Spring 2008 not offered
This course examines the moral and political issues that arise in the context of international politics. Is the use of violence by states limited by moral rules, and is there such a thing as a just war? Are there human rights that all states must respect? Should violation of those rights be adjudicated in the international courts? Are states justified in enforcing such rights beyond their own borders? Is a system of independent states morally legitimate? What, if any, are the grounds on which states can claim freedom from interference by other states and actors in their internal affairs? Must all legitimate states be democracies? Do states and/or individuals have an obligation to provide assistance to foreign states and citizens? Are there any requirements of international distributive justice?
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CGST-MN)(GOVT)(GOVT-Comparativ)(GOVT-Intl.)(GOVT-Theory)
Thucydides, HISTORY OF THE PELOPONNESIAN WAR
T. Hobbes, LEVIATHAN
I. Kant, PERPETUAL PEACE
J. Rawls, THE LAW OF PEOPLES
M. Walzer, JUST AND UNJUST WARS
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One short paper, four short "reaction" papers, term paper, and final.
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