107年第2學期-6325 國際公法專題 課程資訊
|small write-up, class discussion, presentation, and the term paper||100|
This is a graduate seminar course, designing for the IR students to understand the fundamental rules and principles of international law(IL), and how the interplay of law and politics in IR, and thus to give students a foundation in the main theories of IR and IL, and, moreover, to enable students to apply those theories to the study of the main empirical areas of IL.
Particular emphasis will be focused on the dichotomy of national interests and international law, of the two normally to be considered incompatible and even antithetical. Based upon the course objectives described above, the origins,the nature and the evolution of international law within the parameters of our changing Westphalian system over the time will be examined. and the challenges that power politics poses to international law, and conversely the constraints of international law on power politics will be explored as well.
Students in this class are encouraged to develop a critical approach to international law and to discuss cases of their own interest.
International law is defined as that body of rules or laws which is binding on states and other international persons in their mutual relations. The content of the class involves treaties, states’ rights and obligations, recognition, dispute resolution, law of the sea, and diplomacy.
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-Charlotte Ku and Paul F. Diehl, International Law: Classic and Contemporary Readings(Lynne Rienner Publishers,Inc.,1998)
-David Armstrong, Theo Farrell and Helene Lambert, International Law and International Relations(Cambridge University Press, 2007)
-Malcolm N. Shaw, International Law,6th ed.,(Cambridge University Press, 2008)