Society, Politics & Law 

How Trump tweets

Writing shortly after Donald Trump assumed office, Dr John Jewell observed that a new role hadn't changed the President's social media behaviour.

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Society, Politics & Law 

Tales of Trump told in Trumpian tones: Michael Wolff's Fire And Fury

With the overnight international bestseller Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, Michael Wolff utilises his ‘semipermanent seat’ on a West Wing sofa to offer an insider account of the Trump administration. While critical of Wolff’s writing style, methods and failure to separate clear falsehoods from certainties, Jonny Hall concedes that the book remains a gripping read that is at its most revealing when discussing the warring factions shaping Trump’s Presidency.

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Society, Politics & Law 

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.

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

Society, Politics & Law 

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
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Society, Politics & Law 

Does prison work?

Does prison work and what purpose does it serve? This free course allows you to listen to a discussion on the purpose, efficacy and regulation of prisons. Does prison benefit those serving the sentence or simply satisfy a public demand?

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1 hr

Society, Politics & Law 

Young people are not apathetic

Samantha Fletcher, Lecturer in the Department of Social Policy and Criminology, reflects on political change within the UK and the global response to economic inequalities young people face.

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Society, Politics & Law 

Revealed: what sexism in call centres can teach us about sexism in society

Call centres operate on the sexist attitudes embedded in society argues Dr Anna Kristina Hultgren, Senior Lecturer in English Language and Applied Linguistics at The Open University.

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Society, Politics & Law 

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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Money & Business 

You and your money and Brexit

How personal financial planning is influenced by, and impacts on, the external environment of social, economic and political factors, such as UK price inflation and the outcome of Brexit. 

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Society, Politics & Law 

Northern Ireland’s Brexit border: the promise of invisibility

What is happening with Northern Ireland's border and Brexit - and where are the negotiations going?

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Society, Politics & Law 

Hope for UK nationals living abroad after Brexit

How might ending free movement - or not - affect the British with lives and homes overseas?

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