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Syllabus

There will be one 2-hour seminar per week.

There are 4 Seminar Groups. In Term 1 Seminars will be held on Teams in weeks 2,4,6,8 and 10 and face to face in weeks 3,5,7 and 9.

Thursdays 12:00-14:00 Teams Channel HI3K3 and Chancellors 1

Thursdays 14:00-16:00 Teams Channel HI3K3 and Chancellors 1

Fridays 11:00-13:00 Teams Channel HI3K3 and Library 2

Fridays 16:00-18:00 Teams Channel HI3K3 and Chancellors 2

Term 1

  1. Week 2: Introduction: Human Rights in History
  2. Week 3: Religion and Rights 1: Scholasticism, evangelization and the Catholic Church
  3. Week 3: Religion and Rights 2: Secularisation, Social Catholicism, Liberation Theology
  4. Week 4: The Evolution of Rights 1: Nation, sovereignty and civil and political rights
  5. Week 5: The Evolution of Rights 2: Economic, social and cultural rights
  6. Reading Week - no seminars
  7. Week 7: The Evolution of Rights 3: Communal rights and indigenous rights
  8. Week 8: Citizenship and Identity: Collective and individual rights. Race, gender and class.
  9. Week 9: Political Legitimacy and Governance: Liberalism, socialism and democracy.
  10. Week 10: Gender, Sexuality and Rights: Rights and responsibilities.

Term 2

  1. Consequences of Conquest: Colonialism and Rights
  2. Independence and Rights in Revolution: State building, Constitution-making
  3. Rights in Reform: Liberalism, Popular Liberalism, Social Catholicism
  4. Liberalism in crisis: The Social Question and Socio-economic Rights.
  5. Social Rights from above and below: Socialism, Nationalism, Populism, Revolution.
  6. Reading Week - no seminars
  7. International Human Rights: Latin American Delegations and Social Rights
  8. Latin America and the Global Politics of Human Rights: The Cold War, Authoritarianism, Insurgency and Counter-insurgency, Revolution.
  9. Globalization, Neoliberalism and Indigenous Rights: Autonomy and Self-determination.
  10. Transitional Justice and Memory

Term 3

  1. Democratisation and Rights: Rights-based Development. Migrant RIghts and Rights to Security
  2. Human Rights and Environmental Rights