Might and Right Among Nations
An exploration of the issue of justice among nations. Is such justice genuine or is it largely spurious? If it is genuine, what are its criteria? To what extent are nations bound to consider the good of other nations, and to what extent is it reasonable to expect them to do so? What are the prospects for a just international order? We will proceed through a careful examination and thorough discussion of texts by Thucydides, Machiavelli, Rousseau, Kant, and other first-rate thinkers on these issues.
Format and Requirements
One two-hour lecture per week. Course requirements TBA.
POL200Y1 or POL200Y5 or POL208Y1 or POL208Y5 or (POLB80H3 and POLB81H3) or (POLC70H3 and POLC71H3)