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Cider: The new politics of food

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Cider: The new politics of food Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2010
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 24 Oct 2010
As police crack down on social problems such as binge drinking, how can a small artisan cider maker take cider away from the streets and back onto...

Thailand: The Politics of Blood

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Thailand: The Politics of Blood Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2010
Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 24 Oct 2010
In Thailand, the international media is the battleground for political ideas. Protests have become increasingly dramatic and well organised. In...

The Politics of Participation

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The Politics of Participation Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2010
Introductory level Duration 25 mins Updated 25 Jun 2010
Why do people choose to vote, or indeed, not to vote? The Open University's Professor Michael Saward is joined by his colleagues Paul Lewis and...

Politics as performance

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Politics as performance Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2010
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 05 May 2010
The great US President Abraham Lincoln famously said ‘You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but...

In conversation with Terry Waite

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In conversation with Terry Waite Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2010
Introductory level Duration 25 mins Updated 25 Mar 2010
How was Terry Waite able to build rapport with an Islamic extremist group? After being held captive for nearly four years, the former hostage has...

Doreen Massey: Space, Place and Politics

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Doreen Massey: Space, Place and Politics Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2009
Introductory level Duration 2 hours 45 mins Updated 07 Aug 2009
Why does geography matter? Open University Professor Doreen Massey has devoted her life to the subject, speaking passionately about the...

Reith Lectures 2009: A new citizenship debate

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Reith Lectures 2009: A new citizenship debate Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2009
Introductory level Duration 25 mins Updated 11 Jun 2009
Professor Michael Sandel, the 2009 Reith Lecturer, is one of the most influential political theorists of our time. In this short introduction to...

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Environmental Ethics

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Environmental Ethics Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2008
Introductory level Duration 25 mins Updated 11 Feb 2010
To what extent does Man have a right to exploit nature in order to live? Do animals have rights? Should we modify the genes of crops if it allows...

Participatory development in action

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Participatory development in action Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2009
Introductory level Duration 1 hour 45 mins Updated 21 Jul 2009
Do you take your access to water for granted? The Peruvian and Tanzanian communities featured in this album certainly don’t. This album examines...

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International relations: continuity and change in global politics

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International relations: continuity and change in global politics Copyrighted image Credit: Dreamstime Updated content
Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 01 Sep 2014 Register by 11 Sep 2014
Studying this module will help you to understand the key areas of change and the major problems in international relations today.