Course teached as: B020852 - POLITICS OF GLOBALISATION AND HUMAN RIGHTS Second Cycle Degree in ECONOMICS AND DEVELOPMENT Curriculum DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS
Introduction; politics of globalisation...and human rights; the HR doctrine: theory, norms and implementation; globalization: origin of the word and possible interpretations; global order, war and HR; HR and global migrations; HR and gender; HR and climate change.
Students attending the course will choose one book from a selected bibliography that will be given and presented to them at the beginning of the course.
Students who can't attend the course are expected to read:
1. L. Martell, The sociology of globalization, Second Edition, Polity Press. Cambridge 2017
2. One of the following books:
a) Slaughter A.-M., A New World Order, Princeton University Press, Princeton (NJ.) 2004;
b) Zolo D., Cosmopolis: prospects for world government, Polity Press, Cambridge 1997;
c) Kinley D., Civilising Globalisation. Human rights and the global economy, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2009
The course aims to equip the students with knowledge of the basic
philosophical, political, legal and sociological theories on integration processes
worldwide and on human rights doctrine. At the end of the course a student will know how to interpret
and critically evaluate the socio-political and socio-juridical theories of globalization and human rights;
they will be able to understand the phenomena of economic, legal,
political and cultural integration. They will understand the relationship
between economic, legal and political phenomena, explanatory theories and
systems of thought. They will be able to prepare and discuss in class a
critical report, in accordance with the specific techniques of research
knowledge of English (intermediate level or higher)
In the first part of the course classes will be held in form of traditional lectures, but students will be asked to discuss the topics and readings that the teacher will present in class. Handouts and other materials will be distributed in class by the teacher. A selected bibliography will be given and presented to students, in order to allow them to choose the text they will read for the second part of the course. In the second part of the course classes will be held in form of seminars. Students will be asked to present and discuss the selected book with the teacher and with the other students. Active participation of students in the discussion of the different topics will be strongly encouraged both in the first and in the second part of the course. At the end of the course or ten days before the date of the exam ("appello") students are expected to handout to the teacher the written paper on the book presented in class. Students are encouraged to enroll in the moodle platform. The teacher uploads on the platform slides, documents and other tools, which are useful for the course.
Type of Assessment
For students attending the course, the assessment comes from
30%: Active participation in class.
35%: Book presentation in class.
35%: Written paper on the topic and book chosen by the student (2500
words). The book will be presented in class and will be discussed with
the teacher and the other students. The written paper on the book will then be given
to the teacher at the end of the course or ten days before the date of the exam (appello). On that date the teacher will briefly discuss with the student his/her achievements.
For the students who can't attend the course, the exam will be an oral examination in English on the recommended texts (see above). This oral exam will take place on the date of the exam ("appello"). The teacher will ask at least one question on each book.
The course examines economic, legal, political and cultural processes related to “globalization” and “human rights doctrine”. After some introductory lectures (part 1; in which students will be asked to read and discuss in class dome texts on the topic of the lecture), each student will be asked to choose, within a list of books, the subject and the book on which they will prepare their research paper. The lectures and seminars, as well as the suggested books concern the following topics: a) the definitions and interpretations of the socio-political phenomena of “globalization”; b) change in the functions of national states and in the role of law, including international law and human rights law. The role of the EU; c) changes in warfare: from the system of Westphalia to the "global war" and global terrorism; d) “global economy”; e) global migration; f) “globalization” and social control: “prison globalization” and "global surveillance"; g) “globalization” and gender; h) globalization and climate change
Other professors will eventually be invited to give lectures on some of these topics, so that students may discuss their readings with them. In the second part of the course, each student will then present and discuss in class their research on the selected book.