12th January 2017

RIP Professor Anthony King

Professor Anthony King, one of the most renowned academics in UK political science has sadly passed away at the age of 82. He was for many years a mainstay of the...

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RIP Professor Anthony King

Here's a useful article from the BBC providing a "report card" on elements of Obama's presidency.

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A Report Card on Obama's Presidency

I think students either love or hate the pressure group topic, in both UK and US politics - it's often very popular in exams, but also often not done very...

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US Pressure Groups Free Resources
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Politics students returning to the classroom after the New Year break and discussing the resignation of the UK's Ambassador to the EU might want to watch this classic clip from...

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Why Britain Joined the European Union
30th December 2016

The Rise of Strongman Politics

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Lionel Barber, editor of the FT, and Gideon Rachman discuss the major political events of 2016 - the year of illiberal democracy.

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The Rise of Strongman Politics
29th December 2016

Brexit 6 Months On

A new assessment has been produced on the state of play in Politics, Law and Economics six months on from the Brexit Vote.

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Brexit 6 Months On
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In the last instalment of the Electoral System series we have the Additional Member System.

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Additional Member System Explained
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Up next in our Electoral Systems series is the Single Transferable vote.

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Single Transferable Vote Explained

After a hair raising night that echoes June 23rd and the Brexit vote, the polls are closed, Trump has crossed the line and the world begins to come to terms...

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The US Presidential Election in Under 2 Minutes
7th November 2016

Alternative Vote Explained

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Next in the Electoral Systems series is that of the Alternative Vote. This is the electoral system that Britain held a referendum on in 2011.

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Alternative Vote Explained

Here's a handy guide from the BBC summarising the key messages and soundbites from the 2016 Autumn Party Conferences - good for getting to grips with key policies and analysing the...

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Political Party Conference summary
31st October 2016

First Past The Post Explained

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It is getting to that time of year, when students of A Level Politics begin to look at Electoral Systems. So to help you along here is a nice video...

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First Past The Post Explained

Here's this week's Politics news quiz. 5 multi-choice questions as either a Powerpoint quiz or paper version.

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Politics news quiz for w/e 28 October 2016
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Here is a new short video from the Financial Times explaining how the United States elects its president.

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How the US elects its president
27th October 2016

Primer on the US Supreme Court

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In this twenty-five minute video primer from Chatham House, broadcaster and author James Zirin provides an overview of the constitutional importance of the highest court.

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Primer on the US Supreme Court
25th October 2016

Half Term Political Fun

If you are looking for your political fix over the half term then why not look to Netflix? There are plenty of political series available for you!

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Half Term Political Fun

It was all going so well for the CETA (The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement) process between Canada and the EU. Brussels and Ottawa have spend seven years negotiating the...

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Walla where? How one region just larger than Wales wrecked CETA
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Michael Crick's Channel 4 piece last night on how big data might be influencing the US election is well worth a watch - slightly scary in many ways!

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How Big Data Might Shape the US Election

There is a good selection of resources on global politics available from the OUP in theirinteractive library of international relations, covering globalisation, theories/models of global politics (e.g. realism),...

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Global politics - library of resources

The news that the Labour Party has set out 170 Brexit-related questions to the government in order to scrutinise the Brexit process is a great starting point for teaching the Parliament...

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Introducing the Parliament topic

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