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School of Politics and International Relations

POL108 Background to British Politics

POL108 Background to British Politics

Credits: 15
Semester: TBC


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

British Politics is not just about the institutions like cabinet, parliament, parties and pressure groups.  Nor is it simply about voting and elections.  It's 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.  Using  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 academic understanding of why, politically, we are as we are today.

This module is compulsory for all single honours BA Politics and BA Politics with Business Management students.

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Assessment: Essay (2500 words) 60%, and Blogpost (800 words) 40%
Level: 4

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