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Agriculture in Southwest Donegal, 1983

By 1983, Irish agriculture was set within the wider context of the European Economic Community (now European Union) and not just the English market, and was the principal economic activity in Southwest Donegal.

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The rural dimension – after rundale

How did the rural areas of Western Ireland change after the rundale system was replaced?

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Society, Politics & Law 

Social construction and social constructionism

Within the field of social sciences the terms 'social construction' and 'social constructionism' are frequently used, particularly in relation to social policy. This free course, Social construction and social constructionism, will enable you to achieve a greater definition and understanding of these terms.

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Society, Politics & Law 

Political ordering

This free course, Political ordering, asks questions about what states are and how they are involved in the processes of governing and ordering social life. Building from an awareness of just how much of everyday life involves the state, the course questions whether states have this authority to govern. It also asks about situations in which states may not be able to command such authority where their governing role is not accepted as legitimate.

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10 hrs
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Society, Politics & Law 

Timeline: The Criminalisation of Asylum

This timeline looks at the illegalisation of asylum seeking and the consequences it can have on people seeking sanctuary.

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Society, Politics & Law 

The drug legislation dilemma

UK drug policy is “disastrous” says Open University Visiting Professor and former government advisor David Nutt. In a lecture at the OU the professor called for scientists to have greater input to the control of illegal substances.

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Society, Politics & Law 

A short history of (mis)representing poverty

Use this tool to explore this short history of (mis)representing poverty 

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Society, Politics & Law 

Statistics and the law

With clean-up rates and reoffending numbers, discussions of crime often circle back to statistics. But are these 'facts' really such reliable witnesses?

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Nature & Environment 

Transforming equality to fight climate change

Andrew Simms draws attention to the urgency of climate change and argues that redistribution and a rise in equality is essential for us to meet the challenge

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OU on the BBC: Can Gerry Robinson Fix The NHS?

Gerry Robinson faced the biggest business challenge of his life: an NHS hospital.

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