Corso integrativo: "law and cultural diversity in a global world "

A.A. 2014/2015
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Obiettivi formativi
The aim of this course is to explore the nexus between law and cultural diversity in a globally interconnected world.
Programma e organizzazione didattica

Integrativo a Sociologia del diritto

Integrativo a Sociologia del diritto
Secondo semestre
Taking into account legal, economic, political and social dynamics, the course will help students identify and challenge commonly accepted points of view. It will also enable them to make connections among disparate themes as required by an increasingly complex job market. Some of the questions we will raise include: What are the links between different forms of protectionism and cultural diversity? Is there a new path for cultural diversity in the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)? What are the dangers of subsidies to culture for developing countries? How do developing countries exchange cultural diversity for trade opportunities? What are the weaknesses and strengths of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions? Does China's use of cultural diversity in the China-Publications and AV Products WTO case comply with human rights protection and cultural pluralism? How are indigenous rights and cultural diversity addressed in the Canadian and Ecuadorian experiences of natural resources exploitation? What is the place for cultural diversity in the conflicts between customary rules and State legal systems? How can we make sense of women's agency and empowerment in light of acculturation processes and the local-global dichotomy?

Lessons will be divided into sections devoted to the following topics:
1) International Negotiations on Audiovisual Services within the WTO: From Cultural Exception to Cultural Diversity
2) Developing Countries, Cultural Diversity and the Consolidation of New Actors in the Global Cultural Market and Legal Sphere (e.g. the case of Brazil)
3) The UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions and its Implementation
4) The Sleeping Giant Awakening: China and Cultural Diversity in a Global Legal Realm
5) Indigenous Rights, the Exploitation of Natural Resources and Cultural Diversity: Focusing on Mining and Oil Extraction
6) Gender and Cultural Diversity in a Global World
Informazioni sul programma
Class participation will be encouraged.

The course will be taught in English. The teacher recognizes that students' proficiency in this language can vary. Remember that we all have an accent even in our own language!!
Materiale didattico e bibliografia
A list of required and suggested readings for each topic will be made available.

Required readings will be discussed in class.
Lezioni: 20 ore
Docente: Bellucci Lucia
Durante il primo semestre la prof.ssa Lucia Bellucci riceve il giovedì alle ore 16,30. Durante il secondo semestre riceve su appuntamento, che sarà preso via email (