11.497 Human Rights at Home and Abroad
Provides a rigorous and critical introduction to the history, foundation, structure, and operation of the human rights movement. Focuses on key ideas, actors, methods and sources, and critically evaluates the field. Addresses current debates in human rights, including the relationship with security, democracy, development and globalization, urbanization, equality (in housing and other economic and social rights; women's rights; ethnic, religious and racial discrimination; and policing/conflict), post-conflict rebuilding and transitional justice, and technology-related issues. Students taking graduate version expected to write a research paper.
This class has no prerequisites.
11.497 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by B. Rajagopal.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.
You can find more information at the Human Rights in Theory and Practice site.
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