Ethics, Morality and Diplomacy in World Order(s)
University of Westminster
Area of Study
Ethics, International Studies
Taught In English
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units6
Hours & Credits
OverviewModule Code 6PIRS006W Level 6 Semester 2
UK Credit Value: 20 Equivalent Credit Value: US Credits 4 / ECTS Credits 10 *
This module considers the international dimensions of ethics and how these can be understood through contemporary developments in global politics. It examines how ethical judgements are critical to our understanding of international politics and considers the ways in which ethical frameworks involve important questions of political judgement at the local, national and global level. The emphasis is on the practical dimensions of ethical judgement in international relations, including questions of political violence, terrorism, climate change and international environmental politics, war and peace, LGBT politics, gender violence, globalisation and global inequality. Students will work both individually and collaboratively in examining the tensions between ‘order’ and ‘justice’ within the global space(s) of world politics.
Assessment: Pamphlet (50%) ; Policy Document (50%).
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