International and public law, ethics and economics for sustainable development - LEES

Dottorati
Doctoral programme (PhD)
A.Y. 2020/2021
Study area
Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
Doctoral programme (PhD)
3
Years
Dipartimento di Diritto pubblico italiano e sovranazionale - Via Festa del Perdono 7 - 20122 Milano
English
PhD Coordinator
Despite the urgency of the Sustainable Development Goals integrated into the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, some of the most influential global actors continue to disclaim their responsibility to contribute to them. The magnitude of the problem justifies a multidisciplinary research program on the institutions for sustainability based on putting to work together law, ethics and economics - and to which the LEES doctorate is dedicated.

The legal system defines the rule of law limits to the political balance between fundamental rights and economic stability, and indicates the intolerability of phenomena of marginalization and inequality.
However, new ideas of justice are needed: after redefining the concept social well-being, these ideas need to reconceive and understand distributive justice from both an inter-generational and intra-generational perspective.

Comparative studies, as well as de jure condendo ones, will design multi-level institutions for sustainable development, finally questioning that various private institutions can be sheltered from the claims of social justice, such as the access to innovation, the fair distribution of decision-making rights to stakeholders within enterprises, the democratic self-government of common goods.

Strategic litigation will be studied in order to promote institutional change and respect for human rights inside and outside the courts.

