Visions of Freedom: Justice and Legitimacy

HOUSECS 59.06

Fall 2016

Mondays, 8:00 - 9:15 pm, Keohane 4D, 201 Sem

In this course, we will examine the political ideologies that most heavily influence conceptions of legitimacy and justice in the United States and around the world. We will place a special emphasis in the second half of the course on the ideologies that do not come from the Western tradition. Given that these philosophies and ideologies and theories also did not spread in a vacuum, we will devote a portion of each class to the factors that create environments conducive to the spread of these ideologies. At the end of the course, we will explore whether globalization is producing global conceptions of justice and legitimacy.

Instructor(s): 
  • James Ferencsik, jef32@duke.edu
  • Peter Hase, pbh9@duke.edu
  • Adam Lemon, aml67@duke.edu
Sponsor/Department: 
  • Michael Gillespie, Political Science
Class Limit: 
20