Globalization and The Rule of Law

Class Information Spring 2023

  • 2 units
  • Class No.: 58185
  • Meets: Thursday
  • Time: 10:20 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: 316
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  • Course Description
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Stephen F. Diamond

Associate Professor of Law

Globalization and The Rule of Law

Certificate(s): International Law
Public Interest and Social Justice Law (List C)

Course Description:

The neo-liberal ideology known as “globalization” spread by major corporate, financial and state institutions since the end of the Cold War was once considered so stable that the theorist Francis Fukuyama suggested we had reached the “end of history.” But a new threat, rooted in authoritarianism, has arisen to challenge this once dominant political and economic framework. This spring the seminar will examine this new tension between globalization and authoritarian movements and governments. We will explore how law can respond to this new emerging conflict in order to establish a peaceful and democratic world order. We will consider several case studies. Students will be asked to write a research paper on a topic of their choosing related to the themes of the seminar. Grades will be based on the research paper and class participation. 

Class Notes:

The neo-liberal ideology known as “globalization” spread by major corporate, financial and state institutions since the end of the Cold War was once considered so stable that the theorist Francis Fukuyama suggested we had reached the “end of history.” But a new threat, rooted in authoritarianism, has arisen to challenge this once dominant political and economic framework. This spring the seminar will examine this new tension between globalization and authoritarian movements and governments. We will explore how law can respond to this new emerging conflict in order to establish a peaceful and democratic world order. We will consider several case studies. Students will be asked to write a research paper on a topic of their choosing related to the themes of the seminar. Grades will be based on the research paper and class participation.