West European Studies | British Politics
W405 | 4185 | Summers

J. Summers  10:10-11:00a   MWF   WH 121
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This course will survey the politics and government of the United
In addition to acquainting ourselves with the British political
system, the course will give us the opportunity to examine Britain
from the perspective of various theories of politics.  We will
consider issues such as Britian's changing structures of government;
Conservatives, Social Democrats, and the "Third Way"; Britain in (and
out of) Europe; the roles of class, race, and gender in British
politics; Northern Ireland; individual and human rights; and other
perennial and timely topics.  Much of our focus will be upon
situating Britain within comparative and theoretical contexts, to
reveal how understanding politics in Britain can help us to
understand politics. Finally, if current predictions hold, we should
also get the opportunity this semester to follow the run-up to a
British general election.