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Academic Year: 2022/23

3354 - Bachelor's degree programme in Global Studies

23239 - Legal Foundations of Global Society


Teaching Guide Information

Academic Course:
2022/23
Academic Center:
335 - Faculty of Humanities
Study:
3354 - Bachelor's degree programme in Global Studies
Subject:
23239 - Legal Foundations of Global Society
Ambit:
---
Credits:
6.0
Course:
1
Teaching languages:
Theory: Group 1: English
Seminar: Group 101: English
Group 102: English
Group 103: English
Group 104: English
Teachers:
Josep Ibañez Muñoz
Teaching Period:
Second quarter
Schedule:

Presentation

This course is part of the module of core courses of the Degree in Global Studies. The aim of the course is to introduce students to the legal foundations of the contemporary global society through a combined approach between International Law and International Relations. First, the course will present global governance as an analytical tool to study the management of global public interests, with special reference to the normative dimension of such activities. Second, some fundamental institutions and norms will be studied, and in particular the course will deal with diverse sources of international law, diplomacy and the balance of power. Third, some sessions will be devoted both to the sociological approach to actors and authorities in global politics, as well as to the legal approach to the subjectivity of states, non-state actors and individuals. Fourth, the course will focus on the political and legal dimension of territorial spaces, and in particular to the regulation of the territory of the States and the law of the sea. Finally, special attention will be paid to some particularly relevant international regimes, such as the one referred to the maintenance of peace and security, the international protection of human rights, the international promotion of sustainable development, and the international protection of the environment.

Associated skills

Basic skills:

  • CB1. Que los estudiantes hayan demostrado poseer y comprender conocimientos en un área de estudio que parte de la base de la educación secundaria general, y se suele encontrar a un nivel que, si bien se apoya en libros de texto avanzados, incluye también algunos aspectos que implican conocimientos procedentes de la vanguardia de su campo de estudio.
  • CB2. Que los estudiantes sepan aplicar sus conocimientos a su trabajo o vocación de una forma profesional y posean las competencias que suelen demostrarse por medio de la elaboración y defensa de argumentos y la resolución de problemas dentro de su área de estudio.
  • CB3. Que los estudiantes tengan la capacidad de reunir e interpretar datos relevantes (normalmente dentro de su área de estudio) para emitir juicios que incluyan una reflexión sobre temas relevantes de índole social, científica o ética.
  • CB4. Que los estudiantes puedan transmitir información, ideas, problemas y soluciones a un público tanto especializado como no especializado.
  • CB5. Que los estudiantes hayan desarrollado aquellas habilidades de aprendizaje necesarias para emprender estudios posteriores con un alto grado de autonomía.

 

General skills:

  • CG1. Comunicar una idea, contenido y conocimiento con claridad y precisión utilizando la expresión y el discurso más adecuados para cada público y contexto.
  • CG2. Mostrar conocimientos sobre las implicaciones de las nuevas formas ideológicas, políticas, económicas y tecnológicas que actúan en la sociedad global contemporánea desde una perspectiva globalizada y cosmopolita.
  • CG3. Desarrollar actitudes y habilidades que faciliten la internacionalización y su formación como auténticos ciudadanos y ciudadanas sensibles a los valores de la paz y de la igualdad, y susceptibles de comprender, gestionar y administrar el conocimiento en una comunidad global.

 

Cross curricular skills:

  • CT1. Comunicar de manera eficaz en inglés y en otros idiomas diferentes al materno.

 

Specific skills:

  • CE1. Describir los fenómenos globales que afectan al conjunto de la población mundial, desde una perspectiva transdisciplinar.
  • CE2. Analizar los fenómenos globales a partir de la dialéctica local - global
  • CE3. Construir una visión comprehensiva a partir del conocimiento de los fundamentos conceptuales y metodológicos de las diferentes disciplinas que constituyen un conocimiento global.
  • CE4. Reflexionar críticamente sobre la globalización y sus desafíos, atendiendo a consideraciones éticas, culturales, medioambientales, de derechos humanos, de género y de justicia social.
  • CE5. Reconocer la diversidad cultural, religiosa y de valores para la comprensión, gestión y resolución de conflictos y problemas globales.
  • CE6. Plantear y resolver problemas globales a través de diferentes metodologías propias de las disciplinas que conforman el Grado.
  • CE8. Demostrar capacidad de comprensión e intervención en los problemas contemporáneos

Learning outcomes

  • R. A. 1.2. Demostrar comprensión de las realidades globales desde una perspectiva histórica, económica, política, cultural, legal y medioambiental.
  • R. A. 1.3. Mostrar conocimiento de acontecimientos pasados y la habilidad para aplicar este conocimiento en la planificación y anticipación de futuras necesidades y tendencias.
  • R. A. 1.5. Escribir un estudio sobre tradiciones, tendencias sociales y políticas convergentes a partir de textos, obras y otros documentos generados en una cultura o sociedad concreta.
  • R. A. 1.6. Mostrar capacidad de análisis y síntesis, al hacer explícitas, por ejemplo, nuevas relaciones entre fenómenos sociales con fenómenos históricos, económicos y culturales heterogéneos de carácter global.
  • R. A. 1.7. Mostrar interés en identificar problemas subyacentes a situaciones nuevas y aparentemente contradictorias planteadas en las sociedades contemporáneas desde diferentes perspectivas.
  • R. A. 3.1. Explicar de modo sintético el contexto político, social, cultural al que pertenece un documento u otro tipo de evidencia, identificando la aportación que este documento o evidencia hace a dicho contexto.
  • R. A. 5.1. Mostrar conocimiento de las diferentes áreas que componen los Estudios Globales y su aportación a la comprensión de la diversidad contemporánea.
  • R. A. 5.2. Demostrar comprensión de los mecanismos para la generación de la diversidad contemporánea en sus múltiples facetas (sociedad, economía, cultura, etc.).
  • R. A. 5.3. Relacionar un fenómeno cultural y social en cualquiera de las áreas de Estudios Globales, con uno o más fenómenos sociales, políticos o culturales contemporáneos de carácter global.
  • R. A. 5.4. Estructurar trabajos con la exposición de una o varias ideas sobre la diversidad, su argumentación y las consecuencias que se derivan, a partir del análisis de un texto u otro tipo de datos.
  • R. A. 5.5. Valorar la capacidad de interacción de la diversidad contemporánea.
  • R. A. 7.1. Mostrar capacidad de generar conocimientos e ideas innovadores que permitan nuevas respuestas a los actuales conflictos multisociales e interculturales.
  • R. A. 7.3. Demostrar capacidad de organización y planificación, así como de resolución de problemas en un contexto interdisciplinar.
  • R. A. 7.4. Demostrar capacidad para integrarse efectivamente como parte de un equipo, identificando el papel que juega en él y contribuyendo mediante el liderazgo, docencia, y motivación de los demás al éxito del equipo.
  • R. A. 7.5. Demostrar capacidad para dirigir, supervisar o contribuir a un proyecto, desde el principio al final, fijando objetivos, planificando los detalles, tomando decisiones, asignando funciones y completando la tarea.
  • R. A. 7.9. Demostrar capacidad para pensar y generar estructuras de igualdad y solidaridad dirigidas a una sociedad más justa.
  • R. A. 8.3. Aplicar la terminología propia de cada disciplina para la comunicación de contenidos propios de la misma a públicos más especializados.
  • R. A. 8.4. Desarrollar los temas en un trabajo más allá de lo previsto en el programa de la asignatura.
  • R. A. 8.2. Presentar a diferentes públicos, de modo claro y sucinto, las características generales de una obra, datos estadísticos, un testimonio o una evidencia material.
  • R. A. 8.3. Transmitir en inglés, tanto oral como por escrito y de forma organizada, los conocimientos adquiridos a expertos y al público en general.
  • R. A. 8.4. Demostrar capacidad de comunicación (grado medio) en uno o varios idiomas considerados emergentes y diferentes al materno (chino, árabe, ruso).
  • R. A. 8.5. Mostrar interés en adoptar formas y expresiones propias para una mayor comunicabilidad y persuasión de las ideas y de los contenidos expuestos.

