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Law and Society

This module takes the idea and reality of law as a social phenomenon, drawing on classical and contemporary social theories and on empirical studies on the development of law in pre-modern, modern, and contemporary societies. Basic issues include the following: law versus custom; the idea of justice; types and processes of regulation, adjudication and punishment; law in relation to political power, social inequality and ideology; law as a mechanism for social change; the transformations of modern law; and the organization of modern legal systems. This module is mounted for students throughout NUS with interest in law and its implications on the society.

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