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  • Could Brexit allow the UK to drop the ban on cloning? Creative commons image Icon Based on an original artwork by Chris Andrew under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Could Brexit allow the UK to drop the ban on cloning?

    By Hugh McLachlan

    Human cloning is currently banned under EU law. Brexit should allow the UK to dump this rule, believes Hugh McLachlan.

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    22 Feb 2018

  • Could Brexit allow the UK to drop the ban on cloning?

    Could Brexit allow the UK to drop the ban on cloning? Creative commons image Icon Based on an original artwork by Chris Andrew under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Feb 2018
    Human cloning is currently banned under EU law. Brexit should allow the UK to dump this rule, believes Hugh McLachlan.
  • Young people are not apathetic Creative commons image Icon Paul Stein under CC-BY licence under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Young people are not apathetic

    By Samantha Fletcher

    Samantha Fletcher, Lecturer in the Department of Social Policy and Criminology, reflects on political change within...

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    22 Feb 2018

  • Young people are not apathetic

    Young people are not apathetic Creative commons image Icon Paul Stein under CC-BY licence under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 22 Feb 2018
    Samantha Fletcher, Lecturer in the Department of Social Policy and Criminology, reflects on political change within the UK and the global response to...
  • How might Brexit affect Wales? Creative commons image Icon Mario Sánchez Prada under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    How might Brexit affect Wales?

    By The OpenLearn team

    Leading experts offer a perspective on how the results of the Brexit negotiations may impact Wales following the...

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    15 Feb 2018

  • How might Brexit affect Wales?

    How might Brexit affect Wales? Creative commons image Icon Mario Sánchez Prada under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 15 Feb 2018
    Leading experts offer a perspective on how the results of the Brexit negotiations may impact Wales following the decision to leave the European Union.
  • Election days: 1868 - Herring and mutton Creative commons image Icon Atle Grimsby under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Election days: 1868 - Herring and mutton

    Why did Liberals wave herring in the streets on polling day in 1868?

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    14 Feb 2018

  • Election days: 1868 - Herring and mutton

    Election days: 1868 - Herring and mutton Creative commons image Icon Atle Grimsby under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Feb 2018
    Why did Liberals wave herring in the streets on polling day in 1868?
  • The impact of Jacob Zuma on the ANC and South Africa Creative commons image Icon Russian President kremlin.ru under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    The impact of Jacob Zuma on the ANC and South Africa

    By Professor Cheryl Hendricks

    South Africa struggles with a leader who knows he must relinquish office, but refuses to go. The misery of such a...

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    13 Feb 2018

  • The impact of Jacob Zuma on the ANC and South Africa

    The impact of Jacob Zuma on the ANC and South Africa Creative commons image Icon Russian President kremlin.ru under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Feb 2018
    South Africa struggles with a leader who knows he must relinquish office, but refuses to go. The misery of such a situation is tarnishing his party and his...
  • How might Brexit affect Scotland? Creative commons image Icon Andrew Gustar under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    How might Brexit affect Scotland?

    By The OpenLearn team

    Leading experts offer a perspective on how the results of the Brexit negotiations may impact Scotland following...

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    13 Feb 2018

  • How might Brexit affect Scotland?

    How might Brexit affect Scotland? Creative commons image Icon Andrew Gustar under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license New content
    Updated 13 Feb 2018
    Leading experts offer a perspective on how the results of the Brexit negotiations may impact Scotland following the decision to leave the European Union.
  • 100 Years of Votes for (some) Women

    It's the centenary of the Representation of the People Act, which allowed some women over the age of 30 to...

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    06 Feb 2018

  • 100 Years of Votes for (some) Women

    Introductory level Updated 06 Feb 2018
    It's the centenary of the Representation of the People Act, which allowed some women over the age of 30 to vote. Explore suffrage and women's...
  • A short guide to the Customs Union: An OpenLearn watching brief Creative commons image Icon Benutzer:Gilman under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
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    05 Feb 2018

  • A short guide to the Customs Union: An OpenLearn watching brief

    A short guide to the Customs Union: An OpenLearn watching brief Creative commons image Icon Benutzer:Gilman under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 05 Feb 2018
    Want to understand the question of being inside or outside the European Customs Union - and why it matters? Our collection of short videos will help make...
  • What does Brexit mean for imports and exports? Creative commons image Icon Danny Howard under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    What does Brexit mean for imports and exports?

