20 Credits AUTUMN

Pre-requisites: No


Aims/Description: This module takes up issues of justice across borders. We will begin by considering the implications of several prominent conceptions of the international order (such as realism, cosmopolitanism and nationalism) for the ideal of global justice. We will then consider several topics which highlight the many ways in which both conceptualizing and realizing justice at the global level can be problematic. These will include: the tension between universal human rights and local cultural beliefs and practices, the nature and scope of global distributive justice, the (im)permissibility of humanitarian intervention, the role of global social movements and non-governmental organizations in working for justice and the proper protection and use of our shared natural environment.

Restrictions on availability: EMPTY

Staff Contact: Sally Weston
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, running a seminar and giving a presentation

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