Economic analysis will set the condition to verify when institutional change is supported by collective rational choice models and if it corresponds, thanks also to plasticity of preferences, to the emergence of game theoretical equilibria eliciting conformity (social norms).
Classi di laurea magistrale - Classes of master's degree:
LMG/01 Classe delle lauree magistrali in giurisprudenza
LM-1 Antropologia culturale ed etnologia
LM-16 Finanza
LM-48 Pianificazione territoriale urbanistica e ambientale
LM-49 Progettazione e gestione dei sistemi turistici
LM-50 Programmazione e gestione dei servizi educativi
LM-51 Psicologia
LM-52 Relazioni internazionali
LM-55 Scienze cognitive
LM-56 Scienze dell'economia
LM-59 Scienze della comunicazione pubblica, d'impresa e pubblicità
LM-62 Scienze della politica
LM-63 Scienze delle pubbliche amministrazioni
LM-64 Scienze delle religioni
LM-69 Scienze e tecnologie agrarie
LM-70 Scienze e tecnologie alimentari
LM-73 Scienze e tecnologie forestali ed ambientali
LM-75 Scienze e tecnologie per l'ambiente e il territorio
LM-76 Scienze economiche per l'ambiente e la cultura
LM-77 Scienze economico-aziendali
LM-78 Scienze filosofiche
LM-81 Scienze per la cooperazione allo sviluppo
LM-84 Scienze storiche
LM-87 Servizio sociale e politiche sociali
LM-88 Sociologia e ricerca sociale
LM-90 Studi europei
LM-92 Teorie della comunicazione
LM/SC-GIUR Scienze Giuridiche
LMG/01 GIURISPRUDENZA)
Dipartimento di Diritto pubblico italiano e sovranazionale - Via Festa del Perdono 7 - 20122 Milano
Title Professor(s)
RETHINKING LEGAL, ETHICAL AND ECONOMIC APPROACHES TO SUSTAINABILITY Subfields: - Understanding, in the age of global and national inequality, the dimensions and dynamics of inequalities as well as their driving forces - The impact of environmental issues on international inequalities - Social rights and social inequalities - Gender (in) equality - Age, ethnic, racial and religious discriminations - Populism vs. deliberation and the quest for self-determination - How to go beyond traditional approaches to welfare policies in order to fight growing inequalities; pre-distribution in place of re-distribution, the role of education and that of distribution of property on wealth, and residual control rights on assets - Should States’ Constitution incorporate more fairness concerning the distribution of ownership and residual decision rights? - The impact of both financial markets and international monetary bodies on the internal margin of manoeuvre and democratic choices of economic management - Democracy and global inequality: the relationship between counter-democratic ideologies, legal reforms and political/social/economic processes (at the domestic and global levels) and the lasting ramifications of the 2008 economic crisis - Constitution-making and the challenges of sustainability - The ethics of tax competition after the 2008 financial crisis: rethinking sovereignty for a sustainable system of international tax relations - Public health in time of Covid-19
Curriculum: Sustainable development; Human Rights and Stategic Litigation
S. Barić
S. Bojanić
E. Chiappero
G. Grimalda
E. Mišćenić
SOCIAL JUSTICE, GLOBAL AND INTER/INTRA-GENERATIONAL JUSTICE AND ACCESS TO JUSTICE Subfields: - Global Justice in face of growing inequalities in developing and developed countries in respect of technological innovations, control of capital and property rights - New perspectives on Justice: an emerging “Sustainable Justice” principle? - Social justice and constitution design: new forms of constitutional balance among fundamental rights - Inter-generational and intra-generational justice - Judicial and non-judicial remedies for justice: the role of tribunals, negotiation and mediation for an effective remedy - Addressing the Risks of Inequality of Arms and Power Imbalance - Environmental Justice - Access to justice, the attribution of jurisdiction for sustainable development - Universal jurisdiction - CoViD-19 and international arbitration
Curriculum: Sustainable development; Human Rights and Stategic Litigation
S. Barić
C. Bicchieri
NEW PERSPECTIVES IN THE THEORIES OF JUSTICE Subfields: - What is the subject matter of justice? Distribution of welfare, resources, capabilities and functioning, autonomy, responsibility or consideration? - Their measurement as bases for social choice, for constitutional and post-constitutional contracts; the rank of principles such as equality, needs, merits and contribution - New methods in the theory of justice; behavioural and experimental justice and their meaning for the realism of justice - Can international law be shaped according the ideal of global justice? - Can the constitutions be shaped according the ideal of social justice? - Can private law be shaped according the ideal of social justice? - Covid-19 and economic, social and cultural rights protection
Curriculum: Sustainable development; Human Rights and Stategic Litigation
C. Bicchieri
E. Chiappero
SHARED SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR JUSTICE Subfields: - How to overcome the lack of individual incentive in contributing to the implementation of global commitments for sustainable developments? The theories of shared intentions, conjoint action, deliberation, agreements and we thinking - The (economic psychology) cognitive dimension of joint action: framing and belief formation, reasoning and mutual simulations of minds - Multilevel forms of governance for implementing shared responsibility - The involvement of public private and third sector actors in shared governance and social innovation for sustainability - Ethics and the Financial systems
Curriculum: Sustainable development; Human Rights and Stategic Litigation
C. Bicchieri
INSTITUTIONAL AND NON-INSTITUTIONAL ACTORS IN THE SUSTAINABILITY NETWORK Subfields: - Do super national institutions and organizations comply with HR? - The role of knowledge as common good and international cooperation for developing scientific research - Transnational Crimes as Obstacle to Sustainability - The role of private economic agents (corporations and others) in supporting Sustainable Development - The role played by NGOs, non-profit organizations and civil society in the promotion of sustainable developments (social capital creation, networks) and their relations with local economies and multinational corporations - The institutional and behavioural explanation of NGOs; non-self-interested behaviour as “the future” of law &economics - Bringing non-state actors under the sway of international law - Public-Private partnership for global health - The role of different levels of governance (sub-national, national and supranational) in a multilevel constitutional system - Federalism and sustainability politics - Facing CoViD-19 as a global issue: the role of political and financial international institutions, within the SG Goals framework
Curriculum: Sustainable development; Human Rights and Stategic Litigation
S. Barić
M. Faure
P. Perišić
ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES Subfields: - Climate Change and Sustainability: theories and policies - The Erga Omnes States’ obligations in respect of the natural Local and Global Environment - International Agreements in the Quest of Sustainability - Implications of behavioural environmental law and economics - Ecology, Technology and Private Law - The Evolution of State Contracts on the Use of Natural Resources signed by the Developing Countries - Environmental economics: fairness, Stability and Weakness of Private Incentives for International Environmental Agreements. How to Ensure their Intra/Inter-Generational Fairness; avoiding the Free-Riding Problem in ex Ante Agreements as Bargaining and Cooperative Game and ex Post Interaction as Non-Cooperative Games where the Nations as Private Economic Agents acts separately - Sustainable Oceans and Marine research - Corporate responsibility and accountability for climate change - Environmental protection within international investment and trade - The right to a healthy environment: the individual and collective dimensions in laws and jurisprudence - Circular economy between State and the market: obstacles and opportunities for policies and regulation
Curriculum: Sustainable development; Human Rights and Stategic Litigation
M. Faure
M. Khadjavi
POLITICAL ECONOMY AND PUBLIC CHOICE FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT Subfields: - Democracy in the face of globalization, the role of nation States and international institutions - Populism VS deliberation and the quest for self-determination - How to go beyond traditional approaches to welfare policies in order to fight growing inequalities; pre-distribution in place of re-distribution, the role of education and that of distribution of property on wealth, and residual control rights on assets - The constitutional political economy of sustainable development: Should the constitutional contract incorporate more fairness concerning the distribution of ownership and residual decision rights? - Accountability and rule of law concerns as indispensable features of democracy and Sustainable Development - Will the State save the market, the European recovery fund and social environmental conditionalities after covid-19 crisis - Tax & Fiscal Policy in Response to the Coronavirus Crisis - Behavioural approach to public regulation and the method of nudging - Behavioural elements for health policies and vaccinations demand and acceptance
Curriculum: Sustainable development; Human Rights and Stategic Litigation
E. Chiappero
M. Faure
G. Grimalda
S. Hargreaves Heap
THE GOVERNANCE OF THE COMMONS Subfields: - The nature of the Commons and different types of common goods - “Common pool resources” and their governance - Local and global commons and the problem of multilevel governance (local, national, regional, global) - Institutional models of self-governance for physical and knowledge infrastructures - Social innovations, social enterprises and new form of governance involving private pubic and the third sectors - Science commons pool resources and Development - Cultural and Intellectual Commons - Knowledge and open science - The protection of Knowledge Commons from commodification: the necessity to revisit the current regime of Intellectual Property Rights - Public health as a public good
Curriculum: Sustainable development; Human Rights and Stategic Litigation
S. Bojanić
M. Faure
S. Hargreaves Heap
M. Khadjavi
SOCIAL NORMS AND SUSTAINABILITY Subfields: - Behaviour economics, sociology and cognitive science as tools for the study of social norms - Do social norms support sustainable development? Fair and unfair social norms (egalitarian vs discriminatory, responsible vs. unsustainable etc.) - Collective choice and cognitive mechanism activating agreement and conformity to social norms - Game theoretical models of social norms emergence, selection and conformity, the contribution of experimental methods - How to use cognitive mechanism for eliciting service users and consumers behaviour (nudging etc.)
Curriculum: Sustainable development; Human Rights and Stategic Litigation
C. Bicchieri
S. Bojanić
G. Grimalda
S. Hargreaves Heap
CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY Subfields: - The role of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in promoting and supporting the responsibility for Sustainable Development - Business and Human Rights - Stakeholder vs. shareholder models of corporate governance for socially responsible and sustainable corporations. The role of different CG models in enhancing or reducing income and wealth inequality - Economic democracy, industrial democracy and the workers and citizens’ participation in corporate governance - Instrumental vs constitutive view of corporate responsibility, the social contract of the firm amongst its stakeholders and the redefinition of the “social interest” and the objective function - Is corporate governance part of the idea of justice? The Rawlsian approach to CSR and CG. The capability approach as a new perspective on corporate governance and economic democracy - Mandatory law, soft law and self-regulation through charters, bylaw, code of ethics, and management standards for sustainability - Classical, evolutionary and behavioural game models for the explanation of the emergence and stability of sustainable social norms of corporate governance - The role of Tax Control Framework as outlined by the OECD soft law within Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility, for a sustainable relationship between corporate taxpayers and Tax Administrations towards a fair international tax system - The corporate liability for human rights and the access to justice for victims of corporate human rights violations - The human rights due diligence - Corporate environmental responsibility - Diversity (gender, age, ethnicity) in corporate governance and in finance - State non-judicial remedies for corporate human rights violations
Curriculum: Sustainable development; Human Rights and Stategic Litigation
S. De Colle
M. Faure
I. Kunda
INNOVATION TECHNOLOGIES AND SUSTAINABILITY Subfields: - Information technology and IA and the impact in equalities social sustainability - The Sustainability of Cyberspace - The Digital Commons - The global data economy and the incidence on law and democracy - Technological innovations and right to connectivity: new rights and their impact on the principle of equality and non-discrimination - New technologies and labour organization - Innovation technologies and responsible supply chains - Blockchain and Smart Contracts: Risks and Challenges - Robotics and AI: legal, ethical and economic questions - For a sustainable taxation of the digitalised economy: targeted or system-wide reform? - Innovation technologies, public health and privacy after Covid-19 crisis
Curriculum: Sustainable development; Human Rights and Stategic Litigation
S. De Colle
I. Kunda
HUMAN RIGHTS AND STRATEGIC LITIGATION Subfields: - Human rights between universal value and local implementation: a research on the inherent tension of human rights protection - Strategic Litigation networks’ structure, methodology and effectiveness - Strategic Litigation in comparative perspective - Procedural mechanisms of Strategic Litigation - Socio-legal aspects of Strategic Litigation - Systematic pattern of cross-referencing - Impact of Strategic Litigation on the judge: reasoning, dissenting opinions - Fundamental rights, Sustainable development and Strategic Litigation - Strategic Litigation and social justice: Public ethics, public reasoning and the justification of strategic litigation objectives - Strategic choice and strategic litigation - How strategic litigation impact on collective choices mechanisms - Impact of strategic judgments at national and supranational level - Strategic litigation and inclusive societies: gender equality, LGBTI rights, rights of persons with disabilities - Strategic litigation on corporate human rights violations - Strategic litigation about environmental protection and climate change
Curriculum: Sustainable development; Human Rights and Stategic Litigation
S. Barić
E. Mišćenić

