Special Lecture on Global Society III
Disasters and the Law
This course explores how environmental risks, hazards and disasters within contemporary societies can be conceptualised and contextualised under a governance framework. Through short interactive lectures, case studies, and role-play simulations, students examine the progressive emergence of innovative regulatory settings and integrated regimes designed to deal with catastrophes in the Anthropocene. They discuss from the critical perspective a variety of topics and approaches, including earth system governance, environmental justice, ecoviolence as ecocide, adaptive law, climate disaster law and policy, as well as international cooperation and asian law in disasters. The last two sessions are devoted to an analytic-deliberative process through which different teams of students present their proposal for better disaster governance in the Anthropocene.