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POLI 1206 The Politics of Self-Rule: Ireland, Northern Ireland, and Scotland (Summer: 3 )

Course Description

A century ago, Ireland, Northern Ireland, and Scotland were integral parts of Great Britain and the United Kingdom and were governed by the British Parliament. Now each has its own parliament, although only Ireland is fully independent of the UK. We will consider the development of self-rule in these three places, how self-rule operates today and the major challenges that each administrative unit faces. We will also examine the key political questions that each parliament is currently debating. Our understanding of these matters will be greatly enhanced by the visits we will pay to each of the three parliaments and to other sites that are particularly important for understanding the political development of the three places. Students will also benefit from interacting with a variety of political leaders, policy analysts, journalists, civil servants, and citizen activists in Ireland, Northern Ireland, and Scotland.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Marc Landy
Robert M. Mauro

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17