The Politics of Human Rights

Term: Fall 2010

Subject Code: GPOL

Course Number: 6353

This course will introduce the conceptual and methodological tools to enable post-graduate research on the globalization of human rights. We will especially address the multiple sites and processes through which it is taking place, the unevenness of the globalization of human rights, and the need to understand the specificity of the scale at which human rights are now constructed and claimed. We will consider the implications of human rights claims (political, legal or moral) made at one site and how they differ and/or are related to those at another, developing conceptual and methodological tools through case studies concerned with such examples as security and terrorism, humanitarian intervention, multi-nationals on trial, and environmental questions.

This course is taught by Kate Nash, Visiting Professor

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