical assumptions, different analytical structures, and a common core of concepts and content. It also focuses on a comparative analysis of realism(s), liberalism(s), institutionalism(s), and new emergent theories. It also presents a discussion of connections between theories of international relations and major changes in international relations.

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21st century | 21st century | political theory | political theory | international relations | international relations | realism | realism | liberalism | liberalism | institutionalism | institutionalism | constructivism | constructivism | conflict | conflict | war | war | globalization | globalization | critical analysis | critical analysis | theoretical assumptions | theoretical assumptions | analytical structures | analytical structures | comparative analysis | comparative analysis | neo-realism | neo-realism | neo-liberalism | neo-liberalism | neo-institutionalism | neo-institutionalism | contentions | contentions | environmentalism | environmentalism | emergent dynamics | emergent dynamics | evolutionary dynamics | evolutionary dynamics | warfare | warfare | transformations | transformations | structures | structures | processes | processes

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What will it take to avoid 2, 3 and 4+ degrees?

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Second presentation of session 9 (Avoiding large climate changes 1) of the 4 Degrees international climate conference: What will it take to avoid 2, 3 and 4+ degrees? The importance of cumulative emissions.

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climate change | 4 degrees | environmentalism | climate change | 4 degrees | environmentalism | 2009-09-30

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ESD.123J Systems Perspectives on Industrial Ecology (MIT) ESD.123J Systems Perspectives on Industrial Ecology (MIT)

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This course examines quantitative techniques for life cycle analysis of the impacts of materials extraction, processing use, and recycling; and economic analysis of materials processing, products, and markets. Student teams undertake a major case study using the latest methods of analysis and computer-based models of materials process. This course examines quantitative techniques for life cycle analysis of the impacts of materials extraction, processing use, and recycling; and economic analysis of materials processing, products, and markets. Student teams undertake a major case study using the latest methods of analysis and computer-based models of materials process.

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ESD.123 | ESD.123 | 1.814 | 1.814 | 3.560 | 3.560 | Sustainability | Sustainability | environment | environment | manufacturing | manufacturing | life-cycle analysis | life-cycle analysis | life-cycle assessment | life-cycle assessment | LCA | LCA | system design | system design | materials selection | materials selection | waste | waste | recycling | recycling | environmentalism | environmentalism | environmental policy | environmental policy | industrial policy | industrial policy

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24.02 Moral Problems and the Good Life (MIT) 24.02 Moral Problems and the Good Life (MIT)

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This course will focus on issues that arise in contemporary public debate concerning matters of social justice. Topics will likely include: euthanasia, gay marriage, racism and racial profiling, free speech, hunger and global inequality. Students will be exposed to multiple points of view on the topics and will be given guidance in analyzing the moral frameworks informing opposing positions. The goal will be to provide the basis for respectful and informed discussion of matters of common moral concern. This course will focus on issues that arise in contemporary public debate concerning matters of social justice. Topics will likely include: euthanasia, gay marriage, racism and racial profiling, free speech, hunger and global inequality. Students will be exposed to multiple points of view on the topics and will be given guidance in analyzing the moral frameworks informing opposing positions. The goal will be to provide the basis for respectful and informed discussion of matters of common moral concern.

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pleasure | pleasure | desire | desire | satisfaction | satisfaction | objectivity | objectivity | environmentalism | environmentalism | animal rights | animal rights | immortality | immortality | egoism | egoism | skepticism | skepticism | relativism | relativism | toleration | toleration | utilitarianism | utilitarianism | deontology | deontology | virtue | virtue | moral theory | moral theory | global justice | global justice | equality | equality | social justice | social justice | race | race | gender | gender | poverty | poverty | sex | sex | welfare | welfare | freedom | freedom | famly | famly | vengeance | vengeance | retribution | retribution | reform | reform | punishment | punishment | prison | prison | body | body | Michel Foucault | Michel Foucault | John Stuart Mill | John Stuart Mill | death penalty | death penalty | gay marriage | gay marriage | sexuality | sexuality

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17.420 Advances in International Relations Theory (MIT) 17.420 Advances in International Relations Theory (MIT)

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This course offers a critical analysis of contending theories of international relations. Focus is on alternative theoretical assumptions, different analytical structures, and a common core of concepts and content. It also focuses on a comparative analysis of realism(s), liberalism(s), institutionalism(s), and new emergent theories. It also presents a discussion of connections between theories of international relations and major changes in international relations. This course offers a critical analysis of contending theories of international relations. Focus is on alternative theoretical assumptions, different analytical structures, and a common core of concepts and content. It also focuses on a comparative analysis of realism(s), liberalism(s), institutionalism(s), and new emergent theories. It also presents a discussion of connections between theories of international relations and major changes in international relations.