Sustainable Development Goals

GOAL 4: Quality Education

GOAL 5: Gender Equality

GOAL 10: Reduced Inequality

GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

GOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal

Prerequisites

The course requires no previous knowledge of legal concepts, although basic notions of law and international relations will be useful.

Contents

MODULE I. GLOBAL GOVERNANCE

 

1. The governance of global society and the normative dimension of global governance

Globalization, global society, and governance. The concept of global governance. Theoretical perspectives of global governance. Patterns of global governance: policy stages, actors and authorities, norms and institutions. The normative dimension of global governance: competence vs legitimacy. Communitarist vs cosmopolitan perspectives about global governance.

 

2. Global society, the international community, and regime theories in international relations

Global society in international theory. From civil society to global civil society. Origins and evolution of the international community. Nature, structure, and organization of the international community. The role of institutions and norms in international relations. Theories of international regimes. Bilateralism and multilateralism.

 

MODULE II. FUNDAMENTAL INSTITUTIONS AND NORMS

INTERNATIONAL LAW, DIPLOMACY, AND THE BALANCE OF POWER

 

3. International law: nature, functions, and historical evolution

The concept of public international law. Nature and content of international law. Functions of international law. Types of international obligations. Historical evolution and transformation of international institutions and norms. Unity vs fragmentation in international law.

 

4. The sources of international law

The international treaties: a) Concept and types b) The conclusion of treaties; c) The effect of treaties. The international practice: a) Elements; b) Relations with international treaties. The general principles of law. The resolutions of international organizations.

 

5. Diplomacy and the balance of power

The concept and nature of diplomacy. Historical evolution of diplomacy. Contemporary forms of diplomacy. The agents of diplomatic activity in States: central bodies, diplomatic missions, special missions, missions in international organizations. Diplomatic negotiations. Diplomatic tools. Diplomatic relations. Crisis diplomacy. Theories of balance of power and great powers. Balance of power in historical perspective. The balance of power in regional subsystems.

 

MODULE III. POWER, SUBJECTIVITY, AND SPACES

 

6. Actors, authorities, and subjects in global society: the subjectivity of the state and international organizations

The concepts of actor, authority, and subject in international relations and international law. The nature of authority. The proliferation of private authorities in international affairs. The State as a subject of international law. The recognition of states. The principle of sovereign equality. The principle of non-intervention. The immunity of the State. State succession. The international responsibility of the State for internationally wrongful acts. The subjectivity of international organizations. Classification of international organizations.

 

7. The subjectivity of non-state actors and individuals

The subjectivity of certain specific non-state actors: the Holy See and the Vatican City, the International Committee of the Red Cross. The subjectivity of other non-state actors: peoples, individuals, non-governmental organizations, and transnational companies. The international responsibility of the individual.

 

8. Territory and the law of the sea

Powers and responsibilities of the State. The territory of the state: a) Boundaries b) Methods of acquisition of territory; c) Delineation and attribution of territories. The international watercourses. The airspace and air navigation system. Amendments to territorial powers of the state: military bases. The territorial sea. The archipelagic waters. The contiguous zone. The continental shelf. The exclusive economic zone. The high seas. The Antarctic. Reference to the regulation of the outer space.

 

IV. INTERNATIONAL REGIMES

 

9. The maintenance of peace and security, and the international protection of human rights

The peaceful resolution of international disputes. The principle of prohibition of the use of force. Self-defense. Disarmament. The collective security system. Peace missions. The United Nations Charter and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The International Covenants on Human Rights. The protection of human rights in Europe. The protection of human rights in America, Africa, and Asia.

 

10. The international promotion of sustainable development, and the international protection of the environment

The notion of development. Origins and evolution of the international promotion of sustainable development. General principles and norms of the international promotion of sustainable development. Origins and evolution of the international protection of the environment. General principles and norms of international environmental protection. The international regime of environmental protection. The enforcement of environmental protection norms. The Sustainable Development Goals.

Teaching Methods

The course follows a methodological model combining learning activities in class and out of class. Learning activities in class comprise both lectures and seminars. Learning activities out of class refer to the preparation of seminars, as well as the use of required and recommended readings. Four seminars will take place during the term. The precise details for the preparation of these sessions will be available on the intranet (Aula Global).

Evaluation

The assessment of the course will combine continuous assessment and a final exam. Grades obtained in these two areas will shape the final grade.

Continuous assessment: Continuous assessment will derive from seminars, activities and exercises done during the term, according to the schedule and instructions from the course professors. The weight of these grades is 70% of the final grade of the course.

Final exam. A final exam will cover the syllabus of the course, and the weight of the grade obtained therein is 30% of the final grade of the course.

The assessment framework at UPF allows for a ‘second chance’ examination for those students who failed at the end of the term. These students can participate in the ‘second chance’ examination if two conditions are met: 1) to have done at least 50% of the continuous assessment activities, and 2) to have taken the final exam. The ‘second chance’ examination will consist of two parts: the first will refer to the content of lectures, and the second will correspond to continuous assessment activities. Students entitled to this examination will take the exam of the part that they failed at the end of the term.

Bibliography and information resources

Required readings

 

A series of required readings for each module of the course will be provided through the Aula Global at the beginning of the term. Such readings will complement and reinforce contents of the course, and in some cases will also be used in seminar sessions, according to the indications given by the instructors.

 

Recommended bibliography

Anthony Aust, Handbook of International Law, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005.

Deborah Avant; Martha Finnemore; Susan K. Sell (eds.), Who Governs the Globe?, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010.

Alice D. Ba & Matthew J. Hoffmann (eds.), Contending Perspectives on Global Governance. Coherence, Contestation and World Order, London: Routledge, 2005.

Michael Barnett & Raymond Duvall (eds.), Power in Global Governance, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005.

