Welcome to the companion site to "A2 Government and Politics: Ideologies and Ideologies in Action" by Duncan Hall.

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Author Duncan Hall now offers online tutoring - click here to see how he might be able to help you with your Politics (and/or Sociology and/or History) studies.

Keep coming back for regular updates, and follow the links to learning and revision resources.

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Economy documentaries on the BBC

Last week Keynes, this week Hayek and next week Marx (will include link once it's available). Remember these don't stay up on iPlayer for very long, so worth watching soon (though they're of most use for the Economy topic in Module 4B, they are also useful for general Ideologies).

Monday, 17 September 2012

Monday, 18 June 2012

A "rival" Kindle textbook has a very good accompanying blog which is definitely worth visiting.

See it here.

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Education in the news

Lots of current education stuff to get your teeth into!

Michael Gove might have backed extending grammar schools (or he might not have!) leading to debate between Mary Ann Sieghart and the fact-checkers at the FT on whether such schools improve social mobility.  Zoe Williams at the Guardian, however, questions whether social mobility is a good thing anyway (an egalitarian critique of a meritocratic vision of education).

All worth reading!

Saturday, 31 March 2012

Bradford West By-Election

Lots of stories out there at the moment about the surprise result of the Bradford West By-Election.  Lots of this comment can contribute towards a case study for an Ethnicity Question.

This quick Guardian piece is a starting point, but have a look around at all the comment, from a range of political perspectives.  If you read an interesting take on this, please put the link in the comments.

Thursday, 22 March 2012

2012 Budget

There's a lot out there about the 2012 Budget.  A fairly balanced summary of the key anouncements can be found in the Guardian.

There's plenty of comment out there, from the critical (e.g. Tax Research UK) to the fairly supportive (e.g. Adam Smith Institute) although in general the press coverage was not positive.

Headlines, Thurs 22 March 2012

Sunday, 18 March 2012

An interactive thread...


I've had some comments / reviews re: links people want to see on here.  Perhaps people could use the comments section for this thread to suggest good resources that everyone could use, point out links I promised in the book that you can't find (!!) and ask questions that I (or other readers) might be able to help with.

I'll keep my eye on this - please get in touch!