Ph.D.-course on the legitimacy of international law and international institutions - Lecture plan

Monday 13/6

09:00-10:20

- Introduction to the course. Practical information

Jakob Elster, Kjetil Mujezinović Larsen

- In medias res: International institutions facing a contemporary legitimacy crisis

Theresa Squatrito, Steven Ratner

10:40-12:00

- General overview: The relationship between law, political science, and philosophy

Jakob Elster, Kjetil Mujezinović Larsen, Theresa Squatrito

12:00-13:00

Lunch

13:00-14:20

- Perspectives on legitimacy from political science – an introduction

Theresa Squatrito

14:40-16:00

- Student presentations with comments from faculty 

Tuesday 14/6

09:00-10:20

- Perspectives on legitimacy from law – an introduction

Steven Ratner

10:40-12:00

- Perspectives on legitimacy from philosophy  – an introduction

Jakob Elster

12:00-13:00

Lunch

13:00-14:20

- Justice, relativism and universalism in human rights

Carmen Pavel, (Commentator: Kjetil Mujezinović Larsen)

14:40-16:00

- Student presentations with comments from the faculty.

(End at 16:30)

Wednesday 15/6

09:00-10:20

- Institutional design and the legitimacy of international courts

Øyvind Stiansen, (Commentator: Andreas Føllesdal)

10:40-12:00

- Judges in international courts: Selection, performance, diversity

Øyvind Stiansen, (Commentator: Steven Ratner)

12:00-13:00

Lunch

Afternoon excursion

Destination and expected end time TBA

Thursday 16/6

09:00-10:20

- Subsidiarity

Andreas Føllesdal, (Commentator: Kjetil Mujezinović Larsen)

10:40-12:00

- Legitimation strategies of international institutions

Theresa Squatrito, (Commentator: Steven Ratner)

12:00-13:00

Lunch

13:00-14:20

- Legitimacy and interpretative methodology

Matthew Saul, (Commentator: Theresa Squatrito)

14:40-16:00

- Student-initiated topic for discussion

Process and presenter TBA

Friday 17/6

09:00-10:20

- Democracy and state consent

Carmen Pavel, (Commentator: Matthew Saul)

10:40-12:00

- Interdisciplinary research on legitimacy: A panel discussion

Steven Ratner, Jakob Elster, TBA

- Course conclusions

Jakob Elster, Kjetil Mujezinović Larsen

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