SOCS5014 Regulating Development: State-Building, Migration, and Social Protection
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Non-standard teaching period UWA (Perth) Face to face
- This unit examines the ways in which international systems of regulation and governance - both formal and informal - shape and influence development trajectories and outcomes. The unit explores the changing architecture of governance at global, regional, national and sub-national levels and critically engages with theoretical and empirical understandings of these changes. The unit focuses on three key areas of development: contemporary practices of 'state-building' in 'fragile state'; regulation of international migration and remittances; and, new practices and developments in social protection, including debates over the Universal Basic Income and microfinance.
- Students are able to (1) explain theories of regulation and governance as applied to international development; (2) critically evaluate debates over state-building, migration, and social protection in international development; and (3) research, develop and deliver critical analysis of regulation and development with both theoretical and empirical relevance.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) mid-term test and (2) research essay. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Contact hours
- Lecture/Seminars: 3 hours per week for 6 weeks
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