Earlham Sociology Pages: Archive 2012-2010

 

 

Updates  2012

December 21st Click here for a detailed Joseph Rowntree Foundation Report entitled "Are cultures of worklessness passed down the generations?".  This link has been added also to the A2 Sociology Differentiation and Stratification Module Title Page and the report provides recent information which is very useful in relation to the consideration of "The Underclass Debate".

December 19th. Click here for my now updated document on Individual Ministerial and Collective Cabinet Responsibility which now includes Channel 4 coverage , including a very informative video, of further developments relating to the resignation of Andrew Mitchell

December 8th. Click here for the webpage of BBC Radio 4's "The State of Welfare" containing a long radio programme and several related articles which are useful for the study of Ideologies and Ideologies In Action. This link has been added to the A2 Government and Politics Political Ideologies Title Page.

November 20th Click here for a Radio 4 documentary presented by Steve Richards and entitled "What does Ed Miliband really think? This link has been added to the A2 Government and Politics Political Ideologies Title Page

November 18th Click here for Opinium poll data indicating that 56% of Britons favour withdrawal from the EU and here for an Observer editorial in support of continued EU membership and here and here for informative Observer articles. These links have been added also to the UK Politics Link Page

November 8th Click here for links to BBC and Guardian coverage of USA Presidential and Congressional Elections 2008 and 2012. Although I do not generally cover American Government and Politics these important links have been added to the UK Politics Links Page  

October 23rd Click here for a link to Peter Kellner's YouGov article entitled "Labour's Lost Votes". This link has been added to my document on the UK General Election of May 6th 2010

October 21st Click here for links to reports from the BBC , the Guardian and the Observer on the resignation of Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell. These links have been added to my document on Individual Ministerial Responsibility and Collective Cabinet Responsibility

October 3rd Click here for links to Guardian articles on Benjamin Disraeli, Ed Miliband and One Nation Politics. These links have been added to the A2 Political Ideologies Title Page

October 1st Click here for a new document entitled "Introducing Families and Households" which has been added to the AS Sociology Families and Households Title Page

September 10th Click here for links to new information on Ethnicity, Religion and Voting Behaviour which have been added to my document on Voting Behaviour in Great Britain.

September 8th Click here for my document on Political Parties which now contains new links to the 2012 Democratic Audit Report and to Policy Review TV providing detailed information on Party Functions and Organisation.

September 5th Click here for my document on the Cabinet which now contains several links to information on the September 2012 Reshuffle and here for a Guardian editorial on the ideological implications of the Reshuffle. This latter link has been added to my document on David Cameron and Conservative Ideology.

August 30th  Click here for a very useful YouGov article by Peter Kellner on the current unpopularity of the Liberal Democrats. This link has also been added to Aspects of British Politics [the updated UK Politics Links Page]

August 25th  I have added information on Alienation [also illustrated via a You Tube clip from Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times] to my document entitled Marx, Class and Capitalism which appears on the A2 Sociology Differentiation and Stratification Title Page.  

July 28th Click here for  a review by Professor J. Gehrke of Professor P. Dorey's  British Conservatism : The Politics and Philosophy of Inequality. This very useful  review of this excellent book has been added to the A2 Political Ideologies Title Page

July 7th Click here for How Democratic is the UK? The 2012 Audit. This report from Democratic Audit provides detailed indispensable information on all aspects of the current UK political system. Another link to this report has been added to the AS Government and Politics Title Page

July 5th. Click here for my now revised Introduction to Social Class, Wealth and Income which now includes two neat Office of National Statistics Podcasts on the Distribution of Household Income in the UK. This document appears on the A2 Sociology Differentiation and Stratification Title Page.

June 22nd Click here for several links to coverage of Michael Gove's proposal to abolish GCSE Examinations. These links have been added to my document on Conservative-Lib Dem Education Policies links.

June 18th Click here for a series of You Tube Mini-Lectures by Pete Woodcock on Plato, Hobbes, Locke , Rousseau, Burke, Marx and others. This link has been added also to the A2 Political Ideologies Title Page

June 18th Click here for a link to an Audio Seminar on the Ideology and Policies of the Conservative-Liberal Democrat Coalition by Dr. Matt Beech. This link has been added to the David Cameron Resources Page

June 16th Click here for links to items on the Cabinet Manual and on the operation of Coalition Government. These links have been added to the AS Government and Politics Title Page

June 11th Click here for a link to Michael Cockerell's three part documentary for the BBC on Tony Blair . This link has been added to the AS Government and Politics Title Page. [ Via You Tube]

June 11th Click here for a link to BBC Radio 4 Profiles Series containing interviews with several leading politicians and officials. This link has been added to the As Government and Politics Title Page

April 12th Click here for links to three PowerPoints and a You Tube video on Pressure Groups by Dr. Justin Greaves of Warwick University. These links have been added to my document on Pressure Groups.

