Comparative Analysis of Human Rights

Human rights are one of the most globalized, yet often vigorously contested, political values of our time. This course takes a critical and empirical approach and focuses on the following human rights issues: the ontology of being human; relativist versus universalist positions on human rights issues; empirical case studies of human rights violations associated with ethnic conflict and civil war; minorities' rights; the rights of children; transnational capital, development and local community/ indigenous rights; and human rights, the state and the international system.

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