UK Government

7 courses, 34 lectures
5:03:17

Government & Politics

The Constitution of the United Kingdom

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...

4 lectures

0:34:35

Dr Matthew Cole

Birmingham University

Government & Politics

The Westminster Model and the Civil Service

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:...

5 lectures

0:50:58

Dr Patrick Diamond

QMUL

Government & Politics

Politics in Northern Ireland, 1921-Present

Politics in Northern Ireland, 1921-Present

In this course, Dr Catherine McGlynn (University of Huddersfield) explores the politics of Northern Ireland, from the opening of the first Northern Irish Parliament in 1921 to the present day. We begin in the first module by...

4 lectures

0:39:43

Dr Catherine McGlynn

Huddersfield University

Government & Politics

Parliament in the United Kingdom

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...

5 lectures

1:05:07

Dr Louise Thompson

Manchester University

Government & Politics

The Party System in the United Kingdom

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...

6 lectures

0:46:48

Prof. Paul Webb

Sussex 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...

6 lectures

0:31:36

Dr Richard Heffernan

Open University

Government & Politics

The UK and the European Union

The UK and the European Union

In this lecture, Dr Simon Usherwood (University of Surrey) thinks about the European Union and its relationship with the United Kingdom, focusing in particular on Brexit. We begin in the first module by thinking about how the...

4 lectures

0:34:30

Dr Simon Usherwood

Surrey University