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Political Science & Public Policy

This guide provides an overview of recent DVDs that may interest researchers in the Political Science and Public Policy fields. Additional titles can be accessed through the library catalog; you can search by keyword, person, or title.

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Suggested keywords: women politicians, politics and government, social policy, political campaigns, educational equalization, international relations, poverty, diplomatic relations

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Political Science & Public Policy DVDs

20th Century Politics & Presidents
Examines the people, events, and issues that shaped the U.S. in the 20th century.
Call Number: UMDVD 6162

An African Election
Provides an insider's view into the lives of the Ghanaian people and the politicians who will do anything to win.
Call Number: UMDVD 7264

By the People: The Election of Barack Obama
Portrays the Obama campaign through off-the-cuff moments, strategy sessions, and interviews with volunteers.
Call Number: UMDVD 5453

Children in America's Schools with Bill Moyers
Examines the extreme range of school quality in rural, suburban, and city schools in Ohio.
Call Number: UMDVD 8315

Chisholm '72: Unbought & Unbossed
Follows Shirley Chisholm's 1972 campaign for President (the first by an African-American woman).
Call Number: UMDVD 1254

Fear of a Black Republican
Explores whether the two-party system is failing the U.S., as well as GOP efforts in urban vs. suburban areas.
Call Number: UMDVD 8358

Follows the student council presidential campaign at a prestigious public high school in NYC.
Call Number: UMDVD 5440

He Named Me Malala
Details the young activist Malala Yousafzai, the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.
Call Number: UMDVD 9617

How Do Liberals and Conservatives See the World?
Talks about the psychological underpinnings of the U.S.' contentious and politically polarized culture.
Call Number: UMDVD 6970

How to Start a Revolution
Profiles Gene Sharp through interviews with key leaders of nonviolent revolutions around the world.
Call Number: UMDVD 7669

In Search of International Justice
Discusses the evolution of the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Call Number: UMDVD 3040

Inside Job
Provides an analysis of the 2008 global financial crisis.
Call Number: UMDVD 6556

Living Broke in Boom Times: Lessons from the Movement to End Poverty
Examines activist efforts by and on the behalf of the homeless and destitute.
Call Number: UMDVD 3907

The Motherhood Manifesto
Tells the tale of what happens to working mothers and families in the U.S.
Call Number: UMDVD 6808

Mr. Cao Goes to Washington
Follows the unexpected journey of Rep. Joseph Cao, the first Vietnamese American elected to Congress.
Call Number: UMDVD 7147

Our Brand is Crisis
Shows how political consultants are 'spreading democracy' overseas.
Call Number: UMDVD 2366

The Pruitt-Igoe Myth
Traces the creation and demise of the Pruitt-Igoe housing project in St. Louis, Missouri.
Call Number: UMDVD 7269

The Roosevelts: An Intimate History
Profiles Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt's influential lives.
Call Number: UMDVD 9068

Special Circumstances
Takes an unflinching look at U.S. foreign policy in Latin America in the '70s and the legacy of Pinochet.
Call Number: UMDVD 3688

Solving Black Inner-City Poverty with William Julius Wilson
Explores the problems of poverty among inner-city black populations.
Call Number: UMDVD 2989

South of the Border
Includes interviews with Hugo Chavez, Cristina Kirchner, Raul Castro, and more.
Call Number: UMDVD 6536

Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?
Argues that health and longevity are correlated with socioeconomic status and social justice issues.
Call Number: UMDVD 5047