Government & Politics


Government & Politics

Comparative Politics – Federalism and Devolution

In this course, Dr Andrew Blick (King’s College London) explores the similarities and differences between federalism in the United States and devolution in the United Kingdom. In the first module, we summarise the key characteristics of US...

4 lectures

0:27:37

Professor Andrew Blick

King's College London

Government & Politics

Political Philosophy – Edmund Burke

In this course, Dr Emily Jones (University of Manchester) explores the political ideas of Edmund Burke. In the first module, we offer some introductory context for the life and works of Edmund Burke, before in the second module digging deeper into...

6 lectures

0:52:01

Dr Emily Jones

Manchester University

Government & Politics

UK Politics – Prime Minister and Cabinet

This course explores the Prime Minister and cabinet, drawing examples from the tenures of Margaret Thatcher and Theresa May throughout. We begin with the history of the role of Prime Minister, before moving on in the second module to discuss the...

8 lectures

0:52:44

Dr Mitya Pearson

King's College London

Government & Politics

Political Philosophy – Isaiah Berlin

In this course, Dr Dimova-Cookson (Durham University) explores the political ideas of Isaiah Berlin. In the first module, we give context to the life and works of Isaiah Berlin. Then, in the second module, we explore Berlin’s concept of negative...

5 lectures

1:01:24

Dr Maria Dimova-Cookson

Durham University

Government & Politics

Political Philosophy – Giddens and the Third Way

This course explores the political ideas of Anthony Giddens and may be particularly useful for those studying the Core Political Ideas: Socialism or UK Politics components of the AQA and Edexcel Government and Politics A Level specifications. We...

6 lectures

0:47:33

Dr Matt Dawson

Glasgow University

Government & Politics

Political Philosophy – Mary Wollstonecraft

This course explores the political ideas of Mary Wollstonecraft and may be particularly useful for those studying the Core Political Ideas component of the AQA and Edexcel Government and Politics A Level specifications. While she is best known as...

5 lectures

0:55:28

Dr Sylvana Tomaselli

Cambridge University

Government & Politics

UK Politics – Think Tanks

This course explores the role of think tanks in UK Politics and is oriented around the UK Politics section of the Government and Politics A-Level specifications. We begin in the first lecture with a brief overview of what think tanks are, noting...

6 lectures

0:23:26

Professor Norin Arshed

Dundee University

Government & Politics

UK Politics – House of Lords

In this course, Professor Pete Dorey (Cardiff) explores the UK House of Lords, orienting his discussion around the UK Politics section of the Government and Politics A-Level specifications. We begin in the first lecture by outlining the...

4 lectures

0:45:33

Prof. Peter Dorey

Cardiff University

Government & Politics

US Politics – The US Party System

This course explores the US Party System, oriented around the US Politics section of the Government and Politics A-Level specifications. Throughout, we analyse voter statistics from the 2020 election, and refer to several useful examples from the...

6 lectures

0:53:17

Dr Mark McLay

Glasgow University

Government & Politics

UK Politics – Minor Parties

This course explores the role of minor parties in the UK’s democracy, oriented around the UK Politics section of the Government and Politics A-Level specification. We begin our discussion of the role of minor parties in UK democracy by focusing on...

6 lectures

0:50:33

Dr Louise Thompson

Manchester University

Government & Politics

Political Philosophy – John Locke

This course explores the political philosophy of John Locke (1632-1704), oriented around the Liberalism section of the Government and Politics A-Level specification. We begin in the first module by outlining his life and works, before moving on to...

5 lectures

1:03:16

Dr Jennifer Marušić

Edinburgh University

Government & Politics

Political Philosophy – Simone de Beauvoir

This course explores the political philosophy of Simone de Beauvoir (1921-2002), oriented around the Feminism section of the Government and Politics A-Level specification. We begin with some biographical information on de Beauvoir, highlighting...

6 lectures

0:42:48

Professor Margaret Atack

Leeds University

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