POL109H1: Might and Right: Power and Justice in International Relations

Hours: 
24L/12T

This course explores the relationship between justice, power, and interests in the works of prominent ancient, modern, and contemporary thinkers. It adopts a problem-driven approach and engages with current controversies in international relations in light of insights from classic books. Special attention is paid to the prospects of a just world order, the causes and justifications of war, the construction of images of citizens and enemies, and the nature of duties to outsiders.

Exclusion: 
Distribution Requirements: 
Social Science
Breadth Requirements: 
Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)