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Course Prefix: PSC   Course #: 470   Keywords: null  

PSC 470LEC Legal Political Theory

Lecture

This course considers the structure of laws in general, the question of sanctions, and the relation of justice to law. ¿Legalism¿ refers to rule-making, rule-following, and legal reasoning. This course considers the meaning and value of legalism as a way of approaching conflict. The course invites students to explore the distinctive characteristics of legal modes of thought; classical theories about the nature of law and legal obligation; and moral and romantic objections to rule-making and rule-following. Legal practices and institutions that operate at the margins of ¿law¿¿international law, torture, and war crimes tribunals¿provide a location for students to test and develop their insights about the meaning and proper reach of law.

Credits: 3
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Typically Offered: Varies
 
Published: Sep 13, 2021 15:02:55