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7a. The Impact of Enlightenment in Europe
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7a. The Impact of Enlightenment in Europe

The Age of Reason, as it was called, was spreading rapidly across ... (more)

The Age of Reason, as it was called, was spreading rapidly across Europe. In the late 17th century, scientists like Isaac Newton and writers like John Locke were challenging the old order. Newton's laws of gravity and motion described the world in terms of natural laws beyond any spiritual force. In the wake of political turmoil in England, Locke asserted the right of a people to change a government that did not protect natural rights of life, liberty and property. People were beginning to doubt the existence of a God who could predestine human beings to eternal damnation and empower a tyrant for a king. Europe would be forever changed by these ideas. (less)

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History, Law, Politics
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Provider:
Independence Hall Association
Provider Set:
US History
Conversations with History: Science and Progress in International Relations, with Ernst Haas
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Conversations with History: Science and Progress in International Relations, with Ernst Haas

UC Berkeley Professor of Government, Ernst B. Haas, discusses his life, his ... (more)

UC Berkeley Professor of Government, Ernst B. Haas, discusses his life, his work and his most recent book, "Nationalism, Liberalism, and Progress, When Knowledge is Power" with Harry Kreisler. (52 min) (less)

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Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Video Lectures
Provider:
U.C. Berkeley
Provider Set:
UCTV Teacher's Pet
Introduction to International Development Planning, Fall 2010
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Introduction to International Development Planning, Fall 2010

This introductory survey course is intended to develop an understanding of key ... (more)

This introductory survey course is intended to develop an understanding of key issues and dilemmas of planning in non-western countries. The topics covered in this course will include state intervention, governance, law and institutions in development, privatization, participatory planning, decentralization, poverty, urban-rural linkages, corruption and civil service reform, trade and outsourcing, labor standards, post-conflict development, and the role of aid in development. The course will illuminate current development challenges through published research in the field. The literature is rich, and across many disciplines in the social sciences. Case studies and real world examples through interaction with planning practitioners are drawn from around the world. (less)

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Business
Science and Technology
Social Sciences
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Case Study
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Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Rajagopal, Balakrishnan
Introduction to Planning and Institutional Processes in Developing Countries, Fall 2004
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Introduction to Planning and Institutional Processes in Developing Countries, Fall 2004

The planning process in developing countries. Interaction between planners and institutions at ... (more)

The planning process in developing countries. Interaction between planners and institutions at both national and local levels. Overview of theories of state, organizational arrangements, implementation mechanisms, and planning styles. Case studies of planning: decentralization, provision of low-cost housing, and new-town development. Analyzes various roles planners play in different institutional contexts. Professional ethics and values amidst conflicting demands. Restricted to first-year M.C.P. and SPURS students. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
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Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Sanyal, Bishwapriya
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