Government and Politics

Much of my formal academic work focused on government and politics, especially the courses for my Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Administration from George Mason University. Other courses include continuing education relating to volunteer work in public health and emergency response.

American Government

  • Liberty High School
    • Virginia and U.S. Government
  • George Mason University
    • GOVT 103: Introduction to American Government
    • GOVT 204: American State and Local Governments
  • Books and Independent Study
    • Borden, Morten (ed.) – The Anti-Federalist Papers
    • Goldwater, Barry – Conscience of a Conservative
    • Hamilton, Alexander; James Madison; John Jay – The Federalist Papers
    • Somin, Ilya, JD – Democracy and Political Ignorance
    • Tocqueville, Alexis de – Democracy in America

Emergency Management

  • FEMA Emergency Management Institute
    • IS 100b: Introduction to the Incident Command System
    • IS 360: Preparing for Mass Casualty Incidents
    • IS 700a: Introduction to the National Incident Management System
    • IS 800b: Introduction to the National Response Framework
  • Loudoun County Medical Reserve Corps
    • Introduction to Mental Health Disasters
  • Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center
    • Liability and Immunity in Public Health Emergencies
  • South Central Public Health Training Center
    • Ethics and Public Health
  • UNC School of Public Health
    • Chemical Weapons Detection Basics
    • Preparing for a Hurricane
    • Radiation Safety: Bioeffects, Protection and Standards, and Radiation Detection
    • Recognition and Management of Bioterrorist Agents
  • Virginia Department of Health
    • ICS in a Nutshell
    • Public Health Recovery from Disasters
  • Books and Independent Study
    • Ripley, Amanda – The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes, and Why
    • U.S. Department of Homeland Security – Geomagnetic Storms

Law and Crime

  • Liberty High School
    • Practical Law
  • George Mason University
    • COMM 475: Journalism Law
    • GOVT 301: Public Law and the Judicial Process
    • SOCI 301: Criminology
  • Books and Independent Study
    • Siegel, Paul, PhD – Communication Law in America

Political Theory

  • George Mason University
    • GOVT 101: Democratic Theory and Practice
    • GOVT 324: Modern Western Political Theory
  • Institute of Catholic Culture
    • Madan, Rafael, JD – Principles of Liberty: A Study of the Magna Carta
  • Books and Independent Study
    • Cahn, Steven (ed.) – Classics of Modern Political Theory
    • Hume, David – Of Parties in General
    • Kant, Immanuel – Perpetual Peace
    • Locke, John – Second Treatise of Government
    • Machiavelli, Niccolo – The Prince
    • Marx, Karl; Friedrich Engels
      • Manifesto of the Communist Party
      • Socialism: Utopian and Scientific
    • Mill, John Stuart – On Liberty
    • Paine, Thomas – Common Sense
    • Rousseau, Jean-Jacques
      • Discourse on the Origin of Inequality
      • Of the Social Contract
    • Skousen, W. Cleon; Paul B. Skousen
      • The Naked Communist
      • The Naked Capitalist
      • The Naked Socialist

Public Health

  • George Mason University
    • GOVT 490: Public Policy Cycles, Public Health
  • UNC School of Public Health
    • Basics of Public Health Preparedness
    • MRC Training Modules
      • Introduction to Epidemiology
      • Outbreak Investigations
      • Interviewing Techniques
  • U.S. Centers for Disease Control
    • Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication
  • Virginia Department of Health
    • COVID-19 MRC Mass Vaccination Overview
    • MRC Train 101 for Volunteers
    • Overview of Mass Influenza Vaccine Operations

Other Topics

  • George Mason University
    • GOVT 132: Introduction to International Politics
    • GOVT 300: Political Analysis
    • GOVT 332: Government and Policy in the Middle East and North Africa
    • GOVT 351: Administration in the Political System
    • GOVT 355: Public Personnel Administration
    • GOVT 356: Public Budgeting and Finance
    • GOVT 359: Computers in Public Management
    • GOVT 364: Public Policy Making
  • Books and Independent Study
    • Alinsky, Saul, PhB – Rules for Radicals

Scott Bradford is a writer and technologist who has been putting his opinions online since 1995. He believes in three inviolable human rights: life, liberty, and property. He is a Catholic Christian who worships the trinitarian God described in the Nicene Creed. Scott is a husband, nerd, pet lover, and AMC/Jeep enthusiast with a B.S. degree in public administration from George Mason University.