Fall 2009 not offered
In this course we will critically examine different ways in which justice figures in political theory and in politics. The course will focus on a critical examination of different conceptions of social justice, with a special emphasis on Rawls' theory and its critics. A section of the course will examine issues pertaining to international or global distributive justice. We will also take up related issues such as human rights, tolerance, moral pluralism, and the limits of justice.
Effective Citizenship, Ethical Reasoning
This course analyzes a core political and moral value; it will address some important questions facing us as citizens, both with regard to the ends of political action, and to choices governing our own lives.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (GOVT)(GOVT-Theory)
John Rawls, Justice as Fairness: A Restatement
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short response papers; three 6-8 pp essays; term paper or take home final
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