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POLI 1046 Politics of Human Rights (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course explores the comparative politics and history of human rights with a focus on Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa. We'll address the following questions: Why are human rights violated when and where they are? Do certain political, economic, and/or cultural factors make human rights violations more or less likely? The course will focus on civil and political rights (e.g. physical integrity rights, the right to participate in the political process). Topics to be discussed include: torture and the national security state; gender and human rights; and the search for justice in the wake of egregious rights violations.


Instructor(s): Jennie Purnell

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Core Renewal Course: Enduring Questions


Last Updated: 03-Mar-17