Law, Society and Politics in Comparative Perspective

Law, Society and Politics in Comparative Perspective

Course dates:
20 July, 2024 to 17 August, 2024
Multidisciplinary, Social Sciences
Application deadline:
Saturday, 22 June, 2024
Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University (FUBiS)
Berlin, Germany

Course Description

This course explores the intersection of law, society and politics, and aims to foster discussion of contemporary issues among students from different cultures and disciplines. After an introduction to law and legal culture, we will engage with classical social theorists as well social scientists who examine the impact of law on issues such as morality, crime and punishment, free speech, inequality, and private property.

Throughout the course students will be invited to consider 1 - how law simultaneously plays complex constitutive, regulative and coercive roles in society; 2 - that there are both state and non-state legal systems; and 3 - how an individual’s place in society affects experiences, values or choices. Students will also develop written and oral communication skills to express informed opinions about issues in law and society, as well as intercultural competence through discussion with other students.


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