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CODE 65116
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR IUS/20
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • IMPERIA
SEMESTER 2° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The aim of the course is to introduce the main conceptions of justice at the centre of contemporary debate and the critical theories they have inspired. The aim is to provide a general theoretical framework within which to then deal with more specific issues concerning the moral evaluation of legal norms and public choices. 

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to provide knowledge about some fundamental concepts of political philosophy and the main contemporary theories of distributive justice, with specific reference to those concerning legal systems and public institutions.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to provide elements of knowledge on some fundamental concepts of political philosophy and the main contemporary theories of distributive justice, with specific reference to those dealing with legal systems and public institutions.

TEACHING METHODS

Lectures, in which, however, classroom discussion will be encouraged, also in order to contribute to the improvement of the students' argumentative skills.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The course covers the following topics: 1. Concept and conceptions of justice 2. Relationship between law and justice 3. Practical conflicts and the moral evaluation of legal norms 4. Contractualism, utilitarianism, libertarianism 5. Theories of justice in criminal law: historical perspectives and hints at the contemporary debate 6. Rights and protection of minorities 7. Feminist perspectives between equality and difference 8. Communitarianism and criticism of liberal theories 9. The contemporary debate on cultural rights and "cultural offences".

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Textbooks and reading materials for attending students : 

1. Notes taken in class and additional materials that will be indicated in class and made available on AulaWeb. 

2. D. Canale, Conflitti pratici. Quando il diritto diventa immorale, Editori Laterza, 2017, pp. 236 (only the chapters that will be indicated in class).

Textbooks for non-attending students: 

1. N. Riva, Egalitarismi. Concezioni contemporanee della giustizia, Giappichelli, 2016, pp. 224.

2. D. Canale, Conflitti pratici. Quando il diritto diventa immorale, Editori Laterza, 2017, pp. 236.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

LAURA SCUDIERI (President)

ISABEL FANLO CORTES

REALINO MARRA (President Substitute)

GABRIELLA PETTI (President Substitute)

GIULIA ARENA (Substitute)

SEBASTIANO BENASSO (Substitute)

MATTIA VOLPI (Substitute)

LESSONS

LESSONS START

February 2024

Class schedule

THEORIES OF JUSTICE

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The examination is oral. At the end of the course, a written test may be agreed upon with the attending students in lieu of the oral examination.

Attending students, whose degree of learning and interest will also be assessed during the course of the lectures, are required to understand and critically review the topics discussed in class.  Non-attending students are required to understand and rework the issues addressed in the texts, and to be able to explain them in their own language.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The exercises, the small group activities, the classroom thematic discussions and finally the oral interview will aim at evaluating the learning and the reworking of the contents from the candidates, as well as their critical reasoning skills and their public speaking ability.

Exam schedule

Data appello Orario Luogo Degree type Note
23/05/2024 15:00 IMPERIA Orale
13/06/2024 11:00 GENOVA Orale
15/07/2024 11:00 GENOVA Orale
12/09/2024 11:00 GENOVA Orale