University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

POLIS 2124 - Global Justice and International Order

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 1
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Restriction: Available to BIntRel students only
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Pre-Requisite: At least 12 units of Level I undergraduate study
Incompatible: POLI 2124
Assessment: 2000 word essay 40%, Weekly online tests 30%, Workshops group work and group research work 30%
Syllabus:

Which changes in the international system in the last decades are to be considered positive developments, and which are to be judged as negative? What parameters can we use in making these judgments? This course attempts to explore the current state of the debate on some of the most important questions about what is just and what is unjust in the international arena. We will be asking mainly normative questions, questions about right and wrong, but also exploring the reality of the international system and the dynamics of international politics. We will examine major themes in global justice: global poverty and inequality (what are the duties of people in developed countries to people in developing countries? Are they different to what we owe fellow citizens? is global poverty caused mostly by local factors or is it caused by features of the international political and economic order? What changes in the global political structure would improve global justice?); theories of human rights (What rights do human beings have? Who is responsible for their protection?); cosmopolitan democracy and global governance (What should be the mechanisms of decision making on issues with a global impact? Does the fact of contemporary global economic and political integration mean that we should have global democratic procedures?).

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  Commonwealth Supported Student Contribution
Tuition Fees
Units EFTSL Pre-2010 2010 Onwards Domestic International
3 0.125 Band 1 $820 Band 1 $820 select program select program


Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 1 Mon 18/03/2019 Sun 31/03/2019 Fri 10/05/2019 Fri 14/06/2019


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
11370 LE01 110 33 4 Mar - 8 Apr Monday 12pm - 2pm Ligertwood, 333, Lecture Theatre
29 Apr - 3 Jun Monday 12pm - 2pm Ligertwood, 333, Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Small Group Discovery
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
11372 SG04 33 20 4 Mar - 8 Apr Monday 5pm - 6pm Hughes, 323, Teaching Room
29 Apr - 3 Jun Monday 5pm - 6pm Hughes, 323, Teaching Room
11373 SG01 44 1 4 Mar - 8 Apr Monday 2pm - 3pm Lower Napier, LG24, Teaching Room
29 Apr - 3 Jun Monday 2pm - 3pm Lower Napier, LG24, Teaching Room
11375 SG03 33 12 4 Mar - 8 Apr Monday 4pm - 5pm Hughes, 323, Teaching Room
29 Apr - 3 Jun Monday 4pm - 5pm Hughes, 323, Teaching Room