Rethinking Sovereignty: Human Rights and Globalization (20662). 3 units. The crises of sovereignty and the end of sovereignty have been discussed in law, political science, and philosophy. Post-nationalist, cosmopolitan, as well as neo-liberal critics of sovereignty abound. This course will discuss alternative models of sovereignty, ranging from democratic iterations to popular constitutionalism, and will consider the implications of these models for the definition and enforcement of rights. Recent development in the u.S. and the European Union law regarding immigrations and refugee issues will be a special focus. Readings will include Hobbes, Kant, Schmitt, Arendt, Kelsen, Habermas, Waldron, Walker and Benveniste. This seminar will meet according to the Yale Graduate School calendar. Paper required. Enrollment limited to six Law students and permission of the instructor required. Also PHIL 656a/PLSC 605a/PLSC 292a. S. Benhabib.
Course Bidding: In addition to listing this course among permission of the instructor selections, students should submit a brief paragraph about their background in political and legal theory and a C.V. by June 22 at 4:30 p.m.