Are you fascinated by current affairs? Would you like to learn more in a systematic way about what is really driving the events we see in the news? Politics School provides a structured course explaining the history and ideas behind the battle between globalisation and its many enemies - left and right wing populism and authoritarianism.
The material for the course is based on the UK Politics A level exam syllabus and includes a wide range of insights from recent books and debates. The course will run at LSE in Holborn over five subsequent Thursday evenings, 7.00-8.30pm with drinks afterwards to discuss and debate, the ticket price includes ALL five evenings:
Session 1, Thursday 17th January: Overview of globalisation and its enemies: left and right wing populism and authoritarianism.
Session 2, Thursday 24th January: Overview of the history of ideologies: development of conservatism from pre-historical times, liberalism, socialism, nationalism and multiculturalism.
Session 3, Thursday 31st January: History of international relations theory: Realists vs Liberals and the development of the rules based liberal international order.
Session 4, Thursday 7th February: Detailed look at nationalism: its origins in the French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars and how liberal nationalism became conservative and then re-emerged in modern times.
Session 5, Thursday 14th February: Detailed look at multiculturalism and political correctness: the western meta-ideology. An overview of the spectrum of different types of multiculturalism from French universalism to liberal multiculturalism, cosmopolitanism and then Marxist / pluralist multiculturalism.
I am a Head of Politics in a London school with twenty years’ teaching experience, I have taught on adult courses at Oxford University, have published three current affairs based novels with Harper Collins, contributed on BBC radio, spoken at the Hay Festival and previously worked as an investment manager in the City. I am also a total news junkie and have a passion for sharing and discussing ideas about what really drives global events.