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School of Law

SOLM187 Law and Authority in a Global Context (Sem 2)

Module Description

The course offers a theory of law and authority in a context marked by the globalisation of inclusion and exclusion. It analyses this issue in five lectures/seminars: (1) the passage from state-centric law to global legal pluralism; (2) (global) legal ordering as a process of including and excluding ; (3) the contestation of emergent global legal orders by alter- and anti-globalisation movements; (4) authority and struggles for recognition; (5) Global constitutionalism and its limits.  Drawing on insights from legal and political theory, it proposes a model of legal order that explains how globalisation transforms law and how law gives shape to globalisation processes.

Applicable Groupings

  • LLM in Legal Theory

Mode of Assessment

3,000-4,000 word essay

Credits

15 Credits