British Government will not be running in 2015/2016. The information below refers to the course when it was active. However, the videos from sessions remain available.
The course will provide an introduction to contemporary British government, notably the institutions involved and processes of policy-making. The first part of the course will explain the evolution of British government from the earliest times, including the philosophical ideas that have come to underpin contemporary politics. The key institutions of British government will be described and analysed, focusing on factors that explain the functioning of a complex modern State. By the end of the course, students will have a practical understanding of the entire system of British government and the influences that affect it.
Lectures were given by expert speakers from within the LSE and outside.
The Course Director is Professor Tony Travers.
For more information please see the course structure and speaker list. Previous lectures and lecture slides are available to view online.