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Political Science (PSCI)

Department of Political Science Faculty of Public Affairs

PSCI 3307 [0.5 credit]

Politics of Human Rights

Politics of human rights in its historical and cultural context, including: early liberal theories of natural rights; utilitarian and Marxist critiques; contemporary rights debates; different generations of rights; feminism and women's rights; cultural relativism; state sovereignty; and, problems of implementation and enforcement.
Prerequisite: third-year standing.
Lectures three hours a week.

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