International Studies | Topics in International Studies: Globalization & International Law
I300 | 14827 | Lope Sola, M.


Powerful forces such as the global impact of new
information technologies, the approach to the limits of global
environmental sustainability, the movement towards an integrated
global market, and the challenge to state sovereignty are converging
to produce revolutionary change on a global scale.  This convergence
is sometimes referred to as globalization.  As a process that
expands and intensifies interactions between disparate peoples,
their commerce, and their ideas, it is not new, but the process of
globalization that we are witnessing today is fundamentally
different  the scale and reach are greatly expanded and the speed
is accelerated.

The evolving role of international law from diplomatic
protection to the law of treaties to humanitarian law to the
International Criminal Court, among others, has had a profound
impact on globalization.

This course will focus on the intersection of
globalization and international law and the changing nature of the
nation-state system.  We will examine how the principles of
international law and the creation of international norms impact the
international responsibility of states and the various aspects of
globalization.