Law And Society

Term: 
Winter
Credits: 
2.0
Course Description: 

What is the relation of the political, and the social, to the legal? How are these relations given meaning and structured by different actors? This course aims to give students a foundational understanding of the productive and repressive capacities of law. We will study the role of law in the production and government of people and things; the role of legal texts as conveyors of meaning and identity; the construction of political categories like citizenship and rights; the concept of property; the representation of institutions and government; and the utility of law as a tool of resistance. The course will have a broad approach to time and space. There is no regional focus in the course, themes will be examined through theories and case studies from around the world. Historically, the course stretches back to the 19th century colonial and European state, looking at the emergence or genealogy of law and its relation to society in the modern period.

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