This course begins on Thursday 27th September 7:30 – 9:30pm and runs for ten weeks.
Politics – Solving or Causing Society’s Problems?
A thought-provoking mind-opening examination of how politics works, who makes the real decisions in society, and how much say you have in the ways in which your life and well-being are shaped
This comprehensive new Course – presented over 10 evening sessions – will excite and intrigue all those interested in politics and social issues, as well as anyone taking Politics and Society in the Leaving Certificate examination. The Course comes with a weekly set of free notes and vital references.
Among the vital questions we deal with are –
Who controls your life and living standards – and what part do you play?
How democratic is ‘democracy’? The good, the bad and the downright ugly
Who owns the world? Who really has the power in society? And how they hold onto it
Your rights, your responsibilities and choices? All yours – or are they?
Cliques, clubs, conclaves and corruption – the patriots and the parasites
In a world where we consume more than we produce, does mankind have a future?
Social and political theories of all kinds – the nice, nonsensical and nasty!
Understanding that ‘the law’ and ‘justice’ are different concepts – and why that is so
Does the State exist to serve you – or do you exist to serve the State?
How the creation and control of money enslaves us all (or almost all)
Are some political and social conspiracies more than ‘conspiracy theories’?
Human rights and human wrongs – the extraordinary world in which we live
Does absolute power always corrupt? How political power is used and abused
Lessons from some of the most extraordinary political events of all time
What are wars truly about – and who really benefits?
Do we need more laws and rules in society? Or less? Or any at all?
Is more or less government the best government?
What role does Ireland play in world affairs?
How your government is elected and appointed
Things you never knew about Ireland’s voting system
The media’s role in shaping what you think about politics, personalities and society
Creating political demons: East versus West, Christian versus Muslim, ‘terrorism’ and others
Does the ‘big brother’ society destroy your privacy?
And other profound themes of today…
Presented by Michael Keating, B.A., Hip.Ed, P.C., author of Politics, Society and You! a textbook for the Leaving Certificate Politics and Society Course, due for publication in 2019.
The author and Course-presenter is a former TD, Lord Mayor of Dublin and Minister of State.
Registration for our courses is available by going onto our school website www.malahidecs.ie and clicking on the 'Enrol Here' button on the right-hand-side of the screen, by postal registration using the form on the inside cover of our Programme or on our walk-in enrolment night on Monday 22nd January 2018, 7:30pm – 9.00pm. Students can meet the course tutors at this session. Complimentary tea/coffee will also be available at this enrolment/open evening.