GOVN 540 (2014): Global Governance and Law Report a Broken Link

This course provides an overview of the theoretical debates on law as governance in an increasingly globalized world. Some of the questions posed by the course are
 

  • Under what circumstances do people conform?
  • Why do states cooperate?
  • Does law prevent violence?
  • How does governance function without government?
  • What is the relation of law to democratic practice?

    The course also explores some of the current debates on globalization, especially in relation to violence and the use of force, political community, legal legitimacy, and democratic practices, and it takes up a number of key questions related to these debates:
     
  • What is governance for?
  • Where does accountability lie?
  • How does law function?
  • Who is being governed?
  • Who participates in governance?

    The course also looks at various institutions of governance, including several institutions of the United Nations, multilateral economic institutions, and international criminal tribunals. Students gain a broad understanding of some of the problems for governance and law in politics posed by globalization, from a contemporary social theory perspective.

Unit 1

Supplementary Readings


The readings and Web sites below are listed under the appropriate Units. You may find that some are useful to more than one unit.
Please click on the pdf and page down to page 843.
Websites


Unit 2


Required Readings
Turkel, Gerald.
“Michel Foucault: Law, Power, and Knowledge.”
1990. Journal of Law and Society 17 (2) (July 1) : 170–193.
Holmes, Dave
Police and Pastoral Power: Governmentality and Correctional Forensic Psychiatric Nursing.
Nursing Inquiry. Volume 9, Issue 2, pages 84–92, June 2002
Supplementary Readings
Fillingham, Lydia Alix, and Moshe Susser. 1994. Foucault for Beginners. London: Writers and Readers Publishing.
This title is not available through AU Library. Please consult your local library or order it through your local library's interlibrary loan service.
Websites

Unit 3


Required Readings
Anghie, Antony.
The Evolution of International Law: Colonial and Postcolonial Realities.
2006. Third World Quarterly 27 (5) (January 1): 739–753.
Chinkin, Christine, and Hilary Charlesworth.
Building Women into Peace: The International Legal Framework.
2006. Third World Quarterly 27 (5) (January 1): 937–957.
Falk, Richard.
International Law and the Future.
2006. Third World Quarterly 27 (5) (January 1): 727–737.
Okafor, Obiora Chinedu.
Poverty, Agency and Resistance in the Future of International Law: An African Perspective.
2006. Third World Quarterly 27 (5) (January 1): 799–814.
Stevens, Jacqueline.
Recreating the State.
2006. Third World Quarterly 27 (5) (January 1): 755–766.
Supplementary Readings
Websites
Welcome to the World of Michel Foucault

Unit 4


Required Readings
Baxi, Upendra.
What May the ‘Third World’ Expect from International Law?
2006. Third World Quarterly 27 (5) (January 1): 713–725.
King-Irani, Laurie.
Exiled to a Liminal Legal Zone: Are We All Palestinians Now?
2006. Third World Quarterly 27 (5) (January 1): 923–936.
Mgbeoji, Ikechi.
The Civilised Self and the Barbaric Other: Imperial Delusions of Order and the Challenges of Human Security.
2006. Third World Quarterly 27 (5) (January 1): 855–869.
Rajagopal, Balakrishnan.
Counter-Hegemonic International Law: Rethinking Human Rights and Development as a Third World Strategy.
2006. Third World Quarterly 27 (5) (January 1): 767–783.
Said, Wadie E.
Political Asylum and Torture: A Comparative Analysis.
2006. Third World Quarterly 27 (5) (January 1): 871–883.
Supplementary Readings
Websites
Polylogos: Foucault Site

thefoucauldian.co.ukmm03

Welcome to the World of Michel Foucault

Unit 5

Supplementary Readings


Bassiouni, M. Cherif. 1999. Crimes against Humanity in International Criminal Law, 2nd rev. ed. The Hague; Boston: Kluwer Law International.
This title is not currently available through AU Library. Please consult your local library.
Cassese, Antonio. 1975. Current Problems in International Law. Milan: Guffre.
This title is not available through AU Library. Please consult your local library or order it through your local library's interlibrary loan service.

Websites

Unit 6

Supplementary Readings


Bassiouni, M. Cherif. 1999. Crimes Against Humanity in International Criminal Law, 2nd rev. ed. The Hague; Boston: Kluwer Law International.
This title is not currently available through AU Library. Please consult your local library.
Cassese, Antonio. 1975. Current Problems in International Law. Milan: Guffre.
This title is not available through AU Library. Please consult your local library or order it through your local library's interlibrary loan service.

Websites

Unit 7


Required Readings
Mazrui, Ali.
Global Apartheid: Structural and Overt.
1994. Alternatives: Global, Local, Political 19 (2) (April 1): 185–187.
Mogwe, Alice.
Human Rights in Botswana: Feminism, Oppression, and ‘Integration’.
1994. Alternatives: Global, Local, Political 19 (2) (April 1): 189–193.
Shiva, Vandana.
Conflicts of Global Ecology: Environmental Activism in a Period of Global Reach.
1994. Alternatives: Global, Local, Political 19 (2) (April 1): 195–207.
Tandon, Yash.
Recolonization of Subject Peoples.
1994. Alternatives: Global, Local, Political 19 (2) (April 1): 173–183.
Supplementary Readings
Please note especially Parts II and III.
Websites

Unit 8


Required Readings
Elver, Hilal.
International Environmental Law, Water and the Future.
2006. Third World Quarterly 27 (5) (January 1): 885–901.
Falk, Richard.
From Geopolitics to Geogovernance: WOMP and Contemporary Political Discourse.
1994. Alternatives: Global, Local, Political 19 (2) (April 1): 145–154.
Johansen, Robert C.
The Contribution of the World Order Models Project.
1994. Alternatives: Global, Local, Political 19 (2) (April 1): 155–162.
Nabudere, Dani W.
The African Challenge.
1994. Alternatives: Global, Local, Political 19 (2) (April 1): 163–171.
Supplementary Readings
Bull, Hedley. 1977. The Anarchical Society: A Study of Order in World Politics. London: Macmillan Press.
This title is not available through AU Library. Please consult your local library or order it through your local library's interlibrary loan service.

Websites



Unit 9

Supplementary Readings


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Unit 10

Supplementary Readings


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