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Dangerous Borders: A Journey across India and Pakistan

Adnan Sarwar and Babita Sharma travel the still-volatile border of Pakistan and India.

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Milton Keynes and Me

Filmmaker Richard Macer goes home to Milton Keynes as both are about to turn 50.

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What is politics?

This free course, What is politics?, introduces you to the world of politics. It is dedicated primarily to answering the question of what politics is. Although the question might seem rather simple, it elicits various, often contradictory responses. As you will realise, in politics as in much of the humanities and social sciences definitive answers are difficult to come by. What politics is and equally, who does it, and where it is done are hotly debated and highly contested. This OpenLearn course will introduce you to some of these debates, and their implications for the study and practice of politics.

Free course
15 hrs
Dangerous Borders: A Journey across India and Pakistan Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: October Films BBC Two

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Dangerous Borders: A Journey across India and Pakistan

Adnan Sarwar and Babita Sharma travel the still-volatile border of Pakistan and India.

TV Programme
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Does the 2017 election show that the UK has a broken electoral system?

The Electoral Reform Society's report into this summer's General Election shows a system badly in need of an overhaul, says Ben Williams.

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Crimes of the powerful

This free course examines the complexities of, and barriers to, setting new criminological research agendas by considering the difficulties associated with conducting research on crimes of the powerful.

Free course
2 hrs
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Brexiting Hub

Britain is currently negotiating its departure from the European Union. The Brexiting Hub is here to help make sense of what this means for the nations, for Europe - and for you.

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General Election 2017: A collection

An extraordinary period in British political life, as seen by OpenLearn. Dig into our election coverage from the seven-week campaign nobody was expecting.

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President Trump: A collection

The first six months of his presidency have shown that - whatever your opinion of him - Donald Trump is unlike any American Preident of the modern era. Here, OU experts - and others - share their commentary on Donald Trump, and his impact on America and beyond.

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House of Lords: an audio collection

Dr Richard Heffernan discusses the past, present and future of the House of Lords.

Audio
30 mins