24-109.23 The Politics of International Law (2)

Veranstaltungsdetails
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Lehrende: Dr. Philip Robert Liste

Veranstaltungsart: Projektseminar

Anzeige im Stundenplan: VM: Internation. Law

Semesterwochenstunden: 2

Credits: 12,0

Unterrichtssprache: Englisch

Min. | Max. Teilnehmerzahl: 10 | 18

Weitere Informationen:
Verwendbar in folgenden Studiengängen bzw. Modulen:
- BA-Hauptfach Politikwissenschaft, FSB ab WiSe 2013/14: Vertiefungsmodul Politikwissenschaft
- BA-Hauptfach Politikwissenschaft, FSB ab WiSe 2010/11: Vertiefungsmodul 2 - Regieren in inter- und transnationalen Institutionen

Dieses Projektseminar ist zweisemestrig (Teil 1 im WiSe 2015/16); keine Neuaufnahmen möglich.

Kommentare/ Inhalte:
While the academic field of International Relations (IR) has somewhat “re-discovered” international law during the last one or two decades, IR scholars have widely neglected critical legal studies, although this strand of work tends to be much closer to the social sciences than, say, mainstream international law. The core idea of critical studies in international law is that international legal practice is somehow doomed to be “political.” In a seminal work, Martti Koskenniemi argues that law tends to oscillate between “apology” and “utopia.” That is, law risks becoming irrelevant either by only depicting concrete power relations or by making normative claims so remote from the realities of international politics that concrete consequences are never to be expected. Taking up this heuristic is to move beyond the binary questions for compliance (or non-compliance) with international legal rules as they are all too often raised in IR.

Lernziel:
The seminar focuses on international law at work. The aim is to observe international legal practice from the “outside,” i.e. from the perspective of political science. To be sure, we are no lawyers, and the idea is not to become lawyers during the two semesters ahead of us. Instead, we will raise critical questions for the power of law. How is power at work within law? How are law and politics interrelated in the global realm? How can we come to terms with the nexus between the two concepts?

Vorgehen:
Winter semester 2015/16:
In a first step, the seminar will provide a short introduction in international law. We will read introductory texts to learn about core concepts of international law and delve into some legal materials in order to learn how to cope with documents not usually read in political science faculties. In a second step, we will move to the perspective of critical legal studies (including postcolonial approaches to international law). In a third step, the idea is to pick a number of “legal phenomena” to be studied in more depth and scrutinized with regard to the “politics” at work within legal practice (e.g. cases at the international court of justice or the international criminal court). The semester ends with one or two rounds of brainstorming on possible projects.
During the break, students (working in groups or individually) should engage with particular legal cases and prepare a draft paper on a seminar project to be elaborated during the summer semester.

Summer semester 2016:
In the second round to be held during the summer semester (“Politics of International Law II”), the seminar will operate like a colloquium in which projects are presented and progress will be achieved by way of mutual engagement. Please note that the final seminar works should be submitted already at the end of the seminar, i.e. during the first week of the summer break.

Literatur:
- Crawford, James, Martti Koskenniemi, Eds. (2012) The Cambridge Companion to International Law. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
- Derrida, Jacques. (1990) Force de Loi. Le “Fondement Mystique de l’Autorité” / Force of Law: The “Mystical Foundation of Authority”. Cardoso Law Review 11 (5-6): 919–1045.
- Kennedy, David. (1987) The Move to Institutions. Cardozo Law Review 8 (5): 841–988.
- Koskenniemi, Martti. (1990) The Politics of International Law. European Journal of International Law 1: 4–32.
- Koskenniemi, Martti. (2005) From Apology to Utopia. The Structure of International Legal Argument (Reissue with New Epilogue). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Zusätzliche Hinweise zu Prüfungen:
Prüfungsart: Projektarbeit
Bewertungsschema: benotet (RPO)
Umfang: ca. 15-20 Seiten
1. Abgabetermin: 15.07.2016
2. Abgabetermin: 05.08.2016
Abgabeort: Studienbüro Sozialwissenschaften

Studienleistungen (unbenotet):
Buchpräsentation, Präsentation und Diskussion des Hausarbeitsprojekt.

Ausgabeort der bewerteten Prüfungsleistung gegen Empfangsbestätigung nach Eingabe der Noten in STiNE: Studienbüro Sozialwissenschaften

Termine
Datum Von Bis Raum Lehrende
1 Mo, 4. Apr. 2016 10:15 11:45 AP 1, 106 Dr. Philip Robert Liste
2 Mo, 11. Apr. 2016 10:15 11:45 AP 1, 106 Dr. Philip Robert Liste
3 Mo, 18. Apr. 2016 10:15 11:45 AP 1, 106 Dr. Philip Robert Liste
4 Mo, 25. Apr. 2016 10:15 11:45 AP 1, 106 Dr. Philip Robert Liste
5 Mo, 2. Mai 2016 10:15 11:45 AP 1, 106 Dr. Philip Robert Liste
6 Mo, 9. Mai 2016 10:15 11:45 AP 1, 106 Dr. Philip Robert Liste
7 Mo, 23. Mai 2016 10:15 11:45 AP 1, 106 Dr. Philip Robert Liste
8 Mo, 30. Mai 2016 10:15 11:45 AP 1, 106 Dr. Philip Robert Liste
9 Mo, 6. Jun. 2016 10:15 11:45 AP 1, 106 Dr. Philip Robert Liste
10 Mo, 13. Jun. 2016 10:15 11:45 AP 1, 106 Dr. Philip Robert Liste
11 Mo, 20. Jun. 2016 10:15 11:45 AP 1, 106 Dr. Philip Robert Liste
12 Mo, 27. Jun. 2016 10:15 11:45 AP 1, 106 Dr. Philip Robert Liste
13 Mo, 4. Jul. 2016 10:15 11:45 AP 1, 106 Dr. Philip Robert Liste
14 Mo, 11. Jul. 2016 10:15 11:45 AP 1, 106 Dr. Philip Robert Liste
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