24-109.22 Norms Research in International Relations (2)

Veranstaltungsdetails
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Lehrende: Dr. Philip Robert Liste

Veranstaltungsart: Projektseminar

Anzeige im Stundenplan: VM2 Norms Research

Semesterwochenstunden: 2

Credits: 6,0

Unterrichtssprache: Englisch

Min. | Max. Teilnehmerzahl: 10 | 20

Weitere Informationen:
Verwendbar in folgenden Studiengängen bzw. Modulen:
B.A. Politikwissenschaft (Hauptfach): Vertiefungsmodul 2: Regieren in inter- und transnationalen Institutionen (für Studierende mit Studienbeginn ab WS 10/11)

Dieses Projektseminar ist zweisemestrig (Teil 1 im WiSe 2014/15); keine Neuaufnahmen möglich.

Kommentare/ Inhalte:
This class, which is designed for a period of two semesters, addresses the role of norms in International Relations. Leading questions are: Why do states comply (do they)? What is the future role of the United Nations? How does international law work in the post-cold war environment of global politics?

We will discuss the impact of the following norms in particular: responsibility to protect, sovereignity, democracy, human rights, abstention from torture.

The role of norms will be addressed with reference to theoretical approaches in international relations and international law, and with specific cases such as e.g. the Nicaragua Case, the Pinochet Case, the Rumsfeld Case, the Kadi Case and others.

The weekly lectures and seminar sessions discuss concepts, approaches and cases. Norms are constituted through social practices in law, politics and everyday life. They regulate politics and define legitimate procedures. However, different international actors do not always consider norms as equally appropriate. Therefore, the impact of norms - while always constitutive - may be both regulative and conflictive. Why and how this distinctive quality of norms emerges is therefore of key importance to the study of international politics.

Lernziel:
The class takes a political science perspective that acknowledges interdisciplinary work on norms to tackle the complex interplay between law, politics and everyday life in different contexts of world politics. We will discuss how norms work in different contexts, taking into account the role of interests, international organisations, treaties, normative structures and social practices. To understand how norms work and to comprehend their constitutive impact on world politics, the unit draws on approaches to international relations theories (IR). These approaches are applied to the analysis of selected norms such as democracy, human rights, non-intervention and the abstention from torture. Successful participation will provide students with a grasp of key issues in international relations theories including the historical context, approaches and cases.

Vorgehen:
Students will be working in small groups, in direct discussion with the professor, or in interactive in-class discussions which include lectures, student presentations, group work, critical discussion and round-table debates. The teaching and learning tools include work with PPTs, audio-video material, the web and library research. During this term the students will build the theoretical background for further analysis and project work as based research during the second part of this seminar (summer term 2015).

Literatur:


  • Brunnee, Jutta, and Stephen J. Toope. "Norms, Institutions and UN Reform: The Responsibility to Protect." Journal of International Law & International Relations 2, no. 1 (2005): 121-37.
  • Checkel, Jeffrey T. "Why Comply? Social Norms Learning and European Identity Change." International Organization 55, no. 3 (2001): 553-88.
  • Koh, Harold Hongju. "Why Do Nations Obey International Law? Review Essay." The Yale Law Journals 106 (1997): 2599-659.
  • Kratochwil, Friedrich. "How Do Norms Matter?" In The Role of Law in International Politics. Essays in International Relations and International Law, edited by Michael Byers. Oxford: OUP, 2000.
  • Lynch, Cecilia. "Political Activism and the Social Origins of International Legal Norms." In Law and Moral Action in World Politics, edited by Cecilia Lynch and Michael Loriaux, 140-74. Minneapolis and London: University of Minnesota Press, 2000.
  • Merry, Sally E. "New Legal Realism and the Ethnography of Transnational Law". Law & Social Inquiry 31, no. 4 (2006): 975–995.
  • Piot, Charles. "The "Right" to be Trafficked". Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies 18, no. 1 (2011): 199-210.
  • Risse, Thomas, Stephen C. Ropp, and Kathryn Sikkink. The Power of Human Rights. International Norms and Domestic Change. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1999.
  • Wiener, Antje. A Theory of Contestation. Heidelberg: Springer, 2014.

Zusätzliche Hinweise zu Prüfungen:
Prüfungsart: Projektarbeit
Bewertungsschema: benotet (RPO)
Umfang: ca. 20 Seiten
1. Abgabetermin: 03.07.2015 (bereits am Ende der Vorlesungszeit!)
2. Abgabetermin: 31.08.2015
Abgabeort: Studienbüro Sozialwissenschaften

Studienleistungen (unbenotet):
active participation, incl. continuous presentations of work in research teams & and commenting on other participants' work.

Ausgabeort der bewerteten Prüfungsleistung gegen Empfangsbestätigung nach Eingabe der Noten in STiNE: Sprechstunde des Lehrenden

Termine
Datum Von Bis Raum Lehrende
1 Mo, 13. Apr. 2015 14:15 15:45 AP 2, Hörsaal Dr. Philip Robert Liste
2 Mo, 20. Apr. 2015 14:15 15:45 AP 2, Hörsaal Dr. Philip Robert Liste
3 Mo, 27. Apr. 2015 14:15 15:45 AP 2, Hörsaal Dr. Philip Robert Liste
4 Mo, 4. Mai 2015 14:15 15:45 AP 2, Hörsaal Dr. Philip Robert Liste
5 Mo, 11. Mai 2015 14:15 15:45 AP 2, Hörsaal Dr. Philip Robert Liste
6 Mo, 18. Mai 2015 14:15 15:45 AP 2, Hörsaal Dr. Philip Robert Liste
7 Mo, 1. Jun. 2015 14:15 15:45 AP 2, Hörsaal Dr. Philip Robert Liste
8 Mo, 8. Jun. 2015 14:15 15:45 AP 2, Hörsaal Dr. Philip Robert Liste
9 Mo, 15. Jun. 2015 14:15 15:45 AP 2, Hörsaal Dr. Philip Robert Liste
10 Mo, 22. Jun. 2015 14:15 15:45 AP 2, Hörsaal Dr. Philip Robert Liste
11 Mo, 29. Jun. 2015 14:15 15:45 AP 2, Hörsaal Dr. Philip Robert Liste
12 Mo, 6. Jul. 2015 14:15 15:45 AP 2, Hörsaal Dr. Philip Robert Liste
Prüfungen im Rahmen von Modulen
Modul (Startsemester)/ Kurs Prüfung Datum Lehrende Bestehens­pflicht
PolBA_VM2 Vertiefungsmodul 2: Regieren in inter- und transnationalen Institutionen (WiSe 13/14) / PolBA_VM2-2  Norms Research in International Relations (2) 2  Projektarbeit k.Terminbuchung Dr. Philip Robert Liste Ja
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Lehrende
Dr. Philip Robert Liste