Thomas J. Biersteker, Peter J. Spiro, Chandra Lekha Sriram, and Veronica Raffo (eds.), International Law and International Relations. Bridging theory and practice, London & New York: Routledge, 2007.

Gideon Boas, Public International Law. Contemporary Principles and Perspectives, Cheltenham (UK) / Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, 2012.

I. Brownlie, Principles of Public International Law, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 8th. ed., 2012.

Commission on Global Governance, Our Global Neighborhood, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995.

Martin Dixon, Robert McCorquodale & Sarah Williams, Casos y textos de Derecho internacional público, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 6th ed., 2011.

James Crawford, Brownlie`s Principles of Public International Law, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 8th ed., 2012.

James Crawford & Martti Koskenniemi (eds.), The Cambridge Companion To International Law. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012.

Paul F. Diehl & Brian Frederking (eds.), The Politics of Global Governance: International Organizations in an Interdependent World, Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 5ª ed., 2015.

Daniel W. Drezner, All Politics Is Global. Explaining International Regulatory Regimes, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2007.

J. L. Dunoff & J. P. Trachtman (eds.), Ruling the World? Constitutionalism, Internacional Law and Global Governance, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009.

Eva Erman & Anders Uhlin (eds.), Legitimacy Beyond the State?: Re-examining the Democratic Credentials of Transnational Actors, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.

Elaine Fahey, Introduction to Law and Global Governance, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018.

S. Guzzini & I. Neumann (eds.), The Diffusion of Power in Global Governance. Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.

Rodney Bruce Hall & Thomas J. Biersteker (eds.), The Emergence of Private Authority in Global Governance, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002.

Sophie Harman & David Williams (eds.), Governing the World? Cases in Global Governance, London: Routledge, 2013.

Andreas Hasenclever, Peter Mayer, Volker Rittberger, Theories of International Regimes, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997.

David Held & Anthony McGrew (eds.), Governing Globalization: Power, Authority and Global Governance, Cambridge: Polity Press, 2002.

David Held & Mathias Koenig-Archibugi (eds.), Global Governance and Accountability, Cambridge: Polity Press, 2005.

David Held & Charles Roger (eds.), Global Governance at Risk, London: Polity Press, 2013.

Martin Hewson & Timothy J. Sinclair (eds.), Approaches to Global Governance Theory, New York: State University of New York Press, 1999.

Margaret P. Karns, Karen A. Mingst, Kendall W. Stiles, International Organizations: The Politics and Processes of Global Governance, Lynne Rienner Pub, 2015, 3ª ed.

Jan Klabbers, International Law, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 3rd ed., 2021.

Martti Koskenniemi, The Politics of International Law, Oxford and Portland, OR: Hart Publishing, 2011.

Nico Krisch, Beyond Constitutionalism: The Pluralist Structure of Postnational Law. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.

D. Levi-Faur (ed.), Oxford Handbook of Governance, Oxford: OUP, 2012.

Walter Mattli & Ngaire Woods (eds.), The Politics of Global Regulation, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2009.

Robert O’Brien, Anne Marie Goetz, Jan Aart Scholte & Marc Williams, Contesting Global Governance. Multilateral Economic Institutions and Global Social Movements, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000.

Wolfgang H. Reinicke, Global Public Policy: Governing Without Government?, Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 1998.

Christian Reus-Smit (ed.), The Politics of International Law, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004.

James N. Rosenau & E. O. Czempiel (eds.), Governance Without Government: Order and Change in World Politics, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992.

Timothy J. Sinclair (ed.), Global Governance. Critical Concepts in Political Science (4 vols.), London: Routledge, 2004.

Timothy J. Sinclair, Global Governance, Cambridge: Polity Press, 2012.

Malcom N. Shaw, International Law, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 9th ed., 2021.

Thomas G. Weiss & Ramesh Thakur, Global Governance and the UN: An Unfinished Journey, Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2010.

Thomas G. Weiss & Rorden Wilkinson (eds.), International Organization and Global Governance, New York: Routledge, 2013.

Rorden Wilkinson (ed.), The Global Governance Reader, New York: Routledge, 2005.

Oran Young, Governance in World Affairs, Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1999.

Michael Zürn, A Theory of Global Governance. Authority, Legitimacy, and Contestation, Oxford: OUP, 2018.

 

Websites

A theme guide of digital resources is available at the UPF Library (Bib TIC), with access to websites about international law (http://guiesbibtic.upf.edu/dret/dret_internacional_public), intergovernmental organizations (http://guiesbibtic.upf.edu/dret/organismes_internacionals), and international treaties (http://guiesbibtic.upf.edu/dret/tractats_internacionals). A site of special interest is the “Avalon Project”, by the Lillian Goldman Law Library (http://avalon.law.yale.edu/).


Academic Year: 2022/23

3354 - Bachelor's degree programme in Global Studies

23239 - Legal Foundations of Global Society


Informació de la Guia Docent

Academic Course:
2022/23
Academic Center:
335 - Faculty of Humanities
Study:
3354 - Bachelor's degree programme in Global Studies
Subject:
23239 - Legal Foundations of Global Society
Ambit:
---
Credits:
6.0
Course:
1
Teaching languages:
Theory: Group 1: English
Seminar: Group 101: English
Group 102: English
Group 103: English
Group 104: English
Teachers:
Josep Ibañez Muñoz
Teaching Period:
Second quarter
Schedule:

Presentation

This course is part of the module of core courses of the Degree in Global Studies. The aim of the course is to introduce students to the legal foundations of the contemporary global society through a combined approach between International Law and International Relations. First, the course will present global governance as an analytical tool to study the management of global public interests, with special reference to the normative dimension of such activities. Second, some fundamental institutions and norms will be studied, and in particular the course will deal with diverse sources of international law, diplomacy and the balance of power. Third, some sessions will be devoted both to the sociological approach to actors and authorities in global politics, as well as to the legal approach to the subjectivity of states, non-state actors and individuals. Fourth, the course will focus on the political and legal dimension of territorial spaces, and in particular to the regulation of the territory of the States and the law of the sea. Finally, special attention will be paid to some particularly relevant international regimes, such as the one referred to the maintenance of peace and security, the international protection of human rights, the international promotion of sustainable development, and the international protection of the environment.

Associated skills

Basic skills:

  • CB1. Que los estudiantes hayan demostrado poseer y comprender conocimientos en un área de estudio que parte de la base de la educación secundaria general, y se suele encontrar a un nivel que, si bien se apoya en libros de texto avanzados, incluye también algunos aspectos que implican conocimientos procedentes de la vanguardia de su campo de estudio.
  • CB2. Que los estudiantes sepan aplicar sus conocimientos a su trabajo o vocación de una forma profesional y posean las competencias que suelen demostrarse por medio de la elaboración y defensa de argumentos y la resolución de problemas dentro de su área de estudio.
  • CB3. Que los estudiantes tengan la capacidad de reunir e interpretar datos relevantes (normalmente dentro de su área de estudio) para emitir juicios que incluyan una reflexión sobre temas relevantes de índole social, científica o ética.
  • CB4. Que los estudiantes puedan transmitir información, ideas, problemas y soluciones a un público tanto especializado como no especializado.
  • CB5. Que los estudiantes hayan desarrollado aquellas habilidades de aprendizaje necesarias para emprender estudios posteriores con un alto grado de autonomía.

