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SOCY 1706 Human Rights and Social Welfare (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

The course uses the lenses of comparative social welfare and human rights (economic, social, and cultural rights) to explore contemporary welfare challenges in Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa. Questions addressed include: Are human rights universal or should they be understood within a socio-political context? What is the relationship between attainment of human rights and social welfare? How does the concept of progressive realization of rights fit into this picture? Should government and/or the international community have a role in poverty reduction and realization of socio-economic rights? What role does culture play in influencing welfare? How do human rights relate to this?

Schedule: Biennially

Instructor(s): Margaret Lombe

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: Core Renewal Course: Enduring Questions

Last Updated: 06-Mar-17