Universität Wien FIND

030441 KU Rethinking modern international law (2021W)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 3 - Rechtswissenschaften
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung


Hinweis: Ihr Anmeldezeitpunkt innerhalb der Frist hat keine Auswirkungen auf die Platzvergabe (kein "first come, first served").


max. 40 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch


Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Montag 18.10. 13:30 - 15:30 Digital
Montag 25.10. 13:30 - 15:30 Digital
Montag 08.11. 13:30 - 15:30 Digital
Montag 15.11. 13:30 - 15:30 Digital
Montag 22.11. 13:30 - 15:30 Digital
Montag 29.11. 13:30 - 15:30 Digital
Montag 06.12. 13:30 - 15:30 Digital
Montag 13.12. 13:30 - 15:30 Digital
Montag 10.01. 13:30 - 15:30 Digital
Montag 17.01. 13:30 - 15:30 Digital


Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

Globalisation has paradoxically both established international law as the shared law governing states all around the world and triggered a growing skepticism about its universality and legitimacy. The assigned historical and legal critical readings will focus on various ways to think about international law. The course will thus question the historical foundations of international law embedded within the development of globalisation and colonialism and it will give voice to neglected actors of international law, such as women or the so-called third world countries. 

The course aims to provide students with analytical methods to distinguish global governance from international law and with comprehensive tools to critically and autonomously address the main issues and debates in the history of international law within the frame of a reversed classroom by the end of the term.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

An oral presentation/opposition, a written exam during the term and a short final reflection paper on the base of the reading sessions.
ERASMUS-Students can write the final paper in English, German, or French.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Interactive debates are at the heart of this course: A regular active participation in the discussions especially on the texts is expected.


The assessment is based on the average mark of the three examinations. It can be improved by active participation in the discussions.


A reader will be available on Moodle

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Letzte Änderung: Do 23.03.2023 00:13