 

General skills:

  • CG1. Comunicar una idea, contenido y conocimiento con claridad y precisión utilizando la expresión y el discurso más adecuados para cada público y contexto.
  • CG2. Mostrar conocimientos sobre las implicaciones de las nuevas formas ideológicas, políticas, económicas y tecnológicas que actúan en la sociedad global contemporánea desde una perspectiva globalizada y cosmopolita.
  • CG3. Desarrollar actitudes y habilidades que faciliten la internacionalización y su formación como auténticos ciudadanos y ciudadanas sensibles a los valores de la paz y de la igualdad, y susceptibles de comprender, gestionar y administrar el conocimiento en una comunidad global.

 

Cross curricular skills:

  • CT1. Comunicar de manera eficaz en inglés y en otros idiomas diferentes al materno.

 

Specific skills:

  • CE1. Describir los fenómenos globales que afectan al conjunto de la población mundial, desde una perspectiva transdisciplinar.
  • CE2. Analizar los fenómenos globales a partir de la dialéctica local - global
  • CE3. Construir una visión comprehensiva a partir del conocimiento de los fundamentos conceptuales y metodológicos de las diferentes disciplinas que constituyen un conocimiento global.
  • CE4. Reflexionar críticamente sobre la globalización y sus desafíos, atendiendo a consideraciones éticas, culturales, medioambientales, de derechos humanos, de género y de justicia social.
  • CE5. Reconocer la diversidad cultural, religiosa y de valores para la comprensión, gestión y resolución de conflictos y problemas globales.
  • CE6. Plantear y resolver problemas globales a través de diferentes metodologías propias de las disciplinas que conforman el Grado.
  • CE8. Demostrar capacidad de comprensión e intervención en los problemas contemporáneos

Learning outcomes

  • R. A. 1.2. Demostrar comprensión de las realidades globales desde una perspectiva histórica, económica, política, cultural, legal y medioambiental.
  • R. A. 1.3. Mostrar conocimiento de acontecimientos pasados y la habilidad para aplicar este conocimiento en la planificación y anticipación de futuras necesidades y tendencias.
  • R. A. 1.5. Escribir un estudio sobre tradiciones, tendencias sociales y políticas convergentes a partir de textos, obras y otros documentos generados en una cultura o sociedad concreta.
  • R. A. 1.6. Mostrar capacidad de análisis y síntesis, al hacer explícitas, por ejemplo, nuevas relaciones entre fenómenos sociales con fenómenos históricos, económicos y culturales heterogéneos de carácter global.
  • R. A. 1.7. Mostrar interés en identificar problemas subyacentes a situaciones nuevas y aparentemente contradictorias planteadas en las sociedades contemporáneas desde diferentes perspectivas.
  • R. A. 3.1. Explicar de modo sintético el contexto político, social, cultural al que pertenece un documento u otro tipo de evidencia, identificando la aportación que este documento o evidencia hace a dicho contexto.
  • R. A. 5.1. Mostrar conocimiento de las diferentes áreas que componen los Estudios Globales y su aportación a la comprensión de la diversidad contemporánea.
  • R. A. 5.2. Demostrar comprensión de los mecanismos para la generación de la diversidad contemporánea en sus múltiples facetas (sociedad, economía, cultura, etc.).
  • R. A. 5.3. Relacionar un fenómeno cultural y social en cualquiera de las áreas de Estudios Globales, con uno o más fenómenos sociales, políticos o culturales contemporáneos de carácter global.
  • R. A. 5.4. Estructurar trabajos con la exposición de una o varias ideas sobre la diversidad, su argumentación y las consecuencias que se derivan, a partir del análisis de un texto u otro tipo de datos.
  • R. A. 5.5. Valorar la capacidad de interacción de la diversidad contemporánea.
  • R. A. 7.1. Mostrar capacidad de generar conocimientos e ideas innovadores que permitan nuevas respuestas a los actuales conflictos multisociales e interculturales.
  • R. A. 7.3. Demostrar capacidad de organización y planificación, así como de resolución de problemas en un contexto interdisciplinar.
  • R. A. 7.4. Demostrar capacidad para integrarse efectivamente como parte de un equipo, identificando el papel que juega en él y contribuyendo mediante el liderazgo, docencia, y motivación de los demás al éxito del equipo.
  • R. A. 7.5. Demostrar capacidad para dirigir, supervisar o contribuir a un proyecto, desde el principio al final, fijando objetivos, planificando los detalles, tomando decisiones, asignando funciones y completando la tarea.
  • R. A. 7.9. Demostrar capacidad para pensar y generar estructuras de igualdad y solidaridad dirigidas a una sociedad más justa.
  • R. A. 8.3. Aplicar la terminología propia de cada disciplina para la comunicación de contenidos propios de la misma a públicos más especializados.
  • R. A. 8.4. Desarrollar los temas en un trabajo más allá de lo previsto en el programa de la asignatura.
  • R. A. 8.2. Presentar a diferentes públicos, de modo claro y sucinto, las características generales de una obra, datos estadísticos, un testimonio o una evidencia material.
  • R. A. 8.3. Transmitir en inglés, tanto oral como por escrito y de forma organizada, los conocimientos adquiridos a expertos y al público en general.
  • R. A. 8.4. Demostrar capacidad de comunicación (grado medio) en uno o varios idiomas considerados emergentes y diferentes al materno (chino, árabe, ruso).
  • R. A. 8.5. Mostrar interés en adoptar formas y expresiones propias para una mayor comunicabilidad y persuasión de las ideas y de los contenidos expuestos.

Sustainable Development Goals

GOAL 4: Quality Education

GOAL 5: Gender Equality

GOAL 10: Reduced Inequality

GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

GOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal

Prerequisites

The course requires no previous knowledge of legal concepts, although basic notions of law and international relations will be useful.

Contents

MODULE I. GLOBAL GOVERNANCE

 

1. The governance of global society and the normative dimension of global governance

Globalization, global society, and governance. The concept of global governance. Theoretical perspectives of global governance. Patterns of global governance: policy stages, actors and authorities, norms and institutions. The normative dimension of global governance: competence vs legitimacy. Communitarist vs cosmopolitan perspectives about global governance.

 

2. Global society, the international community, and regime theories in international relations

Global society in international theory. From civil society to global civil society. Origins and evolution of the international community. Nature, structure, and organization of the international community. The role of institutions and norms in international relations. Theories of international regimes. Bilateralism and multilateralism.

 

MODULE II. FUNDAMENTAL INSTITUTIONS AND NORMS

INTERNATIONAL LAW, DIPLOMACY, AND THE BALANCE OF POWER

 

3. International law: nature, functions, and historical evolution

The concept of public international law. Nature and content of international law. Functions of international law. Types of international obligations. Historical evolution and transformation of international institutions and norms. Unity vs fragmentation in international law.

