Units of Study Outlines

ECOP3017 - Human Rights in Development

Semester 2, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Tim Anderson

Description

This unit studies human rights in development. International debates about human rights and democratic legitimacy are linked to structural economic arguments and to cultural and structural debates over the process of socioeconomic change. This introduces the competing arguments over rights, the distinction between formal and effective rights and the social struggles that have created them. The approach of economic liberalism, emphasising property rights and the role of competition as an arbiter of equal opportunities in society, is discussed. The unit also includes international studies of indigenous rights and labour rights, the globalisation of capital and citizenship, and structural and cultural arguments over the nature of socio-economic change.

Assessments

1x1000wd essay (20%), 1x2000wd essay (40%), 1x1.5hr exam (30%) and participation (10%)

Classes

1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week commencing week 2

Prerequisites

ECOP1001 and (ECOP1002 or ECOP1003 or ECOP1004)

Prohibitions

ECOP3007

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