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PO9C6 - Justice and Future Generations

  • Module code: PO9C6
  • Module name: Justice and Future Generations
  • Department: Politics and International Studies
  • Credit: 20

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The module is intended to introduce students to the normative challenges that we encounter when we take into account the fact that those currently alive have effects not just on their contemporaries but also those in the future. It aims to enable students to: • Understand the ethical issues surrounding our responsibilities to future generations • Enhance their analytical abilities and their capacity to evaluate complex normative and conceptual arguments concerning how we should treat future generations in both theory and practice • Gain a deeper understanding of normative theories more generally • Present their own arguments on these ethical issues in a rigorous, systematic, and creative way

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module students should be able to: • Demonstrate an advanced knowledge of arguments for and against competing accounts of duties to future generations and ascertain their strengths and weaknesses • Normatively evaluate the duties one generation has to future generations, what this entails for environmental sustainability and/or procreative choice • Have the ability to apply the theories and arguments analysed in the module to some contemporary and future challenges and opportunities (ageing societies, future of the welfare state, public debt, the environment, political institutions, constitutions) • Demonstrate enhanced key skills such as written communication skills, problem solving, and information technology skills. • Devise a viable research essay topic relevant to the module • Construct and substantiate a comprehensive and sophisticated argument

Timetabled teaching activities

1x2 hour seminar per week

Departmental link

https://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/pais/study/studymasters/pgmodules/po9c6

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
20 CATS (Module code: PO9C6-20)
A (Assessed work only) 5000 word essay 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core

N/A

Optional
  • Postgraduate Taught International Political Economy (M1P3) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught International Politics and East Asia (M1P8) - Year 2
  • MA in International Politics and Europe (M1PA) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies with (with NTU Singapore) (M91N) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies with (with NTU Singapore) (M91P) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies (with Universität Konstanz, Germany) (M92N) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies (with Universität Konstanz, Germany) (M92P) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies (with Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona) (M93B) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies (with Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona) (M93C) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies (with Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona) (M93D) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies (with Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona) (M93E) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies (with Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona) (M93G) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies (with Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona) (M93J) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies (with Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona) (M93L) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies (with Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona) (M93N) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies (with Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona) (M93P) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Journalism, Politics and International Studies (with Monash University) (M94B) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Journalism, Politics and International Studies (with Monash University) (M94C) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Journalism, Politics and International Studies (with Monash University) (M94D) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Journalism, Politics and International Studies (with Monash University) (M94E) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Journalism, Politics and International Studies (with Monash University) (M94G) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Journalism, Politics and International Studies (with Monash University) (M94H) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Journalism, Politics and International Studies (with Monash University) (M94J) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Journalism, Politics and International Studies (with Monash University) (M94L) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Journalism, Politics and International Studies (with Monash University) (M94N) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Journalism, Politics and International Studies (with Monash University) (M94P) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Service (with American University, Washington DC) (M95B) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Service (with American University, Washington DC) (M95C) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Service (with American University, Washington DC) (M95D) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Service (with American University, Washington DC) (M95E) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Service (with American University, Washington DC) (M95G) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Service (with American University, Washington DC) (M95H) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Service (with American University, Washington DC) (M95J) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Service (with American University, Washington DC) (M95L) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Service (with American University, Washington DC) (M95N) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Service (with American University, Washington DC) (M95P) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Global Governance (with University of Waterloo, Canada) (M96B) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Global Governance (with University of Waterloo, Canada) (M96C) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Global Governance (with University of Waterloo, Canada) (M96D) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Global Governance (with University of Waterloo, Canada) (M96E) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Global Governance (with University of Waterloo, Canada) (M96G) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Global Governance (with University of Waterloo, Canada) (M96H) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Global Governance (with University of Waterloo, Canada) (M96J) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Global Governance (with University of Waterloo, Canada) (M96L) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Global Governance (with University of Waterloo, Canada) (M96N) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Global Governance (with University of Waterloo, Canada) (M96P) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught International Relations (M9P9) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught International Security (M9PC) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Public Policy (M9PF) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught United States Foreign Policy (M9PQ) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Political and Legal Theory (M9PS) - Year 2
  • MA in International Development (M9PT) - Year 2
  • MA in Research in Politics and International Studies (M9PU) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Politics and International Studies: Big Data and Quantitative Methods (M9PY) - Year 2