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PH352G: GLOBAL JUSTICE (2014-2015)

Last modified: 28 Jun 2018 10:27

Course Overview

Do citizens in developed countries, like the UK, have a demanding moral duty to help needy people in developing countries? Is there anything wrong with showing a bias towards our own less needy family and fellow citizens? How much should be done to limit climate change and how should the burdens of this effort be divided among different countries? What responsibilities, if any, do we have to future generations? When, if ever, is war justified and what conduct in war is morally acceptable? In responding to these questions, we will attempt to develop an account of what international justice requires

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Nate Jezzi

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Course Description

This course provides an interdisciplinary introduction to ethical debates about the demands of justice in the international context. Three main topics will provide the focus of discussion: international economic inequality, climate change, and war.

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Teaching Breakdown


1st Attempt: 1 essay (approx. 2,500 words) (50%); 1 two-hour examination (50%).
Resit: 1 two-hour examination (100%).

Formative Assessment

Feedback on essays; individually arranged conversation during office hours/appointment.


On essay and marking sheet; office hour/appointment.

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