The impact of moral concerns on the norms, institutions, and practices of international relations; and normative theory as it is being applied to the interaction of states and other actors across national boundaries.
This paper asks why ethical considerations are crucial in the conduct of international affairs. It teaches students how to engage in ethical arguments related to global justice and international norms.
|Paper title||Ethics and International Relations|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$886.35|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,766.35|
- 18 200-level POLS points or one of CHTH 231, GEND 201, GEND 208, PHIL 221, PHIL 227, PHIL 228, PHIL 234, PSYC 204
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- May not be credited together with POLS 331 passed before 2005.
- An interest in national and international affairs is an advantage.
- Teaching staff
- Professor Philip Nel
- Paper Structure
- Class test, group participation in formal debate, and a substantial essay.
- Selected readings are made available online.
- Course outline
- View the course outline for POLS 312
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding,
Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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- Learning Outcomes
- The course seeks to develop the student's ability to:
- Identify and systematically explain the role and function of moral concerns in that part of public life that we call 'international relations'
- Explicate and evaluate the reasons and justifications for specific moral judgments and proposals that are made with respect to international public affairs today
- Refine her opinion on ethical questions of the day, and enable her to defend these in public debate.