History of legal and political thought: the concept of empire from its origins to the present day
Famous representation of the different schools of Antiquity: in the centre, we recognise Plato pointing to the sky (an allusion to his theory of Ideas) and Aristotle pointing to the earth (an allusion to his concern to anchor knowledge in the examination of empirical facts). Detail of a fresco by Raphael (c. 1511).
|Cours||History of legal and political thought: the concept of empire from its origins to the present day|
- The history of the concept of empire
- The foundations of the Roman model
- Rome's Western heritage: the Holy Roman Empire
- The papal conception of the empire and the emperor as dominus mundi
- The legal and political problems of the conquest I
- The legal-political problems of the conquest II
- From empire to federation: the American case
- Can a democracy be an empire?
This course is intended for students in law, international relations and political science. Starting from the Roman case, it presents the different visions of empire that confronted each other in Europe from the end of the 10th century onwards. Particular attention is paid to the legal and political problems raised by the discovery of the New World (1492) and by the birth of the great European empires resulting from the conquest. The main currents of classical international law are addressed, drawing on authors such as Vitoria, Grotius and Vattel.
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- Alexis Keller - Wikipedia
- Alexis Keller - Faculté de droit - UNIGE
- Alexis Keller | International Center for Transitional Justice
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