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Michael Forman
TPOL S 453
Tacoma Campus

Political Theory of Human Rights

Examines understandings and influence of idea of human rights. Considers conflicts and contradictions between human rights claims and national sovereignty, cultural difference, democracy.

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This course begins by examining some of the crucial sources behind the idea of human rights and the history of its development. It then addresses a selection of contemporary controversies.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Michael Forman
Date: 02/06/2012