Globalization, Social Justice and Human Rights        

 




Working in global groups


Fall semestre 2017


 

 


Fall semestre 2016


LIST OF QUESTIONS

Each group has to answer 1 question

1.      What are the local challenges in human rights and how these link to the theories and issues we've read globally?

2.      The State Members of the United Nations aim to appreciate the fundamental rights of all individuals. This is the right to a life without hunger, poverty, lack of knowledge, illness and terror. How do you assess current achievements in one of these fields and which further policy recommendations would you give for developing countries? Please, provide empirical evidence for your argument.

3.      Social media and modern technologies, such as internet, help to promote and defend human rights. To which extent do you agree? Formulate and summarize your arguments.

4.      What is the role of political institutions and human rights in promoting global justice? Please, refer to A. Sen’s ‘The idea of Justice’ and J.Rawls’ ‘The Law of Peoples’ while formulating your arguments.

5.      Is there a link between a person’s gender and the globalization process? How do class, race/ethnicity, and gender interact to differently expose people to the globalization process?

6.      How do age, class, and race/ethnicity differently affect the experience with the respect and abuse of a person’s human rights?

7.      The Declaration of Human Rights is not fully enforceable. Given this, should the push for the recognition of this declaration be pursued?

8.      Using examples from the course, illustrate how a common individual’s decision in a developed and a developing nation can have global implications.

9.      What is the relationship between globalization and immigration?

10.  How do gender, class, and race/ethnicity interact to shape the immigrant experience in the global context?

11.  What are the local challenges in human rights and how these link to the theories and issues we've read globally?

12.  Is there a link between a person’s gender and the globalization process?

13.  How do class, race/ethnicity, and gender interact to differently expose people to the globalization process?

14.  How do age, class, and race/ethnicity differently affect the experience with the respect and abuse of a person’s human rights?

15.  The Declaration of Human Rights is not fully enforceable. Given this, should the push for the recognition of this declaration be pursued?

16.  Using examples from the course, illustrate how a common individual’s decision in a developed and a developing nation can have global implications.

17.  An important lesson from the readings involves the negative impact globalization can have on the quality of life of millions of individuals. What approaches can be taken to change in a more positive direction, one that leads to improvement in the quality of life of these millions of people?

18.  What is the relationship between Social Justice, Human Rights, and environmental sustainability?

19.  What is the relationship between Social Justice, Human Rights, and culture? In your view, how is it possible to advance the global implementation of a viable human rights regime in a way appropriate with the respect of culture-specific differences?

20.  Are human rights universal or cultural-specific? How is possible to move beyond universalism and particularism as polarized alternatives?

21.  Human rights vs. citizenship: are they conflicting or complementary tools?

22.  There might be a conflict between cultural respect and human rights? Might the recognition of cultural difference hinder or water down children or women’s rights? Discuss risks and the possibilities to prevent them.


Fall semestre 2014


Temas    Subjects

PARTICIPANTS

NAME

DATES

BLOGS

Y/N

JOINT PROJECT

Y/N

NOTES

Rodney Coates – USA

Miami

(26 August - 5 Dec)

 Y

 Y

 26 featured blogs, 12 responses, and 6 joint projects

Enzo Colombo – Italy

UNIMI

(22 Sept. – 8 Dec)

 y

 y

 8 blogs, 8 responses to blogs

3 joint projects

António Dores – Portugal -ISCTE

(22 Sept. – 8 Dec)

 

 

 

Harriett Romo – USA -UTSA

(8 Sept- ??)

 

 

 

Sarah Hernandez – USA  -NCF

(26 August – 3 Dec)

Y

Y

12 blogs, 12 responses to blogs

3 joint projects

Adey Nyamathi and Carol Pavlish – USA, UCLA

(8 October – 10 December)

 Y

 

3 Blogs, 7 responses and a group paper and group presentation

Bruce Friesen – USA

 25 August – 3 Dec

 Y

Y

 10 blogs, 3 joint projects, h.r. film review

Maria Shabanova, Zinaida Pogosova & Ksenia Gerasomova  – Moscow - HSE

 1 Sept – 18 Dec.

 Y

 Y (If Possible)

 2 essays, 3 entries to blogs, responses to others
1 joint project (if possible)

Daniel Gutiérrez-Martínez – Mexico

 

 

 

 

Laura Lewis – USA, Buffalo

 (25 Aug. – 3 Dec.)

 Y

N

Probably on the Sidelines this Time Around

Shirley A. Jackson – USA,SCSU

(8 Sept – 8 December)

 Y

 

 2 revisable Assignments research paper, 6 blogs, 12 responses to blogs.

 

 


Fall semestre 2013


Text of final presentation of a Canada/US group on Immigration

Some Rodney´s students presentations, in Miami:

Children Soldiers

Women´s Rigth and Domestic Violence

Women´s Rights 

Cultural Differences Canada vs US

Immigrantion service learning

Immigration

Human Trafficking service learning


Tasks and Subjects

partners:

Keele UK 
UCLA. US
Truman. US
Milano u Italy
Centro de Investigação e Estudos de Sociologia. Lisbon
Miami u. US 

 


Fall semestre 2012


Group list 2012/13

Suggestions for helping students organize

Group Project Dates


 


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