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COMPARATIVE LAW IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT

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Comparative Law in a Global Context

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Anno accademico 2024/2025

Codice attività didattica
CPS0373A
Docente
Sabrina Praduroux (Titolare dell'insegnamento)
Corso di studio
Master's Degree Course in Area and global studies for international cooperation
Anno
1° anno
Periodo
Primo semestre
Tipologia
Affine/Integrativa
Crediti/Valenza
3
SSD attività didattica
IUS/02 - diritto privato comparato
Erogazione
Tradizionale
Lingua
Inglese
Frequenza
Facoltativa
Tipologia esame
Scritto
Tipologia unità didattica
modulo
Insegnamento integrato
INTERNATIONAL AND COMPARATIVE LAW: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES (CPS0373)
Prerequisiti
No previous knowledge is required. For a better understanding of the key concepts dealt with in the course, it is suggested to read the following chapters in the Oxford Handbook of Comparative Law, 2nd Edition, edited by Mathias Reimann and Reinhard Zimmermann, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2019:
- "Comparative Legal Families and Comparative Legal Traditions" by H. Patrick Glenn
- "Comparative Law, Transplants and Receptions" by Michele Graziadei.
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Sommario insegnamento

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Obiettivi formativi

The course contributes to the realization of the study curriculum by enabling students to understand the impact of the legal dimension of current global issues on international cooperation and the interaction of different kinds of rules at different levels in order to provide them with basic skills to be applied in different contexts and for different purposes. The course will also serve as a short introduction to main features of the legal systems in Africa, Asia and America, which will be analysed in the second year.

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Risultati dell'apprendimento attesi

Students should achieve a good knowledge, critical understanding and ability to deal with:

- the interaction of different kinds of law at the global and local level

- the main features of contemporary legal systems and the dynamics of legal transplants

- legal diversity

- factors to be taken into account in order to analyse law in context

- basic issues and perspectives regarding the protection of fundamental rights

- basic issues and perspectives regarding the role of law in development

 

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Programma

The course will focus on the interaction between different legal orders at the international, national and local level, by analysing the following topics:

- Methodological issues of comparative law

- Legal families and legal transplants

- Theories of legal pluralism

- State, Society, Religion/Philosophies in the making of law

- Protection of fundamental rights: global and local perspectives

- Law and development: global and local perspectives

 

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Modalità di insegnamento

Lectures with the support of powerpoint presentations and, on some topics, of short videos. Discussion of specific cases. 

Students are  advised to enrol in the course on the Moodle platform (link at the bottom of this page) in order to have full access to materials and further information about the course. 

 

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Modalità di verifica dell'apprendimento

For students regularly taking part in the course:

Written exam

The exam consists of multiple choice questions on topics discussed in class and on the studying materials uploaded on Moodle.

This test can be taken only at the exam session of mid-December 2023 or at the first exam session of January 2024.

 

For students not regularly taking part in the course:

Written exam - open question exam.

The textbooks for non-attending students are the following:

- Comparative Law in a Global Context: the Legal Systems of Asia and Africa (see details below). Non-attending students have to study the following parts: Part I, pp. 25-128 and pp. 173-190.

- Diffusion of Law: A Global Perspective (see details below), pp. 1-45.

The assessment will  focus particularly on the capacity to use fundamental concepts of comparative law, to deal with the topic in a coherent and effective way, and to analyse the issues in a critical and personal way.

 

For all AGIC students, the grade of the course in Comparative Law in a Global Context is  worth 1/3 of the overall grade of the exam of International and Comparative Law: Global Perspectives and is combined with the grade of the course in International Economic Law (2/3).

 

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Attività di supporto

Individual or group meetings for tutoring on basic legal concepts. In order to arrange a meeting students should write to sabrina.praduroux@unito.it

 

Testi consigliati e bibliografia



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Libro
Titolo:  
Comparative Law in a Global Context: the Legal Systems of Asia and Africa, 2nd Edition
Anno pubblicazione:  
2006
Editore:  
Cambridge University Press
Autore:  
Werner Menski
ISBN  
Capitoli:  
Part I, pp. 25-128 and pp. 173-190
Note testo:  
For non-attending students (the book is also available online through library services; for details see the document on Moodle]
Obbligatorio:  
Si


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Articolo
Titolo:  
Diffusion of Law: A Global Perspective
Titolo rivista:  
Journal of Legal Pluralism
Anno pubblicazione:  
2004
Autore:  
W. Twining
Volume:  
49
Note testo:  
For non-attending students (the article is also available on Heinonline, which can be accessed through Library services: https://www.bibliotecabobbio.unito.it/en/resources/databases/law - see also https://www.bibliotecabobbio.unito.it/en/services/remote-access-electronic-resources
Pagina iniziale, finale:  
1-45
Obbligatorio:  
Si
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Other useful texts and documents will be available on Moodle. Individual meetings may be organised on request for further study and bibliographical orientation for students who have a special interest for one or more topics regarding comparative law.

 



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Note

Attendance is not compulsory but strongly recommended. Materials of the course and other resources are available on Moodle (link at the bottom of this page).

 

 

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