GI7040 - Citizenship and Social Justice (2017/18)
|Module specification||Module approved to run in 2017/18, but may be subject to modification|
|Module title||Citizenship and Social Justice|
|Module level||Masters (07)|
|Credit rating for module||20|
|School||School of Social Sciences|
|Total study hours||200|
|Running in 2017/18||
Provides a historical and critical overview of ideas and arguments about citizenship and social justice.
To provide a historical and critical introduction to ideas and arguments about citizenship and social justice.
• To explore ethical ideas and to articulate such ideas in the construction of a logical argument.
• To relate philosophical propositions to political, social and economic issues and to institutional, legal and policy prescriptions.
Politics and Ethics
Citizenship in Western History
Civil Society's Emergence from History
Ethics as Universality
Capitalism and Socialism
Idealism, Utilitarianism, Welfare
Social Democracy and Social Citizenship
Neo-Liberalism, Political Liberalism, and Social Justice
A Big Society?
Learning and teaching
Lectures and seminars. Seminars are organised around individual student presentations. These presentations address questions concerning issues contextualised for other students by a lecture which precedes the seminar.
By the end of this module students will be able to:
- Understand the sources and development of contemporary ideas and practices of citizenship.
- Analyze, articulate, criticize and defend ethical ideas, and apply such ideas in the evaluation of political ideologies and institutions and of social and economic policies.
Present and defend a logical argument supported by relevant evidence.
Seminars are organised around individual student presentations. These presentations address questions concerning issues contextualised for other students by a lecture which precedes the seminar. Students give a verbal and written presentation, the latter copied for all members of the class to facilitate engagement with the argument. The exam is designed to demonstrate students’ level and range of knowledge and understanding of the topic.
Fives, Allyn Political and Philosophical Debates in Welfare, Palgrave Macmillan, 2008
Hayek, F. A. The Constitution of Liberty, Routledge, 1960.
MacIntyre, Alasdair A Short History of Ethics: A History of Moral Philosophy from the Homeric Age to the Twentieth Century, Routledge, 1999 (2nd ed.).
Marshall, T. H., & Citizenship and Social Class, Pluto, 1992.
Miller, David Principles of Social Justice, Harvard University Press, 1999.
Rawls, John Justice as Fairness: A Restatement, ed. Erin Kelly, Harvard University Press, 2001.
Sen, Amartya The Idea of Justice, Allen Lane, 2009.