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ECOP3017 - Human Rights in Development

Semester 1, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Tim Anderson
Phone: +61 2 9351 4783
Email: t.anderson@sydney.edu.au

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

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

Classes

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

Prerequisites

ECOP1001 and (ECOP1003 or ECOP1004)

Prohibitions

ECOP3007

 Thursday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

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