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Aug 21st 2017

When do governments deserve our allegiance, and when should they be denied it? This course explores the main answers that have been given to this question in the modern West.

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Aug 21st 2017

What is a musician’s response to the condition of the world? Do musicians have an obligation and an opportunity to serve the needs of the world with their musicianship? At a time of crisis for the classical music profession, with a changing commercial landscape, a shrinking audience base, and a contraction in the number of professional orchestras, how does a young musician construct a career today? Are we looking at a dying art form or a moment of reinvigoration? In this course we will develop a response to these questions, and we will explore the notion that the classical musician, the artist, is an important public figure with a critical role to play in society.

Average: 8.5 (2 votes)
Aug 14th 2017

De quoi parle-t-on lorsque l’on parle d’environnement ? Existe-t-il une crise écologique ? L’environnement se résume-t-il à la pollution ? Est-on vraiment fondé à parler de risques environnementaux ? L’environnement a-t-il affaire à la politique et si oui pourquoi ? Pourquoi et à partir de quand a-t-on pu parler d’écologie politique ? Quelles en sont les différentes expressions ? Les démocraties et leurs expressions courantes ne suffisent-elles pas à répondre aux problèmes écologiques ? Et si ce n’est pas le cas, quels sont les apports éventuels et potentiels de l’écologie politique ? Ce cours se propose à répondre à ces questions, l’objectif global étant de comprendre les tenants et aboutissants de l’interface écologie et politique.

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Aug 7th 2017

In this course, you'll learn what every citizen should know about the security risks--and future potential — of electronic voting and Internet voting. We'll take a look at the past, present, and future of election technologies and explore the various spaces intersected by voting, including computer security, human factors, public policy, and more.

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Mar 31st 2017

Learn how countries have shifted from democracies to authoritarian societies. This event is part of Michigan’s Teach-Out Series which provides just-in-time community learning opportunities for participants around the world to come together in conversation with the U-M campus community, including faculty experts.

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Nov 29th 2016

Could a cooperative market economy, in which firms are owned and controlled by their workers, be a viable and efficient alternative to capitalism? Most Western societies are proud of being political democracies, but democracy rarely operates within the firm. Democratic governments, in principle, can be criticised freely and are answerable to those they seek to govern. By contrast, managers are not, in general, answerable to those they seek to manage, and the mildest criticism can be dangerous.

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Nov 7th 2016

Ce MOOC vise à apporter un regard critique sur les concepts et les dispositifs de la démocratie participative, en soulignant leurs limites et les débats qu’ils suscitent à partir de cas d'études et de témoignages d’acteurs

Average: 7 (1 vote)
Sep 27th 2016

Explore the art and history of the deliberative process, and gain hands-on experience through live, online discussions with your peers on pressing issues of our time.

Average: 9.5 (2 votes)
Self Paced

Introduction to the study of corruption from a public ethics and legal perspective.

Average: 5.8 (4 votes)
Oct 5th 2013

Gain an understanding of the political, social, cultural, economic, institutional and international factors that foster and obstruct the development and consolidation of democracy. It is hoped that students in developing or prospective democracies will use the theories, ideas, and lessons in the class to help build or improve democracy in their own countries.

Average: 5.5 (2 votes)