Use this post to share your first thoughts/insights about the UDHR.
The guiding questions below might help you, but feel free to add any relevant ideas that occur to you (examples you think about, ideas from your life, other connections to the course, opinion on their relevance etc)
What are your first thoughts on reading the declaration?
Do you think it is an important document? A necessary document? An effective document?
Are there any rights you feel should not be included? Any that have been missed out?
3. DO YOU NEED TO BE A DICTATORSHIP TO RESOLVE THE CORONA CRISIS?
There is a point of view that has emerged in the West that the relative success of China & Singapore in resolving the crisis (compared to Italy, for example) suggests that a pandemic is best solved by authoritarian political systems.
Watch this documentary and add a post discussing an aspect of it. This can be based on your opinion, linked to the course content, other examples etc. These are some questions as a starting point.
Today, we are going to case study Korea and the coronavirus from a very particular angle; the impact that it has had on the authority and legitimacy of leaders. Post by inserting a comment above.
ii) Think about how the tone of the article might seem to an ‘outsider’. Does this suggest a a more realist interpretation of why the government has benefitted from the coronavirus.
ii) If we take his argument to be at least somewhat accurate, why might western democratic leaders make this kind of argument about the success of Korea.
iii) What does this show us about the importance of recognising relativisms and iuniversalism when we see it. Is it right for the same people to flit between the two positions whenever they want to?
TO POST, SIMPLY USE COMMENTS FUNCTION TO ADD YOUR THOUGHTS. Remember forum etiquette - no more than 10 lines per post, focus on one main idea, use 'add'/'challenge'/'build' language if you want to respond to anyone else's points. BUT you are encouraged to post as much as you like!
Post your thoughts about this article . These could be based on one or more of the prompts below: