Seminar: Law of Nationbuilding
Professor Henry H. Perritt,
Important: read the "Rules" posted on the webpage
just above this one. Those rules define how you will be evaluated and graded
in the seminar.
Participants and paper topics
Tarik Denden: Turkey's emergence as a regional power
Alexandra Katzman: Determinants of EU and OSCE intervention
in Kosovo, compared with non-intervention in Belarus.
20 January: Get acquainted, discuss interests, select paper
27 January: No class
3 February: Discuss outlines
10 February: Denden presentation
17 February: Katzman presentation
24 February: Discuss Egypt, Lybia, and the Middle East
3 March: Katzman presentation
10 March: no meeting
17 March (no class; Spring Break)
21 April: n
28 April: Last class
First day assignment:
- Read Course description
- Read seminar "rules"
- Browse student topics and papers from previous semesters (go up one level
and click on the semester)
- Browse Operation
Kosovo home page (http://operationkosovo.kentlaw.edu)
- Skim list of possible topics (you are not limited to these)
- Read Kosovo Anti-Corruption report (.html) (Word)
- Skim Henry H. Perritt, Jr., Structures
and Standards for Political Trusteeships,
8 UCLA J. INT’L LAW & FOR AFF. 385 (2003) [Word
version] in its entirety.
- Read Note on Hernando deSoto
- Come to class prepared to discuss these materials and to engage in a serious
discussion about your topic or possible topics.
for Kim Jong Il's cult of personality
- Declarations of independence and recognition: Kosovo and South Ossetia;
future of secession after the ICJ decision on the independent of Kosovo
- Future of the Kurds
- Turkey's policy toward the Kurds
- Theories of international development and foreign aid
- Future of the UN Security Council
- Protection of property under international human rights law
- Analysis of prospects for Kosovo's future as an independent state
- Analysis of Turkey's evolving role as a regional power
- Analysis of Russia's new market-based imperialism
- Guerrilla practice and how it should shape customary international law of
armed conflict; application of "laws of war" to insurgencies
- Evaluation of ICTY, ICC rules in light of U.S. debate over Military Tribunals
- Extinguishing old (1930s/1950s) claims by Cuban exiles resident in U.S.
as a "Taking"
- Assessing nationbuilding efforts in Iraq
- Democratization and market reform in Iraqi Kurdistan
- Building democracy: political parties, the press, and other institutions
of civil society
- Role of music and art in nationbuilding
- Terrorism and counterterrorism strategies and tactics
- Economic development and insurgency
- Develop arguments for judicial review of visa denials
- Privatization and "takings"
- Introducing financial services intermediaries in former socialist economies