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Title : 11.164 Human Rights: At Home and Abroad (MIT)

Description : This course provides a rigorous and critical introduction to the foundation, structure and operation of the international human rights movement, as it has evolved through the years and as it impacts the United States. The course introduces students to the key theoretical debates in the field including the historical origin and character of the modern idea of human rights, the debate between universality and cultural relativism, between civil and human rights, between individual and community, and the historically contentious relationship between the West and the Rest in matters of sovereignty and human rights, drawing on real life examples from current affairs.

Fromsemester : Fall

Fromyear : 2015

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Date : 2016-06-03T16:48:49+05:00

Relation : 11.164

Relation : 17.391

Relation : 11.497

Language : en-US

Subject : human rights

Subject : public international law

Subject : history

Subject : international relations

Subject : universality

Subject : cultural specificity

Subject : NGO's

Subject : duty-based

Subject : rights

Subject : social movements

Subject : law

Subject : sociology

Subject : political science

Subject : policy dilemmas

Subject : government regulation

Publisher : MIT OpenCourseWare

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