Global Justice
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students
Department: Social Sciences
Course Number: NPOL 3310
Course Format: Lecture
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
From Plato to John Rawls, classical political theory regards arguments concerning justice as moral disagreements about the internal organization of a nation- or city-state. In the age of globalization, however, there is an increasing recognition that decisions made within one national entity often have effects that transcend its boundaries and that the actions of transnational agents like corporations and international financial and trade institutions significantly affect the living conditions of people around the world. There is an emerging global institutional order whose rules are coming under increasing scrutiny and moral criticism. After a brief introduction to the classical problem of justice, this course focuses on contemporary interpretations of the concept of global justice. We examine the relation of these interpretations to different assessments and theories of globalization. We also look at the debates about global justice from the perspective of the struggles for alternative forms of globalization.
Course Open to: Degree Students