POLS 529

International Politics

This course offers a general introduction to international law (IL). Topics covered include the key sources, actors and institutions of IL; enforcement of IL; adjudication by international tribunals; and specific issues areas such as human rights and the use of force. In view of the politics and the polemics of the established canons in law we will engage in critical conversations with dominant doctrines of IL from feminist, postcolonial, and Third World perspectives. There are no prerequisites, co-requisites, or any other special skills or knowledge required for effective participation in this course.

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