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GVPT 449G: Seminar in Political Philosophy; Global Justice

Guide to resources for GVPT 499G

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This guide will help you identify and locate sources for your writing assignments.

From your syllabus:
Assignment 1
"The course so far has looked at two different sorts of rights, as part of global justice. Human rights are the minimum protections that all individuals have against what governments and non-state actors can do. As Michael Ignatief illustrates, there is much debate over how these rights should be used, and how to justify them. We are also starting to look at distributive rights, which are entitlements that certain groups of individuals (e.g. the global poor) have, and can claim against the other groups (e.g. wealthy countries).

Make an argument asserting or denying the legitimacy of these two different types of rights. Your argument must be about the justification of these rights, and not their practical implementation. 

Your essay must be between 1400 - 1800 words (approximately 4-6 pages), and make use of at least 5 scholarly sources, 2 of which can come from our reading list. The essay must be fully referenced using APA or MLA formats."

 

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