Government & Politics

The politics of the UK, USA and the rest of the world.

Government & Politics

Conservatism

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 second ...

Dr Mark Garnett

Lancaster University

Government & Politics

Electoral Systems

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 ...

Prof. David Denver

Lancaster University

Government & Politics

The Labour Party, 1900-Present

The Labour Party, 1900-Present

In this course, Dr Kevin Hickson (University of Liverpool) examines the history of the Labour Party from its founding as the Labour Representation Committee in 1900 to the present-day leadership of Jeremy Corbyn. In the first module, we think about the ...

Dr Kevin Hickson

Liverpool University

Government & Politics

The Labour Party, 1890-1951

The Labour Party, 1890-1951

In this course, Professor Keith Laybourn (University of Huddersfield) considers the early history of the Labour Party from its foundations in the trade union movement of the late nineteenth century to the achievements of Clement Attlee’s post-war Labour ...

Prof. Keith Laybourn

Huddersfield University

Government & Politics

The Presidency of the United States

The Presidency of the United States

In this course, Dr John Herbert (University of Keele) thinks about the office of the Presidency of the United States, focusing in particular on the extent of the president’s powers. We begin in the first module by thinking about how the Founding ...

Dr John Herbert

Keele University

Government & Politics

The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

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 the second ...

Dr Richard Heffernan

Open University