24-109.12 Norms in International Relations (1)

Veranstaltungsdetails

Lehrende: Dr. Philip Robert Liste

Veranstaltungsart: Projektseminar

Anzeige im Stundenplan: VM: Norms in IR 1

Semesterwochenstunden: 2

Credits: 6,0

Unterrichtssprache: Englisch

Min. | Max. Teilnehmerzahl: 10 | 23

Anmeldegruppe: AG VM (Projektseminare Teil 1)

Weitere Informationen:
Verwendbar in folgenden Studiengängen bzw. Modulen:
- B.A. Politikwissenschaft (Hauptfach): Vertiefungsmodul Politikwissenschaft (für Studierende mit Studienbeginn ab WS 13/14)

Dieses Projektseminar ist zweisemestrig (Teil 2 im SoSe 2016).

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 and meaning of norms like sovereignity, territoriality, democracy, human rights, etc.

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

The weekly 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 explore the field of norms research in IR and build the theoretical background for further analysis (part I).

During the summer term (2017), small teams of students will develop their own research projects and prepare final seminar theses. Please note that the completion of these theses is already expected for the first week of the summer break (Semesterferien).

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:
Die Modulprüfung (Projektarbeit) findet im 2. Teil des Projektseminars statt. Die erfolgreiche Teilnahme (Studienleistung) am 1. Teil des Projektseminars ist die Zulassungsvoraussetzung für die Modulprüfung.

Obligatorische, unbenotete Studienleistungen:
Students are expected to sign up for a research team. The team engages in a joint project which will be presented in class in two steps: the first step includes presenting the group’s research question and research log, the second step includes presenting the group’s research finding.
Each student is expected to have read the readings marked as ‘required’, command of these readings is necessary for obtaining a ‘pass’ grade; command of the readings listed as ‘additional readings’ will enable students to obtain higher marks; should students be unable to locate readings on the web or in the library, they should contact the Chair’s office (Room 242 / birte.sievers@wiso.uni-hamburg.de) a week prior to the seminar, so that appropriate alternatives can be arranged
Attendance in all seminar sessions is compulsory for obtaining a pass grade (or ‘Schein’); more than two missed sessions will lead to failing the class.

Termine
Datum Von Bis Raum Lehrende
1 Mo, 17. Okt. 2016 10:15 11:45 WiWi 0080 Dr. Philip Robert Liste
2 Mo, 24. Okt. 2016 10:15 11:45 AP 2, Hörsaal Dr. Philip Robert Liste
3 Mo, 31. Okt. 2016 10:15 11:45 AP 2, Hörsaal Dr. Philip Robert Liste
4 Mo, 7. Nov. 2016 10:15 11:45 AP 2, Hörsaal Dr. Philip Robert Liste
5 Mo, 14. Nov. 2016 10:15 11:45 AP 2, Hörsaal Dr. Philip Robert Liste
6 Mo, 21. Nov. 2016 10:15 11:45 AP 2, Hörsaal Dr. Philip Robert Liste
7 Mo, 28. Nov. 2016 10:15 11:45 AP 2, Hörsaal Dr. Philip Robert Liste
8 Mo, 5. Dez. 2016 10:15 11:45 AP 2, Hörsaal Dr. Philip Robert Liste
9 Mo, 12. Dez. 2016 10:15 11:45 AP 2, Hörsaal Dr. Philip Robert Liste
10 Mo, 19. Dez. 2016 10:15 11:45 AP 2, Hörsaal Dr. Philip Robert Liste
11 Mo, 9. Jan. 2017 10:15 11:45 AP 2, Hörsaal Dr. Philip Robert Liste
12 Mo, 16. Jan. 2017 10:15 11:45 AP 2, Hörsaal Dr. Philip Robert Liste
13 Mo, 23. Jan. 2017 10:15 11:45 AP 2, Hörsaal Dr. Philip Robert Liste
14 Mo, 30. Jan. 2017 10:15 11:45 AP 2, Hörsaal Dr. Philip Robert Liste
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Dr. Philip Robert Liste