Law and Civil Security

Th 12:00PM - 2:55PM / 3800 Wesley W Posvar Hall / CRN 13557

This course is designed to acquaint the student with the maintenance or creation of civil society in conditions of political instability prompted by such things as security threats, disasters, political upheaval or economic crisis. In particular, the course will explore the rule of law and the protection of rights and liberties as a bulwark of civil society and consider the requirements for their continued preservation in times of crisis. The course explores the concept of civil society and its requisite components from a historical, philosophical, and legal perspective. From here, we will consider the role of rights, liberties, political processes, institutions and norms, and organizations to preserve civil society in times of political, social, or economic crisis across different geographical, cultural, and historical circumstances.

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Lisa Nelson

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Category C: Cultural Antagonisms and Cultural Crises

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