Running the Country: Steve Lowe

"Who runs the UK and how do they do it? We look at how a combination of politicians, national and local business leaders, bureaucracy, the media, the people and the aristocracy have run the country since the second world war. We look as well at issues of gender and ethnicity and see how this has changed over time and might change in the future, with issues such as globalization, Brexit, global warming and other rising and falling global powers. We look at how attitudes have changed and how social media is affecting government and governance."

Tutor: Steve Lowe

"Steve Lowe is a journalist, academic and one-time local politician. He first began working for Bedfordshire on Sunday as a political reporter and commentator in 1996. In 1999 he became the news editor and in 2000 the editor. After leaving in 2014 he has worked as a freelance journalist. Steve gained a BSc (Hons) at the OU in Politics and an MSc at Birkbeck College, University of London, in European Politics and Globalisation. He has lectured on politics and journalism at the University of Bedfordshire, Press Association, and at many colleges and secondary schools."