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Growing plants, growing communities: Climate Camp, Veggie Gardens and Local Politics

Growing plants, growing communities: Climate Camp, Veggie Gardens and Local Politics Creative commons image Credit: heather buckley under CC-BY licence Updated content
Introductory Level Duration 5 mins Updated 17 Apr 2014
A former school site in East Sussex has become the focus for a fascinating cooperation between local politics and international activism.

Annihilating annuities

Annihilating annuities Creative commons image Credit: Catherine Pain New content
Updated 16 Apr 2014
They look like a trap, but we may miss them when they‘re gone, writes Alan Shipman.

Food: A nation of haves and have-nots

Food: A nation of haves and have-nots Creative commons image Credit: Catherine Pain New content
Updated 11 Apr 2014
The latest evidence about the growth in food banks reminds us that the Coalition's policies are making the situation worse, writes Dick Skellington.

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Political ordering

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Political ordering Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory Level Duration 10 hours Updated 04 Feb 2014
This unit asks questions about what states are and how they are involved in the processes of governing and ordering social life. Beginning from an...

Nationalism, self-determination and secession

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Intermediate Level Duration 8 hours Updated 17 Oct 2013
What makes a ‘nation’ and what makes peoples strive for nationhood? This unit will provide you with an introduction to studying political ideas by...

Rights and justice in international relations

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Rights and justice in international relations Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Advanced Level Duration 13 hours Updated 24 Aug 2012
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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Power, dissent, equality: understanding contemporary politics

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Power, dissent, equality: understanding contemporary politics Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Intermediate Level Duration 600 hours Updated 02 Feb 2013 Register by 05 Sep 2013
This fresh look at politics explores institutions and ideas – from parliament and the inner workings of power to decision making, protest and the...

Living political ideas

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Living political ideas Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Advanced Level Duration 600 hours Updated 02 Feb 2013 Register by 05 Sep 2013
This exciting course considers the ways in which political ideas ‘live’, demonstrating their relevance for understanding contemporary issues in...

BA (Honours) Politics, Philosophy and Economics

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BA (Honours) Politics, Philosophy and Economics Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 3600 hours Updated 14 Mar 2012
An internationally recognised combination of subjects, providing you with skills and understanding particularly relevant to many areas of public...