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Conservatism

In this course, Dr Mark Garnett (University of Lancaster) introduces the core political idea of conservatism. We begin in the first module by thinking about the origins of conservatism in Edmund Burke’s reaction to the French Revolution. In the...

4 lectures

0:37:05

Dr Mark Garnett

Lancaster University

Government & Politics

Liberalism

In this course, Professor Jeremy Jennings (King’s College, London) provides an overview of Liberalism from its origins to the present day. In the first module, we provide a broad introduction to liberalism as a political philosophy, focusing in ...

7 lectures

1:15:24

Prof. Jeremy Jennings

King's College London

Government & Politics

Socialism

In this course, Professor Jeremy Jennings (King’s College London) thinks about the history of socialism from its origins to the present day. We begin in the first module with the French Revolution which set the European precedent for political...

5 lectures

0:29:17

Prof. Jeremy Jennings

King's College London

Government & Politics

Feminism

In this module, Dr Shelley Budgeon (University of Birmingham) explores feminism and some of the core ideas that constitute feminist thought. In the first module, we introduce some of the key concepts that are important in contemporary feminist ...

6 lectures

1:08:09

Dr Shelley Budgeon

Birmingham University

Government & Politics

Anarchism

In this course, Professor Ruth Kinna (Loughborough University) explores the idea of anarchism. In the first five modules, we introduce five key figures in anarchist thinking: Max Stirner (1806-65), Pierre-Joseph Proudhon (1809-65), Mikhail Bakunin...

17 lectures

0:52:45

Prof. Ruth Kinna

Loughborough University

Government & Politics

The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

In this course, Dr Richard Heffernan (Open University) thinks about the office of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. We begin in the first module by thinking about the three essential qualifications that the UK Prime Minister must hold. In...

6 lectures

0:31:36

Dr Richard Heffernan

Open University

Government & Politics

Voting Behaviour

In this course, Professor Peter Dorey (Cardiff University) explores various aspects of voting behaviour. In the first module, we think about voting behaviour in terms of class and partisan alignment and dealignment. After that, in the second...

6 lectures

0:37:18

Prof. Peter Dorey

Cardiff University

Government & Politics

The Constitution of the United Kingdom

In this course, Dr Matthew Cole (University of Birmingham) explores the British constitution. In the first module, we think about the four sources of the British constitution – legislation, conventions, treaties and authoritative works – as well...

4 lectures

0:34:35

Dr Matthew Cole

Birmingham University

Government & Politics

Politics and the Media

In this course, Dr Richard Heffernan (Open University) thinks about the relationship of the modern media to British politics. We begin in the first module by thinking about the indispensability of the media in all its forms to the enactment of...

5 lectures

0:32:35

Dr Richard Heffernan

Open University

Government & Politics

Electoral Systems

In this course, Professor David Denver (University of Lancaster) examines the electoral systems in operation across the United Kingdom. We begin by thinking about the basic functions that an electoral system performs before briefly introducing ...

4 lectures

0:35:53

Prof. David Denver

Lancaster University

Government & Politics

Parliament in the United Kingdom

In this course, Dr Louise Thompson (University of Manchester) explores the role of parliament in the United Kingdom, focusing in particular on the relationship the executive and the legislative branches of government. In the first module, we think...

5 lectures

1:05:07

Dr Louise Thompson

Manchester University

Government & Politics

Brexit – Causes, Consequences and Meanings

In this course, Dr Tim Oliver (Loughborough University) explores Brexit in three broad areas – causes, consequences and meanings. In the first two modules, we provide a general introduction to the course as a whole as well as an outline of the ...

20 lectures

1:54:41

Dr Tim Oliver

Loughborough University London

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