LEGAL THEORIES OF WAR AND PEACE
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The aim of this course is to point out the role of law and justice in shaping the peace discourse and war discourse, from both a theoretical and historical point of view.
Course contents summary
The role of law and justice in theoretical discourse concerning peace and war.
Just war theory from antiquity to the present (ius ad bellum, ius in bello, ius post bellum).
The idea of peace and the concept of pacifism, in particular legal-institutional pacifism.
FOR ATTENDING STUDENTS:
The exam shall deal with the issues and the texts addressed during lectures.
C. GALLI (Ed.), Guerra, Laterza, Roma-Bari, 2015, either printed book or e-book (only the chapters introduced during lectures).
Further bibliography shall be provided during lectures.
FOR NON-ATTENDING STUDENTS:
The exam shall deal with three textbooks:-
- N. BOBBIO, Il problema della guerra e le vie della pace, il Mulino, Bologna 2009 (introductions and chapters, 170 pp.)
- M. WALZER, Sulla guerra, Laterza, Roma-Bari 2006
(introduction and chapters 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11: pp. XI-XVII; 5-24; 34-96; 128-167; 130 pp.)
one PAPER among
Assessment methods and criteria