Political Science | Politics of Human Rights
Y490 | 25767 | Rathbun, B

This course is an introduction to the issue of human rights in
international relations past and present, We will discuss the idea
and origins of human rights, the threats to them, how they evolve,
and who promotes them.  The course will cover human rights treaties
and institutions, humanitarian intervention, genocide, and social
movements such as those that protested against apartheid,
the “disappeared,” and the Soviet Union. Contemporary topics include
human rights in the age of terrorism and American “exceptionalism.”