GOVT-391 Dept Sem: Domestic Politics of International Law
Fall for 2013-2014
In this course we will explore the treaty-making process with a focus on the role that domestic politics plays in the international legal behavior of states. By applying the metaphor of the policy-making process to international law we will examine the entry points by which domestic, sub-national, and non-governmental actors affect the creation and use of international law. Students in this class will conduct their own semester-long research projects on a treaty of their choice, performing comparative analyses of the role that domestic politics played in the negotiating, ratifying, implementing, and compliance behavior of 3-4 states. This class will use small group writer's workshop meetings to help students improve and polish their writing throughout the semester.
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