Ethics and International Affairs
|Kod przedmiotu:||WSM-BA-IRAS-135||Kod Erasmus / ISCED:||(brak danych) / (brak danych)|
|Nazwa przedmiotu:||Ethics and International Affairs|
|Jednostka:||Wydział Studiów Międzynarodowych i Politycznych|
|Punkty ECTS i inne:||
(w zależności od programu)
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Zajęcia w cyklu "Semestr zimowy 2019/2020" (zakończony)
|Okres:||2019-10-01 - 2020-01-28||
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Wykład, 30 godzin więcej informacji
|Prowadzący grup:||Dorota Pietrzyk-Reeves|
|Lista studentów:||(nie masz dostępu)|
|Zaliczenie:||Przedmiot - Egzamin|
The main goal of the course is to equip students with the ability to apply ethical principles to international phenomena. To accomplish this goal, this course will focus on developing and strengthening student's writing, analytical, critical thinking, and public speaking skills. Upon completion of this course, students will have learned different theoretical approaches to the study of ethics and international affairs, main concepts, and the parameters of key debates. This course will also enable students to identify the strengths and weaknesses of different arguments, perspectives, and viewpois.
Upon completion of the course student:
LO 1: knows main ethical theories applied in international ethics and can use them for independent analysis
LO 2: knows major challenges that international community is facing as regards key ethical issues and decisions
LO 3: can analyse and discuss academic texts on international ethics
LO 4: uses theoretical tools for analysis of empirical processes in IR and is familiar with case study method.
|Forma i warunki zaliczenia:||
1. Attendance: mandatory
2. Class discussion based on assigned readings
Students are expected to have completed the required reading before the seminar and to arrive prepared to discuss the week’s material. To earn high grade for participation, you must have perfect or near perfect attendance, and have made regular, informed contributions to the discussion.
3. Individual projects: The projects will be based on case study method and will each refer to one of the class topics. Some of the case studies will be presented in class. All projects will be submitted in a form of an essay by 17 December 2019.
4. Written exam based on the lectures’ content and obligatory readings.
Case study projects: 20%
Active class participation: 20%
Final exam: 60%
|Metody sprawdzania i kryteria oceny efektów kształcenia uzyskanych przez studentów:||
LO1-LO3 class discussion and final exam
LO2-LO4 individual and group projects
|Metody dydaktyczne - słownik:||
Metody podające - prezentacja multimedialna
Lectures and class discussions, group projects and case study analysis
|Bilans punktów ECTS:||
30 h - lectures/ class attendance
25 h - class preparation
30 h - individual or group projects
40 h - studying for the final exam and literature revsision
Total 125h = 4 ECTS
This course examines the complex relationship between ethics and politics in international affairs. Starting with an overview of different perspectives on the role of ethics and morality in international relations, the course then explores the ethical dimensions of issues central to foreign policy and the study of world politics, including the use of force, human rights, and global distributive justice. This course aims to foster a particular mindset and analytical approach that encourages students to think about applied international ethics in a more rigorous and systematic manner. The goal is to equip students with the ability to apply ethical principles to international phenomena. To accomplish this goal, this course will focus on developing and strengthening student's writing, analytical, critical thinking, and public speaking skills. Upon completion of this course, students will have learned different theoretical approaches to the study of ethics and international affairs, main concepts, and the parameters of key debates. This course will also enable students to identify the strengths and weaknesses of different arguments, perspectives, and viewpoints.
TOPICS and READINGS:
Ethics and Politics (ideal and non-ideal theory, deontological ethics, utilitarianism, real politics)
Simon Blackburn, Ethics: a Very Short Introduction, OUP, 2001, part 3.
Alasdair MacIntyre, After Virtue: A Study in Moral Theory, University of Notre Dame Press, 3rd. ed., 2007, chap. 2.
Mark R. Amstutz, International Ethics: Concepts, Theories and Cases in Global Politics, Lanham, 2013, chap. 1 (available in the Politics Library, Jablonowskich 5).
Realism vs. Idealism and normativism in international relations. Ethics of global society
Amstutz, International Ethics: Concepts, Theories and Cases in Global Politics, chap. 2 and 3.
Chris Brown, ‘Ethics, Interests and Foreign Policy’ in Karen E. Smith, Margot Light (eds.), Ethics and Foreign Policy, LSE Monographs, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2001, pp. 15-32.
International human rights and human dignity.
Joseph Raz, ‘Human Rights without Foundation’, in J. Tasioulas & S. Besson (eds.), The Philosphy of International Law. Oxford University Press (2010).
Amstutz, chap. 5.
Global economic inequality and global justice.
John Rawls, The Law of Peoples §15 and §16 of (available online)
Thomas Pogge, World Poverty and Human Rights, second ed., Cambridge: Polity, 2008, chap. 4. (available in Library, Jablonowskich 5 st.).
Onora O’Neill, ‘Bounded and Cosmopolitan Justice’, Review of International Studies, 2000, Vol. 26, pp. 45-60.
