This paper presents the results of a preliminary empirical study analysing 24 syllabuses of International Law related subjects from 10 Universities in Bogotá. This empirical study is analysed using the theoretical framework of epistemologies of ignorance (agnotology). This preliminary and limited empirical study seeks to be the starting point for future discussions with colleagues in Colombia and in the region about the teaching and learning of IL in the region. In pursuing this empirical research, the paper shows that the teaching of IL in Bogotá tent to take an orthodox and Eurocentric approach, not pursuing an interdisciplinary approach and not focusing on local problems. In this sense, the paper argues that the way how IL is taught in Bogotá creates epistemological blind spots, that we refer as epistemologies of ignorance. The creation of this epistemologies of ignorance limits the perception and problematisation that the students and IL lawyers may have in reflecting on the origins of the IL, its relationship with colonial and imperial projects and its relationship with the local context.
|Translated title of the contribution||The teaching of International Law in Bogotá: A preliminary diagnosis, departing from the analysis of syllabuses and its relationship with the epistemologies of not-knowing|
|Number of pages||37|
|Journal||Revista Derecho del Estado|
|State||Published - Jul 1 2017|
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