April 4th: Click here for a link to a significant paper by Professor Becky Francis entitled "[UN]SATISFACTORY? : Enhancing life chances by improving "satisfactory" schools. " [December 2011 for the RSA]. This link has been added to my documents on Poverty and Educational Achievement and Working Class Subculture and Educational Achievement. which also contain a very brief summary of some of Professor Francis' findings.

March 25th: Click here for a link to Guardian information on political lobbying including access to David Cameron. This link has been added to my document on Pressure Groups.

March 24th: Click here for a page of links containing articles , audio and video materials on the Ideology of the Conservative Party under David Cameron. This page has been added to the Conservatism Section of the A2 Government and Politics Political Ideologies Page

March 12th: Click here for a link to BBC Radio 4's Analysis programme on "Do Schools Make a Difference?" which has been added to my document on Education Policy and Pupil Achievement.

March 12th : Click here for links to two items on contemporary Conservative scepticism which have been added to the Conservatism Section of the A2 Government and Politics Political Ideologies Page

March 10th:  Click here for a link to BBC Radio 4's 2010 Analysis programme on Gender and Voting Behaviour which has been added to my document on the UK General Election of May 6th 2010.

February 17th: Click here for links to three significant items on the future of Social Democracy and the Labour Party which have been added to the Socialism Section of the A2 Government and Politics Political Ideologies Title Page

February 10th: Click here for my document on Ethnicity and Educational Achievement and here  and here for my documents on Gender and Educational Achievement and here for my PowerPoint on Gender and Educational Achievement   and here for my document on Poverty and Educational Achievement all of which have been updated to include links to DfE 2010/2011 revised data on GCSE Attainment  and Pupil Characteristics  

February 7th: Click here for the Policy Network Website  which contains, among other things, excellent information on New Labour and After . Another link to this site has been added to the Socialism  Section of the A2 Government and Politics Political Ideologies Title Page 

February 5th: Click here for my document on Individual Ministerial Responsibility and Collective Cabinet Responsibility which has been updated to include information and links on the resignation of Mr. Chris Huhne .This document appears on the AS Government and Politics Title Page.

January 29th:  Click here for a document entitled The UK General Election of May 6th 2010 which has been added to the A2 Sociology: Power and Politics Module Title Page and to the AS Government and Politics Title Page

January 10th:  Click here for a three part Radio 4 Series presented by Steve Richards on David Cameron's Big Idea which has been added to the Conservatism Section of the A2 Political Ideologies Title Page

 

 Updates 2011-2012

December 17th: A2 Political Ideologies: click for  The Age of Dictatorship : Europe 1918-1989 Gresham's  College/Past European History Lectures] . Additional links to these lectures have  been added to the Fascism and Marxism sections of the A2 Political Ideologies Title Page.

September 10th: A2 Sociology: Differentiation and Stratification: click here for Radio 4 series by Polly Toynbee entitled "The Class Ceiling". Another link to this series has been added also to the AS/A2 Sociology of Education title page .

September 4th: AS Government and Politics: click here for Channel 4 documentary by Andrew Rawnsley on the Blair Premiership and Radio 4 series by Steve Richards on the Brown Premiership

August 20th : AS/A2 Sociology of Education: click here   for a  Document entitled The Marxist Perspective on the Functions of Formal Education Systems 

August 3rd : A link to a very nice PowerPoint on Socialism and Communism has been added to A2 Political Ideologies Title Page

August 2nd : An updated version of my document entitled Social Democracy, New Labour and Income Inequality has been added to the A2 Sociology Stratification and Differentiation Module Title Page  

July 18th: A link to the very useful Liberal Democrat History Group Website has been added to the A2 Political Ideologies Title Page.

July 18th: Links to archived programmes from Professor Laurie Taylor's Radio Four Series entitled "Thinking Allowed" have  been added to the  Sociology Module Title Page and to the A2 Political Ideologies Title Page .

 Updates 2010-2011

May11th: Links to BBC coverage of The Coalition have been added to the AS Government and Politics Title Page and to the A2 Political Ideologies Title Page

May 10th: A link to Andrew Rawnsley's  Programme for Dispatches: A Year inside Number 10 has been added to the A2 Political Ideologies Title Page. Useful on current ideological and policy differences within the Coalition.

