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World Politics and International Law (6 points)


Leader: TBA

Clayton First semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: This unit introduces students to the complex and evolving relationship between world politics, broadly defined, and international law. The unit examines the connection between the development of modern international society and the rise of contractual international law, focusing on changing ideas of legitimate statehood and the relationship between international law and multilateralism. It then considers the role of non-state actors in the development and mobilisation of international legal norms. The unit concludes by reflecting on the impact of international law on the global political order, and its implications for the theory and practice of sovereignty.

Assessment: Essay (3000 words): 60% + Examination (1.5 hours): 30% + Tutorial participation: 10%

Contact Hours: 3 hours (2 x 1 hour lecture and 1 x 1 hour tutorial) per week

Prerequisites: A first-year sequence in Politics or permission

Prohibitions: PLT3050

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