World poverty: human rights and responsibility
Leif Werner, ‘Accountability in International Development Aid’, in Joel H. Rosenthal, ed. Ethics & International Affairs: A Reader, 2nd Edition (Georgetown University Press, 1999), pp. 285-301.
Thomas Pogge, World Poverty and Human Rights, pp. 1-33.
Peter Singer, “Famine, Affluence, and Morality”, in Global Ethics: Seminal Essays, ed. T. Pogge, K. Horton, Paragon House 2008. (in the Library, also available online).
Child labour and human trafficking
Amnesty International Report, ‘This is what we die for: Human rights abuses in the Democratic Republic of the Congo power the global trade in cobalt’, online: https://www.amnesty.org/download/Documents/AFR6231832016ENGLISH.PDF
US Department of State, ‘Trafficking in Persons Report 2018, pp. 1-35, online: https://www.state.gov/documents/organization/282798.pdf
The Ethics of War and peace
Neta Crawford, ‘Just War Theory and the U.S. Counterterror War’, Perspectives on Politics, 1(1), pp. 5-25, 2003.
Amstutz, chap. 7
The moral basis of humanitarian intervention. Limits of state sovereignty.
Michael J. Smith, ‘Humanitarian Intervention: An Overview of Ethical Issues’, in Joel H. Rosenthal, ed. Ethics & International Affairs: A Reader, 2nd Edition (Georgetown University Press, 1999, pp. 67-83.
Terry Nardin, ‘The Moral Basis of Humanitarian Intervention’, in Ethics and International Affairs: A Reader, pp. 85-101.
Amstutz, chap. 9.
Responsibility to Protect, UN Doctrine. www.
Alex Bellamy, ‘The Responsibility to Protect – Five Years On’, Ethics and International Affairs, Vol. 24, Issue 2, pp. 143-169.
Terrorism and preventive war
Jeff McMahan, ‘War, Terrorism and the “War on Terror’”, in Christopher Miller, ed.,“War on Terror”: The Oxford Amnesty Lectures 2006 (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2009).
Neta C. Crawford, ‘The Slippery Slope to Preventive War’, in Joel H. Rosenthal, ed. Ethics & International Affairs: A Reader, 2nd Edition (Georgetown University Press, 1999), pp. 37-43.
Refugees and ethics of immigration
David Hollenbach, ‘Borders and Duties to the Displaced: Ethical Perspectives on the Refugee Protection System’, ‘Journal of Migration and Human Security 4(3), 2016, pp. 148-165.
Joseph Carens, ‘Who should get in? The Ethics of Immigration and Admissions, in Joel H. Rosenthal, ed. Ethics & International Affairs: A Reader, 2nd Edition (Georgetown University Press, 1999), pp. 231-248.
Citizenship, Borders, Sovereignty
Arash Abizadeh, ‘Citizenship, immigration and boundaries’, in D. Bell (ed.), Ethics and World Politics, OUP, Oxford, 2010, pp. 358-376.
John Williams, ‘Territorial Borders, International Ethics and Geography: Do Good Fences Still Make Good Neighbours?’, Geopolitics, 2003, 8(2): 25-46.
Responsibility for climate change and the environment
Amstutz, chap. 2
Henry Shue, “Subsistence Emissions and Luxury Emissions”, in Global Ethics: Seminal Essays, ed. T. Pogge, K. Horton, Paragon House 2008.
S. M. Gardiner, ‘Ethics and Global Climate Change’, Ethics, 113 (2004).
UN Declaration on Ethical Principles in Relation to Climate Change (2017): http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0026/002601/260129e.pdf
The shape and future of global governance.
Allen Buchanan and Robert O. Keohane, ‘The Legitimacy of Global Governance Institutions’, in Joel H. Rosenthal, ed. Ethics & International Affairs: A Reader, 2nd Edition (Georgetown University Press, 1999), pp. 155-184.
Jan Klabbers, ‘Law, Ethics and Global Governance: Accountability in Perspective’, Keynote Address delivered at the 20th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law in Wellington, July 2012 (available online).
A documentary and discussion.
Global concerns and the future of international community.
• M.R. Amstutz, Ethics and International Relations: Concepts, Theories and Cases in Global Politics, Plymouth: Rowman and Littlefield, 2013 (In Library)
• Global Ethics: Seminal Essays, ed. T. Pogge, K. Horton, Paragon House 2008 (In Library)
• H. Widdows, Global ethics: an Introduction. London; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis, 2014. (In Library).
• T. Pogge, World Poverty and Human Rights, Cambridge, Polity Press 2008 (in Library).
• M. Frost, Global Ethics: Anarchy, Freedom and International Relations, London: Routledge, 2009. (In Library)
• T. Nardin, ed. The ethics of war and peace : religious and secular perspectives. Princeton, N. J. : Princeton University Press, 1998. (In Library)
• J.H. Rosenthal, C. Barry (eds.), Ethics and International Affairs: A Reader, Georgetown University Press, Washington, 2009.
Journal Ethics and International Affairs (selected articles from recent volumes).
Journal of Global Ethics (selected articles)
Website of Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs
Właścicielem praw autorskich jest Uniwersytet Jagielloński w Krakowie.