Courses: Human Rights and Global Politics (POLSH262B01)

Spring 2009

Critically examines the principles, history and practice underlying the international human rights regimes. Will explore theoretical debates over the cultural specificity of human rights,policy debates over national sovereignty and international law, and questions of accountability for human rights abuses. Attention will also be paid to the impact of globalization and the role of civil society in the human rights movement.

Prerequisites: One political science course or consent of instructor.

Fulfills: SO I

Meeting Times

MW 2:30-4:00