|International Law: Power, Politics and Ideology - ARTS2811|
Subject Area: International Relations
International law is integral to world politics. It is the medium through which states and other actors negotiate their positions on a vast array of subjects and via which politics has, over recent decades, undergone a process of globalisation. Introduces students to the alternative approaches to analysing the political role of international law and examines the role of international law in particular case study scenarios. No prior knowledge of law is assumed.
Topics to be addressed may include:
1) Key principles and concepts in international law.
2) Current debates regarding international law and the use of force.
3) Multilateral treaty regimes in International Relations and International Law
4) Key theoretical paradigms pertinent to understanding the politics of international law.