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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3186: Law, Politics and Power

This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Basic reading:

  • J Wolff, An Introduction to Political Philosophy (OUP, 2016)
  • D Held, ‘Central Perspectives on the Modern State’, Ch 2 in G McLennan, D Held and S Hall, The Idea of the Modern State (1984)
  • J Hoffman and P Graham, Introduction to Political Theory (2015) Ch 5 ‘Democracy’
  • B Tamanaha, On the Rule of Law: History, Politics, Theory (2004)
  • B Crick, Democracy: A Very Short Introduction (OUP, 2002)
  • L Holmes, Communism: A Very Short Introduction (OUP, 2009)
  • K Passmore, Fascism: A Very Short Introduction (OUP, 2014)
  • R O Paxton, The Anatomy of Fascism (2004)