Globalization of Law and Legal Pluralism

A.Y. 2021/2022
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
More specific information on the delivery modes of the lectures for the academic year 2021/2022 will be provided over the coming months, based on the evolution of the public health situation.
Course syllabus
The course will be structured into three modules (the first and second parts are common for SPO and GLO students; the third part completes the course for SPO students)
First module: Law and social sciences; Globalization and globalization of law; Legal pluralism: theories and fields of research; Globalization, pluralism and human rights.
Second module: Law, immigration and cultural diversity; production, application and interpretation of legal norms in multicultural societies; offline and online discrimination and hate speech
Third module: International and supranational 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:
The reading list will be provided before the beginning of the course.

Non-attending students:
- M. R. Ferrarese, Prima lezione di diritto globale, Laterza, Roma-Bari, 2012.
- L. Mancini, "Il pluralismo giuridico", tratto da L. Mancini, Introduzione all'antropologia giuridica, Giappichelli, Torino 2015 (il saggio è disponibile su ARIEL).
- A. Facchi, "Pratica dei diritti umani e pluralismo giuridico nella ricerca antropologica", in Ragion pratica 43/2014 (il saggio è disponibile su ARIEL).
- L. Mancini, La diversità culturale tra diritto e società, Franco Angeli, Milano, 2018.
- V. Ferraris, Immigrazione e criminalità, Carocci, Milano 2012.
- B.G. Bello, Dal margine al centro? I diritti dei giovani tra diritto e pratiche sociali, Mucchi editore, Modena, 2021 (chapters. I, II, III, IV and VI only).
Erasmus students: Specific material may be provided if required.
Assessment methods and Criteria
Attending students
Attendance of 70% of the lessons is required to be considered an attending student.
The exam will cover the content of the lessons and the suggested texts.
It will consist of a compulsory written test with open-ended questions and an optional oral test that can increase or decrease the mark up to three points.
The written tests will be held in the classroom.
The evaluation is expressed in thirtieths with possible honours (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.

Non-attending students:
The exam will cover the content of the suggested texts.
It will consist of a compulsory written test with open-ended questions and an optional oral test that can increase or decrease the mark up to three points. The written test will be held in the classroom.
The evaluation is expressed in thirtieths with possible honours (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