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PI 3057 / PI 3557

Course Co-ordinator: Professor P Cairney

Pre-requisite(s): Available to students in Programme Year 3 and above who have achieved 75 credit points from level 1 and 2 Politics & International Relations courses.

Note(s): This course will be available in the second half-session of 2012/13 as PI 3557.

The course examines Scottish politics since devolution. Topics covered include the rise and effect of nationalism, 'new politics' and forms of democracy, political parties, multi-level governance, and the effect of devolution on public policy. It includes a trip to the Scottish Parliament.

2 one-hour lectures and 2 one-hour tutorials per week (most weeks).

1st Attempt: 1 three-hour written examination (60%); continuous assessment (40%). Continuous assessment: one 4,000 word essay.

Resit: 1 three-hour exam (60%). In-course grades will be carried forward unless the student opts to resubmit course work (40%).