Faculty of Law
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This unit examines law, particularly international law, as a social question. It considers relationships between global law and power, authority, community, spatiality, dispossession, exploitation, violence and resistance in a variety of contexts: totalitarianism; genocide; revolution; rightlessness and colonialism. Classes will focus on a series of individual theorists to elucidate different ways to think about the social dimensions of global governance: Hannah Arendt; Pierre Bourdieu; Michel Foucault; Zygmunt Bauman; Alain Badiou; Frantz Fanon; and Jacques Derrida.
At the successful completion of this Unit, students will:
Research essay (3000 words): 60%
Examination (2 hours writing time plus 10 minutes reading/ settling time): 40%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.
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