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DEVT 3003 - Rights and Development

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 1
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Pre-Requisite: At least 6 units of Level II undergraduate study
Incompatible: DEVT 2002
Assessment: Tutorial participation 10%, Policy essay 40%, Long essay 50%
Syllabus:

This course is about human rights and international development, and about how these two parts of the international system increasingly intersect in a number of different ways. This intersection is an outcome, on the one hand, of the fact that human rights instruments, and the institutions which enforce these, have greatly expanded in recent decades, to now engage with a much wider range of (especially) social issues. On the other hand, rights-based approaches to international development have become increasingly influential in development policy circles over the past twenty years and they now inform much of the work of many official and non-government development organisations (including UN agencies and key bilateral donors such as DFID and AusAID). This course provides an introduction both to human rights, especially as these apply to questions of social change, and to rights-based approaches to international development. Through a series of empirically-rich case studies taken from across the developing world, we look at the approaches of both of these areas, and examine debates surrounding them. In this way, the course addresses key questions such as: What are human rights, how can these be applied, and what effects do they produce in practice? What are the main features of rights-based approaches to international development and how do these differ from other approaches? How are rights-based approaches received (and perceived) by their target audiences? What are the limits of human rights; how, when and why might they not be applicable?

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  Commonwealth Supported Student Contribution
Tuition Fees
Units EFTSL Pre-2010 2010 Onwards Domestic International
3 0.125 Band 1 $820 Band 1 $820 select program select program


Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 1 Mon 18/03/2019 Sun 31/03/2019 Fri 10/05/2019 Fri 14/06/2019


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
11590 LE01 122 15 4 Mar - 8 Apr Monday 9am - 10am Engineering Sth, S112, Teaching Room
29 Apr - 3 Jun Monday 9am - 10am Engineering Sth, S112, Teaching Room
Related Class: Small Group Discovery
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
11591 SG03 32 FULL 5 Mar - 9 Apr Tuesday 11am - 1pm Barr Smith South, 2052, Teaching Room
30 Apr - 4 Jun Tuesday 11am - 1pm Barr Smith South, 2052, Teaching Room
11592 SG02 30 1 4 Mar - 8 Apr Monday 11am - 1pm Napier, 205, Teaching Room
29 Apr - 3 Jun Monday 11am - 1pm Napier, 205, Teaching Room
12013 SG01 30 12 8 Mar - 12 Apr Friday 11am - 1pm Napier, 205, Teaching Room
3 May - 7 Jun Friday 11am - 1pm Napier, 205, Teaching Room
12014 SG04 30 2 6 Mar - 10 Apr Wednesday 11am - 1pm Napier, 205, Teaching Room
1 May - 5 Jun Wednesday 11am - 1pm Napier, 205, Teaching Room