Politics Lectures

"What is politics?" (Lecture from Introduction to Comparative Politics)

This lecture comes from Introduction to Comparative Politics, which I teach almost every semester. In this particular lecture, I answer the question: What is politics?

Introduction to Comparative Politics has no prerequisites. It's required for political science majors at Wabash College, but is ideal for any student seeking to satisfy the behavioral science distribution requirement or for anyone with an interest in politics.

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Many thanks to the Wabash College Media Center, and especially Tu Nguyen for helping me edit the video and Ryan Cairns for filming it.

Political Philosophies - full lecture - PT's IAS Academy - Sandeep Manudhane sir

Here is a full lecture from our preparatory course for UPSC IAS exam. Conducted bilingually by Sandeep Manudhane sir.

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NCERT Video Lecture Series in Political Science: Introduction to Political Theory

Dr. Sheetal Sharma, Assistant Professor at School of International Studies, JNU delivering the lecture.

Sophie Smith - The Nature of Politics: Quentin Skinner Lecture and Symposium

Dr Sophie Smith (University of Oxford) is the Quentin Skinner Fellow 2016-17. She will be giving the annual Quentin Skinner lecture and participating in the symposium.

What are we trying to understand when we study politics - and to what end? These are often thought of as relatively new questions in the long history of political thought. On the conventional view, though the ancients certainly wrote about politics, self-conscious reflection on politics as 'science' or 'philosophy' properly speaking was a nineteenth century invention. Furthermore, the story goes, it was only in the nineteenth century that we see the relationship between political science and practical politics, not least the politics of empire, first emerge.

While the empirical and positivistic emphases of British, American and European political scientists in the nineteenth century were indeed new, the idea that there might be a 'science of politics', fit to be taught in universities, with its own methods, sources and ends, was not. Neither was the thought that, in the words of one early modern author, ‘the philosophical principles of politics’ were a necessary part of the statesman’s arsenal. In both antiquity and early modernity authors engaged with questions about what it means to study politics. Indeed, some of the topics we consider central to distinctively modern meta-discussions about the nature of, for example, 'political theory’ were in fact present in some of the very earliest discussions about the nature of what early modern authors called scientia civilis. These include debates about the sources of political normativity, about utopianism and its limits, and about possible tensions between theory and practice.
This symposium will reflect on this history and its significance for thinking about how we study politics today.

Fast Track Course for GS Prelims Polity Lecture 01

VISION IAS has designed various classroom programme to cater the need of students. Fast Track Course is part of classroom programme. It is specially designed to maximize score in General Studies paper-1. In this video, VISION IAS faculty has discussed following topic of Polity:
Indian Constitution Preamble: 00:01 to 52:26
State and Union territories (Article 01 to Article 04): 52:27 to 2:21:55
Citizenship (Article 05 to Article 11): 2:21:26 to End

P/1 - Indian Polity : Indian Constitution An Introduction [HINDI]

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Indian Polity : Indian Constitution An Introduction
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Political Science 30: Politics and Strategy, Lec 1, UCLA

Political Science 30: Politics and Strategy

January 8th, 2008

Taught by UCLA's Professor Kathleen Bawn, this courses is an introduction to study of strategic interaction in political applications. Use of game theory and other formal modeling strategies to understand politics are also studied in order to gain a better understanding of politics at large.

Winter 2008

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CBSE - Political Science - Cold War Era #1 - Cold War & Cuban Missile Crisis

CBSE Class XII Political Science - Video lecture by Swati  Chakravorty

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1. Introduction: What is Political Philosophy?

Introduction to Political Philosophy (PLSC 114)

Professor Smith discusses the nature and scope of political philosophy. The oldest of the social sciences, the study of political philosophy must begin with the works of Plato and Aristotle, and examine in depth the fundamental concepts and categories of the study of politics. The questions which regimes are best? and what constitutes good citizenship? are posed and discussed in the context of Plato's Apology.

00:00 - Chapter 1. What Is Political Philosophy?
12:16 - Chapter 2. What Is a Regime?
22:19 - Chapter 3. Who Is a Statesman? What Is a Statesman?
27:22 - Chapter 4. What Is the Best Regime?

Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website:

This course was recorded in Fall 2006.

What Happens When China Becomes Number One? | Institute of Politics

Kishore Mahbubani, Dean and Professor in the Practice of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore, discussed the history of China’s rise, and how the United States’ current behavior will influence the future actions of China. The Forum was moderated by Dean David Ellwood.

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F2a2 Politics lectures

Lecture 2 of 2 on political power distribution in the USA.

Why Major in Political Science?

Undecided about your college major? Why major in political science? What is political science? This Pizza and Politics series lecture addresses the fundamental questions and concepts associated with the study of politics.

