Social Justice


Examines contemporary theories of justice focusing on the relationships between justice, equality and liberty. Students explore a range of topics that may include the distribution of resources both globally and domestically, and the rights of cultural minorities, gender groups, animals and future generations.

For full course information see the Digital Course Outline for POLITICS 320

Digital Course Outlines are refreshed in November for the following year. Digital Course Outlines for courses to be offered for the first time may be published slightly later.

This course is not available for students studying remotely, outside Auckland or offshore in 2023.

Availability 2023

Semester 1


Coordinator(s) Associate Professor Katherine Smits


Coursework + Exam


POLITICS 320: 15 points


30 points at Stage II in Politics and International Relations or Philosophy, or POLITICS 106 and 30 points at Stage II in Global Politics and Human Rights