Units of Study Outlines

ECOP3017 - Human Rights in Development

Semester 1, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Tim Anderson


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.


1000wd essay (20%) and 2000wd essay (40%) and 1.5hr exam (30%) and tutorial participation (10%)


1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week


ECOP1001 and (ECOP1003 or ECOP1004)




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