Welcome - Liberalism and Global Justice PHIL 5476   Liberalism and Global Justice
This is a course in normative political theory. We will critically examine some recent normative political theory, and then examine the prospects and perils of attempts by recent liberal theory to articulate a principled vision of global justice. We will consider Rawls' original bounded theory of justice and examine some challenges it faces from both cosmopolitan theories of justice and proponents of nationalism. Next we'll consider rival political conceptions of liberal international justice, and Rawls' response in the form of his recent "The Law of Peoples." Concluding, we well examine specific issues of applied political justice (namely, human rights and immigration) as well as issues of economic and social justice and poverty.
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PREREQUISITES: 1 credit in Philosophy or Political Science or permission of instructor
EXCLUSIONS: PHIL 3476, POLI 3476.03 (co-located)