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Undergraduate Record 2012-2013 
Undergraduate Record 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

PLIR 3310 - Ethics and Human Rights in World Politics

How do issues of human rights and ethical choice operate in the world of states? Do cosmopolitan ideals now hold greater sway among states than traditional ideas of national interests during the Cold War? Considers ideas of philosophers like Thucydides and Kant in addition to concrete cases and dilemmas taken from contemporary international relations. Specific issues include defining human rights, ‘humanitarian intervention,’ just war theory, and the moral responsibilities of leaders and citizens.

Credits: 3