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PPGA 591K 001 (Web-Oriented Course)

Special Topics in Public Policy - TOPS PUBLIC PLCY

Offerings respond to current policy debates, topics of emerging interest, availability of visiting scholars, and interest in non-traditional courses incorporating practitioner expertise, interest in particular disciplinary perspectives missing from core courses and electives, and interest in specific regions or countries.

This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

Credits: 3

Location: Vancouver

Term 2 (Jan 11, 2021 to Apr 14, 2021)


Withdrawal Dates
Last day to withdraw without a W standing : January 22, 2021
Last day to withdraw with a W standing
(course cannot be dropped after this date) :
March 12, 2021

TermDay Start TimeEnd TimeBuildingRoom
2 Tue14:0017:00
Instructor: BAINES, ERIN
Note: this section is restricted

Seat Summary
Total Seats Remaining:6
Currently Registered:14
General Seats Remaining:0
Restricted Seats Remaining*:6
    *These seats are reserved for students who meet one of the following sets of restrictions:
 
  1. in one of these faculties: PPGA
-  This course is titled Transitional Justice. Limited seating might be available to Non-MPPGA students. Please contact the MPPGA program (mppga.program@ubc.ca). Transitional justice is a response to systematic and large-scale human rights abuses. Mechanisms and processes are designed to recognize and redress harms and to rewrite the social contract. Such mechanisms may include trials, reparations, truth commissions and inquiries, memorials and museums, and community-led processes. In this course, we begin with an overview of transitional justice as a field of practice and debates within it. What is violence? When is it? What is it to give testimony and to witness violence? What is truth? What is justice and who defines this? Who is a victim and what is the political economy of victimhood? Who is to be held accountable and for what? What is the scope of transitional justice mechanisms? Which mechanisms work and for whom? We examine these ques&~ tions through case studies such as: The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and the International Criminal Court; locally-led truth and justice processes; and, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.

Book Summary :
Information for the books required for this section is not available.