International Relations

Vakbeschrijving International Relations
Collegejaar: 2012-2013
Studiegidsnummer: 23012222
Docent(en):
  • Prof. dr. A. van Staden
Voertaal: Engels
Blackboard: Ja
EC: 5
Niveau: 500
Periode: Semester 1
  • Geen Keuzevak
  • Wel Contractonderwijs
  • Geen Exchange
  • Geen Study Abroad
  • Geen Avondonderwijs
  • Geen A-la-Carte en Aanschuifonderwijs
  • Geen Honours Class

Introduction meeting
The introduction meeting of the LL.M. PIL programme will take place on Monday 3 September at the ‘Klein Auditorium’ of the Academy Building of Leiden University at Rapenburg 73 in Leiden from 13h00 to 14h30. During this session, you will receive detailed information about the structure of the LL.M. programme PIL and contents of the courses. We strongly recommend that you attend this meeting!

Admission requirements

Basic training in international relations or public international law.

Description

Major trends in contemporary world politics are discussed from the perspective of different theoretical models. The focus will be on the impact of globalization as well as the inherent tensions between the global distribution of power and the quest for world order. Key topics like the relations between the established and emerging powers, the new security threats and asymmetric warfare (e.g. terrorism), regional integration and the position of the nation-state will be dealt with. While the general orientation of the course is predominantly empirical, normative (ethical) concerns are also included.

Course objectives

Objectives of the course
The course has the following objectives: Making law students sensitive to the political context of international legal problems while providing them insight into the interaction of international politics and international law.

Achievement levels
The following achievement levels apply with regard to the course: Students are able to critically evaluate major theoretical contributions in the field of study, and to assess their relevance to policymaking.

Timetable

The timetable of this course can be found in uSis.

Mode of instruction

Lectures

  • Number of (2 hour) lectures: 10
  • Names of lecturers: Prof. van Staden
  • Required preparation by students: Prior reading of book chapters

Seminars

  • Number of (2 hour) seminars:
  • Names of instructors:
  • Required preparation by students:

Other methods of instruction
None.

Assessment method

Examination form(s)
Written exam (one week after the final lecture).

Submission procedures
To be announced.

Areas to be tested within the exam
The examination syllabus consists of the required reading (literature) for the course, the course infoinformation guide and the subjects taught in the lectures.

Blackboard

This course uses Blackboard (digital learning environment).

Reading list

Obligatory course materials
Literature:
John Baylis, Steven Smith, and Patricia Owens (eds), The Globalization of World Politics, Oxford University Press, 2011 5th ed.

Course information guide: Will be available 4 weeks before the beginning of the course.

Reader:
None.

Recommended course materials
None.

Registration

Through uSis.

Contact information

  • Co-ordinator: Prof. dr. Alfred van Staden
  • Work address: KOG room B137
  • Contact information: through e-mail
  • Telephone number: 071-527 8937
  • Email: a.van.staden@law.leidenuniv.nl

Institution/division

  • Institute: Public International Law
  • Department: Public Law
  • Room number secretary: B121
  • Opening hours: 9.00-17.00
  • Telephone number secretary: 071-527 7578
  • Email: e.h.uiterweerd@law.leidenuniv.nl

Remarks

None.

Contractonderwijs

Belangstellenden die deze cursus in het kader van contractonderwijs willen volgen (met tentamen), kunnen meer informatie vinden over kosten, inschrijving, voorwaarden, etc. op de website van Juridisch PAO

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