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Why Midterm Elections Are So Important | Government Explained

Why Midterm Elections Are So Important | Government Explained

Well it’s that time again. Midterms are here. But no need to freak out. Midterm elections–not exams. But with so many government officials up for re-election you may need to do some cramming. Don’t worry though, we’re here to help.… Continue Reading

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Politics & Government : What Is Conflict Perspective?

Politics & Government : What Is Conflict Perspective?

Hello, my name is Arielle Reid in Budapest, Hungary. And today, I will be explaining what conflict perspective is. Now, conflict perspective is a socio-historical theory that looks at how conflict is generated within society. Now, it states that there… Continue Reading

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Election Basics: Crash Course Government and Politics #36

Election Basics: Crash Course Government and Politics #36

Hi, I’m Craig, and this is Crash Course Government and Politics, and today I’m gonna talk about an aspect of American elections that is probably most familiar to you, at least if you’re an American and you sometimes watch TV,… Continue Reading

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Do Government Shutdowns Work?

Do Government Shutdowns Work?

President Obama recently used executive orders to make major changes to the United States immigration policy, an act that did not sit well with the right. Some Republicans are proposing to fight back against the President’s immigration overhaul with threats… Continue Reading

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The Role of Local Government | City of Greater Dandenong

The Role of Local Government | City of Greater Dandenong

Governments are groups of people given responsibility for looking after various aspects of our lives and the community. Governments are formed through fair and democratic elections. Voters choose which person they wish to represent them at all levels. Voting is… Continue Reading

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People on the Street: What is the Purpose of Government?

People on the Street: What is the Purpose of Government?

{Off screen} What do you think the purpose of government is? I believe the purpose of government is to protect people, and to help them when they need it. {Music} It’s to basically be scared of the people, and to… Continue Reading

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Should Our Government Be More Secretive Or More Transparent?

Should Our Government Be More Secretive Or More Transparent?

[MARK FENSTER] My name is Mark Fenster and I teach, among other things, contracts and payment systems and statutory interpretation at the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida. My new book is called The Transparency Fix: Secrets,… Continue Reading

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How does representative government work?

How does representative government work?

Etched in stone in the rotunda of the Capitol are the words “Here, sir, the people govern.” Those words were spoken by Alexander Hamilton when he asked what Congress represented. To the framers of the Constitution, the Congress was the… Continue Reading

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How Voters Decide: Crash Course Government and Politics #38

How Voters Decide: Crash Course Government and Politics #38

Hi, I’m Craig and this is Crash Course Government and Politics and today, I’m gonna get inside the head of the American voter, and then we are going to win every election ever ahaha! No. Not literally. That would require… Continue Reading