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Robert G. Moser, Chair BAT 2.116, Mailcode A1800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-5121

Spring 2008

GOV 382M • Global Justice

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
39510 TH
7:00 PM-10:00 PM
MEZ 1.104
Gregg, B

Course Description

An introduction to the most important approaches, from classical to contemporary, to core issues of global justice, in three units: (1) global political justice, (2) global economic justice, and (3) human rights. (1) Topics: realism and normative skepticism, competing conceptions of the global moral realm, sovereignty, the right to self determination, immigration and borders, nationalism, global democracy without a world state, just war. (2) Topics: cosmopolitanism, domestic institutions and global injustice, distributive justice, the environment. (3) Topics: human rights as such, and as they relate to cultural diversity and democracy.

Grading Policy

Evaluation: 7000- to 8000-word term-paper.


All readings are contained in a packet available for purchase at Abel's Copies. Authors include Augustine, Hobbes, Kant, Bentham; Habermas, Rawls, Raz, Walzer, Sen, Singer, Nagel, Nussbaum; Mearsheimer, Beitz, Pogge, Miller, ONeill, Margalit, Carens, Goodin, Ignatieff, An-Naim.


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