- Code LAWS8001
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Law School
- ANU College ANU College of Law
- Course subject Laws
- Areas of interest Development Studies, Law
- Academic career PGRD
- Moeen Cheema
- Mode of delivery In Person
Autumn Session 2015
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Studies in law, governance and development consider the role of law in a development context. The field has national and international legal perspectives.
At a national level, law, governance and development considers inter alia relationships among law, social order and institutional change in development contexts. Examples include:
- law and justice in fragile or post-conflict states;
- the role of land and natural resources law in state-building contexts;
- legal pluralism and the relationship between the state and private systems of governance.
International issues include:
- the 'right to development' in international law;
- the role of multilateral development organisations- including UN agencies, the WTO and the World Bank - in the international legal order; and
- the transplantation and harmonisation of law in developing countries through investment treaties and international or regional legal frameworks.
The course will provide an introduction to key theories and sources of literature, and will draw on expert guest lecturers, on these disparate topics. Common threads will include:
- exploration of potential correlations and causative effects involving law and social change in a development context
- exploration of analytical frameworks to enable adaptation of legal models to a development context.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:A participant who has successfully completed this course should:
- Understand the theoretical relationship between law, governance and development, particularly in terms of institutional theories of law and development (and the critical analysis thereof).
- Understand the practical issues of scoping, project design, peer review, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of law, governance and development projects.
- Understand the successes, failures
and lessons learned of specific donor-funded programs in Asia and the
Pacific, particularly in relation to land titling, legal assistance
programming after armed conflicts and natural disasters, state-building
and law and order.
Students must rely on the approved Means of Assessment which will be available on the Wattle course site approximately 4 weeks prior to the commencement of the course.
Assessment is likely to consist of:
- research paper (80%);
- student case-study presentation (10%)
- class participation component (10%)
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30 contact hours (intensive over 5 days) plus private study time. It is anticipated that students would be required to undertake preparatory reading for the classes of approximately 2 hours for every hour of face-to-face teaching.
2014 Intensive course dates: 24-25 & 27-28 March
Requisite and Incompatibility
There will be a reading brick available for purchase.
A Course Outline will be available on the Wattle course site approximately 4 weeks prior to the commencement of the course.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|1459||23 Mar 2015||23 Mar 2015||03 Apr 2015||08 May 2015||In Person||N/A|