LAW AND INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Credit points: 15
The objective of this course is to introduce students to the theoretical and methodological tools to explore the connection between law and international development. What is the role of the law in the fight against global poverty? What is (or should be) the contribution of the law to social and economic development? What are the key differences between bottom-up and top-down approaches to development, and why do they matter? We will analyse these questions at the international and domestic levels, discussing practical considerations whenever possible. An emphasis will be made in developing countries, usually depicted as lacking proper rule of law - where human rights abuses are too common, corruption is rampant and public officers are not accountable for their misdeeds. To what extent is this bleak description accurate across the developing world? How has the scenario changed in the last two decades?
FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorRaul Sanchez-Urribarri
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Prerequisites 15 credit points of any first year Legal Studies subject and 15 credit points of any Humanities or Social Sciences subject, or subject coordinator's approval.
Incompatible subjects LST2LID; LST2LDC; LST3LDC
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|Readings||Weekly readings available via LMS and/or e-reserve in the library||Prescribed||N/A||N/A|
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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRaul Sanchez-Urribarri
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
|One 1000-word case-study||25|
|One 1000-word reaction paper||25|
|One two-hour examination (2000 word equivalent)||50|