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Fall 2010-2011
* POL 313 (EM)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Global Justice

Charles R. Beitz

What, if any, norms of justice apply to the institutions and practice of world politics? Topics include "political realism" and skepticism about global morality; just wars and justice in warfare; ethics of humanitarian intervention; the nature and basis of human rights; world poverty and global distributive justice; democracy and accountability in global institutions. Readings chosen from recent works in political philosophy.

Sample reading list:
Charles Beitz, ed., International Ethics
M. Walzer, Just and Unjust Wars
J. Rawls, The Law of Peoples
I. Kant, Perpetual Peace
Course packet of articles

Reading/Writing assignments:
100-150 pages per week. Two problem essays of about 1,500-2,000 words each; final exam during exam period; and regular informed participation in precept.

Requirements/Grading:
Final Exam - 40%
Papers - 50%
Class/Precept Participation - 10%

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
23632 L01 11:00 am - 11:50 am M W   Robertson Hall   100   Enrolled:143 Limit:169
P01 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm Th   Marx Hall   301   Enrolled:11 Limit:13
P01A 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm W   Mudd Manuscript Library   1A   Enrolled:10 Limit:13
P01B 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm W   Firestone Library   B06N   Enrolled:11 Limit:13
P02 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm Th   Firestone Library   B06N   Enrolled:11 Limit:13
P03 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm Th   Firestone Library   B06N   Enrolled:12 Limit:13
P04 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm Th   Firestone Library   B06N   Enrolled:11 Limit:13
P06 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm W   Firestone Library   B06N   Enrolled:9 Limit:13
P06A 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm W   Mudd Manuscript Library   1A   Enrolled:10 Limit:13
P07 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm W   Firestone Library   B06N   Enrolled:11 Limit:13
P09 10:00 am - 10:50 am Th   Corwin Hall   126   Enrolled:12 Limit:13
P10 11:00 am - 11:50 am Th   Corwin Hall   126   Enrolled:12 Limit:13
P11 7:30 pm - 8:20 pm W   Robertson Hall   008   Enrolled:11 Limit:13
P12 10:00 am - 10:50 am F   Robertson Hall   035   Enrolled:12 Limit:13