International Law: Power, Politics and Ideology

UNSW Sydney

Course Description

  • Course Name

    International Law: Power, Politics and Ideology

  • Host University

    UNSW Sydney

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    International Affairs, International Politics, International Relations, International Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    30 units of credit completed

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    International law is integral to world politics. It is the medium through which states and other actors negotiate their positions on a vast array of subjects and via which politics has, over recent decades, undergone a process of globalisation. Introduces students to the alternative approaches to analysing the political role of international law and examines the role of international law in particular case study scenarios. No prior knowledge of law is assumed.
    Topics to be addressed may include:
    1) Key principles and concepts in international law.
    2) Current debates regarding international law and the use of force.
    3) Multilateral treaty regimes in International Relations and International Law
    4) Key theoretical paradigms pertinent to understanding the politics of international law.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.


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