Globalization of Law and Legal Pluralism

A.Y. 2019/2020
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
SPS/12
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course aims to provide students with a general understanding of the concepts of legal globalization and normative pluralism. Within this theoretical framework, the course aims to develop knowledge about the production of legal norms and their application in contemporary multicultural societies. Special attention will be paid to the analysis of the relation between the globalization of law, legal pluralism and rights, with particular reference to the rights of women and lgbt people.
Expected learning outcomes
A) Knowledge and understanding of the concepts and phenomena of legal globalization and normative pluralism; B) Ability to apply the acquired knowledge to the analysis of the legal regulation of multicultural societies; C) Ability to analyze critically and autonomously the dynamics of globalization of law and legal pluralism and to interpret conflicts between different levels and normative references and between fundamental rights; D) Ability to express the acquired knowledge with argumentative consistency and language properties; E) Ability to undertake in-depth studies on the relationship between globalization, pluralism and law, through the acquisition of a method that is able to combine theoretical analysis and critical observation.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
Third trimester
Course syllabus
The course will be structured in three parts (the first and second part are common for SPO and GLO students; the third part completes the course for SPO students).
First part: Law and social sciences; globalization and globalization of law; legal pluralism: theories and fields of research; Globalization, pluralism and human rights.
Second part: Law, immigration and cultural diversity; production, application and interpretation of legal norms in multicultural societies
Third part: Influence of traditional and religious normative systems and courts on the definition and implementation of human rights, with special reference to the rights of women and lgbt people, in contexts of legal pluralism; reciprocal influence and convergence between legal systems at regional and global levels.
Prerequisites for admission
No preliminary knowledge is required.
Teaching methods
Lectures, class discussion, in-depth seminars. Power point slides will be loaded on the Ariel platform.
Teaching Resources
Attending students:
- M. Vogliotti (a cura di), Saggi sulla globalizzazione giuridica e il pluralismo normativo. Estratti da "Il tramonto della modernità giuridica. Un percorso interdisciplinare", Giappichelli, Torino 2013
- L. Mancini, "Il pluralismo giuridico", in L. Mancini, Introduzione all'antropologia giuridica, Giappichelli, Torino 2015 (available on ARIEL platform)
- L. Mancini, La diversità culturale tra diritto e società, Franco Angeli, Milano, 2018
- Notes and material provided during the course

Non-attending students:
- M. R. Ferrarese, Prima lezione di diritto globale, Laterza, Roma-Bari 2012
- M. Vogliotti (a cura di), Saggi sulla globalizzazione giuridica e il pluralismo normativo. Estratti da "Il tramonto della modernità giuridica. Un percorso interdisciplinare", Giappichelli, Torino 2013
- L. Mancini, "Il pluralismo giuridico", tratto da Mancini, L., Introduzione all'antropologia giuridica, Giappichelli, Torino 2015 (available on Ariel platform)
- L. Mancini, La diversità culturale tra diritto e società, Franco Angeli, Milano, 2018
One of the following books:
-J. Donnelly, Universal Human Rights in Theory and Practice, Cornell University Press, Ithaca, 2013
-S. Engle Merry, Human Rights and Gender Violence. Translating International Law into Local Justice, The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 2006
- M.C. Nussbaum, Diventare persone. Donne e universalità dei diritti, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2011

Erasmus Students: Specific material may be provided if required.
Assessment methods and Criteria
Attending students: The exam will cover the content of the lessons and the suggested texts and consist in a compulsory written test at the end of the course and an optional oral test, which can change the result of the written test by up to two points for better or for worse. The written test is organized in the form of a questionnaire containing open-ended questions. The requirement to be considered as attending students is taking part to at least 70% of class meetings. (maximum score: 30\30 cum laude)
Non-attending students: Student performance will be assessed through a final oral exam (maximum score: 30\30 cum laude).
The evaluation criteria will consider the knowledge of the fundamental issues concerning the relationship among globalization, legal pluralism and law, the skills of critical analysis and the clarity of exposition.
SPS/12 - SOCIOLOGY OF LAW, DEVIANCE AND SOCIAL CHANGE - University credits: 9
Lessons: 60 hours
Professor(s)
Reception:
Tuesday from 2, 30 p.m. Please write to alessandra.facchi@unimi.it
Room 207, Department of Social and Political Sciences
Reception:
In the first semester, the reception will take place in person or on MTeams ( syd99y3) on Tuesdays at 10, by appointment via email: letizia.mancini@unimi.it
Dipartimento 'Cesare Beccaria', MTeams