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GV311 (2014/15) Week 20: General Elections in Britain
Recorded on: 1 April 2015
Speakers: Professor Vernon Bogdanor
Is the 2015 election different from earlier ones or is the pattern set? Is Britain moving towards more coalitions and...
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GV311 (2014/15) Week 19: British government’s relations with Europe (part 2)
Recorded on: 20 March 2015
Speakers: Professor Simon Hix
These two lectures will consider the UK’s formal relations with the European Union, the Council of Europe, and other...
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GV311 (2014/15) Week 18: British government’s relations with Europe (part 1)
Recorded on: 13 March 2015
GV311 (2014/15) Week 17: Accountability to Parliament
Recorded on: 2 March 2015
Speakers: Richard Bacon MP
Richard Bacon MP looks at the accountability of government to Parliament in the light of Parliamentarians’ belief there...
GV311 (2014/15) Week 16: Select Committees
Recorded on: 24 February 2015
Speakers: Professor George Jones
Professor George Jones examines the evolution of Parliamentary select committees within the UK Parliament, in...
GV311 (2014/15) Week 15: Media, politics and government
Recorded on: 18 February 2015
Speakers: Professor Charlie Beckett
We consider the way the press, TV and radio have traditionally been seen as a key feature of British government and...
GV311 (2014/15) Week 14: Policy-making and external influences
Recorded on: 13 February 2015
Speakers: Professor Ed Page
Will consider the ways policy is made and the processes it goes through prior to implementation. Party election...
GV311 (2014/15) Week 13: Scotland and the UK
Recorded on: 9 February 2015
Speakers: Professor Jim Gallagher
This theme will explore the future of Scotland within the UK in the context of the 2014 independence referendum. The...
GV311 (2014/15) Week 12: Recent Reform
Recorded on: 26 January 2015
Speakers: Professor Gerry Stoker
Reforms to Parliament and other key institutions, including issues such as the number of MPs and constituencies,...
GV311 (2014/15) Week 11: The judiciary, the courts and justice
Recorded on: 22 January 2015
Speakers: Professor Conor Gearty
Judges, the court system and wider justice arrangements are a major element in the British constitutional arrangements....
GV311 (2014/15) Week 10: Political Parties and Elections – part 2
Recorded on: 18 December 2014
Speakers: Professor Patrick Dunleavy
The development of political parties will be described as will party loyalty and bases of support. Protest voting and...
GV311 (2014/15) Week 9: Political Parties and Elections – part 1
Recorded on: 10 December 2014
GV311 (2014/15) Week 8: Public finance and taxation
Recorded on: 1 December 2014
Speakers: Professor Tony Travers
Examines the way taxation is determined and levied, and how public expenditure is planned and controlled. The operation...
GV311 (2014/15) Week 7: Sub-national and local government
Recorded on: 26 November 2014
The importance of 19th century municipal development and the subsequent decline of local government power will be...
GV311 (2014/15) Week 6: The Civil Service and QUANGOs
Recorded on: 24 November 2014
Speakers: Professor Kate Jenkins
The development of the contemporary civil service, in particular its traditions of impartiality and generalism, the...
GV311 (2014/15) Week 5: Parliament and Government
Recorded on: 6 November 2014
The operation of the UK Parliament today, including key officers, the Parliamentary roles of government and Opposition,...
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GV311 (2014/15) Week 4: Development of modern British government
Recorded on: 3 November 2014
Speakers: Professor Alan Sked
Changes since 1945, in particular, will be examined, including the creation of a fully-democratic franchise, the...
GV311 (2014/15) Week 3: Evolution of State and Constitution
Recorded on: 24 October 2014
Speakers: Professor Martin Loughlin
The development of the key institutions, notably the Monarchy and Parliament, which constitute today’s system of...
GV311 (2014/15) Week 2: Philosophy, Ideas and British Politics
Recorded on: 17 October 2014
Speakers: Professor Paul Kelly
The key philosophical influences that affect contemporary British politics.
GV311 (2014/15) Week 1: Introduction
Recorded on: 9 October 2014
An introduction to the key themes that will be covered during this lecture series.
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