Last modified: 26 Feb 2018 19:00
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.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||30 credits (15 ECTS credits)|
|Campus||Old Aberdeen||Sustained Study||No|
One or more of these courses have a limited number of places. Priority access will be given to students for whom this course is compulsory. Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for more details on this process.
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)
This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.
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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