International Law: Power, Politics and Ideology - ARTS2811

Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

School: School of Social Sciences

Course Outline: School of Social Sciences

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: 30 units of credit at Level 1

Equivalent: INST2011, POLS2037

CSS Contribution Charge: 1 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

Available for General Education: Yes (more info)

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Subject Area: International Relations
This course can also be studied in the following specialisation: Legal Studies, Politics

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.

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