From Brexit to the break-up of Britain?
Gain insights into the geographical patterns of voting in the 2016 referendum and understand the impact of uneven development on these patterns. Explore the constitutional changes brought about by Brexit and assess the role of nationalism in the UK. Enhance your statistical data interpretation skills and learn to analyze maps effectively.
Course learning outcomes
After studying this course, you should be able to:
Identify the geographical patterns of voting expressed in the 2016 referendum, particularly as reflected in regional outcomes within England and differences across the territories and nations of the UK (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales)
Understand the underlying processes of uneven development that helped to shape those patterns and, in particular, understand how the development of the London city region affects patterns of development elsewhere in the UK
Understand how the UK is constituted as a state, and how this has been affected by the referendum vote and the move towards Brexit
Assess the role of nationalism and national identity in the context of the nations and territories that make up the UK
Use and interpret a range of statistical data, including survey data. Interpret maps and understand the significance of the different ways in which they may be put together.