Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL2108: The Legal Regulation of Civil Society

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.

Overview

NQF Level 5
Credits 15 ECTS Value 7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module will run during term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Professor Nicole Bolleyer (Convenor)

Pre-requisites

Introduction to Comparative Politics (POL1029)

OR

Introduction to Public Policy (POL1044)

Co-requisites

None

Available via distance learning

No

The legal regulation of civil society organizations tends be contentious in long-lived democracies, often portrayed as an illegitimate intrusion in a sphere that ought to be “private” and “autonomous”. The reality, however, is that civil society organizations operate in a ‘sea of law’ (Edelman and Suchman 1997) ranging from charity and tax law, over lobbying regulations to campaign and third party regulation. This module will introduce you to the comparative, cross-national analysis of legal regulation adopted by long-lived democracies affecting the formation, the operation and the dissolution of central types of civil society organizations such as political parties, interest groups, charities and non-profits.

Prerequisites: Introduction to Comparative Politics (POL1029) OR Introduction to Public Policy (POL1044).

Module created

14/01/2019

Last revised

14/01/2019