Courses list

February
Courses or activities Professor(s) ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Games, economic behavior and institutions for sustainability
5 30 English
March
Courses or activities Professor(s) ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Comparative corporate law: shareholder value vs stakeholder approach
3 16 English
Statistics and Econometrics for the analysis of growth and development
3 15 English
April
Courses or activities Professor(s) ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Human rights, Justice and Future
2 10 English
May
Courses or activities Professor(s) ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Theories of Justice
3 16 English
Transportation and climate change: land use, transit, e-mobility, and zero-emission vehicles law and policy
2 10 Italian
June
Courses or activities Professor(s) ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Business, Human Rights and Sustainable Development
3 15 English
November
Courses or activities Professor(s) ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Introduction to Legal Research
3 21 English
Introduction to social science research and qualitative methods
3 21 English
Not specified period
Courses or activities Professor(s) ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
The environmental, social and economic dimensions of human development: a research agenda
3 15 English
February
Courses or activities Professor(s) ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Games, economic behavior and institutions for sustainability
5 30 English
March
Courses or activities Professor(s) ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Comparative corporate law: shareholder value vs stakeholder approach
3 16 English
Statistics and Econometrics for the analysis of growth and development
3 15 English
April
Courses or activities Professor(s) ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Human rights, Justice and Future
2 10 English
May
Courses or activities Professor(s) ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Theories of Justice
3 16 English
Transportation and climate change: land use, transit, e-mobility, and zero-emission vehicles law and policy
2 10 Italian
June
Courses or activities Professor(s) ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Business, Human Rights and Sustainable Development
3 15 English
November
Courses or activities Professor(s) ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Introduction to Legal Research
3 21 English
Introduction to social science research and qualitative methods
3 21 English
Not specified period
Courses or activities Professor(s) ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
The environmental, social and economic dimensions of human development: a research agenda
3 15 English

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Places available: 6

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Application for admission: from 08/07/2020 to 14/09/2020

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