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From Brexit to the break-up of Britain? free course icon Level 1 icon

Society, Politics & Law 

From Brexit to the break-up of Britain?

This free course, From Brexit to the break-up of Britain?, sets the experience of Brexit in the context of the UK. It first analyses Brexit as a symptom of the political, economic and social geography of the UK, focusing on its uneven development in a country increasingly dominated by London and the South East of England. It then considers how the divisions within the UK (within England as well as between England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) were reflected in the voting patterns of the 2016 referendum. Finally, the course reflects on the implications of these short-term and long-term trends for the UK’s future as a multinational state.

Free course
12 hrs
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The dilemmas facing the Labour party article icon

Society, Politics & Law 

The dilemmas facing the Labour party

The EU withdrawal agreement will only make Labour’s Brexit difficulties worse, says Dr William Brown, and the party needs to urgently find some greater clarity.

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The battle to save May’s middle way from falling between two Stuhls  article icon

Society, Politics & Law 

The battle to save May’s middle way from falling between two Stuhls

Theresa May is facing many challenges over Brexit and Alan Shipman reviews some of the major obstacles ahead of her.

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What happened to ‘No Deal is Better than a Bad Deal’? article icon

Society, Politics & Law 

What happened to ‘No Deal is Better than a Bad Deal’?

Negotiations are considered a fine art and Alan Shipman looks at the blunders made trying to secure a deal for Brexit with the EU.

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Is Theresa May leading the country into a liminal hotspot? article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology 

Is Theresa May leading the country into a liminal hotspot?

Professor Paul Stenner introduces a contemporary social psychological concept.

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Fit for office - the dark triad and selection of MPs article icon

Society, Politics & Law 

Fit for office - the dark triad and selection of MPs

Dr Volker Patent looks at what we can learn from Brexit and how this reflects on those who represent us in Parliament and the processes by which they get there.

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How time and place matter for migrants’ social mobility article icon

Society, Politics & Law 

How time and place matter for migrants’ social mobility

Dr Umut Erel, a Senior Lecturer at The Open University, explores how migrants’ cultural, social and economic resources impact on their settlement in the countries of destination.

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Society, Politics & Law 

Human rights and law

Human rights now seem to take precedent over many areas of our lives, but where do these rights come from and how did they develop? This free course, Human rights and the law, looks at the impact of the European Convention on Human Rights and its influence on law in the UK and examines the Human Rights Act 1998.

Free course
20 hrs
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Society, Politics & Law

Human rights and law

Human rights now seem to take precedent over many areas of our lives, but where do these rights come from and how did they develop? This free course, Human rights and the law, looks at the impact of the European Convention on Human Rights and its influence on law in the UK and examines the Human Rights Act 1998.

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Was it right to hold a Referendum on Brexit? activity icon

Society, Politics & Law 

Was it right to hold a Referendum on Brexit?

Explore your opinions alongside experts and other learners, to see whether a vote to leave the EU should have taken place.

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Brexit's two tribes: can they be brought together? article icon

Society, Politics & Law 

Brexit's two tribes: can they be brought together?

Is there a third way that the country can unite around?

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Northern Ireland’s dance to the music of time of Brexit article icon

Society, Politics & Law 

Northern Ireland’s dance to the music of time of Brexit

A Brexit settlement is dependent on Northern Ireland and Dr Leslie Budd discusses the complexed border issue.

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