Global Distributive Justice

University of Glasgow

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Global Distributive Justice

  • Host University

    University of Glasgow

  • Location

    Glasgow, Scotland

  • Area of Study

    Political Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Scotcat Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course offers an overview of contemporary normative theories concerned with allocating benefits and burdens globally. It aims to provide participants with the skills to describe and analyse theories of global distributive justice, and use them when appraising international issues.
    By the end of this course students will be able to:
    - Explain the main features of the most prominent theories of global distributive justice
    - Evaluate theories of global distributive justice on the grounds of their internal consistency, and consistency with empirical facts and considered moral judgments
    - Apply theories of global distributive justice to assess real world problems of international allocation

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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