Created by Dr Colin Salter

PEACE ST 2B03/WOMENS ST 2A03/LABR ST 2W03 : Human Rights and Social Justice (2010/11)

In this course we explore the concepts and practices of rights, human rights and social justice in a local, national and global perspective — in both theory and praxis. In reflecting on the ephemeral, socially constructed and constituted discourse of rights and justice, we will consider the manifestations and implications of institutional mechanisms and actions seeking and promoting these notions. We will ask of ourselves a number of questions including: Are rights and justice universal? Are some rights, or some humans, more highly valued than others? Where, in all of this, can I we locate the entry point(s) for our own praxis?