Universität Wien

030246 SE Dimensions of the Political: Injustice must be seen to be undone (2022S)

On the visibilisation of injustice as an emancipatory strategy in law, literature and popular culture

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 3 - Rechtswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work

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max. 16 participants
Language: German


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 14.03. 13:30 - 18:00 Digital (Kickoff Class)
Monday 25.04. 13:30 - 18:00 Digital
Monday 02.05. 13:30 - 18:00 Digital
Monday 09.05. 13:30 - 18:00 Digital
Monday 16.05. 13:30 - 18:00 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

According to a well-known legal aphorism, "Justice must be seen to be done." A look at the challenges of emancipatory legal politics necessitates a variant to which this seminar will be devoted: "Injustice must be seen to be undone." This modification owes its origin to the confrontation with attempts to convince legislators and supreme courts that certain legal relations, considered normal, even natural, do not correspond to a substantial understanding of equal freedom. The seminar will explore these questions along legal developments as well as their reflection in literature and popular culture.

Assessment and permitted materials

Presentation; participation at discussion.
A lege artis written diploma seminar paper for diploma students.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Reflection, participation, discussion.
Success in writing a seminar paper.

Examination topics

Since the course is a seminar, there is no examination and therefore no examination material - the basis for the performance assessment is the presentation and the participation in the discussion.

Reading list

Relevant literature will be made available via moodle.

Association in the course directory

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