Global Justice

Schools of Public Engagement: Social Sciences

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Global Justice

Spring 2019

Taught By: Karsten Struhl

Section: A

CRN: 6649

Credits: 3

From Plato to John Rawls, classical political theory regards arguments concerning justice as moral disagreements about the internal organization of a nation- or city-state. In the age of globalization, however, there is an increasing recognition that decisions made within one national entity often have effects that transcend its boundaries and that the actions of transnational agents like corporations and international financial and trade institutions significantly affect the living conditions of people around the world. There is an emerging global institutional order whose rules are coming under increasing scrutiny and moral criticism. After a brief introduction to the classical problem of justice, this course focuses on contemporary interpretations of the concept of global justice. We examine the relation of these interpretations to different assessments and theories of globalization. We also look at the debates about global justice from the perspective of the struggles for alternative forms of globalization.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Social Sciences (NSOS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 22

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 3:26pm 12/13/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/22/2019 - 5/7/2019