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LA952 - Civil Society and Activism

  • Module code: LA952
  • Module name: Civil Society and Activism
  • Department: Law School
  • Credit: 20

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The aim of this module is to examine the changing role of non-governmental public action in the nation state within an environment of globalisation. The strategies and tactics of the deglobalisation movement, the impact of “resistance from below”, and the development of new social movements will be addressed through case studies on NGOs, and new social movements. The influence of new technologies will also be examined as will the role of legal and judicial activism in achieving social change.

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
20 CATS (Module code: LA952-20)
A (Assessed work only) 4000 word essay 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



Optional Core


  • LLM International Development Law and Human Rights (M1M2) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Politics (M1P0) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Advanced Legal Studies (M3PJ) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies with (with NTU Singapore) (M91F) - Year 2
  • MA in Globalisation and Development (M9PB) - Year 2