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Summer School Course "The Formation of Global Norms in a Changing World Order"


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This course will analyze the formation of global norms and international regimes. It will take a multifaceted approach looking at the role of ideas, institutions, as well as material factors. It will also evaluate the formation of global norms within the context of the changing world order, which his seeing a reduced role for the United States as well as more diversity of regime type and ideologies. This will create multiple problems for the formation of global norms. The role that regions can play in establishing norms and international regimes will be studied. Also, what the changing world order means for the ability of small states to play a part in the formation of norms will be highlighted. Together examples of cyber security norms, environmental, trade, and other norms will be studied in depth.


Tiina Pajuste, PhD, is a Lecturer in International and European Law at Tallinn University.  Dr. Pajuste received her PhD from the University of Cambridge on “Accountability Mechanisms for International Organisations”.  Before her doctoral studies, she completed a Diploma in International Law at Cambridge, on the accountability of international territorial administrations. She also holds a LLM in Public International Law from the University of Helsinki (Finland) and a BA in Law from the University of Tartu (Estonia). Her research interests focus mainly on the activity and impact of international organisations, examining both practical and theoretical issues.

Tiiu Pohl, PhD, is a  lecturer of International Relations at Tallinn University (Estonia). She has been working (teaching) besides Estonian universities also at Cornell University (USA), Helsinki University (Finland), carried out research at the University of Oxford  (UK),   has been a Fulbfight Scholar at Columbia University (USA). Her major fields of research are hard and soft security threats, paradigm changes in international relations and more specifically the foreign, security and defense  policies of the United States, Russian Federation and China (People’s Republic of China).

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