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The Open University
The Open University is renowned for its innovative and accessible courses. It currently offers the following courses in the Politics subject area: Introduction to the Social Sciences, Pacific Studies, Governing Europe, The United States in the Twentieth Century and Democracy From Classical Times to the Present. Further information is available at:
 www.open.ac.uk/socialsciences

No qualifications are required to study at The Open University. For an insight into what it is like to study at the OU, visit our site at:
 www.open.ac.uk/experience

If you would like to find out more about Britain's place in the world, try visit these sites:

Other links and further reading

If you want to find out more about democracy and politics, you may be interested in visiting these sites:

 The official Downing Street Website
 Young person's guide to Downing Street
 Charter 88 has an online education section
 The House of Lords Appointments Commission
 The Inter-parliamentary Union for information on democracies around the world
 House of Lords general information

Reading

If you'd like to read more about politics and democracy, you could try these books:

Servants of the People by Andrew Rawnsley: readable and well-informed account of Tony Blair's first four years.

Alan Clark's diaries: interesting insight into what really makes politicians tick.

Philip Norton, Does Parliament Matter?

Peter Hennessy, The Hidden Wiring: Unearthing the British Constitution

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