2020/21 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue
LAW5866M Global Governance through Law
30 creditsClass Size: 34
Module manager: Dr Amrita Mukherjee
Taught: 1 Jan to 31 Aug View Timetable
Year running 2020/21
Pre-requisite qualificationsThis is a Law module, therefore some background knowledge in law would be of an advantage.
Module replacesLAW5865M Global Governance through Law
This module is not approved as an Elective
Module summaryThis module will explore and critically assess the legal and conceptual frameworks that make up global governance in the in the post-Westphalian age.
ObjectivesOn completion of this module, students should be able:
- to explore the key concepts, theories and approaches that are central to the understanding of global governance through law;
- to explore contemporary issues that relate to cross border legal problems and new spheres of action, authority and normativity in global governance;
- to understand the governance of global issues such as the use of armed force, climate change, institutions of governance and international dispute settlement;
- to understand the dimensions of global governance including international law, transnational regulation, legal pluralism and global constitutionalism;
- to explore how theories and philosophies of global governance and international law may be applied in contemporary societies.
- understand and analyse growing international multi-level governance through legal frameworks and institutions;
- understand demonstrate knowledge in depth of substantive areas of global governance studied within the module;
- critically analyse conceptual and normative principles and disputes;
- synthesise relevant primary and secondary sources, bringing together materials from a variety of sources and make critical judgements on the merits of particular arguments and propose a reasoned choice between alternative solutions;
- make written presentations in this field of study which are coherent, cogent and logically structured with evidence of appropriate research skills (including referencing).
Critical analysis of theory, research, concepts and philosophies of global governance.
Critical reading across academic disciplinary boundaries.
Use of library and web-based research legal and policy documents, including intergovernmental and regional sources and electronic databases and to conduct independent research.
1. The globalization of governance
2. Nature and purpose of global governance
3. The sources of global governance
4. Global Constitutionalism
5. Legal Pluralism
6. International and national law
7. Climate and Agriculture
8. Use of Armed Force
9. International Criminal Law
10. Peaceful Dispute Settlement
Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||270.00|
|Total Contact hours||30.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||300.00|
Private studyStudents will be required to read key readings in advance of the seminar and also prepare a summary of their readings in order to contribute meaningfully to discussion questions. The seminar readings and discussion questions will be provided in the module handbook. Students will be expected to conduct independent reading and research for essay questions and to consult materials on the internet to augment their preparation for each seminar.
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackInformal monitoring in class; first assessment submitted during term time.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Essay||1 x 4,000 word essay||60.00|
|Poster Presentation||Individual poster||20.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
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