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  • Do enforced language tests help migrants integrate more smoothly? Creative commons image Icon Dingram_kiwi under Creative Commons BY-ND 4.0 license

    Do enforced language tests help migrants integrate more smoothly?

    By Miriam Faine

    An Australian perspective on why making English skills a key part of Citizenship may do less for social cohesion than...

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    19 Jul 2017

  • Do enforced language tests help migrants integrate more smoothly?

    Do enforced language tests help migrants integrate more smoothly? Creative commons image Icon Dingram_kiwi under Creative Commons BY-ND 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Jul 2017
    An Australian perspective on why making English skills a key part of Citizenship may do less for social cohesion than supporters of the idea believe.
  • Hospital: The cost of treatment Creative commons image Icon Chmee2 under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Hospital: The cost of treatment

    As new treatments come on stream, some carry a huge price tag. Closing the gap between what's possible, and what's...

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  • Hospital: The cost of treatment

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    As new treatments come on stream, some carry a huge price tag. Closing the gap between what's possible, and what's affordable, is a challenge for the staff,...
  • Inside the mind of Trump's true believers Creative commons image Icon Michael Vadon under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Inside the mind of Trump's true believers

    By Ronald W Pies

    Although his popularity ratings are low in the broader US population, Donald Trump can rely on the support of his...

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  • Inside the mind of Trump's true believers

    Inside the mind of Trump's true believers Creative commons image Icon Michael Vadon under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license New content
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    Although his popularity ratings are low in the broader US population, Donald Trump can rely on the support of his true believers. Ronald W Pies considers...
  • What would the proposed deal mean for EU citizens? Creative commons image Icon MPD01605 under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    What would the proposed deal mean for EU citizens?

    By Anne Wesemann

    Anne Wesemann considers the detail of the UK's proposals for how EU citizens living in the country could be treated...

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    10 Jul 2017

  • What would the proposed deal mean for EU citizens?

    What would the proposed deal mean for EU citizens? Creative commons image Icon MPD01605 under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license New content
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    Anne Wesemann considers the detail of the UK's proposals for how EU citizens living in the country could be treated after Brexit.
  • European identity, citizenship, borders, rights and justice - Student Hub Live's Brexit Special Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University, Standard Youtube Licence
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  • European identity, citizenship, borders, rights and justice - Student Hub Live's Brexit Special

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    Introductory level Duration 35 mins Updated 29 Jun 2017
    The fifth Brexit Special video from Student Hub Live.
  • Economy, business and development - Student Hub Live's Brexit Special Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University, Standard Youtube Licence
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  • Economy, business and development - Student Hub Live's Brexit Special

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    Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 29 Jun 2017
    The fourth Brexit Special video from Student Hub Live
  • The bargain is struck: Academic reaction to the DUP/Conservative deal Creative commons image Icon DUP Photos under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    The bargain is struck: Academic reaction to the DUP/Conservative deal

    Yesterday [26th June] the Conservatives signed a deal which earns Theresa May the support of Northern Ireland's DUP...

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    27 Jun 2017

  • The bargain is struck: Academic reaction to the DUP/Conservative deal

    The bargain is struck: Academic reaction to the DUP/Conservative deal Creative commons image Icon DUP Photos under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 27 Jun 2017
    Yesterday [26th June] the Conservatives signed a deal which earns Theresa May the support of Northern Ireland's DUP MPs. A range of academics offer their...
  • What does the Queen's Speech tell us about the next two years? Creative commons image Icon ukhouseoflords / Parliamentary copyright under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    What does the Queen's Speech tell us about the next two years?

    By Ben Williams

    Yesterday [June 21st] the Queen's Speech laid out the May government's plans for the next two years. In Ben...

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  • What does the Queen's Speech tell us about the next two years?

    What does the Queen's Speech tell us about the next two years? Creative commons image Icon ukhouseoflords / Parliamentary copyright under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Jun 2017
    Yesterday [June 21st] the Queen's Speech laid out the May government's plans for the next two years. In Ben Williams' view, it showed a wounded prime...
  • Could international law block a deal between Theresa May & the DUP? Creative commons image Icon Chatham House under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Could international law block a deal between Theresa May & the DUP?

    By Nick McKerrell

    Theresa May has yet to seal a deal with the DUP to keep her minority administration afloat. But even if they come to...

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  • Could international law block a deal between Theresa May & the DUP?

    Could international law block a deal between Theresa May & the DUP? Creative commons image Icon Chatham House under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Jun 2017
    Theresa May has yet to seal a deal with the DUP to keep her minority administration afloat. But even if they come to terms, there may be another block to...
  • Better regulation or austerity politics? Undoing social protection Creative commons image Icon Tom Pennington under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Better regulation or austerity politics? Undoing social protection

    By Prof Steve Tombs

    A move away from enforcement of rules governing business promised 'better regulation' - but, argues the OU's Steve...

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    20 Jun 2017

  • Better regulation or austerity politics? Undoing social protection

    Better regulation or austerity politics? Undoing social protection Creative commons image Icon Tom Pennington under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Jun 2017
    A move away from enforcement of rules governing business promised 'better regulation' - but, argues the OU's Steve Tombs, the result is a loss of specialist...

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  • 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    03 Mar 2016

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  • 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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    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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    Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences

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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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    If you’re keen to try university study and want to keep your options open, this...

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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

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    Does material consumption make us happier? Is parenting a social as well as an...

    BA (Honours) Politics, Philosophy and Economics

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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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    What causes riots? Is commercialisation eroding childhood? Does poverty lead to...