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865-0068-00L  Justice and Normative Aspects of Development

SemesterAutumn Semester 2016
LecturersF. Brugger, R. Batliner
Periodicitytwo-yearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman
CommentOnly for MAS in Development and Cooperation.

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AbstractThis course discusses ethical questions of development relevant for intenrational cooperation. Examples include: possibilities and limits of normative justification of development aid; theories of justice, human rights and the 'rights-based' approach to development, epistemological foundations of development theories, ethical questions of globalization.
ObjectiveWhat is justice and why are human rights valid? What is development and what is the responsiblity of the State? The answers always include normative judgements. Where these normative dimensions remain implicit, international development cooperation risks the unreflected export of its own value and belief systems. This course enables students to identfy implicit normative dimensions, put them into the ethical context and to critically reflect on those normative aspects.

Performance assessment

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Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits2 credits
ExaminersF. Brugger, R. Batliner
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationGerman
RepetitionRepetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.

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865-0068-00 GGerechtigkeit und normative Aspekte der Entwicklung Special students and auditors need a special permission from the lecturers.
Termine n.V.
Ort: CLD
3 hrsF. Brugger, R. Batliner


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General : Special students and auditors need a special permission from the lecturers
PriorityRegistration for the course unit is only possible for the primary target group
Primary target groupMAS ETH in Development and Cooperation (865000)

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