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Government of the UK and Ireland

The module is designed to provoke thought, challenge preconceptions, stimulate questions about the nature of government in the UK and Ireland. Thus, it considers key concepts such as political culture, socialisation, devolution, and governance. This module aims to provoke thought, challenge preconceptions, stimulate questions and to nourish inquisitive minds more than to provide a set diet of ready-made `answers'. What are the contextual parameters within which modern government functions? What is the political culture within British and Irish society and what is the role of the media? What is the appropriate spatial distribution of governmental power, i.e. the territorial dimension? Inevitably, the issues raised by these questions make for argument and introduce conflicting... Show More

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