Examines ideas on justice, and their political implications, at community, national and international level. Theories and approaches on rights, justice, tolerance, liberty and equality, identity and oppression, citizenship, pluralism and democratic dialogue are critically considered in modern life Context facilitates a philosophical evaluation of differing political approaches to justice.
Topic 1: Introduction: Democratic theory in practice
Topic 2: Rights and abuses
Topic 3: Justice and injustices
Topic 4: Equality and inequality
Topic 5: Freedom
Topic 6: Rights, justice, equality and liberty in practice
Topic 7: Politics of identity: Gender, race and ethnicity
Topic 8: Citizenship: Inclusion and exclusion
Topic 9: Nationalism, pluralism and cosmopolitanism
Topic 10: Democratic dialogue and participation
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||explain the importance of political theory to political practices||Intellectual rigour||Creativity|
|2||critically explore a range of different political views||Intellectual rigour||Creativity|
|3||critically evaluate problems in the application of ideas to different contexts; community, national, international||Intellectual rigour||Creativity|
|4||present a reasoned argument that defends or criticises ideas of justice in world politics.||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Ethical practice|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
|Structured online learning 2 hours (12 weeks)|
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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