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An Anthropogenic Table of Elements: Experiments in the Fundamental
In press

Cherkaev X., Paxson H., Helmreich S.

Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2022.

Article
Establishing Eye Contact with One Historical Photograph

Chunikhin K.

Technology and Culture. 2022. Vol. 63. No. 3. P. 599-602.

Book chapter
The Left Opposition and the practices of parliamentarianism within the Bolshevik Party, 1923–19241

Reznik A.

In bk.: Parties as Governments in Eurasia, 1913–1991. L.: Routledge, 2022. Ch. 3. P. 85-106.

Working paper
Language and Cultural Contacts in the Russian-Nordic Borderlands: Change and Continuity

Vlakhov A., Deresh A., Mironova E. et al.

Linguistics. WP BRP. НИУ ВШЭ, 2021. No. 108.

History of Justice

2021/2022
Academic Year
ENG
Instruction in English
6
ECTS credits
Delivered by:
Department of History
Type:
Elective course
When:
2 year, 1, 2 module

Instructor

Course Syllabus

Abstract

This course provides a comprehensive overview of global history of law and justice in the era of Modernity. Based on the interdisciplinary approaches from law, moral philosophy, legal and plotical history, the course examines key global transformations in a longue durée perspective, focusing on global ideas of law and justice since the French Revolution of 1789. It discusses impact of technologies and changes associated with the colonialism and post-collonialism on the way how ideas of justice were decoded in international law and in particular human rights discourse of the last two centuries.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • the Enlightenment and the modernist agenda of justice
  • justice as a moral and as a legal concept
  • justice as a judicial practice: the ideology of ‘rule of law’
  • Hegel, Marx and Arendt: their phillosopy of human rights
  • wars, colonialism and (im)possibility of International law as a means of global justice
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • be able to reflex (evaluate and rework) the learned scientific and activity methods
  • have gained the skills of interdisciplinary research of social, political and legal history
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Institutions of Justice in Political History
  • Humanity and humanism as a global concern
  • Globalism versus diversity: ideas and practices of justice in the 20th century
  • What do we learn from historical struggle for justice?
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Class attendance and engagement
  • non-blocking Home assignment
  • non-blocking Essay
  • non-blocking Exam
    Exam is organized in a form of a take home final essay: this is essay-long discussion of randomly selected two questions from the list of exam questions. Exam asks students to debate across empirical material and different approaches covered in the course. Specifically, in answering each of these questions, students are required to use at least three individual pieces of writing from this course syllabus, not to repeat material in discussion of each of the two questions, and in answering both questions to draw on only one piece of readings that you presented on in class. Late assignments will be marked down by 10% of the mark per day and if you plagiarize, you fail.
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2021/2022 1st module
  • 2021/2022 2nd module
    0.2 * Class attendance and engagement + 0.6 * Essay + 0.2 * Home assignment
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Morality and Responsibility of Rulers: European and Chinese Origins of a Rule of Law as Justice for World Order. (2018). Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780199670055.001.0001

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Risse, T. (2014). No Demos? Identities and Public Spheres in the Euro Crisis. Journal of Common Market Studies, 52(6), 1207–1215. https://doi.org/10.1111/jcms.12189