Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - JP Politische Philosophie und Umweltethik

HS Philosophy and Economics (1): International Trade

While general questions of global justice have pre-occupied political philosophers for some years, discussion of particular institutional aspects of the international order have only gained momentum more recently. This course explores some of the moral questions associated with international trade, including: What are the moral standards that matter in the context of trade? What exactly is wrong with sweatshop labour? Is outsourcing morally problematic? Do treaties like TTIP pose a threat to democracy?