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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

The Party System in the United Kingdom

In this course, Professor Paul Webb (University of Sussex) explores the operation and dynamics of the party system – or should that be party systems? – in British politics. In the first module, we introduce the idea of a party system, exploring...

6 lectures

0:46:48

Prof. Paul Webb

Sussex University

Government & Politics

UK Politics – How Democratic is the UK?

In this course, Professor Andrew Blick (KCL) asks how truly democratic the UK is in practice. In the first lecture, we explore the origins of democracy and its importance to the modern UK, orienting our discussion around two aspects of democracy:...

6 lectures

0:46:52

Professor Andrew Blick

King's College London

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

UK Politics – Theories of Representation

In this course, Professor Andrew Blick (KCL) explores the theory and practice of representation in modern democracies. We begin by exploring the origins of representation in politics. Then, in the second lecture, we contrast representative...

6 lectures

0:26:09

Professor Andrew Blick

King's College London

Government & Politics

The Westminster Model and the Civil Service

In this course, Dr Patrick Diamond (Queen Mary, University of London) explores the parliamentary system of government known as the Westminster Model, with a focus in the second half of the course on one of its central pillars: a permanent ...

5 lectures

0:50:58

Dr Patrick Diamond

QMUL

Government & Politics

UK Politics – Alan Johnson on Parliament

This course takes the form of a series of questions put to former Labour MP and Cabinet member, Alan Johnson. In the first module we ask, “What is the relationship between the Prime Minister and Cabinet?”. We follow this in the second module with...

9 lectures

0:37:27

Mr Alan Johnson

UK Parliament

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