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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3155: Law, Politics and Power

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 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:

NB This is not a required reading list – required readings for each topic cycle will be indicated on ELE.


General background 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)

H Collins, Marxism and Law (1982)

K Passmore, Fascism: A Very Short Introduction (OUP, 2014)

R O Paxton, The Anatomy of Fascism (2004)

A Rocco, ‘The Political Doctrine of Fascism’ (1926) International Conciliation pp.393-415

M Stolleis, ‘European Twentieth-Century Dictatorship and the Law’ in Part VI of Heikki Pihlajam√§ki, M D Dubber, and M Godfrey (eds), The Oxford Handbook of European Legal History (2018)