School Of Law

Global Governance and SustainabilityWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 200903.1

Discipline: LAW

Student Contribution Band: 4

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
Completed a law degree (Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor) or equivalent in any jurisdiction.

200901 Legal Philosophy and Methodology

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in 2824 Master of Laws, 2784 or 2810 Master of Laws (International Governance).

About this Unit
This unit examines how the globalisation of financial markets, relaxation of investment restrictions and liberalisation of the goods and services markets have impacted on the traditional role played by the State and by international organisations on the one hand, and in the increase in power and influence of multinational corporations (State owned or otherwise), private foundations and private interest groups on the other. Examined in this context is the retreat of the State in its role as a regulator of activity and an increase in reliance on private enterprise to provide services as well as the infrastructure needs to the community, in some countries defence and ancillary needs, as well as the adoption of extra judicial dispute settlement processes in resolving disputes between its nationals and non-nationals. These developments have seen the emergence of a wide array of non-governmental actors as providers, arbiters, and countervailing forces providing voice. All of these developments raise issues of accountability, responsibility, transparency, as well as legitimacy.

2824.1Master of LawsCURRENT
2826.1Juris DoctorCURRENT


A2015.1Master of Laws (Law Graduate) - 80cp pathwayCURRENT
A2016.1Master of Laws (Law Graduate) - 120cp pathwayCURRENT
A2017.1Master of Laws (Non Law Graduate) - 80cp pathwayCURRENT
A2018.1Master of Laws (Non Law Graduate) - 120cp pathwayCURRENT
A2019.1Master of Laws (Law & Non Law Graduates) - 160cp pathwayCURRENT
ST2007.1International GovernanceCURRENT

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