Fall/Winter Timetable

POL469H1S L0101

Graduate Course Code: POL2226H1S L0101

Ethics and International Relations


The course explores the requirements of justice and fairness in international affairs. It is common to theorize international relations in terms of interests and power. But even the most cursory look at what important actors actually do in their international interactions reveals that they use normative language all the time. This has not gone unnoticed, with investigations of ethics in the international arena multiplying in recent years. Drawing on readings from political philosophy, legal theory, and normative international relations theory, the course will take up practical ethical dilemmas encountered in world affairs.



Format and Requirements

One two-hour seminar per week. Course requirements TBA.


POL200Y1 or POL200Y5 or POL208H1 or POL208Y1 or POL209H5 or POLB80H3 or (POLC70H3 & POLC71H3)