    By Dr Andrew Grainger

    When the UK has left the European Union, it's probable international trade will require new layers of bureaucracy and...

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    05 Feb 2018

  • What does Brexit mean for imports and exports?

    What does Brexit mean for imports and exports? Creative commons image Icon Danny Howard under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 05 Feb 2018
    When the UK has left the European Union, it's probable international trade will require new layers of bureaucracy and increased customs activity, warns...
  • The ISIS winter: The environmental impact of Middle East conflict Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: I Marine Expeditionary Force
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    31 Jan 2018

  • The ISIS winter: The environmental impact of Middle East conflict

    The ISIS winter: The environmental impact of Middle East conflict Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: I Marine Expeditionary Force
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 31 Jan 2018
    The media has moved on since the burning oil wells were extinguished, but for Iraqis, the pollution impacts add to the day-to-day misery.

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  • Scottish courts and the law

    This free course, Scottish courts and the law, explores the role, function and purpose of the courts in Scotland and their relationship with the...

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    Scottish courts and the law
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 10 Feb 2018
    This free course, Scottish courts and the law, explores the role, function and...
  • China and the USA: cooperation or conflict?

    This free course explores the relationship between China and the United States and analyses whether China’s rapid rise will lead to greater...

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    China and the USA: cooperation or conflict?
    Advanced level Duration 15 hours Updated 19 Jan 2017
    This free course explores the relationship between China and the United States and...
  • Politics, media and war: 9/11 and its aftermaths

    The terrorist attacks of 9/11 not only cost some 3,000 lives, they also deeply scarred the American consciousness and made a deep impact on US...

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  • Politics, media and war: 9/11 and its aftermaths

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    The terrorist attacks of 9/11 not only cost some 3,000 lives, they also deeply...
  • Nationalism, self-determination and secession

    What makes a 'nation' and what makes peoples strive for nationhood? This free course, Nationalism, self-determination and secession, will provide...

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  • Nationalism, self-determination and secession

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    What makes a 'nation' and what makes peoples strive for nationhood? This free...
  • The USA, power and international order: Foreign policy under Obama

    President Obama's inauguration in 2009 seemed to herald a new era in US foreign policy and international relations. But the Bush years had left a...

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    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    08 Mar 2016

  • The USA, power and international order: Foreign policy under Obama

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    Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 08 Mar 2016
    President Obama's inauguration in 2009 seemed to herald a new era in US foreign...
  • 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...

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    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    07 Mar 2016

  • What is politics?

    What is politics?
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    This free course, What is politics?, introduces you to the world of politics. It...
  • Rights and justice in international relations

    Can the concept of human rights be applied across borders or are rights culturally specific? Is it realistic, or even desirable, to aim at an...

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    13 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    03 Mar 2016

  • Rights and justice in international relations

    Rights and justice in international relations Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Advanced level Duration 13 hours Updated 03 Mar 2016
    Can the concept of human rights be applied across borders or are rights culturally...
  • Political ordering

    This free course, Political ordering, asks questions about what states are and how they are involved in the processes of governing and ordering...

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  • Political ordering

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    This free course, Political ordering, asks questions about what states are and how...
  • Welfare reconstruction

    This free course examines the approach adopted by Tony Blair and New Labour to welfare reconstruction in the United Kingdom. Using extracts from...

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    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    05 Feb 2016

  • Welfare reconstruction

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    This free course examines the approach adopted by Tony Blair and New Labour to...

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences

    Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
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    Are you interested in what shapes the lives we lead and the decisions we make?...

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    Over 40 per cent of OU students who graduate do so with an Open degree. It’s a...

    Certificate of Higher Education Open

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    Duration 1200 hours Updated 19 Feb 2018
    If you’re keen to try university study and want to keep your options open, this...

    Diploma of Higher Education Open

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    Studying at university level is not just about gaining a degree. We also offer a...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Combined Social Sciences

    Diploma of Higher Education in Combined Social Sciences Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 19 Feb 2018
    Does material consumption make us happier? Is parenting a social as well as an...

    BA (Honours) Politics, Philosophy and Economics

    BA (Honours) Politics, Philosophy and Economics Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
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    Where do social order (and disorder) come from? How can we make ourselves richer,...

    BA (Honours) Combined Social Sciences

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    Duration 3600 hours Updated 19 Feb 2018
    What causes riots? Is commercialisation eroding childhood? Does poverty lead to...