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PPR429: Politics and Policy-Making in Liberal Democracy
The subject matter of the course will include, for example:
A distinctive feature of the module will be a brief 'news round-up' at the beginning of each session. This module is not based on static subject-matter, and relevant new material is constantly appearing in the media. Students will be expected to show an awareness of key developments, based on a reading of a 'quality' daily newspaper or use of the internet.
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