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School of Politics and International Relations

POL108 Background to British Politics

POL108 Background to British Politics

Credits: 15
Semester: 2
Timetable:

Seminar Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 4 pm - 5 pm Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 9 am - 10 am Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 3 pm - 4 pm Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 4 pm - 5 pm Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Friday 10 am - 11 am Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Friday 11 am - 12 pm Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Friday 2 pm - 3 pm Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Friday 3 pm - 4 pm Lecture Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Monday 9 am - 10 am

Module Convenor: Prof Tim Bale
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

British Politics isn't just about institutions like cabinet, parliament, parties and pressure groups that you may already have studied and/or go on to study. Nor is it simply about voting and elections. It is also an ongoing attempt by more or less self-interested actors to cope with the issues, conflicts, opportunities and threats thrown up by time and chance, as well as by underlying economic and social developments. Employing a thematic rather than a chronological approach, this module delves back decades and brings things bang-up-to-date in order to provide you with an improved understanding of why, politically, we are as we are today.

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Assessment: Item 1: 100% Essay (2000 words)
Level: 4

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