Government and Politics of the USA

6 courses, 31 lectures
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Government & Politics

The Presidency of the United States

The Presidency of the United States

In this course, Dr Jon 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...

4 lectures

0:58:53

Dr Jon Herbert

Keele University

Government & Politics

The Presidency of Barack Obama, 2009-2017

The Presidency of Barack Obama, 2009-2017

In this course, Dr Clodagh Harrington (De Montfort University) examines the presidency of Barack Obama. We begin in the first module with Obama’s strategy and performance in the 2008 Democratic Party presidential primaries and...

5 lectures

0:47:14

Dr Clodagh Harrington

De Montfort University

Government & Politics

US Politics – Affirmative Action

US Politics – Affirmative Action

In this course, Dr Matthew Williams (University of Oxford) explores the concept of ‘affirmative action’ in the United States through the question ‘Why have critics asserted that affirmative action should be declared...

7 lectures

0:58:44

Dr Matthew Williams

Oxford University

Government & Politics

The Supreme Court of the United States – Key Issues and Landmark Cases

The Supreme Court of the United States – Key Issues and Landmark Cases

In this course, Dr Emma Long (University of East Anglia) explores how the Supreme Court of the United States works by looking at some of its landmark cases over the past 50-60 years – especially those relating to civil rights...

5 lectures

0:54:39

Dr Emma Long

University of East Anglia

Government & Politics

The Supreme Court of the United States

The Supreme Court of the United States

In this course, Dr Emma Long (University of East Anglia) provides an introduction to the Supreme Court of the United States. In the first module, we think about what the Supreme Court is, when it was set up, and how it works....

5 lectures

0:57:04

Dr Emma Long

University of East Anglia

Government & Politics

US Politics - The Separation of Powers

US Politics - The Separation of Powers

In this course, Andrew Wroe (University of Kent) explores the theory and practice of the separation of powers in the United States. In the first module, we are introduced to our key concepts and begin to complicate the notion...

5 lectures

0:43:51

Dr Andrew Wroe

Kent University