 

4. The sources of international law

The international treaties: a) Concept and types b) The conclusion of treaties; c) The effect of treaties. The international practice: a) Elements; b) Relations with international treaties. The general principles of law. The resolutions of international organizations.

 

5. Diplomacy and the balance of power

The concept and nature of diplomacy. Historical evolution of diplomacy. Contemporary forms of diplomacy. The agents of diplomatic activity in States: central bodies, diplomatic missions, special missions, missions in international organizations. Diplomatic negotiations. Diplomatic tools. Diplomatic relations. Crisis diplomacy. Theories of balance of power and great powers. Balance of power in historical perspective. The balance of power in regional subsystems.

 

MODULE III. POWER, SUBJECTIVITY, AND SPACES

 

6. Actors, authorities, and subjects in global society: the subjectivity of the state and international organizations

The concepts of actor, authority, and subject in international relations and international law. The nature of authority. The proliferation of private authorities in international affairs. The State as a subject of international law. The recognition of states. The principle of sovereign equality. The principle of non-intervention. The immunity of the State. State succession. The international responsibility of the State for internationally wrongful acts. The subjectivity of international organizations. Classification of international organizations.

 

7. The subjectivity of non-state actors and individuals

The subjectivity of certain specific non-state actors: the Holy See and the Vatican City, the International Committee of the Red Cross. The subjectivity of other non-state actors: peoples, individuals, non-governmental organizations, and transnational companies. The international responsibility of the individual.

 

8. Territory and the law of the sea

Powers and responsibilities of the State. The territory of the state: a) Boundaries b) Methods of acquisition of territory; c) Delineation and attribution of territories. The international watercourses. The airspace and air navigation system. Amendments to territorial powers of the state: military bases. The territorial sea. The archipelagic waters. The contiguous zone. The continental shelf. The exclusive economic zone. The high seas. The Antarctic. Reference to the regulation of the outer space.

 

IV. INTERNATIONAL REGIMES

 

9. The maintenance of peace and security, and the international protection of human rights

The peaceful resolution of international disputes. The principle of prohibition of the use of force. Self-defense. Disarmament. The collective security system. Peace missions. The United Nations Charter and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The International Covenants on Human Rights. The protection of human rights in Europe. The protection of human rights in America, Africa, and Asia.

 

10. The international promotion of sustainable development, and the international protection of the environment

The notion of development. Origins and evolution of the international promotion of sustainable development. General principles and norms of the international promotion of sustainable development. Origins and evolution of the international protection of the environment. General principles and norms of international environmental protection. The international regime of environmental protection. The enforcement of environmental protection norms. The Sustainable Development Goals.

Teaching Methods

The course follows a methodological model combining learning activities in class and out of class. Learning activities in class comprise both lectures and seminars. Learning activities out of class refer to the preparation of seminars, as well as the use of required and recommended readings. Four seminars will take place during the term. The precise details for the preparation of these sessions will be available on the intranet (Aula Global).

Evaluation

The assessment of the course will combine continuous assessment and a final exam. Grades obtained in these two areas will shape the final grade.

Continuous assessment: Continuous assessment will derive from seminars, activities and exercises done during the term, according to the schedule and instructions from the course professors. The weight of these grades is 70% of the final grade of the course.

Final exam. A final exam will cover the syllabus of the course, and the weight of the grade obtained therein is 30% of the final grade of the course.

The assessment framework at UPF allows for a ‘second chance’ examination for those students who failed at the end of the term. These students can participate in the ‘second chance’ examination if two conditions are met: 1) to have done at least 50% of the continuous assessment activities, and 2) to have taken the final exam. The ‘second chance’ examination will consist of two parts: the first will refer to the content of lectures, and the second will correspond to continuous assessment activities. Students entitled to this examination will take the exam of the part that they failed at the end of the term.

Bibliography and information resources

Required readings

 

A series of required readings for each module of the course will be provided through the Aula Global at the beginning of the term. Such readings will complement and reinforce contents of the course, and in some cases will also be used in seminar sessions, according to the indications given by the instructors.

 

Recommended bibliography

Anthony Aust, Handbook of International Law, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005.

Deborah Avant; Martha Finnemore; Susan K. Sell (eds.), Who Governs the Globe?, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010.

Alice D. Ba & Matthew J. Hoffmann (eds.), Contending Perspectives on Global Governance. Coherence, Contestation and World Order, London: Routledge, 2005.

Michael Barnett & Raymond Duvall (eds.), Power in Global Governance, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005.

Thomas J. Biersteker, Peter J. Spiro, Chandra Lekha Sriram, and Veronica Raffo (eds.), International Law and International Relations. Bridging theory and practice, London & New York: Routledge, 2007.

Gideon Boas, Public International Law. Contemporary Principles and Perspectives, Cheltenham (UK) / Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, 2012.

I. Brownlie, Principles of Public International Law, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 8th. ed., 2012.

Commission on Global Governance, Our Global Neighborhood, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995.

Martin Dixon, Robert McCorquodale & Sarah Williams, Casos y textos de Derecho internacional público, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 6th ed., 2011.

James Crawford, Brownlie`s Principles of Public International Law, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 8th ed., 2012.

James Crawford & Martti Koskenniemi (eds.), The Cambridge Companion To International Law. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012.

Paul F. Diehl & Brian Frederking (eds.), The Politics of Global Governance: International Organizations in an Interdependent World, Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 5ª ed., 2015.

Daniel W. Drezner, All Politics Is Global. Explaining International Regulatory Regimes, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2007.

J. L. Dunoff & J. P. Trachtman (eds.), Ruling the World? Constitutionalism, Internacional Law and Global Governance, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009.

Eva Erman & Anders Uhlin (eds.), Legitimacy Beyond the State?: Re-examining the Democratic Credentials of Transnational Actors, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.

Elaine Fahey, Introduction to Law and Global Governance, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018.

S. Guzzini & I. Neumann (eds.), The Diffusion of Power in Global Governance. Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.

Rodney Bruce Hall & Thomas J. Biersteker (eds.), The Emergence of Private Authority in Global Governance, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002.

Sophie Harman & David Williams (eds.), Governing the World? Cases in Global Governance, London: Routledge, 2013.

Andreas Hasenclever, Peter Mayer, Volker Rittberger, Theories of International Regimes, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997.

David Held & Anthony McGrew (eds.), Governing Globalization: Power, Authority and Global Governance, Cambridge: Polity Press, 2002.

David Held & Mathias Koenig-Archibugi (eds.), Global Governance and Accountability, Cambridge: Polity Press, 2005.

David Held & Charles Roger (eds.), Global Governance at Risk, London: Polity Press, 2013.

Martin Hewson & Timothy J. Sinclair (eds.), Approaches to Global Governance Theory, New York: State University of New York Press, 1999.

