20 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: Why do politicians lie, and is it ever justified? What is the difference between legitimate political persuasion and propaganda? Who controls the media, and can you believe what you hear, see and read? What techniques do politicians use to try to get us to vote for them? Does image matter more than policies? In this module you will explore all these questions and more, and learn some of the methods by which you can begin to answer them, through a mixture of lectures, discussion and workshops engaging with primary sources from contemporary British politics.

Restrictions on availability: Not available to students who have taked ACE2234 Propaganda and Persuasion at level 2

Staff Contact: Dr Sarah Hale
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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