April 11th; Links to the Guardian Series on Religion and Philosophy entitled "How to Believe" and to the articles on Marxism from this series have been added to the A2 Political Ideologies Title Page

March 31st: A link to Jesse Norman's video Lecture on "The Big Society" at the RSA has been added to the A2 Political Ideologies Title Page

March 31st: A link to Professor Steven Smith's Yale University video lectures on Political Philosophy has been added to the A2 Political Ideologies Title Page

March 29th: A link to a very useful article entitled "The Ideology of New Conservatism" by Kevin Hickson has been added to the A2 Political Ideologies Title Page

March 7th: A link  to a Channel Four [4OD] documentary based upon Naomi Klein's "The Shock Doctrine [highly critical of all aspects of Neo-Liberalism] has been added to the A2 Political Ideologies Title Page

March 5th: Links to two recent editions of Radio Four's "Analysis" on "The Big Society" have been added to the A2 Political Ideologies Title Page

Feb 19th: A Document [which also includes a short summary] on the Functionalist Theory of Social Stratification and a related Assignment have been added to the Differentiation and Stratification Module Title Page.

Feb 12th: A link to " The Great British Class Survey" UK has been added to the Differentiation and Stratification Module Title Page. You can participate!

Feb 10th : A link to the detailed and very useful paper "The Social Class Gap in Educational Achievement: A Review of the Literature" [Emma Perry and Becky Francis Dec: 2010] has been added to the Education and Training Module Title Page

Feb 5th :  Michael Sandel's Harvard University Video Lectures on Justice raise several issues relevant to the study of Political Ideologies. A link has been added to the A2 Political Ideologies Title Page

Jan 26th: Document on Education and the Economy has been updated

Jan 26th: Document on Voting Behaviour in the UK has been amended to include additional information on Ethnicity and Voting Behaviour in the 2005 General Election.

Updates 2010  

Nov 13th: Social Democracy, New Labour and Income Inequality added to A2 Sociology Differentiation and Stratification Module Title Page

Nov 12th: Assignment on Functionalist, Marxist and Feminist perspectives on Families and Households added to Families and Households Module Title Page

November 9th: Link to Revision World: AS and A2 Sociology Revision added to Sociology Links Page

October 30th : New Version of Functions of Political Parties added to AS Government and Politics Title Page and to A2 Sociology Power and Politics Module Title Page

October 1st: Revised version of Document Two on Voting Behaviour added to A2 Sociology Power and Politics Module Title Page 

September 20th External Links on the Conservative -Liberal Democrat Coalition added to AS Government and Politics Title Page

September 14th: New version of Pressure Groups added to AS Government and Politics Title Page

September 5th Link to Prof. Frank W. Elwell's very detailed Sociological Theory site at Rogers State University.  Added to Links Page

August 29th: Voting Behaviour in the UK has been revised and updated.

August 29th: All existing documents on Gender and Educational Achievement have been revised to include  2010 GCSE and GCE Examination Results Data.

August 29th : Gender and Subject Choice: Explanations. Added to Sociology of Education Title Page

August 29th: Gender and Hidden Curriculum. Added to Sociology of Education Module Title Page

August 29th: Exercise on Functionalism, Marxism, Socialisation and Education. Added to Sociology of Education Module Title Page

August 29th Link to Alice Sullivan article on Cultural Capital and Education. Added to Sociology of Education Module Title Page

August 18th. Marxism : An Introduction. Added to Introducing Sociology Title Page

August 18th Link to Learning and Teaching Scotland Tutor Notes and Student Exercises for Scottish Intermediate and Higher Sociology. Added to Sociology Links Page.

August 18th Link to Learning and Teaching Scotland Tutor Notes and Student Exercises for Scottish Intermediate and Higher Politics. Added to AS Government and Politics Title Page.

August 11th. Sex, Gender and Feminist Analysis [Essay]. Added to Introducing Sociology Title Page

August 10th. Link to Parliamentary Brief on Line added to A2 Government and Politics Title Page. [Contains useful articles on Cameron's Conservatives.]

August 9th. New, extended version of Thatcherism and the New Right added to A2 Government and Politics Title Page.

July 13th. Conservative Governments and Economic Inequality 1979-97. Added to Differentiation and Stratification Module Title Page

July 13th. Analysing Income inequality : A Technical Appendix. Added to Differentiation and Stratification Module Title Page

July 13th. Poverty and Inequality : a link to a PPT from the Institute of Fiscal Studies. Added to Differentiation and Stratification Module Title Page

July 7th   Introducing the State, Power, Authority and Coercion; Revised. Added to Sociology: Power and Politics Module Title Page and to AS Government and Politics Page

July 2nd  Functionalism, Marxism, Family and Socialisation: Summary Information with an Exercise: Added to the Families and Households Title page

June 2010. A link to IPSOS MORI's absolutely brilliant overage of the 2010 General Election has been added to the Power and Politics Module Title Page