Examines justice and its political implications at community, national and international levels. Critically considers approaches on rights, justice, tolerance, liberty and equality, identity and oppression, citizenship, pluralism and democratic dialogue. Facilitates a philosophical evaluation of differing political approaches to justice.
Topic 1: A political framework for justice
Topic 2: Theories of justice
Topic 3: International and regional institutions of justice
Topic 4: States and justice
Topic 5: Human rights and justice
Topic 6: Gender and justice
Topic 7: Refugees and justice
Topic 8: War and justice
Topic 9: Humanitarian intervention and justice
Topic 10: Social justice
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)|
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Commencing 2016 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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