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Syllabus International Law, Global Governance and European Union - 62028
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Last update 03-08-2016
HU Credits: 1

Degree/Cycle: 1st degree (Bachelor)

Responsible Department: law

Semester: 1st Semester

Teaching Languages: English

Campus: Mt. Scopus

Course/Module Coordinator: Prof Jan woutors

Coordinator Email: jan.wouters@ggs.kuleuven.be

Coordinator Office Hours:

Teaching Staff:
Prof Jan woutors

Course/Module description:
This intensive course focuses on the triangular relationship and interactions between international law, global governance and the European Union (EU). It comprises seven sessions in which the following themes will be discussed:
1) Tales of coexistence, cooperation, integration and globalization: from international law to the EU and global governance, and back
2) Revisiting the basic tenets of international law in times of confusion
3) De-composing global governance: organizations, networks, markets
4) De-composing global governance: democracy, legitimacy, accountability
5) The EU as an experiment: where we come from
6) The EU as an experiment: where we are going in a crisis-ridden Europe
How can, does and should the EU contribute to “good global governance” and “the strict observance and the development of international law”?

Course/Module aims:

Learning outcomes - On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
On successful completion of this course, students should: (i) know the basic principles underpinning international law, the EU and global governance; (ii) understand how international law, global governance and the EU interrelate with each other; (iii) have developed the ability to critically appraise theoretical and practical discourses on international law, the EU and global governance.

Attendance requirements(%):

Teaching arrangement and method of instruction:

Course/Module Content:
1. Tales of coexistence, cooperation, integration and globalization: from international law to the EU and global governance, and back
2. Revisiting the basic tenets of international law in times of confusion
3. De-composing global governance: organizations, networks, markets
4. De-composing global governance: democracy, legitimacy, accountability
5. The EU as an experiment: where we come from
6. The EU as an experiment: where we are going in a crisis-ridden Europe
How can, does and should the EU contribute to “good global governance” and “the strict observance and the development of international law”?
7. How can, does and should the EU contribute to “good global governance” and “the strict observance and the development of international law”?

Required Reading:
Reader with excerpts of articles and book chapters on international law, global governance and the EU.

Additional Reading Material:

Course/Module evaluation:
End of year written/oral examination 100 %
Presentation 0 %
Participation in Tutorials 0 %
Project work 0 %
Assignments 0 %
Reports 0 %
Research project 0 %
Quizzes 0 %
Other 0 %

Additional information:
 
Students needing academic accommodations based on a disability should contact the Center for Diagnosis and Support of Students with Learning Disabilities, or the Office for Students with Disabilities, as early as possible, to discuss and coordinate accommodations, based on relevant documentation.
For further information, please visit the site of the Dean of Students Office.
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