Government & Politics


Government & Politics

Political Philosophy – Thomas Hobbes

In this course, Professor Jeffrey Collins (Queen’s University) explores the political theory of Thomas Hobbes, primarily through his best-known work Leviathan. In the first module, we are introduced to Hobbes’s life and times, and briefly place...

6 lectures

1:00:15

Professor Jeffrey Collins

Queen's University, Canada

Government & Politics

Global Politics – Global Governance

In this course, Professor Natasha Lindstaedt (University of Essex) explores some key areas of global governance. In the first module, we are introduced to the key concepts of Realism and Liberalism, detailing their different attitudes towards...

5 lectures

0:25:25

Professor Natasha Lindstaedt

Essex University

Government & Politics

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 of separated powers...

5 lectures

0:43:51

Dr Andrew Wroe

Kent University

Government & Politics

US Politics – The Second Amendment and Gun Control

In this course, Dr Kevin Yuill (University of Sunderland) explores the history of gun control in the United States from the colonial period to the present day. In the first module, we think about the history of the right to bear arms in English...

5 lectures

0:44:13

Dr Kevin Yuill

Sunderland University

Government & Politics

Nationalism

In this course, Professor Eric Kaufmann (Birkbeck, University of London) provides an overview of Nationalism. In the first module, we define some of the key terms – ‘the state’, ‘ethnicity’, ‘the nation’ – as well as considering the question of...

6 lectures

0:54:33

Prof. Eric Kaufmann

Birkbeck College, London

Government & Politics

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 unconstitutional?’ In the...

7 lectures

0:58:44

Dr Matthew Williams

Oxford University

Government & Politics

UK Politics – Civil Liberties and Human Rights

In this course, Dr Matthew Williams (University of Oxford) explores the development of civil liberties and human rights protection in the UK through the question ‘Civil liberties and human rights have been eroded in recent years. Discuss.’ In the...

6 lectures

0:47:19

Dr Matthew Williams

Oxford University

Government & Politics

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 and why did the...

5 lectures

0:41:04

Dr Matt Beech

Hull University

Government & Politics

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 Party since the...

5 lectures

0:51:53

Dr Richard Hayton

Leeds University

Government & Politics

Conservatism

In this course, Professor Jeremy Jennings (King’s College, London) explores the history of conservatism as a political philosophy, from its beginnings in the 18th century to election of Boris Johnson as Prime Minister in December 2019. In the two...

6 lectures

0:47:22

Prof. Jeremy Jennings

King's College London

Government & Politics

Globalisation

In this course, Professor Ray Kiely (Queen Mary, University of London) explores the concept of globalisation. In the first module, we think about what ‘globalisation’ actually means, before introducing three different perspectives on globalisation...

6 lectures

1:08:54

Prof. Ray Kiely

QMUL

Government & Politics

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 have changed over time,...

5 lectures

0:42:12

Prof. Wyn Grant

Warwick University

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