OverviewThis module investigates the relationship between law and social change, and explores the political, economic and social dynamics that affect this relationship over time. We will consider questions such as:
This module appears in:
One hour lecture and one hour seminar per week.
Method of assessment
100% coursework consisting of a research essay of 6000 words.
M Sandel Justice: What's The Right Thing to Do? (Penguin, 2009)
On completion of this module students will be able to:
Employ a range of theoretical approaches to understanding law, morality, and social change, by exploring diverse perspectives, and selected case studies.
Further develop a facility for independent, critical thinking on the history, and social and political character of legal change.
Reflect upon and analyse the moral and ethical content and impact of law as it impacts on social change.
Demonstrate advanced research and writing skills
Engage in a critical discussion of the nature, function and effects of law as it has been, is, ought to and/or might be expressed in the bringing about of social change
Undertake explorations, demonstrations, critical evaluations and engagements in the context of moral discourse, social struggle, conflict resolution and social integration