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Political Theory and Transitional Justice

GOVT 355
Fall 2019 not offered
Certificates: Civic Engagement, Civic Engagement Minor, International Relations, International Relations Minor, Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory, African Studies Minor
Course Cluster: Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory Certificate, African Studies, African Studies Minor

Transitional justice refers to the variety of legal, political, and social processes that occur as a society rebuilds after war; it includes war crimes trials, truth commissions, and the creation of memorials. Although the term "transitional justice" is a recent one, the philosophical issues contained within it are at the core of political philosophy. What kind of society is best? What is the relationship between political institutions and human nature? What does justice mean? The purpose of this course is to understand the issues of transitional justice from both practical and philosophical perspectives and will include case studies of World War II, South African apartheid, and the genocide in Rwanda.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS GOVT
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFST-MN)(CGST-MN)(CIVI-MN)(CSCT)(GOVT)(GOVT-Comparativ)(GOVT-Theory)

Last Updated on JUL-15-2024
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