IGA-372: Human Rights and the Politics of Inclusion

Semester: Spring

Credit: 1.0

Schedule

Day Time Location
First Day 1/5
Meet Day M 2:40 PM - 6:00 PM 124MA/100
Review

Description

This course will examine issues and discrimination based on race, gender, sexual preference, disability, etc. and the tactics and strategies used by those communities to gain recognition of their rights. ‘Inclusion’ should not be inferred as an end point as these struggles span generations, and the victories, such as the 19th Amendment, the Voting Rights Act, or the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, are beginnings rather than endings.  Though much of the course content will be related to these struggles within the U.S., particular attention will be paid to what Kathryn Sikkink has termed the ‘boomerang’ impact of transnational advocacy networks in other countries.