24-109.12 Norms in International Relations (1)

Veranstaltungsdetails
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Lehrende: Dr. Philip Robert Liste

Veranstaltungsart: Projektseminar

Anzeige im Stundenplan: VM: Norms in IR 1

Semesterwochenstunden: 2

Unterrichtssprache: Englisch

Min. | Max. Teilnehmerzahl: 10 | 23

Anmeldegruppe: AG Projektseminare

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 2018).

Kommentare/ Inhalte:
This class, which is designed for a period of two semesters, addresses the role of norms in International Relations. Leading questions are: Do norms matter in the international realm? Why do states (and/or other groups of "international" actors) comply with such norms? Do they comply at all? What is the future role of international organizations? How does international law work in a critical environment of global politics?

We will discuss the impact and meaning of norms like sovereignity, territoriality, democracy, human rights, etc.

The weekly seminar sessions discuss concepts, approaches and (legal) 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 (2018), 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:
- Brunnée, Jutta and Stephen J. Toope. (2010) Legitimacy and Legality in International Law. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
- Crawford, James and Martti Koskenniemi, Eds. (2012) The Cambridge Companion to International Law. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
- Finnemore, Martha. (2000) Are Legal Norms Distinctive? New York University Journal of International Law and Politics 32 (3): 699–705.
- Finnemore, Martha and Kathryn Sikkink. (1998) International Norm Dynamics and Political Change. International Organization 52 (4): 887–917.
- Koh, Harold Hongju. (1997) Why do Nations Obey International Law? Review Essay. The Yale Law Journals 106: 2599–2659.
 -Krasner, Stephen D. (1982) Structural Causes and Regime Consequences. Regimes as Intervening Variables. International Organization 36 (2): 185–205.
- Kratochwil, Friedrich. (1984) The force of prescriptions. International Organization 38 (4): 685–708.
- Merry, Sally Engle. (2006) Human Rights and Gender Violence. Translating International Law into Local Justice. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
- Piot, Charles. (2011) The "Right" to be Trafficked. Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies 18 (1): 199–210.
- Risse, Thomas, Stephen C. Ropp and Kathryn Sikkink, Eds. (2013) The Persistent Power of Human Rights. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
 -Wiener, Antje. (2014) Theory of Contestation. Berlin: Springer.

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 248 / birte.sievers[at]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; more than two missed sessions will lead to failing the class.

Termine
Datum Von Bis Raum Lehrende
1 Mo, 16. Okt. 2017 14:15 15:45 AP 1, 107 Dr. Philip Robert Liste
2 Mo, 23. Okt. 2017 14:15 15:45 AP 1, 107 Dr. Philip Robert Liste
3 Mo, 30. Okt. 2017 14:15 15:45 AP 1, 107 Dr. Philip Robert Liste
4 Mo, 6. Nov. 2017 14:15 15:45 AP 1, 107 Dr. Philip Robert Liste
5 Mo, 13. Nov. 2017 14:15 15:45 AP 1, 107 Dr. Philip Robert Liste
6 Mo, 20. Nov. 2017 14:15 15:45 AP 1, 107 Dr. Philip Robert Liste
7 Mo, 27. Nov. 2017 14:15 15:45 AP 1, 107 Dr. Philip Robert Liste
8 Mo, 4. Dez. 2017 14:15 15:45 AP 1, 107 Dr. Philip Robert Liste
9 Mo, 11. Dez. 2017 14:15 15:45 AP 1, 107 Dr. Philip Robert Liste
10 Mo, 18. Dez. 2017 14:15 15:45 AP 1, 107 Dr. Philip Robert Liste
11 Mo, 8. Jan. 2018 14:15 15:45 AP 1, 107 Dr. Philip Robert Liste
12 Mo, 15. Jan. 2018 14:15 15:45 AP 1, 107 Dr. Philip Robert Liste
13 Mo, 22. Jan. 2018 14:15 15:45 AP 1, 107 Dr. Philip Robert Liste
14 Mo, 29. Jan. 2018 14:15 15:45 AP 1, 107 Dr. Philip Robert Liste
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Dr. Philip Robert Liste