Margaret P. Karns, Karen A. Mingst, Kendall W. Stiles, International Organizations: The Politics and Processes of Global Governance, Lynne Rienner Pub, 2015, 3ª ed.

Jan Klabbers, International Law, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 3rd ed., 2021.

Martti Koskenniemi, The Politics of International Law, Oxford and Portland, OR: Hart Publishing, 2011.

Nico Krisch, Beyond Constitutionalism: The Pluralist Structure of Postnational Law. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.

D. Levi-Faur (ed.), Oxford Handbook of Governance, Oxford: OUP, 2012.

Walter Mattli & Ngaire Woods (eds.), The Politics of Global Regulation, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2009.

Robert O’Brien, Anne Marie Goetz, Jan Aart Scholte & Marc Williams, Contesting Global Governance. Multilateral Economic Institutions and Global Social Movements, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000.

Wolfgang H. Reinicke, Global Public Policy: Governing Without Government?, Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 1998.

Christian Reus-Smit (ed.), The Politics of International Law, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004.

James N. Rosenau & E. O. Czempiel (eds.), Governance Without Government: Order and Change in World Politics, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992.

Timothy J. Sinclair (ed.), Global Governance. Critical Concepts in Political Science (4 vols.), London: Routledge, 2004.

Timothy J. Sinclair, Global Governance, Cambridge: Polity Press, 2012.

Malcom N. Shaw, International Law, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 9th ed., 2021.

Thomas G. Weiss & Ramesh Thakur, Global Governance and the UN: An Unfinished Journey, Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2010.

Thomas G. Weiss & Rorden Wilkinson (eds.), International Organization and Global Governance, New York: Routledge, 2013.

Rorden Wilkinson (ed.), The Global Governance Reader, New York: Routledge, 2005.

Oran Young, Governance in World Affairs, Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1999.

Michael Zürn, A Theory of Global Governance. Authority, Legitimacy, and Contestation, Oxford: OUP, 2018.

 

Websites

A theme guide of digital resources is available at the UPF Library (Bib TIC), with access to websites about international law (http://guiesbibtic.upf.edu/dret/dret_internacional_public), intergovernmental organizations (http://guiesbibtic.upf.edu/dret/organismes_internacionals), and international treaties (http://guiesbibtic.upf.edu/dret/tractats_internacionals). A site of special interest is the “Avalon Project”, by the Lillian Goldman Law Library (http://avalon.law.yale.edu/).


Academic Year: 2022/23

3354 - Bachelor's degree programme in Global Studies

23239 - Legal Foundations of Global Society


Información de la Guía Docente

Academic Course:
2022/23
Academic Center:
335 - Faculty of Humanities
Study:
3354 - Bachelor's degree programme in Global Studies
Subject:
23239 - Legal Foundations of Global Society
Ambit:
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Credits:
6.0
Course:
1
Teaching languages:
Theory: Group 1: English
Seminar: Group 101: English
Group 102: English
Group 103: English
Group 104: English
Teachers:
Josep Ibañez Muñoz
Teaching Period:
Second quarter
Schedule:

Presentation

This course is part of the module of core courses of the Degree in Global Studies. The aim of the course is to introduce students to the legal foundations of the contemporary global society through a combined approach between International Law and International Relations. First, the course will present global governance as an analytical tool to study the management of global public interests, with special reference to the normative dimension of such activities. Second, some fundamental institutions and norms will be studied, and in particular the course will deal with diverse sources of international law, diplomacy and the balance of power. Third, some sessions will be devoted both to the sociological approach to actors and authorities in global politics, as well as to the legal approach to the subjectivity of states, non-state actors and individuals. Fourth, the course will focus on the political and legal dimension of territorial spaces, and in particular to the regulation of the territory of the States and the law of the sea. Finally, special attention will be paid to some particularly relevant international regimes, such as the one referred to the maintenance of peace and security, the international protection of human rights, the international promotion of sustainable development, and the international protection of the environment.

Associated skills

Basic skills:

  • CB1. Que los estudiantes hayan demostrado poseer y comprender conocimientos en un área de estudio que parte de la base de la educación secundaria general, y se suele encontrar a un nivel que, si bien se apoya en libros de texto avanzados, incluye también algunos aspectos que implican conocimientos procedentes de la vanguardia de su campo de estudio.
  • CB2. Que los estudiantes sepan aplicar sus conocimientos a su trabajo o vocación de una forma profesional y posean las competencias que suelen demostrarse por medio de la elaboración y defensa de argumentos y la resolución de problemas dentro de su área de estudio.
  • CB3. Que los estudiantes tengan la capacidad de reunir e interpretar datos relevantes (normalmente dentro de su área de estudio) para emitir juicios que incluyan una reflexión sobre temas relevantes de índole social, científica o ética.
  • CB4. Que los estudiantes puedan transmitir información, ideas, problemas y soluciones a un público tanto especializado como no especializado.
  • CB5. Que los estudiantes hayan desarrollado aquellas habilidades de aprendizaje necesarias para emprender estudios posteriores con un alto grado de autonomía.

 

General skills:

  • CG1. Comunicar una idea, contenido y conocimiento con claridad y precisión utilizando la expresión y el discurso más adecuados para cada público y contexto.
  • CG2. Mostrar conocimientos sobre las implicaciones de las nuevas formas ideológicas, políticas, económicas y tecnológicas que actúan en la sociedad global contemporánea desde una perspectiva globalizada y cosmopolita.
  • CG3. Desarrollar actitudes y habilidades que faciliten la internacionalización y su formación como auténticos ciudadanos y ciudadanas sensibles a los valores de la paz y de la igualdad, y susceptibles de comprender, gestionar y administrar el conocimiento en una comunidad global.

 

Cross curricular skills:

  • CT1. Comunicar de manera eficaz en inglés y en otros idiomas diferentes al materno.

 

Specific skills:

  • CE1. Describir los fenómenos globales que afectan al conjunto de la población mundial, desde una perspectiva transdisciplinar.
  • CE2. Analizar los fenómenos globales a partir de la dialéctica local - global
  • CE3. Construir una visión comprehensiva a partir del conocimiento de los fundamentos conceptuales y metodológicos de las diferentes disciplinas que constituyen un conocimiento global.
  • CE4. Reflexionar críticamente sobre la globalización y sus desafíos, atendiendo a consideraciones éticas, culturales, medioambientales, de derechos humanos, de género y de justicia social.
  • CE5. Reconocer la diversidad cultural, religiosa y de valores para la comprensión, gestión y resolución de conflictos y problemas globales.
  • CE6. Plantear y resolver problemas globales a través de diferentes metodologías propias de las disciplinas que conforman el Grado.
  • CE8. Demostrar capacidad de comprensión e intervención en los problemas contemporáneos

