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.
1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
1x1000wd Essay (20%), 1x2000wd Essay (40%), 1x1.5hr exam (30%) , Tutorial participation (10%)
(ECOP2011 or ECOP2012 or ECOP2612) and (ECOP2613 or ECOP2614 or ECOP2616 or ECOP2617 or ECOP2618 or ECOP2619 or ECOP2911)Prohibitions