Mark Diffley, social researcher, Catherine Stihler MEP, Alex Neil MSP and Kirsty Hughes, writer and commentator, explore how the individual nations of the United Kingdom may respond to Brexit. They reflect on the results of the referendum in which 62% of Scotish voters opted to remain in the European Union, and on the growing disparity between European politicians and voters across the continent.
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.Learn more ❯From Brexit to the break-up of Britain?
Are we seeing the start of a new political, ideological and cultural order? Dr Eleni Andreouli weighs the evidence.Read now ❯Methods in Motion: An emerging politics of Brexit
What is happening with Northern Ireland's border and Brexit - and where are the negotiations going?Read now ❯Northern Ireland’s Brexit border: the promise of invisibility
Learn about the EU and how it extends, limits or replaces the work of national governments, in the opening video of the Student Hub Live Brexit special.Watch now ❯What is the EU? - Student Hub Live's Brexit Special
Politics, philosophy and economics (PPE) are central to understanding how modern societies are organised and governed. By studying them together you'll gain a combination of skills that's in high demand across the private, public and non-profit sectors. Whilst PPE has been described as 'the degree that runs Britain', this combination is better viewed as the study of how countries are run, what motivates and constrains their rulers and residents, and how social order and prosperity are best understood and promoted. All three disciplines are presented in up-to-date form, covering alternative as well as 'mainstream' approaches and firmly rooted in the real world.Learn more ❯BA (Honours) Politics, Philosophy and Economics