LAWS5175 Heritage Governance: from Global to Local
- 6 points
|Not available in 2020||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
- This unit explores the concept of cultural heritage and its legal governance. The unit focuses on the major international treaties for the conservation of world heritage, underwater cultural heritage, movable heritage, intangible heritage and Indigenous heritage. Critical issues are analysed and case studies are used to illustrate the challenges of effective implementation of these legal obligations in different national contexts.
- Students are able to (1) recognise what heritage governance means, including the various levels of governance, and the key elements of good heritage governance; (2) describe the international laws that provide a framework for World Heritage, intangible, movable, underwater and Indigenous cultural heritage conservation; (3) identify the challenges involved in effectively implementing international heritage law, including issues faced by different countries at the national level; (4) critically analyse heritage governance frameworks at international and national levels; and (5) develop creative recommendations for law reform to address governance issues in heritage conservation.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) class participation; (2) essay; and (3) research paper. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
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- Professor Erika Techera
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