Is there a Crisis in World Journalism? Dr Suzanne Franks
Suzanne Franks is Director of Research at Kent University’s Centre for Journalism. At the start of her journalism career she worked with the BBC as a researcher on documentaries and then joined the Television Current Affairs department, producing programmes such as Newsnight, Watchdog, The Money Programme and Panorama. In the 1990s she started an independent production company, Sevenday Productions, which was awarded the first outside contract for the televising of Parliament. She was based in
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Learning outcomes

After studying this unit you should be able to:

  • explain how Acts of Parliament originate;

  • discuss the process by which rules become law;

  • understand the role of Parliament in making legal rules;

  • understand the difference between primary and delegated legislation;

  • understand the role of delegated legislation;

  • read and discuss Acts of Parliament;

  • evaluate the influence of pressure groups on
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Learning outcomes

After studying this unit you should be able to:

  • consider what is law and what are the sources of law;

  • understand the legal history of Scotland;

  • explain how Acts of the Scottish Parliament originate;

  • understand the role of Scottish Parliament in making law;

  • understand the difference between primary and delegated legislation;

  • read and discuss Acts of the Scottish Parliament;

  • understand the ro
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Influencing Government
 This podcast gives a behind the scenes look at life as a backbencher in Parliament.

MP for Broxtowe, Dr Nick Palmer, explains how you can get a start in the career and once there how to influence policies and Prime Ministers.

Dr Palmer was speaking at the second seminar in a series hosted by the Centre for British Politics.


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Rebuilding parliament
 Will there be reform in Parliament or will the election put the process on hold? Reformer and Shadow Business Secretary the Rt Hon Kenneth Clarke, looks ahead to the election and weighs up possible outcomes.

Mr Clarke was recently at the University to speak in the Centre for British Politics' Spring Seminar Series

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Parliament: hung, drawn and quartered?
 The City has warned a hung parliament could spell further trouble for the economy, but would it be such a bad thing?

Cross Bench Peer, Lord David Ownen, talks to the Podcast about his feelings on the subject and why a hung parliament is almost needed at time of crisis.

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Capitalism: can it ever be moral?
Is it possible – or desirable – to reform capitalism so that it behaves better? A panel of speakers discuss the issues raised in Larry Elliot's new book Crisis and Recovery: ethics, economics and justice| (cowritten with Rowan Williams). Larry Elliott is the economics editor of The Guardian. Jon Cruddas is the Member of Parliament for Dagenham and Rainham. Professor Chandran Kukathas holds the chair of Political Theory in the Department of Government at LSE. He is the author of The Liberal A
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Introduction to European politics
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught in Spring Semester 2009 This module seeks to provide students with an understanding of the rationale and key stages of European integration, as well as of the institutions of the European Union and its functioning. Topics covered will include an overview of the History of European integration, key approaches to integration, the main institutions (Council, Commission, Court of Justice, European Parliament)
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IPL: Cancer: the problem and the promise
Professor Parry Guilford's Inaugural Professorial Lecture. Tuesday, 29 October 2013.
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English Civil War - BBC Learning Zone (Part 1)
Part one of the Learning Zone's program on the English Civil War. This first part covers the background to the war including Charles I's character, his portraits and his execution. There is reference to Charles I's family, images of the palaces and pieces or art Charles had and to the role of theatre plays of the time. The video explains Charles I's belief on the divine rights of Kings. The Parliament started to have problems with the king. The attempt to imprison the 5 members of royal oppositi
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Palliative Care – Shedding Light on Euthanasia
The ethics of euthanasia continue to be debated in Parliament, the National Assembly, in the media and around dinner tables everywhere. It is one of the most difficult issues with which a society must deal. Who better to shed light on this difficult question than one who has dedicated her career to transforming the culture of dying - through research, pioneering treatment and care for patients with life-limiting and terminal illnesses?
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Design in Nature [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Sarah Coakley, Professor John Cottingham, Professor John Worrall | The idea that nature displays an inherent purpose, and more generally the hand of a wise designer, may have suffered a blow from Darwinian science, but it seems not to have been a death-blow. Indeed, from both academic and popular wings of theist opinion there is still considerable interest in arguments from design. The classic arguments contended that the natural world is so complex and suited to our surviv
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Hitler's Rise to Power
The video explains how Adolf Hitler rose to power from obscurity. It describes the economic situation in Germany in the 1920s and how the Nazi party grew. There is original footage and fragments of Hitler's speeches with narration. The role of propaganda and who supported his is stated. There is an account of how the Nazi party grew in numbers in the German parliament. The video also describes the way in which The German president appointed Hitler as chancelor and how Hitler started to act. The
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Major Battles of the American Revolution
Video accompanied by text. "In 1774, as a response to the Boston Tea Party, the British Parliament passed a series of acts, called the Coercive Acts. These acts crushed many of the chartered rights of colonial Massachusetts and infringed on the rights of the other colonies. Americans reacted with trade boycotts, and they also began to slowly unite and take political power into their own hands. Americans were not yet calling for independence, but formation of the First Continental Congress, combi
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Causes of the English Civil War.
A slideshow giving reasons for the English Civil War. The King´s personality, the problems with parliament and the need for money due to war are listed. His marriage to Catholic Henrieta Maria and his religious policies are also presented. The main events in this historical period can be read and there is background music but it does not belong to the time studied.(Amateur video)

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The Gunpowder plot - Documentary part 2
This part of the documentary describes the steps the Jesuits took in preparing the plot. The place they occupied in the ground floor under the houses of parliament is shown and described. There is an account of the way in which the gunpowder was smuggled inside the basement. There is a representation of possible scenes of the time but combined with nowadays music and the video presenter. The 36 barrel of gunpowder are shown and there is a narration of the parliamentary meeting of the day of the
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Elizabeth I - Documentary Part 7
This part of the documentary shows Elizabeth I reign and its economic weakness. The queen needed to have allies and one option was to marry, but she declairs to be married to her kingdom. There is reference to her relationship with Lord Robert Doudly. She did not marry any of the alternative candidates. The video shows that Elizabeth had to take a decision as regards religion. Many bishops that had belonged to Mary I's Catholic parliament were arrested. There was some tolerance for Catholics but
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Elizabeth I - Documentary Part 8
This part of the documantary begins describing Elizabeth I 's relationship with Lord Robert Dudly and how Cecil and other advisors opposed it. After Dudly's wife was found dead he was sent out of court. In 1562 Elizabeth is terribly ill. There is no successor. In Scotland, Mary Queen of Scots had returned from exile. She had grown up in France as a Catholic. She aimed at the throne of England. As Elizabeth recovered she decided to name a Protector in the case of her death. She named Robert Dudly
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Elizabeth - Documentary part 21
Elizabeth was in power longer than anybody else until her time. Some corrupt and ambitious members around her thought her umpopular. The video shows one of the queens speeches to parliament The golden speech. The Mps supported her again. She soon fell ill. She refused to go to bed. Elizabeth died in 1603 and James Stuart was claimed James I of England. The video describes Elizabeth's funeral and her legacy.
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The Treaty of Versailles
Nearly one year after President Woodrow Wilson addressed Congress and laid out his Fourteen Points, fighting in Europe had reached its end. In the last weeks of the war, Wilson used the promise of his Fourteen Points to persuade the German people to overthrow Kaiser Wilhelm II and establish an armistice. Under the armistice, Germany had to withdraw behind the Rhine River and surrender its submarines and munitions.
To establish the conditions of surrender for the defeated Central Powers, me

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