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Keine Einordnung ins Vorlesungsverzeichnis vorhanden. Veranstaltung ist aus dem Semester WiSe 2020/21 , Aktuelles Semester: SoSe 2024
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Human Rights and Democracy in the Global South    Sprache: Englisch    Belegpflicht
(Keine Nummer) Seminar     WiSe 2020/21     2 SWS     jedes 2. Semester    
   Fakultät: Fakultät für Gesellschaftswissenschaften    
   Teilnehmer/-in  erwartet : 25   Maximal : 25  
      IBEP M.A., Internationale Beziehungen und Entwicklungspolitik (Master of Arts)   ( 1. Semester )
  DevGov M.A., Development and Governance (Master of Arts)   ( 1. Semester )
  Master of Arts Internationale Beziehungen und Entwicklungspolitik, Abschluss 86, Master of Arts Internationale Beziehungen und Entwicklungspolitik (86D96)   ( 1. Semester )
  Master of Arts Development and Governance, Abschluss 86, Master of Arts Development and Governance (86B51)   ( 1. Semester )
   Zugeordnete Lehrperson:   Brunke
Zur Zeit keine Belegung möglich
   Termin: Dienstag   12:00  -  14:00    wöch.
Beginn : 03.11.2020    Ende : 09.02.2021

This course is dedicated to the specific study of human rights within the wider field of socio-political transformation and development in the Global South. The first part of the course provides an interdisciplinary introduction to international human rights from a philosophical, historical and legal perspective. Students will learn about the different generations of human rights, the international context they have each emerged in, as well as the main legal instruments and institutions responsible for their implementation. A central question of interest will be why and, more importantly, to what extent, governments have ceded parts of their national sovereignty to international institutions and accepted legal obligations. In the second part, we will examine human rights in the context of different political regimes in order to understand under which conditions they are either respected, protected and fulfilled, or (systematically) violated. Guided by the question of the relationship between democracy, development and human rights, we will analyse the vulnerability of civil and political rights in 'new democracies,' in particular in post-genocide, war crimes or crimes against humanity settings. In the third and final part, the course addresses contemporary controversies and tensions between theory and practice. Students will learn to critically evaluate and discuss the concept of universalism in a world of cultural particularism. They will apply their knowledge to problems concerning the economic, social and cultural rights of women and minority groups and understand the phenomenon of second-class citizenship in democracies. A majority of case studies used in this seminar will be from Latin America, complemented by cases from other geographical regions. 


Due to institutional restrictions (Covid-19) the course will be taught online only. We will meet on a weekly basis on Zoom (attendance and active participation required). Complementary interactive learning material will be provided via Moodle. On November 2nd, you will receive an e-mail with the link to the first Zoom session. 


In-class presentation and term paper