A Seminar on Democratic Experiments, sumar 2013

Challenges to aggregative models of democracy have been a central topic of democratic theory during the past two decades. The concept of deliberative democracy has become the main alternative concept but other models for participatory democracy have also gained ground, such as ideas connected to citizenship, civic virtue etc. In recent years authors such as […]

Political Philosophy, haust 2012

Contemporary political debates are to a large extent influenced by John Rawls’s Theory of Justice (1971). Rawls’s work served to renew Western Liberalism where an account of Justice grounded in an imaginary social contract plays the main role in the description of the good society. In this course a number of themes central to, and […]

Fátækt og félagslegt réttlæti, sumar 2011

(Kennt með Auði H. Ingólfsdóttur) Hver eru markmið þróunarsamvinnu og hversu árangursríkt hefur slíkt samstarf verið í að draga úr fátækt í þróunarríkjum? Er slík samvinna alltaf til góðs eða getur hún hugsanlega skaðað þá sem hún á að hjálpa? Litið verður til helstu kenninga um þróunarsamvinnu, m.a. mannréttindanálgunar (e. human rights based approach), sem […]