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School of Politics and International Relations

POL108 Background to British Politics

POL108 Background to British Politics

Credits: 15
Semester: 2

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

Description: 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.

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

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