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  • IndyRef2?: A Scottish Referendum collection Creative commons image Icon Kyoshi Masamune under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license

    IndyRef2?: A Scottish Referendum collection

    After the Brexit vote, there are gathering calls for a second Scottish Independence Referendum. What might that mean...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 Mar 2017

  • IndyRef2?: A Scottish Referendum collection

    IndyRef2?: A Scottish Referendum collection Creative commons image Icon Kyoshi Masamune under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Mar 2017
    After the Brexit vote, there are gathering calls for a second Scottish Independence Referendum. What might that mean for Scotland, the UK and Europe?
  • What does the law say about a second Scottish independence referendum? Creative commons image Icon Ninian Reid under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    What does the law say about a second Scottish independence referendum?

    By Nick McKerrell

    Yesterday [13th March] Nicola Sturgeon demanded a second vote on Scottish Independence. In order to get to the ballot...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 Mar 2017

  • What does the law say about a second Scottish independence referendum?

    What does the law say about a second Scottish independence referendum? Creative commons image Icon Ninian Reid under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Mar 2017
    Yesterday [13th March] Nicola Sturgeon demanded a second vote on Scottish Independence. In order to get to the ballot box, the proposal would have to...
  • Northern Ireland has voted - so what happens next? Creative commons image Icon Sinn Fein under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Northern Ireland has voted - so what happens next?

    By John Garry

    Professor John Garry of Queen's, Belfast, explores what the results of the Stormont election last week might mean for...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    06 Mar 2017

  • Northern Ireland has voted - so what happens next?

    Northern Ireland has voted - so what happens next? Creative commons image Icon Sinn Fein under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 06 Mar 2017
    Professor John Garry of Queen's, Belfast, explores what the results of the Stormont election last week might mean for Northern Ireland - and the rest of the...
  • How far was the Brexit vote Creative commons image Icon Albert Bridge under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    How far was the Brexit vote "the will of the people" - and what does that mean?

    By Professor Benito Muller

    Some MPs who believe Brexit to be a bad idea still voted for the Article 50 bill, often claiming "the people have...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 Feb 2017

  • How far was the Brexit vote "the will of the people" - and what does that mean?

    How far was the Brexit vote Creative commons image Icon Albert Bridge under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Feb 2017
    Some MPs who believe Brexit to be a bad idea still voted for the Article 50 bill, often claiming "the people have spoken". Oxford's Benito Muller has some...
  • What does Marine LePen plan for France? Creative commons image Icon Blandine Le Cain under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    What does Marine LePen plan for France?

    By Professor Paul Smith

    The far-right Front National candidate for the French election, Marine LePen, has attempted to soften the image of...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Feb 2017

  • What does Marine LePen plan for France?

    What does Marine LePen plan for France? Creative commons image Icon Blandine Le Cain under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Feb 2017
    The far-right Front National candidate for the French election, Marine LePen, has attempted to soften the image of the party since taking over from her...
  • How is the internet helping ensure parliamentary accountability in Bangladesh? Creative commons image Icon Justin Brockie under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    How is the internet helping ensure parliamentary accountability in Bangladesh?

    By Rezwan

    Although Bangladeshi MPs are slow to adopt Facebook and other methods of directy communication with constituents, a...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    06 Feb 2017

  • How is the internet helping ensure parliamentary accountability in Bangladesh?

    How is the internet helping ensure parliamentary accountability in Bangladesh? Creative commons image Icon Justin Brockie under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 06 Feb 2017
    By Rezwan
    Although Bangladeshi MPs are slow to adopt Facebook and other methods of directy communication with constituents, a new service is closing the gap between...
  • Donald Trump, President elect: A collection Creative commons image Icon Gage Skidmore under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Donald Trump, President elect: A collection

    By The OpenLearn team

    This Friday, Donald Trump will be inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States. Experts from the OU and...

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    Updated on:

    17 Jan 2017

  • Donald Trump, President elect: A collection

    Donald Trump, President elect: A collection Creative commons image Icon Gage Skidmore under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Updated 17 Jan 2017
    This Friday, Donald Trump will be inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States. Experts from the OU and beyond share their insights into the man -...
  • Attacked but not hacked: How secure was the US election? Creative commons image Icon US Embassy The Hague under Creative Commons BY-ND 4.0 license

    Attacked but not hacked: How secure was the US election?

    By Dr Richard Forno

    Fears that hackers might try and alter figures at the ballot boxes were unfounded - but that doesn't mean the US...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 Nov 2016

  • Attacked but not hacked: How secure was the US election?

    Attacked but not hacked: How secure was the US election? Creative commons image Icon US Embassy The Hague under Creative Commons BY-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Nov 2016
    Fears that hackers might try and alter figures at the ballot boxes were unfounded - but that doesn't mean the US democratic process didn't come under exteme...
  • Trump and the triumph of hopeful nihilism Creative commons image Icon Gage Skidmore under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Trump and the triumph of hopeful nihilism

    By Dr Peter Bloom

    For many US voters, the election of President Donald Trump is a worrying step backwards. But for many...

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    Updated on:

    11 Nov 2016

  • Trump and the triumph of hopeful nihilism

    Trump and the triumph of hopeful nihilism Creative commons image Icon Gage Skidmore under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Updated 11 Nov 2016
    For many US voters, the election of President Donald Trump is a worrying step backwards. But for many others, his rise to power is an exciting...
  • Why the economy can't explain Trump or Brexit Creative commons image Icon Gage Skidmore under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Why the economy can't explain Trump or Brexit

    By Eric Kaufmann

    Two shocks to the political system, but neither, says Eric Kaufmann, were driven by personal economic circumstances.

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    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    10 Nov 2016

  • Why the economy can't explain Trump or Brexit

    Why the economy can't explain Trump or Brexit Creative commons image Icon Gage Skidmore under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 10 Nov 2016
    Two shocks to the political system, but neither, says Eric Kaufmann, were driven by personal economic circumstances.

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  • The law-making process in England and Wales

    This free course, The law-making process in England and Wales, introduces you to the sources of law in England and Wales. It examines the...

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    Free course

    15 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    21 Mar 2016

  • Democracy? You think you know?

    Participating in the democratic processes is seen as being a fundamental aspect of citizenship. All pupils need a broad knowledge and understanding...

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    Free course

    8 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    17 Mar 2016

  • Democracy? You think you know?

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    Democracy? You think you know? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 8 hours Updated 17 Mar 2016
    Participating in the democratic processes is seen as being a fundamental aspect of...
  • Contemporary Wales

    This free course provides an accessible and lively social science account of contemporary Wales. It introduces key aspects of the economy, society,...

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    15 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Mar 2016

  • Contemporary Wales

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    Contemporary Wales Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 15 hours Updated 08 Mar 2016
    This free course provides an accessible and lively social science account of...
  • The Birth of Comedy

    Take the topical satire of Have I Got News For You and mix thoroughly with the adolescent humour of The Inbetweeners, add in a healthy dose of Monty Python...

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    1 hour 15 mins

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    15 Aug 2013

  • The Birth of Comedy

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    The Birth of Comedy Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Intermediate level Duration 1 hour 15 mins Updated 15 Aug 2013
    Take the topical satire of Have I Got News For You and mix thoroughly with the...
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