Politics in 60 seconds. Property
Professor Christopher Pierson defines a political concept in 60 seconds for those with a spare minute to learn something new. This videocast focuses on property as a political concept. Warning: video does contain bloopers and out takes. May 2010 Suitable for Undergraduate study and community education Professor Christopher Pierson, School of Politics and International Relations Professor Christopher Pierson is Professor of Politics at the University of Nottingham, director of teaching and lead editor of the British Journal of Politics and International Relations. He has held visiting posts at the Australian National University, Johns Hopkins University and the University of California, Santa Barbara. His expertise lies in democracy, property and the welfare state. Professor Christopher Pierson has a long-standing interest in the problems of the modern state in general and of social democracy in particular. His earliest work was on Marxist accounts of the state and democracy and in more recent years, his attention has focused upon issues surrounding the contemporary welfare state and alternatives to classical social democracy (especially the advocacy of market socialism), the relationship between labour politics in the UK and Australia and normative justifications for existing property regimes. He is also an editor of the Oxford University Press Handbook of the Advanced Welfare States, a large international project which brings together expert opinion about comparative welfare state development from around the globe.