JJUB55060U Global Justice
The issues labeled under the concept “Global Justice” play a fundamental role in contemporary legal and political systems. The course explores from the constitutional, public international and legal theory perspectives areas of human existence where there are great disparities around the globe.
The course is divided methodologically in three segments to provide a broad view to the student of the major considerations and topics related to global justice. Part one (“On general considerations”) make up a theoretical baseline of the definition and methodology of Global Justice. Part two (“Major Themes on Global Justice”) defines and debates the selection of issues related to the course. We pay special attention to the issue from a European Union perspective. Part three deals with the discussion and elaboration of European proposals to implement global justice legal policies. The following questions will shape this inquiry and will orient the main goals:
- What is justice? Why might it be global in character?
- Are states necessary for the achievement of global justice?
- What role can the European Union play in this topic?
- Does the Global order harm the Poor?
- Which is the national responsibility on Global Justice?
- Is law enforcement alone enough to reduce human trafficking?
- Can war be used as Punishment?
- Critically reflect upon the concept of global
- Analyze the role of the States in the achievement of global justice.
- Identify and explain the relation between global justice and poverty, immigration, human trafficking, gender, climate change and military interventions;
- Put into perspective the concept of global justice involved in the topics analyzed;
- Think about the European Union responses to the question of global justice;
John Rawls. 1999. The Law of Peoples. Cambridge: Harvard
Reading: Amartya Sen (1999): Development as Freedom, Anchor. (NY).
Reading: Zygmun Bauman, Strangers at our Door.
Kevin Bales (2000): Disposable People, New Slavery in Global Economy, University of California Press, Berkeley.
Thomas Pogge (ed): Freedom from Poverty as a Human Rights. Oxford University Press, Who owes to the very Poor.
- 15 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Oral examination, 20 minOral exam based on synopsis, 20 minutes
- Exam registration requirements
In order to attend the oral examination, it is a prerequisite to hand in the synopsis before the specified deadline. The deadline is agreed upon with the course lecturer.
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- External censorship
- Exam period
Week 2, 2019 - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Week 7, 2019 - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday