Power, the State and the Individual
Module code: M3477
15 credits in spring semester
Teaching method: Lecture, Seminar
Assessment modes: Essay
The module develops a deeper understanding of the operation of power in relation to law, society, the state, governance and rights. Drawing on a range of interdisciplinary approaches from legal, political, critical, social, feminist and postcolonial theory, the module examines the operation of power across the modern state and its intersection with globalised forms of political, legal, cultural, gender and economic relations. Both theories and historical accounts of legitimacy, democracy, globalisation and human rights will be considered.
Public Law 1 (M3406)
Module learning outcomes
- Understand the basic theoretical principles that apply to power, rights and the modern state.
- Understand the core elements of legal, political, critical, social, feminist and postcolonial theory.
- Develop arguments that apply a knowledge of theory to an analysis of power, rights and the modern state.
- Analyse and examine contemporary problems related to power and governance.