• University of Glasgow

Right vs Might in International Relations

How international law operates; its strengths and weaknesses as a tool for solving disputes that cross national boundaries.

5,858 enrolled on this course

Right vs Might in International Relations
  • Duration6 weeks
  • Weekly study4 hours
  • CertificatesAvailable

Over six weeks this course will deliver an awareness of the role of international law in disputes transcending national borders. It will centre on specific, high-profile disputes, with whose broad contours you are likely to be familiar. The sessions will include case studies on Guantanamo Bay, lethal drone strikes, weapons of mass destruction in the Syrian conflict, counter-piracy operations, international terrorism and investment disputes. The purpose of this course is to assess whether, and to what extent, international law has been a factor in the resolution of international controversies.

During this course you will begin to learn about the role and the limits of international law as a tool for influencing behaviour and for settling disputes. As part of this, you’ll get the chance to develop the strategic and critical thinking necessary to engage with legal problems and contemporary debates.

Use the hashtag #FLRightvsMight to follow the debate on Twitter and other social media, or follow our twitter account @UofGLawMOOC

You can read more about this course on the FutureLearn blog.

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Who is the course for?

No formal requirements or previous law experience are needed to undertake this course, just a willingness to learn.

Who will you learn with?

Lead academics for Right vs Might

Christian Tams, Robin Geiss and Antonios Tzanakopoulos.

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Who developed the course?

The University of Glasgow

Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world. It is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of leading UK research universities.

  • Established1451
  • LocationGlasgow, Scotland, UK
  • World rankingTop 70Source: QS World University Rankings 2020