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History of Justice and Social Movements

2019/2020
Academic Year
ENG
Instruction in English
4
ECTS credits
Course type:
Elective course
When:
1 year, 3, 4 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
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (4 module)
    0.2 * Class attendance and engagement + 0.3 * Essay + 0.3 * Exam + 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