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Michael Nacht Distinguished Lecture on Politics and Public Policy

Michael Nacht Distinguished Lecture on Politics and Public Policy: Peter D. Hart - The Mood of America and the 2010 Elections

Peter D. Hart is one of the leading analysts of public opinion in the United States. Since 1971, he has been chairman of Peter D. Hart Research Associates.

As an established leader in survey research, Mr. Hart, along with Bill McInturff of Public Opinion Strategies, has been the pollster for NBC News and The Wall Street Journal since 1989. In the political realm, Mr. Hart has represented 40 U.S. senators and 30 governors, ranging from Hubert Humphrey and Lloyd Bentsen, to Jay Rockefeller and Bob Graham. Additional focuses on public policy and cultural statistics have included work for such clients as the Smithsonian Institution, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and the Kennedy Center. In the international realm, Hart Research has undertaken studies in South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa.

Mr. Hart appears frequently on the major television programs that discuss public policy issues, including Meet the Press, The Today Show, and The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. For the past 26 years, he has been a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow. He has taught public opinion and public policy at Duke University, the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, and currently at UC Berkeley. Mr. Hart holds a Bachelor's degree from Colby College.

The National Journal named Mr. Hart to its select list of 150 national leaders who shape federal government policy, characterizing him as probably the foremost Washington pollster for the Democratic Party and its centrist candidates, who plays a key role in identifying and shaping national trends and political messages. In 2002, Mr. Hart was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Contribution to Campaign Consulting by the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC).

2015 Castle Lectures - Africa, A Half-Century of Dysfunctional Politics

The 2015 Castle Lectures - Africa: The Last Frontier for Development – Lecture 2: A Half-Century of Dysfunctional Politics
Africa has lagged the rest of the developing world in terms of economic development, health, the establishment of social order, and the consolidation of democracy. For development outcomes, compared to other regions of the world, Africa is the “last frontier”. This lecture series will first survey the dimensions of development failures, and then will identify the historical and political sources accounting for this lag. Finally, it will point to some hopeful trends.
Speaker: David Laitin, James T. Watkins IV and Elise V. Watkins Professor of Political Science, Stanford University

GV311 (2013/14) Week 1: Introduction to British Government

An introduction to the various themes that will be covered during this lecture series.

Speakers: Professor Tony Travers and Professor Simon Hix.

F2a1 Politics lectures

Lecture 1 of 2 on political systems and government power.

Tamar Gendler: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Politics and Economics

Tamar Gendler, Department of Philosophy Chair at Yale University, Cognitive Scientist

Who gets what and who says so? These two questions underlie and inform every social arrangement from the resolution of schoolyard squabbles to the meta-structure of human societies. They are also the basis of political philosophy. Professor Tamar Gendler uses the work of three titans of the discipline, Thomas Hobbes, John Rawls, and Robert Nozick, as a lens to guide us through the taut debate about the role of government in society, asking Will we embrace the radical state of nature or will we surrender our freedom to the leviathan of the state?

The Floating University
Originally released September 2011.

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Michio Kaku: The Universe in a Nutshell

Joel Cohen: An Introduction to Demography (Malthus Miffed: Are People the Problem?)

Steven Pinker: Linguistics as a Window to Understanding the Brain

Leon Botstein: Art Now (Aesthetics Across Music, Painting, Architecture, Movies, and More.)

NCERT Video Lectures Series in Sociology: Role of Political Parties

Dr. Sheetal Sharma, Assistant Professor at School of International Studies, JNU delivering the lecture.

Azfar Hussain Lectures on Poetics and Politics of Jokes and Laughter

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Azfar Hussain is a Bangladeshi theorist, critic, academic, bilingual writer, poet, translator, and activist. He is Associate Professor of Liberal Studies/Interdisciplinary Studies at Grand Valley State University in Michigan, and Vice-President of the Global Center for Advanced Studies (GCAS) and Honorary GCAS Professor of English, World Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies. He taught English, World Literature, Ethnic Studies, and Cultural Studies at Washington State University, Bowling Green State University, and Oklahoma State University; while, in Bangladesh, he taught English at Jahangirnagar University and North South University. He also worked as Scholar-in-Residence at the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh. He is an advisory editor of Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge. He is also an editorial board member of the Bengali journals Natun Diganta and Sarbajonakotha.

Hussain has published—in both English and Bengali—hundreds of academic, popular, and creative pieces, including translations from non-western languages, and written on a wide range of topics from Native American poetics and politics to critiques of postmodern-poststructuralist-postcolonial theory to Marxist political economy to third-world literatures to globalization and imperialism to theories and practices of interdisciplinarity. He translated into Bengali the stories of Gabriel Garcia Marquez and the poems of Stéphane Mallarmé, Vicente Aleixandre, and Roque Dalton, among others. He also translated into English the lyrics of Kabir and the poems of Faiz Ahmad Faiz.


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