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(2402705)This course explores the interplay between politics and human rights with a social sciences approach. It covers four broad topics: the role of human rights in international security cooperation, human development and in international political economy, domestic responses to an international norm, and new challenges to the international order. Human rights are considered from three perspectives: theoretical concepts, such as economic justice and political legitimacy; governmental decision making, such as security, development, and trade policies; and case studies, on topics such as international conflicts, human development structural adjustment programs, and corporate social responsibility. The course examines unresolved theoretical and practical issues concerning the universality of human rights and whether human rights conventions, laws, and regimes are effective and their role in advancing human development.
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(2402706)This is a comparative course in theories of human rights, drawing on political theory as philosophy; the course will introduce students to philosophical questions concerning the foundations of human rights. What are human rights based on? What makes something a human right? Are human rights universally and permanently valid or is the notion of human rights merely a construct of modern Western culture? The course will familiarize students with alternative theoretical answers to these and other related questions.
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