Globalization of Law and Legal Pluralism

A.Y. 2020/2021
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 legal pluralism. Furthermore, within this theoretical framework, the course aims to delve into two macro-areas that are particularly influenced by the dynamics of globalization and pluralism in contemporary societies:
the relationship between law, rights, and cultural diversity; young people's rights, with a specific focus on their transition to autonomous life and participation.
Expected learning outcomes
- Knowledge and understanding of the concepts of legal globalization and legal pluralism;
- Ability to apply the acquired knowledge to the analysis of the legal regulation of contemporary societies;
- Ability to analyze critically and autonomously the impact of the dynamics of globalization of law and legal pluralism on fundamental rights;
- Ability to express the acquired knowledge with argumentative coherence and accurate terminology;
- Ability to undertake in-depth studies on the relationship between globalization, pluralism, and law, through a method that combines theoretical analysis and critical observation.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
Third trimester
In case of emergency due to Covid-19 pandemic in the third semester of the academic year 2020-2021, the lectures will take place, at the scheduled times, on Microsoft Teams platform in synchronous mode. The lessons will be recorded and will remain available on the same platform. Information on how to access the lessons on Microsoft Teams and other teaching instructions will be uploaded on the Ariel site of the course: it is recommended to consult it regularly.
The requirement to be considered attending students is taking part in at least 70% of class meetings.
The exam will take place in an oral form on the Microsoft Teams platform.
Teaching methods remain the same (lectures, seminars, debates), the course syllabus and the teaching references are unchanged.
Course syllabus
The course will be structured in three parts.
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: European Union's and the Council of Europe's youth-related legislation and policy; Implementation at the national level; Cooperation with Third Countries in the youth sector in contexts of legal pluralism; Age discrimination against young people.
Prerequisites for admission
No prior knowledge is required.
Teaching methods
Frontal lessons, class discussion, seminars. PowerPoint slides will be uploaded on the Ariel platform.
Teaching Resources
Attending students:
- M. Vogliotti (edited by), Saggi sulla globalizzazione giuridica e il pluralismo normativo. Estratti da "Il tramonto della modernità giuridica. Un percorso interdisciplinare", Giappichelli, Torino, 2013
- L. Mancini, La diversità culturale tra diritto e società, Franco Angeli, Milano, 2018.
- Students' notes; slides and other sources suggested before and during the course.

Non-attending students:
- M. R. Ferrarese, Prima lezione di diritto globale, Laterza, Roma-Bari, 2012
- M. Vogliotti (edited by), Saggi sulla globalizzazione giuridica e il pluralismo normativo. Estratti da "Il tramonto della modernità giuridica. Un percorso interdisciplinare", Giappichelli, Torino, 2013.
- L. Mancini, La diversità culturale tra diritto e società, Franco Angeli, Milano, 2018.
- A. Spanò, Studiare i giovani nel mondo che cambia. Concetti, temi e prospettive negli Youth Studies, Franco Angeli, Milano, 2018.

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.
It consists of a compulsory written test, with open-ended questions, and an optional oral test that can increase or decrease the mark up to two points.
As an alternative to scheduled exams attending students may choose to take the exam through an intermediate written test and a final written test, which will consist of some open-ended questions. The first written test relates to the content of the first and second parts and will take place at the end of the second part of the course; the second written test concerns the content of the third part and will take place at the end of the course. The final mark can be increased or decreased, up to two points, by taking an optional oral exam on the entire program for attending students. The written tests will be held in the classroom.
The requirement to be considered as attending students is taking part in at least 70% of class meetings
Non-attending students: The exam will cover the content of the suggested texts.
It consists of a compulsory written test, with open-ended questions, and an optional oral test that can increase or decrease the mark up to two points. The written test will be held in the classroom.
The evaluation is expressed in thirtieths with possible honors (cum laude).
The evaluation criteria will consider the knowledge of the fundamental issues concerning the relationship between globalization, legal pluralism and law; critical analysis and the clarity of exposition skills.
SPS/12 - SOCIOLOGY OF LAW, DEVIANCE AND SOCIAL CHANGE - University credits: 9
Lessons: 60 hours
Professor(s)
Reception:
Meetings with students take place on the Microsoft Teams platform (the Team code: nkf2ry2) on Wednesdays at 12.30-14.00 upon appointment via email: barbara.bello@unimi.it
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