Governing after Brexit in London

Dr. Darrin Wilson (More Info)

Governing after Brexit in London

Program Dates:
December 26, 2019 —January 08, 2020

Honors Credit:

WKU Course:

Public Affairs Policy and Admin , Political Science

Course Description:
In this class we will examine how the leaders of the United Kingdom attempted to follow through on the 2016 referendum vote to leave the European Union.  Through visits to Parliament, London's City Hall, and other sites, and by meeting with politicians and academics familiar with that process, students will gain an enhanced understanding of the complex issues involved in the divorce from the EU.  And by immersing yourself in the local culture, you will see how Brexit divided Britons from each other and has been affecting the lives of ordinary citizens.

Completion of one Political Science or Public Administration class for undergraduate credit; enrollment in Political Science or Public Administration graduate program for graduate credit.

Physical Activity Requirements:
Expect 4-6 miles of walking on class days.

Course Highlights:
Learn about the impact of leaving the European Union has had on the United Kingdom. Visit institutions of political power such as Westminster and London City Hall. Examine areas of British public policy such as the National Health Service, environment, and education. Explore London and learn how Brexit is affecting the citizens of the United Kingdom every day. Learn the political and governing differences between the U.K. and the U.S. Immerse yourself in one of the centers of political power in the world.