- Code LAWS8312
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by ANU Law School
- ANU College ANU College of Law
- Course subject Laws
- Areas of interest Law, Asia Pacific Studies
- Academic career PGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
This course considers the relationship between land, law and economic development in Asia, with a particular focus on Southeast Asia. It covers the following material:
- Law and economics propositions relating to property rights and their central role in market development;
- The role of law in regulating common property systems and community-based natural resource management;
- The development of open access, tenure insecurity and resource conflicts in Third World systems; and
- Selected case-studies from China and Southeast Asia.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Analyse and explain the theoretical relationship between land law, property rights and economic development, particularly in institutional and economic terms;
- Explain, distinguish and critically evaluate the diverse histories, objectives and structures of land law in Southeast Asia and China;
- Explain, analyse and assess the development of open access, tenure insecurity and resource conflicts in Southeast Asia and China; and
- Examine, investigate and critically evaluate the nature and challenges of land law in Indonesia, Malaysia, Cambodia, East Timor, Vietnam and China, particularly in terms of constitutional authority over land, systems of land administration and mechanisms for formalising and unifying diverse tenure systems.
- Participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Research Paper (90) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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Classes offered in non-standard sessions will be taught on an intensive base with compulsory contact hours (approximately 26 hours of face to face teaching). The course will also require advanced preparation through assigned readings. In total, it is anticipated that the hours required for completion of this course (class preparation, teaching and completion of assessment) will not exceed 120 hours. Classes offered during semester periods are expected to have 3 contact hours per week.
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- 6 units
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