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Virtual Information Evening - Constitutional Politics, Law and Theory (LLM)

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Venue: Online

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Join us for an insight into studying a masters in Constitutional Politics, Law and Theory at Birkbeck's School of Law. Professor Marinos Diamantides will discuss various aspects of the programme, including modules, the format of teaching and assessments, followed by a Q&A. This will take place in an online 'chat-room'. Professor Diamantides will present live via a video feed and you will be able to post any questions you may have via instant messaging.

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This unique Master's degree in law reflects the traditional neglect of constitutionalist approaches to politics in Britain - something which is now changing fast. As the utopia of the ‘end of history’ falters, the rhetoric of security and risk, of crisis in the relation between financial markets and sovereign states, of perpetual war, and of corruption in politics brings about a relentless desire for law and constitutional reform. These expectations, however, are often at odds with the way contemporary social and political theories, and a growing number of constitutional law specialists, conceptualise the sphere of the political.

The focus is on two related but distinct processes: the crisis of law and the shift towards exceptional modes of state power; and the demand that law mitigates manifold crises. Questions are raised about law as solution, about its role in the violent imposition of liberal social and market relations, and whether or not we may be able to imagine a different sort of crisis, a different relation between law and the future.

This programme adopts a critical, interdisciplinary approach and gives equal weight to theory and comparative case studies from across the world.

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