Corp Soc Responsibility: Theory/Pol (LAWS6140)

UNIT OF STUDY

This unit will examine a selection of theoretical and policy issues broadly related to the social responsibilities of corporations, including: conceptions of the corporation; the responsibility of corporate entities under the criminal law; corporate participation in the political process; corporate governance and democratic principles and corporate responsibility in respect of international human rights violations.
The unit will adopt a comparative and interdisciplinary approach, drawing on material from jurisdictions including the U.S. and Canada, as well as on methodologies and insights from law and economics and other schools of thought.

Further unit of study information

Classes

Aug 6, 7 & 13, 14 (9-4)

Assessment

class participation (15%) and assignment (10%) and 6000wd essay (75%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.