• Offered by School of Regulation and Global Governance
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Research
  • Course subject RegNet
  • Areas of interest Law
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Christian Downie
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2021
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The course will help students understand the nature of regulation and governance in complex social environments. It examines the work of leading regulatory scholars and considers how their theoretical insights could be applied in practical settings. Case studies are drawn from a broad range of regulatory arenas, including public health, commerce, crime, environmental and climate change, human rights and development. The course will also consider the challenges of regulation and governance in a globalising world. Students receive the opportunity to examine and synthesise relevant issues of regulation and governance through a short presentation of a case study. They will also engage with concepts and applied debates through in class activities and a final essay. This course includes PhD and Masters students in the same class.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Recall and apply classic and contemporary theories of regulation and governance.
  2. Identify the development of regulatory regimes across a range of domains.
  3. Describe the advantages and limits of a variety of regulatory instruments and concepts.
  4. Interpret and communicate new insights on regulatory regimes and instruments.
  5. Discuss future directions for regulation and governance in domestic, global, and transnational contexts.

Indicative Assessment

  1. This course will be graded, with students required to pass each assessment item in order to receive a passing or above mark for the course. (null) [LO null]
  2. In class participation and electronic submission of two questions for each session a day prior to class (10%) (10) [LO null]
  3. Leading one in-class discussion including a 1500 word precis on relevant reading(s) (30%) (30) [LO null]
  4. Research and writing plan and outline for major essay - 1000 words (20%) (20) [LO null]
  5. Major essay - 3000 words (40%) (40) [LO null]

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Workload

This course will require 30 contact hours and 130 hours workload in total.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Prescribed Texts

Drahos, P, ed. 2015. Regulation, Institutions and Networks. Canberra: ANU Press.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
3
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3046 22 Feb 2021 01 Mar 2021 31 Mar 2021 28 May 2021 In Person N/A

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