Learning outcomes

  • R. A. 1.2. Demostrar comprensión de las realidades globales desde una perspectiva histórica, económica, política, cultural, legal y medioambiental.
  • R. A. 1.3. Mostrar conocimiento de acontecimientos pasados y la habilidad para aplicar este conocimiento en la planificación y anticipación de futuras necesidades y tendencias.
  • R. A. 1.5. Escribir un estudio sobre tradiciones, tendencias sociales y políticas convergentes a partir de textos, obras y otros documentos generados en una cultura o sociedad concreta.
  • R. A. 1.6. Mostrar capacidad de análisis y síntesis, al hacer explícitas, por ejemplo, nuevas relaciones entre fenómenos sociales con fenómenos históricos, económicos y culturales heterogéneos de carácter global.
  • R. A. 1.7. Mostrar interés en identificar problemas subyacentes a situaciones nuevas y aparentemente contradictorias planteadas en las sociedades contemporáneas desde diferentes perspectivas.
  • R. A. 3.1. Explicar de modo sintético el contexto político, social, cultural al que pertenece un documento u otro tipo de evidencia, identificando la aportación que este documento o evidencia hace a dicho contexto.
  • R. A. 5.1. Mostrar conocimiento de las diferentes áreas que componen los Estudios Globales y su aportación a la comprensión de la diversidad contemporánea.
  • R. A. 5.2. Demostrar comprensión de los mecanismos para la generación de la diversidad contemporánea en sus múltiples facetas (sociedad, economía, cultura, etc.).
  • R. A. 5.3. Relacionar un fenómeno cultural y social en cualquiera de las áreas de Estudios Globales, con uno o más fenómenos sociales, políticos o culturales contemporáneos de carácter global.
  • R. A. 5.4. Estructurar trabajos con la exposición de una o varias ideas sobre la diversidad, su argumentación y las consecuencias que se derivan, a partir del análisis de un texto u otro tipo de datos.
  • R. A. 5.5. Valorar la capacidad de interacción de la diversidad contemporánea.
  • R. A. 7.1. Mostrar capacidad de generar conocimientos e ideas innovadores que permitan nuevas respuestas a los actuales conflictos multisociales e interculturales.
  • R. A. 7.3. Demostrar capacidad de organización y planificación, así como de resolución de problemas en un contexto interdisciplinar.
  • R. A. 7.4. Demostrar capacidad para integrarse efectivamente como parte de un equipo, identificando el papel que juega en él y contribuyendo mediante el liderazgo, docencia, y motivación de los demás al éxito del equipo.
  • R. A. 7.5. Demostrar capacidad para dirigir, supervisar o contribuir a un proyecto, desde el principio al final, fijando objetivos, planificando los detalles, tomando decisiones, asignando funciones y completando la tarea.
  • R. A. 7.9. Demostrar capacidad para pensar y generar estructuras de igualdad y solidaridad dirigidas a una sociedad más justa.
  • R. A. 8.3. Aplicar la terminología propia de cada disciplina para la comunicación de contenidos propios de la misma a públicos más especializados.
  • R. A. 8.4. Desarrollar los temas en un trabajo más allá de lo previsto en el programa de la asignatura.
  • R. A. 8.2. Presentar a diferentes públicos, de modo claro y sucinto, las características generales de una obra, datos estadísticos, un testimonio o una evidencia material.
  • R. A. 8.3. Transmitir en inglés, tanto oral como por escrito y de forma organizada, los conocimientos adquiridos a expertos y al público en general.
  • R. A. 8.4. Demostrar capacidad de comunicación (grado medio) en uno o varios idiomas considerados emergentes y diferentes al materno (chino, árabe, ruso).
  • R. A. 8.5. Mostrar interés en adoptar formas y expresiones propias para una mayor comunicabilidad y persuasión de las ideas y de los contenidos expuestos.

Sustainable Development Goals

GOAL 4: Quality Education

GOAL 5: Gender Equality

GOAL 10: Reduced Inequality

GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

GOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal

Prerequisites

The course requires no previous knowledge of legal concepts, although basic notions of law and international relations will be useful.

Contents

MODULE I. GLOBAL GOVERNANCE

 

1. The governance of global society and the normative dimension of global governance

Globalization, global society, and governance. The concept of global governance. Theoretical perspectives of global governance. Patterns of global governance: policy stages, actors and authorities, norms and institutions. The normative dimension of global governance: competence vs legitimacy. Communitarist vs cosmopolitan perspectives about global governance.

 

2. Global society, the international community, and regime theories in international relations

Global society in international theory. From civil society to global civil society. Origins and evolution of the international community. Nature, structure, and organization of the international community. The role of institutions and norms in international relations. Theories of international regimes. Bilateralism and multilateralism.

 

MODULE II. FUNDAMENTAL INSTITUTIONS AND NORMS

INTERNATIONAL LAW, DIPLOMACY, AND THE BALANCE OF POWER

 

3. International law: nature, functions, and historical evolution

The concept of public international law. Nature and content of international law. Functions of international law. Types of international obligations. Historical evolution and transformation of international institutions and norms. Unity vs fragmentation in international law.

 

4. The sources of international law

The international treaties: a) Concept and types b) The conclusion of treaties; c) The effect of treaties. The international practice: a) Elements; b) Relations with international treaties. The general principles of law. The resolutions of international organizations.

 

5. Diplomacy and the balance of power

The concept and nature of diplomacy. Historical evolution of diplomacy. Contemporary forms of diplomacy. The agents of diplomatic activity in States: central bodies, diplomatic missions, special missions, missions in international organizations. Diplomatic negotiations. Diplomatic tools. Diplomatic relations. Crisis diplomacy. Theories of balance of power and great powers. Balance of power in historical perspective. The balance of power in regional subsystems.

 

MODULE III. POWER, SUBJECTIVITY, AND SPACES

 

6. Actors, authorities, and subjects in global society: the subjectivity of the state and international organizations

The concepts of actor, authority, and subject in international relations and international law. The nature of authority. The proliferation of private authorities in international affairs. The State as a subject of international law. The recognition of states. The principle of sovereign equality. The principle of non-intervention. The immunity of the State. State succession. The international responsibility of the State for internationally wrongful acts. The subjectivity of international organizations. Classification of international organizations.

 

7. The subjectivity of non-state actors and individuals

The subjectivity of certain specific non-state actors: the Holy See and the Vatican City, the International Committee of the Red Cross. The subjectivity of other non-state actors: peoples, individuals, non-governmental organizations, and transnational companies. The international responsibility of the individual.

 

8. Territory and the law of the sea

Powers and responsibilities of the State. The territory of the state: a) Boundaries b) Methods of acquisition of territory; c) Delineation and attribution of territories. The international watercourses. The airspace and air navigation system. Amendments to territorial powers of the state: military bases. The territorial sea. The archipelagic waters. The contiguous zone. The continental shelf. The exclusive economic zone. The high seas. The Antarctic. Reference to the regulation of the outer space.

 

IV. INTERNATIONAL REGIMES

 

9. The maintenance of peace and security, and the international protection of human rights

The peaceful resolution of international disputes. The principle of prohibition of the use of force. Self-defense. Disarmament. The collective security system. Peace missions. The United Nations Charter and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The International Covenants on Human Rights. The protection of human rights in Europe. The protection of human rights in America, Africa, and Asia.

