Please note: The 2012 Syllabus will be posted in April. The 2011 Syllabus
offers and example of readings and requirements for the course.
Britain and the Challenge of Global Uncertainty
Robert Peston, Who Runs Britain? (Hodder and Stoughton, 2009)
Kate Fox, Watching the English: The Hidden Rules of English Behaviour (Nicholas
Brealey Publishing, 2008)
Desmond Dinan, An Ever Closer Union (Lynne Rienner, 2010) 4th Edition
Peter Mandelson, The Third Man (Harper Collins, 2010)
Kenneth O. Morgan, Twentieth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford
University Press, 2005)
The Deal (2003), starring Michael Sheen, directed by Stephen Frears
The Queen (2007), starring Michael Sheen and Helen Mirren, directed by Stephen Frears
The Damned United (2009), starring Michael Sheen, directed by Tom Hooper
BBC News UK, http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/default.stm
The Guardian, www.guardian.co.uk/
The Independent, http://www.independent.co.uk/#
Private Eye, http://www.private-eye.co.uk/index.php
Review of Peston, Who Runs Britain? (no longer than 1,500 words), in
hard copy to Prof. Kewley on the first day of the program at
Orientation Aug 14 (20% of course grade). Please note, printing
facilities are not convenient. Please bring the hard copy with you to
Review of Fox, Watching the English (no longer than 1,500 words), to be
given to Prof. Dinan by Friday, August 25th (20% of course grade); this
review should include commentary drawn from the Oxford experience.
Short policy paper (no longer than 3,000 words) on a topic of your
choice, relating to a key theme of the program, to be e-mailed to Prof.
Dinan <firstname.lastname@example.org> by Monday, October 1st, 2012 (60% of course
grade). Students must consult about the topic of their policy paper
with Prof. Kewley during the program.