Violence Policy Center The Violence Policy Center, a national non-profit organization, seeks to refocus the gun violence debate from its strict concentration on crime to one more concerned with gun violence as a public health problem.
Introduction to International Affairs 3. Designed to acquaint the student with the recent history of International Affairs, principal subfields in the discipline, major theoretical and methodological debates in the study of world politics, and the importance of proposing parsimonious hypotheses in testing the theories.
Is it desirable or devastating? Is economics overshadowing politics, or is globalization just an updated form of imperialism? What impact does globalization have on politics and the state, on economics, the environment, human rights, labor, culture, borders, security, and policy?
How do local government and politics fit into a global age, and where do political accountability and authority lie? Is the state withering away?
What will the future institutions of governance look like? Is foreign policy dead, because it is no longer "foreign? American Political Ideologies 3. Designed for Congressional Studies students, this course surveys American political ideologies from the American Revolution to the present.
In the early years of the republic, special attention is paid to classical liberalism, capitalism, and nationalism. In the 19th century, the focus embraces pro- and anti- slavery movements, nativism, social Darwinism, utopian movement, socialism, anarchism, and religious movements.
In the 20th century, attention is given to populism, progressivism, New Deal liberalism, communism, fascism, conservatism, environmentalism, religious fundamentalism, secularism, feminism, the gay rights movement, libertarianism, and neo-conservatism. Course includes focused discussions of war powers, use of intelligence and politicization of foreign policy.
Topic is developed in part through case studies and historical examples. International Politics of Food and Hunger 3. It will look at the institutions charged with this responsibility and will analyze why individuals should be similarly engaged.
Among other questions it will explore the root causes of both global and domestic hunger and will review the policy responses likely to be most effective toward the objective of ending hunger in our time.
Terrorism and National Security 3. Identifies key attributes and principles of a counterterrorist program by synthesizing and codifying lessons from the experiences of other countries.
Concludes by focusing on United States policies and the responsibilities of major commanders in coping with terrorism in their areas of responsibility. Politics Peoples Republic of China 3. Among the topics covered are the historic background of the Chinese revolution, the coming of the Chinese Communist Party to power, and major political institutions such as the Communist Party, party government, and the People's Liberation Army.
Policy issues include foreign policy, especially Sino-American relationships, economic policy, and defense issues.
Politics of East Asia 3. Cyber Warfare Strategy and Policy 3. Students will gain an understanding of the evolution of cyber warfare and the basic characteristics and methods of CAN and CNE; the current national policies and strategies relative to cyber warfare; and the potential impact of cyber warfare on future conflicts.
The War on Terrorism 3. This class will examine this "new kind of war. The Just War 3. Religion and International Politics 3. The role of Catholicism and other religious bodies will be examined, with consideration of religion's role for good or bad in conflict situations, such as in the Middle East, as well as its influence on US foreign policy.
This is primarily a lecture course, but students also participate in course discussions. Liberalism and Its Critics 3. Special attention to the central dilemma of contemporary liberal pluralism: Perspectives on North Korea 3.
The course will discuss North Korea's past, present, and future by applying insights from various theories of international relations and comparative politics. Three themes in particular are emphasized: Relationship to public policy and electoral politics.
Roles of congressional committees, leadership, and staff. Functions of congressional committees, including policy development, administrative oversight, investigation, public information, and legislative powersharing.
Committee staffing as a political process.Section 4 will examine how three North American countries—Canada, the United States, and Mexico—in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) have taken initial steps towards trilateral trade in energy and electricity.
Trilateral electricity sector integration, however, is at only the beginning stage. Watch video · President Donald Trump sent out a series of tweets Monday morning referencing the North American Free Trade Agreement of the three NAFTA countries.” its power to the executive .
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Preface. Carrying on Business in Canada is a general overview of, and introduction to, Canadian legislative and business considerations involving starting and operating a business, and investing in Canada. The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was designed to promote free trade between the United States,.Canada, and Mexico the United Kingdom, and Russia.
Canada, and the United Kingdom. Mexico, and the islands of the Caribbean. A Note on the Codification of U.S. Trade Laws. Most laws in CENTRAL are presented in the codified versions found in the U.S.
Code rather than as the separate laws enacted by Congress. The reason for this choice is that, in contrast to the practice in many other countries, in the United States laws tend to be built up over the decades through a process piecemeal accretion and amendment.
The president's expressed powers fall into five categories—military, judicial, diplomatic, executive, and legislative—that are the source of some of the most important powers on which the president can draw.