Governmental and Institutional

Why ‘Governmental and Institutional’?

Learn about the policies and debates that determine the way we live and interact in the world – and the institutions who take decisions for us on crime, health, and education, as well as war, diplomacy and human rights.

Whether you vote or not, our lives are shaped by governments and other powerful institutions, and the legal and policy frameworks around us. If you would like to learn more about how these institutions have been shaped historically, the ways they operate today, or the challenges they face, this sub-theme may be the one for you. Whether you are a politics student who would like to understand criminal justice, or a chemistry student who wants to understand environmental policy, this sub-theme provides insights on a wide range of issues that have consequences for your own programme of study. 

Make the most of your discovery modules

The new discovery module PIED 1551 Power and Conflict – An Introduction teaches you to analyse the different ways in which power and conflict functions in all levels of society. The module draws on historical documents, videos, discussion boards, news clips and music.

Each two-week section deals with one of the sub-themes of the Power and Conflict Discovery Theme with material provided by specialist contributors in history, sociology, performance, geography, media, politics and cultural studies, and illustrated through historical and thought provoking case studies. 

In relation to Governmental and Institutional Power and Conflict, you will learn how the power of the state is formed, performed and used to control populations. 

If you’re attracted to this sub-theme, you might also like to explore the discovery modules in ‘Ethics, Religion and Law: Politics and Public Policy’

Governmental and Institutional modules

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