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Politics (L2)

Below are detailed subject listings, along with the subject table that ranks that course.

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HESA Subject Description CUG Subject
Politics (L200) The study of activities related to the institution of the state and the machinery of government or the method through which social conflict is expressed and attempts to resolve conflict are made. Politics
Political theories (L210) Collections of ideas that seek to explain the organisation of society and/or resolve conflicts within society. Politics
Liberalism (L211) Political doctrine that emphasises the freedom of the individual and individual rights while minimising the need for external constraints. Politics
Conservatism (L212) Political doctrine that emphasises the need for ordered control of society through the organisation of the state and the upholding of existing traditions and values. Politics
Socialism (L213) Political doctrine that espouses social organisation of society based on co-operation, collectivism, egalitarianism and the communal ownership of the means of production. Politics
Nationalism (L214) Political doctrine that promotes the self-determination of the nation. Politics
Fascism (L215) Political doctrine that emphasises the dominance and the hierarchical authoritarian organisation of the state. Politics
Feminism (L216) Political doctrine that highlights and attempts to reverse any inequalities in society based on gender differences. Politics
Environmentalism (L217) Political doctrine that believes that human life can only be understood in the context of the natural world and that progress lies in the preservation of the natural environment. Politics
Anarchism (L218) Political doctrine that advocates the abolition of central authority so that a more natural social order can develop. Politics
Political systems (L220) The study of the organisation and functions of various methods of government. Politics
Autocracy (L221) The system of government that embodies the rule of an individual with unrestricted authority. Politics
Democracy (L222) The system of government based on the consent of the governed. Politics
Plutocracy (L223) The system of government that embodies the rule of the wealthy. Politics
Oligarchy (L224) The system of government that embodies the rule of the few over the many. Politics
UK government/parliamentary studies (L230) The examination of the structure and function of the UK system of government. Politics
Public administration (L231) The study of the functions and structure of those bodies concerned with the administrative duties of government. Politics
UK constitutional studies (L232) The examination of the nature, content, implications and role of the UK constitution in the UK system of government. Politics
International politics (L240) The study of political structures, functions and theories among the international community. Politics
European Union politics (L241) The study of the structures, functions and theories of politics within the European Union. Politics
Commonwealth politics (L242) The study of the structures, functions and theories of politics within the Commonwealth. Politics
Politics of a specific country/region (L243) The study of the structures, functions and theories of politics within a specific country or region. Politics
International constitutional studies (L244) The examination of the nature, content, implications and role of constitutions in international systems of government. Politics
International relations (L250) The study of the interaction between members of the international community. Politics
Strategic studies (L251) The study of strategies designed to promote and defend the autonomy and interests of a country within the international community. Politics
War & peace studies (L252) The examination of the procedures and processes that contribute to war or peace. Politics
International criminology (L253) The study of the interaction between members of the international criminal justice community. Politics
Comparative politics (L260) The comparative study of differing political structures, political functions and political theories. Politics
Politics not elsewhere classified (L290) Miscellaneous grouping for related subjects which do not fit into the other Politics categories. To be used sparingly. Politics