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Fall 2017-2018
* POL 313 / CHV 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 may 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; climate change; democracy and accountability in global institutions. Readings chosen from recent works in political philosophy.

Sample reading list:
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 or three writing assignments totaling about 4,000-5,000 words; possibly short reaction papers in precepts; 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
21872 L01 11:00 am - 11:50 am M W        Enrolled:69 Limit:
23175 P01 11:00 am - 11:50 am Th        Enrolled:0 Limit:14 Closed
23176 P02 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm Th   Corwin Hall   126   Enrolled:0 Limit:14 Closed
23177 P03 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm Th   Marx Hall   301   Enrolled:0 Limit:14 Closed
23178 P04 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm Th   Corwin Hall   126   Enrolled:0 Limit:14 Closed
23179 P05 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm F   Robertson Hall   006   Enrolled:0 Limit:14 Closed
23180 P06 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm F   Robertson Hall   006   Enrolled:0 Limit:14 Closed
22808 P99 TBA        Enrolled:69 Limit: