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International Ethics, Justice and War

FKVC34 – International Ethics, Justice and War (7.5 credits). Bachelor course in Peace and Conflict Studies. Spring term.

The course introduces and elaborates on the theories and practices of international ethics, justice and war. In so doing, it encourages participants to critically engage with normative debates on the difficult nexus between our cosmopolitan and communitarian obligations to nationals and non-nationals alike.

Central issues to be discussed and compared include redistributive justice across borders, feminist conceptions of global obligation, pursuits of ethical foreign policy and good international citizenship, the moral agency of international institutions as well as expressions of celebrity activism and diplomacy.

Furthermore, the course will critically engage with conceptions and practices of just war, foreign humanitarian (military) intervention as well as the ethics of modern soldiering.

Literature (pdf, new window)
Syllabus (pdf, new window)


Helen Fogelin

International coordinator – incoming students

Room: 234
Telephone: +46 (0)46-2228951
E-mail: helen [dot] fogelin [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se