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Politics (L2)

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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. fl.CugSubject
Political theories (L210) Collections of ideas that seek to explain the organisation of society and/or resolve conflicts within society. fl.CugSubject
Liberalism (L211) Political doctrine that emphasises the freedom of the individual and individual rights while minimising the need for external constraints. fl.CugSubject
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. fl.CugSubject
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. fl.CugSubject
Nationalism (L214) Political doctrine that promotes the self-determination of the nation. fl.CugSubject
Fascism (L215) Political doctrine that emphasises the dominance and the hierarchical authoritarian organisation of the state. fl.CugSubject
Feminism (L216) Political doctrine that highlights and attempts to reverse any inequalities in society based on gender differences. fl.CugSubject
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. fl.CugSubject
Anarchism (L218) Political doctrine that advocates the abolition of central authority so that a more natural social order can develop. fl.CugSubject
Political systems (L220) The study of the organisation and functions of various methods of government. fl.CugSubject
Autocracy (L221) The system of government that embodies the rule of an individual with unrestricted authority. fl.CugSubject
Democracy (L222) The system of government based on the consent of the governed. fl.CugSubject
Plutocracy (L223) The system of government that embodies the rule of the wealthy. fl.CugSubject
Oligarchy (L224) The system of government that embodies the rule of the few over the many. fl.CugSubject
UK government/parliamentary studies (L230) The examination of the structure and function of the UK system of government. fl.CugSubject
Public administration (L231) The study of the functions and structure of those bodies concerned with the administrative duties of government. fl.CugSubject
UK constitutional studies (L232) The examination of the nature, content, implications and role of the UK constitution in the UK system of government. fl.CugSubject
International politics (L240) The study of political structures, functions and theories among the international community. fl.CugSubject
European Union politics (L241) The study of the structures, functions and theories of politics within the European Union. fl.CugSubject
Commonwealth politics (L242) The study of the structures, functions and theories of politics within the Commonwealth. fl.CugSubject
Politics of a specific country/region (L243) The study of the structures, functions and theories of politics within a specific country or region. fl.CugSubject
International constitutional studies (L244) The examination of the nature, content, implications and role of constitutions in international systems of government. fl.CugSubject
International relations (L250) The study of the interaction between members of the international community. fl.CugSubject
Strategic studies (L251) The study of strategies designed to promote and defend the autonomy and interests of a country within the international community. fl.CugSubject
War & peace studies (L252) The examination of the procedures and processes that contribute to war or peace. fl.CugSubject
International criminology (L253) The study of the interaction between members of the international criminal justice community. fl.CugSubject
Comparative politics (L260) The comparative study of differing political structures, political functions and political theories. fl.CugSubject
Politics not elsewhere classified (L290) Miscellaneous grouping for related subjects which do not fit into the other Politics categories. To be used sparingly. fl.CugSubject