Component

MA Public Opinion and Political Behaviour
MA Theory and Practice of Human Rights options

Year 1, Component 03

HU930-7-AU or HU928-7-SP or HU931-7-SP or HU932-7-SP
HU928-7-SP
Human Rights, Social Justice and Social Change
(15 CREDITS)

Until very recently, it was frequently claimed that human rights were the dominant moral instruments for regulating global politics and law. Indeed, many went so far as to claim that we were living in an age of human rights. Is this still true today? Human rights are increasingly challenged from a variety of perspectives. Indeed, an increasing number of people describe the global human rights project to be in a state of real crisis. With human rights increasingly challenged, it is vitally important that we are able to understand the basis and extent of this challenge, in order to overcome the challenge. This module provides an opportunity to do just that. We will situate the theory and the practice of human rights within the broader moral and political contexts within which contemporary human rights unfolds. We will also connect theory with practice in order to examine key spheres in which the challenge to human rights occurs.

HU930-7-AU
Human Rights: Global Diversity and Global Challenges
(15 CREDITS)
HU931-7-SP
Gender, Race, Identity and Human Rights
(15 CREDITS)
HU932-7-SP
Human Rights and the Arts
(15 CREDITS)

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