UK Politics

11 courses, 55 lectures
8:44:58

Government & Politics

Pressure Groups and Lobbying

Pressure Groups and Lobbying

In this course, Professor Wyn Grant (University of Warwick) explores the importance of pressure groups and lobbying in the UK political system. In the first module, we think about the history of pressure groups and how they...

5 lectures

0:42:12

Prof. Wyn Grant

Warwick 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 Conservative Party, 1886-2019

The Conservative Party, 1886-2019

In this course, Dr Richard Hayton (University of Leeds) explores the history of the Conservative Party in ‘the long Conservative century’, 1886-2019. In the first module, we think about the electoral success of the Conservative...

5 lectures

0:51:53

Dr Richard Hayton

Leeds University

Government & Politics

The Conservative Coalition, 2010-15

The Conservative Coalition, 2010-15

In this course, Dr Matt Beech (University of Hull) explores the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition government of 2010-15. The first module, we think about the key background to the formation of the coalition in 2010 – how...

5 lectures

0:41:04

Dr Matt Beech

Hull University

Government & Politics

The Labour Party, 1945-Present

The Labour Party, 1945-Present

In this course, Professor John Callaghan (University of Salford) explores the history of the Labour Party from 1945 to the present day. In the first module, we think about the Labour government under Clement Attlee between...

6 lectures

1:08:05

Prof. John Callaghan

Salford 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...

5 lectures

0:57:29

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...

4 lectures

1:08:19

Prof. Keith Laybourn

Huddersfield University

Government & Politics

The Liberal Party and the Liberal Democrats, 1859-Present

The Liberal Party and the Liberal Democrats, 1859-Present

In this course, Dr Matthew Cole (University of Birmingham) explores the history of the Liberal Party – and the later Liberal Democrat Party – from its foundation in 1859 until 2017. We begin by thinking liberalism as a...

4 lectures

0:43:22

Dr Matthew Cole

Birmingham 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...

4 lectures

0:35:53

Prof. David Denver

Lancaster University

Government & Politics

Voting Behaviour

Voting Behaviour

In this course, Professor Peter Dorey (Cardiff University) explores various aspects of voting behaviour. In the first module, we think about voting behaviour in terms of class and partisan alignment and dealignment. After that,...

6 lectures

0:37:18

Prof. Peter Dorey

Cardiff University

Government & Politics

Politics and the Media

Politics and the Media

In this course, Dr Richard Heffernan (Open University) thinks about the relationship of the modern media to British politics. We begin in the first module by thinking about the indispensability of the media in all its forms to...

5 lectures

0:32:35

Dr Richard Heffernan

Open University