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This course considers the ways in which the law provides for ‘free and fair’ elections and referendums. It introduces students to the ways in which Parliament and the courts regulate voting, candidacy, campaigning, and political parties; and considers how the laws governing elections are made and reformed. The focus is on critical analysis of the adequacy of the existing law, considering ways that reform might strengthen the processes of our electoral democracy.
|First Sub Session
|30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
The course is available also to MA Legal Studies students as LX4072, a 30 credit option. Students taking this option are required to submit coursework or 3,500 words.
Main Learning Outcomes: Knowledge and Understanding:
The course is available also to MA Legal Studies students as LX4072, a 30 credit option. The essay for LX4072 is 3,500 words (on the same topic as for LS4072)
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: 1 three-hour written examination (75%); continuous assessment by essay of 3,500 words (25%). Resit: None.
An additional element of assessment in the form of 1,500 words essay for MA Legal Studies students.
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