Injustice, Domination and Exploitation

POLSCI 686S

What is injustice? Why it is wrong if one group dominates another? How does exploitation work? Is imperialism wrong, necessarily? Recent years have witnessed a surge of theoretical and philosophical inquiry into the nature and forms of injustice including misogyny, racism and economic exploitation. Will read and discuss works by a diverse range of authors like Tommie Shelby, Kate Manne and Miranda Fricker. Will encounter classic works on the nature of justice by authors like John Rawls. Course has no prerequisites, but previous course work in political theory, philosophy and related subjects may be helpful.

Curriculum Codes: 

CZ, EI, SS