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21st century | 21st century | political theory | political theory | international relations | international relations | realism | realism | liberalism | liberalism | institutionalism | institutionalism | constructivism | constructivism | conflict | conflict | war | war | globalization | globalization | critical analysis | critical analysis | theoretical assumptions | theoretical assumptions | analytical structures | analytical structures | comparative analysis | comparative analysis | neo-realism | neo-realism | neo-liberalism | neo-liberalism | neo-institutionalism | neo-institutionalism | contentions | contentions | environmentalism | environmentalism | emergent dynamics | emergent dynamics | evolutionary dynamics | evolutionary dynamics | warfare | warfare | transformations | transformations | structures | structures | processes | processes

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17.32 Environmental Politics and Policy (MIT) 17.32 Environmental Politics and Policy (MIT)

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"Environmental Politics & Policy" explores the workings of environmental policymaking in the United States. What are the big issues facing environmental policy? How did we end up with the policies we have today? Why does it take a crisis to move environmental policy forward? Why do political factors - economic interests, social and political values, bureaucratic styles, ideologies, elections, etc. - always seem to overwhelm sound scientific and engineering judgment in determining policy outcomes? Case studies ranging from cleaning up toxic waste pollution to endangered species protection probe the clashes between science and politics at local, state, and federal levels. "Environmental Politics & Policy" explores the workings of environmental policymaking in the United States. What are the big issues facing environmental policy? How did we end up with the policies we have today? Why does it take a crisis to move environmental policy forward? Why do political factors - economic interests, social and political values, bureaucratic styles, ideologies, elections, etc. - always seem to overwhelm sound scientific and engineering judgment in determining policy outcomes? Case studies ranging from cleaning up toxic waste pollution to endangered species protection probe the clashes between science and politics at local, state, and federal levels.

Subjects

environmental policy | environmental policy | environmentalism | environmentalism | Clean Air Act | Clean Air Act | Clean Water Act | Clean Water Act | wetlands | wetlands | endangered species | endangered species | biodiversity | biodiversity | toxic waste | toxic waste | public lands | public lands | urban sprawl | urban sprawl | climate change | climate change | global warming | global warming

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24.02 Moral Problems and the Good Life (MIT)

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This course will focus on issues that arise in contemporary public debate concerning matters of social justice. Topics will likely include: euthanasia, gay marriage, racism and racial profiling, free speech, hunger and global inequality. Students will be exposed to multiple points of view on the topics and will be given guidance in analyzing the moral frameworks informing opposing positions. The goal will be to provide the basis for respectful and informed discussion of matters of common moral concern.

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pleasure | desire | satisfaction | objectivity | environmentalism | animal rights | immortality | egoism | skepticism | relativism | toleration | utilitarianism | deontology | virtue | moral theory | global justice | equality | social justice | race | gender | poverty | sex | welfare | freedom | famly | vengeance | retribution | reform | punishment | prison | body | Michel Foucault | John Stuart Mill | death penalty | gay marriage | sexuality

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17.420 Advances in International Relations Theory (MIT)

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This course offers a critical analysis of contending theories of international relations. Focus is on alternative theoretical assumptions, different analytical structures, and a common core of concepts and content. It also focuses on a comparative analysis of realism(s), liberalism(s), institutionalism(s), and new emergent theories. It also presents a discussion of connections between theories of international relations and major changes in international relations.

Subjects

21st century | political theory | international relations | realism | liberalism | institutionalism | constructivism | conflict | war | globalization | critical analysis | theoretical assumptions | analytical structures | comparative analysis | neo-realism | neo-liberalism | neo-institutionalism | contentions | environmentalism | emergent dynamics | evolutionary dynamics | warfare | transformations | structures | processes

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STS.464 Technology and the Literary Imagination (MIT)

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Our linked subjects are (1) the historical process by which the meaning of technology has been constructed, and (2) the concurrent transformation of the environment. To explain the emergence of technology as a pivotal word (and concept) in contemporary public discourse, we will examine responses — chiefly political and literary — to the development of the mechanic arts, and to the linked social, cultural, and ecological transformation of 19th- and 20th-century American society, culture, and landscape. Note: In the interests of freshness and topicality we regard the STS.464 syllabus as sufficiently flexible to permit some — mostly minor — variations from year to year. One example of a different STS.464 syllabus can be found in STS.464 Cultural History of Technology,

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history | technology | science | techne | industry | intellectual history | cultural history | management | engineering | industrial arts | mechanism | mechanical arts | technological determinism | manufacturing | manufactures | factory | capitalism | entrepreneurship | innovation | ecology | environmentalism | pollution | literature | American history | the Enlightenment | industrialization | Industrial Revolution

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Environmental History

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This course will focus on the history of mankind’s relationship with the natural world. The student will examine how environmental factors have shaped the development and growth of civilizations around the world and analyze how these civilizations have altered their environments in positive and negative ways. By the end of the course, the student will better understand the reciprocal relationship between human beings and the natural environment and how this relationship has evolved throughout human history. This free course may be completed online at any time. See course site for detailed overview and learning outcomes. (History 364)

Subjects

history | environment | environmental law | middle ages | columbian exchange | industrialization | endangered species | environmentalism | human | civilization | change | science | technology | modern | philosophical studies | V000

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Attribution 2.0 UK: England & Wales Attribution 2.0 UK: England & Wales http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/uk/ http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/uk/

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24.02 Moral Problems and the Good Life (MIT)

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This course will focus on issues that arise in contemporary public debate concerning matters of social justice. Topics will likely include: euthanasia, gay marriage, racism and racial profiling, free speech, hunger and global inequality. Students will be exposed to multiple points of view on the topics and will be given guidance in analyzing the moral frameworks informing opposing positions. The goal will be to provide the basis for respectful and informed discussion of matters of common moral concern.

