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Law, Post-Development and the Critique of Political Economy


Module description

The principal aim of the module is to allow you to engage in a critical examination of the law, institutions and practices that constitute development, and offer to set a new perspective on the themes and issues offered in the Introduction to International Economic Law, Justice and Development course.

Is development simply about 'modernisation' and economic growth? What are the 'costs' of economics? How can we think about the role that the IMF, the World Bank and the WTO play in development? In particular, the course engages with the problematic of global justice, poverty and human rights.

Indicative Module Syllabus

  • Establishing the analytical framework for case studies: integrating the consideration of themes and actors
  • United Nations
  • World Bank Group
  • Regional Development Banks
  • World Trade Organisation
  • European Union
  • Multinational Corporations
  • Davos and the Codex Alimentaris
  • The World Social Forum