Weltethos Institut
Studium Lehrveranstaltungen Sommersemester 2016 Seminar: The Ethical Challenge of Refugees

Seminar: The Ethical Challenge of Refugees

Dozenten

Dr. Christopher Gohl

Veranstaltungsart

Seminar, Masterveranstaltung

SWS

2 SWS

Sprache

Egnlisch

Veranstaltungsbeginn

19. April 2016

Wochentag / Uhrzeit

Dienstags 14-16

Ort

Weltethos-Institut; Hintere Grabenstraße 26

Voraussetzungen / Zielgruppe

Masterveranstaltung (Bachelorstudenten ab dem 5. Semester können teilnehmen)

Leistungsnachweis / mögliche Prüfungsformen / ECTS

6 ECTS

Anmeldung

Per E-Mail – mit Angabe von Name, Matrikelnummer, Studienfach und Semesterzahl, Adresse, Geburtsort und -datum bei lehre[at]weltethos-institut.org.
To register, please send an email including your name, student number and address to lehre[at]weltethos-institut.org. Please also indicate your major concentration and how many semesters of study you have completed.

Anmeldefrist

08.04.2016

Max. Teilnehmerzahl

25

Literaturangaben  
  • Beck, Ulrich and Grande, Edgar (2007): Cosmopolitan Europe. Malden, MA: Polity Press
  • Benhabib, Seyla and Resnik, Judith (eds) (2009); Migration and Mobilities. Citizenship, Borders, and Gender. New York and London: New York University Press
  • Foster, Michelle (2007): International Refugee Law and Socio-Economic Rights: Refuge from Deprivation. Cambridge Studies in International and Comparative Law. New York: Cambridge University Press
  • Loescher, Gil and Betts, Alexander (2011): Refugees in International Relations. Oxford: Oxford University Press
 
Beschreibung

The arrival of refugees challenges host countries not only politically, economically, and culturally, but also morally: What do we owe strangers? How are we to conduct ourselves as hosts, what can we expect of refugees, and what can they expect of us? How does migration change our notions of the nation state and democracy? How do we interpret human rights in the light of increasing migration? What are we required to do, and what should we do in regard to root causes of migration? Students will immerse themselves both in theoretical foundations of an ethics of (forced) migration, and focus on practical questions that arise in the context of Tübingen’s own approach to refugees in the region. They will learn to strive for prudent judgement in regard to a comprehensive challenge of traditionally proven norms that is likely to change our conceptions of our humanity, our nation, and the future of Europe.