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LA955 - Law Governance & Democracy

  • Module code: LA955
  • Module name: Law Governance & Democracy
  • Department: Law School
  • Credit: 20

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module considers notions of legitimate governance and subjection, crystallised in constitutional theory and practice. In particular, it explores South constitutionalisms in the context of the impact of multilateral and bilateral treaties of trade, commerce, and investment on national policymaking and adjudication. Specifically addressed areas are: democratisation, public accountability and governance transparency, civil service and judicial reform, agrarian reform law, and administration and public health services management from the perspective of human right to health.

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
20 CATS (Module code: LA955-20)
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