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pleasure | desire | satisfaction | objectivity | environmentalism | animal rights | immortality | egoism | skepticism | relativism | toleration | utilitarianism | deontology | virtue | moral theory | global justice | equality | social justice | race | gender | poverty | sex | welfare | freedom | death penalty | gay marriage | sexuality | pornography | free speech | hate speech

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Utilities and Housing

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This audio file is a segment of an interview with Grace Fox, a healthcare worker in the Walnut Street area of Leicester. Grace discusses what utilities were likely to be in use in homes in the 1960s, what housing in general was like in that neighbourhood, and environmental concerns related to the factories in the area. The interview forms part of the Manufacturing Pasts collection, focusing on the industrial past of Leicester and especially on the topic of The Factory and the Community

Subjects

utilities | housing | industrial history | urban history | manufacturing | environmentalism | british industrial history | english local history | philosophical studies | V000

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Introduction to Politics

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This survey course can be used by students who are looking to take just one general overview course or by those who want to go on to more advanced study in any of the subfields that comprise the political science discipline, such as American politics, comparative politics, international politics, or political theory. The goal of this course is to introduce the student to the discipline’s concepts, terminology, and methods and to explore instances of applied political science through real world examples. This free course may be completed online at any time. See course site for detailed overview and learning outcomes. (Political Science 101)

Subjects

politics | power | legitimacy | authority | economics | constitutionalism | representation | political parties | elections | democracy | capitalism | marxism | fascism | islamism | liberalism | conservatism | feminism | environmentalism | state | globalization | diplomacy | war and peace | Social studies | L000

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17.420 Advances in International Relations Theory (MIT)

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This course offers a critical analysis of contending theories of international relations. Focus is on alternative theoretical assumptions, different analytical structures, and a common core of concepts and content. It also focuses on a comparative analysis of realism(s), liberalism(s), institutionalism(s), and new emergent theories. It also presents a discussion of connections between theories of international relations and major changes in international relations.

Subjects

21st century | political theory | international relations | realism | liberalism | institutionalism | constructivism | conflict | war | globalization | critical analysis | theoretical assumptions | analytical structures | comparative analysis | neo-realism | neo-liberalism | neo-institutionalism | contentions | environmentalism | emergent dynamics | evolutionary dynamics | warfare | transformations | structures | processes

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ESD.123J Systems Perspectives on Industrial Ecology (MIT)

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This course examines quantitative techniques for life cycle analysis of the impacts of materials extraction, processing use, and recycling; and economic analysis of materials processing, products, and markets. Student teams undertake a major case study using the latest methods of analysis and computer-based models of materials process.

Subjects

ESD.123 | 1.814 | 3.560 | Sustainability | environment | manufacturing | life-cycle analysis | life-cycle assessment | LCA | system design | materials selection | waste | recycling | environmentalism | environmental policy | industrial policy

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17.32 Environmental Politics and Policy (MIT)

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"Environmental Politics & Policy" explores the workings of environmental policymaking in the United States. What are the big issues facing environmental policy? How did we end up with the policies we have today? Why does it take a crisis to move environmental policy forward? Why do political factors - economic interests, social and political values, bureaucratic styles, ideologies, elections, etc. - always seem to overwhelm sound scientific and engineering judgment in determining policy outcomes? Case studies ranging from cleaning up toxic waste pollution to endangered species protection probe the clashes between science and politics at local, state, and federal levels.

Subjects

environmental policy | environmentalism | Clean Air Act | Clean Water Act | wetlands | endangered species | biodiversity | toxic waste | public lands | urban sprawl | climate change | global warming

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21H.207 The Energy Crisis: Past and Present (MIT)

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This course will explore how Americans have confronted energy challenges since the end of World War II. Beginning in the 1970s, Americans worried about the supply of energy. As American production of oil declined, would the US be able to secure enough fuel to sustain their high consumption lifestyles? At the same time, Americans also began to fear the environmental side affects of energy use. Even if the US had enough fossil fuel, would its consumption be detrimental to health and safety? This class examines how Americans thought about these questions in the last half-century. We will consider the political, diplomatic, economic, cultural, and technological aspects of the energy crisis. Topics include nuclear power, suburbanization and the new car culture, the environmental movement and th

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energy | USA | oil embargo | Gulf War | Richard Nixon | Ronald Reagan | Jimmy Carter | George Bush | nuclear power | wind power | fossil fuel | automobiles | suburbia | Iran Hostage Crisis | climate change | global warming | oil drilling | Kyoto Protocol | solar power | OPEC | EPA | Earth Day | environmentalism | atomic bomb | Gerald Ford | Levittown | Manhattan Project

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