Mark Diffley, social researcher, Catherine Stihler MEP, Alex Neil MSP and Kirsty Hughes, writer and commentator, explore how the individual nations of the United Kingdom may respond to Brexit. They reflect on the results of the referendum in which 62% of Scotish voters opted to remain in the European Union, and on the growing disparity between European politicians and voters across the continent.
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.Learn more ❯From Brexit to the break-up of Britain?
Are we seeing the start of a new political, ideological and cultural order? Dr Eleni Andreouli weighs the evidence.Read now ❯Methods in Motion: An emerging politics of Brexit
What is happening with Northern Ireland's border and Brexit - and where are the negotiations going?Read now ❯Northern Ireland’s Brexit border: the promise of invisibility
Learn about the EU and how it extends, limits or replaces the work of national governments, in the opening video of the Student Hub Live Brexit special.Watch now ❯What is the EU? - Student Hub Live's Brexit Special
Where do social order (and disorder) come from? How can we make ourselves richer, and does society always gain? What does justice mean, how do we define our rights? Politics, philosophy and economics (PPE) – and the ideas and values that inform them – are central to how modern societies are organised and governed. This degree explores fundamental questions of power and ideology, beliefs and values, and how income and wealth are produced and distributed. As well as gaining insight into debates that dominate the daily news, you’ll learn a range of skills and techniques to help you analyse and contribute to the discussion. You’ll also gain a deeper understanding of the way arguments (and public policies) are constructed in theory and tested in practice. These analytical and critical skills are highly valued by employers in a broad range of occupations, across the private and public sectors.Learn more ❯BA (Honours) Politics, Philosophy and Economics