A Compendium of Video and Audio Materials for Students of Advanced Level Government and Politics

Russell Haggar

Site Owner



A Compendium of Video and Audio Materials for Students of Advanced Level Government and Politics,  Sociology and History  and for the General Reader. [There are also some articles.]

This page will contain information on various topic links to some resources which may enable students to widen and deepen their knowledge and understanding of political and/or sociological issues which are directly covered in the  Advanced Level Politics and Government and Sociology Specifications but I have also included links to items of more general political and/or sociological importance which may be of interest to both Advanced Level students  and general readers as the world faces increasingly difficult challenges to the achievement of  social justice and environmental sustainability.


Some  acknowledgements and useful additional links

I am very grateful to Scarlet Monahan who has helped me to publicise my work on Twitter via Retweets to her very numerous followers.  You may click the following link for Scarlet's own website containing examples of her artwork and her satirical animations redintherain [Scarlet Monahan]

Thanks to one of my Twitter colleagues [SJ Raggy Troosers] for some  interesting documentaries on the financial crisis

Steve Bassett from the Sociology Department of Park College Eastbourne has produced several very informative Podcasts investigating  Democracy, the State, the Mass Media, Political Parties, Pressure Groups, Development and Under-Development and much more.


  There are now a large number of links on these topics so this page  has  been sectioned off for easier navigation to the information you are looking for. 

I hope that the following menu  links will help visitors to navigate among them. The most recent additions are a  number of links on American Presidencies and Presidential Elections

Please click on topic to go to section:


Section 1 - Aspects of Politics: Theory and Practice 

Section 1 - Some Key Historical Topics

Section 2- The USSR and Russia

Section 2 - The Middle East

Section 2 - China

Section 2 - The History of Ireland

Section 2 - The Cold War [24 part series]

Section 3 - The Mass Media [NEW links added March 2014]

Section 3 - Recent Developments in Feminism

Section 3 - Welfare and Inequality

Section 4 - Annual Political Reviews  2015-2019

Section 4 - Conservatives 1979-2020

Section 4 - Labour: 1979-2020

Section 4 - Liberal Democrats

Section 4 - The Financial Crisis

Section 4- British Government Institutions

Section 5 - USA Presidents from J. F. Kennedy to Barak Obama

Section 5 - The USA In the Vietnam War 1962 -1975 

Section 5 - Recent Presidential Elections

Section 5 - The US Supreme Court