LLB Contemporary Issues in International Law and Globalisation


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Module description:

In today’s world, national, transnational and international systems are constantly confronted with issues that require a transnational approach because they cross borders, emanate from transnational phenomena (such as globalisation), and raise questions of transnational equity. In this module, students will study key conundrums in international law and globalisation such as migration, humanitarian crises, global trade and finance, regionalisation and regionalism, geopolitical shifts in production and consumption, climate change, internet governance, terrorism, the persistence of widespread poverty, and disaster relief. Issues of this kind challenge the international and transnational legal and political systems to devise solutions and adjust and implement these solutions across vastly different national, regional and local contexts. Exploring in depth the contours and challenges of international law and globalisation through focused engagement with contemporary issues, students on this module will engage with theories of law, regulation, international relations, global justice and political economy in order to understand, question and critique the capacity of the ‘international community’ to address urgent and emerging challenges of global governance.