POL109H1: Might and Right: Power and Justice in International Relations


This course explores the relationship between justice, power, and interests in the works of prominent ancient, modern, and contemporary thinkers. It adopts a problem-driven approach and engages with current controversies in international relations in light of insights from classic books. Special attention is paid to the prospects of a just world order, the causes and justifications of war, the construction of images of citizens and enemies, and the nature of duties to outsiders.

Social Science
Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)