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Dr David Jeffery

Lecturer in British Politics Politics

Teaching and Learning

British Politics

I teach on a range of modules across the Department's British Politics offering, ranging from our introductory course British Politics II, to an advanced examination of local government in the UK.

POLI200: Politics in Action Placement Scheme

I currently convene the Department of Politics' placement scheme, which sees second-year students undertake a significant period of work experience in a politics-related placement. This scheme allows students to apply the skills they have developed whilst studying to the 'real world' of work, develop further employability skills, as well as showcasing to the local economy the strengths of our students.

POLI223: Contemporary Populist Politics

I developed and convene the Department's second-year module on populism. In recent years, there has been a dramatic rise in support for populist parties and movements, on both the right and the left of the political spectrum, across a large number of western democracies.

My module examines the history and growth of populist politics in Britain and placing these developments in an international comparative perspective. It examines the competing understandings of the concept of populism, the distinctive features of populist movements, the national conditions and common global factors that have spawned them, and considers the implications for the future of party politics and representative democracy.

In addition to Britain, the module includes case studies of populist politics in a range of countries internationally including Western Europe, Central and Eastern Europe, the USA, Latin America, New Zealand and Australia.


Modules for 2019-20

BRITISH PARTY POLITICS

Module code: POLI239

Role: Module Co-ordinator

CONTEMPORARY POPULIST POLITICS: BRITAIN IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE

Module code: POLI223

Role: Module Co-ordinator

DISSERTATION

Module code: POLI401

Role: Teaching

FOUNDATIONS IN POLITICS

Module code: POLI109

Role: Teaching

LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN THE UK

Module code: POLI337

Role: Module Co-ordinator

POLITICS IN ACTION

Module code: POLI200

Role: Module Co-ordinator