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Human rights and law

Human rights now seem to take precedent over many areas of our lives, but where do these rights come from and how did they develop? This free course, Human rights and the law, looks at the impact of the European Convention on Human Rights and its influence on law in the UK and examines the Human Rights Act 1998.

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20 hrs
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Human rights and law

Human rights now seem to take precedent over many areas of our lives, but where do these rights come from and how did they develop? This free course, Human rights and the law, looks at the impact of the European Convention on Human Rights and its influence on law in the UK and examines the Human Rights Act 1998.

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From Brexit to the break-up of Britain? free course icon Level 1 icon

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From Brexit to the break-up of Britain?

This free course, From Brexit to the break-up of Britain?, sets the experience of Brexit in the context of the UK. It first analyses Brexit as a symptom of the political, economic and social geography of the UK, focusing on its uneven development in a country increasingly dominated by London and the South East of England. It then considers how the divisions within the UK (within England as well as between England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) were reflected in the voting patterns of the 2016 referendum. Finally, the course reflects on the implications of these short-term and long-term trends for the UK’s future as a multinational state.

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12 hrs
Was it right to hold a Referendum on Brexit? activity icon

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Was it right to hold a Referendum on Brexit?

Explore your opinions alongside experts and other learners, to see whether a vote to leave the EU should have taken place.

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Brexit's two tribes: can they be brought together? article icon

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Brexit's two tribes: can they be brought together?

Is there a third way that the country can unite around?

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Northern Ireland’s dance to the music of time of Brexit

A Brexit settlement is dependent on Northern Ireland and Dr Leslie Budd discusses the complexed border issue.

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Brexit: What’s this fine mess you’ve gotten us into? (Apologies to Laurel and Hardy) article icon

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Brexit: What’s this fine mess you’ve gotten us into? (Apologies to Laurel and Hardy)

It's been over two years since the UK voted to leave the EU. What's the current situation with Brexit? Professor Norman Clark provides an update.

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Where does the law stand on universities being quizzed about what they teach about Brexit? article icon

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Where does the law stand on universities being quizzed about what they teach about Brexit?

Earlier this year Conservative MP Chris Heaton-Harris requested Univeristy course documents on Brexit from Vice Chancellors. Is this legal? Anne Wesemann investigates...

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International health service: How the NHS has always relied on overseas labour article icon

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International health service: How the NHS has always relied on overseas labour

Potential NHS staff from outside of European Economic Area (EEA) will shortly find it easier to secure permission to work in the UK. Yet doctors and nurses from the EEA may no longer have the right to do so. Dr Parvati Raghuram looks at how the NHS has depended on foreign workers since its creation.

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History offers Britain an important lesson on shutting down immigration

Britain’s struggle to come to terms with immigration is starting to look like a case of history repeating itself argues Dr Tendayi Bloom and Dr Katherine Tonkiss.

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Why is a second referendum not as simple as it sounds? article icon

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Why is a second referendum not as simple as it sounds?

For some, the idea of passing Brexit back to the UK electorate to have a final verdict on any deal has its attractions. But, warns Kenneth Armstrong, there's a number of problems that could make that impossible.

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Trump and Brexit: What do they owe to economists? article icon

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Trump and Brexit: What do they owe to economists?

The reasons for the Trump phenomenon and Brexit vote are many and various, but have we overlooked ways in which standard economics, by failing to take seriously the radical uncertainty endemic in modern political economies, has contributed to the populist turn? Richard Bronk argues that by mischaracterising their profession as able to make precise forecasts of uncertain futures – an impossible task – economists contributed to the current denigration of experts. More importantly, by assuming that people form rational expectations, they encouraged us to ignore the transformative power of simple narratives.

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