Results for »
Politics & Law

Politics & Law


Thanks for adding:

Proceed to Checkout

Continue browsing

X

Power & Legitimacy

Democracy is only one view of what is a legitimate way of exercising political power. Examine the more important ways in which people believe power is legitimate, focusing on Europe, Islam, India and China; both traditional and contemporary. COURSE OUTLINE Introduction. Relationship between power and legitimacy. Different ways of giving legitimacy to the use of power. Europe. The Christian heritage. Divine kings. Changes from the French enlightenment and democracy. Current issues.... [More]

Democracy Under Threat

The western world’s successful model of democracy seems to be under serious threat. Right-wing populist movements and authoritarian forms of government are everywhere on the rise. The independence of the judicial system, freedom of speech and the right to peacefully protest are in many countries not only in danger but simply forbidden. We explore and discuss these problematic tendencies and look into the fascinating history of democracy to understand what it is and what would be... [More]

Venezuela at the Crossroads

While the death of Hugo Chávez in 2013 shook the arguably-revolutionary social process which he led, the United Venezuelan Socialist Party (PSUV) remains a formidable force in national politics. But the right-wing opposition’s victory in the 2015 national assembly elections consolidated its return to electoral politics, showing that reports of the demise of the right Democratic Action (AD) party were, to paraphrase Mark Twain, somewhat exaggerated. What are the social, political... [More]
$18 Limited inc GST
Venezuela at the Crossroads

While the death of Hugo Chávez in 2013 shook the arguably-revolutionary social process which he led, the United Venezuelan Socialist Party (PSUV) remains a formidable force in national politics. But

...

Iraq, Syria, Turkey and the Kurdish Question

As the so-called Islamic Caliphate is collapsing, another chronic issue is re-emerging in the Middle East: the Kurdish question. The Kurds in Iraq have been autonomous for over 20 years, within the Iraqi Federation. The Kurds in Syria have declared The Democratic Federation of Northern Syria (Rojava), as a de facto autonomous region consisting of three self-governing cantons in northern Syria. The Kurds in Turkey do not control any territory; nevertheless a movement led by PKK but... [More]
$18 Limited inc GST
Iraq, Syria, Turkey and the Kurdish Question

As the so-called Islamic Caliphate is collapsing, another chronic issue is re-emerging in the Middle East: the Kurdish question. The Kurds in Iraq have been autonomous for over 20 years, within the

...

International Affairs: The Australian Perspective

An up to the minute analysis from a former Australian diplomat. What is happening internationally and what does this mean for Australia? [More]
$18 Limited inc GST
International Affairs: The Australian Perspective

An up to the minute analysis from a former Australian diplomat. What is happening internationally and what does this mean for Australia?

...

Turkish Society and Politics

What is the significance of the failed coup in July 2016 and the subsequent purge by President Erdoğan? Is this the end of secularism in Turkey? We will explore these current issues and take a deeper look at the past history of Turkish society and politics. COURSE OUTLINE * Origin of the Turks. The Ottoman Empire. Emergence of Turkish Nationalism. Turkish nationalism, Republic of Turkey and Mustafa Kemal (founder of the Turkish Republic). Secularism and the Turkish Republic after... [More]
$189 Limited inc GST / $¤,170
Turkish Society and Politics

<p>What is the significance of the failed coup in July 2016 and the subsequent purge by President Erdoğan? Is this the end of secularism in Turkey? We will explore these current issues and take a

...

Putin, Trump & Merkel

We will take a closer look at three world leaders and their relationship as it oscillates between peaceful coexistence and rivalry: German Chancellor Angela Merkel, seen as the undisputed leader of the European Union and the last defender of Western liberal values; Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, seen as the equivalent of a modern Czar; and his counterpart, US President Donald Trump, the former business mogul, who is following an ‘America first’ policy approach. [More]

Show full classes

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.