SOCS5014 Regulating Development: State-Building, Migration, and Social Protection

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (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.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Assoc/Prof Richard Vokes
Contact hours
Lecture/Seminars: 3 hours per week for 6 weeks
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