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Law, Post-Colonialism and Political Economy


Module description

This module introduces you to the critical examination of the law, institutions and practice which constitute global and local economies. The key supporting objectives are to offer a balance of:

  • theory and practice
  • geographical coverage
  • general and specific subject matter
  • movements/ideas and counter-movements/ideas.

Indicative module syllabus

  • Introduction to international economic law, justice and development
  • What is progress (development)?
  • Law and economics
  • International economic institutions I: governance
  • International economic institutions II: inter-institutional relations
  • International economic institutions III: relations with states
  • International economic institutions IV: accountability
  • Continuity of the colonial experience
  • Hegemony as possibility, objective and achievement