Law, culture and development in a global world

A.Y. 2018/2019
Overall hours
Learning objectives
Students will apply the knowledge and understanding that they develop in the above-mentioned fields to specific cases. Communication skills will be developed, in particular the ability to defend a thesis, develop supporting arguments in front of an audience, and formulate autonomous judgments. The course will endeavor to give students learning skills that will enable them to continue to study in a manner that is largely self-directed and autonomous.
Expected learning outcomes
Students will therefore be better equipped with legal perspectives to help them identify and challenge commonly accepted points of view on development and to adopt the dynamic approaches required by an increasingly complex and globalised world.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
Second semester
Course syllabus
The course identifies specific issues that will help us explore the nexus between law, culture, and development. Lessons will therefore be divided into weekly sections devoted to the following topics:

1) The Theory of "Development as Freedom" (Amartya K. Sen) and the "'Export Theory' of Knowledge" (Sundhya Pahuja) as "Litigious Lovers"
2) The Nexus between Culture and Development in the International Sphere: An Introduction to the Political and Legal Frameworks
3) The Individualism/Collectivism Cultural Variable and Economic Development
4) Public Support for Culture, State Aid to Film, and Oligopolistic Markets: The Developing Countries between a Rock and a Hard Place
5) International Negotiations on Audiovisual Services within the WTO and Developing Countries
6) The UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions: Serving Developing Countries' Needs?
7) The Sleeping Giant Awakening: China in the Global Cultural Market and Legal Sphere
8) Traditional Knowledge and Cultural Heritage: Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs), Self-Determinism, Diversity and Sustainable Development
9) Indigenous Rights, Development and the Exploitation of Natural Resources
10) Gender and Development
11) Students' Presentations
IUS/20 - PHILOSOPHY OF LAW - University credits: 6
Lessons: 42 hours
Professor: Bellucci Lucia
Professor Bellucci is available for students online on Microsoft Teams; during the first semester on Tuesdays at 12 pm –please write an email to the professor (, during the second semester by appointment which will be taken by emai
Microsoft Teams