 

10. The international promotion of sustainable development, and the international protection of the environment

The notion of development. Origins and evolution of the international promotion of sustainable development. General principles and norms of the international promotion of sustainable development. Origins and evolution of the international protection of the environment. General principles and norms of international environmental protection. The international regime of environmental protection. The enforcement of environmental protection norms. The Sustainable Development Goals.

Teaching Methods

The course follows a methodological model combining learning activities in class and out of class. Learning activities in class comprise both lectures and seminars. Learning activities out of class refer to the preparation of seminars, as well as the use of required and recommended readings. Four seminars will take place during the term. The precise details for the preparation of these sessions will be available on the intranet (Aula Global).

Evaluation

The assessment of the course will combine continuous assessment and a final exam. Grades obtained in these two areas will shape the final grade.

Continuous assessment: Continuous assessment will derive from seminars, activities and exercises done during the term, according to the schedule and instructions from the course professors. The weight of these grades is 70% of the final grade of the course.

Final exam. A final exam will cover the syllabus of the course, and the weight of the grade obtained therein is 30% of the final grade of the course.

The assessment framework at UPF allows for a ‘second chance’ examination for those students who failed at the end of the term. These students can participate in the ‘second chance’ examination if two conditions are met: 1) to have done at least 50% of the continuous assessment activities, and 2) to have taken the final exam. The ‘second chance’ examination will consist of two parts: the first will refer to the content of lectures, and the second will correspond to continuous assessment activities. Students entitled to this examination will take the exam of the part that they failed at the end of the term.

Bibliography and information resources

Required readings

 

A series of required readings for each module of the course will be provided through the Aula Global at the beginning of the term. Such readings will complement and reinforce contents of the course, and in some cases will also be used in seminar sessions, according to the indications given by the instructors.

 

Recommended bibliography

Anthony Aust, Handbook of International Law, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005.

Deborah Avant; Martha Finnemore; Susan K. Sell (eds.), Who Governs the Globe?, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010.

Alice D. Ba & Matthew J. Hoffmann (eds.), Contending Perspectives on Global Governance. Coherence, Contestation and World Order, London: Routledge, 2005.

Michael Barnett & Raymond Duvall (eds.), Power in Global Governance, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005.

Thomas J. Biersteker, Peter J. Spiro, Chandra Lekha Sriram, and Veronica Raffo (eds.), International Law and International Relations. Bridging theory and practice, London & New York: Routledge, 2007.

Gideon Boas, Public International Law. Contemporary Principles and Perspectives, Cheltenham (UK) / Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, 2012.

I. Brownlie, Principles of Public International Law, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 8th. ed., 2012.

Commission on Global Governance, Our Global Neighborhood, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995.

Martin Dixon, Robert McCorquodale & Sarah Williams, Casos y textos de Derecho internacional público, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 6th ed., 2011.

James Crawford, Brownlie`s Principles of Public International Law, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 8th ed., 2012.

James Crawford & Martti Koskenniemi (eds.), The Cambridge Companion To International Law. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012.

Paul F. Diehl & Brian Frederking (eds.), The Politics of Global Governance: International Organizations in an Interdependent World, Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 5ª ed., 2015.

Daniel W. Drezner, All Politics Is Global. Explaining International Regulatory Regimes, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2007.

J. L. Dunoff & J. P. Trachtman (eds.), Ruling the World? Constitutionalism, Internacional Law and Global Governance, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009.

Eva Erman & Anders Uhlin (eds.), Legitimacy Beyond the State?: Re-examining the Democratic Credentials of Transnational Actors, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.

Elaine Fahey, Introduction to Law and Global Governance, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018.

S. Guzzini & I. Neumann (eds.), The Diffusion of Power in Global Governance. Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.

Rodney Bruce Hall & Thomas J. Biersteker (eds.), The Emergence of Private Authority in Global Governance, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002.

Sophie Harman & David Williams (eds.), Governing the World? Cases in Global Governance, London: Routledge, 2013.

Andreas Hasenclever, Peter Mayer, Volker Rittberger, Theories of International Regimes, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997.

David Held & Anthony McGrew (eds.), Governing Globalization: Power, Authority and Global Governance, Cambridge: Polity Press, 2002.

David Held & Mathias Koenig-Archibugi (eds.), Global Governance and Accountability, Cambridge: Polity Press, 2005.

David Held & Charles Roger (eds.), Global Governance at Risk, London: Polity Press, 2013.

Martin Hewson & Timothy J. Sinclair (eds.), Approaches to Global Governance Theory, New York: State University of New York Press, 1999.

Margaret P. Karns, Karen A. Mingst, Kendall W. Stiles, International Organizations: The Politics and Processes of Global Governance, Lynne Rienner Pub, 2015, 3ª ed.

Jan Klabbers, International Law, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 3rd ed., 2021.

Martti Koskenniemi, The Politics of International Law, Oxford and Portland, OR: Hart Publishing, 2011.

Nico Krisch, Beyond Constitutionalism: The Pluralist Structure of Postnational Law. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.

D. Levi-Faur (ed.), Oxford Handbook of Governance, Oxford: OUP, 2012.

Walter Mattli & Ngaire Woods (eds.), The Politics of Global Regulation, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2009.

Robert O’Brien, Anne Marie Goetz, Jan Aart Scholte & Marc Williams, Contesting Global Governance. Multilateral Economic Institutions and Global Social Movements, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000.

Wolfgang H. Reinicke, Global Public Policy: Governing Without Government?, Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 1998.

Christian Reus-Smit (ed.), The Politics of International Law, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004.

James N. Rosenau & E. O. Czempiel (eds.), Governance Without Government: Order and Change in World Politics, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992.

Timothy J. Sinclair (ed.), Global Governance. Critical Concepts in Political Science (4 vols.), London: Routledge, 2004.

Timothy J. Sinclair, Global Governance, Cambridge: Polity Press, 2012.

Malcom N. Shaw, International Law, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 9th ed., 2021.

Thomas G. Weiss & Ramesh Thakur, Global Governance and the UN: An Unfinished Journey, Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2010.

Thomas G. Weiss & Rorden Wilkinson (eds.), International Organization and Global Governance, New York: Routledge, 2013.

Rorden Wilkinson (ed.), The Global Governance Reader, New York: Routledge, 2005.

Oran Young, Governance in World Affairs, Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1999.

Michael Zürn, A Theory of Global Governance. Authority, Legitimacy, and Contestation, Oxford: OUP, 2018.

 

Websites

A theme guide of digital resources is available at the UPF Library (Bib TIC), with access to websites about international law (http://guiesbibtic.upf.edu/dret/dret_internacional_public), intergovernmental organizations (http://guiesbibtic.upf.edu/dret/organismes_internacionals), and international treaties (http://guiesbibtic.upf.edu/dret/tractats_internacionals). A site of special interest is the “Avalon Project”, by the Lillian Goldman Law Library (http://avalon.law.yale.edu/).