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The spaces of politics

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The spaces of politics Creative commons image The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
Intermediate level Duration 20 mins Updated 13 Feb 2015
What are the spaces of politics beyond the usual buildings of parliament? Three Open University academics tell us in this video.

OU on the BBC: Inside the Commons - ARCHIVE PAGE

OU on the BBC: Inside the Commons - ARCHIVE PAGE Copyrighted image Copyright: BBC
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 29 Jan 2015
This major four-part series from inside the House Of Commons gives viewers unparalleled access to places where cameras are normally forbidden. 

The Great Fall: Germany's current political landscape

The Great Fall: Germany's current political landscape Copyrighted image Copyright: Mark Waters | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 06 Nov 2014
Have important roles in German politics been taken over by East Germans since the fall of the Berlin wall?

The Great Fall: Berlin’s ‘Freedom’ concert

The Great Fall: Berlin’s ‘Freedom’ concert Creative commons image Allan Warren under CC BY-SA 3.0) license under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 03 Nov 2014
How did the Berlin 'Freedom' concert come about after the Fall of the Berlin Wall, and what significance has music played in Germany's past?

International Relations

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International Relations Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 1 hour 15 mins Updated 27 Aug 2014
What are the prospects for cooperation or cooperation in the international system? Will states always be primarily concerned with their own...

A taxing question

A taxing question Creative commons image Tree Santos under CC-BY-ND licence under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 06 Aug 2014
Scotland's bid for independence is posing many questions, one of the most important questions concerns funding. So, what effect will devolution...

Why does music matter?

Why does music matter? Creative commons image Mic Wernej under CC-BY-NC-ND licence under Creative-Commons license
Updated 11 Mar 2014
Nearly everyone likes music - but is it important? And have cultural theoriticians been turning it down when they should be pumping up the volume?...

What makes a great speech?

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What makes a great speech? Copyrighted image Copyright: © Bambi L. Dingman | Dreamstime.com
Updated 28 Aug 2013
Connecting with an audience is one of the most critical aspects of great speech-making. See how Barack Obama mastered it by using flattery and...