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PHIL 8825 Seminar on Law & Politics (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

Is it possible to interpret the global political order from a democratic point of view? This seminar will examine that question from two complimentary perspectives. First, we will consider the emerging domain of the political, contrasting realist (Schmitt) and liberal (Rawls) points of view. Second, we will consider the relatively new area of the constitutionalization of international law, which takes up the old problem of mixed constituent power and applies it to the international scene. This reconstruction of the idea of divided sovereignty (Habermas) has potential for understanding international law beyond the nation state from a democratic point of view.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): David M. Rasmussen

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 07-Dec-13