What is politics? What is democracy? How does global politics work? These are some of the questions we will be exploring in this course! We will be diving into politics and democracy as concepts, and we will consider both politics and democracy in the context of the UK. We will then turn towards global politics where we will look at the role of the nation state, international organisations, superpowers, and non-state actors. We will end with a scoping overview of some of the major debates and challenges that are shaping global politics today and will no doubt shape our futures tomorrow.